A lot of people were asking what books were on the pile for the interns. Actually those books are really optimized for Project Aardvark, for example, there's a book on OpenSSL and the Time Out guide to New York. However I do have a standard list of recommended reading for all programmers. I haven't updated it since 2002, but, you know what? These are timeless classics so I probably won't revisit it again for a few more years.
Now for a little tiny hint about yesterday's puzzler. I'll print the hint in white text so you can't see it if you're still working on the problem. Drag your mouse over the hint to see it.
<hint> Imagine ten years have passed, and put yourself in the shoes of the government. Under what circumstances would the government choose to prepay Bond C? </hint>.
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