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The Cray Y-MP EL: An overview

Cray Logo

At the end of a virtual tour of The National Museum of Computing, I saw an old friend. Standing quietly by the very impressive Cray-1 from the Royal Aircraft Establishment was a grey and red cabinet about 5 feet tall…

Immortal Memory

An example of a speech to propose a toast to “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns” This speech was delivered at a Burns Supper in Abingdon in January 2019. In my day to day life, two of my favourite sources…

Burns Supper

Pre-prandial Robert Burns If you would like an evening of eating, drinking, talking, poetry, singing and dancing, a Burns Supper may be just the ticket, even if it has to be at home this year. Here, Alistair Mills explains how…

Wedding Anniversary

To celebrate our wedding anniversary, I asked Chris to play Kenneth McKellar singing “My love is like a red-red rose”. He did us proud. Here is what he said, and just a little bit of Kenneth McKellar. Because of copyright,…

A walk by the canal

A walk by the canal A year ago, I went for a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Hungerford to Newbury; a week later I walked from Hungerford to Crofton Beam Engines.  The walks were very enjoyable, relaxing,…

Hugh Schofield considers postilion

https://www.happyscribe.co/transcriptions/72f2ff26c6a043789fb6fac336f06a13/edit_v2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz9ps [00:00:00.180] – Caroline Wyatt It not only helps our correspondents to have a grasp of the language where they’re working; much is revealed in the use of language and its nuances. A working recognition of Serbo-Croat swear words…

Ukraine – 23 May 2020

[00:00:00.030] Yes, that no magic has made disappear. Anthony Zarka.  Might it be wish fulfillment to play the part of a president on screen fighting heroically for what you believe in? In Ukraine, a popular TV president battled endemic corruption.…