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  1. Goldfinger finally got his wish. 😭

  2. I've had a couple of games. I'm not very good at the minute. I think this is really a bit of an odd game to judge in multiplayer. Strangely, I find Starfighter Assault modes in the Battlefront games more enjoyable and more "seat of your pants". Probably because I was pretty good at it - almost always on the "podium" at the end of a match. I am kind of struggling to get the motivation to play this game as, despite the apparent depth in terms of eventual loadouts and tactics that are available to you, it currently doesn't feel that deep.
  3. Looks like herd immunity is out the window:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54696873

    1. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      There are many categories of diseases. With some like measles, chickenpox, etc your body develops lifetime immunity when contracted naturally.  Others, like the flu, don't.  Seems like covid is more like the latter.  On the plus side, there may still be hope for herd immunity over the long-term (as painful as it may be for humanity to eventually get there, and I'm not saying this is a public health strategy, it's a property of nature): "The number of healthcare workers with antibodies remained relatively high, which the researchers suggest may be due to regular exposure to the virus."  We also don't know much about the severity of it with multiple infections, although the flu has been pretty steady over the last 50+ years so that seems unlikely.

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Herd immunity isn't likely, although annual vaccinations could eventually eradicate it, depending on how quickly immunity is lost and whether the virus has a chance to mutate. Covid appears to be closer to the common cold than flu. We do become immune to the common cold but that immunity is lost over time, which is why we get it again. Flu is different. It's constantly mutating, which is why a new vaccine is developed every year. 

  4. Did my back in yesterday trying to take down a trampoline. First F. Got an exam tomorrow. Second F.

  5. Do you know what your children are doing? If not, you might find your HP pen stylus in pieces. 😡

  6. A lot of comedy I watched as a kid doesn't seem that funny today, but just watched Dave Allen clips and nearly choked on my sandwich. That Irish fella was a comic genius.

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    2. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      You know what IS still funny though?

      Peg - "Hi Honey! Did you miss me?"

      Al - "With every bullet so far..."

    3. OldSchoolRetroGamer

      OldSchoolRetroGamer

      Loved DAVE ALLEN AT LARGE series, nobody tells stories like him! 

    4. SlidellMan

      SlidellMan

      Allen's show needs to be brought to MeTV if it hasn't already.

  7. The Sci-Fi we used to watch was a bit weird. Watching Space 1999 made me realise that they thought technology would change but didn't think fashion would change. Star Trek was the same.

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      It was cutting-edge fashion at the time.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      As long as the silver jumpsuits show some cleavage,  I'm in!

       

       

       

       

       

       

      (Joke.   Based on earlier Sci fi seeming to objectify women.  Not necessarily a joke about Space 1999 BTW.)

  8. I'm typing this out from my daughter's house in Holyhead. Used to take the ferry from here to Dun Laoghaire before the EU put a stop to duty free. Bastards. In the UK, it's no defence to say that you're only repeating what someone else has said, and that's where he might have had some joy because Guinness are effectively repeating the claims made by TG by removing his scores. I have no idea what the legal position is in the US and this does seem to have several nuances to it that I honestly couldn't give a definitive answer to. Case law might cover this issue but it seems to be quite a unique situation. No. I completed a law degree in 2006. Although I have been looking into joining the bar recently. I'm 51, so even with a couple of years' training, I could still have a 20 year career. Software development just isn't working for me.
  9. I'm afraid that I had to check this as I always thought that the burden of proof lay with the plaintiff (in this case, Rogers) as he's the one accusing TG of libel. It usually surprises Americans when I point out that in the UK, the burden of proof is on the defendant. I was able to find this: Difference between US and UK libel laws. So, in this instance, it's Rogers who has the burden of proof. It's up to him to show that, on the balance of probability, TG libelled him. In the UK, the burden of proof would be on TG, where it would be up to them to show that, on the balance of probability, they didn't libel him. In the UK, if you want to say something bad about someone, you need to be able to back it up with evidence. In the US, it's a free-for-all because anyone can say anything about someone else with no repercussions. People argue about freedom of speech, but you don't have a right to get someone lynched by accusing them of being a paedophile with no evidence. Despite this article, you shouldn't think that it's easy to win a libel case in the UK. You first need money - and lots of it, which kind of makes libel laws a little backward and something I've complained about for some time. Typically, winning a libel case means receiving monetary compensation should you win. But, if you're already rich then you don't need the money. And if you're a famous individual then there's a good chance you can fire back through the media, either through an interview of your own, or via a lawyer's statement. So, why do you need to go to court? Now, an ordinary person who's libelled is in a very different position. No money to pay expensive libel lawyers. No right of reply. He just has to put up with the destruction of his character, which could lead to people believing BS about them and that, in turn, could lead to the individual being shunned or put at risk of physical harm, as well as subjecting that person to risk of mental health issues. And winning a bucketload of money in a libel case would help someone rebuild their lives. The UK's libel laws do need some extensive reform but not in the way that this article seems to suggest. But, I've gone off tangent here a little. My original comment was going to suggest that Rogers sue Guinness World Records in the UK. They couldn't do it with TG because, AFAIK, TG has no physical presence in the UK. I wasn't aware that the law has changed both in the US and UK to prevent libel tourism, so that's no longer a possibility for him.
  10. He should have taken the case against Guinness in the UK. The burden of proof would have been on them. Edit: Just reread what you said. Can you clarify? If the burden of proof is on Twin Galaxies, then it would be easier for Rogers to disprove their claims about him. Or are you misunderstanding what's means by burden of proof? My understanding of US libel laws is that the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff to prove what was said about them by the defendant is false. In the UK, the burden of proof falls on the defendant to prove what they said about the plaintiff was true, hence my original comment about him dropping the ball by suing Guinness in the US. It would be easier for him to win a case in the UK.
  11. A guy I know passed away a couple of days ago at just 53. He had some health issues. I hadn't seen him for 20 years and that makes it feel kind of weird as, to me, it feels like he was still in his early 30s. A friend said that he hadn't expected to make it to 70.

  12. It's cool to give know-nothing kids a shock. Daughter came in laughing her ass off. She was watching a guy dressed up as a woman being dunked in a river. It was Tony Robinson. She didn't know who it was, so I showed him in Blackadder. Then I asked her if she knew who Hugh Laurie was. Not a clue. So I showed her a clip from Blackadder the Third. Still no clue. I showed her a clip from House. "OH! HIM??!" She had no idea he started out as a comedian and comedy actor. Pfft! Know-nothing kids.

    1. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      If it makes you feel any better, I don't know who any of those people are, either and I'm not too far from 50.  I don't really follow movies or actors or actresses.

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Pfft! Know-nothing adults. 😉

  13. 2020 Officially sucks. RIP EVH. 😲

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      R.I.P.   And can we just agree the news sucks?  Before giving a headline that he has even died,  They have a story called Remembering Eddie Van Halen...I'm like,  What?  Did he die or something?

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      American news seems to suck a little more than it does over here. Eddie Van Halen dead? Let's build it up first so that people watch the news to find out why we're remembering him. It's all sensationalistic BS. Here, it's straight to the point.

  14. Just got around to playing it. I did watch a YouTube review where the reviewer complained of not being able to move around the capital ship and thinking this was to make it easy to implement VR. Nope, it's very reminiscent of the original X-Wing series and the overall design has been influenced by that. It very much has an X-Wing vibe to it. I haven't played multiplayer yet. I'm dreading it as I only have mouse/keyboard, although it isn't particularly difficult to get to grips with. At the moment, I'm finding that the starfighter assault in BFII is more fast paced and more exciting (I'm actually quite good at it), but I'll see how things are in multiplayer. Still, at around £5 from Epic Game Store, who's complaining? 😉 I'll definitely get VR for this - probably Oculus Quest 2 as that's quite reasonably priced.
  15. That's what he's claiming in the current relisting. Maybe the winner put in a high bid at the start that he was hoping would deter others, not thinking it would get to the price it did. New listing
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