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Post by Rapier » Tue, 12. Dec 17, 19:16

We have a large visual collaboration display (a big TV) on the wall in our office - it's times like that a YouTube playlist is required...
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Post by Rapier » Sat, 16. Dec 17, 17:28

Heinz Wolff - Renowned scientist but probably best remembered in the UK by those of a certain age for presenting The Great Egg Race. RIP another hero of my childhood.
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Post by pjknibbs » Sat, 16. Dec 17, 18:39

Damn, that one really is bad. I know it sounds odd when talking about someone born in Germany, but Heinz Wolff was the quintessential English eccentric. Sad news.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Post by muppetts » Mon, 15. Jan 18, 19:54

Unreal news, gutted, was massive band for me, saw her live in the Hague 2 years ago, lucky to see them loads in my youth.

on mobile link to large but in news

Just released accoustic album

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Else ... l_huc_item
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Post by Redvers Ganderpoke » Mon, 15. Jan 18, 20:00

Saw her and the Cranberries back in 1996 (at the Milton Keynes) -it was an energy filled set. Such a shame to die so young.
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Post by muppetts » Mon, 15. Jan 18, 20:01

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Post by Observe » Mon, 15. Jan 18, 21:17

So sad. Such a wonderful performer.

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Post by philip_hughes » Mon, 15. Jan 18, 23:56

Really? NO!

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Post by RegisterMe » Wed, 24. Jan 18, 01:48

Ursula K Le Guin :( .

Many a happy childhood memory of getting wrapped up in one of her books.
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Post by Bishop149 » Wed, 24. Jan 18, 15:54

Right, this might be the time to finally read some of Ursula K Le Guin.
When discussing SciFi with friends she has long been the biggest name that I have never gotten round to reading.
I really must do so.
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Post by burger1 » Tue, 6. Feb 18, 15:28

John Mahoney who played Frasiers dad on the sitcom Frasier has died.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/05/john-maho ... s-frasier/

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Post by BugMeister » Fri, 9. Feb 18, 21:43

John Perry Barlow RIP
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Post by Alee Enn » Sun, 4. Mar 18, 17:13

Sir Roger Bannister ... the guy who was the first runner to break the four-minute mile
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/43273249

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Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 4. Mar 18, 17:57

Alien Tech Inc. wrote:Sir Roger Bannister ... the guy who was the first runner to break the four-minute mile
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/43273249
He may have only held the record for 46 days, but he was the first and no-one can take that away from him. RIP.

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Post by Morkonan » Sun, 4. Mar 18, 20:55

For M.A.S.H. fans, we've lost another. David Ogden Stiers has passed away.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/obit ... -dies.html

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I loved that show and still do. Stiers did an excellent job and brought something truly fresh to M.A.S.H. He will be missed, though he lives on. (M.A.S.H. still runs in syndication, today. Likely for a long time to come, too.)

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