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by rocketscientist
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Many Little Dimensions or One Big One?
Replies: 41
Views: 126162

If you do fling it, please wait to do it until Peter can catch it on camera.

I propose another new thread. Books Flung - with pictures. Should be good! :D
by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Movies and Representing History: The Case of "300"
Replies: 20
Views: 70171

Windwalker wrote: Agreed, with one addendum: Women's status was low to none in almost all societies. One glaring exception to this being Ancient Egypian society (which was later considered immoral by the Greek historians). Women then had the same social standing as nineteenth century women and a nu...
by rocketscientist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Cyberpunk, the new generation
Replies: 19
Views: 70132

Heh heh! I DO have Across the Nightingale Floor! *gloats*
by rocketscientist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Cyberpunk, the new generation
Replies: 19
Views: 70132

Modern English departments believe that narrative is dead, or a delusion, and so their graduates are reduced to either (a) writing metanovels or (b) writing novels about mean people being mean to each other (in my wife's words, and she's had enough of that already in real life). YA novels still bel...
by rocketscientist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Many Little Dimensions or One Big One?
Replies: 41
Views: 126162

Completely non-scientific character ( brace yourself - I am not actually a rocketscientist *gasp!*) steps into the discussion a moment to pose a question: An AI would, by one definition, be a completely neuter being - wouldn't it? And if so, is it possible that this factor alone may create such a di...
by rocketscientist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Cyberpunk, the new generation
Replies: 19
Views: 70132

Windwalker wrote: Very much so! One of the points I make to learned panels (NIH et al -- possibly not to their pleasure) is that most scientists do not become scientists from reading scientific publications. They become scientists from reading scientist biographies and/or SF. I have no idea if they...
by rocketscientist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Cyberpunk, the new generation
Replies: 19
Views: 70132

I have to say Gibson's Neuromancer did spoil me for almost all other cyberpunk, with Harrison's Light being, to my mind, the main contender. Not sure that I'd place Light solidly into the cyberpunk milieu though. I've recently discovered a few very interesting titles in the retro world of "stea...
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

Windwalker wrote: I personally think he should run for governor of California. Now THAT I'd like to see! As an aside, I've always thought weather patterns and meteorology were fascinating. When I was very young, I began keeping track of cold verses warm years in order to better guesstimate the like...
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

Oh, and yes, I commit a lot of typos. *sigh* And no, preview doesn't help.
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

Windwalker wrote: Actually, we should write these books. We'd become instant millionaires, buy half of New Zealand and retire in the style to which we could easily become accustomed. Uhm... You know you ARE right. Lets see... integrity - wealth, wealth - integrity... New Zealand... oh dear! Caliban...
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

Oh! I have an idea! (yes, yes it happens)

We could start a forum called Pseudo-Science and Hearsay. Postings would include quotes from such venerable tomes as The Incalculability of Hermeneutics as Valorized by the Face on Mars and Trance Channel Atlantian Super-Beings in Three Easy Steps.

:D
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

:D I knew it was only a matter of time before you answered this... Heh!
by rocketscientist
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 40330

But why is it snowing again?

March 7, three inches and still accumulating.

*primes genade - throws*

Could Graham Hancock be right? :o

*ducks, runs*


heheheh...heheh..hehe...
by rocketscientist
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 121001

Oh, I like that one! I've heard good things about that book. I'll have to check it out.
by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 121001

No, he's too busy with place names alone to give much time to the logic of scifi. :D Ok, I can't help it - I have to share this. It was met with popular derision on my Lj site, with grumblings of "run-on sentence" "good writing practices" (interestingly, not from the people you w...

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