N. Robinson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (37 of 39)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,373,389 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 39
Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the&hellip by Amit Goswami
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
I cannot give this book five stars because I admit that at times some of the concepts that get mentioned are done in a too mater-of-fact way. I remember reading some part of the book (in Part 3) when Goswami throws in the term "self-nature of objects". As a buddhist myself I am versed in the notions of non-self and Emptiness, but I had to review the paragraph and its context to confirm this was indeed what Goswami was talking about (he was). Theres been a few incidents like this through the book, which are actually valid, but sometimes hard to immediately understand when not in contact with the concepts on a day to day basis. But the subject of consciousness, quantum mechanics,… Read more
Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hero [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jet Li
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 1 Jun 2008
I could not do this film any justice to attempt to critique it. For those three people who rated one star, I feel deeply sad that you might never get to hear this amazing story. I feel sad that such disrespectful comments could be made towards one of the few, but onward going, examples of human excellence. To switch off after ten minutes, to think the film is really about flying through the air, that is the greatest travestiy.

This film falls within the halls of fame of hollywoods screenwriters, bringing together some of the most extreme elements of existing; death, love, peace, war, human existence itself. All of this delivered in an epic story about the struggle and saviour… Read more
Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, &hellip by Robert C. Martin
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
While I have read papers of excellent quality by Robert Martin, I wasnt expecting too much with this book on the basis that I havent purchased that many excellent books in a long while. However from the moment I read the first page (the principles to Agile Development), I have hardly had the book out of my sight. In my eyes, Martin is up there with the likes of Meyers, Booch, Oddell etc, and I have to say this book will sit with pride with the only other book that has inspired me so much - Meyers OO Software Construction.
While the concepts maybe advanced, this book is still for anyone serious enough about pragmatic software engineering. You will learn some beautiful principles to… Read more

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