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  1. Uranyl Yellow

    What grinds my gears...

    Fortunately I haven't seen it for a while, but none of them are as bad as that Budweiser advert with it's bloody 'dilly dilly' every three seconds. Sets my bleeding teeth on edge.
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    What grinds my gears...

    I find All 4 to be better than iPlayer, not least of which because it has a far, far greater amount of programmes available. It annoys me a touch that I have paid a licence fee for the BBC to create their programmes, but I can't access the vast majority of them.
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    What grinds my gears...

    I don't get quite as many as you, but I get a few every week, usually from 'Microsoft' who have magically detected a virus on my PC, or ironically people calling me to sign up to a 'free' service to stop nuisance calls (though they strangely seem to want my credit card details for this 'free' service). They seem unaware that the TPS already exists.
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    The Car thread

    Weirdly, both front springs on my Fiesta have snapped at the same time. Looks like the plastic coating peeled off slightly and corrosion set in, weakening them. Both seem to have sheared in exactly the same place and even the shear on each spring looks identical.
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    People/Things you changed your mind about

    For pure comedy value, I would say The Man With Two Brains was Steve Martin's pinnacle.
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    The Isometric PC CRPG Thread.

    I would definitely echo that PoE2 is much easier than the first game. There were only a few fights where any of my characters were remotely in danger of dying (or getting knocked out I suppose), as opposed to the first game where a few encounters were absolute wipefests. Has anybody played Tower of Time? Just seen it on Steam and it looks interesting (and not overly pricey either).
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    The Isometric PC CRPG Thread.

    I'm not so much bothered by the power points system, though I find the way that health just regenerates after battle a bit of an odd mechanic. Maybe I've been a bit spoiled with modern RPGs, but I find the way I can't rotate the camera somewhat irritating. It's been so long since I played the original that I can't remember if it had this feature or not, but I would class it as an almost de-facto standard nowadays. I keep waggling my cursor about to try and determine if there's anything hidden behind the walls. Doubtless somebody will tell me now that you can actually rotate the camera and I've been too thick to find it (a bit like when I first started the game it went to a cutscene and I just sat watching for about ten minutes waiting for my ephemeral character to do something other than just glow in the middle of the screen. I thought the bloody game had crashed, but then found that I had to actually 'walk' my character down the path).
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    The Isometric PC CRPG Thread.

    Just started Pillars of Eternity 2 - Deadfire. Early days, so it's hard to give a definite thumbs up, but it seems decent enough. Probably not quite up there with Original Sin 2, but maybe it will grow on me.
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    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    Yeh, quite an enjoyable series. Probably more amusing than outright funny, but still a decent series - Walter Goggins is always worth a watch. Just saw the one-off spoof documentary 'Pharmacy Road' about drugs in cycling - hilariously brilliant, some classic moments.
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    What Game Are You Playing At The Moment ?

    Just been playing The Council. I quite liked it, but you don't get very much game for the money. I paid out twenty five quid for the first episode - if all the subsequent episodes are free, then okay, but I have a nasty feeling each additional installment in the saga will come at a similar price...in which case they can fcuk right off
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    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    The second series of This Country is even better than the first. Just saw the second episode 'Threatening Letters' - absolutely brilliant, so many classic moments.
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    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    I deliberately didn't watch it after catching a trailer that induced in me nothing but ignominious pity. Not just him mind - some really good actors are cast in it, so I was hoping somebody would prove my my initial fears wrong. Apparently not...
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    Let's have a films thread.

    Watching Napoleon Dynamite on Film Four. God knows how many times I have seen this movie, but I never seem to tire of it.
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Cheers. Useful to know about your first-hand experience. Probably saved me some money.
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Yeh, price is somewhat higher than I would like to just throw away on an over-hyped donkey (God knows I've fallen for enough tripe in the past). Still reviews seem generally positive and most of the negative stuff seems to be from techno junkies who have a paddy if they can't get 100 FPS at 4K.