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by mac_d
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20913

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Erm, arresting is not sentencing. He isn't saying jail or execute the cops. Arresting is what happens to people who are suspected of a crime - and then they get tried in a court of law. The issue is that they haven't been arrested. I do know that. I also think that there is a strong distinction bet...
by mac_d
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20913

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I don't particularly like mixing politics with sport but I don't have any issue with what Hamilton did. I expect he got more eyes on that shirt than he would have done if he wore the shirt tomorrow, or called a press conference tomorrow or posted on whatever social media he uses. I do think that he ...
by mac_d
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted
Replies: 51
Views: 2703

Re: How F1 should ultimately be formatted

The race should be the race. If I an P1 when the chequered flag gets waved, I should be the winner and I should get the most points. I'm very much against aggregate times being used. The race should last, ideally, 90 mins +/- 15 mins, with odd exceptions allowable. The 1.5 hour is a good length for ...
by mac_d
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3458

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

It was fair. I don't blame LH so much, I don't recall seeing the pitlane entry close before. I remember the exit closing a few times (and LH shunting Kimi in Canada 08). Mercedes at least had short notice and were first to the pits, Alfa must have noticed that NO ONE ELSE CAME IN??? To me, that'd ha...
by mac_d
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1758

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Before this path is even ventured down, I want to see how the budget caps work out. I'm hoping that mostly we'll have a closer field, and so that a driver can perform a little better at a certain track and that might be all the difference. And, of course, the dirty air issue that never seems to be s...
by mac_d
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 2917

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Gasly, just ahead of Sainz. If Sainz passed Gasly, it'd go the other way. Both guys did fantastic jobs this afternoon and I very much enjoyed it.
by mac_d
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Lockdown s been hitting up the best Final Fantasy games. Spoilers for: Final Fantasy, FF3, FF6, FF7, FF8, FF9. Anyway, my FF marathon started with FF7. I love a bit of FF7, but increasingly I feel like the game has aged poorly. The crappy graphics don't really bother me, but the game lacks so many l...
by mac_d
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 636506

Re: The Movie Review Thread

A Quiet Place (it's on UK Netflix). In many ways, it's a bloody masterpiece. It's like someone saw that Buffy episode "Hush" where there is a good 15 or so minutes without any dialogue and decided to go nuts with it. The first word isn't spoken until about 38 mins in. It's all about being quiet. Joh...
by mac_d
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any Battlebots / Robot Wars fans on here?
Replies: 57
Views: 32991

Re: Any Battlebots / Robot Wars fans on here?

Overall, that's a very successful 9 defeats and a withdrawal. A great time was had, lessons were learned, fun will be had again next time. And I'm going to keep entering Kitten's Torment until a spinner demolishes it. Excellent mentality to have. And well done just for going and giving it a bash. I...
by mac_d
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 366948

Re: The TV Thread

Altered Carbon Season 2. It's not so great. I really enjoyed S1. I thought it was a world that made sense within it's own rules. Obviously, and sci-fi or fantasy you have to take with a pinch of acceptance for whatever the premise is. I've not read the books so I don't know how much was written like...
by mac_d
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Busy gaming month for me. Life is Strange 2 finally got finished (it was on schedule, it just took ages between Episode 1 and Episode 5) so I got a month of Game Pass for £1 and decided to get my money's worth. Life is Strange 2 - Slow start, got really good. Not as good as Life is Strange was. 8.5/...
by mac_d
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19840

Re: London suggestions please

I love the Imperial War Museum. Truly brilliant place, but guess you need to have a passing interest or stronger in WWI/II. Also, the top floor is the permanent holocaust memorial. That is interesting, it is chilling, it is worth seeing but it's not exactly a good time. Natural history museum is als...
by mac_d
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

So I wanted to replay the Mass Effect trilogy but decided against replaying ME as it's combat is a little lacking. So, I'll start with Mass Effect 2. Except, I loaned it to a buddy as, at the time, I had EA access so had digital rights to play it. So I could no longer play it, so I just played ME3. ...
by mac_d
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.
Replies: 297
Views: 142811

Re: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.

It used to be a morbid exaggeration to say these mass shootings were happening monthly or weekly. It really does feel like it's rare to go more than a short while without one of these attacks. Now, not sidestepping the issue but isn't there advice from psychologists that not advertising these shooti...
by mac_d
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 366948

Re: The TV Thread

House of Cards S6. Or, at least the first 2 episodes of it. Well, to begin with I must say that House of Cards was pretty much in nosedive. I think S1 and S2 were brilliant, with a coherent and reasonable plot that was exciting and believeable. By S5, they had pretty much gone off into a fantasy. S6...
by mac_d
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10224

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

There is a point. In the last 10 years we have had 4 teams that you could consider top seats - Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull. When Alonso decided he was out of Ferrari, that left a struggling McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull. Mercedes has two quick drivers who were still on good terms at tha...
by mac_d
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now?
Replies: 19
Views: 6816

Re: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now

Actually quite a good question for a bit of hypothetical fun. If we assume that Hamilton has the same level of mechanical reliability as 2017, I give that season to Hamilton. 2018 I also think would likely end up in favour of Hamilton. Of course, if Rosberg is there and the two Mercedes are frequent...
by mac_d
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922150

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

The 2006 GP2 season, where I first heard of Hamilton, doesn't seem that long ago. I still remember the pit lane at China 2007 that nail biter at Interlagos in 2008 like they were yesterday. I'm not a Hamilton fan in particular but 5 world titles is one hell of an accomplishment.
by mac_d
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Jeez I don't even think I can contemplate doing a trilogy run. But good luck man. I've been busy with pokemon go lately.... I don't know if I will. My heart ran away with the last post a little. I would like to replay it all as it has been a while but it's probably 100+ hours to do what I want to d...
by mac_d
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will this get published
Replies: 27
Views: 7556

Re: Will this get published

Interesting stat is Ricciardo's average points per race (PPR) this year. I did a graph on it but don't know how to post it but it indicates his av PPR has actually been in a steady decline since Austria, 4 races prior to his announcement. After the French GP, where his av PPR peaked other than afte...
by mac_d
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will this get published
Replies: 27
Views: 7556

Re: Will this get published

My take on this whole thing. I don't think Red Bull would intentionally sabotage Ricciardo. I wholeheartedly believe they'd favour Max, that they'd push rules etc but I don't think they'd punish Ricciardo. I don't know the numbers so I could be persuaded to drop this point, but I feel like a win for...
by mac_d
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 366948

Re: The TV Thread

Daredevil S3 on Netflix. Definitely mark this one up in the "hit" column of the very hit and miss Marvel Netflix shows. Good plot, good casting on the new people and the existing cast is spectacular. Some excellent fight scenes. Some bad donkey long shots though still not as cool as the hallway scen...
by mac_d
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The most successful Finn?
Replies: 27
Views: 8036

Re: The most successful Finn?

I'd generally go WDC as top category and then race wins and then some order of podiums and poles but the first two are the big ones. If Kimi had 50 wins, I could see an argument for 1WDC and 50 wins being more successful than 2WDC and 20 wins so it's not definitive, but as a general rule it works fo...
by mac_d
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I can't believe they've canned mass effect macd. Kinda enjoyed andromeda, yeah it wasn't as great but still a solid game. I was probably overly harsh on the game in my vitriolic posts when it came out. Also, a lot of the little annoyances and issues I had with it were patched out. I still have issu...
by mac_d
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I used to love the AC series, but got bored of the games after Black Flag. Mainly due to the changes they made in game play like combat and movement, but also (and I'm probably in the minority here) in the real world aspect of the game. I miss desmond!!!!! I may eventually play Odyssey, but I still...
by mac_d
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Bren playing through loads of old games recently and whilst digging out all my old gamecube games, I found Eternal Darkness which I had completely forgotten existed! Eternal Darkness was the first videogame I ever bought with money I earned myself (paper round). I love that game. I can still rememb...
by mac_d
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99119

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I'd put my metaphorical money on Vettel. I'd guess that if Vettel were to get 6 poles, Leclerc would get 1 - around that ratio. For races, if Vettel won 4, Leclerc would win 1 or a similar ratio. I'd expect Vettel to outscore him by a margin but not an unreasonable margin - something like 1.5-2 poin...
by mac_d
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 30909

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Junglist wrote:
You mean you didn't enjoy the magnificent Michael Buffer announcing the drivers? :-P
I loved it at first. But it felt like it took about 5 and a half weeks by the end.
by mac_d
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The FIA's top ten crashes you forgot
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: The FIA's top ten crashes you forgot

Interesting because to me that Sutil - Trulli crash is a rather vivid memory. Okay, maybe you don't remember the crash for itself but the press conference is unintended comedy gold. It's uncomfortable for Sutil, Trulli has photo evidence which is just hilarious to me. Alonso is clearly having a grea...
by mac_d
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 366948

Re: The TV Thread

Prison Break S5. As with all Prison Break apart from maybe the excellent first season, you have to be prepared for a bunch of whacky shenanigans, a plot that makes the entire SAW movies series seem un-convoluted, a character who is some utterly omniscient and about a bajillion pointless cliffhangers...
by mac_d
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 636506

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Operation Finale on Netflix. Dramatisation of Mossad extracting Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960. Pretty good movie overall but it was missing "something". Ben Kingsley performs very well, as does Oscar Isaac. I'd only ever seen Nick Kroll in comedy roles (especially as Rodney Ruxin in "The Lea...
by mac_d
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 68382

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

I gave FE a go when it first started. Had a few issues with it, stopped watching soon thereafter, though I've loosely followed online and through the pretty damned good youtube channel for FE. Glad the car switching is finally over. Neccessary, but I didn't like it. I don't like some of the gimmicks...
by mac_d
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Thanks for that, I'm not on Twitter or that kind of thing so don't get as many updates. Glad they are finishing their game. I doubt the developers will really see anything but at least it's good for fans. Perhaps the quality and/or quantity will drop but it's something at least. Well it's only rumo...
by mac_d
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Thanks for that, I'm not on Twitter or that kind of thing so don't get as many updates.

Glad they are finishing their game. I doubt the developers will really see anything but at least it's good for fans. Perhaps the quality and/or quantity will drop but it's something at least.
by mac_d
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-30998-Telltale-Games-Hit-By-Huge-Layoffs--Studio-Closing-Soon-[Update-2--The-Walking-Dead-May-Go-Unfinished].html Telltale Studio's are not in a healthy position at all. I'm really quite gutted about this. As I've said on here about a bajiliion times, I lov...
by mac_d
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years
Replies: 50
Views: 8668

Re: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years

My interest has dropped off dramatically in the last 10 years. I went through a good few year long period where I never missed a race, where I'd get up early for Aussie GP Practice sessions just because they were the first step in the season and I was itching for some F1. Now, I'll watch a GP if I'm...
by mac_d
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

I cannot recall the last truly shocking F1 news I heard. I mean, Alonso retiring from F1 earlier wasn't much of a surprise. Ricciardo switching to Renault, I didn't expect but can understand. Even Rosberg retiring as WDC, which I didn't expect wasn't all that shocking. Leclerc to Ferrari - fine, rou...
by mac_d
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NFL thread
Replies: 501
Views: 281918

Re: NFL thread

Just got in from first Redzone of the year. Ryan Fitzmagic. I'm a bit of a fan, mostly because the dude doesn't slide but goes head first. He played amazingly tonight. I doubt he can hold it up but I'd love to be wrong. A few more games like that and he'll keep the starter job. Also Kamara was my fi...
by mac_d
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 636506

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Avengers: Infinity War. Did not live up to the massive amounts of hype. Okay film, but if I have 2.5 hours to kill then Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War or Winter Soldier would easily beat this out. I'd probably rather watch Batman vs Superman than this, but I'm in a minority th...
by mac_d
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 697750

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Valiant Hearts: The Great War. I got this on 360, then my 360 broke. So I got it free with Gold at some point, then my Gold ran out and I couldn't play it. So now finally, I did play it. Thoroughly underwhelming and very disappointing. The game really lacked much depth relying on the same old crap o...