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   Cracking codes with Python: an introduction to building and breaking ciphers
Sweigart A.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2018. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593278-22-9)

One of the many things I like about the Python programming language is that, once you learn basic Python programming, a whole host of other interesting ideas are within your grasp. I am one of those people who likes to learn things by writing some...

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  A low-cost and high-performance architecture for robust human detection using histogram of edge oriented gradients
Sangeetha D., Deepa P.  Microprocessors & Microsystems 53 106-119, 2017. Type: Article

Due to their programmability and hardware parallelism, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) will be widely used to speed up edge/cloud computation on multiple image/video/big data processing systems and data centers. To the best of my knowledge,...

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  Programmed inequality: how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing
Hicks M.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-54-5)

From 1930 to 1980, the transformation from underpaid labor to equal pay for workers can truly be stated as a radical change for British women opting for computing jobs. In Britain, the position of female workers as computer operators or technician...

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   Don Knuth: The analysis of algorithms
Don Knuth. YouTube, 01:02:33, published on Jan 30, 2017, stanfordonline, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmcSzzN1gkc. Type: Video

Don Knuth needs no introduction. Computer science labs around the world are decorated with posters of Professor Knuth, and many academics have on their bookshelves at least the first volume of The art of computer programming [1]. As a pione...

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  Data science and analytics with Python
Rogel-Salazar J.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 412 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498742-09-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Data science and analytics can be key to improving many things: marketing, understanding, systems modeling, and predictions (from race horses to presidents). And you don’t need to be an expert to use good tools and improve your understanding...

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   The book of PF (3rd ed.): a no-nonsense guide to the OpenBSD firewall
Hansteen P.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2014. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-89-1)

PF is a packet filter developed originally on the OpenBSD operating system, and now also available on NetBSD, FreeBSD, and FreeBSD derivatives such as DragonFly BSD. It can be used to control access to your network, mitigate spam attacks, redirect...

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  The human element of big data: issues, analytics, and performance
Tomar G., Chaudhari N., Bhadoria R., Deka G.,  Chapman&Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 363 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498754-15-6)

Big data, with various connotations of “big” spanning volume, veracity, velocity, and so on, is a “big” word today. Scores of books exist on various aspects of this field, from the business side to the technical side. The r...

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  Teaching online: a practical guide (4th ed.)
Ko S., Rossen S.,  Routledge, New York, NY, 2017. 510 pp. Type: Book (978-0-415832-43-4)

Advances in technology have created a new type of learner who relies mainly on laptops and mobile devices to access teaching materials. This situation has driven teachers to adopt new strategies that preserve the quality of face-to-face teaching, ...

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   Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s coming of age
Berlin L.,  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2017. 512 pp. Type: Book (978-1-451651-50-8)

I like books about the history of the computing field. Those of us who lived through all of it delight in stories of folks who pioneered all of what we have today. This is a very good example of one of those books....

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  An introduction to distance geometry applied to molecular geometry
Lavor C., Liberti L., Lodwick W., da Costa T.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 54 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319571-82-9)

The most common way of determining the structures of molecules in a solution is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The signals measured are caused by the flipping of the spins of paramagnetic nuclei in a magnetic field. The strengths of the signals...

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