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  1. That whole scene is one of my favourite scenes of all time I think. The pentaverate, Garth brooks juice diet, crying himself to sleep on his huge pillow. The whole film’s great too. I don’t think I’ve seen it this millennium but I’m pretty sure I could quote it all.

  2. I suspect it’s the lactose, which is a sugar and one of the things that caramelises and turns golden brown when cooking. There’s about 1tsp of sugar (lactose) per 100g milk, so perhaps look at your almond milk bottle and see if it’s got sugar in, if not try a teaspoon. 

    Alternatively, it might be more complicated and be Maillard reactions which is the interplay of the protein and sugars with heat that leads to delicious browning (usually in meat). Might be tricky to replicate without proper milk.

  3. Missed this thread before. Tarka dal. I make it every day for breakfast and have iterated it towards perfection. Weirdly rather than adding anything it’s taken me literally years to gradually strip almost everything away in terms of spices etc as it was never “right”. Think it’s nailed now.

    1. Salt well and boil red lentils until done. Not to sludge. Needs a little bit of body but no bite. Say 30 mins. Add plenty of salt and lots of water, when done it should have consistency of soup. I make 400g lentils for 5 portions, kept in the fridge during the week as plain boiled lentils.


    2. The next steps I do fresh each day with the boiled lentils from step 1. Finely chop 2 large cloves of garlic while heating frying pan.


    3. Add knob of butter to frying pan and wait for it to brown. Needs to be not quite smoking but close. This is extremely important and where a lot of the flavour comes from.


    4. add garlic to butter and stir. Should start to colour nicely, add 0.5tsp whole cumin seeds. Keep frying until garlic properly golden brown, but not catching.


    5. throw in portion of lentils to much fanfare! Add chopped fresh coriander and the boil for 2 mins. This will bring the flavours together and reduce slightly to the correct consistency.


    6. Serve with naan or other bread. Make sure it’s salty enough, it really, really needs enough salt.


    Lentils, water, salt, garlic, butter, cumin, fresh coriander. Nothing else! Except sometimes chillies. 

    This is also pretty good for the budget food thread as it costs nowt.

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    Some dude on resetera (lol) going radge because the interiors through windows don't look the best.


    Like mate come on now.


    Wait until he finds out they’re not even there.


    (there are no interiors, the windows are a flat opaque poly with an interesting shader)

  5. Garlic breads a good shout. For anyone getting started I’d also recommend doing homemade “naan breads” with your dough instead of pizza. Basically just make a pizza base and don’t put anything on it. 

    I made tandoori chicken in my Ooni the other night and had it as kebabs in homemade naan. Amazing.



  6. HDR shouldn’t look that different to SDR, it’s just a tech change to allow things to go a bit brighter and represent some more colours. For most scenes the image should be broadly the same, but the centre of lightbulbs, explosions and specular reflections will be brighter. If you take a HDR image you can absolutely tonemap it to look comparable on SDR, just missing some highlights. Those highlights matter, and can certainly make an image look more vibrant and real, but the overall grade of the scene can be very similar.

    I think most of the time if games look significantly different it’s a bug. 

  7. Anyone interested in how HDR works in video games from a proper in depth (including maths and code) view I really recommend this 



    The first half is the background colour theory and the second half about implementing this is COD. Very little discussion of Rothko.


    This is my indirect way of saying COD probably looks good in hdr. Although I’m not 100% sure about on PC. 

  8. Yeah it’s a shame this had to be the pathetically racist, misogynistic dated lowest common denominator shit that it is, because the performances are great and I really enjoyed it. 

    It would be entirely possible to make a film like this that succeeded in all the ways this does, without the casual racism, and more than 2 female characters that are wafer thin gangsters moll and heroin chic tropes. 

    Basically we should have more films that just have fun with really charismatic actors. But without the out of date toxic bullshit worldview.

  9. Uh oh...


    just catching up with the Paris coverage now, Imlach talking through the GC table: “Richie Porte, the patron saint of cycling misfortune” :lol:


    I like Richie Porte, but I imagine if he went to casino he would probably lose all his money and somehow contrive to lose a limb too...

  10. 9 hours ago, Graham S said:

    Really enjoyed this extract from Millar’s book about racing in Paris. In my mind’s eye I’m there. 


    That’s a great read.


    I’ve got a real soft spot for David Millar. I don’t enjoy watching cycling as much  if he’s not commenting. Similarly I think Gary Imlach is an absolutely brilliant anchor, he’s genuinely funny and dry with it. 

    I’m going to really miss watching the ITV highlights every night. 

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