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April 10, 2011, 11:36:35 AM
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I got inspiered by the "I feel ignorant today."-topic and decided to start this thread.

I'll begin:
O-zone - Paul Theroux
Metro 2033 - Dmitry Glukhovsky
Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman
+ A lot of math course literature

So, what are you currently reading?



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April 12, 2011, 02:14:41 AM
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"Blowback" by Chalmers Johnson

also, "Microwave Transistor Amplifiers" by Guillermo Gonzalez.

 Cheesy

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April 12, 2011, 02:29:28 AM
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I confess I don't read as much as I used to when I was younger.

I'm afraid I now have some atention disorder or something.

The last book I remember having really enjoyed reading was "The Prestige" from Christopher Priest.  Pretty neat SF novel.
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April 12, 2011, 02:57:28 AM
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"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block

I don't count my college coursework as reading, more like torture.
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April 12, 2011, 03:25:19 PM
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Ever read "war is a racket"? By Smedley Buttler?

Possibly the most badass dude to go anti-corporation / military industrial complex/
2 time Medal of Honor winning Marine.

He knew what was up.

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April 12, 2011, 09:00:01 PM
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"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block

I don't count my college coursework as reading, more like torture.

That's unfortunate.  Perhaps you are in the wrong field?  For the most part I enjoy the reading I have to do for my studies.
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April 12, 2011, 09:21:59 PM
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Ever read "war is a racket"? By Smedley Buttler?

Possibly the most badass dude to go anti-corporation / military industrial complex/
2 time Medal of Honor winning Marine.

He knew what was up.


Thanks for the tip! I read a little about the book on wikiepedia and it seems to be really interesting. I'll definitively look into it.

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April 12, 2011, 09:38:52 PM
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Ever read "war is a racket"? By Smedley Buttler?

Possibly the most badass dude to go anti-corporation / military industrial complex/
2 time Medal of Honor winning Marine.

He knew what was up.


Thanks for the tip! I read a little about the book on wikiepedia and it seems to be really interesting. I'll definitively look into it.

Let me know what you think. It's basically the same thing as Haliburton etc making a fortune off Iraq except goodyear etc in WWI / WWII.
He calls it between wars. Crazy how it translates to modern day.

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April 12, 2011, 11:55:18 PM
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"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block

I don't count my college coursework as reading, more like torture.

That's unfortunate.  Perhaps you are in the wrong field?  For the most part I enjoy the reading I have to do for my studies.

It's the general education stuff that's painful. So, there's nothing I can do about it.
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April 13, 2011, 03:28:47 AM
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"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block

I don't count my college coursework as reading, more like torture.

That's unfortunate.  Perhaps you are in the wrong field?  For the most part I enjoy the reading I have to do for my studies.

It's the general education stuff that's painful. So, there's nothing I can do about it.

Yeah, I know what you are talking about.  Been there, done that.  Not going back. 
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April 13, 2011, 03:58:22 AM
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Ever read "war is a racket"? By Smedley Buttler?

Possibly the most badass dude to go anti-corporation / military industrial complex/
2 time Medal of Honor winning Marine.

He knew what was up.


Thanks for the tip! I read a little about the book on wikiepedia and it seems to be really interesting. I'll definitively look into it.

Let me know what you think. It's basically the same thing as Haliburton etc making a fortune off Iraq except goodyear etc in WWI / WWII.
He calls it between wars. Crazy how it translates to modern day.


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April 13, 2011, 04:27:18 AM
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I think the last book I read was "No Logo - Naomi Klein"
Which is weird because I usually only read sci-fi
I just started on "das Capital" and at my current rate I might finish it before I die, lol

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April 13, 2011, 04:47:49 AM
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Let's see.  Most recent books in FBreader, which is over the past 2 months.

Tom Clancy - The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy - The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy - Debt of Honour
Tom Clancy - Executive Orders
Tom Clancy - The Bear and The Dragon (Yes, I've been on a bit of a Clancy kick lately)
Jim Butcher - Changes (most recent book of The Dresden Files)
Joseph Staten - Halo : Contact Harvest
Tobias Buckell - Halo : The Cole Protocol

Last one is my current book and will probably last me a couple more days of idle reading, then I'll have to select a new book.  Probably either back to my Clancy collection or maybe go into my Anne Mccaffery books or maybe start rereading the Dresden files.

The problem with reading fast is that you run out of books in your field of interest rather quickly.
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April 13, 2011, 07:43:22 AM
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Let's see.  Most recent books in FBreader, which is over the past 2 months.

Tom Clancy - The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy - The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy - Debt of Honour
Tom Clancy - Executive Orders
Tom Clancy - The Bear and The Dragon (Yes, I've been on a bit of a Clancy kick lately)
Jim Butcher - Changes (most recent book of The Dresden Files)
Joseph Staten - Halo : Contact Harvest
Tobias Buckell - Halo : The Cole Protocol

Last one is my current book and will probably last me a couple more days of idle reading, then I'll have to select a new book.  Probably either back to my Clancy collection or maybe go into my Anne Mccaffery books or maybe start rereading the Dresden files.

The problem with reading fast is that you run out of books in your field of interest rather quickly.

Hmmm, you could take a swing at Mises' "Human Action", that ought to slow you down.....   Wink
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April 13, 2011, 12:45:49 PM
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Ever read "war is a racket"? By Smedley Buttler?

Possibly the most badass dude to go anti-corporation / military industrial complex/
2 time Medal of Honor winning Marine.

He knew what was up.


Thanks for the tip! I read a little about the book on wikiepedia and it seems to be really interesting. I'll definitively look into it.

Let me know what you think. It's basically the same thing as Haliburton etc making a fortune off Iraq except goodyear etc in WWI / WWII.
He calls it between wars. Crazy how it translates to modern day.


How's free sound? http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.pdf

Thanks man, going to send that to a friend that I know would love it and lives outside the US / can't get a paper copy easily.

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April 13, 2011, 03:05:00 PM
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CSS: The Missing Manual.

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April 14, 2011, 12:38:42 AM
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It's almost summer, so I'll be starting my annual reading of the Dune series. Otherwise I mostly read trade publications.

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April 16, 2011, 06:25:11 AM
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I just finished rereading "A Game of Thrones" to prepare for the HBO series on Sunday.  I highly recommend everyone check out the show if not the book, looks like it's going to be epic.
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April 18, 2011, 11:07:41 AM
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Guys I am currently reading " The Darkness That Comes Before which is written by R. Scott Bakke. Its a nice book for reading .

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April 24, 2011, 07:53:20 AM
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Cryptonomicon.  Seems appropriate for the times.

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