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summerdown2 · 2015-08-08 · Original thread
For writing fiction and simply how to use words effectively: The way to write by Joan Moat http://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Write-Ted-Hughes/dp/0140272704/

For understanding computer networking, Computer networks by Andrew Tanenbaum: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computer-Networks-Andrew-S-Tanenbaum...

For physics (though old now), Feynman's lectures: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feynman-Lectures-Physics-boxed-set/d...

mzaccari · 2015-03-30 · Original thread
My mental muscle for math has definitely atrophied since graduating with an engineering degree. I’ve been looking for a nice way to exercise it, and this looks like something that can get me there.

For a more in-depth discussion of physics, I’ve found the Feynman Lectures [1,2] to be quite enjoyable. It’s a long read (I’ve only finished the first book) but it is very thorough.

[1] http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/ [2] http://www.amazon.com/Feynman-Lectures-Physics-boxed-set/dp/...

lbo · 2012-04-12 · Original thread
Nothing that you would consider usable information, referred to as 'classical information', can be transmitted via quantum entanglement. There is 'quantum information' in the state of the entangled particles that can be transferred instantaneously over infinite distance, however attempting the observe this information by any means will destroy it (ie cause the wave function to collapse).

If it was possible to transmit classical information faster than light, this would violate causality as we understand it (you could receive a message that you had been shot before you actually experienced being shot, thus allowing you to prevent yourself from being shot). It's a bit difficult to understand why this is true without a solid understanding of relativity, but you can read up on it a bit here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity#Causality_an....

This is all heavy stuff and very non-intuitive, but if you're curious about it and eager to learn I'd highly recommend this tome: http://www.amazon.com/The-Feynman-Lectures-Physics-boxed/dp/...

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