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One of the commenters has a nice explanation in response to the question.

One of the commenters has a nice explanation in response to the question. https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/7m91u9/if_google_devices_only_start_listening_once_you/drsdxe1

Who would win if? Zoom in. #uebs

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Who would win if? Zoom in. #uebs

Probably the only person who gets an automatic pass into a Mode only collection would have to be Alan Wilder.

Probably the only person who gets an automatic pass into a Mode only collection would have to be Alan Wilder. Still my fave band member despite the sterling work of the the rest of them. Never let me down. In your Room Considering he probably has a copy of most of the samples he made during his time with the band, his live sets must be amazing to behold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgOoz48DDKs About 6 minutes in he moves on his solo Recoil work, which is a bit too industrial for me ;( Interestingly, the beat between 6-7 minutes (Black Box?) is very similar to me to the Track #14 on the mode album Spirit Deluxe Edition. Track name is Scum (Frenetic Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZYFy-WiWv4 #alanwilder #depechemode #recoil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgOoz48DDKs

More sissy confessions...

More sissy confessions... I can't watch this trailer without becoming a wreck ;) Something to do with the genius Memento-like presentation and the music + sound effects. I would LOVE to hear anyone else's comments & impressions of this. Not strictly a music only thing. I think the cinema in this short clip is some of the finest movie making I've seen. Closest thing to it would have to be the move Train to Bhusan for the emotional "feels" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg

When I was in high school I watched the movie Pretty in Pink.

When I was in high school I watched the movie Pretty in Pink. While I found the movie ok, I was blown away by the soundtrack. At the time I couldn't afford it, but it was one of those things I always wanted and looked out for. I was married 10 years later and shared that conversation with my wife and probably mentioned it a few times. At some point in the last 5 years or so, she found the cd and bought it for me. I was blown away that the remembered or cared ;) I listened to it and didn't get that recognition and connection I was expecting. Today I realised why. I did some reading up on a track of New Order that I'm particularly fond of and I realised it was omitted from the Soundtrack, but was very definitely tied to a key moment in the movie where it fit the scene perfectly. In the background, I am listening to the 17min + version of that track and it's just sweeping me off on a trip! There are shorter versions that are easy to find, The long version is on t

To allow it easier for you to unfollow my music postings, gonna post music either under Mode or here.

To allow it easier for you to unfollow my music postings, gonna post music either under Mode or here. This next one brings me to tears. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sXrTpOVnak Christ. It's playing in the background as I type this and I'm blown away how good he sings. You would think nobody can do it justice after the original, but just amazing. Love the simple piano track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sXrTpOVnak

Probably my favourite mashup would have to be this next one.

Probably my favourite mashup would have to be this next one. Placebo owns the majority of the track with some Pet Shop Boys backing and Kate Bush walks in near the end and owns the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZROcqsN0Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZROcqsN0Y

So I have an unhealthy attachment to mashups of songs I like.

So I have an unhealthy attachment to mashups of songs I like. Some people hate it because it messes with the original's vision & mood, but I love the creativity. Ended up down a rabbit hole again and found this gem... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16ZTqlI-CM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16ZTqlI-CM

It's 530am and I'm listening to New Order slowly crafting my Monday mood with Elegia.

It's 530am and I'm listening to New Order slowly crafting my Monday mood with Elegia. Can't imagine my day getting any better. Have a great week everybody.

Take on Helicopters on Steam?

Take on Helicopters on Steam? Anybody played it? Really cheap this weekend. http://store.steampowered.com/app/65730/Take_On_Helicopters/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/65730/Take_On_Helicopters/

Got my philips hue hooked up as an edmc plugin.

Got my philips hue hooked up as an edmc plugin. unpolished as hell, but it works. will dump the code on Github as soon as I clean it a bit. I'm not a python developer, I just google this stuff as I go. I would like to make the plugin a configuration interface, but I'm guessing putting the code on GitHub might attract some assistance. Currently it turns red when you drop out of super cruise near a station. After your docking request is accepted it turns green. When you land it turns blue. Just a proof of concept. It needs to be fleshed out to handle more events. The idea is that you try and get your light setup in a way that it causes a overall er "Hue" in the room or at least in your line of site around the monitor. edited for clarity

Some last minute temptations after all the sales. Ends tomorrow.

Some last minute temptations after all the sales. Ends tomorrow. http://www.cheapgamer.co.za/cdkeys-cyber-monday-sale-2017-up-to-70-off/
Steam sale. Feel the pain.

#MusicMusing #BillyIdol #Amiga

#MusicMusing #BillyIdol #Amiga Fell down a rabbit hole after listening to Billy Idol's VH1 Concert on YouTube. Reminded me that it was damn near impossible to hear his music when I was growing up. I think it was banned from Radio, but you could buy the albums. I saw "Eyes without a Face" for the first time when I attended a HIFI show where they were demoing Betamax or Laser disc. They had a number of demo's including his Billy'ness. I was struck by the song, but freaked out by his lip and attitude. A few years later I was able to buy his greatest hits on Cassette and it got played raw. Literally flip the tape and keep going. Whenever I hear songs from that tape, I'm taken to my Amiga, Super-Hangon in the disk drive, joystick in my hand and Billy on auto-reverse on the little Aiwa. It's so specific! Streaming music is so ubiquitous, soulless with too much choice. I don't think I would make those sorts of connections to music if I was growing u

#DepecheMode #DepecheMusing #MartinGore #U2

#DepecheMode #DepecheMusing #MartinGore #U2 If you watch the U2 movie Rattle & Hum, there's a bit where they're singing Sunday, Bloody Sunday. It's years after the song was written and the events that inspired that song had just reoccured in Ireland. As Bono is singing "how long, how long must we sing this song", he appears to have a moment where the futility of the words hits him hard. Either that or he is a great actor, but to me it seemed like he had a really genuine moment of disgust with singing and frustration for the audience chanting and enjoying something with a tragic source. Years later I'm relistening to a lot of older Depeche Mode tracks at random and I realise how much I love Black Celebration. It's just a great album with so many good songs. Even the B-sides are some of my favourites. At any rate, I've always been drawn to New Dress. I think the it started with this line: "In black townships fires blaze" I always i

With the black Friday sale the enhanced campaign mode and some added offline features make me glad I didn't pick it...

With the black Friday sale the enhanced campaign mode and some added offline features make me glad I didn't pick it up full price. https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/11/22/new-gran-turismo-sport-content-arrives-2711-including-new-cars-game-features/

If you're looking for a game that you play while your SO gets ready to go out with you and said they'll be ready in...

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If you're looking for a game that you play while your SO gets ready to go out with you and said they'll be ready in 2 minutes, and its been 5 minutes already, try Plague in the Humble Strategy Bundle. Skylines Deluxe is also very good and this bundle is worth it for just those 2 alone. Originally shared by Humble Bundle The Humble Strategy Simulator Bundle has over $162 worth of games, including Plague Inc: Evolved, Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville, Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition, and more. https://www.humblebundle.com/strategy-sim-bundle?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=Strategy_Sim_WeekTwo Pay what you want and support charity. You choose where your money goes!

Check it out

Check it out http://store.steampowered.com/app/393380/Squad/

Ian Norton​ EDMC plugin option?

Ian Norton​ EDMC plugin option? https://youtu.be/Kka75Iqs-tE

Calvin and Hobbes Showed The Trouble With Organized Sports And Father Figures...

Calvin and Hobbes Showed The Trouble With Organized Sports And Father Figures https://kotaku.com/calvin-and-hobbes-showed-the-trouble-with-organized-spo-1820093556 https://kotaku.com/calvin-and-hobbes-showed-the-trouble-with-organized-spo-1820093556

I bought a box full of air.

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I bought a box full of air.

I can't think of anything wing with Hand of Fate in this bundle.

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I can't think of anything wing with Hand of Fate in this bundle. Cards crossed with golden axe crossed with gauntlet crossed with double dragon . Super cheap right now. Go on. Watch a YouTube and go for it. Originally shared by Humble Bundle The Humble Down Under Bundle has an awesome lineup of games from Australian creators, including Hurtworld, Armello, Hand of Fate, Crawl, and more! https://www.humblebundle.com/down-under-bundle?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=Down_Under_Bundle_WeekTwo Pay what you want and support charity. You choose where your money goes!

Updated version. Beautiful.

Updated version. Beautiful. https://youtu.be/1iS9ouBxuRU

Destiny 2 Pre-order or Ghost Recon Wildlands?

Destiny 2 Pre-order or Ghost Recon Wildlands? Looking to buy one or the other. The latter is on special on steam. If Wildlands, then is it worth getting the Full Package with Season Pass? I enjoyed Destiny on PS4 and The Division on PC, so still undecided... Help! (Downloading Steam Version for Free Weekend)

Made Elite finally! Trading done, 2 to go. Not bothered with CQC, sadly.

Made Elite finally! Trading done, 2 to go. Not bothered with CQC, sadly. HR 5504 to HIP 73370 transport missions mostly. Nice to finally join the club!

This made my day.

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This made my day. Despite the horrible postal logistics of getting an envelope from LTT 4961 to my desktop, this arrived in the mail today. I can't express how it made my day in the middle of a stressful project. I grinned stupidly as I read the sender address. It made my feel proud to be a member of this community and even more so to be able to share it with a couple of new commanders who I hope will come join us at Conway. I'm hoping that CMDR MSS0214 and BuzzLiteBeer will feel as proud as I am to be a recipient of the patches. This act of generosity and inspirational trust in the galactic postal service is brought to you courtesy of CMDR Ian Norton. o7 is not enough. How about a salute from a squad of cadets on a parade instead? o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7

Rewatched all the extended Blu-ray's of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time.

Rewatched all the extended Blu-ray's of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time. When Aragorn kneels before the end it is the culmination of such a journey that I'm broken. #lordoftherings

"I'm never going to buy cosmetic BS"

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"I'm never going to buy cosmetic BS" vs "You can't let your birthday discount go to waste"

First impressions from 2.4 seem typical.

First impressions from 2.4 seem typical. 1) Lost my keybindings. Restoring from backup didn't work. 2) I suddenly got mails from EDSM with achievements. Wow ;) I've redone most of the bindings and now edrefcard works for me. It didn't pre-2.4 with my Dual Shock 4. EDSM rocks (with the help of E:D Market Connector, I'm sure). So to sum up. Community saves the day again after a very underwhelming upgrade. I'll be playing like the rest, but I can't help wondering when I can do some flying in atmospheric planet, over a water world, or even below the surface in a amphibious craft. It'll be nice to finally see the defender, but I'm guessing we'll have to sit through the script until that happens. With the focus on ship to ship space war, I'm expecting no announcements for another SRV which would have been nice (and probably not as hard as a new war / campaign). I guess I'm crabby having to sit through re-doing the controls. Hopefully Voic
Frontier Store Offline. Hope we get some discounts ;)

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New Content & Features (Horizons) Added mysterious and exciting things... Holo-Me Save Slots - We have added save slots for different Commander appearances in the Holo-Me system Holo-Me: Added 12 new hairstyles Holo-Me: Added slots for Eyewear and Outfits Synthesis can now create heat sinks, chaff, limpets and top up life support Additional planetary bases added to the Colonia region for migration winners Added mysterious locations we're not going to tell you about... New Content & Features (Non-Horizons) Added more mysterious and exciting things... Ship Rebuy Penalty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), an additional cost is added if they swap to a less expensive ship before paying legal costs during the rebuy flow Exemption for valid Powerplay PvP Pilot’s Federation Bounty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), they receive an additional Pilot's Federation Bounty. This bounty is valid in every jurisdiction except anarchies Exemption

Somebody mentioned looking for canyons and I happened to find some on a passenger dropoff.

Somebody mentioned looking for canyons and I happened to find some on a passenger dropoff. Not really worth checking out unless you're willing to fly 250k ls from the jump point. I know I can't fly properly (who boosts near the ground while pointing down?), but I managed to stay alive. Some close shaves that would have looked good in external view though. I was prepared to die as I had just completed the mission and had nothing serious in bounties stored, but somehow I didn't. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-04CglKQtdE&feature=share

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Grinding Empire this weekend before 2.4 drops and everything changes.

Grinding Empire this weekend before 2.4 drops and everything changes. I'm guessing we'll need to grind Aegis ranks and I'm hoping to be near the top of Fed & Empire when this drops. Friday was 20odd percent Viscount and I managed to unlock Count. Saturday was working through Count and unlocking Earl. So far today I'm about 20% through Marquis and trying to get to Duke by tonight. Getting ready to watch the Formula One, so will resume in 2 hours 'ish. Doing missions at Wu Guinagi. Trying to focus on Camm Orbital -> Van Royen and back. Not always possible. Lots of planetary scans available so occasionally do those. When I get stack donation missions, I do that as long as I can. I have donated > 100 million this weekend which is painful as hell. If it wasn't for my suspicious about Aegis, I wouldn't be too bothered, but I suspect it's going to matter, so will do the Cutter unlock this weekend and then try and make cash for the week. Pr

CNN fake news

CNN fake news https://imgur.com/3dZCgXi.jpg

CMDR Gr3g Update.

CMDR Gr3g Update. Having some hassles with getting his account details. It's linked to his family email address and giving me the elite password requires me to authenticate my pc which then sends emails to his family and it becomes awkward for them to authenticate me. I've got a new laptop incoming, so perhaps I can go to his place and do the authentication / there and get my laptop "approved" and then maybe migrate the mail account or setup a forward to me. It's complicated by the fact that his daughter Marie has been wondering if she shouldn't keep his save game alive and play. Apparently she was his co-pilot for many hours and is familiar with lots of the mechanics of the game. I intend visiting soon as they are locating a c64 and some old memorabilia for me to rummage through one Saturday morning. Personally, I would prefer if Marie kept playing vs having a sendoff, but I wanted to keep any people curious about the status quo informed. Feel free to pop

Pulling into Conway City at Ltt 4961 after 6 weeks since getting back to Elite and its a welcome home feeling.

Pulling into Conway City at Ltt 4961 after 6 weeks since getting back to Elite and its a welcome home feeling. I had stopped playing Elite seriously between the introduction of Engineers, Guardians, etc. I felt being forced to mine/drive srv/scan wakes etc was rubbing me the wrong way and I walked away. With the Greg's Legacy CG looming, I reinstalled and the day of the CG, without spectacles, squinting at the monitor, I started playing. From 13 July to 26 July I think my focus has been on meeting short term goals, starting with the CG's. I have since reached/acquired Deadly in Combat Tycoon in Trade Pioneer in Exploration Rear Admiral in Fed, bought a Corvette Baron in Emp (working on it, currently) Bought a FDL Bought a Taxi Asp with a grade 4 jump drive. (need more rolls) Made a ton of cash Spent a ton of cash on ships & parts I have also, hooked my friend CMDR FUMSS0124 (or something like that) to 307 hours in this time. I have also got CMDR BuzzLiteBeer hooked d

So. Many of you are Elite already and a good couple are Triple Elite with maxxed out Fed/Imperial ranks.

So. Many of you are Elite already and a good couple are Triple Elite with maxxed out Fed/Imperial ranks. What to do ;) If I push, I could get triple in a month, but what then? Of course you make your gameplay and the Thargoids will drive new challenges / war, etc. How about... Fed/Imp take heavy losses during the war. Alliance steps up and gets more and more independents involved under their banner and forms a Navy and issues rank. You probably wouldn't start at the lowest rank if you had a decent rank in the others, but it would be another rank to grind/earn. Maybe have a new ship to earn at the end. Panther?? Fight continues. Victories and defeat on both sides as the 3 navies battle for their turf, but not co-ordinated. Eventually all 3 are weakened to the point that they have to do it in a cohesive manner, so they form a coalition. New ranks, with a capital ship as something you can buy at the end. I'm game for that ;)

Donald Trump: a man so obnoxious that karma may see him reincarnated as himself

Donald Trump: a man so obnoxious that karma may see him reincarnated as himself https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/08/donald-trump-obnoxious-karma-reincarnated-as-himself-frankie-boyle?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Google%2B https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/08/donald-trump-obnoxious-karma-reincarnated-as-himself-frankie-boyle?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Google%2B

New Content & Features (Horizons)

New Content & Features (Horizons) • Holo-Me Save Slots - We have added save slots for different Commander appearances in the Holo-Me system • Holo-Me: Added 12 new hairstyles • Holo-Me: Added slots for Eyewear and Outfits • Synthesis can now create heat sinks, chaff, limpets and top up life support • Additional planetary bases added to the Colonia region for migration winners New Content & Features (Non-Horizons) • Ship Rebuy Penalty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), an additional cost is added if they swap to a less expensive ship before paying legal costs during the rebuy flow • Pilot’s Federation Bounty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), they receive an additional Pilot's Federation Bounty. This bounty is valid in every jurisdiction except anarchies • Inbox Revamp - Various quality of life improvements and a new look • New Chained Missions - Which can be longer than two steps • Hull/Canopy Repair Limpet controllers are now avail

2.4

2.4 Looks like mission stacking is going away. Make hay folks.

Fell down a rabbit hole this morning

Fell down a rabbit hole this morning #RIP #Chester #Adele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sXrTpOVnak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sXrTpOVnak

Not sure if everybody's cup of tea, but sets up a moody Saturday.

Not sure if everybody's cup of tea, but sets up a moody Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbQ08Ixczvo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbQ08Ixczvo

I can't argue with this. Spot on.

I can't argue with this. Spot on. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ken%20lee

Sunday morning, 8:18am, coding on a pet project with Chester Bennington screaming in my ear.

Sunday morning, 8:18am, coding on a pet project with Chester Bennington screaming in my ear. #bittersweet

My last 7 days in Elite Dangerous thanks to Greg's Legacy and a bit of renewed interest.

My last 7 days in Elite Dangerous thanks to Greg's Legacy and a bit of renewed interest. + 23,711,285 (cash) + 95,433,45 (assets) I guess I spent a lot of money on upgrades, hence the assets. I started to engineer my Anaconda beyond the FSD. Thrusters up from top speed of 180 to about 235 (Level 3) Boost is probably a 100 more than befoe. Could have use it during the many trading runs this past week. Did some Level4 Multicannon upgrades and unlocked L5, and so did one of those as well. I'd like to address pulse lasers, power distributo r & shield next, but need to do some more reading first. Tried out the improved combat capabilities of my Anaconda and felt a bit stronger, but not enough punching power from the lasers to help the Multicannons. Work in progress, I guess. Have been in touch with Greg's son. He is amazed by the community response. "Thanx for what you’re doing, it’s REALLY cool" - Simeon Thanks again CMDR's.

To those of you interested in joining the current CG's around LTT 4961, here's a post about CMDR Greg, who is the...

To those of you interested in joining the current CG's around LTT 4961, here's a post about CMDR Greg, who is the person that the new station will be named after hopefully: Thank you to everybody who is chipping in on the Null CG's this week. Many of you have no idea why the new station is named after my mate Greg, so I thought I'd tell you a bit about him. Some of you are doing it for the money or your ranks, and that's great, but if you're sitting on the fence or not too bothered to join, it still might make an interesting read for a couple of minutes. I bought my Commodore 64 in 1985. I was year 10 of school and, growing up as a non-white South African, living in a relatively poor community in Apartheid South Africa, it was a miracle that I had heard of and more still, gotten interested in computers. Meeting another computer user was like winning a jackpot, but literally 12 days after getting my C64, I met Greg. Greg was a primary school teacher, had a

Subnautica anyone?

Subnautica anyone? Good deal on steam. No man sky plus ark but underwater. Hard to find a nice trailer. Rather find a getting started hide and see if it erm er floats your boat.

After a few listens, I'm really enjoying the new Mode album Spirit. This verse seemed appropriate for now.

After a few listens, I'm really enjoying the new Mode album Spirit. This verse seemed appropriate for now. People Do we call this trying? We're hopeless Forget the denying Our souls are corrupt Our minds are messed up Our consciences bankrupt Oh, we're fucked From Fail. One of the weaker tracks but it has an old school Mode ending that reminds me of the first album so I'll cut it a little slack. #depechemode

MP3 is dead?

MP3 is dead? It's not dead it's resting... #Python

Come join the GGG Ark server and make new friends.

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Come join the GGG Ark server and make new friends.

I can't recommend this highly enough.

I can't recommend this highly enough. Ark is a game that on paper shouldn't be interesting to me. Open world survival, with crafting, tameable creatures and building. Yech. Yet Ark delivers an experience that is so tailor made to your personality. The types of adventures you encounter are not story driven. It just emerges as you set short term goals and constantly get distracted into new adventures. The stories write themselves and the anecdotes that arise are so good. For Elite Dangerous players, imagine you landed on a prehistoric world rich with flora/fauna, both friendly and hostile. Imagine walking away from your ship, having crashed. Imagine walking away to grab a drink of water from a nearby stream and hearing your ship explode behind you. Now what? Ark begins... I have only played the base game and have no idea how much better/worse the DLC is. Its's on sale on Steam at the moment at a ridiculous discount. 67% off where I live. http://store.steampowere

Wow.

Wow. Last one for the March 2017 set and jumping 11 years to 2014 in Barcelona. Personal Jesus is a crowd favourite and probably NOT one of my fave songs. It's very good, but there's probably 10 others that outrank it in my book. What I love about this particular version is how it transitions from a bluesy opening into an even more sleazy version and then slowly drives to a false conclusion, only to be reawakened end rebooted a couple of minutes in. The rebooted version takes cues from some of the remixes, being instantly familiar and different. The slow vocal delivery 2 minutes in is just plain epic. Who woulda thunk how cool it would be that slowed down. Reminds me of an old Shake the disease mix ( i think ). Any fan would flip at the 3.55 mark so do stick around for it. Rollicking and driving like a bus through the speakers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwWJLOoezcc This song has famously been covered by Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson and they're easy to find

Part 3 of my trip through Live Mode's

Part 3 of my trip through Live Mode's In your room - Paris 2001. Jumping forward another 8 years and Mode are reinventing songs, rearranging them and keeping them alive. They keep making new favourite versions of songs. For YEARS, the Zephyr Mix was my goto one, but the various live In your room versions have crept into the playlist more and more. The vocals are excellent as usual, but this song is so strong musically. The drums & keyboard is so much a part of the driving nature of it. Dave just belts out passion and power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMtz8Rwezyc&list=PLy37tLkaoFxXrUMAciW_ZzlNX_KRLAMZD&index=12 Unusual cover from Tori Amos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k9Z2yNh-Uc Don't give up if its too slow for you, try and get to 2 minutes +. ;) The infamous Zephyr Mix Extended still rocks massive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAEcbPMwZp0 Last one is Martin on his Counterfeit Tour in 2003. Video quality is poor, but song is still strong. I thin

So continuing my theme of Live posts for March 2017, I wanted something from the Devotional Tour 1993.

So continuing my theme of Live posts for March 2017, I wanted something from the Devotional Tour 1993. Main reason would have to be that its the only concert tour that they brought to Cape Town. I saw them both nights (I had to). I absolutely was blown away. Second reason would be remembering my surprise that Alan played drums and Martin played guitar. Alan is particularly good on this tour and ultimately he left after. I am extremely grateful I got to see him play live. Final reason was Dave was going through his California Rock God phase and I imagine the drugs were crazy on that tour. You cannot fault their performance though. If you compare the performance to the Satellite one of 11 years prior, they're a much more polished and accomplished band in all areas. This track in general is fairly widely remixed compared to some of the others. The Live version is probably my fave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgTl4wLlMGI The spirtitual guidance remix is particularly epic

First one of 2017 and it's March.

First one of 2017 and it's March. Will try and do 3 in this session. Let's pick a theme and I'm tempted to go with Depeche Mode Live. First one is satellite from 1982. The synth melody in this track is so timeless for me. I have listened to it so many times its scary. Funnily enough, I don't really listen to the album much anymore (A Broken Frame), but I do play the live version now and then especially as I love the version of My Secret Garden they played the same night (previously posted here). It's a slow song, but it has aged well. Nice to see Alan coming into his own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noxsPI-Ip30 #depechemode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noxsPI-Ip30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c69mQEGm-14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c69mQEGm-14 nuff said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c69mQEGm-14

http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-US/news/152-284629-16/the-division-update-16-last-stand-patch-notes

http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-US/news/152-284629-16/the-division-update-16-last-stand-patch-notes http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-US/news/152-284629-16/the-division-update-16-last-stand-patch-notes

Jay looks exhausted after helping me tame my first Therezinosaurus (Clawmander).

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Jay looks exhausted after helping me tame my first Therezinosaurus (Clawmander). He also parked his Quetzal and Ankylosaurus there for a couple of hours. I was amazed to learn how effective these things are at gathering minerals & resources. Damn! Thanks to Jay's Quetzal, I managed to regain all the metal I lost last week (200t) and more. In fact, with all the ingots refined, I now have a full metal jacket (suit). Thanks Jay. Can't wait to get back into the game.

I love little quirks of statistics.

I love little quirks of statistics. Andile Phehlukwayo, South Africa's fast bowler who bats 9 or 10th in the lineup currently has a batting average of 124. The highest in the team, nearly double that of AB de Villiers, one of the best players in the world. Andile has batted 5 rimes in 12 matches scoring a total of 124 runs. He has only been out once, so they divide his total runs / number of times out.

I got 58.836s in Silo Showdown. Check out how fast you can go: https://playhcr.com/challenge?id=yb368B

I got 58.836s in Silo Showdown. Check out how fast you can go: https://playhcr.com/challenge?id=yb368B This is one of those free mobile games with all the tricks to tempt you to part with your cash. You don't need to spend. Been playing for 3 months now. Interesting replay. https://playhcr.com/challenge?id=yb368B

Baby steps.

Baby steps. Managed to get Elite working on my PSVR headset connected to PC in VR Mode with full head tracking lookaround goodness. Have not yet attempted walk around room type stuff as I don't have space. Only software required is TrinusPSVR. Screen resolution seems a bit low. Blocky fonts, etc, but I haven't yet optimised anything. My controls need reconfiguring as I lost my configs so flying around has been a bit dodgy as I limit myself to the training missions for now. Just want to confirm it works, looks amazing, feels amazing, but needs some graphical fixes. I hope that I can get it looking better if I keep playing with either ED or SteamVR settings. Anybody else doing this sort of thing?

PSVR

PSVR I'm literally considering heading straight out and getting a PSVR. I'm having a shower and heading out. Somebody talk me out of it. https://youtu.be/kKevIGRe-gE https://youtu.be/kKevIGRe-gE

From 2.3 plans.

From 2.3 plans. "The gunner role allows a crewmember to take control of all turreted weapons on the ship. They do not need to jump between turret views though. Using a third person interface, they control a reticule that all turrets within their arc will automatically follow; giving them improved spatial awareness and easy control of all turreted weapons. Furthermore, the gunner has access to advanced sensor systems, allowing them three hundred and sixty degree tracking arcs. This lets them activate advanced scanners (such as the kill warrant scanner) and missile launchers in any direction." My reading of this seems to indicate that a multicrew ship in the middle of battle will have spatial awareness advantages way above that of a normal pilot. Wasn't this the precise reason why we have not had external camera views all this time? I spent a lot of time firing at chasing Thargoids using the rear turret view on the original Elite and even the internal left/right/back views
Sitting in Pretoria. Watched some Ark videos on the flight up. Frustrated that i can't play until Friday.

What have I become

What have I become  My sweetest friend  Everyone I know goes away  In the end  RIP We're left with so many eclectic performances to savour. Thank you. #2017 #hurt

To those of you who played the division.

To those of you who played the division. I am currently weapon level 204. Enjoying the incursions and underground despite not yet finishing a single incursion. Currently world level 4 and playing with 2 mates. Not a lot of dark zone experience but enjoying the end game tweaking weaponsand build. Planning to get back into elite this week if i can get my mate to actually start his elite career. If you stopped playing the division once you hit level 30 it might be worth checking out the end game missions. You have to finish all encounters and side missions in a safe house region to unlock search and destroy which adds a little variety.