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Off-Topic / Re: The Book Club - 2017
« on: 05-05-2017, 22:05:00 »
I just finished reading The Things They Carried by winner of Pulitzer Tim O'Brien. The author was fighting in Vietnam War and wrote few books about it. This one seems at some points to be his memoir, but is not. It tells different stories and leads through very poststructuralist narrative of shame and remorse. I can really recommend it.

As for fantasy, finished the last of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and was seriously let down. First book was actually quite book, second mediocre, but the third was really a letdown and turned out to be your “standard teenager novel.”

Sci-Fi – I have rediscovered Polish writer, Stanislaw Lem through English translation of his Solaris (don't watch the movies, or at least not the one with Clooney!!). If you have not read it, but like sci-fi do it. If you do not like sci-fi still do it, as the otherworldly setting is just it – setting, the story itself, the dilemma and the philosophy could to a huge extent happen on Earth as well. Really - read it! If you like short stories I can also recommend The Star Diaries, which at points seems at first to be ridiculous, but in fact deals with the problems of death, religion, law, human nature etc. all presented in usually fairly short stories.

Just started Hirohito's War, should finish by the end of this year (over 1000 pages, in fairly small print, good for self defence  :P ).

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 13-01-2014, 12:01:47 »

Polish 11th "Lubuska" Armoured Cavalry Division

Off-Topic / Re: The Official Babe Thread
« on: 28-07-2013, 15:07:54 »
Simply Ukraine

Gaming / Re: Fallout New Vegas
« on: 30-06-2013, 16:06:47 »
I actually think that the story in Fallout 3 was better, but F:NV had better side quests and the enviroment. Above all the three fractions idea was also great.

Off-Topic / Re: Prism
« on: 30-06-2013, 16:06:21 »
Personally, I don't care that much about espionage of myself. I don't like it, but I am a lot more worried of the political part of the surveillance. That they do it on the EU, which should be considered somewhat Allied. It brings up questions of what the USA plans to be in future. I don't mind too much that they are paranoid of terrorism. But political espionage... On Russia, on China, the Middle East, would not be surprising and they are probably on it too. But that they spy the EU also shows that they fear to lose their leading position in the world. They either don't trust the EU or want to gain an advantage of information over other countries.

Exactly! They want to know more about us, Euros, than we know about them, so that in the right time they will use it against us. America has its Manifest Destiny, and although they don't expand as much as in the 19th and 20th centuries through conquest, they want to expand economically. They know that it's not easy in Europes since we have pretty much closed market and they need to find a place to sell they stuff asap, as Chinese are way ahead of them. So, they will use it against the EU and it's not about trust, but rather about "survival".

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 30-06-2013, 15:06:06 »

On his way to the Battle of Grunwald!

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Off-Topic / Re: Which kind of music are you listening to?
« on: 30-06-2013, 15:06:26 »
Oh, well. Sunday afternoon.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 30-06-2013, 15:06:59 »

Eastern Front, Germany, March 1945.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 24-06-2013, 17:06:09 »

Soldiers of the Red Army attacking under smoke cover. USSR, 1943.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 24-06-2013, 17:06:48 »

1st Royal Saxon Infantry Division (German). France, 1917.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 22-06-2013, 12:06:15 »

Crashed LVG B.II plane used by Germans for recon. The pilot survivied. France, 1917.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 20-06-2013, 11:06:56 »

Sikhs. France, 1916.

Off-Topic / Re: The Official Babe Thread
« on: 20-06-2013, 11:06:20 »

Polish Husarites :).

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