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Comment: Re:Of course (Score 1) 648

by noahisaac (#39856327) Attached to: Hulu To Require Viewers To Have Cable Subscriptions

Nothing will ever get me to subscribe to cable again guys. Sell me your content in some sane way on the internet and I'll pay, but never a cable subscription.

Bingo. I will gladly pay a reasonable fee for the content that i actually want, but I'm never EVER going to pay $90/month (over a thousand dollars a year!) again for a load of crap reality shows that I will never watch. The whole channel bundle idea is horrible and should die as soon as possible.

I'm going to call bullshit on this story, but if it is true, I will have to cancel my hulu plus subscription. I'll rely on netflix, and, I guess, the network websites for new/recent episodes.

Comment: Re:not really (Score 1) 1244

by noahisaac (#39275833) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
Yeah, not really sure he's obscure. He's critically acclaimed and beloved by most other authors, but maybe less widely read than some of the bigger names. Certainly nobody has ever made a movie of any of his works. A note on Wolfe: the quality varies widely from one novel to the next. Some of his novels tend toward mystery, and these I've found to be the least successful. The highest quality are "The Fifth Head of Cerberus", "The Book of the New Sun", and just about any of his short stories. They are brilliant pieces of literature, and not just in the Science Fiction category. I found "The Book of the Long Sun", and "The Book of the Short Sun" to be rather more mundane, but still OK reads. I really liked the Latro series, but these are a challenging read, and I understand how many would not really care for them. The Knight and The Wizard are good fantasy, and have some incredible moments (loved the stacked planes of existence concept). The quality of the single novels is really hit and miss. Of his recent works, I liked "Pirate Freedom", but did not care for "An Evil Guest".

Comment: Re:Stephen R.Donaldson- Chronicles of Thomas Coven (Score 1) 1244

by noahisaac (#39275179) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
I actually enjoyed the fact that the protagonist was an anti-hero, but I just found these books too tedious, too much a rip-off of the general flow of Tolkien. I read them all the way through, and by the time I got to the end, my only thought was, "man, I wish I had read 'The Lord of the Rings' again instead.

Comment: Re:gene wolfe -urth of the new sun (Score 1) 1244

by noahisaac (#39275129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
Also, Wolfe's short stories (there are a number of collections). In particular, "The island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories". Yes, that title is correct. In that collection, "The Death of Doctor Island" is one of the finest short stories I've ever read. Also on Wolfe, this is not science fiction or fantasy, but "Peace" is a brilliant novel.

Comment: Re:I thoroughly enjoy the Joomla (Score 1) 74

by noahisaac (#32435436) Attached to: Joomla! 1.5 Beginner's Guide

Joomla is great for the "my site looks identical to yours" group of rapid deployment. But when you want to do really fancy or different things (menu navigation in a 2X4 grid) suddenly it's a major pita. Plus converting a customers HTML site to a Joomla site is a raging pain in the butt.

I don't follow this at all. All a Joomla template is is an HTML page with a few PHP calls inserted to load content. It's really easy to convert HTML to a Joomla template. That's part of the development process for every Joomla website I do.

Innovation is hard to schedule. -- Dan Fylstra