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Books & Comics / Re: John Wyndham
« on: 01 October, 2020, 02:47:59 PM »
Chrysalids is my favourite Wyndham as well.

Heinlein's "Orphans of the Sky" treats mutants in a similar way - not sure if it influenced Wyndham or not

Shame comic boxes always seem to be cardboard.  Last time I asked if anybody knew of any plastic comic boxes on this forum the only reply I got was 'try these cardboard ones' :-O

There's probably a Really Useful Box that's the right size. I seepm to recall that the 19L ones are the right size for American comics, but not sure what size would store 2000 AD ones.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 July, 2020, 02:41:54 PM »
I knew there was a special edition of Aliens, but had no idea about Cubed and Resurrection!

I don't remember the extended cut of Resurrection being anything special, but the Assembly cut of Alien 3 considerably improves the film and is worth watching (it's still nowhere near as good as 1 or 2 though)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 June, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
What?  I thought Trump said that all you need to do is lay the virus out in the sun?  If there is one thing Texas has plenty of, it's sunlight isn't it?

And Florida is known as the 'Sunshine State'...

Other Reviews / Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« on: 24 June, 2020, 02:11:14 PM »
Bought the special but the digital version is not available for download, hopefully will become available during the day.

Seems to be working now - I had a brief read of the first few stories at lunch.

Film Discussion / Re: B-Movies Gold
« on: 18 June, 2020, 12:08:16 PM »
The FP2: Beats of Rage


Rival Gangs play Dance-Dance Revolution in a Post Apocalyptic world for control of the Alcohol Supply...

General / Re: Barney
« on: 10 June, 2020, 05:54:07 PM »
And Barney's gone 404.


It's you, Funt. You've worn the poor thing out with your researchifying and spreadsheetening.

Don't leave us, Barney!  If any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them.

Strange, it was working a couple of hours ago.

General / Re: delivery issues in Colchester area
« on: 31 May, 2020, 12:38:11 PM »
I've not received a Saturday prog since the lockdown started - normally it arrives Tues-Weds, although this week it was Thurs, but I assume that was because of the bank holiday. Hopefully once we've got this disease sorted out, we'll be back to Saturday progs!

Prog / Re: prog 2182: So long and geek out
« on: 18 May, 2020, 06:02:23 PM »
theres a future shock....i skipped it

I actually enjoyed this one.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 09 May, 2020, 06:37:31 PM »
Mrs IP just received a string of frankly terrifying texts, including a demand to isolate in the home AND from everyone else in the house. We have no idea what the reason is — that is not provided. Also, if she’s so at risk, why the fuck did it take until now to be told? Argh. (And, yes, these are genuine NHS messages.)

My (very healthy) sister got that the other weekend - when she phoned up on the Monday to check, she was told it was a mistake and that she should ignore the messages.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 12 March, 2020, 02:10:36 PM »
Sounds like Ireland's doing the sensible thing to reduce transmissions and let the virus die out, as opposed to the UK which is basically just 'Carry On, Nothing's Wrong' (Which is still better than the US's response...)

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 03 March, 2020, 10:34:37 AM »
Except it doesnt work as an explanation at all... the Doctor's mind had been wiped, so he wouldnt remeber these Doctors... but if he did, why didn't it spark him to remember the past lives and investigate them at teh time? Fan service, but raising more questions than it superficially answers

Given that the Doctor nearly died in that scene and had to be revived using the Elixir of Life, it could be reasonable to assume that his brain didn't remember such a traumatic event (esp. if it had previously been subjected to tampering).

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 21 February, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
As for use and abuse of data, one of the pushes in Maths is to cover the ways in which graphs and statistics can be misleading alongside interpretation.  There is quite a bit now in the GCSE around what graphs can and can't tell you for instance but a lot of that work has already started much earlier.  The same goes with probability.

The RI Christmas Lectures covered a lot of that this year: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2019/secrets-and-lies

Prog / Re: Prog 2162 : The gift of Thrill Power!
« on: 16 December, 2019, 05:05:14 PM »
“Hi! My name’s Gordon Rennie, and I like screwing with collectors of 2000 AD trade paperbacks, by entertainingly hurling a single-episode epilogue out there after the final trade of a series is on sale!”


Unless of course it's a prologue for a new story...

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