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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Nah, it's just visiting countless houses in the course of my work.

    The ones occupied by young benefits (workshy) tenants are interesting - the sight of an overfed mum on her FaceBook, dad fully committed to his X-Box, and young kid crawling round the battered laminate floor with a full nappy in tow while a motivational poster hangs on the wall above them, always amuses me. Especially when it's juxtaposed with fist-shaped holes in the doors from when he was pissed and his tea wasn't ready

    and as tonto said to the lone ranger when being attacked by a hoard of injuns... 'what's this we, white man'
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I doubt they'd have that cupboard though. I'd have that. Theirs are usually from Argos or poundstretcher if they do them.

    I wouldn't have the stick or the writing though. Maybe that satellite dish thing. They'll just have a sky dish.
    Sometimes they get ideas above their station, and go to Bright House. You spot them going in there, she wearing all her finest fake Pandora jewellery, him in his trackies with his right hand bandaged. Where they can buy a three piece suite for £2 a week, trash the thing within a year, then stop paying for it and move away without telling anyone. Then some mug like me has to go in that house to make it habitable for the next benefits tenant, including scraping that stupid motivational stencil off the wall.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    and as tonto said to the lone ranger when being attacked by a hoard of injuns... 'what's this we, white man'
    Exactly. Should really say "We are strong together until it all turns to shit, then I'm off. And don't get in my way".
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Whereas I got my unit 3rd hand ex from the flatpack Swedish masters, IKEA originally.
    Was my daughter's, then my son's, and now after a few alterations is mine. Cost me nowt and is sturdier than a sturdy thing on steroids.


    I bought an IKEA table, and chopped legs down and fitted some stoppers for the platform. It was 8 quid
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    We have a similar unit in the hall (from IKEA) - you can pick doors or drawers to add, or boxes to fit in spaces. I bought some legs from elsewhere and fitted them. The end result looks proper imo, and not big money. Of course ours is brown/black, due to Anita's aversion to wood colours.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    We have a similar unit in the hall (from IKEA) - you can pick doors or drawers to add, or boxes to fit in spaces. I bought some legs from elsewhere and fitted them. The end result looks proper imo, and not big money. Of course ours is brown/black, due to Anita's aversion to wood colours.
    ikea stuff is pretty solid and the style can go with lots of stuff plus it doesn't date too much... its well priced too and strong.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    My records are all stored in an Ikea storage thing, called 'Kallax ' I think. It's currently holding about 450 albums, with room for another 100 or so. Completely sturdy, though I didn't risk adding flimsy legs - I cut a length of 3x2 into blocks and painted them black. Placed under the middle and corners they work a treat.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    ...I want to see lots of switches and buttons, level meters, and badges saying things like 'Full Feed-Forward Super Class AA Turbo'...
    I'd only buy it if it was the 'Full Feed-Forward Super Class AA Turbo Plus' myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Nah, it's just visiting countless houses in the course of my work.

    The ones occupied by young benefits (workshy) tenants are interesting - the sight of an overfed mum on her FaceBook, dad fully committed to his X-Box, and young kid crawling round the battered laminate floor with a full nappy in tow while a motivational poster hangs on the wall above them, always amuses me. Especially when it's juxtaposed with fist-shaped holes in the doors from when he was pissed and his tea wasn't ready

    sounds identical to social housing properties I work in .


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrlb View Post
    sounds identical to social housing properties I work in .


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    Yeah, they're the same countrywide. And they're even worse since they no longer have Jeremy Kyle to watch (or star in). As you'll probably know, actually getting in their houses to do the work can be a challenge. Don't bother phoning before 11am, they'll still be in bed sleeping off their late night/early hours "get togethers", all you'll get is a "Welcome to Giff Gaff" message.

    Then when you do get through, be prepared to drop everything to be there at 2pm on the dot - no later, because there's somewhere they need to be. And I'm thinking "Where do you need to be, you don't have a job".

    And so you get there at 2pm prompt, and if you can get an answer they'll have a list of problems as long as a queue outside Cash Converters at Christmas. All needing done NOW.

    I love benefits tenants, me
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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