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"This 1750 BC Babylonian Tablet Is An Ancient Customer Service Complaint" http://io9.com/this-1750-bc-babylonian-tablet-is-an-ancient-customer-s-1688317703
The ancient Babylonians may not have had Yelp or customer service call centers, but they still recorded their complaints. They just had to do it on clay tablets, like this one, in which a buyer complains about receiving the wrong grade of copper ore.
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Given who will be the main hosts for this show, the general focus will be NWoD of course, and horror movies and TV. Combined with Darker Days, and Midnight Express, it will make a nice family of podcasts.

Also there is a plan to ensure a continuation of Gossip Ghouls, and thus get more diversity in hosts. So Sam will be on the new podcast a fair bit, and well whoever else we can get.

I would be doing a Fading Suns podcast, but that is just far too self serving. :P
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Images unearthed by archivists at the Manchester Metropolitan University show how the city was given a facelift when buildings emerged from a coating of black soot after the Clean Air Act
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+Offbeat Bride also had a write up about the wedding here http://offbeatbride.com/2009/03/italy-wedding
Remember that Venician wedding featured last week? Here's the full scoop! The Offbeat Bride: Sam, alternative model My Offbeat Partner: Chris, postdoctoral researcher Location & Date of wedding...
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So today is my 6th wedding anniversary to +Sam H.  . However, nothing big planned given we are moving back to the UK in 2 months time. But at least we can have a small gathering with friends and family when we get back. #venice   #venicecarnival   #veniceitaly  
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http://sploid.gizmodo.com/some-people-see-this-dress-as-white-gold-while-others-1688330144?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I see Periwinkle to Cornflower blue at the lightest, and almost a Midnight blue at the more shaded areas. The "black" ranges from black, to a mid coffee/tan. There is no pure black, or gold, nor block dark blue, nor white or even cream.

I suspect this is lots of things going on at once, such as screen calibration, and just how people are able to better detect colour vs detecting contrast.
I don't know where this image originates from but it's around the Internet right now and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me but is black and blue to so many other people. It's black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop's eyedropper tool says it's black and blue. But I only see white and gold.
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I always see it as black and blue whatever the source! This has become so viral BBC news is running a feature on it!

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http://sploid.gizmodo.com/creepy-photoshopped-portraits-of-human-plant-hybrids-1687428861

Something for Changeling the Lost perhaps? Or examples of plant spirits creating Claimed in Werewolf the Forsaken?
French artist Cal Redback is a master of digital photo retouching. His new work, called Treebeards, is a collection of creepy hyper-realistic portraits of human-plant hybrids and a clear proof of his amazing Photoshop skills.
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Part 2 of how to make planets for Noble Armada (some of this is old content for some). Hopefully some more blog posts of mine will be up there in the near future. http://fadingsuns.freedonianlabs.cc/?p=72
Following up on the last blog post on making planets, I thought I would follow up with a few hints and tips and examples of the finished products. The moon had a nice, rough texture. Starting off with a dark grey-brown base coat. Then, with progressively lighter shades of grey, dry brush on the ...
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James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff star in Joseph Kahn's (Detention, Toque) R-rated, NSFW Power Rangers short film. We did not think the Power Rangers could be this dark. We were so wrong.
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Education
  • Univeristy of Manchester
    PHD Computational Chemistry, 2005 - 2009
  • UMIST
    2.i MChem Chemistry with Chemical Physics Hons, 2001 - 2005
  • Lady Hawnkins High School, Kington
    GCSE and A levels, 1994 - 2001
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Born in the Marches in Herefordshire and spent my childhood in the sleepy town of Kington, just on the border to Wales.

I didn't follow the crowd and being a Capricorn I stood by my guns and was interested from an early age in comic books, sci fi, martial arts and mythology. I'd like to think I have a strong sense of right and wrong, always being as honorable and gentlemanly at all times. Though add into the mix a large amount of sarcasm and puerile madness and you basically have a 30 year old scientist, going on 15. I would like to think that I have an open mind to the world, however being a scientist also means that I also like a certain amount of fact. I am not religious but have an appreciation for religions and philosophies, particularly those that have roots in metaphysics and mathematics.

I've had a number of jobs part time, in particular working for Games Workshop when I was an undergraduate at UMIST in Manchester. Having finished undergraduate studies I studied for my PhD in computational chemistry at the University of Manchester. I am now a Postdoctoral researcher in computational chemistry at the University of Warwick and as a consequence live in the lovely town of Leamington Spa. I also like writing and being a Storyteller for role play games, mainly those by White Wolf, but also Etherscope and WHRP. I have also dabbled in script writing, short stories and free lance writing for a sci fi roleplay game. I also co-host the Darker Days Podcast.


I am now married to the love of my life, Sam, without whom life would not be as exciting and wonderful.

Skills: Fortran, UNIX, SVL, Neural Networks, Multi-objective algorithms, kriging, some C++, some perl, Molecular Mechanics, quantum mechanics, writing (scientific and fiction).
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Got married in the Palazzo Zenobio Hall of Mirrors in Venice - The same place where Madonna had 'Like a Virgin Filmed', Co-Host of Darker Days Radio
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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Fortran programmer, machine learning, neural networks, chemical simulations, molecular simulations, genetic programming, scientific writing, science teaching, video editing, audio editing
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  • FASA
    Freelance writer, 2014 - present
    Writer, wargamer, and all round science nerd working on the Fading Suns rpg and related games.
  • Ruhr Universitat Bochum
    PDRA, 2011 - present
  • University of Warwick
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Manchester
    PHD, 2005 - 2009
  • Games Workshop
    Part Time, 2002 - 2005
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A stunning restaurant, excellent food (if you like you meat) and amazing service, which all made for an excellent honeymoon stay in Verona.
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Really the best time to visit is either Carnival for the extravagance, or the day after Carnival, when it is totally empty. Venice is a wonderful city, and worth the visit. Just don't feed the pigeons. It was utterly empty the day after Carnival which was also the day of my wedding. Of course there are many shops etc that make Venice seem very commercial, but then you are best advised to find the true Venice by walking off the beaten path and finding all strange streets, hidden buildings, and learning about the city's strange history (there is a great book on the folklore and supernatural about the city).
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Excellent service and coffee. While it may not be the Florian, it is far more well kept and just as good.
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The best coffee in Germany, and great service and food, plus a bit of culture. Also near to the Berlin Gates.
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Expensive, but worth it for the service and the quality of food.
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Worth the ticket, which also gets you into a number of other museums that are on St Mark's Square.
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