What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by trdsf » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:36 pm

Metamagical Themas, a collection of Douglas Hofstadter's columns from Scientific American. Brainhurty in a good way. :)
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by trdsf » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:08 am

I have been (re)discovering the SF writer Fredric Brown, master of the short-short. Recommended for those who like their SF slightly pulpy, with a wry twist. Brown was one of the few serious (so to speak) proponents of humor in SF before Douglas Adams.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by cronus » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:02 pm

Wars of the 20th Century by David Shermer. Hefty book, not light reading except in places where - some dry humour shines through.... :nono:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Tue May 12, 2015 1:41 pm

A bunch of books about the Role Playing Game Runequest, I wonder if I could launch a game and need to get myself thoroughly conversant with the game.

In more serious vein, I think I'll start on Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum pretty soon
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:00 pm

Probability & Statistics, The Science of Uncertainty

It's really a history of the two.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:35 pm

Sean Hayden wrote:Probability & Statistics, The Science of Uncertainty

It's really a history of the two.
I'll keep my eye out for that.

There's a chance I'll find it interesting...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:46 am

I picked it up at the library. It's part of a series of short books covering the histories of various maths. It probably wouldn't tell you anything you don't already know. But it does give some interesting history of the important figures and their contributions to the subjects.
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Post by Svartalf » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:39 am

Norse Mythology, by John Lindow, an interesting dictionary of Norse myth characters and items.
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Post by tattuchu » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:09 pm

A Piece of Blue Sky, another expose about Scientology.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Pappa » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:52 pm

Code Complete 2. It's good.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Ian » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:29 pm

I recently read The Martian. A truly excellent book for any science geek. I can't wait to see the movie. Hopefully they left a lot of the humorous stuff in. It was a lot of fun.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:19 pm

Sharing myself between Catherine L Moore's Northwest of Earth stories and Umberto Eco's Faucault's pendulum.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:04 am

Svartalf wrote:Sharing myself between Catherine L Moore's Northwest of Earth stories and Umberto Eco's Faucault's pendulum.
Foucault's Pendulum is really good. Or is it? Maybe that's just what they want us to think! :?
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:27 am

Whatever the amount of truth in it, it's really enjoyable, best thing I read in that genre since Holy Blood, Holy Grail
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