You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook
An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name.
Whether you’re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But...
Programming with POSIX® Threads
This book is about "threads" and how to use them. Thread" is just a name for
a basic software "thing" that can do work on a computer. A thread is smaller,
faster, and more maneuverable than a traditional process. In fact, once threads
have been added to an operating system, a "process" becomes just...
The Power of Algorithms: Inspiration and Examples in Everyday Life
To examine, analyze, and manipulate a problem to the point of designing an algorithm for solving it is an exercise of fundamental value in many fields. With so many everyday activities governed by algorithmic principles, the power, precision, reliability and speed of execution demanded by users have transformed the design and...