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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: A suitcase that follows you Reply with quote

http://www.slashgear.com/hop-suitcase-follows-user-like-lost-puppy-08250950/

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Hauling luggage through the airport can be a pain, as any frequent traveler will tell you. A new suitcase called only “Hop” is looking to change all of that, though, using signals from your cell phone to go hands-free. According to Hop’s official website, the suitcase comes equipped with three sensors to identify and triangulate the Bluetooth signal from your phone, using those to pick you out of a crowd.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two important questions not explained by the article, is it made of sapient pearwood and will it eat people that try to mess with it?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/The_Luggage
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontExplainTheJoke
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any particular recommendations for where to start with Pratchett? Would Rincewind / The Colour of Magic be best, or something else?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Any particular recommendations for where to start with Pratchett? Would Rincewind / The Colour of Magic be best, or something else?

I'd say Pyramids or Small Gods. Since they are parodies of organized religion, I'd bet they'll suit you.

(Also: Never Start With The First Discworld Book)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll take a look.

On a related note, I just started Magic of Recluce. The author recommends reading in the order published rather than internal chronological order, so I'm going with published order (otherwise I'd normally start from the internal order).

I think my main trouble will be that it is a comedy (reading comedy seems to lose something in translation).

I'll see what I can find used, if anything.
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