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Whether you're looking for your next adventure, a new role to play, or the perfect battlefield, look no further than the Ultimate Guide Collection, which contains in-depth profiles on over 120 awesome Roblox experiences from Volumes 1-3 of the Top Games series. This is your source for tips, secrets, and interviews with the creators behind your favourite Roblox games - from classics like Work at a Pizza Place and Apocalypse Rising to groundbreaking hits such as Jailbreak and Phantom Forces. With so much info in one place, this compendium is a must-have for any Roblox fan.
The Art and Lore of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. --- Stranded in a deadly, hostile environment, even an elite US Special Operator will face a true battle for survival. Future Press presents a unique companion book that follows the theme of survival as it runs through Ghost Recon Breakpoint, from its characters and dialogue to its world design and gameplay. Discover what it takes to create a game, a story and a world dedicated to testing the limits of what a Ghost can survive. -- Part Lore Book: What motivates a person to become a member of Ghost Team, the most highly trained Special Operators in the world? And what can make a Ghost hunt down his former brothers-in-arms? The lore material and detailed bios in this book provide additional insight into the events that have shaped Nomad, Walker and the cast of authentic, believable characters that inhabit this world. Learn the history, connections and motivations that have brought them all to Auroa. -- Part Art Book: Tour the creation of the Auroa archipelago, an environment as detailed and meticulously crafted as any fictional setting you've ever explored. This book is packed with all of the concept artwork that helped to bring Ubisoft Paris's futuristic utopian vision to life. -- Part Reference Book: Acquiring and upgrading the tools necessary for survival is at the core of Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Every weapon, vehicle and piece of gear available at launch is presented with detailed stats, and we use our strategy guide expertise to dissect the survival systems that make Breakpoint such a unique experience. -- All Access: Every part of this book is peppered with commentary from the development team at Ubisoft Paris and their military consultants, allowing for an unprecedented, all-angles look behind the curtain of such an ambitious production. -- Incredible Bonus Content: Each book comes with a code for a DLC pack of exclusive cosmetic items. We've also included a huge multi-purpose poster of the game world, with every point of interest marked on it.
The Business Analysts completely dissolves the perception that the IT industry dictates to businesses what IT systems they will use and dispels the myth that business users and IT technicians are from different planets. It suggests how to create an environment in which everybody works together in an exciting and refreshing way – a paradigm shift in the way business analysis projects are done.
The IT industry has to move to a point where it realises that the users of IT systems and the technical personnel are both equally responsible for getting the system to work. The users of the IT system should be an integral part of the team when the system is being put together. This, unfortunately, is not the norm within the industry. It is the business analyst’s responsibility, among others, to make sure that communication flows freely between all the parties involved.
This book gives the business analyst the tools and techniques to find out what the business users of IT systems really need and to guide the project to meet those needs.
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.
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!
Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year 'Back in the 1960s, long before the denizens of Silicon Valley were infiltrating every facet of our lives, the smart men and women of The Simulmatics Corporation were creating algorithms to predict and even influence human behaviour. Jill Lepore reveals how this forgotten company invented the data-weapons of the future. If Then is simultaneously gripping and absolutely terrifying' Amanda Foreman 'An authoritative account of the origins of data science, a compelling political narrative of America in the Sixties, a poignant collective biography of a generation of flawed men - Jill Lepore's If, Then represents not only a stunning achievement in itself, but a stirring defence of the humanities in our techno-reductive age' David Kynaston 'A person can't help but feel inspired by the riveting intelligence and joyful curiosity of Jill Lepore. Knowing that there is a mind like hers in the world is a hope-inducing thing' George Saunders, Man Booker Prize winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo 'Jill Lepore is the pre-eminent historian of forgotten tales from America's past that throw startling light on the present. This brilliant book illuminates the future too. The story of the original data science hucksters of the 1960s is hilarious, scathing and sobering - what you might get if you crossed Mad Men with Theranos. It's a reminder, in the age of Cambridge Analytica and whatever comes next, that we have been here before and should know better.' David Runciman The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted voters, accelerated news, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge--decades before Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Cambridge Analytica. Silicon Valley likes to imagine it has no past but the scientists of Simulmatics are the long-dead grandfathers of Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Borrowing from psychological warfare, they used computers to predict and direct human behavior, deploying their "People Machine" from New York, Cambridge, and Saigon for clients that included John Kennedy's presidential campaign, the New York Times, Young & Rubicam, and, during the Vietnam War, the Department of Defence. Jill Lepore, distinguished Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, unearthed from the archives the almost unbelievable story of this long-vanished corporation, and of the women hidden behind it. In the 1950s and 1960s, Lepore argues, Simulmatics invented the future by building the machine in which the world now finds itself trapped and tormented, algorithm by algorithm.
Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision provides a comprehensive methodology for the approximate solution of functional optimization problems using neural networks and other nonlinear approximators where the use of traditional optimal control tools is prohibited by complicating factors like non-Gaussian noise, strong nonlinearities, large dimension of state and control vectors, etc. Features of the text include: * a general functional optimization framework; * thorough illustration of recent theoretical insights into the approximate solutions of complex functional optimization problems; * comparison of classical and neural-network based methods of approximate solution; * bounds to the errors of approximate solutions; * solution algorithms for optimal control and decision in deterministic or stochastic environments with perfect or imperfect state measurements over a finite or infinite time horizon and with one decision maker or several; * applications of current interest: routing in communications networks, traffic control, water resource management, etc.; and * numerous, numerically detailed examples. The authors' diverse backgrounds in systems and control theory, approximation theory, machine learning, and operations research lend the book a range of expertise and subject matter appealing to academics and graduate students in any of those disciplines together with computer science and other areas of engineering.
A Modern Approach to Functional Programming Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction is an introduction to object-oriented programming for beginners. The main focus of the book is general object-oriented and programming concepts from a software engineering perspective. The first chapters are written for students with no programming experience with later chapters being more suitable for advanced or professional programmers. The Java programming language and BlueJ-the Java development environment - are the two tools used throughout the book. BlueJ's clear visualization of classes and objects means that students can immediately appreciate the differences between them and gain a much better understanding of the nature of an object than they would from simply reading source code. Unlike traditional textbooks, the chapters are not ordered by language features but by software development concepts. The Sixth Edition goes beyond just adding the new language constructs of Java 8. The book's exploration of this new language demonstrates a renaissance of functional ideas in modern programming. While functional programming isn't new in principle, it's seen a boost in popularity based on the current computer hardware available and the changing nature of projects programmers wish to tackle. Functional language constructs make it possible to efficiently automate currency, make use of multiple cores without much effort on the side of the programmer, are both more elegant and readable, and offer great potential in solving the issue of parallel hardware. Functional programming has become an essential part of the field, and Objects First with Java gives students a basic understanding of an area they'll need to master in order to succeed in the future.
In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in American daily life. And in light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing "fake news" accounts, the handling of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation. Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.
For courses in engineering and technical management Architecture and Function of Complex Systems System architecture is the study of early decision making in complex systems. This text teaches how to capture experience and analysis about early system decisions, and how to choose architectures that meet stakeholder needs, integrate easily, and evolve flexibly. With case studies written by leading practitioners, from hybrid cars to communications networks to aircraft, this text showcases the science and art of system architecture.
Beloved by fans the world over, the Monster Hunter series takes players on an epic quest to hunt the most dangerous and fantastic creatures imaginable. Monster Hunter Illustrations is back with this new, leviathan-sized, artwork collection! Monster Hunter Illustrations 3 covers all the fourth generation Monster Hunter game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Featured are creature designs, character designs, armor, weapons, tons of rough sketches, and more!
For undergraduate database management students or business professionals Here's practical help for understanding, creating, and managing small databases-from two of the world's leading database authorities. Database Concepts by David Kroenke and David Auer gives undergraduate database management students and business professionals alike a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software, using Access 2013 to illustrate the concepts and techniques. Three projects run throughout the text, to show students how to apply the concepts to real-life business situations. The text provides flexibility for choosing the software instructors want to use in class; allows students to work with new, complete databases, including Wedgewood Pacific Corporation, Heather Sweeney Designs, and Wallingford Motors; and includes coverage for some of the latest information on databases available. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Provides a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software Uses Access 2013 to illustrate the concepts and techniques while also providing flexibility to choose the software used in class Allows students to work with new, complete databases Includes coverage of some of the latest information available
For undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Data Communication / Networking (MIS) Clear writing style, job-ready detail, and focus on the technologies used in today's marketplace Business Data Networks and Security guides readers through the details of networking, while helping them train for the workplace. It starts with the basics of security and network design and management; goes beyond the basic topology and switch operation covering topics like VLANs, link aggregation, switch purchasing considerations, and more; and covers the latest in networking techniques, wireless networking, with an emphasis on security. With this text as a guide, readers learn the basic, introductory topics as a firm foundation; get sound training for the marketplace; see the latest advances in wireless networking; and learn the importance and ins and outs of security. Teaching and Learning Experience This textbook will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: The basic, introductory topics provide a firm foundation. Job-level content prepares students with the skills demanded by today's employers. The latest in networking techniques and wireless networking, including a focus on security, keeps students up to date and aware of what's going on in the field. The flow of the text guides students through the material. MyMISLab not included. Students, if MyMISLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyMISLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyMISLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
* This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free question practice, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Build your confidence with guided practice questions, before moving onto unguided questions and practice tests. * With one-to-one page correspondence between the Workbook and the Revision Guide, this hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for BTEC learners. * Covers both externally assessed Units for 2012 BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology (Units 1 and 2).
For first-year or introductory Engineering courses Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Using a consistent five-step problem-solving methodology, Etter describes the computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and illustrates the problem solving process through a variety of engineering examples and applications. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: *Customize your Course with ESource: Instructors can adopt this title as is, or use the ESource website to select the chapters they need, in the sequence they want. *Present a Consistent Methodology for Solving Engineering Problems: Chapter 1 introduces a five-step process for solving engineering problems using the computer *Describe the Exceptional Computational and Visualization Capabilities of MATLAB: Students will gain a clear understanding of how to use MATLAB.*Illustrate the Problem-solving Process through a Variety of Engineering Examples and Applications: Numerous examples emphasize the creation of readable and simple solutions to develop and reinforce problem-solving skills. *Keep your Course Current with Discussion of the Latest Technologies: The discussions, screen captures, examples, and problem solutions have been updated to reflect MATLAB Version 8.2, R2013b.
Ideal for classroom or independent study, this Revision Guide is the smart choice for learners studying for the externally assessed units of the 2012 BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology. * The one topic-per-page format provides hassle-free revision for learners with no lengthy set-up time and no complex revision concepts. * Written with learners in mind - in an informal voice that talks directly to them. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily-digestible points, with revision activities and worked examples that prepare learners for the test. * Designed to be used alongside the BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology Revision Workbook with one-to-one page correspondence to make it easy to use the books together. * Covers both externally assessed Units for 2012 BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology (Units 1 and 2).
For the introduction to Computer Science course Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities equips readers who are already familiar with computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web with a deeper understanding of the broad capabilities of technology. Through a project-oriented learning approach that uses examples and realistic problem-solving scenarios, Larry Snyder teaches readers to navigate information technology independently and become effective users of today's resources, forming a foundation of skills they can adapt to their personal and career goals as future technologies emerge. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. *Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities Promote Lifelong Learning: Three types of content prepare students to adapt to an ever-changing computing environment. *Engaging Features Encourage Students to become Fluent with Information Technology (FIT): Interesting hints, tips, exercises, and backgrounds are located throughout the text.*Student and Instructor Resources Enhance Learning: Supplements are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
For introductory courses in IT Security. A strong business focus through a solid technical presentation of security tools. Corporate Computer Security provides a strong business focus along with a solid technical understanding of security tools. This text gives students the IT security skills they need for the workplace. This edition is more business focused and contains additional hands-on projects, coverage of wireless and data security, and case studies. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Encourage Student's to Apply Concepts: Each chapter now contains new hands-on projects that use contemporary software. *Business Environment Focus: This edition includes more of a focus on the business applications of the concepts. Emphasis has been placed on securing corporate information systems, rather than just hosts in general. *Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.
This classic book on formal languages, automata theory, and computational complexity has been updated to present theoretical concepts in a concise and straightforward manner with the increase of hands-on, practical applications. This new edition comes with Gradiance, an online assessment tool developed for computer science. Please note, Gradiance is no longer available with this book, as we no longer support this product.
Prepare students for Microsoft(r) Office 2013! Learning Microsoft Office 2013 features a student-friendly, step-by-step format with clear, full-screen shots to engage students and help them work independently.
For courses in wireless networking, wireless communications, wireless data communications or wireless technology in departments of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, and Continuing Education. The rapid growth of mobile telephone use, satellite services, and the wireless Internet are generating tremendous changes in telecommunications and networking. Combining very current technical depth with a strong pedagogy and advanced Web support, this new edition provides a comprehensive guide to wireless technology-exploring key topics such as technology and architecture, network types, design approaches, and the latest applications. Visit Stallings Companion Website at http: //williamstallings.com/CompSec/CompSec1e.html for student and instructor resources and his Computer Science Student Resource site http: //williamstallings.com/StudentSupport.html Password protected instructor resources can be accessed here by clicking on the Resources Tab to view downloadable files. (Registration required) They include Power Point Slides, Solutions, tables and figure
Develop the Excel skills that you need to produce spreadsheet solutions to your business needs - instantly! There are an estimated 400 million Excel users, but the majority of them haven't worked out a way to effectively use Excel VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). This book is for those that use Excel at work and who want to use the advanced features of Excel but don't have the time to have extensive training. It takes you through each task (as all Brilliant books do) and describes everything you could want to find out, for example: - how to use the macro recorder - how to take that recorded code and turn it into something useful that will really help you day to day - how to automate reports and design applications Users will then improve their Excel skills so they can in the end save a lot of time and get more done. Brilliantguides allow you to find the info you need quickly, easily and without fuss. It guides you through all the tasks using a highly visual, step-by-step approach - providing exactly what you need to know when you need it.
Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Information Technology specification*. Covers all three mandatory units and a wide selection of optional units. Each unit of the Student Book is presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners. Covers of all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to ensure that learners are fully prepared for this course. Activities in each unit provide support and clear direction for learners and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. New Assessment Zone guides learners through both internal and external assessment. Practice assignments and assessment guidance help learners to achieve their potential in internally assessed units. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
The newest generation of children is exposed to ubiquitous technology, more than any generation that preceded them. They are photographed with smartphones from the moment they're born, and begin interacting with screens at around four months old. Is this good news or bad news? A wonderful opportunity to connect around the world? Or the first step in creating a generation of addled screen zombies? The truth is, there's no road map for navigating this territory. But while many have been quick to declare this the dawn of a neurological and emotional crisis, solid science on the subject is surprisingly hard to come by. In this book, Anya Kamenetz--an expert on both education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children--takes a refreshingly practical look at the subject. Surveying hundreds of fellow parents on their practices and ideas, and cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others. This brief but powerful dictum forms the backbone of a philosophy that will help parents survive the ubiquity of technology in their children's lives, curb their panic, and create room for a happy, healthy family life. Kamenetz's sophisticated yet practical thinking is a necessary cure for an age of anxiety.
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