A working knowledge of shell scripting is essential to everyone wishing to become reasonably adept at system
administration, even if they do not anticipate ever having to actually write a script. Consider that as a Linux
machine boots up, it executes the shell scripts in /etc/rc.d to restore the system configuration and set up
services. A detailed understanding of these startup scripts is important for analyzing the behavior of a system,
and possibly modifying it.
The impact of macroeconomics on daily life is less tangible than that of microeconomics.
Everyone has to deal with rising supermarket prices, fluctuations
in the labor market, and other microeconomic problems. Only a handful of
policymakers and government officials really need to worry about fiscal and
monetary policy, or about a country’s overall competitiveness.
Probability theory began in seventeenth century France when the two great French
mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, corresponded over two problems
from games of chance. Problems like those Pascal and Fermat solved continued
to influence such early researchers as Huygens, Bernoulli, and DeMoivre in establishing
a mathematical theory of probability.
Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals.
He has worked throughout the United States as an alarm systems installer, safe technician, and locksmith.
He is a graduate of the National School of Locksmithing and Alarms (New York City branch),
and he currently works as a security consultant and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in
Consumers Digest, Crime Beat, Home Mechanix, Keynotes, The Los Angeles Times, and many other
Expert systems represent a branch of artificial intelligence aiming to take the experience of human specialists and transfer it to a computer system. The knowledge is stored in the computer, which by an execution system (inference engine) is reasoning and derives specific conclusions for the problem. The purpose of expert systems is to help and support user’s reasoning but not by replacing human judgement. In fact, expert systems offer to the inexperienced user a solution when human experts are not available....
Imagine a world in which the laws and policies of every
country allowed women to fully enjoy their reproductive
rights. While this is still a distant goal, a confluence of
factors has enabled women’s health and rights advocates
to bring it into focus. The 1994 International Conference
on Population and Development (ICPD) and the 1995
Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) were
groundbreaking for so many reasons, among them that
governments agreed that everyone has reproductive
rights, and that they are an inalienable part of established
international human rights.
The late Clark Clifford, advisor to US Presidents and legendaryWashington
attorney, was famed for warning new clients interested in legal
representation before the executive branch and its agencies that he
had no “influence.”1 Clifford claimed only to possess the expertise of
someone intimately familiar with the workings of the US government,
which allowed him to instruct clients on how best to place their views
and needs before administrative agencies and executive branch departments.
A final way banks raise funds in the money market is through repurchase agreements (RPs). An RP is a
sale of securities with a simultaneous agreement by the seller to repurchase them at a later date. (For the
lender—that is, the buyer of the securities in such a transaction—the agreement is often called a reverse
RP.) In effect this agreement (when properly executed) is a short-term collateralized loan. Most RPs involve
U.S. government securities or securities issued by government-sponsored enterprises. Banks are active
participants on the borrowing side of the RP market. ...
This book focuses on the growing problems of governance in the
United States and on potential means of alleviating them. The prob-
lems are familiar: more single-issue politics and gridlock in Congress,
more breakdowns in administrative control and accountability within
the executive branch, and more litigation over public policy in the
courts—as well as persistently low levels of public trust in the federal
government since the 1960s. Relatively few Americans, however, have
appreciated the potential of community-based initiatives to help re-
solve some problems of governance.
This booklet is designed to introduce judges
and judicial administrators in other countries
to the United States federal judicial system, its
organization and administration, and its relationship
to the legislative and executive branches of the
government. It was developed by the Office
of Judges Programs of the Administrative Office
of the United States Courts at the request of the
Judicial Conference Committee on International
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is a non-profit professional development organization based in Washington, DC. AYPF provides nonpartisan learning opportunities for individuals working on youth policy issues at the local, state and national levels. Participants in our learning activities include: Government employees—Congressional staff, policymakers and Executive Branch aides; officers of professional and national associations; Washingtonbased state office staff; researchers and evaluators; education and public affairs media.
When instructions within a program are executed one after the other sequentially that program is said to have a linear structure. Decision making after examining all available options is very important in life as well as in programming. For example, it is the law that all males 18 or older should register with the selective service. If you are writing a program to send out reminders to enforce this law, the decision to send the letter should be based on if a person is male and if he is 18 or older. In this chapter you will learn how to...
Computer Architecture: Chapter 4.2 - Pipelined Processor Design presents about Pipelining versus Serial Execution, Pipelined Datapath and Control, Pipeline Hazards, Data Hazards and Forwarding, Load Delay, Hazard Detection, and Stall, Control Hazards, Delayed Branch and Dynamic Branch Prediction.
This book covers security topics on a wide range of areas in ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 3.5. It starts with
an introduction to Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS 7.0) and then explains in detail the new IIS 7.0 Integrated
mode of execution. Next is detailed coverage of how security is applied when an ASP.NET application
starts up and when a request is processed in the newly introduced integrated request-processing
The Integration of Major League Baseball is not another nostalgic trip through Negro
League history or a re-telling of the Jackie Robinson–Branch Rickey saga.
This book focuses on the teams themselves, and the owners, front-office executives, and
managers who were the heroes, villains, or fainthearted spectators of integration. In these
pages some of the most respected and revered names in baseball will be disparaged by the
record of what was actually accomplished under their watch. By the same token, unsung
heroes of the day will be identified.
In most cases, computer instructions are simple: add one number to another, move some data from one location to another, send a message to some external device, etc. These instructions are read from the computer's memory and are generally carried out (executed) in the order they were given. However, there are usually specialized instructions to tell the computer to jump ahead or backwards to some other place in the program and to carry on executing from there. These are called "jump" instructions (or branches).