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Stars: ** First, a warning to sci-fi fans whose tastes run toward the actioner sub-genre. There is almost nothing in The Man From Earth (written by Jerome Bixby, an author of several quite good sci-fi stories and several Star Trek series episodes) that could be described as action. What there is, is talk, and lots of it. That's particularly bad news ......

Windows and Objective-C: two great things that haven't gone so great together. If you are a Windows programmer who has developed some curiosity around the hoary old object-oriented language (perhaps due to its popularity in the programming of a new-fangled device called the iPhone) you are at a distinct disadvantage. One indicator of this is the non-treatment ......

Way back in the mid-70's, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote a science fiction novel called "The Mote in God's Eye" (New York, Simon and Schuster [1974]). It's been a couple of decades since I read the book myself but, as I recall, the story dealt with a race of beings who, though they were very technologically advanced and capable of building starships, ......

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