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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2012-08-25 2:03 pm   Permalink

First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825

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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-25 2:27 pm   Permalink

Truly the end of an era.

 
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Posted: 2012-09-02 08:00 am   Permalink

Hal David dies at 91.

Here's a
great list of some of his stuff.

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Posted: 2012-09-03 3:41 pm   Permalink

The gentle giant from The Green Mile and more, actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54.


 
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-09-04 10:58 pm   Permalink

and the "Gentle Tiki Giant" and "Founding Father of the Florida Tiki Tooth Tiki"!!!

RIP Wayne Coombs!!!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=43761&forum=1&14


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Posted: 2012-09-10 9:33 pm   Permalink

Bill Moggridge Dead: Early Laptop Designer Dies At 69

NEW YORK (AP) Bill Moggridge, a British industrial designer who designed an early portable computer with the flip-open shape that is common today, has died. He was 69.

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum said Moggridge, its director since 2010, died on Saturday from cancer.

Moggridge is credited with the design of the Grid Compass, a computer that had a keyboard and yellow-on-black display that sold for $8,150 when it was released in 1982. It was encased in magnesium and seen as rugged, and was used by the U.S. military.

The computer made its way into outer space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985.

Although there were many portable computers being developed around that time, Grid Systems Corp. won the patent for the clamshell design with the foldable screen hinged toward the back of the machine, said Alex Bochannek, a curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Moggridge pushed for this foldable design when it was realized the flat-panel screen, keyboard and circuitry could all fit snugly together.

"In terms of the industrial design of the enclosure, Moggridge was instrumental in proposing that," Bochannek said. "He came up with that particular form factor."




Until that point, portable computers resembled portable sewing machines that weighed more than 20 pounds and had a big handle, he said.

It was after using the machine that Moggridge's ideas about design began to change, Bochannek said. His work began to focus more on how people interacted with devices, rather than just making sure they were enclosed well.

A co-founder of design consultancy firm IDEO, Moggridge authored the books "Designing Interactions," which was published in 2006, and "Designing Media," published in 2010.

"Beloved by the museum staff and the design community at large, Bill touched the lives of so many through his wise council, boundary-pushing ideas and cheerful camaraderie," said Caroline Baumann, associate director of the museum, in a statement.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karin, and two sons Alex and Erik.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/bill-moggridge-dead_n_1868785.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl25%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D203293
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Posted: 2012-09-11 10:30 am   Permalink

Ron Taylor
March 8, 1934 - September 9, 2012
Documentary film maker passed away in Sydney, Austrailia. The cause was leukemia.
Made the documentary film about the Great White shark "Blue Water, White Death" (1971)
This would lead to work as consultant and underwater cameraman for the 1975 blockbuster "Jaws".

U.K. Telegraph: Film maker Ron Taylor


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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2012-09-26 07:44 am   Permalink

Andy Williams 12/3/1927 - 9/25/2012





 
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-28 02:50 am   Permalink

The great Herbert Lom, Dies at 95



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/arts/herbert-lom-frustrated-boss-of-inspector-clouseau-dies-at-95.html?_r=1

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-09-30 4:49 pm   Permalink

Actor Michael O'Hare
May 6, 1952 September 28, 2012
Best known for playing Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in the science fiction television series Babylon 5.

io9: Michael O'Hare


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-10-07 12:32 pm   Permalink

Los Angeles children's TV show 'Sheriff' John Rovick
Oct. 2, 1919 - Oct 13,2012
Los Angeles Times: Sheriff John




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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2012-10-10 07:59 am   Permalink

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor (Mongo), dies at 77.






 
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Posted: 2012-10-11 4:31 pm   Permalink


http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/11/basil-plumley-army-veteran-of-three-wars-dies-at-92/

Basil Plumley, Army veteran of 3 wars, dies at 92

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, who fought in some of the U.S. Army's bloodiest battles in three wars, died Wednesday in Columbus, Georgia. He was 92.

Plumley saw action in some of the largest battles of World War II, including the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of Salerno in Italy and Operation Market Garden.

He then fought in the Korean War, but it was his role in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam that brought him the most fame. The battle was chronicled in the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," which was later a 2002 movie starring Mel Gibson. Sam Elliott played Plumley.

The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia, tweeted a picture of Elliot and Plumley in noting the veteran's death.

Plumley, along with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, led the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in the November 1965 battle that saw 450 U.S. forces face off against 2,000 troops from the North Vietnamese army in the first major engagement between the two armies. More than 230 U.S. troops were killed.

Plumley was at Landing Zone X-Ray, where 79 U.S. troops died.

"That was a long day. I was the second one in and next to the last to leave," Plumley was quoted as saying by The Bayonet in 2010 when he donated a large print of himself and Moore in Vietnam to the National Infantry Museum.

"Command Sgt. Maj. Plumley was a true American hero who spent much of his life placing his nation and its greatest ideals ahead of his own well-being," Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, said in a statement Wednesday. "He served with great valor and distinction in three wars and continued to mentor soldiers and leaders well after his retirement from active duty. The command sergeant major touched countless lives in his more than 30 years in the Army."

Plumley joined the Army on March 31, 1942, and retired on December 31, 1974.

His Army awards included the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster and the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster.

At a reunion of Ia Drang veterans this year in Columbus, Plumley talked about the troops he helped lead, according to a report on the U.S. Army's website.

"That battalion was the best trained, in good physical shape and most disciplined that I've ever seen," he said. "We did real hard training at Fort Benning before we went into X-Ray. But that battalion was made up of hard, disciplined, well-trained and well-commanded soldiers who didn't give a damn how rough their training is as long as you're fair about it. I was glad to have been a member of it."

Plumley was a larger-than-life figure, who had the respect of those on the battlefield, according to Joe Galloway, a reporter who was at Ia Drang and later wrote "We Were Soldiers" along with Moore. At the May reunion, he told of the scene when Plumley showed up at another Ia Drang vets reunion years earlier.

"It was up in the hospitality room, and everybody's had a few pops. All of a sudden, Sgt. Maj. Plumley arrives, steps in the door," Galloway said. "And I saw guys who had served a two-year draftee tour in the Army and had been out for 25 or 30 years, turn white, backs against the wall. As the sergeant major made his way into the room, they made their way along the wall and out the door. They were afraid he still had their name and number."

Plumley died of colon cancer, the Army statement said.






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Posted: 2012-10-18 11:57 pm   Permalink

Dutch adult film actress Sylvia Kristel
September 28, 1952 October 17, 2012

Best known for playing the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films but also acted in mainstream movies such as Private Lessons, Private School and the Get Smart revival film The Nude Bomb.

Boston Globe: Sylvia Kristel


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Posted: 2012-11-23 9:56 pm   Permalink

Larry Hagman, film and TV actor best known for roles on "Dallas" and "I Dream of Jeannie," has died at age 81.



This stinks, I'm a fan. He was great in Blake Edwards' S.O.B. and if anyone has a shot of him from Sea Hunt please post it.


 
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