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by MaybeAndroid
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Advice Please For Coding Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Advice Please For Coding Newbie

Thanks for all the responses. I had a feeling that SQL would be the direction to go with the database skills, so I'll definitely be looking into MySQL and will check out PostgreSQL. I'll have to think more carefully about what I want to do in terms of web interfaces, but from what I've read, everyon...
by MaybeAndroid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261611

Re: The worst film you've seen

Most of the movies featured in MST3K are almost by definition awful, but usually the commentary is enough to make the experience of watching them fun. However, Manos, Hands of Fate is so appallingly bad that even MST3K could not improve it.
by MaybeAndroid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Inglourious Basterds
Replies: 122
Views: 13189

Re: Inglourious Basterds

I hope it's okay to bump this thread - I know it's been a while since the last post but the movie has now been released and I thought people may want to post about it. I got a chance to see Inglourious Basterds this weekend as the local cinema had a few advance preview screenings and of course I had...
by MaybeAndroid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 172941

Re: Iain M. Banks

I realise that the title of this thread specifies Iain M Banks, but I was wondering if anyone reads his non-SF fiction, which is published just as Iain Banks? I've now read most of the SF and was thinking of starting on his other books. Apparently his newest books, Transition, actually is kind of a ...
by MaybeAndroid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271348

Re: Recommend a book

Genome by Matt Ridley is one of my favourite popular science books. It takes each of the chromosomes in turn and picks one gene found there to explore various topics in genetics, from disease and aging to intelligence and personality. It’s a fascinating book, and understandable to those with little...
by MaybeAndroid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Advice Please For Coding Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Advice Please For Coding Newbie

Hi. Given that these fora have a lot of people with coding experience I thought I'd ask you a few questions and hopefully someone could help me out a bit. I know nothing about coding, beyond a bit of basic HTML and CSS that I've picked up in a haphazard manner. A few years ago I was interested in le...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144626

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I love this show. It's nothing ground breaking, just another twist of the classic police procedural, but it's a lot of fun to watch.
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kings
Replies: 46
Views: 5508

Re: Kings

I really, really like this show. But I am hesitant to get too caught up in it, because pretty much every review that I've read has worried that it'll get cancelled soon, as apparently the ratings are terrible. Which is a shame, because I find it to really entertaining, and I can tell that they know ...
by MaybeAndroid
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 5331

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

I really enjoyed it. It's a book intended for young adults, so it's a fairly easy read, but it's still full of intelligent ideas and gives you plenty to think about. It's a really good example of a science fiction book starting from a very near future setting. I would recommend it to all. Plus, I lo...
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 311887

Re: What is your favourite book?

Large Trout wrote:Earth Abides by George R Stewart


That's such a good book. There are a lot of really grim post-apocalyptic books, but this one is filled with hope and human perseverance. It's a book about the end of the world that reads not as an epilogue but a prologue. I love it.
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271348

Re: Recommend a book

I realise that this thread is for recommending books, but is it okay to also request a book recommendation? If not, apologies from the noob. I'm reading Cory Doctorow's short story collection Overclocked right now, and really enjoying it. I've read all of his other books as well, and I was wondering...
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 172941

Re: Iain M. Banks

I actually haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I've had it sitting in my bookmarks folder for ages! I'll try to find time to read it before I start the next Culture book.
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483220

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

I finished Excession by Iain M. Banks; it's one of his Culture novels. This one is about the response of various factions within the Culture to the appearance of a strange artefact in space, with the main focus split between a rather dodgy diplomat and several of the AI Minds which are in control of...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 172941

Re: Iain M. Banks

stevenf wrote:Somewhere in xkcd I have previously given an URL for IMB delivering a longish disquisition on the culture - worth chasing down for a greater insight.


This, possibly?
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 172941

Re: Iain M. Banks

Like you, I started with The Player of Games , which is technically the second Culture book, and then went back to the first one, Consider Phlebus . Since then I've been reading through them in order, and I'm now just finished Excession , and I'll be starting Inversions soon (hopefully - I asked for...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 5802

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

I don't read a lot of magazines, as it takes time away from reading books! Plus, most of them are a bit expensive to buy regularly if they have new issues every week. I used to subscribe to Wired, but they kept not sending me the issues, so now I just buy it in the store every month. I pick up New S...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa

There are so many other things that contribute to making this a bad film: the fact that the kid is running away from Klaatu one minute then helping him the next well maybe the kid just CHANGED huh did you think about that Seriously? The kid spends most of the movie talking about how they should kil...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483220

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

I finished reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it, as I have mixed feelings towards Chabon’s other books that I’ve read. Overall, I’d say I enjoyed this one, but there were a few things I had problems with. The book is an alternative history, where fol...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 3807

Re: Best of '08!

My favourite album of the year was, by a big gap, Wolf Parade's At Mount Zoomer. Other albums I really liked were: Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs Electric President – Sleep Well Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster and We Are Beautiful We Are Doomed MGMT – Oracular Spectacular Tokyo Police ...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa

Let me preface my (spoiler containing) review by saying that I’m not a die-hard fan of the original; it’s not that I don’t like it (I do – it’s a great film) but that I’ve only seen it once or twice, and not recently. So my comments will for the most part deal with this film as it is, rather than co...
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?
Replies: 44
Views: 5468

Re: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?

(I'm at a Scottish university, if that makes a difference...) In first and second year I skipped a few lectures in some classes, when the lecturer was bad, or when I was feeling stressed. Some subjects I attended a lot more regularly than others. In third year I only ever missed lectures when I was ...
by MaybeAndroid
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pushing Daisies
Replies: 86
Views: 14692

Re: Pushing Daisies

I'm really glad to see this show back; it's one of my favourite television shows. I thought it did a nice job of recapping the first season and the 'mystery' was a good one this week as well. One thing I'm really excited about for the show though, is the crossover with Wonderfalls that is apparently...
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483220

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

I'm currently reading Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. I'd read it before, when I was about 14, and I remember loving it, but almost nothing else about the book. So I decided to reread it, and I still love it.
by MaybeAndroid
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Camus
Replies: 16
Views: 5018

Re: Camus

I've read The Outsider and The Plague, and I loved both of them. I'm planning to pick up The Myth of Sisyphus soon. I'd also be interested in any books or writers people would recommend that are similar to the Camus ones that I've read...
by MaybeAndroid
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411387

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

This is where I wish that I had something really witty and charming to say, which would instantly win you over. The truth is that I'm just another science nerd, pop culture geek, trying to define myself by what I like rather what I'm like. I have too little free time, and I waste too much of it on t...

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