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Old 28-01-18, 20:13   #581
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There's a 'Read Mode' function on the oneplus5 that is excellent for the kindle app. Creates a paperwhite style screen. Very easy on the eyes.
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Old 28-01-18, 20:16   #582
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Tempted by two new fantasy series. The Gentlemen Bastard one of Scott Lynch, and The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. Both seem to have phenomenal ratings (The first in Kingkiller Chronicles - The Name of the Wind is ranked 4.55/5 from half a million ratings on goodreads!).

Has anyone read any of those series and have a recommendation as to which to try first?
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The first bastards book is great but gave up the second one. Both Rothfuss books are very good but we may never see the third.
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Old 28-01-18, 21:53   #584
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heh, was searching for the third one, as wife only likes to read completed series, and the wait seems to have created a lot of irate fans!
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Old 29-01-18, 14:42   #585
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i've a Kobo Glo personally. great piece of kit and epub rather than mobi
Calibre plus my predilection for life on the high seas means the format is never really an issue
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Old 29-01-18, 21:36   #586
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Tempted by two new fantasy series. The Gentlemen Bastard one of Scott Lynch, and The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. Both seem to have phenomenal ratings (The first in Kingkiller Chronicles - The Name of the Wind is ranked 4.55/5 from half a million ratings on goodreads!).

Has anyone read any of those series and have a recommendation as to which to try first?
The first bastards book is amazing. King killer is great. Check out the first book in The Ravens Shadow trilogy called Bloodsong too
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Old 31-01-18, 15:09   #587
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Currently spellbound by the audio version of 'A Man on the Moon' by Andy Chaikin.
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Old 01-02-18, 11:18   #588
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Currently spellbound by the audio version of 'A Man on the Moon' by Andy Chaikin.
I'm going to get on board with the audiobooks from next week. I'm moving home and the train from Kildare to Heuston rarely has seats in the morning so I'll try it for that journey.

https://www.fs.blog/2016/09/pedro-do...-intelligence/

I listened to this last night from the author of The Master Algorithm, might be of interest to some here, I think I'll listen again once I read the book.
I'm not a huge fan of the host but he gets some good guests, Tetlock, Zweig and a few others.
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Old 01-02-18, 11:21   #589
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The Master Algorithm covered the best material of any ML book I've read so far, but he's all over the place, if he'd had a good editor it'd have been a way better book.

^ didn't realise that was the fs blog, his interview with Dalio is meant to be good
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Old 01-02-18, 11:42   #590
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yeah, absolutely all over the place. Also got the impression it would have been more readible as a paper book than a kindle due to the need to go back and forth (e.g. to that pie chart he did summarising all the methods and when to use them).
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The Master Algorithm covered the best material of any ML book I've read so far, but he's all over the place, if he'd had a good editor it'd have been a way better book.

^ didn't realise that was the fs blog, his interview with Dalio is meant to be good
I found it because he had Naval Ravikant on it who I thought after listening to that Hashpower podcast was excellent.

I listened to the Ryan Holiday one last night too. He's pretty interesting and has some good insights, I'm reading his Daily Stoic book at the minute.
Basically a stoic quote a day and he explains it. I actually didn't know that was the format and I probably wouldn't have bought it if I had known but it's something different.
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Take farming for instance, there's been massive strides made in farm efficiency, new tractors now have a wealth of sensors that can adjust sowing and spraying for each tiny part of a field. The only thing is the likes of John Deere sell this as a service, so accrue a significant portion of the gains.
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A couple of purchases over the weekend:

Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life and John Stuart Mills Subjection of Women. Both IPB inspired.

Half way through "Why we sleep" and as Denny said it is a bit scary. I also overheard someone else say the same last week.
I knew the poker and night shifts as well as coffee were bad for you but this definitely drives home those suspicions.
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I think I've had about ten people buy that book, wish I was getting royalties.
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Old 11-02-18, 14:29   #595
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I bought The Gene a few weeks ago after reading a few reviews but I haven't read it yet. I noticed its only 99p on Amazon today for anyone interested:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01...d_i=5400977031
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Started reading the follow up to Senlin Ascends last week on a whim and enjoying it even more than the first one, a very fun read.

Keeping up on the audiobooks I listened to The Prince by Machiavelli last week which is an interesting short piece. It's a much more sympathetic read than its reputation would suggest, the guy talks sense.

Started listening to Catch-22 this week. I had made the same start several years ago but for whatever reason didn't get into it and never finished it. This time around I'm guffawing constantly - it's absolutely hilarious.
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If any of you are around Trinners tomorrow they have a book sale on. They're re-stocking each day. The place was busy today but it was worth it, picked up a few slightly older books for a fraction of the cost.

I got this in hardback for 3e so probably worth a look for anyone around.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Against-God...40_&dpSrc=srch
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