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Neil Hopkins
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Helly
Back in the day, we didn’t have Facebook. There was no Twitter or Instagram, and even MySpace had yet to rise and fall. Instead we used to write blogs and forged our own social networks one link at a time. We would comment, and share memes and pictures, and...

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8. Future Shock
"... Anomalous readings from the tachyon detector" Bennet looked up from her console. "But that's impossible!. The machine hasn't even reached operating power yet. The streams will hit maximum velocity and start colliding in the next couple of minutes, and ...

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7. Dialogue
"So, can you explain the situation to me in layman's terms?" "Well, Mr President, it's like this. We received a message three days ago broadcast on an extreme narrowband range around 452 MHz. It was picked up by several of our large radio telescopes and we ...

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6. Haiku
CSV upload Rogue comma causes a crash Reformat the file Listen to this story on Anchor

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5. Mae
You are in Japan during the Edo period - the time of the samurai. You have been travelling to deliver a message for your Daimyo - your Lord - when you stop at an inn. As you enter, you see a rival samurai. He is your mirror image - the same height, weight a...

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Story a day May - day 4. The First Person
I think, therefore I am. At least, that’s what Rene Descartes said, and who am I to contradict him? So, I am aware that I am thinking but I suspect it’s more complex than that. There are processes happening automatically that I am not aware of, at least unt...

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Story a day May - Day 3 "Everything must go"
The engineer looked at the figures and sighed. “The whole system’s overheating - it’s a runaway feedback loop.” “It’s a fine balance - look at S2 that completely melted and S4 that ended up freezing” “I know, but I was always fond of S3 - some of our best w...

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Story a day May - day 2. The Loan
"So, Jerry, let's just go over how the credit union works, so you're sure" Jerry shifted uncomfortably in his chair and nodded. "We agree how much you need and a repayment amount that you can afford, and then it just comes out of your pay at source so there...

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Story a day May - Day 1
When Terry began scrolling through her phone, none of the photos she found were hers. She hit the home button and looked at the familiar wallpaper and icon layout which was the same as it ever was, but then again she had left it much the same as it was when...

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The Ballad of the Starveling Cat
Of all the creatures in the Neath, There’s one with fur and claws and teeth, That hides in the dark and doesn’t bark ... The Starveling Cat!   (The Starveling Cat) He’s not very fat!   (The Starveling Cat) He don’t wear a hat!   (The Starveling Cat) He’s wa...
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