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Whilst trying to formulate half an intelligent question for the SCJP forum in a desparate attempt to qualify for this week's free Marcus Green book ('cause Marcus is cool), I browsed to the book promotion site and saw that no books are given away on the Drivel forum. That's quite sad, considering that it's where most of us hang out.
I suggest "Dave Barry in Cyberspace", written by the Miami Herald columnist.
PS: If you can think up a question for the SCJP forum that a) has not been asked before b) are not obviously idiotic c) you did not get from typing "Java Trick Questions" in Google and d) has no copyright, you must be a genius: let us know. I'll give you credit on my new book's title page.
 
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The trick is figuring out how to convince the publisher to provide those free books. Exactly WHAT value would donating 4 books to Meaningless Drivel provide to the publisher?
 
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Here is one of my favorite books that I wish a publisher would like to give away ...
 
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I have a copy of RHE I don't need (it's in Japanese). Personally I can't wait until we're translated into Tagalog and Farsi.
Or maybe I should just autograph this unique, one-of-a-kind item, suitable for any collector's mantle, and go eBay for maybe tens of dollars...that way I wouldn't even have to pay shipping.
 
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I bid $10 plus S&H for a personally autographed copy of RHE - even if it is in Japanese.
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Ten dollar whaddamibid whaddamibid lemme hear eleven, eleven , who'll give me eleven?
 
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11.50 if your autograph will have "sweetie" word.
 
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$12.50 but only if you dont call me sweetie in it.
 
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$13.00 and I don't care what you call me .
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$14, and I'll resell it to the Long Beach City College and make a profit.
Can you imagine the state of Education if Michael Ernest's book RHE is the book for a class. No wonder LBCC is not an Ivy League school. JK
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You're not taking a Java in Japanese course, are ya Mark?
But while you're on the subject: I don't know if Sybex does academic sales, but I believe I'm still entitled to the books at cost. If you want, I'll look into the possibility of order a box and having them shipped to my office at LBCC. You know, the one that your professors insists is really his...
 
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Actually my wife is taking classes there, she is going for her RN. I just looked at the computer department to see what books they had there, and saw yours.
I already passes the SCJP and SCJD. I bought your book for the SCJD last July. But thanks for the offer. And I'll stop by your er the professor's office when my wife starts her classes.
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So, $13 going once?
 
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How about $14?
Michael, how does it feel to see your own book in Japanese? Must be a strange feeling. Not being able to read your own book, gee... Not many people have such experience.
 
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Actually it's a relief. Now I have a reason for not being able to make sense of my own stuff.
 
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Hey, do not tell them!
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$14.01 - we are getting into the BIG BUCKs here for esoteric literature .
 
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$14.50 if your autograph will be in Japanese
 
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$15.00 if you change your name to an unpronounceable symbol. Then I can sell it to Mapraputa for $14.50, and she'll never know the difference.
 
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$15.01 and I will send it to Jim and ask to handle the errata
 
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