Nigel Gordon

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About Nigel Gordon

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  • Birthday 08/17/1948

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    Leicester England
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    Bookbinding, Cooking, Theatrical Magic, Aikido, Kijuryu Atemi Jutsu, Mathematics, Science, Computers, Politics, History, Paganism, Environmentalism and Gaia

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  1. Great story - I loved it. Maybe Cole we could see them ten years on when Nick gives that performance? I for one would like to see how it all works out.
  2. I am not so sure. There is now a growing market of people who want hard copies off their favourite ebooks. Spent a few hours last night reformatting an ebook into a pdf file, then used Bookbinder 3 to generate the signatures, which I printed off. This morning I sowed the signatures together, this evening I will make the case binding for it. My friend is calling round on Sunday to pick it up. He is going to have a nicely bound hard copy of an ebook. I know a number of bookbinders who have done similar jobs. There is also quite a market starting to build up in putting decent bindings on Print On Demand books coming out of Amazon and the likes. I have done two in the past month.
  3. A question one of my beta readers asked was could a book have been hand bound in the time allowed for in the story, just over a couple of hours. The answer to this is that for a cloth bound book with a simple gold blocked lettering on the spine, then yes. I am part of a bookbinding group in Leicester and new comers to the group usually leave the first session with a bound book. Each session is three hours.
  4. Glad to oblige, have a look at:
  5. I keep going back and reading it again and again, it is so good. Though it is costing me a fortune in tissues.
  6. Unfortunately I have read it before I go in for my operation, due in 12 days. I will no doubt be thinking about it, but also about a programme that was aired last week on the same subject. We are loosing the fight and it is only a matter of time before we find out how badly we have lost. A great story well told. Personally I would like to see it posted tot he main site, where - who knows - somebody might see it who can do something about it.
  7. One of the best.
  8. A boy found trying to sleep in a doorway. An old man pursuing a age old craft. A chat about being who you are. So why are things not quite as they seem? A 'Workbench Chat' is coming soon.
  9. A boy found trying to sleep in a doorway. An old man pursuing a age old craft. A chat about being who you are. So why are things not quite as they seem? A 'Workbench Chat' is coming soon.
  10. It appears that intelligence analysts in at least three countries have been instructed to remove 'origin and strength' information from reports before they are passed to US intelligence services. Yes, the CIA and NSA will still be getting the same intelligence but they will not now know how much weight to put on it. It is one thing to read "our agent in Damascus has ... ", quite another to read "a report has ..." Unfortunately for the next few years the latter is probably all US Intelligence is going to get, which is going to make the US a lot less safe.
  11. Well, the writing is certainly one of your best. Can't judge the story till we get to the end but I suspect it will be.
  12. Just a small but very important point. No computer was hacked in this cyber attack. They were INFECTED. There is a major difference between being hacked and being infected.
  13. It appears that the Donald is somewhat concerned that there might be some tapes of his conversations around. News reports state: In a tweet on Friday, he <Trump> said Mr Comey had "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations". Why should he be concerned about any tapes of their conversations? What did he say that could be have been recorded?
  14. I think the Donald is getting the post of US President and Absolute Monarch mixed up. He should remember that Absolute Monarch's walk in fear of the men with long knives.
  15. The methodology was certainly shabby, which is why I recommend against publication. Got the strong feeling they had come up with a hypothesis and were writing a paper to fit it. Heard today that of the five asked to review it four opposed publication and the other had reservations about publication.