Saturday, 29 January 2011

Go2China Ultimate Chinese Learning Software


Go2China Ultimate Chinese Learning Software
| 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | http://ultimatechinese.com/ | 0 | Chinese
Go2China Ultimate Chinese Learning Software
Windows application | 2005 | ~200 MB

Short summary of the program features from
http://ultimatechinese.com/

Download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/16705621/Go2Ch.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/16707488/Go2Ch.part2.rar

Included in mdf/mds format, to be mounted with Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools. After installation you will not need the original image, so you can unmount it.

ATTENTION: During installation DO NOT CHOOSE the "Install Go2China Simplified Chinese Support", as it will probably destroy your system font, and you will have to reinstall Windows (or use RegDoctor to cure your registry). Every Chinese text will be finely read without this support as well (at least on XP).
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PHP 5 CMS Framework Development



PHP 5 CMS Framework Development
| 2008-06-06 00:00:00 | | 0 | PHP


Expert insight and practical guidance to creating an efficient, flexible, and robust framework for a PHP 5-based content management system

Learn how to design, build, and implement a complete CMS framework for your custom requirementsImplement a solid architecture with object orientation, MVCBuild an infrastructure for custom menus, modules, components, sessions, user tracking, and moreWritten by a seasoned developer of CMS applications

In Detail
If you're developing a content management system in PHP 5, there are times when you simply have to roll-your-own, for whatever reason. In those situations, this book will be invaluable.

If you're looking for an inside guide to putting together the working framework of a flexible, robust content management system in PHP 5, this book is for you.

As a former development team leader on the renowned Mambo open-source content management system, author Martin Brampton offers unique insight and practical guidance into the problem of building an architecture for a content management system.

Following the scene-setting first chapter, each chapter in the book tackles a different aspect of developing the author's new Aliro PHP 5 CMS framework, with:

A concise statement of the problemDiscussion of the important design issues and problems facedCreation of the framework solution

The framework is built on a strongly object-oriented architecture throughout, including adherence to MVC principles, and you will learn how to create classes for handling such things as menus, modules, components, sessions, and user tracking.

Administration and security issues are discussed as an integral part of the design and implementation of framework features. The final chapter discusses the key issues that affect a wide range of specific content handlers and explores a practical example in detail.

What you will learn from this book

The general characteristics of systems to create websitesEffective coding and object architectures to fully exploit PHP 5 A foundation for database processing to ease further development Technical functions such as handling sessions, caches, errors, XML, mail, and files Management of website users Flexible, practical deployment of role based access control Internationalization Handling extensibility beyond the basic framework General concepts of menus without prior commitments to detail Delivery and presentation of different kinds of user-oriented content

Approach
The book includes extensive discussion of the design issues, and how to overcome them in the framework. Each chapter of the book focuses on a particular requirement of the framework. The book will not present the total code for the framework, showing only the parts that raise critical design or implementation issues. For these, detailed explanation is given, leaving the less problematic parts to the code download itself.

Who this book is written for
This book is for professional PHP developers who either already use an in-house developed CMS, or are developing one, and want a thorough explanation of solutions to the common issues faced in CMS development, or simply want a working framework on which to build.

The reader needs to be confident working with PHP 5 object-oriented programming.



User review
Well worth it.
Will this book expand your knowledge of advanced PHP programming? Absolutely.

A rich set of object-oriented features, combined with successful implementation makes scalable PHP5 programming highly effective, if not downright enjoyable! Software veteran Martin Brampton (former lead architect for the widely-acclaimed Mambo CMS, and significant contributor to Joomla) returns the open source favor, presenting his next-generation PHP concepts and methods in detail.


With a nimble and unassuming style, the author hosts an impressive exploration of state-of-the-art PHP design, while methodically deconstructing the CMS problem domain. Armed with the street-smarts of a hands-on, seasoned developer, Brampton explores best-practices and strategy with the precision of a Cambridge-schooled mathematician and a gift for the written word.


This trenchant and evolutionary CMS adventure represents a triumph of open craftsmanship; in addition to his own codebase, the architect has cherry-picked gems of the open source universe and folded their strengths into a slick and lightweight composition. While the subject is his own CMS project Aliro, the ambitious PHP developer will have no trouble re-using the multitude of well-considered ideas, classes, and methods within this work.



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should `Aliro` also have been in the title ?
Perhaps `Aliro` should have been in the title? It is the name of a CMS written by the author in PHP5. The entire book can be considered as a case study in how and why to use PHP5 for writing web applications. As opposed to perhaps using PHP4 or another server side scripting language.


The book delves into detailed aspects of Aliro and how it can be customised by you for your particular CMS needs.


En route, Brampton also offers good, general advice about programming, not necessarily even restricted to PHP5. Consider patterns as one example. This is now a dominant paradigm amongst many programmers. He does not argue against patterns or their merit, but cautions that an overdependence might ironically constrain your thinking and subsequent design in ways that avoid finding an optimal solution. I don't recall any recently published book that I have read which even goes so far as to circumspectly say this caveat about them.


Another item of good advice is to warn you against letting your PHP code run dynamically generated code (using `eval`). Dynamic code has a nice conceptual allure and is indeed powerful. But especially when such code might include user supplied input, and where, remember, the code is being run server-side, then there are huge security problems. Don't even think about using dynamic code.


Also, we see that Aliro uses Role Based Access Control. Mostly by partitioning off some key tasks into those only done by an adminstrator. Brampton claims (rightly I believe) that this enhances the security, given the realities of a CMS having multiple users of varying capabilities and intentions remotely accessing it.


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Manual on the Production & Use of Live Food for Aquaculture (Fisheries Technical Papers No. 361)



Manual on the Production & Use of Live Food for Aquaculture (Fisheries Technical Papers No. 361)
Patrick Lavens | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FA | 295 | Animal Husbandry

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Despine and the Evolution of Psychology: Historical and Medical Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders



Despine and the Evolution of Psychology: Historical and Medical Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders
Joanne M. McKeown,Catherine G. Fine | 2008-11-15 00:00:00 | Palgrave Macmillan | 288 | Dissociative Disorders
An annotated edition of a landmark study in the history of psychology, including extensive essays and other critical apparatus that place Antoine Despine's work in its proper historical and scientific context.


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Islamic Faith in America



Islamic Faith in America
James A. Beverley | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Facts on File | 128 | Religions

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Strategien im Umgang mit dem Betriebsrat



Strategien im Umgang mit dem Betriebsrat
Klaus-Peter Stegen | 2006-02-28 00:00:00 | Haufe Mediengruppe | 189 | Subjects

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WiMAX/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology



WiMAX/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology
| 2007-12-10 00:00:00 | | 0 | Wireless Network


WiMAX is bringing about a worldwide revolution in broadband wireless access, including both fixed and mobile handsets. The IEEE 802.16 working group standardized most aspects of WiMAX signaling messages. However, several algorithms were left unspecified opening the door for innovations in protocol engineering for 802.16/802.20-based broadband wireless systems.
Get Connected to the WiMAX Revolution
WiMAX/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology brings together the world?s leading WiMAX researchers to present progressive techniques in the design, analysis, and optimization of protocols for WiMAX. This ground-breaking, previously unpublished, collection of papers addresses topics such as connection admission control, integration with WiFi Networks, QoS support, handoff management, scheduling algorithms, and load-balancing just to name a few. 
Written under the leadership of editor Yang Xiao, member of the IEEE 802.11 working group, WiMAX/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology represents the most cutting-edge survey of WiMAX technologies. It provides a foundation to support currently emerging applications as well as fuel the development of future innovations.


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Calculus: An Integrated Approach to Functions and their Rates of Change



Calculus: An Integrated Approach to Functions and their Rates of Change
Robin J. Gottlieb | 2001-04-17 00:00:00 | Addison Wesley | 1161 | Mathematics
A major complaint of professors teaching calculus is that students don't have the appropriate background to work through the calculus course successfully. This text is targeted directly at this underprepared audience. This is a single-variable (2-semester) calculus text that incorporates a conceptual re-introduction to key precalculus ideas throughout the exposition as appropriate. This is the ideal resource for those schools dealing with poorly prepared students or for schools introducing a slower paced, integrated precalculus/calculus course.
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Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design



Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design
Myer Kutz | 2002-09-09 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill Professional | 1500 | Engineering
The dynamic field of biomedical engineering has not only changed the way we live, but has even inspired the creation of more than one popular TV series (The Bionic Man) and a number of sci-fi movies. And it has touched us in other ways as well -- it made a household name of artificial heart recipeint Barney Clark.

The Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering bridges the gap between engineering principles and biological systems. Over 40 experts from universities and medical centers throughout North America and Israel have produced a practical reference for the biomedical professinal who is seeking to solve a wide range of engineering and design problems, whether to enhance a diagnostic or therapeutic technique, reduce the cost of manufacturing a medical instrument or prosthetic device, improve the daily life of a patient with a disability, or increase the effectiveness of a hospital department.

Coverage includes not only fundamental principles but also numerous recent advances in this fast moving discipline. The Handbook offers a breadth and depth of biomedical engineering coverage unmatched in any other reference.

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Survival, Evasion, and Recovery: Multiservice Procedures (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force)



Survival, Evasion, and Recovery: Multiservice Procedures (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force)
U.S. Army | 2009-10-26 00:00:00 | | 0 | Military Science
This unclassified multiservice tactics, techniques, and procedures publication is designed to assist Service members in a survival situation regardless of geographic location. This publication provides Service members a quick reference, pocket-sized guide on basic survival, evasion, and recovery information. The target audience for this publication is any Service member requiring basic survival, evasion, and recovery information.
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Ariana Franklin - Mistress Of The Art Of Death



Ariana Franklin - Mistress Of The Art Of Death
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Ariana Franklin - Mistress Of The Art Of Death (2007) Unabridged
Chivers Audio | ISBN 9781405683 | Narrator Diana Bishop | MP3 96Kbps | 12CDs | 12Hrs 55Mins | 536MbTracks every ± 3 mins
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Leonard Cohen - Flowers for Hitler



Leonard Cohen - Flowers for Hitler
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Leonard Cohen - Flowers for Hitler
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (July 12, 1973) | ISBN: 978-0224008419 | PDF | 153 pages | 389 kb
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Mfc Black Book



Mfc Black Book
| 1997-12-13 00:00:00 | | 0 | Visual C++


Learn how to `color outside the lines` and create programs that work the way you want--not just the way MFC wants them to work. `MFC5 Black Book` shows readers how, explaining how to create MFC programs that are compatible with legacy systems on PCs, mini computers, or mainframes. The CD-ROM contains all examples, project files, and source code in the book plus ready-to-use MFC code files.

User review
A great look into insights of MFC programming
This book explains a lot of the underlying concepts and principles of MFC and why they turn against you if you wander off the path ;). Its not an all encompassing MFC Reference (use the MSDN), or an A-Z Programmers Guide, its the book you need at an intermediate level to understanding the MFC way of thinking. And this book explains things very well.

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Worth buying
If you need to do some simple network communication, this book has a nice chapter and sample app on using CSocket.

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Excellent Book! Highly recommended! Very serious book!
Al Williams does an excellent job of describing MFC in depth. There is a previous review indicating that this book is chock-full of screen shots and wizard-generated code -- Not True! Throughout this work Al shows us the building blocks and design concepts behind MFC. And then goes on to show enough real detail so that you can actually extend those ideas, and bend them to your own will. If you're the kind of person who wants to be spoon-fed, or who simply doesn't want or need to be able to bend the rules a little in order to achieve something different than what the application wizard can create for you, then don't bother with this work. However, if you're the kind of person like myself who is not comfortable unless you understand what all of those wizard generated lines of code are actually doing - and how you might be able to get in there and actually extend things in a way that is both consistent with MFC's architecture while not imprisoning you within it's limits, then this is the book for you!

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Pre-Newbie Reference
Its has the page thickness,,,, Its has the huge font size,,,, It has plenty of puffy Wizard Code and extra space in the table,,. However, what it doesn't have anything useful unless you are just starting out. It claims intermediate to advanced - don't believe it. Instead, this is most definately a newbie book (and in that area it plays a second fiddle to Prosise's book). However, if you are just starting out and already have Prosise's book, then this isn't a bad second or third purchase (after the MFC Reference Guide).

What stops this book from becoming useful for anyone beyond their first forays into MFC are the treatment of the topics. The example code is mostly pre-generated with only a few real bits of work by the author. In fact, if it got any worse in some places it should list Microsoft as co-author, since they did much of the work.

Similiar material - in much better depth - is handled by Richter in Advanced Windows (for the non-MFC crowd) or get Shepard/Wingo's MFC Internals for a clearer picture of what is really happening.

Most, but not all, of the sample programs work out of the book - which is unfortunately becoming a rarity these days. This is a plus. On the downside the program snippets are so simplistic it rarely matters.

A book that rates 1 star only because there is no 0 star on the chart. I recommend this book for beginning MFC Programers that are partially vision impaired (since in huge font size this book is tops). Anyone beyond the beginning stage of MFC programming would find this book useless.

Mike

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Out of 9 MFC books I own, I refer to this book the most
I would recommend this book, for every serious programmer, it is one of the best books out there.


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Schwingungen mechanischer Antriebssysteme: Modellbildung, Berechnung, Analyse, Synthese (German Edition)



Schwingungen mechanischer Antriebssysteme: Modellbildung, Berechnung, Analyse, Synthese (German Edition)
Hans Dresig | 2005-09-29 00:00:00 | Springer | 465 | German

Das Buch stellt systematische Methoden zur Modellbildung von Antriebssystemen dar und erläutert diese sowohl grundsätzlich bei Torsions- und Biegeschwingern, als auch speziell am Beispiel von Kranen, Rotorsystemen, Textilmaschinen, Druckmaschinen, Schneidemaschinen und Vibrationsmaschinen. Es behandelt Schwingungsprobleme vieler Baugruppen von Maschinen, wie z.B. Zahnrad-, Ketten-, Riemen-, Schubkurbel- und Schneckengetriebe. Dabei werden reale Parameterwerte von Motoren, Kupplungen, Steifigkeiten und Dämpfungen sowie Ergebnisse von Schwingungsmessungen einbezogen.

Mit diskreten und kontinuierlichen Modellen werden unter Nutzung moderner Software berechnet: erzwungene Torsionsschwingungen in Fahrzeugantrieben, instationäre Schwingungen beim Anfahren und Bremsen von Antriebssträngen, Resonanzdurchlauf von Rotoren, parametererregte Schwingungen in Mechanismen, selbsterregte Schwingungen in Schneckengetrieben.

Auch analytische Lösungen werden angegeben, z.B. für Stabilitätsbedingungen, den Bewegungsablauf der Eigenbewegung, die optimale Positionierbewegung. Maßnahmen zum Massen- und Leistungsausgleich, zur Beeinflussung von Eigenfrequenzen, zur Verminderung der Schwingungserregung und Bedingungen für die Selbstsynchronisation von Unwuchterregern. Regeln zur Gestaltung dynamisch günstiger Antriebssysteme werden beschrieben.

Für die zweite Auflage wurde das Buch um weitere Methoden der Modellbildung, um Abschnitte zum dynamischen Ausgleich der Massenkräfte und um weitere Beispiele zur dynamischen Analyse und Synthese von Antriebssystemen (Planetengetriebe, Schwingförderer, Bohrhammer) ergänzt.



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On Custom in the Economy



On Custom in the Economy
Ekkehart Schlicht | 1998-06-25 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 344 | Economics
Drawing on philosophy and psychology, Schlicht seeks to reintroduce the notion of custom in economics. In the process, he provides a link between market processes, which are often analyzed, and customary elements, which have been neglected by economists or at best seen as routines that have been adopted because they were competitively successful.

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Gas Discharge Physics



Gas Discharge Physics
Yuri P. Raizer | 1991-09-19 00:00:00 | springer | 449 | Physics
Here is both a textbook for beginners and a handbook for specialists in plasma physics and gaseous electronics. The book contains much useful data: results of experiments and calculations, and reference data. It provides estimates of typical parameters and formulas in forms suitable for computations. Gas discharges of all important types are discussed: breakdown, glow, arc, spark and corona at radio frequency, microwave and optical frequences. The generation of plasma, and its application to high power gas lasers are treated in detail.
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Designing with Web Standards



Designing with Web Standards
Jeffrey Zeldman, Ethan Marcotte | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | New Riders Press | 432 | Web Design
Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.

Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, Designing with Web Standards remains your essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain.
Substantially revised—packed with new ideas
How will HTML5, CSS3, and web fonts change your work?
Learn new strategies for selling standards
Change what “IE6 support” means

“Occasionally (very occasionally) you come across an author who makes you think, ‘This guy is smart! And he makes me feel smarter, because now I finally understand this concept.’” — Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy

“A web designer without a copy of Designing with Web Standards is like a carpenter without a level. With this third edition, Zeldman continues to be the voice of clarity; explaining the complex in plain English for the rest of us.” — Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design and Handcrafted CSS

“Jeffrey Zeldman sits somewhere between ‘guru’ and ‘god’ in this industry—and manages to fold wisdom and wit into a tale about WHAT web standards are, HOW standards-based coding works, and WHY we should care.” — Kelly Goto, author, Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works

“Some books are meant to be read. Designing with Web Standards is even more: intended to be highlighted, dogeared, bookmarked, shared, passed around, and evangelized, it goes beyond reading to revolution.” — Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts
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A First Look at ASP.NET v 2.0



A First Look at ASP.NET v 2.0
| 2003-10-24 00:00:00 | | 0 | ASP.NET


Alex Homer is managing director of Stonebroom, Ltd., a software-development, consulting, and training organization. He was formerly lead technical author and reviewer for Wrox Press, specializing in Microsoft Web and database technologies Dave Sussman speaks frequently at Microsoft development conferences and has been writing about ASP since its earliest releases. Rob Howard founded Telligent Systems, a solutions company specializing in Microsoft enterprise technologies. As Program Manager at Microsoft, he helped design ASP.NET's Web services support, caching, session state, and other features. His books include A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0 (Addison-Wesley, 2003) and ASP.NET Developer's Cookbook (Sams, 2003).

User review
Dated,,.already?
First of all, anyone interested in this book should turn to the MSDN library for the latest info and samples. The problem with this book is that it's _already_ outdated in terms of the features that will be included (and not included) with .Net 2.0.


While it does `hold your hand` as you play with the shiny new toys in ASP.Net 2.0 like GridView and DetailsView, what will ultimately happen is that you will find yourself being confused by what's in the book and what's actually implemented since the framework hasn't even been finalized yet and is constantly being updated (i.e. ObjectDataSources and ObjectSpaces).


My personal recommendation is to skim this book in a bookstore (or pick it up used) to get an idea of some of the features that are in version 2 of the framwork.


Aside from the above, I find that the contents really focus more on UI and some of the additions to ASP.Net such as GridView, DetailsView, Membership, Personalization, WebParts, etc.; there is really no discussion about some of the other features of .Net 2.0 (framework as a whole) which are rather significant like Generics.


In the end, I think this book isn't going to occupy much of your time or interest or fill any particular need that can't be filled by visiting MSDN for the latest info on .Net 2.0

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Great into to ASP.NET
If you are an ASP veteran and want to get quickly up to speed with ASP.NET, this is your book. The differences between the two are highlighted often and you'll be up and running with ASP.NET in no time. If you're looking for an ASP.NET reference, you'll be disappointed. This book is not a reference work. For that see the VS.NET help or get another book to compliment this one.

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With specific troubleshooting problems to watch out for
The collaborative effort of software development experts Alex Homer, Dave Sussman, and Rob Howard, A First Look At ASP.NET v. 2.0 is a methodical handbook, reference, and self-teaching aid for the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Web development platform. Demonstrating how to effectively use ASP.NET to reduce development time and associated costs; improve the performance of Web applications and services; extend applications to mobile clients, and so much more, A First Look At ASP.NET v. 2.0 is a superbly organized and presented introductory guide filled from cover to cover with examples, sample code, and broad overviews -- as well as specific troubleshooting problems to watch out for.

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Delightful!
I ordered this book a few weeks after ordering my tech preview copy of Visual Studio.NET `Whidbey` and got them both in the mail on the same day. I've read the book and am just starting to work with the amazing new tools, technologies and techniques it describes, and I can't remember the last time I was this excited about an upcoming developer tools release. ASP.NET 2.0 resolves 99% of the issues I have with ASP.NET 1.x and introduces lots of new mind-boggling features that I never knew I needed, but now I wonder how I ever lived without.

If you're an ASP.NET developer and are planning to upgrade your skills to the new platform, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of this book. I read it in about two weeks of bedtime reading and could have finished it in a few days if I'd invested any real time, so it's not a big investment of effort to get through. The authors do a great job of sticking to just the new features and assuming that their readers all know ASP.NET 1.x pretty thoroughly, so there was little wasted space. All code samples were in VB.NET, which was a little weird, but it was very refreshing not to see the same code repeated in VB anc C#, which so many books do to pad their page count.

If I have one complaint about the book, it's that there is no reference in it to the sample code and applications available online. The authors have a web site with working versions of all of the example applications used in the book, along with downloadable code so those of us with the tech preview of Whidbey can have a good starting point. Here's the URL:

http://www.ipona.com/samples/

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Time to get excited about Whidbey
A First Look is one of the first, if not the first, books on `Whidbey`, the codename for Microsoft's new version of ASP.NET version 2.0. At the time I'm writing this, ASP.NET v2.0 `Whidbey` is in the Alpha stages and not even released into Beta, but already it has caused quite a stir in the ASP.NET development circles. The latest information I have heard is that Beta 1 will be out at the beginning of May 2004 and Beta 2 will be the first release that includes the `go-live` license so that anyone can host a website using Whidbey.

The first chapter of the book starts out with an introduction to `Whidbey` and briefly covers many of the impressive features, giving a strong `wow factor`. The second chapter touches on Visual Studio `Whidbey` and then the rest of the book covers `Whidbey` development and administration in detail. Whidbey is something worth writing about and the authors have done a great job covering the whole spectrum of impressive new features.

So, what type of book is this? It's not just a book trying to show off the ease and power of Whidbey, otherwise I'm sure I would have been bored before too long. It's a book that is both a reference book and a readable book on `Whidbey` that gets into the features in detail and expounds on the properties, methods and other aspects of v2.0. There is really so much to cover that some parts weren't covered at all or only briefly in this book. For example XML and ADO.NET each get their own book. Also, as this is specifically about the changes that Whidbey offers, you won't see mention of anything that isn't new or changed. Again, the target audience isn't the non-ASP.NET developer.

Code examples were generously given, and in my opinion, a good balance of small and simple, offering a foundation to work with. One example where I wasn't disappointed was the Client callbacks, a new Client-Side Script feature. The description of it was good enough but I was itching to see a code example, and sure enough they gave one. Expect to see code examples in Visual Basic for most of the major features and many of the sub-features. There are dozens of great code examples that will at least get your feet wet.

I have to try hard to come up with any cons for this book, but there are two things I noticed. I found that there wasn't consistency throughout the book in regards to documentation, code examples and other reference information. Sometimes you would find reference charts, code examples, even flow charts while other times there is just a quick mention in paragraph form of a new feature or change to an existing feature. This really isn't as bad as it sounds, the features that have the largest target audience and `wow factor' are well covered. The second thing I wish this had is a better means of locating the reference information. There isn't a cross-reference chart or means to quickly find much of the great information, and when I have used this as my reference guide for some development it look me a while to find what I was looking for. But, with a few bookmarks and a highlighter this could quickly become a great tool to use as a primary reference for development in Whidbey.

One of the things that I appreciated most was the inside knowledge that all three authors offer. They don't just cover specs and reference material, but give information on the goals of the ASP.NET Team on various features, and vision on what will be available in the Beta and final releases of the product. This is one of those books that you don't think twice about its accuracy and correctness. I found the book enjoyable although my wife (a non-developer) started getting sick of me telling her all the details of Whidbey. It's one of those topics and books that you just need to tell someone about and my wife happened to be the unfortunate recipient of my excitement.

I would highly recommend A First Look to existing ASP.NET Developers. The topic is exciting and the authors did a great job of covering the bases in an enjoyable and easy to follow format. Now it's just a matter of waiting until Whidbey is fully released so that development with Whidbey can be shown to the world.


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Challenges for Game Designers



Challenges for Game Designers
| 2008-08-21 00:00:00 | | 0 | Game Programming


Welcome to a book written to challenge you, improve your brainstorming abilities, and sharpen your game design skills! Challenges for Game Designers: Non-Digital Exercises for Video Game Designers is filled with enjoyable, interesting, and challenging exercises to help you become a better video game designer, whether you are a professional or aspire to be. Each chapter covers a different topic important to game designers, and was taken from actual industry experience. After a brief overview of the topic, there are five challenges that each take less than two hours and allow you to apply the material, explore the topic, and expand your knowledge in that area. Each chapter also includes 10 ?non-digital shorts? to further hone your skills. None of the challenges in the book require any programming or a computer, but many of the topics feature challenges that can be made into fully functioning games. The book is useful for professional designers, aspiring designers, and instructors who teach game design courses, and the challenges are great for both practice and homework assignments. The book can be worked through chapter by chapter, or you can skip around and do only the challenges that interest you. As with anything else, making great games takes practice and Challenges for Game Designers provides you with a collection of fun, thoughtprovoking, and of course, challenging activities that will help you hone vital skills and become the best game designer you can be.

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Excellent for any wishing to design games.
I was reading Brenda's recommended reading for people who want to design games, and she mentioned some great books for students interested in game design or classes. I decided to read two books she recommended, but in the end I picked up this book instead of those two simply because it really sounded like it had tactile practices I could actually use. This reeeeeeally helped me with my prototyping class which is unrelated to where they teach and use this book.


As mentioned those wishing to work in teams within the industry - this book REALLY makes sense for those helping teams with `outside the box` thinking. I am still reading it alone though, and find no problems gaining helpful knowledge from the ideas set forth and doing the challenges alone (for us small town folk :P).


It has really been a lot of fun approaching this solo and it's hard to come up with balancing out ideas presented in the book. I think anyone could read it and skim through the game ideas thinking about what might work, but really making the suggested prototypes at least on paper would help readers get the most from this book. I would have paid more for such an excellent, helpful book.


The challenges within the book are definitely present because it's almost 100% likely that you have not tried to come up with prototypes or games for every type of idea mentioned.


If you are going at this alone I encourage you as a fellow reader to try out the strategies and see what you come up with. The team creating this book did an excellent job, the book does exactly what it says and more. If you're brand new to games the first 35 pages or so will get you up to speed on what to start thinking about,,,, if you have been in game design a while you might skip ahead to the good stuff (i.e. the excellent challenges set forth, but those first pages give the point of view of the book and set up the rest well).

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Serious source of theory and inspiration

I can descript this book as a compressive, accurate and easy to read text (Importat because my english level is not so high) . I like how it is structured, step by step.


The half of it is about challenges, which is great! I often refer to it to find inspiration.


All the challenges have examples and a suggested process to handle it.

I only wish it had more illustrations.


Although it is intended for video game designers, it is a must have for game board game designers.



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I `Thought` I was a Game Designer ,,.
I really thought I knew something about designing games. Then I read Challenges for Game Designers.

Boy, did it open my eyes! First, Challenges for Game Designers cover the foundations by giving a useful definition of game design and explaining terms like `core dynamic`, `prototype`, `balance` and `playtesting`.


Next, Challenges for Game Designers takes you through the game design process, first by examining what it refers to as Game Design Atoms, then dissecting elements of chance and skill. Finally, the book allows you to branch off into areas that interest you, whether it be marketing your game, creating games on social networks or creating games that tell a story.


At the end of each chapter, Challenges for Game Designers has five design challenges of increasing complexity and a section called Non-Digital Shorts, which are topics that foster brainstorming non-digital games.


Here is the best part. The authors created a fantastic course online (it was free during Summer 2009). The book was a requirement, so if you buy this book, you can get the most from it by reading it along with the course [,,.].

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Learn what make games tick, independently of the form
If you're serious into making games, you really need to learn how gamers get into games, why they do it, and how they do it.


This books takes a different approach from every other design or programming book about games you've ever read. How to implement player actions that make sense, how to balance the element of chance, how they can be used as a teaching tool.


The best part is that there is no need to know computer programming, or to even touch a computer. The book has a lot of exercises for you to make that only need paper, pencil and scissors. The author asserts that board games have a lot in common with videogames, and are faster to make and test with your friends.


So once again, if you want to learn game design, this is a definitive resource you should read and consult.

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Invaluable reference for both the novice and more experienced game designers
This is a great book that clearly explains some of the key issues that any designer of both digital and non-digital games should be aware of. It provides references to further expand you knowledge of area discussed


There are loads of basic and more challenging exercises that help you to put what you have learned into practice and also start you on the way to having great examples of your design work for you portfolio.




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Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management (Cases on Information Technology Series)



Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management (Cases on Information Technology Series)
Mehdi Khosrowpour | 2001-02-01 00:00:00 | IGI Global | 335 | MIS
With the successes of the widely acclaimed first volume Successes and Pitfalls of IT Management and second volume (Organizational Achievement and Failure in Information Technology Management) of this series comes the third volume, "Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management." This book is a collection of real-life cases that focus on both achievements attained with the successful utilization of information technology as well as failures suffered as a result of substandard use and management of IT resources in organizations. Cases deal with issues that affect a wide variety of organizations - large and small businesses, government organizations and educational institutions.

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Solution Manual Introduction to Electrodynamics


Solution Manual Introduction to Electrodynamics
David J. Griffiths | 2002-01-01 00:00:00 | Benjamin Cummings; 3 edition | 250 | Electrical Engineering
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Features a clear, accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory. Its lean and focused approach employs numerous examples and problems. Carefully discusses subtle or difficult points. Contains numerous, relevant problems within the book in addition to end of each chapter problems and answers.
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An unusually accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Speak the Culture: Britain: Be Fluent in British Life and Culture



Speak the Culture: Britain: Be Fluent in British Life and Culture
Andrew Whittaker | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Thorogood | 340 | Great Britain
* Navigate Britain like a native
* Fully illustrated; rich in information

Britain is culturally blessed. Few nations rival the rich history, artistic achievement or contemporary verve of this, the original island nation. Even the food is good these days, its variety indicative of an eclectic, multicultural society. Speak the Culture: Britain peels back the layers of this rich heritage, exploring the factors that make Britain tick.

British culture is strewn with names that touch a chord the world over: William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle, Vivienne Westward, Lennon and McCartney to name a very few. They rank high among the icons of Western civilization. What were their main achievements? How did they shape and reflect British culture? Speak the Culture: Britain examines the work and the personalities behind the names, pulling out the key information in easily digested, entertaining chunks.

The culture of everyday life is also revealed, exploring the variation between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they approach life; how they eat, socialize, vote, dress and laugh.

Travel books on Britain are out there by the dozen, so are language guides. Speak the Culture: Britain sits alongside such books in a niche of its own, offering visitors, business travellers, new residents, students and anglophiles everywhere a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to the soul of Britain.

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Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?



Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?
Max Euwe | 1979-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Chess
The first book about the great AMerican chess champion Bobby Fischer written for the average player-90% of the chess playing audience- Schiller focuses on the lessons players can learn from his games. Packed with diagrams and easy-to-understand pointers showing what fischer was thinking and how players can apply these concepts and strategies to their own games, this great learning tools borrows from the wisdom and beauty of Fischer's greatest games and passes it on to new generations.
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Dinosaur On Hanukkah



Dinosaur On Hanukkah
Diane Levin Rauchwerger | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Kar-Ben Publishing | 24 | Literature
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My grandson LOVED this book. He is 6, in first grade,a lover of words & an excellent reader. He read & reread this book so many times to his parents. He even took it to school to share with his classmates and teacher. Even if your child is not a reader, they will love this book. This was his all-time favorite Hanukkah book.

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Adsense Secrets 4


Adsense Secrets 4
Joel Comm | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | www.joelcomm.com | 222 | Internet
Joel Comm best-selling AdSense ebook is the definitive guide to making money with Google AdSense. With 220 pages of content, this guide is ideal for beginners and intermediate level users, providing strategies for building profitable websites, monetizing with AdSense, as well as a number of other avenues for generating revenue.
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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide



CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide
| 2009-10-14 00:00:00 | | 0 | CISA


`All-in-One is All You Need.`

CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All in One Exam Guide

Get complete coverage of all the material included on the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by an IT security and audit expert, this authoritative guide covers all six exam domains developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CISA exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all exam topics, including: IS audit process IT governance Network technology and security Systems and infrastructure lifestyle management IT service delivery and support Protection of information assets Physical security Business continuity and disaster recovery

Peter H. Gregory, DRCE, CISSP, CISA, is a security and risk manager at a financial management company. He is a member of the board of advisors and is the lead instructor for the University of Washington's certificate program in Information Systems Security.


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The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics: Volume 3, Korean



The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics: Volume 3, Korean
Chungmin Lee, Greg B. Simpson, Youngjin Kim, Ping Li | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | Cambridge | 658 | Languages (Other)
The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics: Volume 3, Korean
By Chungmin Lee, Greg B. Simpson, Youngjin Kim, Ping Li


* Publisher: Cambridge University Press
* Number Of Pages: 658
* Publication Date: 2009-04-30
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0521833353
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780521833356



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A large body of knowledge has accumulated in recent years on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Korean, a language of growing interest to linguists, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, the third in a three-volume series on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Korean. With contributions by over sixty leading scholars, it covers topics in first and second language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Korean language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.
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Ergonomics Of Working Postures: Models, Methods And Cases: The Proceedings Of The First International Occupational Ergonomics Symposium, Zadar, Yugoslavia, ... Ergonomics Symposium//Proceedings)



Ergonomics Of Working Postures: Models, Methods And Cases: The Proceedings Of The First International Occupational Ergonomics Symposium, Zadar, Yugoslavia, ... Ergonomics Symposium//Proceedings)
E. N. Corlett,John R. Wilson,I. Manenica | 1986-10-09 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 429 | Entrepreneurship

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Merrick



Merrick
Anne Rice | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Ballantine Books | 400 | Fiction Other
David Talbot, vampire from previous novels, sets the stage to have Merrick, a witch, help him raise the ghost of Claudia, a vampire child destroyed in "Interview With The Vampire".

Merrick will begin telling her story to Talbot, taking him from present day to days gone by in New Orleans, to the Maya Ruins of a century ago, bringing vivid life to the witches of the Talamasca, as well as the vampires. Before ammends can be made with the ghost of the dead child, these stories will have to unfold, and come together for both the vampire and the witch worlds.

"Merrick" is classic Anne Rice; sensual, dark, eerie, gothic, lush detailing, and always a pleasure to read. This is Rice's best book in years, bringing the two worlds of the witches and vampires together in a story that is completely fascinating.

As any reader of Anne Rice knows, her novels need to be scarce on the plot description, as to keep the reader captivated in the web she is spinning with her story.

Anne Rice has created a great heroine in Merrick, and readers will welcome her return in future novels.

Fans of her books will enjoy their favorite characters making return appearances, but new readers may be confused as Rice uses many, and I mean many, of her characters from "The Vampire Chronicles" and "The Mayfair Witch's" series.
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Surgical Recall, Fifth North American Edition (Recall Series)



Surgical Recall, Fifth North American Edition (Recall Series)
Lorne H. Blackbourne | 2008-04-21 00:00:00 | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | 800 | Medical Assistants

Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, this reference for third and fourth year medical students on surgical clerkships enables quick study in a rapid-fire Q&A format. A perfect fit for a lab coat pocket, this book is commonly used as a quick review prior to surgical rounds as well as for board review.

Purchasers of this edition will get both the print book and access to MP3 audio files of the entire text. All Q&A material will also be posted online in the form of electronic flashcards for self-quizzing.


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Book gives you the most important surgically relevant information for each condition. Great for students on clinical rotation/clerkship.

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The Varieties of Religious Experience



The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James | 2002-01-01 00:00:00 | | 1 | Religion Other
The Varieties of Religious Experience
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Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World



Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World
Panel on Urban Population Dynamics,National Research Council | 2003-10-21 00:00:00 | National Academies Press | 552 | Politics
Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation presents many challenges. In this uniquely thorough and authoritative volume, 16 of the world's leading scholars on urban population and development have worked together to produce the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the changes taking place in cities and their implications and impacts. They focus on population dynamics, social and economic differentiation, fertility and reproductive health, mortality and morbidity, labor force, and urban governance. As many national governments decentralize and devolve their functions, the nature of urban management and governance is undergoing fundamental transformation, with programs in poverty alleviation, health, education, and public services increasingly being deposited in the hands of untested municipal and regional governments. "Cities Transformed" identifies a new class of policy maker emerging to take up the growing responsibilities. Drawing from a wide variety of data sources, many of them previously inaccessible, this essential text will become the benchmark for all involved in city-level research, policy, planning, and investment decisions. The National Research Council is a private, non-profit institution based in Washington, DC, providing services to the US government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The editors are members of the Council's Panel on Urban Population Dynamics.

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Support Vector Machine In Chemistry



Support Vector Machine In Chemistry
Nianyi Chen,Wencong Lu,Jie Yang,Guozheng Li | 2004-09-30 00:00:00 | World Scientific Publishing Company | 331 | Engineering
In recent years, the support vector machine (SVM), a new data processing method, has been applied to many fields of chemistry and chemical technology. Compared with some other data processing methods, SVM is especially suitable for solving problems of small sample size, with superior prediction performance. SVM is fast becoming a powerful tool of chemometrics. This book provides a systematic approach to the principles and algorithms of SVM, and demonstrates the application examples of SVM in QSAR/QSPR work, materials and experimental design, phase diagram prediction, modeling for the optimal control of chemical industry, and other branches in chemistry and chemical technology.

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The Soulmate Agency



The Soulmate Agency
Ivan B | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Barlebooks | 232 | Fiction
The Soulmate Agency is a dating agency with a difference. Instead of pairing people up they invite groups of people away for a week and run them through a series of exercises to help them get to know one another. However, that is not to say the owner doesn't have a hidden plan of possible matings. But one assorted group, as soon as it arrives, starts to defy the odds...
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From Instability to Intelligence: Complexity and Predictability in Nonlinear Dynamics (Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs)



From Instability to Intelligence: Complexity and Predictability in Nonlinear Dynamics (Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs)
Michail Zak,Joseph P. Zbilut,Ronald E. Meyers | 1997-07-24 00:00:00 | Springer | 552 | Molecular Biology
This book deals with predictability and dynamical concepts in biology and physics. The main emphasis is on intrinsic stochasticity caused by the instability of dynamical equations. In particular, the authors present for the first time in book form their concept of terminal dynamics. They demonstrate that instability as an attribute of dynamical models can explain the paradox of irreversibility in thermodynamics, the phenomenon of chaos and turbulence in classical mechanics, and non-deterministic (multi-choice) behavior in biological and social systems. The book addresses researchers as well as students; it should also be of interest to philosophers of science.

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Adam Smith And Modern Sociology A Study In The Methodology Of The Social Sciences



Adam Smith And Modern Sociology A Study In The Methodology Of The Social Sciences
Albion W. Small | 2004-04-30 00:00:00 | Kessinger Publishing | 260 | Social Sciences
1907. Contents: The Sources; The Economics and Sociology of Labor; The Economics and Sociology of Capital; Economic vs. Sociological Interpretation of History; The Problems of Economic and of Sociological Science; and The Relation of Economic Technology to Other Social Technologies, and to Sociology.

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Tiger Tanks



Tiger Tanks
Michael Green | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Motorbooks International | 128 | Conventional

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A Concise Handbook of Movie Industry Economics



A Concise Handbook of Movie Industry Economics
Charles C. Moul | 2005-03-14 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 222 | Economics
This short handbook collects essays on all aspects of the motion picture industry by leading authorities in political economy, economics, accounting, finance, and marketing. In addition to bringing the reader an up-to-date perspective on what is known and what has been accomplished, it includes both new findings on a variety of topics and directions for additional research. Topics include estimation of theatrical and ancillary demand, profitability studies, the resolution of evident paradoxes in studio executive behavior, the interaction of the industry and government, the impacts of the most recent changes in accounting standards, and the role and importance of participation contracts. New results include findings on the true nature of the seasonality of theatrical demand, the predictive power of surveys based upon trailers, the impact of the Academy Awards, the efectiveness of prior history measures to gauge cast members and directors, and the substitutability of movies across different genres.

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