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by Screwjack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308981

Re: What is your favourite book?

Catch - 22 Took me three years to finish it. Started when I was in grade 10, didn't finish it until the summer after I graduated. Basically turned me into the cynical, sarcastic realist I am these days. I love that book, none of Heller's other works really stand up, though Closing Time was a decent...
by Screwjack
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Dark Tower series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

Re: The Dark Tower series?

I agree seladore...I agree wholeheartedly. I read the entire series front to back last summer over a few weeks while I was working, loved the series. Book 4 is probably my favourite, I just loved the old-west side plot, and I always like knowing a little bit more about characters in things like this...
by Screwjack
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477574

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Oh God, Foundation is so good.

you'll see little bits of pieces of Sci-Fi from the last 20 years all have their roots in it.


So good.
by Screwjack
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book suggestions for being in a wasteland
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Book suggestions for being in a wasteland

Thanks. All due-ly noted in my journal. I have read breakfast of Champions, but it was some time ago. Douglas Adams is sitting on top of this list right now. I've also been told A Scanner Darkly is good, as well as the book preceding No Country For Old Men by Cormac MacCarthy, and I'd also like to p...
by Screwjack
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question regarding planet cores
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: question regarding planet cores

Wellllll There is no difference between decay and fission, technically speaking, radioactive decay is a fission reaction. The difference here is purely terminalogy, we're talking 'energy-producing reactor' versus natural decay. The biggest difference between these is that for reactors for electricit...
by Screwjack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question regarding planet cores
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: question regarding planet cores

, it needs some additional heat source - which is hypothesized to be nuclear fission. True, and to extend teh hypothesis, it is due to both short-lived high-energy isotopic fission, and long-lived lower-energy isotopes, which is what we see now. The short-lived fission reactions have long since aba...
by Screwjack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308981

Re: What is your favourite book?

Catch - 22 Took me three years to finish it. Started when I was in grade 10, didn't finish it until the summer after I graduated. Basically turned me into the cynical, sarcastic realist I am these days. I love that book, none of Heller's other works really stand up, though Closing Time was a decent ...
by Screwjack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477574

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Just recently finished Vonnegut's Galapagos, really enjoyed it quite a bit, as usual though, ending left a bit to be desired. Summer reading: To Be Decided, go make suggestions in my thread. Currently reading King's The Stand, though I also have a couple of books from the A Dream of Eagles series by...
by Screwjack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book suggestions for being in a wasteland
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Book suggestions for being in a wasteland

Hi, so I'm new, right? Right. Glad we could clear that up. I work in a mining exploration camp in Southeastern Mongolia, in the Gobi desert. We have the interent, but I like to read books, they're neat. I was kind of rushed coming into camp this year from home in BC, but I go back for a week in late...
by Screwjack
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question regarding planet cores
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: question regarding planet cores

Hi, A quick question (for my game again...not quite complete again) regarding cores of planets. To my understanding that certain type of planets have cores that have some sort of reaction that occurs. By reaction I mean conversion of light elements to heavier elements (nuclear-ish). Is this true? B...

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