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Newsletter: Facebook Against Identity Theft & Britain’s Futuristic Switch

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer) FACEBOOK BATTLES IDENTITY THIEVES IN INDIA THE STORY Facebook provides extra security...Show More Summary

Arthur Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson

Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories…is the inviting voice of the entire series. He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want doctors to be. He is also guileless and naive, where Holmes is neither, and that is the ultimate limitation in each mystery. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes 1000pc Puzzle

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

This Sherlock Holmes 1000pc Puzzle is kind of like solving a mystery. You have to put the pieces together to get the full picture. It is based on the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and includes quotes, facts, illustrations – even the culprits [...]

Sherlock Holmes: Arthur Conan Doyle's Gold Mine

[In 1891] I made my first effort to live entirely by my pen. It soon became evident that I had been playing the game well within my powers and that I should have no difficulty in providing a sufficient income…The difficulty of the Sherlock Holmes work was that every story really needed as clear-cut and original a plot as a longish book would do. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes on the Power of Knowledge

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Five Orange Pips."

How Martin Shkreli used social media to fuel his short-selling shenanigans

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Over the last several months, someone using the pseudonym “Art Doyle” released online reports – I use the word “reports” loosely – to attack several biotech stocks. Art Doyle, no doubt a truncation of Arthur Conan Doyle, the British author behind the fictional...

Sherlock Holmes on Vigilantism

I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"

Daryl Bem and Arthur Conan Doyle

Daniel Engber wrote an excellent news article on the replication crisis, offering a historically-informed perspective similar to my take in last year’s post, “What has happened down here is the winds have changed.” The only thing I don’t like about Engber’s article is its title, “Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Show More Summary

New Century Theatre Company Leaves 12th Ave. Arts, Darragh Kennan Leaves NCTC

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith That's Kennan on the left there, reprising his role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, Sherlock Holmes CHRIS BENNION Fine actor and longtime artistic director of New Century Theatre Company, Darragh Kennan, is stepping down from his position at the company. Show More Summary

1920s Pac Heights condo with views of Lafayette Park asks $3.9 million

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once hung out here The top-floor condo inside 2151 Sacramento, at least according to your editor, is one of the city’s most envy-inducing homes, period. And just look at it. No, look at it! It is, in a word, glorious. The entrance alone merits a pause of respect and awe. Show More Summary

#ICastIt Paul Millet Puts 3 Sherlocks on the Case

Sherlock Holmes fans, get ready to see an immersive mash-up of three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories (“A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of The Copper Beeches”) woven together in Mystery Lit’s “Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective” adapted by Jonathan Josephson. Show More Summary

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Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. DIY: How to build a medieval crossbow. TV Logos Used To Be Physical Objects. The History of Tea. When Women Started Growing Out and Painting Their Nails.  Physicist Richard Feynman told the FBI to leave him alone. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes on Rural Crime

It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautified countryside.Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Copper Beaches."

Audiobook: The Sound of Sherlock: Stephen Fry Voices the Master Sleuth

The noted British actor narrates Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of a certain obsessive detective.

Killing Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was naturally gratified by his success but increasingly concerned that Sherlock Homes was damaging his aspirations to be considered a serious writer. As early as November 1891, only four years after Holmes's firstShow More Summary

J.M. Barrie’s Literary All-Star Cricket Team

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the better players on team.

TV Club: Sherlock goes too far in dredging up a “Dead Man’s Tale”

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Scandal In Bohemia” While tracking down the murderer in...Show More Summary

TV Club: An ambitious Elementary two-parter gets in over its head

Mz. Jabez Wilson laughed heavily. “Well I never!” said he. “I thought at first that you had done something clever, but I see that there was nothing in it after all.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Red-Headed League” By now, with Elementary...Show More Summary

Did Chicago actuary win Friday's episode of 'Jeopardy?'

Warning: Spoilers ahead D'oh! Chicago actuary Trish Floyd did not offer an answer to the Final Jeopardy clue about author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and came in last place on Friday's episode of "Jeopardy." Floyd, who discussed her love of the Fox show "The Simpsons" in between rounds, placed third...

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