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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The greatest real life locked room mystery still unsolved concerns Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's leading collector of Arthur Conan Doyle books.

    See The New Yorker magazine article for December, 2004.

    Just BEGS to be made into a movie, except that there is no solution. Sherlock Holmes-ian!
    I love Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, too!

    P.S. Some people accuse Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of being behind the Piltdown Man Hoax, perhaps the most famous HOAX ever. That's still a mystery, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I love Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, too!

    P.S. Some people accuse Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of being behind the Piltdown Man Hoax, perhaps the most famous HOAX ever. That's still a mystery, too!
    Google says: modern science has convicted the discoverer of this "missing link" skeleton, Charles Dawson.

    What an enormous lie!

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    Have you watched the BBC miniseries "Arthur and George"?

    Apparently, based on a true story.

    In his elderly years, Arthur Conan Doyle sought to prove he could solve mysteries using the methods he had attributed to Sherlock Holmes in his novels. So he took the case of a British-Indian man, released from prison for animal torture but unable to progress in life because of his conviction.

    Doyle won him a finding of innocence and brought the actual guilty persons to justice, revealing small town racism at its worst.
    Last edited by Madeline; 24th March 2018 at 02:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Have you watched the BBC miniseries "Arthur and George"?

    Apparently, based on a true story.

    In his elderly years, Arthur Conan Doyle sought to prove he could solve mysteries using the methods he had attributed to Sherlock Holmes in his novels. So he took the case of a British-Indian man, released from prison for animal torture but unable to progress in life because of his conviction.

    Doyle won him a finding of innocence and brought the actual guilty persons to justice, revealing small town racism at its worst.
    No; I was not aware of that. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Google says: modern science has convicted the discoverer of this "missing link" skeleton, Charles Dawson.

    What an enormous lie!
    Are you saying you think Dawson was innocent? I'm not clear on who you think did it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    No; I was not aware of that. Thanks.
    Free on Amazon Prime. Possibly streaming elsewhere, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Are you saying you think Dawson was innocent? I'm not clear on who you think did it......
    No, I don't have an opinion, but an article in Science magazine dated August 2016 reported modern DNA tests, etc. "prove" Dawson was guilty.

    Insofar as proof can be had, at this late date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Uh, no. The American library system began with philanthropy from men like Andrew Carnegie, who was massively wealthy off steel manufacturing in the 19th century.

    Half of Cleveland is named after this dude.
    Where I used to live we had a Carnegie Library.

    It is beautiful!

    The City planners decided to build a huge library when the city started growing and the cash was flowing in.

    Unfortunately same city planners neglected to put monies aside to keep the Carnegie open when the cash flow started to trickle in.

    I used to be on the library board and my passion was to re-open the Carnegie.

    Bureaucrats ... grrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    What's people's opinions on news organization charging a premium for news?

    The cost of holding those stories on a server is very low and the bandwidth to display it is also low.

    Back when paper news was the thing, papers cost as much as $1.00 for Sunday paper which accompanying advertising, paid for salary, printing costs, delivery etc.

    WSJ (as an example) charges up to $32 a month for subscription - after an introductory 12-week rate at $1 per week - and it covers the same costs, minus printing.
    Don't like!

    Especially when posting links to a message board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    If you join your local library, they will share with you any news sources they subscribe to digitally. If something you want is not on offer directly from them, you can usually access a statewide shared data base.

    This is a massive savings, if like me, you fritter money away on subscriptions that you don't track all that closely.

    Pretty cool, huh?

    You can even ask a research librarian to look up a fact for you and give you digital sources only.

    I love libraries, and librarians.
    In middle school I used to hang out at the library so much they put me to work! lol!!
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