Thursday, 11 June 2015
quote [ Screen legend famous for roles in Count Dracula, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering respiratory problems . ]
We have lost one of our great ones. Actor, Soldier and Musician...
Thursday, 3 July 2014
quote [ Terry Pratchett forced to cancel appearance by Alzheimer's
Discworld author, diagnosed in 2007, has announced that 'the Embuggerance is finally catching up with me' ]
This is a sad day for both fantasy and comedy fans everywhere considering that the much beloved author has vowed that "rather than let Alzheimer's take me, I would take it. I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the 'Brompton cocktail' some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with Death."
Sunday, 1 June 2014
quote [ A project to develop solar power-generating panels that can snap together and form roadways and other surfaces has far exceeded its $1 million crowdsourcing goal.
With three days left to go, Solar Roadways has attracted more than 35.000 donors who've shelled out more than $1.5 million toward the project. ]
Apparantly this was deemed feasible enough that a lot of people have shelled out money to make it a reality. If nothing else it might reduce snow-shoveling in front of your house.