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My tabletop rp dice. The bottom right set just arrived today, they have streaks of pearlescent dye and tiny glitter particles running through them that shimmer in the light like an aurora. 
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Oh wow. Your dice are turning me green :)
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I'm Tyranic-Moron, you won't really see me on the forums, but I've been active on the desertbus IRC channel for 2 straight years now.
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I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
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Wow, a year of hanging out in the old #desert-bus-drivercam sure has gone quickly.
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lol true
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Just got back from swimming, swam 100 lengths :)
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That's a lot of swimming. O_O
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Steam holiday sales just began!
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I'm Tyranic-Moron, herrow.
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Posting this to remind me to read it later. <3 Frozen Synapse
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I've been asked to write the IRC bot for managing auctions during DesertBus this year!

Very happy to be involved with such a great event :D
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That's awesome! I can't wait to see it in action :)
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The entire GTA series (with all DLC) is £4.99 on Steam at the moment. I have them all already though =/
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Code Monkey
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  • Imagination Technologies
    Graduate Design Engineer, 2012 - present
  • McDonald's
    Lounge Attendant, 2009 - 2011
  • SEED Software
    Developer, 2010 - 2011
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MEng Computer Science Graduate
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  • University of Hull
    MEng Computer Science with Games Development, 2007 - 2012
  • Oldmixon Primary School
  • Uphill Primary School
  • Broadoak Secondary School
  • Weston Sixth Form College
    A Levels (Maths, Physics, Computing) AS Levels (French, Photography), 2005 - 2007