Check the Technique

Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 030749442X

Category: Music

Page: 528

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A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs. That’s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE’s It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De La’s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, Brian Coleman fills this void, and delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form. The format: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon. Insightful, raucous, and addictive, Check the Technique transports you back to hip-hop’s golden age with the greatest artists of the ’80s and ’90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax. “Brian Coleman’s writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.” –Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop “All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.” –DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz “A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.” –Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel

Engineering of Creativity

Author: Semyon D. Savransky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420038958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 4237


Invention and innovation lie at the heart of problem solving in virtually every discipline, but they are not easy to come by. Divine inspiration aside, historically we have depended primarily on observation, brainstorming, and trial-and-error methods to develop the innovations that provide solutions. But these methods are neither efficient nor dependable enough for the high-quality, high-tech engineering solutions we need today. TRIZ is a unique and powerful, algorithmic approach to problem solving that demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in its native Russia, and whose popularity has now spread to organizations such as Ford, NASA, Motorola, Unisys, and Rockwell International. Until now, however, no comprehensive, comprehensible treatment, suitable for self-study or as a textbook, has been available in English. Engineering of Creativity provides a valuable opportunity to learn and apply the concepts and techniques of TRIZ to complex engineering problems. The author-a world-renowned TRIZ expert-covers every aspect of TRIZ, from the basic concepts to the latest research and developments. He provides step-by-step guidelines, case studies from a variety of engineering disciplines, and first-hand experience in using the methodology. Application of TRIZ can bring high-quality-even breakthrough-conceptual solutions and help remove technical obstacles. Mastering the contents of Engineering of Creativity will bring your career and your company a remarkable advantage: the ability to formulate the best possible solutions for technical systems problems and predict future developments.

The Technique of Total Knee Arthroplasty E-Book

Author: William M. Mihalko,Michael A. Mont,Kenneth Krackow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323713033

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 8011


In 1990, Dr. Kenneth Krackow wrote The Technique of Total Knee Arthroplasty to teach the basics of TKA for end-stage arthritis—everything from nonsurgical to surgical intervention and postoperative rehabilitation. Now completely revised for a new generation of surgeons, the 2nd Edition of this classic text continues its original goal of helping advanced practitioners acquire more knowledge and skill in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. This fully updated volume, revised by Dr. Krackow and his former fellows Drs. William M. Mihalko and Michael A. Mont, keeps you current with major changes and advances in field, including patient optimization, outpatient procedures, robotics and new technology, difficult decisions during surgery, and more. Offers comprehensive and expert coverage of both inpatient and outpatient primary TKA, now fully revised with new chapters on Patient Considerations, Modifications, Optimizing the Important Comorbidities, TKA Balancing, and more. Addresses key issues of patient optimization such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease. Provides evidence for TKA outcomes and complications: “What do I tell my patient?” Focuses on the latest and best techniques and surgical approaches, including computer and robotic assisted surgery, uncemented TKA, assessing and planning for the difficult TKA, outpatient TKA considerations, and preventing readmissions post-surgery. Discusses how to handle all deformity aspects of the lower extremity, bone defects, and ligamentous insufficiency during surgery. Includes numerous illustrations, line art, radiographs, and clinical photos for optimal visualization of each procedure.

Debugging by Thinking

Author: Robert C. Metzger

Publisher: Digital Press

ISBN: 1555583075

Category: Computers

Page: 567

View: 7181


Debugging by Thinking: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach is the first book to apply the wisdom of six disciplines-logic, mathematics, psychology, safety analysis, computer science, and engineering-to the problem of debugging. It uses the methods of literary detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, the techniques of mathematical problem solving, the results of research into the cognitive psychology of human error, the root cause analyses of safety experts, the compiler analyses of computer science, and the processes of modern engineering to define a systematic approach to identifying and correcting software errors. * Language Independent Methods: Examples are given in Java and C++ * Complete source code shows actual bugs, rather than contrived examples * Examples are accessible with no more knowledge than a course in Data Structures and Algorithms requires * A "thought process diary" shows how the author actually resolved the problems as they occurred

Advances in Computers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128122293

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 7242


Advances in Computers, Volume 107, the latest volume in a series published since 1960, presents detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design and applications. Chapters in this updated volume include Advances in Model-based Analysis and Testing, Advances in Software Quality Assurance, Advances in Handling Uncertainty in Testing, Advances in Testing of Communicating Systems, and Advances in Formal Verification and Cyber-physical Systems. This book provides contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. Provides in-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology Presents well-known authors and researchers in the field Includes extensive bibliographies with most chapters Volumes are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science

Formal Description Techniques and Protocol Specification, Testing and Verification

Author: Atsushi Togashi,Tadanori Mizuno,Norio Shiratori,Teruo Higashino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387352716

Category: Computers

Page: 550

View: 8032


FORTE/PSTV '97 addresses Formal Description Techniques (FDTs) applicable to Distributed Systems and Communication Protocols (such as Estelle, LOTOS, SDL, ASN.1, TTCN, Z, Automata, Process Algebra, Logic). The conference is a forum for presentation of the state-of-the-art in theory, application, tools and industrialization of FDTs, and provides an excellent orientation for newcomers.

Dawn of the DAW

Author: Adam Patrick Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190296631

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6144


Dawn ot the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, etc.) has eroded throughout the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. Whereas those equally adept in music and technology such as Raymond Scott and Les Paul were exceptions to their eras, the millennial music maker is ensconced in a world in which the symbiosis of music and technology is commonplace. As audio production skills such as recording, editing, and mixing are increasingly co-opted by musicians teaching themselves in their do-it-yourself (DIY) recording studios, conventions of how music production is taught and practiced are remixed to reflect this reality. Dawn of the DAW first examines DIY recording practices within the context of recording history from the late nineteenth century to the present. Second, Dawn of the DAW discusses the concept of "the studio as musical instrument" and the role of the producer, detailing how these constructs have evolved throughout the history of recorded music in tandem. Third, Dawn of the DAW details current practices of DIY recording--how recording technologies are incorporated into music making, and how they are learned by DIY studio users in the musically--chic borough of Brooklyn. Finally, Dawn of the DAW examines the broader trends heard throughout, summarizing the different models of learning and approaches to music making. Dawn of the DAW concludes by discussing the ramifications of these new directions for the field of music education.

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Author: Shi Kuo Chang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812389717

Category: Computers

Page: 925

View: 1520


This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering OCo two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic. The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering. Volume Two will cover the basic principles and applications of visual and multimedia software engineering, knowledge engineering, data mining for software knowledge, and emerging topics in software engineering and knowledge engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1.1: Introduction (97k). Chapter 1.2: Theoretical Language Research (97k). Chapter 1.3: Experimental Science (96k). Chapter 1.4: Evolutionary Versus Revolutionary (108k). Chapter 1.5: Concurrency and Parallelisms (232k). Chapter 1.6: Summary (123k). Contents: Computer Language Advances (D E Cooke et al.); Software Maintenance (G Canfora & A Cimitile); Requirements Engineering (A T Berztiss); Software Engineering Standards: Review and Perspectives (Y-X Wang); A Large Scale Neural Network and Its Applications (D Graupe & H Kordylewski); Software Configuration Management in Software and Hypermedia Engineering: A Survey (L Bendix et al.); The Knowledge Modeling Paradigm in Knowledge Engineering (E Motta); Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Issues in Bioinformatics (J T L Wang et al.); Conceptual Modeling in Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering: Concepts, Techniques and Trends (O Dieste et al.); Rationale Management in Software Engineering (A H Dutoit & B Paech); Exploring Ontologies (Y Kalfoglou), and other papers. Readership: Graduate students, researchers, programmers, managers and academics in software engineering and knowledge engineering."

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Author: S K Chang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814491772

Category: Computers

Page: 940

View: 3656


This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering — two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic. The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering. Volume Two will cover the basic principles and applications of visual and multimedia software engineering, knowledge engineering, data mining for software knowledge, and emerging topics in software engineering and knowledge engineering.