Star Wars Squadrons without the playstation!

I pre-ordered Star Wars Squadrons a while back because I am a big Star Wars fan, however I’ve sent my PS4 to Sony because I’ve been having problems with the machine. Originally my PS4 stopped all-together and didn’t work or load up at all. So I had sent it to be repaired. Now it’s back there and I got a new game here and no machine to play it on!! 😦

There is irony here, somewhere!

Another step closer to the Borg in Star Trek

In Star Trek Voyager we learn that there are millions of nano robots floating around in the blood stream of Borg drones. Now posted on the BBC website we learn that scientists have created a nano robot! Conceptually this is verging into the same technology!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-54327412

Cobra Kai and Karate Kid

Yesterday I watched the final few episodes of Cobra Kai and boy did the last episode of season two turn into a war zone in the school. I am not sure I’ve ever seen anything else like it.

The character development really draws you in from the start. Johnny who was the bad guy in the first film is really the main character here. You are drawn in and you really do feel for the guy. His problems feel real, but his bad luck comes and goes with some good luck and more bad luck.

As the show went on you get drawn in and feel more involved, there are very few programs on TV which have this. Game of Thrones had you and this does as well.

Another aspect of Cobra Kai is the Romeo and Juliet story, with two different characters falling in love with each other from rival families. And if you watch carefully, there are three different RoJ stories in the show.

Now because of watching that, today I’ve just watched Karate Kid, 1, 2 and 3 on Amazon Prime and realised I’ve actually never seen the third one. I enjoyed the films but on each one I felt there could of been more of a solid ending.

If you’re a fan of the original films and have Netflix I highly recommend watching the show.

Take a knee?

Since the American quarter back took a knee in protest, this symbol has spread around the would as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

I never truly understood why people want to follow this pattern. As in old English and the time of shivery, one takes a knee to show respect, take an honour and to serve. Before royalty one takes a knee to receive an honour such as a knighthood.

To receive in honour.  To serve.

So why are we changing an age old custom to suit a new modern interpretation? The Cambridge English dictionary have added this action, this summary to their dictionary.

Have we changed that much that we are willing to throw out the old meanings? Has modern vocabulary now change? I don’t know about how others interpret this, I am certainly not keen to see such action. I still see, to bow before, or take a knee and interpret that towards “to serve” even it’s with honour.

We want to break the bonds of servitude, treat others how you want to be treated by others. I find the movement for Black Lives Matter hypocritical, as I believe that all lives matter. And I am against taking a knee, we should all stand together as equals and bend to no man.

Batwoman is boring me!

I’ve been watching the new TV series of Batwoman. I have enjoyed Arrow and the Flash shows, didn’t like Supergirl that much and some of the others.. Well they were not working for me.

I was up to episode ten of season one, but now I’ve decided to give up. It pains me to say it, but I am finding the show really boring. There is only one nemesis for Batwoman, the same old premises of saving Gotham from evil. It’s a dry feeling, the character development, well, not much of a back story really.

In Arrow, the main character of Oliver Queen, there were several dimensions, the darkness, impact of loss, anger. With Batwoman, there is… Batwoman, then Kate Kane with her sweet smile. You see her love interests, a little bit of something else. With Batman there was always mystery. With Batwoman, there is none! This is a gimmicky like cold toast.

The one floor with Arrow was the poor sound quality of the show. Sadly with Batwoman is not only the poor sound quality but the calm of the whole thing. It’s feels action-less, the stupid aspect of applying social media trying to squeeze a picture, all those extra’s trying to take that photo with a mobile phone! Trying to be modern and up to date, everything is too clean, even the dirty places are clean.

I didn’t even mind that she was gay, that didn’t freak me out, but for me there is no good story here, and I am giving up.

Please don’t waste medical masks outside.

I’ve been going for a 5km walk nearly every day since the epidemic. It’s a wide out door space, unpolluted with oxygen producing trees. So why use or waste a mask in this environment. You shouldn’t need to or waste a mask, the traditional medical mask is designed for closed, sterile spaces and to be disposed of once used. Then you have other people without a mask who will pass you, bring up their hands to cover their face away from you. This is also wrong. When walking past someone it should be simple, close your mouth and exhale through your nose until at a safe distance to breathe again. It really shouldn’t be hard to master that practice.

Predator: Hunting Grounds demo review.

This weekend I’ve played a good bit of Predator: Hunting Grounds, it’s a good bit of fun however the game seems to wear thin rather quickly.

It’s an interesting concept on multiplayer where it’s either four against one or one against four! A well oiled machine of four marines can easily take down the Predator however a skilled player who has learned how the Predator operates can easily kill the squad of marines.

If you play as one of the marines you have different ways to complete the mission. The first being is the generic mission where you have to infiltrate a drug lords camp, eliminate him or collect intel. There seems to be a few different variations on these missions a marine can do. The second element, which is harder to manage is to kill the Predator, the mission will end there with a successful kill.

If you choose to play with the Predator character I strongly recommend you run the tutorial first. There you will learn the basic fundamentals and controls on how to operate the character. From running through trees, how to hunt with its heat vision to straight up dissembling the enemy.

That’s pretty much it, there is no variation for the Predator. Other than that gameplay, like many other games, you can level up, get access to new gear and equipment to help in your hunting quest.

I am not sure if this game will appeal to everyone, it feels limited in it’s scope and my gut is telling me the user-base will dry up quickly after release.

I actually did a livestream for over an hour with zero people watching! But you can view it on YouTube to see how the game operates.

Here is the trailer of the game released via IGN on YouTube.

Handel House & Hendrix flat

George Frideric Handel who was born in German moved and worked in London. You can visit his house at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair. Handel gained fame in the 16th century as being recognised as one of the best musicians of the day.

Although interesting, to me there seems a thinness about the house where Handel lived. The lack of furniture maybe, information around the venue. There were three girls playing music in one room and that was certainly interesting to listen too. I believe there is much room for improvement and as they plan to purchase the rest of the house and fully restore the house it sounds like a place to visit in the future.

I did find Hendrix flat far more interesting, hearing how he use to shop in John Lewis round the corner, there was so much more I could relate to here. Reading how he would order steak, chips, drink Mateus rose wine, now that’s food I could go for myself. There is a lot of his music I love to listen too. I also never realised how much classical music he listened too and had in his collection. I will have to listen to his music again to see if I can hear any influence there. Seeing his bedroom, which was helped put back to how it originally looked like with the help of his old girlfriend.

It was worth a visit just for that.