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  1. Monkeyspill

    Coffee

    I think we can also get it at wholesale and (occasionally) big bags for free as our friend has a coffee shop. I don’t often get round to it though and end up with Lavazza - which is no bad thing.
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    Coffee

    I buy a lot of Lavazza Rossa because they're cheap and fairly decent. The taste is a bit bitter compared to some other more expensive coffees but I don't mind that really. Illy is overpriced as it's not much better than Lavazza. Square Mile coffee is usually good - but again too expensive to drink every day.
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    Coffee

    I buy a lot of Lavazza Rossa because they're cheap and fairly decent. The taste is a bit bitter compared to some other more expensive coffees but I don't mind that really. Illy is overpriced as it's not much better than Lavazza. Square Mile coffee is usually good - but again too expensive to drink every day.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    I went on holiday for 3 weeks to Thailand and a few days in Taipei. I took my camera everywhere but didn't get great chances to take the sort of photos I usually like as we were mainly visiting family in Thailand - and in Taiwan I was with my wife's friends and had to follow them around everywhere (not understanding what was going on because they ignored me and spoke in Thai the whole time). But I did get a chance to meet up with an old friend in Taipei who I hadn't seen in more than 20 years. Throughout the trip I didn't feel very inspired to take photos. I don't have as much enthusiasm anymore. I still took loads but I feel like I'm just taking the same type of photo and not doing anything new or interesting - or what the point of it is. Anyway, here are a few I edited today. These first two were actually some of the last photos I took from the plane window. The blurriness is from the window glass and not some faux tilt shift effect. Sunrise just outside my wife's parent's house. Horrible busy road with no pavement. I liked the contrast of the shitty foreground buildings and the gaudy casinos and hotels in the background. Incense sticks in one of many Buddhist temples we visited. I quite liked the checkerboard floor. This guy was fast at making pancakes. Sunrise on the first day we arrived because I couldn't sleep. Still can't sleep. Might delete this one later. I just liked the mould and cyan light. I'll get round to uploading more later. I've got a few of my brother-in-law's (Thai monk) ordination ceremony that might be quite interesting.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    I’ve just finished Blood Meridian while on holiday. I’d tried to read it about 10 years ago and only got around halfway. It’s not exactly light holiday reading (!) but I’m glad I’ve finally read it. The way it developed really wasn’t what I expected (in a good way). I think it’s a great book and definitely the best McCarthy book I’ve read (I found The Road a bit overrated but No Country for Old Men was excellent).
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    The thing about truly bad films (and not so-bad-they’re-good films e.g.Neil Breen stuff), is that I don’t watch them. I can’t remember the last time I sat through something that was total shite (maybe some bollocks on Prime I had on in the background and wasn’t paying attention to). I could make a list of the the most disappointing films (Prometheus and the Star Wars prequels) but I don’t watch truly shit films. One thing I’ve been wondering. When you scroll down through the seemingly endless lists of films when you sort by genre on Amazon Prime, and you eventually reach the dregs of the dregs, really bizarre nonsense; where does it all come from, and how does Amazon acquire it? I’m assuming it’s just so Amazon can make a boast about the amount of content they offer.
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    Is it just me, or is the dual shock still **** ?

    I haven’t used an Xbox One yet, but my memory of the 360 pads were that they were generally the best (the “duke” for Halo, the smaller pad for everything else). Except the buttons were convex and could be uncomfortable to keep pressing. I quite like the PS4 pad, but the thumb-sliding and stick drift are issues I have too. I really liked the Switch pad for a while until I tried using it for Tetris and was accidentally dropping pieces all over the place. I think the PS4 has a more accurate D-pad.
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    PlayStation Classic

    Is this worth getting now? With Bleemsync or Retroatch or whatever, can the frame rate and latency issues be resolved with hacking?
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    Side characters that terrified you

    The guy dressed as Bungle in The Shining. In fact, original Bungle was pretty terrifying.
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    How We Really Played Pac Man

    The pictures of people in 80s arcades are amazing. I’d love a whole book of them.
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    Xbox One X just died and MS are utter tripe

    It depends who you speak to. I’ve had a couple of really shit experiences of Amazon customer service.
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    Xbox One X just died and MS are utter tripe

    I made this mistake once. An Amazon rep insisted I needed to speak to Sony about a faulty controller. And like a mug, I fell for it. Sony just told me to deal with Amazon. Amazon got arsy about this until I started mentioning consumer rights and their legal obligation under the sale of goods act. Is SOGA still relevant or has it been superseded by something else?
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    Xbox One X just died and MS are utter tripe

    AO? Amazon? I don’t understand. Shouldn’t the retailer just be replacing it and dealing with Microsoft themselves (rather than listening to you speak with them)?
  14. Second place, 3 KOs (most I’ve had I think). I spent 90% of the time stuck in the top 5 lines of the board. I seem to rank higher by playing shitter.
  15. I’m shite at this now; I rarely get to the top ten. I think players have got a lot better. I’m getting kill-warning sirens even when I’ve got a pretty flat stack. I can’t keep the garbage meter from building up.
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