Some may complain about the science in the book and they would be right. I will complain about something else: the plot and the writing.
Then he pats the dog and exchanges two phrases with the protagonist.
I marvel at the idea of a doorman that's allowed to play guitar on the lobby on working hours. With this introduction you may wonder what role Alan plays in the plot. Well, let me quote the only other mention of Alan in the whole book. It comes very near the end.
I rest my case. The plot is just lazy, the science is contrived, and the writing lame. Not a good book.
Spanish only, since it's about a video in spanish ;-)
Acá está, gracias a la gente de Junín, un video de mi charla "Aplicaciones extensibles usando PyQt", en la que intento mostrar como desarrollar una aplicación con PyQt y yapsy.
No es una charla con la que esté muy contento. La otra salió mejor, pero no se filmó, así que quedará solo en la memoria de los cuatro gatos locos que estábamos ahí ;-)
El resto de las charlas: http://unnoba.blip.tv/
Let me share with you a piece from Money Central, but I am not picking on them, you can find the same crap on every newspaper or TV channel's financial section:
The push to dump stocks came in response to news that artillery fire was exchanged overnight between North Korea and South Korea. Though tension between the two nations has been persistent, the latest episode marks a dramatic escalation of the tone between them.
That development added to the distress of market participants, who have long held concern for the fragile state of finances among countries in the European Union periphery. Even Ireland remains a point of worry as it has yet to completely structure a bailout package and implement austerity measures.
Distress and uncertainty moved many into the relative safety of the dollar, which was up 1.3% against competing currencies at the close of trade. The advance marked its biggest one-day bounce in a month and put the currency at its best level in almost two months.
But my title is a lie, these guys are not looking at a magic 8-ball. What they are looking at is the rest of the newspaper. Let me share the recipe:
See if the market is up or down.
Up? Then look at the news and check for good news.
What? No important god news? Awesome! Then figure out how something that looks bad is actually good. That's a golden chance to be declared insightful.
Good news? Bingo, that's why the market is up.
Down? Look at the news and check for bad news.
Bad news? Ok, that's why.
No big bad news? Great! Then something that's good needs to be described as "causing uncertainty"
In the real world, the business analysts have only the foggiest notion of why the markets move as they do. In fact, if they had a notion, the market wouldbe predictable. If it were predictable, then savvy investors would beat the market.
And that doesn't happen.
Imagine a book written completely from the point of view of a misanthrope. Now imagine said misanthrope is prone to sophomoric mental ramblings. Add some endearing features such as believing he is smarter than anyone else. Add a lot of other varied misanthropes as characters. Now make them completely unidimensional, so you can define each of them in one line ("Onni is nice and makes music"). Put those characters in a brief, not very interesting journey where not much happens except that they are all destructive morons.