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    #31
    great writer,
    snowcrash is one of his best books[actually everything the guy writes is great]

    consistency is the hobdob
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    #32
    All copies of 'crypto' got sold out. Waiting for the next discount sale.

    Meanwhile I found two more books to read.
    1) The Mystery of the Shemitah - Jonathan Cahn
    2) Hacker's delight - Henry S. Warren (although this one is core Comp Sci.)
    Both available on TPB.

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #33
    I'm reading "How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack" by Andrew Shaffer.

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    While I downloaded it for a laugh, it's jam-packed with survival tips and advice such as how to deal with an extreme weather vortex, how to survive a Stonehenge apocalypse, and what to do in the event of a Boaricane. This is a very amusing book that's easy to dip in and out of, and it may well help save your life. XD


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    #34
    Five Past Midnight in Bhopal - Javier Moro and Dominique Lapierre.

    Will be 30 years tomorrow since the Union Carbide disaster.
    There's a movie coming out this Friday.
    Official site: http://www.bhopalmovie.com/

    Related: "Rajkumar Keswani" (pl. goggle) He was a reporter who saw it coming.

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #35
    Currently reading Decartes Meditations on First Philosophy With Selections from the Objections and Replies ~ Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy.

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    Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought. -Graham Greene
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    #36
    ^That is pretty deep.

    I switched for a bit to a new book, because the Bhopal story was inching a little too slowly. But the book is fantastically researched vis-à-vis pesticides and the chemical industry and plight of migrant workers. These problems continue to this day in various parts of the some third world countries.

    Currently reading:
    "India in Love" by Ira Trivedi. Quite impressively researched and written. I can't quite agree with everything the author has written, but definitely well written and thought provoking.
    Synopsis: India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century is a ground-breaking look at the sexual revolution that is beginning to sweep through urban India

    Also, queued up the following book (book reco from http://whytoread.com)
    "Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Reader" - Bradley K. Martin
    Synopsis: This book gives a great explanation of Japanese occupation, revolution and Kim Il-Sung’s rise to power in north Korea.

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #37
    some science fiction

    consistency is the hobdob
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    #38
    Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language - Richard Lederer

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/219164.Anguished_English

    Non-stop laughter guaranteed Big Grin

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    #39
    Code Breaking: A History and Explanation - Rudolf Kippenhahn

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/424170.Code_Breaking

    Chapters 9 & 10 given a good description to Enigma, the encrypting machine used by Germans during WW II. An easy read with lots of anecdotes and references. Might be useful in watching the new movie The Imitation Game.
    (This post was last modified: 01-19-2015, 11:34 AM by radiobox.)

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