* Posts by Mark Ireland-Spicer

13 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

European manned spaceship design unveiled in Berlin

Mark Ireland-Spicer

A couple of billion euros?

When ave we ever seen a european based project of this sort of scale come in on this sort of budget. I can't help thinking that this is money that could be better spent elsewhere.

PS I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid!

Christian Bale signs for Terminator trilogy

Mark Ireland-Spicer

Is it just me....

or is this a little bit sad. The first movie was a bit low budget but absolutely f**king brilliant!! Possibly one of my favourite movies of all time.

The following ones were OK, if you ignored the primary inconsistency of the statement made that the humans destroyed the time machine after Reece passes through, so how did these increasing complex terminators and Arnie's now good terminator(s) come through?!!

So instead of sitting back and saying 'well we did alright with all that' they are re-inventing the story lines to suit a whole new bunch of films. Added to which they are giving the helm to the guy who did Charlies Angels - which has to rate as one of my least favourite movies - I can't help thinking that they will end up with a kind of extended Duke Nuke 'Em style destructo-fest in place of a plot, characters or any relavence/relationship to the first film.

I think I'll be voting with my feet on these new films and waiting until they come on to the free small screen!!

Texas man tries to cash $360bn cheque

Mark Ireland-Spicer
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You have to wonder...

that if he had made the cheque for a more sensible amount (eg $36,000) would he have got away with it? .

Welsh student exposed to nude webcam operators

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Four 1TB hard drives on test

Mark Ireland-Spicer

Bizarre pricing comments

You state the Seagate is the cheapest, yet from your links it's clear that the Samsung is actually better discounted (indeed the Seagate seems to be suffering from negative discount!!) and so cheapest as well!!

Wheels come off Paris Hilton movie vehicle

Mark Ireland-Spicer

Only survived....

by gnawing off one of his own legs!!

Sorry - shameless HHGttG quote, but it seemed fitting!

Got cost.......Fetching towel!!......

FBI issues prosthetic pregnant belly bomb alert

Mark Ireland-Spicer

I loved the bit

about: "actively recruiting people who look like Americans and sound like Americans to carry out the next attack on America". So in a country that has been populated by just about every race across the course of its history I'd love to know what an American looks like!!? I guess that actually means anyone not of middle-eastern origin, or perhaps you only qualify if you wear a checked shirt and are called Bubba!!

NASA to beam Beatles song into deep space

Mark Ireland-Spicer

@Karl Lattimer

Agree with your comment re: Yoko Ono. What makes it worse is her total lack of understanding re basic physics. eg/ takes a VEEEERRRRRY long time to have a conversation with some one 431 light years away!!!!

DVLA's 5m driver details giveaway

Mark Ireland-Spicer
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Is this a precedent?

If the DVLA (Government Dept.) are allowed to sell these details, what is to stop the dept owning the national ID database (when it exists) doing exactly the same!! Maybe they'll just charge a bit more for the details.

Makes a bit of a mockery of all the security alledged put in place around these systems!!

Really, really big systems coming by 2027

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Will it complain about getting really depressed and the pain in the diodes down it's left side.

Sub-etha thumb, towel, off to Barnard Star!!

Hypersonic hydrogen airliner to bitchslap Concorde

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I was actually thinking more of Firefly from Thunderbirds!!

Strap-on stealth jetplane for special forces

Mark Ireland-Spicer

Buzz Lightyear

That's not flying ...it's falling with style!!!

Doctor Who to meet self in Children in Need special

Mark Ireland-Spicer

But can't it just be fixed??

To both of the previous comments - surely in these days of digital effects is should be possible to use an 'avatar' actor and then graft a digital version of Tom or Jon's face on to them?

At least this would give us a tech angle!! Added to which you could bring back Bill Hartnell!!

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