A Unified Theory Of Cats On The Internet

Author: E.J. White
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503614034
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How cats became the undisputed mascot of the internet. The advertising slogan of the social news site Reddit is "Come for the cats. Stay for the empathy." Journalists and their readers seem to need no explanation for the line, "The internet is made of cats." Everyone understands the joke, but few know how it started. A Unified Theory of Cats on the Internet is the first book to explore the history of how the cat became the internet's best friend. Internet cats can differ in dramatic ways, from the goth cats of Twitter to the glamourpusses of Instagram to the giddy, nonsensical silliness of Nyan Cat. But they all share common traits and values. Bringing together fun anecdotes, thoughtful analyses, and hidden histories of the communities that built the internet, Elyse White shows how japonisme, punk culture, cute culture, and the battle among different communities for the soul of the internet informed the sensibility of online felines. Internet cats offer a playful—and useful—way to understand how culture shapes and is shaped by technology. Western culture has used cats for centuries as symbols of darkness, pathos, and alienation, and the communities that helped build the internet explicitly constructed themselves as outsiders, with snark and alienation at the core of their identity. Thus cats became the sine qua non of cultural literacy for the Extremely Online, not to mention an everyday medium of expression for the rest of us. Whatever direction the internet takes next, the "series of tubes" is likely to remain cat-shaped.

Quest For A Unified Theory

Author: Wolfgang Hofkirchner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113457486X
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Quest For A Unified Theory Of Information

Author: Wolfgang Hofkirchner
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9789057005312
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The Leviathan Factor

Author: Lawrence E. Burkholder
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498299954
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The Leviathan Factor tells the incredible story of how Satan, created as Lucifer the morning star, self-transformed into Leviathan, God's serpentine arch foe. When he tried to achieve immortality by tweaking creation's lowest-level laws (a sophisticated computer/automaton) he created death instead. As the serpent he reappeared in the Genesis tree of good and evil, where he seduced humans to attempt immortality apart from covenant with God. Leviathan is responsible for the false belief that we each have an inner divine spark which, when reconnected to our ego, awakens our true inherent divinity. Unfortunately he and his demonic spirits also impact our minds, bodies, and environment as psi. A few of the many markers of these demonic psi are levitation, telepathy, telekinesis, deja vu, emotional oppressions, poltergeist activities, past lives' "memories," voices and visions, near death and out-of-body experiences, and trance channeling. Many of these psi phenomena are co-factors in mind disorders such as schizophrenia or epilepsy. Manifestations in Christian circles include false tongues and "holy" laughter. The Leviathan Factor is not a healing how-to. It is the first book to place demonic evil into the context of creation's basic structures and laws.

Geriatrics And Gerontology Of The Dog And Cat

Author: Johnny D. Hoskins
Editor: W B Saunders Company
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This groundbreaking reference is the first and only comprehensive book to address the needs of older dogs and cats, providing the veterinary clinician, veterinary student, and animal health technician with health-related information that is clinically relevant and quickly retrievable in a simple format. It offers a complete and practical review of the causes, incidence, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of both common and uncommon problems associated with the aging process and acquired illness. Each chapter offers tips on the physical examination of that body system and provides quick-reference tables for guidance on diagnosis and treatment. Because of the increased health problems in aging dogs and cats and the ardent attachment of the pet owner, veterinarians need to know more about aging so they may delay or minimize the progressive deterioration of aging and improve the quality of life for geriatric dogs and cats. Discusses state-of-the-art medical and surgical therapy. Covers nutritional management that is crucial to aging dogs and cats. Reviews the most cost-effective techniques in treating aging pets. Reviews common disorders, including the cause, incidence, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of each illness. A chapter on client services includes a discussion of pet death and grief reaction. Explores the special human-animal bond that develops as the dog and cat population ages. Information has been revised and updated for accuracy. New chapter on ophthalmological considerations for the geriatric dog and cat.

Systems And Software Evolution In The Era Of The Internet

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Editor: IEEE
ISBN: 9780769511894
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Papers from a November 2001 conference discuss maintenance issues for both existing and emerging software systems. Themes include software evolution, maintenance metrics, reverse engineering, program analysis, slicing, impact analysis, and effort analysis. Other themes are software architectures, behavior of concurrent programs, UML, maintenance process assessment and improvement, distributed object systems, business models, legacy systems, and reengineering. Specific topics include software renewal process comprehension using dynamic effort estimation, cost-effective maintenance tools for proprietary languages, modeling clones evolution through time series, measuring behavioral correspondence to a timed concurrent model, and reverse engineering of the UML class diagram from C++ code in the presence of weakly typed containers. This work lacks a subject index. c. Book News Inc.

Electrical Electronics Abstracts

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Knowledge Organization

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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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Index To Legal Periodicals Books

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Yearbook Of Science And The Future

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Computers Control Information Theory

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Chi Conference Proceedings

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Datapro Master Index

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Choice

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The Connection

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