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- Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
- Forum: Books
- Topic: The Great 'SF Masterworks' Read
- Replies: 16
- Views: 21189
"The Moon is a harsh mistress" (72) is one of the best SF novels I've ever read. Also, why isn't "The left hand of darkness" (Le Guin) in the list? It's another great book! (if it's there and I didn't see it, my apologies; a week of studying algebraic geometry non-stop has left m...
- Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:00 pm UTC
- Forum: Books
- Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
- Replies: 193
- Views: 40343
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:My 3 year old has just passed the 5 year old in reading, which has finally spurred the 5 year old to learn how.
Competition! Competition! Fight! Fight! Fight!
The first rule of book club is: you do not talk about book club
- Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:13 am UTC
- Forum: Religious Wars
- Topic: *shamefaced* I like Windows XP.
- Replies: 38
- Views: 10896
On principal, I dislike Microsoft as a company because of the unethical way in which the company started, and the unethical business practices they employ even today. Microsoft, through Bill Gates, has donated Billions of dollars to extremely noble causes. Buy Microsoft, help a dying kid in Africa!...
- Sun May 29, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
- Forum: Serious Business
- Topic: Does God Exist?
- Replies: 1390
- Views: 126652
How can you define wisdom? ++$_ asked you if you can devise an experiment that would allow you to test for wisdom in a number of people who prayed for it and a control group who didn't, because if you can't, then you can't state that prayer works as a fact.
- Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0119: "Worst Band Name Ever"
- Replies: 84
- Views: 33609
This is now officially my goal. When I start writing music, I will so upload to iTunes as that. Artist: Artist Title: Title Album: Album If only I could produce it in the year "Year"... And if ARTIST was taken, CONTRIBUTING ARTIST also works. I was just about to say the following: If it i...
Oh no, not TV Tropes, please! I had to study, and now I'll pass the next five hours on that damn site...Anyhow, one of the few books I actually struggled to finish was "Disgrace" by Coetzee. Those 300 pages felt more like 3000...Also, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Xenocide! I picked it up...
- Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
- Forum: Movies and TV Shows
- Topic: The Cape (because we needed more Summer Glau, I guess?)
- Replies: 41
- Views: 6268
It's probably supposed to be cheesy...At least, I hope it is! And I'm still waiting for the "You don't know what I'm capable of" pun!
I did 79 in 2009 and 93 in 2010...This year I'm aiming for a clean hundred (I finished my ninth book of the year last night)... Books in 2011: 1. Small weightless mishaps (A. Tabucchi) 2. A woman seller's notes (G. Faletti) 3. Uto (A. De Carlo) 4. Two out of two (A. De Carlo) 5. Pure life (A. De Car...
Thanks for the suggestions, they'll keep me occupied for a while :) However, I'm startled no one suggested Harry Turtledove's World War Series ... To sum up four 600-page books in a sentence, what if aliens chose the middle of WW2 to try and conquer Earth?. I'm reading the sequels right now ( Coloni...