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Old 05-15-2020, 07:59 AM   #301
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Oddly enough I'm currently reading a book with that theme. It's called The Binding and it's set in the Victorian age of a parallel world in which certain people, called binders, have the ability to remove memories and convert them into a book. Some binders work purely therapeutically, curing people of PTSD by removing the unwanted memories. But there is a darker side to the craft: the selling of memories by the poor and desperate (often for subsequent use as pornography), and the ability of sexual abusers to have their victims' memories erased afterwards.
I managed to find the name of the book I read, it's called Forget My Name by J.S. Munroe.
There's another, kind-of similar, book I read by the same author called Find Me that was good also.
I read at least one other book by the same author, The India Spy, but the two above caught my interest most.
 
Old 05-15-2020, 08:10 AM   #302
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https://www.wired.com/story/confessi...bd5_popular4-1
 
Old 05-16-2020, 02:38 AM   #303
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Flying Too High, a Phryne Fisher mystery by Kerry Greenwood.

Kerry Greenwood makes words dance.
Ah, the twenties.
I watched some of that on TV (Mrs Fisher's Murder Mysteries or some such) and it wasn't too good.
Of course, it wouldn't be the first time a perfectly good book was mangled by a TV production - I will check out the book(s) once the libraries re-open around here.
 
Old 05-16-2020, 02:45 AM   #304
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The Castle of Otranto

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Castle_of_Otranto

18th century so presentation is different to more contemporary fiction.
Walpole! That always makes me think of the cheese shop sketch
Didn't know he was the "inventor of Gothic (horror) fiction"...
 
Old 05-16-2020, 04:50 AM   #305
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penetration_testing_with_perl.pdf
 
Old 05-17-2020, 07:46 PM   #306
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I watched some of that on TV (Mrs Fisher's Murder Mysteries or some such) and it wasn't too good.
There was a three-season Australian Broadcasting Company series. Some of the episodes were sort of based on a few of the novels, but most of them were written for television. I rather enjoyed them, but the novels are excellent, though they tend more to being cozies than rigidly plotted exercises in logic. And Kerry Greenwood can certainly turn a phrase.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 08:50 PM   #307
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Ah, the twenties.
I watched some of that on TV (Mrs Fisher's Murder Mysteries or some such)...
That would be MISS Fisher... unless she takes a liking to you.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 10:06 PM   #308
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That would be MISS Fisher
Drat. I should have caught that.

The Dr. Blake Mysteries were excellent also. Were they based on books, or strictly for television?
 
Old 05-17-2020, 11:01 PM   #309
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...The Dr. Blake Mysteries were excellent also. Were they based on books, or strictly for television?
Television only. And a lot of the scenes were filmed at an ex Lunatic Asylum which became, appropriately enough, a university campus specialising in BEd degrees (and where I did my teacher training - making "spot the location" a bonus when watching).
 
Old 05-20-2020, 08:41 PM   #310
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Television only.
Thanks.

I must say that it was one of the best-acted shows I've seen.
 
Old 05-21-2020, 08:44 AM   #311
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:54 AM   #312
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I liked it. One of those shows that's only 8 or so episodes a season tho... to be fair here it's probably not for a season 2.

Edit/ad(: but could be?

Also: some could reverse-engineer this if DEVS got posted in the correct thread...

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:56 AM   #313
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Snowpiercer, the movie has been made into a good show kicking off! https://youtu.be/dHPlJMx3q80

Wrong thread, realizing,,, now.

Also: came from a good, older novel.

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Old 05-23-2020, 09:50 AM   #314
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Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

by Christopher Wylie

My brief review on GoodReads:

Finished this book in one sitting. When I first read the synopsis of this book back in 2019, I thought to myself that it was going to be a disturbing read. I was right about that. However, it should be read and understood by everyone.

It tells the story of how those with $$$ control the rest of us in this world. This isn't just a modern thing. This has been going on since man formed small communities shortly after leaving the caves for the first time. The powerful have always manipulated the weak and the system in order to maintain their power. This is nothing new; it's only the means to that end described here that are new.
 
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Ah, thank you. Let's not forget CA & C. Wylie.
Proof of how corrupt the poltical system really is in some countries, and proof of how pwned we really are on big platforms. Illegally, nota bene.
The mainstream population heard that bang, that's how loud it was. But recent events make people forget.
 
  


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