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Spacecadet
7th August 2012, 10:34
Breaking: Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell dies, aged 98 | Manchester Evening News - menmedia.co.uk (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1585475_breaking-jodrell-bank-founder-sir-bernard-lovell-dies-aged-98)

NickFitz
7th August 2012, 10:43
:(

KentPhilip
7th August 2012, 11:57
Oh no

I was having a lovelly day until I heard that!

Paddy
7th August 2012, 12:02
Sir Bernard Lovaell went down hill after Jodrell Bank lost its tripple A rating.

zeitghost
7th August 2012, 14:41
:rollin:

According to his biog, he was convinced he was going to be investigated for wasting public money building Jodrell Bank.

Then the Ruskies put Sputnik into orbit & Jodrell Bank was more or less the only thing that could track it.

And said Reds weren't too happy from the sound of this:

Sir Bernard Lovell claims Russians tried to kill him with radiation - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/5362829/Sir-Bernard-Lovell-claims-Russians-tried-to-kill-him-with-radiation.html)

And he was seriously into recycling.

As in the bearings for said Jodrell Bank dish, which were nicked off redundant battleships*.


*For the youth amongst the congregation, battleships were large ships with big feck off guns of which GB had many at one time long long ago when GB actually counted for something.

Gentile
7th August 2012, 16:44
Damn, I loved his 2001: A Space Odyssey film. We'll not see his like again. :(

That and he found time to command Apollo 13. What a guy.

Cliphead
7th August 2012, 18:28
Damn, I loved his 2001: A Space Odyssey film. We'll not see his like again. :(

That and he found time to command Apollo 13. What a guy.

Jim Lovell is still alive :confused:

Gentile
7th August 2012, 18:36
Jim Lovell is still alive :confused:

Sorry, Clippy: it's a bit of a crap running joke of mine in RIP threads to 'mistake' who the deceased is. :emb

It comes from when Ernest Borgnine died a while back, and several people mistakenly attributed Lionel Stander's "it was moider" character from Hart-to-Hart to him.

Cliphead
7th August 2012, 18:41
Sorry, Clippy: it's a bit of a crap running joke of mine in RIP threads to 'mistake' who the deceased is. :emb

It comes from when Ernest Borgnine died a while back, and several people mistakenly attributed Lionel Stander's "it was moider" character from Hart-to-Hart to him.

I did get it :laugh

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/public/style_emoticons/default/character52.gif

Gentile
7th August 2012, 18:44
I did get it :laugh

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/public/style_emoticons/default/character52.gif

See, that's what I get for being nice. :tongue ;)

Cliphead
7th August 2012, 18:45
See, that's what I get for being nice. :tongue ;)

Never explain a joke :wink

bless 'em all
7th August 2012, 18:57
There's a "Sir Bernard Lovell" school where I used to live. I never went there though. It was crap.

edit: But he was a visionary and an example to us all. RIP.

Sysman
7th August 2012, 20:32
Breaking: Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell dies, aged 98 | Manchester Evening News - menmedia.co.uk (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1585475_breaking-jodrell-bank-founder-sir-bernard-lovell-dies-aged-98)

The link on that page to a 2008 interview is well worth a read too:

KGB wanted Sir Bernard Lovell to defect (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1081080_kgb_wanted_sir_bernard_lovell_to_defect)

Paddy
7th August 2012, 21:42
The link on that page to a 2008 interview is well worth a read too:

KGB wanted Sir Bernard Lovell to defect (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1081080_kgb_wanted_sir_bernard_lovell_to_defect)

Did they feed him lots of curry then?

SupremeSpod
8th August 2012, 07:59
There's a "Sir Bernard Lovell" school where I used to live. I never went there though. It was crap.

edit: But he was a visionary and an example to us all. RIP.

Well with observatory at Jodrell Bank he could see a bit further than the rest of us... :igmc:

We need more people like Sir Bernard, only not dead!