Large-scale peer-assisted content distribution systems within the ´´cloud´´ of the Internet have provided valuable services to a large population of end users, ranging from file sharing, live video streaming, to video-on-demand (VoD). Great attention from both academia and the industry has been paid to this area. With users not only downloading data but also uploading data to one another, such peer-assisted systems are easy to deploy and have good scalability. However, due to the highly dynamic nature of distributed peers with heterogeneous capacities and diverse behaviors, there still remain several fundamental challenges in large-scale peer-assisted content distribution and video streaming systems, with respect to the cost-performance trade-off in peer-assisted online hosting and distribution, and the flash crowd problem in P2P live streaming, as well as the service qualities of peer-assisted VoD. This book seeks to address these challenges through not just mathematical modeling and analysis, but also practical system design and measurement, in order to bridge theory and practice.
Not all secrets are meant to be found. If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore - a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the ´´real´´ experts, but beloved by conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways. Nolan´s story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004522/bk_hach_004522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Megyn Kelly is an American journalist, political commentator, and former corporate defense attorney. From 2004 to 2017, she worked for Fox News. On January 3, 2017, she announced her departure from Fox News and that she would be joining NBC News. On June 4, 2017, she started hosting a Sunday night news magazine program entitled Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. From October 2013 to January 2017, during her career at Fox News, Kelly hosted the eponymous The Kelly File. She previously hosted America Live, and prior to that, co-hosted America´s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. From 2007 to 2012, the two reporters hosted Fox News Channel´s New Year´s Eve specials, ´´All American New Year´´. She was included in the 2014 Time list of the 100 most influential people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jae Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090960/bk_acx0_090960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RHCSA & RHCE Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Training and Exam Preparation Guide (EX200 and EX300), Third Edition. Highlights: > Updated to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 > Upated to cover ALL official exam objectives for the RHCSA and RHCE exams based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 > Equally good for self-study and in-class training > Step-by-step exercises to accomplish tasks > Do-It-Yourself challenge labs at the end of each chapter > Concepts explained with diagrams > Commands and options summarized in tables > Exam tips included > FOUR scenario-based sample exams (TWO for RHCSA and TWO for RHCE) > TWENTY-FIVE chapters (THIRTEEN for RHCSA and TWELVE for RHCE) > Separate sections on RHCSA and RHCE RHCSA Section (chapters 1 to 13): covers local and network (automated with kickstart) RHEL7 installations, general Linux concepts and basic tools, compression and archiving, text file editing, file manipulation and security, processes and task scheduling, bash shell features, software package administration, yum repository configuration, host virtualization, virtual machines, system boot, kernel management, system initialization and service management with systemd, local logging, users and groups, LVM and file systems, AutoFS, Swap, ACLs, firewall, SELinux, network interfaces, NTP/LDAP clients, SSH, and TCP Wrappers. RHCE Section (chapters 14 to 25): covers shell scripting, interface bonding and teaming, IPv6 and routing configuration, NTP, firewalld, Kerberos authentication, kernel tuning, resource utilization reporting, network logging, block storage sharing with iSCSI, file sharing with NFS and Samba/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS web servers and virtual hosting, Postfix mail SMTP, DNS, and MariaDB. Each chapter lists major topics and relevant exam objectives in the beginning and ends with a summary followed by review questions/answers and Do-It-Yourself challenge labs.
After Lee McKinney goes rummaging in a locked file cabinet, a 45-year-old cold case starts to heat up the town of Warner Pier. When Lee discovers a dusty trophy hidden away inside TenHuis Chocolade, she is eager to share it with her aunt Nettie. The timing couldn’t be better - Nettie is hosting a reunion for her old high school singing group, the Pier-O-Ettes. Unfortunately, the trophy brings back terrible memories of the night of the group’s trophy-winning performance at the Castle Ballroom. The ballroom’s owner was found shot to death. The insurance company called it suicide; his wife insisted it must have been an accident; the town whispered, Murder. Now Lee has a mystery to solve. Before she can take aim at the events of the past, someone turns up murdered in the here and now. Lee needs to keep her eye on the prize and hope the trophy will be the clue to finding the killer - before she ends up as a target herself... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa DeBerry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015174/bk_adbl_015174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nave - next generation Wavetable Synthesis for iOSThe Nave sound engine includes two novel wavetable oscillators with sonic possibilities way beyond the scope of conventional wavetable synthesis. While the spectrum of a sound can be transposed independently of its pitch, the waves can be rendered from perfectly periodic to very noisy and anywhere in between. Especially sounds with an accent on formants can be produced easily, which made us integrate a speech synthesizer for the easy creation of wavetables, enabling Nave to talk and sing.Nave comes complete with over 500 presets from highly acclaimed sound designers like Richard Devine, Sacha Dikiciyan (of Sonic Mayhem fame), Laurence Rapaccioli (Arksun), David Boldini (7 Skies), and Fletcher Kaufman (Sunsine Audio), amongst many others. All seriously showcase the depth and diversity of this impressive and inspirational iOS synthesizer — so much so, in fact, that Richard Devine was suitably moved to create no fewer than 95 presets alone, all of which are included in Nave.The clearly structured GUI invites both beginners and advanced users alike to experiment both sonically and musically while the hosting iPad’s generous display helps make wavetable creation and editing a blast. Besides integrated speech synthesis, wavetables can also be formed from analysing audio files. Furthermore, stretching, rotating, and shifting in the spectral domain allows wavetables to be refined or distorted. Several 3D views in the fullscreen wavetable edit page make editing easy and visually appealing. All factory wavetables from Microwave, Wave and Blofeld are included, complemented by new ones that make extensive use of the enhanced possibilities.In addition to the wavetable oscillators, Nave offers an oscillator module featuring the novel Überwave that can fatten your sound by up to eight detuned oscillators.The filter offers the familiar outstanding Waldorf sound, featuring lowpass, bandpass and highpass with either 12dB or 24dB slope.The drive section offers different characteristics, and it can be positioned in the signal path: before or after the filter, or as a summing overdrive before or after the equalizer - for those who prefer harsh screaming sounds over delicate wavetable sweeps.An extended modulation matrix and diverse real time control functionality is waiting for animating Nave sounds in any desired direction.Besides the classic virtual chromatic keyboard, Nave can be played with the ´´Blades” that allow for dynamic triggering of polyphonic modulation by sliding the fingers in x or y direction.The 4-track recorder can be used to build your own Nave songs or to simply sketch your music, inspired by the sounds of Nave.Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. David Powers has updated his definitive book to incorporate the latest techniques and changes to PHP, including the arrival of PHP 7. New features include the spaceship and null coalesce operators, generators, using array shorthand syntax for list(), array dereferencing, and array unpacking with the splat operator. The problem is, you´re not a programmer and the thought of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you´ve dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can´t get past baby steps. If this describes you, then you´ve just found the right book. PHP and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination for creating dynamic websites. They´re free, easy to use, and provided by many web hosting companies in their standard packages. This book also covers MariaDB, a seamless replacement for MySQL that has been adopted on many web servers. Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert already or force you to go through endless exercises of little practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms, image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also visual design. But this book doesn´t just provide a collection of ready-made scripts: each PHP solution builds on what´s gone before, teaching you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly. By the end of the book, you´ll have the confidence to start writing your own scripts or-if you prefer to leave that task to others-to adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the start, you´re shown how easy it is to protect your sites by adopting secure coding practices. What You Will Learn Design and build dynamic PHP-based web sites and applications Get started right away through practical examples that you can reuse Incorporate PHP 7 elements including new ways of handling arrays Work with the latest PHP 7 techniques, innovations, and best practices Who This Book Is For Readers should have at least some prior exposure to web development using PHP.
The days of boring websites are gone forever. In the past, the technical limitations of HTML coding and the slowness of most Internet connections made it impractical to provide web users with any serious audio-visual experience. A page might have featured an interesting table-based layout, an animated GIF or two, a link to a RealAudio file for background streaming, or a few stray flashes of Java. For the most part, however, audio-visual techniques were used as novelties, signs to the browsing public that the site coder was technically savvy and that the site was cutting-edge.Audio-visual techniques still indicate that your site is cutting-edge and that your coders know what they´re doing. But it´s no longer possible even to argue that audio-visual content is a novelty. With modern connection speeds, coding options, software packages, and plug-ins, it´s now possible to record sophisticated video and audio presentations, to show them to your site´s audience without breaking up their browsing experience, and to do all of this without incurring prohibitive bandwidth or hosting-space costs. The technology has become sophisticated enough, in other words, to let you use audio-visual techniques for their traditional purpose. You can let your customers hear your product, see your product, and form emotional connections to your product. The result? You´ll not only impress your customers, but you´ll make more sales.Video marketing is one of the most powerful ways to advertise and market on the web. It doesn´t matter if you´re just starting out or if you´re a seasoned pro; you can break through or bolster your business with an effective video marketing campaign.Order now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140008/bk_acx0_140008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.