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Few Cisco CCNA 3&4 and CCNP exam booklets. 

 

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Anybody a fan of Neal Stephenson?  I just finished Cryptonomicon:

 

 

Holy bejesus that was a good read.  Couldn't get enough so now I'm starting his trilogy.

 

 

 

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I don't know that I'm a fan per se, but Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash are both fantastic. If you haven't read Snow Crash yet, make sure that you do so!

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Anybody a fan of Neal Stephenson?  I just finished Cryptonomicon:

 

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I don't know that I'm a fan per se, but Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash are both fantastic. If you haven't read Snow Crash yet, make sure that you do so!

 

Yes, that the first book I read by him.  I was on a bit of a science fiction binge..  Read all 14 Foundation books by Asimov, Dune, Childhood's End, Ender's Game, Rendezvous With Rama, 2001, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, 2001, Slaughterhouse Five,  Ringworld, Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Hitchhiker's Guide and a few more.  Got to Snow Crash and I liked it so much I thought I'd branch off and try something new.

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Man, I haven't read some of those books in years. I should see if I've still got my old paperbacks in a box somewhere.

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Yes, that the first book I read by him.  I was on a bit of a science fiction binge..  Read all 14 Foundation books by Asimov, Dune, Childhood's End, Ender's Game, Rendezvous With Rama, 2001, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, 2001, Slaughterhouse Five,  Ringworld, Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Hitchhiker's Guide and a few more.  Got to Snow Crash and I liked it so much I thought I'd branch off and try something new.

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I don't know that I'm a fan per se, but Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash are both fantastic. If you haven't read Snow Crash yet, make sure that you do so!

 

Yes, that the first book I read by him.  I was on a bit of a science fiction binge..  Read all 14 Foundation books by Asimov, Dune, Childhood's End, Ender's Game, Rendezvous With Rama, 2001, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, 2001, Slaughterhouse Five,  Ringworld, Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Hitchhiker's Guide and a few more.  Got to Snow Crash and I liked it so much I thought I'd branch off and try something new.

Sometimes going back to the classics is a great time! it is interesting reading them as an adult (With a life of experiences) after first enjoying them as a teenager.

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Sometimes going back to the classics is a great time! it is interesting reading them as an adult (With a life of experiences) after first enjoying them as a teenager.

 

 

It was great fun.  Reading the classics also helps you appreciate the origins of ideas in many later sci-fi books.  For example,
 
The Forever War = Starship Troopers + Childhood's End
Killing lots of aliens, losing touch with past world b/c time dilation of space travel
 
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress = Caves of Steel on the moon
Computer becomes conscious, learns from human.  People live underground.
 
Ringworld = Rendezvous with Rama
Big spaceship found,  superior engineer not known.
 
Prometheus=2001
Murderous robot subverts human mission to establish contact with progenitor.
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I'm reading the first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, and a Plato dialogue called Gorgias.
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