The Software Of The Universe

Author: Mauro Dorato
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754639947
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The Software of the Universe introduces the history and philosophy of the concept of Laws of Nature addressing both philosophers and scientists with an interest in the methodological and philosophical issues raised by their disciplines. The book reconstructs the main stages of the historical development of the idea of laws of nature and claims that an explanation of the mysterious effectiveness of mathematics in the description of the empirical world is also a key to understand the nature of laws and their function in our knowledge.This book is a clear and well-written guide to the philosophy of laws of nature and offers a critical survey of the main positions debated in the current literature on the nature of laws of nature.

Mirror Worlds

Author: David Gelernter
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344851
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Technology doesn't flow smoothly; it's the big surprises that matter, and Yale computer expert David Gelernter sees one such giant leap right on the horizon. Today's small scale software programs are about to be joined by vast public software works that will revolutionize computing and transform society as a whole. One such vast program is the "Mirror World." Imagine looking at your computer screen and seeing reality--an image of your city, for instance, complete with moving traffic patterns, or a picture that sketches the state of an entire far-flung corporation at this second. These representations are called Mirror Worlds, and according to Gelernter they will soon be available to everyone. Mirror Worlds are high-tech voodoo dolls: by interacting with the images, you interact with reality. Indeed, Mirror Worlds will revolutionize the use of computers, transforming them from (mere) handy tools to crystal balls which will allow us to see the world more vividly and see into it more deeply. Reality will be replaced gradually, piece-by-piece, by a software imitation; we will live inside the imitation; and the surprising thing is--this will be a great humanistic advance. We gain control over our world, plus a huge new measure of insight and vision. In this fascinating book--part speculation, part explanation--Gelernter takes us on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. Mirror Worlds, he contends, will allow us to explore the world in unprecedented depth and detail without ever changing out of our pajamas. A hospital administrator might wander through an entire medical complex via a desktop computer. Any citizen might explore the performance of the local schools, chat electronically with teachers and other Mirror World visitors, plant software agents to report back on interesting topics; decide to run for the local school board, hire a campaign manager, and conduct the better part of the campaign itself--all by interacting with the Mirror World. Gelernter doesn't just speculate about how this amazing new software will be used--he shows us how it will be made, explaining carefully and in detail how to build a Mirror World using technology already available. We learn about "disembodied machines," "trellises," "ensembles," and other computer components which sound obscure, but which Gelernter explains using familiar metaphors and terms. (He tells us that a Mirror World is a microcosm just like a Japanese garden or a Gothic cathedral, and that a computer program is translated by the computer in the same way a symphony is translated by a violinist into music.) Mirror Worlds offers a lucid and humanistic account of the coming software revolution, told by a computer scientist at the cutting edge of his field.

The Computing Universe

Author: Tony Hey
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521766451
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This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. It introduces a fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world, and will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.

Portals To The Universe

Author: National Research Council
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309107342
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The astronomy science centers established by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to serve as the interfaces between astronomy missions and the community of scientists who utilize the data have been enormously successful in enabling space-based astronomy missions to achieve their scientific potential. These centers have transformed the conduct of much of astronomical research, established a new paradigm for the use of large astronomical facilities, and advanced the science far beyond what would have been possible without them. Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers explains in detail the findings of this report.

Extreme Programming And Agile Methods Xp Agile Universe 2002

Author: Don Wells
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3540456724
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The second XP Universe and ?rst Agile Universe brought together many p- ple interested in building software in a new way. Held in Chicago, August 4–7, 2002 it attracted software experts, educators, and developers. Unlike most c- ferences the venue was very dynamic. Many activities were not even well de?ned in advance. All discussions were encouraged to be spontaneous. Even so, there were some written words available and you are holding all of them now. We have collected as much material as possible together into this small volume. It is just the tip of the iceberg of course. A reminder to us of what we learned, the people we met, and the ideas we expressed. The conference papers, including research and experience papers, are rep- duced in these proceedings. Forty-one (41) papers were submitted. Each subm- ted paper received three reviews by program committee members. The program committee consisted of 40 members. Papers submitted by program committee members were refereed separately. This ensured that reviewers could provide an honest feedback not seen by the paper submitters. In many cases, the program committee shepherded authors to signi?cantly improve their initial submission prior to completing the version contained in these proceedings. In the end, the program committee chose 25 papers for publication (60% acceptance).

The Many Scales In The Universe

Author: J.C. Toro Iniesta
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402045263
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All branches of astrophysics are encompassed in this book, from the largest scales and cosmology to the solar system and the Sun, through the galaxies and the stars, including a section on astronomical instrumentation. Experts from across the world ‘speak’ in a single book about the most recent, exciting results from their fields. A CD-ROM accompanies the book opening a panorama of astrophysics today.

A History Of The Universe

Author: Henry Kong M. D.
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595860222
File Size: 60,12 MB
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Take a mind blowing journey beyond the furthest stars, from the Big Bang to the end of time. Witness the evolution of complexity, from organic chemistry to the Dinosaurs. Probe the deepest recesses of the human mind in search consciousness itself. It's all here in this dazzling first volume of Henry Kong's history of the Universe.

Extreme Programming And Agile Methods Xp Agile Universe 2003

Author: Frank Maurer
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540406624
File Size: 18,14 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the XP / Agile Universe 2003 Conference held in New Orleans, LA, USA in August 2003. The 17 revised full papers presented together with abstracts or papers from an educator symposium and workshop summaries were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on becoming agile, agile methods and processes, agile testing, and tool support for agile teams.

Asperger Syndrome The Universe And Everything

Author: Kenneth Hall
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781853029301
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Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of eight. Here he describes some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way.

Software Codes Of Reality Life And Languages

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This book can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. I started writing this topic on an experimental basis in UkResident com around 2005. There were a lot of unconnected strings of thoughts in my mind, which did connect to an idea that there is some kind of inner code links that exist behind our physical reality. Moreover, I had been making solitary researches and observations on the codes in languages, right since my childhood. This also seemed to connect heavily with the physical world. If fact, in my book: March of the Evil Empires; English versus the Feudal Languages I did hint at this connection in the last chapter. Later my thought processes went on to connect even to an idea that human body and life processes were all connected to some codes. In later years, I was to observe the efficacy of homeopathy, which I discerned as the medical side of this understanding. For, I had more or less predicted in my mind that if the human body was controlled and designed by a software code, then there should be a medical system that can rectify human body errors through a software approach. I am making my earlier writings into a book. This is that book. However, this book is not the final word on the subject. For, a few years back I was to write my first serious book on the subject of the codes of Reality: Codes of Reality! What is Language? However, if you were to go through this book, which you are now reading, you will see the route through which my thought process developed. These writings are no longer visible in UkResident site, for it changed direction and became an immigration site with business interests in filling Britain with immigrants. I feel that the management has changed. Not sure. However, these writings have been reposted in my own Ved’s Writings Pages. Yet, over the years, many persons have read my writings from both sites. No one has cared to comment on them or even to expand the ideas. Currently I do get a feeling that at least some persons have endeavoured to write these ideas as their own. Of this also, I am not sure. It is just a gut feeling that I get when I do some online searches. Yet, it is possible that others also may have come up with these ideas on their own. The only issue is that my thought process developed by seeing the differing ways in which the codes in the different kinds of languages reacted with the reality codes. For this my understandings on feudal language codes versus the codes in English was required. Currently my information on this theme is much more developed. I have done experiments and have had observations that do confirm that human mind can connect to other minds. That there is something of the extraordinary and powerful in sexual exhilaration. That not only sexual energy, but even such things as addictions and such, are connected to powerful value changes in certain life software codes. That just by means of achieving corrections or changes to these values, human energy levels can be increased. It is quite possible to use mind to stimulate sexual desire in others. Or at least make them feel that an attempt at seduction by means of mental code work is being done.

Linux Command Line And Shell Scripting Bible

Author: Richard Blum
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118984196
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Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow withautomation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is youressential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundantexamples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphicalinterface and communicate directly with your computer, saving timeand expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirtypages of new functional examples that are fully updated to alignwith the latest Linux features. Beginning with command linefundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you thepractical application of commands in automating frequentlyperformed functions. This guide includes useful tutorials, and adesk reference value of numerous examples. The Linux command line allows you to type specific shellcommands directly into the system to manipulate files and querysystem resources. Command line statements can be combined intoshort programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing inpopularity due to its usefulness in automation. This book is acomplete guide providing detailed instruction and expert adviceworking within this aspect of Linux. Write simple script utilities to automate tasks Understand the shell, and create shell scripts Produce database, e-mail, and web scripts Study scripting examples ranging from basic to advanced Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this bookcontains information that every Linux user should know. Why notlearn to use the system to its utmost capability? Linux is a robustsystem with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line andShell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities.

The Anthology At The End Of The Universe

Author: Glenn Yeffeth
Editor: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1932100563
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A selection of essays dealing with every aspect of one of the most beloved science fiction series of all time contains work from some of the genre's greats, including Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, and Lawrence Watt-Evans, and covers topics as varied as Vogon poetry to the idea of the Internet becoming a real-life Guide. Original.

Universe S Intelligent Design Via Evolution Uide

Author: Thomas Edward Fairbairn
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 0805976841
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"The WIT Particle is a roadmap to Newton's Universe's Ether Sea construction and operation ... UIDE teaches about EArthmen connected through super Internet-like networks to better understand the universe and its eternal existence."--Page 4 of cover.

Dying Death And Grief In An Online Universe

Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107338
File Size: 75,90 MB
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"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research

Ordaining Reality In Brief

Author: Joseph E. Donlan
Editor: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 159942892X
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Many people believe in the Power of Positive Thinking, but no one had succeeded in credibly explaining how mere thoughts can tangibly influence future occurrences. To explain the connection, Joseph Donlan presented highly plausible theories in two preceding books. Each of these books presents a new paradigm of nature and couples it with a convincing explanation of how our right brain hemispheres have a unique ability to tap into the hidden domain of the metaphysical. This final book in the series also supports these premises; however, it does so at a higher, more condensed level so that readers with no background in science can gain enough information to appreciate the divergent worlds of physics and metaphysics and gain a view of nature that undeniably links mind to matter.

Census Cd Rom And You

Author: Neil Tillman
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Rod S Room A New Earth And A New Universe

Author: Rodney Bartlett
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469122502
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This book is made up of short articles, poems and stories that speculate on the future and seek to combine science with medicine and ideas which have always been regarded as belonging to religion or science fiction. The four short articles at the start (Gates>STARGATE, How to Create Universes, Building Doctor Who's TARDIS and Darwin's Evolution Unifies Universe) give the reader a condensed view of the conclusions my reading and thinking led me to. They seem to help explain points in each other. After these four are written the steps taken since 1999 to arrive at my conclusions.

Tremors In The Universe

Author: Robert Lyman Baittie
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452520151
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It’s funny how life has a way of changing people. It definitely changed me. I was tooling along day after day, set in my ways, looking at life like a racehorse wearing blinders, oblivious to seeing the world any other way than I knew how, because I ultimately had fashioned my vision of it. I fit myself with the glasses I wore, and I wrote the prescription for the lenses with my attitude, faith, and beliefs. But I got lucky. Parkinson’s came along, slapped me upside the head, and knocked my spectacles off of my face. And luckier still, while my glasses were on the ground I inadvertently stepped on them and crushed them into a million pieces. I was blind. I was forced to extend my hands out in front of me to rediscover my world all over again. Taking baby steps with fear in my heart that I would bang my head into a wall. But you know what happened? A miraculous thing took place. My memory of where the important things in my life were took over, and what I valued and needed the most magically appeared for me. Love, friendship, compassion, spirit and purpose. My appreciation for what was at my fingertips was heightened as well. I suddenly discovered a comforting realization that I could continue to succeed in life with less. Less envy, less anger, less anxiety, less fear of old age and death. It was liberating. I was given Parkinson’s disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinson’s disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking. Another way of living.

The Farthest Things In The Universe

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521469319
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This book, first published in 1994, examines the excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects.

Extreme Programming And Agile Methods Xp Agile Universe 2004

Author: Carmen Zannier
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354022839X
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th Conference on Extreme Programming and Agile Methods, XP/Agile Universe 2004, held in Calgary, Canada in August 2004. The 18 revised full papers presented together with summaries of workshops, panels, and tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on testing and integration, managing requirements and usability, pair programming, foundations of agility, process adaptation, and educational issues.