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Comment: Re:What type of Non-Fiction? And fiction? (Score 1) 164

by ubergeek65536 (#49063421) Attached to: How is your book reading divided between fiction and non-fiction?

"as dry as reading an encyclopedia?". Really? For me encyclopedias are fascinating. I tried reading a few fiction books but could never stay interested past a chapter or two. The strange part is I enjoy watching sci-fi movies but have no interest in reading sci-fi books.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1633

by ubergeek65536 (#46770019) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

The only reason the Chicago stats have changed is because fewer crimes are written up. The police force there was told to do something about the crime rates so in order to make the crime rates drop they just started ignoring crime.

Comment: It is awesome. (Score 1) 165

by ubergeek65536 (#45622905) Attached to: Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome

I started using reactive extensions for .Net for over a year ago and am constantly learning new ways to use it. UI, message busses, async calls, business objects, the list keeps growing. It is by far the most useful programming concept I've learned in the last year. There is one for javascript if you are not into .Net

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer