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Mark “Brutus” Thurman
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Attended Methwold High School
Lived in Milton Keynes, UK
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Best review of Interstellar I've seen;  the parallels with Contact's  Father/Daughter are clear and of course it reconciles with Sagan's hope of an interplanetary/interstellar future for humankind.  

Not perfect in any way, especially the last 20 mins or so,  - but cinematic grandeur and eye/brain candy all the way.
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Okay, I might give it another look. The premise presented in the first half hour was so awful that the rest of it seemed like a non sequitur. But that's because I think humanity is waking up before we get to that point.

It was interesting to see the idea of lunar landing skepticism played out, though. In the US that's probably the case, in many places. That would be a shame.
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The poor pup has been really ill lately.  A visit to the vets, an IV drip and some strong antibiotics and finally - 6 days later and she's feeling much more like her usual self and this picture is a metaphor for how much happier she is!
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He doesn't even touch the ground, but walks in mid air! ;-)
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XKCD is brilliant as usual - today it's all interactive.  
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Listening to mostly forgotten 80's stuff with Lisa. Forgotten how good this was. Not surprising given the Talking Heads members involved.
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A year ago today. Will have to go back as our SF trip was pretty lovely. 
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10/10! Would play. 
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Interactive fun for the whole family! :-)
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Q:  What thinks the unthinkable?
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A:  An itheberg
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Baboum Tching !
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Just a little something to make +Peter Strempel​ shudder.
 
Many of us have only a vague recollection, if any, of what it's like to type with a real mechanical typewriter: the tactile clicky sounds, the concentration, and the vintage feel. This memory no longer has to be nostalgic, because now you can buy a typewriter-like keypad that connects to your PC or tablet through USB.
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Time wasted with your best friend isn't time wasted. 
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Holy crap. Circa 1991 I think. 
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Well, at least you don't start every post with: "Back in my day ..." :-)
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I love the fact that the BBC is playing by the rules and remains completely impartial, yet shows what it really thinks by the photo it chooses to use. When you want show a monster, you show them as a monster. Perfect. 
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Milton Keynes, UK - Methwold hythe, Norfolk - Norwich, Norfolk - Colorado Springs - Feltwell, Norfolk
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Amatuer freethinker, professional teadrinker.
Introduction
Rule No.1 No profile = No follow from me.

Amateur freethinker, professional teadrinker.
Sagan was my Carrot, Hitchens my stick. [citation needed]

I am an atheist; still open to new knowledge but living practically as an atheist until that happens. :-) 

...Getting by 1 picosecond at a time...

Husband to Lisa and father to Callum, Rhia and Levi.

Loves Movies, Photography, Formula 1, Reading, Science and Free Thinking. So these are all good circle designations as this is what I post. 

Dislikes Superstition, Twaddle, Woo and unsubstantiated claims where ever they come from, especially when these claims trample the rights of others. If this is you, and you circle me I will question you on these things. Oh, and I really hate Brussel Sprouts...

I'm INFJ
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My Company are Zoho and Google partners. We specialise in Zoho Creator, Zoho Reports and Zoho CRM...oh and I did the Kessel run in under 9 parsecs
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  • Methwold High School
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First visit to The Swan and found it to be very good value. Our double room was clean, warm and had a large en-suite. The Full English breakfast was really excellent and made with quality ingredients. We didn't leave hungry! Service was good too, attentive, yet knew when to leave us be.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Good food and service in a modern stylish setting. Edit: left my wallet there recently and they returned it to my house. Top notch!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Second time I've had my car serviced here and the overall experience was great. Pick-up, drop-off, good prices and a very clean car returned to me. The manner of the staff I met was excellent, friendly and efficient. I recommend Souls for car servicing in MK.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Only stopped by for a few cocktails and they were excellent!!!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Absolutely delicious. Quality ingredients and perfectly cooked. The Pork-Wich is to die for. I also had a Maple and pecan slice which was also lovely.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Tried a lovely full flavoured Assam in MK today. The staff were helpful and informative, the place was clean, (I didn't play with the iPads) and even the carrot cake was brill. Will return!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago