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Old 06-12-2008, 12:47 PM   #21
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This temporal discontinuity is most upsetting!

Somehow my posts are being inserted an hour before I actually hit the 'enter' key!

For instance, the time now is 1348.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:51 PM   #22
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OK, the system is messing with me!

The time test worked perfectly, but the earlier post was five minutes earlier, not an hour and seven, as the time stamp would indicate.

BTW, the author's name is Phillip K. ****, which starts with a 'D' and rhymes with 'chick'.

Among other great stuff, he wrote 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?', which was made into the movie, 'Bladerunner'.

Time of post: 1352
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:54 PM   #23
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Robert Heinlein, P.K. ****, Fred Saberhagen...

One of my favorites was Niven (Ringworld, etc.) and newer; David Brin (Practice Effect, Postman).

And of course, Douglas Adams - R.I.P.

I gotta say the Dune series almost killed me! Things were getting very weird at the end, there.
Dune
Dune Messhugenah
Men, Women, children and Pets of Dune
Lord God Help Up another Sequel to Dune
etc
etc
etc

Only the first one was any good. In fact, aside from Dune, Frank Herbert's stories were very depressing.

Now, Jack Vance on the other hand....
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #24
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I like newer stuff myself though I've read most of Isaac Asimov's and a lot of Henlien's. Harry Turtledove is a modern day classic.

The "Alliance fingerprints" quote is from the movie Serenity which was based on the show Firefly, both incredibly cool IMO, At least as good as the new BSG and Dr. Who series so of course it was canceled after 14 episodes.....fortunatly they are available as a box set.
I like Turtledove but he's gone down a notch in my eyes by milking that neverending World-At-War series down to a drudgery of repetitive boredom. He should stick with stuff like Guns of the South.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:44 PM   #25
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I like newer stuff myself though I've read most of Isaac Asimov's and a lot of Henlien's. Harry Turtledove is a modern day classic.

The "Alliance fingerprints" quote is from the movie Serenity which was based on the show Firefly, both incredibly cool IMO, At least as good as the new BSG and Dr. Who series so of course it was canceled after 14 episodes.....fortunatly they are available as a box set.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:12 PM   #26
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Seriously, what is up with the Forums lately? When I first log on, click on Today's Posts, all the new ones come up. I look thru one thread, click Today's Posts again, and all the new ones are no longer separated. They are all considered "old" now. And the whole timeline thing in the thread is driving me to drink (more).
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #27
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No idea, TR, but we mods have been talking about it. It's pretty clear an admin is going to have to clean something up.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:29 PM   #28
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I like Turtledove but he's gone down a notch in my eyes by milking that neverending World-At-War series down to a drudgery of repetitive boredom. He should stick with stuff like Guns of the South.
I liked the first three books in that series with the actual fighting, I thought it was an interesting concept and well written. it definately devolved into boredom and mediocraty. Guns of the South is excellent, he also wrote a book of short stories which was really good.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #29
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I look thru one thread, click Today's Posts again, and all the new ones are no longer separated. They are all considered "old" now.
That is exactly the extremely annoying modus operendi of the Stromtrooper.com site, and I despise it. I have to use the back button to keep the list of new posts; thus having to backpedal through all the page hits, my post edits, etc.

Sachi, you're a highly trained, professional woman. Our fate is in your hands. We'll send a check for the retainer, give you the pick of the next litter of hogs, whatever it takes. HELP!!!!
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Sachi, you're a highly trained, professional woman.
Uh, actually, being a woman is my avocation. I don't get paid for it; I do it because I enjoy it.
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