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Post by denni505 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 pm

new series form america looks good csi cyber

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSI:_Cyber

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Post by sweh » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:32 pm

denni505 wrote:new series form america looks good csi cyber

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSI:_Cyber
I never completed the first episode. It was awful.
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Post by Elminster » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:41 pm

Not quite the same as the docs and dramas above but I went to this the annual BCS Lovelace lecture the other day

http://academy.bcs.org/content/lovelace-lecture

Main Speaker was Steve Furber, and supporting talks by Simon Segars and Andy Hopper.

Did any other STHers go?

Anyway they recorded it and said it would be put up on the website at some point. Was mainly about SpiNNaker but there were many Acorn and ARM anecdotes. Video doesn't appear to be up yet, but when it is you might be lucky and catch a glimpse of me (although you don't know what I look like of course)

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Post by sPhilMainwaring » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:23 am

I first saw this back in 2009 because it was advertised as being on the following week during the end credits of Micro Men. I kept thinking I'd posted it in here already but Old Timer's disease seems to be kicking in

It's the story of Robert Noyce and some of the "FairChildren" companies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jA9fDhFUc

Enjoy!

Edit: I've just searched the forum and noticed that nOmArch had also mentioned this in a thread that preceeds the nerdy docudrama thread but it's probably worth having it here for completeness of this list ... it really is worth a watch if you haven't already seen it

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Post by sPhilMainwaring » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:44 am

OK ... not strictly a documentary or docudrama :p

Yes ... it's American Hollywood and yes ... it's a bit naff and I know DaveM will hate it with the fire of a thousand suns :p but

It looks like it has a small chance of being so bad it's good ... I did have a bit of a chuckle at this trailer whilst waiting for Terminator: Genisys (Check it out DaveM!)

If nothing else the graphics are imaginatively intigrated. I'll probably wait for it to come out on DVD *cough* torrent

One scene looks a lot like PlayExpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIOcWZOQL5M

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAHprLW48no

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Post by sweh » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:50 am

sPhilMainwaring wrote:it's a bit naff
18% at "Rotten Tomatoes"... yeah, it's a bit naff.

I was going to watch this then noticed "Adam Sandler" and decided to run in the opposite direction very quickly. Reviews seem to indicate this was the wisest choice :-)

PS: shouldn't it have been called Voxels?
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Post by nOmArch » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:27 am

Peter Dinklage playing an over the top parody of Billy Mitchell was quite amusing but otherwise best left alone.
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Post by BigEd » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:20 am

The original short film PIXELS is worth a watch though. Two and a half minutes to get an idea over, beats 120 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6cLgwomo
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[Umm, but it's not a documentary or docu-drama...]

[Edit: as penance here's a playlist which includes all sorts of things which work for me - maybe some of them will work for others too.]

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Post by Trapper » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:49 pm

Regarding Aleks Krotoski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5kguqbbI1c

her BBC series Virtual Revolution was great. She is a proper PhD now in our field.

I have a shed load of decent doc's on my NAS I'll drag them out this weekend. Bedrooms is by far the best for 8 bit British.

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Post by Kevin1967 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:00 am

I apologise if this is old-hat and a bit like trying to teach your mum's mother to suck embryonic chickens but I love the older episodes of the American show "The Computer Chronicles", many of which are available at https://archive.org/details/computerchronicles. The Internet Archive also have the great "Computer Programme" (https://archive.org/details/computer-programme), ten episodes of "Making the Most of the Micro" (https://archive.org/details/makingthemostofthemicro), six episodes of "Micro Live" (https://archive.org/details/microlive).

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Post by Kevin1967 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Just watched The Making of ELITE on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpWoF5uVgbA), a short doco presented by newsreader (and swingometre master) Jon Snow.

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Post by Commie_User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:15 pm

THE COMPUTER AND THE TV PRODUCER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXq-1vRsCWo

FFS! There are computer graphics in the credits, yet clerical is all that's mentioned.

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