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  • themed compilation: moon   15 years 4 weeks ago

    that IS bizarre. thanks, jim!

  • Books I should probably have on my desk at work   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Well, as you might know considering your background, Fortran is still pretty much the language of choice in science. C is making some headway, and I use Perl a lot, but Fortran still dominates.

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the recommendations. I'll look at both of these as well.

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 4 weeks ago

    I do like Amazon's system. It gives me an overview of whether people enjoy the book. But, when it comes to history or other non-fiction, I'd prefer to hear something by an expert in the field to give me an idea of whether the author knew the subject well enough to write an accurate book.

    I think it is best to read several books on a subject, but there isn't often time enough for me to do so, so I would like to find the "best" book on a given subject.

  • 20 Greatest Alternative/Punk/New Wave Albums Ever Made.   15 years 4 weeks ago

    I assumed as much. You didn't think I was upset, did ya'?

    You know, when I originally made my top 100 albums list, I had only had the Stone Roses for about a month. As time passes and I listen to it more, I wish I had placed it even higher on my list. A truly addictive album...

    Shalom, y'all!

    L. Bangs

  • CHARACTER GAME borrowed   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Don't know how I missed this one first time.
    39. Peter Lorre....The Maltese Falcon

  • themed compilation: moon   15 years 4 weeks ago

    What are the odds that I'd be able to topically suggest Sister Moon by Sting for two different lists by the same author?

  • 0029: So You Want To Be A Film Fanatic - Tier 2   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Oh no....I haven't even made it half way through Tier I. That's okay lbangs, keep crankin 'em out and I will try and catch up.

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Fixed.

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 4 weeks ago
  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Amazon has started an online book review of books. The way it is set up is that people read the books, and other people grade them on how helpful their reviews were so it cuts out a lot of unhelpful book reviews. There are several thousand book reviewers and some of the are actually "professional" book reviewers. Personally, I like hearing reviews from normal, educated people - they seem to really tell you what the book is like. There are a lot of other features that are extremely helpful in finding new books to read.

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 4 weeks ago

    www.powells.com frequently has good ones.

  • GAME0003: Name The Series TV Character   15 years 4 weeks ago

    #20 is Tea Leoni on Naked Truth? I'm not sure of the series title.

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Who here has AIM or ICQ, that would be a great way to know when someone is online?

  • My favourite silly songs   15 years 4 weeks ago

    I knew there would be a bunch of older ones, but the ones you've mentioned I'm not familiar with enough to call my favourites. I guess Monster Mash is an exception but I have horrible memories of many humiliating grade school Halloween dances for that one. :) Keep 'em coming, though, 'cause I know there's a bunch I'd still love to put on here.

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    This has been requested by a couple folks. Also requested was the ability to chat with whoever is online at the same time. I can see where this would be fun, but some wet-blanketisms . . .

    First, in a web environment it's hard to tell who is online at the same time. I could look at "last activity date" in the database, but right now that's really just the last time a user saved a list or posted a comment. They can browse without affecting this date (unless I were to update it with each page-view, which would add more overhead than I'd like). So getting up-to-the-minute updates for who's online is hard.

    Second, I think chat can be alot of fun, but I worry that it would detract from the forum posts, which are open to all. Once a chat window is closed, it's gone forever. Folks that aren't online at the time can't participate, nor chime in at a later date.

    I'll keep mulling this over. I'm sure there's a solution that balances overhead and flexibility, spontenaety and permanance. I just haven't discovered it yet. :-)

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Not yet. :-)

  • Favorite teams by sport   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Jeff it is.

    I take it then that these aren't at the bottom of your list? What teams in each sport would be your least favorite (must lose at all costs)? Mine would be:

    College: Notre Dame, any Florida school
    NFL: Cowboys, 49ers
    NBA: Lakers
    MLB: Yankees
    NHL: none, really

  • ALL MIXED UP/ Decipher these movie titles   15 years 4 weeks ago

    9 and 10 are:

    A Clockwork Orange and The Deer Hunter

    I spoiled these cuz I sort of cheated... I looked at your Movies I've Watched The Most Times list... this way I won't give them away if you consider that cheating...

  • ALL MIXED UP/ Decipher these movie titles   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Well I don't know well this game is going to go over since I'm the only one playing. But...

    1. Pulp Fiction

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Jim. I dont know if any of my seven e-mails got through to you, so I'll comment here. Why not make it to whoever is online will show up so we can tell who is on at the same time as us? This would be cool. Please respond. I'm dyin' here.

  • Favorite teams by sport   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Please, call me Jeff. yes you do by the way.

  • The Great Black Actors   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Well, I was admittingly going for more dramatic actors. Television actors I didn't think about either when making the list. That could probably be another list under the Televisin portion of Listology. Thanks for your input Buber.

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 4 weeks ago

    A question, Jim. Do any of the search options look at the "comments" part of a list?

  • ALL MIXED UP/ Decipher these movie titles   15 years 4 weeks ago

    Sorry bro, I'll fix that!