Friday 11th February

New: Ryan Gough: A spin-bowler in the making
New: Lightning Pool: Just about the best game of online pool
New: Chickstop: Games for girls who like to play
New: GrokItBot: A Bayesian/AIML instant messaging bot for AIM written in Python

Over and over
I have to acknowledge that what pervades my thinking, what has done for years, is an insistent question.
Do the people who die young, know that they will die young?

Recently I have concluded that they do not know this.
I am now convinced that they were asking the same question as I am. Over and over.

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