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Acid
01-10-2002, 04:44 PM
Well, on Wednesday (16th) i'm heading off to Thailand for 2 weeks, and I got ****ed over with the flight. Gotta be at the airport two hours before...then for some reason we're going to have to go down via melbourne (i'm in sydney) and stay at that airport for 3 hours to pick up all the melbourne people (*******s)... then after a 9 hour flight, we will arrive in Bangkok, where we stay in that airport for a few hours waiting for a plane to go to Phuket (pron. Pooket not ****et :)). An hour on that plane and we're there.

How ****ed is that...

The reason I am posting is that I need some suggestions on what book I should get to read during this time. I don't like fantasy fiction bull****, i'd like to learn something. Preferably on the topic of computers.

Kay
01-10-2002, 04:46 PM
Well that puts my "best of" collection out of the running :hmph:

Kheldar
01-10-2002, 04:58 PM
puts all of my suggestion out of the window as well

JealousMidget
01-10-2002, 05:51 PM
What the heck, just take a volume of the encyclopedia! My personal favorite is M-Mn. :geek:

Acid
01-10-2002, 07:27 PM
*sigh*.. .knew I wouldn't get any serious responses here..nevermind. :rolleyes:

Albinus
01-10-2002, 07:35 PM
Pick a topic you'd like to know, such as UNIX or Network Analysis, and get a textbook on that (around $60-$100).

That should keep you occupied - and they can be quite informative as well :)

Acid
01-10-2002, 07:38 PM
I've decided I might as well get Rainbow Six ..many people have recommended it to me.

Andy
01-10-2002, 07:40 PM
Phuket (pron. Pooket not ****et :))

you have to admit, ****et still sounds better ;) :D

Beefy
01-11-2002, 05:08 AM
Guys, I don't think he appreciates our humor around here.... :hmph:

JealousMidget
01-11-2002, 06:29 AM
You appear to be correct, Beefy. :rolleyes:

Beefy
01-11-2002, 06:54 AM
I must say though, I prefer the Mo-Mz myself...

Kay
01-11-2002, 07:02 AM
Well he did ask for our opinion, then made very narrow guidelines to follow, maybe a few good Sci fantasy tales might broaden his outlook :angel:

Beefy
01-11-2002, 07:05 AM
nah.. i'd give him a copy of Dummy's guide to Socialising on the Internet... :D

Wiggo
01-11-2002, 03:43 PM
Does that have the sub section on swearin' in it too Beefy? :?:
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Beefy
01-12-2002, 12:40 PM
farked if I know.. :D

Acid
01-12-2002, 01:10 PM
I ended up getting "Bill Gates - The Road Ahead"

written in 1996..hopefully it's not too old.

Kay
01-13-2002, 05:34 PM
Seeing as this thread is here, has anyone read the last "Pern" book yet?

Wiggo
01-13-2002, 05:41 PM
No but please get it soon dear as I'm about finished the 3 David Eddings series. :D
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JealousMidget
01-19-2002, 06:30 PM
Seeing as this thread is here, has anyone read the last "Pern" book yet?

Which one are you referring to? :?: I am not sure of the title of the "last" one.

Kay
01-19-2002, 11:08 PM
can't remember the name, just saw some reviews though, its based on Lessa and F'lars son after the Red star was shifted

JealousMidget
01-20-2002, 01:04 AM
I am a little rusty on my Pern. I found them rather "late." Then I read all of them that I could find all at once and haven't read any for a few years. I don't think I want to start over. :cry:

Kay
01-20-2002, 02:43 PM
don't you re-read your fav books? :eek:

Kheldar
01-24-2002, 06:31 AM
If i didn't re read my books it'd cost me a fortune

Speed reading courses cost me a small fortune in new books - on the weekend i read books 1 & 2 of the elenium series & half of the third one

Kay
01-24-2002, 08:04 AM
Not to mention, your fav books deserve re reading