Download Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold PDF

By Charles Petzold

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws need to do with desktops? In CODE, they express us the creative methods we manage language and invent new technique of speaking with one another. and during CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to speak have pushed the technological recommendations of the prior centuries.

Using daily items and customary language structures comparable to Braille and Morse code, writer Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for somebody who’s ever puzzled in regards to the mystery internal lifetime of pcs and different clever machines.

It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently understandable story—and alongside the way in which, you’ll detect you’ve received a true context for knowing today’s international of computers, electronic media, and the net. it doesn't matter what your point of technical savvy, CODE will allure you—and maybe even wake up the technophile within.

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Download Dredge Drain Reclaim: The Art of a Nation by Johan Van Veen PDF

By Johan Van Veen

During the career of the Netherlands the Germans made it very unlikely to hold out any upkeep paintings on our beaches or any sounding, soil investiga­ tion or current-measurement paintings off the co ast, within the estuary of the Scheldt or within the channels among the Frisian Islands. The paintings ofDr. Johan van Veen, then chief of this survey, hence got here to astandstill. He then got here to me and requested me to offer him a few activity, in order that he, an indefatigable employee, may possibly proceed to have paintings, the simplest antidote opposed to the German poison, which affected in simple terms completely unemployed males. I knew his love for the heritage of our conventional dealing with of the defence opposed to the water. An all-round learn had by no means been released, for in basic occasions a guy with complete wisdom of this kind of paintings can't make time for the sort of examine, as water is our eternal enemy, which has to be stored below continuous elose statement. From Dr. van Veen's ebook will probably be elear that the Dutch demeanour of dredging, draining and reelaiming is a mixture of traditions inherited from our ancestors and utilized technological know-how to deal with smooth calls for. this practice is in our blood. A extra intimate wisdom of it's going to, i am hoping, provide a kcy to so me of the salient issues in our nationwide character.

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Download Compression Schemes for Mining Large Datasets: A Machine by M. Narasimha Murty, T. Ravindra Babu, S. V. Subrahmanya PDF

By M. Narasimha Murty, T. Ravindra Babu, S. V. Subrahmanya

This e-book addresses the demanding situations of information abstraction iteration utilizing a least variety of database scans, compressing info via novel lossy and non-lossy schemes, and conducting clustering and type without delay within the compressed area. Schemes are offered that are proven to be effective either by way of area and time, whereas at the same time delivering an identical or larger type accuracy. beneficial properties: describes a non-lossy compression scheme in line with run-length encoding of styles with binary valued good points; proposes a lossy compression scheme that acknowledges a development as a series of positive aspects and picking subsequences; examines even if the identity of prototypes and contours should be completed at the same time via lossy compression and effective clustering; discusses how one can utilize area wisdom in producing abstraction; reports optimum prototype choice utilizing genetic algorithms; indicates attainable methods of facing gigantic information difficulties utilizing multiagent structures.

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Download Best Practices Guide for High-Volume Fly Ash Concretes: by Dale P Bentz, Chira F Ferraris, Kenneth A Snyder PDF

By Dale P Bentz, Chira F Ferraris, Kenneth A Snyder

A top practices consultant is built from a synthesis of modern examine on high-volume fly ash (HVFA) concrete combos. those most sensible practices should be utilized via the concrete building to accomplish wanted homes and to make sure the (high) functionality of HVFA concrete combos in perform. As such, the file considers all facets of HVFA concrete construction, from the characterization of the beginning fabrics, via combination proportioning and curing suggestions to accomplish wanted houses, to the in-place early-age and long term functionality of the concrete in its clean and hardened states. either mechanical and shipping homes are thought of intimately. point of view is verified in line with a short overview of present practices being hired nationally. each one topical part is concluded with a practice-based set of innovations for the layout and building neighborhood. The record is meant to function a necessary source to those groups, supplying either a learn precis and a advisor to functional steps that may be taken to accomplish the optimal functionality of those sustainable concrete combinations.

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Download Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First PDF

Because the flip of the millennium, the net has advanced from what used to be in simple terms a brand new medium to a real "mass" medium -- with a deeper and wider cultural achieve, better 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 an important consultant to figuring out the dynamic and ongoing courting among paintings and new technologies.

Mass Effect brings jointly approximately 40 contributions, together with newly commissioned essays and reprints, photo portfolios, and transcribed dialogue panels and lectures that provide insights and reflections from quite a lot of artists, curators, artwork historians, and bloggers. one of the themes tested are using advertisement structures for artwork perform, what paintings capacity in an age of accelerating surveillance, and questions surrounding such fresh recommendations as "postinternet." different contributions learn and rfile specific works by way of the artists of And/Or Gallery, Cory Arcangel, DIS, Cao Fei, the novel software program workforce, and others.

Mass Effect relaunches a booklet sequence initiated via the MIT Press and the hot Museum in 1984, which produced six defining volumes for the sector of latest paintings. those new volumes will construct in this historical partnership and reinvigorate the dialog round modern tradition as soon as again.

Copublished with the hot Museum of up to date paintings, New York

Full record of contributors:
Cory 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, walking, 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 fee, 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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Download Flask Web Development: Developing Web Applications with by Miguel Grinberg PDF

By Miguel Grinberg

Take complete artistic keep an eye on of your net purposes with Flask, the Python-based microframework. With this hands-on ebook, you'll research Flask from the floor up through constructing an entire social running a blog program step by step. writer Miguel Grinberg walks you thru the framework's middle performance, and indicates you ways to increase functions with complex net suggestions corresponding to database migration and net provider communication.

Rather than impose improvement instructions as different frameworks do, Flask leaves the enterprise of extensions as much as you. when you have Python event, this booklet indicates you ways to exploit that artistic freedom.
* examine Flask's simple program constitution and write an instance app
* paintings with must-have components—templates, databases, internet types, and electronic mail support
* Use programs and modules to constitution a wide program that scales
* enforce consumer authentication, roles, and profiles
* construct a running a blog characteristic by means of reusing templates, paginating merchandise lists, and dealing with wealthy text
* Use a Flask-based RESTful API to reveal app performance to smartphones, capsules, and different third-party clients
* the best way to run unit assessments and increase program performance
* discover strategies for deploying your internet app to a creation server

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Download Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman PDF

By Jonathan Waldman

It's been known as "the nice destroyer" and "the evil." The Pentagon refers to it as "the pervasive menace." It destroys autos, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks condo fires, and approximately introduced down the Statue of Liberty. Rust bills the USA greater than $400 billion consistent with year—more than all different average mess ups combined.
In an exhilarating drama of guy as opposed to nature, journalist Jonathan Waldman travels from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to satisfy the colourful and infrequently reclusive those who are battling our mightiest and unlikeliest enemy. He sneaks into an deserted steelworks with a courageous artist, after which he approximately will get kicked out of Ball Corporation's Can tuition. around the Arctic, he follows a major high-tech robotic that hunts for rust within the Alaska pipeline. On a Florida movie set he meets the safeguard Department's rust ambassador, who finds that the navy's no 1 foe isn't a overseas nation yet oxidation itself. At domestic Depot's mom send in Atlanta, he hunts unsuccessfully for rust items with the store's rust-products buyer—and then tracks down a few snake-oil salesmen whose potions should not on the market on the Rust shop. alongside the way in which, Waldman encounters flying pigs, Trekkies, decapitations, exploding Coke cans, rust boogers, and nerdy superheroes.

The result's a clean and sometimes humorous account of an neglected engineering exercise that's as compelling because it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the trendy international. Rust impacts every thing from the layout of our foreign money to the composition of our faucet water, and it'll ensure the legacy we depart on the planet. This exploration of corrosion, and the very good lengths we visit struggle it, is narrative nonfiction at its very best—a interesting and significant topic, introduced with power and wit.

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