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My thoughts on the announced show hosts and new logo.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

So Robot Wars has updated it’s profile picture on Facebook to what I’m going to assume is the new logo. I’m going to be honest, I actually think this looks cooler than the original logo! I thought the new Battlebots logo from their reboot was disappointingly bland compared to their old one, but if anything Robot Wars went the opposite direction! Take a look:

Source: Robot Wars – Robot Wars updated their profile picture.

So it seems to have been announced that Dara O’Briain (from Mock the Week) and Angela Scanlon (who I’ve never heard of) are going to be the new hosts for the show.

I personally can’t imagine Robot Wars without Craig Charles, I mean I know Jeremy Clarkson presented the first series and such, but it was pretty much Craig Charles who defined the show! He supposedly has expressed interest in re-hosting the show, so it feels almost like a backstab to me… but who knows? Maybe O’Briain will surprised us and turn out to be awesome, much like Matt Smith surprised me as the Doctor!

As for Angela Scanlon, who I’m assuming will be the pit reporter (the article doesn’t really specify), I guess it makes sense not to bring back Philippa Forester or anyone else from the original shows, as douche-y as that might sound, because the original show ended over 10 years ago, all of the people since then would have obviously aged, I mean Philippa is apparently in her 40s now! I can’t imagine her being brought back to be brutally honest, but then again, I haven’t seen what she looks like now, so…

Some good news though is that Jonathan Pearce is back as the commentator! I’m really happy about that!

Overall, I’m still excited about this, and keeping my mind open to how the new hosts change the atmosphere of the show, if they do at all! So yeah, I’m hoping to get my tickets for the show to see it like. (It’s being hosted in an arena in Glesgae! 😀 )

Source: Robot Wars: Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon to host new series on BBC2

Installing Quake 1 on Ubuntu

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Uh oh… guys, I’m running out of space! What do I do?! 😛

2016 is looking to be an awesome year!

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

With Robot Wars Making a comeback and the Battlebots reboot returning for a second series, 2016 is looking to be an awesome year! I’m actually really excited!

BattleBots is coming back for a second season on ABC

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Source: BattleBots is coming back for a second season on ABC

This is good news! Although I really hope they will do something about the cluster bots this time around, because in my opinion, the 1st reboot series (video of episode 1 below), was almost if not ruined by the clusterbots! Gemini from Robot Wars was one thing (or should I say, two things?), because Robot Wars had the rule where if one robot was counted out or immobile, the entire team is eliminated, which seemed fair, especially after seeing some of the battles in Battlebots 2015… Okay, it turns out that they did have something in place, each multi-bot designs have a main bot, and if that bot gets eliminated, then the rest are as well, so okay, something is in place… (SPOILER ALERT) but I didn’t find out until episode 2…

Either way, the show is entertaining, so definitely give it a watch! Episode 1 is shown below! (Copyright, obviously, to ABC and/or whoever is behind the show)

BBC’s Robot Wars reboot to bring in more high-tech fighting machines

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Tech gameshow to return in ‘bulletproof’ arena for a six-part series – 13 years after its last appearance

Source: BBC’s Robot Wars reboot to bring in more high-tech fighting machines

My reaction:

A petition to standardise the Scots Language

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A petition to standardise the Scots Language

https://www.change.org/p/holyrood-to-give-the-scots-language-a-standardized-spelling?just_created=true

I know this has nothing to do with what I usually post, but this is very important to me, I’d like to ask if youse could at least have a look at this, and even if you don’t speak the language but agree it needs a standard form, please gives us your support!

R.I.P. Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

I just heard the news about Robin Williams, and I was very shocked about it, I used to watch a load of his films, like Hook, Flubber and Mrs. Doubtfire.

He apparently committed suicide, but I don’t get that, what would be his motive? He wasn’t living a hard life, he didn’t end up like Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, or the Ultimate Warrior (before he made amends with everyone), I thought he was living a normal life, nothing I’ve read says otherwise, so he can’t of had it very hard.

It doesn’t matter anymore anyway, unfortunately, he is gone now, he was a great actor. Whilst he wasn’t exactly a childhood hero of mine, he was one awesome person/actor anyway, and one of the major actors of some of my favourite childhood films!

I’m sorry this tribute can’t be any better. I loved his films and his acting, that’s all there is to it for me.

R.I.P. Robin Williams – You will be missed…

My (Quick) thoughts on the STV Scotland Referendum Live Debate

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

DISCLAIMER: I am aware that this isn’t the usual kind of stuff I would post here, but I feel that this topic was too important not to discuss, however, if you feel that this is too off topic for your liking, then feel free to disregard.

I usually don’t like talking about personal events in real life, but I feel youse must know about this, but I had an operation on my back, and it really hurts to sit down, so I’m making this article brief.

So the big debate has passed, Alex Salmond and Alister Darling have had their prep talk, trained for months for the big fight! They entered the octagon, weapons at hands, and fought to the death in an orgy of blood and gore!

…Oh wait, that wasn’t what happened, was it? My memory has really been starting to play tricks on me…

Unless you haven’t read my article from 2 years ago (which is probably most of youse) and don’t know me in real life, then you’ll know that I am a Yes voter, and support independence. However, I’m trying my beast not to be biased towards Salmond, though to be honest, I don’t think it’ll be too hard.

Long story short, Salmond talked about making Scotland a fairer society, and Darling kept going on with the pound. Salmond made a bad move not discussing the pound, he has backup plans for the case, which is written on his White Paper, published a year or so ago. It was frustrating seeing him dodge the question, I am not going to lie, but apparently, he had a reason for it, and that was to get Darling angry and to expose Project Fear, and if that was the case, good on you Salmond! If it isn’t, shame on you Salmond! However, I will admit this, the points Alex Salmond were making are arguably not as big as the debate about the pound, but I don’t think they should be ignored.

The thing that annoys me more than the screw up itself, was the media reporting it, they were reporting it as the only thing that came out of the debate, when in actuality, that was the only thing Salmond dodged, Darling dodged every question tat came his way! Including a question that regarded him saying the pound “would work” in an independent Scotland, and that he was now campaigning against it. I’m not surprised the media is siding with Darling, seeing as they’re all in line to sleep with Westminster…

Well those are my thoughts, I told you they were quick! Well, you can blame my operation! I overall believe it’s Stalemate, neither side won I think, one dodged a major question, and the other dodged several minor ones… What do youse think?

Actually, I have some thoughts on the First Minister’s Questions that followed 2 days later, where Alex Salmond actually mentions his other plans in regard to currency… multiple times, it seems the whole time, Joan Lamont and Ruth Davidson had their fingers in their ears every time he mentioned them, as they kept saying, even after Alex said his backup plans, that he hasn’t mentioned is Plan B… Words cannot describe my reason to tha- No, wait! I have 2: “In Denial!”. I think that sums it all up. Don’t believe me? Watch it yourself, I provided a link above!

At the end of the day though, does currency really matter? To me, it doesn’t matter what symbol accompanies the numbers, or the kind or size of the coins and notes used, I only care about whose pockets they will be in, and I believe only through Independence, we can guarantee it will all be going to the pocket of those in Scotland! You just need to look at the behaviours of the campaigners to realise who’s telling the truth and who’s lying! I am not here to dictate what you should vote, but I’m just saying, think twice before voting No… Great, I’ve just alienated half of my already small reader-base, haven’t I… ?

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