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Coding HTML & CSS Basics
Coding HTML & CSS Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 1783613920
Coding HTML and CSS is a great practical guide to the basics of HTML and CSS coding. It will help with starting small and medium projects, such as customising your blog or making your own website, and give practical examples of techniques that will aid you. Additionally you will be taken through the steps of adding images and video to your website, along with a troubleshooting guide for any problems that crop up and step-by-step guides to make coding easy.
Spatial Autoregression Sar Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques
Spatial Autoregression Sar Model
Parameter Estimation Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1461418410
Explosive growth in the size of spatial databases has highlighted the need for spatial data mining techniques to mine the interesting but implicit spatial patterns within these large databases. This book explores computational structure of the exact and approximate spatialautoregression (SAR) model solutions. Estimation of the parameters of the SAR model using Maximum Likelihood (ML) theory is computationally very expensive because of the need to compute the logarithm of the determinant (log-det) of a large matrix in the log-likelihood function.The second part of the book introduces theory on SAR model solutions. The third part of the book applies parallel processing techniques to the exact SAR model solutions. Parallel formulations of the SAR model parameter estimation procedure based on ML theory are probed using data parallelism with load-balancing techniques.Although this parallel implementation showed scalability up to eight processors, the exact SAR model solution still suffers from high computational complexity and memory requirements. These limitations have led the book to investigate serial and parallel approximate solutions for SAR model parameter estimation. In the fourth and fifth parts of the book, two candidate approximate-semi-sparse solutions of the SAR model based on Taylor's Series expansion and Chebyshev Polynomials are presented. Experiments show that the differences between exact and approximate SAR parameter estimates have no significant effect on the prediction accuracy.In the last part of the book, we developed a new ML based approximate SAR model solution and its variants in the next part of the thesis. The new approximate SAR model solution is called the Gauss-Lanczos approximated SAR model solution. We algebraically rank the error of the Chebyshev Polynomial approximation, Taylor's Series approximation and the Gauss-Lanczos approximation to the solution of the SAR model and its variants. In other words, we established a novel relationship between the error in the log-det term, which is the approximated term in the concentrated log-likelihood function and the error in estimating the SAR parameter for all of the approximate SAR model solutions.
Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy
Profiling Machines
Mapping the Personal Information Economy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262050730
In this book Greg Elmer brings the perspectives of cultural and media studies to the subject of consumer profiling and feedback technology in the digital economy. He examines the multiplicity of processes that monitor consumers and automatically collect, store, and cross-reference personal information. When we buy a book at or a kayak from L.L. Bean, our transactions are recorded, stored, and deployed to forecast our future behavior -- thus we may receive solicitations to buy another book by the same author or the latest in kayaking gear. Elmer charts this process, explaining the technologies that make it possible and examining the social and political implications. Elmer begins by establishing a theoretical framework for his discussion, proposing a "diagrammatic approach" that draws on but questions Foucault's theory of surveillance. In the second part of the book, he presents the historical background of the technology of consumer profiling, including such pre-electronic tools as the census and the warranty card, and describes the software and technology in use today for demographic mapping. In the third part, he looks at two case studies -- a marketing event sponsored by Molson that was held in the Canadian Arctic (contrasting the attendees and the indigenous inhabitants) and the use of "cookies" to collect personal information on the World Wide Web, which (along with other similar technologies) automate the process of information collection and cross-referencing. Elmer concludes by considering the politics of profiling, arguing that we must begin to question our everyday electronic routines.
Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Paperback      ISBN: 0767906993
Describes how two nineteen-year-old working-class kids from a small town in Idaho overcame their lives as outsiders and reveals how they are using the Internet to redefine themselves and change their lives. Reprint.
Mastering Dojo: Javascript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences
Mastering Dojo
Javascript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences
Paperback      ISBN: 1934356115
Provides information and code samples to develop Ajax applications using Dojo.
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Paperback      ISBN: 0470503866
Each illustrated guide offers visual learners a great beginner's guide to a particular topic, augmenting step-by-step instructions with full-color photos, illustrations, or screen shots.
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Consent of the Networked
The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Paperback      ISBN: 0465063756
A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and internet reputation. 12,000 first printing.
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Paperback      ISBN: 0061994952
This fascinating chronicle of the Internet's development takes readers behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself, from the room in LA where the Internet came to life to the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft and Facebook have built huge data centers. 50,000 first printing.
Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0812928512
Drawing on exclusive interviews with industry insiders, a journalist looks at the corporate intrigues, personality conflicts, and serious mistakes that led to the tumultuous fall of Apple from the pinnacle of the business world. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
The Social Life of Information
The Social Life of Information
Hardcover      ISBN: 0875847625
Argues that the technology of the information age cannot replace the social resources and networks that make learning, working, and innovating possible.