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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Do unto others as you would have others do unto...

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

So, in this case, don't bother returning it, since that's what you would do if someone sent the wrong book to you.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-22-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think Gulliver is a lot like Vonnegut and a lot...

I think Gulliver is a lot like Vonnegut and a lot like Political AO. Which is boring in a way, but also a good reminder that most of our complaints are 300 years old.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Imo Alice and Oz are both much more about fantasy...

Imo Alice and Oz are both much more about fantasy than satire. But yeah, lots of sci-fi/fantasy is very obviously a heavy handed criticism on society.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-22-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The Ladies is quite good, but it lacks about 1000...

The Ladies is quite good, but it lacks about 1000 pages.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-22-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Young adroit Mary Shelley is the only person in...

Young adroit Mary Shelley is the only person in the world that reads as much as you lusus. <3
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
What are your favorite books and why?

(to complement the reading thread.)
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I started Peter Pan and am finding it quite...

I started Peter Pan and am finding it quite boring after the first chapter, which had some solid kid-romance and AAA dad jokes.

I haven't read anything else on your list, besides the Martian,...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Also skip the Sword Of Truth and Hyperion. Also...

Also skip the Sword Of Truth and Hyperion. Also don't feel pressed to read 2nd rate Stephen King and Neil Gaimon, unless you feel like it. :)
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Ha! It needs to be about 40 notches higher on...

Ha! It needs to be about 40 notches higher on the list. It's buried under such garbage!
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I kind of agree there's not much fantasy/sci-fi...

I kind of agree there's not much fantasy/sci-fi "literature". Sci-fi because it gets old fast. Fantasy because it's really just LOTR over and over again.


Fwiw:
My favorite scifi writer is...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Oh... It's a multiplayer sandboxy survival game,...

Oh... It's a multiplayer sandboxy survival game, more akin to no man's sky, 7 days to die, subnautica, or rust. There's no story, that I'm aware of. But you definitely spend a lot if time running...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I feel like maybe we give the early American...

I feel like maybe we give the early American novelists a free boost because there were no smart people in America for a while. Melville, Twain, Hawthorne, Crane were all pretty meh, but we want to...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I never tried Catch-22, and now it sounds too...

I never tried Catch-22, and now it sounds too much like Political AO. I listened to Ulysses on tape, but I'm not confident that book is actually meant to be read, nevermind enjoyed...

My...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Probably should add, my own definition of fun...

Probably should add, my own definition of fun "literature" is almost all 20th century novels. I don't sit around translating Descartes or whatever.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I was a very lazy and bored teenager who...

I was a very lazy and bored teenager who skipped/hated most of the reading, but looking back, my public hs reading curriculum was rock ****ing solid. Kudos to the board/teachers for finding books...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think my real issue is I usually just don't...

I think my real issue is I usually just don't find compelling pulp compelling enough. I get bored and start thinking about chasing dinosaurs or correcting people's politics instead, and then I go do...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-19-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Are you talking Ark? I just started playing with...

Are you talking Ark? I just started playing with my brother and it's quite relaxing in its way.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-19-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I haven't read any King in a long time because...

I haven't read any King in a long time because most of my junk-food media is video games. On the rare occasion I actually do read a book it's usually high-falutin literature (or more recently:...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-19-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 375,882
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think if they were going to be forced to...

I think if they were going to be forced to rebrand it would have been a while ago.

I'm mostly surprised because this is really big news to keep quiet about? Regulators, media, consumers,...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-19-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 375,882
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Tesla is being sued for an autopilot pedestrian...

Tesla is being sued for an autopilot pedestrian death... that happened in 2018???

I'm surprised and confused that we didn't hear about this sooner.
...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-14-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,824
Views: 1,503,958
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Stahhhhhhp! It's been like 20 years but my...

Stahhhhhhp! It's been like 20 years but my thoughts were:
1 was really interesting though slow. Probably the best book but not very fun.
2/3 compelling in a Kingish way.
4 was downright good. A...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-14-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 657,127
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Good question. Google tells me NY is somewhat...

Good question. Google tells me NY is somewhat more dense than LA/SF/Miami. Maybe that is the big difference here.


I feel like if it was something else like "they had more cases to begin with"...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 657,127
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sure, I already posted my opinions on Dg's...

Sure, I already posted my opinions on Dg's arguing-style, and don't plan to again outside of Political, which is my true home. I'm just glad to see the interesting articles.

I don't like laying...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-14-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 657,127
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Has anyone explained why NY is so effed? I...

Has anyone explained why NY is so effed?

I get there's a lot of people there. But there's a lot of people in a lot of places.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-13-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 657,127
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I saw it. Well sort of. My phone is too small...

I saw it. Well sort of. My phone is too small to read anything. My first impression was that numbers were pretty similar. Now that I look again I can see those little green and red bubbles saying...
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