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Offline Ian W

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7600 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 02:59:35 pm »
You can get biodegradable nespresso-compatible pods as well now, one of the things I was looking at.

Offline Twinport53

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7601 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:02:56 pm »
Why not just brew coffee directly inside a whale and cut out the middle man?
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Offline Troll

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7602 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:06:30 pm »


Aeropresses are where it's at.  Great coffee and very cheap.

Offline OpenC

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7603 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:11:16 pm »

They're pretty good, aye :thup:  Prefer the coffee from a moka pot but aeropresses are infinitely less hassle if you can be bothered with the filters.

Offline SEMTEX

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7604 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:13:53 pm »
I have a metal filter for my aeropress, if one finds that preferable.

... That I still haven't used after about 10 years, because I bought so many god damn paper filters when I picked the thing up in the first place.

Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7605 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:23:33 pm »
Aye, the waste from these pod machines is absolutely disgraceful too. Hate them.

Every part of them is recyclable now tbf. The problem is probably more to do with the faff of doing it and people just not bothering, which is still their responsibility like.

Everything that is recycled is only ever recycled down, mind. And there's there's the cost and energy to pack the coffee in all those little pods. Distribution etc etc. That's all waste.
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Offline OpenC

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7606 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 03:47:17 pm »
I have a metal filter for my aeropress, if one finds that preferable.

... That I still haven't used after about 10 years, because I bought so many god damn paper filters when I picked the thing up in the first place.

I've had three metal filters but none of them seem to fit properly so it just leaks as soon as I put the water in :anguish:

Offline Papavasiliou

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7607 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 04:10:25 pm »
I have a metal filter for my aeropress, if one finds that preferable.

... That I still haven't used after about 10 years, because I bought so many god damn paper filters when I picked the thing up in the first place.

I've had three metal filters but none of them seem to fit properly so it just leaks as soon as I put the water in :anguish:

Speaking of leaky, I got one of these the other month thinking it looked like a good alternative for my desk at work:
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Oomph-Advanced-Coffee-Maker-Midnight/dp/B01M6WUV3W/

Great little thing with a couple of little niggly problems that completely ruin it. Ended up returning it and just going back to a cafetiere.

Offline SEMTEX

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7608 on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 04:12:34 pm »
I have a metal filter for my aeropress, if one finds that preferable.

... That I still haven't used after about 10 years, because I bought so many god damn paper filters when I picked the thing up in the first place.

I've had three metal filters but none of them seem to fit properly so it just leaks as soon as I put the water in :anguish:

Hmph. I'll try to remember this in 15 years time when I've finally expended my paper filter supply.

Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7609 on: Friday 15 June 2018, 10:08:07 am »
Looks like you can:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TCL-55DP648-Ultra-HDR10-Freeview/dp/B07C5HD175/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528134149&sr=1-3&keywords=TCL+TV



The normal (ie not ultra-thin) versions are even cheaper.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C4YLGPV?tag=22

Update - the not ultra thin version that Dave mentioned is a different (not as good - no wide colour gamut, lower HDR, lower DPI etc) model altogether, and the ultra slimline one has just been reduced to £519. I've cancelled my order and ordered one of those instead.



https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07C5HD175/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Offline Ian W

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7610 on: Friday 15 June 2018, 09:54:37 pm »
Still tempted by one of these, not quite as expensive as Nomos.


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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7611 on: Friday 15 June 2018, 10:08:42 pm »
I love that style of watch.

Offline BlueStar

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7612 on: Saturday 16 June 2018, 09:43:00 am »
What do you want it for?  Amazfit Bit is insanely cheap (like 45 quid) and has a battery life of about a month with an always-on e-ink screen.  Wrist notifications, GPS, heartrate etc. 

yeah notifications, gps, NFC if possible for paying for s*** though probably not a dealbreaker

something that looks good and customisable as well

EDIT: that might do the job at first glance, will have a read up on it cheers

ordered one of these for £48 inc. shipping, see what the crack is...limited but what can you expect for that price, crazy battery life as well

Let me know what you reckon, got the missus one of these for Christmas and she seems very happy with it. Obviously won't do loads of apps etc, but it seems to do all the basics you'd want from a smartwatch and there's a good community around it modding, making watchfaces etc.
Nice one, will do. Just waiting for it to arrive really
Got my hands on it today. Laughably good for the price.

Just got one myself to replace my pebble.  Took a little setting up - used some third party apps to put a custom face on it, and a bridge for the notifications so I can have more control over them.  Means it swaps out any unsupported characters and replaces emoticons with text smilies etc, and blocks annoying "You have a new message" notifications.  Nice to get goal alerts popping up on my wrist again.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7613 on: Saturday 16 June 2018, 09:52:35 am »
What do you want it for?  Amazfit Bit is insanely cheap (like 45 quid) and has a battery life of about a month with an always-on e-ink screen.  Wrist notifications, GPS, heartrate etc. 

yeah notifications, gps, NFC if possible for paying for s*** though probably not a dealbreaker

something that looks good and customisable as well

EDIT: that might do the job at first glance, will have a read up on it cheers

ordered one of these for £48 inc. shipping, see what the crack is...limited but what can you expect for that price, crazy battery life as well

Let me know what you reckon, got the missus one of these for Christmas and she seems very happy with it. Obviously won't do loads of apps etc, but it seems to do all the basics you'd want from a smartwatch and there's a good community around it modding, making watchfaces etc.
Nice one, will do. Just waiting for it to arrive really
Got my hands on it today. Laughably good for the price.

Just got one myself to replace my pebble.  Took a little setting up - used some third party apps to put a custom face on it, and a bridge for the notifications so I can have more control over them.  Means it swaps out any unsupported characters and replaces emoticons with text smilies etc, and blocks annoying "You have a new message" notifications.  Nice to get goal alerts popping up on my wrist again.

what's the bridge for notifications thing all about?
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline BlueStar

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7614 on: Saturday 16 June 2018, 10:41:50 am »
There's a few third party apps, Alert Bridge is the one I use.  Turn off notifications in the main app, set up Alert Bridge (I had to manually enter the Bluetooth mac address, which you can find in the About section on the watch) then you can customise the alerts, choose icons etc.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.silentlexx.notificationbridge&hl=en_GB

Offline BlueStar

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7615 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 10:54:58 am »
Also, custom watchfaces - almost all of which are awful but like 5% are decent. And one is based on the watch in Golden Eye. The app Notify and Fitness can flash them to your watch.

https://amazfitwatchfaces.com/

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7616 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 10:56:52 am »
Also, custom watchfaces - almost all of which are awful but like 5% are decent. And one is based on the watch in Golden Eye. The app Notify and Fitness can flash them to your watch.

https://amazfitwatchfaces.com/

ZOMG
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline BlueStar

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7617 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 12:18:08 pm »
I like the way the Mission Status is "Incomplete" until you've reached your set step goal for the day.


Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7618 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 01:05:20 pm »
luuuush got it now, nice work
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline Mike

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7619 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 01:21:33 pm »
:lol: Ordered.

Offline Si

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7620 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 02:31:58 pm »
Where did you UK guys buy the watch from?
Bearings Straight!

Offline BlueStar

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7621 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 02:36:10 pm »
Just got mine from Aliexpress. Should be about 50 quid with free postage. Took about 3 weeks to get here like.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7622 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 02:51:01 pm »
gearbest...took about 2 weeks, was £48 quid inc postage

i love it, battery life is quality and now bluestar is telling me what do it's even better :lol:
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7623 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 02:51:47 pm »
:lol: Ordered.

i'm ordering a sniper rifle now, gonna start shooting hats off people's heads

probs
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline Mike

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #7624 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 02:58:40 pm »
[emoji38] Ordered.

i'm ordering a sniper rifle now, gonna start shooting hats off people's heads

probs
I never even liked GoldenEye and it still sold me. [emoji38]