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  1. Magoo

    Jay Rayner reviews Le Cinq, Paris

    Changed days when people think Jay Rayner is pompous, compared to Gill or Meades he's quite considered and earnest. Although you could argue their invective filled take downs better fit an era when food media (all media) wasn't long past the point of parody. Hard to beat the time Meades reviewed a Planet Hollywood, slagging off the staff, customers, decor and everything else only devoting a single line to... "The food, incidentally, is crap."
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Genuine question, I have no idea about movie economics. But does that still work the same way now? Thought with the astronomical budgets and so many films on the slate if something doesn't take off hugely in at least one territory then it's likely a flop. Went to our community cinema and paid the princely sum of £2.50 for a ticket. Screen was good, thought the rear surrounds were very loud but that actually made the city sections enjoyable with the bustle going on around you. Seriously one of the best films I've seen in ages, a beautiful, tense experience that left plenty of space and room for the imagination.
  3. Difference between occupation and wiping out their armies I'd imagine. Always took the North to being analogous to Scotland with sheer distance and the terrain making it difficult to hold. The other option might have been a harrowing of the North, that doesn't come without consequences though.
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    Audio Club

    Was tempted to make a little hardware setup based around the Elektron Digitakt and a couple of simple synths or simply to get an Analog 4 while they're cheap. Always had more fun tweaking stuff with knob per parameter rigs but not sure it would quite be the same with menu diving on the Elektrons and went with a cheaper option of updating to Komplete 11 Ultimate in the recent sale. Molekular, Reaktor 6, Polyplex and Prism are all fantastic but really the CPU and latency get on my nerves on laptop. So after all that I'm down to a couple of ancient Waldorf plugins, AIR Hybrid and Uhe's Ace which I'm finding much more fun. Using native effects and simple instruments with barely any latency in Renoise is pretty close to a hardware setup. If anyone fancies update from Ultimate 2-9 for the same price it was in the last summer sale let me know.
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    Titanfall 2

    Yeah anyone who can run and gun with the Kraber has my undying respect. I took a fancy to the Double Take banner and spent hours being woeful, but great fun on slow moving games when it gives you the edge at middle distance with the stock sights.
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    Titanfall 2

    Struggle to see how snipers are viable as a class for whole games, it simply moves too fast. Handy to have a loadout for counter sniping campers though, funny how long people think they can stay still for.
  7. Yeha I'm going with the idea that they take Casterly Rock in some kind of epic pyrrhic victory, only for Cersei to go 'meh, the gold mines are empty guys". A blow for sure but not enough for any real leverage.
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    Euro 2016 thread

    I never even suggested you should support them. Just maybe don't feel too sore about them celebrating was all. Anyway we can all get behind Iceland now, at least until the miracle occurs and we get Wales vs Iceland in the final.
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    Euro 2016 thread

    Meh it was a short clip so I didn't see it as being a great deal more than what you've described. They had effectively just progressed in a major tournament further than their nearest rival, worth celebrating I'd say and I'd be doing the same if it was Scotland. No danger of that happening any time soon though.
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    Euro 2016 thread

    I'm surprised Wales celebrating England losing is any kind of a revelation to anyone, but then I'm Scottish. Most Welshies I know are just as anti-England FC as us. Would you expect them to politely clap while looking disappointed? How would you expect fans of Liverpool to react if Man U got knocked out of the Champions League?
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    Euro 2016 thread

    While Lawro and Rio can burn in the lesser hells for dismissing them too. Exactly what from England's group performances made anyone think this would be a cakewalk I don't know.
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    XCOM 2 - War of the Chosen

    Yeah after adjusting to a few of the changes I was finding it too easy on Veteran, slipping straight back into my play style from the previous game. Going to restart on Commander now I'm 5 hours in, the early game forging my super squad is the best bit anyway. Bit disappointed that a squad of Grenadiers and Rangers is still such an easy, lazy formula and there's not much to encourage a more balanced squad. Although adding the pistol with free shots has made snipers more fun.
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    Audio Club

    Anyone interested in getting into the Ohm Force plugins? I've got Ohmicide, Ohmboyz and Symptohm but I've not used them for years. They don't have a formal transfer system but would happily sign over my account details for a fairly nominal sum. Also selling Uhe Bazille, as good as it is I'm just not getting the use out of it either. Been hugely enjoying the Trigger Finger Pro though, 64 tracks of step sequencing and sample weirdness going into Renoise.
  14. Unless I've set it up wrong it's not all that great, if there's a fast cutting action scene the encoder shits the bed. The resolution doesn't seem great either but it's mainly the inability to handle anything other than slow moving, static shows that's the problem. Don't know if it affects movies and sport so much, the Champions League live stream looked pretty spiffing.
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    Can You Tell FLAC and 128k MP3 apart?

    2 out of 6 and didn't select 128 for any on my swanky Shure cans plugged into my computer. MP3s are ingenious but really things should have moved onto lossless or a better lossy encoder years ago, given the amount of bandwidth devoted to things like video content. Even 320 can't handle flamenco, dynamic classical pieces or Autechre for shit and lord knows don't we all just love kicking back to them in the evenings.
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