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[–] moscowjade 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

As an author of a traditional fiction, much in keeping with the same morals and values as these works, I dread the SJW liberal shitfest I am headed into. The entire industry is saturated with horrible women who hate men and hate "vanilla hero's journey" books.

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[–] WD_Pelley 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I feel your pain but I'm gonna try anyway. Don't let the bastards grind you down.

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[–] Neral 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Back when books had... SPINES. Really though, those are beautiful.

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[–] gazillions 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

White people made those.

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[–] Famgorn 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

INDIAN-AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE IQ

When statistical adjustments are used to convert the backward digit span results to full-scale IQ scores, Indian Americans place at about 112 on a bell-shaped IQ distribution, with white Americans at 100. 112 is the 79th percentile of the white distribution. For more context, consider that Ashkenazi Jews are a famously intelligent ethnic group, and their mean IQ is somewhere around 110.

https://www.forbes.com/2009/02/24/bobby-jindal-indian-americans-opinions-contributors_immigrants_minority.html

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the digit span task is a common component of many IQ tests, including the widely used Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS).

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

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Indian-Americans, Jews (particularly Ashkenazi Jews), and northeast Asians are consistently overrepresented in U.S. samples of gifted children

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-america-turned-against-smart-kids/

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For Indians in the United States, I only know of two sources for estimates. One is some unpublished SAT data from 1990, which gives Indian SAT test takers an average score of 1029, which translates to an IQ of 110.84 compared to a white SAT of 934 which translates to an IQ of 103.96.

http://www.arthurhu.com/index/relig.htm

http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/satiq.aspx

http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/04/15/iqs-of-indians/

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[IQ] strong statistical predictor of multiple future life outcomes - income, education level, health, even longevity.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2015/09/16/is-iq-a-predictor-of-success/#380f33693604


INDIAN-AMERICAN DEMO EARNS MOST ON AVERAGE

Median household income by ethnicity: Indian-Americans rank first at 107k followed by Jewish-Americans at 97k.

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

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Indian American households, for example, earn nearly twice the national average

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/20/why-asian-americans-arent-as-rich-as-they-seem/?utm_term=.6f0206eabe1e

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But the most striking distinction may be their economic status: Indian-American households have the single highest income level of any group in the country — more than twice as high as the general US population.

https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/articles/chazen-global-insights/singular-population-indian-immigrants-america


INDIAN-AMERICANS MOST EDUCATED

[Indian-Americans] are by far the best educated group in the country — roughly three times more India-born residents have college degrees than the general population.

https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/articles/chazen-global-insights/singular-population-indian-immigrants-america

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Since American immigration laws were liberalized in 1965, Indians traveled to the U.S. in record numbers and the Indian American community has become the wealthiest, most educated diaspora in the country.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronakdesai/2017/01/16/indian-americans-are-achieving-unprecedented-success-in-public-service/#218af1bc3da4

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Indian Americans are among the most highly educated racial or ethnic groups in the U.S.

70% of Indian Americans aged 25 and older had college degrees in 2010, by far the highest rate among the six Asian-American groups studied and 2.5 times the rate among the overall U.S. population.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/30/5-facts-about-indian-americans/


DOMINATING STEM AND TAKING OVER SILICON VALLEY

[Indian-Americans] have dominated the medical, engineering and computer science industries for decades

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronakdesai/2017/01/16/indian-americans-are-achieving-unprecedented-success-in-public-service/#218af1bc3da4

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Physicians born anytime in the 1930s - 1950s are more likely to have the surname Smith, but starting in the 1960s the U.S. saw an uptick in diversity, and in both the 1970s and 1980s, Patel topped this list as the most common last name among all physicians. Patel is now officially the last name most frequently preceded by “Dr.”

https://blog.doximity.com/articles/this-is-now-the-most-popular-last-name-in-medicine

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MEANWHILE IN THE UK

Khan is now the most common surname for doctors in Britain. It is followed by Patel, also from the Indian sub-continent, ahead of the plain English names Smith and Jones. Ahmed is in sixth place and Ali is ninth.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/most-common-last-name-for-doctors-is-khan-ht5pghjdsdf

BACK TO THE US

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A joint Duke University – UC Berkeley study revealed that Indian immigrants have founded more engineering and technology companies from 1995 to 2005 than immigrants from the UK, China, Taiwan and Japan combined.

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=010307105012

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There are 89,000 Indians living in Silicon Valley, according to the Migration Policy Institute, with most of the families involved in the tech industry. Another 86,000 Indians live in San Francisco and Oakland.

by 2012, nearly 16% of start-ups in Silicon Valley had an Indian co-founder even though Indians represented just 6% of the region's population. The figure for Indian start-ups is even higher in some areas, such as business software.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-indians-in-tech-20150812-story,amp.html

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Almost all the big US technology companies have technology pioneers of Indian descent, including the fathers of the USB and technology blogging

One of the most unsung technology pioneers is Ajay Bhatt, an Indian-American computer architect who is credited as being the father of the USB standard – something that almost every computing device uses today in some form or another.

Intel was not short of talented Indians. The father of the famous Intel Pentium processor, Vinod Dham, originally hailed from Pune in India.

One of Nadella’s (Indian-American CEO of Microsoft) suggested rivals for the job of Microsoft’s chief executive was Sundar Pichai, currently the man overseeing Android, Chrome and apps at Google.

Another pioneering web service, Hotmail, was founded by an Indian technology talent who emigrated to the US in the 1980s.

Vic Gundotra, who is known as Google’s social tsar and the man behind the Google+ social network.

Born in 1982 in Pune, India, Ruchi Sanghvi became Facebook’s first female engineer, joining the social network in 2005.

[Padmasree] Warrior became a senior vice president and Motorola’s chief technology officer, before being promoted to executive vice president in 2005. Under her tenure, Motorola won the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States for the first time in 2004.

Shantanu Narayen, born in 1963 in Hyderabad, India, currently serves as Adobe Systems chief executive; a software and services company the develops the world famous Photoshop among other products.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/11/powerful-indians-silicon-valley

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After a six-months-long search, Microsoft has handed responsibility for its future to Satya Nadella, who replaces Steve Ballmer and becomes only the third chief executive in the company's nearly four-decade-long history.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microsoft-names-satya-nadella-new-ceo/

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Indian immigrants leading companies such as Adobe Systems, Nokia, Global Foundries and Mastercard

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-indians-in-tech-20150812-story.html

OTHER COOL TIDBITS

Considered the "father of tubular designs" for high-rises, [Fazlur] Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998, and the 100-story John Hancock Center.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman_Khan

[Javed Karim] is an Internet entrepreneur, who co-founded YouTube and was the first person to upload a video on it. The video he released was named 'Me at the zoo' and as of July 2017 has reached over 40 million views. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-internet fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawed_Karim

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ah, those are nice.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I want this collection so badly. Publishers would be selling books hand over fist if they maintained this practice, you'd think

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These books are not hard to find in used bookstores, and they are not expensive. You should be able to get them for about five dollars a pop.

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[–] european 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

possibly you will find them on abebooks.com . I think Abebooks.com has 100's of thousands of independent sellers. I've found plenty of pretty obscure books. Although I don't think they show pictures or at least they didn't use to.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In prime condition?

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[–] dv1155 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Barnes and noble has a collection of classics bound in a very similar manner to these. Like twenty bucks a pop.

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[–] ChanceofRain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

B&N... haven't heard that name in years. Used to work for 'em, a lifetime ago, when books were profitable. They do have some very nice discounted hardcovers for sale around the holidays. It was a whole department for 'em. "Bargain Book". Cheap corporate talk, even in the 90's they knew only junk made money, selling Dr. Oz books for $29.95 and hardcover classics for $4.95 if they were lucky. Good findings for the educated.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

You know that they're bound similarly or you're guessing?

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Too loud for my tastes. I've got some of these books with the lurid covers. I don't like them. They have a poor feel. The paper is usually too thick and tends to yellow. The spines usually are too tight and break under use. This style of book was popular for the lower class of readers around the beginning of the 20th century. The lurid covers were replaced by lurid dustcovers, which are removeable and disposable.

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[–] 1Sorry_SOB 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I'm pretty impressed by consumer goods that are still usable 120 -140 years after manufacture.

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[–] jackfraser 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Say lurid one more time

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'll do you one better ... clownish.

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[–] Wahaha 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It bothers me, that two Robinson books are not next to each other and that Dante and Chaucer - who both look similar - are not next to each other, too. Not as much, as all those books having slightly different heights, though. To this day we apparently haven't figured out how to make all books the friggin' same height. It's a good thing digital readers make them obsolete.

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder? It can be a bitch.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not buying the third book of a trilogy just because it is currently only available in hard back with the others in paperback. It'd be better if I could buy all three as hardback, but oh well.

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[–] Pawn 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

nope, yer just a fag.

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[–] twinmold 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

damn i wish my library was that colorful

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[–] Binnie571219 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey, guys!Vt5mzrhPB

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[–] european 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

beautiful looking books. I wonder if they originally would have had paper covers.

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