Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by BirdWatcher, Oct 28, 2015.
Anyone mention roddies joke book?
Finally finished the three books. Over 3000 pages. Well done, fun read, amazing characters.
Selling yourself short. 3800 pages probably. You check out the edgedancer novella yet?
Went with Mistborn.
have you met a dude name Kelsier yet? he's pretty gnarly
He's a cool cat, and quite ruthless if he has to. Again, Sanderson comes with great characters. Only 600 or something pages, seems a bit lighter read than The Way Of Kings saga.
there are some major twists at the end. really solving the physical, cognitivie, and spiritual realms going on here. and i hadnt seen it coming. the reread was even better. and the third time through was the best so far =)
About to start this one...
Great book with a lot of facts that can't be disputed
Three Books I'm on now ...
From former FBI Futurist, Interpol advisor and beat cop Marc Goodman, a deep dive into the digital underground illuminating the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible
This textbook, at nearly 500 pages, will explain how to become digitally invisible. You will make all of your communications private, data encrypted, internet connections anonymous, computers hardened, identity guarded, purchases secret, accounts secured, devices locked, and home address hidden. You will remove all personal information from public view and will reclaim your right to privacy. You will no longer give away your intimate details and you will take yourself out of 'the system'. You will use covert aliases and misinformation to eliminate current and future threats toward your privacy & security. When taken to the extreme, you will be impossible to compromise.
In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.
Couldn’t they have summarised this in 10 or 20 points?