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#176 2023-02-04 19:49:54

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

golinux wrote:

Maybe give this one a spin

I certainly will, thanks! I've always found theology fascinating. "Spirituality" means absolutely nothing to me though so perhaps this will help clear up my confusion in that respect :-)

And one for you (no free download though, sorry):

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him by Sheldon B Kopp.

I first read it many years ago when I was a teenager struggling with depression. I've since graduated to bipolar so that's some progress, at least. I found it very helpful anyway.


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#177 2023-11-06 19:06:35

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Ian McEwan:machines like me.
At first it was boring but then the writer introduced Alan Turing and all that "P vs NP"-stuff.

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#178 2023-11-26 21:28:24

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I am reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov lately.

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#179 2023-11-27 11:36:20

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I'm reading a biography of George Orwell ("1984"). "The Ministry of Truth" by Dorian Lynskey. Really good! Generally biographies gives you a lot of history of the times concerned in the book. This book writes about circa 1880-1950 and touches the Spanish civil war, several other big authors of the time like H.G. Wells, just to mention one. As you might already know Orwell/Eric Blair partook in the civil war in the trenches of Spain. 

The book 1984 might be hot even today with all the Big Tech and polarization going on in society. But I do not know if I can stand re-reading it right now. The future doesn't seem too promising, I think. smile

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#180 2023-11-27 23:03:38

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

1984, disgusting book, well worth the second read 20 years later.

Today I'm reading 'Alan Watts - The Way of Zen'.

I don't know anything about it... wip


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#181 2024-01-14 19:23:33

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Oh boy . . . I wish I hadn't clicked on this link written by someone in the GMO/biotechnology resistance movement for decades:
https://www.scanthehorizon.org/p/dnai-t … telligence

Buckle up as a new artificial world rises to dominance. Though after the chestnut
debacle, I'm counting on more misfires than usable results . . . Playing god will
inevitably have consequences . . .

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#182 2024-01-14 23:00:32

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Osho - Yoga, The Science Of The Soul. (2002)


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#183 2024-01-15 07:13:07

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Anthropological bestseller Watching The English by Kate Fox.
Crime story from 18 century France L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux by Jean-François Parot.

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#184 2024-01-16 13:51:36

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

ttps://chimera-linux.org/docs/

decided to get more familiar with this distro even though it is still in alpha(afaik)
ttps://chimera-linux.org/news/2023/06/entering-alpha.html

tl;dr: see just the faq
ttps://chimera-linux.org/docs/faq

also see this previous forum thread
ttps://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=5554

20240122-1338UTC---edited-to-add-additional-links-below---
about chimera linux:
ttps://www.theregister.com/2023/02/13/chimera_non_gnu_linux/

older commentary regarding smaller niche disros(mentions Devuan, Gentoo, Void, etc):
ttps://www.theregister.com/2018/05/16/contributing_to_keep_small_linux_alive/

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#185 2024-01-19 13:44:51

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Alongside Night by J. Neil Schulman

Also made into a movie, and both are available at various outlets(pdf, mp4, and otherwise)

random book link at:
ttps://archive.org/details/AlongsideNightFree30


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#186 2024-02-29 14:44:27

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

came across @golinux post:
ttps://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=38157#p38157
and applause from @yeti
ttps://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=38177#p38177

referencing:
ttps://www.vhemt.org/news.htm

and that has a link to:
ttps://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/talking-point/to-be-or-not-to-be-111641644551979.html

i appreciate that Les Knight advocates strongly for voluntary activism and the superiority of the agora.

voluntaryism:
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntaryism
agora:
ttps://voluntaryist.com/tag/agorism/
ttps://voluntaryist.com/category/how-i-became-a-voluntaryist/


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ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Ted%27s_Excellent_Adventure
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#187 2024-02-29 16:14:52

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

@stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn . . . Thanks! I learned a new word - agorism - which I will soon forget. All that wordiness makes my head spin! That being said I have lived my life very much on those principles not from being taught but from an inner "knowing". FWIW, I was advocating for Zero Population Growth in the 70s. I never understood the human urge to replicate. Fortunately, that was at a time when reproductive rights were a choice so could permanently protect myself from an oopsie. Not even a hint of regret. Just gratitude for the freedom to have a life of unlimited exploration . . .

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#188 2024-03-03 00:33:36

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#189 2024-03-03 00:54:37

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I just got a copy of Hacking Exposed, Linux 3rd edition.

600 pages, I hope I learn more about securing my box. :-)


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#190 2024-03-03 02:12:55

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

@GlennW: Highly recommend HackTheBox.

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#191 2024-03-03 14:56:33

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

most of these are not for the faint of heart.

ttps://archive.org/details/@whatwillittake


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#192 2024-03-03 16:27:10

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Unfortunately I can't provide a link. If you find it in your language...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordi … _of_Crowds

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#193 2024-03-27 02:39:57

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Currently reading short story "Hail and Farewell" by Ray Bradbury.
Not in the mood for that kind of stuff this week.
I heard about something called "House of whispers" which has something to do with Neil Gaiman. That seems more intresting. Maybe some day.

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#194 2024-03-27 07:21:21

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Blood Money by Peter Schweizer. It was just released late last month. I'm going to try to get my local library to order a copy.

I ordered used copies of two of his older books yesterday. I'll read those while I'm waiting for my library to purchase a copy of his latest book.


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#195 2024-04-10 21:33:17

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Something called "Quantum Radio". First half was intresting. But after that it started to remind me of some SG1 episodes i have watched before. Boring.

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#196 2024-04-10 23:07:10

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I just finish Ephraim Mattos' book, City Of Death.

A great story of  Humanitarian Warriors.

I found it difficult to put it down.


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#197 2024-04-18 22:45:58

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I just got a copy of Hacking Exposed, Linux 3rd edition.

600 pages, ...

I thought I should share, this book edition was published in 2008, so it's not that current...

Kernel 2.4, netfilter, iptables (no nftables) and many of the links are old as well.

just a heads-up... it's quite expensive for a history story.


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#198 2024-06-03 14:40:17

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Finished recently:lords of uncreation by A.Chaikovsky. Mostly boring but the last 100 pages was slightly intresting.

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#199 2024-06-03 22:44:06

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Narcotopia, Patrick Winn... just got this one, it's about the golden triangle and the drug manufacturing trade there.

The Myth Of Normal, Gabor Mate'. About trauma and recovery and culture.


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#200 2024-06-08 15:28:34

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

after reading this recent wired article:

ttps://www.wired.com/story/inside-biggest-fbi-sting-operation-in-history/

was reminded of operation torpedo and operation pacifier:

ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Torpedo

ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pacifier

also see:
ttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/playpen-story-fbis-unprecedented-and-illegal-hacking-operation


Be Excellent to each other and Party On!
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