Star Wars in Navajo

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There's something poetic about watching a film you know intimately being performed in another language. Like many children of my generation, I don't remember a time before Star Wars. My birthday cakes were sloppy green Jabba The Hutts, my brother always got the "baddie" toys and I got the "goodies", every cardboard tube became a…

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Xbox 360 - Confessions of a First Time User

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After an entertaining discussion at BarCamp Berkshire about video games, I decided to treat myself to an Xbox 360. After several happy years with a Nintendo Wii, I was keen to see what the new state of the art was. I picked the current top pick console and, I must say, while the games are…

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YQL and The Pirate Bay

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For reasons best known to themselves, certain sections of the entertainment industries seem to believe that bolting the stable door shutting down The Pirate Bay will stop all piracy. It's as though they think that people won't be able to use a proxy, circumvent the Cleanfeed block, or simply use a search engine to find…

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Geek of the Year

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I am incredibly gratified to be in the running for Geek of the Year 2010. Thanks to The 405 for picking me as one of their favourites. You can check out the other entrants on Facebook - don't worry, you don't have to vote for me! You can also find GeekOfTheYearUK on Twitter.

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The 10th Anniversary of the Death of the Modern Film Industry

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A long time ago... Ten years ago, I posted on usenet that I'd watched a bootleg of The Phantom Menace. I discovered the post recently and it got me thinking about how little progress has been made in the digital download arena. Picture the scene, it's my first year at university and, like any good…

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Selling Out

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As some of you know, I got married dressed as Darth Vader. While we were on honeymoon, Liz and I were hounded by the paparazzi. Well, they rang while I was lounging by the pool. The Newbury Weekly News were invited to the wedding and made us a spectacular wedding video. Also, The Sun and…

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Time To Grow Up And Get Married

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(Archived from B3ta's "How Nerdy Are You" QOTW) I could bore you all with thrilling tails of BBC Micro programming, mobile phone USSD commands, obscure Mornington Crescent rules - but I won't. I'll tell you a tale of a small, frightened little nerd... I was about 3 years old and had been asked to be…

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Turn your N95 into a Light Sabre

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Use your N95 to slice iPhones in half.Light Sabre for the N95It's uses the N95's built in accelerometer. Expect your office to erupt with geekish joy as soon as the first "hmmmmmm" begins.

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