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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:13 PM

Looking to read knuth's combinatorial algs book over winter break. possibly cormen to go along with it. as for recreational reading i still need to finish The Way of Kings by Sanderson (stormlight archive)
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:16 PM

You're going to read volume 4 of TAOCP over break? Well, you're certainly a faster reader than I am....
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:49 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 12 December 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

You're going to read volume 4 of TAOCP over break? Well, you're certainly a faster reader than I am....


Definitely going to "attempt" it :D. Took combinatorial algorithms over summer and didn't pass due to time constraints and business with work, but going to be trying to get ahead this winter. Have you heard about the knuth reward check? http://en.wikipedia....th_reward_check
Would be awesome to find something in there.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

He's stopped issuing the actual checks, I'm afraid. (the liability of having lots and lots of live checks floating around hanging on people's walls apparently bit him on the ass a few times)

But yeah, that's gotta be the most effective ways of getting your book fact-checked that anyone has ever devised, and certainly the most cost-efficient - getting your work fine-toothed by the best experts in the field for $2.56 per error? That's brilliant.
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:06 AM

Original trailer for Steelheart.

More Brandon Sanderson speculation. Spoilers-ish for Sormlight Archive and Mistborn.
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Slightly unrelated. I want this t-shirt
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:45 AM

That shirt looks like it was pulled from Terraria. I want!

How are you enjoying the Stormlight Archive? I'm only about a hundred pages in for the first book (haven't had time to read) and it's pretty interesting. A lot of action already with lots of history.
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:57 AM

The Stormlight Archive may only have two books out for now, but it has already overtaken many of my favourite authors/books/series.

You say you are only 100 pages in, and already have seen a lot of action and history. The book hasn't got started yet.

I think I've already mentioned this to the others, but the first time I read the Mistborn trilogy, I emailed Sanderson to find out what books I had missed because the characters in the books had loads of character development and back story, I assumed I must have missed an earlier story involving those characters. But, no. Mistborn was one of Sanderson's first trilogies. It was just that well written.

Stormlight Archive is better.
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