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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:30 pm

Excellent news AND it's in a worthwhile cause.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby banjo » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:43 pm

wot he says :D my daughter has an interview tomorrow but is unwell and we dont know if she will make it. :cry:
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:14 pm

Fingers crossed Banjo, and thanks gents.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Boxer6 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:20 pm

Doorstop wrote:My lassie started a full time, full hours, decently paid job last week as part of the anti-smoking co-ordination team for hospitals in the Glasgow area.

Could not be happier for her .. it's been a long time coming after all the hard work of her degree and subsequent job hunting.


Ooohh … missed this, both here and FB! Well done Doorstop lass! :D
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby banjo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:38 am

my lass did not make it,dont know how it will pan out.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Photographer Zoltan Kerenyi of Budapest, Hungary has created this incredible gallery he calls 'Window to the Past'. He captures snapshots of times gone by in such a way that, while being rooted in reality, the images created form something new by merging the power of the past with that of the present. See for yourself...



http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/135/A-Pho ... -The-Past-
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:17 pm

They are extremely well done, pingu. Good stuff. Speaking of which, and the link won't work long, the marvellous Jonathan Meades (who is the closest we'll ever have to a John Peel of architectural history and critique) has gone and done a series on brutalist architecture, and this is episode one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Episode_1/

*Edit* Episode two is up too, now.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby HelenD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:19 am

The last time any broadcast had my full and undivided attention was the first episode of "Sherlock". Meades manages a whole episode and a half before uttering "unprecedented" - and then in its proper meaning. I couldn't tell you when I last had to watch anything with a dictionary in my lap. Proper telly. Everything else is crap.

You have two hours on Brutalist architecture without deviation, hesitation or repetition...
They boil them for 20 of their Earth minutes
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:31 pm

HelenD wrote:You have two hours on Brutalist architecture without deviation, hesitation or repetition...


It's unprecedented. :)
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby edward carolan » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:13 am

Hear Hear, lots of his stuff on youtube. The one on Scottish architecture is great.
Interesting short
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/good-to ... ivers.html
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby edward carolan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:13 am

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:03 pm

edward carolan wrote:Interesting article
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02 ... ir=UK+Tech


seen something similar years ago when i was at college.......it does work
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:38 am

Sceptical here. It's what's normally though of as being good at reading, is it not? Just read a lot. Buy or borrow books. No app required, and no shortcuts. Just read.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:45 pm

You've probably never seen a place like this, outside of a Terry Gilliam film or a nightmare. Ponte City in Johannesburg:
http://weburbanist.com/2013/10/30/dark- ... t-complex/

Strangely fascinating place, once you get over the initial horror of that 'core'. Here's a short documentary too:
http://vimeo.com/51295174
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:33 pm

list of movies made in Scotland and locations

http://www.scotlandthemovie.com/movies/ffilms.html
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