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The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Year Of The Geek by James Clarke (book review).

I did think when I was shown this book, ‘The Year Of The Geek’ by James Clarke, that it was supposed to be like a diary and you had to read one page a day. It’s not. At least this way, you won’t have to wait until next year for me to finish reading the […]

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Editorial – Oct 2017 : Condition normal: weather bad.

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2017 :   Condition normal: weather bad.

Hello everyone Seeing all the hurricane conditions around the world, I defy anyone to ignore the situation and be all goodness and light. We might have escapist tendencies but we also live within the reality of our world as well. I do often wonder what happens to any of you who have collections in these […]

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: what was it about: an examination by GF Willmetts.

October 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: what was it about: an examination by GF Willmetts.

The United Nations Investigation Unit into Unidentified Flying Objects Phenomenon justified their cost with the discovery of the aircraft from the lost Flight 19 unit from 1945 in 1977. All the aircraft were found in the Sonoran Desert as good as new and haven’t aged in 33 years. A nearby native received an unexpected sunburn […]

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The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

‘The Language Of Dying’ is unsurprisingly a novel about death. It deals with the death of the protagonist’s father from cancer. Neither the protagonist or her father are ever named and the book is written in first person to him, almost like a letter. It mainly follows the last few days of the protagonist’s father’s […]

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Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2017: Information indigestion.

Hello everyone How good are you at remembering things you’ve read on the Internet? Every day we read or probably just glance at a lot of material on the Net but how much do we really remember? Any website that classifies as Favourites you save to menu so you don’t even have to remember where […]

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Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens by Ric Viers (book review).

OK, in recent reviews of film books, we’ve covered many topics but not this one in as much detail. Ric Viers is a sound effects specialist and with this book, ‘Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording For Teens’, he is going to describe how to create the noises needed for films to be dubbed in. […]

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Who Was That Masked Man? : an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Who Was That Masked Man?  :  an article of hidden identity by: GF Willmetts

For the super-hero or even the super-villain come to that, if you don’t want anyone to recognise you in civvies, then a disguise is essential. A few are content to go bare-faced, convinced that a change in posture and glasses and speech are sufficient. For the others, it has to be a cowl and/or mask. […]

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The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

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Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson (book review)

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane by James Hamilton-Paterson  (book review)

Author James Hamilton-Paterson makes it clear from the start that his book, ‘Blackbird: The Untouchable Spy Plane’ isn’t about the technical specs of the SR-71. Oddly he mentions the Haynes book but it doesn’t come up in his bibliography at the back of the book. Instead, there is more of a focus on the world […]

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Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford   (book review)

Don’t think the title ‘Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy’ is going to be about the money side of our reality. Tim Harford’s book focuses on significant inventions and regimes that have formed our civilisation over the centuries. From the start, he examines the switch from the scratch plough that merely dug a grove […]

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