Rogue One: revenge of the spin off

Now that Star Wars is an annual event, going to see the latest film on opening night is becoming a family tradition. The Science Museum has an excellent Imax screen and it's a great cinema to go see the films with other nerds. To give fair warning this is me jotting down how I feel about the new Star Wars film. If you haven't seen it some of my thoughts might spoil the film for you, so if your worried don't read this until you have.

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The end of hope - the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election

Trump won and won well.

Early analysis of exit poll data seems to show it was white people who swung the election. I was wrong about Hispanic voters saving Clinton's campaign, as many as 29% appear to have voted for Trump and deportations. Instead white people look to have discovered block voting. I thought that Obama's presidency had shown that America had largely come to terms with it's often dark history. I was wrong

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Polling day for the president of the United States

I'm writing this on the morning of the most frightening election of my lifetime. The contest between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump to be the most powerful human on the planet has been utterly terrifying. Contrast this to 2008 when we had the most charismatic and inspiring candidate come from being a complete outsider to being victorious on a message of hope.

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Transistor: Art Deco Overdrive

Transistor is a stunning video game, the music is perfect, the combat is engaging and the art direction is magical. Supergiant have now made two of my favourite video games. Bastion is 'A New Hope' and Transistor is The Empire Strikes Back. Although that doesn't bode well for their third game Pyre. It starts with a murder and deals with love, loss and sacrifice. I have tried to avoid talking about the plot in the post but forewarning there may be spoilers.

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My Blackout Mini H

As a present to myself two years ago I bought a one of Blackout the drunks Mini H frames. These were the original mini quad frames, built for FPV it is the frame that started the drone racing revolution. With the pace of advancement in miniquads it is clearly very much two year old technology.

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Returning to Eve Online

I spent a good amount of my early teen's playing Eve Online, at a time when I was on 56k and the world was moving to broadband it was one of the few compelling multiplayer games that I could run. It was also about awesome looking spaceships, player made empires and terrifying PvP.

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Shogun: not Total Warhammer

I've arrived back in the UK to a glut of new video games want. I'm particularly keen to play the new Doom despite my system not looking up to the task, Stellaris looks really interesting and Total War: Warhammer is a bonafide childhood dream game. Unfortunately I'm short on cash money at the moment on account of having spent a lot of it seeing the world so I've turned to my Steam back catalogue for my strategy fix.

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