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How to speak American, Lesson One : Fruit

October 14, 2010

The one question I get asked more than most is : “Will Sarah Jane grow up with a British or an American accent?” I hope this video helps to answer that.

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Doctor Who Live – why am I the last to find out about these things..?

October 14, 2010

Via Facebook, I just learned that the BBC has put together a live show of Doctor Who – think Christmas Panto with Daleks. I wish I could reproduce pictures, but I bet the BBC lawyers would be all over me… http://www.doctorwholive.com/ It’s a pretty cool idea, making a show about a show (about a TV […]

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OK it’s official – too much cool stuff in the world…

October 13, 2010

This came today from Amazon – the Parrot AR Voyeurbot 1000. It is way too much fun, and makes you feel like you’re living in the future – populated by robotic Terminators. (If I were to make a plane or helicopter it would be like this – a button marked “take off” and a button […]

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NEWSFLASH : Live online Jarre gig tomorrow at 8pm UK time

October 9, 2010
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I just heard via the Jarre newsletter that JMJ is broadcasting a live online concert tomorrow (10/10/10) at 8pm UK time. Jean Michel Jarre: The 10/10/10 project. Worldwide self-pirated live concert transmission from London. Be connected on www.jeanmicheljarre.com/101010 www.ustream.tv/channel/ten10ten Sunday night 10/10/10 – 8 pm UK Time. Hey! Why not start it at 10:10pm GMT?

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Behold! The raw power of blogging…

October 8, 2010
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…and an apology to Wicked Lasers. After some serious dissing of Wicked Lasers in my last post I have to say sorry for the bad press I created over their failure to ship of my Spyder Arctic S3 blue laser. *Obviously* my readers were so enraged they all called the Wicked Lasers office to complain […]

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Trading a 1W Superlaser for iPhone powered Attack Drone

October 7, 2010
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Wicked Lasers. I’m sooo disappointed in you. When I heard you were coming out with a 1W blue superlaser I was first horrified, but then after giving it some serious thought considered it to be a good base to build a new laser harp. But you could never quite ship, could you? So anyhoo, the […]

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Google 1, Bing 0 – I guess they still have some work to do…

October 5, 2010
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Since I started using Windows7 I’ve been working with the default settings, and have been too lazy to change my search provider. So I was mildly amused by the following search results provided by Bing when I was looking for 01A Vacuum tubes: Google on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have a problem. I […]

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Not sure what you would do with this, but seriously impressive

October 2, 2010

I don’t usually post about this kind of thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before… I remember when the sign-writing fireworks first started to appear – those that could explode in the shape of stars, and smiley faces – this is a similar kind of thing, but done with water […]

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3000 Farad Supercapacitor – any ideas?

September 30, 2010
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Where’s Nikola Tesla when you need him? Electronic Goldmine have just started to sell 3000 Farad (yes *Farad*) super capacitors for a mere $29 – I’ve been sitting here thinking that there’s got to be *something* really cool you can do with these things… Make a “Z-Pinch” ala Ocean’s 11? Experiment with the fabled non-Hertzian […]

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XMOS XS1-L1-64 development board. The next Arduino?

September 29, 2010
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If you’re old enough to remember the Commodore Amiga, you might be aware of the AmigaOne X1000 initiative – to release an updated version of the Amiga using 2010 hardware. One of the most interesting aspects is the inclusion of an XMOS chip – this is a programmable piece of hardware that can take on […]

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