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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Middle Mind Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves, by Curtis White.

Raide, if you like Cuckoo's Egg, check out Clifford Stoll's other books, Silicon Snake Oil (kind of dated now) and High Tech Heretic.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two actually:

Linus Torvalds: Just for Fun

George Orwell: 1984 <== Everyone should read this

I read "Just for Fun" in bed before I sleep, and I read "1984" when I'm commuting to/from work.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phong wrote:
Mirrorball wrote:
I'm rereading the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. These have been my favorite books in the last few years.

Ditto. I've read them like 3 times waiting for the stupid fourth one to come out. I bet they push it back again.

You can follow George R. R. Martin's progress on his website. He made a sample chapter of A Feast For Crows available the other day. A Dany chapter!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently I'm reading
Kurt Tucholsky - Panter, Tiger & Co.
Stanislaw Lem's - The Star Diaries
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raide wrote:
I'm reading the book The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage for a class at college. I'd recommend this book to probably anyone who would be reading this board. It was written by an astronomer who found himself in the role of a computer administrator. What began as a simple accounting error turned out to be an elaborate hacking operation involving the military and the Russian KGB. Very interesting, and it's all true.


I have never read such a bad book. I've got a old reviewer copy by a friend and in this version of the book the author is an arrogant a******. Besides, tastes are different - fortunately.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've finished all my books :cry:

Next ones will be "2061 Odyssey three" by Arthur C. Clarke, "The fires of heaven" by Robert Jordan and "The Malloreon: Demon Lord of Karanda" by David Eddings.

I always read only one book at once, but not all the serie at once, so depending on my mood I choose one or an another.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les' Miserable... Next up will be Don Quixote... if I make it past this Miserable one :D
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, Book 2), by Robert Jordan.

Pretty slow going really, can't find time to read recently.

Before reading that, I read Against A Dark Background by Iain M Banks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bible, New Standard Revised Version
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossroads of Twilight - book 10 in The
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olver, P. : "Applications of Lie Groups to Differential Equations."
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, it r0xX :D
And some computer books ofcourse ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Art Of Unix Programming ( http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/ )

It's a very interesting book, and worth the read on the history of Unix chapter even if you're not into Unix or programming. The entire book is available online, though it can also be bought in paper form for 30-40 USD.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNIX Haters handbook
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNIX hater's handbook. Nothing like the opposite perspective to help me design a better system.

The Art Of Computer Programming. I wish I had the time to read it through nicely. And a MIX emulator of course. I've been too lazy to install one... But maybe that is a good thing, the MIX assembly language looks worse than the x86 assembly language.

I just finished reading a Star Trek TNG book, can't remember the title... Something about a culture which believed in a 5000 year cycle of doom.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished Survivor bu Chuck Paluhniuk (wrote fight club as well). I am in the process of reading "House of Leaves" and "Blackwood Farm" which is in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" series.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently I am reading The Human Stain from Philip Roth. I already read Portnoy's Complaint and Sabbath's Theatre from the same author and enjoyed them very much. Yes, I guess I am a Philip Roth fan. Other Authors I enjoyed in the last months were Alice Sebolt, Nick McDonell, Michael Moore, and Ed Greenwood.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book called "Rutto Kellot" by Ilkka Remes.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am reading books from CompSci school I dropped out of, one about UNIX and the other is C++ course.
Plus some Gothic literature, namely Melmoth by Charles Robert Maturin and The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
And re-reading once more all over again The Amber Chronicles by Roger Zelazny :)
And some documentation, some classic French books, some SF books (just finished Fahrenheit 451)... and lots of stuff on the 'Net.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two books, reading "Kim" by Kippling again, and also "The Universe in a Nutshell" for the first time.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

and

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams, I'm reading it basically all the time, just flipping up some random page and start reading. It's a GREAT book.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cisco Networking Academy Program
CCNA 1 & 2
Companion Guide
Third Edition


And yes, its as exciting as it sounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

birnbaumtruhe wrote:
Raide wrote:
I'm reading the book The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

I have never read such a bad book. I've got a old reviewer copy by a friend and in this version of the book the author is an arrogant a******. Besides, tastes are different - fortunately.
Read the book when it first came out. Very interesting. I didn't perceive the author to be arrogant or an asshole.
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