* Posts by hooch

5 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Nov 2013

Finally in the UK: Apollo 11 lands... in a cinema near you

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I saw Apollo 11 at BFI IMAX last weekend and was equally captivated for the full running time. See it on IMAX if you can, if only for the opening sequence.

If, like me, you were space mad as a five year-old in 1969, you will probably also appreciate the BBC World Service podcast series 13 Minutes to the Moon. It has some fascinating detail on the whole programme.


Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs


Runaround - GO??

Surely you meant Runaround - NOW! Or, more like Runaround - NAAAAAAAAOW!

Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors


Re: Sad, sad, sad.

...and here is the official 'spin'.


They really don't get it, do they?


Sad, sad, sad.

Visit Bletchley Park and be prevented from viewing Colossus? Just what planet are these people living on? It sounds like the marketing droids have taken over. I had the pleasure of Tony Sale showing us Colossus a few years ago as part of the Bletchley Tour but must be turning in his grave. Sort it out!

Thought you didn't need to show ID in the UK? Wrong


Neither Passport nor Birth Certificate were acceptable....

Yesterday my 17-year-old daughter went to an interview armed with the requested proof of identity - her birth certificate and her full UK passport. Would you believe that neither were acceptable? The birth certificate because it was a 'short' certificate that we were given when she was registered and not a 'full' certificate. The passport was not acceptable because it is due to expire within six months.

And the high-security role she was applying for? Seasonal waiting staff at the local racecourse.

I feel like I should be reading the Daily Mail.....