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  1. editengine

    What are YOU reading?

    Oh, I think it is interesting to see them do that for themselves IRL, I'm not sure Stross would need to strain much to make that work.
  2. editengine

    What are YOU reading?

    Antarctic scientist stabs colleague that kept telling him the ending of the books he was reading. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/antarctic-scientist-stabs-colleague-who-13503266 Justified.
  3. editengine

    Gibsonian

    Not so much Gibsonian (although that as well) but Hitchcockian.
  4. editengine

    What are YOU reading?

    Yall make me feel really lazy I am finally starting A Wizard of Earthsea and so far I am loving it. I feel as if Ursula K. Le Guin's estate should have sued Bethesda games though, since Skyrim seems to have mined a lot of basic ideas from here.
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    The Work Thread

    Yeah, it would cost more to set up a more formal structure to manage temp labor I guess. This reminds me, I need to order pants from you
  6. editengine

    what are YOU lookin' at?

    Endeavor Although I am familiar with the Inspector Morse books or show this is a nice series about the younger Morse, as a new detective in Oxford. Part period piece, part English cultural exploration, it is rewarding if you put in the time. One thing I have noticed about anything produced about this period is the nearly constant smoking habit of the characters. It is actually a distraction, adding this grubby and disgusting element that I don't really care for. This series is still good, but I wonder if this is just lazy storytelling, like putting milk bottles out on the stoop. It is just a cheap way to date things I think.
  7. editengine

    what are YOU lookin' at?

    NUM NUM COOKAY!
  8. editengine

    The Car Thread

    I got one of these tonight https://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/niro/2018 We lease. Since moving to Maryland we realized that we drive very little. Unlike Florida the density here is so high that the car rarely strays more than 2 miles from the house most days. Thus, leasing makes a lot more sense, especially since I am not a "car guy". I can change the oil, the tires, headlights etc as needed but I am not enamored with the process like many people. Leasing lets me have nothing "in" the car, not worry about repairs or maintenance and I get a new car. We just finished a lease on a Prius but Toyota were a bunch of dicks about getting a new one and the Niro had similar stats. I still hate the process though. After a few weeks of one dealership failing to honor the lease deals offered on line another dealership I corresponded with via email was more receptive. They still tried to tack on a ton of fees to the deal though. Fees they "couldn't change". We were almost back home when they called the Girl and miraculously "found a way" to make the numbers work. Seriously, I get that some people love to haggle. I don't. Also, my credit scores run in the 740s and the Girl is now over 800. We don't struggle to get financing because we are really frugal in most ways. In the end we got our way, but it would have been much simpler had they just done what we asked via email.
  9. editengine

    Random

    Putting "Dr" in your twitter name is one of those signs that you are a complete tool.
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    Random

    I hadn't thought of it in years until we were discussing a thing at work and I shared it with my team You know, if you don't tell these kids about our history...
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  12. editengine

    what are YOU lookin' at?

    You'll certainly love it if you are a fan, I wouldn't think too much of a critic that barely mentions the film he missed a big chunk of. If nothing else the hilarity of Mike Myers playing the record company exec dissing Bohemian Rhapsody is worth the time.
  13. editengine

    what are YOU lookin' at?

    Bohemian Rhapsody aka That Skinny Kid From Mr Robot Just Won An Oscar Yep, that good. As a non-fan, even I thought the musical bits were awesome. I have no idea how true to its source material it is, but it was fantastic.
  14. editengine

    So what happened to YOU today?

    That is 12 years of the Kid
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