• Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    The BBC’s helpful guide to spotting fake news:

    … if thermonuclear war was breaking out in much of the world and the BBC had reported on it, it is likely the news would be mentioned on the website and would be corroborated by other news organisations.

    Just so you know. đŸ˜€

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  • geoffers replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • This is not much to say, but today Peter turned 60 years old. I wish him a happy birthday. On the 15th, it will be the birthday of Maisie Williams. She played one of my favorite characters of season 9. Happy birthday Peter Capaldi and happy birthday to Maisie Williams, two great actors who brought so much to their roles.

  • Hi i have a copy of the doctor who bluray season 1, but i nootice that the sides have been cut and it is not full 16:9 aspect ratio, it has small black bars at the side about 1cm from each side. But on the original air of the show, it was broadcast in 16:9 with not black bars, can anybody else confirm their bluray is also not 1080p 16:9.

    Also yes…[Read more]

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  • @missy

    they are making an impact on the Earth’s climate, they want to study past climate properly.

    Crikey. I’ll bet the scientists never thought of that. Oh, hang on – they have. There’s a beginner or intermediate explainer for you to choose.

    Thousands, if not millions of years ago, most of the Northern Hemisphere was blanketed in ice. Indeed t…

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  • thane16 replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @missy @pedant @JanetteB

    Well well. This IS new. First time I’ve ever responded on a blog, blog post or topic

    It’s Thane’s dad with Thane who is waving hello

    Lots of things I know nothing about. Which is why I like experts. But I know this: whether any hemisphere was once ice or not and whether or not the dry and dusty plains were rainforests…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant;

    To stop emissions is a good thing, especially for breathing. But if the ‘experts”  ( and not all of them do) believe that

    they are making an impact on the Earth’s climate, they want to study past climate properly.

    Thousands, if not millions of years ago, most of the Northern Hemisphere was blanketed in ice. Indeed the UK had

    the odd…[Read more]

  • @Missy

    But the science is true whether you believe it or not. And nearly all farmers *do* believe it because they are living it.

    @janetteB

    Stubble burning has not been allowed in the UK since 1993, although not because of climate change (it’s impact is minimal, compared to coal and oil). It destroys nutrients, pollutes generally and, on a…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic General Books thread

    @janetteb:

    Have you just discovered Terry Pratchett’s Disc world? I’ve the whole set of the series and can’t count how many times I’ve read them all.

    Wouldn’t it have been interesting to see what he would have done with an episode of DW?

    Missy

     

     

  • Missy replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @janetteb;

    I agree with the farmers. this has been going on for millions of years, long before the Industrial Revolution!  Still, I suppose it gives the Greens something to do.

    Chicken salt, yes I’ve had that on chips…thing is I liked it. Very bad, but haven’t indulged for ages.

    Missy

     

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @winston my garden is a sorry sight today. We have just experienced the hottest three April days on record and everything is parched. Fingers crossed we will get rain today. It is long long overdue. Normally fire restrictions are lifted on April 15 and then the farmers burn the stubble. The town in ringed with plumes of smoke. I suspect that the…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @janetteb   It seems we have more than Who in common, I am also the only vegetarian in my family so I rarely cook “vegetarian dishes” just extra veggies for me. I also grow hibiscus and I adore them. I have 3 colours-a solid white, a pale pink with a magenta eye and a solid dark red although they are all asleep now and I won’t see the flowers t…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    Oh. Going to the city on Friday and have a couple of birthdays to provide an excuse to venture into the bookshop. It has been many many years since I last read a Target Dr Who book. I still have some up in the top room bookcase. But reading the above comments sounds as though it is time to start again. (and I have only got about two chapters of…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic General Books thread

    I don’t usually come here, but I am so glad that I did.  Shall check my library to see if they have TDOTD in stock.

    Thank you all.

    Oh, and @jimthefish of course Mr. M is tweaking some noses, that is what he excels at, and why I am so fond of him.

    Missy

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Books thread

    @wolfweed

    Just binge-finished it tonight and I can guess why it might push the buttons of those who insist on having their buttons pushed. There are a few times when you feel the Moff is enjoying tweaking some particularly sensitive noses. Still no genuine cause for outrage though. Personally, I thought it was marvellous. A genuinely…[Read more]

  • wolfweed replied to the topic General Books thread

    @bluesqueakpip Apparently, TDOTD has really outraged a lot of folk (Quelle surprise). I can’t wait to give it a proper read to see what all the fuss is about (I already know a couple of the big gripes). I’ll be interested in what others think about all the new bits. Just a quick flick shows that it’s packed with spoilers!

    @jimthefish I suspect…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic General Books thread

    @JimTheFish

    I’ll chime in to agree with that. The Day of the Doctor is really good – the others are on my ‘to read’ list.

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