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1  General / The Forum / Re: Boomtown Schadenfreude Thread on: September 06, 2019, 17:10:56
Festival schadenfreud never gets old.
2  General / The Forum / Re: RewIInd - A 10 Year Anniversary Tribute to Neil Kymatik on: March 21, 2019, 14:28:19
3  General / The Forum / Music-based night out on: June 08, 2018, 21:38:56
I haven’t been out in Bristol for music for ages, other than gigs. Rectification needed.

Where should I go these days? Halp!
4  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Tiler Recommendations on: April 04, 2018, 11:43:19
Steve Rice did the kitchen in our old place. Can recommend.
5  General / The Forum / Re: 10 years on - roll call! on: March 13, 2018, 13:42:34
? ? ?

I check in about once every few months just to see if the calendars working.

 Laugh Laugh Laugh
6  General / The Forum / 10 years on - roll call! on: February 22, 2018, 16:43:36
Hola Hijack!

Looking back in the annals of Hijack history tell me 10 years have passed since Grooverider got send down in dubai for a blim of weed on his shoe and a laptop collection of porn. Lata and Basic still posted, Zammo was about to be proved correct-ish with his prediction of a property crash and we were all about to learn a painful lesson about US mortgages.

Hijack hit its peak in October 2008. Shit has changed. It appears wold is still talking to himself though, so no change there. The front page still has threads from November on it.

The reason for this post: what are you up to now? Post counts on this place indicate you're not wasting work time on Hijack so much any more. Have you all grown up with responsibilities and shit? Made your millions selling a web startup and rinsed it on coke & hookers? Most importantly, when did you last go to a nightclub?

I'm now in my forties (sob) and haven't seen the inside of a nightclub for years (unless 6 music festival at motion counts - was in bed before midnight). LinkedIn and Instagram have replaced Hijack, although it's rare I could afford time in the day for the internet in my old job until I jacked it all in to set up on my own terms, selling my soul to recruitment. Still live in Bristol. Still listen to music. Still married to Hooty. Still waiting for the long term effects of serotonin depletion to kick in, although that could just be confused with middle-age. Spending a bit too much time on PUBG on the xbox (old habits die hard).

Your turn. go go go...
7  General / The Forum / Re: Glastonbury Schadenfreude Thread 2014 on: June 22, 2016, 21:44:24
Came here to post this
Still relevant
8  General / The Forum / Re: Emergency maths question on: February 26, 2015, 20:14:23

Could you share how you got to a more precise number please?

what he^ did, although using A = 7500
9  General / The Forum / Re: Emergency maths question on: February 25, 2015, 21:25:31
Based on your spec, approximately 169.5% growth per year. Year 11 would be 20211.

Year   growth
1   1
2   2.695
3   7.263025
4   19.57385238
5   52.75153215
6   142.1653791
7   383.1356968
8   1032.550703
9   2782.724144
10   7499.441569
11   20210.99503

All pointless though, as growth like this is never uniform & won't be maintained at this rate otherwise you'd be looking at 151 million reports by year 20.
10  General / The Forum / Re: The Fappening on: September 01, 2014, 20:14:53
I think its absolutely disgusting that these poor girls' privacy has... OMG IS THAT KALEY CUOCO ?
11  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: July 24, 2014, 22:14:02
fractured my humerus on day 1 of an Alps-based fortnight after going a little faster than the conditions allowed for

12  General / The Forum / Re: coffee on: July 05, 2014, 18:32:08
The guy that runs the little coffee hut at the bottom of park st. outside the council building does excellent coffee. Last time I spoke to him he said he'd be supplying his own blend of beans soon, but not had chance to get back up there to check. Otherwise the beans Gusto sell (which I think are clifton coffee company) are pretty good. Burr grinder at home is a revelation!
13  General / The Forum / Re: Glastonbury Schadenfreude Thread 2014 on: June 24, 2014, 12:48:27
Hooty & I were only saying this morning that we expected the schadenfreude thread to be bumped soon. Good work TKO.
14  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: May 12, 2014, 20:47:52
This is worth a watch if you've got 30 mins.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/xhI3CUDEWfU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/xhI3CUDEWfU</a>
15  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: April 04, 2014, 15:20:32

Not sure I like the look of Crowcombe climb though.....


I'm already resigned to walking it. I don't have the legs or appropriate gearing to get up it, especially after 70 miles.

Give me a shout when you're heading out for that as I'll be up for joining you.

Will do.  Two Thumbs
16  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: April 02, 2014, 22:06:54
Some impressive miles put in this weekend by people off here, especially Ronnie (115miles!!!)

Sterling work all round.

I was away all weekend so managed exactly 0. Need to oull my finger out, should be a bit easier now clocks have changed.

I've signed up for the Somerset Gran Fondo (120 miles, 2200m of climbing) in May with a friend from work who's doing the Etape this year, so I need to get the miles & climbing in.

Will be giving this a go in a couple of week if the weather's not horrendous http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4294371
17  General / The Forum / De La Soul back catalogue for free on: February 14, 2014, 21:04:48
If anyone is actually still here...


Available until 5pm Saturday.
18  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: November 01, 2013, 13:54:24
Count me in too. I need to ride my MTB more.
19  General / The Forum / Re: Pensions on: October 15, 2013, 12:12:55
I just wanna stick £50/month somewhere where I will get it back when I need it.

Do you mean you want to be able to access the funds should you desparately need them before you hit retirement age? If so, you shouldn't put the money in a pension, as you can't access it until you retire. Look instead at either cash or stocks & shares ISAs. If you're looking to invest in stocks & shares, it's recommended that you take a long-term view which means investing for at least 5 years. If you anticipate needing access to the cash before that, stay with cash savings.

For pensions, subject to certain exclusions, from 1 October this year all employees are required by law to make a 1% contribution, with 2% from your employer. This will rise each year to October 2018, when employees are required to make min. contributions of 5%, with another 4% from your employer. You might therefore find that, if you don't already contribute through your job, you will do soon & that payments will increase year on year for the next 5 years.
20  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig portable speakers on: March 26, 2013, 13:52:08
I think a friend had one of those x mini things whilst we were camping in France. It might have been a cheaper copy though. The conclusion from everyone was that the minirig was far superior.
21  General / The Forum / Re: Good French films (with subtitles) on: March 24, 2013, 12:32:43
I was very impressed with Un Prophet, more so than with Mesrine.
22  General / The Forum / Re: Maxamillion's on: March 01, 2013, 22:38:51
Last few I've had have given me the shits. Avoid imo.

Meat & bread, whilst pretty expensive, is the shizzle. Quality > quantity every time.
23  General / The Forum / Re: Maximillians on: January 31, 2013, 21:23:56
click "we deliver" at the top.

he has quite a small delivery radius and I am worried about a drop in quality.

quality on the delivered sandwiches is still pretty good.
24  General / The Forum / Re: General Facebook knickertwistage. on: December 22, 2012, 22:31:28

25  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: November 18, 2012, 20:27:08
Have joined the strava group.

I'm determined to improve my off-road fitness with on-road riding over the winter, not least in the hope I can keep up with egb on the trails next year (although given that he's doing the same, I fear this is futile). Whilst my 58cm specialized was alright for commuting, having racked up 120 miles this weekend I'm realising that it's not a perfect fit for someone 5'11". Now in the market for a 56cm with 105 group minimum & some decent wheels. Can't find better value than Canyon's carbon offering at the moment.
26  General / The Forum / Re: Meat & Bread on: November 07, 2012, 22:39:48
Wow. This thread didn't quite pan out as expected. Never underestimate the ability of the internet to argue over anything.

Whilst Meat & Bread might not provide the same amount of food as Maximillions, it's definitely better quality. And it's not an insignificant amount of food. I'm happy to pay a bit more for better quality food; if this means I'm succumbing to marketing hype then so be it. I'm pretty sure it's my tastebuds that are doing the choosing though.

Meat & Bread bloke mentioned the other day that he's looking for premises for sandwich production to enable office delivery. Perhaps he hopes to replicate the success of meatwagon/meat liquor in london.
27  General / The Forum / Re: Meat & Bread on: November 06, 2012, 21:34:42

not back 'til friday.
28  General / The Forum / Meat & Bread on: November 06, 2012, 14:23:33

He sells awesome sandwiches from a cart on College Green from about 12:10 until he runs out (usually 1:30). At £4-£4.50 each they aren't cheap, but they're big & the queue of people awaiting his arrival each day is testament to the quality. If you're in the area, I'd recommend checking it out (unless you're a veggie, as it's meat only). Menu updated via twitter each evening.

Pisslexic may wish to know that there is a girl involved in the serving; current relationship status unknown.
29  General / The Forum / Re: Spam today on: November 06, 2012, 14:13:58
Have been through banning any spammers active today (based on links in sigs). Or at least I think I have as all the ban pages timed out before I could get confirmation.

Only 1 or 2 registered today; most registered before 30 Oct. And most were from China.
30  General / The Forum / Re: FAO girls! (and other people who like liquid DnB) on: November 02, 2012, 20:41:01
31  General / The Forum / Re: Spam today on: November 01, 2012, 18:16:38
I've just been through all the members active today & banned the obvious spammers. Almost all of them had registered before today.

And whilst I appreciate that Hooty's reluctance to ban people probably stems from the time she accidentally banned EVERYONE, but I only needed to ban a few of them to end up banning them all, as they shared IPs/email addresses etc, so it's not that much of a PITA.
32  General / The Forum / Re: Bike Light Thread on: November 01, 2012, 14:19:03
I will whack my request in here instead of starting a new thread as its kinda related.

Now its winter I need winter tires for my road bike. Does anyone have any suggestions? What are people riding on?

Tread makes no difference as you'd need to be travelling at about 120mph to aquaplane. Wider tyres will help, but your bike will probably only accept 25mm tyres max which will make FA difference. What are you trying to achieve?
33  General / The Forum / Re: Bike Light Thread on: November 01, 2012, 14:11:02

Interesting reading in general, but specifically aimed at the people claiming that flashing lights are pointless

Recognise the risk of being in a saccade. High contrast clothing and lights help. In particular, flashing LED’s (front and rear) are especially effective for cyclists as they create contrast and the on-off flashing attracts the peripheral vision in the same manner that movement does. There’s nothing wrong with leaving these on during the day.
34  General / The Forum / Re: DSLR backpacks on: October 27, 2012, 19:22:51
I have a Tamrac Adventure 9. It's pretty good, but won't take a 17.3" laptop. It has well-padded straps, chest harness & stomach harness & feels pretty solid when you're all strapped in. Camera compartment is well-padded too; I used mine on all-day mtb trips in the Alps without worrying about crash damage. It can carry a lot of stuff, which is both good & bad as when it's properly full it's REALLY heavy and can be quite uncomfortable after a couple of hours. It's small enough to pass as Easyjet hand luggage, which is an added bonus.
35  General / The Forum / Re: Coal on: October 23, 2012, 09:05:05
Burning wood is carbon-neutral. Burning coal is not.
36  General / The Forum / Public Service Broadcasting on: June 30, 2012, 08:59:51
My gosh! A thread about music!

Been listening to a lot of Radio 6 whilst painting the house & they've been featuring these guys recently.

It's basically music to old VT footage. They arranged access to the BFI back catalogue of war films/news items & put clips into music/videos to produce "The War Room" ep. I really quite like it, anyone else?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_u4Md_aXVJE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/_u4Md_aXVJE</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Cu4Rr07bgVQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Cu4Rr07bgVQ</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Whn8585iNxY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Whn8585iNxY</a>

37  General / The Forum / Anyone live in South Bristol with a freeview TV? on: June 06, 2012, 22:00:36
My reception has completely gone (from being perfect yesterday) & trying to work out if it's my aerial or a transmitter issue. Anyone in the Totterdown area with freeview confirm if they're having issues or not?

38  General / The Forum / Re: Little things you catch yourself doing that make you feel all growed up on: June 03, 2012, 23:38:17
I bought a VW Passat.

39  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig portable speakers on: May 14, 2012, 18:52:22
Mine arrived on friday & just getting chance to test it out. Fucking hell, it's bloody awesome!  Slayer
40  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: April 27, 2012, 12:44:07
is that going to make much difference having crap shifters?
People on internet forums will mock you.
Other than that, absolutely none.
Time to make a different choice then!
I appreciate the irony of me almost mocking you on an internet forum, but there is a little more to it than that.

Sora STIs have a little lever on the inside of the STI to change down gear:

whereas Tiagra & up models have a lever on the inside of the brake lever to do the same:

This is fine when you're on the hoods, but if you're on the drops it's quite difficult to reach the Sora lever with your thumb. I've got Sora STIs & if I was spending any significant time on the drops (I only really use my road bike for a 2 mile commute) it would do my head in. STIs are very expensive to upgrade (£150+) so, if you can, I'd try to stretch to something with Tiagra/105 STIs on it.
41  General / The Forum / Re: game of thrones on: April 18, 2012, 22:45:02

Really enjoying this as always but is anyone else finding it hard to follow what is going on? I've read this book so I know the story but I keep thinking to myself, "If I was new to this, would I understand what was happening?". It all zooms along at quite a pace with not enough room for explanation in my opinion.

The later series when there's new characters springing up left, right & centre will be even worse. Especially annoying if they're as pointless as Quentyn Martell or Brienne.

How are Quentyn and Brienne's characters pointless?

I can't really go into my reasons without posting spoilers, but he could've left them out & still got any important points across from another characters' perspective. The latter books had a whole load of dull crap that wasn't really needed imo.
42  General / The Forum / Re: game of thrones on: April 17, 2012, 22:41:23

Really enjoying this as always but is anyone else finding it hard to follow what is going on? I've read this book so I know the story but I keep thinking to myself, "If I was new to this, would I understand what was happening?". It all zooms along at quite a pace with not enough room for explanation in my opinion.

The later series when there's new characters springing up left, right & centre will be even worse. Especially annoying if they're as pointless as Quentyn Martell or Brienne.
43  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 27, 2012, 16:08:13
it's loads better than endomondo. and it's not that confusing.

does it start to make more sense if you upload more than one ride?

Yeah, it'll compare your times over certain sections, or sections you specify. You can create "sections" on your regular routes - hills, somewhere you go flat-out, descents, a loop etc. - and if anyone rides it & uploads to Strava, it'll create a leaderboard.

See Brockley Coombe for an example: http://app.strava.com/segments/629469

You can also set an "exclusion zone" around your house/local area so that thieves can't pin-point your location & steal your bikes. If using it, it's a good idea to put a few local postcodes in, as just using your postcode would make it fairly easy to triangulate the centre point.
44  General / The Forum / Re: STOLEN BIKES - someone's done my house! on: March 27, 2012, 09:52:52
Yet another person hit in BS6/BS7. Someone living near you I know on another forum got done for the 3rd time in 2 years the other day. Really sorry for you mate.

Contact Anthony at www.stolenbristolbikes.co.uk to get them on there. Expect a full-on CSI scenario in your house as the police are desparate to catch these guys. It's clearly a gang targeting high-end bikes.
45  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 26, 2012, 16:09:49
Anyone here using Endomondo should really check out www.strava.com

Very similar concept, but you can add segments to your ride which then has a leaderboard compared to your other rides and other riders.

Export a ride from Endo, sign up to strava and upload the ride to check it out. It's awesome.

And if you do let us know so that we can follow each other.

Just had a look and it confused the hell out of me.

it's loads better than endomondo. and it's not that confusing.
46  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 21, 2012, 22:59:06
the new house which has a SHED Slayer Slayer

Invest in some decent security, an alarm if possible. I know too many people that have had their rides nicked from their garages. One guy had the garage door triple-locked so they knocked a hole through the wall and took 3 bikes and another that had his titanium mountain bike chained up to a ground anchor & woke to find only this left:

47  General / The Forum / Re: Tulisa nosh on: March 21, 2012, 22:46:48
"choke on dat purple dingaling"

Some sage advice right there.
48  General / The Forum / Re: The budget - will it be for poors? I suspect not... on: March 21, 2012, 15:41:08

'A banker of £5m will get an extra £240,000 a year as a result of the reduction in the top rate of income tax.... same old tories'

But if less of those bankers decide to move to Luxembourg to do their job as a result, the treasury actually gains £2.2m.
49  General / The Forum / Re: 70 Percent of Ground Beef at Supermarkets Contains ‘Pink Slime’ on: March 09, 2012, 17:55:56
I've seen the butchers making minced beef for me. They grab a hunk of braising steak - the same stuff I bought to put in a casserole - and stick it through the mincer. I'm not sure that counts as "pink slime", but then I don't live in the US. Where the article was written. And where it is referring to.

In other news, the water in africa might not be too good for you.
50  General / The Forum / Re: 70 Percent of Ground Beef at Supermarkets Contains ‘Pink Slime’ on: March 09, 2012, 17:42:25
You guys live in the US?
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