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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Authors: Roger Penrose
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Consciousness and God Particle


For years I've been preparing a Protocol about Conscioussness and the quantum Model.I'm Medical Research Doctor. I read many books on these subjects ...Stephen Hawkins,and Sir Roger Penrose... Space and Time1995)..Leon Lederman (God Particle 1994)and many others related to the subject.. I want briefly analize Sir Roger Penrose on Shadows of the mind from the two aspects I found the most fascinatings: 1) the possibility of the physical basis of our brains rather than the chemical ones and 2)the strong possibility our conscioussness emerges on the most complex part of our brain:the neuronal synapsis(microtubules). To me this is revolutionnary on actual medical research field and I think it'll be the future of neurological and quantum physics quest....He's on the right pathway....And moreover this kind of knowledge.. if proved right..(of course up to the point of our material,human limitations)..will lead us to answers to those basics HOW'S that really matters:Our brains..how come consciousness make us human beings and differentiated us from animals. Now if I rejoin Leon Lederman on his search of that particle smaller than neutrinos (God Particle)...that one which could stablish perhaps the direct link on the energy-matter hierarchy....I've to ask myself thinking on Penrose'Proposals: What if is that particle emerging directly from energy....the one which makes the whole difference in our cytoskeletons(neuronal synapsis)? What if both explanations...Penrose and Lederman..explain HOW come we became humans?...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Authors: Roger Penrose
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Consciousness and God Particle


For years I've been preparing a Protocol about Conscioussness and the quantum Model.I'm Medical Research Doctor. I read many books on these subjects ...Stephen Hawkins,and Sir Roger Penrose... Space and Time1995)..Leon Lederman (God Particle 1994)and many others related to the subject.. I want briefly analize Sir Roger Penrose on Shadows of the mind from the two aspects I found the most fascinatings: 1) the possibility of the physical basis of our brains rather than the chemical ones and 2)the strong possibility our conscioussness emerges on the most complex part of our brain:the neuronal synapsis(microtubules). To me this is revolutionnary on actual medical research field and I think it'll be the future of neurological and quantum physics quest....He's on the right pathway....And moreover this kind of knowledge.. if proved right..(of course up to the point of our material,human limitations)..will lead us to answers to those basics HOW'S that really matters:Our brains..how come consciousness make us human beings and differentiated us from animals. Now if I rejoin Leon Lederman on his search of that particle smaller than neutrinos (God Particle)...that one which could stablish perhaps the direct link on the energy-matter hierarchy....I've to ask myself thinking on Penrose'Proposals: What if is that particle emerging directly from energy....the one which makes the whole difference in our cytoskeletons(neuronal synapsis)? What if both explanations...Penrose and Lederman..explain HOW come we became humans?...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Incident Response and Computer Forensics, Second Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Chris Prosise, Kevin Mandia, Matt Pepe
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Ground-breaking, timely, engaging, authoritative


I am a senior engineer for network security operations. I am a graduate of the flagship session of the System Administration, Networking, and Security institute's Forensics, Investigations, and Response Education (SANS FIRE) program. "Incident Response" (IR) should have been the textbook for that program. It is the most definitive work I've read on incident response and computer forensics. I highly recommend every security professional take advantage of this book.
IR starts with a revealing case study, and follows through with additional mini-studies and "eye witness reports" based on the authors' experiences. It provides plenty of clear diagrams and charts to reinforce key points, like the innovative "hard drive layers" outlined in chapter five. Most every mention of a command line program is followed by an example of that command in action, either via screenshot or text sample. These examples let readers try similar commands on their own workstations, reinforcing the authors' investigative directions.
Beyond the excellent presentation of technical material, IR frames its discussion of incident response and computer forensics in a practical investigative methodology. My SANS FIRE training repeatedly stressed the importance of documentation, policies, processes, and methodology when performing forensic work worthy of adversarial legal scrutiny. IR's attention to detail helps investigators collect evidence in a professional, repeatable, forensically sound manner.
Having appeared in court to defend their investigations, the authors share their knowledge and emphasize crucial steps to avoid forensic pitfalls. (An example is a DOS boot floppy's interaction with the DRVSPACE.BIN file. IR explains how to avoid this issue in detail.) Falling victim to these pitfalls could give a defense attorney an easy way to clear his client, or at least make certain evidence questionable in court.
The book is not perfect. Several typos indicated somewhat rushed publication, but did not detract from technical accuracy. I would have liked more material in chapter five on file systems; perhaps another appendix would be useful?
Many books and papers describe incident response procedures for UNIX, but few dare to discuss Windows. Given the predominance of compromised Windows hosts, this book thankfully addresses the Windows response task in a complete and clear manner. In many cases UNIX and Windows are compared side-by-side, and commands for one OS are explained using equivalents for the other OS.
IR provides a durable blend of practical investigative techniques and technical insights. I predict that investigators will cite the procedures in this book as examples of "best practices" when they defend their actions in court. I plan to build my company's incident response capability around IR's recommendations.
(Disclaimer: I received my review copy free from Foundstone.)



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Authors: Rebecca Blood
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
The Why of Weblog


I also read "Blogging: Genius Strategies...". If I had to compare the two books I would state that the other was the how, and this book is the why.Rebecca talks much of the edicate related to blogs and how they can help improve you as a person and as a writer.