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July 01, 2018, 06:04:53 AM
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What book are you reading?
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:04:53 AM »
Post the title and other info about the book you are currently reading.
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July 01, 2018, 02:41:10 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 02:41:10 PM »
Kim Stanley Robinson - 2312

It is a sequel of the mars trilogy, fun to read, but not as good as the mars trilogy. The solar system getting populated and the different culture developed by different planets. I recently discovered 'The Expanse' tv serie and has many similarities with the Kim Stanley Robinson books.
Happy reading!!!

July 01, 2018, 08:17:39 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:17:39 PM »
I tried reading 2312 a couple years ago but it used long sci-fi words that made it hard to keep track of the story but it seemed really cool Maybe I'll have give it another try.

Right now I'm spilt between reading 3 books

*Lsd my problem child - book about the person who discovered Lsd, Albert Hoffman and his reflection on all that happened because of it.
*Php progamming
*And accessible Epub 3

July 11, 2018, 11:13:58 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
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July 12, 2018, 08:28:43 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 08:28:43 PM »
I've finished all the book from my last post. I reccomd reading lsd my problem child if your interest in pychodelic substances and plants. I am now reading:

The botany of desire by Michael pollan - its about the coevelution between plants and human and how plants have as much affect on us then we do with artificial selection.

What is it like to be bat by Thomas bagel - its an interest book about consciousness or rather the limitations of human consciousness.

Ive also been listening to H. G Wells books like the invisible man and the time machine and might listen to the war of the worlds next.
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September 15, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 03:58:24 PM »
I'm currently reading about the 'Block-Chain' technology, which appears to be going to change many things on the internet !

September 17, 2018, 08:55:27 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 08:55:27 AM »
I'm currently reading about the 'Block-Chain' technology, which appears to be going to change many things on the internet !

I recently listened to an audio book a couple of weeks ago block chain technology called block chain revolution. it's pretty interesting talking about the implementations of the technology. I think the decentralized weather prediction system is the most plausible, most of the other stuff just seemed like hype. It didn't go into much detail of the technical stuff beside talking about bitcoin.

Got a little triggered when it mentioned silk road as having child pornography on it because that's the opposite of what it was about from what I've heard and read about the site, might of just heard it wrong.
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October 03, 2018, 08:32:46 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 08:32:46 AM »
I've been listen to the "Bobiverse"  trilogy. It's about an AI of sorts that self replicates and explores other solar systems. It's pretty funny and I would recommend it.

All the book in the series are on this site:

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse Book 1):  http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/tRZB26AWnJ_wkbdm
Bobiverse 2 For We Are Many: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/ZCU01EFwa9qHaKFk
All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3): http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/GTNTJt-zmPxKemSc

There's also audiobooks on https://the-eye.eu/

book 1: https://the-eye.eu/public/AudioBooks/We%20Are%20Legion%20%28We%20Are%20Bob%29%20Bobiverse%2C%20Book%201%20%28Unabridged%29.mp3
Book 2: I had to make a free audible account because i couldn't find it anywhere else
All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3): https://the-eye.eu/public/AudioBooks/We%20Are%20Legion%20%28We%20Are%20Bob%29%20Bobiverse%2C%20Book%201%20%28Unabridged%29.mp3
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November 02, 2018, 04:06:59 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 04:06:59 PM »
I'm currently reading something I procured from Trantor itself! A Game Designer and general toy-maker by trade, I am just beginning a title called "Theory of Fun For Game Design". The title has been on my mountainous list of things to read for some time, and was thrilled to see it in stock here.

November 08, 2018, 11:48:52 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 11:48:52 PM »
I just read Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow.

http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/L2_8oS0ZD_E2whsY

Very inspiring. Wondering how we can create a free, egalitarian utopia with free software and related technologies...

November 09, 2018, 09:44:00 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 09:44:00 PM »
I just read Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow.

http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/L2_8oS0ZD_E2whsY

Very inspiring. Wondering how we can create a free, egalitarian utopia with free software and related technologies...

Walkaway was indeed a nice read. I have a hard time to believe in a post-scarcity future, but I like the reflections about gift economy and the critic on meritocracy. I'm surprised to see Cory Doctorow writing such an anarchist book.

I'm currently reading about the 'Block-Chain' technology, which appears to be going to change many things on the internet !

I recently listened to an audio book a couple of weeks ago block chain technology called block chain revolution. it's pretty interesting talking about the implementations of the technology. I think the decentralized weather prediction system is the most plausible, most of the other stuff just seemed like hype. It didn't go into much detail of the technical stuff beside talking about bitcoin.

I have a hard time to buy all this blockchain hype. I'm scared to see how they try to use it for everything, without a good reflection if it's useful or not there, and more important without caring the energy consumption of this solutions. But I guess mostly I'm scared of this future painted by the ethereum guys where computers are the ones making decisions instead of humans. I'm surprised there not much literature producing critics on blockchain and bitcoin. One of the few I found is: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/NJDTipRYn0iakEpz
Happy reading!!!

November 12, 2018, 09:19:05 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2018, 09:19:05 AM »
I have a hard time to buy all this blockchain hype. I'm scared to see how they try to use it for everything, without a good reflection if it's useful or not there, and more important without caring the energy consumption of this solutions. But I guess mostly I'm scared of this future painted by the ethereum guys where computers are the ones making decisions instead of humans. I'm surprised there not much literature producing critics on blockchain and bitcoin. One of the few I found is: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/NJDTipRYn0iakEpz

I Kind of feel the same way with neural learning algorithms on websites like Youtube and Facebook that use it to suggest related videos to get you to stay on their site longer so they can show you ads. What I'm wondering is if the algorithms are using ethical or moral means and what is stopping it from not doing so?
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November 13, 2018, 07:04:45 PM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2018, 07:04:45 PM »
I have a hard time to buy all this blockchain hype. I'm scared to see how they try to use it for everything, without a good reflection if it's useful or not there, and more important without caring the energy consumption of this solutions. But I guess mostly I'm scared of this future painted by the ethereum guys where computers are the ones making decisions instead of humans. I'm surprised there not much literature producing critics on blockchain and bitcoin. One of the few I found is: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/NJDTipRYn0iakEpz

I Kind of feel the same way with neural learning algorithms on websites like Youtube and Facebook that use it to suggest related videos to get you to stay on their site longer so they can show you ads. What I'm wondering is if the algorithms are using ethical or moral means and what is stopping it from not doing so?

Of course they don't have any ethical considerations. Someday nobody will understand those algorithms, not even their programmers

November 25, 2018, 12:33:28 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 12:33:28 AM »
Lately I've been listening to I, robot by Issac Asimov, which is nothing like the movie and Brave New World by aldous Huxley.

Of course they don't have any ethical considerations. Someday nobody will understand those algorithms, not even their programmers

Coincidentally what you're talking about also happens in I, robot.
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March 24, 2019, 08:22:33 AM
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 08:22:33 AM »
I just Finished reading This is your brain on parasites. its an interesting book about the way that other animals can affect your psychology and physiology.