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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Carole, Nov 28, 2013.
We’re watching Bitten
Getting into it now, ow,owwww
We’ve just watched Behind Her Eyes, one of these psychological drama type of things.
We kept saying “Well this is a bit weird” but we were interested enough to find out what was going on.
Oh my goodness, massive massive twist at the end.
If you’re interested enough to watch then don’t be tempted to google anything about it in case you inadvertently come across any spoilers, it would totally ruin the ending.
Cheers, have added it to my Netflix list.
Looking forward to the new series of Masterchef tonight
Nearly at the end of "Halt and Catch Fire" and hoooooo boy. What a show,
Ben Fogle: Inside Chernobyl.
I've only watched for a few mins, and i am finding it a bit confusing, Ben says you need special permission to go there, but middle child's friends group all went there a good 2 years ago... He didn't end up going as his house sale happened at the same time... Maybe don't believe everything you hear...
This lady seemed to be be taking the tourist route. I understand Ben Fogle is going into the actual control room for the exploded reactor, i.e. inside the the building itself. I think I'd give that a miss.
About halfway through this video you'll see the young lady standing by a massive radio aerial array. This was the infamous Russian Woodpecker OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) which plagued people like me in the 70's/80's by creating massive interference on HF (short wave frequencies) that sounded like a woodpecker pecking out the heart of a tree. At least Chernobyl put that bloody thing off the air.
Ahha! Maybe thats why, 8 remember sons friends photos/films of inside homes/school and a hospital, some of people looking after pets that had been left behind, but not the reactor. Interesting as though.
Oooo @BobClay - the programme just showed the Russian woodpecker... It was classified as a children's camp... Amazing!
It jyst played the sound too, jyst like the woodpecker that used to hammer on the metal ladder Nextdoor!
There were two Woodpeckers, the other one was off down the far end of Siberia.
There’s been a few programmes from Chernobyl over the years. Guy Martin did one where he was right inside the most radioactive part & was only allowed in for a few minutes. He had to film himself because the film crew couldn’t get permission from their own (U.K.)H&S people. Simon Reeve also did a good one. These were both at least a couple years ago.
I think the Duga 1 woodpecker near Chernobyl was the first one to go on the air, in the 70's. In fact there are OTHR's all over the HF band now used by any number of countries, but they tend to be less intrusive in terms of bandwidth as they use better technology. Whereas the woodpecker used literally megawatts of power and splattered itself right across the bands. You could hear it literally all over the world.
I can't help but think that the world is gearing up for another world war, given the amount of these things, the build up of military hardware by China, Russia and I note we're sending a naval force, including one of these new carriers to patrol the South China Sea. Apparently the 'send a gunboat' philosophy is making a comeback.
I'm minded of a quote from Albert Einstein: "I don't know what weapons World War 3 will be fought with, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones."
If anybody hasn't seen the HBO series Chernobyl, I recommend it. Admittedly it is dramatized for the screen in terms of characters but the sheer scale of that disaster and how close we got to utter catastrophe is put across well.
Ground-based systems will always be useful, Satellites may be effective, but they're hard to maintain, if things start to get awkward...
I wonder what the Daily Mail might say, if China was start patrolling the North Sea?
One of a number of OTHR's on the HF band this morning. The bandwidth indicator below the frequency scale is set to 6 KHz so the overall bandwidth of the signal is about 20 KHz. At least it isn't cluttering up a large chunk of the spectrum. They tend to flit about on the HF bands. These have a higher pulse rate than the woodpecker and sound a bit like a buzz saw. There's quite a few of them, even the UK uses them. You can see from the signal strength (in green) that they're pushing out considerable power.
Escape from Pretoria
Well, I've reached the end of my odyssey through Gerry Anderson's UFO series.
It's always seemed that the "executives" were confused about what the target audience was for what they probably expected to be a "kids' show".
The last episode, No 26, revolving around Tessa Wyatt, as the guest star, undergoing a prolonged psychedelic drug trip, followed by a sexual assault, was probably just too much for them.
I generally watched one episode a night, but I did manage two on some of the more inclement evenings - as close to binge-watching as I get.
You should see what TV has managed to do in the 21st C.
It will blow your mind