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Oxford Word of the Month – March: Ned Kelly beard

Ned Kelly beard – noun: a full beard.

Today many fashionable young men are sporting the latest trend in facial hair—the full beard, which has not had a fashion moment since the 1970s. 515 more words

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The Riemann Hypothesis: demonstrated, but not proven!

One counter example is sufficient to disprove any law of mathematics. However, if you ask how many examples that follow a hypotheses or a conjecture would prove it, the answer is that no matter how many examples you can show that follow a stated hypothesis, that is not a proof that the conjecture is true. 71 more words

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BARC Spring Fleamarket Attendance

The BARC Spring Fleamarket was well attended this year. Thanks to all who came out and we hope to see you again later this year at the Ontario Hamfest in July. 21 more words

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G. Murphy Donovan’s latest article at The American Thinker, “Arrested Development and the Internet” discusses a book, Mind Change, written by a British neuroscientist, Susan Greenfield, the Baroness Ot-Moor, who also sits in the House of Lords.  1,751 more words

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Investment in VW/VR continues to grow

Just came across this announcement.

Philip Rosedale was the founder of Linden Lab (Second Life).

https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/microsoft-co-founder-backs-high-fidelity-with-us-11-million/

It’s taking a while but but VW, VR and the 3D web are beginning to come together :)

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4:20 New Mexico

New Mexico should be next in line to legalize marijuana for recreational use. We can’t afford not to do it. Full legalization would provide tens of millions in economic benefits for the state at a time when the dwindling local economy needs a major boost. 755 more words

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Dr Sanchez Sanchez!

Congrats to Angel, who passed his viva on Wednesday! Celebrations had a Mexican flavour, as could be expected!

Well done Dr Sanchez Sanchez, who is now working with Dr Nikolay Houbenov in the… 12 more words

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