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M.C.A.D. Burger

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  • Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat

  • How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
  • By: Paul Halpern
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who ends up "spread out" in a probabilistic state, neither wholly alive nor wholly dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good physics book.

  • By Alberto on 05-02-15

More a history book

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-15

I would have liked it if there was more science in the book. But it is very well written and very well read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

Would be great with handouts

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Loved the book. There's a lot of great information in there that would be great if it could be easy referenced in the future. An audiobook just isn't that great for such purposes.

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,472

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Great analysis

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-15

Hare the nasal sound of the narrator. First 75% is analysis, which is great. Did not like the conclusions that much. Overall a great book that sets you thinking.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful