Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Book about Sci-Fi writers

Postby Humboldt Steve » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 am

Amazed this thread is still active. If you want a book about the early days of Sci-Fi and the people who made it happen, "Astounding" by Alec Nevala-Lee delves into the pulp magazine and its authors, going in-depth into their lives, warts and all. It's both good and bad to find out the titans of early Sci-Fi were a bunch of nerds.
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Re: Book about Sci-Fi writers

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:01 am

Humboldt Steve wrote:Amazed this thread is still active.

It does lurch back to life every so often.

Speaking if which! Happy 4th of July and/or Thursday, as appropriate.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:It does lurch back to life every so often.


It's been so quiet I had to comment somewhere. The word lurch is the prompt.

Grab the granny gear and lurch forward slowly inch by inch.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:59 am

Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:35 pm

storysinger wrote:Only 16 posts to go to the 5000th entry, who will it be?

Probably not me, but I'll help work toward it. wotf022
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 am

A truly noble endeavor.

All hail the Lazarus thread.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:53 pm

"Lose not the faith," the old man said. "The yung'uns may not respect the traditions, but in time they will come to learn the importance of whence we came."

"No," said the other. "You are alone now. The rest have passed. Shinier, brighter things. New traditions. The flame dies with you."

"I can't accept it. They will return. You will see."

"Please, come with us. There is still time."

"But 5,000--"

"--Was a dream, nothing more."

"No!" said the old man. "They will come. It will be."

(Happy Holidays all!)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Happy Holidays!
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby RSchibler » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Happy Holidays!
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V37: P

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:45 am

Merry Christmas, all!
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:41 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Merry Christmas, all!

wotf042 I concur.
May everyone share with loved ones while they are still around.

Write on every day of your life, even if it's just a little it adds up in the long run.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:07 pm

Here's to keeping this thread alive!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 am

wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:01 pm

storysinger wrote:wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.

And we're 6 posts away from 5k!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 am

No, it's FIVE!

From Wikipedia:

Five is the third prime number. Because it can be written as 221 + 1, five is classified as a Fermat prime; therefore a regular polygon with 5 sides (a regular pentagon) is constructible with compass and unmarked straightedge. Five is the third Sophie Germain prime, the first safe prime, the third Catalan number, and the third Mersenne prime exponent. Five is the first Wilson prime and the third factorial prime, also an alternating factorial. Five is the first good prime. It is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form 3n − 1. It is also the only number that is part of more than one pair of twin primes. Five is a congruent number.

I totally know what all of that means. Frankly I was disappointed to learn five has no imaginary part. But knowing it is the first "good prime" is certainly important to me.

It's also the first digit in the coveted post 5,000 - coming soon to a thread near you!!

Edit: Just a thought. Does anyone know or is in touch with Tina Gowers? It would be really cool if the original starter of the thread were to honor us with post 5,000.
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