The Origin of (almost) Everything: from the Big Bang to Belly-button Fluff

Science is full of staggering discoveries. were you aware, for example, that if you happen to have been to get too just about a black gap it's going to suck you up like a noodle? it truly is referred to as 'Spaghettification'. Or why your keyboard is specified by QWERTY? it is not to enable you to type... Or even if the discovery of the wheel was once roughly vital to civilization than the discovery of the bag? take into consideration it...
Now the crew on the New Scientist, the world's hottest technology journal, have teamed up with the recent York occasions' award-winning clothier, Jennifer Daniel, to respond to those questions and extra. jointly they take us on a whistle-stop travel from the beginning of our universe (through the historical past of stars, galaxies, meteorites, the Moon and darkish strength) to our planet (through oceans and climate to grease) and existence (through dinosaurs to feelings and intercourse) to civilization (from towns to alcohol and cooking), wisdom (from alphabets to alchemy) finishing up with know-how (computers to rocket science). Witty essays discover the techniques along enlightening infographics that zoom from what number of people have ever lived to exhibiting you ways a left-wing mind differs from a right-wing one.

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Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

By Douglas Rushkoff

The debate over even if the web is nice or undesirable for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. yet for the entire warmth of declare and counter-claim, the argument is largely inappropriate: It’s right here; it’s in all places. the true query is, can we direct know-how, or will we allow ourselves be directed by way of it and those that have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you achieve entry to the keep an eye on panel of civilization. decide upon the latter, and it can be the final genuine selection you get to make.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” followed via unique illustrations from comedian artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff presents cyber fanatics and technophobes alike with the ideas to navigate this new universe.

In this lively, available poetics of recent media, Rushkoff choices up the place Marshall McLuhan left off, assisting readers come to acknowledge programming because the new literacy of the electronic age––and as a template wherein to work out past social conventions and gear buildings that experience vexed us for hundreds of years. this can be a pleasant little ebook with a major and actionable message.

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The Definitive Guide to Building Java Robots

By Scott Preston

Scott Preston works as a technical architect for a wide Columbus consulting company the place he is living together with his stunning spouse, Emily. Scott has over 15 years of software program and electric adventure together with positions with The U.S. military, financial institution One, UUNET, and Covansys Inc., as well as operating his personal robotics corporation, Preston examine LLC, the place he supplies robot lectures at the side of COSI (Center of technological know-how and undefined) and manufactures small Java-enabled robots known as CubeBots.

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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook

By Justin Hutchens

Over ninety hands-on recipes explaining how you can leverage customized scripts and built-in instruments in Kali Linux to successfully grasp community scanning

About This Book

  • Learn the basics at the back of generic scanning techniques
  • Deploy robust scanning instruments which are built-in into the Kali Linux trying out platform
  • A step by step advisor, packed with recipes that can assist you use built-in scanning instruments in Kali Linux, and strengthen customized scripts for making new and distinctive instruments of your own

Who This e-book Is For

"Kali Linux community Scanning Cookbook" is meant for info protection execs and informal safety fans alike. it's going to give you the foundational ideas for the amateur reader yet also will introduce scripting innovations and in-depth research for the extra complex viewers. no matter if you're fresh to Kali Linux or a pro veteran, this e-book will reduction in either knowing and eventually getting to know a few of the strongest and helpful scanning ideas within the undefined. it's assumed that the reader has a few simple safeguard trying out experience.

What you'll Learn

  • Develop a network-testing surroundings that may be used to check scanning instruments and techniques
  • Understand the underlying rules of community scanning applied sciences by means of development customized scripts and tools
  • Perform complete scans to spot listening on TCP and UDP sockets
  • Examine distant providers to spot form of carrier, seller, and version
  • Evaluate denial of carrier threats and boost an realizing of ways universal denial of provider assaults are performed
  • Identify particular vulnerabilities in either internet functions and distant providers and comprehend the suggestions which are used to take advantage of them

In Detail

Kali Linux community Scanning Cookbook will introduce you to serious scanning ideas. you may be proven suggestions linked to a variety of community scanning projects that come with discovery scanning, port scanning, carrier enumeration, working method id, vulnerability mapping, and validation of pointed out findings. you are going to how you can make the most of the arsenal of instruments on hand in Kali Linux to overcome any community surroundings. additionally, you will be proven easy methods to establish distant providers, the best way to verify safeguard dangers, and the way a number of assaults are played. This immersive consultant also will motivate the production of in my view scripted instruments and the advance of abilities required to create them.

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Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))

By Jez Humble, David Farley

Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award!

Getting software program published to clients is usually a painful, dicy, and time-consuming process.

This groundbreaking new e-book units out the rules and technical practices that enable

rapid, incremental supply of top quality, worthwhile new performance to clients. Through

automation of the construct, deployment, and trying out method, and stronger collaboration between

developers, testers, and operations, supply groups can get adjustments published in an issue of hours—

sometimes even minutes–no subject what the dimensions of a undertaking or the complexity of its code base.


Jez Humble and David Farley start by means of offering the rules of a quick, trustworthy, low-risk

delivery approach. subsequent, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automatic technique for

managing all adjustments, from check-in to free up. eventually, they talk about the “ecosystem” wanted to

support non-stop supply, from infrastructure, info and configuration administration to governance.


The authors introduce state of the art thoughts, together with computerized infrastructure management

and information migration, and using virtualization. for every, they evaluation key concerns, determine best

practices, and show how you can mitigate hazards. insurance includes


• Automating all elements of creating, integrating, checking out, and deploying software

• enforcing deployment pipelines at crew and organizational levels

• enhancing collaboration among builders, testers, and operations

• constructing gains incrementally on huge and dispensed teams

• enforcing an efficient configuration administration strategy

• Automating reputation trying out, from research to implementation

• trying out ability and different non-functional requirements

• enforcing non-stop deployment and zero-downtime releases

• coping with infrastructure, facts, parts and dependencies

• Navigating probability administration, compliance, and auditing


Whether you’re a developer, structures administrator, tester, or supervisor, this booklet may also help your

organization circulate from suggestion to unencumber swifter than ever—so you could bring price in your business

rapidly and reliably.


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Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions View (Expert's Voice in Internet Security)

By Raghuram Yeluri, Enrique Castro-Leon

For cloud clients and companies alike, safety is a daily main issue, but there are only a few books masking cloud safeguard as a prime topic. This publication may help deal with this knowledge hole from a knowledge know-how resolution and usage-centric view of cloud infrastructure defense. The ebook highlights the elemental know-how elements essential to construct and allow relied on clouds. right here is also a proof of the safety and compliance demanding situations agencies face as they migrate mission-critical

applications to the cloud, and the way depended on clouds, that experience their integrity rooted in undefined, can tackle those challenges.

This publication provides:

  • Use instances and resolution reference architectures to let infrastructure integrity and the production of relied on swimming pools leveraging Intel depended on Execution know-how (TXT).
  • relied on geo-location administration within the cloud, allowing workload and information place compliance and boundary keep an eye on usages within the cloud.
  • OpenStack-based reference structure of tenant-controlled digital desktop and workload defense within the cloud.
  • A reference layout to let safe hybrid clouds for a cloud bursting use case, supplying infrastructure visibility and regulate to organizations.

"A important advisor to the subsequent new release of cloud safety and dependent root of belief. greater than an evidence of the what and the way, is the reason of why. And why you can’t manage to pay for to disregard it!" —Vince Lubsey, vice chairman, Product Development, Virtustream Inc.

" Raghu offers a invaluable reference for the recent 'inside out' method, the place belief in undefined, software program, and privileged clients is rarely assumed—but in its place measured, attested, and restricted based on least privilege principles." —John Skinner, vp, HyTrust Inc.

"Traditional parameter dependent defenses are in adequate within the cloud. Raghu's ebook addresses this challenge head-on through highlighting specific utilization types to permit depended on infrastructure during this open setting. A needs to learn while you are uncovered in cloud." —Nikhil Sharma, Sr. Director of Cloud options, place of work of CTO, EMC Corporation

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Oculus Rift in Action

By Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla


Oculus Rift in Action introduces the robust Oculus Rift headset and teaches you ways to combine its many beneficial properties into 3D video games and different digital truth stories. you are going to begin via figuring out the functions of the Rift undefined. Then you will stick to fascinating and instantly-relevant examples that stroll you thru programming genuine functions utilizing the Oculus SDK. Examples are supplied for either utilizing the Oculus C API without delay and for utilizing solidarity, a favored improvement and 3D photos engine, with the Oculus harmony integration package.

Purchase of the print ebook contains a loose booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Virtual fact has lengthy been the area of researchers and builders with entry to really good and proprietary instruments. With the looks of the Oculus Rift VR headset, the sport has replaced. utilizing commonplace programming instruments and the intuitive Oculus SDKs, you could convey robust immersive video games, simulations, and different digital reports that at last nail the sensation of being in the midst of the action.

Oculus Rift in Action teaches you ways to create 3D video games and different digital truth reports for the Oculus Rift. you will discover the Rift via examples of actual purposes utilizing the Oculus SDK and either the Oculus C API and the cohesion 3D images engine. alongside the best way, you will get sensible suggestions on find out how to use the Rift's sensors to supply fluid VR experiences.

Experience with C++, C#, or one other OO language is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Creating immersive VR
  • Integrating the Rift with the solidarity 3D SDK
  • Implementing the maths of 3D
  • Avoiding motion-sickness triggers

About the Authors

Brad Davis is an lively VR developer who continues an exceptional set of instance Rift purposes on Github. Karen Bryla is a contract developer and author. Alex Benton is a lecturer in 3D snap shots on the collage of Cambridge and a software program engineer at Google.

Table of Contents

  1. Meet the Oculus Rift
  2. PART 2 utilizing THE OCULUS C API
  3. Creating your first Rift interactions
  4. Pulling facts out of the Rift: operating with the pinnacle tracker
  5. Sending output to the Rift: operating with the display
  6. Putting all of it jointly: integrating head monitoring and 3D rendering
  7. Performance and quality
  8. PART three utilizing UNITY
  9. Unity: developing purposes that run at the Rift
  10. Unity: tailoring your program for the Rift
  11. PART four THE VR consumer EXPERIENCE
  12. UI layout for VR
  13. Reducing movement disease and discomfort
  14. PART five complicated RIFT INTEGRATIONS

  15. Using the Rift with Java and Python
  16. Case learn: a VR shader editor
  17. Augmenting digital reality

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Newsweek (28 November 2014)

Newsweek journal: America’s well-regarded newsmagazine is savvy, incisive, and scintillating. With its finished assurance of nationwide and overseas affairs, newsmakers, politics, company, economics, technological know-how, know-how, healthiness, arts, leisure and society, Newsweek is your one-stop details resource. Thought-provoking essays and compelling columns like Periscope, Cyberscope, views and Newsmakers research occasions and positioned them into an enticing standpoint.

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Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines

This textbook is a set of technical papers that have been provided on the 10th foreign Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines held September 8-11, 2003 at Duke college in Durham, North Carolina. The papers characterize the newest in cutting-edge learn within the components of aeroacoustics, aerothermodynamics, computational equipment, experimental checking out regarding stream instabilities, flutter, compelled reaction, multistage, and rotor-stator results for turbomachinery.

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Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

By Joseph Schmuller

Take the secret out of statistical phrases and positioned Excel to work!

If you want to create and interpret information in enterprise or school room settings, this easy-to-use advisor is simply what you wish. It exhibits you ways to exploit Excel's robust instruments for statistical research, whether you have by no means taken a direction in facts. examine the which means of phrases like suggest and median, margin of mistakes, commonplace deviation, and diversifications, and observe the right way to interpret the information of daily life. you are going to discover ways to use Excel formulation, charts, PivotTables, and different instruments to make experience of every little thing from activities stats to clinical correlations.

  • Statistics have a name for being hard and math-intensive; this pleasant advisor makes statistical research with Excel effortless to understand
  • Explains how one can use Excel to crunch numbers and interpret the information of daily life: revenues figures, playing odds, activities stats, a grading curve, and lots more and plenty more
  • Covers formulation and services, charts and PivotTables, samples and general distributions, percentages and comparable distributions, traits, and correlations
  • Clarifies statistical phrases comparable to median vs. suggest, margin of errors, average deviation, correlations, and permutations

Statistical research with Excel For Dummies, third Edition is helping you're making feel of records and use Excel's statistical research instruments on your day-by-day life.

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