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April 17, 2012, 12:25:33 AM
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I just finished the Steve Jobs biography so I'm looking for a new ebook to read. What are you reading at the moment?

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April 17, 2012, 12:41:52 AM
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My Life as an Experiment: One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as a Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other Radical Tests
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April 17, 2012, 03:16:24 AM
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I'm looking forward to reading a one hundred page magazine when it comes out. Does that count?

Seriously, I haven't read a book in going on a year now. I've been all tied up with a RL business and this Bitcoin thingy. That said, allow me to suggest one I've read twice, for it's a great read: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip.

Hope others offer up more fine suggestions for you.

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April 17, 2012, 03:40:14 AM
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No Angel by Jay Dobyns (ATF agent that went deep undercover in the Hell's Angels)
Good so far.

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April 17, 2012, 03:43:35 AM
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No Angel by Jay Dobyns (ATF agent that went deep undercover in the Hell's Angels)
Good so far.

Ooooh let me guess what happens, the ATF agent becomes addicted to coke, drugs and violence and becomes a double agent.... happens all the time Wink
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April 17, 2012, 03:46:08 AM
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No Angel by Jay Dobyns (ATF agent that went deep undercover in the Hell's Angels)
Good so far.

Ooooh let me guess what happens, the ATF agent becomes addicted to coke, drugs and violence and becomes a double agent.... happens all the time Wink

I'll tell you tomorrow.  Cool

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April 17, 2012, 03:50:47 AM
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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson

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April 17, 2012, 11:52:43 PM
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This weeks book!

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April 17, 2012, 11:55:37 PM
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This weeks book!


my c++ is already full of exceptions, thanks.
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April 18, 2012, 12:03:50 AM
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This weeks book!


my c++ is already full of exceptions, thanks.


That's what I'm trying to avoid!

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April 18, 2012, 12:11:27 AM
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This weeks book!


my c++ is already full of exceptions, thanks.


That's what I'm trying to avoid!

Sarcasm in a book title?  Cheesy

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April 18, 2012, 12:28:59 AM
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I also read this one twice: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language


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April 19, 2012, 07:35:56 AM
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1.  Nearly every First Ammendment case appearing before contemporary courts contains a phrase declaring "the First Ammendment made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Ammendment..."
by using this phrase, the court is invoking it's decisions from the 1940s which reinterpreted the Fourteenth Ammendment. That reinterpretation created a mechanism for the court whereby, for the first time, it could intervene in all practices of States and local communities, including religion.

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In the Fourteenth Ammendment, the "evil intended to be remedied" and "the intent of Congress" was clear: to make recently freed slaves citizens of the state in which they resided. Very simply-and very specifically-the Fourteenth Ammendment was a badly needed racial civil rights ammendment.
How, then, could the courts of the 1940s manage so completely to rewrite the intent?

As a result of seperating the wording from it's intent, in Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940), Murdock v. Pennsylvania (1943), Everson v. Board of Education (1947), and other decisions, the Court substituted a totaly revised and foreign interpretation for the Fourteenth Ammendment. In those decisions, the Court declared that the purpose of the Fourteenth Ammendment was to limit the States not just on racial civil rights issues, but on numerous items contained within the Bill of Rights.

Chapter 10  The Court's Selective Use of History, pages 197-198
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April 19, 2012, 07:37:00 AM
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The Art Of War

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April 19, 2012, 08:00:53 AM
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Was reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, but after 300 pages and not a single thing of interest happening, I gave up.

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April 19, 2012, 08:48:14 AM
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Was reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, but after 300 pages and not a single thing of interest happening, I gave up.

Baby. That thar's a man's book.

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April 19, 2012, 08:56:39 AM
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Just read Ender's Game, which was enjoyable, and provided about a million examples of prior art on iPads if anyone happens to be getting sued by Apple over patents.

Starting on A Canticle for Leibowitz, which was recommended to me.

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April 19, 2012, 09:19:36 AM
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Was reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, but after 300 pages and not a single thing of interest happening, I gave up.

Baby. That thar's a man's book.

I enjoyed the conversations in the beginning with Lawrence and Alan Turing, but after that, there was no plot progression at all, I had no idea what the conflict is, and reading about laying fiber cables undersea is incredibly dry. If I read 1/4 of a book and have absolutely no idea where it's headed, that is a poorly written book imho.

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April 19, 2012, 09:26:05 AM
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not much time for books to read, i only read technical books when i can

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April 19, 2012, 12:02:58 PM
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Anyone ever read Benjamin Graham's Intelligent Investor?

I got 1/2 way through and thought it was far too technical at the time for me to fully understand.

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