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Prog / Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« on: Today at 08:13:00 AM »
Just to say, my sub prog runs around two weeks late. I get the "Saturday" issue normally on the Thursday or Friday of the following week, ie 12 or 13 days after most here.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: Today at 08:09:10 AM »
The latest suggestion is that the incident was caused by a faulty blank; that is, a round that was supposed to be deactivated but wasn't. It would have been indistinguishable from a proper blank.

So maybe the armourer wasn't to blame...

I guess I don't like this thread as it feels a bit modern cancelly internet mob justice-y.  I don't like that and won't come back (to this thread).

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 01 December, 2021, 08:53:06 PM »
The armourer must take some blame. Whoever let the gun be used for target practice should take some blame.

Also the armourer.

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"I was told it was safe," does not allow you to abdicate responsibility in other situations.

It most certainly does when the person telling you bears legal responsibility for ensuring that safety.

The Health & Safety officer signing off on scaffolding, as I mentioned before. If you're not a scaffolder, and you paid an appropriately skilled scaffolder to put the thing up, then got a H&S officer to confirm it's safe, how is it conceivably your fault if it falls down and kills someone…?

"My doctor told me it was safe to give my child these tablets," as another example. Turns out they weren't safe. How were you supposed to know? You're not qualified to make that judgement, which is why you defer to the expertise of someone with a legal responsibility to make it on your behalf.

I get you in all that regard, and I am not trying to be an arse, and I see your points. My retort is "but it was a gun."

I suppose that's the nub of the issue. If you can check something, shouldn't you? You can't check a prescription or scaffolding.

I don't feel that strongly about it. Not enough to prolong this debate. But I do feel that Sharky is trying to make that point - "but it was a gun" - and is maybe being shot down too fiercely, maybe because of other arguments.


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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 01 December, 2021, 01:48:53 PM »
I agree with Shark, TBH.

The armourer must take some blame. Whoever let the gun be used for target practice should take some blame.

But if you are handed a gun and told, even by someone whose job it is to know, that it is empty... and it turns out not to be empty... and you kill or injure someone... then surely there has to be some personal blame?

"I was told it was safe," does not allow you to abdicate responsibility in other situations.

This was a weapon, FFS. Not an airline meal.

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Events / Re: Jocks team up 45th anniversary?
« on: 01 December, 2021, 01:45:29 PM »
Happy with that, but would then prefer an early (ish) start - 3 or 4pm?

(Or, y'know, 11am...)

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Events / Re: Jocks team up 45th anniversary?
« on: 25 November, 2021, 02:26:15 PM »
Hey, I was suggesting the 5th. That's good progress for us, right?

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Events / Re: Jocks team up 45th anniversary?
« on: 24 November, 2021, 08:20:39 PM »
I'm determined to come! Can we just book in the 5th now?

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Tax Consultant

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Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 22 November, 2021, 08:27:57 AM »
As a huge fan of the books I am enjoying what has been put to screen so far but will admit from a non fan point of view it could all come across as a bit generic I’ll just say stick with it.  I’d give the first 3 episodes a high 7 out of 10.

I am about engage with the books and the tv series at once or should I rather do the books before the series ?

Books first, always. You get to use your own imagination, rather than have the text filtered by a TV director

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I vote Creep

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 November, 2021, 12:44:16 PM »
Nice dragon though.

Yeah, but no Falcor.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 16 November, 2021, 12:43:14 PM »
I intend to binge watch this in a couple of weeks, when the missus is away with her sister for a few days* and I can have a bottle or two of wine and disengage the brain.

*I am not committing to getting out my PJs.

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