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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011, 7:37:04 PM PDT
You're welcome! If you didn't read it before, take a look at his review of "Trump -- The Fragrance!"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011, 10:23:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2011, 10:24:59 PM PDT
jpl says:
When I reply to "Reply to this post," I'd like to see my post directly under the post being replied to.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 12:48:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 1:03:49 PM PDT
Yes.

Trade you an answer for a link. Do you have any empirical evidence for the creation of anything ex nihilo?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011, 1:35:27 PM PDT
TO: ferengi

RE: "Where is the atheist forum?"

Try the following link: https://www.amazon.com/forum/atheist

Note that it's atheist singular - not atheists and not atheism.

Posted on Aug 13, 2011, 8:57:03 AM PDT
Astrocat says:
There was a "guy" (I guess) over on the "I'm a lesbian but beleive (sic) in God..." thread who was completely obnoxious and Amazon finally deleted all his posts. That's the first time I've seen that done, and I applaud them for it.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011, 11:50:51 PM PDT
J. Westwind says:
Sometimes I post a comment and forget where I posted it (duh?) -- sort of like forgetting where you parked your car in a full parking lot.
Also, sometimes read someone else's post and decide to wait to comment on it, then can't find it again.

How about an option where you can type in a name, yours or someone else's, and it will show the threads where your/their last 10 or 20 (or more) comments were posted?
Is this asking too much?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011, 5:43:43 AM PDT
Westwind:
>>"How about an option where you can type in a name, yours or someone else's, and it will show the threads where your/their last 10 or 20 (or more) comments were posted?
Is this asking too much? "

J.H.--I was reading your reviews (with interest) and noticed that Amazon has indeed added a link like you just requested. If you click the arrow which says "most recent reviews" it yields a drop down which also says "most recent comments" which I've never seen before.

I don't know how many comments it tracks, maybe only the very last. Perhaps a Google search would yield more specific results. On another note, I also tried the "people" search on the Amazon header, which used to list all kinds of Amazon community results. [no response] Either it's under construction, or perhaps Amazon has removed/relocated/deleted that communities database. Maybe there were too many non-active accounts listed, and they're doing house keeping.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011, 9:28:43 AM PDT
witchie+ says:
FYI: I tried to use the product link system yesterday to find a book. It was not working. I had to go into Amazon.com separately in order to include the two books in my message.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011, 12:19:31 AM PDT
E. Hansen says:
Kathleen M. Pelley said:

>>"FYI: I tried to use the product link system yesterday to find a book. It was not working."

E.H.--Me too. Even giving it the ISBN, which used to work, just brought up an error message, to try another search. So I used the Amazon header search (which is still functioning.) I found my book. But I couldn't link it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011, 11:33:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2015, 7:19:46 PM PDT
What works for me is to paste the URL for a book in the post - and by some kind of wonky evolution this seems to turn the URL into a product link. Observe:
I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Edit: From the "in one succinct paragraph..." thread:

Aardwizz says:
I seek to understand first what I myself believe.

In replying to others, it forces me to work out my own beliefs, to voice them in a way that they don't sound crazy to others (well, within limits....).
I don't always have the answers, and I've found that sometimes even when I do have the answers and I'm absolutely, positively, 100%, CERTAIN that I'm right, something that someone says makes me re-examine my armor to see if there are any more chinks like the one they spotted. I don't always agree with them (hardly ever), but I learn so much more by assuming that they are right, even for a moment, than I do reasserting my own opinion and trying to shout them down.

I also want to know what others think, just in case they've got something that I don't.

Most people want to help others (certain forum members excluded, of course).
Most people want others to believe as they do. (Misery loves company; joy adores it. ©)

Thus, most people are quite willing to share their stories, to accomplish both of the above. In sharing, they open up and expose their most precious self, trusting that you will respect them. That goes for the pragmatic atheist, too. So I'm not terribly surprised by the rancor that exists when that trust is broken, when one is told that their core beliefs are a "fiction", a "fantasy", a "conspiracy", just flat-out-wrong.

Doesn't mean I have to like it.

There are kind and generous theists on these threads, like Karen. There are kind and generous atheist, like sfon. There are also mean spirited theists and atheists: you know who the others are, and they know who you are. Of course, no one knows themselves. "I'm not mean, I'm just trying to stamp out idiocy."

But that isn't what Karen is asking, is it? Enough soapbox. Sorry for the noise.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011, 3:22:02 PM PDT
witchie+ says:
Didn't I hear that Amazon had some kind of computer hacking problem within the last few weeks. Maybe this is part of the problem that was a fairly low priority has not yet been fixed.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2011, 5:04:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 21, 2011, 9:06:10 AM PDT
J. Westwind says:
Jonathan,
Thanks for the response -- however; I can't find the arrow which says "most recent reviews". Please clarify.

Maybe I wasn't clear -- my suggestion was for a way to find the latest comments posted in the Forums.

When you say you were reading my reviews, do you mean book reviews?
If so, Thanks for the "with interest" comment.
I have read several books since I stop posting reviews -- I decided that I was not all that qualified to write reviews -- besides, I don't really have the time.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

EDIT: Are you talking about "Your Recently Viewed discussions"?
It is fairly new and helpful, but not exactly what I was hoping for.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011, 6:38:13 AM PDT
Lev says:
ferengi says: "Where is the atheist forum? I can't seem to find it - anyone got a link?"

Lev: http://www.amazon.com/tag/atheist/forum/

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011, 7:56:22 AM PDT
E. Hansen says:
Alpha Wingoov Karen said:
>>"What works for me is to paste the URL for a book in the post - and by some kind of wonky evolution this seems to turn the URL into a product link. Observe:
I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood "

E.--It must be that blasted Macintosh alchemy. Let's see if Windows will accept an Amazon link.

The Chemical Muse: Drug Use and the Roots of Western Civilization

Posted on Aug 21, 2011, 7:57:36 AM PDT
E. Hansen says:
Omigosh, I wonder if it works for non-books?

Bartoli: Sacrificium (La scuola dei Castrati)

Posted on Aug 21, 2011, 7:59:35 AM PDT
E. Hansen says:
Hmm, I wonder if this has something to do with the address bar being all opaque, except for the part that actually says amazon.com ?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011, 10:25:46 AM PDT
witchie+ says:
Yes, it seems to. I was looking for books. When I used the general "All Products" section, it brought up stuff, but when I asked for the books section, it came up and said what I asked for did not exist. When I went into the Amazon web site there was the book I was looking for.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011, 11:46:48 AM PDT
The same thing happened to me the other night. The drop down list of products no longer contains books. Pretty weird for an online bookstore.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2011, 1:34:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 22, 2011, 1:36:19 PM PDT
J. Westwind said:
>>Jonathan,
>>Thanks for the response -- however; I can't find the arrow which says "most recent reviews". Please clarify.

J.H.--If you 'right-click' your name at the top of one of your posts, you'll get a menu about opening the (blue) link (your name) in another tab or window. Open the link. (I use the browser tabs until the header is crowded, and then start a new window.)

The page (your profile) which includes your kitty, Weegee, has a blue link beneath your comment about Heinlein. Left-click the link which says "See all 11 reviews."

@ the new page (your reviews) There's an Orange header which reads, "Reviews written by J. Westwind..." Immediately below this is a search box. "Show [ most recent reviews -v- ] GO

I called it an arrow, (the little black triangle) it turns blue when you drag the mouse over it. It also shows the option for "most recent comment."

I'm kind of dyslexic, especially about numerals. And your writing is fine with me. And I thought you read interesting books. What's not to like about Heinlein?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2011, 2:01:02 PM PDT
Alpha Wingoov Karen said:

"What works for me..."

J.H.--Thanks Alpha Goof. I could almost dream of flying...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2011, 7:23:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 24, 2011, 11:28:32 PM PDT
J. Westwind says:
Jonathan,

Thanks for the directions -- over the years, I've looked over my own Reviews as well as Reviews by many other posters and never noticed the 'Most Recent Reviews' box -- maybe, like you said, it's fairly new.

I'm kind of all over the place when it comes to reading -- not stuck on specific topics or authors -- life's too short to keep your brain in a cage.

Since I stopped posting reviews, here are some of the books I've read or re-read:
Mind Trek
Clockwork Twin
Think Logically, Live Intuitively
On The Edge of War
The Gods of Eden
Phantoms In the Brain
There Were Giants on the Earth
Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness
Conversations With Cat
The God Delusion
Blessings: Adventures of a Madcap Christian Scientist
Acrylic Revolution
The World Doesn't End (poetry)
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol.4 (haven't read all of the stories yet)

Currently reading:
Living Your Unlived Life

Next in line:
The Last Yahi
Homer's Odyssey (about a cat)

Also started a couple of books that I just couldn't finish -- the one that comes to mind right now is:
The Genie in Your Genes (maybe I'll go back and finish it sometime)

Thanks again

p.s. I read your profile page -- you sound like a poet to me.
Do you actually find silence in silence?
While I prefer the quietness of night to the noisy day, I find that
in silence my mind is not still and what it finds is not always comforting.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2011, 6:39:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2011, 6:44:33 PM PDT
zoltán says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2011, 2:01:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2011, 2:03:23 AM PDT
J.W. said:

>>"p.s. I read your profile page -- you sound like a poet to me. Do you actually find silence in silence?"

J.H.--I occasionally 'force' the discipline of silence upon my mind. It's a bit reminiscent of the song from Alan Parsons Project, "Silence & I", from the album Eye in the Sky. Or maybe a bit neurotic like their song "Don't let it Show", from the album I Robot.

I'm presently amidst the adventures of Lazarus Long (Time Enough for Love, R. A. Heinlein) and he says something which resonates with something else I once read in Asimov's Sci-Fi magazine about how astrologers and psychics are generally better respected than preachers because they expect a 'professional' surcharge upfront for their services. Heinlein says,

>>"I was wondering if you would have the gall to try to twist it into some high moral principle, like a damned preacher. I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket. But if he's acting in his own self-interest and says so, I have usually been able to work out some way to do business with him."

Poetic, No?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2011, 3:25:43 AM PDT
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