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Old 03-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #1051
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Can I get a whoop whoop for The Dresden Files?
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #1052
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:22 PM   #1053
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

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I haven't read those, but I have read another series by Jim Butcher. I've started the Codex Alera series and so far it's really good.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #1054
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Jim Butcher is a great author. He takes the time to craft plots that stretch over many books fairly unnoticed until it blows up. I've read his formula. It's pretty smart. My parents read the Codex series and they seemed to like it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:51 PM   #1055
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Reality is Broken (Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World) by Jane McGonigal, for dissertation but also because it's a pretty awesome book.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #1056
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

^ I haven't read a lot of that, but I have read a lot of counter points in which they fully state that she makes no real use of science and is just hypothesizing on a lot of crap that could be replace for other crap and so makes her claims completely inconsequential. Even wrong.

They were harsh, but they made me want to read it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #1057
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

You definitely should, it's interesting in the very least. Also, makes for great references in my dissertation (topic involving games) especially when I know the guy marking it will just see that it's a book that sounds like it's "right" and give me the mark for it. Sometimes I love the school system, sometimes. I'm not too far in at the moment but definitely worth picking it up I would say even if you end up disagreeing with some stuff.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:18 AM   #1058
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

I will. Since the attacks against it were interesting, I feel it only correct to read the source material to see who I agree with most. But, the attacks were pretty damning, putting her in league with Gladwell who is a glorified pattern maker with out any real weight behind the words. Opinions that sound good because the words behind them are well put together, but whose reality base is actually pretty shaky.

Also, reading Catch-22. Second time.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:32 PM   #1059
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Currently Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #1060
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Oh yeah, I was participating in this thread... well, since my last post:

I read "Pedro, the Enigma" by Robin Matchett... which wasn't very good. Premise OK, execution lacking. Nearly finished "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden, which is a very nice read if you're into serious literature. I enjoy his prose, probably more than any other Canadian author (suck on it, Ondaajte). And am starting "Wrath of a Mad God", Book 3 of the Darkwar saga by Feist and "Name of the Wind" by Rothfuss in preparation for book two which should arrive from the library soon.

Also reading, "Inflammatory Cytokines and Postmyocardial Infarction Remodeling" by Nain et al, 2004 as I am planning on writing an updated review paper for publication. ;-)
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #1061
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

I'm still on my old school SF trip, currently reading "The Food of the Gods" by Wells.

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Quotes for noobs (learn how to break up a quote)
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Ok Stubborn donkey, how do you break it up please and if your not willingly to tell me, then please DONT offer me no advice in future
So you can post the second bit and i shouldnt be allowed to if i dont tell you? Why be so rude?

Anyways, here is a quotes for noobs guide


1. A basic quote

[*QUOTE][*/QUOTE]

(the * need to be removed for it to work, I put them in so you can see the text) is a basic quote that just wraps something in a quote without saying who quoted it who quoted so

[*QUOTE]this is a quote[*/QUOTE] without any * would look like
Quote:
this is a quote

Edit: there is a button for this, it looks like a speech bubble. If you select text and then press the button the selected text will automatically be wrapped with the quote tag


2. A quote that says who said it

[*QUOTE=who said it][*/QUOTE] this adds who said the post, manually putting that there can be useful when quoting something external. Example:

[*QUOTE=Mangastream]Remember all you sexy bastards out there, Naruto, Bleach, OP, FT, etc. all on break this week. Feel free to take your rage out on us[*/QUOTE] without any * would look like
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mangastream
Remember all you sexy bastards out there, Naruto, Bleach, OP, FT, etc. all on break this week. Feel free to take your rage out on us
3. A quote that says who said it and links to the post where it was said

[*QUOTE=who said it;X][*/QUOTE]

Where X is the post number.

For the post that i originally quoted it would look like this

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey, how do you break it up please and if your not willingly to tell me, then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]

That is what you get when you press the quote button.

4. Breaking up a quote

Now that you know how quotes work it all boils down to preference, how you want it to look like and how you want to do it.

One way of doing it is copying the latter part of the original quote [*/QUOTE] and then pasting it after each section you break up, write your reply, choose the text you want then paste it after that portion, repeat till you finish the go back and copy then paste the first part of the text at the beginning of each portion of text. Of course you can immediately copy and paste both parts of a poste so that you dont forget one in the end.

The end result would be something like this

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey,[*/QUOTE]
My reply 1
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164] how do you break it up please[*/QUOTE]
my reply 2
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]and if your not willingly to tell me, [*/QUOTE]
my reply 3
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]
my reply 4



Which without any * would look like

Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
Ok Stubborn donkey,
My reply 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
how do you break it up please
my reply 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
and if your not willingly to tell me,
my reply 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
then please DONT offer me no advice in future
my reply 4


Another way of doing it would be to cut and paste the second part of the quote tag after the first section of text you want to seperate then write your reply select the second part and hit he quote button (it looks like a text bubble),if you do that without anything else the end result would be

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey,[*/QUOTE]
My reply 1
[*QUOTE] how do you break it up please[*/QUOTE]
my reply 2
[*QUOTE]and if your not willingly to tell me, [*/QUOTE]
my reply 3
[*QUOTE]then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]
my reply 4

Which would look like

Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
Ok Stubborn donkey,
My reply 1
Quote:
how do you break it up please
my reply 2
Quote:
and if your not willingly to tell me,
my reply 3
Quote:
then please DONT offer me no advice in future
my reply 4

To make it like the previous example (which wpuld be preferred, though not necessary ) copy the part that says who posted with the link to the post and paste it accordingly to the proper part in each first half of each quote tag. In my I would copy =minato uchiha;2118164 and paste it where the # is
[*QUOTE#] to get [*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164] (of course with the * removed)


Of course you can use any other method you like to get to the end result, but now that you know what the end rwsult looks like I think there shouldnt be any problems
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:18 AM   #1062
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Target Lock by James Cobb. Quasi-Techno, Military-Op, Mystery-Thriller. Its pretty good so far, but I'm only a few chapters in yet.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:18 PM   #1063
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Been listening to "Sate of Fear" by Crichton, which while fantastical, offers a good breakdown of the misinformation and confusion around the term "Global Warming". A little surprised to get the sense that he was rather anti-GW, but since I'm not done, I'll wait for his personal take that he puts at the end of these types of novels. (His essay on genetics science at the end of Next truly made that novel.)

Also beginning "Magician: Apprentice" by Raymond E. Feist, which is the very beginning of the Riftwar Cycle. Currently, the series has 28 novels with at least two mroe planned. Not sure I'll read this one straight through, but am tempted to. He's an excellent story teller, without his novels getting too laid down with extra information.
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Lo-lee-ta.

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:05 AM   #1065
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About to order Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" and Machiavelli's "The Prince".
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