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Duncan Sample
Works at Comparethemarket.com
Attended Anglia Polytechnic University
Lives in Cambridgeshire, UK
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Some electronics arrived from China.

Ordered packs of 10, but they came individually wrapped, how useful... not
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Just received my pair of +Beddit sleep trackers, but the sensor strip is a bit broken.
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Wasgij spoiler alert

We did a Wasgij puzzle on Boxing Day. If you don't know what a Wasgij puzzle is, you get a picture with a scene, but it's not the picture on the puzzle. The picture on the puzzle is based on what one of the characters in the clue photo can see.

This puzzle is based on what the man in the red jumper is seeing.
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Need For Speed: Rivals seems to be a game of network connections. Each time I start the game there's 5-10 minutes of waiting for a connection, then after a few minutes of 'Migrating Host'
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Damnit +Need for Speed sort this out, I got barely 5 seconds of play that time
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Today, on a whim while booking an engineer to fix & service my boiler, I ordered a +British Gas HiveHome unit, but now I've read some more details about it I'm reconsidering.

I'm not so keen on AlertMe kit (what Hive is based on), but that's personal thing. On top of that I've seen that the Hive system doesn't have any capabilities if you lose your Internet connection temporarily, which is less than ideal.

Add to that the fact that the Owl Intuition system apparently has a few more features and an API, so it could be a more capable system, even if it's not quite as pretty as Hive.
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She knows me so well, I love you +Miia Ranta!
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Today I received another of my +Kickstarter  backer rewards, this time from +Espruino.

The prototype board (think Arduino) which runs on JavaScript with some interesting benefits, like being able to use the board like a browser JavaScript console, rather than having to 'send' the script/sketch to the device all the time.

It's surprisingly small, and with a LOT of connections. I'm a little concerned with my poor soldering skills with my newest solder & solder station, so I don't think I'll be attempting to solder on the Bluetooth/RF or WiFi modules for a while... even adding breadboard connection pins will be a challenge.

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Bought the premium version of this a few days ago, but now Timely is all free for everyone as Google just bought +Bitspin. It's a lovely clock and alarm.
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Bit of a stretch for an alarm clock app, but yes, if you've still got a Desire then you should get a new phone anyway :o)
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The snow seems to be melting on the way down. Stupid white wet christmas
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We're looking for a new car. At the moment we like the look of the Volvo V50. We don't particularly need an estate (yet), but it's a nice looking car, and it's handy to have an estate for the times you need one.

Any comments/suggestions about benefits/drawbacks of the 2.4 Petrol vs 2.0 Diesel versions would be very helpful.
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Diesel has lots of torque, gives a better return per litre burned. A v80 2l petrol 2008_2013 was nippy, and loved garages. replaced by Mitsubishi ASX 1.9 only ncomplaint turbo lag, hates guarges turbo is very aggressive 1.5 auto petrol Mitsubishi colt petrol colt replaced by 1.6 Suzuki s4x diesel no lag its fuel injection .. 1.2 punto runabout replaced by 1.6 diesel focus ... It hates garages ... And still gives better return on fuel used and the Suzuki hates garages but has a smallish tank around 755 km per tqnk
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Product Manager / Solution Architect / Solution Engineer / Web Developer / UX Designer
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  • Comparethemarket.com
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Product Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
    Solution Architect, 2007 - 2010
  • Nokia
    Solution Engineer, 2004 - 2007
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Cambridgeshire, UK
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Littlehampton, UK
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General Geek, UX enthusiast, web developer and product manager in my day job
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My Mobile Barcoder Firefox extension has over 20,000 daily users, and over 250,000 total downloads
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Found a char grilled chicken sternum bone between the bacon and beef in a burger... Luckily didn't bite on it. Otherwise quite a generic-feeling place, not as nice as the other Harvesters around the town.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Nice to see a proper board game shop, but the store seems to push the children's toys and puzzles more than the board games, putting the board games at the back. There was a reasonable selection for a small shop, but still quite a bit of empty shelving that could have more of the popular games.
Quality: Very goodAppeal: Very goodService: Good
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reviewed a year ago
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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We ventured here after seeing the shop on Google Streetview, but since the photo was taken there have been changes, and new it's just a bike shop, with a couple of packs of Magic the Gathering. Very disappointed to see another board game shop disappear.
Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I had the same thing I have the first time at any thai (to judge quality): Tom Kha Gai and Red Curry Chicken. The Tom Kha Gai was good, although a slightly different flavour than usual. The Red Curry was 'loose' (a thin coconut milk, or possibly slightly watered down). It didn't have too much chicken, but did have a lot of green bell pepper. I'd go back as the food was certain enjoyable, but if I wasn't in a rush I'd probably go to Dusita in Sunnyvale.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Originally being from the south coast there are a lot of everyday carvery places to choose from, most recently the Toby Carvery chain, but that only goes as far north as Bedford. Having been to the Farmers for the first time today I think it'll be worth keeping a note of for next time. Very reasonable £10/person for a 'large' (read as normal) carvery plate, and £6 for small (large side-plate size), with a choice of 4 meats and a good selection of different vegetables, and well-made yorkshire puddings. The staff were pleasant, although I'm not sure what they do apart from sitting people down, as you have to order at the bar and of course you have to go up to the carvery yourself.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago