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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on November 11, 2015, 04:48:51 PM »
November, December and January Scide Splitters will be devoted to humorous SF/F stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos being awarded at the WorldCon next summer.  Here is the first one:

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/11/scide-splitters-1941-retro-hugo-eligible-novellas/
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Towel Day Pictures / Re: Grandfather Paradox Pictures!
« Last post by Kilman on October 15, 2015, 04:52:02 PM »
Paradox postponed - for all Comcast's threats to wipe everything out last Thursday, the old website is still there.  Reprieve, postponement, or a looping function of the paradox?
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on October 15, 2015, 04:48:20 PM »
This month, Scide Splitters looks at the fourth annual edition of Unidentified Funny Objects, edited by Alex Shvartsman:

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/10/scide-splitters-unidentified-funny-objects-4-edited-alex-shvartsman/
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Towel Day Pictures / Grandfather Paradox Pictures!
« Last post by Kilman on October 05, 2015, 05:59:27 AM »
Comcast has decided to kill off the service that I have been using to store my pictures that appear here on Towelday.net (the pics will cease to exist on Thursday  :(  I never could get the hang of Thursdays).  So I was trying to figure out what service to use to store them so Towelday.net does not end up with a bunch of those annoying red Xs.  Then it occurred to me that all my pics may be on the Wayback Machine (aka archive.org).

The Wayback Machine, if any of you are old enough to remember it, was a time machine that a dog name Mr. Peabody and his boy named Sherman... Ok, I just ran a search to make sure I was remembering the names correctly and found out they made a movie out of it last year.  Yes, Hollywood has soiled yet another of my childhood memories with a remake  >:(  Anyway, a while back somebody created an archive of internet web pages and called it the Wayback Machine.  This allows you to visit websites that no longer exist - like a time machine.

So I thought, why set up an account somewhere to post the pictures?  Why not just link my pics to the Wayback Machine?  But then I wondered, isn't that kind of like being your own grandfather like Fry in that Futurama episode?  Will that even work?  Wouldn't that mean that the Wayback Machine will be referring to pictures here that in turn refer to the Wayback Machine as the source?  ???  Isn't that something like the internet version of a grandfather paradox?  Or perhaps it will result in an infinite recursive loop.  Does the internet have enough room for that?

Risks of destroying the fabric of space-time (or at least the internet) be damned, I went ahead and did it anyway. Now to watch vigilantly for the consequences. 

Will the Grandfather Paradox Pictures rip a hole in the fabric of space-time?   :o
Will the Wayback Machine's recursive reference to itself lead to the end of the internet?   :'(

Check back on Thursday to find out - or don't check back if for some reason you and/or the internet cease to exist.   ::)
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on September 16, 2015, 03:52:00 PM »
September Scide Splitters reviews The Sinister Researches of C. P. Ransom by H. Nearing, Jr.

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/09/scide-splitters-sinister-researches-c-p-ransom-h-nearing-jr/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on July 22, 2015, 04:00:26 PM »
Another Scide Splitters review at Amazing Stories: Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/07/scide-splitters-envoy-new-worlds-keith-laumer/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on June 24, 2015, 08:02:16 PM »
June Scide Splitters review: LoveStar by Andri Snaer Magnason (translated from Icelandic)

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/06/scide-splitters-lovestar-andri-snaer-magnason/
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Towel Day Pictures / Re: Towel Day 2015
« Last post by Kilman on May 27, 2015, 05:15:09 PM »
Yanma?  I don't even know what that is but it looks cute, in an insectoid sort of way.
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on May 27, 2015, 05:12:56 PM »
May's Scide Splitters review is "The Masculinist Revolt," a novelette by William Tenn - excellent political satire

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/05/scide-splitters-masculinist-revolt-william-tenn/
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Towel Day Pictures / Re: Towel Day 2015
« Last post by Grate Oracle Lewot on May 26, 2015, 09:31:00 PM »
Okay! Found the cable.

Here's me...


Here's what my dad does when he's "not" working...

He won't be happy until he's essentially rebuilt the entire house. Another use for a towel: as a cushion when kneeling on hard floors.

Here's Yammy, my Yanma...


And here's my work truck, with my towel over the seat.

Yep, Towel Day and Memorial Day, and I still worked. People tend to use parks the most on holidays, so somebody has to be working.

Happy Towel Day everybody!
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