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1  General / The Forum / Re: Intrigue 12th Birthday!! D-BRIDGE (3HRS) + RANDALL + SP:MC + MORE - Fri 20 Feb on: January 30, 2015, 17:00:48
This looks wicked.
Frighteningly I think the first intrigue I went to was your 5th!
2  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Music Monopoly? on: January 30, 2015, 16:54:17
True but it's  just a different sort of venue. I always think of it as a gig venue which has occasional club nights rather than a club.
3  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Music Monopoly? on: January 30, 2015, 16:17:22
The industry is very different from 2005. The way people hear and pay for music has changed. I think it is harder to make medium sized events work now as the djs charge so much more, people seem to be happy to pay 18 at motion but I bet you'd never manage that at Thekla or blue mountain sized venue whoever you bought down. I guess you could argue you get more rooms but you can only stand in one at a time...
Also I don't think there are scenes like there were; what's the equivalent to Bristol's dubstep scene 10 years back or the dnb scene 15 years ago? Or even the "Bristol house" thing that sort of came out of the end of dubstep. People are less tribal these days but maybe less loyal to local stuff too? Other than One nation nights I don't really remember nights from outside Bristol where as these days you get loads of labels and festival link ups. Probably coupled to the role of social media in promotion in places of flyers, word of mouth and hijack(!). I just think it is a fundamentally different game these days so it's hard to compare.

Finally as for motion there wasn't really a compatible club 10 years ago size wise, unless you count the academy and that never really felt part of the scene the way Lakota or Clockwork were even when they did the odd Drive-by there.

In fairness I don't go out so much these days and I never have a clue what's on anymore as I don't use FB much so I could be chatting crap.
4  General / The Forum / Re: Need a new mixer.....Xone? on: January 23, 2015, 18:05:13
Do you want/need additional effects other than the excellent filters available on the A&H?
Do you need the 4 way eq? You could look at the 42 if not, unless you need two fx filters, might find one for a bit less than 700.
I like both when I used them and didn't see the 42 as much of a loss.
Otherwise the usual pioneer mixers maybe?
5  General / The Forum / The New Year's Eve thread on: December 28, 2014, 00:12:55
So what everyone doing? Anything?
I've decided that New Year's Day is the new New Year's Eve so I'm having a nice dinner and cheese and feeling smug about everyone squeezing themselves to the bar and buying overpriced drinks while I crack open some free Christmas booze. I may be getting old and boring.
6  General / The Forum / Re: Stokes croft is the new Mainstream on: November 18, 2014, 22:36:02
Yeah I've noticed this. The area has changed a lot in the last 5 years. I do miss what it used to be like but gentrication is happening everywhere,  just got to find new places to go out

While I see where you're coming from if we're honest Stokes croft was a complete shithole. 5 or 6 years back there wasn't anywhere to go apart from the full moon, junction and whatever the bank was call before it was the bank (a place so friendly a barman once  told me to fuck off when I tried to pay for two pints with a twenty), unless you count the queue at best at 3am as a night out. When you got out the clubs or when you passed back through you put your head down and walked through quickly trying to avoid the gangster types staring you out. I remember the night the guy got murdered in club uk I walked back through from thekla or somewhere  and got asked what "the fuck I was looking at" 3 times in 100 yards. It was seriously sketchy that night and that wasn't uncommon. That's not to mention the stupid number of crack heads, although it was getting better by 08. I'd rather have pissed students any time.

Even by the time the riots hit the place was much improved and it did seem to have a bit of a golden moment two or three years back when it had cleaned up a bit but was still recognisably the old stokes croft.
I agree it has changed out of all recognition these days and probably gone too far down the friendly and trendy route (just wait till they finally do the carriage works, it's only gonna get worse) but still I can't imagine what it was you liked about the place in the mid/late 2000s.

Having said all that the clubs were much better. I got all sentimental about clockwork/powerhouse the other day. And the old Lakota with propper courtyard. And smoking inside....
7  General / The Forum / Re: Book ID? on: November 12, 2014, 21:52:55
Amazing what you can find out on hijack isn't it.
Not yet, started it on holiday but didn't have time to finish it. Oddly I only pulled it out yesterday to put on a shelf was thinking about finishing it this weekend.
8  General / The Forum / Re: Book ID? on: November 12, 2014, 20:33:38
I was in a book shop a while ago and looked at one book and didn't get it but wish i did.

I think it's a recently published sci-fi book.

Alien's make their first visitation with earth and it goes tits up. So three earth vessels load up and make a run for it to escape and save humanity.

On the back their is a quote from Ian Banks that it's a space opera. Or something.

Any ideas?

Seeds of earth by Michael Cobley?
9  General / The Forum / Re: A question for the remaining Hijackers on: October 22, 2014, 14:53:04
Yep
10  General / The Forum / Re: Common Law on: October 07, 2014, 09:39:06
Also the whole FMOTL thing is clearly bollocks because it doesn't work. The arguments are legally invalid as has been proved by a number of cases were judges in various countries have thrown them out on the basis that there arguments are legally without merit. nd if you consider being free to mean you are not subject to the law (of statute as passed by parliament) unless you consent, then no you are not free. If you don't believe me then strip off and walk through Cabot circus naked and subsequently just tell the judge you don't consent to public indecency or indecent exposure laws, or that you do not recognise the legal entity that the charges are addressed to, and see where it gets you.

Seriously the really sad thing is that people lose homes and businesses by following this FMOTL shit rather than attempting to deal with their creditors sensibly. Obviously there have been successes but these appear to be more about giving up on unrecoverable debts and administrative error by the lenders that anything to do with referring to yourself as X of the family Y.
11  General / The Forum / Re: Common Law on: October 07, 2014, 09:26:00
Surely the point is that defending yourself in court on the basis of what it says in the Magna carta is like telling that pesky traffic warden that you have a valid ticket that you bought last year? It may have meant something once, if you were a Barron, or the king, but it is no longer legally valid.
12  General / The Forum / Re: I just put balsamic vinegar on my pizza instead of olive oil on: September 06, 2014, 12:19:37
I know somone who once made a pan of instant coffee for the roast. Thankfully only one of the plates got covered before the smell gave the game away. Coffee as gravy definitely doesn't work but I recon I could drink a mug of gravy if pushed.
13  General / The Forum / Re: Unlicensed venue hire on: July 28, 2014, 18:01:37
Also has the swan lost it's license? Been a while since I've been..
14  General / The Forum / Re: Unlicensed venue hire on: July 28, 2014, 18:00:24
Sure there would be a market for a party barn somewhere, someone could definitely make a killing. Ohh to be able to smoke inside again...
Private invertation only and suff to avoid licence issues obviously.
15  General / The Forum / Unlicensed venue hire on: July 27, 2014, 18:54:17
I'm after a party venue, I'm still thinking about various bars and small clubs however none are exactly what I'm after.
I know it's a long shot but does anyone know of any venues for hire around Bristol? Don't need a bar, just somewhere that won't mind loud music till late.

Cheers
16  General / The Forum / Re: Mobile phone, Non specific terror Alert and MH370 on: July 09, 2014, 19:29:19
Or you package a bomb to look like a phone, or laptop. Obviously if you did this it wouldn't work as a phone so...
Oddly when I was about 17 there was a load of dud Nokia 3220s (I think) floating round which were actually stash tins. Local bouncers eventually got wind of this and started asking people to switch their phones on. My mate didn't get into a night with ronnie size cus his battery had died.. So I'm surprised this hasn't come up before tbh
17  General / The Forum / Re: The Jesus Christ at Brasil thread on: July 08, 2014, 21:32:57
Fuck me! Never seen anything like it.
18  General / The Forum / Re: Linear actuators and stone floor trap doors on: June 12, 2014, 23:41:26
I've learnt about linear actuators now,

Stroke length  Perv, mmmhmmm, yummy *rubs hands*
Speed & actual power.

I dusted off my GCSE physics and worked out that trying to use a piston near the hinge mean you need almost 10 times the force to open the door than the actual weight. A 40kg door would need a 400kg capable actuator. To get one like that would be noisey like an airlock on the Nostromo and slow and expensive.

Make the thing slide under the floor and it only needs to push/pull the actual mass.


Now I need to get a recess housing fabricated that can take the weight of the floor...
I'm not sure if I'm missing the point here but...
Only if the point of applied force is 10 times closer to the hinge than the perpendicular distance to the centre of gravity
So if your trap door was 1m wide, hinged at one side and of uniform density then you would have to exert more than 10 times the force of its deadweight (if it's mass was say 100kg then it would exert a downwards force of approx force 981N on its frame) if you mounted the actuator so that it applied a vertical force 5cm away from the hinge (so with our 1m 100kg door you'd need to apply in excess of 9.81kn to overcome gravity). It gets tricky after that as the centre of gravity moves closer the the hinge and presumably the angle you apply the force will also change unless you move the actuator earth mount. I'm not going to explain that but anyway I'd stick with hydraulics if I were you, 10kN is nowt and it won't make a sound(pump might mind but you could mount that miles away)
19  General / The Forum / Re: FAO: Love Saves the Day on: May 31, 2014, 11:41:35
In hindsight I wish we hadn't called wold out, then we could have had a 20 page thread full of righteous impassioned arguments. Wish he'd gone back to all his old tricks. Surely you have some spare accounts still knocking about 1984? Or have you forgotten all the passwords now?
20  General / The Forum / Re: FAO: Love Saves the Day on: May 30, 2014, 23:10:48
Wow it's like hijack from the old days, shame it's just one thread of   Smashed rather than 20 on the go but you know, it's something.
Good trolling from wold.
21  General / The Forum / Re: FAO: Love Saves the Day on: May 27, 2014, 08:52:13
Why's that? Other than the mud and a bunch of people fence hopping about 9pm on Sunday there didn't seem to be any major issues.
Having said that I'm always vaguely surprised they can get a licence there anyway, plus that new posh tower block is open now so they'll probably all object...
22  General / The Forum / Re: iPhone repair on: May 21, 2014, 18:53:05
Cheers guys. Will give them a go.
23  General / The Exchange / Love saves the day - Saturday on: May 18, 2014, 21:52:53
2 x physical tickets for sale.
Saturday only
50 each. 95 for the pair.
Collect in Bristol, address on contact, I might be able to meet somewhere within reason.
24  General / The Forum / iPhone repair on: May 18, 2014, 14:28:23
Anyone know a good place to get a iphone repaired in bristol?

Thanks
25  General / The Exchange / iPhone repair on: May 18, 2014, 14:25:31
Anyone know a good place to get a iphone repaired in bristol
26  General / The Forum / Re: Trap Music on: May 16, 2014, 14:49:20
Fuck me a dance music discussion on hijack.

I've heard a few people chuck a couple of bits I'd call trap into sets and enjoyed them. Also heard a load of shit stuff I'd call trap.
I don't go out so much these days and I don't really hunt down new music any more so I'm not too up on it tbf but it hasn't really forced itself on me. So I guess I'm saying "meh".
27  General / The Forum / Re: Clarkson on: May 03, 2014, 21:47:56
People who hate him hate him. People that don't, don't. Nothing has changed. I enjoyed watching the guardian foam at the mouth for a few days tho Smiley
28  General / The Forum / Re: Chemical Records - closed down again? on: March 28, 2014, 15:31:19
That's a shame, was useful to have it in the area, especially after you broke a stylus on Thursday night. Having said that I rarely went even when it was doing well. It was nothing like a propper record shop in terms of experience.
Hope no one lost too much money this time.
29  General / The Forum / Re: BODYNOD IS BACK! (Pay As U Go, Rossi B & Luca with B-Live, Crazi Cousinz & More) on: February 07, 2014, 16:30:22
Wicked.
Good to see the return
30  General / The Forum / Re: Symmetry Sessions w/ BREAK / LENZMAN / EMEPROR / MAKO / FIELDS @ Exchange : 31/1 on: January 10, 2014, 16:27:31
Nice line up. Is it my laptop, or are those images not working...?  Undecided

Same, and same.
Will try and get down to this
31  General / The Forum / Re: The laugh at Man Utd thread on: January 10, 2014, 14:36:05
Loving this year so far. Bloody hate the scum. Good to see the Titanic sinking with my own eyes Smiley
Script
I wouldn't write them off yet though, they've been pissing on my dreams for 20 years. I will celebrate in may when they finish 6th with no European football
32  General / The Forum / Re: first on: January 02, 2014, 02:19:21
Hijack: wonderful, yet doomed
33  General / The Forum / Re: Merry Christmas Hijack on: December 24, 2013, 20:35:23
Anyone want to give odds on that?

Nevermind, happy Christmas guys and girl(s?)
34  General / The Forum / Re: Things I remember from back when Hijack was good... on: December 24, 2013, 20:34:16
Being able to waste a whole work day just reading hijack....
35  General / The Forum / Re: Fracking on: November 20, 2013, 20:26:18
The water contamination is more the whole water table.

Worst case disaster tinfoil hat scenario is the poisoning 100's of square miles of country side.

It could only be low level but like DDT it could be concentrated by predators or introduced into grazing livestock.

Its this sort of situation that will underline how corporate law rather than democratic law is the true power in the land.
The government says let us look at your chemicals just in case they're dangerous, the corporations say no, its a trade secret.
Odds on they frack anyway so trade secrets trump public health.


I hope that's wrong.


Possibly, there are clearly risks involved. Perhaps the concerns are justified but I'm yet to read any conclusive arguments anywhere i'd trust. I'm certainly skeptical that you could pump any chemicals into the ground and refuse to disclose what they are. Certainly it would be easy to make it a condition of the license that process chemicals are analysed. At work we use various "secret" chemical solutions (that is we won't tell our customers exactly what we use) in our manufacturing process but all of them are assessed as part of our HSE and the data is avaliable to our auditors including the environment agency. Same legal requirements on the mining firms. I'd be surprised if they use anything particularly novel, the basic process is over 60 years old with an awful lot of use in the last 10. I'm sure alot of lessons have been learned in that time.


Still need to watch that video...
36  General / The Forum / Re: Fracking on: November 20, 2013, 20:15:47


Also you're concerned about the water being contaminated with what? Why do you think they build water treatment plants?
But little Hetty the Hedgehog and Norman the Conifer don't get their water from a tap.

WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE SEAHORSES!  Eek

Think my point was more that all water in the environment is already contaminated with something. Thus "contaminated water" by itself isn't necessarily the end of the world. Obviouly if it contains high levels of Arsenic then that's a bit different....
37  General / The Forum / Re: Fracking on: November 20, 2013, 13:07:20
Can't access now,, will have a look later.
Is there any reports of mains water being contaminated? I'm only aware of off grid supplies being affected in the US thus far.
38  General / The Forum / Re: Fracking on: November 20, 2013, 12:46:19
Haven't given it enough thought to come to any firm conclusions yet but a lot of the opposition seems a bit alarmist. I did read an article in the NCE (engineering journal) a while back which debunked a few common myths, like the exploding water thing. However I shouldn't think there'd be too much harm in waiting another 5 years. The price of gas indent likely to go down.


I watched this the other night and thought it implied they weren't very free with exactly what they were using...

http://www.upworthy.com/fracking-is-pretty-hard-to-understand-until-it-isnt-2

Yeah, I saw a similar thing that had a company rep saying their fracting liquid was proprietary and a trade secret.

Quote
Polyacrylamide friction reducers (0.075%), commonly used in cosmetics and facial creams, suspended in a hydrocarbon carrier;

Hydrocarbon carrier is quite a broad term.


The recipe for coke is proprietary and secret but they print the ingredients on the side. Any council or the EA would be well within their rights to get samples tested and I'm sure it's a requirement to monitor pollution levels locally. I worked on a site once where we had to monitor ground water because we were pilling near an aquifer. No chance they wouldn't make them test if they're pumping chemicals down.

Also you're concerned about the water being contaminated with what? Why do you think they build water treatment plants?
39  General / The Forum / Re: In Fine Style at The Bank: WOOKIE (Exclusive Garage Set) Sat 16 Nov on: November 10, 2013, 10:14:23
Looks good!
40  General / The Forum / Re: Fireworks display? on: November 08, 2013, 12:57:37
Yeah I went down for it, not as good as previous years IMHO
41  General / The Forum / Re: Anyone else hear the police helicopter hovering directly outside their window? on: November 08, 2013, 12:55:56
There was an abandoned car fairly badly damaged and covered in police tape near t'polish church on gl road this morning. May be related. I heard sirens and helicopter last night too and I'm up past the arches.
42  General / The Forum / Re: Fireworks display? on: November 05, 2013, 18:43:27
I know there's some in Portland Square tonight. Anyone know what time they start?

Usually 7-7:15 (used to be 7:15 start so I missed one a few years back) can't find any reference to it this year tho. Are you sure it's on?
43  General / The Forum / Re: The drum and bass thread (again) on: October 23, 2013, 20:14:04
Cool I'll check some of it this weekend. Cheers
44  General / The Forum / The drum and bass thread (again) on: October 21, 2013, 19:22:35
So... What a gwan here then. Got well out of touch of late. Been meaning to catch up for a while, possibly the best sets I saw at dimensions ( other than Kowton) was the dnb. Sounded fresh. Various old heads with me agreed too which was unusual given we all drool over house these days.
Is that footwork influenced stuff still the future. What are the labels to watch at the moment? Best tunes of the last year or so?

Come on Oliv...
45  General / The Forum / Re: Tips to stay warm this winter on: October 19, 2013, 23:57:30
This story beautifully illustrates the dire state of political reporting within the popular press, both tabloid and broadsheet, and goes some way in explaining why we have such a broken, fucked up system entirely staffed by dickhead politicians who get higher up the ladder the less they actually say. How could anyone with anything meaningful to say actually get anywhere when even papers like the guardian will completely twist what you say to get a headline.

Sigh.
46  General / The Forum / Re: barbers bristol open on a sunday??? on: October 14, 2013, 13:09:37
Bit late now but

http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk/board/the-forum/sunday-haircut/
47  General / The Forum / Re: Recent restaurant recommendations on: October 14, 2013, 13:08:12
Went to Wilks on Chandos road the other day. Was fucking lush and I would definitly reccomend.


Just won a Michelin Star so they'll probably double their prices...
48  General / The Forum / Re: what's you're favourite best of? on: September 17, 2013, 19:15:32
Was going to say echos...
49  General / The Forum / Re: Real Ale/Beer Thread on: September 17, 2013, 19:14:01
I've been on the Ringwood tour Nil, got rather drunk by lunchtime, it was great

49er is a nice beer.

 fff brewery do several lovely beers. Moon dance is a fantastic best bitter.
Also ballards best while I'm on best bitters.
50  General / The Forum / Re: ♪...like the deserts miss the rain...♪♫ on: September 14, 2013, 12:49:24
Excellent thread
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