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Miscegenating Ducks? 26 February 2015 - 5 comments

A typical mallard drake has a yellow bill and white or grey flanks. Not so on the Loudwater.

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Reading Boardgames Social 24 February 2015 25 February 2015

Nine players this time, though a couple had to leave early.

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The Ninth Daughter, Barbara Hamilton 24 February 2015

2009 historical mystery. In Boston in 1773, Abigail Adams (wife of lawyer and future president John Quincy Adams) tries to solve the murder of one woman and the disappearance of another.

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Firefly: playing the Interceptor 23 February 2015

The Pirates and Bounty Hunters expansion to the Firefly board game brought in two new ships, which are quite different from the standard Firefly. How should they be played?

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The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins 22 February 2015

1868 mystery; often considered the first detective novel in English. The huge diamond, looted from India, goes missing after a birthday party. Who took it? And how was the trick managed?

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Psycho-Pass 2 21 February 2015

2014, 11 episodes: AniDB

The perfect society of 2012-2013's Psycho-Pass encounters a new threat.

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X-Wing at Wycombe Warband, February 2015 20 February 2015 - 5 comments

Yesterday I played some more X-Wing at Wycombe Warband.

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87th Academy Awards Predictions 19 February 2015 - 6 comments

For the last few years I've been making predictions of the Academy Award winners. Last year I called ten winners out of twenty predictions. I've updated this post with the actual winners now that the results are out.

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PIN security: is this a bad idea? 18 February 2015 - 5 comments

I have a number of bank accounts with cards that need PINs to use, but I use them very rarely. I think I've come up with a way of marking them on the cards with some degree of security. Does this make sense to other people?

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The Warden, Anthony Trollope 17 February 2015

1855 novel, first of Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire.. The warden of Hiram's Hospital, an almshouse supported by a charitable bequest, comes under attack for keeping too much of the now-substantial income to himself.

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