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    nothing in particular i picked up code complete which apparently is supposed to be a quintessential book if you want to call yourself a programmer i started readin git but then summer school got in the way

    it's pretty good

    textbooks from my school sux

    ir eally need to read up on js/bbjs/angularjs/node/etc im really falling behind in terms of that shit

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    http://addyosmani.github.io/backbone-fundamentals/
    http://ember.vicramon.com/introduction
    http://blakemasters.com/peter-thiels-cs183-startup

    i have pretty much every smashing magazine book before 2014 thanks to a random online directory so pm me if u want one of them.
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    classic fantasy series wheel of time by robert jordan, fat old white guy who died before finishing, and sword of truth by terry goodkind are 2 good starters.

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    I wouldn't start with WoT. Something like the Dresden files or kingkiller chronicles is way more accessible to someone who hasn't gotten into fantasy much yet.

    WoT becomes very convoluted very quickly so it might not be the best starting point despite it being one of the great fantasy epics.

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    wheel of time sux

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    5 years ago me sux

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    WoT is fantastic if you're 10-16 I think... tried rereading it and it's rough to get through... the exposition is so rambling and the plot progresses at a ridiculously slow pace (especially in the middle of the series).

    Song of Ice and Fire's first 3 books are pretty legit (especially if you don't already know the plot from the show).
    doubtfuL aT besT

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    I Wear the Black Hat - Chuck Klosterman
    Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
    Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
    doubtfuL aT besT

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    Shut up

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    just finished "dogs of god" by Pinckney Benedict

    it's basically "apocalypse now" set in West Virginia. highly recommended

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalk3r View Post
    nothing in particular i picked up code complete which apparently is supposed to be a quintessential book if you want to call yourself a programmer
    the only book that fits this description is Knuth's "the art of computer programming"

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    What did I say

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    Reading The Dark Tower atm, almost done with book 2.
    Also liked Metro 2033 and Metro 2034.
    2 other good series are from Conn Iggulden, The Emperor Series about Julius Ceasar and The Conqueror series about Genghis Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
    Just finished re-reading the things they carried. Recently started "our band could be your life" which is just a profile of a few 80s underground bands, it seems okay. Also just started "where the body meets memory" which is a memoir written by some jap about his sexuality and his parents lives in internment camps, it's pretty good thus far.

    The last fantasy I read was the song of ice and fire series, i started by watching game of thrones and the books were pretty enjoyable
    the things they carried was pretty dope, read that for one of my classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epok View Post
    im a web developer so a lot of shit i read is from smashing magazine if im passing the time

    individually i just kind of read books related to the language im interested in at the time. like right now im reading a lot of different javascript/backbonejs/angularjs things at the same time to help memorize it for my new job. (like http://addyosmani.com/resources/esse...patterns/book/)

    i left college after the first year but i kinda miss learning higher level stuff so im still looking for reading material regarding computer theory or electronics -- i just dl'ed a 900 page book on algorithms (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/~jeffe/teaching/algorithms/)

    got anything to recommend from your studies skywalk3r?
    Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig
    Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, by Christopher M. Bishop



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    i read lolita and now im in limbo looking for something lolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haxity View Post
    the things they carried was pretty dope, read that for one of my classes.
    We read sections of it in my senior english class, and while it was impactful, we had literally zero perspective since we were a bunch of dumbfuck 17/18 year olds. Now I'm a dumbfuck 21 year old, but I feel like I get it more. Gonna pick up some of his other books now too.
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    Like I really do wish I was that sheltered and didnt have to worry about anything in the world except the next time my dad is going to ask me turn off my stream and fuck me

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    Quote Originally Posted by vT.Jubei View Post
    i read lolita and now im in limbo looking for something lolz
    john banville is a contemporary irish writer with a style often compared to nabokov if that floats ur boat. I recommend The Sea (haha get it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by canada's nightmare View Post
    ?? The US healthcare system is the best in the world.
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    you can 3d print ARs. Are you going to ban 3d printers as well?

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