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Adam's comments from the One Million Pages Per Lifetime group.

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Feb 20, 2012 08:50AM

34157 I've decided making a folder here will be easier for keeping track of the challenges I'm participating in.
Feb 12, 2012 02:32PM

34157 Yeah, hopefully you'll be back soon, I still want to read The Stand or some other Stephen King with you!
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Jan 13, 2012 08:38AM

34157 Mad Scientist wrote: "I've yet to read King as well. I was told to start off w the stand. Maybe we can work through them and get some interesting conversation going. There has been none on the group reads :( I'm thi..."

I would definitely participate in discussions, the problem is group reads are usually books I don't care about or would have to go find. Whereas I like to stick to my current shelves and kill THAT stuff off. But I would be up for reading The Stand if we're supposed to do that first.
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Jan 12, 2012 07:57PM

34157 I have both "The Stand" and "Under the Dome", maybe I should try to read them this year as well. I have yet to read any Stephen King anyway.
Jan 12, 2012 07:22AM

34157 They actually have this now. This thing includes all 6 or 7 Diablo novels I think, even something you could only previously download as a text file.

http://www.amazon.com/Diablo-Archive-...
Jan 10, 2012 06:49PM

34157 Mad Scientist wrote: "No way!! There are Diablo books! The all time best game ever! Ok. It's high up there!

*silent scream* When the hey is Diablo III even coming out? They keep pushing back the date and there ..."


Yeah, they actually have a number of books for Diablo. The trilogy by Richard A. Knaak is probably my favorite. I highly recommend it.

I really hope they put out a release date for Diablo III pretty soon!
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Jan 06, 2012 08:08PM

Jan 04, 2012 07:30PM

34157 Just finished Diablo III Book of Cain by Deckard Cain

Just finished Worlds A Mission of Discovery by Alec Gillis

Just finished The Man Who Loved Only Numbers The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman

Just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling

Just finished Congo by Michael Crichton

Just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling

Just finished Love Hina, Volume 2 by Ken Akamatsu

Just finished Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Game for Beginners by Jonathan Tweet

Just finished Love Hina, Volume 3 by Ken Akamatsu

Just finished The Evolution of Useful Things How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are by Henry Petroski

Just finished University of Massachusetts Lowell (The Campus History Series) by Marie Frank

Just finished Love Hina, Volume 4 by Ken Akamatsu

Just finished The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

Just finished Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson

Just finished The Saga of Mathematics A Brief History by Marty Lewinter

Just finished The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Just finished The Filth by Grant Morrison

Just finished The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

Just finished Schaum's Outline of Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists by Murray R. Spiegel

Just finished Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Book 1) by James Patterson

Just finished Love Hina, Volume 5 by Ken Akamatsu

Just finished I Want to Be a Mathematician An Automathography by Paul R. Halmos

Just finished Hot Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard

Just finished Lost's Buried Treasures by Lynnette Porter

Just finished Highschool of the Dead Color Omnibus by Daisuke Sato

Just finished Naive Set Theory by Paul R. Halmos

Just finished The Ninth Orb by Kaitlyn O'Connor

Just finished Songs on Bronze The Greek Myths Made Real by Nigel Spivey
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Jan 04, 2012 03:11PM

34157 Stephanie wrote: "Im also hoping it pushes me, not to only surpass my goal, but to get me to read some other kind of books (1001 to read before you die and nonfiction). I need to work more on my branching out =)"

Wow we have a LOT of reading in common. Compare books says we are 69% similar. But my favorite is that we both have "Plague of Demons" on our "to-read" list!
Dec 31, 2011 09:56PM

34157 Starting a new list for another year...

Starting Total Pages: 115,587
Starting Total Read: 401

Books Read:
1. Love Hina (198)
2. Diablo III: The Book of Cain (148)
3. Worlds: A Mission of Discover (128)
4. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (352)
5. Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (652)
6. Congo (496)
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (759)
8. Love Hina Vol. 2 (192)
9. Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Game (96)
10. Love Hina Vol. 3 (192)
11. The Evolution of Useful Things (304)
12. University of Massachusetts Lowell (128)
13. Love Hina Vol. 4 (192)
14. The Technologists (496)
15. Introduction to Topology (224)
16. The Saga of Mathematics (302)
17. The Time Traveler's Wife (546)
18. The Filth (320)
19. The Hunger Games (374)
20. Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists (407)
21. Along Came a Spider (528)
22. Love Hina Vol. 5 (192)
23. I want to be a Mathematician (421)
24. Hot (352)
25. Lost's Buried Treasures (376)
26. High School of the Dead Color Omnibus 1 (704)
27. Naive Set Theory (104)
28. The Ninth Orb (220)
29. Songs on Bronze (255)
30. Love Hina Vol. 6 (192)
31. Diablo III: The Order (384)
32. The Professor & The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Writing of the Oxford English Dictionary (242)
33. 3-Minute Einstein (160)
34. Dune (608)
35. The Bourne Identity (536)

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Page Total 2012: 11,780
Grand Total Pages: 127,367
Grand Total Read: 436
Dec 30, 2011 08:05AM

34157 I really can't wait to start these challenges. I'm furiously trying to finish up the last books for this year so I can get going on these ones!
Dec 28, 2011 04:17AM

34157 I think it would be interesting to have a best of the best for reading books, but that's probably pretty hard to figure out on a monthly basis actually : P.
Dec 25, 2011 01:57PM

34157 We'll see what i can do. Like Mad Scientist said, since I'm doing the 12x12, I might find some stuff that meets this category. The real hard part will be keeping up with the reviews, especially when school starts : P.
Dec 25, 2011 01:56PM

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~Melon Berry (Green)
1.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling
2.) Congo by Michael Crichton
3.) Love Hina Volume 2 by Ken Akamatsu
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1.) Diablo III Book of Cain by Deckard Cain
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1.) Love Hina, Volume 1 by Ken Akamatsu
2.) The Man Who Loved Only Numbers The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman
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Dec 24, 2011 10:37AM

34157 Thanks!
Dec 23, 2011 11:01AM

34157 haha, i don't have TV either, I just know what's been on that channel the past couple years.

I'm not going to school to learn how to teach math. Professors aren't teachers, they're researchers. This is a common mistake. I need zero teaching experience to be a professor, what I need is research experience, that's what's important. To teach something like High School, you do need a teaching degree, this is not true at the university level.

I also have no idea what a past participle is... hehe
Dec 23, 2011 09:30AM

34157 At this point I just want to be a research mathematician, which basically means being a university professor. That's fine by me. I don't mind teaching anyway.

I wouldn't want to be on the History Channel anymore. They put so much BS on that channel now. It's either about war (a legitimate historical study) or Ancient Aliens/Ghost Hunting (total bullshit). I've lost a LOT of respect for them. You're probably better off with Discovery or the Science Channel. Although I saw a Ghost Hunter show on Sci...and that has me worried. But I really just call the History Channel, Baby Syfy at this point.
Dec 23, 2011 08:58AM

34157 Yeah those would definitely be more engineering problems. I've seen a few things those guy do, I'd need an intense amount of detail to do your stuff though. They could be interesting things to solve, I'm not sure. I'm usually not as into the engineering stuff, I do pretty pure mathematical things, even though my degrees are in Applied Mathematics.
Dec 23, 2011 08:34AM

34157 MS, yes I do the same thing. I only do the things that are hobbies for me mostly. But hobbies can turn into careers.

I also differentiate between arithmetic and math as mostly separate fields. Most people aren't a fan of arithmetic, because most people don't have calculator brains. I cannot, to save my life, do things like percent calculations in my head. I don't have a calculator brain at all. But actual mathematics is not dependent on someone's ability to multiply or add, you really just need to know the theory behind what's going on and apply it in certain situations.

For example, I could probably solve your rocket problem without doing brute force tests, which I call the Edison method and I personally find inefficient. One of the purposes of math courses is to stop people from doing those kinds of things.
Dec 23, 2011 07:45AM

34157 Zakiya wrote: "Adam- Yeah, I'm actually into both as well! I'm wanting to be a tax lawyer, so it fits me perfectly :)"

Ugh, I took a class on Federal Income Taxes, it was the most boring thing I have ever been forced to sit through. I used to say to myself "who would willingly study this stuff?!" Now I guess I found someone... naturally there is demand for the job and if you love that stuff you should do it! haha


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