Terry in the Media

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:11 pm

Hmmm...
Yes it does seem like a quote - how odd. :?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:29 pm

Well he has done sci-fi and the Science of the Discworld in the past and he does sometimes get quite astronomic when talking about GA'T - but I think this is the 'words put in mouth' type quote as it quite clearly says at the start of the article that "In the year since his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's, Pratchett, the nation’s best-loved fantasy writer..."

Maybe the editor was worrying about repercussions from another author who thinks she might qualify on the fantasy front if not anything else? :P
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:14 am

Actually, she says she's not a fantasy writer. :roll: I remember Sir Terry commenting on it at the time.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:08 am

Then it must be the 'best-loved' crack :twisted:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:29 pm

Five minute interview with Sir Terry. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:40 pm

for some reason this blinkin thing wont open on my laptop , going to threaten it with a hammer to see if i can frighten it into opening the link :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:43 pm

still cant get it to open going to get a bigger hammer :evil:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:46 pm

lump hammer worked :lol:
cheers tony
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:02 pm

:lol: It's the appliance of science.
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Postby Brent Pigeon » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:56 pm

Terry Pratchet has been in the media about light helmets, these actually partially reverse the brain damage of Alzheimer's but I cannot find out how to get one. I need help for a relative with dementia who is about to be forced into an old people's home if I cannot find a way of improving her memory.
The Alzheimer's Society does not know how to get one.
I am trying to track down the light helmets that Terry Pratchet is promoting. The Alzheimer's society does not know anything about them.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:18 pm

Brent Pigeon wrote:Terry Pratchet has been in the media about light helmets, these actually partially reverse the brain damage of Alzheimer's but I cannot find out how to get one. I need help for a relative with dementia who is about to be forced into an old people's home if I cannot find a way of improving her memory.
The Alzheimer's Society does not know how to get one.
From the documentary - if I remember correctly - the helmet was very much a prototype. Terry was acting as a guinea pig at the time and I doubt whether the helmet has actually gone into production. It would (presumably) have to go through some sort of clinical trials.

If you can find the documentary, you may find the name of the inventor and Google them to find more info.

Good luck :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:12 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wilt ... 127457.stm

Terry agrees with the right to end your own life.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:34 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8127457.stm

Terry agrees with the right to end your own life.
Thanks Bouncy - that's interesting.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:06 pm

chris.ph wrote:still cant get it to open going to get a bigger hammer :evil:


My Electronic Engineer Father had a story about a guy in Texas while he was troubleshooting ... this guy used his "Electronic Hammer" to install circuit boards if they didn't fit right away.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:08 pm

:cry: :cry:
Tonyblack wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8127457.stm

Terry agrees with the right to end your own life.
Thanks Bouncy - that's interesting.


I understand.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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