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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby Antony » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 8:49 am

Just bought Me by Ricky Martin. Although only a few pages into it, it is pretty good.

Btw, I bought on Apple's iBooks (for iPad and iPhone) as I am too cheap to buy paperback.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby James » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 10:33 am

I'm reading Steig Larsson's "The Lady with the Dragon Tattoo" on my Kindle. It's nothing short of awesome.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby richard mitnick » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 11:16 am

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Coltrane-The Story of a Sound
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby iJohnE » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 6:22 pm

Currently I am reading the updated Official Ubuntu Book:
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as well as The Official Ubuntu Server Book:
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My school IT department wants to move to thin client, and has had a lot of problems with Windows Multipoint Server 2011. And my librarian saw me using Ubuntu, and mentioned it to the department. As he too uses Ubuntu. So I'm working on setting up thin clients in a test lab, to see if it can be done. Wish me luck! :)
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby richard mitnick » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 6:57 pm

Waiting for
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"Neutrinos are perhaps the most enigmatic particles in the universe. These tiny, ghostly particles are formed by the billions in stars and pass through us constantly, unseen, at almost the speed of light. Yet half a century after their discovery, we still know less about them than all the other varieties of matter that have ever been seen.
In this engaging, concise volume, renowned scientist and popular writer Frank Close gives a vivid account of the discovery of neutrinos and our growing understanding of their significance, also touching on some speculative ideas concerning the possible uses of neutrinos and their role in the early universe."


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Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science about the search for Higgs.

"What gives objects mass? Guardian science correspondent Sample explains the current theory behind this tantalizing question, a theory based on a mysterious, fundamental particle called the Higgs boson, which cannot be broken down into smaller particles and imbued matter with mass right after the Big Bang. The theory, developed by Peter Higgs in 1964, was elegant and neatly filled in a hole in the list of elementary particles--but the Higgs boson could only be found with particle accelerators much more powerful than those then in existence. Physicists in Europe and the U.S. dueled to build such an accelerator but have yet to isolate the Higgs boson. Inconsistent funding, some name-calling, wild publicity over the possibility of a superpowerful accelerator turning into a "doomsday machine," expensive lab accidents and acts of sabotage create a roller-coaster of a tale. Sample keeps the physics accessible, but the real pleasure is in the personalities and drama he reveals behind the hunt for one of the most elusive objects in the universe."

Should have them tomorrow.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby goonie » Mon 15 Nov, 2010 8:40 pm

Dermaphoria - Craig Clevenger

A chemist suffers retrograde amnesia after being caught up in an explosion while making an illicit somatic hallucinogen that causes the user to relive memories of touch. I have trouble actually reading because the man uses language so well, it stumps me. I find myself just looking at the text and enjoying the rhythm and imagery contained in it, and the story matter passes me by!
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby Antony » Sat 02 Apr, 2011 8:27 pm

Most of you know that I don't speak English, hence I am reading books written for teenagers. Currently I am reading Harry Potter, the first one, slowly, about 20%.

It has more details than the movies.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby Antony » Sun 23 Oct, 2011 11:04 pm

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Haven't got the above new book myself yet. Well, I bought two copies of Time magazine 10 days ago while waiting for the flight at the airport.

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If you wonder why I bought two copies, simple, one to read, one to keep.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby richard mitnick » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 2:15 pm

Hey Antony-

I may buy the book. Mr. Jobs was brilliant beyond brilliant, but obviously very eccentric.

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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby James » Mon 24 Oct, 2011 9:59 pm

Just finished Zero Day by Mark Russinovich and Daemon by Daniel Suarez. I'm reading Suarez's second in the series: "Freedom". Daemon was the better read but I'll have to complete Freedom to bring the story to a close. And for my money... Russinovich is a better writer. Zero Day was awesome.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby Antony » Tue 15 Nov, 2011 8:13 am

I just received three books from everybody's favourite Amazon. I will start with You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes by Jermaine Jackson.

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And I just realised that I don't even own a proper bookmark (Antony is poor). I've been using rulers as bookmarks. Perhaps it's time to buy more rulers.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby James » Tue 15 Nov, 2011 10:47 am

Currently reading the Steve Jobs' bio by Isaacson.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby richard mitnick » Tue 15 Nov, 2011 1:33 pm

Blii Bryson, "Short History of Just About Everything". Pretty much all introductory science. He is a fabulous writer.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby James » Wed 30 Nov, 2011 10:41 am

Well... I've reached the half-way point in the Jobs' bio (it's a long read) and can only say: Wow! This genius was seriously flawed... an almost disturbed man. He was a visionary (not a particularly knowledgeable man when it came to engineering) and a man who had a sense for style and design beyond that of his contemporaries. But he was also a rude man who swore at fellow workers, threatened them, fired them without any regard for their families or their feelings and even treated his own children (at times) in a cold, detached way. Surprisingly Jobs endorsed the book before he passed, saying that he did not want his life whitewashed but would rather the truth came out. It's a shocking portrait, I'll say that.
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Re: TELL US WHAT YOU ARE READING

Postby richard mitnick » Wed 30 Nov, 2011 1:00 pm

I have not read the book on Steve Jobs, but I have read a lot of other material. He was certainly a complex individual, and possibly(?) psychotic.
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