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  1. Sibilant Fricative NEW
    Reviews of books and films, mostly science fictional, by Adam Roberts. That's all. More info

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    Our 1862 Correspondent Writes: ‘War In The Air? It'll Never Take Off’
    An article, from Littell's Living Age (13th September 1862), ‘A Voyage in the Air’, reports on two Victorian scientists, Henry Tracey Coxwell and James Glaisher, who ascended in a hot-air balloon to a height of …
    By Adam Roberts, 578 words
  2. Action Figure Barbecue NEW
    Action figure reviews, toy reviews, stuff about Halloween, and Batgirl fandom all mixed together. By Barbecue17. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Action Figure Review: Peter Venkman & Gruesome Twosome Ghost from Ghostbusters Kenner Classics by Hasbro
    I was surprised in early January when I walked into Target and stumbled upon the retro styled Fright Features versions of The Real Ghostbusters figures from Hasbro. These were right on the shelf alongside the …
    By Barbecue17, 1,004 words
  3. Perfume Posse NEW
    Perfume Reviews. More info

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    Avatars: How did you name your Avatar?
    Perfume PosseAvatars: How did you name your Avatar? Hey Hey Posse! I’m sure this has been asked before by so many bloggers but I’ve been genuinely interested and a couple lately have really made me …
    By Portia, 66 words
  4. Every Day Is Like Wednesday NEW
    Trudging slowly over wet sand. By J. Caleb Mozzocco. 🇺🇸 More info

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    A Month of Wednesdays: January 2024
    BOUGHT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen (IDW Publishing) In 2018, Dark Horse Books published Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection, which included every single one of the comic book crossovers of Kevin …
    By Caleb, 1,948 words
  5. Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque NEW
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    Nightmare House and Airport '77
    Episode 74: Nightmare House and Airport '77Once again, Jack and Kate trade reviews of books from their archives. This time around, Jack explores the terrifying mystery and romance of Rae Foley’s Nightmare House (1968) and …
    By Jack Guignol, 108 words
  6. ResoluteReader NEW
    One man's odyssey through the world of books. More info

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    Arthur Ransome - Great Northern
    Rereading Arthur Ransome's Great Northern led me to decide that it is perhaps the finest of the Swallows and Amazons stories. Yet when I read these books as a child I was not that found …
    By Resolute Reader, 80 words
  7. Lumbland NEW
    Extracts from an average angler's diary... and other stuff. By Dave Lumb. 🇬🇧 More info

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    New Year, new rods
    The winter break saw me working as usual. In among the standard builds were some odd jobs. First up a Sledge-Hammer 60H that I was asked to build as a sea boat rod. Neither I …
    By Dave Lumb, 279 words
  8. A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE NEW
    A nostalgic journey to the past to relive the golden days of entertainment! By David Lobosco. 🇺🇸 More info

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    BEHIND THE SCENES: THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
    One of the greatest movies ever made was The Wizard Of Oz. I have heard and read about many of the back stories of the filming of this 1939 classic, but here are some photos …
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  9. It's About TV NEW
    A look at the relationship between classic television and American culture, concentrating on the 1950s through 1970s. By Mitchell Hadley. 🇺🇸 More info

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    The New Top Ten: Judd for the Defense
    It seems to me to have been a few months ago when I made some kind of rash promise that I was going to update my Top Ten show list, which you see on the …
    By Mitchell Hadley, 1,707 words
  10. Peter Cameron's Blog NEW
    always busy counting, doubting every figured guess . . . 🇬🇧 More info

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    Cauchy numbers: job done
    After recruiting Scott Harper to the team, we have finished the job of determining all the Cauchy numbers (these are the positive integers n for which there exists a finite list F of finite groups …
    By Peter Cameron, 164 words
  11. James' Coffee Blog NEW
    I am a technical writer. I live in Scotland. This is my blog. 🇬🇧 More info

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  12. Walknotes NEW
    These are my notes from each week. I live in South London (UK) and work closer in to central London. By DW. 🇬🇧 More info

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    12 – 16 February
    Monday I watch a man walk towards me with his dog. He’s old, but the dog is not. Every few steps they stop for the dog to sniff at the undergrowth. I smile and say: …
    By DW, 707 words
  13. Grand Text Auto NEW
    A group blog about computer narrative, games, poetry, and art. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Poetix
    February 14 is Valentine’s Day for many; this year, it’s also Ash Wednesday for Western Christians, both Orthodox and unorthodox. Universally, it is Harry Mathews’s birthday. Harry, who would have been 94 today, was an …
    By Nick Montfort, 752 words
  14. ComicsDC NEW
    For information and events relating to comic books, comic strips, political cartoons, animation and caricature in Washington, DC and its environs. By Mike Rhode. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 2/22/2024
    Alternate Universe keeps comic books super in New Haven The store, which has two locations in Connecticut, is supported by a loyal customer base. Christina Lee 11:37 pm, Feb 21, 2024 https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2024/02/21/alternate-universe-keeps-comic-books-super-in-new-haven/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rhAziDRsgs Azuki announces …
    By Mike Rhode, 955 words
  15. Luca Marx NEW
    automata theory, finite state machines, quantum mechanics, category theory, software development. 🇮🇹 More info

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    Regular Expressions & Brzozowski Algorithm
    Regular expressions are an algebraic notation to describe regular languages. They can be converted into minimal deterministic finite automata with the elegant Brzozowski algorithm.
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