Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

By Douglas Rushkoff

Humans spent the 20th century keen about the long run. We created applied sciences that may aid attach us quicker, assemble information, map the planet, and assemble wisdom. We strove for an immediate community the place time and house may be compressed. good, the future's arrived. we are living in a continuing now enabled via Twitter, electronic mail, and a so-called real-time technological shift. but this "now" is an elusive target that we will be able to by no means particularly succeed in. And the dissonance among our electronic selves and our analog our bodies has thrown us right into a new kingdom of hysteria: current surprise.

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Office 2013 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource

By John Walkenbach, Michael Alexander, Faithe Wempen

The better of the easiest from our Excel, note, entry, and PowerPoint Bibles!

Learn the sought-after beneficial properties of the center functions from the workplace 2013 suite. This Office 2013 Bible positive aspects the best-of-the-best content material from the Excel 2013 Bible, through "Mr. Spreadsheet" John Walkenbach; the notice 2013 Bible, by means of place of work specialist Lisa A. Bucki; the PowerPoint 2013 Bible, by way of MOS grasp teacher and PowerPoint specialist Faithe Wempen; and the entry 2013 Bible from Microsoft qualified software Developer Michael Alexander and workplace and entry professional Dick Kusleika.

This significant source additionally covers Outlook, writer, OneNote, SkyDrive, and different very important beneficial properties within the place of work 2013 suite. which will quick and successfully use place of work 2013, begin within the specialists' nook with this must-have book.

  • Gives you the best-of-the-best content material on workplace 2013 from the best specialists, authors, and participants to our Excel, notice, PowerPoint, and entry Bibles
  • Includes content material from John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet"; note and place of work specialist Lisa A. Bucki; MOS grasp teacher and PowerPoint professional Faithe Wempen; Microsoft qualified program Developer Michael Alexander; and place of work and entry specialist Dick Kusleika
  • Takes you past growing uncomplicated textual content records, spreadsheets, and shows that can assist you use a number of place of work purposes straight away to complete serious company tasks
  • Also covers writer, OneNote, SkyDrive, the Cloud, and different key good points and themes for workplace 2013

Get the easiest of 4 place of work 2013 books in a single with this power-packed reference!

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MediaWiki (Wikipedia and Beyond)

By Daniel J. Barrett

"A strong e-book! it is a great assessment of wiki modifying and management, with tips to convenient extensions and extra on-line documentation."-Brion Vibber, leader Technical Officer, Wikimedia beginning

"This e-book is full of sensible wisdom in accordance with event. it is not simply spouting a few celebration line."-Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki

MediaWiki is the world's most well-liked wiki platform, the software program that runs Wikipedia and hundreds of thousands of different web content. although it seems that uncomplicated to take advantage of before everything look, MediaWiki has terribly strong and deep functions for dealing with and organizing wisdom. In company environments, MediaWiki can remodel the best way groups write and collaborate.

This accomplished ebook covers MediaWiki's wealthy (and occasionally sophisticated) good points, assisting you turn into a wiki specialist very quickly. you will learn the way to:

  • Find your means round by means of potent looking and browsing
  • Create and edit articles, different types, and consumer preferences
  • Use complex good points for authors, similar to templates, dynamic lists, logical parser capabilities, and RSS, to arrange and hold huge numbers of articles
  • Install and run your individual wiki, and configure its glance and behavior
  • Develop customized wiki positive aspects, known as extensions, with the personal home page programming language and MySQL database

This publication additionally offers designated suggestions for developing winning company wikis. For novices who are looking to create or paintings on collaborative, community-driven web pages with this platform, MediaWiki is the basic one-stop guide.

"I used to be a MediaWiki beginner earlier than interpreting this e-book. Now, many facets of the platform that have been murky sooner than are crystal clear."-JP Vossen, writer of O'Reilly's Bash Cookbook

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Ubuntu Unleashed (2012 Edition)

By Matthew Helmke

Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 version: masking 11.10 and 12.04 by way of Matthew Helmke
Publisher: S[am].s; 7 variation 2012 | 864 Pages | ISBN: 0672335786 | EPUB | five MB

Ubuntu Unleashed is stuffed with detailed and complex info for everybody who desires to utilize the Ubuntu Linux working approach. This re-creation has been completely revised and up to date by way of a long-time Ubuntu neighborhood chief to mirror the fascinating new Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric Ocelot”) and the approaching Ubuntu 12.04.

Former Ubuntu discussion board administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you must learn about Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 install, configuration, productiveness, multimedia, improvement, procedure management, server operations, networking, virtualization, safety, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced strategies you won’t locate in the other book.

Helmke provides up to the moment introductions to Ubuntu’s key productiveness and net improvement instruments, programming languages, aid, and extra. You’ll locate brand-new assurance of the recent harmony computer, new NoSQL database help and Android cellular improvement instruments, and lots of different Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 concepts. no matter if you’re new to Ubuntu or already an influence consumer, you’ll flip to this e-book consistently: for brand spanking new concepts, new strategies, and new how one can do much more with Ubuntu!

Matthew Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 at the Ubuntu discussion board Council, supplying management and oversight of the Ubuntu boards, and spent years at the Ubuntu local club approval board for Europe, the center East, and Africa. He has written approximately Ubuntu for numerous magazines and internet sites, is a lead writer of The reputable Ubuntu publication. He works for The iPlant Collaborative, that is funded through the nationwide technological know-how starting place and is development cyberinfrastructure for the organic sciences to aid the transforming into use of big quantities of information and computationally in depth sorts of research.

  • Quickly set up Ubuntu, configure it, and get your working right
  • Configure and customise the recent team spirit laptop (or possible choices comparable to GNOME)
  • Get begun with multimedia and productiveness functions, together with LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux providers, clients, and software program packages
  • Administer and use Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate projects and use shell scripting
  • Provide safe distant access
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer dossier, print, e-mail, proxy, LDAP, and database prone (both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Use either Apache and substitute HTTP servers
  • Support and use virtualization
  • Use Ubuntu in cloud environments
  • Learn the fundamentals approximately well known programming languages together with Python, personal home page, and Perl, and the way to exploit Ubuntu to advance in them
  • Learn how one can start constructing Android cellular devices


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Manna: Two Visions of Humanity's Future

By Marshall Brain

Robots will quickly commence taking human jobs in locations like retail shops, quick meals eating places, development websites and transportation. the main expertise that might gasoline the transition is low-cost computing device imaginative and prescient platforms, and the variety of human jobs in danger numbers within the hundreds of thousands. greater than 1/2 the roles within the usa may be eliminated.

With half the roles eradicated by means of robots, what occurs to all of the people who find themselves out of labor? Marshall Brain's e-book Manna explores the probabilities and exhibits contrasting results, one packed with nice desire and the opposite fairly uncomfortable.

Join Marshall mind, founding father of, for a skillful step by step stroll in the course of the robot transition, the cave in of the human activity marketplace that effects and an striking examine humanity's destiny in a post-robotic global.

Then give some thought to our recommendations. Which imaginative and prescient of the long run will society decide to follow?

About the Author

Marshall mind is better often called the founding father of Marshall all started the location as a pastime in 1998 and it was once bought for $250 million through Discovery Communications in 2007.

As a well known public speaker, Marshall often seems to be on radio and television courses national. He has seemed on every little thing from The Oprah Winfrey exhibit to CNN. he's the host of nationwide Geographic's "Factory ground With Marshall Brain".

Marshall has written greater than a dozen books and a couple of well known guides.

Today Marshall is living in Cary, NC along with his spouse and 4 children.

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Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture)

By Ed Halter

Since the flip of the millennium, the net has developed from what was once only a brand new medium to a real mass medium -- with a deeper and wider cultural achieve, larger possibilities for distribution and collaboration, and extra advanced company and political realities. Mapping a loosely chronological sequence of formative arguments, advancements, and happenings, Mass Effect presents a vital consultant to figuring out the dynamic and ongoing dating among artwork and new technologies.

Mass Effect brings jointly approximately 40 contributions, together with newly commissioned essays and reprints, picture portfolios, and transcribed dialogue panels and lectures that supply insights and reflections from a variety of artists, curators, artwork historians, and bloggers. one of the issues tested are using advertisement structures for paintings perform, what paintings skill in an age of accelerating surveillance, and questions surrounding such fresh strategies as "postinternet." different contributions study and record specific works through the artists of And/Or Gallery, Cory Arcangel, DIS, Cao Fei, the novel software program team, and others.

Mass Effect relaunches a e-book sequence initiated by way of the MIT Press and the recent Museum in 1984, which produced six defining volumes for the sector of latest paintings. those new volumes will construct in this old partnership and reinvigorate the dialog round modern tradition as soon as again.

Copublished with the recent Museum of latest paintings, New York

ContributorsCory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Michael Bell-Smith, Claire Bishop, Dora Budor, Johanna Burton, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Michael Connor, Lauren Cornell, Petra Cortright, Jesse Darling, Anne de Vries, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, damage van den Dorpel, Dragan Espenschied, Rózsa Zita Farkas, Azin Feizabadi, Alexander R. Galloway, Boris Groys, Ed Halter, Alice Ming Wai Jim, strolling, Caitlin Jones, David Joselit, Dina Kafafi, John Kelsey, Alex Kitnick, Tina Kukielski, Oliver Laric, Mark Leckey, David Levine, Olia Lialina, Guthrie Lonergan, Jordan Lord, Jens Maier-Rothe, Shawn Maximo, Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy, Gene McHugh, Tom Moody, Ceci Moss, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Trevor Paglen, Seth rate, Alexander Provan, Morgan Quaintance, Domenico Quaranta, Raqs Media Collective, Alix Rule, Timur Si-Qin, Josephine Berry Slater, Paul Slocum, Rebecca Solnit, Wolfgang Staehle, Hito Steyerl, Martine Syms, Ben Vickers, Michael Wang, Tim Whidden, Anicka Yi, and Damon Zucconi

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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology (2nd Edition)

By David M. Kaplan

Excellent for professors who are looking to offer a finished set of crucial readings within the philosophy of know-how, from foundational to the leading edge, this booklet introduces scholars to some of the ways that societies, applied sciences, and environments form each other. The readings learn the character of expertise in addition to the results of applied sciences upon human wisdom, actions, societies, and environments. scholars will discover ways to get pleasure from the ways in which philosophy informs our knowing of expertise, and to determine how expertise pertains to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, desktops, technological know-how, meals, and animals

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Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

By John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley

Computer photographs: rules and perform, 3rd Edition, continues to be the main authoritative advent to the sector. the 1st version, the unique “Foley and van Dam,” helped to outline special effects and the way it can be taught. the second one variation grew to become a good extra complete source for practitioners and scholars alike. This 3rd version has been thoroughly rewritten to supply exact and updated assurance of key recommendations, algorithms, applied sciences, and functions.

The authors clarify the foundations, in addition to the maths, underlying desktop graphics–knowledge that's crucial for profitable paintings either now and sooner or later. Early chapters convey easy methods to create 2nd and 3D photos instantly, assisting experimentation. Later chapters, masking a vast variety of issues, exhibit extra subtle ways. Sections on present special effects perform express find out how to follow given rules in universal occasions, resembling how one can approximate an awesome answer on to be had undefined, or how one can signify a knowledge constitution extra successfully. issues are bolstered via routines, program­ming difficulties, and hands-on initiatives.

This revised version features
• New insurance of the rendering equation, GPU structure issues, and significance- sampling in bodily established rendering
• An emphasis on smooth ways, as in a brand new bankruptcy on chance idea to be used in Monte-Carlo rendering
• Implementations of GPU shaders, software program rendering, and graphics-intensive 3D interfaces
• 3D real-time pics platforms–their layout targets and trade-offs–including new cellular and browser systems
• Programming and debugging methods specific to snap shots improvement

The textual content and 1000s of figures are awarded in complete colour through the publication. courses are written in C++, C#, WPF, or pseudocode–whichever language is ultimate for a given instance. resource code and figures from the ebook, testbed courses, and extra content material can be to be had from the authors' web site ( or the publisher's web site ( teacher assets should be on hand from the writer. The wealth of data during this booklet makes it the basic source for a person operating in or learning any element of special effects.

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Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

If you must how you can software, operating with Python is a wonderful technique to commence. This hands-on advisor takes you thru the language a step at a time, starting with uncomplicated programming thoughts sooner than relocating directly to capabilities, recursion, facts buildings, and object-oriented layout. This moment variation and its aiding code were up to date for Python 3.

Through workouts in each one bankruptcy, you’ll try programming innovations as you examine them. imagine Python is perfect for college students on the highschool or university point, in addition to self-learners, home-schooled scholars, and pros who have to examine programming fundamentals. newbies simply getting their ft rainy will easy methods to begin with Python in a browser.

  • Start with the fundamentals, together with language syntax and semantics
  • Get a transparent definition of every programming concept
  • Learn approximately values, variables, statements, capabilities, and knowledge constructions in a logical progression
  • Discover easy methods to paintings with documents and databases
  • Understand items, tools, and object-oriented programming
  • Use debugging suggestions to mend syntax, runtime, and semantic errors
  • Explore interface layout, info constructions, and GUI-based courses via case studies

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Tribology in Sheet Rolling Technology

This booklet presents an in-depth description of the elemental tribological facets of cold and warm sheet rollings. the writer describes new advancements within the rolling tactics, the rolling oils, the rolling rolls and the structural fabrics as a result of sheet rolling expertise and their sensible functions. the writer comprises entire info on either friction and lubrication in rolling.

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