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#101 2022-03-07 06:19:01

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#102 2022-03-07 09:34:41

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#103 2022-03-07 17:06:54

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

@HoaS . . . You should know by now that "Medical Professionals" can kiss my skinny behind.  smile

You weren't around when Trust Us, We're Experts! was written.

And there you have it . . .

[edit] I thought sure that was written in the mid-20th century . . .

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#104 2022-03-07 17:09:13

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That's fine golinux, I was just sharing what I was reading :-)

EDIT: to stay on topic:

Advanced Editing on UNIX by Brian W. Kernighan.

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#105 2022-03-07 17:16:55

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

That's fine golinux, I was just sharing what I was reading :-)

Fair enough . . . smile I don't know how you find time to read so much or why you'd want to.  But that's another conversation . . .

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#106 2022-03-08 09:10:25

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golinux wrote:

. . . Trust Us, We're Experts

Indeed. As Bud Relman, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine said, "The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful."

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#107 2022-03-09 14:46:07

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Excellent article, written 10 years ago, very relevant

Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks

The human brain, it is said, is the most complex object in the known universe. That a part of it “lights up” on an fMRI scan does not mean the rest is inactive; nor is it obvious what any such lighting-up indicates; nor is it straightforward to infer general lessons about life from experiments conducted under highly artificial conditions. Nor do we have the faintest clue about the biggest mystery of all – how does a lump of wet grey matter produce the conscious experience you are having right now, reading this paragraph? How come the brain gives rise to the mind? No one knows.

So, instead, here is a recipe for writing a hit popular brain book. You start each chapter with a pat anecdote about an individual’s professional or entrepreneurial success, or narrow escape from peril. You then mine the neuroscientific research for an apparently relevant specific result and narrate the experiment, perhaps interviewing the scientist involved and describing his hair. You then climax in a fit of premature extrapolation, inferring from the scientific result a calming bromide about what it is to function optimally as a modern human being. Voilà, a laboratory-sanctioned Big Idea in digestible narrative form. This is what the psychologist Christopher Chabris has named the “story-study-lesson” model, perhaps first perfected by one Malcolm Gladwell. A series of these threesomes may be packaged into a book, and then resold again and again as a stand-up act on the wonderfully lucrative corporate lecture circuit.

https://www.newstatesman.com/uncategori … robollocks

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#108 2022-03-09 16:05:44

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amaro wrote:

You then climax in a fit of premature extrapolation

Oh! A bit of good old smut writing. This thread has really been needing a strong pivot into erotica literature.


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#109 2022-03-14 14:05:49

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satellite mestizo

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#110 2022-03-19 17:31:19

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Vera Figner - Night Over Russia (a translation from germanl "Nacht über Rußland")
(reading russian books before the "free" world starts burning them).

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#111 2022-03-20 08:53:52

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#112 2022-03-20 09:36:01

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Just picked up & re read my copy of Into The Core - it's all about Tiny Core Linux & how it works. smile

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#113 2022-03-23 14:01:29

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A Little Book In C Major by H.L. Mencken

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#114 2022-03-30 16:59:12

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M R James. The collection includes The Mezzotint and "Oh, whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad", both of which were recent BBC productions. I had the pleasure of transporting a freaky doll's head (in clear plastic wrapping, no less) for the latter film. Scary.

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#115 2022-04-01 22:39:31

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Currently reading GNU Screen User's Manual because RTFM. Though to be honest I slightly prefer the abridged version over here.

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#116 2022-04-08 14:35:43

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COVID-19: The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab (Author), Thierry Malleret (Author).

"COVID-19: The Great Reset" is a guide for anyone who wants to understand how COVID-19 disrupted our social and economic systems, and what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Thierry Malleret, founder of the Monthly Barometer, explore what the root causes of these crisis were, and why they lead to a need for a Great Reset.Theirs is a worrying, yet hopeful analysis. COVID-19 has created a great disruptive reset of our global social, economic, and political systems. But the power of human beings lies in being foresighted and having the ingenuity, at least to a certain extent, to take their destiny into their hands and to plan for a better future. This is the purpose of this book: to shake up and to show the deficiencies which were manifest in our global system, even before COVID broke out."Erudite, thought-provoking and plausible" -- Hans van Leeuwen, Australian Financial Review (Australia)"The book looks ahead to what the post-coronavirus world could look like barely four months after the outbreak was first declared a pandemic" -- Sam Meredith, CNBC (USA) "The message that the pandemic is not only a crisis of enormous proportions, but that it also provides an opportunity for humanity to reflect on how it can do things differently, is important and merits reflection"-- Ricardo Avila, Portafolio (Colombia) "A call for political change in the post-pandemic world"-- Ivonne Martinez, La Razon (Mexico)"History has shown, the book argues, that pandemics are a force for radical and lasting change"-- Mustafa Alrawi, The National (UAE)

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#117 2022-04-08 14:45:12

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Want to read, plus many other books written by Ukrainian Nationalists or so called Nazis that the free world is seemingly propping up against Russia.

https://www.amazon.com/Valhalla-Express … 3906?psc=1

His visions and dreams were about fairness and justice for everyone. However, the everyday corruption and foreign propaganda made it infeasible. The author's story develops in the rapid and twisted way bringing his life intact with the spin of the events in modern Ukraine. From early romantic nationalist activities and rallies, his dreams start living during the Maidan and character tempered in the battles of the Russian-Ukrainian war. So join the ride on Valhalla Express through the exciting and dangerous years of callsign “Woland" life. Valhalla Express THE MAIDAN UKRAINIAN ALTERNATIVE PATRIOT OF UKRAINE THE MEN FROM THE NORTHERN CAPITAL REVOLUTION RIGHT SECTOR “THE NORTH” THE WAR THE ASSAULT OF MARIUPOL ILOVAIS’K SHYROKYNE VILLAGE

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#118 2022-04-09 02:47:40

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I would have actually enjoyed American history class if this had been the guide. No such luck as the book hadn't been written yet!
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

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#119 2022-04-10 16:52:26

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Have just finished 'General's daughter', Nelson DeMille.
Excellent military detective novel.
Lots of suspects, lots of good dialog, plus some very clever observations from the two main characters regarding both professional and personal relationships.

"It’s a problem, you know, Paul, dealing with stupid people. You project your own intelligence and rationality onto a person who is a complete idiot, and he lets you down."

There is a movie based on the book starring Travolta but it does not match the book's quality.

p.s. it's for 18+ readers because of the details of the private life of the victim.

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#120 2022-04-16 10:00:32

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#121 2022-05-31 14:35:45

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

some good reading here if you are interested in anarcho primitivism, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-primitivism

https://www.reddit.com/r/anarchoprimiti … ding_list/

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#122 2022-06-01 12:21:42

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

hevidevi wrote:

some good reading here if you are interested in anarcho primitivism,
https://www.reddit.com/r/anarchoprimiti … ding_list/

Thanks for share this!


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#123 2022-06-01 14:03:16

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#124 2022-06-10 16:25:10

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Nice article on HTML:

http://lofi.limo/blog/write-html-right

Mark-up is for wimps!

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#125 2022-07-09 21:33:03

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Eversion by Alastair Reynolds. An interesting story with some nice twists and a satisfying ending.

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