The New Hacker's Dictionary


Author: Eric S. Raymond,Guy L. Steele
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262680929
Category: Computers
Page: 547
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A listing of computer-buff slang is embellished by the myths, legends, and heroes of a hacker culture

Configuring Internal Controls for Software as a Service

Between Fragility and Forgiveness
Author: Chong Ee
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 042980735X
Category: Computers
Page: 446
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This book taps into an inherent paradox: with the ease of reliance on external, cloud providers to provide robust functionality and regular enhancements comes, as their very own audited service organization control (SOC) reports are quick to point out, the need for client organizations to devise and sustain a system of effective internal controls. By addressing the practitioner in the field, it provides tangible, cost effective and thus pragmatic means to mitigate key risks whilst leveraging built-in cloud capabilities and overarching principles of effective system design.

Rapture for the Geeks

When AI Outsmarts IQ
Author: Richard Dooling
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307449955
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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Will the Geeks inherit the earth? If computers become twice as fast and twice as capable every two years, how long is it before they’re as intelligent as humans? More intelligent? And then in two more years, twice as intelligent? How long before you won’t be able to tell if you are texting a person or an especially ingenious chatterbot program designed to simulate intelligent human conversation? According to Richard Dooling in Rapture for the Geeks—maybe not that long. It took humans millions of years to develop opposable thumbs (which we now use to build computers), but computers go from megabytes to gigabytes in five years; from the invention of the PC to the Internet in less than fifteen. At the accelerating rate of technological development, AI should surpass IQ in the next seven to thirty-seven years (depending on who you ask). We are sluggish biological sorcerers, but we’ve managed to create whiz-bang machines that are evolving much faster than we are. In this fascinating, entertaining, and illuminating book, Dooling looks at what some of the greatest minds have to say about our role in a future in which technology rapidly leaves us in the dust. As Dooling writes, comparing human evolution to technological evolution is “worse than apples and oranges: It’s appliances versus orangutans.” Is the era of Singularity, when machines outthink humans, almost upon us? Will we be enslaved by our supercomputer overlords, as many a sci-fi writer has wondered? Or will humans live lives of leisure with computers doing all the heavy lifting? With antic wit, fearless prescience, and common sense, Dooling provocatively examines nothing less than what it means to be human in what he playfully calls the age of b.s. (before Singularity)—and what life will be like when we are no longer alone with Mother Nature at Darwin’s card table. Are computers thinking and feeling if they can mimic human speech and emotions? Does processing capability equal consciousness? What happens to our quaint beliefs about God when we’re all worshipping technology? What if the human compulsion to create ever more capable machines ultimately leads to our own extinction? Will human ingenuity and faith ultimately prevail over our technological obsessions? Dooling hopes so, and his cautionary glimpses into the future are the best medicine to restore our humanity. From the Hardcover edition.

A to Z of Computer Scientists


Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109180
Category: Computer scientists
Page: 321
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Profiles more than 100 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the study of computer science, including Howard Aiken, Steve Case, Steve Jobs, and Ted Nelson.

Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security


Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101068
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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Over 10,000 Detailed Entries! "There is a myth that all stakeholders in the healthcare space understand the meaning of basic information technology jargon. In truth, the vernacular of contemporary medical information systems is unique, and often misused or misunderstoodÖ Moreover, an emerging national Heath Information Technology (HIT) architecture; in the guise of terms, definitions, acronyms, abbreviations and standards; often puts the non-expert medical, nursing, public policy administrator or paraprofessional in a position of maximum uncertainty and minimum productivity ÖThe Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security will therefore help define, clarify and explain...You will refer to it daily." -- Richard J. Mata, MD, MS, MS-CIS, Certified Medical Planner© (Hon), Chief Medical Information Officer [CMIO], Ricktelmed Information Systems, Assistant Professor Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas An Essential Tool for Every Health Care Industry Sector: layman, purchaser, and benefits manager physician, provider and healthcare facility payer, intermediary and consulting professional Key Benefits & Features Include: New HIT, HIPAA, WHCQA, HITPA, and NEPSI terminology Abbreviations, acronyms, and slang-terms defined Illustrations and simple examples Cross-references to current research

NetLingo

The Internet Dictionary
Author: Erin Jansen,Vincent James
Publisher: NetLingo Inc.
ISBN: 9780970639677
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 523
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Includes current Internet-related words and their definitions, acronyms and symbols used for email and other wireless communication, and categorized indexes.

Deviant Behavior

Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups
Author: Charles H. McCaghy,Timothy A. Capron,J.D. Jamieson,Sandra Harley H. Carey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131734877X
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Using the framework of interest group conflict, this text combines a balanced, comprehensive overview of the field of deviance with first-hand expertise in the workings of the criminal justice system. Deviant Behavior, Seventh Edition, surveys a wide range of topics, from explanations regarding crime and criminal behavior, measurement of crime, violent crime and organizational deviance, to sexual behavior, mental health, and substance abuse. This new edition continues its tradition of applying time-tested, sociological theory to developing social concepts and emerging issues.

Aus dem Wörterbuch des Teufels


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 3843802017
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.

Encyclopedia of Internet technologies and applications


Author: Mario Freire,Manuela Periera
Publisher: Information Science Publishing
ISBN: 9781591409939
Category: Computers
Page: 731
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"This book is the single source for information on the world's greatest network, and provides a wealth of information for the average Internet consumer, as well as for experts in the field of networking and Internet technologies. It provides the most thorough examination of Internet technologies and applications for researchers in a variety of related fields"--Provided by publisher.

Sexing code

subversion, theory and representation
Author: Claudia Herbst
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 154
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Hacking

Die Kunst des Exploits
Author: Jon Erickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783898645362
Category: Computer networks
Page: 505
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The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition


Author: University of Chicago Press Staff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 984
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The Fifteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription Web site. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions. In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style—the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field—is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before. Those who work with words know how dramatically publishing has changed in the past decade, with technology now informing and influencing every stage of the writing and publishing process. In creating the fifteenth edition of the Manual, Chicago's renowned editorial staff drew on direct experience of these changes, as well as on the recommendations of the Manual's first advisory board, composed of a distinguished group of scholars, authors, and professionals from a wide range of publishing and business environments. Every aspect of coverage has been examined and brought up to date—from publishing formats to editorial style and method, from documentation of electronic sources to book design and production, and everything in between. In addition to books, the Manual now also treats journals and electronic publications. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by technology, use new methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. A new chapter covers American English grammar and usage, outlining the grammatical structure of English, showing how to put words and phrases together to achieve clarity, and identifying common errors. The two chapters on documentation have been reorganized and updated: the first now describes the two main systems preferred by Chicago, and the second discusses specific elements and subject matter, with examples of both systems. Coverage of design and manufacturing has been streamlined to reflect what writers and editors need to know about current procedures. And, to make it easier to search for information, each numbered paragraph throughout the Manual is now introduced by a descriptive heading. Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice, The Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition, offers the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice while including a wealth of new topics and updated perspectives. For anyone who works with words, whether on a page or computer screen, this continues to be the one reference book you simply must have. What's new in the Fifteenth Edition: * Updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice * Scope expanded to include journals and electronic publications * Comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage by Bryan A. Garner (author of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage) * Updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy * Reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources * Streamlined coverage of current design and production processes, with a glossary of key terms * Descriptive headings on all numbered paragraphs for ease of reference * New diagrams of the editing and production processes for both books and journals, keyed to chapter discussions * New, expanded Web site with special tools and features for Manual users at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.

FreeBSD Handbook

The FreeBSD Documentation Project
Author: Murray Stokely,Nik Clayton
Publisher: Walnut Creek
ISBN: 9781571763037
Category: Computers
Page: 634
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Dubious Doublets

A Delightful Compendium of Unlikely Word Pairs of Common Origin, from Aardvark/Porcelain to Zodiac/Whiskey
Author: Stewart Edelstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
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Take an enchanting tour through the tangled roots of English Quick, what is the common denominator of the following words: onion, twinkle, travel, squad, foist, semester, October, noon, and dicker? By the time you finish reading Dubious Doublets, the answer will be as obvious to you as the relationship between lettuce and galaxy, nostril and thrill, or witch and vegetable! This surprising, enlightening, and entertaining guide uses a delightfully innovative approach to explore the evolution, lineage, and proliferation of words. Beginning with pairs of seemingly unrelated modern English words–dubious doublets–the author traces them back through the millennia to reveal not only their common roots, but also the living thoughts that form the true links between these improbable pairs. You’ll discover, for example, why the words flamenco and flamingo are both related to the complexions of the Dutch, how the biblical son of Isaac is related to a French garment and a Halloween decoration, and what going berserk has to do with playing hopscotch. You'll also uncover the common roots of such seemingly incompatible dyads as bully/friar, muscle/mouse, and everyone’s favorite, feather/hippopotamus. Richly supplemented with cultural anecdotes, literary excerpts, and lively discussions on a broad variety of relevant topics–not to mention a series of whimsical illustrations that offer intriguing clues to word origins–Dubious Doublets is, quite simply, a word buff’s delight.

Introduction to reference work


Author: William A. Katz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
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Basic Information Services, Volume I of Introduction to Reference Work, explains the essential reference processes and sources in today’s libraries. It is a tool for understanding and mastering fundamental reference forms - online, in print, and elsewhere. This eighth edition is completely rewritten to reflect the radical changes library science has undergone since the advent of widely available electronic databases and the Internet.

Language and new media

linguistic, cultural, and technological evolutions
Author: Charley Rowe,Eva Lia Wyss
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 393
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Language and New Media brings together researchers analyzing a wide variety of comunication media. The result is a volume that investigates the emergence of newer media, language change in the new media context, and issues related to the connection between newer media and older media. Thus, it offers a unique perspective on the theme of linguistic and cultural change in the context of technological evolutions.

Dreaming in Code

Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Author: Scott Rosenberg
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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A noted journalist chronicles three years in the lives of a team of maverick software developers, led by Lotus 1-2-3 creator Mitch Kapor, intent on creating a revolutionary personal information manager to challenge Microsoft Outlook. 40,000 first printing.

Hacken für Dummies


Author: Kevin Beaver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527805001
Category: Computers
Page: 370
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Fürchten Sie um Ihre Unternehmensdaten? Machen Sie sich Sorgen um Ihre IT-Systeme, wenn Sie wieder einmal lesen, dass unbekannte Hacker ein Unternehmen für Wochen lahmgelegt haben? Warten Sie nicht ab, bis es auch in Ihren Systemen passiert, sondern tun Sie etwas! Dabei hilft Ihnen dieses Buch. Versetzen Sie sich als erstes in die Rolle des Schurken und lernen Sie zu denken wie ein Krimineller! Wo sind die Hürden am niedrigsten? Welche grundlegenden Hackertechniken gibt es? Kevin Beaver zeigt Ihnen, wo Ihre Systeme verwundbar sein könnten, sodass Sie im Rennen um die IT-Sicherheit die Nase vorn behalten.