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  1. I'm not bragging or wishing the "beetle gods" upset my perfect run since 2012 when I first became a "made member of "da FOH family" but I have not ever had my cigars violated by those creppy little thugs. It has been one less thing to bitch about or get pissed off about in my life! Hang in there for those who have had a run in with these bugs, good info here to combat the little pests.
  2. RyJ Ex.#4, TES SEP 15 (HQ) less than two years. RyJ Short Churchills Tubo POU MAY 15 more than two yrs. Love the slight cherry flav.coupled w / light tabac. From Host!
  3. I heard Toscano cigars keeps "friend and foe" away with it's interesting smell.
  4. Just a question PamunkeyHub know one is boo-hooing. I have the utmost respect for Rob and crew / 24:24. Yes aged stock does go very fast and I know that is the norm for 24:24 aged stock. I guess I have to start typing in hyper-speed (50 words a minute!) to lock down a fav. aged box! Stay well mates.......CAO
  5. Not sure what is going on with the starting time(s) for the 24:24 Tuesday through Thursday but when I click on 24:24 for today the time said it started 1 hour ago and all the aged stock was sold. Has the time changed. I know that here on the east coast of the states starting time was 8:30 pm. So maybe a mod. or someone in the "know" can help me out. Does Oz have daylight saving time and I'm missing the boat by 1 hour. If I remember correctly it used to be "first in first served" but if it is starting an hour earlier then I guess that statement does not apply any longer.
  6. I also have a half of box remaing of said cigar Hq's BUM ENE 14 / MER ABR 13 and they don't seem to have hit the flavor mark yet. I don't want to keep trying a cigar every 6 months or I'll have none to smoke!
  7. Yes, Yes DNS my bad ( typo) thanks. You get the gist of what I'm attempting to say?
  8. I need some help from are great members choosing and buying either one or two boxes from the same brand just different cigars. The cigars in question are; La Flor De Cano Petit Corona (25) or the La Flor De Cano Selectors (24) both under $80.00 USD. I think I'm not out of bounds (rules) because I have not mentioned where / who I would be sourcing these from. Anyway if any members have smoked these please when you get a break the in the action ( todays 24:24) please give a comment on any of these, thanks.......
  9. I'm no expert on these servers but from what I have read in some hacking mag.'s (comes out every two months) your internet info (traffic) ends up going through these file servers which act sort of a gateway to the WWW. You can't get from here to there without going through these gate keepers which are based all over the world. From the states to Europe you have underwater fiber optic cables going back and worth with data. Same as from Asia to the states in the Pacific Ocean. Also I'm sure there are fiber optic cables from Oz to Japan / China which send data back and worth from Japan / China to the states. DNS servers route this data from states to Europe and on and on and on. These DNS servers are very old and the safe guards used is from the 1970's. These DNS servers are a hackers delight. Very easy to access the info (hack) the data traffic. The evil hackers are one step ahead of the patches that come out after the fact. By the time the hacking is detected the evil hackers have moved on and found another method of doing hijacking the data. Big problem with these servers. Again I'm no expert on this but it is out there for all to read and learn. Not all hackers are evil some help to track down these people who are causing us harm in more ways than one. There are some crazy stories out there. Like the one where a writer dared a hacker to hack his brand new auto, When the stupid writer was driving on the freeway (cali.) the hacker started to mess with his transmission, slow down, speed up, turn the radio on / off and even turn the engin off before the writer begged the hacker to stop via cell phone. Everyone is aware that new devices have micro chips in them and that goes for weapons, large / small, etc, etc...Well with all the night vision abilities, range finding, and other add on features done for you doing all this the manual way is not needed anymore, the chip in these weapon does it for you. Well one day a weapons expert wanted to be shown how his new small arms weapon could be hacked which he did not think it possible. Well before you could say "whats the pass word" while he was attempting to range find his target and then fire the gun stopped working, shut down. Once he was back on line again target sighted the shot he fired missed the target by 10 feet to his right. Each time he atempted to correct his situation his shot got the same results. Again this info is out there for all to read and learn and "fore warned is fore armed". Cao mates!
  10. Very good well written story on the front page of Sunday's New York Times on subject matter. Cyberware has been going on now for almost 10/ 15 years. Easy hacking, one reason being the old DNS file servers. Made in the 1970's these servers are as old as dirt. Hackers have more ways to get into these servers then a tabac beetle getting into your cigar box shipping out of Kuba. 5 minutes to hack unsecured (not encrypted) servers / anti software and 7 minutes to hack ssecured info (encrypted) either huge corporations or your home computer. weze in trouble mates.............
  11. Again I'm a neophyte when it comes to years smoking cigars (2010) but I remember some where / someone telling me that for long skinnies the cigar is all about the wrappers; Dalia's, Panetela Larga's, Palmita's, Julieta's, Ninfa's, Cosaco's, Franciscano's, Laguito #1's, Seoane's, Laguito #2's and #3's, Carlota's, Trabuco's and last but not least Cervante. Yes, yes I know some of these are not made any longer but you could stumble bum your way over these in one of those out of the way places where you would never imagine these to be. Chile, South Africa, Albania, Cote d. Ivoire, Estonia, Fiji, Georgia (country), Cyprus, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, etc, etc,...well you get the picture! Oh I left out one or two; Miami beach known for great CC's and our dear friends to the south of the US of A; the Caribbean countries know for that very elusive and hard to find; the glass topped box of Cohiba 5 pack of Robustos. um, um good can't wait to bring some back for dad and the boy's at our bar / club next time I'm there Cao mates!
  12. I had the 67' Sunbeam Tiger red w/ white rag top. 289 Ford V8 4.7 L, headers, posi. traction, 4 speeed Hurst transmission. Wall to wall engine toughest engine that I have had ever worked on. Sorry I sold it because now it is such a real classic. The best of Brit. frame / body and american iconic Ford V8 engine. Roots group lives on.......
  13. Holy shit they look like they have been hit with the ugly stick! What a massive turn around. This is bad it almost wants me to try a NC or DR and I may get lucky. Maybe a Cuban seed NC shade grown, wrapper from some were in South American, filler from Cameron, and a taste of a nicotine bomb! Tried an OpusX but way to strong for my tastes. My B+M has a shit load of Dav.'s, Fuentes, blah, blah and blah. So many I have know Idea what I'm looking at. What little I have tasted seemed to be not much difference, all the same. Boring and a big let down, ah yes "Cuban Seed" Macaron wrapper, filler from somewhere south of the border can't wait to give it a go "NOT"....
  14. As I have stated before I got involved with CC's in 2010 just when they started to begin their ascent to an outstanding 3 or 4 year run. The only problems I have ever encounted were from vendors that were not FOH. Have never ever had any problems with FOH cigars. Before becoming an FOH member I had my share of crap. Plugged, dried out, taste of god only knows, when I opened one or two it looked like the savana of Africa twigs, paper and stems that reminded me of the mango swamps of Florida, a heap of crap! I guess todays CC's are on a downward curve which I have never had the honor of being a part of. That being said it looks like are good buddy Rob is doing the best he can in bringing us members the best he can find when he crashes the warehouse and master cases. Every week it looks like it is harder and harder to find either PSP or high end HQ.'s. This looks like it is a problem world wide now. And if Rob can't get the PSP's or HQ's I guess know one can. I have stocked up on a lot of PSP's from 2011 through 2014 and am enjoying them each and every day thanks to Rob. I don't mind buying PE's because I know Rob's PE's are better than the other vendors by a country mile. Bought a box of RyJ Julietas (25) from 2012 three weeks ago (FOH) and they are "smoking the house down" what a coup from the 24:24 program, Rob comes through again. My coin is either staying in my pocket or going into Rob's. Cao mates and happy hunting.
  15. ROB, LIKE YOU SAID "IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER" BUT LETS US PRAY TO THE CIGAR GODS THAT "WORSE" AND THAT THIS IS THE "BOTTOM" AND HOPEFULLY FROM HERE THE CUBAN CIGAR INDUSTRY CAN ONLY GO UP FROM HERE! i CAN'T SEE IT GETTING ANY WORSE BUT I DON'T HAVE AS MANY CIGAR SMOKING YEARS UNDER MY BELT AS SOME FOH MEMBERS AND YOURSELF HAVE. I WAS VERY LUCKY TO COME INTO SMOKING CC'S CIGARS AROUND 2010 JUST WHEN HABANOS WHERE STARTING TO HIT THIER STRIDE FROM 2010 THRU 2014 AND 1/2 OF 1ST PART OF 2015. LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN EVERY OTHER BOX POSTED ON 24:24 WERE PSP'S. NEVER HAD SEEN ANY PE'S BREAK INTO THE 24:24 / LFTH LINEUP DURING THE TIME OF "WINE AND ROSES". i THOUGHT THAT WAS THE NORM AND THE PSP HEAVEN WOULD GO ON FOR EVER! LEARNING, LEARNING AND LEARNING!

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