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Old 09-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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I can remember as a kid an old AM radio station here in Milwaukee that played radio shows like The Shadow and The Green Hornet
There are a number of websites that specialize on Old Time Radio. In fact, I did a podcast for Hacker Public Radio on the topic. You will find my favorite sites (mostly ones that have good mystery content, as I'm a mystery buff) linked in the shownotes: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1199
 
Old 09-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #17
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There are a number of websites that specialize on Old Time Radio. In fact, I did a podcast for Hacker Public Radio on the topic. You will find my favorite sites (mostly ones that have good mystery content, as I'm a mystery buff) linked in the shownotes: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1199
@frankbell Nice link, nice work. I've just spent the last 1-1/2 hrs. listening to Gunsmoke and Philip Marlowe. :-)
 
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(grin) Thanks.

My brother loves Gunsmoke. He listens to it with Sirius XM in his car (he lives in a radio wasteland).

It was also one of my father's favorites. Never did much for me, but I'm a huge Raymond Chandler fan.

Shoutcast.com also has a bunch of stations that stream OTR, but I'd rather go to a website and pick my shows.

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #19
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(This time: yesterday;) but, last time I put a comment on HPR it only took a few hours for the moderators to post, must be the weekend? Although hacker does rhyme with slacker... This weekend I'm into Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents and of course OTR

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Old 09-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #20
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Best books I have found for the Pi so far are Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino. I would still recommend the last one I mentioned in post #19 but it, as most Pi books, seem to waste a lot of time going over the same stuff; their named Raspberry Pi {Something} not {Getting Started} of which I have or {For s}!
 
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but, last time I put a comment on HPR it only took a few hours for the moderators to post, must be the weekend?
I don't know how many persons have rights to moderate comments, but HPR is strictly volunteer and comments are moderated because there's a tremendous volume of spam.

Heck, with my little blog in the backwaters of the internet where hardly anyone goes, at which I allow comments only for the first week of a post's existence because of spam comments, I had 62 spam comments between last night and this morning.

Back to the original subject of this thread, I have always had a fondness for the Albert Campion stories by Margery Allingham, especially the earlier ones. As Campion got older, the stories got darker. I never made it all the way through The Tiger in the Smoke.

I also think I have read every one of Leslie Charteris's stories about The Saint, and seen all but a few of the wonderful television show staring Roger Moore. The earliest novels are definitely products of their time, being based on the Merchants of Death theory of the causation of war.

I enjoyed Roger Moore's James Bond films, but they always struck me as what James Bond would have been like if The Saint had been James Bond.

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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Should be up soon unless they have something against DownloadHelper a FireFox add-on I mentioned? (highly unlikely)

Roger Moore in The Saint seems vaguely familiar to me (probably from a guy at work who loves talking about old TV especially the Twilight Zone and in particular The After Hours has to have brought it up twelve times by now,) I like old TV\movies too I've watched all of the The Prisoner plus the old Bonds.

I haven't read a lot of mystery. For some reason a science fiction short story sticks out in my head from ninth grade or so by Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains

Edit: there it is, what a mess of a "sentence" that was. It at least needed a comma (...in, like...) that's why I need to be able to edit my posts LOL

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Old 09-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #23
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Detective fiction:
Raymond Chandler is the classic
Sue Grafton is my favourite living author

Science fiction:
Jack Vance: almost anything is worth reading
Lois Bujold's Vorkosigan series
Elizabeth Moon's Serrano series

Fantasy:
Galen Becket has impressed me most, of new writers
Tanya Huff's Keepers Chronicle trilogy, if you like really silly jokes

Historical
Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey & Maturin series
 
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John Holbrook\"Jack" Vance: sad to hear he passed but 96 is not bad.

I want to bring up how much I love reading Wikipedia not that it could do entire books or a life time of writing justice but it's still astounding.

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This author is going on my list from the-faith-and-religion-mega-thread p.s: not baldy3105, oskar or myself (as if ) unless I find them to be grate book writers

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #25
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All weekend: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...20#post5056720
 
Old 11-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #26
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But do you read them? What has the last one to do with books?
 
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I have a bad habit of not leaving enough description sometimes, sorry. Unless you don't consider docs books? (from the link above 'read all weekend')
 
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{...}eBooks are great!{...}
Then you will enjoy Wattpad website which offers free books and more to view and download.
 
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Something got me interested in learning more about Japan beyond the stereotypes and mythology commonly communicated in the West.

I just finished this: An Introduction to the History of Japan by Katsuro Hara. You can clearly see the stamp of the time at which it was written--shortly before WWI--in it, but it was fascinating.

This was also a great read, dating from about the same era: Japanese Girls and Women by Alice Mabel Bacon.

Neither one of them address any events subsequent to the early 1900s, but they were great starts on my quest.

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #30
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Thanks Arcane and Frankbell :)

Off the book topic (warning DavidMcCann jk) I just saw a movie although I wish it were a book The Red Violin has a run through China's history (slightly latter than both WWs) where once again the Violin of Antonio Stradivari is almost destroyed...
 
  


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