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chyron8472

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#1206906
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What are you reading?
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chyron8472 said:

Dek Rollins said:

I also tried reading Jurassic park before that but didn’t make it past 75 pages before I simply lost interest. Michael Crichton wrote that book as an impossibly boring slog. When something is actually happening and meaningful it’s super interesting and well written, and I’m excited for what’s going to happen next, but then that’s all bogged down by three pages of unnecessary technical explanations for things I don’t care about. It’s like he can’t just get to the point. It took all the fun out of what was otherwise an exremely fun read. I might pick it up again sometime and try to finish it, but I can’t see myself spending any time on it soon.

DuracellEnergizer said:

This mirrors my experience with Crichton. The Lost World and Timeline both had intriguing plots, but all the passages spent on technical details simply killed my enjoyment; I abandoned both books before I got halfway through either and haven’t picked up a Crichton novel since.

You know, I had a similar problem reading Daemon by Daniel Suarez. I loved Influx so I started reading Daemon, but the technical junk bogged down the plot too much and I quit reading it. Well, not complex technical explanations of things. […]

It just… ugh. People who are knowledgeable about a certain hobby or field don’t frequently extrapolate on the jargon. They use jargon when they’re around people who would understand, and they don’t around people who don’t. But they don’t explain the jargon if it’s not necessary to get the point across. The book Daemon kept using jargon and then explaining what it meant or a character’s opinion about it.

I ran into my old high school friend, who recommended Influx to me, and he asked me if I ever finished Daemon and Freedom™ (Freedom™ is a sequel). I told him no, and generally why, and he asked me to give Daemon a second shot.

So I am… and I still don’t like it. I’m only about a third of the way through the book, but the plot really is convoluted and the characters really do use too much unnecessary technical jargon. Unfortunately, out of respect for my friend, I’m going to finish them both anyway. =\

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#1206238
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

Usually when someone compliments you randomly, they want money.

Lol what.

People are rarely nice just for the hell of it.

Hard disagree.

He didn’t say “people are nice just to stay out of hell.”

Correlation does not imply causation.

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#1205532
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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NeverarGreat said:

chyron8472 said:

CatBus said:

Just in case you didn’t know: whataboutism is a real thing, it just hasn’t been a signature feature of American politics until recently.

To be honest, that was one thing I also didn’t like about Hillary’s campaign during the general election. She didn’t seem to be running so much for herself as she was running against Donald Trump. I liked her much better when she would talk about what she was for rather than when she talked about why Trump couldn’t be allowed access to nuclear codes.

To be honest, that was one thing I also didn’t like about Trump’s campaign during the general election. He didn’t seem to be running so much for himself as he was running against Hillary Clinton. I liked him much better when he would talk about what he was for rather than when he talked about why Hillary couldn’t be allowed access to the nuclear codes.

Troll is as troll does.

 
I did like Hillary, but I was annoyed that she didn’t focus more on herself and less on him.

CatBus said:

Whataboutism != negative campaigning.

I suppose not, but either way it’s still pointing fingers. There’s far too much of that that goes on.

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#1205516
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Just in case you didn’t know: whataboutism is a real thing, it just hasn’t been a signature feature of American politics until recently.

To be honest, that was one thing I also didn’t like about Hillary’s campaign during the general election. She didn’t seem to be running so much for herself as she was running against Donald Trump. I liked her much better when she would talk about what she was for rather than when she talked about why Trump couldn’t be allowed access to nuclear codes.

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#1205507
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

So, no, I like the titles as they are. If I had to retitle them all…

Episode I - CLOAK OF DECEPTION
Episode II - THE APPROACHING STORM
Episode III - LABYRINTH OF EVIL
Episode IV - REBEL DAWN
Episode V - SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE
Episode VI - ???
Episode VII - THE FORCE UNLEASHED
Episode VIII - LEGACY OF THE JEDI

Episode VI - FORCE OF DESTINY

or

Episode VI - THRONE OF DECEIT