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By Tom Slee

“Building upon his past empirical opinions, 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; school director,
Berkeley middle for legislation & Technology

“The Sharing economic climate 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 equipped up gigantic industry valuations through externalizing their expenses and sidestepping laws designed to guard shoppers. This e-book is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former government director of the Wikimedia Foundation

“Tom Slee's crucial new ebook indicates that the sharing financial system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and proof to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley marketers and determine what Uber, Amazon and their style are relatively up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technological know-how learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technological know-how and overseas affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous publication, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economic system, revealing hidden and infrequently troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. so that you can know the way 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 in regards to the genuine impression of well known start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the right antidote to sharing economic climate hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed interpreting for an individual drawn to know-how and financial justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again energy and tradition within the electronic Age

The information is filled with their names, supposedly the forefront 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 swap within the American team in over a century,” in line with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of expertise businesses is funded and urged via very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economic climate damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly safe parts of our lives, and offers the chance for a number of humans to make fortunes through destructive groups and pushing susceptible members to tackle unsustainable risk.

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

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Download Science for Life: Using the Latest Science to Change our by Brian Clegg PDF

By Brian Clegg

From the issues of the five-second rule to the reality approximately cell masts and nuclear energy, stored updated with an internet source, Science for Life is your consultant to surviving and thriving within the sleek world.

Science performs a primary function in daily lives—improving wellbeing and fitness, expanding existence expectancy, and embellishing lifestyles adventure. but it may be tough to get a deal with on what is good for you and your family.

Acclaimed technology author Brian Clegg provides the newest clinical recommendation, slicing in the course of the vested pursuits and complicated contradictory statements that clutter the media and the web to provide a transparent photo of what technological know-how is telling us straight away approximately altering our lives for the better.

Discover why the much-advertised antioxidants will not be right for you, the reality approximately fats and sugar, and why one of many healthiest meals includes cancer agents and 21 E-numbers. discover what works and what does not in improving brainpower—from the failure of enjoying Mozart to infants to the extraordinary talents of caffeine and nicotine. comprehend the instruments that advertisers use to cajole us and the way we will be able to flip the mental strain again onto them.

Brian Clegg is a technology author who studied physics at Cambridge collage and makes a speciality of making the strangest facets of the universe, from infinity to time shuttle and quantum thought, obtainable to the overall reader. he's editor of popularscience.co.uk and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK).

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Download Cloud Computing for Libraries (The Tech Set, Book 11) by Marshall Breeding PDF

By Marshall Breeding

Cloud computing is helping libraries shift clear of possessing and working neighborhood servers to Web-based prone. This e-book equips you with the knowledge and functional suggestion had to overview the numerous possibilities to exploit cloud computing. It gains purposes that empower you to exploit know-how with out the restrictions of a in the neighborhood supported infrastructure, and extra in-depth info and examples of the way to plunge without delay into compatible initiatives through benefiting from loose prone provided by means of the head cloud companies services. Examples contain utilizing cloud-based supplemental garage, Google's suite of apps, Amazon's S3 and EC2 providers to energy your library web site, and DuraCloud to host a web library media assortment.

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Download Proceedings - New Technology for Ground Control in by Ph.D., P.E., and Robert J. Tuchman Christopher Mark PDF

By Ph.D., P.E., and Robert J. Tuchman Christopher Mark

Compiled via the U.S. Dept of wellbeing and fitness and Human companies, CDC/NIOSH workplace of Mine protection and future health learn, those 2007 court cases concentrate on multiple-seam mining study. Multiple-seam interactions are an enormous flooring keep an eye on probability in lots of U.S. underground coal mines. the results of multiple-seam interactions can comprise roof falls, rib spalling, and ground heave and will heavily disrupt mining operations and threaten the protection of miners. The nationwide Institute for Occupational safeguard and overall healthiness carried out learn to enhance greater recommendations for predicting the positioning and severity of multiple-seam interactions. The examine interested in the 2 commonest kinds of multiple-seam interactions, undermining, the place rigidity concentrations as a result of prior complete extraction in an overlying seam is the most problem; and overmining, the place past complete extraction in an underlying seam may end up in tension concentrations and rock harm from subsidence. crucial results of the research is an equation that predicts the severe thickness of the interburden required to reduce the chance of a multiple-seam interplay.
Content:
• entrance topic
• Unit of degree Abbreviations utilized in This file
• desk of Contents
• summary
1. Multiple-Seam Mining within the usa: history
2. Multiple-Seam Mining within the usa: layout in response to Case Histories
three. LaModel: A Boundary-Element software for Coal Mine layout
4.The New Two-Dimensional LaModel application (LaM2D)
five. Multiple-Seam Longwall Mining within the usa: classes for flooring keep an eye on
6. severe Multiple-Seam Mining within the significant Appalachian Coalfields
7. Multiple-Seam Mining Interactions: Case Histories from the Harris No. 1 Mine
eight. Failure Mechanics of Multiple-Seam Mining Interactions

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Download Fusion Technology 1992. Proceedings of the 17th Symposium On by C. Ferro, M. Gasparotto, H. Knoepfel PDF

By C. Ferro, M. Gasparotto, H. Knoepfel

The purpose of the biennial sequence of symposia on Fusion know-how prepared by means of the eu Fusion Laboratories, is the trade of data at the layout, development and operation of fusion experiments and at the know-how being built for the next-step units and fusion reactors. The assurance of the amount comprises the technological elements of fusion reactors in terms of new advancements, hence forming a suggestion for the definition of destiny work.

These lawsuits include 3 volumes and include either the invited lectures and contributed papers provided on the symposium, which used to be attended through 569 members from around the world. The 343 papers, together with 12 invited papers, characterise the expanding curiosity of within the fusion programme, giving a extensive and present evaluate at the development and developments fusion know-how is experiencing now, in addition to indicating the long run for fusion devices.

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Download Die Feile und ihre Entwicklungsgeschichte by Otto Dick PDF

By Otto Dick

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer e-book data mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

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Download Frontiers in Biochip Technology by Haiching Ma, Yuan Wang, Amy S. Pomaybo, Connie Tsai (auth.), PDF

By Haiching Ma, Yuan Wang, Amy S. Pomaybo, Connie Tsai (auth.), Wan-Li Xing PhD, Jing Cheng PhD (eds.)

Frontiers in Biochip Technology
Dr. Wan-Li Xing and Dr. Jing Cheng

Frontiers in Biochip Technology serves as an important choice of new examine within the box of biochip know-how. This accomplished assortment covers rising applied sciences and slicing –edge learn within the box of biochip expertise, with all chapters written by means of the foreign stars of this evolving box.

Key themes and present tendencies in biochip know-how lined include:

-microarray expertise and its applications

- microfluidics

- drug discovery

- detection technology

- lab-on-chip know-how and bioinformatics.

Frontiers in Biochip Technology is a crucial quantity for all biotechnologists, bioengineers, genetic engineers, pharmacological researchers, and basic bench researchers who are looking to be up to date at the newest advances within the speedily growing to be box of biochip expertise.

The Editors:

Dr. Wan-Li Xing, Tsinghua collage tuition of drugs, nationwide Engineering study middle for Beijing Biochip know-how (NERCBBT), and CapitalBio company, Beijing, China
Dr. Xing is a Professor at scientific platforms Biology study heart, Tsinghua collage university of medication, and in addition serves because the government Deputy Director at NERCBBT, CapitalBio company, a world-leader in biochip examine. Dr. Xing has released extensively and got many patents and applications.

Dr. Jing Cheng, Tsinghua college tuition of drugs, nationwide Engineering learn heart for Beijing Biochip expertise (NERCBBT), and CapitalBio company, Beijing, China
Dr. Jing Cheng is the Cheung Kong Professor at clinical platforms Biology study middle, Tsinghua college college of drugs, the Director of NERCBBT and CEO & CTO of CapitalBio. Dr. Cheng built the world’s first procedure of laboratory-on-a-chip in 1998; this paintings was once featured within the front-cover tale of the June 1998 factor of Nature Biotechnology and pointed out because the leap forward of the yr through Science within the similar yr. He has been presented Nanogen’s such a lot prestigious award Nano provide, distinct fulfillment Award for in a foreign country chinese language students again, China’s technology & expertise Award for striking adolescence, and Qiushi expertise move Award for remarkable adolescence. Dr. Cheng has released over ninety peer-reviewed papers. furthermore, he has got over 60 ecu and U.S. patents and applications.

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Download Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology, and European by Ruth Oldenziel, Karin Zachmann PDF

By Ruth Oldenziel, Karin Zachmann

Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev's recognized "kitchen debate" in 1958 concerned greater than the virtues of yank home equipment. either Nixon and Khrushchev well-known the political symbolism of the fashionable kitchen; the type of technological innovation represented during this daily context spoke to the political procedure that produced it. The kitchen connects the "big" politics of politicians and statesmen to the "small" politics of clients and curiosity teams. chilly conflict Kitchen appears on the kitchen as fabric item and image, contemplating the politics and the practices of 1 of the main well-known technological icons of the 20th century. Defining the kitchen as a fancy technological artifact as very important as pcs, autos, and nuclear missiles, the ebook examines the ways that a variety of social actors in Europe formed the kitchen as either ideological build and fabric perform. those actors--from brands and modernist architects to housing reformers and feminists--constructed and domesticated the technological concepts of the postwar kitchen. the house grew to become a "mediation junction" during which ladies clients and others felt unfastened to propose manufacturers from the consumer's perspective. In essays illustrated via notable interval photos, the individuals to chilly struggle Kitchen think about such issues as Soviet consumers' ambivalent responses to the yankee dream kitchen argued over through Nixon and Khrushchev; the Frankfurter Küche, a eu modernist kitchen of the interwar interval (and its export to Turkey whilst its clothier fled the Nazis); and the British state-subsidized kitchen layout so leading edge that it was once improper for a luxurious American product. The concluding essays problem the obtained knowledge of previous interpretations of the kitchen debate.

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Download Advanced topics in information technology standards and by Kai Jakobs PDF

By Kai Jakobs

Complicated issues in info expertise criteria and Standardization study is a chain of books which gains the most up-tp-date learn findings in all features of IT standardization learn, from a range of angles, traversing the normal obstacles among person disciplines. complicated subject matters in details expertise criteria and Standardization study, quantity 1 is part of this sequence. complicated subject matters in info know-how criteria and Standardization examine, quantity 1 provides a set of chapters addressing various elements with regards to IT criteria and the atmosphere of criteria. This booklet covers various subject matters, resembling financial elements of criteria, alliances in standardization and the relation among

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Download GUI Design for Android Apps by Ryan Cohen, Tao Wang PDF

By Ryan Cohen, Tao Wang

GUI layout for Android Apps is the perfect—and concise—introduction for cellular app builders and architects. via easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case experiences, the publication exhibits the must-know rules for user-interface layout for Android apps working at the Intel platform, together with smartphones, capsules and embedded devices.

This ebook is together constructed for person studying by way of Intel software program collage and China Shanghai JiaoTong collage, and is excerpted from Android program improvement for the Intel® Platform.

What you’ll learn

Key elements of why UI and UX layout for embedded platforms is varied than for desktops
Troubleshooting UI layout issues
Understanding how key strategies akin to nation transition, context type, and motive work
How to exploit the interface app layout instruments supplied by means of Android
Planning for complicated apps (apps with a number of activities)
Optimizing app layout for contact display input
Who this ebook is for

The ebook is basically for app builders, software program engineers and open-source programming fans, yet is usually utilized by for education courses and Codeacademy-style courses.

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