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    SF, Maths, Science, Computing, Philosophy, Gardening, Cooking, History, Board Games

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  1. New Members Welcome-Introduce Yourself!

    Welcome to the happy throng. You've certainly made a very energetic start :-) People are usually very friendly here and we'll be delighted to read anything your write.
  2. New Members Welcome-Introduce Yourself!

    I live in Market Harborough, about 14 miles South of Leicester where Richard III was buried. An old school friend of mine is a keen defender of him.
  3. New Members Welcome-Introduce Yourself!

    Welcome to this site Chezdon, and welcome to England too :-)
  4. I wish everyone here a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year 1

    1. Mikiesboy


      Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

    2. Daddydavek


      I missed this on Monday, but hope you had a wonderful day and wish you the very best for the New Year.   DDK

  5. Senior Cat died today. She was over twenty years old so we realised she wouldn't be with us much longer, but we are still very sad. The house seems empty without her.

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    2. BlindAmbition


      Very sorry for your loss. Devastating to lose the pets who bring such joy.

    3. Headstall


      Sorry, Richard. :hug: 

    4. Puppilull


      So sad to say goodbye... 

  6. Thanks for reading what I have for The Best Year! :D I'm glad you liked it. 

    1. ancientrichard


      It's an exciting story. I look forward to the final chapters :-)

  7. Hey, glad you liked NTS so much.  Thanks for all the likes! :)

    1. ancientrichard


      It is a splendid story with some fascinating ideas that I haven't encountered anywhere else. You have a wonderful imagination. This was the second time I read it. My first reading was several years ago before I joined the site, so I couldn't register likes then

  8. I've been looking at free software. The quantity is immense, and the quality uneven but I very much like: (1) euler, a freeware programmable scientific calculator that can do symbolic as well as numerical mathematics. I tested it with the integral of x^3*sin(x^2). It is available here: http://euler.rene-grothmann.de/ (2) A freeware version of lateX, that euler can use to format its output, available here: https://miktex.en.softonic.com/?ex=DSK-309.5 (3) A program called 'golly' for John Conway's game 'Life' from here: http://golly.sourceforge.net/ (4) A periodic table program that includes lots of information about each element and has links to a series of video clips, one for each element. The link is: http://download.cnet.com/Periodic-Table-freshney-org/3001-2054_4-10803643.html
  9. My garden again

    I especially like the anemone. I hope it survives. Anemones are usually hardy but may prefer part shade to full sun. What is the name of the variety ? W
  10. Plagiarism Strikes Again

    If we spot on another site plagiarisation of something legitimately posted here, should we report it here? I'm not an author so if I spot anything discreditable, it will be the copying of someone else's work. Perhaps the best thing to do in that case would be to notify the original author.
  11. Artificial Intelligence

    it would be especially creepy if the robot's body were modeled on some character in mythology of fiction, and possibly not human in appearance
  12. I feel especially ancient today. For the first time for six years my age in years is a prime number. In two years time it will be a perfect square. I console myself with the thought that I'm not the oldest person alive. That should tell you how old I am.

  13. New Members Welcome-Introduce Yourself!

    Welcome Raphael. I look forward to reading your stories.
  14. New Members Welcome-Introduce Yourself!

    Welcome Acid 07. Your pH is an inspiration to us all :-)

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