Friday, February 25, 2011

Britain passes the Turing test!

Excellent news at  The Register that Alan Turing's papers have been saved for the nation, thanks to the National  Heritage Memorial Fund, Google and the public who contributed. Glad to see these will be in the UK at Bletchley Park, but hopefully they'll be digitised and made available on the web.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Interesting site for SF and Fantasy miniatures collectors

I had this site The Stuff of Legends pointed out to me and it has been really useful in finding out what the old Miniature Figurines (Minifigs) and Citadel miniatures SF figures that I own are. At some point I'll be posting pictures, but currently I'm removing paint from them with the intention of selling off some and painting up the others.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

This year will see the 150th Anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War and many US media sites are producing articles about this, I've found this series of  NY Times articles to be interesting in setting the scene. This is a subject that I will be returning to over this year, particularly for the anniversaries of the Battle of Fort Sumter and First Battle of Bull Run in July.