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Sat Feb 28

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Jim2B replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 1:31 AM

Re: Do you recognize these books?

The third was one I've asked about before but still haven't found.
Earth is in desperate ecological shape. In the first chapter, scientists discover that no matter what humanity does, the Earth will become uninhabitable. So humanity
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Thu Feb 26

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Jim2B replied to the The BMW Method board. 6:14 PM

Re: It's hard to be a lurker when

1) I regret bring politics into the threat - I admit it, it was my fault.

2) I gained nothing by doing so and I apologize.

3) I still do gain valuable insights from this board and I thank you.

4) Anyone want to talk about [more]

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Jim2B replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 6:04 PM

Re: Do you recognize these books?

I got answers to some of these questions from:

http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions

The first is a series of books (perhaps a trilogy?).
Towns/cities are
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Mon Feb 23

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Jim2B posted to the All things Sci-Fi board. 12:33 PM

Charles Sheffield?

I could swear that I've read one or more books by him. However, I've looked through his bibliography and don't see any that look familiar.

For any of you that have read his books, which book would be a good one to start with?

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Jim2B replied to the Conservative Fools board. 11:55 AM

Re: Interesting World History..

* On 8/5/12, ... murdered by a christian ...

* on 5/31/09 ... murdered by a christian

*On July 27, 2008, Christian Right ...

* ON 7/29/94 ... murdered by radical christian ...

* on 7/27/96, ... a christian
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Sun Feb 22

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Jim2B replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 6:14 PM

Re: What I'd like to see

I'm maintaining & updating my list of "if you could only read one book by this author" list on my blog. When I remember or discover new books to add, I'll add them to my list.

I'll be adding "Fred Hoyle - The Black [more]

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Jim2B replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 6:02 PM

Re: Favorite Trek Movies?

My favorite franchises in order:
1. ST:TOS
2. ST:TNG
3. ST:ABRAMS

My favorite movie from each franchise:
1. ST:TOS - STII:WoK
2. ST:TNG - ST:First Contact
3. ST:ABRAMS - ST:Into Darkness

My overall [more]

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Jim2B posted to the All things Sci-Fi board. 5:59 PM

Favorite Trek Movies?

Here's someone's take on Star Trek Movie rankings:

http://badassdigest.com/2013/08/11/the-star-trek-movies-as-r...

12 movies, 13 [more]

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Jim2B posted to the All things Sci-Fi board. 5:54 PM

Do you recognize these books?

These are books that I read decades ago and I can't place the name or author anymore. I wanted to know if anyone could identify some aspect of the story so I can look them up.

The first is a series of books (perhaps a [more]

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Jim2B posted to the All things Sci-Fi board. 5:38 PM

The Black Cloud

by (astronomer) Fred Hoyle.

Excellent read. I hadn't even heard about it until recently.

Fri Feb 20

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:15 PM

Re: Good Read on Climate Change

I consider myself a climate skeptic but I find some of these claims to be unlikely.

The first 3/4 of the page lists credentials in a fairly sparse format - which just shows that the argument uses the argument from authority logical fallacy [more]

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:09 PM

Re: The Final Solution

So you are proposing genocide.

Here's what I don't understand...

They wish to die fighting for their god.

We wish for them to die fighting for their god.

We need to work harder to fulfill their greatest [more]

Mon Feb 16

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:34 AM

Re: "Socialism Is Like A Nude Beach...

Ahhhh, they're for it if they don't have to pay for it.

They're all for it as long as someone else pays for it.

Sun Feb 15

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:27 AM

Re: Globull Warming

-4 F outside with a -20 F wind chill.

Should I do my normal three mile Sunday walk? We had three inches of new snow yesterday.


Sure, just make sure to dress for the weather. Don't forget your YacTrax!

Fri Feb 13

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Jim2B replied to the Climate Change board. 11:51 PM

Re: Some temperature background

Is adjusting things that have already been adjusted a good practice when you don't actually know the adjustments? Not in my industry, but climate science is different.

It's the opposite of a "Best Practice" in every [more]

Wed Feb 11

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Jim2B replied to the Climate Change board. 1:46 PM

Re: Some temperature background

" That's because most of you guys aren't scientists. "

How do you define scientist?

A specific degree, working in a specific area, following the scientific method?

Regardless of the method you use to [more]

Tue Feb 10

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Jim2B replied to the Climate Change board. 9:19 PM

Re: CALIBRATED data better than raw

Seems to me the claim that rapidly increasing atmospheric CO2 levels would have no effect on global temperatures despite everything we know about greenhouse gas effects is pretty extraordinary.

We did science the way that you [more]

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:03 PM

Re: Mask Slippage

None of the leftists I know think that. They all think that the American Right has been taken over by Christian fundamentalists and that they're not so different from Islamic fundamentalists, that if Christian fundamentalists had the need and [more]

Mon Feb 9

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Jim2B replied to the Conservative Fools board. 9:50 PM

Re: Time Exposes Lies

No, I just hate your wing of the republican party, go make a third party where you and the rest of the base can pray to Jesus and send your own family members over to the middle east to be slaughtered by the islam extremists, just leave the [more]

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Jim2B replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:44 PM

Re: Mask Slippage

It just so happens that the enemy of the lefty's enemies (the Islamists who stand against us pro-Western Civ American nationalists) are their friends in this bizarre equation.

This is my conclusion as well.

The Left views [more]

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