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Book Review: Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future by John MacCormick

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/7/2012 6:43:14 PM
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Actually the book didn't mention any sort algorithms -- I was just using them as an example of the fact that there are 100s of different algorithms -- the book looks at "higher level" algorithms like public key encryption and the way search engines rank web pages and suchlike

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Kopernikus   4/7/2012 2:05:29 PM
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the book missed the Shuffle Sort algorithm (for massively parallel sorting) http://xputers.informatik.uni-kl.de/papers/paper006a-1.html

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sierra tango   4/5/2012 9:08:58 PM
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great stuff, the code/algorithms behind all those user friendly interfaces....

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wave.forest   4/5/2012 11:53:52 AM
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Well, maybe it is a good book but, by reading Amazon, I'm dissapointed that algorithms such as FFT, Ethernet MAC, Linear Programming etc that have chaneged and are still chenging the future are not included.

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Max The Magnificent   4/4/2012 6:20:38 PM
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OK -- Cool Beans :-)

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antedeluvian   4/4/2012 6:18:37 PM
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Max I did two recently and sent them to Karen Field. I think they are still in process.

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Max The Magnificent   4/4/2012 6:13:13 PM
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With regard to the previous comment -- if anyone has any good book suggestions -- please post them here. Also if anyone wants to write a review of a book (technical, scientific, or fiction -- whatever you think will be of interest to the rest of us), email it to me at max@CliveMaxfield.com and I'll post it here (fully attributed to yourself, of course)

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Max The Magnificent   4/4/2012 6:11:14 PM
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"...may I be equally bold..." Hi Aubrey, what would you do if I said "No"? (grin) All of the above look like excellent suggestions ... I'm going to add a lot of them to my Amazon Wish List Actually, why don't you write some reviews of your favorites and email them to me and I'll post them here...

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antedeluvian   4/4/2012 1:05:32 PM
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Based on your non-fiction selection, may I be equally bold and suggest the following- E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation: David Bodanis; Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began: Jack Repcheck; Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love: Dava Sobel; Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact: John Cornwell; To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World: Arthur Herman; Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World: Mark Kurlansky; Salt: A World History: Mark Kurlansky; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa: Adan Hochschild; Degrees Kelvin: David Linley; Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Simon Winchester The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary: Simon Winchester; Made In America: Bill Bryson; Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain: Carolyn Abraham; Churchill’s Wizards: Nicholas Rankin; Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Jon Krakauer; Stiff: Mary Roach; The Victorina Internet: Tom Standage; To undestand a little about David Ashton's and my background in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe- Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa: Peter Godwin When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: Peter Godwin Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood: Alexandra Fuller When you are planning to travel- The Geek Atlas: John Graham-Cumming

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