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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:34 
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I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


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I bought a cheapo Wayfair one to replace the dining chair I'd been using before. It's a vast improvement though in the hot weather we had been having a leather chair gets a little warm

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I thought I'd gone over the top when I bought my spendy secretlabs chair. No regrets whatsoever. Like shoes decent office chairs are a worthwhile investment.


I keep looking at those...

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For me it feels perfect, but that's not to say it'll be right for someone else. Comfortably firm, think like a nice train seat I guess in terms of the firmness of the cushion. Definitely not one that you sink into at all but I've just never had a moments discomfort even after a full day's work and then a couple more hours gaming in the evening.


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It might have to wait until, i sort a new car out.

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I've been considering a secretlab chair myself, and I'm fairly sure that the chair I'm on at the moment is constricting circulation in my legs somehow because even after sitting normally on it for an hour or two (and not sitting "on my legs" which I often do) I end up with numbness in my foot.

Of course I could just get up and about, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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markg wrote:
I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


Heh, I had exactly the same experience last week. Bought this and after half an hour I was a lot of pain for exactly the reason you said:

https://www.staples.co.uk/executive-cha ... 15246.html

It got sent back very quickly afterwards. No idea what to buy now though.


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MaliA wrote:
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Looking for a good day today:

Just Dance 2020
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Take a picture so people can guess what film it is from (BigOne still is a bit yellow from two weeks back) for a zoom quiz
Maybe some elite dangerous or animal crossing
Beers and wine.

Did you get your day, Mali?


Cheers, yeah.Except for TTR and Mariokart.

Had the thrill of smuggling 283 tonnes of narcotics right under the noses of the 5-0 into a space station, only to find it didn't have a black market to sell them on, so I then I had to smuggle them out again, and into another system that did past the feds, and then I lost 800 space dollars on the deal. Crime doesn't pay, guys

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I've been considering a secretlab chair myself, and I'm fairly sure that the chair I'm on at the moment is constricting circulation in my legs somehow because even after sitting normally on it for an hour or two (and not sitting "on my legs" which I often do) I end up with numbness in my foot.

Of course I could just get up and about, though.

Your problem is sitting at a screen for 12hrs a day without moving, not your chair.

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Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Looking for a good day today:

Just Dance 2020
Pigs out on the grass
Ticket to ride first journey
Mariokart
Take a picture so people can guess what film it is from (BigOne still is a bit yellow from two weeks back) for a zoom quiz
Maybe some elite dangerous or animal crossing
Beers and wine.

Did you get your day, Mali?


Cheers, yeah.Except for TTR and Mariokart.

Had the thrill of smuggling 283 tonnes of narcotics right under the noses of the 5-0 into a space station, only to find it didn't have a black market to sell them on, so I then I had to smuggle them out again, and into another system that did past the feds, and then I lost 800 space dollars on the deal. Crime doesn't pay, guys

It does if you think it through. You didn't think it through, did you?


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Bamba wrote:
markg wrote:
I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


Heh, I had exactly the same experience last week. Bought this and after half an hour I was a lot of pain for exactly the reason you said:

https://www.staples.co.uk/executive-cha ... 15246.html

It got sent back very quickly afterwards. No idea what to buy now though.

Yeah, I gave it a properly good go too. Had it for almost four weeks and tried every adjustment possible, thinking I must be doing it wrong and not wanting to admit defeat. Even ended up taking the lumbar bit out entirely before I gave up on it.


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MaliA wrote:
Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Looking for a good day today:

Just Dance 2020
Pigs out on the grass
Ticket to ride first journey
Mariokart
Take a picture so people can guess what film it is from (BigOne still is a bit yellow from two weeks back) for a zoom quiz
Maybe some elite dangerous or animal crossing
Beers and wine.

Did you get your day, Mali?


Cheers, yeah.Except for TTR and Mariokart.

Had the thrill of smuggling 283 tonnes of narcotics right under the noses of the 5-0 into a space station, only to find it didn't have a black market to sell them on, so I then I had to smuggle them out again, and into another system that did past the feds, and then I lost 800 space dollars on the deal. Crime doesn't pay, guys

It does if you think it through. You didn't think it through, did you?


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No. It was a Crime of passion.

You'll never be an intergalactic drug baron if you let your heart rule your head. Man up!

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While I have sympathy for her, being screwed over in the music industry has been going on ever since artists had managers, regardless of race, colour or creed.

And then there are the artist shenanigans that go on as well. I found myself ousted from the prog rock band I was in in 1971 because one of the other members fancied playing bass and none of the others objected when I was sidelined.

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Bamba wrote:
markg wrote:
I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


Heh, I had exactly the same experience last week. Bought this and after half an hour I was a lot of pain for exactly the reason you said:

https://www.staples.co.uk/executive-cha ... 15246.html

It got sent back very quickly afterwards. No idea what to buy now though.


I have a Herman Miller Aeron at work, and while I wouldn't compare it to that in quality in any shape or form, this is what I use at home and it's absolutely fine:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/flintan-nominell-office-chair-with-armrests-black-s59208197/

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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markg wrote:
Bamba wrote:
markg wrote:
I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


Heh, I had exactly the same experience last week. Bought this and after half an hour I was a lot of pain for exactly the reason you said:

https://www.staples.co.uk/executive-cha ... 15246.html

It got sent back very quickly afterwards. No idea what to buy now though.

Yeah, I gave it a properly good go too. Had it for almost four weeks and tried every adjustment possible, thinking I must be doing it wrong and not wanting to admit defeat. Even ended up taking the lumbar bit out entirely before I gave up on it.


Yep, I felt exactly the same way. Like, it looks all nice and comfy and modern; it can't possibly be so fucked, I must just be doing something wrong surely? Whereas my current ~£50 Argos job is perfectly fine (aside from the dying hydraulic cylinder) despite not having even a fraction of the bells and whistles of the new chair.


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Findus Fop wrote:
Bamba wrote:
markg wrote:
I got this similar looking one and then sent it back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GN4H96T/ref=dp_prsubs_2

It was absolutely crippling, the lumbar support was like having someone's foot in my back all day.


Heh, I had exactly the same experience last week. Bought this and after half an hour I was a lot of pain for exactly the reason you said:

https://www.staples.co.uk/executive-cha ... 15246.html

It got sent back very quickly afterwards. No idea what to buy now though.


I have a Herman Miller Aeron at work, and while I wouldn't compare it to that in quality in any shape or form, this is what I use at home and it's absolutely fine:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/flintan-nominell-office-chair-with-armrests-black-s59208197/

I'm able to sit in front of computer all day without any physical issues.


Yeah, that looks pretty similar to the cheap Argos job I've got right now (which I'm only looking to replace because the hydraulic cylinder is on it's way out so it near constantly slides me lower and need to be raised back up again) and it's perfectly fine. It's this, but in black:

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6183347

IKEA aren't currently delivering though (well, my local one isn't anyway) so it's not an option at the moment unfortunately.


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I think those gas lifts in office chairs are pretty standard and you can just buy them on Amazon etc.


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"It can't be racism because I've experienced shit things too" is not a great take.

No, absolutely not, and that was not what what I was attempting to say. I wasn't aiming to go down the "all lives matter" route at all.

I apologise if I have caused any offence.

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Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Looking for a good day today:

Just Dance 2020
Pigs out on the grass
Ticket to ride first journey
Mariokart
Take a picture so people can guess what film it is from (BigOne still is a bit yellow from two weeks back) for a zoom quiz
Maybe some elite dangerous or animal crossing
Beers and wine.

Did you get your day, Mali?


Cheers, yeah.Except for TTR and Mariokart.

Had the thrill of smuggling 283 tonnes of narcotics right under the noses of the 5-0 into a space station, only to find it didn't have a black market to sell them on, so I then I had to smuggle them out again, and into another system that did past the feds, and then I lost 800 space dollars on the deal. Crime doesn't pay, guys

It does if you think it through. You didn't think it through, did you?


<Hangs head>
No. It was a Crime of passion.

You'll never be an intergalactic drug baron if you let your heart rule your head. Man up!


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I've been considering a secretlab chair myself, and I'm fairly sure that the chair I'm on at the moment is constricting circulation in my legs somehow because even after sitting normally on it for an hour or two (and not sitting "on my legs" which I often do) I end up with numbness in my foot.

Of course I could just get up and about, though.

Your problem is sitting at a screen for 12hrs a day without moving, not your chair.

Which foot?

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MaliA wrote:
Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Warhead wrote:
MaliA wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Looking for a good day today:

Just Dance 2020
Pigs out on the grass
Ticket to ride first journey
Mariokart
Take a picture so people can guess what film it is from (BigOne still is a bit yellow from two weeks back) for a zoom quiz
Maybe some elite dangerous or animal crossing
Beers and wine.

Did you get your day, Mali?


Cheers, yeah.Except for TTR and Mariokart.

Had the thrill of smuggling 283 tonnes of narcotics right under the noses of the 5-0 into a space station, only to find it didn't have a black market to sell them on, so I then I had to smuggle them out again, and into another system that did past the feds, and then I lost 800 space dollars on the deal. Crime doesn't pay, guys

It does if you think it through. You didn't think it through, did you?


<Hangs head>
No. It was a Crime of passion.

You'll never be an intergalactic drug baron if you let your heart rule your head. Man up!


I trucked 283 tonnes of land mines from a prison colony to a mining colony for a small profit as penance

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Warhead wrote:
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"It can't be racism because I've experienced shit things too" is not a great take.

No, absolutely not, and that was not what what I was attempting to say. I wasn't aiming to go down the "all lives matter" route at all.

I apologise if I have caused any offence.

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Which foot?

Right.

Could be sciatical (if that's a word) - I used to get it super-bad when driving for more than an hour or two, until my doctor told me to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket and it completely stopped then.

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I think those gas lifts in office chairs are pretty standard and you can just buy them on Amazon etc.


I did wonder about that, not sure how to make sure I'm buying one that's compatible but I should probably look into it. I wasn't bothered initially as I was quite excited about the idea of a new comfy chair but obviously that's not worked out how I'd hoped.


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Which foot?

Right.

Could be sciatical (if that's a word) - I used to get it super-bad when driving for more than an hour or two, until my doctor told me to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket and it completely stopped then.

Squats, planks, press-ups. Start doing these now. Otherwise it will get worse with each passing year

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DBSnappa wrote:
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Which foot?

Right.

Could be sciatical (if that's a word) - I used to get it super-bad when driving for more than an hour or two, until my doctor told me to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket and it completely stopped then.

Squats, planks, press-ups. Start doing these now. Otherwise it will get worse with each passing year

Thank you db, you have no idea how much I nag him about his :DD :luv:

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It's my oldest boys birthday today, 21! Which is crazy. He wanted me to pre-order an Xbox X for him but they're not available yet so I made him one out of cake instead.

I intended to make it actual size, but it's fatter and shorter at 17 x 26cm. The real thing is going to be massive, I can't believe how big it is!


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Looks amazing!!!

Edit: and congrats on successfully getting him through to 21!

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Did you all have some weather tonight? We had a storm of inch wide hail boulders falling from the sky, flash flooding and the ice in the hail started to freeze up in the flooding like little platforms of ice floating on the flood water, plus some 60+ lightning strikes. It was weather like I’d never seen. We had loads of flooding here... when was that? This year had been so extraordinary I have lost all track of time... but when we had those that recent floods, but the flash flooding tonight was SO fast. Our road flooded in about four minutes.

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And yet it’s still ridiculously hot. This is, what? The third day of thunderstorms, now? Fourth?

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Pretty much nothing here tonight, some thunder and far off lightning and that was in. Pigs had an early bedtime, I'm case it got worse, much to their disgruntlement.

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Pretty much nothing here tonight, some thunder and far off lightning and that was in. Pigs had an early bedtime, I'm case it got worse, much to their disgruntlement.

Weird. It was lashing down for hours here


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And yet it’s still ridiculously hot. This is, what? The third day of thunderstorms, now? Fourth?


I don't recall having days of thunderstorms in a row like this before. Tonight's was the closest, with one clap of thunder sounding like it was just a street away.

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We had thunder from 11am until 9pm, with sheet lightning starting about 4pm and rain picking up at about 7. Then it went dead calm and hasn't changed.

Bloody muggy at both ends.

Odd weather, but nothing as odd as that @mimi!


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 0:44 
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Mimi wrote:
Did you all have some weather tonight? We had a storm of inch wide hail boulders falling from the sky, flash flooding and the ice in the hail started to freeze up in the flooding like little platforms of ice floating on the flood water, plus some 60+ lightning strikes. It was weather like I’d never seen. We had loads of flooding here... when was that? This year had been so extraordinary I have lost all track of time... but when we had those that recent floods, but the flash flooding tonight was SO fast. Our road flooded in about four minutes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:40 
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For an hour we could hear the thunder, and looking on a lightning tracker there was a huge crescent running round the north, east and south of Bromsgrove.

When it eventually arrived it was superb. The nearest lightning struck a couple of hundred meters away and it was the heaviest rain I’ve seen in years. Lots of flash floods in the neighbourhood though.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:42 
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We've had a LOT of thunder and rain this past few days (starting Sunday when we got caught out in it :DD) but nothing quite as cool as yours Mimi; I wonder if you were right in the middle of it for a while?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:46 
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I think we must have been, Jem. We’ve had local flooding here a few times, but nothing as fast as last night. The ice was incredible, and the sheer number of lightning flashes. A few of the lightning flashes these past few days have been very close. Tingly close, where it just sounds like a huge explosion cracking the street open.

@dr Zoidberg What lightning tracker do you use? I have BlitzortungLive and it was all lit up last night. It’s been very lively these past few days.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:07 
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It’s in the App Store as “my lightning tracker and alerts”.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:16 
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Herts has thunder! I knew if I wanted a dry walk then I had to be done by midday. I still didn't make it. Happy to have the excuse to stay in, now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 16:59 
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Took the afternoon off for a nice game of golf. Forecast said 10% chance of light rain. Got to the tenth and all hell let loose, fucking thunder torrential rain, the lot. Was playing well too. Absolute fucking bullshit.


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