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« on: August 28, 2008, 09:04:00 AM »

Well, what's on the list?


Here's some:

The Matrix trilogy
The Princess Bride
Hackers
War Games

Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy (book)
The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings (Books)
Snow Crash (Computer/game geeks only)
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 09:18:11 AM »

War Games
H2G2
All Tolkien books

That whats Ive seen/read but Im the geekiest of all in my class which is full of geeks.

And what do you mean with the word "Hackers"?
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 10:28:02 AM »

And what do you mean with the word "Hackers"?

It's a mid 1990's hacker movie IIRC.

I suggest a British Sitcom called "The IT Crowd". They have a lot of the episodes up on YouTube if you want to go look. The majority of the jokes are IT department related.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 10:50:02 AM »

Don't forget Neuromancer!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 11:24:06 AM »

William Gibson - complete works.  16

As far as computer games - Zork (the text game series!)

For some reason which I do not quite understand every true geek I've ever met has had a fascination with the film Godzilla (I refer to the 1954 version) I don't know why... it's just a fact I've noticed.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 11:40:32 AM »

Geeks often likes odd and/or cultural films/books like 2001 (book and film), Godzilla and wierd musicbands.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 01:35:10 PM »

You can watch the entire Hackers movie on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/Smackthegisbon?ob=1).


I still need to read Neuromancer, but it's near the top of my list.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 03:40:09 PM »

I still need to read Neuromancer, but it's near the top of my list.

Here let me do you a favour...

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There, much better like that. On the top of the list as it should be.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 08:45:28 PM »



Here let me do you a favour...

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There, much better like that. On the top of the list as it should be.

Sorry, but there's three books in front of it right now, and they're all textbooks for classes I'm taking.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 10:30:44 PM »

Speaking of Gibson, has anyone read any other of his works? This includes the other two books in the Sprawl Trilogy or some of his more modern stuff? I've read Neuromancer myself, and I actually do want to give it a second readthrough once I get my hands on my copy again, but the bookstores I visit only have his (I think) most recent novel on the shelf. I could order it, but I guess it'd be nice to have an opinion before I go spending money.

There's also the Dune series if we're diving into sci-fi.  I couldn't really get into Star Wars/Star Trek, but Dune? lustslow I'm halfway through Hunters of Dune, the younger Herbert has a writing style nearly as effective as his father.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008, 01:09:21 AM »

I've also read the following:

Count Zero
Mona lisa overdrive
Burning chrome

They of course do not have the same impact as Neuromancer as they all build on the neuromancer world, but I found all of them to be great books to read. Excellent books, though not quite at the top of my reading list.

Dune is simply fantastic but a certain degree of lassitude gets to me after so many of them (which is maybe why I cannot be said to be a true geek!)
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 03:13:07 PM »

Brevig Mission Plague
"Germ"
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NOT LORD OF THE RINGS... (I hate the books+movie, too overrated and it lasts forever)

Matrix is definitely required watching >.>
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 09:31:48 AM »

Im a little curious about Snow Crash.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 01:14:04 PM »

Im a little curious about Snow Crash.

Neal Stephenson wrote it. The book follows Hiroaki Protagonist, a Pizza deliverer in the real world, and a hacker/warrior elite in the Metaverse (one of the first virtual realities ever depicted, and the one Second Life was modeled off of). There's some cool stuff about computers and language, and several fight scenes that deserve to get put in the movies, both in and out of the Metaverse.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 01:22:00 PM »

Ok. Thanks. With the (Computer/game geeks only) I thought it was a game and tried to download it. I didnt succed.
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My sweet Eleonore, show no fear,
for the fearful riders are all ear,
and they smell and tastes every tear.
But more importantly: They aren't here!
Therefore there is no reason to fear.
Not until they ride again, my dear.
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