Static

Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

Author: Amy Goodman

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401386091

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Torture. Kidnapping. Bogus wars. Illegal wiretapping. Propaganda. Spies in the newsrooms. Oil profiteers. Soldiers who won't fight. Mothers of fallen soldiers Who will. In Static, the bestselling brother-sister team of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman takes on government liars, corporate profiteers, and the media that have acted as their cheerleaders. The authors cut through the official static to show the truth about war, torture, and government control of the media. Static breaks the sound barrier to present the voices of dissidents, activists, and others who are often frozen out of official debate. Read Static. Become informed. Fight back. Defend democracy.

Static

Tune Out the "Christian Noise" and Experience the Real Message of Jesus

Author: Ron Martoia,Chuck Smith, Jr.

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 141431213X

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The author explores how the words that many Christians use to describe their faith are tragically shutting down spiritual conversations. He believes the religious vocabulary of evangelical Christians tends to create confusion about what the Scriptures actually teach.

Static

Author: Eric Laster

Publisher: Automatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780991272938

Category:

Page: 298

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When Curtis Brooks starts receiving phone calls from his older brother Wilt, who’s been dead a week, he’s sure it’s to help him find evidence that will lead to a murderer’s arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn’t murdered; his calling, meant to help him adjust, is standard protocol for newly deceased at the Aftermart--a kind of inescapable, ever-expanding Walmart filled with discontinued products. Wilt’s death ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against a billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while struggling through high school and his single mom’s poor choices. Why does Wilt help Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a rebellion at the Aftermart? Who’d wanted him dead? Curtis risks his life to answer these questions, in the process forging a bond with his brother unlike any they’ve ever had.

Static Mixers for Coagulation and Disinfection

Author: A. Amirtharajah

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 158321111X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 225

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Static mixers are an attractive alternative for the mixing of chemicals in water treatment plants. The attraction comes from the fact that static mixers do not require an external input of energy and do not have moving parts. Static mixers consist of mixing elements fixed on the inside of a pipe of channel. The elements do not move. Chemicals, added just upstream of the mixers, mix with the bulk fluid because of the complex, three-dimensional fluid motion generated by the elements. The goal of this project is to explore the use of static mixers in two of the key processes in drinking water treatment: for the mixing of coagulants for destabilization and the mixing of disinfectants for the inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in disinfection. The role of mixing in both of these processes is not well understood. But for each process experimental and theoretical evidence suggests that, at least in some circumstances, the mixing environment provided when chemicals are introduced into the flow will affect the resulting destabilization or inactivation.

Static

Author: Edward Scott

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468546317

Category: Humor

Page: 108

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Edward Scott continues to impress as a poet. Not missing a line, he picks up where he left off, a new book. His upgraded self-craft-style writing hasn't lightened up. Scott poetry just keeps rolling along. His writing isn't a form or style, certainly, nothing anyone has ever seen, but more or less an open conscience with an ego that demands print. In his latest book, STATIC, the poet unleashes a new collection of poems that embodies an intangible network of art in its own spectrum based on true authenticity, Scott's writing- a welcomed model to poetry.

The Static and Dynamic Continuum Theory of Liquid Crystals

A Mathematical Introduction

Author: Iain W. Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203646335

Category: Science

Page: 351

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Given the widespread interest in macroscopic phenomena in liquid crystals, stemming from their applications in displays and devices. The need has arisen for a rigorous yet accessible text suitable for graduate students, whatever their scientific background. This book satisfies that need. The approach taken in this text, is to introduce the basic continuum theory for nematic liquid crystals in equilibria, then it proceeds to simple application of this theory- in particular, there is a discussion of electrical and magnetic field effects which give rise to Freedericksz transitions, which are important in devices. This is followed by an account of dynamic theory and elementary viscometry of nemantics Discussions of backflow and flow-induced instabilities are also included. Smetic theory is also briefly introduced and summarised with some examples of equilibrium solutions as well as those with dynamic effects. A number of mathematical techniques, such as Cartesian tensors and some variational calculus, are presented in the appendices.

Reanalysis of Structures

A Unified Approach for Linear, Nonlinear, Static and Dynamic Systems

Author: Uri Kirsch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402081989

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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This book deals with various computational procedures for multiple repeated analyses (reanalysis) of structures, and presents them in a unified approach. It meets the need for a general text covering the basic concepts and methods as well as recent developments in this area. To clarify the presentation, many illustrative examples and numerical results are demonstrated. Previous books on structural analysis do not cover most of the material presented here.

Efficient C++

Performance Programming Techniques

Author: Dov Bulka,David Mayhew

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201379501

Category: Computers

Page: 309

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Far too many programmers and software designers consider efficient C++ to be an oxymoron. They regard C++ as inherently slow and inappropriate for performance-critical applications. Consequently, C++ has had little success penetrating domains such as networking, operating system kernels, device drivers, and others. "Efficient C++" explodes that myth. Written by two authors with first-hand experience wringing the last ounce of performance from commercial C++ applications, this book demonstrates the potential of C++ to produce highly efficient programs. The book reveals practical, everyday object-oriented design principles and C++ coding techniques that can yield large performance improvements. It points out common pitfalls in both design and code that generate hidden operating costs. This book focuses on combining C++'s power and flexibility with high performance and scalability, resulting in the best of both worlds. Specific topics include temporary objects, memory management, templates, inheritance, virtual functions, inlining, reference-counting, STL, and much more. With this book, you will have a valuable compendium of the best performance techniques at your fingertips. 0201379503B04062001

Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials

Volume 2: Dynamic Loading and Intelligent Material Systems

Author: Y.M. Haddad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792363545

Category: Science

Page: 508

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This monograph consists of two volumes and provides a unified, comprehensive presentation of the important topics pertaining to the understanding and determination of the mechanical behaviour of engineering materials under different regimes of loading. The large subject area is separated into eighteen chapters and four appendices, all self-contained, which give a complete picture and allow a thorough understanding of the current status and future direction of individual topics. Volume I contains eight chapters and three appendices, and concerns itself with the basic concepts pertaining to the entire monograph, together with the response behaviour of engineering materials under static and quasi-static loading. Thus, Volume I is dedicated to the introduction, the basic concepts and principles of the mechanical response of engineering materials, together with the relevant analysis of elastic, elastic-plastic, and viscoelastic behaviour. Volume II consists of ten chapters and one appendix, and concerns itself with the mechanical behaviour of various classes of materials under dynamic loading, together with the effects of local and microstructural phenomena on the response behaviour of the material. Volume II also contains selected topics concerning intelligent material systems, and pattern recognition and classification methodology for the characterization of material response states. The monograph contains a large number of illustrations, numerical examples and solved problems. The majority of chapters also contain a large number of review problems to challenge the reader. The monograph can be used as a textbook in science and engineering, for third and fourth undergraduate levels, as well as for the graduate levels. It is also a definitive reference work for scientists and engineers involved in the production, processing and applications of engineering materials, as well as for other professionals who are involved in the engineering design process.

Electricity and Magnetism, Grades 6 - 12

Static Electricity, Current Electricity, and Magnets

Author: John B. Beaver, Ph.D.,Don Powers, Ph.D.

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580375251

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Reinforce good scientific techniques! The teacher information pages provide a quick overview of the lesson while student information pages include Knowledge Builders and Inquiry Investigations that can be completed individually or as a group. Tips for lesson preparation (materials lists, strategies, and alternative methods of instruction), a glossary, an inquiry investigation rubric, and a bibliography are included. Perfect for differentiated instruction. Supports NSE and NCTM standards, plus the Standards for Technological Literacy.

Static Headspace-Gas Chromatography

Theory and Practice

Author: Bruno Kolb,Leslie S. Ettre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471914568

Category: Science

Page: 376

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The only reference to provide both current and thorough coverage of this important analytical technique Static headspace-gas chromatography (HS-GC) is an indispensable technique for analyzing volatile organic compounds, enabling the analyst to assay a variety of sample matrices while avoiding the costly and time-consuming preparation involved with traditional GC. Static Headspace-Gas Chromatography: Theory and Practice has long been the only reference to provide in-depth coverage of this method of analysis. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments and practices, and also includes coverage of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and the purge-and-trap technique. Chapters cover: * Principles of static and dynamic headspace analysis, including the evolution of HS-GC methods and regulatory methods using static HS-GC * Basic theory of headspace analysis-physicochemical relationships, sensitivity, and the principles of multiple headspace extraction * HS-GC techniques-vials, cleaning, caps, sample volume, enrichment, and cryogenic techniques * Sample handling * Cryogenic HS-GC * Method development in HS-GC * Nonequilibrium static headspace analysis * Determination of physicochemical functions such as vapor pressures, activity coefficients, and more Comprehensive and focused, Static Headspace-Gas Chromatography, Second Edition provides an excellent resource to help the reader achieve optimal chromatographic results. Practical examples with original data help readers to master determinations in a wide variety of areas, such as forensic, environmental, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications.

Static

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786820021

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A Suspect Culture and Graeae stage play Static is the story of a young woman who has lost her husband. Discovering a compilation tape that he made but never gave her, she becomes convinced it contains a secret message. What could the tape mean – and is he trying to communicate with her from beyond the grave? Static fuses music, dialogue, sign language and audio description to explore our complex response to love and loss. It is steeped in a love of music from Sonic Youth to The Smiths, The Ramones to The Rakes and from Girls Aloud to the Goodies (we’ve all got guilty pleasures).

Contemporary Islam

Dynamic, Not Static

Author: Abdul Aziz Said,Mohammed Said Farsi Professor of Islamic Peace and Director of the Center for Global Peace Abdul Aziz Said,Mohammed Abu-Nimer,Meena Sharify-Funk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135988358

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Contemporary Islam provides a counterweight to the prevailing opinions of Islamic thought as conservative and static with a preference for violence over dialogue. It gathers together a collection of eminent scholars from around the world who tackle issues such as intellectual pluralism, gender, the ethics of political participation, human rights, non-violence and religious harmony. This is a highly topical and important study which gives a progressive outlook for Islam's role in modern politics and society.

Robust Static Super-replication of Barrier Options

Author: Jan H. Maruhn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110204681

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

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Static hedge portfolios for barrier options are very sensitive with respect to changes of the volatility surface. To prevent potentially significant hedging losses this book develops a static super-replication strategy with market-typical robustness against volatility, skew and liquidity risk as well as model errors. Empirical results and various numerical examples confirm that the static superhedge successfully eliminates the risk of a changing volatility surface. Combined with associated sub-replication strategies this leads to robust price bounds for barrier options which are also relevant.

Static Timing Analysis for Nanometer Designs

A Practical Approach

Author: J. Bhasker,Rakesh Chadha

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387938206

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 572

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iming, timing, timing! That is the main concern of a digital designer charged with designing a semiconductor chip. What is it, how is it T described, and how does one verify it? The design team of a large digital design may spend months architecting and iterating the design to achieve the required timing target. Besides functional verification, the t- ing closure is the major milestone which dictates when a chip can be - leased to the semiconductor foundry for fabrication. This book addresses the timing verification using static timing analysis for nanometer designs. The book has originated from many years of our working in the area of timing verification for complex nanometer designs. We have come across many design engineers trying to learn the background and various aspects of static timing analysis. Unfortunately, there is no book currently ava- able that can be used by a working engineer to get acquainted with the - tails of static timing analysis. The chip designers lack a central reference for information on timing, that covers the basics to the advanced timing veri- cation procedures and techniques.

Cool Experiments on Static Electricity - Science Book of Experiments | Children's Electricity Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541919890

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Would you like to learn with your kids? Then try to do these Cool Experiments on Static Electricity. Experiments allow your children the chance to learn first-hand. This means that there are senses involved, so lessons are retained. On top of that, you’ll be having so much fun! Grab a copy today!

Static

Author: L. A. Witt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626491038

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static-unable to shift-and male. Overnight, he's out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters . . . and to his heterosexual boyfriend. Damon is stunned to discover his girlfriend is a shifter, and scared to death of the dangers the implant poses to Alex's health. He refuses to abandon Alex, but what about their relationship? Damon is straight, and with the implant both costly and dangerous to remove, Alex is stuck as a man. Stripped of half his identity and facing serious physical and social ramifications, Alex needs Damon more than ever, but he doesn't see how they can get through this. Especially if he's static forever.