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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

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"which are pure carnage on wheels"

You mean 'could be'.

But no, there will never be fully automated HGVs on the road - ever, not in the numbers we have now. Automated driving is very much still in its infancy, and will only be used very sparingly by the elite. We're decades away from Minority report superhighways


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[VIDEO] Eurovision Song Contest - the movie, not the show.

Will Ferrell's an odd one. Genuinely nice bloke, sterling actor when he pushes himself, referees for his kids' soccer team league, and thanks to Graham Norton's introduction, a massive fan of the ESC, so he wrote a movie about it.

For blimey-knows what reason, I found myself watching this Saturday night, and it's pretty OK.

Will & Rachael McAdams play an Icelandic musical duo with dreams of winning Eurovision, but their isolated location, as well as opposition from Will's father, played with a startlingly authentic Icelandic accent by Pierce Brosnan seem to be major barriers to them getting anywhere near their dream.

By sheer luck, their demo tape is chosen to make up the numbers for the regional competition, and other factors in play cement their position in the actual competition itself held, for some reason, in Edinburgh (which would mean that the UK won it the previous year, despite one of the characters joking that the UK never wins the Eurovision).

And here's the thing, a lot of reviewers seem to be taking this film far too seriously for what it is, and pointing out factual errors about the film's depiction of the contest's rules & regulations. Seemingly oblivious to the long-held reality that Eurovision is a joke. It's a campy farce only taken seriously by the few countries who think it's a serious competition. Also, Rachel is supposed to be about 50 according to the timeline, but she looks bloody good for it.

At its heart, it's a love story between Will & Rachel (Lars & Sigrit), trying to chase their individual dreams that are more intertwined than they realise. The staging is great, having been filmed during last year's ESC in Israel, so they had an audience on standby. And the songs are actually pretty good. Well, a couple are anyway.

Naturally, former winners get a look in, Conchita's there, as is Netta, who very nearly made me punch my screen during the few seconds she was polluting it with her presence.

There's cringe moments, but it's a Ferrell vehicle, so it's to be expected. But overall it's a solid 7.75/10. Don't look at it too deeply, enjoy the farce and the obvious affection on display, enjoy the music, but above all, don't p*** off the elves.

I'll post this, even though it's a partial spoiler


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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy



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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

I would certainly send out a very garbled message if the UK opens its door to the people of Hong Kong who are suffering at the hands of their Chinese overlords, but then hand billions over to a tech company so deep inside China's pocket. 

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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

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bandicoot says...
"I just want to inform you of the possible dangers of 5G "

That's fair enough, but you're still trying to warn people using conspiracy websites spouting easily debunked hysterical theories with no grounding in reality.

Taking confirmation bias out of the equation, a quick google of '5G testing results' (note, not using 'positive results' as the search term) brings up a plethora of agenda-free websites detailing results of various tests performed and their outcomes, as well as this one which answers some of the questions you've been asking, but seem to have been looking for the answers in the wrong places 


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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

Well, you're not going to win any arguements with batshit-crazy websites like that either.

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RE: [VIDEO] 5G con spiracy

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bandicoot says...
"It has been proven"

Jeez, Bandi, you've been here long enough to know you need to back that s*** up with undeniable evidence other than a blog post.


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[VIDEO] The Old Guard (Netflix)

In the absence of bums on seats, the online streaming services are filling the void with material that, under normal circumstances, would look more than at home on the big screen.

One that popped up on my feed today was trailer for The Old Guard, starring Charlise Theron as the leader of a group of immortal mercenaries shooting people and blowing crap up, while avoiding identification by a shadowy organisation wishing to try to weaponize their abilities. Would certainly come in handy during most conflicts, but, you know, morals and that.

Most interesting aspect for me personally is that the big bad appears to be played by Dudley Dursley himself, Harry Melling.



Out next Friday, so probably available everywhere else Saturday morning. They really need to get a grip on that

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This item was edited on Friday, 3rd July 2020, 11:07

RE: Video converter

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" What other alternatives are there?"

Anything other than the obvious bilge you've just spammed


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The Great (Hulu)

I've been a fan of the younger Fanning sister since her scene-stealing performance in Super 8, but have been a little disappointed in her movie choices since. Neon Demon was style very much over substance, and Teen Spirit was so inconsequential I'd forgotten most of the movie half an hour later.

So to see her taking the lead in this quite lavish re-telling of the story of Catherine & Peter the great piqued my interest, and I'm glad I sought it out as it's bloody amazing. Elle plays the primarily niave but ultimately cunning Catherine (with a spot-on English accent to boot). Nicholas Hoult turns the belligerent arrogance all the way up to Top Trump as Peter, and Phoebe Fox excels as the snippy fallen-from-nobility maid, Marial.

It's starkly violent in places, there's a lot of random acts of how's-your-father, especially with everyone else's other halves, and everyone has a potty-mouth to rival even the most sea-weary sailor. If Stranger Things convinced the public to give Netflix a go, then this could really be Hulu's figurehead.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

By the way, not sure if anyone noticed while they were screaming about Cummings and his little road trip - Farage flew to the US last week to support his best mate Trump during his embarassing Tulsa rally.

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RE: Dumb smart meters



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

I think the hook is that on first impression, you wouldn't immediately think he'd be that sensible & level-headed. He popped up on my feed once and clicked, expecting him to be a General Lee-saluting hick, but I was glad to be wrong. I haven't subscribed, but YT's algorithm being what it is he's showing up more often than not now

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RE: A Musk try

Played far too much Kerbal to have not got that on the first try

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RE: So... what are you playing just now?

Via a complicated youtibe rabbit hole, I stumbled across Raft, a seemingly open-ended sandbox game where you find yourself on a tiny raft floating on an endless ocean, using only the flotsam around you to build up your raft, find food and defend yourself from the never-ending queue of sharks who'll chomp off your foot or a section of your floating island if you're not paying attention.

I'd actually got quite involved, made myself a bedroom with hammock, a well-stocked kitchen (mainly fish) and a navigation deck. When I finally managed to pool my resources and put a receiver together, and it's at this point that I discovered that the game actually has a plot, that being the plot from Waterworld. (polar icecaps melted, fend for yourself).

It's that involving it's managed to drag me away from GTA online for more than a week

Edit, turns out the game is early access, and they've only released the first chapter, which I got to the end of earlier. Oh well, back to GTA it is then

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[VIDEO] RE:Elvis From Outer Space

Looks just as good as a Neil Breen movie. I fully expect it to be featured on Half in the Bag within a month

Not that they've got any decent movies to review these days



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[VIDEO] RE: SpaceX manned flight canceled till Saturday

Looking better today



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Interesting video, but that guy needs to take a breath once in a while.

Interesting in that he calls out Twitter for using CNN & WaPo as credible sources for fact checking the Presidents lies (Not 'predictions' - lies). It also mentions 'others', as in other fact checking mediums, so it could be said that the mentions of CNN & WaPo were there just as eye-catching names.It's also interesting that he refers to them in derogatory tones, implying he might not be completely down the middle when it comes to bias, but that's just my take.

The fact is Trump's tweets are taken as undeniable facts by the thousands of misguided fools who still believe he's doing a good job.



so come November there may indeed be a swing in either direction based solely on people believing his comments regarding voter fraud regarding mail-in ballots (short answer, there never has been any widespread and/or effective accounts of voter fraud  via mail-in ballots - ever, and as President, he knows that. erg, he lied)Also, Twitter didn't censor Trump, they just added a footnote advising its users to do a little research before taking his bullshit at face value.



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

They've just labelled another of his tweets as 'glorifying violence' after he quoted a notoriously racist police chief from the 60's, essentally threatening to order the  police & military to open fire on looters. 

So, of course, even though he's been using their platform to spout his sociopathic garbage for years, now that they're actually talking him to task for his repeated violations of their terms of service, he's threatening to heavily regulate Social media, specifically Twitter.

Tell me again how that isn't one of the 14 tenets of fascism?


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RE: [VIDEO] Would this make you want to watch Attack of the Clones?

The only thing that would make me want to watch that steaming turd again is a large bundle of used 20's thrust into my sweaty mitt, and even then I probably wouldn't pay attention

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RE: SpaceX manned flight canceled till Saturday

I remember watching a launch several years ago, might even have been one the of the final shuttle launches, when it was cancelled for weather reasons. The was a lot of frustration as it was 30 minutes until launch and the reason the launch was scrubbed was there was anvil clouds 20 miles from the pad. Apparently that was enough to put the kybosh on the whole thing

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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

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sj says...
"I pretty much agreed with this review and thought it was a 6 or 7 kinda game."

Well I just finished my first playthough and Alice bloody died so it's a poxy 1 from me and no it's just dusty in here


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

100,000 deaths, 14.000,000 cases are 'something to be proud of'.

4 years ago it was foretold that he would be the worst possible President in American history, but I'm pretty sure no-one would have guess he would have gone f***ing golfing in the middle of a pandemic.



Actually, strike that. That's exactly the kind of thing I knew he would have done.

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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

Finsished Inside quite quickly, and while there's a second ending to be had, I've decided to stretch my new setup's legs and downloaded detroit: become Human, seeing as Quantic decided to take it away from Sony's grubby mitts and release it on other formats as well. It struggles in a few places, but tweaking the settings usually sorts any freezing issues

As for the game itself, the demo on its own was more than enough for me to fork out the £30 to get the full game. I'm probably about two thirds of the way through on my first play, but by all accounts the ending i'm heading towards is one of a possible 40, so once finished i'll probably start again straight away, but this time I'll make each character the polar opposite in their choices, see how that goes.

I also love that the entire premise of the game was sparked by their 'Kara' demo that was simply a test of the PS3's capabilities, discussed here in 2012. From tiny acorns...

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[VIDEO] RE:Living on Youtube

Didn't think it was worth a thread on it's own, but I've started following the Game Grumps a lot on YT. At first I thought it was just another gaming commentary type channel, but it turns out they're quite the fingers in many baskets group. Apart from the plethora of videos on their channel (and by jiminy. there's a lot), they've also developed a couple of games themselves, Arin has written an audiobook and Dan's lead singer of Ninja Sex Party

Anyhoo, a few years ago they were playing a homebrew NES game called Battlekid, which is insanely difficult at the best of times. Arin got stuck on one particular boss battle, and the ensuing audio was such a rich tapestry, they then asked any animators, professional or otherwise, to animate vignettes from the audio, which they would pick the best and splice together to cover the entire run time. Someone even created an amazing song using samples from the audio which plays over the end credits. I probably watching this once every two days as I'm always finding something new each time. Caution, lots of swearing & legit rage throughout.



And for reference this is the original video from whence the audio was taken




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RE: [VIDEO] Tenet (2020)

Looks amazing, in a very Inception-y way. I'm just heartened to see ol' Cedric Diggory doing so well stateside.

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I've started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC... "

My new setup's opened up the library on actually playable games, ergo, more recent ones. Just spent a good few hours downloading Detroit: Become Human and I'm already invested.


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