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[#] Mon Jun 09 2014 16:21:17 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

Subject: Hasta La Vista Baby!

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ok sf it is, np :\ -- mt B)

 

btw anyone read ringworld before? Please be nice to me if this is the wrong place to talk about classic science fiction ?! 

 

btwbtw: a robot just passed the Turing Test! Oh my goodness!!



[#] Tue Jun 10 2014 08:36:21 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh, passed it by 33%, by acting somewhat like a teenager.

It's a very bad margin, but the best we've seen to date.

[#] Wed Jun 11 2014 00:27:23 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Hasta La Vista Baby!

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flycycles - sounds interesting Mo.  Thanks for bringing it up.  I like the older stuff (Asimov etc...)  Kinda campy, but I like the story lines complex, but simple as I am simple.



[#] Sun Jun 29 2014 00:42:42 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Hasta La Vista Baby!

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Contemplating reading another Larry Niven book, maybe set in the knownspace universe. Ringworld was a blast, Asimov bores me tbh, Mr Niven actually can write :) - good sense of humour.

I think i'll leave it at Ringworld for the minute. He only ever intended writing the one book so...   



[#] Tue Jul 01 2014 12:41:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heh, passed it by 33%, by acting somewhat like a teenager.

That's ok, if you go through livejournal, fecesbook, even parts of youtube, you'll find plenty of *humans* who can't make it that far. On the modern internet, it's a passing grade.

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 12:15:33 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I've been reading large amounts of cheap space opera. Some of it is pretty good. Perfect way to get away from reality. Anyone else doing any of these time wasters?

[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 14:01:40 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I recently bought "Shadowrun Returns" off Steam and played through the "The deadman's switch" campaign. After that I read through the only shadowrun book I own, made me think about when I read the first 20 of them when I was a teenager. Maybe I shall see if I can buy a bunch of them from second hand supplies. Or Battletech. I found the game boring, but I read lots of the novels, friends of mine had plenty. They are nice for a quick read, nothing too deep.

Last year I bought a bunch of used Dragonlance novels, for the same purpose

Sometimes, reading stupid stuff makes me read more meaningful stuff in parallel.



[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 16:54:10 EDT from mo @ Uncensored

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Back on to space farce! :) Robert Sheckley is a master of ... whatever it is! 

 

( If you need a quick pick me up: "Dimension of Miracles" Robert Sheckley ;) )

 



[#] Tue Dec 12 2017 00:01:39 EST from JEJJ @ Uncensored

Subject: How do I turn Citadel ON?

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Would someone please tell me how to get Citadel up and running?  I have a linux box, run Debian latest, and the last thing I saw in my EasyInstall was that Citidel had installed but couldn't connect to " a server."  Which server, it never said and why it couldn't , it never said and error messages like why it couldn't connect, it never posted.  It just dropped me back to the command line and left me staring at a blinking cursor.   The one think I can think of was that I am running Apache2 on localhost:80 and if Citadel tried to connect on that port, it was busy adn couldn't get to me there. But I don't know for sure that was the problem.  The documentation is awful.  It doesn't answer even the most basic of basic questions, like "how do I turn this damned thing on?" or "even "how do I fire this thing up?"

 



[#] Tue Dec 12 2017 00:06:27 EST from JEJJ @ Uncensored

Subject: Jack Williamson

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[#] Tue Dec 12 2017 00:09:40 EST from JEJJ @ Uncensored

Subject: Jack Williamson

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BTW, if you like classic sci-fi, try jack Williamson.  Day of the Triffids, Humanoids, fine stuff.  Larry Niven I like, but his books are thin.  There is a writer in the old, old days called A. Merritt, wrote stuff like Dwellers in the Mirage, really powerful sci-fi, will shine your shoes and float your boat.



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