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ancientrichard

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About ancientrichard

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  • Age in Years
    81
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    Male
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    Gay
  • Favorite Genres
    Thriller/Suspense
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    English Midlands
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    SF, Maths, Science, Computing, Philosophy, Gardening, Cooking, History, Board Games

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  1. Thanks, Richard for reacting and  'loving' DB.

    1. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      It's a delightful tale, with intriguing reminders of the strange world I grew up in.

  2. I wish everyone here a very happy Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year, and also wish all of our authors an inspired New Year.

  3. There are now 45 out LGBTQ members in the British House of Commons, for details follow this link

    1. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      I notice that the number has now risen to 52 :2thumbs:

  4. I'm very bad at guessing so I abstain 🙂
  5. ancientrichard

    Chapter 20

    Congratulations on a remarkable achievement. You told a gripping story, both compulsive reading and thought provoking.
  6. of course your readers are hoping it will 🙂
  7. My age is now the fourth power of a whole number, something I'm unlikely to manage again :-)

    1. Valkyrie
    2. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      happy birthday disney GIF 

      If you can still smile and have a good time, then it's just a number!

    3. CassieQ

      CassieQ

      Happy birthday!!!

  8. Thank you for reading the first part of Eric's story. I hope you've enjoyed it. :) 

    1. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      Thank you for writing the story. I'm enjoying the second part now.

      I'm roughly in Eric's age group but can manage computers. The first one I encountered was the valve machine EDSACII in Cambridge in 1962, but very few people had encountered a computer in those days. Turing had died several years before, but one of his associates, Norman Routledge, was one of my Directors of Studies.

    2. northie

      northie

      Wow, that sounds fascinating. You were in at, if not the beginning of computers, then very soon thereafter. It must have been quite something to be involved such radical work. 

      The number of people who still lack computer literacy is startling and this despite the push to do everything online.

  9. ancientrichard

    Chapter 51

    " a few surprises coming that I've saved until last. " I expect some people will start to lay bets 🙂
  10. I saw a gas powered radio when I visited the National Gas Museum yesterday. Perhaps the thought will inspire someone to write a story about an alternative reality in which civilisation depends on gas.

    There's more on my blog at:

    http://richardsjottings.blogspot.com/2019/06/strange-devices.html

    1. Mikiesboy

      Mikiesboy

      OH .. that is very interesting !

  11. :hug::hug:

    1. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      I didn't intend that to be here, but you all deserve a hug anyway :-)

    2. Slytherin
    3. Valkyrie

      Valkyrie

      Nothing wrong with random hugs :hug: 

  12. Excellent pictures; thank you for posting them.
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