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Old 06-24-2010, 09:25 PM   #41
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Might have to read that, it sounds cool. I don't believe in creation, and honestly the big bang/expansion doesn't sit well with me, either. They're still something from nothing...IE: creation.
I recommend you do. It's a very entertaining read right from the first paragraph.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #42
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some very good reading going on in here!
i'm just finishing the fountainhead right now, and i'm wondering if i would have liked atlas shrugged better...

next is the elegant universe, thanks guys haha
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #43
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In the middle of running with scissors...pretty effed up and funny at the same time
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:36 PM   #44
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Go read up on some relativity and quantum mechanics and tell me I don't dream Reality is far weirder than the strangest dream you've ever had.
Is it true that half the traditional physics taught in college is bogus...or at least limited in scope ? I heard a few times that the 'real' physicists and researchers learn or have learned new concepts of physics in the private sector and its classified.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:59 PM   #45
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In the middle of running with scissors...pretty effed up and funny at the same time
I felt like I needed a shower after reading that book. So nasty.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:09 PM   #46
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Good book.

I found another one recently , but I did not buy it.
I'll pick it up this weekend.

It was Brokers, Buyers and Liars....or something like that.

I browsed thru the chapters and it was really good. It is about brokers and how they use timely information to beat the markets with time precious information. He documented the use of satellite imagery, eavesdropping and how they have sifted thru trash to find sensitive information.

The book is better than my limited summary.

This is it:
http://www.amazon.com/Broker-Trader-...7436305&sr=1-1
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An older friend of mine has been telling me bits & pieces about Oceanography. She loaned me the book her father wrote about his experiences when Oceanography in California was in it's infancy. Being a transplanted lifelong waterman.. it's interesting to learn about the ocean via a book and learn more about your friend's father's life & family at the same time.
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ive been reading this..if it counts lol

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

It was written in 1923 and is still relevant in today's market.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #49
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i read like 15 books for grad school (not textbooks). i just bought a years subscription to Economist to practice my speed reading for the LSAT
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It's a great book, if I ever discipline myself to start reading it lol. Tomorrow morning first thing I'm going to start reading it, it's a great book to keep you motivated-improve yourself no matter how good you are
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Outliers was a great book, had to read it for my English class. I'd recommend it to anyone and it's easy to read not that I'm into reading much.
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* Oooh! Hip literary reference!

Nice reference! Excellent book too.

Rereading The Stranger by Albert Camus (my favorite). Also reading Preacher: Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
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I've been reading the following of late -

The World as I See It - Einstein
Relativity - Einstein
The God Delusion - Dawkins

And for my mil sci-fi fix

With the lightnings - David Drake
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currently reading Naked Economics, and I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

I'm waiting on Go Like Hell, too. I enjoy a good balance between fiction and non-fiction. I also always have my classic standby Starship Troopers, and I think I've got a couple Philip K. Dick collections (for VaderDave's reference )
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Outliers was a great read, an eye-opener and a fast read. working on Jekyl Island now
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