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Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100605

Category: Nature

Page: 388

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Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

From Novice to Master Observer

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596526857

Category: Nature

Page: 519

View: 9467

Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Statistics Hacks

Tips & Tools for Measuring the World and Beating the Odds

Author: Bruce Frey

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449392571

Category: Computers

Page: 358

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Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Be able to spot fake data? Prove beyond doubt whether one thing causes another? Or learn to be a better gambler? You can do that and much more with 75 practical and fun hacks packed into Statistics Hacks. These cool tips, tricks, and mind-boggling solutions from the world of statistics, measurement, and research methods will not only amaze and entertain you, but will give you an advantage in several real-world situations-including business. This book is ideal for anyone who likes puzzles, brainteasers, games, gambling, magic tricks, and those who want to apply math and science to everyday circumstances. Several hacks in the first chapter alone-such as the "central limit theorem,", which allows you to know everything by knowing just a little-serve as sound approaches for marketing and other business objectives. Using the tools of inferential statistics, you can understand the way probability works, discover relationships, predict events with uncanny accuracy, and even make a little money with a well-placed wager here and there. Statistics Hacks presents useful techniques from statistics, educational and psychological measurement, and experimental research to help you solve a variety of problems in business, games, and life. You'll learn how to: Play smart when you play Texas Hold 'Em, blackjack, roulette, dice games, or even the lottery Design your own winnable bar bets to make money and amaze your friends Predict the outcomes of baseball games, know when to "go for two" in football, and anticipate the winners of other sporting events with surprising accuracy Demystify amazing coincidences and distinguish the truly random from the only seemingly random--even keep your iPod's "random" shuffle honest Spot fraudulent data, detect plagiarism, and break codes How to isolate the effects of observation on the thing observed Whether you're a statistics enthusiast who does calculations in your sleep or a civilian who is entertained by clever solutions to interesting problems, Statistics Hacks has tools to give you an edge over the world's slim odds.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy

Everything Is Fire

Author: Eric Bronson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118132939

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 948

The essential companion to Stieg Larsson's bestselling trilogyand director David Fincher's 2011 film adaptation Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium Trilogy—The Girlwith the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, andThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest—is aninternational phenomenon. These books express Larsson's lifelongwar against injustice, his ethical beliefs, and his deep concernfor women's rights. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo andPhilosophy probes the compelling philosophical issues behindthe entire trilogy. What philosophies do Lisbeth Salander and Kanthave in common? To catch a criminal, can Lisbeth and Mikael becriminals themselves? Can revenge be ethical? Drawing on some ofhistory's greatest philosophical minds, this book gives freshinsights into Larsson's ingeniously plotted tale of crime andcorruption. Looks at compelling philosophical issues such as a feministreading of Lisbeth Salander, Aristotelian arguments for why we loverevenge, how Kant can explain why so many women sleep with MikaelBlomkvist, and many more Includes a chapter from a colleague of Larsson's—whoworked with him in anti-Nazi activities—that exploresLarsson's philosophical views on skepticism and quotes fromnever-before-seen correspondence with Larsson Offers new insights into the novels' key characters, includingLisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, and investigates the author,Stieg Larsson As engrossing as the quest to free Lisbeth Salander from herpast, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy isideal reading for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext andexploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Palm and Treo Hacks

Author: Scott MacHaffie

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9780596100544

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 5594

Written for both novice and experienced users of handheld devices, this helpful guide offers an array of tips, techniques, and tools that reveal how to take full advantage of the device's various applications and functions, from reading e-mail or surfing the Web to listening to music or playing games. Original. (All users)

Building the Perfect PC

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449396623

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 8196

Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market Yes, even if you’re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee it’s worth the effort. You’ll discover that the quality is better and the cost is much lower than any comparable off-the-shelf PC you can buy. Design the custom computer you want, and have fun doing it. Get high-quality PC hardware from local stores and online vendors Plan your computer project with a complete checklist Create the ideal PC that will run Windows 7 or Linux Take advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs Assemble, test, and configure your PC with ease Build a PC that meets your needs and fits your budget Written by hardware experts, this book delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether it’s a PC for general use, extreme gaming, a media center, or home server. Straightforward language, clear directions, and easy-to-follow illustrations make this guide a breeze for computer builders of any skill level, even those with no experience. Building the Perfect PC presents six in-depth custom PC projects: Mainstream PC -- Fast, flexible, quiet, and reliable at a reasonable price Extreme System -- A wicked fast PC for video editing, gaming, and more Media Center -- One PC to replace your TiVo, game console, DVD, and CD player Home Server -- Ideal home network hub to store, share, and secure data Appliance PC -- A tiny, quiet, inexpensive PC you can put anywhere Budget System -- Reliable and highly functional at a low, low price

Building the Perfect PC

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596526865

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 9608

This popular Build-It-Yourself (BIY) PC book covers every step in building one's own system: planning and picking out the right components, step-by-step assembly instructions, and an insightful discussion of why someone would want to do it in the first place.

Repairing and Upgrading Your PC

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059600866X

Category: Computers

Page: 429

View: 1523

Provides information on how to upgrade, maintain, and repair the hardware of personal computers.

Kuckucksei

Die Jagd auf die deutschen Hacker, die das Pentagon knackten

Author: Clifford Stoll

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105607242

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 1282

›Kuckucksei‹ schildert bis ins Detail die hochdramatische Jagd nach deutschen Hackern, die in amerikanische Computernetze eingedrungen waren. Es ist der autobiografische Report eines amerikanischen Computercracks, der leidenschaftlich für die Sicherheit der Datennetze kämpft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

BSD hacks

Author: Dru Lavigne

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 9783897213999

Category:

Page: 475

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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments

All Lab, No Lecture

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449334474

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 3706

Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career. The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. You’ll find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session. Analyze soil, hair, and fibers Match glass and plastic specimens Develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces Conduct drug and toxicology tests Analyze gunshot and explosives residues Detect forgeries and fakes Analyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprints Match pollen and diatom samples Extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (thehomescientist.com/forensics), the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments

All Lab, No Lecture

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449336558

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 5070

Experience the magic of biology in your own home lab. This hands-on introduction includes more than 30 educational (and fun) experiments that help you explore this fascinating field on your own. Perfect for middle- and high-school students and DIY enthusiasts, this full-color guide teaches you the basics of biology lab work and shows you how to set up a safe lab at home. The Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments is also written with the needs of homeschoolers firmly in mind, as well as adults who are eager to explore the science of nature as a life-long hobby. To get the most from the experiments, we recommend using this guide in conjunction with a standard biology text, such as the freely downloadable CK-12 Biology (ck-12.org). Master the use of the microscope, including sectioning and staining Build and observe microcosms, soda-bottle worlds of pond life Investigate the chemistry of life from simple acids, bases, and buffers to complex carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, and DNA Extract, isolate, and observe DNA Explore photosynthesis, osmosis, nitrogen fixation, and other life processes Investigate the cell cycle (mitosis and cytokinesis) Observe populations and ecosystems, and perform air and water pollution tests Investigate genetics and inheritance Do hands-on microbiology, from simple culturing to micro-evolution of bacteria by forced selection Gain hands-on lab experience to prepare for the AP Biology exam Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (thehomescientist.com/biology), the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.

PC Hardware Buyer's Guide

Choosing the Perfect Components

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596009380

Category: Computers

Page: 127

View: 8560

Presents information on choosing and buying computer components along with recommendations on specific brands and models.

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Postkarten vom Mars

Der erste Fotograf auf dem Roten Planeten

Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827419699

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 4458

Der Mars - eine fremde Welt, viele Millionen Kilometer von uns entfernt. Aber die Raumsonden Spirit und Opportunity haben den Roten Planeten erreicht und unglaubliche Bilder von dessen Oberfläche zur Erde zurückgesandt. Dieses Buch präsentiert die eindrucksvollsten Aufnahmen - planetarische Landschaftsfotografie vom Feinsten! - und begleitet sie mit den spannenden Erläuterungen von Jim Bell, dem leitenden Fotografen der Mission. Ein Text-Bild-Band aus erster Hand im großen Sonderformat. Ein "Wow!"-Buch für alle Astro- und Weltraum-Fans. Die Reise der beiden Roboterfahrzeuge Spirit und Opportunity zum Mars und ihre nun schon viele Jahre währende Kundschaftertätigkeit dort zählen zu den aufregendsten Unternehmungen des modernen Raumfahrtzeitalters. Ihre Landung mit einer verwirrenden Vielfalt wissenschaftlicher Instrumente und je einer einmaligen Stereo-Panoramakamera an Bord war der Höhepunkt von Jahren wissenschaftlicher und technologischer Entwicklungsarbeit. Die Ingenieure hatten erwartet, dass die Kameras auf ihren solarbetriebenen Rovern etwa drei Monate lang Bilder aufnehmen würden. Keiner wagte zu hoffen, dass diese unglaublichen Roboter nach vier Jahren immer noch die Ebenen und Berge des Mars erforschen würden. Bis heute haben sie über 200.000 Bilder nach Hause geschickt; einige benötigten mehrere Tage, bis sie uns durch den Weltraum über die riesige Distanz erreicht haben. Schon zu Beginn der Mission wurde Jim Bell die schwere Aufgabe übertragen, die Welt mit diesen historischen Ansichten zu versorgen. Jedes Farbbild, das vom Mars zur Erde kam, wanderte zuerst durch sein Notebook, bevor es verschickt oder gedruckt wurde. Jetzt hat er die Auswahl und Bearbeitung dieser Bilder – manche 20.000 Pixel breit – für das großformatige Jahrhundertbuch, das sie verdienen, fertiggestellt. Für die deutsche Ausgabe hat Jim Bell nicht nur ein neues Nachwort verfasst, sondern auch 5 spektakuläre neue Aufnahmen vom Mars aus den letzten Monaten (bis Juli 2007!) hinzugefügt. Vier der atemberaubendsten hyperrealistischen Panoramabildern sind auf großartigen, mehr als einen Meter breiten ausklappbaren Seiten gedruckt. Doch auch Fotos von Mikroskopkameras sind in dem Band zu sehen: Sie zeigen Nahaufnahmen von fremdartigen und doch vertrauten Felsen und Böden, über die die Rover Spirit und Opportunity gerollt sind. Nie zuvor hat ein menschliches Werkzeug so tiefschürfende Gedanken über unseren Platz im Universum in uns ausgelöst. Postkarten vom Mars ist ein Meisterstück sowohl der Kunst als auch der Wissenschaft. Zum ersten Mal, seit es Leben auf der Erde gibt, können wir erfahren, wie es ist, auf der Oberfläche eines anderen Planeten zu sein. Jim Bells Buch eröffnet uns dieses einmalige Fenster in Zeit und Raum. "An amazing picture book by the man in charge of the rover mission cameras on the planet's surface. The first book to give a real experience of being on another planet."

Sterne und Weltraum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783922175391

Category: Astronomy

Page: 320

View: 6553

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments

All Lab, No Lecture

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449331424

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 7174

For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics: Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course. This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.

Astronomie

die kosmische Perspektive

Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373601

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1162

View: 1343

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Die Kunst des Human Hacking

Social Engeneering - Deutsche Ausgabe

Author: Christopher Hadnagy

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826691679

Category:

Page: 463

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Wie bringe ich jemanden dazu, Informationen preiszugeben, die er eigentlich nicht preisgeben will und darf? In dieser bei aller wissenschaftlich-psychologischen Fundierung höchst praxisrelevanten Abhandlung erfährt der Leser alles über eine Fähigkeit und Fertigkeit, deren Beherrschung die größte Schwäche aller IT-Sicherheitssysteme ausnutzt: den Menschen.

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