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  1. Does anybody else think Hermann Tilke deliberately made part of the circuit resemble a gentleman's privates?
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    Your First...

    ... Mobile phone :p If you remember what it was, post up a picture and why you wanted it. And once we're done with phones, anybody can start up the next Your First... 'whatever it is'. This was my first mobile, a Sagem RC 750.  I'd seen my dad using these mobiles with antenna that you had to extend yourself and all that and I just wasn't really ever interested in them. Then, my sister got one. And, of course, I was jealous and kicked up a fuss. I wanted a mobile too, and it wasn't fair that my sister was allowed one but I wasn't. So I sulked, moaned, acted out, and played the jealous brother perfectly. In the end, my dad took me to a new shop in town named T.J. Hughes (shut now, but walking past it's empty shell I still get a bit of nostalgia thinking it's where I got my first phone), and said I was only allowed one up to a certain price, I can't remember how much he said but I chose the one above because it had a flashing light and my sisters one didn't. So clearly it was better than hers. I remember ripping it open on the way home and playing the games on it before anything else lol. I've no idea what happened to that phone, and I don't remember how long I even had it for. The 3310 came out a while later though and I remember that phone dominating my younger years!
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    The Place You Live

    Ok, so I'm not asking for your house number or street name, or even the name of the place you live. Just post some images tell us about what it's like to live there, maybe interesting things about the place etc. This is where I live, the people here are nice but the town itself is pretty grotty in places. We get a lot of Brummies and Welsh here in the summer, though why the hell they'd wanna come here I have no idea. It usually rains in the summer (and the rest of the year), which is made worse by wind coming off the sea. But when you get a sunny day with a high temperature, sitting at one of the many sea front bars with hundreds of other people doing the same is actually really fun! Otherwise though, there really isn't a lot to do. We do have a cinema... That's about it. Probably the most exciting thing that ever happened here though was the pier burning down a few years back, I was working about 15 miles south down the coast that day and you could see the smoke plume from it even there. I remember thinking "Finally, somebody has bombed the town!". I live about 150 meters to the left of the church at center top. You can just about see the top of my house at the end of the tall row of buildings. There's an island in the haze behind the pier that used to have big guns from WWII on it. I like to think it looks like a giant whale. The previously mentioned cinema, it has the huge total of 4 screens! With horrible uncomfortable chairs. Like I said, it rains often. The high street, which looks just like every other high street in the UK. It's actual street name is even 'High Street'. Everybody calls this thing The Carrot, even though it looks more like a skinny pineapple. It's a good place to meet friends though because everybody knows it, and there's a good pub just out of shot on the left, and a McDonalds on the right where the single mother is taking her baby for some chicken nuggets no doubt. People come and build arty sandcastles once a year. And aliens once landed on the beach.
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    DTM

    Trying to watch DTM and having problems. I watched qualifying for Hockenheim live on their official YouTube stream, missed the race due to the website having incorrect times on it. Then today I try to watch Oscherslaben, only to find it's now not available here... Wth :( So since the last race they've stopped it from being broadcast here too. The list of places it's unavailable are: "Brazil, Brunei, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Great, Britain, Macau, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, USA and Canada." So basically any country with the highest amount of fans is banned from seeing it live and free, even bloody Germany where the DTM is based! The most annoying part is that the official website says it's live on BT Sport. I checked, it isn't.
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    MotoGP

    I'm kinda surprised a MotoGP thread hasn't popped up yet :p Interesting start to the season at Qatar! Marquez winning with a recently healed leg, Rossi going p10 to p2, Lorenzo falling from the lead and Bradl doing the same shortly after. Far more exciting to watch than F1 atm :D
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    F1's V6 Engine Sound

    So with all the current discussion about the sound of the new engines, what do you guys think? Do you like them? Or do you think F1 just isn't the same without a screamy engine?
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    The PC Thread

    So as some of you know, I was putting together a gaming PC before the forums went down. The last time I posted I was running an FX 8320 and a GTX 660 (pictured below). But since then my specs have changed quite a bit! The old rig: And this is where I'm at now with my current specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 4770kGPU: Palit GTX 770 OCRAM: 16GB (8GBx2) Corsair XMS3Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3HCase: Corsair Carbide 300R With side window PSU: Corsair CX750MSSD: Toshiba HDTS312XZSTA 128GB HDD's: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB, Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GBOptical Drive: Asus 24x DVD RewriterCPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 5.1Speakers: Creative T6300 5.1Fans: 4x 120mm Aerocool Shark Blue LED, 2x 140mm Aerocool Shark Blue LEDLights: 2 strips of blue LED's Feel free to post your own rigs and specs too!
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    What was your last purchase

                                                                                                                     
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    The Game Thread!

    Hope you enjoy it bud! I had so much fun playing it the first time (On X1) that as soon as it came out on the Windows Store for PC I bought it again and played it again, and then when it came to Steam I bought it again and played it again :D
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    Birthdays

    Kinda funny how this was last updated a year ago for @Hughesy's birthday. Happy birthday dude! Hope it's been a less shitty one than last years!
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    The PC Thread

    Pretty much anything by Noctua and you can't go wrong bud. They have a bit of a 'unique' colour scheme going on though. Otherwise, something from Be Quiet! would be a good choice too.
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    BTCC discussion

    As is now tradition, here's Hughesy and I from the TV cameras. I'm on the left in the white top, and Hughesy on the right wearing a red hat :)
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    BTCC discussion

    Luffield/Woodcote to start with, then down to the middle grandstand at Copse for a few races and back to Luffield after that. Copse is great for the big screen, but seeing more than just 1 corner down at Luffield and Woodcote is definitely better! Pidgley's crash in race 3 was just to the right off us. Hughesy isn't wrong about our drive back. The worst part of it to me was the few times the car behind came flying up and then sat right on the bumper before overtaking and driving suicidally into the distance. They should have turned around and gone back to Silverstone if they wanted to race.
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    The Game Thread!

    So even though I'm still annoyed about the ridiculous results, I'm way less annoyed about the overheating tyres now. Also feeling kinda nooby too. The solution is exactly what I said it wasn't. Just turn less lol. I was hitting nearly 110 on the front left tyre temp by lap 6 with hypers and barely making some of the corners at full lock. Tonight I did some testing, and had the hypers go 13 laps at 99-101 before feeling any drop-off, simply by never using full lock on the controller at any point. I also set a lap time 0.1 faster than my fastest lap in the actual race I did lol. AI quali speed is difficult to answer. Yes and no. Seems to be circuit dependant. Baku I think I qualied 6th, which seemed about right. And at Monaco a was 2nd, about a tenth behind Ricciardo on pole, before he got grid pens. But at China and Spain I got pole at both by something like 6 or 7 tenths. What difficulty are you on? I'm using 94 atm, but I change it depending on how good or bad I am at the next track on the calendar lol. Edit: That filter on photo mode is called night vision or something like that. First filter in the list you can choose is called Punchy, just keep pressing to the right and you'll find it.
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    The Game Thread!

    So I just did Monaco. What an absolute shitshow. This happened at Baku too, but to a smaller degree. The 2 stopping AI (and me) get stuck behind 1 stopping AI and it just completely messes up the results. Also, playing on a controller at Monaco is horrific. It's fine for a few laps, but then the tyres start to overheat and there's a few corners that it completely screws you over on. On a wheel it wouldn't really be a problem, but you don't have the same capability with a controller just to turn less because you're barely making the corner anyway. I've really enjoyed every other race, but Monaco is fucked.
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    The Game Thread!

    Anybody else tried photo mode in F1 2018? One of my favourite things about it :)
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    What was your last purchase

    You mean gracefully outbraking you while we both take too much care making sure we don't collide, and then both spin anyway without contact being made ;)
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    Motorsport Stuff thread

    The IndyCar pace car just crashed :D It hurts a little to see an expensive Corvette dumped into a wall, but it's still funny.
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    What was your last purchase

    Thanks @Reub09 reckon they will most likely be my next headset in that case then. It'll probably be a little while yet till I do buy them though, I kinda want to use my Corsair's till they stop working cos they were the same price as the Artic 7's and I wanna get my moneys worth :p The 4 hour battery life I currently have does my head in though, have to charge them after every gaming sessions with Hughesy.
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    Latest Movie/Tv show you watched

    And I just got back from seeing Solo. It was absolutely brilliant. Loved almost all of it. There was a few things that put me off, like droids being way smarter than they should be (same as Rogue One), but otherwise the whole thing was just fantastic. Speaking of Rogue One, I thought that film was one of the worst films in the Stars Wars series, and Solo has made up for it to me :)
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    What was your last purchase

    @Reub09 I've been eyeing those up for a while to eventually replace my Corsair Vengeance 2100's. How's the fit? The Corsair's have always been a little bit too head squeezey for my liking and left me with sore ears after an hour or two.
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    The Game Thread!

    Here's a +1 for Titanfall 2. I'm not the biggest fan of multiplayer, but it's actually pretty well balanced and enjoyable on TF2. And the single player campaign is excellent, despite being a bit short.
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    Latest Movie/Tv show you watched

    Just got back from Deadpool 2, absolutely loved it. I'd kind of agree that it wasn't as fresh as the first film (a handful of reused jokes), but I think I liked it even more than the first one. And I'm actually shocked it wasn't rated 18. When it came up as a 15 I could hear a bunch of people around me saying "It's not 18?!" I've definitely seen 18 rated movies that were tamer than DP2.
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    The Game Thread!

    It was one of those games that never got the attention it really deserved I think. I'm hoping they absolutely smash it with the new one :) There was this one bit in the first game where you were standing on like the balcony bits of a smashed up apartment building firing rockets at this giant monster that was smashing the building trying to kill you. I've always remembered that part and how awesome it was :)
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    The Game Thread!

    Looks good dude :) Anybody else seen the gameplay trailer for Rage 2 today? I liked the first one, and the sequel is looking like Doom + Mad Max so it's definitely on my radar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H_Fsyje2nA&t=3s
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