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  1. Silverfox

    Official OCC CES 2013 Coverage

    Looks good lady and gents - keep up the good work!
  2. I have a full set of the states (and one other set missing a single coin), from when I went over the US a couple of years ago. In Vegas, it's pretty easy to find most of the quarters, but I struggled a bit in Miami! Cynical, but true, is that these sets are an excellent way of generating revenue for the Government. If a 25c quarter costs about 10c to make, every time someone collects a quarter and takes it out of circulation, the Government is generating 15c profit instantly. Hundreds of millions of dollars can be made in profits very, very quickly I think they're great! But wish full sets to buy as collector editions were cheaper here in the UK.
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    For the car guys and gals

    Kind of meaningless data in a way, when Ford and Vauxhall (GM), each have more cars tested than Kia, Nissan, Jaguar, Volvo, FIAT and Chevrolet combined. The data doesn't state what the failure is for - remember, that if a bulb, wiper blade, tyre, brake pad or disc is spent, it will fail the test. Surveys are often funded by manufacturers themselves (though not always) and are subjective to how someone wishes to report the data. Take all of these surveys with a pinch of salt, namely for response bias amongst other things.
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    For the car guys and gals

    I hired a Caterham (1.8 K-Series, slightly modified) the other week for my birthday. Bloke in an RS Focus thought he would try and do one on me, and was left for dust on the straights and bends. The guy was a bit pissed off and overtook myself and about three cars behind a tractor "to prove a point". Well done, sir! (and I drive a diesel Focus that I love - so not a Ford hater ) So yeah ... RS is nice, but lots of quicker and more raw cars for a LOT cheaper these days. Can get a brand new Focus RS, a Caterham and a couple of years' running costs for the price of the GT-R Still, I'd take a bike for speed any day of the week, if only roads were safer here. Drivers in the UK are dreadful - my dad was a bike instructor and practically begged me to not take my bike test, for fear of other drivers wiping me out.
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    For the car guys and gals

    Yay another car thread deviating from the original subject matter!!
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    Racing games [PC]

    Did you get Project C.A.R.S. yet?
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    BitFenix Raider Case Review

    Cases are more and more directly comparable these days. I thought it was quite a nice case, all things considered. Still love Fractal Designs more than anything else right now though ...
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    CES 2012

    Indeed! Some people do get a bee in their bonnet about it, but I just appreciate good sound in general. Doubt I have the mythical "golden ears" to discern subtle differences these days anyway!
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    CES 2012

    Hey I'm quite partial to my headphone tube amp! Horses for courses I suppose It would be a shame if we all agreed!
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    Planning a trip to London.

    London is expensive. We're talking $130 a night for somewhere reasonable and not even "up market"! Don't hire a car - the underground is sufficient you'll spend FOREVER sat still going nowhere. We don't drive smaller cars because space is an issue, we drive smaller cars because we don't see much point in huge cars (and fuel costs more)! There's a lot to see and do in London ... you'd need more than two weeks to do London and Paris the justice they deserve.
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    What did Santa leave you?

    Not yet - it was meant to arrive before Christmas day, but German efficiency has let my dad down
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    What did Santa leave you?

    I am awaiting a Santoku knife arriving from Germany actually - Global are really quite excellent, but the handles are a touch too light for me (even sand filled).
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    What did Santa leave you?

    Knives. For cooking.
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    They're cheaper than ever to be quite honest, but I can't quite justify one just yet ... not long mind you ... soon ... I will have one ...
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    Is it that obvious that I really want an SSD??
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    Dave, you forgot my SSD! Why didn't you list it there?? Anyhow - well done to all!
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    Ahh no you don't. How could you ignore me, Dave?
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    Are you reading this, Dave? This man needs a job - he speaks the truth, clearly. Well, I'm glad someone picked up on it...
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    See now, this man knows what I'm talking about, eh?
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    Doesn't feel like Christmas this year!

    I'm getting some really sharp professional knives (for cooking), so getting to chop stuff up will be pretty fun (vegetables). Other than that, I look forward to seeing the 'rents for a bit, a couple of friends, and hopefully getting to power-kite a bit. Here's hoping.
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    To my knowledge, this may be the first time I have ever entered a substantial contest on OCC. Dave, I really need that SSD. Please have a rummage around in you sack and see if you can't produce one for me Haha! Otherwise, because I know I won't win anything (why should I - I'm British - that's enough win already), good luck to everyone else and a big thanks to Dave, OCC Staff and manufacturers/suppliers who have donated prizes to the contest kitty.
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    Racing games [PC]

    It is - worth every penny. The Audi DTM car sounds like nothing else I've heard in a racing game.
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    For all the would be software pirates.

    Key point, this. You can't measure what isn't there. It's only money lost, where someone was intending to buy and pirates instead. I absolutely believe that most pirates are opportunists and would otherwise not be interested in buying, if it wasn't available for "free".
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    Racing games [PC]

    Has nobody here heard of Project C.A.R.S. ? It's makes all current gen racers look positive turd. And it's not even 15% complete. You pay about $10 and get monthly builds, but can pay more for more frequent build releases. If the game sells well on release, you can make money for "investing". I definitely urge people to try it out - handling is immense. http://www.wmdportal.com/projects/cars/
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    The "I Just Recently Watched Movies/TV Series" Topic

    I watched Melancholia. Odd, but weirdly enjoyable.
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