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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Chester40 in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    I remember being about 12 and late one night Bladerunner was on... I knew it was a classic so watched about 10mins and found it incredibly boring...many a time I have thought I need to revisit it but haven't. Similarly '2001 Space Oddity' I endured about 45mins before I gave in. Maybe I was too young... 
    Eternal Sunshine is a really great film. Jim Carrey in his Truman Show pomp rather than his annoying physical comedy stuff. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    The Duellists is beautiful. Frank Tidy was the DoP and a wonderful man who we sadly lost last year. I think he started out shooting opening credits in a studio in his native Liverpool, but must have shot around 100 pictures by the end of his career. Chuck Norris credited him with making his career. All round good guy who made a mean chilli con carne, so a man of many talents!
    Can't say I've even heard of the Alien War even though my last pad in London was a garret just off Long Acre, so pretty much a stone's throw from the Troc. As for BR 2049, it seemed to get a lukewarm reaction but I really liked it. I was mortified when it was originally mooted as I was incorrectly advised it was a re-make. Once the new title was announced, however, my blood pressure dropped to acceptable levels!
    As for the business, sadly not. I ended up working on hundreds of commercials but proper film work was hard to come by as British crew are in a league of their own and hard to displace. DoP's tend to have their favourites and remain pretty loyal and when I found out I was to become a dad I had little choice but to go find work that more than simply paid the bills. I've no regrets though. I had a blast and have so many fond memories of that period in life. Funnily enough, I'm actually working on a script at the moment, the significant catch being that that's been the case for over 18 months and I'm barely a third of the way through it! Another year or two maybe! These days my time is mostly my own, though I do still do some consultancy work, so it's a lovely distraction, or pipedream according to my significant other 😆
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Gap tooth ram in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    I really liked Inception but I think it's one of those films that requires a little 'work' from the viewer. For me that's fine and I think the balance was right whereas with Tenet I felt it was not. I've not seen Eternal Sunshine and I've no idea why. Blade Runner I never got to see in a cinema but I remember a group of us hanging out in London one summer holiday when we were kids and renting 5 movies from Video Shuttle on the Fulham Road which was one of, if not the first video rental outlet in the UK. Along with Blade Runner, one of the others was Alien, another Ridley Scott movie and they are still very much both on my desert island list with Blade Runner being my favourite ever sci-fi by a stretch.
    My home life was difficult at that time so I was staying in Wandsworth at the home of a pal whose father was a very well respected Director of Photography who worked with Ridley Scott on a couple of movies including his breakout movie, The Duellists. I think it was Ridley's first feature? A few years later I started work in a London production company and two or three years after that I became a union accredited clapper loader, or second assistant camera in modern speak. It was one of the happiest times of my life. My roundabout point, if you've not nodded off yet being that it was Blade Runner that lit the fire so to speak and I still watch it every couple of years to this day. Absolutely, spine-tinglingly wondrous and every bit as good today as it was then. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Premier ram in EFL appeal   
    The whole thing is a woeful and rather pathetic attempt to save face. Were there any substance to their appeal, this would have been resolved months back. Yet another example of the wholly impotent and unfit for purpose nature of a body completely out of touch with those it purports to serve. The EFL are like that kid at school who picks a fight with you, gets flattened then shouts insults at you when you walked halfway down the street and the fight is all over. Or....
     
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Deej in Test Cricket is Back   
    Have to say I share the concerns about our openers. If we had even a vague facsimile of Strauss and Cook in their pomp then we'd be the number 1 team on the planet but too often our middle order is exposed far too early.
    Equally, I do occasionally wonder about our selectors. I really can't fathom their thought processes sometimes, though I concede that they'd obviously know a deal more than I do about what is required. That said, I'd love to hear the thinking behind some of their calls so I could at least understand what the idea was.
    A last thought is for the umpiring in this series. Sour grapes no doubt, but some of it has been nothing short of disgraceful. I grow tired of there being one rule for India and another altogether for everyone else.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Wolfie in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    I really liked Inception but I think it's one of those films that requires a little 'work' from the viewer. For me that's fine and I think the balance was right whereas with Tenet I felt it was not. I've not seen Eternal Sunshine and I've no idea why. Blade Runner I never got to see in a cinema but I remember a group of us hanging out in London one summer holiday when we were kids and renting 5 movies from Video Shuttle on the Fulham Road which was one of, if not the first video rental outlet in the UK. Along with Blade Runner, one of the others was Alien, another Ridley Scott movie and they are still very much both on my desert island list with Blade Runner being my favourite ever sci-fi by a stretch.
    My home life was difficult at that time so I was staying in Wandsworth at the home of a pal whose father was a very well respected Director of Photography who worked with Ridley Scott on a couple of movies including his breakout movie, The Duellists. I think it was Ridley's first feature? A few years later I started work in a London production company and two or three years after that I became a union accredited clapper loader, or second assistant camera in modern speak. It was one of the happiest times of my life. My roundabout point, if you've not nodded off yet being that it was Blade Runner that lit the fire so to speak and I still watch it every couple of years to this day. Absolutely, spine-tinglingly wondrous and every bit as good today as it was then. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Mostyn6 in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    I really liked Inception but I think it's one of those films that requires a little 'work' from the viewer. For me that's fine and I think the balance was right whereas with Tenet I felt it was not. I've not seen Eternal Sunshine and I've no idea why. Blade Runner I never got to see in a cinema but I remember a group of us hanging out in London one summer holiday when we were kids and renting 5 movies from Video Shuttle on the Fulham Road which was one of, if not the first video rental outlet in the UK. Along with Blade Runner, one of the others was Alien, another Ridley Scott movie and they are still very much both on my desert island list with Blade Runner being my favourite ever sci-fi by a stretch.
    My home life was difficult at that time so I was staying in Wandsworth at the home of a pal whose father was a very well respected Director of Photography who worked with Ridley Scott on a couple of movies including his breakout movie, The Duellists. I think it was Ridley's first feature? A few years later I started work in a London production company and two or three years after that I became a union accredited clapper loader, or second assistant camera in modern speak. It was one of the happiest times of my life. My roundabout point, if you've not nodded off yet being that it was Blade Runner that lit the fire so to speak and I still watch it every couple of years to this day. Absolutely, spine-tinglingly wondrous and every bit as good today as it was then. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Best song with a body part (ie heart, eyes, trachea) or body movement (kiss, run, sneeze)   
    Already done 🤐 
    Has @sage done milkshakes yet?
    How about...
     
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Carl Sagan in Rate the last film you saw partie deux   
    Inception vies with Blade Runner and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for the (much sought after) prize of my favourite movie. I'm saddened when people don't enjoy it. I try to tell people Eternal Sunshine is also sci-fi as it's about erasing your memory if you want to forget something or rather someone, but most people just think of it as a love story. Highly recommend to you and anyone who's not seen it.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Chester40 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    This would make some vague sense were the people's concerns based around crossing borders. Perhaps if you re-read what these sheltered younger folk have posted, you'll grasp that that is not the case. Frankly I'm astounded that older generations seem so oblivious to the degree of state sponsored snooping already in place, let alone the most likely future roadmap. The debate, after all,  is around increased erosion of privacy and the slippery slope that can become and not just in terms of state sponsored intrusions, as other posters have already alluded to.
    For example... It's undisputed (by the agencies themselves) that the NSA and our own GCHQ have all our social media the fallout from which is blithely disregarded by those whose lives remain unimpacted and understandably so. Not so much for any friend or family member of an individual attending the wrong Mosque, however. Perhaps a more telling example still would be the White House chosen app for encrypted messaging, Confide (also a big favourite in the criminal underworld) which was routinely monitored despite offering a level of encryption that Trump's administration proudly boasted as being 'unbreakable'.
    Returning to vaccination passports, my guess would be that there will be no physical card save for those who do not own a mobile phone. If it's just a piece of paper akin to the certs I've had for travel to Africa, the Far East, etc, all well and good, but I'd wager it will not be. If you are unable to see how potentially dangerous this could be, then perhaps it's older folk like yourself who have lived sheltered lives. Frankly, I find your assumption that everyone who views this differently to your good self, based only on your scarcely relevant business travel, rather silly. I'd wager that the younger generations are a deal more clued up, from a technology standpoint, than their grandparents and far more aware of the dangers that ubiquitous or forced uptake of certain technologies can present. I hope that you never encounter any issues arising from such things, but I can assure you that the dangers are very real nonetheless. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    This would make some vague sense were the people's concerns based around crossing borders. Perhaps if you re-read what these sheltered younger folk have posted, you'll grasp that that is not the case. Frankly I'm astounded that older generations seem so oblivious to the degree of state sponsored snooping already in place, let alone the most likely future roadmap. The debate, after all,  is around increased erosion of privacy and the slippery slope that can become and not just in terms of state sponsored intrusions, as other posters have already alluded to.
    For example... It's undisputed (by the agencies themselves) that the NSA and our own GCHQ have all our social media the fallout from which is blithely disregarded by those whose lives remain unimpacted and understandably so. Not so much for any friend or family member of an individual attending the wrong Mosque, however. Perhaps a more telling example still would be the White House chosen app for encrypted messaging, Confide (also a big favourite in the criminal underworld) which was routinely monitored despite offering a level of encryption that Trump's administration proudly boasted as being 'unbreakable'.
    Returning to vaccination passports, my guess would be that there will be no physical card save for those who do not own a mobile phone. If it's just a piece of paper akin to the certs I've had for travel to Africa, the Far East, etc, all well and good, but I'd wager it will not be. If you are unable to see how potentially dangerous this could be, then perhaps it's older folk like yourself who have lived sheltered lives. Frankly, I find your assumption that everyone who views this differently to your good self, based only on your scarcely relevant business travel, rather silly. I'd wager that the younger generations are a deal more clued up, from a technology standpoint, than their grandparents and far more aware of the dangers that ubiquitous or forced uptake of certain technologies can present. I hope that you never encounter any issues arising from such things, but I can assure you that the dangers are very real nonetheless. 
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to timlondinium in mo55y's Prediction League updates, 2020/21 season.   
    Hi Mozza,
    I just wanted to say thank you for updating the prediction leagues. It must be a right headache but I appreciate it. 
     
    All the best mate and up the rams!
    Tim
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to ImARam2 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Whenever I had to go overseas to work and live (over 24 years), I carried a NHS Vaccination Certificate, and later an Innoculation Record, which was issued by a private medical company called IHG, and I've still got them.
    The NHS Certificate shows that I had the TAB (typhoid and paratyphoid A&B), followed by the Cholera jabs, in March and May 1983, respectively.
    The IHG records shows that I had the Menengitis A&C jabs in June 1988; TAB 1&2 in Sept. 1988 and Cholera in November 1988.
    Later on whilst I was with an international oil company, it was mandatory that I had the booster jabs for Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever and Cholera, which were all administered in March; May & September 2003, respectively.
    In 2019, when I went out to India, and I had a further jabs for Yellow Fever and Typhoid.
    And, I can assure you, if you ever wish to work and live in the Middle East or Asian countries, you will not be able to do so without all or most of the above vaccines.
    Now, by carrying these certificates and records, where does it have any impact on my civil liberties? The conspiracy theories that the younger generation have in their heads just astound me and they have certainly had sheltered lives.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Stive Pesley in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Philosophically it's a very difficult one - you could argue that it's very difficult to function in today's society without identifying ID already. Passports, driving licenses, National Insurance number, bank accounts - to do without all of them, you'd literally have to live in a squat and operate 100% on the black market
    But somehow the idea of a new National ID card or a Vaccination Status card feels like an erosion of liberty too far - and I'd be against it
    But I dont fully know why - compared to 30-40 years ago we are already tracked and monitotred through our lives in incredible detail. Maybe we prefer our erosions of liberty to be slow and silent and this just feels too obvious!
     
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Having a vaccination passport/national ID is in itself a good thing imo - if you've been jabbed, you are free to go about your business.
    The concern is however that these things creep and governments change every few years, a vaccine passport could very easily morph into a credit score system similar to the one China uses and you could end up being denied real world services for not taking enough exercise, play computer games or having the wrong opinions etc.  
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
    Its a NO from me!
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Chester40 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Its about tiny steps of erosion for me. 
    So if you have to carry a card saying you have been vaccinated to get in somewhere... what if you aren't able to have the vaccine for health issues? What about if you have it this year but decide you don't want it annually? What about when it isn't free and you have to pay for it every year? What about if they insist your children should have it? What about if they say you need 2 or 3 different vaccines because it has mutated so much? What about if the argument shifts to having the flu vaccine...or every other infectious disease? What about if its then suggested it says on this ID card if you have been convicted of sex/violent crimes so are a risk to people? Or for your own 'ease' the ID card contains proof that you have a 'condition' so don't need to wear a mask? 
    In isolation there is no issue for many people with any of this...so where does the line get drawn? Once you start it is much harder to roll back and personally I have happily lived for 40+ years without wanting it. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Rev in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Don't buy the 'if you're not doing anything wrong' argument. Flipping that around, if you're not doing anything wrong you've no reason to accept being tracked in the first place. Equally, those up to no good won't comply anyway and there's also an argument that those who resist erosion of protected privacies may well find themselves targeted for further scrutiny simply on that basis alone and not because of any wrongdoing.
    To my way of thinking, vaccine passports and ID cards serve very different purposes and while I can see a bona fide argument for the one, I see none at all for the other. It's ironic that nations with the most embedded and protected human rights and privacy legislation are quite often the most flippant about surrendering those rights. 
     
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from uttoxram75 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Don't buy the 'if you're not doing anything wrong' argument. Flipping that around, if you're not doing anything wrong you've no reason to accept being tracked in the first place. Equally, those up to no good won't comply anyway and there's also an argument that those who resist erosion of protected privacies may well find themselves targeted for further scrutiny simply on that basis alone and not because of any wrongdoing.
    To my way of thinking, vaccine passports and ID cards serve very different purposes and while I can see a bona fide argument for the one, I see none at all for the other. It's ironic that nations with the most embedded and protected human rights and privacy legislation are quite often the most flippant about surrendering those rights. 
     
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from SKRam in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    Not happy. Where's the buzz, the excitement, the edge of the seat 'yeah we're winning but we look like losing' feeling gone? This new fangled never in doubt malarkey is so not the Derby way 🥵
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from JustOneBiblicalKazim in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    Not happy. Where's the buzz, the excitement, the edge of the seat 'yeah we're winning but we look like losing' feeling gone? This new fangled never in doubt malarkey is so not the Derby way 🥵
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Donnyram in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    Not happy. Where's the buzz, the excitement, the edge of the seat 'yeah we're winning but we look like losing' feeling gone? This new fangled never in doubt malarkey is so not the Derby way 🥵
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Inverurie Ram in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    Disciplined, Organised & Deadly according to tonight's Sky Commentator.
    And I agree, I came on here at half time and clearly was watching a different match to so many folk on here.
    We controlled the game from start to finish and worked so hard for one another and the team.
    Wayne Rooney is cooler than Evel Knievel and he is the Deadly Avenger he's got us working and firing at goal again.
    Hail, Hail the Deadly Avenger..........time to bring on the evil Notts Forrest and time to whizz over a load of noisy red buss's.
    Derby County.....The White Wall of Sound.........
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Needlesh in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    He is however the present for us, and he just scored a cracker in a home win, so....ya know, why be moaning? Don't get it.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from DesertRam in Derby v Huddersfield match day thread.   
    Not happy. Where's the buzz, the excitement, the edge of the seat 'yeah we're winning but we look like losing' feeling gone? This new fangled never in doubt malarkey is so not the Derby way 🥵
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