Home-Made Shepherd’s Pie 26/9/2016

Ingredients: Butter/Margarine/Oil (I used Butter for this) Beef Mince 3 Baking Potatoes 1 Large Carrot 1 Small Onion 1 Tin/Carton of Chopped Tomatoes (Optional, I used these unintentionally) 1 Oxo …

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Home-Made Shepherd’s Pie 26/9/2016




  • Butter/Margarine/Oil (I used Butter for this)
  • Beef Mince
  • 3 Baking Potatoes
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Tin/Carton of Chopped Tomatoes (Optional, I used these unintentionally)
  • 1 Oxo Cube
  • Mixed Herbs (Optional)
  • Salt (I used Table Salt)
  • Milk
  • Cornflour (Optional, I didn’t use this in the end)


  • Brown the mince in a saucepan (or a frying pan) using a small amount of butter/margarine/oil.
  • Chop up the onion then add it and the chopped tomatoes to the mince.
  • Crumble an Oxo Cube onto the mince and add in mixed herbs to add flavour and stir it all in together.
  • Leave the mince, onions and tomatoes on the hot hob to cook with a lid on the pan, stir occasionally.
  • Peel the potatoes and the carrot then chop them up.
  • Pour some water into a pan until half-full and sprinkle in some salt.
  • Pour the chopped potatoes and carrot into the pan.
  • Boil the…

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Greatest Moments in Battlebots History: Son of Whyachi vs. Biohazard

SOW might have done better with a fully-charged battery in Season 5.0

The Unapologetic Nerd

We love a good underdog story and honestly, who doesn’t??  There was a plethora of 90’s sports and kid films that just milked this trope repeatedly.  I think by far though the best film that pulled off the underdog story is Rocky.  Can I get a hell yeah on that one folks?

Anyways, what’s better than an underdog in film is one in real life which brings us to today’s article, Battlebots.  Now, I already talked about Battlebots last year where I critically analyzed how well it held up (hint: not very) but with the recent revival of the series (yay!) I want to go back to the show and talk about one of the greatest moments in Battlebots History, Son of Whyachi vs. Biohazard.

Okay, let me set the scene, it’s season 3 of Battlebots and the show is reaching its peak in popularity.  By now, many of the…

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A New Robot Wars: Ranking best to worst Series (1-7) 1-3.

I think Series 3 was the best


An interesting return to blogging I know. I am a huge fan of the TV-cult game show Robot Wars, which just got rebooted this year after a 13 year hiatus. The first episode of the revived series just aired last Sunday, actually. Looks completely new, with new presenters and a smattering of new and old faces. It was overall quite enjoyable, though no Craig Charles is very noticeable, and editing saw a few problems. Even so, I think they’ll get ironed out overall, and hope it gets set for more series afterwards. But that’s not what this article is about, oh no. This is about the original series.

What will I be doing during this journey?

This blog will take you in a journey across the original series, which started way back in 1998, ending in the rather disappointing 2003/4 season (More on that later). I have seen every episode…

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Robot Wars Best to Worst 4-7



And we’re back. Welcome to part 2 of this mini-series. I have no idea how long this is going to last, but with the reboot of Robot Wars and the interest high, I may as well keep it going! We’re moving rapidly to the last four series. While only one can be called bad, I have to rank them somehow. I’d love if fans of the show let me know of their opinions, discussion is good! Just keep fighting as little as possible, particularly that fight. I will be discussing it though!

Number 4: The Second Wars


My my, you weren’t expecting this one, were you? Personally, I loved this series! It was the last one to feature the Trials as a necessity before Series 3 scrapped it, and it showed a lot of creativity. After the trial run of the show, this war was a great improvement to Series…

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Mini Robot Wars Looks Fun and Only Slightly Scary


“Ahhhh! They’re so cute! Wait a second, does that little robot have a spinning blade of death?!?!?”  Yes, yes it does.

Welcome to Bristol University 2nd Annual Robot Wars Tournament. It’s loosely based on the old BBC show Robot Wars, where contestants would design and build fighting robots. This pint-sized version is just down right fun to watch. But don’t let their size fool you, some of these little bots pack a mean punch.

This competition follows the “Antweight World Series Rules” and must fit inside a 4 inch cube with a max weight of 150 grams. There are some not-so-fun rules attached to that, such as “No flame based weapons” and “no use of electricity as a weapon.” But hey, it still looks like a blast.

We can’t help but to think that a contest like this would be an amazing thing for local hacker spaces…

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ABC Revives ‘BattleBots’ As Summer Reality Series

Well I’ll be! I used to love this despite the limited coverage it received in my native England!


The battling robots are back! Twelve years after BattleBots ended its run on Comedy Central, ABC has picked up a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport, from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. Former ABC topper Lloyd Braun executive produces the project, which has received a six-episode order to air this summer.

Like the original, the new series will feature homemade robots battling against each other in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. Of course, it will bring the franchise to 2015 with next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger. The show also will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds.

Separate weight classes will…

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