[clug] Re: Anyone want to give a talk for this week's CLUG meeting?

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 27 06:08:59 GMT 2008

Hi all,

I can give a 15 minute precis for my LCA2009 talk tonight, sans visuals
etc. Actually, I would be keen to do this and get an initial reaction
from some of the many big brains in CLUG.


Bob Edwards.

Paul Wayper wrote:
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> Simon Pascal Klein wrote:
> |
> | On 27/11/2008, at 4:02 AM, David Tulloh wrote:
> |
> |> Simon Pascal Klein wrote:
> |>>
> |>> On 26/11/2008, at 1:31 PM, Nathan Rickerby wrote:
> |>>
> |>>> Steve Walsh wrote:
> |>>>> Mike Carden wrote:
> |>>>>> A beer eh? What do I get if I land Thunderbird Two in your back 
> yard?
> |>>>> A beer served by Lady Penelope...?
> |>>> Beware of strings attached to this offer.
> |>> *Confused*?
> |> You missed out on the Thunderbird TV series?
> | Ah, right-o. Fair ’nuff. (:
> For otiose reasons I have the (nearly) complete DVD set of the original 
> series
> of Captain Scarlet, if you ever want to see Thunderbirds' successor.  The
> models were technically much better and were slightly larger, allowing for
> more natural looking faces (instead of the bug-eyed children that the 
> Traceys
> and so forth are).  It also, to me, has a pretty clever motive to the 
> stories
> and some nifty ideas for its time.
> They recently revamped this series in CGI ("Hypermarionation") with the New
> Captain Scarlet series.  Same basic story, but all the writing and a lot of
> the devices are quite new.  Some pretty nice CGI being thrown at a kid's TV
> series.  (I also saw that they'd redone Dan Dare in this way a while back).
> If people want to watch an episode or two at the Christmas barbecue I'll 
> get
> them running.
> On the subject for this email, though, I'm afraid we've had Jason Stokes 
> pull
> out of giving his talk on Inform 7 this month, and from what I've been told
> Bob is'nt able to give his talk, so if anyone is able to talk about 
> something
> - - even for fifteen minutes - then now's a really good time to start 
> preparing!
> ~ What's the latest in your current project?  Got any new hardware that's
> really cool?  Give us a spiel!
> Otherwise you get me giving my OSDC talk and an impromptu talk about IPv6.
> Have fun,
> Paul
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