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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: Beardy on November 08, 2018, 09:00:09 am

Title: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 08, 2018, 09:00:09 am
Helen Andrews.

Who? She’s a lady who was interviewed on the BBC R4 Today programme this morning on account of her serving at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. She concluded the interview by saying that Brexit was stupid and that we should all be coming closer, not splitting off like that. The interviewer neither interuptered her nor chastised her for being political. I think she has earned the right to voice an opinion on such topics.

** I thought that we had a Not a Super-twat thread, but a/ I can’t find it and b/ I didn’t really want to associate such a person with a thread title containing super-twat.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: mark on November 08, 2018, 02:13:06 pm
Any way of getting a transcript or linking to a podcast?
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Legs on November 08, 2018, 02:28:41 pm
If you're in the UK you can listen here (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000117w).  Maybe Beardy could give a pointer as to where in the programme the interview fell?
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 08, 2018, 02:48:57 pm
At or just after 7:22
https://twitter.com/bbcr4today/status/1060432343486398465?s=21
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 26, 2018, 07:57:59 pm
Every single one of the Mars InSight lander team. Whoop.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: ElyDave on November 26, 2018, 07:59:05 pm
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 26, 2018, 07:59:53 pm
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.
just this moment, (-4 mins) touched down.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Wowbagger on November 26, 2018, 08:33:40 pm
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.

If it had been totally successful it would have delivered both Trump and May  to be king & queen of Mars.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 26, 2018, 09:12:52 pm
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.

If it had been totally successful it would have delivered both Trump and May  to be king & queen of Mars.
Theyve got to make sure that there’s no life there first, otherwise we’d be up in front of the pan galactic tribunal for inflicting major knobage on an undeserving populace.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: rogerzilla on November 27, 2018, 09:36:17 am
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.

If it had been totally successful it would have delivered both Trump and May  to be king & queen of Mars.
I think Elon Musk is planning to be the first, so he can tweet that everyone who challenges him is a "pedo" with the impunity provided by many million miles of space.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: T42 on November 27, 2018, 10:06:25 am
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.

If it had been totally successful it would have delivered both Trump and May  to be king & queen of Mars.
I think Elon Musk is planning to be the first, so he can tweet that everyone who challenges him is a "pedo" with the impunity provided by many million miles of space.

...and impending death.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Nuncio on November 27, 2018, 10:16:57 am
If this is meant to be an antidote to the SuperTwat thread, it's not working.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Ben T on November 27, 2018, 10:27:57 am
I assume it was sucessful then, haven't seen anything other than the Maybot on news today.

If it had been totally successful it would have delivered both Trump and May  to be king & queen of Mars.
I think Elon Musk is planning to be the first, so he can tweet that everyone who challenges him is a "pedo" with the impunity provided by many million miles of space.

Apparently he "knows what he's doing", or so it was reported in the paper yesterday  ::-) ;D
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Kim on November 27, 2018, 01:46:16 pm
If this is meant to be an antidote to the SuperTwat thread, it's not working.

Okay then: All those splendid engineering types at SpaceX and Tesla, pushing the boundaries of technology, all the while being micro-managed by Elon Musk.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: TheLurker on November 27, 2018, 08:19:10 pm
Pretty much anyone* working in any kind of public service.




*Yes I know there are knob-heads in public service jobs, but given they have to deal with the *us* to do their jobs I'm prepared to cut them quite a bit of slack.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 27, 2018, 10:45:34 pm
Two of my children are of that ilk (public services workers, not knobheads1) and I seriously don’t know what motivates them to get out of bed in the mornings, given some of the tales they tell. I’m immensely proud of them, but do sometimes which for an easier life for them. 

1. Ms Beardy the younger has her moments, but usually only with those that have earned it. Apart from me of course, even though there’s virtually nothing I wouldn’t do for her.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: spesh on December 16, 2018, 01:57:52 pm
A story about taking care of your students to a whole new level...

A chemistry professor at Lund University had a doctoral student under her supervision held up with his family in an ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. So she contacted the university's head of security, who arranged for a team of mercenaries to carry out a rescue operation.

https://www.thelocal.se/20181213/lund-professor-freed-student-from-islamic-state-warzone
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: TheLurker on December 16, 2018, 08:38:59 pm
A story about taking care of your students to a whole new level...

A chemistry professor at Lund University had a doctoral student under her supervision held up with his family in an ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. So she contacted the university's head of security, who arranged for a team of mercenaries to carry out a rescue operation.

https://www.thelocal.se/20181213/lund-professor-freed-student-from-islamic-state-warzone
Compare and contrast Reading's attitude to an Iranian student who can't transfer funds because of Benito Orangino's economic blockade.  They're threatening to turf him out / suspend him for, in university budgetary terms, want of peanuts.  I despair.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: rafletcher on December 17, 2018, 12:17:49 pm
Pretty much anyone* working in any kind of public service.


And of the many documentary strands that demonstrate this, I nominate "Ambulance", closely followed by "Saving Lives at Sea".
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: andrewc on January 11, 2019, 10:45:08 pm
Hatie Katie has been having a go at asylum seekers, so a legal bod, who specialises in asylum cases took it upon herself to set the matter straight & explain what asylum seekers are entitled to when they reach our shining sunlit uplands.  Not very much by the sound of it.


https://www.facebook.com/161906123876922/posts/2125984147469100/



Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Ham on January 12, 2019, 07:46:50 am
Hatie Katie has been having a go at asylum seekers, so a legal bod OTP, who specialises in asylum cases took it upon herself to set the matter straight & explain what asylum seekers are entitled to when they reach our shining sunlit uplands.  Not very much by the sound of it.


https://www.facebook.com/161906123876922/posts/2125984147469100/

Not just a legal bod, but a special legal bod who is always right, and  certainly entitled to reside under the "Fantastic People" banner.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: hellymedic on January 12, 2019, 02:07:53 pm
Wonderful woman!

I miss her postings here but appreciate her occupation with Real Life etc.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2019, 12:44:18 am
RIP Adam Watson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Watson_(scientist))
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: hellymedic on January 31, 2019, 11:49:57 am
Obligatory Guardian link...
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/30/man-90-told-to-fly-to-us-to-get-correct-visa-to-remain-in-uk-with-wife (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/30/man-90-told-to-fly-to-us-to-get-correct-visa-to-remain-in-uk-with-wife)
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 31, 2019, 01:33:58 pm
Quote
A Home Office spokesperson said: “All UK visa applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence available and in line with UK immigration rules.”

And then thrown in the bin unless you use a 40' shipping container as a wallet.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on May 08, 2019, 09:20:16 pm
Sara Canning1 for telling T May that ‘she was massively derelict in her duties to Northern Ireland’ in not governing the province from London as power sharing had failed. She was specifically demanding that same sex marriage be legalised for the people of NI.

1. Sara Canning is the partner of Lyra McKee, and this exchange took place at the memorial service last month.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 08, 2019, 09:33:33 pm
Yes, she was v good on C4News tonight.
Title: Re: Fantastic people
Post by: Beardy on November 02, 2019, 08:10:02 am
Brian Moore.