Building the Perfect PC

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449396623

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market Yes, even if you’re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee it’s worth the effort. You’ll discover that the quality is better and the cost is much lower than any comparable off-the-shelf PC you can buy. Design the custom computer you want, and have fun doing it. Get high-quality PC hardware from local stores and online vendors Plan your computer project with a complete checklist Create the ideal PC that will run Windows 7 or Linux Take advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs Assemble, test, and configure your PC with ease Build a PC that meets your needs and fits your budget Written by hardware experts, this book delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether it’s a PC for general use, extreme gaming, a media center, or home server. Straightforward language, clear directions, and easy-to-follow illustrations make this guide a breeze for computer builders of any skill level, even those with no experience. Building the Perfect PC presents six in-depth custom PC projects: Mainstream PC -- Fast, flexible, quiet, and reliable at a reasonable price Extreme System -- A wicked fast PC for video editing, gaming, and more Media Center -- One PC to replace your TiVo, game console, DVD, and CD player Home Server -- Ideal home network hub to store, share, and secure data Appliance PC -- A tiny, quiet, inexpensive PC you can put anywhere Budget System -- Reliable and highly functional at a low, low price

The iPhone Book, Third Edition (Covers iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch)

Author: Scott Kelby,Terry White

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780321679352

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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If you’re looking for a book that focuses on just the most important, most useful, and most fun stuff about your iPhone 3G or 3GS—you’ve found it. There are basically two types of iPhone books out there: (1) The “tell-me-all-about-it” kind, which includes in-depth discussions on everything from wireless network protocols to advanced compression codes. (2) Then there’s this book, which instead is a “show-me-how-to-do-it” book that skips all the confusing techno-jargon and just tells you, in plain, simple English, exactly how to use the iPhone features you want to use most. The iPhone Book is from Scott Kelby, the award-winning author of the smash bestseller, The iPod Book, who takes that same highly acclaimed, casual, straight-to-thepoint concept and layout and brings it to learning Apple’s amazing iPhone. Scott teams up once again with gadget guru and leading iPhone authority Terry White to put together a book that is an awful lot like the iPhone itself—simple to use and fun to learn. The book’s layout is brilliant, with each page covering just one single topic, so finding the information you need is quick and easy, with a large full-color photo on each page so you can see exactly how it works. The first edition of this book was named Best Computer Book of 2007 and, since then, Scott and Terry added even more tips and more tricks, and made it even easier by focusing on just the most useful and most requested iPhone 3G and 3GS features, so you can start really using your iPhone today!

Upgrading and Fixing a PC in easy steps, 3rd edition

Author: Stuart Yarnold

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Many people unnecessarily spend money buying a new computer when their current PC can be upgraded to meet their requirements. This title takes the reader through this process in simple stages. Many of us would spend more time fixing a ten-dollar pen than repairing or upgrading a thousand dollar computer. Delving inside a PC seems so forbidding that many people would rather avoid it at any cost, even though replacing computer parts is so easy that, with the proper guidance, even technophobes can do it. Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps provides all the information one needs to do just that. A must for all PC users. Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps enables you to keep your PC at the cutting-edge by explaining how to replace components or add new ones. Its simple, illustrated instructions and nifty sidebars teach you to identify, locate, and install the relevant parts to make your computer faster, more versatile, and more powerful. But this book isn't just a handy how-to manual; it's a consumer guide. In truly easy steps, it teaches you to evaluate the performance, storage, and networking needs of your PC yourself.Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps even provides you with a money-saving tutorial on your various buying options and a separate chapter on troubleshooting nasty problems. When one considers the high price and inconvenience of computer store visits, it's no wonder that we think of this both a learning tool and an investment.

Computer Organization and Design, Revised Printing, Third Edition

The Hardware/Software Interface

Author: David A. Patterson,John L. Hennessy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080550336

Category: Computers

Page: 741

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What’s New in the Third Edition, Revised Printing The same great book gets better! This revised printing features all of the original content along with these additional features: • Appendix A (Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator) has been moved from the CD-ROM into the printed book • Corrections and bug fixes Third Edition features New pedagogical features • Understanding Program Performance - Analyzes key performance issues from the programmer’s perspective • Check Yourself Questions - Helps students assess their understanding of key points of a section • Computers In the Real World - Illustrates the diversity of applications of computing technology beyond traditional desktop and servers • For More Practice - Provides students with additional problems they can tackle • In More Depth - Presents new information and challenging exercises for the advanced student New reference features • Highlighted glossary terms and definitions appear on the book page, as bold-faced entries in the index, and as a separate and searchable reference on the CD. • A complete index of the material in the book and on the CD appears in the printed index and the CD includes a fully searchable version of the same index. • Historical Perspectives and Further Readings have been updated and expanded to include the history of software R&D. • CD-Library provides materials collected from the web which directly support the text. In addition to thoroughly updating every aspect of the text to reflect the most current computing technology, the third edition • Uses standard 32-bit MIPS 32 as the primary teaching ISA. • Presents the assembler-to-HLL translations in both C and Java. • Highlights the latest developments in architecture in Real Stuff sections: - Intel IA-32 - Power PC 604 - Google’s PC cluster - Pentium P4 - SPEC CPU2000 benchmark suite for processors - SPEC Web99 benchmark for web servers - EEMBC benchmark for embedded systems - AMD Opteron memory hierarchy - AMD vs. 1A-64 New support for distinct course goals Many of the adopters who have used our book throughout its two editions are refining their courses with a greater hardware or software focus. We have provided new material to support these course goals: New material to support a Hardware Focus • Using logic design conventions • Designing with hardware description languages • Advanced pipelining • Designing with FPGAs • HDL simulators and tutorials • Xilinx CAD tools New material to support a Software Focus • How compilers work • How to optimize compilers • How to implement object oriented languages • MIPS simulator and tutorial • History sections on programming languages, compilers, operating systems and databases On the CD • NEW: Search function to search for content on both the CD-ROM and the printed text • CD-Bars: Full length sections that are introduced in the book and presented on the CD • CD-Appendixes: Appendices B-D • CD-Library: Materials collected from the web which directly support the text • CD-Exercises: For More Practice provides exercises and solutions for self-study • In More Depth presents new information and challenging exercises for the advanced or curious student • Glossary: Terms that are defined in the text are collected in this searchable reference • Further Reading: References are organized by the chapter they support • Software: HDL simulators, MIPS simulators, and FPGA design tools • Tutorials: SPIM, Verilog, and VHDL • Additional Support: Processor Models, Labs, Homeworks, Index covering the book and CD contents Instructor Support

Computer-Aided Graphics and Design, Third Edition,

Author: Daniel L. Ryan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824791643

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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This text, now in its third edition, presents all common methods of computer/automated graphical construction most helpful to the engineering student, draftsperson or designer, describing, in easy-to-understand terms, a wide range of hardware platforms that will run a single set of software options from the Autodesk Corporation.

JavaScript in easy steps, 5th edition

Create functions for the web

Author: Mike McGrath

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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JavaScript in easy steps, now in its 5th edition, instructs the user how to create exciting web pages that employ the power of JavaScript to provide functionality. You need have no previous knowledge of any scripting language so it's ideal for the newcomer to JavaScript. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of JavaScript and be able to add exciting dynamic scripts to your own web pages. JavaScript in easy steps begins by explaining how to easily incorporate JavaScript code in an HTML document. Examples demonstrate how to use built-in JavaScript functions to work with Math, date and time, random numbers, cookies, text strings, and components of document content. You will learn how to create effects, such as an automated slide show, learn how JavaScript is used with HTML submission forms, and how to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) using the latest techniques employing Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (AJAX). The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to create behaviors for an HTML document to endow components with interactive functionality, to illustrate each aspect of JavaScript. JavaScript in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to add functionality to their web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly add JavaScript to their skills set, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development who need an understanding of client-side scripting.

Building Services Engineering

Author: David V. Chadderton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780419257400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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Engineering services within buildings can account for up to forty per cent of the original cost. The energy-using systems that service the building are a significant expense for the building owner in terms of the installed cost, the energy consumed during the forty years, or more, and in the maintenance, repair and upgrading of the systems and plant. This book provides study material in the construction, architectural, surveying and energy engineering subject areas ; it is also suitable for distance learning.

Ferguson Career Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, Third Edition, 2-Volume Set

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110472

Category: Electronic books

Page: 815

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Each two-volume book contains four major sections: . - Introduction and Overview: Provides forewords by notables in the field and an outline of the book. - Essays: Features eight to 10 essays on topics such as workplace issues, financial aid, diversity, and more. - Directory: Contains descriptions and contact information for hundreds of organizations, schools, and associations, arranged by topic. - Further Resources/Indexes: Includes glossaries, appendixes, further reading, and indexes

Learning Selenium Testing Tools - Third Edition

Author: Raghavendra Prasad MG

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784398047

Category: Computers

Page: 318

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If you are a software developer with a basic knowledge of testing and are interested in automated testing using Selenium, this is the book for you. No prior knowledge of Selenium is required.

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

Author: William H. Kersting

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439856222

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 455

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Updated to reflect the latest changes and advances in the field, Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition again illustrates methods that will ensure the most accurate possible results in computational modeling for electric power distribution systems. With the same simplified approach of previous editions, this book clearly explains the principles and mathematics behind system models, also discussing the "smart grid" concept and its special benefits. However, this volume adds a crucial element not found in previous editions. The first two books developed models for all components but focused less on how to actually implement those models on a computer for planning and for real-time analysis. This book includes numerous models of components and several practical examples, to demonstrate how engineers can apply and customize computer programs to help them plan and operate systems. It also covers approximation methods to help users interpret computer program feedback, so they recognize when a result is not what it should be. Another improvement is the book’s earlier introduction (in chapter 4) of the modified ladder iterative technique. The author explains the need for this method—which is used in most distribution analysis programs—detailing how it is applied and why it is among the most powerful options. Concluding with a detailed summary of presented topics that readers have come to expect, this edition provides useful problems, references, and assignments that help users apply Mathcad® and WIndmil programs to put their new learning into practice. An invaluable tool for engineering students and professionals worldwide, this book explores cutting-edge advances in modeling, simulation, and analysis of distribution systems that can ensure the continued dispersal of safe, reliable energy. Watch William H. Kerstig talk about his book at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmlDiH1ntuE

The Network Manager's Handbook, Third Edition

Author: John M. Lusa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849398414

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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The Network Manager's Handbook is a one-of-a-kind resource featuring critical network technology assessments and career development advice from some of the most highly respected consultants and network managers in the field. This answer-filled compendium provides a rich blend of precise knowledge and real-world experience, the result of many thousands of hours of actual hands-on work in the field. The book gives you proven, successful, economical solutions to real-world problems associated with the host of new network technologies.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338975

Category: Reference

Page: 720

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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Essentials of Logistics and Management, Third Edition

Author: Corynne Jaffeux,Philippe Wieser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466573082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company – in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain. Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians. The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field.

Making Short Films, Third Edition

The Complete Guide from Script to Screen

Author: Clifford Thurlow,Max Thurlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857854321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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Making movies is the most exciting way to earn a living and it is not surprising that media and film studies remain the most popular courses at colleges across the western world. A short film provides an opportunity for elliptical, poetic, condensed story telling. Shorts can take risks rarely seen in features. It is the arena where a strong voice or individual vision is possible; an invitation for experimentation and originality. Making Short Films, 3rd edition is entirely revised and restructured, providing a much more complete and detailed guide to filmmaking, with more information on new technology, illustrations and ideas for best practice.

Underwater Acoustic Modelling and Simulation, Third Edition

Author: P.C. Etter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203417652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation examines the translation of our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical models that can simulate acoustic propagation, noise and reverberation in the ocean. These models are used in a variety of research and operational applications to predict and diagnose the performance of complex sonar systems operating in the undersea environment. Previous editions of the book have provided invaluable guidance to sonar technologists, acoustical oceanographers and applied mathematicians in the selection and application of underwater acoustic models. Now that simulation is fast becoming an accurate, efficient and economical alternative to field-testing and at-sea training, this new edition will also provide useful guidance to systems engineers and operations analysts interested in simulating sonar performance. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Specific examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. Instructive case studies demonstrate applications in sonar simulation.

Beginning Java SE 6 Game Programming, Third Edition

Author: Jonathan S. Harbour

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435458095

Category: Computer games

Page: 400

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BEGINNING JAVA SE 6 GAME PROGRAMMING, THIRD EDITION is perfect for beginner level game programmers with some Java experience who want to quickly and easily learn how to create games using the latest version of the Java SDK, Java 6. Written in simple langu

Verbal Workout for the New GMAT, 3rd Edition

Revised and Updated for the New GMAT

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0307944654

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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If you need to know it for the new, next-generation GMAT, it’s in this book. Verbal Workout for the New GMAT, 3rd Edition has been optimized for e-readers, with all questions, answers, and explanations cross-linked for easy on-screen viewing. It includes: • Tons of drills (with more than 150 practice questions & detailed explanations) to show you exactly what to expect on the Verbal section of the new GMAT, covering Sentence Corrections, Reading Comprehension, Arguments, and the Analytical Writing Assessment • Proven strategies for writing a strong essay • Tips and tricks to help you effectively manage your time on Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension questions • Detailed, comprehensive explanations for every practice question • A special bonus section introducing the changes to the new GMAT, including the brand-new Integrated Reasoning section

PC Hardware in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552343

Category: Computers

Page: 878

View: 687

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PC Hardware in a Nutshell is the practical guide to buying, building, upgrading, and repairing Intel-based PCs. A longtime favorite among PC users, the third edition of the book now contains useful information for people running either Windows or Linux operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information, including how-to advice for specific components, ample reference material, and a comprehensive case study on building a PC.In addition to coverage of the fundamentals and general tips about working on PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors, memory, floppies, hard drives, optical drives, tape devices, video devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power supplies, and maintenance. Special emphasis is given to upgrading and troubleshooting existing equipment so you can get the most from your existing investments.This new edition is expanded to include: Detailed information about the latest motherboards and chipsets from AMD, Intel, SiS, and VIA Extensive coverage of the Pentium 4 and the latest AMD processors, including the Athlon XP/MP Full details about new hard drive standards, including the latest SCSI standards, ATA/133, Serial ATA, and the new 48-bit "Big Drive" ATA interface Extended coverage of DVD drives, including DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW Details about Flat Panel Displays, including how to choose one (and why you might not want to) New chapters on serial communications, parallel communications, and USB communications (including USB 2.0) Enhanced troubleshooting coverage PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition provides independent, useful and practical information in a no-nonsense manner with specific recommendations on components. Based on real-world testing over time, it will help you make intelligent, informed decisions about buying, building, upgrading, and repairing PCs in a cost effective manner that will help you maximize new or existing computer hardware systems. It's loaded with real-world advice presented in a concise style that clearly delivers just the information you want, without your having to hunt for it.