I Found It on the Internet, Coming of Age Online, Second Edition

By Frances Jacobson Harris

Brand new youth immerse themselves on the earth of know-how as by no means sooner than. yet texting, tweeting, chatting, running a blog, and different social networking mostly happen in a free-for-all atmosphere of unbridled entry; caliber takes a backseat to volume. to aid librarians, educators, and fogeys step in to lead teenagers choice making, Frances Jacobson Harris bargains a completely up-to-date variation of her vintage ebook, including

  • Advice on how you can support teenagers make stable judgements, in particular in such thorny parts as song and media sharing
  • Tools for formulating info and verbal exchange rules, with study and statement on the entire most modern technology
  • Practical methods of facing the complicated problems with hacking, dishonest, privateness, harassment, and entry to beside the point content

Packed with well timed meals for suggestion, Harris' ebook is still the easiest source for being an efficient expertise mentor for college kids.

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Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamped Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet

By David Moon, Patrick Ruffini, David Segal

Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of ways a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying computing device to defeat the main severe risk to web freedom in reminiscence. The e-book is a revealing examine how Washington works this day – and the way voters effectively fought back.

Written by way of the middle net figures – video players, Tea Partiers, tech titans, lefty activists and usual americans between them – who defeated a couple of precise curiosity money owed referred to as SOPA (“Stop on-line Piracy Act”) and PIPA (“Protect IP Act”), Hacking Politics offers the 1st special account of the wonderful, grand chaos that ended in the dying of that laws and helped foster an Internet-based community of beginner activists.

Included are greater than thirty unique contributions from around the political spectrum, that includes writing by means of web freedom activist Aaron Swartz; Lawrence Lessig of Harvard legislations institution; novelist Cory Doctorow; Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA.); Jamie Laurie (of the alt-rock/hip-hop crew The Flobots); Ron Paul; Mike Masnick, CEO and founding father of Techdirt; Kim Dotcom, web entrepreneur; Tiffiniy Cheng, co-founder and co-director of struggle for the long run; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; Nicole Powers of Suicide women; Josh Levy, net crusade Director at loose Press, and plenty of extra.

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Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family

By Devra Davis

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The much-anticipated, explosive reveal of the way cellphone use damages mind cells, specifically in little ones, via one of many world's finest medical specialists within the box.

Devra Davis provides an array of contemporary and lengthy suppressed learn during this well timed bombshell. cellular phone radiation is a countrywide emergency. Stunningly, the most well-liked device of our age has now been proven to wreck DNA, holiday down the brain's defenses, and decrease sperm count number whereas expanding reminiscence loss, the chance of Alzheimer's affliction, or even melanoma. The turning out to be brains of kids lead them to in particular weak. And half the world's 4 billion cellphone utilized by humans less than twenty.

Davis, the founding director of the toxicology and environmental reviews board on the U.S. nationwide Academy of Sciences, takes readers in the course of the darkish aspect of this trillion-dollar undefined. healthiness specialists have lengthy been frozen out of policy-making judgements approximately cellphones; federal regulatory criteria are set via the cellphone itself. cellular phone brands have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco undefined. One mystery memo finds their battle plan opposed to reviews of cellphone dangers.

Among a bunch of interesting characters, Davis introduces Om P. Gandhi, a global specialist on how mobile phone radiation penetrates the human mind. as soon as a expert to significant cellular phone businesses, Gandhi now refuses to paintings with them. Franz Adlkofer led the multi-lab learn that confirmed as soon as and for all that mind telephone DNA is unraveled by means of cellphone microwave radiation-and, as Davis dramatically portrays, it approximately expense him his career.

As this eye-opening name to motion exhibits, we will be able to make more secure cellphones now. Why may we placed our kids liable to a devastating epidemic of mind disorder within the years yet to come?

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Science, Technology, and Government

By Murray N. Rothbard

During this formerly unpublished manuscript, present in the Rothbard information, Rothbard deftly turns the tables at the supporters of huge executive and their mandate for keep watch over of study and improvement in all components of the challenging sciences. What R&D will be inspired and funded, what innovations may be supported, and what parts can be given examine promises, etc.? those judgements can in simple terms be determined through markets unburdened via govt meddling and intervention. Rothbard exhibits that technological know-how top advances below the unfastened industry: the claims on the contrary of the centralizers are spurious. the simplest plan of action for presidency is to get out of how ...

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Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))

By Jez Humble, David Farley

Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award!

Getting software program published to clients is usually a painful, dicy, and time-consuming process.

This groundbreaking new booklet units out the rules and technical practices that enable

rapid, incremental supply of top of the range, beneficial new performance to clients. Through

automation of the construct, deployment, and trying out approach, and more desirable collaboration between

developers, testers, and operations, supply groups can get alterations published in a question of hours—

sometimes even minutes–no subject what the scale of a venture or the complexity of its code base.

 

Jez Humble and David Farley start by way of offering the rules of a swift, trustworthy, low-risk

delivery method. subsequent, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automatic procedure for

managing all adjustments, from check-in to free up. ultimately, they talk about the “ecosystem” wanted to

support non-stop supply, from infrastructure, facts and configuration administration to governance.

 

The authors introduce state of the art recommendations, together with computerized infrastructure management

and information migration, and using virtualization. for every, they evaluation key matters, establish best

practices, and reveal easy methods to mitigate dangers. insurance includes

 

• Automating all elements of creating, integrating, checking out, and deploying software

• enforcing deployment pipelines at group and organizational levels

• enhancing collaboration among builders, testers, and operations

• constructing beneficial properties incrementally on huge and allotted teams

• enforcing an efficient configuration administration strategy

• Automating popularity trying out, from research to implementation

• trying out capability and different non-functional requirements

• enforcing non-stop deployment and zero-downtime releases

• handling infrastructure, info, elements and dependencies

• Navigating chance administration, compliance, and auditing

 

Whether you’re a developer, structures administrator, tester, or supervisor, this publication can assist your

organization movement from notion to free up swifter than ever—so you could carry worth for your business

rapidly and reliably.

 

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Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel

The publication is an exploration of the way this century goes to alter not only the best way we predict, but additionally what we really imagine with - our personal person minds. How will new applied sciences rework the way in which we see the area? first and foremost of the twenty-first century, we will be status near to a brain make-over way more cataclysmic than something that has occurred sooner than. As we savour the dynamism and sensitivity of our mind circuitry, so the chance of without delay tampering with the essence of our individuality turns into possible.

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Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology

What might present day expertise seem like with Victorian-era layout and fabrics? that is the global steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor choice of twenty first century-inspired gadgets powered via steam and pushed by way of gears. during this ebook, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott discover steampunk, a cultural circulation that is captivated millions of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers in the course of the world.

Just like at the present time, the overdue nineteenth century used to be an age of quick technological swap, and writers equivalent to Jules Verne and H.G. Wells commented on their time with awesome tales that jumpstarted technological know-how fiction. via interviews with specialists equivalent to William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, James Gleick, and Margaret Atwood, this ebook appears into steampunk's imaginative and prescient of old-world craftsmen making appealing hand-tooled devices, and what it says approximately our age of disposable technology.

Steampunk is everywhere--as equipment prototypes at Maker Faire, novels, and comedian books, work and images, sculptures, style layout, and song. become aware of how this tricky view of a heritage that by no means existed may also help us reimagine our future.

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Perl One-Liners: 130 Programs That Get Things Done

By Peteris Krumins

Part of the joys of programming in Perl lies in tackling tedious initiatives with brief, effective, and reusable code. usually, the precise device is the one-liner, a small yet robust software that matches in a single line of code and does something fairly well.

In Perl One-Liners, writer and impatient hacker Peteris Krumins takes you thru greater than a hundred compelling one-liners that do every type of convenient issues, akin to control line spacing, tally column values in a desk, and get an inventory of clients on a method. This cookbook of beneficial, customizable, and enjoyable scripts may also support hone your Perl coding talents, as Krumins dissects the code to offer you a deeper figuring out of the language.

You'll locate one-liners that:

  • Encode, decode, and convert strings
  • Generate random passwords
  • Calculate sums, factorials, and the mathematical constants π and e
  • Add or get rid of spaces
  • Number strains in a file
  • Print traces that fit a particular pattern
  • Check to work out if a host is fundamental with a typical expression
  • Convert IP handle to decimal form
  • Replace one string with another

And many extra! store time and sharpen you coding abilities as you discover ways to overcome these pesky initiatives in a number of accurately positioned keystrokes with Perl One-Liners.

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Biodegradable Green Composites

This booklet comprehensively addresses floor amendment of average fibers to lead them to better, cost-effective, and environmentally pleasant. issues contain the elucidation of vital elements surrounding chemical and eco-friendly methods for the outside amendment of ordinary fibers, using recycled waste, homes of biodegradable polyesters, equipment resembling electrospinning, and purposes of hybrid composite fabrics.

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