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bio website captaintoad.wordpress.com
location England, United Kingdom
age 38
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seen Jul 23 at 20:13

I am the development team leader for London South Bank University, overseeing the development team and their day-to-day duties. I also still write code as well as setting the technical direction and making architectural decisions.

I've been developing software professionally for 20(!) years now...

I'm also an Android enthusiast and occasional developer. I've had Windows phones since 2002 but am now the proud (and hugely productive) owner of an HTC One S, along with a whole host of other Android phones and tablets.


May
26
comment Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?
I believe that is included in the dvd extras. It has all the scenes I remember and a bit more
Nov
26
comment Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?
It's also possible that I saw a pre-release print, I guess. I don't recall ever seeing it on a plane but I do remember seeing certain scenes that are on my DVD print as "deleted" on a big screen. I think what I was trying to determine was if there was ever and alternate (Directors or Airline) cut that I could get hold of as I liked the nuance it brought to the film.
Apr
19
comment Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
I've voted your answer up because it is very complete and well considered. However, I was asking only about the film as the book is far less ambiguous, especially given how deeply entrenched Mercerism and the little black boxes are. Still, it seems possible in the book as Deckard does try hard but is still not very good at showing empathy. Abusing or killing animals or insects would be taboo and a psychopath might be able to fake it without close scrutiny but would still not be able to show enough empathy to pass the test, I think.
Apr
19
comment Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
I disagree about the "placebo". The equipment they employ is very sophisticated and the Blade Runners appear to rely quite heavily on it, as can be seen with Leon at the begging of the film. I hadn't appreciated the Judge Dredd overtones before until reading your answer, but they are very strong. And i think you're right, the results are subjective.
Dec
17
comment Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?
I hadn't even thought about that, I must admit. However, my DVD print is a PG and IMDB lists the films as PG - although I can't tell if that's the current certificate or the original.
Dec
17
comment Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?
I'm in the UK and watched it here