Congratulations - you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure: Teach English in Thailand; Take a road trip; Build houses in a Mexican village; Counsel at a children's art camp; Work on a cruise ship; Lead excursions in the Grand Canyon; Intern at a wildlife sanctuary; Bike (or drive) across America; Guide snorkeling groups in Australia; Hike along the Pacific Trail; Create (and fund) your own service project; Travel around the globe on one affordable plane ticket; And much more! In this one-of-a-kind guide, Colleen Kinder scouts out experiences that will not only satisfy your free spirit but also pay the bills, make the world a better place, and maybe even catapult you into a future career. Including stories from young adventurers and detailed information on making these dreams a reality,Delaying the Real World is a road map for the new graduate, inspiring and directing you toward making your twenties the most rewarding (and adventurous) decade of your life.
Proceedings : 29-30 October, 2001, New York, New York
Annotation Papers from an October 2001 symposium present technical achievements by academic and industrial researchers in augmented reality, a field that encompasses the disciplines of signal processing, computer vision, graphics, user interfaces, wearable computing, mobile computing, and information visualization. Papers are arranged in sections on medical augmented reality, components and gestures, indoor and outdoor tracking, mobile augmented reality, video and optical see- through HMD, and painting and projecting. Specific topics include finger tracking for interaction in augmented environments, markerless augmented reality with a real-time affine region tracker, optical see- through calibration with vision-based trackers, dynamic shader lamps, and testing information delivery methods using augmented reality. This work does not have a subject index. c. Book News Inc.
Chapter 11. Partitioning Programs for Multicore Systems
Author: Bryon Moyer
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Category: Technology & Engineering
One of the hardest parts of the process of migrating from single-core to multicore is making programs that used to work well on single-core architectures work correctly, but more quickly, on a new multicore architecture. Careless partitioning of a sequential program can result in subtle, hard-to-detect bugs – some of which may not even be reliably repeatable. This chapter discusses first why it is that such problems occur, and then how to deal with it. The challenge is that solving this problem through manual techniques alone is enormously difficult. But tools have been developed that help with some of the more difficult aspects of program partitioning, so the chapter concludes with a discussion of those tools.
TWO LEGENDS! Today, Bill Pronzini is famed for his private-eye stories about the “Nameless Detective” and for his Shamus-award winning short stories, and Barry N. Malzberg is one of America’s premier science-fiction writers, but back in their salad days they collaborated on a number of stories, which have now become legendary. Many fans have heard of them, but very few have had the privilege of reading them — until now. Problems Solved collects all their crime and mystery collaborations, mostly written during the 1970’s and early 1980’s, and a few recent collaborations (including two new stories written especially for this volume). The stories range from suspense (“Night Rider”) to irony (“What Kind of Person Are You?”) to twists-in-the-tale (“Problems Solved”) to science-fictional detection, including three stories about an unnamed Luna Immigration Inspector. Others emphasize sports (“What’s a Chicago Cub?” asks an entrepreneur of the future), and one, “Another Burnt-Out Case,” is in Bill Pronzini’s words, “a weird comic Hitchcockian crime fantasy with a carnival setting, whose last two lines elicit gleeful chortles from both of us to this day.”
QuarkImmedia is a new program that enables designers to create interactive presentations while working in the QuarkXPress environment. This guide teaches readers how to use this new design tool. The CD contains sample Immedia projects and many of the essential ingredients people need to create their own multimedia projects, including buttons, background art, sounds, animations, clip art, and software to help in publishing for the Internet and on CD-ROMs.
How to Leave Church Problems Behind Without Leaving the Church
Author: Sarah Raymond Cunningham
Beyond the Broken Church is a collection of heartfelt learnings from Sarah Cunningham, a young adult raised in the faith, about the church she's not always sure she wants to be part of. The book engages concerns of a disillusioned generation head on and offers hope and honest, practical ideas for moving beyond one’s frustrations. In the end Beyond the Broken Church tells a story that will be familiar to many: the journey of overcoming disillusionment and staying the course. This revised and expanded version of the popular book Dear Church revisits the existing book with additional chapters, fresh statistics, new insights into why people are leaving the church, and a resource guide for those who care about the disillusioned and want to understand them better. Beyond the Broken Church will be a breath of fresh air to others who have experienced frustration in church as well as an insider’s guide for those seeking to understand current trends in church attendance, particularly among the younger generation.
Laugh Your Gluteus* Off and Increase Your SAT Verbal Score
Author: Arianne Cohen
Category: Study Aids
Effortlessly acquire an SAT vocabulary through hilarious high school essays Every year, 9 million American students expend large amounts of time and energy preparing for proficiency and entrance exams like the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT with a heap of vocabulary flash cards and a fat volume of repetitive practice tests. Each one of them, along with their parents and teachers, wishes that there was a less painful way to prepare for test day. There is, and this book is the solution: a collection of ten well-written, entertaining essays by recent college-graduates-turned-writers that honestly and amusingly recount wild, traumatizing, and hilarious high-school events, using common SAT words as a study tool. (*gluteus: any of the large muscles of the buttocks; esp: gluteus maximus)
"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit. Existing theories focus either on carrots or sticks. I explore how using both positive and negative inducements, in the shadow of military force, can persuade both friends and foes not to continue their nuclear weapons pursuit. I draw on worldwide cross-national data on nuclear reversal, case studies of Iran and North Korea among others, and interviews with diplomats, policy-makers, and analysts. I show that the majority of states have been persuaded to reverse their nuclear weapons programs when offered incentives from the United States. Moreover, I demonstrate that these tools are especially effective during periods of leadership transition and can work on both allies and adversaries. My theory and evidence also suggest a broader conception of counterproliferation than currently exists, identifying how carrots and sticks used together can accomplish one of the international community's most important policy objectives"--
Now the complete guide to creating and maintaining a corporate Intranet, Intranet Development, gives developers step-by-step instructions on how to structure, implement, and maintain a successful and efficient Intranet system in their organization.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Public Affairs Department. Women's Program Section
1 Introduction p. 3 2 Scientific Method--the Traditional View and Popper's View p. 13 3 The Criterion of Demarcation between what is and what is not Science p. 32 4 Popper's Evolutionism and his theory of World 3 p. 55 5 Objective Knowledge p. 65 6 The Open Society p. 75 7 The Enemies of the Open Society p. 90 Postscript p. 114 Bibliography p. 117.
In the past decade, interest in multisite evaluation has grown, but there is still not a substantial literature on the issues involved in conducting evaluations in multiple sites. There are, however, a number of threads that readers may be interested in pursuing. The literature on clinical trials increasingly contains references to conducting multicenter clinical trials. Cluster evaluation is an approach to multisite evaluation that has been developed by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for improving the evaluation of certain foundation initiatives. The studies described in this volume represent an approach to multisite evaluation that has much in common with the clinical trials tradition. However, it shares with cluster evaluation an appreciation for the adjustments that are necessary to reflect the realities of conducting evaluation research in actual service settings. This is the 94th issue of the quarterly report New Directions for Evaluation.