dvances in technology are increasingly impacting the way in which curriculum is delivered and assessed. The emergence of the Internet has offered learners a new instructional delivery system that connects them with educational resources.
Globalization is the process of coming together as a closely
connected global community. It began thousands of years
ago, when tribal groups and small hunting parties wandered from
place to place. The process accelerated following Columbus’s epic
voyage more than five centuries ago. Europeans—an estimated
50 million of them—spread out to occupy lands throughout the
world. This migration transformed the distribution of the world’s
peoples and their cultures forever. In the United States and Can-
ada, for example, most people speak a West European language.
In 1991, Mark Weiser described his vision of an emerging world of pervasive,
embedded computation. He predicted “a physical world that is richly and invisibly
interwoven with sensors, actuators, displays, and computational elements, embedded
seamlessly in the everyday objects of our lives and connected through a continuous
New to UNIX and looking for a book to help you get acquainted with UNIX?
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A programmer looking for a guide to UNIX as a reference and a teaching guide for
Perl, awk, and the shells?
A beginning system administrator looking to learn how to install UNIX or how to
connect your UNIX to a network?
A system administrator looking for a reference guide or maybe just wanting to expand
A curious soul wanting to know everything about UNIX?
If any of these is true, you are holding the right book.
In Oracle Database, the OracleJVM has a new memory model for sessions that connect
to the database through a dedicated server. Since a session using a dedicated server is
guaranteed to use the same process for every database call, the Process Global Area is
used for session specific memory and object allocations. This means that some of the
objects and resources that used to be reclaimed at the end of each call can now live
The Linux market started from a few distributions available only from FTP servers, to full feature
commercial distributions available in stores and online including a printed manual and phone support.
Here are the main choices you have when looking for a Linux distribution:
· You can download any Linux distribution from its FTP server. To take a few examples,
RedHat can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.redhat.com, Slackware from ftp://ftp.cdrom.com and
Debian from ftp://ftp.debian.org. That method is free, but requires you to have a fast Internet
Various methods for controlling mobile robot
systems have been developed which are generally classified into two categories: global planning and
local control. Many works, based on the complete
knowledge of the robot and the environment, use a
global planning method such as artificial potential
fields , connectivity graph, cell decomposition
, etc. These methods build some paths (set of
sub-goals) which are free of obstacles
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Having dealt with in-depth analysis of SS#7, GSM and GPRS networks I started to monitor
UTRAN interfaces approximately four years ago. Monitoring interfaces means decoding
the data captured on the links and analysing how the different data segments and messages
are related to each other. In general I wanted to trace all messages belonging to a single
call to prove if the network elements and protocol entities involved worked fine or if there
had been failures or if any kind of suspicious events had influenced the normal call
proceeding or the call’s quality of service.
We normally think of the eye as an organ for vision, but due to the discovery of
additional nerve connections from recently-detected novel photoreceptor cells in
the eye to the brain, it is now understood how light also mediates and controls a
large number of biochemical processes in the human body. The most important
findings are related to the control of the biological clock and to the regulation of
some important hormones through regular light-dark rhythms. This in turn means
that lighting has a large influence on health, well-being and alertness.
The acceleration of globalization and the growth of emerging economies present signifi
cant opportunities for business expansion. One of the quickest ways to achieve
effective international expansion is by leveraging the web, which allows for the technological
connectivity of global markets and opportunities to compete on a global basis.
To systematically engage and thrive in this networked global economy, professionals
and students need a new skill set – one that can help them develop, manage, assess, and
optimize efforts to successfully launch websites for tapping global markets.
Catherine Alexander teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London.
She has worked in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Britain on issues of urban
governance, privatisation, property and the built environment. Her recent
publications include Personal states: making connections between people and
bureaucracy in Turkey (2002) and contributions to the Journal of the Royal
Anthropological Institute, Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology (special
issue on cultural property) and the collection edited by C. Humphrey and K.
Owners and managers of multi-tenant or multi-dwelling units (MTU/MDU) look for ways to
increase the value of their property. An easy solution is to attract new tenants who are willing
to pay premium rent prices for amenities that include the convenience and speed of DSL
services. These tenants can move in and immediately set up their home or office. They don’t
have to wait for truck rolls or wait on a list to get service. And they can immediately have access
to a high-speed Internet connection, a corporate LAN extension, and limitless other services....
Wireless operators have experienced tremendous growth in the past few years, creating
a fast-paced environment where retrofitting and building new infrastructure has taken on
a greater sense of urgency than ever before.
Juniper Networks EX4500 Ethernet Switches provide high performance, scalable
connectivity, and carrier-class reliability for high-density environments such as
campus-aggregation and data-center networks.You can manage EX4500 switches using the same interfaces that you use for managing
other devices running the Juniper Networks Junos operating system (Junos OS)—the
command-line interface (CLI) and the J-Web graphical interface
Recommended for patched environments, this
transparent label strip snaps onto the face of an
Ultim8™ or HighBand® 10 block. The label strip
covers only the top row of the block and is fully
visible with patch cords in place. Includes one
slide-in paper labels (Catalog Number:
6631 3 102-XX) or can be written on directly.
The RNNs (Recurrent Neural Networks) are a general case of artificial neural networks where the connections are not feed-forward ones only. In RNNs, connections between units form directed cycles, providing an implicit internal memory. Those RNNs are adapted to problems dealing with signals evolving through time. Their internal memory gives them the ability to naturally take time into account. Valuable approximation results have been obtained for dynamical systems.
Early-Onset drinkers or ‘Survivors’ are those people who have a continuing problem with
alcohol which developed in earlier life. It is thought that two thirds of elderly problem
drinkers have had an early onset of alcohol misuse. However, because of the health risks
connected to heavy drinking and dependence on alcohol, the chances of reaching old age
are reduced - one estimate is that the life span of a problem drinker may be shortened by
on average ten to fifteen years.
We have built a “production” system and an advanced research prototype. The production
system uses the commercial Java Message Service (SonicMQ) and has been used very
successfully to build a synchronous collaboration environment applied to distance education.
The publish/subscribe mechanism is powerful but this comes at some performance cost
and so it is important that it satisﬁes the reasonably stringent constraints of synchronous