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Posted 6 Jun email@example.com - you just gave me three new positions on my "to read" list, and they're pretty high up there. Thank you.
Posted 5 Jun 2013Aye, I'm getting trough "The Feynman Lectures on Physics" in an audio form when commuting in metro or suburban trains - just like to listen to hist actual voice and intonation. But I'm seriously thinking about buying "The Definitive and Extended Edition" and giving it a go with a more serious approach some time in the future.
I'm going to start with his "Pieces" tomorrow, probably. Just wanted to complete the letters first.
Also, still on topic - a few days ahead, hopefully, I'll get to "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science" by Lawrence M. Krauss. Yup, the same author/physicist who wrote "The Physics of Star Trek" and "A Universe From Nothing", amongst others.
In other news, I've lately read works as different as:
- "The Life of Pi" - loved the book for how it was realized, still, it made a lousy argument for God existence in the end, one that is utterly unconvincing. I'm willing to let it sly though, you should read it for the fun of it anyways.
- "Absolute Friends" - wow, what an atmosphere in this one! And the ending was quite not what I figured it would be. This book was suggested to me by an English teacher living in France, and it was well worth the time. Not wanting to spoil the story all I can tell about it is: It's about spies.
- "The Great Gatsby" - *The* great American novel, as some people want it. In Poland we don't get to read it in high school, or at least my class didn't, so I had no previous bias towards it. Again, I've read it so I could watch the movie. Sometimes people do get something right - it really is a classic. I loved it.
Posted 4 Jun 2013Currently reading: "Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman". I enjoy it so very much.
Other interesting reads I completed lately were: (good to read them before the letters)
- "Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character"
- "What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character"
Feynman was quite a character.
Posted 20 Jan 2013I'm third... *Dazzled*
I mean, thank all of you who have taken your precious time and voted for me. I honestly did not deserve it, but I'm quite touched and, well, startled.
Congratulations for all the winners, you made it.
Posted 11 Dec 2012Okay, my bad then.
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- 27 years old
- March 20, 1986
- Paris, France
- Programming, IT, bits of cosmology and philosophy, history (focusing on WWII lately), s-f (Asimov, Lem, Dick...) and fantasy (Tolkien, Sapkowski, Le Guin, Modesitt...) books, good movies (Tarantino, Nolan, Polański, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Kubrick... and more), sometimes an anime movie or series (Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, LoGH, House of Five Leaves, Mononoke, etc). I enjoy playing RTS and RPG games (that includes browser text-based fable-driven ones), and sometimes hunting my pals as an alien in AvP2, or playing as a platoon commander (or helicopter pilot) in Battlefield 2.
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- Tomasz Wota
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Pretty good: C, C++, PHP
Bit rusty: Perl
Can't remember a thing: Atari 128 & Commodore 64 BASIC, Pascal
Learning (or planning to): C#, LUA, Haskell, Scala
Thinking about glancing trough: Mathematica, D, Objective-C, Go, R, Clojure, Curl (not libcurl :P)