So many more factors went into winning the war than actual fight. India After Gandhi- Ramachandra Guha As the author says history ends for many Indians with freedom. I am pretty new to the Greek Mythology and he is a good story teller. Also, by choice, I read quite a few books in rural Marathi(an Indian regional language) and was surprised how good the story telling was.
Also noticed that I had gone quite far from my mother tongue but was happy to see how easy it was to go back.
Technology evolves through the same sort of Darwinian process that life evolves.
And we’re committed to resolving the different, and at times conflicting, concerns we’ve heard from European Data Protection Authorities with a common EU approach before the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018.” European data protection authorities can only impose small fines at the moment, but a new EU privacy law entering into force next year will increase fines to up to 4 percent of a company’s global turnover.The hidden life of trees- Peter Wohlleben Why forest trees are different than the ones you plant, how the communicate, how they care for their friends when they are not well, how mother trees protect their young ones by not letting them grow too fast, the fungi network, etc. Learned something interesting every couple of pages. It is very clear that the author is in love with the subject.The book is very easy to read- there is no scientific terminology overload. The author manages a wild forest in Germany and talks mainly about trees in terms of beeches, firs, oaks, etc.The CNIL said it had repeatedly asked Whats App to provide a sample of French users’ data transferred to Facebook but the company had explained it could not do so as it is located in the United States and “it considers that it is only subject to the legislation of this country.” Separately, Germany’s cartel office said on Tuesday it had found Facebook had abused its dominant market position, in a ruling that questioned the company’s model of monetizing the personal data of its users through targeted advertising. Children of Time - a science fiction book that I enjoyed, I notice that fiction, in general, helps me deal with stressful work, as I disconnect easier and put myself in an imaginary world while reading;3.Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - this isn't a book you read cover to cover, I catch myself thinking long even after reading a single sentence;1) and 3) I've come across on HN, but 2) was the unexpected random hit. A really profound and interesting look into what technology is.