Self-Reference ENGINE

Author: EnJoe Toh

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421561824

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6730

This is not a novel. This is not a short story collection. This is Self-Reference ENGINE. Instructions for Use: Read chapters in order. Contemplate the dreams of twenty-two dead Freuds. Note your position in spacetime at all times (and spaces). Keep an eye out for a talking bobby sock named Bobby Socks. Beware the star-man Alpha Centauri. Remember that the chapter entitled “Japanese” is translated from the Japanese, but should be read in Japanese. Warning: if reading this book on the back of a catfish statue, the text may vanish at any moment, and you may forget that it ever existed. From the mind of Toh EnJoe comes Self-Reference ENGINE, a textual machine that combines the rigor of Stanislaw Lem with the imagination of Jorge Luis Borges. Do not operate heavy machinery for one hour after reading. -- VIZ Media

Self-Reference ENGINE

Author: Toh Enjoe

Publisher: Haikasoru

ISBN: 9781421549361

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8802

Science, surrealism, number theory, and more dead Sigmund Freuds than you can shake a stick at. This is not a novel. This is not a short story collection. This is Self-Reference ENGINE. Instructions for Use: Read chapters in order. Contemplate the dreams of twenty-two dead Freuds. Note your position in spacetime at all times (and spaces). Keep an eye out for a talking bobby sock named Bobby Socks. Beware the star-man Alpha Centauri. Remember that the chapter entitled “Japanese” is translated from the Japanese, but should be read in Japanese. Warning: if reading this book on the back of a catfish statue, the text may vanish at any moment, and you may forget that it ever existed. From the mind of Toh EnJoe comes Self-Reference ENGINE, a textual machine that combines the rigor of Stanislaw Lem with the imagination of Jorge Luis Borges. Do not operate heavy machinery for one hour after reading.

The Ghost in the Shell

Author: Tow Ubukata,Gakuto Mikumo,Kafka Asagiri,Toh, Enjoe,Yoshinobu Akita

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1945054905

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1387

Neither a utopia nor a dystopia, it’s still a world of nations at strife, as dominated by corporations as ever. Technology hasn’t made humans nearly obsolete, but rather bettered us, if you will, attaching to our bodies and even brains as enhancements—for those who can afford it. Comics artist Shirow Masamune’s vision of our coming society, animated to global acclaim and finally the basis of a major Hollywood production, branches out in five original stories by some of the most beloved SF novelists working in Japan today. A standalone collection, it requires no familiarity with the franchise to be enjoyed but is indispensable for fans for its thoughtful exploration of the series’ implications. While reality may never become virtual, it will be increasingly networked and augmented. Navigate herein age-old questions about man that will return, not so ironically, in full force: What is the self? Is there such a thing as the soul?

Engine Management

Advanced Tuning

Author: Greg Banish

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 799

Takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.

The Future Is Japanese

Author: Various Edited by Haikasoru

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421549840

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 8356

A web browser that threatens to conquer the world. The longest, loneliest railroad on Earth. A North Korean nuke hitting Tokyo, a hollow asteroid full of automated rice paddies, and a specialist in breaking up virtual marriages. And yes, giant robots. These thirteen stories from and about the Land of the Rising Sun run the gamut from fantasy to cyberpunk and will leave you knowing that the future is Japanese! Contributors: Pat Cadigan Toh EnJoe Project Itoh Hideyuki Kikuchi Ken Liu David Moles Issui Ogawa Felicity Savage Ekaterina Sedia Bruce Sterling Rachel Swirsky TOBI Hirotaka Catherynne M. Valente -- VIZ Media

Slum Online

Author: Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 142153956X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 8580

Etsuro Sakagami is a college freshman who simply drifts through life, but when he logs on to the combat MMO Versus Town, he becomes Tetsuo, a karate champ on his way to becoming the most powerful martial artist around. While his relationship with new classmate Fumiko goes nowhere, Etsuro spends his days and nights online in search of the invincible Ganker Jack. Drifting between the virtual and the real, will Etsuro ever be ready to face his most formidable opponent? -- VIZ Media

Game Physics Engine Development

How to Build a Robust Commercial-Grade Physics Engine for your Game

Author: Ian Millington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0123819776

Category: Art

Page: 524

View: 8281

Physics is really important to game programmers who need to know how to add physical realism to their games. They need to take into account the laws of physics when creating a simulation or game engine, particularly in 3D computer graphics, for the purpose of making the effects appear more real to the observer or player.The game engine needs to recognize the physical properties of objects that artists create, and combine them with realistic motion. The physics ENGINE is a computer program that you work into your game that simulates Newtonian physics and predict effects under different conditions. In video games, the physics engine uses real-time physics to improve realism. This is the only book in its category to take readers through the process of building a complete game-ready physics engine from scratch. The Cyclone game engine featured in the book was written specifically for this book and has been utilized in iPhone application development and Adobe Flash projects. There is a good deal of master-class level information available, but almost nothing in any format that teaches the basics in a practical way. The second edition includes NEW and/or revised material on collision detection, 2D physics, casual game physics for Flash games, more references, a glossary, and end-of-chapter exercises. The companion website will include the full source code of the Cyclone physics engine, along with example applications that show the physics system in operation.

Report from Engine Co. 82

Author: Dennis Smith

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759521421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5390

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.

Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177999X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1462

Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

The Little Engine That Could

Author: Watty Piper

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 0448487314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 804

A classic story now in a lap-book format has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original edition that will keep toddlers cheering on the little blue engine as she continues chugging along.

Search Inside Yourself

The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

Author: Chade-Meng Tan,Daniel Goleman,Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062121421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3158

With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world. With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng’s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.

Bosch Fuel Injection and Engine Management

Author: C Probst

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837603001

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 9095

This Bosch Bible fully explains the theory, troubleshooting, and service of all Bosch systems from D-Jetronic through the latest Motronics. Includes high-performance tuning secrets and information on the newest KE- and LH-Motronic systems not available from any other source.

Battery Reference Book

Author: Thomas P J Crompton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080499953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 3334

Crompton's Battery Reference Book has become the standard reference source for a wide range of professionals and students involved in designing, manufacturing, and specifying products and systems that use batteries. This book is unique in providing extensive data on specific battery types, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as covering the theory - an aspect of the book which makes an updated edition important for every professional's library. The coverage of different types of battery is fully comprehensive, ranging from minute button cells to large installations weighing several hundred tonnes. Must-have information and data on all classes of battery in an accessible form Essential reference for design engineers in automotive and aerospace applications, telecommunications equipment, household appliances, etc. Informs you of developments over the past five years

Diesel Engine Reference Book

Author: Bernard Challen,Rodica Baranescu

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 682

View: 1433

The Diesel Engine Reference Book, Second Edition, is a comprehensive work covering the design and application of diesel engines of all sizes. The first edition was published in 1984 and since that time the diesel engine has made significant advances in application areas from passenger cars and light trucks through to large marine vessels. The Diesel Engine Reference Book systematically covers all aspects of diesel engineering, from thermodynamics theory and modelling to condition monitoring of engines in service. It ranges through subjects of long-term use and application to engine designers, developers and users of the most ubiquitous mechanical power source in the world. The latest edition leaves few of the original chapters untouched. The technical changes of the past 20 years have been enormous and this is reflected in the book. The essentials however, remain the same and the clarity of the original remains. Contributors to this well-respected work include some of the most prominent and experienced engineers from the UK, Europe and the USA. Most types of diesel engines from most applications are represented, from the smallest air-cooled engines, through passenger car and trucks, to marine engines. The approach to the subject is essentially practical, and even in the most complex technological language remains straightforward, with mathematics used only where necessary and then in a clear fashion. The approach to the topics varies to suit the needs of different readers. Some areas are covered in both an overview and also in some detail. Many drawings, graphs and photographs illustrate the 30 chapters and a large easy to use index provides convenient access to any information the readers requires.

The Stories of Ibis

Author: Hiroshi Yamamoto

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421540843

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3769

In a world where humans are a minority and androids have created their own civilization, a wandering storyteller meets the beautiful android Ibis. She tells him seven stories of human/android interaction in order to reveal the secret behind humanity's fall. The tales Ibis tells are science fiction stories about the events surrounding the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. At a glance, these stories do not appear to have any sort of connection, but what is the true meaning behind them? What are Ibis's real intentions? -- VIZ Media

Self-Efficacy

The Exercise of Control

Author: Albert Bandura

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716728504

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

View: 6980

Ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses, or for professional use, the book is based on Bandura's theory that those with high self-efficacy expectancies - the belief that one can achieve what one sets out to do - are healthier, more effective, and generally more successful than those with low self-efficacy expectancies. He begins with a discussion of theory and method: what self-efficacy is and how it can be developed. Bandura then demonstrates how belief in one's capabilities affects development and psychosocial functioning during the course of life, underscoring provocative applications of this work to issues in education, health, psychopathology, athletics, business, and international affairs.

Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals 2E

Author: John Heywood

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260116115

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1056

View: 8994

The long-awaited revision of the most respected resource on Internal Combustion Engines --covering the basics through advanced operation of spark-ignition and diesel engines. Written by one of the most recognized and highly regarded names in internal combustion engines this trusted educational resource and professional reference covers the key physical and chemical processes that govern internal combustion engine operation and design. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, Second Edition, has been thoroughly revised to cover recent advances, including performance enhancement, efficiency improvements, and emission reduction technologies. Highly illustrated and cross referenced, the book includes discussions of these engines’ environmental impacts and requirements. You will get complete explanations of spark-ignition and compression-ignition (diesel) engine operating characteristics as well as of engine flow and combustion phenomena and fuel requirements. Coverage includes:•Engine types and their operation•Engine design and operating parameters•Thermochemistry of fuel-air mixtures•Properties of working fluids•Ideal models of engine cycles•Gas exchange processes•Mixture preparation in spark-ignition engines•Charge motion within the cylinder•Combustion in spark-ignition engines•Combustion in compression-ignition engines•Pollutant formation and control•Engine heat transfer•Engine friction and lubrication•Modeling real engine flow and combustion processes•Engine operating characteristics

Game Programming Patterns

Author: Robert Nystrom

Publisher: Genever Benning

ISBN: 0990582914

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 571

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.