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The Book of the Howlings of Ming, Seeker After Arcane and Esoteric Truths
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4th-Mar-2012 10:24 pm - Falling off the X-Men wagon
Magneto Was Right
As suspected, my newest toy, an Asus Transformer Prime Android tablet, makes a superb e-comic reader. My latest X-book cold turkey spell, induced by a period a few years back when I had trouble getting to Forbidden Planet on a regular basis, is now officially at an end and I've been catching up on the current X-Men: Schism arc and beyond. The Marvel reader app makes it way too easy to buy "just one more issue" but, oddly, there's no shopping basket - you have to purchase each issue individually! I'm also rather amused that my credit card issuer didn't query a bunch of accessories I order for the tablet but did query the purchase of an issue of Astonishing X-Men the same night!

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Incidentally, thanks to aeshna_uk, I have a t-shirt with the icon design on it!
1st-Mar-2012 12:24 pm - Yet another "specialist" publication
ARVN Ranger
Kunststoffe: German WWII Plastics & Their Markings by: W Darrin Weaver

"This book is the first comprehensive and easy to use reference since World War II covering prominent German wartime plastics manufacturers and products. Aimed squarely at World War II German militaria, ordnance, and small arms collectors, the author provides a concise account of the constituents and manufacturing processes, markings, codes, trademarks and material identification techniques of wartime Kunststoff products.

Over 150 color/bw images"

According to the ToC on the website, there's a chapter on "Allied Appraisal of the Wartime German Plastic Industry"

What do we think? Does this beat Jaunty Tilt and A Guide to 3rd Reich Cutlery, its Monograms, Logos, & Maker Marks?
19th-Feb-2012 04:32 pm - N9 reflections
7110
Thoughts on the Nokia N9, having had it for a couple of months now.

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27th-Jan-2012 06:07 pm - The Zone - Continuity
Fire select
Another seriously geeky post, attempting to reconcile the continuity for a series of novels...


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2nd-Jan-2012 12:27 pm - FB/Twitter x-post test
Looi Kin-Ming
Move along, nothing to see, just noticed the FB and Twitter crosspost options.
29th-Dec-2011 09:49 pm - Victory of the Daleks - waterbottles
ARVN Ranger
Yes, really. A late entry for Sad Bastard of the Year (Of course, aeshna_uk has assured me I didn't need to prove to her I was a sad bastard but what aobout the rest of you: can I count on your vote? ;-)):

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28th-Dec-2011 06:19 pm - Mobile tech dilemma
7110
So, Looi's in Malaysia, sampling the sights and food, hasn't posted in ages and he's still whittering on about bloody mobiles.

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20th-Nov-2011 01:58 pm - More on highly... "specialised" books
ARVN Ranger
Should I be concerned that the leader in the most OCD book title poll I posted is the one title fromthe list I actually own?
19th-Nov-2011 09:27 am - Highly specialised books
ARVN Ranger
Over the years, I've come across a fair number of books on rather specialised topics which aeshna_uk has described as having a high "Aspergers Quotient". Below are some of the more focused ones. So, which do you think has the highest Aspergers Quotient?

Poll #1796168 Which is the most "specialised" book?

These books:

Are surely made up?
0(0.0%)
Must have a print run in the single digits
4(30.8%)
Highly indicative of OCD in the author and reader(s)
5(38.5%)
Er... "interesting..."
4(30.8%)
Fascinating and on my bookshelf
0(0.0%)
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