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Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: Netflix
« on: Today at 07:12:54 PM »
It's maybe a cultural thing.
Pixar aren't known for doing bad movies.

I didn't watch much of it myself.
It's rated higher than Brave on imdb and I just watched the first half hour of that again while waiting for the USA GP to start.
I'd rate Brave higher, but I could laugh at the self deprecating humour.
In contrast, Coco seems a bit humourless for me.  :sad:

Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: Netflix
« on: Today at 04:53:39 PM »
I've decided to just give everything a thumb down rating regardless if I liked it or not, as a reflection on the shitty system.
It'll make fuck all difference to the suggestions it throws up since I need to go through 3rd party sites to see if they're worth watching anyway.

If all they get from users is constant negative feedback, they'll need to be more honest about the popularity of programmes on their platform.

PC / Re: MS and 1809
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:17:59 PM »
You're both right.
It was released (then pulled) and it is still under testing. :azn:

PC / Re: MS and 1809
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:16:01 PM »
You're stuck in one of Richies bootloops now Glam.  :grin:

He hasn't understood the chain of events, so here's the Break Commands:


Issue Detected
Patched if update already installed
Delayed for further testing if not

PC / Re: MS and 1809
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:40:58 PM »
As a rule, it's probably a bad idea to keep any essential files in the default locations.

Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: Netflix
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:19:38 PM »
You know it big boy. :kiss:


Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: Netflix
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:14:08 PM »
One of the fundamental problems with Netflix is the 'matching' system.

Instead of any actual user ratings, they just make suggestions based on what you've watched before.
They'll probably say it's all to do with patented algorithms and the matching system is not random, but if I watch Movie 'A', it's going to suggest Movie 'B', based on what other viewers of the first film did.....but they might all have thought that Movie 'B' was shit.

So based on the current selection on offer, I had a look at this: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-films-on-netflix-uk
...and it turns out there's only one movie on there that I haven't seen that I'm tempted to watch (Mudbound), but it hasn't appeared as a suggestion.

Last year I watched a fair bit of I Love You Philip Morris (Jim Carrey & Ewan McGregor), thinking it would be a decent comedy (it wasn't really) and most of the Netflix suggestions for the next two months were for gay themed movies. 
It did my nut in.

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:24:02 PM »

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:32:13 PM »
I bought the 4K for productivity, but didn't think it through.
It's all weell and good having x amount of documents available on a single screen, but if the text is too small to read you're no better off than you were before once you scale them up.  :azn:

News / Re: Brexit 1.01
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:26:39 PM »
That wasn't a poll btw...only an example.  :wink:

News / Brexit 1.01
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:45:00 AM »
Trying to get my head around what's currently going on.

17.4m voted to leave
16.1m voted to stay

England voted to leave
Wales voted to leave
Scotland voted to remain
Northern Ireland voted to remain
Gibraltar and IoM voted to remain

We're still negotiating the 'how we are going to leave' part, not the trade deal part yet

The 'Backstop'
If I get this right....

The backstop is designed to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic while the next part (the actual trade deal) is going on, because almost everyone involved thinks it'll take far more time than we have allocated
The DUP hate this idea because if the trade talks fail and the Backstop is still in place, it moves the NI border into the Irish Sea/Firth of Clyde, essentially distancing NI from the rest of the UK

And....when we eventually move onto the actual trade talks

Of the 17.4m who voted to leave (and this appears to be the biggest problem of all)
Some want a hard 'WTO rules/no deal' Brexit
Some want a Canada+ (++ or Super Canada, depending on who's saying it) deal
Some want an EFTA (Norway) type deal (as do some of those who voted to remain, as a compromise position)

Is that about right?

-edit- Maybe we need another referendum with four questions on the ballot.

(Do you want:)
1: No Deal
2: A Canada+ Deal
3: A EFTA Deal
4: To Remain

...at least we'd know.  :wink:

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:12:23 AM »
Vid on YouTube and it's running at 35fps on a 1080ti at 4K Ultra.

It's always the same with these kind of titles and it's rare that 4K is even worth going for, given most are developed to be ported to/from 1920x1080 console displays.
If you take the framerate hit and go for the full bhoona @ 4K there isn't much difference over 2440x1440, if any.
I didn't see any difference on Far Cry 5 and haven't really toyed with 4K on SotTR.  :rolleyes:

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:38:07 PM »
I think you need two on a 4K monitor at a decent framerate.

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:02:03 PM »

That's a pretty good res (it's what I'm using for Shadow of the Tomb Raider).  :cool:

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:04:24 AM »
I bought a 4K monitor and it's not worth the hassle.
I run games at 1920 or 2440 and all my desktop apps had to be scaled up to make the text readable.

btw, do you mean a 144Hz monitor?

News / Re: Generalities
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:00:10 AM »
Only a few days ago the Gov announced they were going to stamp down on fraudulent prescriptions in NHS England, which is very similar to the justification for PIP.

It'll save £250m per year, they say, but the pharmacists are already up in arms about it because they're expected to police it and many are genuine mistakes on repeat prescriptions that haven't been updated.
Understandably people in England are a bit riled since we get free prescriptions in Scotland, as do the Welsh (not sure about NI).

Anyhoozles, the Scottish Tories had been banging on since the free prescriptions were introduced here about reintroducing them, and the Scottish Gov did a feasibility study.
It turns out that bringing them back is more expensive than the free system, so the Tories wound their necks back in.

btw, £250m is less than a quarter of 1 percent of the NHS budget in England, and while any saving could be a good thing, is it really worthwhile if it really is the case that most of them are down to administration errors?

General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:34:33 PM »
Got an appointment tomorrow for my bunged ear.
The receptionist asked what the issue related to and I said it was probably a congested eustachian tube, but she picked this up as 'gestation' tube (and I'm the one that's half deaf at the moment).  :cheesy:
I told her if I had one, then that would be a serious problem, given blokes don't normally have a uterus and explained it actually was, so she said she'd put it down as a sinus problem, because she could spell sinus.  :laugh:

I could hear laughter coming from next to the reception window and poked my head round, and it was my doctor going through some notes. :azn:

News / Re: Generalities
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:52:26 PM »
Gov needs to come up with £1.7Bn to correct benefits underpayment.

It's not like they weren't told there was an issue..years ago.

PIP should be up next for scrutiny, given reports that many people who were approved for the payments had their assessments 'audited' at a later date.
These 'audits' generally consisted of unticking every box that would have approved a candidate for the benefit, in order to deny them the benefit.
That's not an audit, it's a burn order.

So, according to the Hunchback of Westminster "Austerity is over" which, if true, will cost an extra £19Bn, they have £1.7Bn to pay out over this part of the benefits fiasco and the Brexit bollox is costing us around £500m per week (according to recent sources), with worse to come.

On a positive note......
I'm single with no debt and happy to pay the slightly higher taxes we have here (it helps pay for stuff people rely on).

News / Legal Weed: Uruguay and now Canada
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:12:11 PM »
I wonder how this will pan out.

I think it's sensible myself, given I have my suspicions about the high THC strains available these days possibly contributing to higher suicide levels and increased rates of depression among users.
I'm not sure if there's any evidence of that as yet, but the new 'green' hasn't been like the old 'green' for about 20 years. (It's like a herbal cosh if you're not used to it)
ftr: I never really liked Grass, Paki/Afghani Black was the apex as far as I'm concerned, given it was a blended resin of three buddings....those farmers knew how to make a consistently quality product.  :cool:

So....higher potency = higher market value, initially and then it becomes commonplace.
I know for a fact that there's an increasing market for the old school resins and legalising the stuff could at least ensure the quality and strength of the product (keeping it within limits and unadulterated), so where's the harm?

Blood and Thunder political types is the problem...don't do this, don't do that, punish the different and all that shite.
Weird thing is, they're usually the first ones up on the soap box to decry the 'Nanny State'.  :cry:

PC / Re: The Nvidia 2070. Nearly out. Seems it's currently a ho hum
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:44:12 PM »
Apart from a few flagship games to highlight new features, they've always been a bit meh and something for the fanboys (not complaining, they drive development).
I've always had a price point of no more than £350 for a new card, so I'm usually a gen back (or more), but more games might use the features they bring by the time I buy that thing.

News / Re: Generalities
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:42:38 PM »
I heard this further example of being out of touch on the radio the other night and didn't know who it was.

Andrew Bridgen MP (you'll know him, he the one that's always on TV saying he has enough signed letters to force a vote of no confidence in May) appears to think that anyone from England  (he didn't expand the claim to include Wales or Scotland) can pop over to the Republic of Ireland and pick up an Irish passport, no questions asked.
It's obvious bollocks but it didn't stop him arguing his case, until a news break gave him the opportunity to hang up.


Gaming / Re: Gaming videos
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:34:26 PM »
That's easily the hardest bit, bloody infuriating.  :angry: :grin:

News / Re: Generalities
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:48:36 AM »
Apparently it's a global thing.
It's like registering ships.

General Discussion / Re: Food and drink (nibbles and tipples)
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:45:38 AM »
Everybody's mums 'hame made' broth is the best, 'cos we grew up with it.  :azn:

p.s. it has to be plain bread with it as well, pan bread is a very poor substitute.

General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:09:38 AM »
My tinnitus woke me up this morning, it was so loud I thought something electrical was about to blow.  :shocked:
(It sounds like the whine the old camera flashes used to make when the capacitors charged.)

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