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Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games

by Rusel Demaria

In this analysis of the increasingly violent and uncreative video gaming industry, author Rusel DeMaria offers a road map for parents, educators, gamers, and industry insiders to leverage the inherent potential of games to promote positive personal and social change.

RESI Basic Skills & Knowledge Lab Guide

by Stuart Palmer Whitney Freeman Gregory Ter-Oganov Joseph A. Coney

The RESI Basic Lab Guide provides an excellent hands-on component to emphasize the theoretical materials provided in the RESI Basic Concepts and Practices Training Guide. Applying chapter concepts developed in the textbook to these lab exercises is crucial in preparing for a successful career as a computer technician.

Resource Management in Real-Time Systems and Networks

by C. Siva Ram Murthy G. Manimaran

Real-time systems and networks are of increasing importance in many applications, including automated factories, telecommunication systems, defense systems, and space systems. This book introduces the concepts and state-of-the-art research developments of resource management in real-time systems and networks. Unlike other texts in the field, it covers the entire spectrum of issues in resource management, including task scheduling in uniprocessor real-time systems; task scheduling, fault-tolerant task scheduling, and resource reclaiming in multiprocessor real-time systems; conventional task scheduling and object-based task scheduling in distributed real-time systems; message scheduling; QoS routing; dependable communication; multicast communication; and medium access protocols in real-time networks. It provides algorithmic treatments for all of the issues addressed, highlighting the intuition behind each algorithm and giving examples. The book also includes two chapters of case studies.

Resumes for Dummies (4th Edition)

by Joyce Lain Kennedy

Get the jump on the competition with the first book that tells you how to create a resume that takes advantage of today's technology. Say goodbye to ugly, plain text formats and welcome the return of the handsome resume - fully formatted and reader friendly. This newly revised guide shows you how to craft a "Standout" resume that'll get your foot in the door.

Resumes in Cyberspace: Your Complete Guide to a Computerized Job Search (2nd edition)

by Pat Criscito

Updated to help job seekers take full advantage of the latest Internet trends and technology, this new edition provides detailed instruction on designing a resume for computer networking. Readers will learn to make their resumes scannable and searchable through use of key words. They'll also find advice on using the World Wide Web and a variety of commercial online services to land a job. New in this edition is a chapter containing career resources on the web, and instructions for building a network of contacts using e-mail and newsgroups.

Retro Gaming Hacks

by Chris Kohler

Maybe it was the recent Atari 2600 milestone anniversary that fueled nostalgia for the golden days of computer and console gaming. Every Game Boy must ponder his roots from time to time. But whatever is driving the current retro gaming craze, one thing is certain: classic games are back for a big second act, and they're being played in both old and new ways. Whether you've just been attacked by Space Invaders for the first time or you've been a Pong junkie since puberty, Chris Kohler's Retro Gaming Hacks is the indispensable new guide to playing and hacking classic games. Kohler has complied tons of how-to information on retro gaming that used to take days or weeks of web surfing to track down and sort through, and he presents it in the popular and highly readable Hacks style. Retro Gaming Hacks serves up 85 hard-nosed hacks for reviving the classic games. Want to game on an original system? Kohler shows you how to hack ancient hardware, and includes a primer for home-brewing classic software. Rather adapt today's equipment to run retro games? Kohler provides emulation techniques, complete with instructions for hacking a classic joystick that's compatible with a contemporary computer. This book also teaches readers to revive old machines for the original gaming experience: hook up an Apple II or a Commodore 64, for example, and play it like you played before. A video game journalist and author of Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life , Kohler has taught the history of video games at Tufts University. In Retro Gaming Hacks , he locates the convergence of classic games and contemporary software, revealing not only how to retrofit classic games for today's systems, but how to find the golden oldies hidden in contemporary programs as well. Whether you're looking to recreate the magic of a Robotron marathon or simply crave a little handheld Donkey Kong, Retro Gaming Hacks shows you how to set the way-back dial.

The Revealers

by Doug Wilhelm

Throwing light on a dark problem: Parkland Middle School is a place the students call Darkland, because no one in it does much to stop the daily harassment of kids by other kids. Three bullied seventh graders use their smarts to get the better of their tormentors by starting an unofficial e-mail forum at school in which they publicize their experiences. Unexpectedly, lots of other kids come forward to confess their similar troubles, and it becomes clear that the problem at their school is bigger than anyone knew. The school principal wants to clamp down on the operation, which she does when the trio, in their zealousness for revenge, libel a fellow student in what turns out to have been a setup. Now a new plan of attack is needed ... This suspenseful story of computer-era underground rebellion offers fresh perspectives on some of the most enduring themes in fiction for young readers.

Revolution in the Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

by Andy Hertzfeld

There was a time, not too long ago, when the typewriter and notebook ruled, and the computer as an everyday tool was simply a vision. Revolution in the Valley traces this vision back to its earliest roots: the hallways and backrooms of Apple, where the groundbreaking Macintosh computer was born. The book traces the development of the Macintosh, from its inception as an underground skunkworks project in 1979 to its triumphant introduction in 1984 and beyond. The stories in Revolution in the Valley come on extremely good authority. That's because author Andy Hertzfeld was a core member of the team that built the Macintosh system software, and a key creator of the Mac's radically new user interface software. One of the chosen few who worked with the mercurial Steve Jobs, you might call him the ultimate insider. When Revolution in the Valley begins, Hertzfeld is working on Apple's first attempt at a low-cost, consumer-oriented computer: the Apple II. He sees that Steve Jobs is luring some of the company's most brilliant innovators to work on a tiny research effort the Macintosh. Hertzfeld manages to make his way onto the Macintosh research team, and the rest is history. Through lavish illustrations, period photos (many never before published), and Hertzfeld's vivid first-hand accounts, Revolution in the Valley reveals what it was like to be there at the birth of the personal computer revolution. The story comes to life through the book's portrait of the talented and often eccentric characters who made up the Macintosh team. Now, over 20 years later, millions of people are benefiting from the technical achievements of this determined and brilliant group of people.

Revolution in the Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

by Andy Hertzfeld

There was a time, not too long ago, when the typewriter and notebook ruled, and the computer as an everyday tool was simply a vision. Revolution in the Valley traces this vision back to its earliest roots: the hallways and backrooms of Apple, where the groundbreaking Macintosh computer was born. The book traces the development of the Macintosh, from its inception as an underground skunkworks project in 1979 to its triumphant introduction in 1984 and beyond. The stories in Revolution in the Valley come on extremely good authority. That's because author Andy Hertzfeld was a core member of the team that built the Macintosh system software, and a key creator of the Mac's radically new user interface software. One of the chosen few who worked with the mercurial Steve Jobs, you might call him the ultimate insider.

RFID Security

by Anita Campbell Anand Das Brad Haines John Kleinschmidt Frank Thornton

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a method of remotely storing and receiving data using devices called RFID tags. RFID tags can be small adhesive stickers containing antennas that allow them to receive and respond to transmissions from RFID transmitters. RFID tags are used to identify and track everything from Exxon EZ passes to dogs to beer kegs to library books. RFID tags use a standard that has already been hacked by several researchers. There are several motives for someone wanting to hack an RFID system: For monetary gain. Hacking a store's RFID system would allow a hacker to lower the pricing on any product(s). One could also steal cars (Prius or Lexus already have RFID keys) with RFID-encoded keys. Wreak havoc with someone's supply chain. Malicous/mischievous hackers can delete/alter/modify all identifying information for an entire shipment of products. Protect personal privacy. Privacy advocates fear that RFID tags embedded in products (which continue to transmit information after leaving a store) will be used to track consumer habits. RFID tags are also being tested as a means for identifying individuals on passports, driver's licenses, etc. This also has the ACLU types up in arms because, just like RFID tags in consumer products, these tags would be "always on" and broadcasting your personal information wherever you are.

The Rise of the Network Society: Economy, Society, and Culture (2nd edition)

by Manuel Castells

This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe

Risks, Controls, and Security: Concepts and Applications

by Vasant Raval Ashok Fichadia

An accountant's guide to managing control risks In today's networked world, security and risk control are no longer just the province of the IT department. Accountants and other business managers who are responsible for corporate risk management must fully understand the control and security risks that can affect the financial health of the entire organization. Risks,Controls and Security: Concepts and Applications introduces you to today's control risks and how to manage them. Beginning with basic systems controls and security awareness, the book provides you with a clear comprehension of the concepts,issues, and techniques of information security in a networked environment. Moving from theory to application, you'll cover all the key security principles that are applicable to all businesses,including e-businesses: * Enterprise risk management * Control and security frameworks * Basic cryptography and public key infrastructure * Security for operating systems, applications, database management systems, and telecommunications * Network and web security * Policy, regulation, and ethics Real-world problem scenarios and a wealth of pedagogical features--discussion questions, short exercises, example cases, and"concept maps" that help you visualize the material--ensure your confident grasp of the material and enable you to put "security into practice." Designed for practicing professionals as well as for students in accounting, business management, and computer science, Risks,Controls and Security will prepare you well for meeting the challenge of protecting information assets.

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics

by George A. Bekey Patrick Lin Keith Abney

Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society--and ethics--change with robotics? This volume is the first book to bring together prominent scholars and experts from both science and the humanities to explore these and other questions in this emerging field. Starting with an overview of the issues and relevant ethical theories, the topics flow naturally from the possibility of programming robot ethics to the ethical use of military robots in war to legal and policy questions, including liability and privacy concerns. The contributors then turn to human-robot emotional relationships, examining the ethical implications of robots as sexual partners, caregivers, and servants. Finally, they explore the possibility that robots, whether biological-computational hybrids or pure machines, should be given rights or moral consideration. Ethics is often slow to catch up with technological developments. This authoritative and accessible volume fills a gap in both scholarly literature and policy discussion, offering an impressive collection of expert analyses of the most crucial topics in this increasingly important field.

The Robotics Primer

by Maja J. Matarić

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008. The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics ("Where do Robots Come From?"), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior ("Making Your Robot Behave"), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.

Rocket Surgery Made Easy: Finding And Fixing Usability Problems

by Steve Krug

In this how-to companion to "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability," Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. This work makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them.

The Rough Guide to Blogging

by Jonathan Yang

The Rough Guide to Blogging is the ultimate reference for all things weblog. It takes you into the blogosphere, from blogging's early history and where it is today, to the future of blogs and their social and cultural impact. This book will help you to discover the greatest blogs on the web and to understand newsreaders and RSS. Whether you want to start your own blog or contribute to an existing one, this guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. Chapters include: Creating a Blog, Blog Design, Advanced Blogging, Audio and Video, Podcasting, Blogging for Money, Corporate Blogging plus much, much more. Whether you're an experienced blogger or just getting started, this is the right book for you.

The Rough Guide to eBay

by Ian Peel

The Rough Guide to eBay will transform you into a master trader at the world's biggest marketplace. Whether you're new to online auctions or you're angling to become a PowerSeller, you'll find all the expert advice you need. Buying Top bidding tactics to help you bag the best bargains, including sniping tools and more, Selling From getting the highest price from individual auctions to setting up a store, Payments Get the most from PayPal, the currency of eBay, Security The low-down on scams, rules, payments, insurance and legal issues, The Story The history, legends and subsidiaries of the world's greatest website, There's far more to eBay than meets the eye. The Rough Guide to eBay reveals all.

The Rough Guide to the Internet

by Peter Buckley Duncan Clark

Written in plain English, this book covers everything from getting online for the first time to newsfeeds, Internet telephony and advanced tips and tricks guaranteed to turn casual surfers into Net gurus. This fully revised guide covers all the latest sites and crazes, including Skype, blogging, myspace and other social networks and online video. Whether you've never sent an email or you just want to keep up with the latest developments, this is the book for you.

RT Essentials

by Dave Rolsky Darren Chamberlain Richard Foley Robert Spier Jesse Vincent

In a typical organization, there's always plenty that to do such as: pay vendors, invoice customers, answer customer inquiries, and fix bugs in hardware or software. You need to know who wants what and keep track of what is left to do. This is where a ticketing system comes in. A ticketing system allows you to check the status of various tasks: when they were requested, who requested them and why, when they were completed, and more. RT is a high-level, open source ticketing system efficiently enabling a group of people to manage tasks, issues, and requests submitted by a community of users. RT Essentials, co-written by one of the RT's original core developers, Jesse Vincent, starts off with a quick background lesson about ticketing systems and then shows you how to install and configure RT. This comprehensive guide explains how to perform day-to-day tasks to turn your RT server into a highly useful tracking tool. One way it does this is by examining how a company could use RT to manage its internal processes. Advanced chapters focus on developing add-on tools and utilities using Perl and Mason. There's also chapter filled with suggested uses for RT inside your organization. No matter what kind of data your organization tracks--from sales inquiries to security incidents or anything in between--RT Essentials helps you use RT to provide order when you need it most.

Ruby on Rails: Up and Running

by Curt Hibbs Bruce Tate

Ruby on Rails is the super-productive new way to develop full-featured web applications. With Ruby on Rails, powerful web applications that once took weeks or months to develop can now be produced in a matter of days. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. If you're like a lot of web developers, you've probably considered kicking the tires on Rails - the framework of choice for the new generation of Web 2.0 developers. Ruby on Rails: Up and Running takes you out for a test drive and shows you just how fast Ruby on Rails can go. This compact guide teaches you the basics of installing and using both the Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework for the quick development of web applications. Ruby on Rails: Up and Running covers just about everything you need - from making a simple database-backed application to adding elaborate Ajaxian features and all the juicy bits in between. While Rails is praised for its simplicity and speed of development, there are still a few steps to master on the way. More advanced material helps you map data to an imperfect table, traverse complex relationships, and build custom finders. A section on working with Ajax and REST shows you how to exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails, implement web services, and create dynamic user-centric web pages. The book also explains the essentials of logging to find performance problems and delves into other performance-optimizing techniques. As new web development frameworks go, Ruby on Rails is the talk of the town. And Ruby on Rails: Up and Running can make sure you're in on the discussion.

The Ruby Way

by Hal Fulton

The Ruby Way takes a "how-to" approach to Ruby programming with the bulk of the material consisting of more than 400 examples arranged by topic. Each example answers the question "How do I do this in Ruby?" Working along with the author, you are presented with the task description and a discussion of the technical constraints. This is followed by a step-by-step presentation of one good solution. Along the way, the author provides detailed commentary and explanations to aid your understanding.

Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals

by Katie Salen Eric Zimmerman

As active participants in game culture, the authors have written Rules of Play as a catalyst for innovation, filled with new concepts, strategies, and methodologies for creating and understanding games.

Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace

by Milton L. Mueller

In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyze the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses.

Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux and Apache

by Tony Steidler-Dennison

This book is for Web Developers who want to learn how to use Linux and Apache for Website Hosting. The first chapters will teach you how to install Linux and Apache 2.0 on a home or office machine for testing purposes. Then you'll learn how to perform dozens of common tasks including: *Updating server software *Setting up new Websites, Email Accounts and Subdomains *Configuring various Linux and Apache files related to performance and security *Install spam filtering software *Perform automatic backups and crash recoveries And much more. This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to run Websites using a leased or co-located Linux server, without having to spends thousands of dollars annually on third party support and management.

Running Linux, 4th Edition

by Terry Dawson Matthias Kalle Dalheimer Lar Kaufman Matt Welsh

The fourth edition of Running Linuxdelves deeper into installation, configuring the windowing system, system administration, and networking. A solid foundation text for any Linux user, the book also includes additional resources for dealing with special requirements imposed by hardware, advanced applications, and emerging technologies. Whether you are using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linuxwill provide expert advice just when you need it.

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