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Visual comparison of Mad Max movies

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I make it no secret that I’m a great admirer of the Mad Max movies by George Miller, in fact they are on my list of movies to watch before you die.

Today I stumbled upon a comparison video of the classic Mad Max Trilogy Read the rest of this entry »

An inspiring video – Mick Ebeling’s story of hacking technology

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Mick Ebeling’s story of hacking technology.

I saw this video a long time ago, and bookmarked it for sharing.

Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services comparison

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Well, this is interesting…

Microsoft has added what appears to be a very comprehensive comparison of services provided by Azure and AWS.
What is interesting is that there are (currently) some services provided by Azure that dont (appear to) have an AWS equivalent.

With Microsoft seemingly making positive mindshare strides in recent years, this is another good move it seems.

Details can be found here:

The Scientific formula of relationships?

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I recently came across an interesting ‘Infographic’ from over at Happify.
The people at Happify really know what they’re talking about, and its worth checking out for advice and tips on increasing your own wellbeing (Or that of your partner). Read the rest of this entry »

Kyle Bosman describes the ‘Console Wars’

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In the run-up to the latest video game console releases, there is an awful lot of nerd-rage swirling around the internet at the moment regarding which console is better. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Brutal DooM trailer!

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Are you frikkin’ kidding me?

Further to my last post on this, and also enthusiastically telling everyone that will listen, Brutal DooM v19 is finally coming October 31st 2013!

I really am very excited about this, a free MOD, and less than 1 month remains.

I love playing Duke Nukem, and I love playing DooM, and I would say this trailer sums up my excitement:

If you want to know how to install it, check my previous post on it.

DooM? Is that you?

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I stumbled onto something tonight, which pleased me greatly.

I have many fond memories of playing old games. DooM is one of them.
I used to play a lot of DooM, many years ago when I had much more free time, but tonight while idly browsing YouTube, I stubled onto a trailer Read the rest of this entry »

Robot bartenders?!

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There is an interesting article over at The Telegraph UK regarding the most effective body language to get served when at a bar.

The researchers, whose work is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, analysed 105 attempts to order drinks at nightclubs in Bielefeld and Herford in Germany and Edinburgh in Scotland.

They assessed the behaviour of customers 35 seconds before they were served.

They found the most successful tactic, which occurred in 95% of orders, was standing squarely towards the bar with head facing forward.

Its a good read, but I couldn’t help but be especially elated at the part where they noted there is a grant being funded by the European Union to develop a robot bartender…

Robot bartender? Funded by the EU?


Anyhow, the list of things to do in order to get served most effectively are:
-Stand squarely at the bar
-Look directly at the bartender(s)
-Don’t look the menu
-Have your wallet/money in hand
-Apparently, waving at the bartender doesn’t help.

I’ve never really thought about the points listed above, because this is what I normally do anyway, sort of a mix between directness and patience.

Hopefully this will be a better robot than the one they had in Selfridges a few years ago.

Soylent – Is it really possible to move past food?

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We live in a world of harsh realities.

There are some hard facts that the we have to live with such as world hunger, imbalance of wealth, global obesity levels and gender inequality (among many other more contemporary issues such as ‘privacy in the modern world’). Read the rest of this entry »

Steam to provide game library sharing!

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Well well well, this is interesting…

Valve, makers of Steam is announced on their site that they are soon beta testing ‘Steam Family Sharing’. Read the rest of this entry »