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  1. manchu

    F1 -- 2018

    Yeah, watched in again last night and it would have been pretty much impossible and unreasonable to penalise him. He gained a lot of distance but no extra position. I do think however that Max is bloody lucky vettel screwed up like he did because otherwise it probably would have been Max either going off track for no reason or causing a collision with Bottas if he stayed on track. He'd already overcommitted before vettel screwed up.
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    F1 -- 2018

    I reckon Max should have been penalised for going off track at the start of the race. Fair enough he had an incident to avoid but he took the piss and gained an advantage. He almost came out in front of Hamilton!.
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    WTB: iphone 6S or better

    Yeah, and I might still go that way but . $230 screen + $40 for battery still leaves me with a phone with some other issues. Thinking replacing the lost might be more sensible.
  4. Item: iphone 6s or better Location: Melb Price: ? Extra Info: I comprehensively shattered the screen on my iphone 6S on the weekend so am after a cheap replacement. I've considered getting apple to repair but decided against it as the battery life is also a bit rubbish and the speaker has always been too quiet. Anyone looking to sell an iphone 6S or better? min 64gb.
  5. I went through this a few years ago and getting the booze selection and quantity right was a stress. If you dig back in these forums you'll probably find my thread very similar to yours. I was fortunate enough to have a good mate in the industry who helped in choosing and buying the wine for a good price. 1 white, 1 red, 2 bubbly. I can't recall what exactly but nothing too sweet or too heavy. I reckon you need more bubbly than for just one toast. We went through more bubbly than either white or red. For beer we had a selection of kegs from a local craft brewery. More expensive than cheap slabs but for great quality 'craft' beer it was a bargain ($300 a keg for beer that sells for $80 to $90/slab). The brewery supplied all the hardware free of charge and refunded any kegs that weren't opened. It's a good option if you want fancy beer, but having said that I'd go for slabs next time. Not sure about Guinness or Kilkenny as they're best out of a pint glass, and that's probably a hassle you don't need. Have a majority of normal beers (Coopers and XXXX) and a small qty of specials like the stout & Dry&lime if you want. Best to have some light beer too...a six pack should do it. another tip is to buy from a place that will accept returns if you over estimate. Dans do it. https://www.danmurphys.com.au/weddings
  6. manchu

    Renting a vehicle or anything else

    I once booked a compact car from Avis and was expecting a free upgrade to a small car due to an ‘upgrade to next class’ promo they had on. I was upgraded from a manual compact to an auto compact (the same model car).
  7. manchu

    F1 -- 2018

    What a bloody sensational race! Everyone seems to be talking about Max's incident with Vettel, but IMO the earlier stuff up trying to overtake Ham is where he really threw away his chance. If that hadn't happened there would have been a very interesting fight between the two RB drivers, and it would have been sensational to see Max properly schooled by his old and wiser teammate (if of course max didn't take them both out in the process).
  8. manchu

    WTB: Camper Trailer

    Just a quick bump as I'm still in the market and I figure now that summer is done there could be campers being offloaded. I've pretty much settled on a Jayco Swan or Eagle for about $10K.
  9. manchu

    Bluetooth turntables - a waste of time?

    OP... your can get separate bluetooth transmitters for about $20, so you don't need to restrict yourself to the LP60-BT. You will need line level though so a TT with built in phono stage or a separate one. AT-LP120 would be a much better turntable than the LP60 sure you can just drill a hole in that cabinet?
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    Spending money on older cars.

    I just scrapped my ‘03 Mazda 6. 310,000km and served me very well but developed an intermittent loss of power. I threw $150 at attempted fix which didn’t work. The next step was $1000 which I wasn’t willing to spend considering it was a maybe fix, the high km’s and a few other big bills on the horizon. Once the repair costs exceeded value of the car I figured it’s time was up. If I wasn’t already planning on getting a bigger car for our growing family, or it had any chance of becoming sought after in the future I may have kept it on the road.
  11. A$149 from Apple so $45 is a very nice price.
  12. Anyone watched Dave Letterman’s new show? Did well getting Obama for ep 1.
  13. haha, I'm getting flash backs of the first head unit install I was involved with. It took 3 of us 'kids' a full day to get the old one out and a new one wired in. Just as we were about to give ourselves a pat on the back and have yet another beer we realised the HU was about an inch too long for the space.
  14. Excellent idea I've read up a bit elsewhere and agree with this sentiment. There's steering controls, reverse camera, rear DVD screen all to worry about. I've done a couple of simple head unit installs many years ago and reckon this one might exceed my DIY abilities/patience. Agreed. I sent an inquiry to a specialist last week but haven't heard anything. Time to pick up the phone or drop in I think. Definitely. There's already door rattles at moderate/high volume so that will be a must. thanks for the input
  15. cheers. I'd quickly looked at some compact subs (focal and kicker) but didn't notice the one with built in 2CH amp. Seems like a great option but I'm not sure leaving the factory rear speakers isn't a great idea. I'm thinking of the kids!! Now that I understand the stock HU and new speakers is a waste of time I need to decide what option to go for. I believe the factory speakers are: Front = 6x9" doors + dash tweeters, Rear = 6" Doors, Rear roof = 2 x 2" 'surrounds' To save initial outlay I'll forget about a sub for now, but may consider adding one in the future. So I'm tossing up between: Option 1: New Head unit + new front and rear speakers. Option 2: Factory head unit + 4CH amp + new front and rear speakers The factory head unit leaves a lot to be desired (other than it being low power) so replacing it would be great, but I can see this being a lot more costly and more headaches, so I'm leaning towards option 2. edit..deleted some stray text.
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