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Author Topic: November 10th, 2013 Weekly News  (Read 6726 times)
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« on: November 10, 2013, 06:26:30 pm »

NOVEMBER 10TH 2013 WEEKLY NEWS

This day was yet another intense work day, almost 9 hour shift... anyway, here's the news. Still a bit small but hopefully it'll get larger soon or something.


STATS OF THE PAST WEEK
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Topics: 11
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POST OF THE WEEK
Don't pour the water into the acid.
I can't make lemonade?

A POX UPON THEE AND THINE FOUL REGULATIONS!
Lemonade is evil and should be banned. I know a guy who died because he drank too much lemonade and another who was so obsessed with it that he went mad and started slicing himself with a chainsaw.

IT COMES FROM HELL I TELL YOU!
WORDS UTTERED FROM THINE FOUL PROTESTANT MOUTH DEFILE SUCH WONDROUS LIQUID AS LEMONADE.

IS IT NOT RIGHT THAT JESLINT HIMSELF SAID: "Hey, mate, could you pour me a glass of lemonade" TO ONE OF HIS ACCOMPLICES ON THE WONDROUS OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY, THUS MAKING LEMONADE A SACRED BEVERAGE, DEVOTED TO JESLINT HIMSELF, GOD'S TWICE REMOVED NEPHEW?

A POX UPON THEE, FOUL SPREADER OF VICIOUS LIES!


TOPIC OF THE WEEK
What are you reading?


UPCOMING EVENTS
November Something: I'll be having my speech soon. It'll be realistically motivational, including what we must do to survive in an ever changing world. Things are a lot different now than they were four years ago. Also, Supafly isn't dead. Nacho is still presumed dead. Willow probably cloned himself, and then the clones killed each other. Jalern is too busy summoning Cthulhu.


PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Taken by myself.


SONG OF THE WEEK
Both submitted by Kerlc.
Drink the Water - Justin Cross


The Backwater Gospel



VIDEO OF THE WEEK
If



GAME OF THE WEEK

- MirrorMoon EP: http://www.mirrormoongame.com/
This is a surrealistic puzzle adventure that takes place in an artistic depiction of space. Venture to moons and solve puzzles using strange holographic structures, the MirrorMoon, and apparatus attachments. It's hard to explain, but worth a try. Prepare to be confused.


ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
- 50 Essential Science Fiction Books - http://www.abebooks.com/books/features/50-essential-science-fiction-books.shtml
I found this list while browsing Reddit, and it helped me pick out a couple new books today. There are a few on there that don't typically make it to other top lists, since this one is constrained to one book per author, limiting authors like Asimov, Clark, and Heinlein.


FACT OF THE WEEK
- Mark Overmars has a fresh new look.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 10:21:24 pm »

I was getting worried there for a bit.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 12:25:49 am »

I would say that there are far better books in Heinlein's repertoire than the militaristic SST, like The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress or Starman Jones.

However, i approve of A Canticle For Leibowitz and Rendezvous With Rama.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 01:48:21 am »

Ender's Game wasn't a great book, I'm sure there are quite a few better ones...
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 06:23:15 am »

I agree. I found the whole twist kinda meh.

Hunger Games are better. The book, not the godawful film.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 07:33:23 am »

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is one of the next to read on my list. I read Ender's Game about 4 years ago, and I enjoyed it then, but recently learning about Mr. Card's homophobic views has tarnished my view of him and his works.

Also, watch that If video if you haven't already.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 07:48:39 am »

yes, It has greatly re-taught me about why we can't predict weather, the chaos theory and just how fucking terrifying it is to be left stranded in space.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 09:53:42 am »

Hmm, interesting news. Good to know the update on some of the members. :Strange:
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 10:40:30 am »

Interesting news, and noted to the books and thoughts about them.
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 07:04:42 pm »

Most of the books I'd recommend are too young to be classics, like all the books by "Ian Douglas" (David Weber's alias/pseudonym), John Ringo, the Bolo series by Keith Laumer (and all contributing authors, actually), and of course all the books by some tenets of the genre like Clarke, Asimov, and Wells.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 07:36:42 pm »

In your mind, how many years approximately must pass before something could be considered a classic?
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 08:08:31 am »

I'd say at least a few decades. The book has to stand the test of time first, to see if it's still popular and relevant decades later.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 10:12:12 am »

In your mind, how many years approximately must pass before something could be considered a classic?
I'd say no time at all.

It just has to find the right audience. Ender's Game is considered a classic and has been considered a classic when it came out due to the incredible response both by critics and the commercial sci-fi audience.


The writer is a massive dick, but the book is supposed to be decent. I, for one do not find it all that shocking a twist nor do I like the character of Ender.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 10:51:53 pm »

Noted to the thoughts.

More on the news again, interesting to the "If" video. I looked at some of the other emergency broadcasts they have made. They don't have one for Planetoid approach, but they do have one for zombie apocalypse.
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2013, 02:15:29 pm »

12:13 on the "if" video.
We estonians are now incredibly proud of ourselves Tongue
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