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5 posts • joined 14 Sep 2012

The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

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What no one seems to have commented on, in relation to Jake (with his extra leg) 's comment, is that one of Leary's (and his buddy Robert Anton Wilson's ) main dictum's (dicta?) was :

You create your own reality

No need for drugs to distort what you perceive

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OK, so we paid a bill late, but did BT have to do this?

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I know this isn't about hosting but dealing with BT hosting department and their mutlple websites for consumer/business/whatever is a nightmare.

The webpages are a circle of 'click here to do this' and 5 clicks later you are back where you started.

If you need anything slightly odd like webhost with someone else, while keeping email with BT, you have to send them account number, billing number, billing date, secret password, mother's maiden name - that is not an exaggeration.

Once you get through to someone on the phone, after the 30 minute wait, they are helpful but not very technical - so you then have to write it all down on a special web page that they give you the secret address for...

At least tech support is in Scotland not in India

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Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg

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Thumbs up to this whole discussion - an intelligent airing of viewpoints hung on the back of a c60.

Got given a player in 1969 - still prefer cassetes in the car to any MP3 - just push it in and play.

Later (I was a Portastudio user), the cassette ushered in the bedroom musician revolution.

[ha, I even demolished my original player to make it into a miniaturised stacked reel affair with 2.5 inch spools, so I could take it into gigs and secretly record - it worked too..]

Can we have a picture of Mr Ottens?

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Jack Vance: Science fiction’s master of magic, mischief and sex

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Re: The Price of Vance

Read 'Star King' when I was 15 or so and thought it was one of the best I'd read and boy I was reading a lot of SF then. I still have it, um, 40 years on. It's a brill space opera .. as I recall.

Read a few others but then Sci Fantasy became the fashion which I quickly learnt to avoid.

RIP - I better re-read Star King

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New monkey species with massive blue arse found in Africa

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LMF B AO

LMF B AO

has to be comments page of the year

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