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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2018, 12:25:25 PM »
Another BBC prog, perhaps, in view if our recent conversstion, Dfr might like to miss this one - it involves "God" as a telephone helpline.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5xh1w
I wouldn't presume Dfl has no sense of humour (he is after all a Christian). ;)
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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2018, 12:55:41 PM »
Another BBC prog, perhaps, in view if our recent conversstion, Dfr might like to miss this one - it involves "God" as a telephone helpline.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5xh1w
I wouldn't presume Dfl has no sense of humour (he is after all a Christian). ;)

Still wishing there was a :touge-in-cheek: emoji!

On the emoji front there are getting to many, too small on the tablet screen for me to easily find the one I want out of similar looking ones. Expanding the screen does not allow moving it around, as is usual. I have to expand quarter by quarter.
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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 01:43:47 PM »
Another BBC prog, perhaps, in view if our recent conversstion, Dfr might like to miss this one - it involves "God" as a telephone helpline.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5xh1w
I wouldn't presume Dfl has no sense of humour (he is after all a Christian). ;)

Still wishing there was a :touge-in-cheek: emoji!

On the emoji front there are getting to many, too small on the tablet screen for me to easily find the one I want out of similar looking ones. Expanding the screen does not allow moving it around, as is usual. I have to expand quarter by quarter.

I don't think any have been added for quite a while.
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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2018, 02:01:54 PM »
Another BBC prog, perhaps, in view if our recent conversstion, Dfr might like to miss this one - it involves "God" as a telephone helpline.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5xh1w
I wouldn't presume Dfl has no sense of humour (he is after all a Christian). ;)

Still wishing there was a :touge-in-cheek: emoji!

On the emoji front there are getting to many, too small on the tablet screen for me to easily find the one I want out of similar looking ones. Expanding the screen does not allow moving it around, as is usual. I have to expand quarter by quarter.

I don't think any have been added for quite a while.

Only a couple of bed related ones from Silver I think!

Just my failing eyesight and need for a wall sized screen then . . .
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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2018, 02:29:18 PM »
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Just my failing eyesight and need for a wall sized screen then . . .

That sounds like an excuse to me!
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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 03:10:20 PM »
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Just my failing eyesight and need for a wall sized screen then . . .

That sounds like an excuse to me!
An excuse for what, may I ask?

If it's too darn little for me to see clearly I cannot be blamed for the effect of age on my sight in not being able to differentiate between similar colour-shape combinations. The whole Internet is, for some of us old fogies, becoming a triumph of style over practicality! May look pretty in 10p red on black but I take one look and go elsewhere. Ditto small font, spidery grey, or even black, on white on sites that do not allow expansion.

Sites intended for keen eyed youth - fair enough, though they sometimes apply to me (young at heart as I am) as well. Political and factual sites should really ensure their output is optimal for all. I do not go off muttering, "... bunch of wankers ..." due to their output but due to their egotistical presentation style. No matter how good and clever something is if part of your sighted (more or less) audience cannot even access it without strain or extra technology (magnifying lens) it is a bit of a failure . . .

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Re: Recommend me some podcasts...
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2018, 11:39:05 AM »
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He was a friend of Charles Darwin. He had correspondence with Michael Faraday. He was a student at Cambridge University and remained there finally becoming Vice Chancellor. William Whewell the polymath, wrote on geology, astronomy and international law and much more. He coined much of the terminology commonly used in science today, such as osmosis, conductivity, and ion. He even invented the word scientist. And amazingly, in what was the first time people not trained in science were encouraged to help gather data, he arranged for volunteers in 650 towns, in 9 nations and colonies to collect hundreds of thousands of observations about tides which helped Britain dominate global sea trade. But few people have heard of William Whewell. Well that’s about to change as Sharon Carleton presents this Science Show tracing William Whewell’s life and achievements.

This is from the latest episode of the science show, I'll link the main page, other things may be of interest.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/
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« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2018, 11:25:51 AM »
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/birds,-birds,-birds!/9837210

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‘Bird brain’ is sometimes used as an insult. But maybe it is really a compliment! They pack a lot in to their tiny heads. And they have powers we don’t come close to understanding. Such as how some species manage to fly from one side of the Earth to the other, and hit a target, be it a beach, or an exact nest. Then physically, how do they cover such immense distances? Now we know some birds are learning before emerging from the egg. Birds continue to fascinate. And you’ll be fascinated with this discussion on all things avian recorded at Womad in March 2018.

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