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Forum: Book Corner 05 April 2018, 11:28 AM
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Reading Did you get the author to sign it?

Did you get the author to sign it?
Forum: Book Corner 06 October 2016, 02:24 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Reading This Idea Must Die — Scientific Theories...

This Idea Must Die — Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress, edited by John Brockman and part of the Edge Question Series. The subject is one of my favorites: Ideas that should be...
Forum: Book Corner 03 June 2016, 10:00 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
I didn't know that was a thing. "I stopped a...

I didn't know that was a thing. "I stopped a taxi..." "I stopped a police officer..." and, apparently, "I stopped a youth on a bike..." Those youths. Stranger danger, youths!
Forum: Book Corner 12 May 2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Well, racism, agreed. But it's not as if the name...

Well, racism, agreed. But it's not as if the name Libya just happened out of the blue. The US had accused Libya of supporting various terrorist attacks and threats in the early 80's, including at...
Forum: Book Corner 11 May 2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Not really that hard to put more thought into...

Not really that hard to put more thought into time travel paradox than Zemeckis et al didn't, though. I mean, the solution in the movies seems to be sort of "this is a cartoon, OK; get over it"....
Forum: Book Corner 21 May 2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
I have finished Weir's The Martian. All in all...

I have finished Weir's The Martian. All in all it's a fine story, very entertaining. I already mentioned my main complaint in another thread, to wit: The sand-storm accident/incident that starts the...
Forum: Book Corner 23 January 2013, 07:28 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Reading Brad, is it the four-letter spelling that irks...

Brad, is it the four-letter spelling that irks you or its use in that historical setting? (FWIW, I definitely prefer the four-letter version! But recently I write it either way.)
Forum: Book Corner 02 October 2012, 08:58 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Reading A per the recommendations of several snopesters,...

A per the recommendations of several snopesters, I read Their Eyes Were Watching God and Brave New World over the summer. Somehow I had managed to get to this age without ever hearing anything about...
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