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  1. cyberjunkie

    Corona Virus

    Ars Technica has a good compilation of information - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/dont-panic-the-comprehensive-ars-technica-guide-to-the-coronavirus/
  2. The Witcher is a pretty decent watch. Am 4 episodes in and I haven't cringed yet.
  3. I liked the first season of 'End of the F*cking World' and the second season is pretty decent too. I like the style.
  4. I finished watching Russian Doll last night. It was entertaining and unique in its own way. The style and theme is nice. It didn't end the season with a huge bang, but the whole experience and length of episode is just right. It ends every episode on a cliffhanger, but neatly. I'm also watching Drive to Survive. It's nice and makes you want to follow F1 again.
  5. Watched an episode and it was really nice. Short series and short episodes, so it fits my (patience) bill.
  6. I have been watching The Umbrella Academy. It has its loopholes and it picks up ideas from movies and shows we've seen before. Having said that, I like the style, the acting and the production value. It's an effortless watch. It's active, colourful and funny all at the same time. I've been watching two episodes at a time and I'll be watching episode 6 next.
  7. Coming from PUBG, which is intense but also goes from being an Okayish-experience into an absolute mess every other update, this is such a welcomed change - to be able to get consistently smooth frame-rates, while looking hell of a lot better. You can play it without stressing as much as you might in PUBG or DOTA2. I get a few random crashes and you can't rejoin a session so that's a bummer. Fortnite felt too cartoony for my liking but this has a Borderlands-like vibe. The weapons are fun, managing items and picking up stuff is simpler too. Definitely playing this for a while! Hope 4 people squads are a thing in the future, and maybe more maps.
  8. The trailer does nothing for me. Tom Hardy is always intimidating, even in his 'human' avatar in this movie. This works for him in other movies, doesn't seem to fit this. The action looks predictable. The visuals work don't look 2018-enough and the humour is cringey.
  9. I've taken to reading over the past couple of years, and I haven't read as much, ever in my life, than I have over the past 3-4 months. I'm getting better at it, I'm better focused. What I'm currently reading is Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (link). It's about the startup, Theranos and all the madness that started from the power and money hungry CEO, Elizabeth Holmes and her partner, Ramesh (Sunny) Balwani. It's a scam, and it's built on hype, lies, intimidation and more. It's really something! These are some of the other books I've read recently - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (link) - a good read for introverts, for us to relate to, and for extroverts to introspect on A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (link) - Fictional book, a sad and funny tale about a loner with a big heart, who led a tough life and sticks to his moral code. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik (link) - just takes a photographs and talks about interesting objects and matter they're made of. Really simplifies and makes science fun. Here is my Goodreads handle. Do add!
  10. I've been watching entire movies and TV shows uninterrupted with my wife, unlike my usual solo-self who simply lacked the attention span needed to watch them. I would watch a TV episiode, 20 minutes at a time. Here are some of the movies and shows I've watched. Black Panther - 5/10 Another cliched action movie from the same franchise, with the same cliched build-up, comeback and similar storylines. I just wish it were more gripping. The visuals were nice, the humour attempts poor. Definitely not worth the price for the first show ticket. Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle - 6/10 Not nearly as impressive as the original but a watch with some big stars. The visuals are good. the humour is so-so and it could be just another action movie if it weren't for the Jumanji 'virtual world'. I mean, you really could take any action movie with 4 characters into the Jumanji outline to have this movie. Just watch it as a late night, mindless watch with no brains involved. It's fun. Phantom Thread - 5/10 Really not my kind of movie. The artwork, styling is gorgeous and the mood well created, but the pace is really slow. It was a drag watching. Get out - 10/10 Well-deserving award winner, a movie that builds up its thriller plot really well with great intensity for the first 60 minutes, broken up with bits of modern-day humour thrown in. Easy to relate, really gripping stuff and I couldn't stop watching this one. Really worth watching! Wild Wild Country (TV series on Netflix) - 10/10 A real life tale of the religious cult from India that brainwashed a whole lot of people, and nearly took over a state in the US. It's done really well and first-hand interviews with people today makes it all the more exciting. Really shows you how religions start off with a naive, attractive agenda and turn dangerous really quickly. And if anyone uses trakt.tv, this is my ID - cyberjunkie (https://trakt.tv/users/cyberjunkie)
  11. MrH2o was always the funniest, and the nicest guy. I had to find some threads about him. It feels like it was just yesterday. I remembered him yesterday and I was telling my wife about him. I can't forget those chocolate or meat balls that he used to make or his mom did. And his funny accent and the very serious question to most of us - Oh, you have a sister? Is she hot? Still miss Watah~
  12. Sorry to hear that, Mazy. Take care you genius!~
  13. Was meant to be a gift but it arrived 4 days late, so I'm guility of keeping it for myself.
  14. Currently reading The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver Sacks. Books I read before this Elie Wiesel - Night Siddhartha Mukherjee - The Emperor of All Maladies Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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    Random Photo Thread

    Shot a few photos when in Mangalore, India.
  16. Bought the Nikon D5300 earlier this month
  17. Bought some glass for my old Nikon D3000 - Nikkor 40mm 2.8 Micro.
  18. Yea, I'm not fond of the colour but who buys headphones for show anyway, right? Other than Beats users...
  19. Check out The Cinematic Orchestra. Very good~
  20. Gooo India!! Oh wait....
  21. Also, music track from the end of episode 5 -
  22. Watched The Baader Meinhof Complex and Captain Philips recently.. You guys should try out Trakt.tv and the apps that use the service (http://trakt.tv/downloads). The service lets you mark watched TV shows and movies, along with assigning ratings. it's something like what Last.fm is for music, and Goodreads is for books. This is my profile in case you guys already use it - http://trakt.tv/user/cyberjunkie/
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