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Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Mar 23 2016, 03:09 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Inactive Members - FYI

I'd better post something here before my account disappears.

You're not going to here are more from Zorro, however, as he's no longer with us. :(
Forum: The Library Café Apr 24 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Vote for Anne!

I guess Pern isn't in the vote because they are saving that name for when the GAIA spacecraft discovers a planet orbiting around Rukbat...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 24 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Vote for Anne!

There are four different votes: Fictional explorers and travellers, Fictional origins and destinations (why no Pern?!), Fictional vessels and then (finally) Fictional writers. Anne is in the last...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 23 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By StevenB
Thumbs up Vote for Anne!

NASA are looking for names with which to name places on the worlds that will be mapped by the New Horizons spacecraft. One of the names on that list is Anne McCaffrey!! I just voted. The vote closes...
Forum: Photography ConCrit Aug 17 2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Kibby's pictures

I like #1 as well. I like the way the eyes are in focus and the grass in front is blurred. A lot of cameras would have been fooled by the grass and got the focus wrong.
Forum: Events Board Aug 17 2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Forum: The Library Café Aug 17 2013, 01:00 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Anne McCaffrey's House Up for Sale 2/14/2013

We have a special memory of taking Anne out to dinner. We were given firm instructions not to let Anne have any alcohol. The first thing Anne did at the restaurant was order a gin and tonic and...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 21 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,367
Posted By StevenB
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

Annie Scarborough says she contributed an essay for this book as well. Yet another reason to get a copy. The publisher has announced that it's due out on 6th August 2013.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 1 2013, 05:44 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Word Association

pony express
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 1 2013, 05:43 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Forum: Events Board Mar 1 2013, 05:41 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Worldcon 2014 in London: Loncon3

It would be great to meet up with everyone again. I still remember the great time we all had at the EuroCON in 2007. My last WorldCON was in 2005, but there was only me, Lanen and KC from MoM...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 1 2013, 05:25 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Dragonwriter as edited by Todd McCaffrey

Something to look forward to in August.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Feb 3 2013, 01:33 PM
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Views: 2,443
Posted By StevenB
Re: Project 366 complete, on to the new year!

Well done Cheryl. That was a great project. I look forward to seeing your 2013 pictures.
Forum: Astronomy Jun 23 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,949
Posted By StevenB
Re: Venus

That was a transit of Mercury (1953 or 1957). The transits of Venus happen very infrequently. See the NASA Planetary Transits Page (http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/transit.html).

For those of...
Forum: Astronomy Jun 8 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,949
Posted By StevenB
Re: Venus

I got up at 3:30am and drove to a local vantage point with a view of the NE horizon, then waited for the sun to rise at 4:30am. The sun rose but I didn't see anything because we had our worst weather...
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 20 2012, 05:35 AM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Word Association

Magic Roundabout :D
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2012, 05:34 AM
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Views: 1,651
Posted By StevenB
Re: Just a hello fom a new member

Welcome to the site Danette :wave:.
Forum: The Library Café May 20 2012, 05:31 AM
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Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Good Bye, Anne

Correction: Mike and Tania have a UK tour this September. I think it's only Tania who's going back to the USA in June.
Forum: Astronomy May 13 2012, 07:15 PM
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Views: 1,970
Posted By StevenB
Cool Annular Solar Eclipse in the USA

One week to go (for people lucky enough to be living in China, Japan and the western USA:

http://eclipse-maps.com/Eclipse-Maps/Gallery/Pages/Annular_solar_eclipse_of_2012_May_20.html
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Apr 22 2012, 05:07 AM
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Views: 2,441
Posted By StevenB
Re: So... my Dad wrote a book

Thanks for posting this, Kath. My brother would definitely be interested in this book.
Does your father get as much in royalties from a signed copy? I'm happy to buy a copy in a way that maximises...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 21 2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Good Bye, Anne

We've heard nothing too. I was half expecting something to happen while Mike and Tania were on this side of the atlantic, and (according to their concert calendar) they are in Ireland until mid June....
Forum: Thematic Photography Apr 21 2012, 07:37 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Cheryl's 365 Project

What a brilliant collection! I've obviously been missing out catching only the odd one on your facebook page. Does nobody here have any ideas what the grill picture on day 90 is?
Forum: Exhibit Hall Apr 21 2012, 07:32 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Look who's (almost) two!

Wow, what a lovely little girl she has become.
Forum: Astronomy Mar 29 2012, 09:06 AM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: And Master Starsmith Beard helped with that!

There have been a few more recent press releases involving the VISTA telescope:

http://www.roe.ac.uk/roe/support/pr/pressreleases/20120321-ultravista/index.html
...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 8 2012, 11:33 AM
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Views: 460,468
Posted By StevenB
Re: Word Association

electronics
Forum: Café Archives Feb 26 2012, 02:07 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Does anyone else have problems with Flikr?

Ah, it seems there is a major problem with the Flikr service at the moment. Staff have been working on it for several days without a solution yet. If you are one of the unlucky people affected here...
Forum: Café Archives Feb 26 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By StevenB
Does anyone else have problems with Flikr?

I recently switched from using photobucket to Flikr, as I much prefer the way Flikr manages your photographs. However, after a few weeks of setting up my account and downloading photographs I am now...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 14 2012, 04:57 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Forum: Café Archives Feb 14 2012, 04:51 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Happy Birthday Arizona

Happy Birthday Arizona! Arizona Highways magazine found someone who's 100 years old and has lived every year of Arizona's statehood.
Forum: Thematic Photography Jan 1 2012, 12:42 PM
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Views: 3,394
Posted By StevenB
Re: #73 - 28 November 2011 - Photos of Anne or ones that make you think of her

Here is my favourite picture of Anne (with me). It was taken in 2003 when she visited the Royal Observatory Edinburgh with astronaut Pam Melroy....
Forum: Café Archives Jan 1 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,383
Posted By StevenB
Re: Happy Christmas to all .....

I'm much too late for Christmas, but a Happy New Year to everyone!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 16 2011, 06:50 PM
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Posted By StevenB
Re: Word Association

An army of a million ants.

(at least that's my experience of feeding humming birds when I tried it in Arizona 15 years ago ;) ).
Forum: The Library Café Dec 16 2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,606
Posted By StevenB
Re: Good Bye, Anne

I wanted to tell Anne about that planet in the habitable zone discovered by the Kepler observatory (see this link if you're interested)...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Dec 16 2011, 06:27 PM
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Views: 460,468
Posted By StevenB
Forum: The Library Café Nov 23 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,606
Posted By StevenB
Re: Good Bye, Anne

Goodbye Anne. May you rest in peace and fly with dragons. Now a star amongst the stars.

:( :( :(
Forum: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Aug 17 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,659
Posted By StevenB
Re: Spam Vs the Vampire

I have just finished Spam Vs The Vampire and thoroughly enjoyed it. :good:
Forum: Café Archives Aug 17 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By StevenB
Re: Happy birthday KC

Belated Happy Birthday!
Forum: Events Board Aug 17 2011, 09:03 AM
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Views: 9,248
Posted By StevenB
Re: Anne's attendance at Dragon*Con 2011 cancelled!

This must be really disappointing for both Anne and for the fans who were looking forward to seeing her. Get well soon Anne. :(
Forum: Thematic Photography Aug 4 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,584
Posted By StevenB
Re: #69 - 30 June 2011 - river or seascape

Thanks Hans. This was a single RAW image but I didn't process it as an HDR. The original shot was 1 stop underexposed to stop the sky being blown out, and in Photoshop I applied top to bottom and...
Forum: Astronomy Aug 3 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,204
Posted By StevenB
Re: And Master Starsmith Beard helped with that!

Thanks Hans :D. It's great to see the VISTA telescope being used to do such great astronomy. :good: The telescope has seen many things now, but we all know the very first object it looked at was...
Forum: Thematic Photography Aug 3 2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,584
Posted By StevenB
Re: #69 - 30 June 2011 - river or seascape

I have some catching up to do. Pam, as usual you have found some stunning scenery. Dragon Fan, yours is amazing too, and I love Blondmom's little red bear. :)

This is Longniddry beach, near...
Forum: Events Board Aug 2 2011, 09:33 AM
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Views: 9,248
Posted By StevenB
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

That's good news. I'm really glad Anne is well enough to attend. :)
Forum: Café Archives Jul 30 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,515
Posted By StevenB
Re: Kibby's cat Two

Sorry about the loss of your dear cat, Two. I remember that picture in "40 Years of Pern". :(
Forum: Café Archives Jul 30 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By StevenB
Re: Birthdays :) Spotted first NKT started one here.

Happy Birthday Lanen, for yesterday. :) We had a lovely celebration chinese meal together.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jul 16 2011, 06:54 PM
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Views: 460,468
Posted By StevenB
Re: Word Association

Oh no. I have to say it ... Clouseau!
Forum: Events Board Jun 18 2011, 06:15 PM
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Views: 3,048
Posted By StevenB
Re: Mike and Tania's UK tour 2011

Well, you're not doing anything with your feet yet, so perhaps next year a pedal-operated percussion instrument as well...? :) :redfruit:
But we had a great time at your concert. I hope the venues...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 5 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,862
Posted By StevenB
Re: Decorations at the new Royal Palace, Stirling Castle

Yes, we did have a great visit. These pictures are just a small sample of what was on display too. I'm looking forward to the next revision of the Stirling Castle guide book. It will be good to find...
Forum: Café Archives Jun 5 2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,591
Posted By StevenB
Re: Congratulations Lady Maelin!

I can double that to 10 days if you like. Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lady Maelin!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 5 2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,862
Posted By StevenB
Re: Decorations at the new Royal Palace, Stirling Castle

I also photographed some of the Sterling Heads, such as these:
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff90/StevenBeard/Stirling%20Castle/DSC_0079.jpg...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jun 5 2011, 06:28 AM
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Views: 2,862
Posted By StevenB
Decorations at the new Royal Palace, Stirling Castle

Lanen and I have just spent an enjoyable day at the opening of the new Royal Palace at Stirling Castle (http://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/) (see "A Palace vit for a Queen...
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