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  1. 3 minutes ago, heroshark said:

    And my Spring-soft page for the more heavy airsoft related material.

    You're quite right mate. Sounds weird, considering you do a lot of reviews.... I hadn't considered it a "review page", more of a niche sub section of Airsoft. Bit like the Sniper only pages, but with significantly less ego 😂

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  2. I'm still lurking...

    Honestly couldn't tell you when I joined as it all reset when the forum crashed. I still remember the arguments as some had to change their usernames as they'd been snapped up by new members. 

    Only FB page I really use for Airsoft related research is The Full 9. Everyone else seems to want me to like and subscribe to their in depth appreciation of a cardboard box, with about 30 seconds of vagueness regarding its actual contents.

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  3. I have several friends who I'm convinced are married and planning kids - despite not wanting either, and just doing it to 'fit in'.


    Massive life altering decisions, to keep up with the Jones's.


    Befuddling, but hey, they're adults, and capable of their own decision making. I would never dream of vocalising my thoughts to them though... What would it accomplish other than upsetting and embarrassing people? 

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  4.  and the cruelty of a society that measures success in children squeezed out.


    I have one from a previous relationship.


    Neither myself or the wife want new ones.... Constantly having to justify that choice.


    It's a strange world we live in.

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  5. I can feel that. Over the past months I've realised I have depression and started seeking treatment and it seams the whole system is overwhelmed (having to wait over a month just for a telephone interview to see if they can offer counciling). Also I got the impression some who are supposed to "help" are only willing to follow what they think is best and not work with the patent


    Possibly not the place.... But you know you have brothers around you who you can talk to anytime, right?


    I'm always here if you need to get stuff off your chest bro. Although not a substitute for professional help, it's better than suffering alone mate.

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  6. Not yet. I'm hoping to get a few away days in this year though.


    First one is down for a game with Smoke and his lot. Been meaning to for ages.


    This is awesome news! Let me know when you're headed over, and I'll plan something special :)


    There's been a fair amount of work done to the place since you last played (though the track is still a bit of a 'mare).

  7. Chap on the left of the first pic looks rather like Hugh Laurie. :P


    ...and I'm also a Huw (albeit a different spelling). :D


    It was an amazing day at Strikeforce. My thanks to Sharky and the Strikeforce team for the fact I'm still smiling about it :)

  8. 10/10 day IMO - Private hire is the way forward!


    The site runners there should be applauded, really interesting games which managed to keep things fresh. Good site layout, CQB but with some distance at points too.


    Could not agree more. Fantastic day.


    Made even better by getting to meet you all in person at last. I had such a laugh, I'm still grinning like an idiot :).

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  9. Civil service is an oxymoron in my experience.

    It's a fairly big organisation... I could make the same comment regarding Military Service due to a few examples within my experiences. Or about the Police, Governent, Teachers, Nurses... Etc etc...


    Happy thread... In an apparent bit of uncharcteristic 'sensible thinking', it's been agreed that my Security Escort on base can be my Missus. Makes life easier :)

  10. Some clients are just complete *albartrotheth*. I've never wanted to stab anyone in the face with a screwdriver quite so much as this captain on here. A month adrift is too long when the company refuses to give you updates, and the captain goes out of his way to make your team's lives harder.


    Thank Odin I'm getting off in an hour or so.

    If it was GoAGT, it looks like you have perfect timing mate... :(

  11. I'll probably start sounding like a broken record on this one, but IMHO ATACS-LE and Typhon are far too black to really go along with the Wolf/Urban grey kit that's been popping up. Kryptek Raid, now that's what you want for a grey loadout, but all the retailers/mfgs seem to have done the standard OD/Tan/Black product combo and gone with Mandrake, Highlander and Typhon.

    And to be fair... You're right! :P I hadn't seen Raid available.

  12. I really like the look of grey kit... Unfortunately as a woodland player it has very little use for me :(


    Just thought I'd mention though.... The new A TACS LE is a lovely mix of greys. Originally it looked like blues and greys - but they've just put a photo up on FB, and it doesn't look blue at all (sorry, on my phone so can't post a pic).


    I was going to pick up some Kryptec Typhon, for the pose factor - but LE may have just pipped it :D.

  13. I deliberately avoid espresso based drinks (and espresso itself) because I have a very weak will on things like this and can see it being a slippery slope to the start of a journey to discover coffee nirvana and spend my days talking about grind sizes and water temperatures and shot sizes and time between grinding and brewing and how hard to tamp the grinds and and and...



    I think it's time Arnies had a coffeeee thread....

    I know exactly what you mean... I have vague memories of a visit to Amsterdam where I stepped onto that path for a few days, just not with coffee :P

  14. I like proper cold coffee - cold brew.


    It's ###### easy to make, too. get a bottle (or large jug or whatever), roughly 1 litre or bigger. Get one of them 225g~ bags of ground coffee, put the ENTIRE BAG into the jug / bottle, fill with water, give it a good stir.


    leave it 24 hours, then filter it (i use the basked from one of them cheapo percolator things with some decent paper filters in).


    The resulting nectar is fan-flipping-tastic. It's like coffee concentrate, but better. there's none of the really bitter acidic bits of 'normal' coffee and its WICKEDLY strong, so you can just dilute with hot / cold water or whatever to taste.


    Also i dont understand how people can spend so much at starbucks. If you want coffee, they do drip coffee (sometimes not on the price boards) and its about £1.70 for a large. which is plenty big enough. anything else than that and you're gonna pay because its espresso based and so its a lot more coffee/time/effort per drink.


    I think so places even do pour-overs now, which is apparently one of the greatest cups of coffee you can get...

    I will have to try that!


    Why Starbucks? Quick, consistent, and the hottie behind the till had a nice smile :D. I completely agree it's pretty extortionate... But then I find most things are these days (remember when this was all fields etc), and the Staff know me well enough to get my drink on the go as soon as I walk in - that alone saves me a hell of a lot of time, considering it's in Central London, and usually rammed with customers.


    I'm not a coffee snob though... I once found this cheap *albatross* instant stuff, that tasted just like the old Camp (I say old... You may still be able to get it), which was yum! :)

  15. Aye, same here! Most of my colleagues too. A three heaped-teaspoon coffee is my good morning brew.

    Have you tried the Millicano stuff from Kenco?


    Considering it's instant, it's pretty good. Fortunate really, as Starbucks is temptingly close... And can end up costing me a fortune. Some days working a long shift in a Central London Hospital could end up with £30 dumped into their tills, which for a few coffees is a bit daft, but hey. :P

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