The Philosophy of Computer Games: 7 (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology)

Computer video games became a huge cultural and fiscal strength, and a subject matter of in depth educational curiosity. Up earlier, besides the fact that, desktop video games have obtained rather little awareness from philosophy. looking to therapy this, the current number of newly written papers via philosophers and media researchers addresses a variety of philosophical questions concerning 3 problems with an important

importance for knowing the phenomenon of desktop video games: the character of gameplay and participant event, the ethical evaluability of participant and avatar activities, and the truth prestige of the gaming setting. by way of doing so, the e-book goals to set up the philosophy of machine video games as a tremendous strand of machine video games study, and as a separate box of philosophical inquiry.

The publication is needed studying for an individual with an educational or specialist curiosity in desktop video games, and also will be of price to readers concerned about the philosophical matters raised by means of modern electronic culture.

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Monitoring Volcanoes in the North Pacific: Observations from Space (Springer Praxis Books)

This ebook is a visible studying event as recorded on satellite tv for pc photographs of volcanic eruptions and a handbook describing the way it is used for operational satellite tv for pc tracking. The atlas indicates examples of the biggest eruptions world wide. The booklet fills a big hole within the technological know-how of volcano distant sensing. A CD-ROM is incorporated containing all of the pictures and an linked web site with a purpose to be on a regular basis up to date, exhibiting effects from new and present eruptions.

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Ubuntu Unleashed (2012 Edition)

By Matthew Helmke

Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 version: overlaying 11.10 and 12.04 by means of Matthew Helmke
Publisher: S[am].s; 7 variation 2012 | 864 Pages | ISBN: 0672335786 | EPUB | five MB

Ubuntu Unleashed is stuffed with designated and complex info for everybody who desires to utilize the Ubuntu Linux working process. This re-creation has been completely revised and up-to-date through a long-time Ubuntu group chief to mirror the interesting new Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric Ocelot”) and the drawing close Ubuntu 12.04.

Former Ubuntu discussion board administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you want to find out about Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 set up, configuration, productiveness, multimedia, improvement, procedure management, server operations, networking, virtualization, protection, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced options you won’t locate in the other book.

Helmke offers up to the moment introductions to Ubuntu’s key productiveness and net improvement instruments, programming languages, help, and extra. You’ll locate brand-new assurance of the recent harmony machine, new NoSQL database aid and Android cellular improvement instruments, and plenty of different Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 recommendations. even if you’re new to Ubuntu or already an influence consumer, you’ll flip to this publication continuously: for brand new recommendations, new strategies, and new how one can do much more with Ubuntu!

Matthew Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 at the Ubuntu discussion board Council, delivering management and oversight of the Ubuntu boards, and spent years at the Ubuntu nearby club approval board for Europe, the center East, and Africa. He has written approximately Ubuntu for numerous magazines and internet sites, is a lead writer of The reputable Ubuntu e-book. He works for The iPlant Collaborative, that is funded by way of the nationwide technological know-how origin and is construction cyberinfrastructure for the organic sciences to help the becoming use of huge quantities of information and computationally in depth kinds of research.

  • Quickly set up Ubuntu, configure it, and get your working right
  • Configure and customise the hot harmony machine (or choices reminiscent of GNOME)
  • Get began with multimedia and productiveness functions, together with LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux companies, clients, and software program packages
  • Administer and use Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate initiatives and use shell scripting
  • Provide safe distant access
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer dossier, print, e mail, proxy, LDAP, and database companies (both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Use either Apache and replacement HTTP servers
  • Support and use virtualization
  • Use Ubuntu in cloud environments
  • Learn the fundamentals approximately well known programming languages together with Python, personal home page, and Perl, and the way to exploit Ubuntu to boost in them
  • Learn how you can start constructing Android cellular devices

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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques

Learn to shoot professional-quality HD pictures together with your DSLR Camera

The DSLR Filmmaker's guide, second Edition is the specialist consultant to getting expert movie-making effects with an HD video-enabled DSLR digital camera. absolutely up-to-date to mirror the most recent know-how, this up-to-date variation offers assistance towards most sensible practices and methods that maximize effects. capturing HD video with a DSLR has many merits — and likewise a couple of tough drawbacks — yet this consultant promises the perception and coaching you must conquer those demanding situations as you research what to expect, how one can paintings round it, and the way to mend imperfections in post-production. Award profitable autonomous filmmaker Barry Andersson walks you thru the capturing approach and exhibits you what to do prior to, in the course of, and after filming to make sure top of the range results.

Most of ultra-modern DSLRs have the ability to shoot HD video. This, mixed with tremendous low-light features, shallow intensity of box, and comparatively low cost element make those cameras a very beautiful access element for would-be self sustaining filmmakers. This ebook exhibits you the way to take advantage of your DSLR's functions to supply attractive movie, with step by step specialist instruction.

  • Understand the constraints of DSLR video
  • Learn what to plot for before filming begins
  • Exploit HD features to maximise the film's visuals
  • Produce professional-level, film-quality footage

With thorough causes and professional guideline, The DSLR Filmmaker's guide, second Edition is the educational you must begin taking pictures appealing HD footage.

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Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete seems to be on the stunning phenomenon of ideal remembering within the electronic age, and divulges why we needs to reintroduce our capability to omit. electronic know-how empowers us as by no means earlier than, but it has unexpected results in addition. in all probability humiliating content material on fb is enshrined in our on-line world for destiny employers to work out. Google recollects every little thing we now have sought for and while. The electronic realm recalls what's occasionally larger forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.

In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger lines the real function that forgetting has performed all through human background, from the power to make sound judgements unencumbered by means of the earlier to the potential of moment possibilities. The written observe made it attainable for people to recollect throughout generations and time, but now electronic expertise and international networks are overriding our average skill to forget--the earlier is ever current, able to be known as up on the click on of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the expertise that is facilitating the tip of forgetting--digitization, affordable garage and simple retrieval, international entry, and more and more strong software--and describes the hazards of eternal electronic reminiscence, even if it truly is superseded details taken out of context or compromising photographs the net will not allow us to omit. He explains why info privateness rights and different fixes can not help us, and proposes an ingeniously basic solution--expiration dates on information--that may.

Delete is an eye-opening ebook that may aid us keep in mind the right way to put out of your mind within the electronic age.

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Computer: A History of the Information Machine (The Sloan Technology Series)

By Martin Campbell-Kelly, Nathan Ensmenger

This heritage of the pc explores the roots of the industry's improvement, tracing not just the improvement of the computer itselfbeginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototypebut additionally chronicling the consequences of producing and revenues recommendations by way of businesses that made the growth possible.

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The Basics of Digital Privacy: Simple Tools to Protect Your Personal Information and Your Identity Online

By Denny Cherry

Who’s staring at you on-line? nowadays, it’s tough to ensure. however the contemporary Edward Snowden revelations of NSA information mining and the consistent danger of id robbery from criminals suggest your privateness is in jeopardy.

The fundamentals of electronic Privacy teaches you ways to guard the privateness of your facts and your identification whereas browsing, looking, and interacting with others in a digital global. writer Denny Cherry teaches pros tips to retain large databases safe, and he'll introduce you to the fundamental suggestions of shielding your id, your monetary info, and your individual info from prying eyes whereas utilizing your machine and phone. You’ll how one can remain attached and behavior enterprise on-line, whereas keeping your privateness with each keystroke and click.

The fundamentals of electronic Privacy provides transparent, non-technical motives of the way to soundly shop own info on-line, create safe usernames and passwords for web pages, and perform social media with out compromising your privateness. how you can discover who’s looking at you on-line, and what the legislation has to assert approximately your privateness rights. a good source for a person who ventures into the net international on an everyday basis!

  • The simplest and up to date advisor to privateness for somebody who is going on-line for paintings, university, or own use
  • Real-world examples convey you the way cyber criminals devote their crimes, and what you are able to do to maintain your id and your facts safe
  • Written through writer Denny Cherry, who teaches best protection pros easy methods to shield large databases of information
  • Learn the easiest how you can create safe passwords, chat, textual content, e mail and behavior enterprise on-line with out compromising your identification and your individual data

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Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet

By Sherry Turkle

Lifestyles at the display is a publication no longer approximately pcs, yet approximately humans and the way pcs are inflicting us to reevaluate our identities within the age of the net. we're utilizing existence at the reveal to interact in new methods of puzzling over evolution, relationships, politics, intercourse, and the self. lifestyles at the monitor strains a collection of boundary negotiations, telling the tale of the altering effect of the pc on our mental lives and our evolving rules approximately minds, our bodies, and machines. what's rising, Turkle says, is a brand new feel of id- as decentered and a number of. She describes developments in machine layout, in synthetic intelligence, and in people's reviews of digital environments that ascertain a dramatic shift in our notions of self, different, laptop, and global. the pc emerges as an item that brings postmodernism all the way down to earth.

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Morphology of Electrochemically and Chemically Deposited Metals

This publication describes the latest achievements within the region of electrochemically and chemically deposited metals and alloys. In specific, the booklet is dedicated to the skin morphology of deposited metals and alloys. It comprises an in-depth research of the impact of the parameters of electrodeposition or chemical deposition of metals and alloys, to be able to most probably result in technological advances in commercial settings world-wide.
Professionals in electrometallurgical and electroplating vegetation will locate the ebook imperative. This e-book can also be important within the automobile, aerospace, electronics, power gadget and biomedical industries. In academia, researchers in electrodeposition at either undergraduate and graduate degrees will locate this booklet a truly beneficial source for his or her classes and initiatives.                                         

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The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (Leonardo Books)

By Peter Lunenfeld

Computers associated with networks have created the 1st extensively used platforms that let participants to create, distribute, and obtain audiovisual content material with a similar field. They problem theorists of electronic tradition to enhance interaction-based types to exchange the extra primitive types that let simply passive use.

The electronic Dialectic is an interdisciplinary jam consultation approximately our visible and highbrow cultures because the computing device recodes applied sciences, media, and artwork varieties. in contrast to basically educational texts on new media, the e-book comprises contributions via students, artists, and marketers, who mix theoretical investigations with hands-on research of the probabilities (and barriers) of recent know-how. the main inspiration is the electronic dialectic: a style to floor the insights of concept within the constraints of perform. The essays circulation past journalistic reportage and hype into severe yet obtainable dialogue of recent applied sciences, new media, and new cultural forms.

Contributors: Florian Brody, Carol Gigliotti, N. Katherine Hayles, Michael Heim, Erkki Huhtamo, George P. Landow, Brenda Laurel, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, William J. Mitchell, Bob Stein.

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