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1 Distributed models

Before looking in detail at some of the technologies it is worth examining some of the implementation and design models that can be used for distributed system development ranging from the familiar, message passing, to the unfamiliar, tuple-based technology. In describing these I have two aims: first, to detail the variety of methods and architectures that are available and the degree of closeness they have to Internet technologies such as TCP/IP, for example message passing is close in conce
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Race and politics
Forty years after race riots in Detroit, Newark, and dozens of other cities stunned the nation, has anything changed? Bill Moyers interviews Newark Mayor Cory Booker for a frontline report on race and politics today. The program takes a look at an update of the Kerner Commission Report, which blamed the violence on the devastating poverty and hopelessness endemic in the inner cities of the 1960s and includes an interview with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members
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Acknowledgements

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IPL: Dealing with Difference: Responses to uneven geographical development
Professor Etienne Nel of the Department of Geography, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Dealing with Difference: Responses to uneven geographical development”. Etienne has authored, co-authored or edited 10 books, and has written nearly 30 book chapters and more than 100 articles, primarily on economic development in Africa. 2 August 2016
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COP21: Gina McCarthy on the clean power plan
The administrator of America’s Environmental Protection Agency discusses how its clean power plan aims to curb carbon pollution from power plants
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Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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Babbage: Apple and the reason for sex
Apple clashes with the FBI over accessing iPhone data and scientists finally prove why we keep having sex
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1.5.3 Looking forward: implications and possible consequences

But what are the implications of these developments and trends? Clearly the emergence of a strong east-Asian bond market could threaten both the US dollar and the Euro markets, but this development is still in its infancy, and there are significant political and economic differences of interest amongst the possible east-Asian participants in such a market. So for the time being it will be the Euro and the US dollar that hold centre stage. But in as much as the Euro becomes a stronger currency
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Computational biology of cancer
By: nsf Endometrial cancer affects 48,000 women per year in the United States. For patients with tumors greater than two centimeters in diameter, the effected organ(s) and lymph nodes may be surgically removed. Yet post-surgery analysis shows that only 22 percent of patients had metastasis, meaning 78 percent of these surgeries may have been unnecessary. How can doctors predict which patients need surgery? Mathukumalli Vidyasagar discusses how new computational algorithms from National Science
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Students Politics in Toulouse
Students Politics in Toulouse
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One Minute Languages - Schedules
This flyer provides details on publication dates for each of the new One Minute Languages courses released between September and December 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Dambisa Moyo on Innovating Away from Aid
In her best-selling book, Dead Aid, economist Dambisa Moyo, argues that aid to Africa breeds corruption and dependence and should be replaced with more innovative ways of financing, including capital markets and microfinance. Her lecture, Innovating Away from Aid, was delivered at the University of Waterloo.
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1.8.2 Summary

  • A variety of factors will decide the future of Europe, including the success or otherwise of EMU, the results of expansion, and the evolving global situation.


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Roger Carr, Cadbury: Hostile bids and takeovers
Roger Carr, who is to stand down as chairman of Cadbury following the recent takeover by Kraft Foods, gave a Distinguished Speaker Seminar at Saïd Business School on 9 February on the subject of hostile bids and takeovers. Carr delivered his verdict on an event that he said had enraged a portion of the British public, ignited politicians, distressed employees, amply rewarded shareholders and perhaps highlighted some pitfalls of the system and the rules under which directors and Boards discharge
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The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge?
The pace of scientific advancement can seem relentless, and the ingenuity of scientists inexhaustible. But is there a finite amount of knowledge we can acquire about the universe around us? Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy joins The Economist to discuss what we can never really know.
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The week ahead: The greatest show on earth
We follow the electoral circus as it traverses the globe: Bernie still challenges Hillary in America, braggadocio dominates the Philippine elections and politicians in India stoke a fear of migrants to win votes
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Moon gods, demons and the sacred disease: A history of epilepsy and how we treat it
Dr Roland Jones, a neuropharmacologist from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath, will explores the history of epilepsy.
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10 Comparing and contrasting

Often you will find that an assignment asks you to ‘compare and contrast’ poems. There's a very good reason for this, for often it is only by considering different treatments of similar subjects that we become aware of a range of possibilities, and begin to understand why particular choices have been made. You will have realised that often in the previous discussions I've used a similar strategy, showing, for example, how we can describe the rhyme scheme of ‘Love From the North’ as si
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Money talks: The economics of gun violence
Finance editor Edward McBride is joined by free exchange columnist Ryan Avent to discuss the economics of gun violence and gun control in the wake of the Orlando shootings. And, Asia economics editor Simon Rabinovitch lifts the lid on the mysterious shadow banks of Wenzhou.
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Use a Highlighter to Make Glowing Water
It's easy to make water glow very brightly under a black light. This video provides instructions as well as a demonstration.  There is no sound, but the instructions are written on the screen.  Very simple video and easy to understand. Run time 0:56.
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