Babbage’s Calculating Engines: Being a Collection of Papers by Charles Babbage

By Charles Babbage

The recognized and prolific nineteenth-century mathematician, engineer and inventor Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was once an early pioneer of computing. He deliberate numerous calculating machines, yet none used to be inbuilt his lifetime. On his loss of life his youngest son, Henry P. Babbage, used to be charged with the duty of finishing an unfinished quantity of papers at the machines, which used to be eventually released in 1889 and is reissued the following. The papers, through a number of authors, have been accumulated from journals together with The Philosophical journal, The Edinburgh assessment and medical Memoirs. They relate to the development and power program of Charles Babbage's calculating engines, significantly the adaptation Engine and the extra advanced Analytical Engine, which was once to be programmed utilizing punched playing cards. The publication additionally contains correspondence with individuals of clinical societies, in addition to court cases, catalogues and drawings. integrated is an entire catalogue of the drawings of the Analytical Engine.

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Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World by Nathan Eagle, Kate Greene

By Nathan Eagle, Kate Greene

Fact Mining, Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene lower in the course of the hype and the headlines to discover the optimistic power of huge facts, exhibiting the ways that the research of huge facts (“Reality Mining”) can be utilized to enhance human platforms as assorted as political polling and ailment monitoring, whereas contemplating consumer privacy.

Eagle, a well-known professional within the box, and Greene, an skilled know-how journalist, describe fact Mining at 5 various degrees: the person, the local and association, town, the state, and the area. for every point, they first supply a nontechnical rationalization of information assortment equipment after which describe purposes and platforms which have been or will be equipped. those comprise a cellular app that is helping people who smoke give up smoking; a office “knowledge system”; using GPS, wireless, and cellphone facts to regulate and are expecting site visitors flows; and the research of social media to trace the unfold of affliction. Eagle and Greene argue that enormous info, used respectfully and responsibly, may help humans dwell larger, fitter, and happier lives.

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Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve by Mark Milian

By Mark Milian

Via his tremendous foresight and technological mastery, Steve Jobs touched billions of people's lives all over the world over a number of many years. He attracted a cult-like following that covered as much as purchase the pcs and instruments produced via Apple Inc. through the years, humans found the email deal with of Jobs and took to frequently sending him messages. That he frequently answered used to be as strange as his management sort and his procedures for crafting hit products.

Mark Milian, a expertise author for CNN, has reviewed greater than 100 of those e-mails, compiled from these published by means of enthusiasts to blogs and on-line message forums. a few never-before-published e-mails from Jobs have been shared solely for this publication. As an entire, those correspondences supply a behind-the-scenes and inside-the-mind account of Jobs' ultimate and such a lot positive years. in this time, he again to Apple and led the beleaguered machine maker from the threshold of financial ruin to changing into the main invaluable know-how corporation on the planet, whereas additionally handling Pixar Animation Studios, an cutting edge construction corporation that rocketed the Walt Disney corporation right into a new period of family members films.

This e-book is predicated on interviews with a number of the shoppers and fanatics Jobs communicated with. those stories show the intricacies of ways Jobs portrayed himself as likable and obtainable via direct interplay with enthusiasts. He dealt with customer-service inquiries himself and punctiliously published tricks approximately upcoming Apple items, making certain headlines on blogs. although, a few of these letters, whilst analyzed, supply a glimpse into his "reality distortion field," during which he lobs insults, bends the reality and makes use of misdirection as a way to manage somebody at the receiving finish. This publication has been self-published in electronic shape, and isn't linked to or counseled by way of CNN.

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Vulnerability in Technological Cultures: New Directions in by Anique Hommels, Jessica Mesman, Wiebe E. Bijker

By Anique Hommels, Jessica Mesman, Wiebe E. Bijker

Overview

Novel applied sciences and medical developments supply not just possibilities yet dangers. Technological platforms are liable to human blunders and technical malfunctioning that experience far-reaching effects: one flipped swap could cause a cascading energy failure throughout a networked electrical grid. but, as soon as addressed, vulnerability followed through coping mechanisms might yield a extra versatile and resilient society. This e-book investigates vulnerability, in either its destructive and gains, in technological cultures. The members argue that viewing hazard by way of vulnerability deals a unique method of knowing the dangers and merits of technology and know-how. Such an procedure broadens traditional possibility research through connecting to problems with justice, team spirit, and livelihood, and allowing comparisons among the worldwide north and south.

The e-book explores case reports that variety from agricultural practices in India to neonatal extensive care medication in Western hospitals; those situations, spanning the problems addressed within the ebook, illustrate what vulnerability is and does. The publication deals conceptual frameworks for empirical description and research of vulnerability that elucidate its ambiguity, context dependence, and developed nature. eventually, the ebook addresses the results of those analyses for the governance of vulnerability, providing a extra reflexive approach of facing vulnerability in technological cultures.

Contributors

Marjolein van Asselt, Martin Boeckhout, Wiebe Bijker, Tessa Fox, Stephen Healy, Anique Hommels, Sheila Jasanoff,
Jozef Keulartz, Jessica Mesman, Ger Palmboom, C. Shambu Prasad, Julia Quartz, Johan M. Sanne, Maartje Schermer,
Teesta Setelvad, Esha Shah, Andy Stirling, Imrat Verhoeven, Esther Versluis, Shiv Visvanathan, Gerard de Vries, Ger Wackers, Dick Willems

Note

Parts integrated within the PDF: desk of contents, Ch 1, five, 6, eight, eleven, 14, 15, References.

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iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

By Tom Negrino

Tom Negrino, "iCloud: visible QuickStart Guide"
English | ISBN: 032181410X | 2012 | writer: Peachpit Press | PDF | 192 pages | 39 MB

Learn find out how to use Apple's iCloud provider to percentage your content material throughout your entire Apple units. This imperative advisor to Apple's iCloud carrier walks readers easy methods to proportion their iTunes songs, photographs, books, apps, records, e-mail, contacts, and calendars throughout their laptop, Mac, and iOS units. Readers will find out how to create files in iWork apps--Pages, Keynote, and Numbers--and edit them on any gadget, with iCloud protecting the documents modern. Readers also will the best way to again up very important details through the cloud.

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Properties of Silicon Germanium and SiGe: Carbon by Kasper, Erich; Lyutovich, Klara(eds.)

By Kasper, Erich; Lyutovich, Klara(eds.)

The economic relevance of SiGe has elevated dramatically within the previous couple of years with the manufacture of heterojunction bipolar circuits for the industrial instant and datacomms markets by way of IBM and TEMIC, with over 20 businesses making plans manufacture within the close to destiny. significant excessive expertise businesses see the improvement and use of SiGe as a massive a part of their approach, in order that there's a powerful impetus to enhance its characterization and exploitation. This liberally illustrated and entirely listed quantity distils in a homogeneous, dependent manner the services of a few forty invited authors to comprehensively evaluate the full diversity of homes in addition to SiGe:C, self-assembled nanostructures, quantum results and gadget tendencies.

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Firm Objectives, Controls and Organization: The Use of by Gunnar Eliasson (auth.)

By Gunnar Eliasson (auth.)

The real association and use of data platforms in American, eu and eastern organizations are investigated and in comparison with theoretical conclusions. eventually, following the experimental evolution of the knowledge items over the last 20 years, the implications provided point out that details and communique companies at the moment are beginning to provide the type of enterprise details platforms expected via the analysis.
The transformation of commercial details structures expertise could be within the Chronicle, that's supplied on diskette and which covers the advance of recent IT and telecommunications industries. the information are prepared to permit researchers to reconfigure the information in keeping with their very own needs.

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Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and by Norbert Wiener

By Norbert Wiener

Acclaimed one of many "seminal books... similar in final value to...
Galileo or Malthus or Rousseau or Mill", Cybernetics used to be judged via twenty-seven historians,
economists, educators, and philosophers to be a kind of books released in the course of the "past 4 decades," that may have a considerable effect on public inspiration and motion within the years ahead." --
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