Alien Technology: Coping with Modern Mysteries

This ebook explores the implications of technological alienation on participants and groups within the sleek time. This ebook explores advanced applied sciences, provides methods of picking the degrees of alienation and indicates treatments for overcoming the alienation and turning into larger and empowered clients of know-how. The e-book deals alienation scales in questionnaires on the finish of each bankruptcy facing expertise alienation which might serve very convenient for the readers. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its funny, tongue-in-cheek kind will have interaction the reader.

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This ebook explores the implications of technological alienation on participants and groups within the sleek time. This ebook explores advanced applied sciences, provides methods of picking the degrees of alienation and indicates treatments for overcoming the alienation and turning into larger and empowered clients of know-how. The e-book deals alienation scales in questionnaires on the finish of each bankruptcy facing expertise alienation which might serve very convenient for the readers. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its funny, tongue-in-cheek kind will have interaction the reader.

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Electricity from Wave and Tide: An Introduction to Marine Energy

By Paul A. Lynn

A concise but technically authoritative assessment of contemporary marine strength units with the target of sustainable electrical energy generation

With a hundred sixty five full-colour illustrations and images of units at a complicated level, the publication offers inspiring case stories of today’s so much promising marine power units and advancements, together with full-scale grid-connected prototypes confirmed in sea stipulations. It additionally covers the ecu Marine strength Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, the place a few of the units are assessed.

Topics discussed:

  • global assets – drawing strength from the World’s waves and tides
  • history of wave and tidal movement systems
  • theoretical history to trendy developments
  • conversion of marine strength into grid electricity
  • modern wave power converters and tidal flow power converters

This ebook is geared toward a large readership together with execs, coverage makers and staff within the power zone desiring an creation to marine strength. Its descriptive type and technical point also will attract scholars of renewable power, and the growing to be variety of those who desire to know the way marine units can give a contribution to carbon-free electrical energy new release within the 21st century.

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By Paul A. Lynn

A concise but technically authoritative assessment of contemporary marine strength units with the target of sustainable electrical energy generation

With a hundred sixty five full-colour illustrations and images of units at a complicated level, the publication offers inspiring case stories of today’s so much promising marine power units and advancements, together with full-scale grid-connected prototypes confirmed in sea stipulations. It additionally covers the ecu Marine strength Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, the place a few of the units are assessed.

Topics discussed:

  • global assets – drawing strength from the World’s waves and tides
  • history of wave and tidal movement systems
  • theoretical history to trendy developments
  • conversion of marine strength into grid electricity
  • modern wave power converters and tidal flow power converters

This ebook is geared toward a large readership together with execs, coverage makers and staff within the power zone desiring an creation to marine strength. Its descriptive type and technical point also will attract scholars of renewable power, and the growing to be variety of those who desire to know the way marine units can give a contribution to carbon-free electrical energy new release within the 21st century.

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Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers (Origins of Human Behavior and Culture)

Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a singular method of learning variability and cumulative switch in human technology—prominent examine issues in either archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human fabric tradition is better understood as an expression of social culture. during this strategy, each one artifact stands as an output of a particular operational series with particular offerings made at each one degree in its creation. Jordan additionally explores various fabric tradition traditions which are propagated via social studying, components that advertise coherent lineages of culture to shape, and the level to which those cultural lineages express congruence with each other and with language history.

Drawing at the program of cultural transmission idea to empirical learn, Jordan develops a descent-with-modification standpoint at the know-how of Northern Hemisphere hunter-gatherers. Case stories from indigenous societies in Northwest Siberia, the Pacific Northwest Coast, and northerly California supply cross-cultural insights on the topic of the evolution of fabric tradition traditions at diverse social and spatial scales. This ebook can provide new methods of exploring a few of the fundamental elements that generate human cultural variety within the deep previous and during to the present.

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Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a singular method of learning variability and cumulative switch in human technology—prominent examine issues in either archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human fabric tradition is better understood as an expression of social culture. during this strategy, each one artifact stands as an output of a particular operational series with particular offerings made at each one degree in its creation. Jordan additionally explores various fabric tradition traditions which are propagated via social studying, components that advertise coherent lineages of culture to shape, and the level to which those cultural lineages express congruence with each other and with language history.

Drawing at the program of cultural transmission idea to empirical learn, Jordan develops a descent-with-modification standpoint at the know-how of Northern Hemisphere hunter-gatherers. Case stories from indigenous societies in Northwest Siberia, the Pacific Northwest Coast, and northerly California supply cross-cultural insights on the topic of the evolution of fabric tradition traditions at diverse social and spatial scales. This ebook can provide new methods of exploring a few of the fundamental elements that generate human cultural variety within the deep previous and during to the present.

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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

By Steven Levy

Written with complete cooperation from best administration, together with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry web page, this can be the interior tale at the back of Google, the main winning and so much renowned expertise corporation of our time, instructed by way of one among our greatest know-how writers.

Few businesses in heritage have ever been as profitable and as famous as Google, the corporate that has reworked the net and turn into an crucial a part of our lives. How has Google performed it? Veteran expertise reporter Steven Levy used to be granted extraordinary entry to the corporate, and during this revelatory publication he is taking readers within Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to convey how Google works.

whereas they have been nonetheless scholars at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry web page and Sergey Brin revolutionized net seek. They this remarkable innovation with one other, as of Google’s earliest staff discovered how to do what not anyone else had: make billions of bucks from internet marketing. With this money cow, Google was once capable of extend dramatically and tackle different transformative initiatives: extra effective info facilities, open-source mobile phones, unfastened net video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and lots more and plenty more.

the main to Google’s luck in a lot of these companies, Levy unearths, is its engineering frame of mind and adoption of such net values as pace, openness, experimentation, and chance taking. After its unapologetically elitist method of hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free nutrition and dry cleansing, on-site medical professionals and masseuses—and offers all of them the assets they should prevail. Even this day, with a staff of greater than 23,000, Larry web page indicators off on each hire.

yet has Google misplaced its leading edge aspect? With its latest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a winning competitor for the 1st time. a few staff are leaving the corporate for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the corporate that famously made up our minds to not be evil nonetheless compete?

No different e-book has ever became Google within out as Levy does with In the Plex.

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By Steven Levy

Written with complete cooperation from best administration, together with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry web page, this can be the interior tale at the back of Google, the main winning and so much renowned expertise corporation of our time, instructed by way of one among our greatest know-how writers.

Few businesses in heritage have ever been as profitable and as famous as Google, the corporate that has reworked the net and turn into an crucial a part of our lives. How has Google performed it? Veteran expertise reporter Steven Levy used to be granted extraordinary entry to the corporate, and during this revelatory publication he is taking readers within Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to convey how Google works.

whereas they have been nonetheless scholars at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry web page and Sergey Brin revolutionized net seek. They this remarkable innovation with one other, as of Google’s earliest staff discovered how to do what not anyone else had: make billions of bucks from internet marketing. With this money cow, Google was once capable of extend dramatically and tackle different transformative initiatives: extra effective info facilities, open-source mobile phones, unfastened net video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and lots more and plenty more.

the main to Google’s luck in a lot of these companies, Levy unearths, is its engineering frame of mind and adoption of such net values as pace, openness, experimentation, and chance taking. After its unapologetically elitist method of hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free nutrition and dry cleansing, on-site medical professionals and masseuses—and offers all of them the assets they should prevail. Even this day, with a staff of greater than 23,000, Larry web page indicators off on each hire.

yet has Google misplaced its leading edge aspect? With its latest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a winning competitor for the 1st time. a few staff are leaving the corporate for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the corporate that famously made up our minds to not be evil nonetheless compete?

No different e-book has ever became Google within out as Levy does with In the Plex.

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Signals and Systems For Dummies

By Mark Wickert

Getting combined indications on your signals and platforms course?

The thoughts lined in a regular signals and platforms direction are frequently thought of by means of engineering scholars to be essentially the most tough to grasp. fortunately, Signals & structures For Dummies is your intuitive consultant to this difficult direction, strolling you step by step via a few of the extra complicated theories and mathematical formulation in a fashion that's effortless to understand.

From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, Signals & structures For Dummies explains in simple English the tough options which could journey you up. excellent as a examine relief or to counterpoint your school room texts, this friendly, hands-on advisor makes it effortless to figure out the basics of sign and procedure analysis.

  • Serves as a great tool for electric and laptop engineering scholars trying to take hold of sign and procedure analysis
  • Provides helpful motives of advanced ideas and strategies regarding signs and systems
  • Includes worked-through examples of real-world functions utilizing Python, an open-source software program instrument, in addition to a customized functionality module written for the book
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the techniques and formulation you want to know

Signals & platforms For Dummies is your price tag to scoring excessive on your introductory signals and platforms course.

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By Mark Wickert

Getting combined indications on your signals and platforms course?

The thoughts lined in a regular signals and platforms direction are frequently thought of by means of engineering scholars to be essentially the most tough to grasp. fortunately, Signals & structures For Dummies is your intuitive consultant to this difficult direction, strolling you step by step via a few of the extra complicated theories and mathematical formulation in a fashion that's effortless to understand.

From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, Signals & structures For Dummies explains in simple English the tough options which could journey you up. excellent as a examine relief or to counterpoint your school room texts, this friendly, hands-on advisor makes it effortless to figure out the basics of sign and procedure analysis.

  • Serves as a great tool for electric and laptop engineering scholars trying to take hold of sign and procedure analysis
  • Provides helpful motives of advanced ideas and strategies regarding signs and systems
  • Includes worked-through examples of real-world functions utilizing Python, an open-source software program instrument, in addition to a customized functionality module written for the book
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the techniques and formulation you want to know

Signals & platforms For Dummies is your price tag to scoring excessive on your introductory signals and platforms course.

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Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference

By Mark E. Russinovich

Get in-depth guidance—and within insights—for utilizing the home windows Sysinternals instruments on hand from Microsoft TechNet. Guided through Sysinternals writer Mark Russinovich and home windows professional Aaron Margosis, you’ll drill into the positive aspects and capabilities of dozens of loose dossier, disk, method, safeguard, and home windows administration instruments. And you’ll tips on how to follow the book’s top practices to aid unravel your personal technical concerns the best way the specialists do.

Diagnose. Troubleshoot. Optimize.

  • Analyze CPU spikes, reminiscence leaks, and different method problems
  • Get a entire view of dossier, disk, registry, process/thread, and community activity
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot concerns with lively Directory
  • Easily test, disable, and take away autostart functions and components
  • Monitor software debug output
  • Generate trigger-based reminiscence dumps for program troubleshooting
  • Audit and examine dossier electronic signatures, permissions, and different protection information
  • Execute Sysinternals administration instruments on a number of distant computers
  • Master approach Explorer, approach video display, and Autoruns

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By Mark E. Russinovich

Get in-depth guidance—and within insights—for utilizing the home windows Sysinternals instruments on hand from Microsoft TechNet. Guided through Sysinternals writer Mark Russinovich and home windows professional Aaron Margosis, you’ll drill into the positive aspects and capabilities of dozens of loose dossier, disk, method, safeguard, and home windows administration instruments. And you’ll tips on how to follow the book’s top practices to aid unravel your personal technical concerns the best way the specialists do.

Diagnose. Troubleshoot. Optimize.

  • Analyze CPU spikes, reminiscence leaks, and different method problems
  • Get a entire view of dossier, disk, registry, process/thread, and community activity
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot concerns with lively Directory
  • Easily test, disable, and take away autostart functions and components
  • Monitor software debug output
  • Generate trigger-based reminiscence dumps for program troubleshooting
  • Audit and examine dossier electronic signatures, permissions, and different protection information
  • Execute Sysinternals administration instruments on a number of distant computers
  • Master approach Explorer, approach video display, and Autoruns

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The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy

By Joel Magnuson

"A brave booklet by means of a wise individual with a masterful command of financial theory."—Publisher's Weekly

How may still we act and imagine economically on the earth because the period of inexpensive oil involves an finish? The coming near near nice Transformation begins to reply to this huge query, targeting the folk and groups already at paintings at the transition: power descent pioneers within the united kingdom and the USA instructing their groups in regards to the highway forward, small corporations defying conventional  “profit” in desire of permanence and sustainability, and towns getting ready for a submit carbon future.
 
Highlighting the paintings of thinkers like John Ruskin and E. F. Schumacher, Magnuson right here builds on his past book, Mindful Economics

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By Joel Magnuson

"A brave booklet by means of a wise individual with a masterful command of financial theory."—Publisher's Weekly

How may still we act and imagine economically on the earth because the period of inexpensive oil involves an finish? The coming near near nice Transformation begins to reply to this huge query, targeting the folk and groups already at paintings at the transition: power descent pioneers within the united kingdom and the USA instructing their groups in regards to the highway forward, small corporations defying conventional  “profit” in desire of permanence and sustainability, and towns getting ready for a submit carbon future.
 
Highlighting the paintings of thinkers like John Ruskin and E. F. Schumacher, Magnuson right here builds on his past book, Mindful Economics

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Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality

By Elias Aboujaoude

"Instantly attractive and eminently obtainable . . . . an enlightening and cautionary exploration of an more and more intrusive point of recent society." ―Booklist

whereas the web can increase overall healthiness, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating sufferers whose lives were profoundly disturbed through it. a part of the chance lies in how the net permits us to behave with exaggerated self assurance, sexiness, and aura. Aboujaoude dubs this new self our “e-personality” and argues that its qualities are too powerful to be constrained on-line. Offline, too, we’re turning into impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven. Virtually You attracts from Aboujaoude’s own event to spotlight this new phenomenon. the 1st scrutiny of the digital world’s transformative energy on our psychology, Virtually You demonstrates how genuine lifestyles is being reconfigured within the photo of a talk room, and the way our id more and more resembles that of our avatar.

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By Elias Aboujaoude

"Instantly attractive and eminently obtainable . . . . an enlightening and cautionary exploration of an more and more intrusive point of recent society." ―Booklist

whereas the web can increase overall healthiness, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating sufferers whose lives were profoundly disturbed through it. a part of the chance lies in how the net permits us to behave with exaggerated self assurance, sexiness, and aura. Aboujaoude dubs this new self our “e-personality” and argues that its qualities are too powerful to be constrained on-line. Offline, too, we’re turning into impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven. Virtually You attracts from Aboujaoude’s own event to spotlight this new phenomenon. the 1st scrutiny of the digital world’s transformative energy on our psychology, Virtually You demonstrates how genuine lifestyles is being reconfigured within the photo of a talk room, and the way our id more and more resembles that of our avatar.

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Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data: Results of the LOD2 Project (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Associated Open info (LOD) is a realistic method for figuring out the Semantic internet imaginative and prescient of constructing the net an international, disbursed, semantics-based info approach. This publication offers an summary at the result of the examine venture “LOD2 -- developing wisdom out of Interlinked Data”. LOD2 is a large-scale integrating undertaking co-funded through the ecu fee in the FP7 info and verbal exchange applied sciences paintings software. beginning in September 2010, this 4-year venture comprised top associated Open info learn teams, businesses, and repair prone from throughout eleven ecu international locations and South Korea. the purpose of this venture used to be to increase the state of the art in examine and improvement in 4 key parts proper for associated information, specifically 1. RDF info administration; 2. the extraction, construction, and enrichment of established RDF info; three. the interlinking and fusion of associated information from varied resources and four. the authoring, exploration and visualization of associated info.

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Associated Open info (LOD) is a realistic method for figuring out the Semantic internet imaginative and prescient of constructing the net an international, disbursed, semantics-based info approach. This publication offers an summary at the result of the examine venture “LOD2 -- developing wisdom out of Interlinked Data”. LOD2 is a large-scale integrating undertaking co-funded through the ecu fee in the FP7 info and verbal exchange applied sciences paintings software. beginning in September 2010, this 4-year venture comprised top associated Open info learn teams, businesses, and repair prone from throughout eleven ecu international locations and South Korea. the purpose of this venture used to be to increase the state of the art in examine and improvement in 4 key parts proper for associated information, specifically 1. RDF info administration; 2. the extraction, construction, and enrichment of established RDF info; three. the interlinking and fusion of associated information from varied resources and four. the authoring, exploration and visualization of associated info.

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Your Free Open Source Music Studio

If you are trying to observe the very most modern music-making know-how and also you are looking to get monetary savings, Your loose Open resource tune Studio is for you. This interesting new booklet takes readers deep into the area of open resource software---where the hot, the cutting edge, and the reasonable are key. Delve into pre-screened useable and trustworthy track shareware and freeware courses, starting with shareware DAW recording software program. know about a number of the multi-track recording courses which are to be had at no cost and the way you will get your fingers on them. There also are tutorials on the right way to use the courses. you will then brush up at the a variety of to be had plug-ins, from digital tools to correctional plug-ins, like compressors. The e-book additionally examines stereo audio editors like Audacity, that are a need for learning; damaging edits; and extra. a lot of the know-how the booklet covers is extra complex than something you could at the moment buy, yet it is unfastened! this can be a must-have source for any musician seeking to get monetary savings whereas studying the most recent expertise.

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If you are trying to observe the very most modern music-making know-how and also you are looking to get monetary savings, Your loose Open resource tune Studio is for you. This interesting new booklet takes readers deep into the area of open resource software---where the hot, the cutting edge, and the reasonable are key. Delve into pre-screened useable and trustworthy track shareware and freeware courses, starting with shareware DAW recording software program. know about a number of the multi-track recording courses which are to be had at no cost and the way you will get your fingers on them. There also are tutorials on the right way to use the courses. you will then brush up at the a variety of to be had plug-ins, from digital tools to correctional plug-ins, like compressors. The e-book additionally examines stereo audio editors like Audacity, that are a need for learning; damaging edits; and extra. a lot of the know-how the booklet covers is extra complex than something you could at the moment buy, yet it is unfastened! this can be a must-have source for any musician seeking to get monetary savings whereas studying the most recent expertise.

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