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    That's creeeepy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two monkeys from a Tzu. View Post
    Looks like since yesterday my internet and I are going steady again. ISP was working on the lines or switchboards or something and since I got my connection from a reseller my connectivity was probably their last problem.

    I used the time between PPoE errors to put the last few shelves of my books into a database.
    (I used Data Crow and really liked it, just enter the isbn and the item wizard pulls the rest of the info from amazon (.de, .fr, co.uk, com), imbd etc)

    Last tally was 804 books with reasonable shelf space for about two thirds of them.
    Next up are my graphic novels (that still wait for shelf space).

    Wwwwwhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooo... Exactly the reason why I try to visit bookstores as least as possible. I would buy too much books
    Fortunately I want all books English, so I need to go to Amsterdam for a "proper" bookstore (like Waterstone).
    If I go to Amsterdam, I mostly go drinking some beers with some mates, so carrying books is not a good idea...
    Don't you just love the logic behind not buying too much books?

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    I live in the country and getting books here has been difficult in the past too.
    I guess I've read every book in our tiny library that I was interessted in by age 13 and they havent really updated their inventory all that much since then.

    But that all ended when I got internet and found out that amazon.de sends you books without shipping and handling costs.
    So now I can buy books without putting pants on, who would've guessed this tiny detail was holding me back?

    The last eight years of Bush the lessers reign with its plummeting dollar value made u.s. paperbacks dirt cheap too and made prices for graphic novels at least reasonable again.
    German price gouging, if a novel has more than 500 pages in english it gets cut in half by its german publisher and each part is priced slightly above the single original volume, made me buy new books almost exclusively in english.
    The fact that you have to wait several years or forever for a translation, which have become worse over the years since thats the first thing publishers try to bring the costs down on, also played a big role.

    Pictured below is my 2nd bookcase containing mostly fantasy stuff.
    I'd like to point out that both pictures show the 'before' part, because the pictures where taken in march when I hadn't started my cataloging effort.
    But in all honesty they don't look much diffrent now only thoroughly dusted and books by the same authors huddled a bit closer together.

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    Wow - Fascinating to spot some of my favourite books in there, especially impressive if you aren't a native English speaker and managed to read Neal Stephenson's System of the World.
    Ooh, just spotted Neil Gaiman's Graveyard book
    oh and Anansi Boys
    blimey and Michael Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union
    and the obligatory shelf of Pratchett.
    Very good taste there.
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    The Mars Science Laboratory are sending some microchips (what a quaint old fashioned term that is!) up to Mars on the next mission and are allowing you to Send Your Name to Mars on the chips. That was too good an opportunity to miss so on behalf of all the readers of my website, here is the message I'm sending to Mars.
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    I'm getting timeouts on the page, but I was thinking of:
    "This chip was thought to be an ordinary falling star, but next day there was a huge crater in the middle of the Common"

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    "By the time this chip reached their little red brick house, Carrie and her father were gone..."

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    I was digging around my old coins and found a piece of 2 pence. Are they still used?
    Also found one from Malaysia, but I'm guessing they won't accept those
    Also got 2 pound pieces with DNA Double Helix picture on them
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    The new thing is that the 2p from england are suppose to say "two pence" on them but some say "new pence" these are worth about 700.

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    Your money is weird, my 1 pound pieces either have a dragon or a tree on them
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    And I find it funny a 2p coin is worth loads. wasn't there an error with the 20p's too that meant they were worth 50 each?

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    James they were worth a couple of G's, one went for 17,000.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grom View Post
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    all that war of the worlds inspired me to make a new spray (again)


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    hmm, I payed for fish and chips today with a load of 20p's. If that chippy owner gets on the news I am going to be annoyed.

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    Yes! war of the worlds is awesome! Anyone see it live? Was amazing


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