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Chibi-Czar

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Post Cryptonomicon
I'm about 80% through this book by neil stevenson and havent been able to put it down- anyone else as blown away as I've been?

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Post Re: Cryptonomicon
It's on my "recommended by friends" list. What's it about?

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It's about HISTORYCRYPTOLOGYWARPUZZLESARCHITECTURESPIES.

And yeah, Hotwire, I was as impressed. Pretty much anything by Stephenson does that to me, though. Read Diamond Age yet?

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Post Re: Cryptonomicon
to expound on Tozes words-- its about how the uber math-crunching cryptology experts of world war two gave birth to the modern code and computer sciences. its about their descendents in the modern hacker circles. its about nerds who are at odds with the world around them because they prize fact and truth and the world lives by lies and falshoods. its about the ECC (ejaculatitory control consparicy) its about the japanese mindset of conformity and how it wet skidding off the track when faced with a people who lived their lives by showing some fucking adaptability. its about the gung ho eroes on the ground in the pacific and their lives and losses.
its a freaking great book!


toze- this was the popping of my neil stevenson cherry, be asured Im a slut for his wordstuffs now. I'll be reading more of his books as I can get them

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