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  1. I guess if the guy more or less accidentally found himself world famous after his daft salt thing went viral then all power to him for making a shitload of cash from it, as Rayner's article does say, he's not from a rich background himself and his clientele at least partly self indentifies as finance wankers.
  2. An interesting-looking set of black-authored sci-fi on Kindle deals of the day today, does anybody know any of the books?
  3. General racing tips really - get on the racing line (the AI will do a pretty good job of showing you it with tyre marks by the end of a race), slow in fast out for corners, you generally need to learn the tracks a bit which will take a few goes to achieve for most people. Stick to the cars in the first two GPs for a bit as they’re easy-handling.
  4. hats off @Wallace and yep, getting the car turned that far already as you go round the second part of the chicane, I have been trying but cannot do that so far.
  5. also @Valver and @SharkyOB if you'd like a secondary contest with the rallycross weekly trial I've just one-upped you both there
  6. 29.525. Dang! Faster than Grosjean but not yet quite up to @M3gacorp again.
  7. I love that I get to keep the gold a bit longer even though I'm a few tenths off again now!
  8. 29.802 now! Definitely lost at least one faster lap than that to the 'penalties from the lap before' applying to it. I guess it's fair enough when they're from the last corner since you can get a bit of an unfair start doing those. This time I was still quite bad on the chicane compared to what I have managed.
  9. I hit my time relatively quickly and thought “haha! I’m a prodigy, I’m going to top the table soon!” and then failed to get very close to it again for the next 15 minutes of trying. That chicane is a terror.
  10. No idea, guess I'll find out for a week or two. Upcoming game releases and whatever the weekly freebie is? There's a whole separate email (which you don't need to opt in for) about Fortnite.
  11. milko

    Cricket Thread

    Morgan looks like he needs to test his claim that he won’t pick himself if he’s not good enough. I missed the damn final though, gutted. Just so busy working I forgot all about it. Bah.
  12. There's a £10 NON-REPEATABLE (the old topic title is a bit misleading through age) voucher you can get in exchange for signing up to the newsletter now. And a Halloween sale that starts on the 18th.
  13. milko

    Oculus Quest

    I dunno to be honest. Vader is probably just about worth that money for the Star Wars thrills if you like that (normally £7.99 x3) but I've not played most of that list.
  14. ha, the stream doesn't have @Yannik's voice so you don't hear that he's waffling on about Holy Grail quotes with Meers when he should be concentrating on the road
  15. I use an Arctis 7x headset @Meers, with a Quest 1 for visuals. It is wireless with a dongle though. I've not had any problems with that, mind you.
  16. Man, second “best of the rest” place and I barely feature in the highlights. Which is fair enough, the closest I got to doing an actual overtake was being up behind @Count Buffalos when he spun out on the exit kerb of the last corner. Strange race.
  17. When can we get some more @Erik vs @SANtoOos action btw? You two are clearly a level above the rest of us at the moment, we’re just battling to be best of the rest. But you’re taking it in turns to race us!
  18. Oh fair enough than @davejm, but I wasn’t going any great shakes by then I thought at the time, just consistent. When I got near you guys seemed almost bumper to bumper for ages! Looking forward to seeing the highlights.
  19. I think I dropped a place in lap 1 to 7th or 8th while being careful to avoid contact, settled into something of a groove at a non-spectacular pace that had me stuck 2 seconds or so ahead and behind my closest rivals. Then a succession of people seemed to have excursions and I found myself up to 4th and chasing @davejmand @EuroVapeSim2who were racing incredibly closely together. I don’t think I would have got near either but for the battling, and that saw me come up to the back of them for a bit while glancing nervously at the interval back to @winkyand then @SharkyOB. As luck would have it, my 62/35 fuel split worked out very nicely, I had to dive in earlier than most of you but got clear track after I came out and found myself in second place when the stops were all done. Was pretty scared @EuroVapeSim2 would catch up but managed to hold it together to the flag somehow. I think in the whole race I only had one proper close-to-disaster moment, I got onto the grass coming out of T1 during my post-pit run and things got very wobbly but I hung onto it somehow. That’s pretty good going for me!
  20. cue next week @davejm waxing lyrical about his new setup and @SharkyOB reinstating the order!
  21. milko

    Oculus Quest

    There's a sale on... here are a few highlights. Bold ones are apparently the cheapest they've been so far. Anniversary pack The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, GORN, The Thrill of the Fight, and Demeo £75.96 down to £53.87 oculus.com/experiences/quest/601439871221226/ Vader Immortal Pack - includes Vader Immortal I, II, and III. £23.97 down to £10.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/882687799301914/ Fun, Games, and Friends Pack Creed: Rise to Glory, Eleven Table Tennis, and Walkabout Mini Golf £48.97 down to £31.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/743663420366093/ Adrenaline Pack Swarm, Synth Riders, and Until You Fall. £47 32 down to £39.23 oculus.com/experiences/quest/207806284753933/ Exhilarating Adventures Pack The Room VR: A Dark Matter, Job Simulator, and I Expect You To Die. £56.97 down to £39.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/1410142622715646/ Zero Caliber: Reloaded £18.99 down to £14.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/3591949650852844/ Hand Physics Lab £7.99 down to £6.39 oculus.com/experiences/quest/3392175350802835/ Hyper Dash £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/3070239359662935/ Jurassic World Aftermath £18.99 down to £15.04 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2708465082504733/ Contractors £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2436897736439055/ Blaston £7.99 down to £4.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2307085352735834/ Until You Fall £18.99 down to £15.04 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2567459230020142/ Cook-Out £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2004774962957063/ In Death: Unchained £22.99 down to £15.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2334376869949242/ Trover Saves the Universe £22.99 down to £14.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2718107161580827/ Topgolf with Pro Putt £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2412327085529357/ Tetris® Effect: Connected £22.99 down to £14.55 oculus.com/experiences/quest/3386618894743567/ OhShape £14.99 down to £8.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2522558964527688/ Vacation Simulator £22.99 down to £15.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2393300320759737/ Arizona Sunshine® £29.99 down to £19.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2190353671014400/ The Climb £22.99 down to £14.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2376737905701576/ Synth Riders £18.99 down to £13.29 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2436558143118760/ Death Horizon: Reloaded £14.99 down to £9.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2115015981923610/ Real VR Fishing £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2582932495064035/ Red Matter £18.99 down to £10.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2180753588712484/ Gun Club VR £14.99 down to £10.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2285803881494677/ SWORDS of GARGANTUA £18.99 down to £13.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/3064046640291676/ Wander £7.99 down to £4.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/2078376005587859/ Robo Recall: Unplugged £22.99 down to £15.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/1906871599408213/ Journey of the Gods £22.99 down to £13.49 oculus.com/experiences/quest/1853479764707533/ Moss £22.99 down to £15.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/1654565391314903/ Sports Scramble £22.99 down to £15.99 oculus.com/experiences/quest/705576999566582/
  22. I found one fast (for me) lap somewhere, just under 1.48, otherwise I'm fairly consistently able to turn in 1.48.5s which I guess might be good enough for some decent points if trouble happens to other people and not me. I cannot for the life of me get a happy feeling around the slippery bend before the big Bentley straight, and pretty much all the turns after it feel difficult to be consistent with. Any lap I get one of them right seems to guarantee I'll screw up another in some way. A couple of inside kerbs are deadly if you cut them too much, it feels like a track where driving safely is an even better idea than normal during the race. Survival mode! @Erik I played a little bit with your setup recommendations. I am curious, the numbers you quoted for dampers are a long way from the Aggressive preset ones, what is the thinking behind the change? Given our little coming together just now on the practice server, this is extra funny
  23. I feel ya! Luckily tonight I'm not setting up bloody 13 hour video renders so I will get on the server and run some practice laps.
  24. Yeah I'm playing on a Xbox One pad and I noticed I tend to blat the throttle on/off more than find myself at steady increments. Probably to my own detriment! But it is gonna be plenty playable I'm sure. Just ran through a few of the GPs in Pro difficulty (about halfway up the difficulty stages). Good fun, I can win on the earlier GP series and get battered later on when I know the tracks and cars less well. The AI does still tend to be quite aggressive about getting onto their line even if that does mean blocking you rather rudely but it hasn't done anything that feels unfair. It's also quite fallible by itself at times, I saw two or three of them have a tangle that left one stuck on the pitwall having to reverse out and another forced down the pitlane at the speed limit, highly amusing.
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