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#101 2016-01-04 19:01:59

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:
Martin wrote:

I just finished Epic of Gilgamesh -- from now on it can only be more recent literature :-)

Indeed.  It's a timeless tale though, and an important part of our social narrative.  "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra."

I certainly enjoyed reading it. This is a recent Swedish translation bundled with a lot of information on its history and influence.

/Martin


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#102 2016-01-07 02:48:22

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Re: What are you reading right now?

How about

Douglas Adams wrote:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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#103 2016-01-07 07:56:53

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Re: What are you reading right now?

^ Never actually read that or any part of the "increasingly inaccurately titled trilogy", but I've seen the original BBC series.


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#104 2016-01-07 17:00:34

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:

"increasingly inaccurately titled trilogy"

Trilogy grew to five parts, if you don't count fanfic by Eoin Colfer. tongue I have only the first four parts in my shelf, as english paperbacks.

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#105 2016-01-07 17:14:26

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Re: What are you reading right now?

I had : The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts  No idea where it went, I never 'lend' books.  They have a habit of never coming home again.

Never knew a 'new' part was added ... Mostly Harmless.  Must find that.  Thank you.


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#106 2016-01-07 17:57:07

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:

^ Never actually read that or any part of the "increasingly inaccurately titled trilogy", but I've seen the original BBC series.

Seen? For a good 30 years now I have believed it started out as a radio series.
Then books, then TV and finally film.

Well, maybe not finally. There is still the possibility of an opera, a ballet...
:-)

/Martin (Who would love to get the chance to listen to the radio version)


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#107 2016-01-08 03:15:53

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Every other page I am laughing my head off... well not really.

I never knew science fiction / fantasy could mix so well with comedy!

I am enjoying this read.

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#108 2016-01-08 07:57:36

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Re: What are you reading right now?

jalexander9 wrote:

Every other page I am laughing my head off... well not really.
I never knew science fiction / fantasy could mix so well with comedy!
I am enjoying this read.

good to hear!
but hard to believe: a douglas adams virgin? :scratchhead:

nore wrote:
pvsage wrote:

"increasingly inaccurately titled trilogy"

Trilogy grew to five parts, if you don't count fanfic by Eoin Colfer. tongue I have only the first four parts in my shelf, as english paperbacks.

heh, i'm reading the fifth one, "mostly harmless", right now. it's good.
in english, of course :-)


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#109 2016-01-10 01:03:22

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Douglas Adams wrote:

Life, the Universe and Everything

Isn't the sub-sub-heading of this forum...the same?

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#110 2016-01-10 01:13:29

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Re: What are you reading right now?

No, I think the sub-sub-heading is:

There’s a meeting at The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe next Thursday to discuss just this subject.  smile


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#111 2016-01-10 08:16:58

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Basic help & support: "Don't panic."
System administration: "That quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."
Topics Going Nowhere: "Resistance is futile."
Kernel & hardware: "WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE"
Off Topic: "There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler's mind."

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#112 2016-01-10 21:20:49

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Re: What are you reading right now?

@ Sector11 ha..ha..you're right of course!

@ nore ..very funny!

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#113 2016-01-10 21:40:56

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Re: What are you reading right now?

My wife got me a copy of Donald Trump's book, The Art of the Deal.

So far so good. I've been havily focused on my career these last 3 years. I went through hell a few years back and it made me re-evaluate my priorities. As a result, I've been kicking ass at the small (but rapidly growing) consulting company I own a piece of. I've been talking about various business deals so much in the last year (2015) she asked me if I was interested in reading his book. I said yes and promtply forgot about.

Unrwapped it Christmas morning.

Thanks wifey! smile


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    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
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#114 2016-01-10 23:35:51

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Temetka wrote:

My wife got me a copy of Donald Trump's book


Yuck. I stopped reading after that... roll


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#115 2016-01-11 00:42:22

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Horizon_Brave wrote:
Temetka wrote:

My wife got me a copy of Donald Trump's book


Yuck. I stopped reading after that... roll

Not defending the guy, but why?

There's some good info in the book - his political stance aside.


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
                                                                                                             - Alan Watts

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#116 2016-01-18 20:42:14

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Further reading the series:

Douglas Adams wrote:

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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#117 2016-01-18 21:55:04

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Neuromancer

I'm rereading Neuromancer for the third time,
one of my favorites but it's damn hard to follow!

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#118 2016-01-19 01:21:32

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Re: What are you reading right now?

SejmL wrote:

http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/ … -cover.jpg

I'm rereading Neuromancer for the third time,
one of my favorites but it's damn hard to follow!

You think it's hard to follow with a print book? Try listening to it on audio! I listen to my audio books, while driving, working out, or doing dishes etc... This book was a lot harder than I thought to get through, cause there's so many names, and different terms for things... It's a great read, but if you can't see the spelling of names and things, it makes is twice as hard!


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#119 2016-01-19 06:20:09

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Re: What are you reading right now?

The Unix Haters Handbook

http://web.mit.edu/simsong/www/ugh.pdf


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
                                                                                                             - Alan Watts

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#120 2016-01-19 06:23:55

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Re: What are you reading right now?

SejmL wrote:

http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/ … -cover.jpg

I'm rereading Neuromancer for the third time,
one of my favorites but it's damn hard to follow!

I love, love, love, love that book. I also recommend his other books.

I finished Snow Crash the other day by Neil Stephenson.

Excellent author.

Here's some of this other stuff:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Stephenson#Novels


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
                                                                                                             - Alan Watts

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#121 2016-01-19 15:29:21

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Temetka wrote:
SejmL wrote:

http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/ … -cover.jpg

I'm rereading Neuromancer for the third time,
one of my favorites but it's damn hard to follow!

I love, love, love, love that book. I also recommend his other books.

I finished Snow Crash the other day by Neil Stephenson.

Excellent author.

Here's some of this other stuff:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Stephenson#Novels

Would you say the rest of the "Sprawl" series, "Mona Lisa Overdrive", and "Count Zero", are as good and inventive as the original Neuromancer?


"I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that will not work" -Edison

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#122 2016-01-23 16:44:45

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Dangerous Games (anthology)
-H

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#123 2016-01-28 15:36:54

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Re: What are you reading right now?

...continuing the Hitchhiker's Guide series:

Douglas Adams wrote:

Life, the Universe and Everything

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#124 2016-01-28 15:41:37

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Re: What are you reading right now?

The New Kings in Nonfiction

-H

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#125 2016-01-29 14:40:13

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Yay! I finally finished Infinite Jest after only two months and six days.

Next up will be something by Bernard Cornwell; I will have to decide exactly what.

Tim

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