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  1. The EVEMon Addicts Helpline Thread

    Man, I've not kept up with EVE politics in a while, time to check out whats been happening.
  2. Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn

    From when I played, it was pretty much the same as WoW in that way, just we already did all the levelling in WoW and have items to shortcut most of it now.
  3. Election Means Election Chat

    So the majority of the party wants to remain but in the run up to the election the perceived attitude within the country was that the decision had been made, this was especially true in the fact of the almost united pro-brexit press. So we went for a slightly softer second referendum on the deal. We all know the deal will be a piece of shit so the second referendum is very likely to return a remain vote in the face of the preceding two years of the economy going down the drain. This had the added bonus, if polls hadn't gone so strongly against the idea of deals, of being something we could probably have forced as a concession in negotiations, where a straight cancelling of the process wasn't going to fly with either major party. The intention to remain hasn't changed, just the political necessity to go about it in a more roundabout way.
  4. Election Means Election Chat

    Current rumours are the DUPs price was a guarantee of a soft border with RoI, which may in practical terms mean retaining freedom of movement (and probably single market, because you may as well at that point).
  5. Election Means Election Chat

    Maybe the weekend? Might not even be that long.
  6. Election Means Election Chat

    Win or lose, I wouldn't be surprised if Mays days are numbered. The knives will come out given how badly bungled this campaign has been and I very much doubt she'll fight another election.
  7. 80+ is pretty hot. My pc was hitting that level a bit ago, replaced the thermal paste and it's down to mid 60s.
  8. Election Means Election Chat

    The same can be said of many places, such as London.
  9. Election Means Election Chat

    So May is refusing to take part in any televised debates, presumably because when we've seen her before she's really bad at them and Corbyn actually comes across really well in that format (as seen during the Labour leadership elections). Pressure from everywhere pretty much for her to take part, with the SNP calling on broadcasters to empty chair her if she wont go on. It can't really look good for her to not engage in discussion over policy at this point.
  10. Election Means Election Chat

    You might not like the idea that a Tory vote is a hard brexit vote, but that doesn't make that situation any less the case. You can choose to ignore this, to vote based on how much you want the road network improved or whatever else but you know as well as anyone else that your vote will be taken first and foremost as a ringing endorsement of the hard brexit strategy. Now to your second point there, you seem to be trying to claim that unless we approach brexit negotiations with a lot of demands, we don't have any ground to give in compromise. There's an argument here, but you badly confuse two things: The EU will not try to negotiate us from a hard to soft brexit. Those are two very different sets of discussions that will shape the next two years of talks. We can make a demanding initial offer in hard brexit negotiations (no reparations, trade concessions etc.) or we can make a demanding initial soft brexit offer (very low fees for single market access, zero access to benefits for EU migrants etc.) and either one gives us negotiating room to find something we and the EU can agree on, but the soft brexit offer is not in any way shape or form a weaker version of the hard brexit offer, it's a totally different negotiation. I can't address too much more without any idea what you do think is at stake, but I think your idea of some kind of three way coalition is a complete nonsense of the worst sort of daily mail column kind. As for us, we'll be campaigning for the closest ties with Europe we can achieve, as the only party in most of the UK who unabashedly support that.
  11. Election Means Election Chat

    I suspect Scotland wise, the SNP lose a few seats but still do really well, I can see a few border constituencies going blue. Some of their MPs have been awful since their election, and the 2015 result was unrealistically huge. Otherwise I suspect Sharp is probably along the right lines. Here we go:
  12. Okay, lots of questions and I'll try to answer them: WeMo smart switches work with Home, as does anything compatible with SmartThings (which I believe is a Samsung program, but others have bought in to it). I know Lightify bulbs work with Home, again it's fairly easy to check online though which ones do or don't. You cannot define a bulb to be part of more than one room. You can call out individual bulbs though, so "Turn the Lounge Ceiling light on" works to just turn the single bulb on while "Turn the Lounge lights on" hits everything. You can set up specific phrases using various third party applications but you'd have to set them up individually and modify if you change bulbs. It does understand spoken colours, though I can't seem to find a list of what it does or doesn't go for. White, Yellow, Pink etc. all work fine, it manages "beige" and "daylight" so it seems fairly good but I'm not sure how to describe a lot of other colour temperatures. As said we only have coloured bulbs so Sarahs checking of the ambient ones may be true, I have no way to check. If you turn the bulb off by the app or by home it will return to its last colour and brightness, if you cut the power by hitting the light switch (or after a power cut or similar) it returns to a default classic warm-white at high brightness. Not sure what you mean Dave, the Hue bulbs use Zigbee rather than WiFi and the hub connects via cable. I understand there was a security flaw found last year but it was firmware patched before the flaw was even made public, you can never promise a device is security flaw-free of course.
  13. You can always drop over sometime and take a look at our setup; I find we use the colours a lot more often than we thought we would but I had similar thoughts to you initially. That said spots are super pricey. If we did our hall (6 spots) I'd be hard pressed to justify the cost of colours. On the other hand if you're not doing colours, there's a strong argument for not bothering with hue at all and just going with smart switches. Much cheaper as you just need the one switch at more like £20 to control the set of existing bulbs and you can use it just as well with Home. IKEA also do their own (cheaper - £12 per white GU10) smart bulbs that do whites as do a few others, as the colour response is really the only thing that makes the hue premium worth paying.
  14. We found we make much more use of the colours than we thought we would, but it really depends what you plan to do. Colours are entirely underwhelming if all you have is one bulb in the ceiling but can create great effects letting you really change the feeling of a room in a lot of clever ways if you have a few light around. In the lounge just having the ceiling light and one lightstrip down the bookcase already lets us easily change the room from feeling smart when we have guests who we need to look smart to over to feeling nice and cozy when we want to curl up and play games. Like any kind of room decoration, it depends how creative you want to be, the nice thing about the coloured hue is if used well it lets you make the kind of changes to a room that would otherwise require changing furniture or paint with just a voice command.