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  1. You have to excuse the typical Amazon poor photoshopping, but these are the grill racks I was talking about https://www.amazon.co.uk/Compatible-Gekufa-Stainless-Dehydrator-Accessories/dp/B0BC2Z2K3Z/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?crid=2MCMOO7IS5HIJ&keywords=ninja+air+fryer+grill+rack&qid=1668496900&sprefix=ninja+air+fyer+grill%2Caps%2C235&sr=8-5 one also acts as a kebab skewer stand (it comes with skewers), great for chicken or paneer cheese. The racks are really useful.
  2. I’ve got the same one and yes you can put different things in the same basket its pretty much the same dimensions as the ninja dual fryer, so you can get accessories like a grill stand (which gives you two layers per compartment). So you can have broccoli on the bottom and salmon on the top (or nuggets and chips). Another good accessory are silicon baking dishes like these (£15) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicone-Gloves】Silicone-Liners-Accessories-Microwave/dp/B0BLTS19F4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?crid=2L1M9OOWGI3B6&keywords=silicone+ninja+air+fryer&qid=1668488169&sprefix=silicone+ninja+air+fryer%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1 I use them to make lasagne, 12 minutes in bake mode at 180 degrees. Perfect and it’s a lot easier to clean by just bunging them in the dishwasher
  3. So my trusty Toshiba LCD stopped working, which was brilliant for retro systems… What small TVs would people recommend to connect SCART based computers or consoles? I’m thinking of the 24 inch or so in size, but looking online it seems that the smallest decent tv you can get now are 32 inch and above. If a SCART connector in the tv isn’t an option, how do people find connecting a c64 or spectrum to a SCART to hdmi converter and using them with a modern tv, are they any good?
  4. I’d check the serial number of your machine, or where it’s manufactured. If it’s manufactured in China, it’s likely it’s a +2B issue and the +2B is probably the best Spectrum in terms of quality and reliability and tends to go for more money. The grey +2 is a great machine and it comes with the benefit of just using a standard 9V PSU, but they are less reliable than the +2A and +2B and need another SCART cable as the sound comes comes through the sound out jack socket instead of the SCART socket.
  5. Yes, the +2a is a bit of a pain with incompatible games, however you can download converted and DivMMC +2a compatible snapshots from this link: http://disegnareconlaluce.altervista.org some other games, like the ultimate ones, need to have a command before loading due to the +2a having a paging memory difference https://spectrumforeveryone.com/technical/spectrum-compatibility-issues/
  6. So it’s the 40th anniversary like, literally NOW. So I’m watching demolition with my 12 year old son. It’s still great!
  7. Don’t Look Up A supposed stellar cast, but this is like the complete opposite of The Sting. Utter dogshit. 0/5
  8. The Sting I hadn’t seen this in years, it’s an absolute gem of a film. It’s also easy to forget just how big a film this was, bringing in the adjusted equivalent of nearly $1bn. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are so easy to watch, Robert Shaw is great as the villain, the rest of the cast are so good. It’s on Netflix, so watch it. 5/5
  9. It picks up again in For Your Eyes Only where it goes a bit more serious, but yeah, so many of the Bond movies are essentially remakes of Goldfinger but set underwater, in space, in Silicon Valley etc. Pierce Brosnan’s films also fell into the same trap.
  10. My 12 year old son (and all of his mates) LOVE the Young Ones. Yes, there’s a couple of dodgy bits, especially in the first series (the racist policeman, Vyv calling Rik a poof a couple of times). It’s easy to explain the policeman bit, especially as there’s a punchline when he takes off his sunglasses. But it still holds up really, really well. It’s basically students acting like absolute children with the odd bit of swearing it in. We’re going to have a 40th anniversary party on the 9th November, when the first episode was shown in 1982, and his mates are going to come round to watch it. Maybe we’ll have a party. But not like Neil’s one. Where’s the bloody lager? Also, don’t watch the ones they’ve uploaded on iPlayer, they’ve cut them to fit a 30 minute run time (the originals were 40 minutes).
  11. So I’ve been using the Pizza Oven for a couple of weeks or so now and it really is incredible. The increased temperature over the conventional oven/pizza stone combo means that if I’m using standard mozzarella, instead of the block of mozzarella that’s not stored in water, I don’t get liquid on the top of the pizza. Instead, it cooks perfectly. I’ve also found that initially rolling out the pizza, then finishing it with hand stretching by pushing out the edges, gives a really nice fluffy crust. Ideally it would be totally hand stretched, but I can’t be bothered doing that.. Tried toppings of olives, tuna and in the middle an egg and it was really easy with the oven. First you put on the sauce, mozzarella, olives and tuna but leave a bit in the middle for the egg. Cook for about a minute or so, then open up the lid and crack the egg in the middle, close the lid and cook for another minute or so. Perfect! That would be pretty hard with a conventional oven, having to remove the pizza, add the egg etc, but with this pizza oven, it’s easy, just lift the lid and add the egg. Going to try some brunch pizzas at some point, also used it to heat up some naan breads (going to try and make my own at some point), which gives it a nice slightly charred and crispy surface like a proper restaurant naan. So yeah, it’s a great little oven.
  12. I think it’s a bit strange that it’s going to take them 12 months to get these made. It’s not like they’re spinning anything new up, it should just be the exact same design, molds etc so I would have thought it would have been fairly straightforward to get it made, maybe even 6 months at a push. I presume that they have a hard production number limit, which they’ll easily fulfil and it’s certainly not their first product, so I would imagine they could book production time with their preferred manufacturer. Just with the current rate of inflation and chip issues, 12 months seems like an awful long time to be giving someone £200 and hoping they do it. Plus I have memories of the Spectrum Next, which the second kickstarter was supposed to be a quick turnaround project, yet here we are and it’s delayed again to next year.
  13. I’m really surprised there’s only two posts on this! Anyway, I totally avoided this at the time of the release, it felt a bit cynical having a sequel to one of the best psychological horrors of all time, made even more cynical by Stephen King, who famously hated the film at the time, deciding to write a sequel based around the films themes. But what got me interested was it was directed by Mike Flannigan, who has made some excellent Netflix horror series, so I thought I’d give it a try as it’s on Netflix. so yeah, like @skadupuk said, it’s pretty good, but yeah, I got the sinking feeling of flashbacks to reading a Stephen King novel when I was younger, the many Stephen King subplots filling out the book to be a ridiculous number of pages. Mike Flannigan manages to keep it fairly tight, and unless he took a Stanley Kubrick approach of completely rewriting the story to focus on one character, he did a pretty decent job. Still, there’s probably too many things going on (who is the antagonist, the vampires or the hotel? Who is the hero, Danny or the girl? It might sound sacrilege, but I actually think this would have benefitted from some cgi deep fake type approach for the flashback scenes involving the characters from the Shining. It’s a little bit jarring seeing someone else play Shelly Duval or Jack Nicholson’s characters, in the same outfits and settings as the Shining. Maybe someone could do a deepfake version of it in the future. But yeah, pretty decent considering the baggage of the superlative Shining it carries, they did a good job of making a decent sequel.
  14. We make home made pizzas every week but just using a pizza stone in a conventional oven. It’s usually pretty good, although the real pain is just how long it takes to heat up (like 30 mins) and the temperature only being 250 Celsius. Probably isn’t great for the whole cost of living/electricity thing. Anyway…. I just bought this bad boy last week https://pizzaunited.co.uk/collections/pizza-ovens/products/optima-pizza-express-napoli-pizza-oven It’s an electric pizza oven, goes to 450 degrees C, takes about 10 minutes to heat up and like a normal pizza oven, about 2-3 minutes per pizza. It’s designed and made in Italy, so I guess it’s fairly authentic. Have to say, it’s incredible. A friend has an ooni pizza oven and while it does make great pizza, for me it’s just too much of a faff. I wanted something that would be quick and convenient, meaning I can finish work, switch it on and in 10 minutes cook some home made pizzas for the family. It cost £169 and while I doubt I’ll get my money back over the electricity savings, it really does make amazing pizza. Here’s a 4.5 stars (out of 5) review on bbc good food https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/reviews/optima-pizza-express-napoli-pizza-oven-review Here’s the blurb So yeah, if you’re looking for a pizza oven but don’t want to be farting around with burning wood and IR heat readers, or maybe just want to cut down on using your conventional oven, this is definitely the pizza oven for you!
  15. Funny thing is, the Madonna song was the highest Billboard charting Bond song since A View to a Kill (the only James Bond Billboard no 1 song). It got to Number 8, which is the same as Skyfall and significantly higher than the other recent Bond songs which barely scraped into the Billboard chart. Yet it’s never really mentioned now. I personally think it’s a decent song, but it’s been mired by Madonna’s performance in the film.
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