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Tragic Design The True Impact of Bad Design and How to Fix It


Jonathan Shariat, Cynthia Savard Saucier, "Tragic Design: The True Impact of Bad Design and How to Fix It"
ISBN: 149192361X | 2017 | EPUB | 189 pages | 5.34 MB

Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn’t intend harm, so what can you do to avoid making similar mistakes?
Tragic Design examines real case studies that show how certain design choices adversely affected users, and includes in-depth interviews with authorities in the design industry. Pick up this book and learn how you can be an agent of change in the design community and at your company.
You’ll explore:
* Designs that can kill, including the bad interface that doomed a young cancer patient
* Designs that anger, through impolite technology and dark patterns
* How design can inadvertently cause emotional pain
* Designs that exclude people through lack of accessibility, diversity, and justice
* How to advocate for ethical design when it isn’t easy to do so
* Tools and techniques that can help you avoid harmful design decisions
* Inspiring professionals who use design to improve our world

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Towards Analytical Techniques for Optimizing Knowledge Acquisition, Processing, Propagation, and Use…

Towards Analytical Techniques for Optimizing Knowledge Acquisition, Processing, Propagation, and Use in Cyberinfrastructure and Big Data By Dr. L. Octavio Lerma, Prof. Vladik Kreinovich
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 146 Pages | ISBN : 3319613480 | 1.9 MB
This book describes analytical techniques for optimizing knowledge acquisition, processing, and propagation, especially in the contexts of cyber-infrastructure and big data. Further, it presents easy-to-use analytical models of knowledge-related processes and their applications.

This book describes analytical techniques for optimizing knowledge acquisition, processing, and propagation, especially in the contexts of cyber-infrastructure and big data. Further, it presents easy-to-use analytical models of knowledge-related processes and their applications.
The need for such methods stems from the fact that, when we have to decide where to place sensors, or which algorithm to use for processing the data-we mostly rely on experts’ opinions. As a result, the selected knowledge-related methods are often far from ideal. To make better selections, it is necessary to first create easy-to-use models of knowledge-related processes. This is especially important for big data, where traditional numerical methods are unsuitable.
The book offers a valuable guide for everyone interested in big data applications: students looking for an overview of related analytical techniques, practitioners interested in applying optimization techniques, and researchers seeking to improve and expand on these techniques.

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Top 50 Apache Hive Interview Questions and Answers


Top 50 Apache Hive Interview Questions and Answers
English | 2017 | ASIN: B01N1XXJBD | 41 pages | AZW3 | 0.1 Mb
Introduction: Apache Hive Interview Questions

Introduction: Apache Hive Interview Questions
Do you want to make career in Data science and Data warehouse in Big Data technology?
Apache Hive is a popular tool in Data warehouse solutions based on Hadoop. Your career in Data science, Data analytics and Data warehouse can get a boost with the knowledge of Apache Hive.
This book contains Apache Hive Technical interview questions that you can expect in a Technical interview. Apache Hive is a very important topic in technical interview. Many fortune 500 organizations use Apache Hive. This book contains basic to expert level Apache Hive interview questions that an interviewer asks. Each question is accompanied with an answer so that you can prepare for job interview in short time.
Often, these questions and concepts are used in our daily programming work. But these are most helpful when an Interviewer is trying to test your deep knowledge of Apache Hive concepts.
How will this book help me?
By reading this book, you do not have to spend time searching the Internet for Apache Hive interview questions. We have already compiled the list of the most popular and the latest Apache Hive Interview questions.
Are there answers in this book?
Yes, in this book each question is followed by an answer. So you can save time in interview preparation.
What is the best way of reading this book?
You have to first do a slow reading of all the questions in this book. Once you go through them in the first pass, mark the questions that you could not answer by yourself. Then, in second pass go through only the difficult questions. After going through this book 2-3 times, you will be well prepared to face a technical interview for Software Engineer position in Apache Hive.
What is the level of questions in this book?
This book contains questions that are good for a Associate Software engineer to a Principal Software engineer. The difficulty level of question varies in the book from a Fresher to an Experienced professional.
What are the sample questions in this book?
How will you improve the performance of a program in Hive?
Can we use Hive for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems?
How will you change the data type of a column in Hive?
What is Metastore in Hive?
What is SerDe in Hive?
What are the components in Hive data model?
What are the different modes in which we can run Hive?
What are the main components of Hive?
What is the use of Hive in Hadoop eco-system?
What Collection/Complex data types are supported by Hive?
What is the use of .hiverc file in Hive?
How will you run Unix commands from Hive?
What is the purpose of USE command in Hive?
What is the precedence order in Hive configuration?
How will you display header row with the results of a Hive query?
Can we create multiple tables in Hive for a data file?
How does CONCAT function work in Hive?
How will you change settings of a Hive session?
How will you rename a table in Hive without using ALTER command?
What is the difference between SORT BY and ORDER BY in Hive?
What is the use of strict mode in Hive?
What is the use of IF EXISTS clause in Hive statements?
What is the use of PURGE in DROP statement of Hive?
What are the main limitations of Apache Hive?
How will you recursively access sub-directories in Hive?
What is the optimization that can be done in SELECT * query in Hive?
What is the use of ORC format tables in Hive?
What are the main use cases for using Hive?
What is STREAMTABLE in Hive?

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To the New Owners A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir

To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir by Madeleine Blais
English | July 4, 2017 | ISBN: 080212657X | EPUB | 272 pages | 1.2 MB

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack?it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect.
Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond?well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners?the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until in 2014, the house was sold.
To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’s charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself?from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house?a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

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To Die in Spring A Novel

To Die in Spring: A Novel by Ralf Rothmann
English | August 29, 2017 | ISBN: 0374278148 | EPUB | 224 pages | 2.8 MB

The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier
Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son?the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel?is curious about Walter’s experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father’s early life.
This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable.
Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann’s To Die in Spring "ushers in the post-[Gunter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit).

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To Bee or Not to Bee A Book for Beeings Who Feel There’s More to Life Than Just Making Honey, Revise…

John Penberthy, Laurie Barrows, "To Bee or Not to Bee: A Book for Beeings Who Feel There’s More to Life Than Just Making Honey, Revised Edition"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0976864207 | 112 pages | PDF | 18,7 MB

Now in seven languages worldwide, To Bee or Not to Bee is the story – clever and spiritually sophisticated – of a worker bee who, with the help of a newfound friend, finds fulfillment amidst the mindless tedium and chaos of life in a honeybee colony. Imagine yourself in that stifling existence – build the hive, forage, feed the larvae, store honey and pollen, sleep. Repeat. Throw in some curiosity and spiritual yearning and you get this clever and heartful inspirational allegory. Magically illustrated by award-winning artist, Laurie Barrows, To Bee or Not to Bee is the story of Buzz Bee’s search for God. What he ends up finding is himself. Hmmm. Peppered with aphorisms and laced with wit and humor, To Bee or Not to Bee teaches that the only way out is in, that the greatest present is the present, and that life is a journey from I to we. No matter what your spiritual path, this touching tale will leave a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.

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Tiny ES6 Notebook Curated JavaScript Examples (Tiny Notebook Book 3)

Tiny ES6 Notebook: Curated javascript Examples (Tiny Notebook Book 3) by Matt Harrison
English | 18 Jul. 2017 | ISBN: 1973738589 | ASIN: B0742HCGBS | 140 Pages | AZW3 | 571.37 KB

Warning, this is not an introduction to javascript. Rather it is a notebook containing curated examples for ES6. It is designed to accompany technical training or aid those who want a quick refresher to the javascript syntax. The content for this book is available on the author’s github (mattharrison) as well.
It provides examples for:
Strict Mode
Types
Unicode
Built-in Types
Arrays
Dates
Maps
Proxies
Symbols
String Formatting
Functions
Classes
Looping
Exceptions
Regular Expressions
Promises
Generators and more

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Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography

Christopher A. Baron, "Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography"
2012 | ISBN-10: 1107000971 | 316 pages | PDF scan | 108 MB

Timaeus of Tauromenium (350-260 BC) wrote the authoritative work on the Greeks in the Western Mediterranean and was important through his research into chronology and his influence on Roman historiography. Like almost all the Hellenistic historians, however, his work survives only in fragments. This book provides an up-to-date study of his work and shows that both the nature of the evidence and modern assumptions about historical writing in the Hellenistic period have skewed our treatment and judgement of lost historians. For Timaeus, much of our evidence is preserved in the polemical context of Polybius’ Book 12. When we move outside that framework and examine the fragments of Timaeus in their proper context, we gain a greater appreciation for his method and his achievement, including his use of polemical invective and his composition of speeches. This has important implications for our broader understanding of the major lines of Hellenistic historiography.

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Thyroid Nodules Diagnosis and Management

Thyroid Nodules: Diagnosis and Management By Hossein Gharib
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 241 Pages | ISBN : 3319594737 | 10.13 MB
Utilizing the most current evidence, this practical book is the first publication of its kind to focus exclusively on the clinical and laboratory evaluation and therapy of thyroid nodules, including advances in evaluation and controversies in management. Opening with chapters presenting the epidemiology, history, laboratory and clinical evaluation of thyroid nodules, the use of radioactive isotope ultrasound and CT scanning in diagnosis is then described.

Utilizing the most current evidence, this practical book is the first publication of its kind to focus exclusively on the clinical and laboratory evaluation and therapy of thyroid nodules, including advances in evaluation and controversies in management. Opening with chapters presenting the epidemiology, history, laboratory and clinical evaluation of thyroid nodules, the use of radioactive isotope ultrasound and CT scanning in diagnosis is then described.
The interpretation of thyroid cytology following fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies and the use of molecular markers are discussed in detail, as is the controversial use of thyroxine therapy. Following a presentation of the common and minimally invasive surgical approaches to thyroid nodules, chapters on multinodal goiters, incidentalomas and thyroid nodules in children round out the presentation.
Written and edited by leading US and international thyroidologists, Thyroid Nodules is a useful, state-of-the-art text for endocrinologists, surgeons, and primary care physicians.

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