KEN-JENNINGS
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In fact he's mentioned borrowing from the library in this very thread.

That's a big miss for the so-called bf2s archivist
SuperJail Warden
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I don't like libraries anyway. It is gross sharing surfaces that other strangers touched over and over again. Most libraries are haunted too.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Haven't checked out a physical book or visited a library since college.
Most of our libraries are built after 2000
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uziq
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libraries are great. public libraries, maybe not. but university libraries, scholarly libraries, law libraries, etc.

the british library is one of the best places in the whole damn city. you need postgraduate identification to get at the really good collections, though.

https://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media/bl/global/about%20us/around%20the%20building/bm-reading-room.jpg

https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/4nqSguC66W6ylnyZmHFhVDVwTnE=/800x600/filters:no_upscale()/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/05/52/0552c252-91d6-40c5-95a6-593ae96a28f5/istock-665878098.jpg

https://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media/bl/global/visit/hum%201.jpg?crop=1&cropX=1774&cropY=48&cropW=10547&cropH=5938&cropcachekey=1177448105475938&w=1248&h=702&dispW=1248&dispH=702&hash=CBD2A32334770F857655B1E71D7A16AF

https://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media/bl/global/pressrelease/a/e/r/aerialviewofbl.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/London_-_British_Library_-_Statue_by_Eduardo_Paolozzi_1995_%27Newton_after_William_Blake%27.jpg

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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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but in public libraries you can join the homeless in jerking off to porn on the pcs
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SuperJail Warden
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The libraries in Ohio were built in the 2000's because people in Ohio didn't unlock the libraries tech tree until the year 1994.

Also, is that statue pooping?
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uziq
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that's newton, faggit.

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N05/N05058_10.jpg

william blake.
SuperJail Warden
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If Newton was so smart why didn't he own a desk?
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Hey now Cincinnati's old library gets posted on reddit plenty

https://www.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/oldcincinnatilibrary5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
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Very nice library. Definitely haunted.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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thats why they tore it down ages ago

not because it was small and falling apart

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SuperJail Warden
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I understand these old buildings are hard to maintain, modernize, and weatherproof but people in the 60's and 70's committed crime agaisnt humanity when they destroyed these old buildings like the old Penn Station in order to put up glassy monstristies in their place.


This
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Pennsylvania_Station_aerial_view%2C_1910s.jpg/800px-Pennsylvania_Station_aerial_view%2C_1910s.jpg
became this in NYC
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Madison_Square_Garden_%28MSG%29_-_Full_%2848124330357%29.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
KEN-JENNINGS
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Bill Burr has a good bit about the lack of architectural heritage in Los Angeles that touches on the wont of city planners to tear it all down and rebuild.

City projects are easy outlets for political graft.
SuperJail Warden
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Unfortunately people need to see stuff being built in order to know anything is even being made. I love Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_and_Reservoir_Plan

Basically a decades long project to build sewers under Chicago to hold billions of gallons of water to stop flooding. We should be doing that to all of the coastal cities.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
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they’re doing the same thing in paris with the gare du nord. to be fair the entire station and area generally has seen better days, but it definitely doesn’t need another generic shopping mall.
KEN-JENNINGS
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Unfortunately people need to see stuff being built in order to know anything is even being made. I love Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_and_Reservoir_Plan

Basically a decades long project to build sewers under Chicago to hold billions of gallons of water to stop flooding. We should be doing that to all of the coastal cities.
The way the downtown area of Chicago was jacked up back in the mid 1800s is super fascinating.
DesertFox-
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I am very interested by the same sort of thing and the local PBS station always has unexpectedly interesting programs about the city history, neighborhoods, architecture, infrastructure (water cribs are the shit), stuff you'd expect from public television. Got caught last weekend watching one all about the different L lines, and before that one about a lot of the cemeteries within city limits.

I've always wondered what sort of other major cities have comparable things. It isn't something I think I'd value, but I do find it adds to my appreciation of the city.
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uziq wrote:

libraries are great. public libraries, maybe not. but university libraries, scholarly libraries, law libraries, etc.
Public libraries are alright where I live. Surrounded by surburbia, (mostly) clean, good lighting, helpful staff. You can probably even avoid crusty pages if you stay out of the romance and manga. I'm not like RtHiKi who goes bonkers if he sees someone dozed off in a cushy chair.

I've actually fallen asleep (for brief periods) in libraries before as a kid because my absurd schedule of morning and night school didn't always result in the best of sleep. I'm sure some people in passing thought I was escaping a bad home life or something.
RTHKI
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Read The Culture book 2. Never read about a gay space communist utopia

Now reading Alexander Hamilton
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uziq
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a biography or his writings or what? it’s customary to list an author ricky boy. there are lots of books.
RTHKI
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The book by Ron Chernow
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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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And The Band Played On

About the AIDS epidemic up to about 1990. Interesting to read in the current context, government inaction, political infighting, people putting identity politics ahead of not dying, jerks putting ego ahead of science etc.
The gays didn't help themselves or anyone else, if it hadn't been AIDS they would have kept going until something else arose.
Robert Gallo comes out of it a complete creep and Fauci was somewhat careless with what he said.
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SuperJail Warden
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Why did you even read a book on that subject?

I did read a book on HIV/AIDS for a class once. It was more about how the virus and disease worked than social commentary. Viruses are pretty crazy pieces of biology. Not even sure how something like that comes to exist.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Dilbert_X
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I like disaster books.

Management of adversity is a tricky area, most people who think they're pretty clever fail horribly at it.

There's also a lot of misinformation about AIDS, this seems to be the truth.
Nerdziq didn't believe the part about militant gays demanding the right to donate blood without being questioned, for example.

https://i.imgur.com/ENq2rRg.jpg

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2020-11-16 04:25:08)

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uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I like disaster books.

Management of adversity is a tricky area, most people who think they're pretty clever fail horribly at it.
yes and presumably all you need is knowledge of engineering and you can navigate any complex crisis, it’s basically just a rubick’s cube.

historical knowledge or awareness of previous case studies or precedent - nup. let’s solve the AIDS crisis in matlab! what do you mean, the human variables won’t sit still and behave predictably?

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