Posts Tagged ‘itunes0mg’

Nullius in verba: A crash course in understanding numbers | The Economist

February 18, 2017

Nullius in verba: A crash course in understanding numbers | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21716018-35-years-marijuana-laws-stopped-being-enforced-california-number

about:

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics. By Daniel Levitin. Dutton; 292 pages; $28. Viking; £14.99.
https://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Lies-Statistics-Neuroscientist/dp/0241239990/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1487476465&sr=8-1

Similar to:

https://www.amazon.com/A-Field-Guide-to-Lies/dp/1101985585/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487476465&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Field+Guide+to+Lies

https://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Lies-Critical-Information/dp/0525955224/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7VAA1W3D5M75M7VT2XYJ

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The Moth | Stories | Data Mining for Dates

December 6, 2016

https://themoth.org/stories/data-mining-for-dates

Nels Elde podcast

November 21, 2016

TWiEVO 9: How to crash your gene drive
July 5, 2016
Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Jim Bull
Nels and Vincent speak with Jim Bull about the results of genetic models which suggest that the evolution of inbreeding in response to lethal gene drive might make population control difficult to achieve.

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future: Peter Moore: 9780865478091: Amazon.com: Books

May 22, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Weather-Experiment-Pioneers-Sought-Future/dp/0865478090

Security Now 493 TOR: Not so Anonymous | TWiT

March 24, 2016

TOR: Not so Anonymous https://twit.tv/shows/security-now/episodes/493 Illustrates how traffic stats & metadata are more important for Security Now than #encryption

Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson, Dylan Baker: 9781442369054: Amazon.com: Books

March 1, 2015

Some brief thoughts on @WalterIsaacson’s book on Steve Jobs. Great Biography of An Extreme Individual

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is a fantastic read, both engaging and revealing in many details. What emerges is a portrait of a genius — but also a quirky person with many contradictions. On one hand, the visionary who brought us the Mac, the iPhone, the iTunes Store and many other exceptional innovations but also the taskmaster who was incredibly demanding and difficult to interact with — someone who would get upset at the smallest details. Of particular interest to fans of Apple products: there are many tidbits on how particular features (and bugs) got included — from the oval on the MacIntosh dialogue boxes to the band circling the iPhone 4. There is also much revealing information on how the CEO of a huge public company concealed his cancer from so many people and about the intricate boardroom interplay deposing a leader and then his comeback. Altogether, a great read that I would recommend to anyone.

Note tags bundle:
https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/jobs0mg

http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3HF9JGYIRU2CC/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1451648537

‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ and ‘Inheritance’

August 10, 2014

‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ and ‘Inheritance’
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/books/review/a-troublesome-inheritance-and-inheritance.html

http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-Genes-Change-Lives—Lives/dp/1455549444

available via audible

QT:{{”
One can find more productive ways to think about genes. As a physician who researches and treats rare genetic disorders, Sharon Moalem, the author of “Inheritance,” sees firsthand how sharply DNA can constrain our lives. Yet “our genes aren’t as fixed and rigid as most of us have been led to believe,” he says, for while genetic defects often create havoc, variable gene expression (our genes’ capacity to respond to the environment with a flexibility only now being fully recognized) can give our bodies and minds surprising resilience. In his new book, Moalem describes riveting dramas emerging from both defective genes and reparative epigenetics.
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links to audio books that I’ve read

July 17, 2014

Here’s a collection of my audio books. You can access them through the links below:

Sept. ’10 onwards
http://blog.gerstein.info/search/label/clipbookgoodreadafterjan07

Jan. ’12 onwards
https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/category/clipbookgoodreadafterjan07

Jan. ’07 to Sept. ’11 (when Delicious was reorganized)
https://delicious.com/mbgmbg/clipBookGoodReadAfterJan07

to Jan. ’07
http://gerstein.info/streams/favorite-books.htm

As you can see, I, unfortunately, do not have them consolidated on a single page but you will be able to gather in the variety of links that I have been compiling various good to read nonfiction audio books over the past decade or so. Originally I listened to these on cassette tape and then ripped them onto CDs and now I am using Audible.com.

Finally, you will notice that with some of the more recent books I rated them using a star ranking system and posted my reviews on Amazon.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies:Amazon:Books

July 11, 2014

mentioned in Bourne talk, might be a good read
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1480577472?pc_redir=1405002439&robot_redir=1

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t: Nate Silver: 9781594204111: Amaz on.com: Books

July 8, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Many-Predictions/dp/159420411X