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  1. Bloody hell! I mean, they’re all pretty talented, but he’s astonishing!
  2. That whole scene is one of my favourite scenes of all time I think. The pentaverate, Garth brooks juice diet, crying himself to sleep on his huge pillow. The whole film’s great too. I don’t think I’ve seen it this millennium but I’m pretty sure I could quote it all.
  3. I think it gets worse. And I’m weirdly addicted. Currently half way through episode 4.
  4. I suspect it’s the lactose, which is a sugar and one of the things that caramelises and turns golden brown when cooking. There’s about 1tsp of sugar (lactose) per 100g milk, so perhaps look at your almond milk bottle and see if it’s got sugar in, if not try a teaspoon. Alternatively, it might be more complicated and be Maillard reactions which is the interplay of the protein and sugars with heat that leads to delicious browning (usually in meat). Might be tricky to replicate without proper milk.
  5. Missed this thread before. Tarka dal. I make it every day for breakfast and have iterated it towards perfection. Weirdly rather than adding anything it’s taken me literally years to gradually strip almost everything away in terms of spices etc as it was never “right”. Think it’s nailed now. 1. Salt well and boil red lentils until done. Not to sludge. Needs a little bit of body but no bite. Say 30 mins. Add plenty of salt and lots of water, when done it should have consistency of soup. I make 400g lentils for 5 portions, kept in the fridge during the week as plain boiled lentils. 2. The next steps I do fresh each day with the boiled lentils from step 1. Finely chop 2 large cloves of garlic while heating frying pan. 3. Add knob of butter to frying pan and wait for it to brown. Needs to be not quite smoking but close. This is extremely important and where a lot of the flavour comes from. 4. add garlic to butter and stir. Should start to colour nicely, add 0.5tsp whole cumin seeds. Keep frying until garlic properly golden brown, but not catching. 5. throw in portion of lentils to much fanfare! Add chopped fresh coriander and the boil for 2 mins. This will bring the flavours together and reduce slightly to the correct consistency. 6. Serve with naan or other bread. Make sure it’s salty enough, it really, really needs enough salt. Lentils, water, salt, garlic, butter, cumin, fresh coriander. Nothing else! Except sometimes chillies. This is also pretty good for the budget food thread as it costs nowt.
  6. Total souls noob here. Don’t really play games anymore. No time because kids etc. Just beat Margit, 20 hrs in and level 30. Kids literally cheered
  7. Wait until he finds out they’re not even there. (there are no interiors, the windows are a flat opaque poly with an interesting shader)
  8. Can anyone confirm if this has spiders/tarantulas in at all? My wife and daughter are properly terrified of them, to the extent we can’t watch nature programs etc. Internet is confusing as they definitely have them in the original ride but maybe not in the movie?
  9. Garlic breads a good shout. For anyone getting started I’d also recommend doing homemade “naan breads” with your dough instead of pizza. Basically just make a pizza base and don’t put anything on it. I made tandoori chicken in my Ooni the other night and had it as kebabs in homemade naan. Amazing.
  10. Yeah I absolutely loved this, and couldn’t really explain why. But I wasn’t bored for a second. It feels like it’s made with such care, and it flits between comedy, tension, drama, and overblown Marvel nonsense with ease. It’s fun.
  11. Just looking at the screenshots upthread it looks awesome too for such an old game.
  12. @CheekoMost AAA games these days use physically based rendering (PBR) to some degree, so yes, lights have broadly real world values and the lighting shaders work in a way that approximates physical behaviour of light. It’s a big job to get right. I would say PBR has been almost a revolution in how the industry builds content over the past decade. @ZOK pull yourself together man!
  13. HDR shouldn’t look that different to SDR, it’s just a tech change to allow things to go a bit brighter and represent some more colours. For most scenes the image should be broadly the same, but the centre of lightbulbs, explosions and specular reflections will be brighter. If you take a HDR image you can absolutely tonemap it to look comparable on SDR, just missing some highlights. Those highlights matter, and can certainly make an image look more vibrant and real, but the overall grade of the scene can be very similar. I think most of the time if games look significantly different it’s a bug.
  14. Anyone interested in how HDR works in video games from a proper in depth (including maths and code) view I really recommend this The first half is the background colour theory and the second half about implementing this is COD. Very little discussion of Rothko. This is my indirect way of saying COD probably looks good in hdr. Although I’m not 100% sure about on PC.
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