Science

Physics



2018



Gravity Curves Space-time. That’s It: "On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject" by Anthony Zee
Sock Theory vs. String Theory: "When Einstein Walked with Gödel - Excursions to the Edge of Thought" by Jim Holt
Implausifiability in Physics: “Lost in Math - How Beauty Leads Physics Astray” by Sabine Hossenfelder
The Stars Look Different Today: “The Somnambulist's Dreams” by Lars Jerlach
dAction/dx = d/dt(dLagrangian/dv)-dLagrangian/dx = 0: “The Theoretical Minimum - What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics” by Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky
Shut the Fuck Up and Calculate (Or Not): "The Nature of Space and Time" by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose
Lagrangean Systems: "Levels of Infinity - Selected Writings on Mathematics and Philosophy" by Hermann Weyl, Peter Pesic
Dumbed-Down-Science Squared: "String Theory for Dummies" by Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Follow-up on ∂S/∂t + H = 0: "Reality Is Not What It Seems" by Carlo Rovelli
Superstrings vs. The Brain: "Incognito - The Secret Lives of the Brain" by David Eagleman
Eigen-stuff Applied to Buridan's Ass: “Dichronauts” by Greg Egan
Stephen Hawking, 1942 - 2018
Homemade and Fermented Hot-Sauce: Habaneros and Bird's Eye's Chiles
Don't Panic! Arthur Dent Will Travel: "Space Heavy" by SpaceX, Elon Musk


2017:


Reiterated Popperian Non-Fiction: "Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow" by Yuval Noah Harari
Entangled Strings: "Theories of Everything" by Frank Close
Shitty Philosophy and Physics : “Time Reborn - From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe” by Lee Smolin
All Much Ado about Nothing: “The Trouble with Physics” by Lee Smolin
Coruscating Beams of Force: "Exploring Science Through Science Fiction" by Barry B. Luokkala


2016:


Soft Hair on Black Holes – Supertranslations: “Black Holes – The Reith Lectures” by Stephen Hawking


2015:


Bergsonism: "Life Lessons From Bergson" by Michael Foley
Theatre and Physics: "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn


2014:


Computer Science:


2018:


GOFAI vs AML: "Common Sense, the Turing Test, and the Quest for Real AI" by Hector J. Levesque
Sock Theory vs. String Theory: "When Einstein Walked with Gödel - Excursions to the Edge of Thought" by Jim Holt
Pro- or Anti-Wittgensteinian SF: “Rogue Protocol” by Martha Wells
Star-gazing SecUnits: “Artificial Condition - The MurderBot Diaries 2” by Martha Wells
Non-Distinctive Narrative Voice: "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells
(Count-of-Self) = 0: "Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies" by Nick Bostrom
My Y2K with SAP R/3: "A Life in Code - A Personal History of Technology" By Ellen Ullman
Transferable Skills: "Wired For Coding: How to Stand Out From The Crowd and Land Your First Job as a Developer" by William Bushee



2017:




Amazon Cloud Drive Shutting Down Unlimited Storage: Outrage galore!
Incompleteness: “Build Deeper - Deep Learning Beginner's Guide" by Thimira Amaratunga
Deep Learning Architectures: “Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” by Max Tegmark
Programming is Like Music: "Python - Become A Master In Python" by Richard Dorsey
733bi/fo@@h732=|$dGGGHHH&+~52: "Think Like a Hacker - A Sysadmin's Guide to Cybersecurity" by Michael J. Melone
ThisIsMyPasswordForNatWest: "KALI LINUX - How to crack passwords using Hashcat - The Visual Guide" by Taylor Cook
The Emperor Had the Boy Locked Up: "Mastering Kali Linux for Web Penetration Testing” by Michael McPhee
Chess Shenanigans: "Mortal Games - The Turbulent Genius of Garry Kasparov" by Fred Waitzkin
Beyond the Usual Alpha-Beta Search: "Deep Thinking - Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins” by Garry Kasparov, Mig Greengard
WannaCry Ransomware
This is How the World Will End: "The Art of Invisibility" by Kevin Mitnick, Robert Vamosi


2016:


Data Centres Infrastructure as Praxis and Abstraction: Building a Modern Data Center - Principles and Strategies of Design” by Scott D. Lowe, David M. Davis, James Green
Coding Languages vs. Natural Languages: Story of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang
People are not Google’s 'Customers' or Even Google’s 'Users, but Its Feudal Livestock: “The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things” by Bruce Sterling



2015:



Machine Learning Made Easier (or NOT!): "The Master Algorithm" by Pedro Domingos
No Shortcuts for Security: "Cyberwar, Cyberterror, Cybercrime and Cyberactivism" (2nd Edition) by Julie Mehan
Leadership is Like Sex: "Becoming a Technical Leader" by Gerald M. Weinberg
Managing the Transition of Critical Business Applications to the Cloud: "Cloud Governance and Management Made Simple" by Lita Fulton
ATE1S7=255S11=35V1X4S0=0 or in the days when modems ruled the earth: “Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie” by Rob O'Hara
Day-job: "IT's Hidden Face - Everything you always wanted to know about Information Technology. A look behind the scenes" by Claude Roeltgen
Geeking out or Vegging out. That Is The Question: "Some Remarks" by Neal Stephenson




2013:




Medical/Fitness


2018:


Samsung Steps Challenge: Beach (July)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Broccoli (June)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Lavender (Mai)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Desert (April)



2015:


Philosophy


2018:


Sock Theory vs. String Theory: "When Einstein Walked with Gödel - Excursions to the Edge of Thought" by Jim Holt
Brontosaurus Shit: "On Bullshit" by Harry G. Frankfurt


2017:



Professor of Something: "Learn Better" by Ulrich Boser


2015:


Bergsonism: "Life Lessons From Bergson" by Michael Foley

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