Book Review: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates

Written in 2020, the first thing sticking out was that there is no mention of the European Green Deal. I am not sure why. Another thing is that Gates is calling readers to run for office in an election. I am not aware of any political office Gates is running for himself. Maybe he thinksContinue reading “Book Review: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates”

Book Review: The Cryptopians, by Laura Shin

This book was released on 22.2.2022, which is a date with a lot of numbers 2 in it. That is a good fit to its topic, the 2nd best blockchain by market cap, the Ethereum project. I liked reading this book and recommend it to anyone interested in the space. I have a very lowContinue reading “Book Review: The Cryptopians, by Laura Shin”

Book Review: Privacy and Identity Issues in Financial Transactions, by Carolin Kaiser

I am reading this excellent 2018 dissertation on a well deserved recommendation by Simon Lelieveldt. It is an extensive discussion of money laundering and data protection human rights standards. The main thesis of the book is that anti money laundering law is not compatible with basic human rights standards. I approve. For the very least,Continue reading “Book Review: Privacy and Identity Issues in Financial Transactions, by Carolin Kaiser”

Book Review:Bobby C. Lee, The Promise of Bitcoin

This book was recently published. Having some interest in Bitcoin, I bought a copy on Kindle. What I liked best about it was the conviction the author has. As he remarks frequently, the only thing that matters is the long term development. And said long term development is good news for anyone buying and holding.Continue reading “Book Review:Bobby C. Lee, The Promise of Bitcoin”

Book Review: Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry of the Future

This book was released in October 2020. I liked many things about it and disliked some others. Let’s get rid of the negative points first. This is supposed to be fiction, but the story is incoherent. Readers are treated to lots of completely different sets of characters and independent short stories. The whole thing feelsContinue reading “Book Review: Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry of the Future”

Book Review: All-Electric America

All-Electric America was written by S. David Freeman, who was born in 1926 and has a long career as CEO of various energy companies. The second author is Leah Y. Parks, a journalist covering the electricity sector. The Kindle edition of this book (which I read) was published in October 2015. This is an excellentContinue reading “Book Review: All-Electric America”

Book Review of TimeWars: Manifest Destiny, by Jason Fairchilds

Timewars: Manifest Destiny by Jason Fairchild Review The plot in brief: Scientists develop a time machine in 2015. While testing, they find out that in the near future the “Bram” alien race will invade Earth and use it as a base for harvesting. They send drone harvesting machines that take away anything in their path, leavingContinue reading “Book Review of TimeWars: Manifest Destiny, by Jason Fairchilds”