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Discussion in 'General' started by Weekly_Estimate, 7 Nov 2010.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I always got confused between Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, 'cos to me Vic looks more like a Bob and Bob looks more like a Vic.

    I'm currently working my way through:

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    Claims to be the first academic treatise on the topic. Need to get a wriggle on, 'cos I need to have written up my review of the thing by Friday...
     
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  2. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    And you are managing to stay awake ?
     
  3. Flibblebot

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    ...and just to confuse matters, Vic is actually a Jim (but Bob's still a Bob) :p:
     
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  4. Gareth Halfacree

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    I'm actually quite enjoying it! Although the author getting confused between striping and mirroring in RAID arrays (claiming that striping creates duplicate copies of the data, which is the exact opposite of what it does) raised an eyebrow...
     
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  5. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Nope, Bob's a Robert, only started using Bob when he started getting on stage with Vic in the pub, and it was Vic that started calling him it.

    Jim was nearly a Craig.... Craig Wildfowl !
     
  6. perplekks45

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    I'm currently reading three books, all have something to do with madness.

    The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
    Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
    Under a Raven's Wing by Stephen Volk
     
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  7. IanW

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    Not sure if this counts, but... "Usagi Yojimbo: Bunraku & Other Stories" by Stan Sakai.
     
  8. Pete J

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    I'll be interested in your opinion on 'The Madness of Crowds'.
     
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    Well, I'm about halfway through and there are a lot of things in the book I agree with and/or feel the same about. The author attacks, mostly with facts, some of my main issues with today's society (i.e., the over-dramatisation of many things, especially in (social) media, cancel culture, the willful overshooting of targets when it comes to minority rights, ...). Sure, he has some pretty obvious flaws like his contempt for Marxism and his own use of (over)generalisation of certain statements about groups he doesn't agree with.

    Overall, as with Jordan Peterson, there is a lot said in the book I agree with and a few things I don't. And, again similar to Peterson, there is a clear agenda being pushed here. But that isn't really surprising, is it?
     
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    I'm currently reading Moby Dick, which I had presumed would be about mad old Ahab pursuing the white whale at all costs, but I'm ¾ of the way through and the big fish hasn't even shown up yet. Mostly it's about the mechanics of whale fishing, pretty interesting and enjoyable.

    "And what sort of lively lads with the pencil those Chinese are, many queer cups and saucers inform us" :hehe:
     
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  11. Pete J

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    Batman vs Aliens Vol 1

    Read this last night. Relatively short, it took me just over an hour at a leisurely rate. Terrific, and a reminder of the golden era of comic books.

    I remember first reading this in... WH Smiths, I think it was, when I was ickle. I would've been ~13 at the time, getting ready to go to secondary school. I read the whole thing in-store while my dear mother was shopping. Dunno why at the time I didn't beg for it as a present, or use my pocket money to buy it.

    Now, I may have Vol 2 turning up in a while...
     
  12. MadGinga

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    Lee Child - Killing Floor
    Having watched the Amazon Prime series and loved it, i thought i'd give a Reacher book a try, not actually realising that the series is based off it :duh: Luckily, the series is (in retrospect) an amazing interpretation of the book, yes there are some changes, but it all just works. Loved the book, will return for more reacher in the future...

    Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary
    Haven't finished this yet, only 35% through according to the Kindle, but another cracking bit of sci-fi and, so far, on par enjoyment-wise with the Martian, and much better than the good but slightly disappointing Artemis...
     
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    Reacher novels are some of the best easy-to-read action-crime books out there.

    I finished a few of the Dexter books (will start book #7 today or tomorrow, actually), haven't really touched the other more serious books I'm still reading on the side in a while. I did, however, read "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" and "Peter and Wendy" and some comics in between.

    A word about the Dexter books:
    they're a really easy read, fun most of the time and I love the dark humour parts. But why are they so inconsistent when it comes to the protagonist's emotion (or lack thereof... sometimes)? And the big reveals in them are laughably obvious 9 out of 10 times. A bit of a rollercoaster ride to read them.
     
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    Clear a shelf off, there are 26 of 'em
     
  15. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    That's what the Kindle's for... i've stopped buying books before reading, and only pick them up if I want to "keep" them post read.
     

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