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Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« Last post by paddykafka on 16 November, 2019, 07:11:58 pm »
In terms of movies that still resonate for me, this would be my listing.

2010   Inception, Black Death, Sherlock Holmes
2011   Ironclad
2012   Dredd
2013   Star Trek: Into Darkness, Gravity, The Book Thief
2014   Guardians of the Galaxy, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015   Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant
2016   Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge
2017   Logan, Blade Runner 2049
2018   First Man
2019   The Irishman, Midsommer, Joker   
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Mattofthespurs on 16 November, 2019, 05:33:00 pm »
Little Monsters (Sky)
This was great fun. A fairly lightweight addition to Zombie cinema but enjoyable non the less. The bit at the end where the zombies play along to 'If you're happy and you know it' song is priceless. A decent film

Le Mans '66. I'm no petrolhead (can't even drive a car) but this was great. Two and a half hours flew by with great performances from Jason Bourne and Batman. Especially by Batman. The sound especially demands that the movie be watched in a cinema. Really enjoyed it.
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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Last post by maryanddavid on 16 November, 2019, 05:00:19 pm »
Drive, and offset the environmental impact by planting trees, or encouraging others too. Take a look at the your house to see where you can make it more efficient, in terms of lighting, heating, waste disposal etc.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« Last post by Proudhuff on 16 November, 2019, 04:41:26 pm »
I'm just glad Old Stoney Face can carry a spare Lawmaster tyre on his shoulder...
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Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Last post by I, Cosh on 16 November, 2019, 04:39:21 pm »
Its RIDE in a few weeks back in Sheffield and its 27 years since I first saw them, and I'm starting to feel distinctly old!
Blimey. Pretty sure the first time I saw them was at The Venue in Edinburgh in 1989 or 1990, but I've not bothered with the reunion.

Bjork tonight for me then one or both of Earth and FKA Twigs next week.
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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Last post by Proudhuff on 16 November, 2019, 04:39:11 pm »
get a scrapheap bike and chain it up at the far end, 15 min walk becomes a 5 min hurl....
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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 16 November, 2019, 04:30:55 pm »

You read my mind :D

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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Last post by TordelBack on 16 November, 2019, 04:13:08 pm »
I was lucky enough to be able to work from home or from a closer office. I don't know if that's  negotiable.

Alas, being a manager physically on site is what I charge 'em for!  My clients could actually do my job themselves, but their office is even further away than I am and they don't want the hassle that they are paying me (handsomely by my standards) to absorb. That's the very emphatic Yoincks! part of this post after all!

The issue is the need to go all the way into the city centre from the uttermost new suburbs wher'er I dwell and all the way back out again to even newer suburbs what we are building.  My ingenious better half has been concocting clever ways to get to site without going corewards by misusing airport shuttles and the like, but they all seem to fall down because I need to be on site before 0730 and there's a 15+ minute walk from the nearest bus-stop (which is the end of the line) and there just aren't faster services that get me out there for that time. 

There's a whopping irony in all this as 27 years ago my Final Year Dissertation was an analysis of the need for concentric (rather than just radial) PT services in the Dublin hinterland, and I turned down an offer of funding to develop it as a complete study because I thought it was so bloody boring and I wanted to do *this* instead...

Hopefully the follow-on contract I'm hoping to get in the Spring is one I can do from home, and thus re-establish my eremitic low-carbon ways (so many young people out there that I'm supposed to exchange pleasantries with, shudder).

By the standards of my profession the actual car-journey is laughably short, but I'm trying to do better. So for now it looks like it'll be as many trade-offs as I can manage.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« Last post by Woolly on 16 November, 2019, 04:11:03 pm »
Don't think the freebies come out til next year for current subbers.
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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Last post by Tiplodocus on 16 November, 2019, 03:49:20 pm »
I was lucky enough to be able to work from home or from a closer office. I don't know if that's  negotiable.
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