Description : Juliet Seven is waiting on a seacraft offshore from war-torn Mangeria, hoping that Nicolas will soon join her. A storm rises and they are swept away. They reach a new land, but all is not what it seems. Since the day of her birth, the blind tellers of Mangeria have prophesied that Juliet is 'The One'. What will she have to do to fulfil her destiny?
Description : This book proposes the reject as the figure of thought for our contemporaneous times. It shows how the reject can open us to radical forms of relations, democratic horizons, and "post-secular" and "posthuman" futures not only beyond anthropocentric limits, but also in ways by which others and their differences are affirmed respectfully.
Description : Once on the reject table, always on the reject table? When Maggie Taylor, a cake decorator, and Chad Robertson, a lawyer from Nashville Tennessee, meet at a wedding in Cornwall it’s not under the best circumstances. They have both been assigned to ‘the reject table’, alongside a toxic collection of grumpy great aunts, bitter divorcees and stuffy organists. Maggie has grown used to being the reject, although when Chad helps her out of a wedding cake disaster she begins to wonder whether the future could hold more for her. But will Chad be strong enough to deal with the other problems in Maggie’s life? Because a ruined cake isn’t the only issue she has – not by a long shot. 2nd novella in the Nashville Connections series.
Description : After his latest fight, Jason Champion is sent to a rundown alternative school, nicknamed “Reject High.” Fine by him, except a girl named Cherish died there under strange circumstances. At first glance, it's a suicide. But the girl's best friend, a Goth with an attitude named Rhapsody, suspects something different at work. . . One day during detention, Rhapsody shows Jason a crystal that turns her invisible. He tries one on and he jumps over a city. Their classmates, Sasha and Selby, see Jason and Rhapsody in action and receive crystals of their own. They keep a low profile until Jason discovers they are being studied by people they trust. With eleven days until Reject High is destroyed, Jason and his friends must dodge their pursuers, solve the mystery of Cherish’s death, and save their power source from falling into the wrong hands. The first installment in a young adult fantasy series, Reject High combines engaging characters inside of a page-turning adventure. Equal parts sci-fi, fantasy, and action-adventure, Reject High is written from the perspective of Jason Champion, a 15-year old teenager with rage blackouts and a penchant for getting in trouble,
Description : In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we present guidelines for the development of highly efficient and scalable information integration applications with InfoSphereTM DataStage® (DS) parallel jobs. InfoSphere DataStage is at the core of IBM Information Server, providing components that yield a high degree of freedom. For any particular problem there might be multiple solutions, which tend to be influenced by personal preferences, background, and previous experience. All too often, those solutions yield less than optimal, and non-scalable, implementations. This book includes a comprehensive detailed description of the components available, and descriptions on how to use them to obtain scalable and efficient solutions, for both batch and real-time scenarios. The advice provided in this document is the result of the combined proven experience from a number of expert practitioners in the field of high performance information integration, evolved over several years. This book is intended for IT architects, Information Management specialists, and Information Integration specialists responsible for delivering cost-effective IBM InfoSphere DataStage performance on all platforms.
Description : Creating a universal language for problem solving, The Practical Application of the Process Capability Study: Evolving from Product Control to Process Control delineates the process capability study, a powerful tool that, when understood and implemented, provides benefits to every department within a manufacturing organization. With easy to read, step-by-step flow diagrams on how to perform process capability studies and measurement process analyses, the book’s coverage includes: The benefits of statistical process control over statistical product control Real-world industrial examples and case studies illustrating how to use the techniques Ways for management to determine if the investment in process capability studies is providing an appropriate return Methods to correct lack of stability and capability once either condition has been identified, such as the ANOVA technique and the simple three-factor designed experiment A flow chart that enables machine operators to execute a process capability study without interfering with productivity A great deal of information is available on the technical concepts of the process capability study, much of it emphasizing the mathematics. Unfortunately, concentrating on the math and fine distinctions, such as the difference between alpha- and beta-type errors, has created barriers preventing many from fully appreciating the basic concepts, the simplicity, and the usefulness of the tool. This book shows you how to use the process capability study to increase return on investment from your statistical process control/Six Sigma effort and make your company more competitive.
Description : "PostgreSQL" leads users through the internals of an open-source database. Throughout the book are explanations of data structures and algorithms, each backed by a concrete example from the actual source code. Each section contains information about performance implications, debugging techniques, and pointers to more information (on the Web and in book form).