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Unpopular Science

30 March 2017

I started collecting Popular Science magazines back in the 1970s and now have a pretty good collection of these great editions.

Of course with the arrival of the Net and online publishing, Popular Science changed its name and is now known as PopSci. Like its peer, Popular Mechanics, PopSci has become thinner and less interesting than those great editions from the 1940s through 1960s but it still occasions a read.

I used to check the PopSci.com website every morning as part of my ritual for making sure I was "in touch" with the world of science and also as a potential source of ideas for the day's Aardvark column.

About a week or so ago, PopSci changed -- and not for the better.

It seems that PopSci has become regionalised and if you're operating from a Kiwi IP group, you get redirected to the Australian site -- which is just not worth bothering with.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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