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I reverted my iMac 27” to its state when I bought it 10 years ago, including its original operating system (hurrah for software on CD!). This was so I could still run my expensive Adobe Design Collection, as updates over the years had meant that it didn’t work reliably anymore (well, it was 10 year old software) and the whole thing had slowed down too much too.

It works brilliantly, but I don’t allow it anywhere near the Internet. I transfer my work to/from it using a USB stick and my MacBook.
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lastly, my number one peeve is how gummy the yellow pole channels are in use.  Getting the poles in and out is EXTREMELY tedious.  The material is sticky and the seam sealing makes it even more sticky and grippy.  In contest, the Hilleberg poles just slide in, the way one would expect.
That would annoy me too - I'll consider myself warned, and stick with the Akto, despite the second entrance and the possibility of fitting a second person in.

I still don't understand how people can use tents that require you to put a pole in a sleeve like this, In any sort of wind it's a right total faff.

I'm a big fan of the Vaude tents with the exoskeleton (like the original Hogan), where the fabric is bungeed to the poles. Very quick to put up, even in strong winds.

J
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Parts and Accessories / Re: B&M IQX
« Last post by andrew_s on Today at 12:26:12 am »
B&M quality really is an issue for me recently
I blame the "T" daylight running lights, myself.

B+M lights used to be reliable when they were just regular lights with a standlight (up to the earlier Cyo Premium), but all the lights with daylight running lights (Luxos U onwards) have had a fairly high failure rate, going by forum report (not just here). A step too far in added complications?

I use Edelux lights, since they came out in 2008 or whenever.
The only "problem" I've had was a small amount of condensation inside the lens after a particularly wet ride using the first. Leaving the light switched on for a week cleared it, and it hadn't reoccurred before I sold it when upgrading to an Edelux II 3 or 4 years later.
Possibly significantly, Edeluxes don't have a daylight mode (though the senso does consider a large part of the winter as being dim enough to require the main light to be on).
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Audax / Re: Liz Creese
« Last post by peter simplex on Today at 12:12:15 am »
Sad news, Helen.  I recall getting blown off Liz's wheel on an A5 Rangers event in the early 90s.   An ungainly but highly efficient pedalling style. I last saw her nearly 20 years ago examining postcards with Rocco in a Harrow collectors' fair.  Lovely photo btw
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Camping It Up / Re: Tarp Tents - an American brand you should check out
« Last post by andrew_s on Today at 12:10:15 am »
lastly, my number one peeve is how gummy the yellow pole channels are in use.  Getting the poles in and out is EXTREMELY tedious.  The material is sticky and the seam sealing makes it even more sticky and grippy.  In contest, the Hilleberg poles just slide in, the way one would expect.
That would annoy me too - I'll consider myself warned, and stick with the Akto, despite the second entrance and the possibility of fitting a second person in.
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Audax / Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Last post by mhodnett on Yesterday at 11:32:01 pm »

The Irish leg of the outbound journey will be Heuston to Kent; ideas on how to get from the Stena terminal at Dublin port to Heuston would be handy too.

Return journey will probably be a late train from Derry to Belfast for a morning ferry as Stranraer to Dundee/Leuchars takes most of the day.

Stena port to Heuston station is an easy navigation, its along the quays. From the ferry port, follow directions to city centre and basically follow the river for another few km. The rail station is just after the Guinness brewery.
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Audax / Re: Liz Creese
« Last post by Ian H on Yesterday at 11:30:22 pm »
One of AUK's great characters, along with Rocco.  I have fond and amusing memories of the two of them.
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Audax / Re: Liz Creese
« Last post by hellymedic on Yesterday at 10:26:47 pm »
I might not have the date correct as the Facebook post stated 'Friday 7 December'. That is academic.

I rode Liz's Bluebell Ride 100km twice and the 300km Ruislip Randonnée. We were also both on the West London CTC DA Committee. Liz and Rocco overtook me on the ascent to Stokenchurch when I did the old WCW and I didn't see them again on that ride.
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: RIP David Bellamy
« Last post by Wowbagger on Yesterday at 10:19:40 pm »
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A vewitable wiot of wavenous weptiles
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I had reason to deploy the xkcd Bobby Tables cartoon at work today  :facepalm:
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