It was good. Very good. First 20-minutes were confusing — & you later realize that it was intentional, cleverly intentional.
Tight. Well woven. Very clever. Some might say it was trite. I found it entertaining & definitely watchable.
Well, just letting you know. Might not be everybody’s cup of tea. But, it sure was mine. Towards the end I had to know how it ended. That doesn’t often happen.
Latest Issue Of ‘National Geographic’ ‘HISTORY’ Magazine Has Very Informative Article On The Dawning Of The Atomic Age.
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I like “History”. They always have multiple articles that catch my attention — & I invariably learn a lot. And that I love.
Good article. Some interesting insights into the politics & one accident. IF this chapter of history intrigued you, you must read this article.
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Google Pixel 4 ‘Face Recognition’ Not Much Good With Face Masks; Pixel 5, LUCKILY, Will Go Back To Fingerprint.
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The timing could NOT have been worse for Google. Even they would not have been able to predict that face masks would be in vogue in mid-2020.
Yes, most of the time I can keep my Google 4 ‘unlocked’ due to its proximity to my TRUSTED Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatches.
The problem arises when I try to use ‘SMART PAY’. And ironically that is also related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would rather not touch credit card readers.
But, the phone, for good reason, needs you to verify that it is indeed you trying to use ‘Smart Pay’. Therein lies the problem.
I have NOT been a fan of ‘face recognition’. It works BUT it always seems finicky. Touch-and-go. I much preferred the fingerprint reader. I will HAVE to get a Pixel 5 just for that. SMILE. Well, I will keep you posted.
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Best series I have watched on BritBox,
& I have watched a LOT!
Amazing. It would have been an amazing story IF it had been invented. But, that this is ALL TRUE & it happened makes it just so, so, riveting.
Towards the end I was riveted. Time be damned. I had to watch. I had to know what happened.
I can’t recommend this any higher than saying it is BLINKING BRILLIANT. Wow. I am still moved. Yes, I gather there is even a book now. But, alas, I know how it ends.
Please try & watch. You will thank me. Of that, I am sure. SMILE.
One of my small claims to fame. It was said that trying to sue ‘Robert Maxwell‘ was folly. That he never settled & that he would bankrupt you with legal maneuvers. Well, he settled!
OK. To be pedantic, I sued his private publishing company ‘Pergamon Press‘ rather than he, himself. But, as far as all of us were concerned we were suing Robert ‘bloody’ Maxwell.
It was for copyright violation. He tried to steal the copyright to my first (& most successful (& thus, famous)) book, ‘SNA: Theory & Practice‘. Folks told me it was minor. That it did not affect my royalties or my authorship. Heck, NO. I wrote it. I wanted my copyright.
This was in my heyday. I hired the BEST Queen’s Counsels (QC) I could find in London. It wasn’t cheap, BUT it was worth it. I was so mad.
It didn’t go to court. They settled in a few days, once the QC wrote to them. They caved in. They didn’t have a leg to stand on.
To be FAIR, his company ‘Pergamon Press’ was the making of I. If not for them, I would not be here. But, that didn’t give them the right to try & steal what was mine. Something very dear to I.
Bolstered by that victory, I went after two other entities for copyright violations. Won those too. SMILE. 3-0 when it comes to copyright & I.
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I had heard that she, 12-years OLDER than him, was the REAL BRAINS
behind the operation.
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is a SHAME. A tragedy. It was news to I. I had NOT heard that they got divorced 7-months ago. This new lawsuit was filed in my New Hampshire today. Hence the news coverage.
He is born in June 1964 is 56. That is YOUNG. She, 12-years older, is then 68. That makes her OLDER than I!
56 & 68. Hhhmmmm.
I, a HUGE fan of Dan, had read, long time ago, that she was the REAL brains of the operation & it was she who came up with the outline for ‘The Code‘.
I not sure what to say.
Dan Brown, with ‘The Code‘, CHANGED MY LIFE. It was my total fascination with ‘The Code’. that got me into popes. And that did change my life.
I wish they both well.
Wow. I guess it was inevitable. With all that has been going on, I had not thought of them in particular. Must be quite a few other shows too — not to mention Broadway.
I have, however, been worrying about Christmas ‘Revels’. My daughter keeps on reassuring me that it is a longs ways out!
Poor ‘Cirque du Soleil‘. Who would have thought.
I am sure they will come roaring back. Hear that they already have some folks talking of a buyback.
We have seen 3 (if not 4 (or more)) of their shows.
‘Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story’ (2003) Movie — Riveting True Story From Canada, #NativeIndianLivesMatter.
Obviously A VERY TRUE, SAD & but Inspirational STORY
Highly, highly TOPICAL.
It is still happening!
So, glad I watched. Riveting.
Wow. Can we get justice like this in the U.S.? We will see.
IF you care about such topical matters you really should watch this movie. I can’t recommend it high enough.
Sad, but inspiring. Very touching.
Obviously the TRUE STORY
I do remember the incident from 1996. How can you forget? But, I didn’t follow — & as such know — all the in-and-outs, & especially Richard’s background prior to 1996.
I did NOT realize that this was directed by Clint Eastwood until the end. If I had known, I would not have been as surprised as to how well it was made. How well the story was told.
Quite the story too. Sad in so many ways.
I am glad that this movie was made. This story needed to be told in its entirety & I gather that Clint didn’t get much (if any) wrong.
Did not know anything about the amazing lawyer (friend) Watson Bryant. He was quite the guy. Impressive.
If you are into this kind of ‘thing’, I definitely recommend — but I appreciate that everybody might not be that interested in this story, especially if you were around in 1996.
TRUE LIFE, REAL STORY
of a black boy
So, so, so topical.
You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.
As with ‘Just Mercy‘ it is FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.
Available on YouTube.
Is there NO end to this?
How many more cases?
This is so disturbing. This is so wrong, though in a way this was a black-on-black crime.
What makes this story even SADDER is that it happened in California! In California.