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Here's a list of all my fanfic. I think.Read more... )
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] john_amend_all! (Whom I've just discovered I have not added to my reading circle. I thought you'd just not been posting much!)

(Incidentally, did you know that, according to Paul Cornell, you share it with a certain Professor Bernice Surprise Summerfield?)

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Rona Munro!

(Sorry, but trust me, that was mildly amusing if you were reading DWM about ten years ago. Possibly.)
spoilers )
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At last, it's time to never mention the Monks again (please?) and bring back a monster that actually works!
spoilers )
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Well, that was interesting.
spoilers )

Extremis

May. 20th, 2017 08:30 pm
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Okay, the Moff's getting all ontological again.
spoilers )

Oxygen

May. 14th, 2017 01:01 pm
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Well, that was unexpected.
spoilers )
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] lost_spook!
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Let's do this before I watch this week's, shall we?
spoilers )

Thin Ice

May. 1st, 2017 11:41 am
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Well, that was brilliant.
Read more... )
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So I've written a fic called "Pigs in Space: Generations", which is exactly what it sounds like. I hope the six people in the world who remember Muppets Tonight enjoy it.

Smile

Apr. 24th, 2017 07:27 pm
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The Doctor and Bill were great, the story could have been better, but I think I quite enjoyed it.
Read more... )

The Pilot

Apr. 17th, 2017 10:24 pm
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Woo! It's back! And it's about ... an hour, in fact.
Spoilers under the cut, assuming I've got that to work )


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Okay, I'm currently in the process of moving to Dreamwidth for The Reasons. I'm daibhidc there, and my annual Things I Learnt At The Science Festival post is already up.
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Because starting with one of my LJ traditions seems like a good way to settle into the new surroundings.

1. A robot with a simplified version of a realistic human face is helping autistic kids understand facial expressions, even though it's at the bottom of the uncanny valley for adults. (And I can assure you, not just NT adults, either!)

2. It's basically impossible to transmit or record smells digitally, because unlike light and sound, the "receiver" needs to release the actual molecules. This hasn't stopped numerous attempts, including a device loaded with the chemicals of "primary smells" that failed because there's actually no such thing.

3. Some people working on computer creativity reckon they'll have succeeded when they say "This isn't what I asked for" and the computer says "No, it's better."

4. Meerkats teach their younger siblings to hunt, and it looks like they're carefully basing their training on what the baby meerkat is ready for, but it's actually just an instinctive response to how a baby meerkat's voice changes.

5. Paul Dirac believed that a sufficiently powerful supercomputer could take basic physical laws and calculate everything, but it's since been worked out that it would take thousands of universe lifetimes and probably wouldn't help you understand anything anyway. (The lecturer quoted Douglas Adams: If you want a supercomputer to help you get the answer, you need to start by actually knowing the question.)

6. A "Star Wars" era project to shoot down incoming missiles with high-powered lasers has been repurposed into an anti-malaria tool that zaps mosquitoes with salvaged Blu-Ray lasers.

7. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, or if it's something to do with the new layout, but the Museum of Scotland seems smaller than it used to be.
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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ssirienna!
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As ever, I apologise for how ridiculous my musical tastes are. (But seriously, if you're Discworld fans, try to listen to Steeleye's Wintersmith! It's good!)Read more... )

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