Science

Physics


2019:


Strange Hypotheticals: "Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes, and the Multiverse: Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics" by Bill Poirier, John Terning, Yasunori Nomura
"Foundations of Theoretical Mechanics I" by Ruggero Maria Santilli
Did Einstein Shag Marilyn Monroe: "E=mc²" by David Bodanis
Kantian Physics: "Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space" by Lisa Randall
Fooking Physics: "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot
Shor's Algorithm: "The Physics of Immortality" by Frank J. Tipler
The Omega Point: "The Physics Of Christianity" by Frank J. Tipler
Symplectic Geometry: "Axiomatic" by Greg Egan
Crazy Magic: "Beyond Weird" by by Philip Ball
Transhumanist's Wet-Dream: "Incandescence" by Greg Egan
Everettian Universe: "The Orthogonal Trilogy" by Greg Egan
Möbius Strip: "Diaspora" by Greg Egan
Tangent Space: "Schild's Ladder" by Greg Egan
Higher Order Languages: "Gödel's Proof" by Ernest Nagel, James Newman
Hausdorff Manifolds: “Distress” by Greg Egan
Eigenstates' Superposition: "Teranesia" by Greg Egan
Eigenstates: “Quarentine” by Greg Egan
Snake-oil Stuff: "Quantum Healing" by Deepak Chopra
Topology vs. Differential Geometry: "Ricci Flow and the Poincaré Conjecture" by John W. Morgan, Gang Tian
Perception and Maps: "Wholeness and the Implicate Order" by David Bohm
Epistemology vs. Ontology: "Infinite in All Directions" by Freeman Dyson
Superstitionists: "The Anthropic Cosmological Principle" by John D. Barrow, Frank J. Tipler
"A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos" by Geraint F. Lewis, Luke A. Barnes, Brian Schmidt
Incommensurability of Science: "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas Kuhn
Calabi-Yau Spaces 2: "The Shape of a Life: One Mathematician's Search for the Universe's Hidden Geometry" by Shing-Tung Yau, Steve Nadis
Wave-Function Collapse: "What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge" by Marcus du Sautoy


2018



Time is in Reality's Blurring: "The Order of Time" by Carlo Rovelli
N-Dimensional Topology: "Cosmosapiens" by John Hands
Closed Time-like Curves: “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen Hawking
Fuck-Spaces: “A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory” by Hans Christian Öttinger
Refuting Simpletons is Easy: “Why Science Does not Disprove God” by Amir Aczel
∆×∆p×≥h/4π: “Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe” by Roger Penrose
Turbocharged minds: “The Quantum Labyrinth” by Paul Halpern
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:


Raw Feynmanese: "Feynman Tips on Physics" by  Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton, Michael A. Gottlieb
Rampant Geekery: "What If - Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" by Randall Munroe
"The God's Particle: A Palette of Particles" by Jeremy Bernstein
"What is Relativity?" or "How Modern Physics showed that Black Holes Don't Suck" by Jeffrey Bennett"
"Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality" by Majit Kumar


2011:




2010:


Epidemic of Vanity: "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow


2009:


Ho=c/R=c/cT=1/T: "Before the Big Bang - The Prehistory of Our Universe" by Brian Clegg


2008:


Unglücklich das Land, das Helden nötig hat: "Das Leben des Galilei" by Bertold Brecht


2006:


B+SB+B+HPπ = Heaven: "Not Even Wrong" by Peter Woit
Trust the Science: "The End of Nature" by Bill McKibben
Fallacious Reasoning: "The God Delusion" By Richard Dawkins


2005:





2004:


Going Overboard: "The Fabric of the Cosmos" by Brian Greene


2003:



2000:


My Cat Ilsa Went to Heaven: "Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe" by Martin Rees


1993:


Shakespeare vs Thermodynamics: "The Cultural Divide" by C. P. Snow


1992:


Infinity is -1/12: "Dreams of a Final Theory" by Steven Weinberg


1991:


Physics and Computer Science for Laymen: "The Emperor's New Mind" by Roger Penrose



1988:


Nietzsche’s Metaphor: "The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications" by David Deutsch


1987:


On Horse-Flies: "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking



1980:


Flexible Belts: "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan


Computer Science:


2019:


p.name = (strcpy, "Manuel Augusto Antão"): "Your First Year in Code" by Isaac Lyman
ζ (s) = 0: “Dr. Riemann's Zeros” by Karl Sabbagh
Shinfuseki: "Go with the Flow - How the Great Master of Go Trained His Mind" by Hunhyun Cho, Jungmin You (Trans.)
Nicht-Logische-Kunstücke: “Incompleness - The proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel” by Rebecca Goldstein
Ropey Lemmings: "Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning" by Christopher M. Bishop
Wave-Function Collapse: "What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge" by Marcus du Sautoy


2018:


Saviours: "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" by Darrell M. West
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:


Elegance Personified: "The Art of UNIX Programming" by Eric S. Raymond


2012:


AI Self-Awareness: "Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World" by Christopher Steiner



2011:


def __init__(self, name): "The Art of Computer Programming" by Donald E. Knuth
RIP Ritchie (1941-2011): "The C Programming Language" by Kernighan and Ritchie


2010:


Magic Pixies: "The Character of Consciousness" by David J. Chalmers
SallyAnne Test: "Self Comes to Mind - Constructing the Conscious Brain" by António R. Damásio


2007:



2000:




2001:


Zero-overhead Abstraction: "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup


1994:


Life Is but a Dream: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain" by António R. Damásio


1992:


Icing on the Cake: "Consciousness Explained" by Daniel C. Dennett


1991:



Physics and Computer Science for Laymen: "The Emperor's New Mind" by Roger Penrose


1981:



No Such Agency: "Cryptography - A Primer" by Alan G. Konheim


1980:




Intelligence: "Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid" by Douglas R. Hofstadter
{ s(Q|X) = -K SUM(p*ln(p)) }: "Symbols, Signals and Noise" by J. R. Pierce

Medical/Fitness

2019:


Samsung Challenge: 1 year (1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 - 365 Days)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Jungle (March)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Spa (February)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Iglu (January)




2018:

Samsung Steps Challenge: Snow (December)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Moonlight (November)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Avocado (November)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Tomato (September)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Green Tea (August)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Beach (July)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Broccoli (June)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Lavender (Mai)
Samsung Steps Challenge: Desert (April)



2015:


Philosophy


2019:


The Drumming-Burger Effect: "Self-Insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself" by David Dunning
Cleverish: "The Problems of Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell
Higher Order Languages: "Gödel's Proof" by Ernest Nagel, James Newman
Nicht-Logische-Kunstücke: “Incompleness - The proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel” by Rebecca Goldstein
Incommensurability of Science: "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas Kuhn


2018:



Bulkshit: "Out BS!: Overcoming and Understanding Today’s BullSh!t" by Elevia DeNobelia/Syl Sabastian
All Alehouses: "The New Adventures of Socrates: An Extravagance" by Manny Rayner
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

The Gentle-Slide-into-Decrepitude-Concerning-Sex-in-Old-Age: “The Elegies of Maximianus" by Maximianus, A. M. Juster (Translator), Michael Roberts (Introduction)


2017:



Professor of Something: "Learn Better" by Ulrich Boser


2015:

Bergsonism: "Life Lessons From Bergson" by Michael Foley


Magic Pixies: "The Character of Consciousness" by David J. Chalmers
SallyAnne Test: "Self Comes to Mind - Constructing the Conscious Brain" by António R. Damásio


2000:



Epaminondas: "The Trial and Death of Socrates" by Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo (trans. G.M.A. Grube)


2004:




2003:



Non-Linguistic Constructs: "The Symposium" by Plato, Christopher Gill (trans.)



2002:


Athenian Politics: "Essential Thinkers" by Socrates, Plato, Aristophanes
Socratean Thinkery: "Clouds" by Aristophanes
Daimonisation: "Conversations of Socrates" by Xenophon, Hugh Tredennick (trans.)
Turds and Flies: "Theaetetus" by Plato, Robin Waterfield (Trans.)


2000:


Universal Machine: "The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness" by António R. Damásio


1994:


Life Is but a Dream: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain" by António R. Damásio


1992:


Icing on the Cake: "Consciousness Explained" by Daniel C. Dennett


1990:

Simultaneous Worlds: "Wittgenstein's Mistress" by David Markson

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