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General Discussion / Re: Living without a car
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on January 08, 2020, 07:55:15 AM »
I've only driven round New Zealand once ages ago but its obvious public transport isn't considered at all. Auckland I seem to remember being inordinately car friendly compared to most big cities, though I don't remember seeing any buses, etc but I assume there must be as its far larger than most New Zealand cities (towns really). :dunno:
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Matrix 4 and 5 going to be made?
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on January 08, 2020, 07:51:57 AM »
That's a back to back cinema viewing if ever there was one.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: The Mandalorian
« Last post by neXus on January 07, 2020, 22:57:07 PM »
I loved The Mandalorian, thought it was brilliant, great story, characters and production.

I really want to like the Witcher but I'm struggling, on ep4 so far and it's not got me hooked. The stories just seem all over the place and none of the characters have really grabbed me. I've never played the video games don't know if that would have helped.
I'll see it through but a bit disappointed 😕


I finally finished it over the holidays - Loved it all the way through. It is a deliberate slow pace, its a modern western and intended to be and not the action packed rollercoaster the movies have become.
Witcher I am only 1.5 episodes into it. Interested so far but I think the score on it is amazing. The most streamed show of 2019 instantly apparently beating the Mandalorion so it is a big hit.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Matrix 4 and 5 going to be made?
« Last post by neXus on January 07, 2020, 22:55:04 PM »
Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 will be released on the same day!
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General Discussion / Happy New Year - How was the holidays for you?
« Last post by neXus on January 07, 2020, 22:34:08 PM »
Hey everyone, welcome to 2020.


I am back in Sydney and burning Australia after 2.5 weeks in Auckland visiting family. Anyone who visits family for the holidays will know - It tends not to be a holiday, especially with two kids.


Had some good times, my boys got to open presents in 3 houses (morning, lunch and dinner) and then at home more bigger presents back in Sydney so they were very lucky. I moved between my wifes family home and my parents home visiting so that was back and fourth every few days. My wife, as always ended up either doing family stuff for rentals or cooking all her family (a lot of them) dinner, including xmas dinner or shopping and I spent most of the holiday looking after my kids, standing around shopping centres or in houses looking after the kids.


Anyone with kids as well will know when you are staying at peoples houses where they are not baby friendly is a lot of hard work, you have no safe zones as such so it is a lot of attention and they are out of routine a lot of the time so they are a lot of hard work. The 2 hour time zone difference may not be much for us but still sends kids out of kilter for a few days as well.


So it was a busy one, the fires in Australia were bad enough to blow over to Auckland a couple of time and turned the sky orange and had people calling the Police not know what it is and enough for them to come on the TV and tell people to STOP calling them, lol.
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General Discussion / Re: Living without a car
« Last post by neXus on January 07, 2020, 22:28:53 PM »
You just can't do this in Sheffield.
The road network is terrible, the busses are unreliable and don't often go where you want them to.  And they're expensive.
Now, if you ask my sister in law who doesn't drive, she'd disagree.  She says she manages fine.  However, she has pretty much trained herself to only go where the bus on her route goes.
If we suggest somewhere to eat that isn't on that route, or another route that's easily walkable, she won't go or begs for a lift.
Same with when you want to go somewhere.  I can jump in the car and go.  She can't.

It's not a problem that is squarely on the shoulders of the council or the transport operators as Sheffield is built in such a way it makes bus operation difficult.
Still doesn't stop them trying to push everyone onto busses still..


You can not in New Zealand / Auckland either - you HAVE to have a car really or 3 hour bus trip to work etc. Just some places you have too.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: The Mandalorian
« Last post by Bacon on January 06, 2020, 14:56:31 PM »
The Witcher just feels like side quests on the game with no substance, nothing in comparison to GOT.

Final episode of The Mandalorian got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Mixing my spare time between The Expanse and Preacher, the latter season 1 was great but season 2 has noy hooked me.
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General Discussion / Re: Hey guys...
« Last post by Serious on January 05, 2020, 00:31:59 AM »
we need some kind of game we can all play when we each randmoly log on :-o

I asked Trump if we could borrow his copy of Global Intercontinental Thermonuclear war, but he said the Pentagon wouldn't even let him play with it....
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General Discussion / Re: Hey guys...
« Last post by knighty on January 05, 2020, 00:25:59 AM »
we need some kind of game we can all play when we each randmoly log on :-o
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General Discussion / Re: Hey guys...
« Last post by Adrock on January 04, 2020, 23:10:45 PM »
Not particularly prolific here but just popped back. How is everyone?
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