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    I highly recommend Arthur Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation Vol. I. Good easy reading compared to Martin Heidegger's Being in Time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_a...esentation

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    You will be fortunate to find Vol. II.

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    Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought. -Graham Greene
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    I love a good English ghost story, and The Mist in the Mirror is a great one by the same author who wrote The Woman in Black. It's about a man returned to England after years abroad who plans to write a book about the traveller who inspired him, but is haunted by a pale boy and hints of profoundly evil rituals.

    "Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee." - Poe
    Power of Vitamin D: Sarfraz Zaidi

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    Hope to create a separate thread for Vit D in Health section on the importance of this Vit.
    Infographics are a concise source of information. (Search "vitamin D infographics")

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
    Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
    by Bruce Schneier

    You are under surveillance right now.

    Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it.

    The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches.

    Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He shows us exactly what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day. You'll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even your car in the same way again.
    Computers / Security / Censorship

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    (This post was last modified: 03-05-2015, 12:42 AM by radiobox.)

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
    When to Rob a Bank : ...and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

    by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner.

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    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
    Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

    by Nathaniel Popper.

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    Found this title, with high recommendations on amazon. Queued it for my next read.


    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash

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