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              Sleepers, Wake NOW!: Political engagement and climate in the digital age
               

              Sleepers, Wake NOW!: Political engagement and climate in the digital age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, Barry

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              A reconceptualised edition of the prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society. When Sleepers, Wake! was first released in Australia, it immediately became i...nfluential around the world- it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and led to the author being the first Australian minister invited to address a G-7 summit meeting, held in Canada in 1985. Now its author, the polymath and former politician Barry Jones, turns his attention to what has happened since - especially to work, class, social relationships, and climate in the digital age - and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions. Jones sees climate change as the greatest problem of our time, especially because political leaders are incapable of dealing with complex, long-term issues of such magnitude. Meanwhile, technologies such as the smartphone and the ubiquity of social media have reinforced the realm of the personal. This has weakened our sense of, or empathy with, 'the other', the remote, the unfamiliar, and all but destroyed our sense of community, of being members of broad, inclusive groups. In the post-truth era, politicians invent 'facts' and ignore or deny the obvious, while business and the media are obsessed with marketing and consumption for the short term. Sleepers, Wake! Revisited is a long-awaited update on such challenges of modernity.
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              ISBN 9781925849912
              Published AU 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance
               

              Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance (EPUB ebook)

              By Molitorisz, Sacha

              Billion-dollar fines for Facebook. Cambridge Analytica. Edward Snowden. Apps on our smartphones tracking our every move. Privacy may be a defining issue of our age, but it is also one of the least understood. Our digital world confuses what we know about privacy - what is public,... what is private. Do old ethical and legal norms apply to new, digital media? How did the conditions of privacy become so uncertain that we are unsure about our own right to privacy? What can protect us from allowing corporations, governments, hackers and insidious websites to know more about us than we want them to? Rigorous and engaging, this book examines the minutiae of our digital lives while drawing on a philosophy of ethical and legal frameworks based on the thinking of philosopher Immanuel Kant. With a firm eye on the cutting edge of digital developments, Sacha Molitorisz outlines a robust model of individual consent. Of urgent importance, this book spells out conceptual and practical steps to ensure our shared future is not dystopian. It shows not only that informed privacy is fundamental to us as individuals, but that in the digital world we need an enforceable regulatory framework to secure our relationships with others and to safeguard our democracies. 'If you undress in front of an open window, it's your own fault. Sacha Molitorisz makes you realise that you're undressing in a glasshouse and your clothes are made of cellophane.' - Shaun Micallef, satirist and ex-lawyer '...[A] comprehensive analysis that offers a much-needed guide to, and thereby hope for, preserving and enhancing privacy, and with it, human dignity and democracy that are otherwise profoundly threatened on numerous fronts...' - Charles Ess, University of Oslo 'Net Privacy is a must-read for regulators, scholars and anyone else grappling with issues around online privacy. It concisely explains how technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped privacy and provides a compelling alternative visi
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              ISBN 9781742244822
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              Language en
              Published AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance
               

              Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance (PDF ebook)

              By Molitorisz, Sacha

              Billion-dollar fines for Facebook. Cambridge Analytica. Edward Snowden. Apps on our smartphones tracking our every move. Privacy may be a defining issue of our age, but it is also one of the least understood. Our digital world confuses what we know about privacy - what is public,... what is private. Do old ethical and legal norms apply to new, digital media? How did the conditions of privacy become so uncertain that we are unsure about our own right to privacy? What can protect us from allowing corporations, governments, hackers and insidious websites to know more about us than we want them to? Rigorous and engaging, this book examines the minutiae of our digital lives while drawing on a philosophy of ethical and legal frameworks based on the thinking of philosopher Immanuel Kant. With a firm eye on the cutting edge of digital developments, Sacha Molitorisz outlines a robust model of individual consent. Of urgent importance, this book spells out conceptual and practical steps to ensure our shared future is not dystopian. It shows not only that informed privacy is fundamental to us as individuals, but that in the digital world we need an enforceable regulatory framework to secure our relationships with others and to safeguard our democracies. 'If you undress in front of an open window, it's your own fault. Sacha Molitorisz makes you realise that you're undressing in a glasshouse and your clothes are made of cellophane.' - Shaun Micallef, satirist and ex-lawyer '...[A] comprehensive analysis that offers a much-needed guide to, and thereby hope for, preserving and enhancing privacy, and with it, human dignity and democracy that are otherwise profoundly threatened on numerous fronts...' - Charles Ess, University of Oslo 'Net Privacy is a must-read for regulators, scholars and anyone else grappling with issues around online privacy. It concisely explains how technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped privacy and provides a compelling alternative visi
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              ISBN 9781742249322
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Published AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher NewSouth Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Bitcoin and Blockchain: History and Current Applications
               

              Bitcoin and Blockchain: History and Current Applications (Hardback)

              Edited by Panda, Sandeep Kumar; Elngar, Ahmed A.; Balas, Valentina Emilia; Kayed, Mohammed

              • RRP: $210.00
              • $210.00
              • Pub Date
                20 Nov 20

              In recent years, Blockchain development has grown quickly from the original bitcoin protocol, to the second generation Ethereum platform, and to today's process of building third generation Blockchains. During this evolution, we can see how Blockchain technology has evolved from ...its original form as a distributed database to becoming a fully-fledged globally distributed cloud computer. This book traces the past, present, and future of Blockchain technology. Presents the knowledge and history of Bitcoin Offers Blockchain applications Discusses developing working code for real-world Blockchain applications Includes many real-life examples Covers the original Bitcoin protocol to the second generation Ethereum platform This book is a useful reference for students, business schools, research scholars, practitioners, and business analytics professionals.
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              ISBN 9780367901004
              Released AU 20 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Internet of Everything IoE
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              Data Plane Development Kit: A Guide to the User Space-Based Fast Network Applications
               

              Data Plane Development Kit: A Guide to the User Space-Based Fast Network Applications (Paperback)

              Edited by Zhu, Heqing

              • RRP: $92.99
              • $92.99
              • Pub Date
                23 Nov 20

              This book brings together the insights and practical experience of some of the most experienced Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) technical experts, detailing the trend of DPDK, data packet processing, hardware acceleration, packet processing and virtualization, as well as the pr...actical application of DPDK in the fields of SDN, NFV, and network storage. The book also devotes many chunks to exploring various core software algorithms, the advanced optimization methods adopted in DPDK, detailed practical experience, and the guides on how to use DPDK.
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              ISBN 9780367373955
              Released AU 23 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges
               

              Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges (Hardback)

              Edited by Indri, Marina; Oboe, Roberto

              • RRP: $158.00
              • $158.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Nov 20

              The term mechatronics was coined in 1969, merging mecha from mechanism and tronics from electronics, to reflect the original idea at the basis of this discipline, i.e., the integration of electrical and mechanical systems into a single device. The spread of this term, and of mech...atronics itself, has been growing in the years, including new aspects and disciplines, like control engineering, computer engineering and communication/information engineering. Nowadays mechatronics has a well-defined and fundamental role, in strict relation with robotics. Drawing a sharp border between mechatronics and robotics is quite impossible, as they share many technologies and objectives. Advanced robots could be defined as mechatronic devices equipped with a smart brain , but there are also up-to-date mechatronic devices, used in tight interaction with humans, that are governed by smart architectures (e.g., for safety purposes). Aim of this book is to offer a wide overview of new research trends and challenges for both mechatronics and robotics, through the contribution of researchers from different institutions, providing their view on specific subjects they consider as hot topics in both fields, with attention to new fields of application, new challenges to the research communities and new technologies available. The reader of this book will enjoy the various contributions, as they have been prepared with actual applications in mind, along a journey from advanced actuators and sensors to human-robot interaction, through robot control, navigation, planning and programming issues. The book presents several state-of-the-art solutions, like multiple-stage actuation to cope with conflicting specification of large motion-spans and ultra-high accuracy, model-based control for high-tech mechatronic systems, modern approaches of software systems engineering to robotics, humanoids for human assistance, etc. The reader can find also new techniques in approaching the design of mechatronic sys
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              ISBN 9780367366582
              Released AU 22 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Supervised Machine Learning: Optimization Framework and Applications with SAS and R
               

              Supervised Machine Learning: Optimization Framework and Applications with SAS and R (Hardback)

              By Kolosova, Tanya; Berestizhevsky, Samuel

              • RRP: $189.00
              • $189.00
              • Pub Date
                21 Oct 20

              AI framework intended to solve a problem of bias-variance tradeoff for supervised learning methods in real-life applications. The AI framework comprises of bootstrapping to create multiple training and testing data sets with various characteristics, design and analysis of statist...ical experiments to identify optimal feature subsets and optimal hyper-parameters for ML methods, data contamination to test for the robustness of the classifiers. Key Features: Using ML methods by itself doesn't ensure building classifiers that generalize well for new data Identifying optimal feature subsets and hyper-parameters of ML methods can be resolved using design and analysis of statistical experiments Using a bootstrapping approach to massive sampling of training and tests datasets with various data characteristics (e.g.: contaminated training sets) allows dealing with bias Developing of SAS-based table-driven environment allows managing all meta-data related to the proposed AI framework and creating interoperability with R libraries to accomplish variety of statistical and machine-learning tasks Computer programs in R and SAS that create AI framework are available on GitHub
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              ISBN 9780367277321
              Released AU 21 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment
               

              5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment (Hardback)

              Edited by Bojkovic, Zoran; Milovanovic, agorad; Fowdur, Tulsi Pawan

              • RRP: $179.00
              • $179.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Nov 20

              In bringing to the readers the book 5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices and Deployment, the aim is to present current work and direction on the challenging subject of multimedia communications, with theoretical and practical roots. The last two decades have wit...nessed an extremely fast evolution of mobile cellular network technology. The 5th generation of mobile wireless systems has achieved the first milestone towards finalization and deployment by 2020. This is vital to the development of future multimedia communications. Also, it is necessary to consider 5G technology from the performance point of view by analyzing network capabilities to the operator and to the end user in terms of data rate, capacity, coverage, energy efficiency, connectivity and latency. The book is divided into three major parts with each part containing 4-7 chapters: * critical enabling technology * multiservices network * deployment scenarios The first part discusses enabling technologies, such as green communication, channel modeling, massive and distributed MIMO, ML-based networks. In the second part, different methodologies and standards for multiservices have been discussed. Exclusive chapters have been dedicated to each of the open research challenges such as multimedia operating in 5G environment, network slicing optimization, mobile edge computing, mobile video multicast/broadcast, integrated satellite and drone communication. The third part paved the way to deployment scenarios for different innovative services including integration of a multi-energy system in Smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, 5G connectivity in the transport sector, health care services, 5G-Edge based video surveillance, challenges of connectivity for massive IoT in 5G and beyond systems. The book is written by experts in the field who introduced scientific and engineering concepts, covering the 5G multimedia communication areas. The book can be read cover-to-cover or selectively i
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              ISBN 9780367178505
              Released AU 22 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Computer Organisation and Architecture: Evolutionary Concepts, Principles, and Designs
               

              Computer Organisation and Architecture: Evolutionary Concepts, Principles, and Designs (Hardback)

              By Chakraborty, Pranabananda

              • RRP: $410.00
              • $410.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Oct 20

              Computer organization and architecture is becoming an increasingly important core subject in the areas of computer science and its applications, and information technology that constantly steers the relentless revolution going on in this discipline. This text book demystifies the... state-of-the-art using a simple and step-by-step development from traditionally fundamentals to most advanced concepts entwined with this subject maintaining a reasonable balance among various theoretical principles, numerous design approaches, and their actual practical implementations. Being driven by the diversified knowledge gained directly from working in the constantly changing environment in information technology (IT) industry, the author, however, sets the stage by describing the modern issues in different areas of this subject, and continues to effectively provide a comprehensive source of material with exciting new developments, using a wealth of concrete examples relating to recent regulatory changes in the modern design and architecture of different categories of computer systems associated with real-life instances as case studies, ranging from micro to mini, supermini, mainframes, cluster architectures, massively parallel processing systems (MPP), and even supercomputers with commodity processors. Many of the topics that are briefly discussed in the text to conserve space for new materials, however, are elaborately described from design perspective to ultimate practical implementations with representative schematic diagrams available through the book website. Key Features The book website contains an exhaustive material with respective figures relating to the entire text to illustrate many of the computer design, organization and architecture issues with examples. Microprocessor evolutions and its chronological improvements with illustrations taking both Intel and Motorola families. Multicore concept and subsequent multicore processors; a new standard in processor design. Clus
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              ISBN 9780367255732
              Released AU 22 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Comics: An Introduction
               

              Comics: An Introduction (Hardback)

              By Earle, Harriet E. H.

              • RRP: $179.00
              • $179.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Oct 20

              Comics: An Introduction provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Comics form - including graphic narratives and a range of other genres - with sections explaining key terms, history, theories and major themes. The book uses a variety of examples to show the rich histor...y as well as the current cultural relevance and significance of Comics. Taking a broadly global approach, Harriet Earle discusses the history and development of the form internationally, as well as how to navigate comics as a new way of reading. Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice - and how this can affect the industry. Two final chapters take a close-up look at how Comics can work for social change and political comment. Chapters on Journalism and Life Writing looks at how the coming together of word and image give us new ways to discuss our world and ourselves. A glossary and further reading section help those new to Comics solidify their understanding and further their exploration of this dynamic and growing field.
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              ISBN 9780367322427
              Released AU 22 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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