Not a classic, but I've always liked this one..
I feel I was denied... critical.... NEED TO KNOW.... INFORMATION.
I think it resonates with some software projects I've worked on
As for classics... Bond. James Bond.
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If you think about it, SideShow was the precursor of the notifications on the lock screen of Windows8/Phone8. The idea was there, but the implementation was lacking. Given the thin low power displays you can get these days it might have worked better.
@Bas: This is a pretty good book Electrical Engineering 101: Everything You Should Have
Learned in School, but Probably Didn't for bridging the gap between the basics and the real world.
if you want to try something like that ice cream maker and don't have a strong electronics background, the .Net Gadgeteer is worth a look
There are lots of handy modules like Relays, Touch screens etc that can make putting simple things like that together a breeze
A selection of the above parts will be living under my Christmas tree for the next month, make all the lights flash
If you have stronger electronics skills there are many, many other options out there these days.
I've just installed the new XBox dashboard and am posting this from IE on the XBox.
Seems to work really well, and I can now watch C9 videos stright on my TV without out having to download them first, though you have to use the MP4 download link to play; WMV's don't seem to work and the in page HTML5 player does not seem to have a way to go full screen; still a big improvement!
Now to go and see how well some of the Win8 features work with this.
BTW, I'me typing this on a wireless keyboard, but it only seems to work for text input, you can't scroll the page with the cursor keys, and there is no mouse support, you have to move around with the XBox controller, which actually is not that bad of an experience.
I'm the same the films I watch over and over aren't the 'best' I've seen, things like ID4, Armageddon, Down Periscope, The Core, Repli-Kate etc.
In fact the higher I rate a move on first viewing, the less likely I am to watch it more than once. Action/Explosions tend to help though
I suppose it's because the films I watch most often, I tend to dip in and out of while doing other stuff so have to be easy to drop into and also to walk away from, if that makes sense.