A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing. This book takes a single line of code--the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title--and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text--in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources--that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.
Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, to Receive Testimony on the Role of Grid-scale Energy Storage in Meeting Our Energy and Climate Goals, December 10, 2009
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
E-book How To Build Off-Grid Shipping Container House, is a step by step guide to creating a sustainable home from shipping containers you would like to live in. This E-book is packed with detailed explanations and colour photographs that are easy to understand and simple to follow This book has 28 chapters, one for each aspect of the construction. These include installing doors and windows, building a shower, creating an insulated ceiling with LED lighting, and building a sunshade roof to cool the house and collect rainwater for drinking. There is extensive information about how to create mains electricity from solar panels and store it in batteries to be used whenever you want. With this book you really can go ‘off-grid’. Each chapter begins by exploring different options and considerations. Examples: material, price or portability. Each topic has very detailed descriptions about how to construct (for example) the shower or window with colour photographs throughout. There are numerous easy to understand diagrams and schematics that give a lot of detailed information. Each chapter has a price list for the materials used. Each chapter has an excellent section that highlights the mistakes made or lessons learned that would make it easier to do next time. The author builder, Paul Chambers lives in his container home and you get a real feel for what is involved. This book interacts with the internet with links to over 50 free high quality videos that show each aspect of the build from start to finish. There are also links to training and information videos that will assist a prospective builder. One reader described it as the “Holy Grail” of information for anyone considering a similar project. The cost savings alone, from the lessons learned sections make this book a MUST BUY. This is book is packed with quality information and is a pleasure to read.
Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.
This proceedings book brings together the leading innovations and achievements by leading professionals. It acts as a forum for engineers, scientists, researchers, managers and students from academia and industry to present and discuss progress being made in research and application of computer-aided process engineering.