A tale of neuroscience in the tradition of the Twilight Zone. She suffers from hemi-negelct... the inability to notice anything on the left side. A radical treatment could cure her. But the cure causes a condition even more strange than the illness. 3,500 words This is a short story. It can also be found in the anthology Conmergence. DMR is not enabled.
Yli 200 perinteistä ja modernia silmukkamallia sisältävä helppotajuisin mallikuvioin kuvitettu käsikirja. • Yli 200 valokuvin, kerroskohtaisin ohjein ja virkkaussymbolein tarkasti havainnollistettua silmukkamallia. • Mukana myös virkkaustekniikoita ja lankavaihtoehtoja esittelevä osuus, silmukkavalikko ja kirjan käyttöohjeet, jotka helpottavat niin aloittelijoiden kuin kokeneempienkin virkkaajien työvaiheita
Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor's mages keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, McFadden and the people of Velant decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, removed from the devastation of the outside world, but facing a subsistence-level existence, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home.
Either way, destruction lies ahead...
This book was planned with the hope of inspiring more and better factual presentation. It was published 25 years after Graphic Methods for Presenting facts.
Ruling the Machines that Rule the World? Our planet's information systems have now reached a level of scale and complexity at which we can no longer simply decide how they will behave. They are so sophisticated and so interconnected that humans can neither steer nor comprehend them with certainty. Can we trust such an infrastructure to society? For more than twenty years, Mark Burgess has been one of the pioneers of the science and technology behind the operation of this information infrastructure. In this book, he explains how far we have come in our understanding of the systems, and whether we yet have the necessary knowledge to prevent them from spiralling out of control. In Search of Certainty takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from the beginnings of scientific thought to our present day, illuminating information technology as an integral part of our modern historical and cultural narrative. It lays out key challenges for the future and suggests a daring new way to think about the future governance of the vast cybernetic organism we are in process of creating. "An instant classic in computer science! 'In Search of Certainty' is a brilliant piece of work by one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Complex systems, like modern IT services, need to be understood from a perspective very different from traditional IT practice. The answers are rooted in science and Mark Burgess exposes this science like nobody else." -- Glenn O'Donnell, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research "An incredible journey by one of the [IT] industry's most important thinkers over the past 20 years. Like everything else he's done, this is unique and astonishing in its implications." --Carolyn Rowland, NIST "Mark brings together the digital microcosm and macrocosm, the mundane and the profound, the human and the technological, in a way that is important, wonderful, and truly mind-stretching." -- Jeff Sussna, Ingineering.IT "Mark Burgess practically invented modern IT infrastructure management software. Now he has produced a revolutionary work, part personal journey, part theoretical review, as he advances the state of infrastructure science -- and our comprehension -- again. IN SEARCH OF CERTAINTY is a must-read book from a true visionary." --Christopher Little, BMC Software "There are thought leaders, and then there are thought leaders. Mark Burgess is a scientist who can talk to the real world, and has been challenging it for 20 years, with the message of science." -- Reynold Jabbour, J.
P. Morgan-Chase "Holy cow!" -- Gene Kim, Author of Phoenix Project "To err is human, to explain is Mark Burgess." -- Patrick Debois "I only got through the Introduction and Chapter 1. I was so encouraged by just those that I started applying it to organization at Joyent and forgot to come back to the book." -- Ben Rockwood, Joyent "A philosophy of informatics obviously contrasting with but also complementing Floridi's philosophy of information." -- Jan Bergstra, Professor University of Amsterdam "What I liked most about the book was the vast number of topics it drew on, there are examples from a very broad array of domains. This made it very fun. ...
It really is a tour de force of most interesting things that have happened for the past 500 years..." -- Sigurd Teigen, CFEngine "The book is in parts a very personal description of the world we live in, and how it evolved... the book is about a journey, a personal one. I did like that part very much.
Life With Mike is a true story about living with, caring for, and loving a man with Down's syndrome. Mike Williams Douthit lived with Down's Syndrome for 55 years. During the last 17 years he was bed to be cared for by the devoted mother he deserved, author Angie Douthit, the father he had always longed for, Brad Douthit, and the sisters and brothers he had constantly hoped for, Whitney, Kaylee, Mackenzie, and Zeke. This story focuses on how a person with Down's syndrome can so effortly change and b so many lives in a humorous, tender, and heartfelt way. Mike inspired the author and her family to view life with a novel and fresh perspective... with unconditional family love and a hug for one and all. Author Angie Douthit wrote this touching story to help herself move through the grieving process after Mike's death. She is inspired by her family and by God. Douthit works as a National Board Certified third-grade teacher. She is currently working on her master's degree as a reading specialist. Douthit grew up in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and now resides in Miami, Oklahoma, where serving Christ and taking care of her family is her greatest passions. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/titl...