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Close To The Machine

Author : Ellen Ullman
ISBN : 9781250024589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier A Salon Best Book of the Year In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fundamental C Getting Closer To The Machine

Author : Harry Fairhead
ISBN : 1871962609
Genre : Computers
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C is a good language to learn. It was designed to do a very different job from most modern languages and the key to understanding it is not to just understand the code, but how this relates to the hardware. Fundamental C takes an approach that is close to the hardware, introducing addresses, pointers, and how things are represented using binary. An important idea is that everything is a bit pattern and what it means can change. As a C developer you need to think about the way data is represented, and Harry Fairhead encourages this. He emphasizes the idea of modifying how a bit pattern is treated using type punning and unions. This power brings with it the scourge of the C world - undefined behavior - which is ignored in many books on C. Here, not only is it acknowledged, it is explained together with ways to avoid it. A particular feature of the book is the way C code is illustrated by the assembly language it generates. This helps you understand why C is the way it is. For beginners, the book covers installing an IDE and GCC before writing a Hello World program and then presents the fundamental building blocks of any program - variables, assignment and expressions, flow of control using conditionals and loops. Once the essentials are in place, data types are explored before looking at arithmetic and representation. Harry then goes deeper into evaluating expressions before looking at functions and their scope and lifetime. Arrays, strings, pointers and structs are covered in separate chapters, as is bit manipulation, a topic that is key to using C, and the idea of a file as the universal approach to I/O. Finally, he looks at the four stages of compilation of a C program, the use of static and dynamic libraries and make. This is C as it was always intended to be written - close to the metal. Harry Fairhead has a hardware background and, having worked with microprocessors and electronics in general, for many years, he is an enthusiastic proponent of the IoT. His recent titles include Raspberry Pi IoT in C and Micro: bit IoT in C. His next, Applying C For The IoT With Linux at intermediate/advanced level is intended as a companion to this book for those working in a Linux/POSIX environment, in particular the Raspberry Pi.
Category: Computers

Handbook Of Machine Foundations

Author : P. Srinivasulu
ISBN : 0070966117
Genre : Machinery
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Imperfect designing of machine foundations based on empirical formulations has led to the problem of troublesome vibrations in the existing foundations. Recent developments in the field of structural and soil dynamics have helped establish basic design principles for various types of machine foundations. In order to achieve efficiency and economy in the design, it is imperative that the designer have an in depth knowledge of various aspects of analysis, design and construction of machine foundations
Category: Machinery


Author : CloseQZ Notebook
ISBN : 1679702548
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Close Up Of An Old And Abandoned Arcade Pinball Machine. 157698290631

Machine Learning Solutions

Author : Jalaj Thanaki
ISBN : 9781788398893
Genre : Computers
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Practical, hands-on solutions in Python to overcome any problem in Machine Learning Key Features Master the advanced concepts, methodologies, and use cases of machine learning Build ML applications for analytics, NLP and computer vision domains Solve the most common problems in building machine learning models Book Description Machine learning (ML) helps you find hidden insights from your data without the need for explicit programming. This book is your key to solving any kind of ML problem you might come across in your job. You’ll encounter a set of simple to complex problems while building ML models, and you'll not only resolve these problems, but you’ll also learn how to build projects based on each problem, with a practical approach and easy-to-follow examples. The book includes a wide range of applications: from analytics and NLP, to computer vision domains. Some of the applications you will be working on include stock price prediction, a recommendation engine, building a chat-bot, a facial expression recognition system, and many more. The problem examples we cover include identifying the right algorithm for your dataset and use cases, creating and labeling datasets, getting enough clean data to carry out processing, identifying outliers, overftting datasets, hyperparameter tuning, and more. Here, you'll also learn to make more timely and accurate predictions. In addition, you'll deal with more advanced use cases, such as building a gaming bot, building an extractive summarization tool for medical documents, and you'll also tackle the problems faced while building an ML model. By the end of this book, you'll be able to fine-tune your models as per your needs to deliver maximum productivity. What you will learn Select the right algorithm to derive the best solution in ML domains Perform predictive analysis effciently using ML algorithms Predict stock prices using the stock index value Perform customer analytics for an e-commerce platform Build recommendation engines for various domains Build NLP applications for the health domain Build language generation applications using different NLP techniques Build computer vision applications such as facial emotion recognition Who this book is for This book is for the intermediate users such as machine learning engineers, data engineers, data scientists, and more, who want to solve simple to complex machine learning problems in their day-to-day work and build powerful and efficient machine learning models. A basic understanding of the machine learning concepts and some experience with Python programming is all you need to get started with this book.
Category: Computers

Machine Dreams

Author : Philip Mirowski
ISBN : 0521775264
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the first cross-over book into the history of science written by an historian of economics. It shows how 'history of technology' can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. The analysis combines Cold War history with the history of postwar economics in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. It links the literature on 'cyborg' to economics, an element missing in literature to date. The treatment further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents, arguing that neoclassical economics has participated in the deconstruction of the integral 'self'. Finally, it argues for an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : CloseyZ Notebook
ISBN : 1679700472
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Close Up Of Unrestored Pinball Machine. 157698290647

Machine Learning In Intrusion Detection

Author : Yihua Liao
ISBN : UCAL:X70931
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Detection of anomalies in data is one of the fundamental machine learning tasks. Anomaly detection provides the core technology for a broad spectrum of security-centric applications. In this dissertation, we examine various aspects of anomaly based intrusion detection in computer security. First, we present a new approach to learn program behavior for intrusion detection. Text categorization techniques are adopted to convert each process to a vector and calculate the similarity between two program activities. Then the k-nearest neighbor classifier is employed to classify program behavior as normal or intrusive. We demonstrate that our approach is able to effectively detect intrusive program behavior while a low false positive rate is achieved. Second, we describe an adaptive anomaly detection framework that is de- signed to handle concept drift and online learning for dynamic, changing environments. Through the use of unsupervised evolving connectionist systems, normal behavior changes are efficiently accommodated while anomalous activities can still be recognized. We demonstrate the performance of our adaptive anomaly detection systems and show that the false positive rate can be significantly reduced.

Artificial Intelligence

Author : David Masci
ISBN : OCLC:38054213
Genre : Artificial intelligence
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Category: Artificial intelligence

Heavy Equipment Up Close

Author : Andra Serlin Abramson
ISBN : 1402747993
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to some of the heavy machinery used in construction, mining, logging, and other industries.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Guide To Longarm Machine Quilting

Author : Linda V. Taylor
ISBN : 157120184X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38.75 MB
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Learn the basics of longarm quilting and longarm machines, plus the business of quilting and great new quilting designs!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : CloseCo Notebook
ISBN : 1679692836
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Close Up Of An Old Electromagnetically Pinball Machine. 157698290680

The Vision Machine

Author : Paul Virilio
ISBN : 0253209013
Genre : Fiction
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A challenging survey of the technologies of perception, production and dissemination of images throughout history by one of France's leading contemporary intellectuals, Paul Virilio. Surveying art history as well as the technologies of war and urban planning, Virilio provides us with an introduction to a new "logistics of the image". From the era of painting, engraving and architecture culminating in the 18th century, the history of "regimes of the visual" shifted with the intervention of the photogram (photography and cinematography) in the 19th century. The latest era starts with videography, holography and infographics, turning the dissolution of modernity into a generalised logic of public representations. Virilio's book offers the most provocative account of the history of "seeing" to date and could revolutionise the way we periodise not only art history but 'social existence' itself [Publisher description].
Category: Fiction

101 Body Sculpting Workouts And Nutrition Plans For Women

Author : The Editors of Muscle and Fitness Hers
ISBN : 9781623684013
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Removing guesswork from workout regimens, the programs in this guidebook are not only clearly explained and easy-to-follow, they are proven to be effective at burning more calories and body fat to achieve a firm, healthy, strong body. Designed specifically for women, this resource introduces to many different styles of working out--from barbells and dumbbells to machines and elastic bands--to maximize the effectiveness of each workout and to ensure there is never any boredom with the routines. Also included are complete meal plans, designed by some of the countries best nutritionists, which feature a collection of recipes that are both healthy and delicious.
Category: Health & Fitness

Machine Tools For High Performance Machining

Author : Norberto Lopez de Lacalle
ISBN : 9781848003804
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Machine tools are the main production factor for many industrial applications in many important sectors. Recent developments in new motion devices and numerical control have lead to considerable technological improvements in machine tools. The use of five-axis machining centers has also spread, resulting in reductions in set-up and lead times. As a consequence, feed rates, cutting speed and chip section increased, whilst accuracy and precision have improved as well. Additionally, new cutting tools have been developed, combining tough substrates, optimal geometries and wear resistant coatings. “Machine Tools for High Performance Machining” describes in depth several aspects of machine structures, machine elements and control, and application. The basics, models and functions of each aspect are explained by experts from both academia and industry. Postgraduates, researchers and end users will all find this book an essential reference.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Foodservice Manual For Health Care Institutions

Author : Ruby Parker Puckett
ISBN : 9781118234112
Genre : Medical
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The thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a review of the management and operation of health care foodservice departments. This edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care foodservice—contains the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide range of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, product selection and purchasing, environmental issues, and financial management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the foodservice department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies'standards. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Leadership and Management Skills Marketing and Revenue-Generating Services Quality Management and Improvement Planning and Decision Making Organization and Time Management Team Building Effective Communication Human Resource Management Management Information Systems Financial Management Environmental Issues and Sustainability Microbial, Chemical, and Physical Hazards HACCP, Food Regulations, Environmental Sanitation, and Pest Control Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Menu Planning Product Selection Purchasing Receiving, Storage, and Inventory Control Food Production Food Distribution and Service Facility Design Equipment Selection and Maintenance Learning objectives, summary, key terms, and discussion questions included in each chapter help reinforce important topics and concepts. Forms, charts, checklists, formulas, policies, techniques, and references provide invaluable resources for operating in the ever-changing and challenging environment of the food-service industry. Companion Web site: Additional resources:
Category: Medical