Introduction

In this course I look at a number of different programming and design styles associated with distributed system development. The course first examines message passing and the role of protocols – both fixed and adaptive protocols. Two styles of message passing are also examined: synchronous and asynchronous message passing. The next part of the course introduces distributed object technology. Event-based development relies on listener objects listening to events which are propagated along a
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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Programming the Kinect for Windows [v2] Jump Start, July 15th

Friends of the Gallery, Ben Lower and Rob Relyea are hosting a free, live, day long Jump Start just for you, the Kinect for Windows v2 developer...

Programming the Kinect for Windows Jump Start

Devs, are you looking forward to building apps with Kinect for Windows v2 this summer? In this Jump Start, explore the brand new beta Software Developm
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Why flu shots are a lottery


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Filipina convict spared from Indonesia executions, Filipinos rejoice
Activists holding an overnight vigil outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manilla are overjoyed by the news that the Filipino migrant's execution has been delayed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
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Something 's gotta give' architectural animations
Architectural animations are like Harry Langer, a fifty-something entertainment mogul played by best actor nominee Jack Nicholson in the film Something.s Gotta Give. They.ve been surrounded by plenty of pathetic spiritless gimmicks. And, like Harry in the film, they have suffered a heart attack. Harry did not die. Architectural animations are still around, barely. Something.s wrong with them. When Harry begins to recover, he.s surprised to find himself growing fond of a woman his own age (played
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Binary Base-2 & Hindu Arabic Base-10 Counting
Visual representation w/sound of binary (base-2) ripple counting, to match a Hinu Arabic (base-10) number.
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Quels peuvent être les apports de la géographie dans la lecture du développement durable ? ...

Dans cette vidéo, Fabienne Raffin discute des apports de la géographie dans la lecture du développement durable. Elle examine cette question à l'échelle des territoires et à l'échelle planétaire, en soulignant l'importance des autorités publiques, de l'éducation, et aussi de la mémoire.


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1.5 BSE and risks to human health: vCJD

Given this background, it is not surprising that the possibility that BSE in cattle might pose a health risk to humans was given serious consideration from a very early stage in the outbreak. Various precautionary measures intended to eradicate BSE in cattle and also to prevent any possibility of transmission of the disease to humans were introduced. We will discuss these in more detail later in the course. At the same time, the public was repeatedly assured by both officials (e.g. the
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1.1.2 Activity 1.1

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Population density in India
India has a large number of inhabitants, close to 1 billion people. That's 1/6th of the world population.
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ANSO 341-01, Peoples of (Sub-Saharan) Africa, Fall 2005
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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Give Sanctuary Cities What They Want
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The battle over sanctuary cities is not just a matter of pitting some cities against federal policy. The conflict is also pitting cities against state governments. 

More than 30 states have moved with varying degrees of suc
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Where Am I At? App for iOS
'Where am I? If you need to know the answer to this question, the WhereAm I At app has the information you need.All you have to do is open this app, and your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad will immediately zoomin on your position and display your coordinates as well as your address (and now altitude!).Key Features:- Your location is displayed automatically as soon as you open theWhere Am I At app.- View your exact coordinates AND your approximate address.- Share your location by email or text/iMess
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Keeping Campus Warm
The Combined Central Heating and Power Plant at UMass Amherst has won many awards for innovation and efficiency. Plant Director Ray Jackson shows us the facility, including a back-up gas supply that keeps the campus warm in the lowest temperatures.
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1.2.7 In praise of cheap offshore labour?

Claims over the benefits of globalisation and the exploitation of cheap offshore labour generate strong feelings and, not surprisingly, divide opinion between those who favour the global marketplace and its detractors. The issue turns on whether the constant search for ever-cheaper manufacturing and service locations is seen as a good or a bad thing. It may appear odd, at first, to suggest that exploiting the poor of another country can, on any measure, be regarded as a good thing, but
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1.5 Cross-listing

For many companies, particularly MNCs, there are attractions in having a share listing on more than one stock exchange. The last decade has witnessed an increase in such cross-listings globally.

Chouinard and D'Souza (2004) noted that the proportion of non-US listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) doubled from about 8.5 per cent in 1994 to 17 per cent at the start of 2003. This period also saw a rise from 7 per cent to 10 per cent in the non-US listings on NASDAQ. Author(s): The Open University

Linear Álgebra
Linear algebra is the study of linear equations, vector spaces, linear maps and Euclidean spaces. The subject covers all topics in a first year college in a linear algebra course. Linear Algebra finds applications in virtually every area of mathematics, including Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, and Probability Theory. The subject will mainly develop the theory of Linear Algebra, and will focus on the computational aspects. Linear Algebra as the structure underlying in the study of
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Abya Yala and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - The Scars of Colonization
Presentation by Tupac Enrique Acosta at a symposium held February 12, 2011
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