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Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by dreaming neon darkspot, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    Fooled By Randomness.
     
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    Looks interesting. Though it may be a jumble of meaningless words that our brains are telling us looks interesting..


    I just started [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Filter-Bubble-What-Internet-Hiding/dp/1594203008?tag=duckduckgo-d-20"]The Filter Bubble[/ame] by Eli Pariser. Very interesting history and future of the personalization of the internet (read the Q&A on that Amazon link for a brief synopsis).

    It's basically about why when Max searches for "Freeze-Dried Titty Snacks", he gets a different result than when I search for "Freeze-Dried Titty Snacks".

    And why this could be dangerous...
     
  3. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    It's a great book, dude. He refused to allow it to be smarted up or re-edited by his publishers and so it reads very naturally. I like it a lot.
     
  4. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    smarted up?

    That actually happens?
     
  5. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    Sorry, that's a Scottishism, I mean to say that he wouldn't allow them to heavily edit and change the text so that it had a glossier and more standard style.
     
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    as opposed to dumbed down?
     
  7. derek

    derek Grey Eminence

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    No. Minus the Scottishism, it means "smarten up", which is to say tidy up or even clear up.
     
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    DarkNoise Grotesque Butchery Rabbit

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    One Second After by William R. Forstchen was a book I just finished, have not yet begun another. It was good, and I love the premise. But a few parts seemed a bit too redundant and filler. Still, worth a read if you're into end of the world type stuff
     
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    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Really good so far, yet depressing.
     
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    I've been reading the Red Queen, and it's pretty cool. I read non-fiction sometimes, but am more into fiction but the way this is written is pretty awesome. any recommendations of books on interesting non-fiction topics that are written in an interesting and engaging way would be appreciated, i see 2 posts up a book like that so i'll check that one out.
     
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    This thread reminds me of how little I read these days. I started Weaveworld a while ago but never got past the first few chapters. I keep trying to convince myself I am too busy, but I damn well know I could be spending my time reading instead of being on the internet/watching tv/playing guitar.

    And the book "I, Robot" is infinitely better than the movie.
     
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    most definitely. i saw the movie (not completely into watching it) but it was ok, yet the book is far more awesome. taking all those different scenarios and linking it together ends up being highly entertaining, makes you think, and at the end when it all comes together in the last few stories/connections it's really satisfying. some of the stories i thought were a tiny bit slow, but the highlights such as the politician one and the space station one were too fucking great.
     
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    CISCO networking...le sigh
     
  15. dreaming neon darkspot

    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    re-reading Ghost Story by peter straub. fucking love peter straub.
     
  16. Karmic

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    so I'm not sure if just to post this in here or if enough people know about it to warrant its own thread but the Dark Tower series is going to be released through HBO
     
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    Yeah, but I'm not so excited about it, to be honest. It's one of those things that should stay in book form, IMO.
     
  18. Karmic

    Karmic speedy meatmonger

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    didn't they say that about game of thrönes

    Anyways, it at least seems like somewhat competent hands are running the show, so who knows, it might just turn out good.
     
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    Yeah, true, if anyone can make it decent, it'll be HBO.
     
  20. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    Just finished "John Dies at the End." The book was loads of fun, bring on the movie.
     

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