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  2. What would you say is above average and excellent in terms of Comic book movies? Not sure if your scale is an absolute rating or a relative rating.
  3. I really liked the first trailer and now they have posted another one that is pretty cool..... ....so now I know it's doomed. It cannot live up to the standard of the trailers. It's going to be artsy and slow and I'm just going to remember the trailers fondly and be annoyed at the time and money wasted in the theater.
  4. The Victorian era x-men is about right. There are some cool powers which go heavily under-utilized, some shifty side-characters which act as red herrings and potential later problems, but the plot just feels incredibly meandering. The ending sequence of episode 1 feels like the high water mark and they haven't managed to get anything nearly as interesting as that moment/reveal.
  5. Yesterday
  6. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403776/ So I had some trepidation about this series because its based on a young adult fantasy novel series and I have general dislike for YA content. I also briefly looked up some reviews to see what people were saying and got a very mixed bag. Turns out it's exactly as I feared - full of tropes, constant romance subplots and characters pining for one another, and a main plot you can see coming from miles away. The only saving grace of the show was how they handled the world building. There's very few exposition dumps, most of the time you're thrust into
  7. kuhla

    Apex Legends

    I may just not be good enough to appreciate it but Bocek felt like it needed a nerf especially compared to existing sniper rifles
  8. Now reading Spin by Robert Charles Wilson https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/910863.Spin?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ZkGz34uhqj&rank=4 I'm only about 100 pages in and it is easy to read but the pace is kind of crazy. There is so many seemingly important moments that have happened so far that I'm not sure what is supposed to happen for the next couple hundred pages much less how there can be more books in the series. I will say though that if it does not slow down at all I fear this could start feeling exhausting and hollywood-ish where it's just a box of drama
  9. Jedi2155

    Apex Legends

    Spitfire and Bocek nerfs are here:
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  11. "The US Army has invented a muzzle brake that is also a suppressor" article - https://techlinkcenter.org/news/the-us-army-has-invented-a-muzzle-brake-that-is-also-a-suppressor I have no idea how that is supposed to work but that is kinda cool.
  12. Watched more episodes. Following up on this. I realize you can figure this out mainly from the trailer but it needed some time to sink in, this is some strange combination of Victorian England period piece, super-powers fiction and social commentary on minorities. Downton Abbey X-Men or something. There are plenty of moments where it seems like it takes itself very seriously. I can at least appreciate that they are not ham-fisting some kind of action into every moment.
  13. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8697870/ Watched the first episode. I'm not quite sure what to make of this show just yet. Having a hard time trying to pin down what they are going for. I will have to watch a few more episodes and follow up.
  14. Zack Snyder's Justice League imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12361974/ Watched the special cut. The original film had many problems. The special cut has many problems too but it also fixes many of the problems of the original film. It is very conveniently cut into "parts" which would have better suited a mini-series and it can be easily watched in pieces which you should probably do because it's LITTLE OVER 4 HOURS LONG. With the ability to compare both cuts it's surprising how badly the original material was butchered for the original release. The final result is something I per
  15. I had to drop this. I read books for the same reasons I watch movies, play video games, etc. for a degree of escapism. There is nothing obvious that is technically wrong but because of my job I just cannot stay engaged in the story when the author talks about how a character is taking advantage of snmp on an unpatched openbsd system.
  16. I got a huge discount on my foam blaster by buying it directly from Chemical Guys at an Autoshow as shown on my Google Hangouts screenshot ($~25). They sold it for $35 at the show and I Chinese pennycented them into a 30% discount by buying more stuff. $25 is about what its worth IMO. Definitely not $50, as when you approach $100-150 you're looking at a pressure washer $100 + $15 foam lance combo. This is what the hose Foamer can do. Hose soap doesn't produce a lot of long lasting foam which is why i want an upgrade Versus a good gas pressure washer foam (>1000
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  18. Watched through episode 3. I feel like it has calmed down a bit, which is good, but it's still kind of trope heavy. It's HBO so the acting, production values, etc. are at least up to a certain standard which makes it easy to sit through. I saw people comparing this to True Detective season 1 which is what made me curious but this does not seem to have the magic of that show.
  19. https://gizmodo.com/the-armys-new-night-vision-goggles-look-like-technology-1846799718?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=pe&utm_campaign=pd New Nightvision Systems
  20. Finished up The Wire. It's certainly a show worthy of it's praise although I do think that season 5 is the weakest of the bunch. The main premise of each season varies, with season 1 being focused on the drug trade and street level dealers, season 2 setting up the port unions and how the drugs enter Baltimore, season 3 exploring the political realm and how that affects the police and other institutions, season 4 the schools and systemic issues of poverty and racism, then finally season 5 journalism and how the media acts as amplification for good, bad ugly and straight up fictional narrative
  21. The Glitch Mob - Our Demons (Hive Remix) Thomas Bergersen - Orbital Armin van Buuren & Giuseppe Ottaviani - Magico
  22. Double post but whatever. Not interested in tires, wax, detailing, etc. just yet. First just need to establish a routine for getting the exterior just clean before I worry about getting it shiny or a protective layer. Might follow this method for the exterior from those chemical guys. Use the amazon foamer but chemical guys soap and clothes. https://www.chemicalguys.com/citrus-wash-and-gloss-concentrated-ultra-premium-hyper-wash-and-gloss/citrus-wash-and-gloss.html Any recommendations for dusting the interior?
  23. On this point specifically, I found this on amazon (below) that looks like it is made in the same Chinese factory but costs half: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0856PHQXR/
  24. My current setup is not very much but I plan to expand on it. I have ceramic coating on my car which requires some extra care so you don't want to use abrasive car washes, waxes, and drive through washes. It will wear it out faster. The standard solution is the two bucket wash solution. My current setup consists of: Bucket Chemical Guys Honeydew Synthetic Soap Chemical Guys Torq Foam Blaster 6 (not recommended at full price but better than a hand wash) Mammoth Towel for Removing Puddles - This thing is awesome Happy Ending Towel for Detailing Meg
  25. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10155688/ Saw some people on reddit talking about this and decided to give it a shot based on what they wrote. Only watched the first episode but I'm already feeling like this might be a mistake. I will give it a few more episodes but it feels awfully trope heavy so far. The young naive cop? The world-weary veteran? The multiple totally dysfunctional families? The lovable drug abused? The daughter who is getting into good schools just to get away from her hometown? A number of actors in this that I have seen before and no complaints with the
  26. @Jedi2155 A while back you mentioned in group chat I think that you had this whole at-home car wash setup with a soap foamer and other stuff. Care to spec that out again and the reasons why you bought what you bought?
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