Can't wait for your favourite artist to release a new album? OpenAI's Jukebox has been making music "in the style of" your favourite artist. I looked up Nine In Nails and the OpenAI jukebox came up with a little diddy called "What do your nipples look like?"
I do remember playing Even Online on PC many many years ago. I didn't have time for it and it seemed quite complicated. Eve Echoes for mobile came out of beta last week. I've been playing for a few days now and quite impressed.
It's a huge universe, there are many aspects to the game I haven't even gotten around to exploring yet. I haven't moved to a paid "Omega Clone" account, but apart from not all markets being open to me (need to be on one of the major trading hubs to trade with an "Alpha Clone" ) I haven't felt restricted
I've also played many similar empire/universe/base building mobile games. Most recently Star Trek Fleet Command was ok but once you're over level 20 it's pretty much Pay to Win, and I dropped out after my base and all resources got plundered while I was away for a weekend.
I play it on my 10in tablet when on the go, and sometimes on BlueStacks for PC so I can partipate in my corporation's Discord server more easily. I can play for just a little here and there, doesn't feel like a huge time sink.
Graphics and mechanics are very nice and definitely scratches the sci-fi gaming itch.
Anyone else tried it out?
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Recent Facebook post showed a proof copy of this upcoming reissue of an cool and important 80s post-punk and electronics compilation of the time. Maybe not household-name tracks but a good sample of what the genre was coming up with.
So my problem was deciding which edition I should buy.. I normally collect vinyl, the prospect of having the collection in a facsimile of it's original cassette form also appealed to me (although I don't have a player anymore).
Couldn't quite justify the cost of getting all of them In the end, I decided to get the CD edition, as it has a bonus disc of extra tracks and a gorgeous 60 page earbook, because the reason I like vinyl is more so the accompanying large format artwork that comes with the music.
You can find the tracks from this on YouTube - here's a playlist:
I'm excited to expect this in my mailbox sometime in the future!
My arms, shoulder and back feel cooked after giving these a good go today.
Ready for any future lockdowns! Still need to get some weights for the barbell but it's 20kg unloaded so good for some HIIT sets
Can't be in EU hunting down new vinyl in stores, consoling myself with online purchases on Discogs. I'm having them shipped to a friend's parents house in EU until postage to Australia starts back up again in ernest.
(video is NSFW)
Looking forward to singing some national anthems along with Laibach :upside-down face:
I have an elliptical machine I use every day for cardio but with gyms closed during lockdown I've been limited to bodyweight exercises which I'm getting a bit bored of.
Fortunately some new stock has landed in stores in my area and I just ordered a pair of adjustable dumbells. Can't wait for them to arrive.
Anyone else got a nice little home gym setup they want to share?
Bandcamp is donating 100% of their fees today to the NAACP, so today, along with the first Friday of the month I try to get my wishlist down to a managable level.
Unfortunately a lot of European artists cant send me physical merchandise at the moment due to the plague, so I have to be content with digital downloads instead of vinyl.
My favourites purchases from today are:
- Twin Tribes - Live at Fascination Street
- IV Horsement - Dies Irae
- Carpenter Brut - Blood Machines OST
Gyms have been closed for more than a month and I miss my weekly boxfit and HIIT classes to work up a sweat.
I decided to mix it up a bit and I registered for the May50k MS challenge and the Headspace 3046 pushup challenge. I raised about $600 between the two challenges to worthy causes but it also meant that last month I did 3046 pushups in 21 days and ran over 150km.
OK I might have hobbled the last 20km as my ankle was a bit shot and it's getting a bit cold outside.
The challenge kept me interested and got me out of the house for the runs. At the same time I wonder if I lived in the city or a place in total lockdown like Wuhan if I could have run around a tiny apartment for 150km worth?!
Some days I like the routine but other days you HAVE to mix it up to keep it interesting and get out of your comfort zone.
I'm hibernating for the winter to weigh up my options, but what are you going to do to get out of your comfort zone post lockdown?
Not sure about everyone else here, but I've switched from a 4-6 gym session week and a decent eating schedule, to working from home with some home gym equipment but unfortunately cupboards and fridge full of food to graze on all day.
Snacking it turns out is my arch nemesis.
So I have about 10kg I want to drop as I fell back into some bad habits.
Kept a decent workout schedule, an hour on most days. Combination of bodyweight, elliptical and/or rowing machine, a run or a long 10km walk.
Got back on track at the start of the week and I'm down 1kg.
Anyone else got lock down fails or success stories?