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Tall Tale

Pa has always sat on the dock, staring hard out at the wild water beyond the bay. For as long as I can remember he’s sat there in that same spot every day, no matter the weather; no matter his health. Even when he was in hospital with beginning signs of cancer he’d make a fuss and attempted to escape so much that in the end the doctors released him early becaus

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USER'S MANUAL OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSThe use of social networks for children and adolescents involves well-known risks that we all want to avoid at all costs. How can it be managed so that minors can make good use of these new technologies? We tell you what can be done and what are the options with which you account in this regard.Probably your s

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Branches on the Tree of Time

Kyle Reese has traveled backwards in time, not to save Sarah Connor, but to help her rewrite the faulty utility function of Skynet. Together, it's possible that they might avert Judgment Day and save the world from nuclear Armageddon - and hopefully create a utopia ruled over by an AI god in the process. Fully completed. Diverges wildly from canon.

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Boxed In

Man had created god, and put her in a box.

Colin was led down grey concrete hallways by men in blue flight suits, past the exposed pipes and wiring until they reached a small room that held nothing more than a computer monitor, a keyboard, speakers, and a microphone. The monitor stayed off until the men in flight suits had left. There was a hissing sound as the blast door sealed behind them, and then the monitor flickered to life.

“Hello,” said a robotic voice from the speaker, at the same time Hello. was printed in green lettering against a black background on the monitor. The text was a throwback to an earlier time, what must have been an intentional design decision on the part of the people who had set the box up.

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The Randi Prize

Peter could make coins disappear by snapping his fingers.

It seemed to follow some rules. One snap of the fingers made one coin vanish. The first test he'd done, after discovering this ability, was to set coins out in front of him and repeatedly snap his fingers to watch what order they were vanished in. Higher denomination coins went first. Coins that were

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Following the Phoenix

A single-/dual-point-of-departure spinoff from Less Wrong's brilliant story "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", branching away in Chapter 81. Hermione is sent to Azkaban, but Harry is not about to give up. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his enemy is about to leave things alone either.

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Luminosity

Luminosity is an AU reworking of the Twilight story where Bella is a rational self-knowledge junkie. Inspired by "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality". Requires no knowledge of or affection for Twilight canon.

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Confabo is an online platform for people and anonymous to share their inner self and express their feelings, ideas, observations without any hesitation and fear of being judged. People can choose to close or disclose their identity when they share anything with their friends. It is also a platform for all anonymous. There is no better platform for

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When a Dog Turns

“Jo?” I heard him call my name but I couldn’t make myself respond. “Jo, are you out here?” I knew I should say something, knew he was worrying because he couldn’t find me. The words formed in my mind, but somehow I forgot what to do after that. Then I looked to my left, and I could see him. The body that was the reason I was in this mess. The

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PRELUDECharnel clay churned, bones cracked between the gears, pulverized into the muck below. Spreading across the terrain like a liquid plague, quicksand made of trapped souls and organic decay. Spreading, stretching, spreading, stretching; grotesque growth increasing for miles, corpses of a thousand dead multiplied the mire. Evolving with microbes, new genus of peregrine d

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