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#476 2019-02-07 01:47:24

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Re: What are you reading right now?

On topic. Gideon Kramer, violin - Beethoven Violin Concerto Opus 61.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0ktYkxwes&t=24s

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#477 2019-02-07 01:53:59

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Re: What are you reading right now?

hhh wrote:

On topic. Gideon Kramer, violin - Beethoven Violin Concerto Opus 61.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0ktYkxwes&t=24s

If you're not emotionally moved by that performance, you either are deaf, severely under-educated or you have issues. The finest music making.

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#478 2019-02-15 20:27:59

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Not reading these books right now but I just wanted to mention them
Mona Lisa Overdrive
and Johnny Mnemonic
I absolutely loved reading those books by William Gibson
but I have to tell you, I did so much reading at university and so much studying
that I have rarely been able to pick up a book and read it since around 1995
Studying at university took all of the joy out of reading, for me.
Since then I have read, mainly only technical books about computers
I start reading novels and rarely finish them these days, yet I can avidly read technical books till the cows come home
I think the last book I read that wasnt a technical manual of some kind that I truly enjoyed was
fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh and that must have been about 1994 or 5 or something like that
https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 … ngh-review

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#479 2019-02-15 20:58:10

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Re: What are you reading right now?

hhh wrote:
hhh wrote:

On topic. Gideon Kramer, violin - Beethoven Violin Concerto Opus 61.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0ktYkxwes&t=24s

If you're not emotionally moved by that performance, you either are deaf, severely under-educated or you have issues. The finest music making.

I have of few of these:
https://www.ecmrecords.com/artists/1435 … don-kremer

/Martin


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prove their worth by hitting back."
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#480 2019-02-15 21:05:08

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Martin wrote:
hhh wrote:
hhh wrote:

On topic. Gideon Kramer, violin - Beethoven Violin Concerto Opus 61.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0ktYkxwes&t=24s

If you're not emotionally moved by that performance, you either are deaf, severely under-educated or you have issues. The finest music making.

I have of few of these:
https://www.ecmrecords.com/artists/1435 … don-kremer

/Martin

hhh wrote:
hhh wrote:

On topic. Gideon Kramer, violin - Beethoven Violin Concerto Opus 61.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0ktYkxwes&t=24s

If you're not emotionally moved by that performance, you either are deaf, severely under-educated or you have issues. The finest music making.

not sure how you are reading these things
I am looking at them and listening to them but cant see anything to read

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#481 2019-02-17 23:41:46

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Re: What are you reading right now?

twoion wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

Just ordered this because what the heck. Will provide feedback after finishing.

So, now I can wholeheartedly recommend The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Finnish guy)! Looking forward to picking up the sequels. Very entertaining sci-fi setting which will rustle your imagination. Action, some really well-written passages (not everything on the language level is striking, but there are some moments, also, cute fighting girls again (?) (erudite men have erudite preferences (doesn't bother me at all (actually I'm a fan)))). I had a great time reading this!

Great recommendation by ohnonot.


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#482 2019-02-18 10:21:27

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Re: What are you reading right now?

^ thanks.
So far I like the sequel, too (The Fractal Prince). Even better in some ways... but I'm not through yet.

twoion wrote:

Hannu Rajaniemi (Finnish guy)!

yep. the book is oroginally written in English though.
I like how he inserts finnish symbolic names, and how certain aspects of finnish culture & mentality have been translated to inhabitants of the oort cloud... big_smile

Very entertaining sci-fi setting which will rustle your imagination. Action, some really well-written passages...

i'd like to point out the concept of the gentleman thief. apparently the blue print is some french novel character named Arséne Lupin, but i haven't read that so cannot say how far the parallels go.
This reminds me of another sci-fi novel that is modeled after the story of the count of monte cristo.

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#483 2019-02-18 12:56:22

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:

Arséne Lupin

One of my boyhood heroes, as leading character in a french TV series.  Maurice Leblanc's Lupin is also in Project Gutenberg.

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#484 2019-02-18 19:40:57

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nore wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

Arséne Lupin

One of my boyhood heroes, as leading character in a french TV series.  Maurice Leblanc's Lupin is also in Project Gutenberg.

You just reminded me about the books I loved reading when I was about 9 years old
Emile and the Detectives
Perhaps when I was 6 or 7 it was
the little Tim series of books illustrated by Edward Ardizone

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#485 2019-02-18 19:42:28

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Re: What are you reading right now?

nore wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

Arséne Lupin

One of my boyhood heroes, as leading character in a french TV series.

Surely you meant Japanese TV series big_smile The best installments of the series are (IMO) this and that.


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#486 2019-02-19 03:51:42

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twoion wrote:

Surely you meant Japanese TV series

No, this was live action, based on Leblanc's books, by the turn of 70's.

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#487 2019-02-19 15:45:45

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Not to mention Hayao Miyazaki's feature film debut

Back on topic, I'm reading L'Education sentimentale by Flaubert.

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#488 Yesterday 14:12:14

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ohnonot wrote:
twoion wrote:

Hannu Rajaniemi (Finnish guy)!

yep. the book is oroginally written in English though.
I like how he inserts finnish symbolic names, and how certain aspects of finnish culture & mentality have been translated to inhabitants of the oort cloud... big_smile

So would it make sense to look up some of those weird names as they come up to get some more context as to their symbolic meaning or does it not matter very much?

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#489 Yesterday 21:05:00

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^ I'm sure it's written in a way that you don't need to rely on your knowledge of ancient finnish tradition.
finnish first names are often the exact same words as for summer, storm, wind, sea, berry, bear...
Sydän means heart
Mieli means mind
i don't think these are used as actual names nowadays, but the inspiration is clear (as well as their symbolic meaning in the story).
other terms:
koto - according to wiktionary it just means home but to me it sounds kindof tribal (i could be wrong though).
Perhonen - butterfly
väki - archaic: strength, force
Ilmatar (or something similar) - air goddess
...and "like the fiercest löyly steam in an Oortian sauna" just made me smile...

btw, i like the other word-creations too, and would like to understand how they were derived:
zoku
guberniya
sobornost
etc.

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#490 Yesterday 21:25:01

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Thanks for your insights!

ohnonot wrote:

btw, i like the other word-creations too, and would like to understand how they were derived:
zoku
guberniya
sobornost
etc.

I think I may be able to help with zoku, I think it's Japanese 族 which means family/relative/group/clan/tribe, also used for e.g. "family of fish" and some other contexts. Pronounciation is also exactly zoku. It would definitely fit the context it is used in, although just The Zoku sounds kind of plain.

Sobornost seems to be Russian (not far from Finland smile

Guberniya is also Russian (I guess).

In conclusion, I should look these up (sounds like fun, and like it'd be worth it in terms of enjoyment).


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#491 Today 04:12:21

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Re: What are you reading right now?

^Fedorovism belongs to that list, too.

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