All Our Wrong Todays (2017) Elan Mastai Another book about the multiverse. Unlike American Elsewhere and Dark Matter our here - Tom (John, Victor) Barren - creates his different realities by time travel. His first reality in 2016 was the “World of Tomorrow” made possible by the Goettrieder Engine invented by Lionel Goettrieder in 1965. Not really an engine at all but a generator of unending power – like the perpetual motion machines. Barren’s father - himself an inven
May 26, 2017 Final Jeopardy Category: Ancient Authors Final Jeopardy Clue: His famous work culminates in accounts of Xerxes’ invasion & Greek victories at Salamis & Plataea Scroll Down Final Jeopardy Answer / Question: Herodotus
Algorithms to Live By THE COMPUTER SCIENCE OF HUMAN DECISIONS Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths How many people do you need to date before you can be confident that this one is “the one”? 37. You need to have benchmarked 37% of your potential partners and then take the next one who is better then the best of this benchmark group. According to Christian and Griffiths this is but one of the many algorithms that we use (or should be using) in our lives. They delve from huma
May 24, 2017 Final Jeopardy Category: Dog Breeds Final Jeopardy Clue: This popular small dog breed is named for the man who was the Vicar of Swimbridge for almost 50 years, beginning in 1832 Scroll Down Final Jeopardy Answer / Question: Jack Russell Terrier
Getting things done is a major issue for me. I can tolerate a lot from someone if they can get the job done. It is of course MUCH better if someone is professional and pleasant as well as productive. Of course many times there is. trade off. Having someone around who is pleasant but unable to get work done then that is not a good solution. It is almost always better to have no one to work with rather than the wrong person.
May 15, 2017 Final Jeopardy Category: Pulitzer Prize Final Jeopardy Clue: In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means Scroll Down Final Jeopardy Answer / Question: Telegraph May 16, 2017 Final Jeopardy Category: Sculpture Final Jeopardy Clue: The book “From Marble to Flesh” is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504 Scroll Down Final Jeopardy Question / Answer: David May 17, 2017 Er
We are Legion, We are Bob. The Bobiverse Book 1 (2016) Dennis E. Taylor Ok – This is NOT a book about multi realities (yet) like American Elsewhere and Dark Matter like the name implies. I think that is a good thing because I am a bit tired of that plot device. This is a variation of the “Brain in the Box” plot device (Thank you John Scalzi). Robert Johansson (BOB) sold his software company for a bundle and was figuring out how to enjoy his new found wealth at a Sci Fi c
May 8, 2017 Final Jeopardy Category: A year of firsts Final Jeopardy Clue: Year in which the Dept. of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st Pres. was sworn in under a nickname Scroll Down Final Jeopardy Question / Answer: 1977 May 9, 2017 Final Jeopardy Clue: Famous Teachers Final Jeopardy Question: W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man’s high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again Scroll Down Final Je