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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

inventor of the Raleigh chopper Alan Oakley has died

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Inventor of the TV remote control Eugene Polley dies aged 96 (© Yahoo! TV News )

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the TV remote control, has died at the age of 96.


Eugene Polley’s former employer Zenith Electronics announced that he died of
natural causes on Sunday at a Chicago hospital.

In 1955 he invented the Flash-Matic, which shot a beam of light at photo cells
placed on each corner of a TV screen allowing it to change channels as well as
turning it on and off.

Zenith spokesman John Taylor said, “He was a proud owner of a flat-screen TV
and modern remote. He always kept his original remote control with him."

Prior to his invention a remote control wired to the TV set was the norm. Sonic
controlled, infrared and radio frequency remotes followed the Flash-Matic.

Born in Chicago in 1915, Polley was an engineer his entire life, earning himself 18
US patents during his 47 years working at Zenith. He was honoured with an Emmy
for his work in 1997.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Fleetwood Macs Bob Welch Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

http://www.planetrock.com/news/ro...ws/fleetwood-macs-bob-welch-dies/

Sad when anyone takes their own life.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18489401


The singer from the Flying Pickets dies of prostate cancer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

John Harrison Ex Hawkwind Bassist.

http://www.planetrock.com/news/ro...s/founding-hawkwind-bassist-dies/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Welsh actor Victor Spinetti:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18148017
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Glasgow Loon wrote:
John Harrison Ex Hawkwind Bassist.

http://www.planetrock.com/news/ro...s/founding-hawkwind-bassist-dies/


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

ma wee pal jimmy connelly .the wee man fought cancer four times and battled tae the end refusing to go into the hospice.r i p jimmy,we all loved ye mate.i drink my morning coffee from the laurel and hardy mug ye bought me and i always will.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Sorry to hear you lost a close friend,Sputnik.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

thanks doog doog.too many dispatches on here so i will add a match for a change.my nephew gets wed wed on saturday and my youngest daughter is the bridesmaid.looking forward too it and not too bothered about the bad weather as it is an indoors event.[dumbuck hotel]dumbarton.
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