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    The Old Man reacted to HighPlainsDrifter in Season One Trailers   
     
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Update on our Elder Viivi   
    It's wonderful to know that you are okay Viivi.  Thank you Graham for the post, and thank you Viivi for updating us.

    Love and huggers,
    D
     
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    The Old Man reacted to Viivi in Update on our Elder Viivi   
    Thank you, my dear Graham, truly much appreciated.
    Yes, it happened right there in my neighbourhood, on the streets and market squares that I walk through daily. Like i said to Graham earlier, it was pure luck i wasn't there when it happened. My brother avoided the incident by 15 minutes.
    I was getting home from work on Friday when i saw and heard that something was going on on the main market square.The first piece of information was that several people had been stabbed, at least one of them had died, and the perpetrator had been seen running towards another square which is practically next to my home. It was unclear if there were more than one murderers running around, and the police told us to avoid the area. I spent a few hours at a friend's place before the situation was clear and we could walk on the streets again.
    The police are investigating it as a terrorist attack; two murders, and eight attempted murders.
    This is a smallish town, but an important one, and the oldest one in Finland. We are proud but friendly and peace-loving people. We did absolutely nothing to deserve this.
    Be safe, everyone. Much love to all,
    V.
     
    An article in New York Times:
    Fatal Knife Attack in Finland Is Investigated as Terrorism
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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    I left him a post of best wishes and love from his family here .  NEW  UPDATE :   Joe had his port implanted in his chest .  he begins chemo next week .  he remains strong and positive .   live long and prosper Joe ! 
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    The Old Man reacted to Gotham Gal in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Appreciate the update, Walkabout.  I'm sure we're all wishing him the very best in what is a difficult situation.
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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    UPDATE :  Joe has a mass on his liver which is related to his colon cancer .  he is having a port put into his chest then he will begin chemo soon .  keep Joe and his family in your thoughts and wish him all the best .
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Snow Files of the Week   
    As always, Mark Snow's music is a pleasure.  Thank you again Alex.  
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    The Old Man reacted to SadEyes in Snow Files of the Week   
    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue/Ride To Roswell/Call To Mulder" from "The X-Files", episode "My Struggle" (2016).
    Production of the new season, that will hit the screens in 2018, has already begun. As with last year's limited event series, there will only be two episodes evolving around the story arc. The remaining episodes will be stand-alone episodes again.
    While Mark Snow often used the stand-alone episodes to experiment musically, the story arc episodes had the musical concept pretty much set. The music is minimalistic, with some little musical motifs. This is also true for "My Struggle", the first episode of the limited event series. The music is very percussive with its pulsating rhythms. This concept was further developed by Snow in the final episode of the event series, "My Struggle II".
    The music from the limited event series was released on a 2CD set by La-La Land Records, limited to 3.000 copies.
    Enjoy!
     
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    The Old Man got a reaction from Walkabout in Meaning of Your Name   
    Ok, it's all good fun. Smith, such a common name! Here goes...
    Interesting, I'd always assumed it was something to do with Blacksmiths, which is the medieval term for metal workers.
    Join me down at the river for a blood letting ceremony and I'll tell you more.... 
    Are we all sitting comfortably? Good. Then I'll begin...
    I don't know about any blacksmiths or metal workers in the family, but on my father's side of the family and according to word of mouth, apparently a few generations back (great, great, great grandfather or so), a young lad ran away from school in South Africa after being beaten by his teacher for spilling some ink. He stowed away on a sailing ship and when eventually he was discovered out at sea, they took a liking to him and he became the captain's cabin boy. The story goes that he grew up on the ship and became an apprentice ship's carpenter and learnt his trade. Years later, he came to England and met a nurse, got married and stayed here. Somehow the family came to live in Birmingham.
    My grandad who is 97, moved from Birmingham to North Wales when my dad and his brother were boys. He was a steam train driver, which was apparently a high paid job back then. He just came home from work one night and told his wife and kids they were all moving to North Wales, and he took a demotion to work on the rail tracks, which apparently was unheard of. One son became a joiner (aka carpenter), the other a long distance lorry (truck) driver. Now both have grand-children. No sign of any metal workers though, as far as I know.
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Meaning of Your Name   
    Discover the meaning and history behind your last name
    https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts?o_xid=67028&o_lid=67028&o_sch=Content+Marketing
     
    My maiden name is "Chase," so here's that info.  Please post yours.  I look forward to reading them.
    My mother's family (both sides) were from Czechoslovakia with the last name of "Strbak" (Starbuck or Sterbuck in English).  No meaning of the name was found, just statistics.  They were from a town at the Czech Northern border named, "Strba."  Wonder if there's a connection.
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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in Meaning of Your Name   
     
    Larimer Name Meaning English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other small metal attachments to harness and tackle. Compare Lorimer.   perfect ! 
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Great news Walkabout, thanks for the update.
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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    update :   his kidney biopsy came back clear for cancer .  he still has pain in that area , so Drs  are doing more tests.  Drs  did a liver biopsy  .  he was expected to come home accompanied by his brother.  his spirits remain good  and positive .  his son Gabe is signed up to play fall baseball .  
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    The Old Man reacted to Gotham Gal in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Joe,
    So very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Liz

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    The Old Man got a reaction from Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Absolutely gutted, poor Joe and his family. So caught up in my own problems this year, this really puts things into perspective. Huge hugs Joe, you can do this old friend. 
    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy, strong recovery. 
    X X X 
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Suddenly Millennium   
    A real good copy of this old spoof was posted bby Matt Davis on Vimeo, and I couldn't resist posting it here.
     
     
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Rainbows and Lightning   
    Yes, she was and always will be special to us.  So dearly loved and now missed.
    Dedicated to her ~


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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in Rainbows and Lightning   
    seeing Raven Wolf's post makes me sad that such a special person was loss do to medical incompetence  
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    The Old Man reacted to Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    a fundraiser has been set up by friends of Joe to help with medical and household expenses .   https://www.gofundme.com/gotobatforjoe 
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Introducing the Millennium Group Homepage - a central hub for the modern Millennium fan   
    WOW, WOW, WOW, AWESOME ! ! !    
    So glad you are feeling better.    
      for all that you do here for us.  You're wonderful, dearly loved and appreciated.    
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    The Old Man got a reaction from Walkabout in Introducing the Millennium Group Homepage - a central hub for the modern Millennium fan   
    Hi folks,
    Over the last few months I've been ill since January so when I've been up to it, I've had some time to work on the Millennium Group Home Page and it has been updated with a lot of nifty new bells and whistles. You may have already seen it, as I left it live whilst working on it. I dropped a hint in the Chatbox some time ago that I was working on something cool, well at least I think it is!
    Here's a video or just head over to check it out and have a play with it! https://millennium-thisiswhoweare.net/homepage.php
     
    Firstly, and this was asked for very long ago by the amazing @ethsnafu (who would have to be the most patient guy in the world if he were still waiting for me to learn how to achieve this!), there is a now a faux modernised implementation of the much loved Millennium Group voice recognition log-in.   Secondly, you can choose from the various Millennium characters who used the vocal log-in and some extra effects for fans of our Chatbox boom! The default voice is of course Frank Black. I've converted the Javascript framework over from Mootools to jQuery. I've also been having a play around with jQuery to try and learn more about it, and so the Home Page now has some new special effects, especially if you are using Firefox as your browser. For some reasons, there is occasionally some fast scrolling when opening and closing things in Chrome. I've updated the Settings Panel to give you more customisation options. You can now reload/refresh the page using the small button at the top right, to see the special log-in approved message at any time. You can play around with the vocal log-in, by clicking on the waveform. I've updated the Twitter live feed blocks which now auto update, to include news from the BBC, TIWWA and tech news from Ars Technica. Added a background image of the The Suchow (Soochow/Su-chou) Planisphere Added 2 default short cut links to M-TIWWA and the TIWWA forums, you can still add up to 3 more of your own. You can still use the Google Search for web pages and images, and search Wikipedia. When using Google Search, you can also filter/restrict the search results to TIWWA as shown in the video. Brand new pop up Date Picker to make changing your count down date much easier! Option to instantly reset all settings back to default and clear cookies.  
    Hope you enjoy the changes and find useful ways to use the page, even if just for fun!
     
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Happy Birthday Sadeyes!   
    Alex, you're amazing ! !
    Yes Graham, it is who we are...  ... and why we keep coming back here.  Just like Bilbo Baggins, "There and Back Again."
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    The Old Man reacted to SadEyes in Happy Birthday Sadeyes!   
    Thank you for your birthday wishes. It's always a great day being around such amazing people. Thank you very much.
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    The Old Man reacted to Earthnut in Happy Birthday Sadeyes!   
    It's because Walkabout is an amazing person.   
    Just left a message at Facebook for Alex.  He should be here soon.
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    The Old Man got a reaction from SadEyes in Happy Birthday Sadeyes!   
    Happy Birthday Alex!
    Have an amazing birthday!
    Graham
     
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