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So I started a bulletin board.
No idea what it should concentrate on - or even if it should have a specific theme. I quite like the idea of leaving it be to see what happens to it. It will probably just get ignored and stagnate but you never know, maybe some interesting people will find it and use it for their own discussions and interests.

The basic idea is that I will create a forum for whatever people want to discuss (within reason of course) and then let them go.

http://trocnet.net should get you close to the right place :)
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I feel the need to post a tranquil boat image today.

This was taken a few years ago in Australia. It'll be interesting to revisit a few of these places in a year or so when we go back as it will have been around 10 years since this visit. In that time, I've grown around 10 years older ( :) ), obtained a boy-child through devious means and rebuild a house.
Anyway, back to the boat ........
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Wonder if the sea gulls will be waiting for you...
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Catching balls > than kids apparently
 
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Don't be that guy!
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So, one month into parenthood and I'm convinced my son is compiling a list of reasons he needs new parents to replace the defective ones that took him home :) 
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When can we ship him off to boarding school? ;)
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Well, had quite the life changing event! I've joined the world of the parent!

My son was born a week or so ago and is, naturally, the cutest and greatest baby ever. Just like everyone else's baby :)

We are now proceeding to make exactly the same mistakes as everyone else did/does/will do whilst telling everyone ours is the quietest/noisiest/smelliest/most intelligent baby ever. Just like everyone else's.

Hooray for sleepless nights. 
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True petrolhead! :-D 
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Oh dear, I've invented a new game. It's called the  "trying to get all the You May Know suggestions to say you have the same person in common game"

Sheldon Cooper has NOTHING on me. NOTHING.
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Am I real?
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Last night I installed my Philips Hue Lightstrips (http://meethue.com/) and immediately set up a few recipes with IFTTT. Have to say I'm very impressed. The strips are extremely well made (they had better be at the price) and very easy to stick where you want them.

They also come with plenty of cabling so cable routing wasn't a problem either - I drilled a small hole through to a cabinet where I have power and simply plugged them in there.

I now have a very cool strip of lights above one of my bookcases which changes colour depending on the current weather conditions, flashes when I receive email, reminds me to take a break from work and generally makes the room look cool.

Whilst the Hue stuff is (extremely?) expensive, the quality of the bulbs and the robust app together with the interaction with IFTTT makes it worthwhile I think.

Now I need a few more strips and some "bloom" lights and bulbs to finish off accentuating the rest of the house. Meanwhile I will keep playing with the lights via IFTTT to see what weird recipes I can concoct.
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So, April Fools Day 2014. Wonder what is in store today...........
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This must be one of, if not the most complex roof mechanism ever designed for a car. And all essentially unnecessary - just there because they can and to serve the lazy.

I'd much rather have a simple, hand-removable carbon fibre panel. Lighter and much truer to the original. Leave complex electronic roof mechanisms for the cabrio. 
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I totally agree. The Targa is about open top and lightness. This Targa is heavier than the cabrio. Why? Lazy customers already have the cabrio, the Targa customer deserve something better. And it makes me really uncomfortable because, at the same time, it is aesthetically great. Beautiful and nonsense
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Science is creepy :)
 
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Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition!
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Maybe he stopped you for crimes against sartorial elegance? :)
 
A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!
The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass).
Is #GoogleGlass  ilegal while driving or is this cop wrong???
Any legal advice is appreciated!! This happened in California. Do you know any other #GlassExplorers  that got a similar ticket anywhere in the US?
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Patent Examiner
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European and International Patent Law
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  • European Patent Office
    Patent Examiner, 2001 - present
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Mad Scientist and slightly deranged photographer.
Introduction
I'm a Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office in the Hague.

I work in the Applied Physics cluster, specialising in materials analysis and related *stuff*. Yes, pretty much any kind of stuff. This limits my fields of knowledge to pretty much everything :) (jack of all trades, master of, erm, none?)

Outside of work, I enjoy climbing, cycling, skiing and travelling and I play squash in an attempt to keep fit. I'm also a keen, if inconsistent, photographer.

Interests include Sci-Fi and Fantasy, from books to World of Warcraft, doing stuff with friends and messing about in cars.
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Can juggle. Slashdot ID 3606
Education
  • University of Bristol
    Chemical Physics, 1989 - 1992
  • University of Bristol
    Advanced Electronic materials, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Surrey
    Materials Science and Engineering, 1995 - 2003
    PhD research on the corrosion and oxidation behaviour of Titanium Aluminide alloys.
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