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    The Meg - Jason Statham vs Giant Shark

    He is essentially a slightly smaller Rock. His facial expressions are even the same.
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    Neuromancer - William Gibson

    I've just remembered I'm reading Mona Lisa Overdrive! I left it at my weekday place and completely forgot. This means I'm currently reading Sterling nested inside Gibson. High grade shit.
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    Most impressive use of limited hardware.

    I always thought Cybernator on SNES was the best looking.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Oh nice I'll have to add those to the list, I really enjoyed Gateway. I'm on holiday just now and re-reading Schismatrix. Enjoying at a lot more this time I'm sure a certain forumite will be gratified to hear. I think I'm just a bit slow at picking up background and exposition from books, or maybe I just try to read too quickly. Anyway everything is much less opaque to me this time. Absolutely loving the Fortuna Miners Democracy, it just about manages to walk the line between irreverent comedy and farce. You can also see the influence on Iain Banks, but it's better done here than in any of Banks' motley crew scenarios. Also appreciating the extreme bad sex scene where one of the participants is a sexless soldier shot up on aphrodisiacs and the other is a lusty diplomat who has just been injected with desire suppressants. Top drawer.
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    Neuromancer - William Gibson

    I'm with K on this, Neuromancer is a novel, not a futurist essay, it's not a prediction. And even with this being so I personally think he did a remarkably good job at it.
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    Food Prepping

    Oh God Polish sausage.
  7. Could someone briefly explain the superpowers to me please? Federation, alliance and the other one. What is the benefit of getting status with different superpowers? Right now I seem to be liked by the federation and neutral to the others, but I'm not really sure why - I guess they just own more stations?
  8. Hmm, my first grade 5 roll was 55% optimised mass (this is for FSD range) which I thought was pretty good, with some penalties of 15/20 %. I rolled it again twice and all these were exactly the same. On the plus side I realised that I get to keep the mods even after my ship is destroyed. I've taken up mining which I'm finding quite good fun. At the moment I'm mostly looking for Platinum and Painite which seems to offer some pretty good payoff. Fighting off pirates in the Asp is pretty tough, but usually I get help from the locals so it works out. I can say that mining in this is officially better than in Eve.
  9. I rolled some of the mods several times but they seemed to be identical each time. Are there extra stats hidden somewhere? Anyway my Asp Explorer was up to 54 LY jump range so I was happy. Unfortunately I've discovered combat (which I have totally avoided up til now) and promptly lost that asp along with a couple of others! Also blown all of my money on mods and am now actually in debt, bulkheads are how much?! With hindsight I realise that I probably should have bought a dedicated combat ship.
  10. When was 3.0? I guess not in the last few days? How the hell did I not notice this before... Grrr. This game is so complicated.
  11. I see there is a message at the bottom of the engineering modifications screen which says "To craft higher grade blueprints you have to have completed all lower grade blueprints of the same type" - wtf! Since when?
  12. I've been playing this a bit again recently. I was far out of the bubble so headed back over the course of several days, deciding that I wanted to finally do an FSD upgrade with Felicity Farseer, something I started doing long ago but never finished. Long story short, I got to hers and sold all my exploration points (which I immediately realised was a mistake since I already had her unlocked up to grade 5, but never mind) then went about collecting the last bits of materials for the upgrade. Finally I get back to her station with everything I need, and she is showing as being back at grade 1. What gives? All that's happened in the couple of days since I last checked in on her (and she was definitely at grade 5) is that I lost my ship - this wouldn't affect engineer standing would it?
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    Deadpool 2 - 2018

    Perhaps, but the parts leading up to that bit were the worst bits of the film.
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    Deadpool 2 - 2018

    There was some good jokes, a surprising number of bad ones (it became braindead spoof on a couple of occasions) and it wasn't anywhere near as good as the first one.

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