What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

By Tom Slee

“Building upon his past empirical evaluations, Tom Slee explains how ‘sharing economy’ businesses have used feel-good rhetoric to masks intolerant and irresponsible enterprise models.”
—Chris Jay Hoofnagle, lecturer in place of abode; college director,
Berkeley middle for legislations & Technology

“The Sharing economic system frames its critics as Luddites, bureaucrats and rent-seekers, yet Tom Slee is none of those. A considerate technologist, Slee paints a well-researched photo of businesses that experience outfitted up titanic marketplace valuations through externalizing their charges and sidestepping laws designed to guard shoppers. This booklet is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former government director of the Wikimedia Foundation

“Tom Slee's crucial new e-book exhibits that the sharing economic system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and evidence to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley marketers and work out what Uber, Amazon and their type are quite up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technology learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technology and overseas affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous e-book, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing financial system, revealing hidden and sometimes troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. so as to know how web companies particularly function, What’s Yours Is Mine is where to start.” —Nicholas Carr, writer of The Shallows and The Glass Cage

“In a box crowded with tech-utopian blowhards and app-happy snake oil salesmen, Tom Slee stands aside. His laser-sharp insights concerning the actual influence of renowned start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the precise antidote to sharing economic climate hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed analyzing for somebody attracted to expertise and monetary justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again strength and tradition within the electronic Age

The information is filled with their names, supposedly the leading edge of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and plenty of extra businesses have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”—and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest switch within the American crew in over a century,” in keeping with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of know-how businesses is funded and prompt by means of very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing financial system damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly secure parts of our lives, and provides the chance for a couple of humans to make fortunes through harmful groups and pushing weak members to tackle unsustainable risk.

Drawing on unique empirical learn, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and group mask a darker reality.

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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

By Claude A. Piantadosi

Seeking to reenergize americans' ardour for the distance software, the worth of extra exploration of the Moon, and the significance of people at the ultimate frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi provides a wealthy background of yankee area exploration and its significant achievements. He emphasizes the significance of reclaiming nationwide command of our manned application and carrying on with our unmanned house missions, and he stresses the various adventures that also wait for us within the unfolding universe. Acknowledging area exploration's useful and monetary stumbling blocks, Piantadosi demanding situations us to revitalize American management in house exploration as a way to achieve its medical bounty.

Piantadosi explains why house exploration, a charming tale of ambition, invention, and discovery, is additionally more and more tough and why house specialists regularly appear to disagree. He argues that the way forward for the distance application calls for merging the practicalities of exploration with the restrictions of human biology. house technology bargains with the unknown, and the margin (and finances) for errors is small. deadly near-vacuum stipulations, lethal cosmic radiation, microgravity, substantial distances, and hugely scattered assets stay huge actual difficulties. To forge forward, the US must boost cheap house transportation and versatile exploration ideas established in sound technological know-how. Piantadosi closes with feedback for achieving those ambitions, combining his fit skepticism as a scientist with an unshakable trust in space's untapped―and completely worthwhile―potential.

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Behind Human Error (2nd edition)

By Richard Cook, David D. Woods, Sidney Dekker, Leila Johannesen, Nadine Sarter

Human blunders is pointed out persistently as a explanation for incidents and injuries. the result's a frequent notion of a 'human blunders problem,' and recommendations are concept to lie in altering the folk or their function within the method. for instance, we should always lessen the human function with extra automation, or regiment human habit via stricter tracking, ideas or strategies. yet in perform, issues have proved to not be this easy. The label 'human error' is prejudicial and unspecific, and any severe exam of the human contribution to defense and to approach failure exhibits that the tale of human mistakes is markedly advanced. This e-book takes you in the back of the human errors label. Divided into 5 components, it starts by means of summarising the main major learn effects. half 2 explores how a altering knowing of injuries and an embracing of platforms considering has notably impacted principles approximately human errors. half three explains the position of standard cognitive approach components (knowledge, approach, and objectives) in working correctly on the sharp finish. half four reports how the clumsy use of computing device expertise can bring up the potential of faulty activities and exams in every kind of fields of perform. And half five tells how the hindsight bias constantly enters into attributions of blunders, and that human errors is a trifling label, the results of a social and mental judgment procedure instead of an issue of goal incontrovertible fact that we will count number, tabulate, punish or get rid of. when you imagine you've got a human mistakes challenge, realize that the label itself isn't any rationalization and no advisor to countermeasures. the possibility of optimistic swap, for growth on protection, lies at the back of the human blunders label.

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The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time

By David L. Ulin

Analyzing is a innovative act, an act of engagement in a tradition that wishes us to disengage. within the misplaced paintings of examining, David L. Ulin asks a couple of well timed questions - why is literature very important? What does it supply, in particular now? mixing remark with memoir, Ulin addresses the significance of the straightforward act of examining in an more and more electronic tradition. studying a publication, flipping via demanding pages, or shuffling them on reveal - it isn't important. the hot button is the act of examining, and it is seriousness and intensity. Ulin emphasizes the significance of mirrored image and pause allowed by means of preventing to learn a ebook, and the accompanying concentration required to enable the brain run unfastened in a global that isn't one's personal. Are we keen to danger our collective curiosity in contemplation, nuanced pondering, and empathy? faraway from preaching to the choir, The misplaced paintings of interpreting is a choice to fingers, or fairly, to pages.

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Boundary Integral Equation Methods and Numerical Solutions: Thin Plates on an Elastic Foundation (Developments in Mathematics)

This book presents and explains a normal, effective, and stylish method for solving the Dirichlet, Neumann, and Robin boundary price difficulties for the extensional deformation of a skinny plate on an elastic starting place. The ideas of those difficulties are acquired either analytically―by technique of direct and oblique boundary essential equation equipment (BIEMs)―and numerically, during the program of a boundary element technique.  The textual content discusses the technique for developing a BIEM, deriving all the attending mathematical homes with complete rigor. The model investigated in the e-book can function a template for the learn of any linear elliptic two-dimensional challenge with consistent coefficients.  The illustration of the answer when it comes to single-layer and double-layer potentials is pivotal within the improvement of a BIEM, which, in flip, varieties the root for the second one a part of the e-book, where approximate solutions are computed with a excessive measure of accuracy.

The ebook is meant for graduate scholars and researchers within the fields of boundary essential equation tools, computational mechanics and, extra ordinarily, scientists operating within the components of utilized arithmetic and engineering. Given its exact presentation of the cloth, the e-book is additionally used as a textual content in a really good graduate direction at the purposes of the boundary point option to the numerical computation of solutions in a large choice of problems. 

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Kanban in Action

By Marcus Hammarberg, Joakim Sunden


Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes advent to kanban. it is in keeping with the real-world event and observations from kanban coaches who've brought this approach to dozens of groups. you will study the foundations of why kanban works, in addition to nitty-gritty information like the way to use diverse colour stickies on a kanban board that will help you arrange and song your paintings items.

About the Book

Too a lot paintings and too little time? If this can be way of life to your workforce, you would like kanban, a lean knowledge-management technique designed to contain all crew individuals in non-stop development of your process.

Kanban in Action is a pragmatic advent to kanban. Written by means of kanban coaches who've taught the strategy to dozens of groups, the e-book covers options for making plans and forecasting, constructing significant metrics, visualizing queues and bottlenecks, and developing and utilizing a kanban board.

Written for all individuals of the improvement workforce, together with leaders, coders, and enterprise stakeholders. No event with kanban is required.

Purchase of the print publication encompasses a unfastened publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

  • How to target paintings in strategy and end faster
  • Examples of winning implementations
  • How workforce contributors could make expert decisions

About the Authors

Marcus Hammarberg is a kanban trainer and software program developer with adventure in BDD, TDD, Specification by way of instance, Scrum, and XP. Joakim Sundén is an agile trainer at Spotify who cofounded the 1st kanban person teams in Europe.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 studying KANBAN
  1. Team Kanbaneros will get started
    PART 2 figuring out KANBAN
  2. Kanban principles
  3. Visualizing your paintings
  4. Work items
  5. Work in process
  6. Limiting paintings in process
  7. Managing flow
  8. PART three complicated KANBAN
  9. Classes of service
  10. Planning and estimating
  11. Process development
  12. Using metrics to steer improvements
  13. Kanban pitfalls
  14. Teaching kanban via games

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The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos

By Phil Simon

The subsequent Wave of applied sciences is your all-inclusive advisor to the entire most up-to-date company applied sciences. The e-book offers a much-needed realizing of the newest applied sciences. those include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Software as a Service
  • Service-Oriented structure (SOA)
  • Open Source
  • Mobility Computing
  • Social Networking
  • Business Intelligence
  • And many more

The subsequent Wave of applied sciences: possibilities in Chaos is helping readers make sure which inquiries to ask whilst contemplating if a particular know-how is correct for a company. It demystifies strong yet principally misunderstood applied sciences. It explains how every one expertise works. 

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By Stanis?aw Lem

The planet Quinta is pocked by way of gruesome mounds and coated by means of a spiderweb-like community. it's a nation of phantoms and of a attractiveness by way of insanity. In stark distinction, the group of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they procedure Quinta, a depressing poetry takes over and leads them right into a nightmare of bewilderment. Translated by means of Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall

OpenBSD's stateful packet clear out, PF, is the guts of the OpenBSD firewall. With a growing number of companies putting excessive calls for on bandwidth and an more and more opposed net surroundings, no sysadmin can have the funds for to be with no PF expertise.

The 3rd version of The booklet of PF covers the main up to date advancements in PF, together with new content material on IPv6, twin stack configurations, the "queues and priorities" traffic-shaping procedure, NAT and redirection, instant networking, junk mail scuffling with, failover provision ing, logging, and more.

You'll additionally learn the way to:

  • Create rule units for every kind of community site visitors, no matter if crossing an easy LAN, hiding at the back of NAT, traversing DMZs, or spanning bridges or wider networks
  • Set up instant networks with entry issues, and lock them down utilizing authpf and detailed entry restrictions
  • Maximize flexibility and repair availability through CARP, relayd, and redirection
  • Build adaptive firewalls to proactively protect opposed to attackers and spammers
  • Harness OpenBSD's most recent traffic-shaping process to maintain your community responsive, and convert your latest ALTQ configurations to the hot system
  • Stay in command of your site visitors with tracking and visualization instruments (including NetFlow)

The ebook of PF is the basic consultant to development a safe community with PF. With a bit attempt and this ebook, you may be ready to liberate PF's complete potential.

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HTML, CSS, and Dynamic HTML (5th Edition) (New Perspectives)

By Patrick Carey

New views on HTML, CSS, and Dynamic HTML by means of Patrick Carey
Publisher: path expertise; five variation (April thirteen, 2012) | ISBN: 1111526435 | English | writer: direction know-how | PDF | 1216 pages | one hundred forty MB

Part of the recent views sequence, this thorough, enticing comprises every thing readers have to learn how to create uncomplicated to advanced sites utilizing HTML5, CSS3, and Dynamic HTML.

Patrick Carey got his M.S. in Biostatistics from the college of Wisconsin, the place he labored as a researcher designing and interpreting medical reports. He co-authored his first textbook on utilizing Excel as a statistical instrument. Patrick has authored or co-authored over 20 educational and alternate texts for the software program undefined.

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