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  1. I watched this episode a couple of weeks ago too. I didn't really get how real kirk seduced the android woman, only for the android woman to try and kiss android kirk who then rejected her resulting in him being killed?! Was that real kirk's plan all along? Unless he just wanted to try and seduce an android woman for fun (because he hadn't done it before?) and that was an accidental benefit. Otherwise he had some phenomenal foresight.
  2. Am I the only one who mistook that for an Arma 3 screenshot at first. Yes? Ok then...
  3. Wow, that looks a lot more polished than I thought it was going to be. I thought they were just going to stand out in a dusty field with a crowd around them and a camera rather than having a mobile studio with an amazing backdrop each weekend. Fingers crossed that this will be good
  4. The Conjuring - new horror yarn from James Wan

    Saw it last night and I thought it was very good. Definitely better than the first and likewise I wasn't aware it was based in England which was a suprise. I thought it was really well directed.
  5. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    Yes you've still got to worry about Snipers:
  6. So basically they've created a console able to run games at 4k, but if they detect you're running a 1080p display or below they'll either block the transmission (as they really don't want you playing their console!!) or they'll slow down all that 6TF GPU to run at the same speed the original xbone Are you all seriously thinking this will happen?!? Phil Spencer can say it's mean't for pushing the envelope and doing 4k, but that doesn't mean they'll gimp the system to run in 1080p. No company would do that as even I don't think MS are that idiotic. [edit] Just corrected the name
  7. Chris Harris bit was ace. I've seen his youtube videos so kind of knew what to expect but he really shines when paired up with Top Gears budget. It just makes me wish he was one of the two primaries though Aside from that its ok but the humour still feels a bit forced.
  8. I haven't watched the actual episode yet but just watched the Extra Gear with Rory Reid and Chris Harris and I really liked it as they seemed to know their stuff. The only bit which did make me wince was at the beginning where Chris Evans was interviewed for 30 seconds. He seemed like he was on speed, over-excited and shouting for no reason. From what I've heard so far the reactions to the main event weren't amazing but I'll try and give it a watch sometime this week.
  9. The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    Yeah, the apps aren't amazing. The smart-panel keeps cutting bits off from a panel on my android phone. I tried it with my Surface Pro 3 and the page fits perfectly on the screen, plus it looks simply amazing! It's just a pain in the bum that I can't seem to swipe to the next page. I have to press the screen then use the controls at the bottom (this is using tablet mode too). It would be nice if they would release a Windows Store app for this, but that's never going to happen. Just started reading Deadpool and am really getting into that.
  10. The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    I just had a crazy moment and signed up to Marvel Unlimited. Access to 17,000 comics for a year for £48.12 according to my bank statement is not too bad! I'll be honest and say I don't own a single comic so I bought this with a hope to get into them. I'm reading Captain America #1 (1941!) and as I expected, it's quite funny how the stories were concerning Nazi spies and plots to kill Americans which I assume then were a very real perceived threat. I've also started reading X-men #1 as well and make my way through that series. With the sheer number of comics to read it's difficult to not keep switching between comics all the time. Looking forward to getting stuck in to some well known and less well known series
  11. Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    The image stabilisation is seriously impressive. Before I bought it I did some research on it and apparently it's got 4 or 5 stages to keep the image still. I know from personal experience how hard it is to keep binoculars steady even at half that zoom so was really expecting using this to be nigh on impossible. After using it however it keeps whatever you're looking at very still and centred even at maximum zoom so pictures come out really well. It's got some really intelligent tech behind it, but you'd need it for such a crazy lens. I was able to zoom in on something, keep it focused and get the shot I wanted usually first time. I do find though that I primarily use the eye-piece (digital) to take shots rather than the screen. I find things to be a bit more unwieldy and unsteady when trying to hold the camera in front of you and look at the screen whereas the other method just feels steadier and more natural.
  12. Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Ah, yeah sorry. It's the Nikon P900 bridge camera.
  13. Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    So I managed to get a bit of time with my camera today and thought I'd take a few more shots around Portsmouth. I've put them here and not in the photography thread as it's more showing off the camera's abilities rather than showing off photo quality. There were all taken free-hand and in cold conditions so not much time to play around with the settings. I've highlighted two areas on this zoomed out shot: Concentrating on one of the windows, it's pretty amazing being able to see this far... even to the point where I can see the guy on the right is married! Zooming in a bit further, this other shot is just because I was wondering what the black bit at the top of the Spinnaker tower was: I did a second shot of a distant boat with some people on it. ...and here's a close up Right that's enough polluting of this thread with my zoom shots. I might try seeing how I get on with taking some aesthetic shots and post them to the photography thread, though looking at what other people at posting I'll be completely outclassed. I'm heading to Vietnam in a couple of weeks so will do a bit of practising and maybe post a few when I get back
  14. I've watched all of them so far and besides the third episode (which I thought added some much needed humour), it's been a very disappointing return. It's almost like the people who are making it have forgotten what at it's core it was about and, more importantly, what made it great. There was one episode where a sculpture went around tearing people up with this graffiti left near the crime scene. Great idea but the execution was awful and half the time it concentrated on Skully and her mum. It left the "monster" playing second fiddle to an boring sideline about a brother of Skully's we knew or cared little about. I didn't feel like there was any closure and the total time Mulder spent on the case seemed like it wouldn't even warrant a day's paycheck. The last one had a weak premise to begin with and really seemed stretched thin with Mulders drug fueled tangent which went on for what felt like 15 minutes. Also the bit at the end with Mulder and Skully talking on a road somewhere. Just listen to what they're saying and ask yourself, who the hell talks like that?! Most episodes are trying to shove some moral or political message down our throats. They're just not fun to watch and whilst I can easily go back over the old episodes as they were genuinely full of mystery and intrigue, these are just flat out boring and confused. I'll watch the last one but unless they really see the error of their ways and return to the traditional formula, it seems like it should have stayed dead.
  15. Fit text within a silhouette?

    I found this but it requires photoshop to do it. If you haven't got it (I haven't unfortunately), maybe some kind person on the forum could do it for you.