Gobbolino The Witch S Cat

Autore: Ursula Moray Williams
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858172
Grandezza: 39,34 MB
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No one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, with his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.

The Patient Will See You Now

Autore: Eric Topol
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094473
Grandezza: 19,21 MB
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"[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject."--New York Times Book Review A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of which you'll likely never see, unless they indicate further (and more invasive) tests, most of which will probably prove unnecessary (much like physicals themselves). And your bill will be astronomical. In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, shows why medicine does not have to be that way. Instead, you could use your smartphone to get rapid test results from one drop of blood, monitor your vital signs both day and night, and use an artificially intelligent algorithm to receive a diagnosis without having to see a doctor, all at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern healthcare system. The change is powered by what Topol calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press took learning out of the hands of a priestly class, the mobile internet is doing the same for medicine, giving us unprecedented control over our healthcare. With smartphones in hand, we are no longer beholden to an impersonal and paternalistic system in which "doctor knows best." Medicine has been digitized, Topol argues; now it will be democratized. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, citizen science will give rise to citizen medicine, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. Massive, open, online medicine, where diagnostics are done by Facebook-like comparisons of medical profiles, will enable real-time, real-world research on massive populations. There's no doubt the path forward will be complicated: the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine inevitably raises serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result-better, cheaper, and more human health care-will be worth it. Provocative and engrossing, The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us.

Freeswitch 1 8

Autore: Anthony Minessale II
Editore: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785888293
Grandezza: 62,47 MB
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Build a robust, high-performance telephony system with FreeSWITCH About This Book Learn how to install and configure a complete telephony system of your own, from scratch, using FreeSWITCH 1.6 Get in-depth discussions of important concepts such as dialplan, user directory, NAT handling, and the powerful FreeSWITCH event socket Discover expert tips from the FreeSWITCH experts, including the creator of FreeSWITCH—Anthony Minessale Who This Book Is For This book is for beginner-level IT professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in quickly getting a powerful telephony system up and running using FreeSWITCH. It would be good if you have some telephony experience, but it's not a must. What You Will Learn Build a complete WebRTC/SIP VoIP platform able to interconnect and process audio and video in real time Use advanced PBX features to create powerful dialplans Understand the inner workings and architecture of FreeSWITCH Real time configuration from database and webserver with mod_xml_curl Integrate browser clients into your telephony service Use scripting to go beyond the dialplan with the power and flexibility of a programming language Secure your FreeSWITCH connections with the help of effective techniques Deploy all FreeSWITCH features using best practices and expert tips Overcome frustrating NAT issues Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the all-powerful event socket Trace packets, check debug logging, ask for community and commercial help In Detail FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat-driven products, scaling from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class soft-switch. This book introduces FreeSWITCH to IT professionals who want to build their own telephony system. This book starts with a brief introduction to the latest version of FreeSWITCH. We then move on to the fundamentals and the new features added in version 1.6, showing you how to set up a basic system so you can make and receive phone calls, make calls between extensions, and utilize basic PBX functionality. Once you have a basic system in place, we'll show you how to add more and more functionalities to it. You'll learn to deploy the features on the system using unique techniques and tips to make it work better. Also, there are changes in the security-related components, which will affect the content in the book, so we will make that intact with the latest version. There are new support libraries introduced, such as SQLite, OpenSS, and more, which will make FreeSWITCH more efficient and add more functions to it. We'll cover these in the new edition to make it more appealing for you. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand every topic easily using real-world examples of FreeSWITCH tasks. This book is full of practical code so you get a gradual learning curve.

Only Death Is Real

Autore: Tom Gabriel Fischer
Editore: Bazillion Points Publishing
ISBN: 9780979616396
Grandezza: 67,48 MB
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Combines hundreds of unseen early Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photos with a vast treasure trove of artwork and memorabilia. A substantial written component by Fischer details his upbringing on the outskirts of Zurich and the hardships and triumphs he faced bringing his groundbreaking death metal bands Hellhammer and Celtic Frost to reality. In addition, the book includes an introduction by Nocturno Culto of Norwegian black metal act Darkthrone and a foreword by noted British author Joel McIver.

Burning Angels

Autore: Bear Grylls
Editore: Orion
ISBN: 1409156885
Grandezza: 76,87 MB
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A prehistoric corpse entombed within an Arctic glacier, crying tears of blood. A jungle island overrun by rabid primates - escapees from a research laboratory's Hot Zone. A massive seaplane hidden beneath a mountain, packed with a Nazi cargo of mind-blowing evil. A penniless orphan kidnapped from an African slum, holding the key to the world's survival. Four terrifying journeys. One impossible path. Only one man to attempt it. Will Jaeger. The Hunter.

Confronting Corruption

Autore: Fritz F. Heimann
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019045833X
Grandezza: 78,44 MB
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Corruption undermines nearly all key legal and developmental priorities today, including the effective functioning of democratic institutions and honest elections; environmental protection; human rights and human security; international development programs; and fair competition for globaltrade and investment. This book chronicles the global anticorruption steps taken since the movement advanced after the end of the Cold War. It provides a realistic assessment of the present state of affairs by critically evaluating what existing anticorruption programs and treaties have accomplishedand documenting their shortcomings, while developing an action agenda for the next decade. The authors argue that reformative action is imperative, and the forces of globalization and digital communication will level the playing field and erode the secrecy corruption requires. They define corruption, document its effects, discuss the initiatives that changed public perception, analyze thelessons learned, and then evaluate how to move forward with existing initiatives charting a new path with new, differentiated strategies.

Clash Of The Financial Pundits How The Media Influences Your Investment Decisions For Better Or Worse

Autore: Joshua M. Brown
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071817905
Grandezza: 12,72 MB
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Vista: 5560
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HOW TO SEPARATE THE NEWS FROM THE NOISE: WHAT EVERY INVESTOR NEEDS TO KNOW There is no shortage of financial advice these days. From cocky cable pundits to nattering news columnists to off-grid online bloggers, there are more so-called experts than ever before--and the noise can be downright deafening. This no-bull, bottom-line guide from "The Reformed Broker" Josh Brown and Yahoo Finance's Jeff Macke will help you cut through the cacophony and make the most of today's media news. It's an eye-opening crash course in separating financial facts from fiction—featuring interviews with some of the world’s most influential investors, including: JIM CRAMER (Mad Money) takes you behind the scenes of his polarizing TV program--and talks about his clash with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. HENRY BLODGET (Business Insider) shares anecdotes about tangling with Eliot Spitzer, covering the Martha Stewart trial, and launching his Business Insider site as a "marked man." BEN STEIN (Win Ben Stein's Money) reveals how he really feels about Bernanke, Bogle, Buffett, and bailouts. KAREN FINERMAN (CNBC's Fast Money) exposes the hype behind the headlines—and the "show biz" demands on television news pundits. HERB GREENBERG (TheStreet.com) explains why investors need to follow social media, where the "real" news is disseminated. BARRY RITHOLTZ (Bailout Nation) reveals his secret for "watching" financial TV. You'll also find invaluable insights from the original father of financial TV, Jim Rogers, and from James Altucher, the most shockingly honest commentator in the history of the medium. And you'll get a front-row seat for the processing and packaging of the news and learn everything you need to know about the talking heads who shape each day's narrative. Up-close. In-depth. All-true. Clash of the Financial Pundits is the one guide that will change the way you look at markets and investing forever. PRAISE FOR JOSH BROWN'S BACKSTAGE WALL STREET "Much like Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker captured the essence of 1980s institutional Wall Street, Brown's Backstage Wall Street re-creates the boiler room retail brokerage culture of the 1990s and early 2000s in vivid color." -- FORBES "Joshua Brown may be the funniest writer on finance today, but Backstage Wall Street could make you cry more than laugh. The buffoons, manipulators, and incompetents Brown parades before us are the stewards of our retirement accounts." -- BARRON'S "Run don't walk to read Brown's chronicles of deception [perpetrated by] those wonderful folks on Wall Street, who nearly bankrupted the world's financial system a few short years ago." -- DOUGLAS A. KASS, Seabreeze Partners Management, Inc.

Light Brigade

Autore: Peter J. Tomasi
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621158977
Grandezza: 31,26 MB
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Vista: 6200
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Still reeling from the horrors of World War II, Chris Stavros—an American soldier—has one goal: getting home safely to care for his son after learning his wife has died. But in the midst of battle and trying to stay alive, he finds the stakes raised, as heavenly warriors emerge from the skies—and an impossible task is given to Stavros's platoon: recover the lost Sword of God before a troop of arcane, unkillable German soldiers locate it and storm heaven's gate! These American soldiers, this "Light Brigade," will begin a supernatural crusade that will determine the fate of the world... one bullet and one soul at a time! * Written by Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, The Mighty)! * Art by Peter Snejbjerg (B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, A God Somewhere)! * Reprinting the epic adventure story in a deluxe hardcover with bonus material!

The Relate Guide To Finding Love

Autore: Barbara Bloomfield
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0091923972
Grandezza: 67,55 MB
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This easy-reading guide offers common-sense help and advice on all aspects of dating and relationships. Case histories and thought-provoking exercises combine to make this a fun and interesting read.

The Design Thinking Playbook

Autore: Michael Lewrick
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119467489
Grandezza: 10,12 MB
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A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief—and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions. This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups. Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations—and individuals—to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future.