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by dukes
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Please Participate: Book List
Replies: 29
Views: 21850

The Origin of Wealth , by Eric D. Beinhocker A good explanation of modern economic theory, that does not require a background in economics. The author explains how the process of economic development is quite similar to Darwinian evolution. On a readabily scale about 2.5, as an educational book I'd...
by dukes
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: The Origin of Wealth
Replies: 0
Views: 3244

The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics , by Eric D. Beinhocker; Harvard Business School Press; 2006 On the face of it, a book about economics without charts and supply/demand function curves seems a heresy, but Beinhocker’s premise could also be conside...
by dukes
Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Please Participate: Book List
Replies: 29
Views: 21850

Actually, we have a section for this, to which I have posted. Here's a book that lends insights to the current state of affairs in the mideast. It is not a best-seller, in fact is tough to find, but it discusses some of the precursor events to today's situation. Where we are today is merely the resu...
by dukes
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

[PARTY/ANIMAL] wrote:it wasnt a hiku
i just dont have a good way with words


Stick around. You spend time here, you'll get better with words. I too am from San Diego.
by dukes
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?
Replies: 245
Views: 167204

Duke wrote:I watched A Clockwork Orange last weekend. Weird, but not as weird as they come. I liked it.


Duke


Much as I like Stanley Kubrick, I thought in this case the book was better.
by dukes
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Ahoy there maties - all ye new swabbies dump yer gear in the foc'sle an get yer butts aloft. We gotta get this ship moving so get out there on them ratlins and make sail! Easy with that top'sl now. Time 'nuff fer grub oncet we're underway. Away with ye, ye scurvy lot!
by dukes
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

It seems like we've had a larger-than-usual influx of new members (the nice term for "n00b") lately, this is good news! :) Duke It is good news. But we don't see all of them getting involved out there in the threads. A bunch of new lurkers perhaps? We always look forward to a new argument...
by dukes
Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Welcome aboard Cuddly_Carpy! I note that you have already posted in one of our more contentitous threads. We always welcome the bold!
by dukes
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Oi'm glad! Oi've heard they're ['faggots'] not too popular with other religions, but Oi have faith that the FSM embraces awl things meatbally! I've not heard any objection to the food that you reference being objectionable, so I look forward to being enlightened as to who is doing the objecting and...
by dukes
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Welcome to the board! As far as our position on faggots - the ones referenced in your link - we have a section that deals with food - you might find some converts there! His Noodliness approves of haggis - so I've been told - so this traditional British dish should fit right in.
by dukes
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Well welcome on board, and bring your noodles with you. Just make sure you've got enough to share!
by dukes
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

We are blessed. And now we're blessed to have you. Go forth and share wisdom!
by dukes
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Borrowed books are the best kind - just like stolen watermelon. Welcome to the forum. Now give your friend his book back so he can read it and be inspired to come here also.
by dukes
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Davitosam: they both count. You're good!

And a convert named after a large clam! That'll go great with pasta. Wait a minute - a large clam from Colorado? Let's not go putting any fossils in the marinara now, okay? :mrgreen:
by dukes
Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Standards and Practices
Topic: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE
Replies: 7964
Views: 3238794

Well then - Welcome Back. We missed you.

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