Floral Photography By Emi Nakajima
Nov18

Floral Photography By Emi Nakajima

Another photographer I’ve come to appreciate from Google+ is Miyagi prefecture-based Emi Nakajima. Despite my fondness for street and industrial photography there’s still plenty of room to love photography of flora, whether taken with a macro lens or not, and with Emi hailing from Japan you know to expect gorgeous bokeh and occasional soft focus with high key. These first two photos show how different the leaves from...

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Doug McClure And Kevin Connor Movies
Nov15

Doug McClure And Kevin Connor Movies

In 1978 I was taken to the cinema to see a movie called Warlords of Atlantis. It was a movie that appealed to me on a lot of levels; Atlantis!; nasty creatures!; a bathysphere! I was young and bathyspheres were cool, so sue me. The movie’s lead was played by Doug McClure and over the years that followed thanks to the explosion of VHS films and then weekend showings on television I became introduced to a few other Doug McClure...

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1980s Computer Porn
Nov02

1980s Computer Porn

If you were a boy or girl at around the same time I was and if you owned a computer then there’s a good chance you’d have followed the same ritual I did every month: down to the newsagent’s for a furtive flick through the magazines on the shelves before picking up what caught my eye, then back home to the bedroom where the door would be shut and the computer switched on, magazine spread out on the desk by the...

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HP 9845 Games
Nov02

HP 9845 Games

An article looking at some of the computer games that were available for the HP 9845 from the 1970s into the 1980s. 9845 Games It would have been a real surprise if the at the time outstanding capabilities of the 9845 desktop series would not have inspired a complete series of computer games dedicated to those systems. Even Hewlett-Packard itself contributed a tape, the so-called Computer Games Library, for the 9845A and 9845B series...

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The Hairstyles Of Adolf Hitler
Oct25

The Hairstyles Of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler – you’ve probably heard of him – had a style all his own. The Hitler moustache, of course, was fashioned after the comic actor Charlie Chaplin’s, whose movies were Hitler’s favourites; Chaplin, it has to be said, was not so fond of the films featuring the German leader. But when it came to hair only Hitler could get away with the slicked side parting. It was smart. It looked sharp, clean,...

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UK National Grid Power Status
Oct19

UK National Grid Power Status

If you ever want to see how much power is being generated by coal, nuclear, gas, and wind in the United Kingdom, or see the gigawatt demand throughout the day, and you want that information presented on retro dials and in line graphs – and, let’s face it, who doesn’t? – then the place to go is U.K. National Grid Status. The data it uses comes from a series of web services here provided by...

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