Crime & Detectives Comm

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:07 pm
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[community profile] mystery_mansion: a comm for all fictional mystery, crime and detective-related fandoms (in whatever medium). News, reviews, discussion, links, promotions, fests, fanworks of all kinds etc. etc.

Murdered Gods

Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:51 pm
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Murdered Gods by Marina Finlayson

Book #2. Spoilers ahead for Stolen Magic

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A Dragon of a Different Color

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:04 pm
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A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron

Book 4, picking up speed so that the volumes are more like divisions in a single story. Serious spoilers ahead.

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OpenID and Livejournal

Oct. 20th, 2017 05:33 pm
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I have been using OpenID in order to comment on LJ communities as I don't want to have an LJ account for obvious reasons.

I used to be able to log in just fine and post comments and create posts etc. But I recently got a new computer and went to log in and comment and it told me I needed to validate my email address. So I clicked through to a link and then clicked the link that was in the email that LiveJournal sent to my email address.

When I click this link in the validation email, it takes me to a page titled:

"Please, verify that you are human"
When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.

Then there's a continue button to click on. I click the page and it looks like it's doing something, but it takes me back to the same page again and I remain unverified and now unable to comment or post on any communities.

Any ideas as to how I can get LJ to actually verify the email address for my OpenID account? Thanks!

Text size in comment field

Oct. 19th, 2017 02:42 pm
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I've noticed that while I have text size scaled up (zoomed in) for easy reading and typing, the "comment" field still gives me very small text. The "subject" field is also in small text. The main text entry field is larger, though, confusingly.

Is there any way to change this?


A heron scaring the ducks

Oct. 19th, 2017 01:20 pm
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We recently had a visit from a heron. It was strolling around our end of the lake.

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Sidetracks - October 19, 2017

Oct. 19th, 2017 09:54 am
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.

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Authors' Note: This review was written before either of us had watched the second season. It is chock-full of major spoilers for S1, so proceed with caution!

Spoiler alert: we love, love, love this show. )

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:55 pm
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This is one of those books that I went back-and-forth on even put to the list of books to rent from, much less actually putting it in my "impending" books list at the site. I kind of regret it.

It feels like it's two different books. One is about a former teen pop star that got dropped from her label after wanting to sing her own, more serous, songs instead of the "bubblegum pop" stuff they wanted. Then her mom ran off to Argentina with her manager and all of her money. Followed by her finding her fiancee (in a boy band at the same label) cheating with the latest (20-something) pop sensation. Because she has no money she has to move in with her ex's brother (who's the black sheep of the family) & take a job as an assistant director at a college dorm.

The other is a murder mystery of the "cozy" kind. I prefer cozy mysteries (where they don't go into gory detail & are light on sex & violence) but this one was kind of "fluffy" except for a knock-down-drag-out fight at the end.
Also at times if felt like it was trying to be a third book about how being a size 12 is not fat & is the size of the average American woman, you know. And if you don't know, you should.

Over all I had a hard time getting though it & would've quit it, but I wanted to see who did it & why. Seriously doubt I will be reading the others in the series.

epsilon-delta definition of a limit

Oct. 15th, 2017 04:07 pm
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For any and all real epsilon greater than zero, there exists a real delta greater than zero, such that for any real x within the open interval (a minus delta, a plus delta), the function f(x) will always exist within an epsilon-interval of the limit L, i.e. (L minus epsilon, L plus epsilon).

More simply put,

where x-naught is a.

Beach dwellers

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
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I just returned from a trip which included a brief stay at a beach. There were a number of residents there, including tiny clams that would appear and then vanish with each wave in and out. (We tried to take pictures but they were tough). On the other hand, these guys were everywhere:

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Waste plan demo, Chelmsford (13/10/2011)
"Dump 30 year contracts" demo outside County Hall, Chelmsford, 13th Oct. 2011: Paul Gadd, Co-ordinator Saffron Walden FoE, Maike Windhorst, SE Essex FoE, Peter Foreman, CFoE member in Chelmsford, Paula Whitney, Co-ordinator, and the Grim Reaper Hildegard Hill, Recycling campaigner, of Colchester & NE Essex FoE.
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MBT demo, Colchester Town Hall (03/06/2007)
Colchester council opposition Labour group councillors Dave Harris and Tina Dopson join members of Colchester FoE on the Town Hall steps to oppose Conservative waste plans.
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MBT demo, Colchester Town Hall (21/02/2007)
From left to right:
Adam Smith (CBC Cabinet), Hildegard Hill (Waste Disposal Company), Nick Land(St. George), Lib Dem Cllr Lesley Scott-Boutell (defender of Stanway), Tim Morris, Brenda Bather and Susan Francis (The MBT Dragon)
MBT demo, Colchester Town Hall (21/02/2007) close-up
20th February 2007 - St. George battles with the 'MBT' Dragon - press release

PRESS RELEASE: 20th February 2007

Oct. 15th, 2017 05:09 pm
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PRESS RELEASE: 20th February 2007
Colchester Friends of the Earth
Paula Whitney, Co-ordinator: 01206/383123
(or 01206/793625 if unavailable)

Photo op: 4.30pm-5pm, Wednesday 21st February, five-year-old St George fights the MBT dragon at Colchester Town Hall before CBC full council meeting at 6pm.


St George will fight the 'MBT' dragon and the Baddies to save our valuable resources for proper separated kerbside recycling and composting - not to be shredded and destroyed in a massive MBT (Mechanical Biological Treatment) waste disposal plant at Stanway.

The application has already been lodged by Cory for an MBT plant with a 25 year contract to shred and dry 250,000 tonnes of our valuable resources every year, and to landfill the 200,000 tonnes p.a. of mashed and contaminated dried residues in Stanway Hall quarry.

There is no dispute that this MBT plant will be hugely costly to the council taxpayer. At the Waste Plan inquiry, economist Robin Murray of Ecologika, on behalf of the district councils, proved that intensive kerbside recycling, sorted at the kerb, baled and composted locally, was two-thirds the cost of major centralised waste disposal plants.

It is against the wishes of the public. 76% of responses to the Essex War on Waste public consultation objected to all six MBT/incineration options offered. 69% supported alternative Option 7, for high recycling, separated kerbside recycling collections, sorted at the kerb, baled and composted locally, with no longterm waste disposal contracts.

It is against the agreed county/district 'Working Together' policy for 60% recycling and composting by 2007 (1) which has been ignored.

Paula Whitney, Co-ordinator for Colchester Friends of the Earth, said:

"This is utter environmental madness. Traffic produces one third of total climate change gases in Essex, yet waste would be trucked to Stanway from west and north Essex in polluting HGVs, increasing climate change gases and pollution. By contrast, the UK's 23% average recycling in 2005 was the equivalent in climate change terms of 3.4 million cars off the road!

People want to save valuable global resources by recycling and composting, not destroy them! Herefordshire recycled 48% last year. Hertfordshire only recycles 33% - the same as Essex - but have decided they will collect foodwaste for composting and not build massive waste disposal plants. They will then comply with requirements to reduce the landfilling of biodegradable waste until 2013 at least and see how they get on by then.

We and opposition councillors are calling for Colchester council's Cabinet member for Waste, Christopher Arnold, to oppose the Stanway MBT plant and immediately pull Colchester out of the East area Waste Management Joint Committee with Chelmsford, Maldon and Tendring councils, which he chairs, before the irreversible commitment is given for the 25 year MBT contract. It is likely other councils would then also pull out."

Notes to use if required:

Essex recycled 32% last year, but has dropped from 37th place two years ago to 91st in the UK recycling league. Nineteen counties are ahead of us now, with Herefordshire recycling 48% and some councils over 50% already.

MBT is a process usually used to make RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) pellets to burn in polluting RDF incinerators. Almost all waste disposal companies recently told Essex County Council that landfilling the MBT residues would be far too costly.

The draft Essex Waste Strategy is expected for consultation next month after all three MBT applications have been lodged with the county council. Yet it is required to have a waste strategy with broad public support. The Waste Plan remains the current valid document. It permits massburn incinerators or RDF incinerators on all six waste sites.

(1) Ecologika was commissioned to draw up detailed recycling strategies for each district to comply with the agreed county/district 'Working Together' policy for 60% recycling and composting by 2007. Three trials were set up to test the feasibility of this.

The Mersea trial reached 60% by 2002 for the same as Colchester's current costs - and far less than Braintree district's current costs. It complied with the final Landfill Directive target to reduce the landfilling of biodegradable waste by two-thirds by 2020.

Marcus Wicker, Silencer, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 09:38 am
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I read this on the recommendation of the great Roxane Gay. Like everything she recommends, it's excellent.

grant me a few free hours each day. Grant me a Moleskine pad & a ballpoint pen with some mass. Grant me your gift of this voice. Pages & pages of this voice, in a good book from a loving press. & grant me a great love, too. Grant a way to provide for my love. Like, a tenure-track job at a small college in the Midwest.

Wicker draws the reader in with this likable, conversational-confessional frankness. His project isn't to emphasize our shared experience, though. It's to draw attention to the cracks.

The danger in consuming the Grey Poupon is believing that you, too, can be a first-generation member of the elite, turning your nose up at soul music, simple joy, fried foods, casual Fridays—essentially everything I’m made of.

Under late capitalism, we are all subject to precarity, but no one more so than a black man in a police state. Wicker challenges us not to look away.

What’s the use in playing it like everything’s going to be OK for me in the event of mortal catastrophe

Grant this guy tenure, and bulletproof skin.

Fanwork Recs — October 12th, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 04:13 pm
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/

Recommendations included:
  • DRAMAtical Murder — art (1)

  • Hawkeye — vid (1)

  • Hidden Figures — vid (3)

  • Pride & Prejudice — vid (1)

  • Rogue One — fic (1)

  • Sense & Sensibility — vid (1)

  • Star Trek: Discovery — art (1)

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What fanwork have you loved recently?
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D

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