July 5th, 2015

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It's rather disconcerting when, having gone through a speed camera at quite definitely within the limit (indicated speed of just under 30mph) and being now beyond the calibration marks painted on the road, I then spot a pair of very faint camera flashes out of the corner of my eye.

Especially when I don't recall seeing anyone else in the rear-view mirror.

Now, I'm pretty sure that I was still doing about 30mph, and I'm very sure that I was well past the Pulborough speed camera when this happened... but it's still very disconcerting. Hopefully there won't be a penalty letter in the post.
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Name that Game, round 2

Enough worrying about speed cameras - I can't do anything now except wait and see if a letter arrives.

Anyway, it's time for something completely different. Or not so different, as I'm still in a mood for quizzes. Specifically, Name that Game!

As usual, the rules (though you should all know these by now):

  1. Pick some of your favourite games.
  2. Find a quote from each game.
  3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
  4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed.
  5. Wait a few days (preferably not months) before posting the answers to give everyone a chance at guessing.
  6. Those who search TV Tropes will have their internet privileges revoked.

Commentators, start your consoles!

  1. You thought you could trick me with that fake emerald didn't you?
    So... how did you know it wasn't the real one?
    Because you just told me, fox-boy!

    Guessed by elemnar
  2. Do a barrel roll!
    Guessed by crschmidt and elemnar
  3. Oh, Igniculus, fly on by; the lowest of the low I do not spy.
    Oh Aurora, search the sky; because I don't see the highest of the high.

    Guessed by elemnar
  4. It is something that grows over time... a true friendship. A feeling in the heart that becomes stronger over time... The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a righteous power and through it, you will know which way to go...
    Guessed by elemnar
  5. Perhaps the ending has not yet been written.
  6. Sine! Cosine! TANGENT!
    Guessed by elemnar
  7. Every puzzle has an answer.
    Guessed by elemnar
  8. Throughout our living nightmare, as we battle with this unyielding darkness, we Chozo see a light. This light glows with promise, chasing the shadows cast by the Great Poison and purifying that which has grown toxic. It is strange, though - at times it looks to our eyes as if the light coalesces into the figure of a woman.
    Guessed by elemnar
  9. We can still dance in the dark!
  10. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites.
    Sort-of guessed by elemnar (have half a point for getting the right series)
  11. Objection!
    Guessed by elemnar
  12. I appreciate you!
    Guessed by elemnar
  13. You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
    Guessed by elemnar
  14. Metroids are not pets. Metroids are not for target practice.
    Sort-of guessed by elemnar (have half a point for getting the right series)
  15. Perhaps we could start with the memories of that caravanner there? I wonder how they taste?
    No, you will never touch them. Their memories burn too brightly for you!

    Guessed by elemnar

Remember, comments are screened so more than one person can score points for guessing a quote.

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July car check

Car check time! Not quite as much mileage as the previous check - this time, over the past month I've done only 456.9 miles.

The spare tyre was down 0.05 bar, with the rest spot on except for the front left which was 0.05 bar higher than it should be (I blame the warm weather and general inaccuracies of tyre pressure gauges). Tread depth generally at around 6mm left - the fronts have slightly less tread in the middle (by maybe 0.5mm) compared to the edge, while the rears are wearing pretty evenly. The fronts are inflated to a higher pressure than the rears which may explain it.

Oil at maybe 3/4ths, which is slightly less than last month but again not really worth doing. Brake fluid and coolant are fine... well, I believe the brake fluid is overfilled and the coolant is underfilled, but they were always like that and neither have changed level.
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Grexit anyone?

Well, that's going to do interesting things to the Euro. Greece has overwhelmingly voted to reject the austerity package that goes with the bailout they want from the ECB, which they desperately need to repay the IMF and the previous bailout from the ECB.

I can't help but think it all went a bit like this...

"I'm calling your bluff! You're not really going to withhold the loan"

"No, I'm calling your bluff first! You're not really going to reject austerity"

"I'm not bluffing!"

"I'm not bluffing either!"