BLEEDING EDGE

Download Bleeding Edge ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Bleeding Edge book pdf for free now.

Bleeding Edge

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9781448189755
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 35.79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 738
Read : 262

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dotcom boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left. Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her licence got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics - carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people's bank accounts - without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mum - two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighbourhood - till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler's aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course. With occasional excursions into the Deep Web and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon, channelling his inner Jewish mother, brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the Internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we've journeyed to since. Will perpetrators be revealed, forget about brought to justice? Will Maxine have to take the handgun out of her purse? Will she and Horst get back together? Will Jerry Seinfeld make an unscheduled guest appearance? Will accounts secular and karmic be brought into balance? Hey. Who wants to know?
Category: Fiction

Bleeding Edge

Author : J. D. Kleinke
ISBN : 0834211904
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32.85 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 142
Read : 244

Using the tools of competitive strategic analysis, this text identifies and explores the five forces transforming the health care system - horizontal consolidation, vertical integration, industrialization, medical/financial risk assumption, and consumerism. Using these five forces to describe the health care system most likely to emerge in the next decade, it predicts very different fortunes and fates for the medical professions, and hospital, pharmaceutical, medical device, and managed care industries.
Category: Business & Economics

The Bleeding Edge

Author : Bob Hughes
ISBN : 9781780263397
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 49.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 690
Read : 666

Capitalism likes us to believe in the steady, inevitable march of progress, from the abacus to the iPad. But the historical record tells of innumerable roads not taken, all of which could have led to better, more equal worlds, and still can. Academic and activist Bob Hughes puts flesh on the bones of the idea that 'another world is possible', using as evidence the technology that capitalism claims as quintessentially its own: the computer in all its forms. Contrary to popular belief capitalism does not do innovation well – instead suppressing or appropriating it. This book shows that great innovations have never emerged from capitalism per se, but always from the utopian moments that occur behind the capitalist's back. And when it does embrace an innovation, the results are often the diametric opposite of what the innovators intended. In this thorough and meticulous work Hughes argues that if we only prioritized equality over materialism then superior and more diverse technologies would emerge leading to a richer more sustainable world. Bob Hughes is an academic, activist, and author. Formerly he taught electronic media Oxford Brookes University and now spends his time researching and campaigning against inequality. He is author of Dust or Magic, a book for digital multimedia workers, about how people "do good stuff with computers." He is a member of No One is Illegal, which campaigns for the total abolition of immigration controls, for whom he has written many articles.
Category: Political Science

The Bleeding Edge

Author : William W. Johnstone
ISBN : 9780786030293
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68.92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 287
Read : 749

From their towering westerns to their edgy thrillers Home Invasion and The Blood of Patriots, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone capture the true American spirit. In this electrifying new thriller--torn from today's headlines--they put us on the frontlines of a new war: for the future of America itself. The Shady Hill Mobile Home Park isn't shady or hilly--this is West Texas after all. To military vet John Howard Stark, it's home. And worth fighting for. A vicious Mexican drug cartel starts terrorizing the residents of Shady Hill--retirees mostly--leaving severed heads in vegetable gardens to scare them out. As usual, the Feds and the local police run for cover. The good people of Shady Hill make a stand, electing Stark as their chief of police. Once a rancher, always a Texan, Stark and his fellow patriots send the Mexican cartel into a bloodthirsty fury by daring to fight back: the bad guys start slaughtering innocent high school students. The God-fearing folks of Shady Hill are totally on their own and deep in the heart of a bloody battle that can only end in a fight for survival, liberty. . .or death.
Category: Fiction

Nightwing Vol 7 The Bleeding Edge

Author : Benjamin Percy
ISBN : 9781401297220
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 32.38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 354
Read : 387

It's a new beginning for Dick Grayson, as novelist Benjamin Percy takes the vigilante on a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled adventure in Nightwing Vol. 7, a great jumping on point for new readers! Change is on the horizon. A new technologist sets his sights on BlŸdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and part of a larger network. It's the internet made physical. Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge...but on a reckoning. Incoming creative team of horror novelist and Green Arrow alumn Benjamin Percy and artist Chris Mooneyham (Boom Studios's Planet of the Apes) will take Nightwing on a digital nightmare that will have long-lasting ramifications for the DC Universe in NightwingVol. 7! This great new jumping-on point is perfect for readers wanting to catch up with Dick Grayson! Collects #44-49 and Annual #1.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Book

Author : Hugh McGuire
ISBN : 9781449305604
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 637
Read : 985

The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted. Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from "it might happen sometime" to "it’s happening right now"—and it is happening faster than anyone predicted. Yet this is only a transitional phase. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous. Through this collection of essays from thought leaders and practitioners, you’ll become familiar with a wide range of developments occurring in the wake of this digital book shakeup: Discover new tools that are rapidly transforming how content is created, managed, and distributed Understand the increasingly critical role that metadata plays in making book content discoverable in an era of abundance Look inside some of the publishing projects that are at the bleeding edge of this digital revolution Learn how some digital books can evolve moment to moment, based on reader feedback
Category: Business & Economics

Nightwing

Author :
ISBN : OCLC:1088930017
Genre : Electronic books
File Size : 28.55 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 234
Read : 1235

It's a new beginning for Dick Grayson, as novelist Benjamin Percy takes the vigilante on a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled adventure in Nightwing Vol. 7, a great jumping on point for new readers! Change is on the horizon. A new technologist sets his sights on Blüdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and part of a larger network. It's the internet made physical. Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge...but on a reckoning. Incoming creative team of horror novelist and Green Arrow alumn Benjamin Percy and artist Chris Mooneyham (Boom Studios's Planet of the Apes) will take Nightwing on a digital nightmare that will have long-lasting ramifications for the DC Universe in Nightwing Vol. 7! This great new jumping-on point is perfect for readers wanting to catch up with Dick Grayson! Also collects Annual #1.
Category: Electronic books

Bleeding Edge

Author : Benjamin Percy
ISBN : 1401285597
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 73.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 458
Read : 349

"Nightwing created by Marv Wolfman and George Pâerez. Superman created by Jerey Siegel and Joe Schuster by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hands On Time Series Analysis With Python

Author : B V Vishwas
ISBN : 1484259912
Genre : Computers
File Size : 82.8 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 558
Read : 944

Learn the concepts of time series from traditional to leading-edge techniques. This book uses comprehensive examples to clearly illustrate statistical approaches and methods of analyzing time series data and its utilization in the real world. All the code is available in Jupyter notebooks. You'll begin by reviewing time series fundamentals, the structure of time series data, pre-processing, and how to craft the features through data wrangling. Next, you'll look at traditional time series techniques like ARMA, SARIMAX, VAR, and VARMA using trending framework like StatsModels and pmdarima. The book also explains building classification models using sktime, and covers advanced deep learning-based techniques like ANN, CNN, RNN, LSTM, GRU and Autoencoder to solve time series problem using Tensorflow. It concludes by explaining the popular framework fbprophet for modeling time series analysis. After reading Hands -On Time Series Analysis with Python, you'll be able to apply these new techniques in industries, such as oil and gas, robotics, manufacturing, government, banking, retail, healthcare, and more. What You'll Learn Understand the basics and advanced concepts of time series Design, develop, train, and validate time-series methodologies Review smoothing, ARMA, ARIMA, SARIMA,SRIMAX, VAR, VARMA techniques in time series Leverage bleeding-edge techniques such as ANN, CNN, RNN Work with LSTM, GRU, Autoencoder and fbprophet Who This Book Is For Data scientists, data analysts, financial analysts, and stock market researchers
Category: Computers