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The Formula

But the author seems to be schizophrenic. To my mind these could simply be the superposition of two simpler processes say, two Poisson processes with different parameters – what’s the big deal? If the future is determined, we have no choice about its course. But at the end of the book, there is no credible linkage between the theme of the Hungarian revolution attempt and the main theme of the book.

Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do by Albert-László Barabási

Buy the selected items together This item: Silverman Big data, genomics, and quantitative approaches to network-based analysis are combining to advance the frontiers of medicine as never before. Spends a lot burstts time regurgitating the history of early Hungary and Transylvania his homeland for reasons that never do become particularly clear.

Under burss Feet of Jesus. That’s not a lot, and I could have found such concepts in scholarly publications for free. Mirette on the High Wire. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Also by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.

In all these phenomena a virtually identical, mathematically described bursty pattern emerges. Two stars is potentially generous. Lately, however, I have begun to have my doubts.

The pattern isn’t random, it’s “bursty. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Regarding the scientific meat of the book – the author left me wanting more.


The mathematical formulas and derivations are included within Advanced Topics sections, enabling use at a range of levels.

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We find it perfectly acceptable that particle physicists can predict within a picometer of accuracy the trajectory of a harabasi or that rocket scientists can launch a satellite that nine months later drops a robot on Mars.

Great book about the importance of power laws, bursts, predictable unpredictability, Levy patterns, Poisson distribution, randomness and the prediction of our future.

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Precise, orderly, predictable patterns D Another thing that I personally liked about this book is that the author is Hungarian, like myself. Your life may look random to you, but everything from your visits to a web page to your visits to the doctor are predictable, and happen in bursts.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. These baarabasi, it turns out, aren’t random.

Barabási Albert-László – Books

And it’s not that the science and the math escaped me was not that complicatedbut it’s that you get it fairly quickly and then you’re like ‘Well, so what?

In Burstshe shows us how they unfold in time. See all books by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.

As other reviewers have noted, in spite of the author’s attempt to link the two, the book could have done quite well without all of the space devoted to the rebellion. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The ending scene where Gyorgy Dozsa Szekely bursrs tortured is something out busts a hell realm from a Clive Barker novel. Oct 06, Murwan rated it liked it. We work and fight and play in short flourishes of activity followed by next to nothing.


Well, the author attempts to correlate the 16th-century predictions of Telgedi with the modern problem of predicting future events. May 04, Minutes. Burdts for telling us about the problem. We can predict where an election will go, we can turn a gene on or off, and we can even send a robot to Mars, but we are lost if asked to explain or predict the phenomena we might expect to know the most about, the actions of our fellow humans.

Abandoned it not even halfway through.

Who owns the information about our future actions and behavior? In all these phenomena a virtually identical, mathematically described bursty pattern emerges. That would have sounded reasonable to me a month buursts, but at the same time I was reading this book, I was also reading “The Predictioneer’s Game” by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita.

Bursts ha in parte tradito le mie aspettative e vedo, dalle recensioni che si trovano in rete, che non sono il solo. For more detailssee spoiler: Although he lives and works in the United States, he has family in Transylvania and speaks fluent Hungarian. Dec 07, Kevin rated it it was ok Shelves: Published April 29th by Dutton Adult first published January 1st The author embellishes his rather narrow argument for eventual better predictability of all occurrences an argument unfortunately endlessly elaborated by him and others in prestigious scientific journals with intriguing stories both present and past, which somehow involve that argument.

The Enemy of My Enemy.