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Happy New Year From Retrofinds

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Happy new year everyone .  Hope 2013 is a retro one and full of 8-bit love.



Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator, dies

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Gerry Anderson, the creator of hit TV shows including Thunderbirds, Stingray and Joe 90, has died at the age of 83. He also created Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and his puppet superheroes fired the imaginations of millions of young viewers in the 1960s and '70s. Thunderbirds, a science-fiction fantasy about a daring rescue squad, ran from 1965 and was his most famous show. Anderson had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2010 and the disease had worsened in recent months, his son Jamie said. Jamie Anderson announced the news on his website, saying his father died peacefully in his sleep at noon on Wednesday. "Gerry was diagnosed with mixed dementia two years ago and his condition worsened quite dramatically over the past six months," he wrote Gerry Anderson talked about the onset of the disease in June 2012. Speaking on BBC Berkshire he said: "I don't think I realised at all. It was my wife Mary who began to notice that I would do something quite daft like…

CITV set for classic kids TV weekend

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ITV is to celebrate 30 years of its children's programming by screening classic TV shows for two days next month. Programmes including Rainbow, Super Gran, Press Gang, The Raggy Dolls and Children's Ward will all be broadcast. Digital channel CITV will clear its schedule on 5 and 6 January to screen almost nine hours of old favourites each day. ITV1 will also air a documentary to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Other popular shows to be screened include Count Duckula, Art Attack, The Tomorrow People, Puddle Lane and Rosie & Jim. Drama series Press Gang and Children's Ward both won Bafta awards during their runs. Created by Kay Mellor and Paul Abbott, Children's Ward helped launch the careers of many writers, including future Doctor Who boss Russell T Davies, who wrote and produced the series. Press Gang, set in the offices of a student newspaper, was created by current Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat. "We are very proud of CITV's heritage and look fo…

RALEIGH VEKTAR - Videos and Pics

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John Hughes 80s Montage

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How tall can a Lego tower get?

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Building Lego towers is a competitive business - this one in Prague, at 32.5m, may be the tallest to date In today's MagazineHow happiness changes with ageThe rise of 'tax shaming'Was Tamerlane actually disabled?The Monitor It's not just children who like to build towers with Lego - the internet is alive with discussion on how many Lego bricks, stacked one on top of the other, it would take to destroy the bottom brick. So what's the answer? There has been a burning debate on the social news website Reddit. It's a trivial question you might think, but one the Open University's engineering department has - at the request of the BBC's More or Less programme - fired up its labs to try to answer. "It's an exciting thing to do because it's an entirely new question and new questions are always interesting," says Dr Ian Johnston, an applied mathematician and lecturer in engineering. Looking on the internet, he exp…

Amiga Public Domain SlideDisk Show

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Amiga PD 1987 (Action Disk Slideshow)