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"Here's how you would construct something that would be able to play these things right now. They were there twelve inches in diameter. And they are designed to be played back at Sixteen and two-thirds revolutions per minute so actually fairly slowly. I mean you know. We're thinking about the The forty five or thirty three revolutions per minute for For your average albums and this is a sixteen in two thirds so On these golden records are lots and lots of stuff actually. It's including things like greetings from five different languages including some that aren't being used anymore did not been used in a very long time. Which is a Sumerian language. Which was last used around? Four thousand selection of nature. Sounds Yup so if you ever wanted to hear what frogs burping sounded like and you are from some distant planet. Here's an opportunity to share your Ford Prefect and you're on your way to Earth. This is a good way to do some homework before you get there. A lot of traditional music some Some native American chance and Scottish Bagpipes talk about some of the music was on here for African ritual music There's a bunch of classical music and so I wrote down some of my favorites. This is this is obviously. There are lots and lots of musical tracks on the records. These are just the ones that I personally wrote down because I I they resonate with me. it's not to say that the other ones are not anti sense familiar with some of them but there's the Brandenburg Concerto number two F. Actually it's just the first movement That's by a guy named Bob Batch. Johan batch wrote that if I'd he's just some dude really yeah obviously Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two enough then there's a melancholy blues which was performed by Louis Armstrong Stravinsky's the rite of spring was included Bach actually was pretty well represented on this record. He also had the well tempered. Clavier down there There was the first moon. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. You know the There was another tribes chant and then of course the most important I think Musical work that was included out of all the pieces were on there as we as we all know from the documentary back to the future I save Martin Mc fly. It'll save the human race. We're talking about Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Good there's actually a book all about the process that they used to select which sounds went on the golden record. It finally came out with a CD companion at some point. I'm sure it's on digital. Yes the book itself is out of print but you can sometimes find copies is called murmurs from Earth So if you want to learn more about how they came about choosing which sounds go in there That's that's a really well done piece. It's it's something that I've heard nothing but good things about it. I personally have not had chance to read it By the time I learned about it it was wearing print. But there's also a bunch of images on the desks including a star map clearly showing the location of earth new saying here's what humans tastes like maps of earth images. I'm just I'm just ignoring that. Entirely there are people who have said what a huge mistake it was to essentially include directions directly. I I think it's pretty ridiculous. Because the odds one anyone finding voyager sweating big as it turns out really big. No-no HAD NOT. You might think it's a long walk to the chemist on the corner but that's just nuts compared to space it's going to be tens of thousands of years before either. Voyager craft encounter anything near another star. Yeah exactly so really by the time. I'm betting we will have either kill ourselves off or hit and plus on top of that you know it would all depend on from what direction the other creatures were approaching earth because there are a lot of different vectors you could take and only a couple of them would intersect with the pathway of either voyagers waste way more than most science fiction. Movies are willing to acknowledge. There's building just ship space battle than just the single plane So there was also an hour. Long recording the brainwaves of a woman named Ann Druyan. Who would become crossings wife. Yep She's an author she concentrates mainly on cosmology and science and She she signed up for this. She volunteered to have her. Brainwaves recorded in Carl Sagan talked about it and she thought it was a really interesting idea and so she went in for the process where her brain waves in her heartbeat. Were were red and then transferred to data analog that we have to say because it's an analog desk and She says that what she did was she. She thought about big historical moments. That were very important in the development of human history and then she spent some time thinking about the current situation on earth. How what that's like and not sugar coating at things like Violence BETWEEN PEOPLE. And the the yeah. Yeah so she really spent some time thinking about things that she felt needed to be addressed and then she said that she took the liberty toward the end of the session to take a little bit of time and think about what it's like to fall in love. Which I think is amazing. Wonderful Sweet. Yeah so now we. Those aliens can't tell us they don't know how to love because she thought about it for for a while. Darn it So yeah those radio signals do take a long time to get to. Us So But and and the record. That's on there if you want to hear some of the stuff There are there are a lot of different sites out there that that keep all the things that tells you. What's there and most of? That's pretty easy to get access to and listened to find one in Lincoln up on social. Yeah we'll see if we can find something in the you know. Maybe I'll see if I can make it a spotify playlist or something and I'll get a Ukulele and play. Johnny be good on the Ukulele Johnny. Please stop that would be the name of that song all right so anyway. That's that's kind of the the the wrap up of the spacecraft in the stuff that was aborted but we still haven't talked about the actual science return so we're going to do that in just a moment but before we do. Let's take.

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07:43 min | 7 months ago

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"Is pointed in the right direction to get the data the needs. And the. It's yeah. It's a three axis stabilization system and use the celestial, or Giro referenced attitude control to make the high gain antenna point back to Earth now we talked about the fact that there is an interesting gold plated copper disc on board each of the two voyager spacecraft. The golden records there for. So this This was a really cool idea you know. Who of course was the chairman for this Carl? Sagan yes, he he had billions and billions of suggestions, but not all of them can make it onto the desk, obvious right, and and these are these are these these goldplated copies engraved like vinyl records? Yeah, yeah, and kids. Ask Your parents. Oh dear, no, no kids are hipsters. These days. We know things final. It's cool kids, 'til your older siblings because they they've missed out on the HIPSTER generation right? I'm not all right, so so yeah, you're talking about a desk. Vast physical grooves that are in it that can be read using a stylus and country, which which were included the they included the cartridge and stylus did not include a turntable. So aliens aliens work it out. They have to build it, but they did leave instructions written in a symbolic language to say here's how you would construct something that would be able to play these things right now. They were there twelve inches in diameter, and they are designed to be played back at sixteen and two-thirds revolutions per minute. So actually fairly slowly i. mean you re thinking about the? The, Forty five or thirty three revolutions per minute for for your average albums, and this is a six hundred two thirds so. on these golden records are lots and lots of stuff actually. It's including things like greetings from five different languages, including some that aren't being used anymore did not been used in a very long time. which is a Sumerian language which was last used around four thousand. Selection of nature sounds Yup, so if you ever wanted to hear what frogs burping sounded like, and you are from some distant planet. Here's an opportunity to. Share. Your for Ford Prefect and you're on your way to Earth. This is a good way to do some homework before you get there. A lot of traditional music, some native American chance and Scottish Bagpipes talk about some of the music was on here. For African ritual music there's a bunch of classical music and so. I wrote down some of my favorites. This is this is obviously. There are lots and lots of musical tracks on the records. These are just the ones that I personally wrote down because I I they resonate with me, It's not to say that the other ones are not anti sense. Familiar with some of them but there's the Brandenburg Concerto number two F. actually it's just the first movement that's by a guy named Bob Batch. Johan batch wrote that. If I'd he's just some dude really. Yeah obviously Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two enough Then there's a melancholy blues which was performed by Louis Armstrong Stravinsky's. The rite of spring was included Bach actually was pretty well represented on this record. He also had the well tempered clavier on there there was the first Moon Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. You know the There was another tribes chant, and then of course, the most important I think musical work that was included out of all the pieces were on there as we as we all know from the documentary back to the future I. Save Marnie MC fly. It'll save the human race. We're talking about chuck. Berry's Johnny B good. There's actually a book all about the process that they used to select which sounds went on the golden record. It finally came out with a CD companion at some point. I'm sure it's on digital. Yes, the book itself is out of print, but you can sometimes find copies is called murmurs from Earth so if you want to learn more about how they came about choosing, which sounds, go in there That's that's a really well done piece it's. It's something that I've heard nothing but good things about it. I personally have not had a chance to read it. by the time I learned about it. It was wearing print. But. There's also a bunch of images on the desks including a star map, clearly showing the location of earth. NEW SAYING Here's what humans tastes like maps of earth images. I'm just I'm just ignoring that entirely. There are people who have said what a huge mistake! It was to essentially include directions directly. I, I think it's pretty ridiculous because the odds one. Anyone finding voyager sweating. Big as it turns out really big no-no. Head, not you might think it's a long walk to the chemist on the corner, but that's just nuts compared to space. It's going to be tens of thousands of years before. Either Voyager craft encounter anything near another star. Yeah, exactly so really by the time I'm betting. We will have either kill ourselves off or hit. And plus on top of that. You know it would all depend on from what direction the other creatures were approaching. Earth because. There are a lot of different vectors. You could take, and only a couple of them would. Intersect with the pathway of either voyagers waste. Than most science fiction movies are willing to acknowledge, there's just ship space battle than just the single plane. so there was also an hour long recording the brainwaves of a woman named Ann Druyan, who would become crossings wife Yep. She's an author. She concentrates mainly on cosmology and science and she. She signed up for this. She volunteered to have her brainwaves recorded in Carl. Sagan talked about it, and she thought it was a really interesting idea, and so she went in for. The process where her brain. Heartbeat were were red, and then transferred to data analog that we have to say because it's an analog desk. And She says that what she did, was she? She thought about big historical moments that were very important in the development of human history, and then she spent some time. About the the current situation on earth how what that's like thing and not sugar coating at things like violence between people and the the. Yeah yeah, so she really spent some time thinking about things that she felt needed to be addressed. And then she said that she took the liberty toward the end of the session to take a little bit of time and think about what it's like to fall in love, which I think is amazing, wonderful sweet! Yeah, so now we those aliens can't tell us. They don't know how to love because she thought about it for for a while. Darn, it so yeah. Those radio signals do take a long time to get to US so but. And and the record that's on there. If you want to hear some of the stuff there are, there are a lot of different sites out there that that keep all the things that. Tells you? What's there and most of that's pretty easy to get access to and listened to. Find one in Lincoln up on social. Yeah, we'll see if we can find something in the know. Maybe I'll see if I can make it a spotify playlist or something. I'll get a Ukulele and play Johnny be good on the Ukulele. Johnny please stop. That would be the name of that song all right so. Anyway that's that's kind of the the the wrap up of the spacecraft in the stuff that was aborted, but we still haven't talked about the actual science return, so we're going to do that in just a moment, but.

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07:43 min | 7 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on TechStuff

"Is pointed in the right direction to get the data the needs. And the. It's yeah. It's a three axis stabilization system and use the celestial, or Giro referenced attitude control to make the high gain antenna point back to Earth now we talked about the fact that there is an interesting gold plated copper disc on board each of the two voyager spacecraft. The golden records there for. So this This was a really cool idea you know. Who of course was the chairman for this Carl? Sagan yes, he he had billions and billions of suggestions, but not all of them can make it onto the desk, obvious right, and and these are these are these these goldplated copies engraved like vinyl records? Yeah, yeah, and kids. Ask Your parents. Oh dear, no, no kids are hipsters. These days. We know things final. It's cool kids, 'til your older siblings because they they've missed out on the HIPSTER generation right? I'm not all right, so so yeah, you're talking about a desk. Vast physical grooves that are in it that can be read using a stylus and country, which which were included the they included the cartridge and stylus did not include a turntable. So aliens aliens work it out. They have to build it, but they did leave instructions written in a symbolic language to say here's how you would construct something that would be able to play these things right now. They were there twelve inches in diameter, and they are designed to be played back at sixteen and two-thirds revolutions per minute. So actually fairly slowly i. mean you re thinking about the? The, Forty five or thirty three revolutions per minute for for your average albums, and this is a six hundred two thirds so. on these golden records are lots and lots of stuff actually. It's including things like greetings from five different languages, including some that aren't being used anymore did not been used in a very long time. which is a Sumerian language which was last used around four thousand. Selection of nature sounds Yup, so if you ever wanted to hear what frogs burping sounded like, and you are from some distant planet. Here's an opportunity to. Share. Your for Ford Prefect and you're on your way to Earth. This is a good way to do some homework before you get there. A lot of traditional music, some native American chance and Scottish Bagpipes talk about some of the music was on here. For African ritual music there's a bunch of classical music and so. I wrote down some of my favorites. This is this is obviously. There are lots and lots of musical tracks on the records. These are just the ones that I personally wrote down because I I they resonate with me, It's not to say that the other ones are not anti sense. Familiar with some of them but there's the Brandenburg Concerto number two F. actually it's just the first movement that's by a guy named Bob Batch. Johan batch wrote that. If I'd he's just some dude really. Yeah obviously Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two enough Then there's a melancholy blues which was performed by Louis Armstrong Stravinsky's. The rite of spring was included Bach actually was pretty well represented on this record. He also had the well tempered clavier on there there was the first Moon Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. You know the There was another tribes chant, and then of course, the most important I think musical work that was included out of all the pieces were on there as we as we all know from the documentary back to the future I. Save Marnie MC fly. It'll save the human race. We're talking about chuck. Berry's Johnny B good. There's actually a book all about the process that they used to select which sounds went on the golden record. It finally came out with a CD companion at some point. I'm sure it's on digital. Yes, the book itself is out of print, but you can sometimes find copies is called murmurs from Earth so if you want to learn more about how they came about choosing, which sounds, go in there That's that's a really well done piece it's. It's something that I've heard nothing but good things about it. I personally have not had a chance to read it. by the time I learned about it. It was wearing print. But. There's also a bunch of images on the desks including a star map, clearly showing the location of earth. NEW SAYING Here's what humans tastes like maps of earth images. I'm just I'm just ignoring that entirely. There are people who have said what a huge mistake! It was to essentially include directions directly. I, I think it's pretty ridiculous because the odds one. Anyone finding voyager sweating. Big as it turns out really big no-no. Head, not you might think it's a long walk to the chemist on the corner, but that's just nuts compared to space. It's going to be tens of thousands of years before. Either Voyager craft encounter anything near another star. Yeah, exactly so really by the time I'm betting. We will have either kill ourselves off or hit. And plus on top of that. You know it would all depend on from what direction the other creatures were approaching. Earth because. There are a lot of different vectors. You could take, and only a couple of them would. Intersect with the pathway of either voyagers waste. Than most science fiction movies are willing to acknowledge, there's just ship space battle than just the single plane. so there was also an hour long recording the brainwaves of a woman named Ann Druyan, who would become crossings wife Yep. She's an author. She concentrates mainly on cosmology and science and she. She signed up for this. She volunteered to have her brainwaves recorded in Carl. Sagan talked about it, and she thought it was a really interesting idea, and so she went in for. The process where her brain. Heartbeat were were red, and then transferred to data analog that we have to say because it's an analog desk. And She says that what she did, was she? She thought about big historical moments that were very important in the development of human history, and then she spent some time. About the the current situation on earth how what that's like thing and not sugar coating at things like violence between people and the the. Yeah yeah, so she really spent some time thinking about things that she felt needed to be addressed. And then she said that she took the liberty toward the end of the session to take a little bit of time and think about what it's like to fall in love, which I think is amazing, wonderful sweet! Yeah, so now we those aliens can't tell us. They don't know how to love because she thought about it for for a while. Darn, it so yeah. Those radio signals do take a long time to get to US so but. And and the record that's on there. If you want to hear some of the stuff there are, there are a lot of different sites out there that that keep all the things that. Tells you? What's there and most of that's pretty easy to get access to and listened to. Find one in Lincoln up on social. Yeah, we'll see if we can find something in the know. Maybe I'll see if I can make it a spotify playlist or something. I'll get a Ukulele and play Johnny be good on the Ukulele. Johnny please stop. That would be the name of that song all right so. Anyway that's that's kind of the the the wrap up of the spacecraft in the stuff that was aborted, but we still haven't talked about the actual science return, so we're going to do that in just a moment, but.

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09:46 min | 7 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on TechStuff

"Never actually look more into it. Because I was lucky that I could say it. There's an infrared interferometer spectrometer. And Optical calibration targeting system, a planetary radio astronomy and plasma wave antenna, each spacecraft's two of those and also as the planetary radio astronomy instrument or Has the a plasma instrument. Voyager one's plasma instrument is nonfunctional, but all other instruments are in working order and boys. You're too is still collecting data through its plasma instruments It's got. It also gets power from three Isotope Thermo Electric Generators, and currently it gets about three hundred and fifteen watts of power now the spacecraft designed so that all of their systems can operate at four hundred watts of power. Okay, so it's able to It's still getting power, but it's not enough power to operate everything, and in fact they designed the voyager spacecraft with this in mind, the idea being that as the power as the power supply begins to decrease, it begins to shutdown unnecessary, says instruments. So originally. There were eleven different. Projects that were involved in gathering data from the Voyager's systems and processing that data here on earth. There were eleven of them currently, only five of them are still in operation because the other systems have been progressively shut down to make sure that the voyager spacecraft can still send us information, and like you said by twenty, twenty or twenty five or so. That's when we expect. Expect the power to have run down enough where we're not going to be able to get any more information from them, because it's just not going to have the power necessary to broadcast right right well, because the way that this engine of sorts works, is that appellative plutonium dioxide released heat through their own natural decay processes, and so once they have finished a king. That's it. Yeah. That's true and then I'll I forgot. Magnetometer boom which designed tests to measure magnetic fields, so that was one of those things we didn't really know a lot about the magnetic field to the outer planets before we sent these these spacecraft up. That's one of the really huge as sources of information that it is. Yeah and so then it has a flight data subsystem, which handles all the information, and it has an eight track digital tape recorder. So you've got an eight track up there. It's a it to the FTSE configures controls collects data from the various instruments and the tape recorder handles the data from the plasma wave subsystem, because that's the one that gets the highest density of data and the shortest amount of time, so the data tape recorder was the cutting edge technology to handle that that information and according to NASA. The tape in the digital recorder won't wear out until the tape has moved back and forth through a distance that is equivalent to the width of the United. States that is not. Not Terribly, precise because the United States is not a perfect rectangle, but in general I would say that's probably about three thousand miles, which is around four thousand eight hundred kilometers I assume they mean is that it's doing fine. Yeah, so what they're saying is that that tape is capable of traveling that collective amount of distance about breaking right, so you got to remember the tape. itself is not that long. It's just saying that they would you'll by the time you would go through all this tape and his worn out. You could have gone all the way across. The United States using that same distance of taping played through. Just kind of that's impressive that has a command computer subsystem which provides sequencing and control functions, which includes fault detection, corrective routines, antenna, pointing data and spacecrafts sequencing data. The detection involves seven top level fault, protection routines, and each one is able to detect and correct for several possible failures. Oh, basically it just means that there's the computer has multiple modules, and they compare data back and forth between each other, and it will decide if one module is different from the others that that one's faulty and to cut it out system. And it also means that the space craft capable of shutting down systems if it needs to automatically autonomously, because which is important, because we can't broadcast to these things they broadcast to us. They don't have receivers though their antenna could receive information, thank yeah, but it means that it would take seventeen hours for the information to get to us in seventeen hours for the freshly of back, and by then whatever the problem was is probably not the biggest issue at that point right, so yeah. It's important to have something to connect autonomously. If if you if the communication is a barrier, same sort of thing with the the curiosity rover when it was landing on the surface of Mars, you know a lot of that landing. In fact, all of the landing was autonomous because there was no time for us to send any adjustments to the system. It's like you're on your own. Yeah, by the time we. We would be able to send adjustment. It would have already either crashed or landed safely, so you had to design a spacecraft that could do this or else. It wouldn't work pretty impressive in the nineteen seventies for for the amount of computing power that what's going Oh. Yeah, definitely, and it also had an attitude, art or still hassle I. Don't know why I'm using the past tense still up dead to you. The attitude and articulation control subsystem, which is also known acs it's in charge of maintaining the spacecraft orientation in positions the scan platform. This is what we're talking about. The system that's that's in charge of making sure that data antennas pointed back at Earth, and also that the scan platform, which is really you know the instrumentation panel? Is pointed in the right direction to get the data the needs. And the. It's yeah. It's a three axis stabilization system and use the celestial, or Giro referenced attitude control to make the high gain antenna point back to Earth now we talked about the fact that there is an interesting gold plated copper disc on board each of the two voyager spacecraft. The golden records there for. So this This was a really cool idea you know. Who of course was the chairman for this Carl? Sagan yes, he he had billions and billions of suggestions, but not all of them can make it onto the desk, obvious right, and and these are these are these these goldplated copies engraved like vinyl records? Yeah, yeah, and kids. Ask Your parents. Oh dear, no, no kids are hipsters. These days. We know things final. It's cool kids, 'til your older siblings because they they've missed out on the HIPSTER generation right? I'm not all right, so so yeah, you're talking about a desk. Vast physical grooves that are in it that can be read using a stylus and country, which which were included the they included the cartridge and stylus did not include a turntable. So aliens aliens work it out. They have to build it, but they did leave instructions written in a symbolic language to say here's how you would construct something that would be able to play these things right now. They were there twelve inches in diameter, and they are designed to be played back at sixteen and two-thirds revolutions per minute. So actually fairly slowly i. mean you re thinking about the? The, Forty five or thirty three revolutions per minute for for your average albums, and this is a six hundred two thirds so. on these golden records are lots and lots of stuff actually. It's including things like greetings from five different languages, including some that aren't being used anymore did not been used in a very long time. which is a Sumerian language which was last used around four thousand. Selection of nature sounds Yup, so if you ever wanted to hear what frogs burping sounded like, and you are from some distant planet. Here's an opportunity to. Share. Your for Ford Prefect and you're on your way to Earth. This is a good way to do some homework before you get there. A lot of traditional music, some native American chance and Scottish Bagpipes talk about some of the music was on here. For African ritual music there's a bunch of classical music and so. I wrote down some of my favorites. This is this is obviously. There are lots and lots of musical tracks on the records. These are just the ones that I personally wrote down because I I they resonate with me, It's not to say that the other ones are not anti sense. Familiar with some of them but there's the Brandenburg Concerto number two F. actually it's just the first movement that's by a guy named Bob Batch. Johan batch wrote that. If I'd he's just some dude really. Yeah obviously Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two enough Then there's a melancholy blues which was performed by Louis Armstrong Stravinsky's. The rite of spring was included Bach actually was pretty well represented on this record. He also had the well tempered clavier on there there was the first Moon Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. You know the There was another tribes chant, and then of course, the most important I think musical work that was included out of all the pieces were on there as we as we all know from the documentary back to the future I. Save Marnie MC fly. It'll save the human race. We're talking about chuck. Berry's Johnny B good. There's actually a book all about the process that they used to select which sounds went on the golden record. It finally came out with a CD companion at some point. I'm sure it's on digital. Yes, the book itself is out of print, but you can sometimes find copies is called murmurs from Earth so if you want to learn more about how they came about choosing, which sounds, go in there That's that's a really well done piece it's..

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The Thinking Atheist

10:03 min | 7 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist

"You're too smart to go down in a not so good street and you may not find any. You'll want to go down in that case. Of course you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide. Open air out there. Things can happen infrequently due to people as brainy and footsie as you and then things start to happen. Don't worry don't Stu just go right along. You'll start happening to. What is it about Dr Seuss that transcends the ages I could brings out the child and signed all of us? Randolf said read something from the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. Find my thumbnail. I'm going to butcher this. I'm not great at reading this style or your approval. Here's what the Encyclopedia Galactica has to say about alcohol. It says that alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes. It's intoxicating effect on certain carbon based lifeforms. The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy also mentioned alcohol. It says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle blaster. It says that the effect of Drinking Pan Galactic Gargle blaster is like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick. The Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle blasters are mixed how much you can expect to pay for one. And what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate afterward. The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself. Take the Jews from one bottle of the old JANK's spirit it says. Pour it into one measure of water from the sees of Centra Guinness Five. Oh that Centra Guinean seawater it says. Oh those sand. Tragedy and fish allow three cubes of Archer in Mega Gin to melt into the mixture. It must be properly iced or the benzine is lost. Allow four leaders of Foudy and marsh gas to bubble through it in memory of all those happy hikers who've died of pleasure in the marshes of Phalia over the backup is silver spoon. Flow to measure of collecting hyper men to extract redolent of all the. Hetty odor's in the dark zones subtle sweet and mystic drop in the tooth of Golden Sun Tiger Watch it dissolves spreading the fires of the Al Golden Suns deep into the heart of the drink. Sprinkle ZAM for at an olive drink but very carefully the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy cells rather better than the encyclopedia. Galactica six pints of bitter said Ford Prefect to the Bar Man of the Horse and groom and quickly please the world's about to end the Barman of the Horse and groom didn't deserve this sort of treatment. He was a dignified old man. He pushed his glasses up his nose. And blinked Ford Prefect. Ford ignored him in stared out the window. So the Barman looked instead at Arthur who shrugged helplessly and said nothing. So the Barman said. Oh Yes sir. Nice weather for. It then started pulling pints. He tried again going to watch the match this afternoon. Then Ford glanced round at him. No no point. He said and looked back out the window. What's that foregone conclusion? Then you reconsider said the Barman Arsenal without a chance. No said Ford. It's just that the world's about to end. Oh Yes sir. So you said said the Barman looking over his glasses. This time at Arthur lucky escape for Arsenal if it did Ford look back at him genuinely surprised no not really. He said he frowned. The Barman breathed in heavily. There you are sir six pints. He said Arthur smiled at him me and shrugged again. He turned and smiled. Wan-li at the rest of the pub just in case any of them at heard what was going on none of them had and none of them could understand what he was smiling at them for a man sitting next to Ford at the bar looked at the two men looked at the six pints did a swift burst of Mental Arithmetic. Arrived at an answer. He liked ten grand stupid hopeful grin at them get off said Ford their hours giving him a look that would have made an al Golden Sun Tiger. Get on with what he was doing. Ford slapped a five pound note on the Bar. He said keep the change. What from fiber. Thank you sir. You've got ten minutes left to spend the Barman simply decided to walk away for a bit. Ford said Arthur. Would you please tell me what the hell is going on during COPS said Ford? You've got three pints to get through three pints at Arthur at lunchtime the man next Ford grinned and nodded heavily. Ford ignored him. He said time is an illusion. Lunchtime W very deep said Arthur. You should send that into Reader's Digest. They've got a page for people like you drink up. Why Three Pints. All of a sudden muscle relaxant. You'll need it muscle relaxant muscle relaxant. Arthur stared into his beer. Did I do anything wrong today? He said nor has the world always been like this. I've been too wrapped up in myself. Notice all right said for. I'll try to explain. How long have we known each other? How Long Arthur thought about five years? Maybe six he said most of it seemed to make some kind of sense at the time. All Right said Ford. How would you react if I said that? I'm not from Guildford after all but from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of beetle juice. Arthur shrugged a SO-SO SORT OF WAY. I don't know he said taking pull a beer. Why do you think it's the sort of thing you're likely to say Ford gave up? It really wasn't worth bothering at the moment. What would the world being about to wear? And he just said drink up. He added perfectly factually. The world's about to end Arthur gave the rest of the POB. Another wan smile the rest of the pub frown datum. A man waved at him to stop smiling at them in mind his own business. This must be Thursday said Arthur to south sinking low over his beer. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. Douglas Adams was such a great writer. Always painted these. Amazingly Quirky scenarios. That caused your imagination. Go Wild Somebody wanted me to read some more atoms restaurant at the end of the universe. Let me pull up that link and find out which chapter we're GonNa draw from today. Aye Computers Taking. Its time likely. Because the world's about to end by the way forgive any mispronunciations. I'm guilty of these. This happens a lot to readers I heard Garrison Keeler talk about this once. You read a word all the time a lot of times though you're like how do you pronounce that especially when we get into you know foreign languages? There were some specific phrases. I know I'll screw up. Let's see Oh yeah here it is. This is chapter twenty eight. It's very short the restaurant at the end of the universe. The major problem one of the major problems for there are several one of the many major problems with governing people. Is that of whom you'll get to do it or rather of who manages to get people to let them to do to them to summarize it's a well known fact that those people who most wanted to rule people are ipso facto the least suited to do it to summarize the summary anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job to summarize the summary of the summary. People are a problem and so this is the situation. We find a succession of Galactic Presidents. Who so much enjoy the fun and Palaver of being in power that they very rarely notice that they're not and somewhere in the shadows behind them who who can possibly rule if no one who wants them to do it can be allowed to. I sense this was suggested as commentary on our current situation. I will let you. We'll let you decide. Let me take a real short break. Because I'm going to come back and read uninterrupted one story that's going to constitute the entire rest of the broadcast so I.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

10:58 min | 8 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

"Every still spit up. I'M GONNA have to get a new copy of it did you buy that. Lori cassettes It was a it was a Christmas present to me but I believe they found it on Amazon so I think that. I don't think it's hard to find that it's a it's a it's set audible. Good all right. 'cause I like I said I recorded this off the radio. Maybe that's why after being that's why it's after being translated over and over and over again it's slightly sped up. I agree one hundred percent forty second anniversary a hard to believe hitchhikers guide fancier and everything in the universe for deaths right forty. Oh that's why it's a big deal over donald less. I said that last week when I recommended that Vilson feel beg that all my life has ever since I was a little kid. Part of me was like at some point. I'm going to have to acquire a bag. That's what I figure is exactly like what Ford Prefect was traveling. The universe with as a field as a as a field contributor hitchhiker talent and of course. I feel exactly that that. That's that's why that's why because you can put the towel on top of it and then there's a lot on the on the there's the I think the one you're looking for is narrated by Peter Jones Simon Jones. You know the long lineages audiobook which is like Stephen Fry and Martin Focus. That's fine. It's very good. You should have it all you should. Yeah it's true. You should pretty much everyone that I know. If you say I've got I've got a question. The the the the reaction always forty two. This is like you know. And then and then and then we can figure it out. It's show James Thompson. Rene Ritchie has a great Pick for us as well Rene. Yeah so in order to compete with Andy who just kept looking more and more realistic. Every week I had to up my Webcam Game. I tried everything I tried. Dealers tried Cinta cameras. Nothing worked so finally I broke down and I. It's not quite what Lorie had last time I think she had something a little bit fancier but I got the Logitech Four K. camera. And it's just yeah. Yeah it's just. It's the detainees P. One hundred thousand for so long and it was a good camera. It's time but when I saw Lori looked like with the latest and greatest technology I had I knew I had dealt my game. So it's a little bit pricier. It's one ninety nine I was thinking about it. I was thinking I was thinking. Wow you look really good. I figured you just you just got the new Web Or is it the Capture Him is that right. Is that what you have Lori? Os sorry it's the Stream Cam so but yeah so the stream so I thought that was you just. You just followed what she did But you know I swerved you wouldn't even better now. It looks good. Looks really good. And it's good now because everyone is stressing remote work and distancing and all these things and if you if you use MAC books for all of their virtues do not have good Webcam. It's not something. That apple has prioritized over super slim. Lives so this it can either I have mine on a guerilla pod but you can unscrew the little flap there and just mounted on tripod you you want but you can get it with this and just put on the back of your display especially if you don't have a Webcam and just the better you look the more like in real life I find the experience feels it is. Usb On that side it does not USB see on the other side. I felt a little bit like I was caught in a time machine so I just pulled that plug out. It's like a proper USB USB there. There's there's Andy's version hopefully helping out because you can't show off this camera because you're using the scam using it mine. Yep Yep so yes. Here's the the IT's a big? It's a big advantage over the previous edition of this camera because On the previous edition the what the thing that lets you. Screw it into a tripod him purchase on top of your monitor as actually like hard mounted into the thing which made it almost impossible to like PAC for travel but when it comes with a detachable version of that The only the only caveat I will give if you have an older Mac like twenty fifteen Ma- or excuse me. I've let's say a mid range. I five Mac. From a few years ago. You might find that the You can't stream in four K. Or use the digital zoom features of it. Because I found that when I when I have this plugged into my macbook by Matt by two Thousand Fifteen macbook pro. It is a four K camera and the logitech software you can download. Let's use digital zoom. So you're still getting full. Hd even though you're using digital zoom but it was still pumping so much data into that into that USB port that it was downscaling it is quite severely. So I wasn't getting the advantages. I thought it was going to be able to get out of a more modern Mac and higher higher capacity mce works great and I and I really think that that logic is really kind of cornered this market as far as high quality cameras. I mean whether it's the nine twenty s. We were our standard for a long time. And I think they now have the nine twenty two and then the Stream Cam and then the Brio and I think that's the best class of of cameras right now at different price points And I've tested a lot of Webcam you know and and I think the detail that were that that you see And even just the what it does with light sensitivity and control over the campus. I think is the best. It's not it's not just the resolution. If you're a nine twenty it really is like I. I'm actually doing this with the nine twentieth. Still haven't I need to swap out some hardware as you will not see quite so much of this blooming? You'd see better shadow detail Once I swap out I I'm I'm swapping new nuke new computer onto the station and that's what I'm going to be Putting this in permanently but you can see the difference. It's it's a good. It's a good situation but it'll be a lot lot better just with simply tonality so even if you don't care about four K. You'll get a big improvement in the video quality and you really can't I mean we've done some stuff where we're taking multiples of these cameras and plugging them in and using wire cast or obese where you're jumping between those cameras if you're really looking for a cost effective way to Do live streaming. Is You know that that starts out. I got that black magic mini eight. Tim I was GonNa pick the cannon see five hundred Tulio that has hd and my out but it's not a great Webcam. Yeah that's also probably more than two hundred bucks. I'm guessing thank you. Good pick could pick We've used logitech cameras and set them out for years but that one looks even better than usual. That's really good Ladies and gentlemen it's time for Alex Lindsay's Piccolo Awake so quick times great time. Even they still offer quick. They do free. If so quick quicktime pro there's no more quicktime quicktime. Okay it's great and I use it a lot to do screen records and to playback stuff and it's on everything and you can pop it open but some of us need something more refined well you need. Let's crops flops. I do do need so i. I actually needed this because I I almost everything on my black magic hammer in in log and so being able to have look being able to open something up and then have a look up table and being able to really look at what. I'm you know and having a more refined player than I can use. So this is a green log is a professional format that doesn't like rhythmic. It doesn't but But the people so if you're out there shooting in law and then posting it to youtube any transparent shame on. That's a weird look at the reason. Because you're getting more data but you have you have to play a lot. Look up table otherwise it won't look like it. Was someone coffee on it. Yeah so so the You have to look up table and and you can do that final cut. You can do it in a lot in affects and premier all those things but but the the IDEAS THAT. I've what do I want to open it? I just want to view it I wanNA have you know Really be able to play with what that looks like Being able to kind of have Look at image sequences All of these things are things that are important and so this is a great APP. It feels pro. It has the tools that you need And so if you're really looking you know there's all these things that people like me really want and so if you're listening and you're really into more looking for a pro Player that really gives you all that kind of power user data. I think this is the best solution. I've I've found as a kind of a lightweight Playback tool that I can just kind of opened up. It's not like opening in the final cut opening to something. This is what you're tick tock videos. Now he's fine. This is what I what I preview the playbacks on you know so. Yeah so Ninety Nine Bucks a year twenty nine bucks thereafter It's IT'S. It's not something that if you just need a price but for pro that's not a big number in it and all of these tools to be all kind of put in here and you can do some export and Trans Code. So no I love for all of the features. It's got just a pure clean display. Well and the other nice thing about it is. You can't hide it. Also like a little carrot. They're on the right and you can roll it up. Roll it down. So you're not stuck with having all but you can open it up and then have all these tools. So it's it it does allow you to have kind of a clean Aperture when you when you want it And so I just think that this is how you turn on all now. This is how you really if you're doing kind of pro work and you want to be able to view it. It's not for your average person to just put you know to get. The Senate also works with they have another one called lattice which allows you to kind of build a lot sort of great new lots and and work with what's so and so forth so There's a couple of different options there and so it's a but it's a. It's a very useful quite amazing when a lot of stuff in here. Yeah I like the Barcode. I haven't used the Barcode. It's kind of like I was kind of like. I don't know what to do with that but I think that it does give you A look of your entire film so if you had something really long you can take a look at it and see if In some of this gives you a sense of what color is you're going through in different scenes But I again I So the Barcode basically takes the kind of the color from any given frame and put them all together. Squeezes all together into one Long image looks like Barco Barco but you kind of like if your film gloomy and grey it will be gloomy and grey like. This is the gloomy. You can see here that you had the act. One was sonny right and then act to was very gray. Act Three was sunny again so they they got him. They describe the tree and act one. They got him up the tree inactive and they got him down the tree. I interviewed recently. Karston That does this for movies. Like this was his thing he was doing and he was doing big prints big long prince but he couldn't ever get Hollywood to buy into it. Was somebody really cool? 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"ford prefect" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

12:12 min | 8 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

"Os Setup so. What's Nice about this? When I get a new machine I can Immediately Open the web. Because you know I I know memorize the password and I can set up the new machine With all of the commands and everything that I need I have to say this is incredibly useful. It could be you know when I went car shopping. I put all the things that I needed in a car and then once I mean this is. This is so easy to do. I don't know I'm really a fan. Now it's free for a thousand blocks here. I've put together my Kovic. Nineteen pages with instructions on how to wash your hands Prep for the corona virus. You could put web pages in here. he could put tweets. You could put maps I feel like it's This is the exact opposite of taught and I think it's actually insanely useful. So there we got two picks one for one for the minimalist one for the maximalist notion. Yes installed tot on my Mac just now and I immediately know that I'm going to be using it a lot. It's puts a menu bar icon for you. I love and I just need to sometimes just like oh I gotta remember to call somebody later to put that in there and you know maybe it's also something that I wanna kind of plan out what. I'm going to do for work for the next week but I don't need to open notes for. I just need to do something really quickly. Yeah it's going to be useful for me for sure. Just if for no other reason than it's got a menu bar icon that lets me just jump in and look at it really quickly so with notebook. Yeah Yeah Yeah see I like wicky wicky whereas you just keep on. Keep on going and keep. And it's not adobe frame acres pages Leo like there's some there's room in between both. Yeah no I agree and to documenting battleships. Yeah there's maximalist vs minimalist. That's the that's the idea here. So Yeah Andy. Nocco your pick of the week My pick is something that I've been looking for for about five years and specifically thinking hard about for the past four months before pulling the trigger because it was kind of Spendy for me But this is all right is the Philipson meaning bag. I've looking for years for years to get a bite for life type of like everyday. Carry sort of bag solving. It's better than the nylon bags that usually get. I wear out after two or three years But wouldn't be so open. This is made out of one hundred percent ox blood leather and just not being practical. It really took me a long time to find one. That had all the earmarks that I liked meeting built really really well also really really classy. Has A lifetime. Warranty are also lifetime repair for things that fall outside of the warranty but also fit everything that I need or I want this sort of everyday carry bag to be. I'm I'm talking about the the the carry on bag. You stick under your seat not the not the role away you put in fifty bucks so it's a little bit spendy but It's it's very very thick. The twelve like a canvas It's reinforced at the bottom. Really Nice Leather. For All the fittings of all if Allah fixtures really really nice like leather strap all the fixtures are real brass. They're not some sort of like weird cheap pot metal or something like that but what I really like about. It is that it might not. It also has a needed for me. It needs to have a carrying handle at the top so that if you're just grabbing something from from the concierge at the hotel or you need something just to fix it to the topic rollaway. it's not saying this is necessarily the best bag for everybody. This is just the best. But this had all the features I liked out of every previous bag that I've been using for the past five or six years. Just walk you through a few of them like I need to have like the I like. The kind of has what's called a weather. Weather flap on the top for a couple of reasons one of which being that often too if oftentimes but not always the the straps that hold it down. We'll have like a little bit of like Like a bulge here. So if you have an umbrella or tripod can stick it up there. The other nice thing about having the storm flap. Is that if you're in a casual situation? You could just leave. The flap open like did and keep growing growing into it and like spring is coming and so the addressing layers. So I'll have my jacket and the jacket you can simply you don't have to even stuff it inside the bag even just laid across this. Put the flap over it and then carry it around that way has to have a magazine flab at the back for first order retrievability usually of things like my ipad or things that I'm reading At really like to have these little pockets on the edges like one four. My water bottle usually the other one has my super high capacity. Recharging battery The other thing the other thing is kind of controversial firm number of people. I know I don't like bags. Have Lots and lots of dividers little pockets inside them because now in very I just don't have stuff that fits into those pockets specifically so what I prefer to do is just like sort my own gear a little bundles like this It's big enough to hold really any thirteen inch and maybe fourteen inch laptops. The only like this is my thirteen inch macbook that I usually keep in this kind of asleep One thing that's kind of a warning sign for certain people I like this. I should say It's actually has like sort of a team that makes the the top of it narrower. So if you have a larger laptop you might have to sort of put one in first and then the other end as opposed to sliding it all the way down. I like that because when you have the flap in it protects the contents from the rain and also protected from fingers. Just being able to jump in people people behind you on the subway and grab things But again a lot of people are going to want organization. That's fine I should it only has as far as a pockets go. It only has two but they are big pockets and if you WANNA know how big they are. It is actually big enough to carry. Not only because he is he having his pockets. Not only my my Sony disc man oh pocket also has eter. That's how they're not. They're not chintzy little pockets If you pull vinyl out of they're not gonNA have words you'll get you can fit. You can fit in Alpine here now so like I said it's not it's not cheap. It's three hundred fifty bucks a available colors and get a smaller version of this. If you're just using it with an IPAD and that costs a little bit less if you sign up for the newsletter you can get ten percent off immediately And that's what I that's. Why would I engage with? Their policy is once again if if anything ever goes wrong with it because of defect if they didn't close a stitch rather properly and something POPs off Senate. They'll fix it for free. If just wear and tear happens they will charge you for it. But they've been around for about one hundred years and they will. I like the idea of fifteen years from now having like patches on this thing and I've seen videos of people who've had them for ten years showing off after ten years they look very nice beaten and and positive I will get. I'll give one little warning though and this kind of I had to navigate this to three hundred fifty bucks. I tried to say that. I'm frugal rather than cheap. So this is why it took me four months after discovering this to really decide if this is absolutely going to be the thing that was going to work for me despite the fact that there is a thirty day return policy so you can faucets and resale will condition. You can buy check it out with your own stuff in your office and then send it back. You don't like it but now there is a weird weird and suspicious thing Filton if you if you're live in Seattle. They have a filter. Filton factory store where you can buy seconds really cheap. That's fine but if you look online if you go to Ebay you'll find lots of sellers that have the same bag for two hundred fifty dollars. And it's not as though and their brand new with tags they say and they say oh well it's not like a limited number. They only have to. They seem to have as much as you can possibly get and for the life of me cannot figure out any answer to how are they able to get an unlimited supply of these bags for one hundred very very famous bags for one hundred dollars off retail unless they were absolutely counterfeit And so that's and I'm pretty sure that they there are a lot of conflict bags over there. Because I've seen like online reviews. I said Oh. The the the the so-called brass handle broke off after about a month or the stitching came undone like almost immediately and also most suspiciously. This is why I was so cautious that it won't I can't get my thirteen inch macbook pro in here and it's like wait a minute. I act- I didn't actually buy it until I went to the Boston store locally pro in their maximum my fifteen fifteen inch macbook pro inside my goodness slip. Base works fine. That's my age and I thought it was. That's nice so a and again if this were packed to the absolute gills. I think I would have problems getting it out because once again Sort of like a lip Kind of would have to make Shimmy out but so I would say make sure you're buying directly from Filton Because that was the big warning sign with people. I was concerned that. Oh well gee if it doesn't fit my macbook pro. I don't always leave the house with a Mac book. It really is more about the IPAD. But that would be kind of a deal breaker. So that's why actually made a trip. I filled my backpack with all the stuff they would I would Even even potentially carry everyday carry bag and went and actually took to the store for a test fitting and fifth grade so I think that there are knockoffs. That are a little bit too small. Oh the old one last feature that really liked and again. These are things that I have. I have to abuse these things for a while before I realized is what like the bottom of this. The bottom of the bag is wider than the top. Which means that when you are in that mode of. I'M CHECK OUT OF THIS HOTEL. I need to get out of here to get the right to the airport and you're just stuffing things in your bag. The death of me is when I'm I'm using a conventional bag where it's the same with from bottom to top so I'll get nice and stuff stuff stuff but then I can't close the top because I've overstuffed it. The thing is all the stuff is at the bottom and the narrow part of the top you will almost always be able to flip it over and actually seal it up anyway. So I've had this for about a week now I've taken it out on a couple of different excursions really really like it is. It's it's the has the hallmark of any for me for any like major purchase. That I will definitely be worried on my guy. My really gonNA spend three hundred dollars on a bag and then like a first time actually use it. I completely forget about how much spent on it because it is. It's the right size. The right functions the right features and I think it looks. Damn Nice and and I'm of the age where I'm going to enjoy having like the same bag my Ford Prefect bag that I've been fantasizing about since I was born with thirteen years old if I were going to a stringer for the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. This is probably the bag that I'd have with me all the time. Should I have a bag Jones as yeah many people know? Oh and I've never heard of Filton before I've been looking at all their stuff man. This is gorgeous since eighteen ninety seven. Yeah and they have. They have backpacks they have. They have briefcases. I didn't some people are like. Oh I I want to zipper top that I could secure well. They do have briefcases and other bag's Zipper tops to them. I want something big enough. That could actually not only have by laptop but also have a couple of days worth of likes stuff for a trip. They have also a small double. They have lots and lots of different stuff. That's of that same thing. They have only three or four stores. nationwide others flagship store in New York. Whether instance. There's one in Boston teen cloth I believe. It's like fine Corinthian leather. That's the name that they came up with. Its eye briefcase..

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:48 min | 10 months ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"Hang out with that. He's so moody the home of what he's going to fix this. I'm GONNA fix yeah. Yeah he's really depressed. I'm fixing I. I thought that this question is a challenge. It's like which story would it really help to fix the story and so I really feel I could inhabit affiliate and make it come out better. I'm so much more reasonable. The ball and kind of balance than she is. I mean I don't WanNa be affiliate in the book and then I was thinking about lady Macbeth character. You can really really goes somewhere. Thanks so much that her if these producer do laundry with her but damn spun you would that be a good play at the end you know. He's just like Oh yeah look Mary. The premise of the question which real series. It's not like if we get to hijack the premise of the question. I'm going to approach this evening. Differently John Would you switch places you know. Wait you switch places with our hang out with Swat you. You get to be the main character. Oh Oh 'cause I hang out with would be Ford prefect effect. Because now he always knew whereas towel was two people got that reference. No no nick I would. I would like to be Nick Charles in the thin man because he could disarm a man of his revolver and never spill his Martini not eating. That's good David. I think I've always had a crush on Lizzie Bennet from pride and prejudice. So I think ah I would like to be Mr Darcy because I would be rich and a great at the girl it had kimberly.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Radio Free Endor: A "Star Wars" Podcast

Radio Free Endor: A "Star Wars" Podcast

14:22 min | 1 year ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Radio Free Endor: A "Star Wars" Podcast

"Oh I but then launched cannon fodder which literature broadcast podcast at the start of the which is which we had to put on pause for raisins but that's back very soon and and then before in the last month we've always planet liar and disciplining disks so we've got five shows at the moment and this at least three of the shows that we're working on so they could. VIP which is considering that stuff goes on the website and the Youtube channels and obviously we do still fit me around the store was out on the field will come economy dated. We did the PODCAST. I just celebration. We do a lot of events as well. I'm not so sure how are we going to. How are we going to live. Normal Productive Lives I. I didn't stay on top of all of it. We're going to give it. I know because I know you've got a real job as well. Yeah you get time. Because you gotta you do these then you go to conventions as well you do eat junior righty produce my God and I think and I just due to not the god of schedule book tour who just thinking about your schedule gets my heart on on my God can have an obstacle. It's good quality listeners. WanNa go with your website. See the latest news hit the latest podcast then just had two fans are transis one. It's the place to go to for your star. Wars needs leads. That's for sure thank you for that. That's very now where can obviousness gallery of you that you could find me on remorse. Fanta tracksuit suing store on the site but in social media will it's on twitter. It's prefects as in Ford Prefect from hitchhiker says prefects underscore timing on on twitter and that's the best defined me generally. I'm usually almost always on twitter and instagram but I'm so rarely on instagram account honestly asleep even remember my handle on the instrument. I think it might be decided. You might be prefixed yeah. I should know that terrible. It's easy. He's like you say it's it's so busy at the moment and we have we can lock this weekend day twenty three that are just nuts We've still got content coming on the site. I largely from London film coming because we run. The stall was on their side. There's still go back and think probably end of the four five interviews from that coming on the sites. I go so far so good good. It is good and also want to say thank you for putting on your fancy tracks that little about me. Doing we might my midnight cycling Manchester Too PLOP. It absolutely touched me when I saw what I made it into for instance it. I showed everyone would like look up to well. Known stall was found state. Just went yeah and my style was. Hey that's cool now. I mean it was like when it printed on paper are so big thank you to that for that also appreciates it was it took me prohibited intimate. Montana US stay rather. Thank you again for coming on hopefully will try and get your way. You know I'm GONNA go back. 'cause I always always love chatting. especially with the stuff is coming. Apple stalls nowadays magic no anytime anytime. I'll see you later all the best with that. It's the end of the show. Just want to say a big. Thank you to malt new board tracks for coming on the show you know when it comes to style will be noses on his show and it's always a pleasure to have him on your show and I looked and make sure the contracts contracts for the latest news and also listen to his podcast Zico mouth now earlier on I got a call from Mike Mike Son Christopher. I'm these go from Hauling Rover at Florida in Disneyworld galaxies actual day so they give me a cold tummy all that day so I seldom listen to see how it was for them. Shall we thanks go. You'll there in Florida as gone occc badge on the first thing. What was the what was the cue? 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I saw Dr and then you followed by engineers now repairing shed because of the damage from the gunners on the pilots okay and you did pretty well. Did you did but what was interesting is. We didn't do very well as a ride and they were saying like Oh. machines broke down and we're walking out the menu out hit all the lives of flickering often that is making sound effects like Akbar. Stay nothing. That's pretty cool nice so I they will you era where she review of it so I would say is the most immersive land I've ever been to is incredible. I came from off aw point of view. I think it'll be cool. You discover the little at least or exit lead in the points of view. That's that's what I love. New Pins. Now imagine dies. I posted the picture of of the the price guide for the t shirts. He sent me online just so ev one. If you went over to Radio Free Endo of course you have to see the prices. Some that is reasonably priced is is a bit expensive line the one day only pain. 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Gotcha and I did actually before around about the little cocoa Bosie comprehend back Kenya because TSA rules who went through it like that but that use there's plastic. There'd be empty wolf name. How long are you going to spend in the park today. Then we got here around town that after wait about all of it land going fast I've spent whose day has probably gone and the ride Aghaidh Toys. I never would probably be the first to he ever took into. Your prime comes out pretty well for me. Thank you very much. It's been as soon there was a Hollywood may all the bad a favorite spots favorite system yeah good on only as well and we we all use in polly's phone it further connection as well back or right. Thanks Holly. Thanks Chris see later fantastic now. Remember you can show your for this podcast with an official Radio Free Indonesia available at public also I- toonces the best place to download to sway that please leave his five star review. You can also reach out to us on social meter setris on instagram twitter facebook. We are at Radio Free and you you can find me at Jamie underscore all vans and our email is radio free and Dole achievement. Come See you light is mm-hmm uh welcome to so the Star Trek podcast and we just talk about the Picard series. You know whenever you think Picard. It's data data is the over half for Picard genetics to see cod on these todd is going to be great and it's GonNa be good but I want. I want data there and we all know the he was killed all sorts of skills but if if any people have read the countdown comic that was a Canon you could say that bridged from the next generation to the JJ verse. Dato was a captain wasn't he was the captain of one of the enterprises and considering this show is actually is it written by the guy you wrote that comic news is is eager to use it as a starting point but always on specially now though mark that paramount's now paramount's. Viacom isn't a now backers one so none of this twenty five cent different can just jaw gone now and they can actually bring it all back. Let's have some quality not star Trek back. Please Jeremy and I'm hoping this picard is going to be one of the fast shows because it's in a position where under the forty you've probably already halfway through filming it but they're in a position now that they can. They can change based to make sure it fits improperly now because I was always under the impression and yet it's called Picard Picard twenty-five percent different yeah. It's a good point now that they're all together again it gives them some scope into the things and then they wanna do the can can fold in the you know. The Costal Calvin burst of really just give him some options yeah I. I'm very hopeful for Picard. I think I think that's going to be something. You really special really really special. 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"ford prefect" Discussed on Conversations

Conversations

14:17 min | 1 year ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Conversations

"Telling you even then on christmas holidays coming up soon i'll go up and and what was it like being in a room full of aboriginal men and women pretty scary really oh yes. She didn't feel like these these people's a pretty scary but at the same time i was very welcomed at the same time so when you get when you lift the pub whatever when you go back home to mrs murphy well alive. I jumped up on his doorstep and joy joy. My mom just found mum. I expected this year my joy nice such lap. She rendered the story out of me. My night in the fitzroy puppy recognizes the child but we're still ma pipe packet ripped open and third of it spent this riles are now now in she comes at me. Dies people will tell you anything yeah. I'm raising my hand and gonna hit. The fried in there is get to bitchy his people back it off now. She and i put my pajamas and settle down for the night when she calls me to the front door. A place place davey wagon parked in the drive and driven either to royal for juvenile offenders richard. I was awarded the state a child of the crowd around and would have been until i might aid and that woman i've called mum had done me unruly disobedient so for the first time i remember banging locked alone in a cell cry myself to sleep while how does that work. How could you be arrested. Incarcerated jialing offense saleh got locked up for that fits going into calling what fitch roy mixing up with other blackfellas on that finding my roots. What did you break. The assimilation probably simulation act is my dad. I am jialing offense for many of us who had endured the the homes and who filed out foster and adopted people <hes>. We're locked up in john. I saw the next day the law the diet and i it was the first becomes familiar series of incarcerations. If and when i get lit up the next morning there i say many of the other filed old brian or an always outta fellas that had filed a foster and adopted table. Check your foster mother. Mrs murphy she'd been and i suppose kind to you and healers card but she called the police to take you away right mahan what this was. This was a our so pissed off with her for not believing me. When are these were <hes> there was a spot was because i've found my real mom is over the years and <hes> yes yes and finally realized it was the end of a good thing if i were leveraging all boy <music> sean large moving away from her advocacy control and that and tending for himself you know i think i think all of us parents have that with their kids but we don't call the cops well. That's that's. Did you feel betrayed. Lait here. Yes yishai. Official felt very slide <hes> very really upset and when you go back to click my state bankbook so she didn't want you in the house anymore. If you didn't want me anymore i can't me but ironically hi boss krangar up and said where's my favorite beverage wicca always log levin when he came and vialed me out your boss poudrier me up put me in gentleman's residence in glen ferry and within walking spice evolve and where i worked and being independent still yet the at a year of becoming eighteen that i started to fend for myself started to think for ourself nobody really ordering me about <hes> never saw any song that any welfare board member ought to that i had to file to the welfare system and i didn't wanna have about to do with me anymore. China i have to this hill police and thawed out if i i am among and of course i got from the sergeant so yes jack are now your mom mm-hmm. She's living in here between on the river between mowlem swan hill and i said well. I intend to come up the next christmas. Holidays ray wakes off got from work and i told my boss i said well. I'll book you a flawed update jack <music> on a._b._c. radio. You're listening to conversations richard fidler podcast cast broadcast online <music> so you boss wanted you back and it was it was lovely to you and i love the work ethic. You loved all that eh. How were you introduced to a life of crime from as the rugby as a being delivered in declared phiri led me to where ole as young criminals take a life of ronald reagan by the time i arrived there offers in gentleman risen nearby and we used to meet up at zeke feels dance. Many of us would guy. The date was always on the side of looking at the gentleman's really i have. I do remember one fellow signed to me. Check you wanna do a big with me. What's a book. What what do you mean. What's her big break into shop in that burglary impressionable may i must have fancied in these nine was join singlish beautiful kid and i wanted to do his bidding pretty boy. He got <hes> up the cigarettes but he'd thrown the long machined directly through the front window and he landed straight into the arms of the decks waiting for half and by the tom i'll go to my residents the jackson him we're sitting on my i bid widening foaming so you've done for breaking and entering jianqing in jail debated child immediately sitcom. You've been in casseroles evident pantry. What'd jamaica patrons when you call. It is exciting to be in pentridge. Might you know a lot of other box. Hill boys boys where they wouldn't bayswater boys is where they gangster's many of them that so you need people already knew a lot of people they are. I walked him with ox blood. Petard shoes always aside and i've always as you know the well-spoken will ever you know fella who if you give him some major some trophy. He'll wrote letters for you. So out of prison you went back took the gloss factory again this boss center be really quite lovely with you and this was a random about the time you decided you would try and make contact with your mom who you heard was near swan hill okay. How did you do that well. I took my leave. I've said wealth hill meeting mom jack. Here's some extra money a bonus giving you a bonus track and all of that lot. He's a very nice man. I couldn't have done because you know. I did it because because of that happened and so i flew up swan him and <hes> landed dan that was wonderful. Fly in applying my best experience sobat we landed as one and there was the sajjan from swan hill police drive into swan hill took us around across the board of to the federal l'hotel and lifted around the back of the hotel r so old ladies little fella camp with like something out of of a slave quarters the deep south in america. I hear i'll arrange for a lift to take you to your mom jack jack jack. I suggest you buy a car no melvin bidder. Your mom likes to drink. Check where he's exactly all we will so i bought a cop. Melbourne bidder put it next to my property in my luggage and there was a couple of al four hours due to be picked up by this couple also gave to the swan. Ila basim awesome ever swim. I you know so across the board and walked up to twenty thousand that and i'm standing there and get money about to to pay and the woman said is on the swim day on kept money. You got the money and nine you swim here. You gotta go the the mary d nonplus by fist experience of country racism and that i was so struck dead the big fella behind on may we these kids pick up your son. Block me dad and get out of the way so what happened when this couple pick you up yep <hes> yes so he goes out to we know your mom lives. We know the property check show. We'll take you all away and so we go to the property. Where mom lives math then we drive along the driveway. I see a beautiful white house in the distance or that's north there and suddenly we veer off track into guttered track track and there's happy and twelve whippet dogs and two four prefix and there's my mom loitering towards me and and <hes> i i already auditing toward me. How'd you look to you when she was working or looked a little like manny lodger beautiful black hair we h over long time it's good to see your son remember unofficial of the first one taking and <hes> welcome to be realized that she did like the drink. They were a big hit up to me. I saw it under canvas roof. It was hard uh to get anything out of a head and realized this he was they're basically ostracized by the wrist of new south wales and victoria gloria ostracize that murder in the fifties. What was that modem. That modem was the payback law for this man's behavior towards the children. The women in black fella camp up in griffith's. She was the one to call the meeting. She was commonly called. Sajjan people still now her my mom as the sergeant was nick knight that was anyth- eight nine sergeant so she'd organize what some aboriginal law law payback against as manage behavior towards the women and children in the camp another men's women's and enforce that she was ostracized so this is on the on the <hes> on both societies that when we did going to pop up bank count money anima bank and that she would have a lot of arguments which some of the women in the black fella camp and she would get off at nato. How many kids did she have taken from her jack. Well lenin eleven to earth so all eleven kids were taken. She never got to raise any less she she got to raise <hes> as my even joe and arty until they were little lunch then tuygan sil- each and every one of us were taken and and the last one jennifer has taken shortly thereafter does that explain behavior explained why here behavior and and i somehow or another my diction modest set me apart but all night or never to be part of her life and did you hear the clarion her job or to look into the five surrounding bomblets and so i learned to drive a ford prefect utility yeah mom used to do it. <hes> i have a denial dama may now man and we charge with gallon to one of the properties around me boy to help keep the reverend population down. Remember ah five shillings. A pelted is so i had to learn breaker rabbits next so he spent some time there and live the life. I didn't go back to work telegram back to boston. I'm not coming back on gallon along the mario. I'm gonna do some work is see if i can do some jacker rowing. That did you mom because the drinking really got a alabama. I didn't like it that much so i went and worked on the property finley there was a real harsh life but i didn't like it on me but willing to have a bush off on average on i'd get to understand what it's like working alone amari and that like mandi and i'd like to bag egg showing with catching the night and the turtle aiding all that kind of stuff. It was a great experience. We are able to bond with your memo. She just too damaged image to the had been damaged by the whole system and it was impossible for us really to bond so that's why i did leave the router year i i went back to melbourne and others scattered by the new theater there so this is where your life and acting begins being discovered by the new theatre which i think was a leftist. The commonly called the pink theater in theater. Were you a marxist leninist. In those days. Jack nine kept so once you once you had touched at the spotlight as an actor on stage image. Did you lock attack all it all. It's every bit of it. Even the makeup like came in wanting to recruit to play african americans in lorraine hand sprays a raisin raisin in the sun and years later i had at the sidney poitier movie identity. I raised my hand and i followed runny no threat so you loved. Did you absolutely loved it. I loved it tim playing by bo and i couldn't try instantly so used to have a smoking tobacco backstage and put the smog under the highs and not be tearing tom. I got on stage and we did a lot of political cultural revues musicals and that and i oh i thought that this is where on the.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Six but a a nine seventy the answer you're about to embark on an audio adventure in which nothing is off limits politics movies organized crime and the social issues that really Q. it's all on marrano please welcome the man who all the talk show host one of the and all the politicians come to see live at AM nine seventy the answer Frank Morocco the rooster knows when to grow you know one he doesn't know when to crow because it's five o'clock in the morning or at six o'clock in the morning morning the rooster crows when the sun comes up when it's time to get up he does that no matter what time zone is in he does that whether it's daylight saving time a day like spending time or standard time or whatever I you don't you one of my favorite books is the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy S. staying with the literary theme of today's show and if they would see one of my favorite moments in the book and it's a great book if you haven't read it it's it's hysterical and they basically I'm not giving anything away when I tell you that there's two people and they start out as the two main characters in the book and for Ford prefect knows that the world is about to end and he knows that the earth is about to be destroyed and he says to his friend Arthur let's go to the pub and he finally convinces his friend to go to the pub and Arthur does not know that the world is about to end and Arthur and Ford orders five points for each of them hello this is from five points in the middle of the afternoon it it's yeah no he says at lunch time and Ford says to him time is an illusion lunchtime doubly so and every year I rail against this absurd spring ahead fall back system of time zones and I have become more and more of the belief that time as we know it is nonsense it's just nonsense it is an artificial man made creation designed to inconvenience people and there are a pair of Johns Hopkins professor's who want to change the way that we keep time on this earth and I just read this article on this in the Wall Street journal yesterday and if yeah if it what's the wallstreet journal this weekend so you pick up the journal this weekend it's on page two by Joe Craven McGinty who read interesting column whom she touches upon some interesting things have to do with numbers from time to time and Steve hanky is an economist Richard con Henry is an astronomer and these two gentleman are lobbying for the abolition of local time zones and replacing them with something called universal coordinated universal time or UTC is they call this is the basis for the twenty four hour time zone that's used in space that's used by airlines that's used in the financial industry that's used on computer clocks that's used by the National Institute of standards and technology it makes all the sense in the world for all the world to be on the same time I can't tell you how confusing it is when I have to email aghast that's in California or Great Britain and even though I say in my email can you come on at nine o'clock eastern they'll then have to break out there to colder ring what are your five hours ahead or are you six hours that are you three hours ahead of you for awhile and now it's daylight saving the owner of the guest is in ours on all I reserve isn't doesn't celebrate daylight saving time so no usually have three hours ahead but now you're only two it's so stupid letters just have one universal time zone just like they do on the international space station now people what the basically this would mean that the sun would be just starting to set up around midnight across most of the United States some people say oh my did that mean we have to go shopping when it's dark outside now you're still rise with the sun just like the rooster and you still retire when it's dark but the times displayed on our clocks and our watches word align with coordinated universal time so there's no reason for us to have the silly local time so yeah this may seem a little confusing may seem a little wacky but as these two Johns Hopkins professor's pointed out the change is already happening in all the areas that I just mentioned and it's it's not just a matter of convenience and simplicity it's a matter of safety or efficiency yeah if you want to know it with airlines for instance they adopted the universal time code to avoid dealing with all these local time zones which is a logistical nightmare for coordinating arrival and departure times and calculating all the fuel needs based on the life of a fly so it's pretty clear the simplicity of UTC coordinated universal time I can't imagine the case for keeping local time eight seven seven nine seven zero two nine nine nine what do you think eight seven seven nine seven zero two nine nine nine now this is happened in the past not major shift I know but it's happened in the past according to doctor hanky it was originally the son that gave us our reference points we had more than three hundred shun zones in the United States now that was troublesome but somewhere all roads which needed to operate according to reliable time tables in order to avoid collisions and deliver passengers on schedule so for those reasons the railroads began to Whittle down the number of time zones to something more manageable and in eighteen eighty three they adopted the rail road standard time a system that was voluntarily accepted by cities and towns that's where we got our four times on front so it's always from eighteen eighty three that we have the four time zones before that you go from coast to coast you know blue California New York you'd encounter thirty different time zones and you know what that was compute and we need thirty we don't need for let's have one.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on BBC Radio 4's Bookclub

BBC Radio 4's Bookclub

05:14 min | 2 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on BBC Radio 4's Bookclub

"Wrong. When you just have to lie at nights thinking, how do they get out of this on? Yes, absolutely. The whole time. The ending of the regional right essays was amazingly such slowing ending, but you left out of the book for everybody. You're planning to write a second book squeeze question into the middle of when you say. Six. The reason why the first book ends, where does this is the absolute literal truth. And it seems crazy when you think of this, what's happened is book, but this is absolute literal truth. I was a bit late delivering this book. The publishers beginning to get a little bit writing and they eventually somebody from the publishers and said, look for heaven's sake just finish the page on, is that what they actually finish the pager on. So that is why the finishes. Exactly. Where does. More. So did you actually appreciate the chance to write the book off to the right GI shy, screaming horrors? No, I. I think that I felt that he was an enormous opportunity because obviously, most people have horrendous difficulty writing novel on spec, and then trying to get anybody interested in it. And I knew that I suddenly had a chance to sort of pull volt through all that to do something that I hadn't expected to do in the first place, just novel. So I knew he was a very, very lucky shortcut, but it was it was both terrifying but also having bedrock Laura, then you have the scripts was was gave me a certain amount of social security poltings other good phrases men. Do you see yourself as a novelist. Only by accident. I never really intended element. Yeah. Yes. Just by the chance of the way the world works, if it hadn't been for Nick Webb, listening to it on their idea and saying, you should write a book about that. I would never become a novelist. I was imagined. Obvious grip pressure from writing radio, maybe writing television to maybe writing film and the books kind of interrupted. For the film. How's it coming on. I think just the contract with Disney took a year. Gives you some kind of an idea, but all being well. And I'm reaching for every piece of wood. I can find around me then hopefully we will be starting production in the part of this. Yeah, but you know, this is Hollywood. We're talking about an anything can happen any moment. It's all moving ahead well, but slowly at the moment that brings us to the test because the cut does make the thing. Let's talk about author. I'm quite interested to know if m it seems that Arthur is the me of the banal person on earth. The IRA civilization unfought prefect, so it makes very clear and he tries to strange friend from another place. This particular car to you? Dentist with on would be Ford prefect. In many ways. I mean, there is a sense in which every character you right comes from you because you only have your experience to go from an your experience of the people, your experience and all the people. So every character I she comes but I suppose I would have to own up and say, author dent was the closest to me. One of the things that seems to be crucial characters. Everybody thinks he's a bit dim, but he's actually clever think-i is the reasoning is PS to be a little bit slow on the uptake. Is things genuinely more complicated, more puzzling. Most other people see that he was clever as you went along, did you know that when you started to begin with, I only have a sense of this is somebody to whom things happening. And then gradually, his tone of voice begins. Yes, absolutely. I mean, well, any writer will tell you that after a while, if a character is working, it'll start to tell you what he wants today, role advice. And anytime you'll sitting there trying to put words into a character's mouth. Cancer isn't working. Some of the current in deep thought and snotty about fast. And so on, came from different places thought obviously, was a bit of pun on throat, which was sort of the the mix era. And of course. Little movie. But I, I had this idea about the counters as dignified old man who would have a secret, Sarah, what is it? He sorry about and I thought, well, maybe maybe have a main that anybody would be sorry to have. And so I I came up with the name that I'm afraid I couldn't probably say on the right.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

Overdue

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

"I guess information about ford prefect and the way he rolls yeah and it does whereas tala's i guess and it just becomes like owner reverence choice that is given import in a in a story that is like mocking things that we traditionally give him port legs so then if you're reading and you're like oh this is funny to me i can hang my head on this and like it becomes part of the reference to like oh you are also a fan of this now we are like we are nerds together we get the towel thing from right like if had legged all these lines for the book like describing like there's a there's a whole run wear the only the entry for earth in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is harmless periods that salo foca and arthur is like well you've been on earth for fifteen years surely you of expanded this entry a little bit and for prefects like yeah my editor cut it down but it is still a lot longer than the original one and the injury has been revised to mostly harmless yep but being but ought to be a boom yup early he just didn't he just has a way of putting things that is that is the opposite of how you would normally constructive metaphor or acts our way into with the ah the ship's hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't go away.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

Overdue

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

"The thirty barvest is working on a second earth anouar newer aand start crunching away at the at what the question is again and he sorry bar of his talks a lot about the the fund parts of of designing planets and he has he in fact is responsible for the design of norway which are one him an award because of its its fjords okay he likes do a novel little squiggly shoreline best he's very he likes fjords a lot snoop yeah case i feel like i'm having a conversation with someone's british uncle who i very entertaining but don't know what to say to you know like sure they're like two drinks in and they're just kind of riff in anything i say gets turned into something weird or that i don't really know what to do with is that the experience of reading it kinda sure i guess okay if you let me it takes a little more time to unfold and so it feels a little more organic and then also you have like kitchen eggers guide and trees and other weird little acta its can you talking about though you bet yet how to those function both liked his formatting wise in the book maybe or dislikes structurally often mayor their own chapter but they are usually like broken and to their own italic section okay oh um it's time this is at the beginning of the book they're talking about what is in ford prefects bag sure sure um he has some ballpoints a note pat and a largest bat towel from marks and spencer the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels a towel it says is about the most massively useful thing interstellar hitchhiker can have partly it has great practical value you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of jagland beta you can lie on it on the brilliant marble sainted beaches of sinn tragedy as five inhaling the heady see vapors you can sleep under it beneath the stars which signed shine so readily on the desert world of cac of roof cakra phoon refrain.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

Overdue

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

"So how do we even get to the part where we need or meet this guide book that this titular book also ford prefect has one and then we also find that he's been on earth for he's cayenne stranded on earth for fifteen years but the reason he's out in the first place exploring around is because he is helping put together the second edition version of the okayed so he is a writer for the for guide oh neat okay um uh so arthur and ford prefects discovered and thrown off this ship like shot out into an air log we were informed that the the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy tells us that you can hold your breath in the vacuous space for about thirty seconds um and so they're saved at twenty nine seconds by the ship that's been stolen by the president of the galaxies fid biebel brock's okay how are you doing right now it's saying the word zap odd you don't what's going on with you i have not sending these words out loud okay okay is that i'm just china and just complain about your pronunciation was it's mostly that there is there is not like a straight line through this book like it just kinda meanders from thing to thing and their sides that matter in aside that dole and aside that sprout off their own little chapters and asides that that are brought back up later and sides that inform us that something that is about to happen doesn't actually matter oh good hey hurts there's one like sequence where it says you know nobody's going an things look kinda babar nobody's going to die somebody's going to get a bruise on their arm but it doesn't even really matter like everything's going to be fine and then the thing happens with all the suspense having pin sucks outta the sequence by the previous description of of what was going to happen so he okay.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

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02:07 min | 3 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

"It is absurd yeah right everybody's accepts and there is some leica if you d r e familiar with the franc grimes episode of the simpson's where that new guy comes the nuclear plant and he's just a normal guy and like homers is acting like he always does and he runs around belied his nobody'd no as or comment on how should this guy is there is some comedy to be wrung out of a like a straight man type character not like a straight man now a yes now from an irish wildy standpoint but yeah right like a like a a divorce in the wilderness whatever kind of character sure whose thrown into this absurd situation like there is some comedy in napa most of the comedy i think in this and in a lot of a lot of i think alike british humor from this era a lot of absurdist humor is just everyone's going to accept the absurd thing in move on great okay i'm so ford prefects and arthur in this bar and ford prefects informs arthur that none of this that's happening matters because the earth's gonna get vaporize like in a few minutes own kd and that happens fokker oh like it's just destroyed yeah as is totally vaporize so will the away completely destroyed arthur and ford prefect managed to escape they managed to stowaway on this vogue on chip and the vogue answer very ugly in horrible race and they're a terrible and we find that the earth has been ironically enough removed to make room for an interstellar way okay sure at makes sense okay hi some john's there sure yeah and then we and we also find out in like a an aside that the technology that made freeways obsolete was invented like 15 minutes later something it's all very it's all very dry and yes brit okay.

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"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

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01:39 min | 3 years ago

"ford prefect" Discussed on Overdue

"Um some people are trying to use eminent domain o f take his house and bulldoze it so they can build overpass oh no and he claims that he was not informed and he's very upset about it and he and his friends of ford prefects go to a bar to have some during sounds like a horror that i don't want it does sound like a car that you don't want because it is a the name of a car because ford prefect is an alien any named himself after what he thought was the dominant form of life on the planet it's a bad cop that's a good okay so carriers can be jokes in this book is where it can be an often are jokes and only entire races of of things can be jokes also like goal like must like star trek sure a race can just an entire race of things can just be defined by a quality teas then used as shorthand yeah that's one of the the like in uplifting sciencefiction like something like a rival rate which varied uplifting movie uh when like we encounter another cinch should form of flow of life like the the uplifting version of that story is that like mankind you nights and put aside its differences and becomes like one species in the way that like killed children's books with animals like all the mice are a one team and all the cats are on their team and what not.

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