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About benzman

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  1. who could ever forget the music in Sergio Leone's westerns? Remember The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Once Apon A Time In The West and, of course, The Mission.
  2. I have no faith in talk of terraforming other planets. The only planet that we have any experience of terraforming is the Earth, and that has not gone well.
  3. I didn't ask you why you THINK that, I asked you how you KNOW that. This is a line that often comes in handy when dealing with irritating, know-it-all people.
  4. How did you get here? every one has to be somewhere.
  5. Completely forgot. I viewed t he last Venus transit, projected it from my telescope onto a card and got a photo. The photo is on my PC. I take it I cannot link directly to an image on my PC?
  6. Many years ago I was in an astronomy club and one night we organised an observation of a lunar grazing occultation. (google it). Briefly, it was a pre-spacecraft method of measuring the height of mountains on the limb of the moon.
  7. I hate it when people use the word 'fun' incorrectly. As in 'that was very fun'. No. It was either 'very funny' or 'a lot of fun'. It was NOT 'very fun'. But then again I am just a Grumpy Old Man.
  8. The Last Post, known to Americans as 'Taps', is such an iconic bugle air that it is almost sacrilege to suggest playing it on any other instrument. Here is a young lady playing it on a violin, that I think adds the melancholy that is so necessary for that tune.
  9. I had never heard of the UFO tv series so I am just watching the first episode on youtube. I haven't laughed so much in a long time!
  10. benzman

    Retro Games

    Thanks. Will give that a try.
  11. benzman

    Retro Games

    My all-time favourite game is doom2. Of course, it will not work on win 10, nor will any of my other old games for that matter. If anyone can tell me exactly how to get it going on win 10 I would be very gratefull.
  12. Sir Stirling Moss and Tim Brooke-Taylor died yesterday, Tim of covid-19.
  13. I beat the lot of you! My birthdate is closer to the American Civil War than we are to WW2!
  14. Born in England, lived in Australia since my twelfth birthday.