End of the Year Post 2015

I wrote this blog post quite early this morning and didn't post it. I wasn't sure about it. Since then, I've reread it twice and have had second thoughts about posting it. I usually post an End of Year post on the last day of the year, but this one is too depressing, too negative. …

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A Review of The Doublecross Program

The Doublecross Program by Chris Bunch My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was somewhat disappointed with this book and that surprised me. I really like Chris Bunch and I really liked the first two books of this Star Risk, Ltd. series, so when this one seemed to be sub-standard, it was a real surprise …

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A Review of The Watchman

The Watchman: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Serial Hacker Kevin Poulsen by Jonathan Littman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve long heard about Kevin Poulsen, but didn’t know as much about him as I did about another early hacker, Kevin Mitnick, and I wanted to learn more, so this book was great. And …

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A Review of The Infinite Battle

The Infinite Battle by David Bischoff My rating: 1 of 5 stars I couldn't finish it. I couldn't even ever get into it. It just seemed a little too forced, a little too '80s, a little too Battlestar Gallactica, a little too dorky to me. It's like the author was trying too hard to be …

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A Review of Prelude to Foundation

Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the prequel to the infamous Asimov Foundation series, actually the sixth book written decades after the original trilogy was written. If you’re read any of my reviews of the original trilogy, you’ll remember that I wasn’t impressed. I couldn’t even finish …

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A Review of Fatal System Error

Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fatal System Error is an absolutely scary as shit, totally frightening book about today’s hackers and their ties to the Russian mob and how billions of US dollars in terms …

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