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Tyler



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Tyler
I'm trying to find some good reading. Is there anything that you'd recommend? Not necessarily programming related, but programming related is a plus.

If you're wondering why I want something to read, after having said elsewhere that I don't like reading, my wireless is screwed up. All the internet I get is through a 5 ft ethernet cable(not so fun on a laptop). No erratic internet browsing for me, I'm trying to find something that will take more than 10 minutes to digest.

I think it's a driver issue.
Post 20 Jun 2010, 04:03
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MHajduk



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Post 26 Jun 2010, 07:49
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MHajduk



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For those who are interested in cryptography:Something easily digestible for those who want to get to know what is mathematics WinkVery Happy
Post 27 Jun 2010, 20:50
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revolution
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Be cautious with those old crypto books. 28 year old crypto advice will be seriously out of step with modern methods and hardware. Even the 12 year old book will miss enough of the modern advances to make it suspect.
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MHajduk



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revolution wrote:
Be cautious with those old crypto books. 28 year old crypto advice will be seriously out of step with modern methods and hardware. Even the 12 year old book will miss enough of the modern advances to make it suspect.
Basic concepts never are outdated, so those who want to get to know something about mathematical basis (number theory) and history of the cryptography would find Denning's book inestimable. Sure, some ciphers are now considered weak and have only educational value, but others, especially asymmetric, are still in use (only the length of the keys increased).


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rugxulo



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Paul Carter - PC Assembly Tutorial
Randy Hyde - Art of Assembly
Marco Cantu - Essential Pascal, v2
Bruce Eckel - Thinking in C++
Borland - TP 5.5 OOP Guide (ch. 1 & 2)
Back to the Future - (draft #2)
Agner Fog - (various)
Raymond Chen - How to Ensure That Your Program Does Not Run Under Win95
Stephen Pelc - Programming Forth
Cleve Moler - Pentium FDIV bug
L.L. Zamenhof - Fundamento de Esperanto
Niklaus Wirth - (various)

N.B. I haven't read all of these, and my battery won't hold up while I search for URLs for them all, but they should be easy to find. Wink
Post 28 Jun 2010, 06:22
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Tyler



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Thanks for all the recommendations! But I think there is some confusion, the "(e-)" is implying that e-books are valid as well as normal paper books. Kinda like how forms use "a(n)" that imply an "n" when and only when an "n" is needed.

MHajduk, I really like "What is mathematics?: an elementary approach to ideas and methods", I'm ordering a hard copy. Thanks.
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