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  1. Halkyon

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    I don't understand what the point of Rich Energy is other than getting their CEO and his titanic ego onto TV and presumably into the F1 pits occasionally. Oh right I just answered my own question. From the judge: “Mr Storey provided different and inconsistent accounts of the development of D1’s Device, which also conflicted to a large extent with the evidence of Mr Kelly.” “He often did not answer questions directly, preferring to make speeches about his vision for his business or alternatively seeking to evade questions by speaking in generalities or in the third person plural. He only answered several questions when I intervened.” “He had a tendency to make impressive statements, which on further investigation or consideration were not quite what they seemed.” Wealthy arseholes who have never been called out on their shit.
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    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    No worries. I feel like I've tried every combination of words in the English language and got nothing. It also led me to stumble across some vintage tripods on Etsy, one of which I've now bought instead. So sexy...
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    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Thanks @mindgames. I still can't figure out what that specific part is called so will have to buy a new complete assembly. Doh!
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    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Anyone know what this is called and where I might be able to buy one? Preferably knurled metal (aluminium)?
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    I've started playing with an old Helios 135mm f2.8 mounted on my Fuji X-E3 (so 1.4*135=189mm). Learning the manual focus, not worrying too much about sharpness, and swirly bokeh from old lens construction is fun.
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    Star Trek: Picard

    I'm torn. Amazon are a shitty company, but they will give this the budget it may need.
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    Formula One - 2019 Season

    That was a very dull race indeed but at least Vettel didn't win it. Simplified aero rules can't come fast enough.
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    Formula One - 2019 Season

    Ferrarilol. Sport would be better off without them, they should have their bluff called re: their preferential treatment.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Just your screen I think. I really like the second one, I'm a sucker for that kind of lighting that looks a little like a videogame.
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    Formula One - 2019 Season

    Only just caught up on the race. My takeaways - Melbourne is a ton of fun to drive on the F1 games but boring to watch. Ferrari continue to be naff with team orders and Vettel continues to prove he's overrated. I really don't care who wins these days as long as it's not him. Looks like much of the same otherwise and quite a few races won't be worth watching.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    Okay they're some old version of MySQL installed on Windows ME when the rest of the world is on Postgre. We should ditch this analogy. Discovery has inspired me to go through Voyager with a denofgeek episode guide to make sure I hit the highlights and skip a couple of duds. I think it holds up well and is pretty great, although I can't rule out the latest films and STD skewing my perspective.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    I can't believe people wrote the lines spoken by the characters, looked at their screen or bit of paper and didn't think "wait a minute, that's a bit shit". Then script editors actually read it and said "this is great!". It's terrible but I'm still watching in hope that it turns a corner, the corner is just going to have to be a hairpin turn.
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    Not true. Most with any decent audience will have agents and pretty standard fees for different types of video. The lower level ones may take "gifts" but don't underestimate the professionalism behind the down to earth images being projected. I know because its common for mobile games to turn to influencers as traditional user acquisition costs (pop-ups, video ads, Facebook ads) have continued to rise. As the influencer market matures the prices will rise accordingly but their utility to marketers has been undervalued up to this point. Personally I can't stand it of course. Edit: I just realised I quoted a post from 2017, doh.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    SQL does refuse to die to be fair. Much like Burnham and Tilly.
  15. Preorder on Amazon and then cancel and buy direct at the last moment... gotcha.

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