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  1. Mountaineer

    Happy Tax Day!

    For the past few years I've always owed a lot. No idea why as my wife and I have 0 deductions on our W-4s. I guess not having kids and the downward side of a mortgage (just a couple of years left) hurts us.
  2. Mountaineer

    Sci Fi Anyone??

    Rendezvous with Rama was a classic. The sequels were written by Gentry Lee with some input from Clarke. I thought the sequels went off the rails. A recent trilogy I read that was good hard SF was "Remembrance of Earth's Past" by Liu Cixin. It definitely had some interesting concepts. The recently mentioned Lucifer's Hammer was good as most other Niven & Pournelle novels. I recently re-read Footfall and am planning to re-read The Mote in God's Eye and the sequels again.
  3. Mountaineer

    Sci Fi Anyone??

    Leslie Nielsen and “Forbidden Planet”
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    Sci Fi Anyone??

  5. Mountaineer

    Assange arrested in London

    It was in Sweden and were charges of rape and molestation. The two women were adults.
  6. Mountaineer

    SpaceX is launching a Falcon Heavy!!

    Thanks for posting the link.
  7. Mountaineer

    Sci Fi Anyone??

  8. Mountaineer

    Sci Fi Anyone??

    I've been reading SF since I started reading. Heinlein is my favorite author. I'm currently re-reading everything. I've been trying to decide if I want to buy "The Virginia Edition" collection (https://www.heinleinbooks.com/about).
  9. Mountaineer

    The Armory is in mourning.

    RIP Gmountain.
  10. Mountaineer

    Toenail Removed !

    I once accidentally ripped off one of my toenails. It was a bit of a freak accident. It was cracked and I jumped out of bed in the middle of the night when I heard a noise. The nail caught on the sheet and tore completely off. That will definitely wake you up.
  11. Mountaineer

    No changes. Checkups annually now

    Good news!
  12. Mountaineer

    Levi Jean's have made the list

    I used to wear Levi's but dropped them a few years ago when they came out heavy anti-2A.
  13. Mountaineer

    Olympic Gold For An Old Man

  14. Mountaineer

    I love Brownells but.......

    I bought five SD cards from Amazon Prime Now. They put one card each in five separate brown paper bags.
  15. Mountaineer

    Trump memes

    I use "NSA Mobile" for my hotspot.