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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Best place to sell a car
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on January 15, 2021, 07:28:05 AM »
So what does everyone use these days when they want to shift their old motor?

I've just gone electric and need to shift on my Prius. I typically use Autotrader or Pistonheads, but was wondering if there are any other worthwhile avenues to explore that involves less tyre-kickers and chancers? I won't use eBay or Facebook marketplace, I can't imagine any of the trading apps worthwhile either (like Shpock).
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Latest season Expanse and still epic?
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on January 15, 2021, 07:22:35 AM »
No spoilers please, I got stuck into the first couple of seasons and haven't had a chance to catch up, but I'm really looking forward to binging on it in future.

It's a shame Dark Matter was cancelled as well, it wasn't as good on the whole but still a fun sci-fi with interesting characters and stories, shut down just as it had gotten into full swing.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Latest season Expanse and still epic?
« Last post by neXus on January 14, 2021, 23:09:33 PM »
I do not get why Amazon had to pick it up in the first place. Last two episodes have been a little slow. (This week and last) but its still an epic show for sure.
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Entertainment & Technology / Latest season Expanse and still epic?
« Last post by Serious on January 14, 2021, 20:20:10 PM »
Presently watching Season 5 episode 4. Hasn't had a bad episode so far.

Looks like rumors of cancellation have also vanished. :ptu:

Well worth a 5/5 pirate rating IMHO :ptu: :ptu: :ptu: :ptu: :ptu:
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General Discussion / Re: It's that Merry Christmas time.
« Last post by neXus on January 10, 2021, 23:38:01 PM »
Merry Christmas everyone, have a good one 🎄🥳☃️🎅🥃
Was supposed to be summer but rained for the time I had off nearly every day. Had 2 beach days only :( and was back at work last week because I was supposed to have a holiday at the end of this month but due the sudden outbreak of cases again I had to cancel my holiday on the weekend :(
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: The Mandalorian
« Last post by neXus on January 10, 2021, 23:36:34 PM »
I was initially disappointed by the CGI, then I remembered it was just a TV show not a blockbuster movie. 
Pretty damn good CGI for a TV Show.  Better than Strictly that the Wife watches.  Their CGI was garbage.  Looked like 3D Jaws in BTTF

Talking about the CGI.. Not sure if it was posted on here or not, but they real time rendered scenes using unreal engine during filming so they could see what was going on..

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/forging-new-paths-for-filmmakers-on-the-mandalorian


Yep, at the start of the thread :) It is so they can get it all right, know what they are looking at and have all the right lighting. They will not say but in some scenes they did not even re-do the CGI and just kept the screens because it looked that good.
Disney plan to use this technology a lot more and plan to build a bigger version for some of the movies planned down the line. They reference the avengers end game fight scenes as that would have been even better and took half the time if they did that
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: The Mandalorian
« Last post by neXus on January 10, 2021, 23:34:32 PM »
Resurrecting this thread because I think I've just watched the greatest episode of TV I've ever seen in the finale of the current series.
The whole series has been brilliant.
It made Grown men CRY!


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I was initially disappointed by the CGI, then I remembered it was just a TV show not a blockbuster movie. 
Pretty damn good CGI for a TV Show.  Better than Strictly that the Wife watches.  Their CGI was garbage.  Looked like 3D Jaws in BTTF


Look at the supergirl TV show CGI and it is even better.
I have seen a team try and re-do the CGI as well as a deep fake from someone else. In both cases they ended up saying... Actually - they did a good job and their versions you could only say were only slightly better.
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General Discussion / Re: Life after COVID-19
« Last post by Rivkid on January 09, 2021, 16:16:44 PM »
I've worked from home since 2007, and the major thing for me is I can no longer gloat to friends about it! If I had to commute to Belfast daily in my 730d, it would cost about £20/day. That's a huge saving in monetary and carbon terms

personally I hope WFH is proven and remains more common, reducing travel will help co2 emissions


Do you still have that epic MR2?
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General Discussion / Re: The scale of your model...
« Last post by Serious on January 06, 2021, 15:34:42 PM »
Edited down a little. Main point was I brought up the idea of a pair of solar systems in an airfix model box, in a dream.

Obviously Clock'd your brain is not creative enough.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: The Mandalorian
« Last post by XEntity on January 04, 2021, 17:33:25 PM »
I was initially disappointed by the CGI, then I remembered it was just a TV show not a blockbuster movie. 
Pretty damn good CGI for a TV Show.  Better than Strictly that the Wife watches.  Their CGI was garbage.  Looked like 3D Jaws in BTTF

Talking about the CGI.. Not sure if it was posted on here or not, but they real time rendered scenes using unreal engine during filming so they could see what was going on..

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/forging-new-paths-for-filmmakers-on-the-mandalorian
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