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    Poll: Re: Do you still Use a dedicated Mp3 Player?

    My crappy phone doesn't have the memory for storing much music so I have a dedicated mp3 player, a 2GB Riptunes brand I picked up at ToysRUs for $15 that I use for workouts.
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  3. Re: Book, Movie, and Game: 1 Recommendation Each

    Book: Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
    If I could have just one book on a desert island, this would be it. I find something new every time I read it.

    Film: The Sting (1973)
    Won ...
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    Re: I've never watched Dr Who

    If you want to sample the new series without watching them all, might I suggest:

    Rose (101) Where it all began again. The first episode of the new series.

    The Girl in the Fireplace (204) Won a...
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    Re: I've never watched Dr Who

    I started back in the seventies with Tom Baker (#4) but for someone who has never seen it before I would recommend they begin with the 2005 reboot. It had been off the air for 16 years by that point...
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    Re: Star Wars - The Correct Order?

    Very silly, especially the way Lucas keeps stirring the pot. The latest twist is that, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, Lucas maintains (via Jedi mind trick?) that...
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    Re: Star Wars - The Correct Order?

    For a terrific introduction to the Star Wars universe, you should begin with The Star Wars Holiday Special.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/StarWarsHS.jpg
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    I think it means that

    Leia Organa is now one of the panoply of Disney princesses.

    http://oi46.tinypic.com/3029p1t.jpg
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    Re: Star Wars - The Correct Order?

    There's another equally big plot twist revealed in Ep 6 that is spoiled in the third prequel. Spoiler.
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    Re: Star Wars - The Correct Order?

    Order of release. Don't bother with the prequels.
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    Re: Learning math / question for engineers

    Yeah, no kidding. For example, this takes me back: http://youtu.be/TJgBEI3drUc

    Remember wanting to kill your professor after making you solve circuits the hard way (convolutions and differential...
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    Re: Question for the engineers out there!

    Well done! Math is a discipline but it can be learned. No one emerges from the womb knowing how to do trigonometry. Just keep at and make use of online resources such as Khan Academy.

    My story: I...
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    Re: Ergonomic Keyboards and Mice

    Weird. Just two days ago I bought an MS Comfort 3000 mouse, not necessarily for ergonomic reasons but because the scroll wheel on my old one wore out. It was $20 at Staples and just felt better in...
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    Re: Do you backup your Ubuntu install?

    No, just my home folder via rsync. My philosophy is that up-time isn't that much of a concern to me and if things got completely FUBARed I would just take the time (opportunity?) to perform a clean...
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    Re: Is Algebra Necessary?

    Bazinga!
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    Poll: Re: How do you pronounce Moscow?

    Moscow, Idaho: Mos-coe (rhymes with show)
    Moscow, Russia: Mos-cow (rhymes with plow)
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    Re: Best beer?

    Manny's Pale Ale
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    Re: favorite ereaders

    I recently found a very slightly used Sony PRS-505 on Craigslist.



    Communicates (and charges) over USB
    No wireless (which I didn't want anyway)
    256MB (not a lot but it has card slots)
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    Happy Tau Day!

    http://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/26083003300/happy-tau-day
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    Re: Anyone know any good mp3 forums?

    http://archive.org/details/audio
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    Re: What is your favourite Sci-Fi story?

    The OP asked for favorite stories so I deliberately didn't suggest the entire series but since the original trilogy had a distinct beginning, middle and end, I felt it counted as one story. Dune,...
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    Re: Free Games Thread

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten
    Foobilliard
    GNU Backgammon
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    Re: What is your favourite Sci-Fi story?

    Time Enough for Love by Heinlein
    Dune by Herbert
    Foundation Trilogy by Asimov
    A Canticle for Leibowitz by Miller
    The Forever War by Haldeman
  24. Re: Can anyone suggest a good series to watch?

    Another vote for Breaking Bad.
  25. Re: With 10 seconds to think, name 3 best movies you've watched.

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    Fargo (1996)
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