snafu

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Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Retired
Location United Kingdom
Introduction Happily married, retired. The name SNAFU was accidental, I got cross with Blogger because my name is so commonplace any variation I could think of was already in use. Computer systems do not do sarcasm and so it accepted my comment as my user name. I am not hiding my identity, my name is Pete Morris. Lifelong geek and technophile. Bookshelves in nearly every room of the house, from Blyton to Einstein. Spent most of my working life training adults in geeky stuff, from basic electrics to computer systems. My heroes are, amongst others, Richard Feynman, Freeman Dyson and Eric Laithwaite and if you don’t need to look them up in Wikipedia then you are my kind of geek. .
Interests That great big thing we all live inside - the universe.
Favorite Movies 101 Dalmatians, 2001, The 39 steps, The African Queen, Arsnic and Old Lace, Brief Encounter, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Dead Zone, ET, Groundhog Day, Kung Fu Panda, Leon, The Incredibles, Jungle Book, The Maltese Falcon, Monsters Inc, The Naked Truth, The Prestige, The Prophecy, RAN, The Ritz, Seven Samurai, The Shawshank Redemption, Shrek, Some Like it Hot, Somewhere in Time, The Sword in the Stone, The Third Man, Timescape, Too many Crooks, The Usual Suspects, Vice Versa, Wall.E, What's new Pussycat, The White Sun of the Desert, The Wrong Box, Despicable Me
Favorite Music Depends on my mood, but from 1950s to 2000s popular, through Pink Floyd, to classics and opera. Most favourite popular music, Drive, by, The Cars, Northern lights, by, Renaissance, Phil Collins, In the air Tonight, Most favourite groups, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen, and most favourite classical, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and, Sibelius' second Symphony
Favorite Books Tiger Tiger by Bester, Flowers for Algernon by Keys, The Doomsday Book by Willis, Passage by Willis, The Time Machine by Wells, The Crow Road by Banks, Restoree by McCaffrey, The Road to Damascus by Ringo/Evans, Ringworld by Niven, The world of Ptavvs by Niven, The Man Kzin wars