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    Institution of Valuers

    It has a bit of a "Bilderberg Group" feel to it. So much so that I wish I knew what this article actually means.

    Office-bearers of Institution of Valuers hold meeting
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    Nothing sinister or "Bilderbergisch" about it. Just professional valuators, plying their trade for all sorts of purposes - investment, taxation , sales etc. Types of assets their members specialize in:

    • Immovable Property
    • Agricultural Lands
    • Coffee and Tea Plantation
    • Mines and Quarries
    • Machinery and Plant
    • Computer Technology
    • Ceramics Technology
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Production Engineering

    Website here: IOV | A premier organization of valuation professionals in India Wonder what value they'd put on DI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Wonder what value they'd put on DI?

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    In Gandhis or Kiplings?

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    Gandhis. Don't know about Kipling - I've never Kippled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Gandhis. Don't know about Kipling - I've never Kippled.

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    "Don't look, but chances are there's kipple hanging around your life somewhere right now. "

    Kipple in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    "Don't look, but chances are there's kipple hanging around your life somewhere right now. "

    Kipple in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    I am eagerly awaiting Blade Runner 2049.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I am eagerly awaiting Blade Runner 2049.

    I hope I'm wrong but I see this coming in a cocked hat. The original was spare. Spare and dark. This looks to be overdone.

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    You might be right. One of the best parts of the original was the feeling created by the sets, lighting, etc. If they "go Hollywood" on the sequel it will probably be a disappointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    You might be right. One of the best parts of the original was the feeling created by the sets, lighting, etc. If they "go Hollywood" on the sequel it will probably be a disappointment.

    "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost in time, like tears...in rain. Time to die."

    Orion is a cookie and Tannhauser a Christmas song, right?

    Whatever they are, I got the picture when I heard those lines, without any visuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    Orion is a cookie and Tannhauser a Christmas song, right? I got the picture when I heard those lines, without any visuals
    No visuals? Were you listening to the radio version?

    And nope (as you were doubtless aware) Oreo is the cookie, "0 Tannenbaum" is the Christmas carol. I still know the German lyrics I learned in school, 60 years ago. I once heard a fine Yinglish (English-Yiddish) comedy takeoff called "Oy, Tanenbaum!" I thought it was by the late Allan Sherman, but I can't find the lyrics among his songs.

    But you knew Orion was a constellation and as for Tannhauser Gate, I've read that Bladerunner fans have often assumed that it is a warp station. I have no doubt, Decimon, that you probably made the same assumption. And we are all aware (aren't we ) that the original Tannhäuser of legend, was a Minnesinger (courtly love poet/singer) whose compositions date from around 1245-1265.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannh%C3%A4user

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    I thought the casting in the film was pretty good. Rutger Hauer delivered those lines in a pretty believable way and you could really picture those scenes as he described them. Overall I think the movie performed way above expectations. As advances in robotics, AI, and genetic manipulation continue it is an emotional inquiry into what it means to be human. I only wish that Phillip K. Dick was still around to write the sequel.
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