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#26 2011-03-12 06:26:45

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Just finished "Death Match" by Lincoln Child and "Why We Get Fat (and what to do about it)" by Gary Taubes.  Started "Head Game" by Tim Downs a few hours ago.  Waiting for "Quarterdeck" by Julian Stockwin to come in the mail.

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#27 2011-03-12 08:02:29

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

currently reading "The Last Ring Bearer" by Kirill Yeskov - it's an ebook so smartphone or reader is required, but honestly, that doesn't really count as hardware, right ?

besides, you could still print it out wink

PS: it's free, here's the link: http://ymarkov.livejournal.com/270570.html

PPS @Crunchy: if "the Stand" was true, you wouldn't be able to read it now, because everyone would have died back in the 70s, but sure thing, my next cold after reading it gave me the creeps, too


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#28 2011-03-13 00:20:07

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Just got a command-line book, it's ammusing to read when I'm not doing anything b/c it's so old. It says that Red-Hat is the recommended distro but you could also use Fedora Core and said Ubuntu was relatively new and that newcomers shouldn't use it.

Good times...


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#29 2011-03-13 09:22:35

Tunafish
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Haruki Murakami - 1q84 (Book 1)   I love Murakami, he writes proza with the feeling of poetry.


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#30 2011-03-13 10:18:49

are_you_root
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

@ CrunchyFree
You just reminded me that I have a book I picked up at a thrift shop awhile back. How's this for a title... "Learn Unix In 10 Minutes!"

@ Tunafish
Two summers ago I was about two thirds way finished with "Wind-Up Bird." Life got crazy and the book is since long gone. I have to pick another copy up and read it. I remember being quite engrossed. That's as far as my exposure goes with Haruki Murakami. Can you recommend another single novel?

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#31 2011-03-13 13:05:59

merelyjim
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

moq wrote:

I'm currently reading Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune"

I try to read Dune once a year - sort of a mental reset switch. Just ordered the prequals in a box set relating to the Butlerian Jahid.


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#32 2011-03-13 15:31:16

Tunafish
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

are_you_root wrote:

Two summers ago I was about two thirds way finished with "Wind-Up Bird." Life got crazy and the book is since long gone. I have to pick another copy up and read it. I remember being quite engrossed. That's as far as my exposure goes with Haruki Murakami. Can you recommend another single novel?

I would always recommend The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, if you don't like that one... hmm

Well maybe Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World has more sf and cyberpunk content.


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#33 2011-03-14 18:10:26

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Roald Dahl - Kiss Kiss
Michael Tsokos - Der Totenleser hmm


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#34 2011-03-15 04:30:15

are_you_root
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Tunafish, thanks man, I'll grab a copy of Wind-Up Bird and finish that first. Been so long I can't really remember where I left off. It was takeing a strange turn. He (name ?) had come out from the well and was going to travel with that odd lady to some sacred place, I think. Good stuff, very subtle style...

I'd have forgotten all about it if you hadn't have mentioned it.

~slim

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#35 2011-03-15 04:33:57

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Abraham Lincoln; Vampire Slayer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Li … ire_Hunter

Only 14 pages into it, but I'm having a blast! big_smile


"When I enter a command... I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air." -thalassophile

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#36 2011-03-15 17:36:13

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I'm sorry I just read the title again, and I must say....
If my hardware is off, I am probably reading books to figure out how to get it back on! lol


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#37 2011-03-15 20:24:07

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

For spring break I decided to read Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.  I've also started reading Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective.

First post! yay cool

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#38 2011-03-17 09:58:42

hochrappenkopf
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-02-15
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

FiniteStateMachine wrote:

I'm sorry I just read the title again, and I must say....
If my hardware is off, I am probably reading books to figure out how to get it back on! lol

Nice answer for a hard job to do - 24 hours, 365 days,...

I'm glad to leave my office in the evening, and to trust, that the whole stuff is running in the morning of the other day, too.

And I have plenty time to read, to sit by the fireplace, to smoke cigars from Havanna, to go skiing, to hike in the mountains, and to do all the good work in my garden. Anything forgotten?

Meeting friends.

Have a nice day!

Regards

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#39 2011-03-17 10:40:25

tartan
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Registered: 2009-07-13
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

If my hardware is off I'm most likely in trouble because my paper library is rather small and I keep books on my hard drive.

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#40 2011-03-17 12:31:35

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

1. "Kryptum" by Agustín Sánchez Vidal (german translation)
2. "Android Application Development For Dummies" by Donn Felker

The latter seems to be a good introduction to android development. However, perhaps I'll need the additional reading of "Java for dummies" or the like ... teaching such an old donkey like me new tricks requires some hard lessons lol but it's fun! wink


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#41 2011-03-17 13:09:25

hinto
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

"Ender's Shadow"-  Orson Scott Card
http://www.answers.com/topic/ender-s-shadow-1


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#42 2011-03-19 18:28:15

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I'll give an amen! to those of you who replied with the Artemis Fowl series and the Enderverse.

Right now, I'm reading Morris' translation of The Pillow Book of Sei Shounagon, and I enjoy writing fantasy, so I'll throw that out there.


If you understand, the world is just the way it is. If you don't understand, the world is just the way it is. -- Zen Proverb

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#43 2011-03-19 18:48:57

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

FiniteStateMachine wrote:

I'm sorry I just read the title again, and I must say....
If my hardware is off, I am probably reading books to figure out how to get it back on! lol

QFT. Right now I'm reading "Meyers A+ Certification" and "Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible."
I bought a couple books about the economy/politics a few months back and haven't even bothered to pick them up. I probably will when I start taking some general ed. classes so I have something to write about.

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#44 2011-03-20 23:59:19

Nascentes
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Currently reading "Heaven's Spite" by Lilith Saintcrow. Fifth(and final) book of the series

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#45 2011-03-21 01:38:20

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I just bought "The Wise Man's Fear", Patrick Rolthfuss' second book (after 'The Name of the Wind') - sort of a darker Harry Potter.

Also most people on these forums would probably enjoy "Snow Crash" by Neal Stevenson...check it out if you haven't read it already.

@hinto - I loved the Ender's game series...

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#46 2011-03-21 11:31:27

hinto
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

@bobrossw
Orson Scott Card is one of the best authors I hadn't read before (I'm over 40).
He's also not too far down the road from me (in Greensboro, NC).
Good stuff....
-H


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#47 2011-03-29 09:40:27

hochrappenkopf
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From: Germany
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Konfuzius

A German translation, by Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag

A great way of a living, the quotes are 2200 years old, but really true. Even in the postmodern times.


"If you can dream it, you can do it!" [Walt Disney]

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#48 2011-03-29 14:45:10

Shinkanzen
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Registered: 2009-01-30
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

the two last books i read were "Healing the shame that binds you" by John Bradshaw and
"King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Rediscovering The Archetypes of The Mature Masculine" by Robert Moore

i recommend them both to everyone interested in psychology, best books i read on the topic, loads of valuable insights

close to finishing "The warrior within" by Moore

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#49 2011-03-29 18:17:03

Jojan
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I am now to start with last chapter of Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow's The Grand Design.

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#50 2011-03-29 21:44:59

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

hinto wrote:

"Ender's Shadow"-  Orson Scott Card
http://www.answers.com/topic/ender-s-shadow-1


Awesome book. the Ender series was really incredible. If my rig is off (which is really rare) I'm usually reading something sci-fi. Right now it's The Conqueror Worms by Brian Keene. Still have alot of Star Trek books to get through as well big_smile


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