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Split Second by Douglas E. Richards
Split Second
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fun read
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A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A Briefer History of Time
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good stuff
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From Copernicus to Einstein by Hans Reichenbach
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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
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Great book, a must for anyone interested in
1. how computing evolved
2. the importance of working groups, especially groups with a mixtures of backgrounds

even as just a look at the history of computing this is a must read.
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Solaris by Stanisław Lem
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great read, best of science fiction as it should be
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The Last Praetorian by Mike   Smith
"If you're here for science-fiction, stay the hell away from The Last Praetorian.

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Douglas Adams
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Oscar Wilde
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Douglas Adams
“I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me 'Well, you haven't been there, have you? You haven't seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid' - then I can't even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all.”
Douglas Adams

Woody Allen
“I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.”
Woody Allen

Douglas Adams
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

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