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  1. In all seriousness it’s a bit off for me to phrase it as “I” made a record. It’s not a solo project - in fact the band had existed for a few years before me and I was the last member to join. I’m just the tyrant in charge of the recording. All the drums and bass on this record, the backing vocals and most of the keyboards are all me. And some additional guitar in certain places. And I did all the recording and production. And even the cover art. It’s a double-edged sword because I feel proud of the record but also hyper-aware of the things that are wrong with it.
  2. How do you know it doesn’t?
  3. Made a video, for those of you who are into that kind of thing: For years I’ve tried to film every show I play. Occasionally, as in now, it turns out to be useful
  4. I've made another record! Four tracks of metal. (I think our singer Dan calls it something like "atmospheric post-black-metal" which is probably fine). It's on Spotify (below) and most other streaming services. CDs are in production. My favourite track is probably 3. Apart from the big unintentional silent gap at the end before track 4
  5. Good eyes, that man. I hadn’t clocked it at all but I’d be fairly certain I was resting my foot on the pedal. I don’t *think* it’s cost me much time there but it’s definitely something to be aware of and avoid. Honestly I was just glad to get it home by that point. The amount of otherwise decent laps I’d already wasted by looping it at the chicane. You can actually see I get a big snap of oversteer here but manage to catch it. Conversely I also did many laps with a much better/quicker path through the chicane, but slower overall because of mistakes elsewhere. That’s why I’m saying there’s still a couple more seconds in me, if I can just hook it all up.
  6. So after Monday Night Racing Club, @Junker bet me I could do a 2:20 at Spa in this week's Daily Race B time trial. He and @Corranga each uploaded a lap for me to view and get some pointers from. I'm not into the 2:20s yet but I did manage a 2:21.0 (in the Huracán, not the 'Vette they both recommended). Made a video although it's a bit small. Junker on top (2:18.2), then Corranga (2:20.0), then me at the bottom (2:21.0). Did my best to synchronise them although I don't really know what I'm doing. I do reckon I can take another couple of seconds off this. I ragequit after going a full second up in sector 1 before binning it in sector 2 My technique through the bus stop is not brilliant either. I reckon that costs me at least a few tenths, maybe a whole second against Corranga. Edited to add: if this works, it should be a tall version of the same thing, that should work better on phones:
  7. One of the current featured Rivals events is pretty good fun. Nordschleife in a Castrol Honda Civic touring car. Sub-8:00 clean lap gets you a bonus of 750K. I'm on an 8:08 so far. The car is good for a 7:11 so there's loads of time to find. Nice car, handles really well.
  8. PS4 digital owner here. The update to 1.68 took almost no time to download (100MB ish) but nearly an hour to install once it had come down. Certainly didn’t have to re-download the whole game or anything like it.
  9. This is going to sound stupid but this is the first time I’ve realised just how high up Bathurst is. Because you’re sat so high in that absurd truck, you can see right over the barriers.
  10. Bit harsh IMO. It's far from perfect but there's interesting stuff there. There's nothing about his actual driving career that you haven't seen before. But the family has given access to a lot of home video and photos that I hadn't seen before, and I thought the new interviews with Corinna and Mick were worthwhile (and Gina, though she is barely in it and doesn't say much). Mick's interview in particular is the real key thing about the film, I thought.
  11. Jennie Gow was talking about that on the BBC on Friday. Apparently Jenson Button once had a 105-place grid drop because so much of his car had been replaced at once.
  12. I don't know this for sure but my guess would be that on the real race cars, if you are already in 1st and you pull the left paddle again, it would ignore you and leave you in 1st.
  13. I think it's for selecting Neutral.
  14. I liked it more than @mexos did, but I think after a relatively strong start it does lose its way a bit. I wonder if there's a much longer edit somewhere, but someone decided it needed to be cut down to a 1h45 feature length. A lot of it does feel brutally rushed, and narratively it's a total mess. It's like it assumes you're totally familiar with his career on track, which is a bit of a reach given that it's going back almost 30 years. I still enjoyed it overall, both for the home-video stuff that I'd never seen before, and for the new footage of Corinna and Mick talking about Michael. (And Gina, though honestly I don't think she adds much of substance). But it's very far from perfect.
  15. I just posted this in the F1 thread so apologies for crossposting but it seems relevant here too:
  16. I'm watching the new Schumacher documentary that just came out on Netflix today. I know we've probably all seen the footage from Imola 1994 many times, but just as a warning in case it's an issue - the documentary includes a full shot of Senna's fatal crash with no cutaway, plus maybe one or two minutes of him receiving trackside attention and being stretchered away. It's about 27 or 28 minutes in. It cuts from an onboard shot of Schumacher following Senna into Tamburello, straight to an offboard wide shot of the impact. I get why they've included it for narrative reasons, and as I say I've seen it many times before, but it still isn't at all easy to watch (nor should it be). I'm on my lunch break from work so I won't get to watch the rest of the film until this evening. Pretty impressive so far though. It's produced in a similar style to the Senna film, with no narrator, just lots of archive footage and talking heads. A fair bit of it is in German and French, so you will need to have the subtitles on.
  17. Look at Lars Ulrich. Grandfather and father were both tennis players. He gets sent off to the USA as a teenager to try and become a tennis pro himself, fucks it off and starts Metallica.
  18. The only thing I'm going to say confidently is that @GwiDan and I won't be winning this year
  19. Didn't they even change the super licence criteria to stop it happening again?
  20. Part of the turbocharger. Recovers energy from the engine exhaust and feeds it into the hybrid electric system (and vice versa - can take energy out of the electrical system and use it to more quickly spin up the turbo to the right speed when boost is called for). The H stands for Heat. Distinct from the MGU-K, which does the same thing but at the rear axle rather than at the exhaust turbine. The K stands for Kinetic (energy). Mercedes is brilliant at making good MGU-H units thanks to many years (decades?) of experience building turbocharged engines for HGVs. Red Bull wants rid of them because with the Honda exit, RBR has to start making its own engines and it doesn't have the same expertise in making a good MGU-H. It'll happen because it will hinder Mercedes and everyone's fed up with them winning.
  21. It wasn’t racing at home, it was done in TV studios.
  22. We must both have started watching in 1988! Jean-Louis Schlesser and René Arnoux (both b.1948) were racing that year, and only Räikkönen, Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel were even alive then. My dad was always into F1 when I was a kid, and 1988 is the year when I reckon I started paying attention (because we got Nigel Mansell's World Championship for Amstrad CPC and I loved it). We also had an F1 management game (just called Formula One, I think) for the Amstrad. That had people like Arnoux and Laffite in it. Good times.
  23. Back up to (an admittedly still-discounted) £6.74 now.
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