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Bulgarian slackware blog

Posted 05-07-2009 at 02:44 PM by Intel_

I have interests about slackware linux and I started slackware blog in bulgarian. You can visit it at
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The Hugo Award Novels, 3: 1956, Double Star

Posted 05-07-2009 at 12:41 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:22 PM by chexmix

... and so we come to Robert A. Heinlein. His novel Double Star won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1956.

I had no idea what to expect from this one outside my experience of other Heinlein works. I'd never read it before. Unfortunately, my experience of other Heinlein books has been a mixed bag ...

... but maybe many, or even most people can say that. RAH was and is a controversial figure. And I'd guess that that is how he wanted it -- my impression is that on some...
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The Hugo Award Novels, 2: 1955, They'd Rather Be Right

Posted 05-07-2009 at 11:46 AM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:23 PM by chexmix

This entry is going to be a bit of a placeholder for now, since it is difficult to find a copy of the 1955 winner for best novel, Mark Clifton and Frank Riley's They'd Rather Be Right.

The little buzz I have come across is that this is typically considered the worst novel to have won a Hugo ... which at least partially explains its scarcity.

The Boston Public Library has a copy, but I will have to go there to read it.

It's only an impression, but this...
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The Hugo Award Novels, 1: 1953, The Demolished Man

Posted 05-06-2009 at 03:50 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:24 PM by chexmix

Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man, the first novel to be awarded science fiction's Hugo Award in 1953, gets the award off to a stellar start. Although its Freudian conclusion / solution rings a little false and its vision of a future supercomputer is as silly as anything from the 50s, the novel holds up extremely well and is a crackerjack ride.

I think it was Damon Knight who (lovingly) opined that Bester's characters were a series of funny hats, but that he was so energetic a writer...
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Upgrade GNU/Linux Debian Etch to GNU/Linux Debian Lenny ala tukang nggame

Posted 05-06-2009 at 02:37 AM by arisnb

Tukang Nggame tips

Update source list
server:/# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb lenny/updates main contrib
deb-src lenny/updates main contrib
deb lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src lenny main contrib non-free
Istall keyring and update key
server:/#apt-get install debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring
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