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  • Wierdest movie I've seen in a while   15 years 7 weeks ago

    I don't think you have to apologize to anybody. So far only two people have found it Listworthy (and our occassionally-pot-stirring jblack isn't one of them :-).

    And while I personally tend to stick safely to the "it did not appeal to me" camp, we have plenty of folks that aren't shy about making value judgements (see exhibit A), so fire away!

  • themed compilation: moon   15 years 7 weeks ago

    that IS bizarre. thanks, jim!

  • Books I should probably have on my desk at work   15 years 7 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 7 weeks ago

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

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 7 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 7 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    You know, when I originally made my top 100 albums list, I had only had the Stone Roses for about a month.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 7 weeks ago

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

  • themed compilation: moon   15 years 7 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 7 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 7 weeks ago

    Fixed.

  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 7 weeks ago
  • Good Sources of Book Reviews?   15 years 7 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 7 weeks ago

    www.powells.com frequently has good ones.

  • GAME0003: Name The Series TV Character   15 years 7 weeks ago

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

  • Yet Another Search Improvement   15 years 7 weeks ago

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