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Flying the SR-71

March 10, 2014 - 10:42 -- Admin

I remember first reading about the SR-71 Blackbird in Freddy Forsythe's The Devil's Alternative. I don't remember anything about the plot, but I do remember being awestruck by that plane. I suppose, looking back, I should probably be impressed at how much detail Forsythe managed to include about a spy plane that was still cloaked in secrecy.

Cylon DNA

Do NOT buy or upgrade to Dragon Dicate 4

March 10, 2014 - 10:04 -- Admin

I suppose I could list the shitstorms of perdition which have attended my upgrading from Dragon 3 to 4, but I don't know if the internet is big enough to contain them.

Lets just say I'm getting to know all of the customer service representatives at Nuance's Third World Call Centres very, very well indeed.

My advice, for now, stay the hell away from this product.

The TV chef who wasn't.

March 9, 2014 - 15:10 -- Admin

I dips me lid to Prof Boylan for this video. A local TV spot in the US to promote a book by 'Chef Keith'. Leftovers Right: making a winner of last nights dinner. Or something.

Turns out chef Keith isn't a chef. And he hadn't written a book. About leftovers or anything. I think he may have been taking the piss.

But damn if those mashed potato ice cream cones don't look mighty temptin'.

Burger Lite 8 March 2014

March 8, 2014 - 09:21 -- Admin

I've opened this thread at Quokka's request, although it's been a while since we had a check in so it's probably overdue.

I came out of my deadline in reasonable shape, mostly because I went off the grog and carbs in January and February. Dropped from 91kgs back to 83 last time I checked (a week ago), without increasing my exercise time. In fact I skipped a few sessions, trading fitness for words.

The Hugo Awards Fiasco

March 7, 2014 - 14:55 -- Admin

I've watched on with amused horror as the SFF (I think that means 'science fiction and fantasy') community – where community means 'gang' – has gone all Raging HULK over the choice of a guy called Jonathon Ross to host the Hugo Awards, which are sort of like the Oscars, BAFTAs and Nobel Prize for genre fiction all mooshed into one. Like Jeff Goldblum and the fly.