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Started programming at 8 years old on Sinclair ZX81, with 1k of RAM, which I quickly used up causing it to crash, and my parents to buy me a 16k expansion pack.

A couple years later we got a BBC Model B on which I learned further, including VDU graphics and Sprite Generation. I mostly wrote games at this point.

To cut a long story short I got BSc in Applied Computing in 1995 from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, with a final year project in connecting a website to a database using cgi scripts written in C, and eventually started a career as a web programmer, mostly for internal intranet systems and currently a software as a service web and ivr survey system, mostly working on the reporting side of things.


Jun
7
comment Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers
@Rex Fair enough. It looks like you've updated the question since I answered it. Given the further details, I wouldn't have said V either.
Mar
27
comment Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects
@AndrewThompson Hmm. I've watched the film multiple times, but it has been a few years. I'll have a look out for the plot flaw you suggest next time I look as I can't recall for certain exactly what is implied they saw. So maybe you are right after all...
Mar
26
comment Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects
@AndrewThompson I think the benefit was that the cops weren't witnesses to him actually doing anything.
Jun
6
comment Are Teletubbies prisoners?
@ChristianRau Further I think its less that we treat children as prisoners so much as we treat prisoners like children (in so much as we take away the rights and responsibilities they'd normally be entrusted as adults).
Jun
5
comment Are Teletubbies prisoners?
@ChristianRau In the words of Malaclypse the Younger "Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant." ;-)
May
31
comment Why were the writers trying to play up the Chinese as more advanced than the United States?
@TylerShads Yes, that would be a good more recent example! Another film that springs to mind is 'Strange Days', although that is still the Japanese businessman with superior tech trope. Firefly reflects the shift in concern to China.
May
31
comment Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?
@user13095 I have found out and have left my answer. It seems I misheard a different word used by Windom Earle, not Cooper...
May
27
comment Did Adam Sandler name the film 'Little Nicky' after the character in Twin Peaks?
@wbogacz It occurred to me that it could be coincidental based on the same reasoning you give, but it also occurs to me that the tv-series Twin Peaks was hugely influential...
May
20
comment Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?
No. Definitely not in that episode. I've been rewatching trying to find this and so far I've got up to the third episode of season 2 and it hasn't appeared yet. I'm beginning to wonder if the word appears in the series at all! Still, their is the whole 'with chemicals he points' episode with Mike the one armed man, and the later discussion about what 'Bob' might have been still to come...
Mar
26
comment Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?
@user13095 I thought the murder is 'solved' midway through season 2? Anyway I will definitely post the answer to this question if I find it and no-one else has. It may be a while before I get the chance to watch again though.
Mar
22
comment Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?
@user13095 Thanks for the help anyway. My friends on twitter suggest the opposite, that its probably season 2. One thought early season 2. I may have to rewatch these until I find it.