Reading the interesting blog of Glittering Scrivener this week brought back a memory I thought I’d share with you. A few years ago I was invited with two colleagues to pitch an idea for a children’s television series to a prestigious company who would be able to make it happen. We did our research and […]
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I watched a TON of Disney movies growing up. I don’t just mean their animated movies. We had cable television from 1980-1984. That included the Disney Channel. Not to mention, ABC aired two-and-a-half Disney movies a week after school from 4pm-5pm Mountain Time until I was about 12 years…
At the weekend I watched the BBC News technology programme ‘Click’. They excitedly (or so it seemed to me) announced the winner of the robot football ‘soccer’ competition to be the USA, followed by a clip of the mechanical men in action. As someone who wants to be first in the queue for a domestic robot I watched with eager interest then abject disappointment, as I realised they still had a long way to go before they could stand up without falling over. Don’t get me wrong I know that any attempt to play football is a major achievement and they after all are trying to do in a few decades what we as humans achieved over many thousands, but I can now see my domestic robot is waving at me from a long way off.
Of course this may come as a relief to some family members and especially to my sister who occasionally comes to stay. When I announced recently my intention to get a robot I rather got the impression she hadn’t even considered the notion. I also told her that said Robot would have to spend it’s nights in the spare room as I didn’t want it to enquire if I needed assistance every time I got up for a glass of water.
My sister then realised the spare room ‘as i liked to call it’ was actually the one she liked to sleep in on her regular visits. For some reason she was not at all keen on the idea of waking in the morning to see a robot leaning over her to enquire what she wanted for breakfast, I can’t imagine why.
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So it has recently been discovered that so called ‘Dark Matter’ might just be something else known as ‘Pion’ which was discovered in 1930. What a disappointment for a writer! Something known only as dark matter which also happened to be tantalisingly elusive, could be put to all manner of uses in science fiction. For […]
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Commenting on broadcast media one journalist saw it as a possible distant refuge when we run out of steam on this one. So we have now found a second earth style planet, which after all was only a matter of time. I can foresee numerous problems with this suggestion, even putting aside the minute matter of […]
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I read today in the ‘Daily Mail’ that some people still believe the moon landings were fake. Seems unbelievable in more ways than one. Why would anyone feel the need to take this stance? Perhaps they are simply trolls, and as simple trolls they cannot accept that they missed out on the opportunity to levy […]
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Testing 123 do we have blog lift off?
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