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Dead by Dawn
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 03:37 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

about half way through it, very good. set the standard for Orwell's 1984 and more relevant now than it ever was




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 03:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Advanced Lectures to Senior Police Officers in Scotland. Published 1936

It's intriguing. Not to mention quite rare.




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 03:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


this thread

disappointing :(



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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 03:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Okay then. Currently reading: Viz. On the shitter.




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Dead by Dawn
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 03:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
this thread

disappointing :(


lol, true




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Karot!
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:09 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not reading anything atm which is rare for me.

Was sort of half trying to find some quality shit about the Korean War in my fav bookstore last weekend (for some reason i've recently taken an interest in that). But alas, i don't really know where to start.




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Etile
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:19 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap - Edward Said :icon14:




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EYE gee EM!
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:23 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


CitizenKane wrote:
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

about half way through it, very good. set the standard for Orwell's 1984 and more relevant now than it ever was


Highly overrated. It suffers from the same problem as 1984: it has huge potential, and then fails to go anywhere with it.

Haven't looked at anything for pleasure reading for a while.
atm I'm reading a shitload of papers on NK cells as I have to teach a class about it on monday. I've also got a journal club presentation coming up, so I've got to read for that. Then I have all the papers I'm reading for my grant...
... suddenly I wish I was reading Brave New World.
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Necro
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:24 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ryoki wrote:
Not reading anything atm which is rare for me.

Was sort of half trying to find some quality shit about the Korean War in my fav bookstore last weekend (for some reason i've recently taken an interest in that). But alas, i don't really know where to start.


a good start.
max hastings
http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu/bibl/mil/ko ... ngs_i.html

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Dead by Dawn
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:38 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


werldhed wrote:
CitizenKane wrote:
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

about half way through it, very good. set the standard for Orwell's 1984 and more relevant now than it ever was


Highly overrated. It suffers from the same problem as 1984: it has huge potential, and then fails to go anywhere with it.

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mmm i'd have to disagree there, what made 1984 great was how prophetic it was. i mean it wasnt supposed to be just a great story, the thought police were obviously just metaphors for censorship etc and the whole big brother V goldstein represents state propaganda trying to unite their citizens under fear of a common enemy.....(war on 'terror' anyone?)

so in that regard it was pretty successful imo. i think his predictions were fairly accurate




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Deception, by Denise Mina. Good so far but I have a feeling it is bound to disapoint me.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:41 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just read

The Power of the Dog

by Don Winslow and it was fucking awesome.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The God Theory - Bernard Haisch



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EYE gee EM!
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 04:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


CitizenKane wrote:
werldhed wrote:
CitizenKane wrote:
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

about half way through it, very good. set the standard for Orwell's 1984 and more relevant now than it ever was


Highly overrated. It suffers from the same problem as 1984: it has huge potential, and then fails to go anywhere with it.

:icon13:



mmm i'd have to disagree there, what made 1984 great was how prophetic it was. i mean it wasnt supposed to be just a great story, the thought police were obviously just metaphors for censorship etc and the whole big brother V goldstein represents state propaganda trying to unite their citizens under fear of a common enemy.....(war on 'terror' anyone?)

so in that regard it was pretty successful imo. i think his predictions were fairly accurate



Don't get me wrong, they both make really good points about gov't and thought control and what have you. But as stories, they are highly lacking. Nothing happens in the whole second half of 1984... you just listen to some gov't shill preach his propaganda. It may have just been a letter to the editor instead of a novel.

As social commentary, they're decent. As works of literature, they both fall short, imo. :shrug:




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 05:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just finished The DaVinci Code, first book I've read in quite some time. I should read more... dunno what's next.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 05:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


'i fuck men' by duhard...easy reading...



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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 05:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


A bunch of papers on quadrotor UAV attitude stabilization and Simulink aerospace blockset documentation.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 05:34 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Nightshade wrote:
A bunch of papers on quadrotor UAV attitude stabilization and Simulink aerospace blockset documentation.


someone ban this nerd...



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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 05:42 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo:



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Etile
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 06:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Freakaloin wrote:
'i fuck men' by duhard...easy reading...


many endnotes?




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Karot!
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Elite
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 07:00 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


and lots of anal anecdotes!
*shakes fist at rydutchie




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 07:33 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Antwone Q. Fisher -- Finding Fish
It is a memoir/bibliography/drama

You might have seen a movie loosely based on it's 7th chapter. Called Antwone Fisher http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168786/

CitizenKane, aren't you that dude with the super long silly name? Now changed.?



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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 07:45 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

Sources of the Self by Charles Taylor (2nd time)




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Dead by Dawn
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 07:57 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Nightshade wrote:
A bunch of papers on quadrotor UAV attitude stabilization and Simulink aerospace blockset documentation.


i heard theyre making that into a blockbuster movie next year, you heard it here first




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 08:03 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just started

Earth by David Brin

just finished

Your Brain is God by Timothy Leary




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btw cocks
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 08:09 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I read earth, it's pretty good--this is a funny time to read it, too, since they're about to fire up the large hadron collider haha




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 08:50 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Beginning Visual C++ 6.

For entertainment, nothing at the moment.

edit: wtf, when I hit submit I saw a big ad at the top of the page for a couple seconds.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 09:30 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


rgoer wrote:
I read earth, it's pretty good--this is a funny time to read it, too, since they're about to fire up the large hadron collider haha


David Brin's Earth? Because I have that sitting around since 1996 and never read it.

ATM I'm reading Heart of Darkness




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 09:33 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yeah earth by david brin, I read it like ten years ago right after I read the postman, I guess I was in the mood for more brin




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Dead by Dawn
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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 10:23 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Fender wrote:
I just finished The DaVinci Code, first book I've read in quite some time. I should read more... dunno what's next.



i stopped reading the da vinci code about 20 chapters in cos i realised that it was exactly the same as that other book he wrote, Angles and Demons, which i read a few months previous....and also sucked.

some interesting (infeasible however) theories put forth...albeit in a writing style that would make a 3rd grade creative writing student cringe




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 10:57 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SplishSplash wrote:
rgoer wrote:
I read earth, it's pretty good--this is a funny time to read it, too, since they're about to fire up the large hadron collider haha


David Brin's Earth? Because I have that sitting around since 1996 and never read it.

ATM I'm reading Heart of Darkness


Awesome book, if you want the whole experience watch Apocalypse Now after you read it then watch Hearts of Darkness (Coppola's moive about the making of Apocalypse Now - the similiraties between him and Marlow are astounding).




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 11:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


CitizenKane wrote:
Nightshade wrote:
A bunch of papers on quadrotor UAV attitude stabilization and Simulink aerospace blockset documentation.


i heard theyre making that into a blockbuster movie next year, you heard it here first


Hey, I heard you're a fucking idiot.




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PostPosted: 10-20-2006 11:27 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just started reading Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

I tried to read Snowcrash, but all that cyberpunk crap really turned me off -- especially since the technical aspects were dumbed down to the point of being meaningless. I only read about 100 pages or so.

Quicksilver is good so far, I just hope it focuses a little less on alchemy later on. :smirk:

I put down my Hunter S. Thompson for a bit to read it.




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