Lost Connections

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408878704

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6644


THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Java Message Service

Author: Mark Richards,Richard Monson-Haefel,David A Chappell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555603

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 8889


Java Message Service, Second Edition, is a thorough introduction to the standard API that supports "messaging" -- the software-to-software exchange of crucial data among network computers. You'll learn how JMS can help you solve many architectural challenges, such as integrating dissimilar systems and applications, increasing scalability, eliminating system bottlenecks, supporting concurrent processing, and promoting flexibility and agility. Updated for JMS 1.1, this second edition also explains how this vendor-agnostic specification will help you write messaging-based applications using IBM's MQ, Progress Software's SonicMQ, ActiveMQ, and many other proprietary messaging services. With Java Message Service, you will: Build applications using point-to-point and publish-and-subscribe messaging models Use features such as transactions and durable subscriptions to make an application reliable Implement messaging within Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) using message-driven beans Use JMS with RESTful applications and with the Spring application framework Messaging is a powerful paradigm that makes it easier to uncouple different parts of an enterprise application. Java Message Service, Second Edition, will quickly teach you how to use the key technology that lies behind it.

Applications of Evolutionary Computation

Author: Cecilia Di Chio,Anthony Brabazon,Gianni DI CARO,Marc Ebner,Muddassar Farooq,Andreas Fink,Jörn Grahl,Gary Greenfield,Penousal Machado,Michael O'Neill,Ernesto Tarantino,Neil Urquhart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642122418

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshops on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2010, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in April 2010 colocated with the Evo* 2010 events. Thanks to the large number of submissions received, the proceedings for EvoApplications 2010 are divided across two volumes (LNCS 6024 and 6025). The present volume contains contributions for EvoCOMNET, EvoENVIRONMENT, EvoFIN, EvoMUSART, and EvoTRANSLOG. The 47 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 86 submissions. This volume presents a careful selection of relevant EC examples combined with a thorough examination of the techniques used in EC. The papers in the volume illustrate the current state of the art in the application of EC and should help and inspire researchers and professionals to develop efficient EC methods for design and problem solving.

Mobile Information Systems

Author: Elaine Lawrence,Barbara Pernici,John Krogstie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387228748

Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 5786


Mobility is perhaps the most important market and technological trend within information and communication technology. With the advent of new mobile infrastructures providing higher bandwidth and constant connection to the network from virtually everywhere, the way people use information resources is predicted to be radically transformed. Over the last years, a new breed of information systems, referred to as mCommerce systems or mobile information systems, has appeared to address this emerging situation. In 2000, the IFIP 8.1 WG decided to look into establishing a task group to look closer at this area, and the idea was adopted and extended by IFIP TC8 the following year. After the arrangement of several workshop, this task group has been the driving force behind the arrangement of MOBIS (IFIP TC 8 Working Conference on Mobile Information systems) held in Oslo, Norway, 15-17 September 2004. The objective of the working conference was to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in planning, analysis, design, construction, modification, implementation, utilization, evaluation, and management of mobile information systems to meet, and exchange research ideas and results. Specifically, we tried to use the working conference to • Clarify differences and similarities between the development of mobile vs. more traditional information systems • Investigate organizational impact of mobile information systems • Investigate mobile commerce applications combined with the advantages of mobile communications technologies X Mobile Information Systems • Evaluate existing and newly developed approaches for analysis, design, implementation, and evolution of mobile information systems.

Lost Connections

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526634082

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 2893


THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Traffic Management and Traffic Engineering for the Future Internet

Author: Rui Valadas,Paulo Salvador

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642045766

Category: Computers

Page: 231

View: 7829


This post proeedings volume contains a selection of research contributions presented at FITraMEn 2008, held during December 11-12, 2008 in Porto, Portugal. The papers contained in this book provide a general view of the ongoing research on traffic management and traffic engineering in the Euro-NF Network of Excellence, and give a representative example of the problems currently investigated in this area, that spans topics such as bandwidth allocation and traffic control, statistical analysis, traffic engineering, and optical networks and video communications.

The Birth of Meaning in Hindu Thought

Author: David B. Zilberman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400914318

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

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In his letter to B. K. Matilal, dated February 20, 1977, the author of this book wrote about his work on Advaita-Vedanta: " ... It was not to present Advaita in the light of current problems of the logic of scientific discovery and modern philosophy of language ... but just the contrary. I do not believe that any 'logic without metaphysics' or 'philosophy of language without thinking' is possible." This passage alone may serve as the clue to Zilberman's understanding and mode of explaining that specific and highly original approach to (not 'of'!) philosophy that he himself nicknamed modal. Four points would seem to me to be most essential here. First, a philosophy cannot have 'anything un-thinking' as its object of investigation. Language, to Zilberman, is not a phenomenon of con sciousness but a spontaneously working natural mechanism (like, for instance, 'mind' to some Buddhist philosophers). It may, of course, be come used for and by consciousness; consciousness may see itself, so to speak, in language, but only secondarily, only as in one of its modifica tions, derivations or modalities. That is why to Zilberman linguistic- as to Kant psychology - cannot and must not figure as the primary ground for any philosophical investigation.

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, and Stability

Author: A.I. Rusakov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498770436

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 3924


Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, and Stability examines structural mechanics from a foundational point of view and allows students to use logical inference and creative reasoning to solve problems versus rote memorization. It presents underlying theory and emphasizes the relevant mathematical concepts as related to structural mechanics in each chapter. Problems, examples, and case studies are provided throughout, as well as simulations to help further illustrate the content. Features: Presents the material from general theory and fundamentals through to practical applications. Explains the finite element method for elastic bodies, trusses, frames, non-linear behavior of materials, and more. Includes numerous practical worked examples and case studies throughout each chapter. Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, and Stability serves as a useful text for students and instructors as well as practicing engineers.

Mission-Oriented Sensor Networks and Systems: Art and Science

Author: Habib M. Ammari

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3319911465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 820

View: 9955


This book discusses topics in mission-oriented sensor networks and systems research and practice, enabling readers to understand the major technical and application challenges of these networks, with respect to their architectures, protocols, algorithms, and application design. It also presents novel theoretical and practical ideas, which have led to the development of solid foundations for the design, analysis, and implementation of energy-efficient, reliable, and secure mission-oriented sensor network applications. Covering various topics, including sensor node architecture, sensor deployment, mobile coverage, mission assignment, detection, localization, tracking, data dissemination, data fusion, topology control, geometric routing, location privacy, secure communication, and cryptograph, it is a valuable resource for computer scientists, researchers, and practitioners in academia and industry.