We have a program that makes hourly backups, so I probably won't lose files. I'm not sure about applications, though. We've never needed to restore from backup before.
One other thing I notice towards the end is how the unintended consequences for economies in the process of scaling up can pile up PDQ...
Pink Pineapples Have Finally Arrived (We can't get people to accept golden rice, which is packed with beta carotene, because it's a GMO... but they think pink pineapples are gonna sell?)
Key Crazy: Inside the Wonderful World of Keyboard Fanatics
Juno mission first results: Jupiter isn't like what researchers expected
One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other (10+ pics) (Yeah, I know, but at least scroll down until you see the week-old kitten disguised as a kiwi.)
Crows and parrots – brainy birds, but in different ways (Article from 2011)
First Bamboo Biennale Creates Cutting-Edge Structures in Small Chinese Village
Tree-Climbing, Seed-Spitting Goats Help Trees Grow in New Places
Most of the World’s Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company
Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble
Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail
How one community rallied to save turtles from becoming roadkill
A Chinese company is offering free training for US coal miners to become wind farmers
All The Wrong People Are Asking All The Wrong Questions About Fidget Spinners
Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way
Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data
Study links Facebook use to reduced gray matter volume in the nucleus accumbens
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike
Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust
The Tragic Story of a Texas Teen and the Marines Who Killed Him for No Reason
Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans (This is ridiculous. I've never seen anything so universally reviled as this budget!)
11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida
White Terrorists Killed More Americans This Week Than Refugees Have in 40 Years
GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits
Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet
Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen
New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting
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Fingers crossed I am getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing. As before, I am sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: Knock Knock & Oxygen.
Comments are always welcome. Replies to those may also be a tad belated.
The yugioh fandom community is getting a reboot, just in time for the new series! Whether you're a fan of the original Duel Monsters, GX, 5D's, Zexal or the new VRAINS, all series and fanworks are welcome. Fanfic, art, icons, discussions, it's all good. There's also a new FRIENDING MEME posted for meeting other fans.
Cordelia and I are both feeling terrible, but... Family obligations. Scott is cranky and snarling at everything. Great fun.
I keep thinking there has to be a good day this weekend, and life keeps saying no.
- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -
- The official BBC website has put up its Official Pyramid microsite with the usual clips, factfiles and quiz etc.
- Pyramid at the End of the World Reaction posts and Discussion
- jjpor has posted who_at_50's, here.
- nostalgia reacts more to the next time trailer than the episode (discussion in the comments is worth reading, as always).
- The Gallifrey Times hosts a discussion and poll.
- beccaelizabeth is mildly disappointed.
- Blogtor Who rounds up some fan reactions.
- I posted doctorwho's Reactipoll here.
- Pyramid at the End of the World Reviews
- The Grauniad says that in a dark week, the show went to dark places.
- Blogtor Who thinks it is an exciting, idea-driven story that plays with high stakes.
- Den of Geek says an impressive episode, with caveats.
- Cultbox thought it was another solid and rewarding episode in a season that’s been nothing but consistent.
- Doctor Who News thought it isn’t the best [episode] of the season, but it definitely isn’t the worst.
- lizbee wasn't thrilled.
- I hated it. Really, really hated it. With lots of swearing.
- Pyramid at the End of the World Extras
- The Gallifrey Times has the covers for Doctor Who Magazine #513 and the final result of their poll on Extremis.
- purplecat reviews Oxygen, and thinks she like it less than it deserves to be liked; she also has a random pic from City of Death.
- Whovian Feminism reviews Extremis.
- Blogtor Who has some Who-related updates from London Comic Con.
- Cultbox reveals who will be directing Moffat's final ever Who.
- Podcasts and Audiovisual Discussion -
- The Official BBC Doctor Who YouTube channel has the Next Time trailer for The Lie of the Land and a clip therefrom.
- The Eleventh Hour (audio podcast) review Extremis.
- Roy's Rocket Radio (audio podcast) discusses Extremis, among other things.
- Whocast.de (autoplaying German audio podcast) Episode 345 discusses Extremis too.
- Arrow Of Time (audio podcast) Episode 134 also discusses Extremis.
- Discussing Who (audio podcast) Episode 49 discusses Extremis as well.
- The Doctor Who Show has dropped three episodes: (audio podcast) Episode 9 of their You and Who strand, a May roundup, and a review of Pyramid.
- Doctor Who Time and Space (autoplaying audio podcast) Episode 213 discusses Extremis as well.
- Tim's Take On... (audio podcast) Episode 385 reviews Pyramid.
- Doctor Who Fifty Years Ago (audio podcast) Episode 37 reviews The Evil of the Daleks Episode 1.
- Doctor Who: The Sonic Toolbox (audio podcast) Episode 236 covers Extremis AND Pyramid.
- Who Back When (audio podcast) Episode 56 reviews The Next Doctor.
- The Who Addicts (YouTube channel) have two reviews of Pyramid.
- Doctor Who: The Fan Show (YouTube channel) has their usual aftershow discussion, this week with Rachel Denning and Jamie Hill.
- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks -
- primsong has This week's challenge - "vegetable" in dw100.
- ratcreature announces that fanart_recs are looking for contributors.
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In 'Girl power: How the fans whose tastes we’ve been most dismissive of may prove the most resilient,' National Post's Sadaf Ahsan wrote Their taste is – more often than not – dismissed as hysterical. They populate Twitter, blogs and online forums. They hit up Ticketmaster on the dot. They write fan-fiction pairing their favourite singers together. They form fanclubs and fansites. And they scream louder than just about anyone else. They are young girls, and as such, the things that they love are open to ridicule, merely because they love them so boldly and with such eager abandon.
For the Duluth News Tribune, Christa Lawler wrote, of the Franconia Sculpture Park, The horizon is a post-apocalyptic fan-fiction fodder: a collection of wooden houses — one sunken, one seemingly airborne, one roofless, one dog-shaped — all alongside animals taken out of context, LEGO-like structures, geometrics, human figures and singled-out body parts.
( Margaret Atwood on Wattpad, Game of Thrones, Chinese lit, Trudeau/Macron, Baywatch, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sherlock Holmes )
For The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer noted Trump’s budget remains a kind of fiduciary fan fiction for Freedom Caucus conservatives, who can fantasize about a skinnier government without ever living with the political consequences. So even if it never come to pass, it’s worth noting: This is what they want.
In an interesting New York Times piece on censorship, Balli Kaur Jaswal admitted there was a lot of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” fan fiction in my early career.
In a NewStatesman review of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Pauline Bock wrote It is a story of sons and daughters – Turner’s son Henry is following in the family tradition, trying to save his father from a curse – usually the sign that a series is dangerously lurking into fan fiction (here's looking at you, Harry Potter’s Cursed Child).
For New Republic, Jeet Heer wrote [Louise] Mensch often veers into surrealistic fan fiction, saying she believes Russian President Vladimir Putin “murdered” Andrew Breitbart in 2012, “funded riots in Ferguson” against police violence, and entrapped Anthony Weiner in a sexting scandal with a 15-year-old girl.
Finally, for Shepherd Express, Russ Bickerstaff wrote Robots and burlesque go together like...robots and burlesque. And really, what could possibly be more sexy than a Dalek? The first weekend of June finds Dainty Rogues asking that very question as the locally-based group presents an all-original Dr. Who fan fiction for the stage.
But what did you guys think?
The Pyramid at the End of the World?
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Are you looking forward to next week?
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Fandom: Person of Interest
Warnings/Content: Fluff, domesticity, hazardous bathroom floors
Notes: For 100_words, Challenge #43: Touch.
Summary: Sometimes for Harold, beauty outweighs common sense.
Also at the Archive
( Harold is admiring John's back )