Love the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy reference
46 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
Re-defining the everyday object
I am a bit of a blakes 7 fan and have all of the episodes.
I just love the way they give fancy names: A graphite writing stick? A pencil
In once episode, they tried to make a drill futuristic by putting some chevron tape on the chuck so when it rotated, it made a pretty pattern.
Cream Cake Anyone
Back in the days of old, I did some works experience in a City Councils computer ops suite. It was my first experience of an air conditioned envrionment.
A week into this placement, one of the secretaries was arranging a farewell party and though as it was nice and cool.
Does anyone remember removable disk pack? This lady decided to plonk a gateux on top of one of these units without realising exactly why there is air conditioning. The gateux decided to "dissolve" all over the drive unit. What a mess.
Mordred: My Mother will destroy you!
Brigadier: Just between you and me, Mordred, I'm getting a little tired of hearing about your mother
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Not this time, Doctor. Armour-Piercing, solid core with a Teflon coating; go through a Dalek.
The Doctor: A non-stick bullet.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: UNIT's been very busy, Doctor. We've also got high-explosive rounds for Yeti's and very efficient armour-piercing rounds for robots. And we've even got gold-tipped bullets for you-know-what.
The Doctor: No silver?
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Silver bullets?
The Doctor: Well, you never know...
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Sergeant, Have we any Silver Bullets?
Just bought and watched the E-Space Trilogy. Full Circle was interesting, the deciders reminded me of some of the managers I work with. State of Decay was a bit lame. I first heard this on Audio Tape and was much scarier. Warriors Gate had an awful lot of bad acting and maniacal laughing in it.
People also need to remember that at the time time of broadcast, the TV SFx were cutting egde. Dr Who was the first TV serial to use CSO and boy, was some of it crap - Underworld in particular.
I'm glad that Talons is in the top 10 as it is my favourite, but the Key to Time Saga was an excellent season.
People also have to remember that Dr. Who has been going on for 46 years, not 4.
Not worth The Paper their Printed On
There are a couple of problems with CRB's and Vetting lists.
1. Like MOT's they only give a statement of the data for the day the search/recording is carried out.
2. If you've been naughty, but haven't been caught, nothing will show.
I'm a scout leader and have to renew my E-CRB every 5 years.
Those were the days
I learnt to program in Basic and Comal on one of these beauties when I did my YTS at Portsmouth ITeC.
It had a IEEE488 bus with 5¼" disk drive.
I wrote a snazzy, text graphical, fruit machine simulator with it
Tho' if you hit return at the READY. form, it did throw a "Can't read Y." error message.
Scouts and change of appointment
Most of the recent cases of abuse are by those people who have got valid CRB's but have not been caught.
If I change my role, current a Beaver Scout Leader to, for example, a Cub Scout Leader, then, not only will I need to apply for a new warrant, I would also need to be re-CRB'd.