Acceptable Loss

Author: Kregg P. Jorgenson

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307432580

Category: History

Page: 256

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In just ten months in Vietnam, he was overrun, shot up, but not underworked—he survived fifty-four missions as point man. He has one hell of a story to tell. You didn't get into the Rangers without volunteering, and you didn't stay on point unless you liked it. But after watching most of his buddies die in a firefight when his LRRP team was overrun by the NVA, Kregg Jorgenson volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived. Whether enduring NVA sapper attacks, surviving “friendly” fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.

Acceptable Losses

Author: Connor Whiteley

Publisher: CGD Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Choice To be Made. An Unstoppable Plague. Millions of Lives At Stake. A Loss is always acceptable if more live. Alexandria rules her world. She knows millions could die. Her rule hangs in the balance. Can Alexandria make the right choice? Or will she damn her people forever? If you want enthralling science fiction short stories, you’ll love this one! BUY NOW!

Unix Backup and Recovery

Author: W. Curtis Preston

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565926424

Category: Computers

Page: 740

View: 9501


Providing an overview of all facets of UNIX backup and recovery, this text offers practical solutions for environments of all sizes and budgets, explaining everything from freely-available backup systems to large-scale commercial utilities.

Risk Management in the Polish Financial System

Author: Marian Noga,Konrad Raczkowski,Jarosław Klepacki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137549025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 8789


With globalisation comes an increase in the threat from systemic risk. As national economies become more globally entwined many argue that insufficient attention is being given to systemic risk; a principal contributor to recent economic crises. Focusing on the Polish financial system, this book addresses this critical issue within a global economic context. It advocates that accurate risk management practices and appropriate micro and macroeconomic policies can be created and maintained in order to manage systemic risk at both a national and international level. The book reviews current systemic risk management practices, analysing stability and existing micro- and macroprudential policies, before examining the current risks involved in investing in financial instruments and those associated with investing in stock exchanges. It offers suggestions for the effective implementation of a well-designed public policy, through well managed fiscal and monetary policies, and reflects the roles of households and companies in planning, organizing, and controlling socio-economic activity to control risk. Risk Management in the Polish Financial System aims to redefine the taxonomy of systemic risk, offering practical and regulatory socio-economic processes which can be applied to current risk management practices, as well as provide a risk map for the years to come.

Systems Analysis and Modeling in Defense

Author: R. Huber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461593700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 914

View: 8462


This book contains the proceedings of an interna tional symposium devoted to Modeling and Analysis of Defense Processes in the context of land/air warfare. It was sponsored by Panel VII (on Defense Applications of Operational Research) of NATO's Defense Research Group (DRG) and took place 27-29 July 1982 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Except perhaps for the Theater-Level Gaming and Analysis Workshop, sponsored by the Office of united 1 states Naval Research in 1977 , this symposium was the first international scientific meeting on Operations Research/Systems Analysis in the area of land/air war fare since the conference on Modeling Land Battle Systems 2 for Military Planning sponsored by NATO's Special Pro gramme Panel on Systems Science in 1974. That conference dealt primarily with modeling small unit (company, bat talion) engagements and, to a lesser extent, large unit (corps, theater) campaigns with principal emphasis on attrition processes and movement in combat. It was considered as rather successful in that it revealed the state-of-the art around 1972 and identified problem areas and promising approaches for future developments. lWith regard to foreign attendance, this wo- shop was largely limited to participants from the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany (see L.J. Low: Theater-Level Gaming and Analysis Workshop for Force Planning, Vol II-Summary, Discus sion of Issues and Requirements for Research, SRI Report, May, 1981).

Just Start

Author: Leonard A. Schlesinger,Charles F. Kiefer

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422143619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5682


Outlines a path to success based on creativity and problem solving despite the changing economic clmate and future uncertainty.

Linear and Nonlinear Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for Next-Generation Optical Networks

Author: René Bonk

Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 3866449569

Category: Technology (General)

Page: 280

View: 6290


In this book, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) are studied with a view to linear and nonlinear applications in next-generation optical networks. Quantum-dot SOAs can be optimized for linear amplification of signals with different modulation formats and multiplexing techniques. Conversely, bulk SOAs can be easily optimized for operation in the nonlinear regime. However, due to the fast carrier recovery times in QD SOAs we also look into nonlinear applications with these devices.

Finding Alphas

Author: Igor Tulchinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119571219

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 303


Discover the ins and outs of designing predictive trading models Drawing on the expertise of WorldQuant’s global network, this new edition of Finding Alphas: A Quantitative Approach to Building Trading Strategies contains significant changes and updates to the original material, with new and updated data and examples. Nine chapters have been added about alphas – models used to make predictions regarding the prices of financial instruments. The new chapters cover topics including alpha correlation, controlling biases, exchange-traded funds, event-driven investing, index alphas, intraday data in alpha research, intraday trading, machine learning, and the triple axis plan for identifying alphas. • Provides more references to the academic literature • Includes new, high-quality material • Organizes content in a practical and easy-to-follow manner • Adds new alpha examples with formulas and explanations If you’re looking for the latest information on building trading strategies from a quantitative approach, this book has you covered.

Spatial Representation and Spatial Interaction

Author: I. Masser,P. Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461340675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 9037


In recent years the development of spatial referencing techniques in com puter-based information systems has enormously increased the opportuni ties that exist for the treatment and presentation of both point and interaction data. The extent of this increase has drawn attention to the need for special aggregation and clustering procedures to be developed which enable data to be grouped in an efficient way for analytical pur poses with a minimum loss of detail. In the case of interaction data, economy of representation is particularly important as the analysis is further complicated by the two-way directionality that is inherent in each data set. Procedural rules of this kind are needed not only for descriptive analy sis and spatial accounting but also for hypothesis testing and the develop ment of operational models of spatial interaction. Yet the importance of spatial representation in this kind of research has only recently been fully understood. The first generation of urban development models that were developed in Europe and North America during the 1960's often treated matters of zoning system specification very casually, even though in some cases this imposed severe limits on the interpretation of their findings and it was not until the Centre for Environmental Studies/Cheshire project (Barras et al. , 1971) that a serious attempt was made to put forward general principles which could be used as guidelines in future work.