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Just received my 

Reservoir Dogs: 2 Disc Collector’s Edition - Limited Petrol Can Packaging

from CEX.co.uk.. £2.50 with free postage it cost me and it is near fucking mint quality.. there is one tiny minute scratch in the paintwork that looks like it’s meant to be there anyway.

£24.99 this goes for brand new on Play.com, reckon I’ve had myself a bargain here.

I’ve owned the single disc edition for fucking ages now but I’ve always wanted this one.. I’m so happy XD

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As an American, Top Gear doesn’t come up in the average conversation. I’d heard the name of the show periodically, but mostly, I saw references to it online, and whenever I asked what it was, people just said, “It’s a car show.” I didn’t get why people were so excited about a car show. Sure, I appreciated cars for their aesthetic value, but I wasn’t a gear (petrol) head. I can’t drive a manual. I don’t change my own oil. I look at my mechanic and am grateful that he’s a family friend, so I don’t get ripped off. Falling in love with a car show wasn’t in my plans. 

My husband got me into Top Gear. In truth, it was hard to ignore the advertisements for it especially as we are viewers of several shows on BBC America. One night when I was at work, he gave Top Gear a try. In his words, he “was hooked.” Getting me into the show was a challenge. Besides my fleeting interesting in cars, I’m not quick to pick up television shows. I like to watch no more than five or six shows total. He practically has to pin me down to get me to watch anything. I don’t remember if he made me watch a YouTube clip or if he surreptitiously waited until I was settled in the living room on a random night. But I distinctly remember seeing a short man in a tight shirt standing on jet’s wing. He later raced said jet in a Bugatti Veyron.

I’d seen a Veyron in person before. On a trip to California, we stood outside a Bugatti dealership and ogled an electric blue Veyron through the glass. I remembered seeing a lottery ticket on the group at the base of the window, and I laughed. That’s the only way I could afford one, I thought. I’d fallen I love with the machine in front of me, so to later see whoever this excitable short man was on my screen racing a Veyron … well, he had my attention.

That was just over two years ago. That clip remains the first thing I show anyone when I want them to get into Top Gear. It consistently works. 

We have seen every episode. Thrice. At least. And whenever we’re bored, Top Gear is what goes on our television. It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve seen an episode. We never tire of it. I cannot say the same of any other television show or movie.

It is thanks to Top Gear that I want to drive a manual and attempted it once before freaking out that I might break my friend’s car. (I’ll get there.) It is thanks to Top Gear that I drove a stock car (think NASCAR) in the summer of 2013. I’d never wanted to drive a race car before. Now, I can’t wait to do it again. It is thanks to Top Gear that my love for travel intensified. And it is thanks to Top Gear that my inner anglophile was reborn. When I was five, I watched and loved Danger Mouse. When I was six, my first grade teacher taught us Briticisms. And at that same age, I fell in love with Peter Gabriel’s music. All things Great Britain shaped my life from a young age, and Top Gear reminded me that I am convinced I was born on the wrong side of the pond.

Top Gear also became a source of personal motivation. Clarkson reminds me the power of being educated and articulate, May humbles me with his understanding how things work, and Hammond inspires me with his outlook on life. Between the three of them, they can race cars, fly planes and helicopters, write books, host shows, have families, run marathons, bring awareness to worthwhile causes, make crazy contraptions, and travel the world. They remind me that I cannot allow myself to be limited.

So, here’s to Top Gear. Its future may be a question. Its present may be a mystery. But its impact is not to be ignored or reduced.

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A hellish mad max style future in which I would have to roam the wastes in a Ford fighting marauders and collecting whatever petrol I can from defeated enemies would be more preferable than a future like this. 

Today we are celebrating the life of Elisha Otis, who on this day installed the first elevator that was able to safely carry human passengers at 448 Broadway, Manhattan. Simple hoists had been around since at least Roman times but if the ropes holding it broke the whole contraption would plummet to the ground. Elisha was a born tinkerer and when he worked at a bedstead factory where heavy equipment had to be lifted from floor to floor that he hit on a way of improving the safety of the hoist by adding brakes to the mechanism. He built two or three of his improved ‘safety hoisters’ and, when the bed factory closed down, went into business for himself.

Sadly he was rubbish at running a business and after a year his company was worth only $122.71, and that’s only if you include two petrol cans and a second hand lathe. It was then that he was lucky enough to meet someone who could inject a bit of showmanship into the operation. He paid Otis $100 to bring his contraption to the Crystal Palace where he would be suspended high above the crowds on a platform that was held in place by a single rope. Doffing his top hat, he waited for the crowd’s attention then instructed an assistant to cut through the rope with an axe. His audience were terrified when the platform began to plunge floorwards, it fell about two feet and then the spring operated brakes came into effect. He announced calmly “All safe, gentleman. All safe.”

After this his business improved considerably and he modified his invention so that it was able to carry people from floor to floor safely. By the 1860s his invention had made it possible to double or even triple the height of buildings. Harper’s Bazaar had this to say shortly after his death: “The transformation…is always going on before the eye. Twenty years ago it was a street of three-story red brick houses. Now it is a highway of stone, and iron.”  

Weekly Dev Report - 16/03/2015

41:46:43


Hac - 31:37:56

  • Camp fire - 00:39:48
  • Car Storage Rework - 04:47:5
  • Car Storage Rework, again - 00:23:33
  • DDR Music Research - 00:04:48
  • Design - 00:33:37
  • Engine Audio Tweaks - 00:22:07
  • Enhancing Water Interactions - 00:33:06
  • Fixing Glass Shader - 01:45:13
  • Laika User Manual - 08:03:33
  • Landscape building - 01:54:03
  • Modelling Assets - 02:32:41
  • Petrol Can Logic - 02:32:56
  • Reverting to Unity 4… - 01:55:00
  • Upgrading to Unity 5 - 05:29:40

MinskWorks.com - 10:08:47

  • 'Broken' Trailer - 00:48:27
  • 'Broken' Trailer design - 02:17:27
  • Dealing with the Banks… - 00:09:29
  • Grant work - 05:01:11
  • Invoicing - 00:28:22
  • Kickstarter Research - 01:02:02
  • Post GDC Contact building - 00:21:49

Hac now has 532 hours of development logged.

A lot of time was lost to upgrading to Unity 5, only to find they’ve implemented a new physics solution which is unusable with the design of Hac.

I’m looking at a potential Kickstarter in the future, after speaking to several people at GDC about publisher opportunities, the general consensus was to avoid a publisher if at all possible. I’d honestly thought the days of publisher hate were behind us, but it still seems that a lot of developers creating their first game are still getting burnt by them.

The car does now have an identity, to avoid potential legal issues, and to build upon the themes of the game I’ve branded the vehicle ‘Laika’, which is a reference to the soviet dog who against it’s own will, orbited the earth.

This week I’ll be focusing on getting tyre changes and tyre simulation in, then it’s time to start blocking out all locations and working towards an Alpha. 

Thanks,
Greg

I only have four days left till I’m admitted to the ward, and it’s been super rough lately, but things are starting to come together and I think I might take a day out to drive alone and look at nature before I have to release all control again. I’m going to drive up to a look out and draw/paint things. I think I need to do this. Hopefully I can get petrol money somehow, but it would be nice

Little sister Adam syringes

I’m tempted to start building them to sell to people for like £60-80 depending? Currently doing one for my friend as a really late birthday present (sorry about that btw I suck man :’c ) and if it turns out just as good as the original one did (which you can see if you go through my cosplay tag) I might start selling them.

Although it does take a bit of work and some use of tools. If I was going to package it, it would be an actual nightmare though. Meh, Ramblings over I guess. If you’re interested then tell me, but it’s kinda hard to come by petrol nozzles I can use.

What do you ask a super genius?

YOU can drive across Australia without paying a cent in petrol. You can go from 0-100 faster than a Ferrari. You can even download updates to the car’s software to make it drive itself. The future is awesome.

Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Nitro RC Models

http://ezinearticles.com/?Key-Advantages-and-Disadvantages-of-Buying-Nitro-RC-Models&id=8037030 Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Nitro RC Models By James Dwade | Submitted On October 01, 2013 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook 1 Share this article on Twitter 1 Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on FriendFeed Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author James Dwade Remote-controlled (RC) vehicles are fantastic miniature versions of cars, monster trucks, boats and helicopters. From electric-powered to petrol-driven models, you can find all sorts of RC toys best suited for your level of experience and skills. While electric RC boats or cars are ideal for those just starting out in the hobby, we best recommend nitro RC vehicles for more skilled drivers and sophisticated enthusiasts. One reason why nitro RC cars or helicopters are a must-have is their performance. They operate and sound like actual vehicles, only much smaller. In addition to creative physical designs, nitro vehicles also produce engine sounds and smoke, just like their life-sized counterparts. They also deliver beautiful presentations, being able to glide smoothly or run in high speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the other top advantages: Mechanical sound and vehicular fumes offer a realistic experience for users. Running time is longer lasting and virtually unlimited, depending on your fuel supply and driving habits. Compared to brushed electric models, nitro vehicles come in 2-cycle gas engines or large nitro motors that make them more powerful and run much, much faster. For the savvy hobbyists, it provides an opportunity to develop and improve one’s mechanical skills. It is important to be w!
ell-informed on what you will be getting before you purchase an RC model, or any product for that matter. To know if a nitro remote control car or boat is right for you, you’ve to consider also the following disadvantages: They are an advanced type of RC vehicles, and are designed for more experienced owners and operators. This type of model can also take considerable time to break-in and require high maintenance. They are built and designed to run in outdoor environments, not ideal for indoor use. When running, it produces a lot of noise and vehicular smoke. This might not be pleasant for the neighbours. Nitro vehicles don’t come with a reverse option. Depending on the circumstances, nitro fuel might not be easily accessible in your location. As with other products available in the market, nitro RC vehicles are not for everyone. If you are a beginner in the hobby, it would be best for you to start looking into other models that are electric-powered. They are much easier to operate and more user-friendly. For a more adventurous and experienced enthusiasts, the nitro-powered remote control models would be a great choice to go.

Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Nitro RC Models

http://ezinearticles.com/?Key-Advantages-and-Disadvantages-of-Buying-Nitro-RC-Models&id=8037030 Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Nitro RC Models By James Dwade | Submitted On October 01, 2013 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook 1 Share this article on Twitter 1 Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on FriendFeed Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author James Dwade Remote-controlled (RC) vehicles are fantastic miniature versions of cars, monster trucks, boats and helicopters. From electric-powered to petrol-driven models, you can find all sorts of RC toys best suited for your level of experience and skills. While electric RC boats or cars are ideal for those just starting out in the hobby, we best recommend nitro RC vehicles for more skilled drivers and sophisticated enthusiasts. One reason why nitro RC cars or helicopters are a must-have is their performance. They operate and sound like actual vehicles, only much smaller. In addition to creative physical designs, nitro vehicles also produce engine sounds and smoke, just like their life-sized counterparts. They also deliver beautiful presentations, being able to glide smoothly or run in high speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the other top advantages: Mechanical sound and vehicular fumes offer a realistic experience for users. Running time is longer lasting and virtually unlimited, depending on your fuel supply and driving habits. Compared to brushed electric models, nitro vehicles come in 2-cycle gas engines or large nitro motors that make them more powerful and run much, much faster. For the savvy hobbyists, it provides an opportunity to develop and improve one’s mechanical skills. It is important to be w!
ell-informed on what you will be getting before you purchase an RC model, or any product for that matter. To know if a nitro remote control car or boat is right for you, you’ve to consider also the following disadvantages: They are an advanced type of RC vehicles, and are designed for more experienced owners and operators. This type of model can also take considerable time to break-in and require high maintenance. They are built and designed to run in outdoor environments, not ideal for indoor use. When running, it produces a lot of noise and vehicular smoke. This might not be pleasant for the neighbours. Nitro vehicles don’t come with a reverse option. Depending on the circumstances, nitro fuel might not be easily accessible in your location. As with other products available in the market, nitro RC vehicles are not for everyone. If you are a beginner in the hobby, it would be best for you to start looking into other models that are electric-powered. They are much easier to operate and more user-friendly. For a more adventurous and experienced enthusiasts, the nitro-powered remote control models would be a great choice to go.