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Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Justice League
« Last post by Richard_2112 on Today at 19:30:29 »
I saw this a couple of nights ago and actually enjoyed it more than Wonder Woman (a poor man's Captain America 1 IMHO). It's certainly not as bad as the reviews made it out to be. My only real gripe with it is I can't see any of the individual members having particularly good or captivating solo stories.

I'd put it on a par with Marvel's Avengers Age of Ultron but nowhere near Marvel's best.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Today at 19:28:29 »
another decent zwift session last night, called 40/20's

Lots of 40 second sprints with 20 second recoveries.
Tonights one looks like they have ramped up the levels again. Its a process I am really enjoying
You a masochist or something?
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Today at 19:26:42 »
I agree the European City of Culture thing does leave a bad taste.  The cities in question entered in good faith and have prepared their bids so should be allowed to compete.
Being as cities from such good EU countries as Iceland, Norway and err, Turkey have been European cities of culture, it does give off a whiff of hypocrisy.
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Technology & Gaming / Re: Sonos
« Last post by Nick on Today at 19:13:08 »
Its a bit of a novelty but handy if you have left your iphone controller in another room.

"Alexa, play planet rock station on kitchen" is the type of command. Spotify is now controllable from this week  as a source, not tried it yet as away from home.

Like siri its a bit hit and miss (esp after a few strong ones), sometimes it plays via the dot rather than the sonos which is annoying.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 17:14:38 »
A sunny day. The Boardman hasn't been lubed since I squirted it liberally with GT-85 last night so I took the Cannondale out. A shortish Twycross run, slightly extended at the end because I'm sick of Heather Lane, so I came back through Ibstock.

Developed a bit of shin pain after about ten miles. Possibly I've overdone it a bit slightly? Perhaps rain is nature's way of getting you to stop riding a bike. Certainly I don't take two or three day breaks like I used to now I have a bike trainer in the garage. I'll see what Google has to say about it.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1288686890

19.26, not quite the 20 I'd intended but close enough.

Just looked and Google seems to support my theory about shin pain:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/445920-cycling-shin-pain/

"Shin pain while cycling can develop if you overuse the muscles, tendons or bones in the shin area with excessive riding or by not taking proper breaks in between workouts. You can also develop pain in the shins if you frequently ride in high gears, have an improper saddle position or height, or the crank of your bike is too long. In addition, some conditions such as a stress fracture or anterior compartment syndrome -- which is the swelling of the muscle within its protective sheath -- can trigger shin pain while cycling"

In other news, the Boardman's white bar tape looks filthy and has started to crack. I've ordered some camo tape and some finishing tape. Never tried retaping handlebars before, but how hard can it be?

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DVD/Movie/TV / Justice League
« Last post by Reg on Today at 16:53:42 »
Oh dear. There are some enjoyable moments. I was hoping for better things after the very good Wonder Woman.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Today at 14:42:01 »
I agree the European City of Culture thing does leave a bad taste.  The cities in question entered in good faith and have prepared their bids so should be allowed to compete.


Re CETA.  These deals do take longer due to democratic process but they will get there and when they are signed into law the fact that the entire EU is behind it means the benefit is much better than one country going on its own.  We'll see the proof of that in years to come I've no doubt.


Who voted for what I don't know what numbers but to get some sort of an idea, just check twitter.


Choosing to go for a 100% brexit, no single market, no customs union is proof positive that the government has chosen to put politics above prosperity.


And as to your point to Nick about servitude etc etc,  that will not change with leaving the EU.  MNCS and major World powers will dictate what the UK can and can't do.  In fact the sway from these forces is lessened as a member of the EU.  Look at the work it has done in controlling the major tech firms and telcos in recent years.  Consumers are better off in the EU for protection from such forces.
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Events / Re: Iron Maiden - Legacy of the Beast Tour Announced
« Last post by The Letter R on Today at 13:23:48 »
Failed to get tickets for first night but at about 9:30 they added the Saturday at the 02 so I got a standing ticket for that night  8)
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Jonners on Today at 12:56:51 »
another decent zwift session last night, called 40/20's

Lots of 40 second sprints with 20 second recoveries.
Tonights one looks like they have ramped up the levels again. Its a process I am really enjoying
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