Be Disclaimed

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

June 30, 2005

War of the Worlds

Wow...that is a good film. Right up there next to Batman Begins. Seriously, this is a brilliant film. Quite frankly, what little I know about War of the Worlds as a story, this takes those important parts of the story and tells them.

Very cool...please make sure you watch this film. Quite frankly ignore the critics, because they know nothing. It's a pity Richard Burton wasn't alive to do the voiceover. Come on, they could have got James Earl Jones surely....he definitely has the right voice.

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June 27, 2005


Richard Whitely RIP.

ooh look, I've passed the 500 visitors mark!! Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to visit, be it once, or repeatedly. I appreciate it.

I am confused.

As far as the whole Live8 thing is concerned, I am not interested. To be honest, what is the point of it? The tsunami aid appears not to be going to the people who need it, and what is there to say that the monies raised by Live8 is not going to do the same thing?

Maybe it is just me. I must be far too cynical about things.

Talking about things, this whole ID card plan looks like it isn't going to work. Lets face it, who is going to fork out, approx £90 for a piece of plastic? Lets face it, passports are far cheaper...actually even visas to the US are cheaper...which is scary because they aren't exactly cheap.

Oh well, off into the depths of space I go.

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June 26, 2005


It is 6 months today since the tsunami took so many lives.

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June 23, 2005

Student Database for the US Military

Interesting article from the Washington Post. Makes you wonder what they want the information for doesn't it?

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June 22, 2005


26th June

Well Andy Murray put on quite a performance yesterday, despite eventually losing to Nalbandian in the fifth set. Perhaps we will be seeing more of him.

Day four

Well Sania Mirza appears to be a name to watch. Definitely gave Svetlana Kuznetsova some worries.
Today is Andy Murray on No 1 playing Radek Stepanek, and more stressful, Tim Henman playing Dmitry Tursunov.

Update: Well isn't that a turnup for the books. Yes, Andy Murray got through 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, so is in the 3rd round. Do you get the impression that it was just another day for him? Not bad for an 18 year old at his first Wimbledon tournament. Go for it!

Oh well, there goes Tim Henman, out of the tournament in his worst performance in 10 years. To be honest, I don't think that he has the mental focus to win at Wimbledon. He loses concentration far too often. Anyhow, comiserations to Tim.
Yes, its that time of year again...ok, so I missed out on the first two days, so anyhow, day three.

Tim Henman is back to giving people unnecessary levels of stress as he attempts to win matches....why? Why can't he do decent matches? Maybe its me.

Talking of Brits, I see hardly anyone got through the first round...please note, I don't consider Greg Rusedski, because he is Canadian. Congratulations to Andy Murray for proving that there is talent out there.

Also congratulations to Angela Haynes, for proving on her Wimbledon debut that the Williams sisters can be given a stern test. Hope to see you next year.

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June 19, 2005


Well......that was different. Big thumbs up to Ferrari, Jordan and Minardi for at least providing a show.

Perhaps F1 will try and do something next time.

I thought it was a silly situation that could have been avoided by the introduction of a chicane in the last corner. It can't be that hard to do surely? A matter of hours could have sorted that out, but it seems that the paying public didn't deserve a show. Oh well, whatever the decisions, at least 3 teams knew what needed to be done.

All I can see is that F1 will have just severely damaged their efforts to spread the word in the US, especially when you consider the devotion shown to NASCAR, IRL etc. I wonder what they would have done if this situation had occurred at Silverstone or Monza.

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Le Mans

Congratulations to Tom Kristensen for winning for the 7th time, now the record number of wins. Congratulations also to Aston Martin for managing to finish...will we see you next year?

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June 16, 2005

Batman Begins


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June 15, 2005

Random Stuff

CD's - Well as you probably know by now, CD's from supermarkets are generally cheaper than those from HMV, Virgin etc. Now it appears some supermarkets have gone 'too far', according to this story. I'm sorry, I am more than happy to spend less than £9 on a CD rather than £16. We have been paying silly prices for years, and it appears someone wants to keep them there...I don't think so!

Interesting story from
yahoo about the verdict.

Oh look, grey, wet, windy and cool....hmm. Anyhow, I'm off to see Batman Begins tomorrow...looks good.

Incidentally.....for those southern types who insist that those of us from the north live 'oop north', get a life and realise that we live 'up north'. We can speak English you know...unlike some.

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June 14, 2005


Well it is cold, grey, wet, and windy again. I thought this is supposed to be the middle of June, not the beginning of February.

Hmm...well congratulations to Kimi for winning the Canadian GP, and also to Ferrari for proving you don't need the best car to get a result....can they build on it? Also, for you motorsports fans who are missing the TT already, this weekend is Le Mans, so something to watch....Aston Martin Racing DBR9....yes they're back!

For those non-petrolheads there is probably there will be fewer poseurs this year...let the racing commence.

ok....nothing much doing...apart from the verdict, but you don't want to hear, or indeed see me waffling on about it.

Oh, I forgot, the Paris Airshow is on....

And now for something completely different.

Yes, in all future posts, I will be putting a little recommendation of books, films, CD's worth reading, watching, hearing. Why? Well I'm not completely convinced by my other
blog yet...I need to tweak it a little....feel free to check it out if you want to.


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June 11, 2005

Deep Impact

ok.....recognise the title? Yes, it is the title of that Hollywood film. It is also the name of the NASA project to fire a projectile at a be done coincidentally enough on the 4th July. Is it me or is this not a particularly bright idea?

Oh well...we shall see.

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June 10, 2005

Coldplay and others

ok...that's it....I feel I have to make comment.

Coldplay are not the best band in the world, nor are they likely to be anytime in the near future. They are incredibly depressing, and I am glad I have plenty of music of my own to listen to, so I don't have to put up with them. Their second album sounds exactly like the first, so will radio stations stop playing it please.

Oasis...not that good ok?

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June 08, 2005

Late Again!!

Yes, yes, I know....I'm a little behind current events....this is what happens when you are trying to create 3D artwork and it takes over your computer.

Anyhow...congratulations to
Dan Wheldon!! Yes, he has won the Indy 500...the first British win since Graham Hill in 1966!

Crazy Frog has been 2 weeks at #1!! Are you people insane???!?!? It's nearly in the same mold as Mr Blobby and Timmy Mallet ffs!!

As you may or may not know, it is the womens Euro2005 Championship at the moment, being played in the North of England.

5th June
England v Finland : 3-2
Sweden v Denmark : 1-1

6th June
France v Italy : 3-1
Germany v Norway : 1-0

8th June
Denmark v England : 2-1
Sweden v Finland : 0-0

9th June
France v Norway : 1-1
Italy v Germany : 0-4

11th June
England v Sweden : 0-1
Finland v Denmark : 2-1

12th June
Germany v France : 3-0
Norway v Italy : 5-3

15th June
Germany v Finland : 4-1

16th June
Norway v Sweden : 3-2

19th June
Finals - Germany v Norway : 3-1

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