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Out of the Blue

I'll be out and about for a few days next week, so it seemed a good time to upgrade the cellular modem on my laptop to use Verizon's allegedly snazzy 4G LTE network. I say allegedly, because in the brief time I played with it following installation, I was only able to connect to the 3G network, and not very well at that. This may be normal, as I've never had much reason to use a cell connection from within the BlueTower, so I may just be in a bad spot. Hopefully when I'm on the road I will have better luck.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2011, 18:46 mag
PHJF wrote on Aug 14, 2011, 17:18:
About half way into Stranger in a Strange Land (unedited) the book takes a turn for the worse. Hoping it gets better before the end. I don't care for the philosophical mumbo jumbo about everyone grokking everything, and the "thou art god" crap.

Oh, and I don't know why Windup Girl wouldn't be in there... that was a great read.

Man, if you're not reading it for the philosophical mumbo jumbo, that book's not for you.

My favorite one to pimp out in recent years is The Book of the New Sun. I'm glad to see it on the list, even down so far.

Edit: After reading through more of the list, it's hard to take too much exception to it. I don't like some of the things on there--but most of my favorite works are present. Going to have to attack some of the ones that I haven't read.

Moar edit: The abridged Stranger has a little less of the mumbo jumbo, but that's still pretty much the focus of the story.

This comment was edited on Aug 14, 2011, 18:59.
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