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 Post subject: What is your favorite book?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:23 am 
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My own favorite is The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, by the way. (Who cares?) I'm a Muslim but it doesn't mean I deny the truths.


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Brave New World and Island by Aldous Huxley,
Under the Dome by Stephen King,
1984 by George Orwell.

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Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System Programming Guide


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Kazinsal wrote:
Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System Programming Guide
AMD64 Architecture Programmer’s Manual
Volume 2: System Programming
in this case for me :P

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Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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Kazinsal wrote:
Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System Programming Guide


Do they still happen to make those in print form? I could really use a paper copy. I haven't found where they sell them in print.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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Do they still happen to make those in print form? I could really use a paper copy. I haven't found where they sell them in print.


There are links down in this thread: https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-isa-extensions/topic/285900#165391

Glad I got them all for free 7 years ago :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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80386 System Software Writer's Guide By Intel, 1987 :wink:

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"It's All in Your Head: Remarkable Facts About the Human Mind", Stine, Jean; Benares, Camden

There isn't a more mysterious yet omnipresent operating system then the one supporting our conscious mind.

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tlf30 wrote:
80386 System Software Writer's Guide By Intel, 1987 :wink:

I looked this up, and found it. Its amazing so far.


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cyr1x wrote:
d3crypt wrote:
Do they still happen to make those in print form? I could really use a paper copy. I haven't found where they sell them in print.


There are links down in this thread: https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-isa-extensions/topic/285900#165391

Glad I got them all for free 7 years ago :mrgreen:

That's like a 100 bucks for all of them...
Better wait till college starts so I can tell my parents they are required for school.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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Nutterts wrote:
"It's All in Your Head: Remarkable Facts About the Human Mind", Stine, Jean; Benares, Camden

There isn't a more mysterious yet omnipresent operating system then the one supporting our conscious mind.

I've just bought it and will read it when I get some time.


EDIT: I mistakenly took it for a book about brain and neuroscience, but it was about the boring topic of happiness and unhappiness. :( No one's going to read it now.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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I mistakenly took it for a book about brain and neuroscience, but it was about the boring topic of happiness and unhappiness.
I have the dutch translation, it's an old book and no... it doesn't go to deeply into the nitty gritty world of neuroscience. It's an easy read. Got me interested in the subject some 15 years ago. Accually did a psychology course on the side because of it. But for example it'll talk about the types of memory we have but not the role the hypotalamus plays in it.

If you really like neuroscience and you haven't allready. Then look at stuff talking about people recovering from serious brain damage, mental disorders and things like ghost-pain after amputation. Imho the best way to get a peek into how the brain works is looking at cases we're it goes terribly wrong.

After programming it's my most favorite topic to talk about.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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Nutterts wrote:
If you really like neuroscience and you haven't allready. Then look at stuff talking about people recovering from serious brain damage, mental disorders and things like ghost-pain after amputation. Imho the best way to get a peek into how the brain works is looking at cases we're it goes terribly wrong.

After programming it's my most favorite topic to talk about.

My main interest in neuroscience is that I want to simulate the human brain--and ultimately, consciousness--in computers. I don't feel like I'm ready for this at this stage, though. I'd like to complete my OS' all goals first before starting that project.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite book?
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d3crypt wrote:
tlf30 wrote:
80386 System Software Writer's Guide By Intel, 1987 :wink:

I looked this up, and found it. Its amazing so far.


Probably one of the best books for learning the basics of the Intel x86 arch. I loved my copy when I was just getting started with Intel.

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