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Dave Tansley
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My contribution to the lens blur craze that all the kids are into. A scrotum skin lamp.
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I bought a PC Engine! It's brilliant, and has the best port of R-Type ever. Chase HQ is a bit ropey mind - it's been a long time since I failed to even see Ralph, the Idaho Slasher... Nancy won't be pleased.
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The only way to trump this is to seek out a PCE GT. And I hope you will!

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A good song. Is this the kind of thing that's in the hit parade these days?
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Why is this only available on import through channels I'm willing to pay on? It's like Sony once again doesn't want my money...
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For nerds of a certain age, these Let's Compare videos make for compelling viewing. Popular 80s arcade games shown alongside their home ports, warts and all.

Be warned, this one pulls the rather cruel trick of showing the Spectrum version directly after the arcade original. The jarring juxtaposition does nothing to highlight the accomplishment of an otherwise excellent conversion.

Luckily, the C64 port just after it looks somehow even worse.
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Yes, you are right! It was cruel! The C64 version looks like a port of the Speccy version and speccy ports to C64 were generally awful. Like Spectrum but somehow worse. Of course, ground up built versions were more expensive and so terrible ports were too abundant.
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Today we went to the Icelandic Phallological Museum and saw a great many penises. 
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The love of cock continues to run rampant in the clan I see.
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Let the nerd tour of Iceland begin!
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Have come across same in .no towns too, awesome!

At the airport yesterday, the departures board was off. I said to Barb "main screen turn on", and she gives me blank face. I say it's from "all your base" and she gives me blank face. I explain meme, she gives me blank face. I suspect you don't get this with Shell! :) 
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The downside of having recently listened to "One Week" by The Bare Naked Ladies is that you become acutely sensitive to how often people say "It's... been..." on podcasts.
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There is another, more striking downside to having recently listened to Bare Naked Ladies. Specifically, having recently listened to Bare Naked Ladies.
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Going to see the Guisborough Theatre Society's production of Pride and Prejudice tonight. Which I'm reliably informed is a buddy-cop comedy, detailing the exciting exploits of Johnny Pride and Mike Prejudice, maverick cops who play the system by their own rules.
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I think it's a bit more like Dempsey and Makepeace tbh 
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If you ever wondered what 19.9% of the PAL NES game catalogue looks like, let me satisfy your curiosity.

Nintendo making these things perfectly stackable, with readable spines and fancy artwork is like time-travelling crack for my hoarder sensibilities.
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Sure, why not? By then I may have built up to a Neo Geo ;)
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I'm excited to see what innovation comes out of Facebook's acquisition of Oculus Rift!
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That's progress!!

By less bad, I mean that it's expensive, invasive, will have battery issues, and may be useless outside of cities (ie. 90% of the UK). I'll still buy one, natch...
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Guisborough, UK
Guisborough, UK - Manchester - Bristol - London
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Ahoy there fellow traveller!

There are many Daves, but this particular Dave is a bit of a nerd, a bit of a science geek, he likes videogames and arcade cabinets and Star Wars and will talk for hours on Rat Kings and their threat to civilisation.

He likes beer.

He has a Phd in astrophysics but sold out to The Man and currently works as a web developer. There's a novel in him somewhere, but it would probably be rubbish.

He never made it 6ft, to his eternal chagrin.
Bragging rights
Found all 200 pigeons in GTA IV. Without a guide. Finished that particular long weekend brimming with self-satisfaction and lousy with shame.
  • University of Manchester
    Physics BSc, 1993 - 1996
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    Radio Astronomy MSc, 1996 - 1997
  • University of Bristol
    Infra-Red Astronomy PhD, 1997 - 2000
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Our only regret with booking Hotel Edelweiss was that we didn't stay longer. Everything about it was perfect - it looked charming, the rooms were large and well maintained, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is about five minutes walk from town, through a lovely park, on a very quiet road. It has free wifi for guests, and a lovely garden in which to enjoy your breakfast or a late night drink. Highly recommended.
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The food was great, especially the sheekh kebab that I had as a starter, and it seemed relatively inexpensive. However, I had the feeling we were a little rushed through it, with courses appearing even before the waiter had finished writing our order down!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Good
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