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  1. The Old Man

    Life of a Comet

    Hi Earthnut, thanks for the suggestions. I just wondering which video that was? Just to clarify, Libby hasn't retired! She is still co-admin but taking (a well-earned) break. Hi Merowig, thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I was always intrigued by that S2 opening! The episode guide profile page does check for articles and reviews, we wrote it that way in case any news ones get added, and the articles themselves link back to the episode profile. I'll definitely look at adding some extra links to those relevant downloads to make them quicker and easier to find and for other episodes too, good call! @Viivi wrote that great article, we are very fortunate to have her as our resident art expert and @SadEyes as our Mark Snow and soundtracks expert; a formidable team if ever there was one! But don't tell them, they'll want a pay rise.
  2. Happy Birthday Erin, we miss you so much. Another year and still can't believe you're gone. Thinking of you and your family today and forever. x
  3. Happy Birthday Erin, we love and miss you. x

  4. Miss you Viivi!Β :blush:Β Hope you're okay and enjoying autumn!

    1. Viivi


      Miss you too, my darling friend! I'm okay, a bit busy at work, but definitely enjoying autumn as well. Hugs!Β :23:

    2. The Old Man

      The Old Man

      Autumn hugs! :get-a-wiggle-on:

  5. Autumn/Fall. The beginning or the end?

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    2. The Old Man

      The Old Man

      πŸ˜† I like the sound of 'the Fall'! I also like 'Autumnal'. I'm just a hard man to please!

    3. Gotham Gal

      Gotham Gal

      It's polysyllabic with two incongruent consonants, making "autumnal" tricky for us Americans.:)

    4. The Old Man

      The Old Man

      Yes. That! PS. You had me at polysyllabic. :rolleyes:

  6. The Old Man

    millennium curse of frank black

    Wow, that's incredible! Thanks for sharing! My favourite episode too!
  7. Frozen left shoulder is killing me! 😒

    1. Gotham Gal

      Gotham Gal

      I thought only menopausal women got that condition, Old Man.Β  Anyway, my mom had it and said it was excruciating at times, but it did go away on its own eventually--I think within a year.

    2. The Old Man

      The Old Man

      Thanks for that! DefinitelyΒ Manopausal!Β :wacko:Β 

    3. Gotham Gal

      Gotham Gal

      Hope it resolves itself soon.Β  It can be very painful.

  8. The Old Man

    High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer

    So glad that Joe is maintaining his upbeatness! Go Joe!
  9. The Old Man

    My halloween!!

    Awesome! Thanks Bishop! πŸŽƒ
  10. The Old Man

    Pumpkin Carving

    Aargh! It's Pumpkinhead How awesome is that? πŸŽƒπŸ˜±
  11. The Old Man


    Wow, this is truly fabulous, nice work! I love the way it leaps of the screen, also love the textures you have recreated, especially in Frank's collar. Love the Ouro background too!
  12. The Old Man

    High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer

    Thanks Walkabout, poor Joe. He is doing so well. Sending energy, thoughts and prayers.
  13. As you may know, 10 years ago the rather awesome @LaLaLandRecords released limited, stunning releases of Mark Snow's Millennium score. Currently, you can once more order copies of MILLENNIUM: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET) direct from LaLaLand's new website, which states a further limited batch of 1000 units are available from June 9th, 2018. The website also advertises 2000 units of MILLENNIUM VOL 2: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET). Both releases are priced at a very reasonable $24.98 at the time of writing. Visit LaLaLand Records' new website at https://lalalandrecords.com/
  14. Happy Birthday, Libby! Hope you have a wonderful, special time and a suitably, elegant sufficiency of enoughfullness. πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸΉ The Old Man x PS. Sorry, couldn't resist @Libby !
  15. So sad about this. RIP - Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene in 'The Walking Dead,' dies at 76. He was a great, charismatic actor, I was just watching him last night on Bosch after hearing about it. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/07/tv-shows/scott-wilson-actor-obit/index.html
  16. The Old Man

    The Man in the High Castle (2015 - )

    Six was excellent if you get to see it. Currently watching Bosch which is a great serial killer/cop drama after finishing the awesome Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, but I have this on my to watch list! Season 2 is now available on Amazon Prime. It's a fascinating concept. How can so much pleasure come from one tiny, USB-sized stick?!
  17. The Old Man

    High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer

    Poor Joe, that sounds terrible. Sending all the positive thoughts and energy I can. Come on Joe, you are beating this, keep going! πŸ™
  18. For anyone interested or effected, I've just changed the type of emoji we display at TIWWA. The EmojiOne style of emoji which were a handy workaround for users of older devices or operating systems would often fail to load, secondly they don't show in certain areas of the site which show text only, such as activity streams and search results. Therefore I've switched backed to the so called 'native' visual style, which means that the graphic is not loaded from Emojione's rather temperamental servers, but are provided by the user's device/emoji keyboard instead (they don't download over the internet): So, basically: Apple users will see Apple's style (as per screenshot above) as supported via their current version iOS, Android users will see the Google's Android style, as supported by their device's version of Android operating system, whilst Windows 10 users will see Microsoft's current style etc. Sadly, users on older platforms that don't fully support the modern, coloured emoji may not see the emoji or they may show as white outlines. More about emoji at https://emojipedia.org/ and at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji Tip! Emoji are a font, so you can also change the size of your emoji just like normal text by using the font size button in the text editor! πŸŽƒπŸ¦‰πŸ‚πŸ¦ŒπŸ‚πŸ„πŸπŸ˜± πŸŽƒπŸ¦‰πŸ‚πŸ¦ŒπŸ‚πŸ„πŸπŸ˜±
  19. The Old Man

    Change of emoji style

    Yeah, the EmojiOne was a good workaround for those using older devices, but it seems very unreliable. If I look at them in my browser's console when one doesn't load, it effectively says their server is blocking access to them, why I have no idea as it defeats the whole point. Until you get to update to Windows 10 (which is really good by the way), I think you are stuck with the original black and white outline version of Emoji or they may not show at all, but you can still use the traditional emoticons. There has been talk of having the traditional emoticons removed from future versions of the software as many consider them outdated and low quality on today's high DPI displays, but a lot of admin clients including myself expressed support for keeping them enabled or disabled as optional; I worry one day they will go but I imagine they could be restored as an optional third party add-on. We have high resolution versions of the basic ones called Retina style, that show on retina devices but for the animated versions they would need recreating from scratch.
  20. I feel the same way Earthy. I found the remake of the The Day The Earth Stood Still fascinating for the same reasons. That image is awesome! Sure! They are just the usual emoji, but I changed the font size to make them larger. By default I think they are hard to see in the normal font size, so I highlight with my mouse just like selecting regular text and use the Size button in the text editor to increase their size. On an ipad, I find I have to change the font size then type the emoji, or the highlighted emoji stops being highlighted when you press the Size button - grr). For a while now the site has supported actual Emoji as well as the existing traditional image-based emoticons. You can post them via the handy Emoji button in the text editor, or you can select them from your device's emoji keyboard if available, such as on Apple devices iPhones, iPads etc, Android based phones Windows 10 devices; an emoji keyboard Windows 10 touchscreen devices like phones and tablets, and 2 versions for the non-touch screen version PC/Laptop based of Windows 10. https://www.howtogeek.com/351344/how-to-use-windows-10’s-new-emoji-picker-in-any-app/ The device you are using will display them in it's own particular style. They look different on my iPad from when I see them on my PC. A ha! The Millennium Comet!
  21. Version 2.1.1


    Millennium Gadgets Pack (requires Rainmeter and Windows 7 or later) This Millennium download has been updated and now contains a suite (pack) of Millennium-inspired gadgets which run on the free Rainmeter theming platform for Windows. The pack includes 8 Millennium inspired gadgets, with additional variants (total of 10 designs). Frank Black Millennium Countdown Halloween 'Spooky' Frank Black Millennium Countdown Halloween Pumpkin Millennium Countdown with 2 selectable variations: animated with flickering candle (art by @ethsnafu) and standard, non-animated version. Lucy Butler Millennium Countdown with 2 selectable variations: choice of 2 scenes from Antipas Halloween 'Spooky Lucy Butler' Animated Millennium Countdown Ouroborous 'All-In-1' Millennium Countdown with choice of 4 selectable variations including standard gold Ouroborous, an animated rotating Ouroborous, and the popular Owls hacked version of the Ouroborous available in 2 matching white or gold text versions. Owls Ouroborous Millennium Countdown A stand-alone variation featuring the popular Owls hacked version of the Millennium Group's Ouroborous branding available in 2 matching white or gold text versions. Animated Ouroborous Millennium Countdown A stand-alone variation with an animated rotating Ouroborous. Description These Countdown gadgets can be installed on modern, recent versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, 8x, 10 (after Rainmeter is installed first). The gadgets feature images inspired by Millennium, a 'Welcome Message' from the Millennium Group, your name (optional) and the 'number of days remaining' (you can edit the countdown date/time,) all inspired by Chris Carter's Millennium television series. Here's a video to show you how they work... that Festive wallpaper is not included! Features Millenniumistic! Our interactive Countdown gadgets feature images from Millennium television series, the default gadget is of Millennium Group criminal profiler Frank Black and is the first one made. Display as many as you like, 1 or all of the gadgets, you tweak each with different names and countdown times. Easy to personalise - Just click on the 'Welcome Frank' greeting to display your own name instead (max 16 letters) . After a few seconds, the gadget will update with the new name. Days Remaining Countdown - Upon first install, displays the current number of days remaining in Millennium-inspired style until next New Year's Day or Halloween. Just click on the countdown to change the date/time of your event. After a few seconds, the gadget will update with the new time. TIWWA Site Link - Clicking the image on the gadget triggers the booming Millennium style drum sound and takes you to straight to our Millennium community forums (TIWWA) via your current default internet browser. Automatic saving - The gadget will remember your customised settings (name, target date) whenever you restart your computer (if you have the default setting enabled in Rainmeter to load Rainmeter when you start Windows). Drag and drop anywhere on your desktop. Rainmeter will remember where you left the gadget so it will appear in the same place, when you next restart Windows. You can also save your desktop layout as a new layout within Rainmeter, with or without your current desktop background. Requirements Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 10 and later. Rainmeter, the best known and most popular desktop customization program for Windows which uses very little CPU and RAM resources and will run perfectly well on any supported hardware. Rainmeter is free and open source. Remember to please download and install Rainmeter first, then afterwards you can install our gadgets. Available from https://www.rainmeter.net/ For more hints and guidance on using our gadgets, how to display more than or choose different styles on some gadgets, please see this handy pinned topic:- How to install First install the latest free version of Rainmeter software from the official Rainmeter site. You can download it for free from https://www.rainmeter.net/ After Rainmeter is installed, it shows you a welcome message skin and demo widgets. You can close off/disable them (and any others you don't want visible) by right-clicking on them, and selecting Unload. Download the latest Millennium Gadget pack from here, then double-click on it to install (it should open automatically in Rainmeter). How to configure Place them where you like! You can click, drag and drop the gadgets to move to any desktop area of any monitor you have. Rainmeter will remember its position. Change the name! You can change the name shown from Frank to your own, simply click on the "Welcome Frank" message and following the instructions. Change the countdown date and time! You can change the countdown timer's target date by clicking on the current countdown message and following the instructions to enter a new future event date/time. The gadget will ask you for the year, month, day, hour and minute. E.g. So for midnight on 18th March, 2019, enter 19, followed by 03, followed by 18, followed by 00, followed by 00. The gadget then refreshes after a few seconds with the new setting. Easy peasy. Right click on any gadgets to unload, view any additional variations, themes and animations as per the Support Topic and shown in the video. MILLENNIUM and all related characters are Β© Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc and its related entities. All Rights Reserved.
  22. That's awesome! I think it's so incredible how humanity has placed technology on asteroids travelling 1000's of miles per hour out in space. Also a little concerned that we've effectively dumped materials on them at the same time, not a good advert for Earth to any alien civilisations out there, that we've advertised our existence to! πŸ‘½β˜„οΈπŸ™‰
  23. Now you may laugh, but I only recently got to see the first 3 seasons of Fear the Walking Dead thanks to Amazon Prime. In the UK, this AMC series until recently was insanely limited to BT rather poor channels who bought the rights to it (how was that allowed to happen!). Last month, Season one was finally available to everyone via E4, but only one agonising episode a week. I couldn't take it anymore. When I found it was on my Amazon Firestick and free via Amazon Prime, I couldn't believe it. What a brilliant, inspired spin-off series. A bit slow to start in some ways, but you get to see the outbreak start as isolated incidents and the gathering momentum as TEOTWAWKI effects a modern, disfunctunctional family and their community, but midway through the first season, it's all go! I'd go as far as to say it's actually better than TWD in some ways as it deals more deeply with the actual challenges of survival and life after the apocalypse, an area that I find interesting. In fact, this is an area I found really fascinating back when I watched the original Survivors series by Terry Nation from the 70's. A group of survivors come together in that series from various walks of life and they meet an intelligent man who asks them what happens when the last candle is burnt, who knows how to make more? What about Nuclear Power Stations? Were they shut down safely in time, or will they go china syndrome without being maintained? What happens to your children when insulin runs out? These are the sort of questions Fear the Walking Dead makes you consider whilst it also delivers great action and excitement sequences. A perfect blend, more of a thinking man's Walking Dead, if you will, in the same vein as Millennium was perhaps, to the excellent X-Files. The cast are absolutely brilliant too. Incredible performances. Check out this series, even if you don't like zombies, it's really a fresh take that carves it's own place. Hell, it even has an episode called Ouroborus!

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