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Jackie Phamotse digs deep into the climate of law and policy in the social media landscape.
After a David and Goliath social media legal battle that saw many take note tweeting about her, the result is a brace, thought-provoking and remarkably detailed social media guide and personal narrative. A first-hand approach on beating public humiliation and cyber victimization, Phamotse combines personal anecdotes, hard data and compelling research to cut through an unjust system governed by the rich and famous. The author directly addresses the question of power and obsession related to social media influencers.
Written with equal doses of humor, compassion and wisdom, I Tweet What I Like is an inspiring call to action, celebrating diversity and human potential. I Tweet What I Like will inspire you!
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Ever spent way too much time renaming a folder full of files, or updating hundreds of cells in Excel by hand? You might not be a programmer, but even non-programmers can benefit from knowing how to write simple time-saving scripts. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python teaches you just enough Python for you to start automating your own tedious computer tasks.
Starting from zero, author Al Sweigart gets you up and running with the beginner-friendly Python programming language as quickly as possible, without a lot of unnecessary theory. You start with the basics, learning from code examples that are as practical as they are illustrative. Soon you're using powerful pieces of pre-existing code (Python's "modules") to effortlessly perform truly impressive--and useful--feats of scripting prowess. In particular, this book teaches you how to: Search for any pattern of text in a file, or across multiple filesOrganize your life (and computer) by creating, updating, moving, and renaming files and foldersScrape the web for data and informationInstantly update Excel spreadsheets of any sizeAutomatically send out emails or text messagesSchedule your computer to perform tasks at regular intervalsIt turns out that you don't need to be a programmer to get your computer to work for you. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python really is the practical programming guide for the rest of us.
Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.
Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.
In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.
Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. How intelligent are the best of today's AI programs? To what extent can we entrust them with decisions that affect our lives? How human-like do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us in most, if not all, human endeavours? From leading AI researcher and award-winning author Melanie Mitchell comes a knowledgeable and captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humor, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI requires such elusive human qualities in order to be reliable, trustworthy and beneficial. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible, entertaining, and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go, and what it means for all of our futures.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of a revolutionary computing platform that is being adopted world-wide and has earned the support of every major software provider. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, Thomas Erl presents the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.
Erl uses more than 125 case study examples and over 300 diagrams to illuminate the most important facets of building SOA platforms: goals, obstacles, concepts, technologies, standards, delivery strategies, and processes for analysis and design.
His book's broad coverage includes:
The goal of this book is to help you attain a solid understanding of what constitutes contemporary SOA along with step-by-step guidance for realizing its successful implementation.
What if you could look into the minds of an entire population?
Katherine Johnson: teacher, mathematician, trailblazer. Award-winning children's author, Leila Rasheed, explores the life of the inspirational NASA mathematician made famous by the film Hidden Voices - Katherine Johnson. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story
The only career book to match the right job to your byte-loving personality
The inspiring "Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types" encourages you to embrace your individuality by finding the job that matches your character traits.
Includes: Suggested jobs in a wide range of settings, from the office to the outdoors A selection of jobs with different levels of educational requirements Advice on competing in hot job markets Tips on transforming hobbies into job skills
This fascinating all-in-one guide introduces you to the art, history, and culture of photography, and shows you how to get the very best from your own photographs. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures in photography, from 19th-century pioneers to famous photographers working today. The gallery provides fascinating contrasts between such diverse genres as art photography, reportage, portrait, and wildlife photography. The book then tells the story of photography, from its "garden shed" beginnings to the rise of the "selfie" today. The second half of the book introduces cameras, accessories, and software, explaining what they can do and how to use them, then shows how to take better photographs by mastering the technical aspects of your camera; experimenting with composition, colour and light; and digitally enhancing your photos. Inspirational masterclasses covering all genres of photography - landscape, portraits, wildlife, architecture, art - also provide you with an opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a clear and practical way.
Ni no Kuni II follows Evan on his quest to build a kingdom and become the King he was destined to be. Building alliances and expanding a kingdom is no simple matter, though-Evan and his group must manage a sprawling network of favors and rewards and battle a great many foes as their adventure unfolds. The Official Collector's Edition Guide to Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom makes keeping track of everything as simple as can be. With this book by your side you'll experience all the game has to offer and be guaranteed to have a prosperous kingdom! -- Quest Guide: Let us guide you through Evan's adventure with a beautiful, in-depth walkthrough full of exclusive artwork and illustrated maps. In addition to the Main Quest, every Side Quest, Errand and Skirmish is fully covered to ensure that you don't miss a thing. -- Bestiary: Discover everything about the many exotic foes that Evan and company encounter on their travels. From the smallest Goo to the greatest Dragon, you'll find their statistics, strengths and weaknesses as well as strategies that let you deal with them easily. -- Kingdom Building: Building your kingdom is a huge part of this adventure-the size and influence of your kingdom affects almost everything you do in Ni no Kuni II. You'll want your Stores to be full and your Coffers to be overflowing, and this book will provide the most efficient ways to keep expanding at full pace. -- 100% Completion: If you want to see and collect everything in Ni no Kuni II then you'll find this guide invaluable. There are many lists to fill, Higgledies to rally, Tainted Monsters to beat and Citizens to recruit, and we have them all covered and organized. If you want the Platinum Trophy, this is the only source of help you'll need. -- Adorable Artwork: The world of Ni no Kuni II was built upon the amazing artistic work of Yoshiyuki Momose, and an incredible amount of sketches and concept artworks were created to develop the game's many wondrous locations and characters. This book is bursting with artwork, as we aim to enrich your time sent in this world as much as guide you through it.
With an exciting new look, new characters to meet, and its unique combination of humour and step-by-step instruction, this award-winning book is the statistics lifesaver for everyone. From initial theory through to regression, factor analysis and multilevel modelling, Andy Field animates statistics and SPSS software with his famously bizarre examples and activities. What's brand new: A radical new design with original illustrations and even more colour A maths diagnostic tool to help students establish what areas they need to revise and improve on. A revamped online resource that uses video, case studies, datasets, testbanks and more to help students negotiate project work, master data management techniques, and apply key writing and employability skills New sections on replication, open science and Bayesian thinking Now fully up to date with latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics (c). All the online resources above (video, case studies, datasets, testbanks) can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative. Please note that ISBN: 9781526445780 comprises the paperback edition of the Fifth Edition and the student version of IBM SPSS Statistics. More information on this version of the software's features can be found here.
Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.
From the moment we wake up and unlock our phones, we're producing data. We offer up our unique fingerprint to the online world, scan our route to work, listen to a guided meditation or favourite playlist, slide money around, share documents and update our social media accounts. We reach for our phones up to 200 times a day, not knowing which companies are storing, using, selling and manipulating our data. But do we care? We're busy. We've got lives. We're pressed for time! There aren't enough hours in the day to read the terms and conditions. Or, maybe we're happy to trade our personal data for convenient services and to make our lives easier? Big data is the phenomenon of our age, but should we trust it without question? This is the trust dilemma. In 2009, Damian Bradfield founded WeTransfer, the largest file-sharing platform in the world with 44 million global users shipping more than one billion files of data a month. His unique experience of the big data economy has led him to question if there is another way to build the internet, one that is fairer and safer for everyone and, in The Trust Manifesto, he lays out this vision. Damian Bradfield is the President, CMO and founding shareholder of WeTransfer, a company that now has over 44 million global users. He is also the co-founder of Present Plus, a design and experience-driven venture studio. Named 'one of the most influential voices in tech today' by Forbes magazine, Bradfield speaks to audiences globally on the topics of innovation, education and the arts and his work has appeared in Fast Company, the Financial Times and Business Insider amongst others.
Is your business looking out? The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind. Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.
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Set up a comprehensive, well-organized small business financial management system using QuickBooks 2009 and the expert advice packed inside this official guide. Filled with practical information, this book explains how to perform essential business tasks and customize QuickBooks for your needs. Track finances, manage payroll, process invoices, monitor inventory, manage sales and expenses, and much more. Run your small business with confidence--regardless of your industry or growth level-using the real-world tips, techniques, and shortcuts in this authoritative guide to QuickBooks 2009.Configure and customize QuickBooks for your businessEnter transactions quickly and accuratelyKeep customer, vendor, and employee information all in one placeManage accounts payable and receivableManage customers and vendorsMonitor inventoryTrack employee hours and manage payrollReconcile bank accountsSet up and manage budgetsCreate standard or customized business reportsAnalyze business performance
Validate your AWS skills. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including: * Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers * Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) * Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems * Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services * Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure * Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS * Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security * Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services * Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems * Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts * Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS * Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.
Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music. Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.
The recent activism film Just Do It (2011) had a message: 'Get off your arse and change the world'. But, as Michael Norton here implores, no-one has to be that energetic. Click2Change advocates sitting back and changing the world from computers, iPads and iPhones. Click2Change offers a wide range of world-changing thing to do on the internet: such as becoming an e-activist or recycling unwanted stuff. With plenty of ideas, information and lots of websites to access, readers will be able to make their mark on the world with a click of the mouse.
The SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software. In her bestselling guide, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential text. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing. This sixth edition is fully revised and updated to accommodate changes to IBM SPSS procedures, screens and output. It covers new SPSS tools for generating graphs and non-parametric statistics, importing data, and calculating dates. 5 star Amazon review: "This is the book I wish I had whilst studying SPSS and experimental design on my MSc in social research methods. It is the clearest guide to SPSS that I have come across and it is very practical and easy to use. It has allowed me to revise statistical methods in a matter of days and I have gained a better understanding of these techniques than I had through using other much lengthier texts."
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