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Amazon, not Google, is buying Twitch for $970 million

I couldn’t care less about gaming [though I am liking this PS3 - it’s rather nice], much less a streaming “lets watch folks play” platform. I do care, however, that Amazon are on a spending spree, and seemingly taking their eye off the ball when it comes to eInk eReaders.

It’s acknowledged by most folks that Amazon hardware is, well, shite. Except their eInk eReaders. With the new Kobo Aura H20 set to release soon - with all new eInk screen, Amazon are being annoyingly quiet on the eReader front.

Which is annoying.

Someone should organise an online Cards Against Humanity game.

Just sayin’ internet. Just sayin’

Goes back to reading book he’s really not all that into, but isn’t sure why, exactly.

Actor Richard Attenborough dies at 90

:(

He’s finally here.
Script: So-So. There were one or two “meh” moments, but overall I found it to be rather enjoyable.
Capaldi: Fucking brilliantly brilliant.
Thus ends the review of Deep Breath.

He’s finally here.

Script: So-So. There were one or two “meh” moments, but overall I found it to be rather enjoyable.

Capaldi: Fucking brilliantly brilliant.

Thus ends the review of Deep Breath.

I like how content among the best the BBC has to offer - in this instance Doctor Who, follows the worst content they have to offer.

Tumble: In which a bunch of supposedly famous people ponce around wasting money that could be spent on decent programming.

50 minute warning. 50 minute warning.

Deep Breath starts in 50 minutes.

Now would be a good time to prepare to leave your collective dashboards, for those who’ll be watching after the event.

chrisdwoo:

philled2thebrim:

zombiegandhi:

booty-to-good-for-you:

sykobabbul:

huffpostbooks:

What’s Your Book Shelfie Style?

This post turns me on.

colour and height

Height is so satisfying

Logic that only I can grasp, unfortunately.

I typically go by densest method of packing — i.e. double shelving, stacking books on top of the shelved books, etc.

In a increasingly structurally unstable series of book towers in t’corner of the living room because, as an idiot, you decided to re-catalogue both your physical and eBook collections over the bank holiday weekend, failing to take into consideration how long it’d take, and the fact that the chosen Capaldi returns this very evening.

Goes back to crying into 12th cup of tea I’ve drunk so far this day.

Well now, would you just look at what the Postman just delivered. Obviously it needs washing and ironing, to get rid of the creases, but still.
It’s here. On the day of all days.

Well now, would you just look at what the Postman just delivered. Obviously it needs washing and ironing, to get rid of the creases, but still.

It’s here. On the day of all days.

24 Hours from the posting of this, Peter ‘She’s my carer; She cares so I don’t have to” Capaldi begins his reign as The Doctor¹.

Somewhat remarkably, given the scripts for the first six episodes, as well as not quite versions of three full episodes [they’re missing CGI and colour, apparently], the folks who opted to view / read ‘em have done a good job keeping the spoilers to themselves.

Which is good, lest they be subject to a Malcolm Tucker-esque bollocking.

They’re actually showing it in the cinema near me - £10.50 isn’t that expensive, however two things put me off:

1: The money doesn’t go into the Doctor Who budget. It goes back to the BBC1 budget. To produce utter shite like - well almost everything on BBC1.

2: The only seats left are in premium - so sell off a kidney [I never did like the colour! ;) ] for the increased price premium, or right at the front of the cinema - I’m not one for craning my bloody neck to watch a film. 

So, I shall be watching it shortly afterwards, via the majesty that is iPlayer.

¹: At least, in the UK. It airs on BBC1 / BBC1HD at 7:50PM. Those not fortunate enough to live in the land of the Timelords, shall have to check their own local listings. Poor Bastards.

chrisdwoo:

sweetoothdesign:

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Yo, michaeltalbot, I think you might like this.

This is most pleasing. Most pleasing indeed. I must investigate this further.