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#51 2014-06-04 17:29:48

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
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Re: What do you read?

jdonaghy wrote:

My candidate for the greatest American poet. And a summation of my life.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S Eliot

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrym … oem/173476

Of course, I enjoy most of his other work too. But Prufrock hits home.

Nice link @jdonaghy, thanks for that smile
I like Sylvia Plath, her poems send shivers up my spine...

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#52 2014-06-04 17:31:55

jalexander9
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Registered: 2014-05-16
Posts: 86

Re: What do you read?

Wow, Crunchbangers, I'm grateful there are so many well read. Waiting for a book order to arrive any day now. Tried to get the best prices on these:
1.) My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor ;
2.) Master of the Senate: (LBJ vol. 3) by Marc Caro;
4.) Debian: GNU/Linux Bible 3.1 by D. Harris.

On my printer now reading Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. Hope to finish this shortly.


Intel Pentium 4 150 GB HDD 4 GB RAM

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#53 2014-06-04 19:08:29

jalexander9
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Re: What do you read?

Sorry... that book number 2.) Master of the Senate: (LBJ vol. 3) by Robert Caro; not Marc Caro.. my mistake. yikes


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#54 2014-06-04 20:07:30

jeffreyC
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Re: What do you read?

jalexander9 wrote:

Wow, Crunchbangers, I'm grateful there are so many well read. Waiting for a book order to arrive any day now. Tried to get the best prices on these:

4.) Debian: GNU/Linux Bible 3.1 by D. Harris.

This may be a good follow-up for that:

Martin Krafft's The Debian System (TDS)


There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.

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#55 2014-06-08 22:22:44

jdonaghy
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Re: What do you read?

Charles Bukowski wrote:

"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”


Just a quote I love. smile


"If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life."
    --Bill Watterson

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#56 2015-08-24 19:41:40

gonzo
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Registered: 2012-06-20
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Re: What do you read?

^
Reviving an old, forgotten thread while staying with Bukowski (I recently read 'Women'), here's another quote of him that I really like.

Charles Bukowski wrote:

My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours
― Charles Bukowski

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#57 2015-08-24 20:03:43

ohnonot
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Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: What do you read?

harharhar, 20 years later and i'm still alive...
and still on the lookout for good sci-fi.
after iain m. banks' opus my new favorite is
Alastair Reynolds.

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#58 2015-08-24 20:10:58

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: What do you read?

@ohnonot -- try Greg Egan.

I particularly like Diaspora, Quarantine & Permutation City -- mind-blowing sci-fi smile

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#59 2015-08-24 20:21:48

ohnonot
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Re: What do you read?

^ bookmarked!

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#60 2015-08-24 20:53:22

schwim
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Registered: 2012-10-11
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Re: What do you read?

My current nightly reading:

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Before you assume that I fancy myself a thinking man, I'll read almost any book that I find on the $1 shelf at the store.  It makes for varied and sometimes incredibly dry reading.  All the better to get to sleep, I guess.

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#61 2015-08-29 13:28:50

Temetka
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From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: What do you read?

I read fantasy, sci-fi, horror, suspense, philosophy and books on Buddhism.

I also enjoy reading books about computers, computer history, globalization and topics such as chaos theory, string theory, and the butterfly effect. Sure some of the math is beyond me. I have friend with a Master's degree in Physics who helps me out there. My degree is a Bachelors of Science in Information Security. So I also read a lot of articles and white papers related to IS.

I also have the flipboard app installed on my Note 4 and iPad. I read articles on various topics such as Android news, cyber security, psychology, philosophy, awareness and so on. I love tech, but I love philosophy and meta physics even more. I could go on and on, but I think you guys get the gist.

I've been spending a lot of time on Reddit and the /nosleep sub-reddit. Lot's of good suspense / occult type stories in there.

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