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  1. reddit did the same some time ago, I think it was due to US laws/regulations.
  2. Visited one of the high end stores in london, think it was Davidoff or Dunhill. I remember they had the cigars out in a display with examples of each next to each other for reference. And they were all bleached and anemic looking because each display had its own florescent light directly above it. So yeah, direct sunlight for long periods would definitely be a bad idea
  3. Cigars are stored in 65rh tupperdores with boveda's, hygrometer says rh is ok, bear in mind these are all cigars that came from boxes, not singles, so the rest of the cigars in said boxes smoked fine, these were the exceptions that didn't, but they've all come good after being left for a couple years with their caps open...
  4. I first started smoking cigars about 5 years ago and over time I've occasionally come across cigars way too tight to smoke, I got into the habit of stashing these in an old cigar box at the bottom of one of my tupperdores thinking at some point I'd probably cut them up and put them in a pipe. Anyway fast forward to today and I was doing a reorganisation of my tupperdores and came across said box of misfits, on a whim I tried the draw on them.... Some were perfect, some were still a little tight but definitely smokable, I think I've got six in that box and *all* of them are now smokable... I just went out and smoked a Bolivar PC which I can recall from years ago was unsmokably tight, today it was perfect! It smoked down to the nub beautifully. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this?
  5. Right. But honestly what will happen is, young people won't learn to drive because they have to pay such huge insurance premiums due to their age, they'll use autonomous instead and never see the need. Insurance premiums for drivers who choose to drive themselves will begin to rise because they'll likely be less safe drivers than autonomous cars statistically. Could we reach the point where people try to ban it altogether? Probably, but by that point I'm betting the vast majority won't know how to drive anyway.
  6. Played Massive amounts of Battlefield 1, now playing Apex Legends (am very bad at it) on PC.
  7. Personally the reason I voted to leave was... 1) I never voted to join in the first place, my grandparents did (I'm 37). Imagine living your entire life but never actually having the opportunity to vote on one of the most important aspects that effects you. 2) EU seemed incomprehensible and undemocratic. There was a new treaty every 10 years, it didn't matter if a country voted against it the EU would just keep making small changes and then asking them again until they agreed. If two countries voted against it they'd just repackage it as a different treaty a few years later but not actually have any referendums on it because that was too inconvenient. 3) In normal politics you vote for a parliament and that parliament can't bind a future parliament, so every 5 years you have the opportunity to kick out the current lot and replace them with someone else who can reverse everything if needs be. Except with the EU where a treaty gets passed, the effects of it won't really kick in until the government who signed it is long gone and at that point you can't change it... so important laws get passed that you can't vote on any more and you can't even vote out the buggers who passed them in the first place, sound good don't it? 4) The EU looked like a complete shambles for 3-4 years while they lurched from one country sized bailout to the next during the Euro crisis. 5) What is the ultimate end goal of the EU? Where does it end up? What does it look like? Anyone know? Nope. The entire debate about staying in the EU or leaving was completely centered about what it is right now and what it was in the past, not what it was going to be in the future. And given that it was the only opportunity in my lifetime to actually have a say on it it's pretty important to have an idea on what you're voting for in the future right? So I voted to leave and I'm happy with the choice. It's going about as well as I expected, better actually since we're not actually in recession (yet). I never thought it would be easy, leaving something you've been in for such a long time never was, but personally I think we really made our decision to leave when we didn't join the euro, it was obvious then that we really didn't believe in the EU the way the other big countries in the EU do.
  8. Honestly, the simple answer to this is immodium (carry this with you when you travel) and a 24 hour food fast. Just drink water for 24 hours and let the bug starve itself out. In my experience eating anything of any sort just keeps it going.
  9. Actually, thinking about it, I do recall buying a single in Davidoff London once and they spritzed it with some water... I wondered why they did it at the time, but perhaps this is fairly commonly done?
  10. Well bloody hell... Think it's worth doing a test on dunking a correctly humidified cigar? See if it improves it any? I've got some PL Panatellas I think I ought to give it a go on
  11. I would certainly love to pick some of these up.
  12. I once had a Connie A which was by far and away the best cigar I've ever smoked, sadly I've never ever been able to get another that reached those heights. The Mag 50 is the only other cigar that got close to that experience, not as good, a distant second if you will, but still a damned good cigar. Thing is, I would say I generally prefer the average Mag 50 I've had over the average Connie A I've had, something about the silkyness from a good Mag 50 is sublime. In terms of putting my money where my mouth is, I have a single box of connie A's which I sample around 1 a year, but I buy at least a 10 box of mag 50 every year, so long as the draw is good they never let me down.
  13. It may depend on how "hard" your tap water is. I have noticed this, I was travelling with my own portable coffee gear and using bottled water bought in a 7-11 (Thailand) when I got home and started using tap water the difference was noticeable, with the tap water having a noticeably metalic taste vs the bottled water I'd been using in previous months. That said, I still do use tap water because it's just easier :) but there's no doubt in my mind that the type of water you use does make a big difference.
  14. Going hard on Trinidad, wonder if it's an effort to establish another "premier" brand like Cohiba. Feel like Trinidad has the chops for it.

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