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  1. Sneezy

    Red Green Blue

    I have been a SciFi, preferably hard SF, fan since I was a preteen. That's a decade or two longer than I would care to admit. That said, I have finally gotten around to reading Kim Robinson's Mars trilogy. I find it...tedious. It's good, don't get me wrong, but thus far I am halfway through...
  2. Sneezy


    The following is an actual SMS notification I received from my prescription refill service. I have only redacted my account information. (MD Denied [#xxxxxxxx]) We weren't able 2 renew ur Rx(s). Ur MD didn't approve our rqst 4 new Rx(s). Contact MD. Literacy. Is. Doomed.
  3. Sneezy

    Amazon Pokes Roku

    So I go to Amazon this morning (because pontalba thread) and see this: Dear Customers, Today we are unveiling Amazon Fire TV. Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, low-cost video rentals, and more...
  4. Sneezy

    What If?

    So the entertaining brain behind XKCD is going to compile and publish a What If book. I have to admit I am excited and have already preordered it. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions will be published September 2nd by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Starting today...
  5. Sneezy

    eBook Antitrust Lawsuit Settled

    How many of you got this in your mail this morning? Dear Kindle Customer, We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and...
  6. Sneezy

    Ernest Cline: Ready Player One

    I just summited what I believe is the major climax on this one, so I don't know how Cline finishes the story but I have to say it has been a fun and nostalgic read. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of references to things any awkward geek-child of the '80s will recognize immediately. A must...
  7. Sneezy

    The Lost Fleet Series

    After the "everybody is good inside" world of Solar Clipper I am ready to charge my lasers and blow some suff :D up. I have what is a sure bet sitting on my Kindle in the form of Readme but I am feeling reckless these last few weeks.
  8. Sneezy


    Glad to be here, and I am NOT that guy. Kin Dill! Kin Dill! Kin Dill!