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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers (Capstone Trade)
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers (Capstone Trade)
by Geoffrey A. Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insights, 14 Jun 2012
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A valuable guide for startups and companies planning to introduce new products. It explains why a product that works for the first customer doesn't work for the others. It also explains the importance of niche markets.


The Death of Yugoslavia (BBC)
The Death of Yugoslavia (BBC)
by Allan Little
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars informative, includes maps, 5 Jan 2011
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This book presents events in a way that makes it easy to keep track of what happened and why. However, it was published around 1996, meaning that there isn't much on the post-Dayton era and the OHR. Recommended reading.


Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning Series)
Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning Series)
by Etham Alpaydin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 39.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction with references for further reading, 22 Dec 2007
This book covers quite a few topics in machine learning, each in a different chapter.
1. Introduction
2. Supervised Learning
3. Bayesian Decision Theory
4. Parametric Methods
5. Multivariate Methods
6. Dimensionality Reduction
7. Clustering
8. Nonparametric Methods
9. Decision Trees
10. Linear Discrimination
11. Multilayer Perceptrons
12. Local Models
13. Hidden Markov Models
14. Assessing and Comparing Classification Algorithms
15. Conbining Multiple Learners
16. Reinforcement Learning

Every chapter has useful notes, references and exercises. The author assumes knowledge of probability and on occasion, skips steps when introducing the formulas. His website has slides and those who have a password can see the solutions to the exercises. Overall, it looks like a good introduction or reference book that covers everything and offers references for further reading.
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On Intelligence
On Intelligence
by Jeff Hawkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.01

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable source of information, 11 Jun 2007
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Mr Hawkins has given a lot of thought to the question of building truly intelligent computers and it shows. Chapter 6 is a detailed account of his findings, where he identifies the fundamental issues involved. The other chapters are much easier to read. Had Mr Hawkins provided a more comprehensive list of references, it would have been better for the readers who plan to read further. Even so, since most of the fundamental issues at hand appear to have been discussed, this book is an eye-opener. It should be of interest to computer scientists and neurologists alike.


DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Certification Exam 700 Study Guide
DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Certification Exam 700 Study Guide
by Roger E. Sanders
Edition: Paperback
Price: 35.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars full marks for this comprehensive exam guide, 1 Sep 2006
This is exactly what it says on the cover: an exam guide. It starts with an introduction of the various certification paths for DB2. The remaining chapters match the categories of questions in the exam itself:

1. Planning

2. Security

3. Accessing DB2 UDB Data

4. Working with DB2 UDB Data

5. Working with DB2 UDB Objects

6. Data Concurrency

If you study this book and do the sample questions at the end of each chapter, you will certainly pass the exam with flying colours. These days most books on computer subjects are full of illustrations and detailed descriptions of how the menus can be navigated. They sit thick and proud on the shelves of your local bookstore but they are thin in content and value. Well this book is an exception. The time and money invested in it will not be wasted.

I also recommend another certification guide written by Baklarz and Wong as a valuable supplement to this. The Baklarz/Wong guide comes with a copy of the personal edition so that you can install the product on your own computer. It also covers some topics in greater depth and detail. If you don't understand say a security topic in the first guide, you can read about it in the other one where it is explained from a different perspective.

The next version (V9) of DB2 has been released already. You can get V9 certification help from IBM's developerworks website but this book is highly recommended until the authors rewrite it for V9 certification.


Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series [2003] [DVD] [2004]
Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series [2003] [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Edward James Olmos
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 3.95

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than the original series, 7 Jun 2006
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Some fans of the original series are complaining about this re-imagined series but I think the new series has a more life-like cast and a plot to match it. It raises many questions. Is it ethical to treat artificial intelligence as machinary? Is it possible for fifty thousand refugees to keep a great battleship operational and still preserve their peace-time democratic government? What brings the Cylons back? In the old series, the Cylons were alien and evil. In the new series, the Cylons have copied humans so skillfully that they have become human beings in their own right. While humanity has turned to pagan idolatry, the Cylons have one God and are fanatically religious. Yet they have perpetrated a genocide for a reason that is hard to fathom. Maybe they have a crisis in their economy or government. Maybe they have an inferiority complex about their past slavery. In this new version of BSG, there are many mysteries waiting to be unravelled. Looks very promising to me.


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