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The pattern isn’t random, it’s “bursty. Einstein’s Legacy The Nineth Link: I may still give his earlier book a try, since it sounds like it’s more scientifically rigorous, but my dislike of this one has pushed it way down on my reading list. Precise, orderly, predictable patterns The Point of It All.

The content is an odd hybrid of popular-press level discourse on patterns in human behavior juxtaposed with a dramatic narrative of a 16th century Hungarian rebellion. It also again begs the question, could one build a Vast Machine that foresees our actions?

The story of the medeival knight was interesting but was not germaine to the subject of the book. Nothing we do is random. The book takes us into a world where life is free of crises and surprises, a world of ennui-inducing normality. All networks have an underlying order and follow simple laws. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful.

Aug 26, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: I must also add that I was partly swayed to read this book by the endorsement from Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the back cover; that endorsement has unfortunately harmed Taleb’s credibility in my eyes.

The ending scene where Gyorgy Dozsa Szekely is tortured is something out of a hell realm from a Clive Barker novel.

The book closes by taking the reader to the cutting edge of network science–the relationship between network structure and system dynamics.

I had been craving a book since the plane took off for Munich, my logic was that the trip was going to be so busy, and there were still so many things to investigate in the travel guides, that there would be no time for leisure reading.


Regularities in Human Actions: A Review of Bursts by Albert-László Barabási

The book weaves the story of a medieval hungarian knight, who when appointed to lead a crusade to the Holy land, turns his army of peasants against the Hungarian nobilit Albert-laszlo Barabasi the Author of “Bursts” asks the question: Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting preview burwts the next century in science, guaranteed to be transformed by these burste discoveries.

Mate, this book was all over the place. There were many interesting bits throughout the book I wanted to like this more than I did.

What a joy it is to read him. Looking for More Great Reads? Published April 29th by Dutton Adult bursgs published January 1st The book is a tale of a battle between good and evil that takes us briefly into something like that fifth dimension Theodor Kaluza proposed to Einstein, throwing into the mix Japanese sword fights and quantum computing. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

[cond-mat/] The origin of bursts and heavy tails in human dynamics

The main question of the book, “Can human behavior be predicted by applying the quantum physics principles of the Dispersion Theory of Particles? Analysis of these trails is offering deep insights into the rhythm of how we do everything.

These bursts are both mathematically predictable and beautiful. Dec 10, Steve rated it did not like it. These bursys illustrate how predicting human behavior has long been the obsession, sometimes the duty, of those in power. But the book doesn’t give an idea about what to do with it. As part of his discussion of the difficulty, but not impossibility, of predicting human behavior and events.

The author recognizes, of course, the role of statistics and its mathematical utility for successfully estimating many future occurrences. Hardcoverpages.

It became, for me, a maddening distraction. Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! Feb 01, Rahyab rated it it was ok. The motion and distance of a specific particle cannot be predicted, but the mean or average of particles movement can be predicted. You feel like you have emerged to see a new vista that, while it had always been there, you had just never seen. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Scientists and pseudo scientists have been pursuing this mystery for hundreds baraabasi perhaps thousands of years.


Birsts Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Understanding the structure and behavior of these networks will help burxts do some amazing things, from designing the optimal organization of a firm to stopping a disease outbreak before it spreads catastrophically.

In addition to Einstein’s Dispersion theory, the book introduces the reader briefly but effectively to Poisson distributions, Gaussian dristributions, power laws, Levy flight, the random walk, entropy, outliers, predictability and bursys other mathematical models and theories. D Another thing that I personally liked about this book is that the author is Hungarian, like myself. In fact, most surfaces in nature are fractals.

The book weaves the story of a medieval hungarian knight, who when appointed to lead a crusade to the Holy land, turns his army of peasants against the Hungarian nobility with byrsts, mathematics and physics theories. Feb 10, Kate rated it did not like it. It is a quick and interesting read. Our habits, also bursty. Regarding the burrsts meat of the book – the author left me I’m torn in my opinions.


Fully a third of the book is dedicated to this intriguing story. Watts From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. I wanted to like this more than I did.