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Discussion in 'Members' Introductions' started by arnuld, May 20, 2008.

  1. arnuld

    arnuld Member

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    Hello to all :D

    I am newbie here. I am reading books only from last 3 years. I like basically both Sci-Fi and non-fiction works, as long as they have enough quality. Examples:

    Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Robert M Pirsig
    The Man who sold the Moon - Robert A. Heinlein
    Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

    I am reading "The Difference Engine - by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson" now and hating it :mad:

    what do newbies do here after introducing themselves :eek: . ask for help ?
     
  2. Libra

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    Welcome to the forum arnuld!:)

    Go take a look around the forum and get involved in the discussions, and if you need any help we are here. All you have to do is ask.
     
  3. arnuld

    arnuld Member

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    Thanks so much. You are 1st one who replied and checked my profile too :eek:
     
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    Well, after your introduction, you can just search the different discussions and jump into the conversations.

    Welcome!
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    What don't you like about The Difference Engine?
     
  6. Libra

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    That's my job:)check everybody at the door.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Don't worry, your interest will broaden after being here awhile. This place has that kind of effect on people.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, arnuld.
     
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    welcome:)
     
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    Welcome. What are some other sci-fi or non-fiction books you have read lately?
     
  11. arnuld

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    I did not like anything at all. W

    1.) Where exactly the whole story is going ?

    2.) The way the characters address each other, they always call each other "Sir", "Madam" even when they are friends :confused: .

    3.) The writing style of authors, looks like cracker culture ( to whom most people call Hackers): I am l33t, wat yo wanna no. ch3k the d00d befor3 h3 go3s turk3y , utterly incomprehensible :eek:
     
  12. arnuld

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    Not much actually, The job as a Software Engineer does not leave me with much time on my hands. Only "The Difference Engine" I am reading from last 1 and a half months but in the middle of 2007, I have read some very impressive and fine pieces of Sci-Fi like:

    the man who sold the moon -- Robert A. Heinlein
    the naked sun -- Isaac Asimov
    I have become a fan of these authors since then. I have these on my next purchase-list:


    Isaac Asimov :
    Foundation
    Foundation and Empire

    Olaf Stapledon:
    Last and First Men and Star Maker ( 2 in 1 novel)

    Verner Vinge:
    Across Realtime
    True Names


    Robert A Heinlein:
    Time Enough For Love
    Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    Double Star


    Neal Stephenson:
    Snow Crash
    Cryptonomicon


    Tim Winton:
    Cloud Street


    though none of them are available in my country, except Neal Stephenson and Isac Asimov, which are again very-very difficult to obtain. The only book I have found yet is, "The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2) -- Neal Stephenson" , which again is not the place to start reading Neal. Here is my Non-Fiction list:


    The Communist Manifesto -- Karl Marx
    Capitalism and Freedom -- Milton Friedman
    The Social Contract -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Politics -- Aristotle
    The Wealth of Nations -- Adam Smith
    The Road to Serfdom -- F. A. Hayek
    The Constitution of Liberty -- F. A. Hayek

    The General Theory of Employment,
    Interest, and Money
    -- John Maynard Keynes

    Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy -- Joseph A. Schumpeter



    Everyone has different tastes. Do you have any recommendations or advice or addition or reduction on my 2 lists ? :rolleyes:
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    I can only address #2. The story is set in Victorian times and that's how people addressed each other.
     
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    Hi there! I'm new too! =D
     
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    Wow, a software designer that's so cool!
     
  16. arnuld

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    welcome from a newbie then ;)
     
  17. arnuld

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    No, not designer, but engineer

    you can call me a computer programmer and I like this tag but my company calls me a Software Engineer. Its an interesting profession if one is willing to dig UNIX, GNU, BSD and Linux cultures :D
     
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    Hi Arnuld!!! Welcome to the forum!!!
     

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