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There's a bloomin' Christmas movie channel appeared on my freeview listing...

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15 minutes ago, Bonhoff said:

There's a bloomin' Christmas movie channel appeared on my freeview listing...

Yes, Sony Christmas Movies. I think it's been running since the beginning of September.

 

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4 minutes ago, Whofan said:

Yes, Sony Christmas Movies. I think it's been running since the beginning of September.

 

Yep. Mrs fatfingers likes to watch em. Movies 24 show humbug films is July!!! All very twee and 'syrupy' They're all basically the same film/story but with different actors and locations made on the cheap! Least it gives me an excuse to leg it to the shed!

 

Harumph! 

 

Steve

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22 minutes ago, fatfingers said:

Yep. Mrs fatfingers likes to watch em. Movies 24 show humbug films is July!!! All very twee and 'syrupy' They're all basically the same film/story but with different actors and locations made on the cheap! Least it gives me an excuse to leg it to the shed!

 

Harumph! 

 

Steve

Movies 24! Mrs H likes them too. From what I’ve seen it’s all the same. Boy meets girl. Stuff happens and boy marries girl. In the middle it’s either crisis time, or cookery is involved. 
 

Trevor Film-Critic

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31 minutes ago, Max Headroom said:

Movies 24! Mrs H likes them too. From what I’ve seen it’s all the same. Boy meets girl. Stuff happens and boy marries girl. In the middle it’s either crisis time, or cookery is involved. 
 

Trevor Film-Critic

You're the politest film critic i've ever seen.....

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1 hour ago, Vince1159 said:

You're the politest film critic i've ever seen.....

Having seen some of the dross they show i think Trevor did very well in keeping it polite. I'd be banned if i did the review.... 

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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3 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

Massive grump,my son's been to Kenya on a safari holiday,due back today at 5:30pm he's just called to say he's got an earlier flight and it lands RIGHT in the middle of the second half of Englands match!.....

Vince, tell him to get the pilot to circle a few times. Should have enough fuel.

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2 hours ago, Whofan said:

Yes, Sony Christmas Movies. I think it's been running since the beginning of September.

 

Is it showing Die Hard ? :)

 

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OK my grump today is totally 'out there' and so can not, possibly upset anyone except a scientist and it is frustration that I can't find the answers to the universe or even fully wrap my head around what we actually know!

 

An example: 

 

The most popular theory for the start of the universe is the Big Bang. As Lemaitre theorised we can run the movement of the universe in reverse to see where ours, and all the other galaxies are moving away from so we know that we are all moving out from an origin point where the big bang (which wasn't big and didn't bang) happened but, though we can see way back into the past using telescopes we will never see the origin point because the universe has no centre and the big bang (which didn't go bang and wasn't big) happened everywhere and no-where. 

 

Think about that, it gives you a massive headache

 

Another example:

 

When the four dimensions we have cover all the things we can imagine them covering, width, depth, height and time how can we truly conceive of further dimensions? Just what would a fifth or sixth dimension be exactly? I can't imagine there is simply any room for more dimensions. 

 

Another example:

 

We are told that atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons but that's not all that is in there. Those teeny tiny little articles then turn out to be full of further multitudes of tiny little particles that we sort of know are there or, at least theorise must exist.  Will this go on forever? Will we eventually discover that every atom is a tiny (on our scale anyway) universe of it's own? How can the universe exist on such an enormous and minute scale at the same time? 

 

A final Example: 

 

This one has been with me as a puzzle since I was a very young child - If there was no space before the big bang then what did everything move into at the moment of the big bang and, consequently, as space is ever expanding, where does the real estate it is expanding into come from? Is the universe infinite and does it have an end? Science typically says that, if we get the answer that something is infinite it means the maths are wrong or we are missing something so, by that tenet, the universe must have edges but, if the universe contains everything and there was nothing before it happened then what would be outside those edges? 

 

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34 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

Vince, tell him to get the pilot to circle a few times. Should have enough fuel.

It left early,i must be the only person on the island miffed at Aurigny for being on time for a change....

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Do doctors actually care about treating you, or are they more concerned with just getting your consultation fee and keeping you in the medical system to get their kickbacks from other specialists? Honestly, mum told our family GP she is allergic to penicillin, so he gives her some medication to clear up her throat infection (yeh we are both sick at the moment) but she'd been having some fatigue issues lately. Googled the medication only to find out it has penicillin in it! Same thing happened to me in hospital, I told them I was allergic to the stuff, I was wearing a red wristband that said I was allergic, but what did they pump me full of when I got there, yep penicillin. They were lucky they didn't put me into anaphylactic shock!

 

Also going to gripe about the medical scene in general. It seems once you go there and they sniff you could get into the system, they take every measure to put you in there. The GP wants to send me for another blood test and another follow up with him, then a dietitian even though the hospital has discharged me fully. They keep sending my old man to specialists because of his kidney function which is at 55. Now we were all concerned at that number, thinking his kidney function was at 55%....oh no. What he didn't explain, was that this was not a percentage, it was a number out of 60. So peak kidney performance is a maximum of 60 on this scale. so dad at 55 has only a very minor variation.

 

It just smells like a gravy train of referrals and consultations to me and I don't like that the GP pushes medication on you, even if you have just a cold, so someone is getting kickbacks ay?

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27 minutes ago, Brad said:

 

 

Also going to gripe about the medical scene in general. It seems once you go there and they sniff you could get into the system, they take every measure to put you in there. The GP wants to send me for another blood test and another follow up with him, then a dietitian even though the hospital has discharged me fully. They keep sending my old man to specialists because of his kidney function which is at 55. Now we were all concerned at that number, thinking his kidney function was at 55%....oh no. What he didn't explain, was that this was not a percentage, it was a number out of 60. So peak kidney performance is a maximum of 60 on this scale. so dad at 55 has only a very minor variation

 

My kidney function is 28 ( eGFR ).

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1 hour ago, IanHx said:

Is it showing Die Hard ? :)

 

I doubt it.

 

Nor Die Hard !! !

 

 

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5 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

Massive grump,my son's been to Kenya on a safari holiday,due back today at 5:30pm he's just called to say he's got an earlier flight and it lands RIGHT in the middle of the second half of Englands match!.....

Hi Vince,

no brainer, let him cool his turbo's for an hour or three while you enjoy the match, might make him think about his information flow in future.

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1 hour ago, Beardie said:

OK my grump today is totally 'out there' and so can not, possibly upset anyone except a scientist and it is frustration that I can't find the answers to the universe or even fully wrap my head around what we actually know!

 

An example: 

 

The most popular theory for the start of the universe is the Big Bang. As Lemaitre theorised we can run the movement of the universe in reverse to see where ours, and all the other galaxies are moving away from so we know that we are all moving out from an origin point where the big bang (which wasn't big and didn't bang) happened but, though we can see way back into the past using telescopes we will never see the origin point because the universe has no centre and the big bang (which didn't go bang and wasn't big) happened everywhere and no-where. 

 

Think about that, it gives you a massive headache

 

Another example:

 

When the four dimensions we have cover all the things we can imagine them covering, width, depth, height and time how can we truly conceive of further dimensions? Just what would a fifth or sixth dimension be exactly? I can't imagine there is simply any room for more dimensions. 

 

Another example:

 

We are told that atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons but that's not all that is in there. Those teeny tiny little articles then turn out to be full of further multitudes of tiny little particles that we sort of know are there or, at least theorise must exist.  Will this go on forever? Will we eventually discover that every atom is a tiny (on our scale anyway) universe of it's own? How can the universe exist on such an enormous and minute scale at the same time? 

 

A final Example: 

 

This one has been with me as a puzzle since I was a very young child - If there was no space before the big bang then what did everything move into at the moment of the big bang and, consequently, as space is ever expanding, where does the real estate it is expanding into come from? Is the universe infinite and does it have an end? Science typically says that, if we get the answer that something is infinite it means the maths are wrong or we are missing something so, by that tenet, the universe must have edges but, if the universe contains everything and there was nothing before it happened then what would be outside those edges? 

 

Imagine that our universe as we know it is a page in a book.  5th dimension would be the book.  Beyond that...  our flat page-bound existence cannot easily imagine.  But in one of these multiverses I've finally got round to building a Spitfire.

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1 hour ago, Beardie said:

OK

Sorry Marty. You lost me just after OK.

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5 minutes ago, spaddad said:

Hi Vince,

no brainer, let him cool his turbo's for an hour or three while you enjoy the match, might make him think about his information flow in future.

Thanks spaddad but he came back on the tumbledryer which takes just over half hour,if it'd been one of the ATR's i might've been ok....

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4 hours ago, depressed lemur said:

You can get advent calendars in a certain supermarket today.

 

What a brilliant idea, I could deffo go for a three month advent calendar,all that chocolate, mmmm.

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6 minutes ago, spaddad said:

What a brilliant idea, I could deffo go for a three month advent calendar,all that chocolate, mmmm.

Only another 3 months and it'll be Easter eggs...

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10 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

Only another 3 months and it'll be Easter eggs...

mmmm, more choccy! bring it on.

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1 hour ago, Vince1159 said:

Only another 3 months and it'll be Easter eggs...

What? They're going to be late again??

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@IanHx I can visualise your 'page in a book' theory but it seems a bit. well, flat in comparison to the world as we know it. I know that there is the multi-verse theory floating around which suggests that our universe is a bubble and one of many bubbles. But where and in what are these bubbles contained? Are we bobbing about in a giant glass of Coke? Crazy thing is that that could be as good a theory as any other and we can't disprove it because we can't look outside of our bubble (if it is a bubble). In that case I suppose the fifth dimension would be the Glass but the difficulty with that is that I, and most people, only visualise a dimension as a measurable quantity like time, width, depth etc. so something else outside of our 'world' would not be a 'dimension' to me but rather just another space but the 'dimensions' inside that space would ultimately be the same.

 

Of course we also have the 'characters in a giant computer simulation' theory as well not to mention the 'dark universe' theory where all around us is another universe made of Dark Matter that passes through us and around us but we can't see or feel it. 

 

The further you dig the more you realise that we know so very little about what really makes the universe work and what we do know doesn't make a whole lot of sense! 

 

I recall hearing one cosmologist, it might have been Phil Plait, say "Science is our 'best attempt' at understanding how the universe works but the universe doesn't care if we know how it works or not." 

 

I hate not having all the answers, it drives me nuts!

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