четвъртък, 17 декември 2009 г.

Егор Гайдар

Егор ГайдарОтиде си един велик човек. Съременниците му бяха несправедливи към него - с великите най-често е така - но тепърва историята ще го оценява.

По странно съвпадение, тия дни препрочитах неговите "Государство и эволюция", "Экономические реформы и йерархические структуры" и "Аномалии экономического роста" и отново си дадох сметка за величието на делото му - благодарение на него и на Елцин СССР, респ. бившите му републики се разминаха с мащабни социални сътресения и вероятно гражданска война. А Съветският съюз беше доста по-голям от Югославия, тъй че картинката би била... бррр!

Освен голям държавник и политик, Гайдар беше брилянтен икономист - изследовател и автор, който имаше и таланта да пише завладяващо (но не за сметка на научната строгост). Книгите му ще останат основополагащи за всеки, занимаващ се с изучаването на социалистическата икономика и с теорията на прехода.

У нас нямахме шанса да имаме подобна фигура. Може би не е (мал)шанс, а закономерност :-(

В памет на Егор Тимурович - предпоследната му книга на английски и на руски:


Yegor Gaidar - Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia
Yegor Gaidar - Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia
Brookings Institution Press | 2007) | ISBN: 0815731140 | PDF | 332 pages | 1,3 MB

"Yegor Gaidar has written an outstanding book of great importance. With extraordinary erudition, he warns Russia against following the course of Nazi Germany, focusing on the double trap of post-imperial hangover and the oil curse. Professor Gaidar also shows how profound and manifold the Soviet collapse of 1991 really was." --Anders Ãslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

"Yegor Gaidar will be known to history as the architect of Russia's transition to a market economy. But here he shows his other side, as a brilliant economist and historian presenting a compelling explanation of the Soviet Union's collapse: its financial bankruptcy." --Andrei Schleifer, Harvard University and author of A Normal Country: Russia after Communism

"Yegor Gaidar, a hero of Russian reform, has provided a courageous and clear-headed wakeup call for his own people and the world. He argues persuasively that today s Kremlin leaders are heading down the same economic path that led their Communist predecessors to disaster. Combining personal experience, deep analysis and a rare grasp of facts--including from previously classified documents--Gaidar has produced a book of insight and importance. It is must-reading for anyone trying to comprehend what really happened to the Soviet Union, why its system was inherently instable, and why nostalgia for the days of empire fashionable at the highest levels in Russia today--is wrongheaded and dangerous." --George Soros

сряда, 16 декември 2009 г.

Goran Bregović - Alkohol: Šljivovica & Champagne



Goran Bregović - Alkohol: Šljivovica & Champagne
Goran Bregović - Alkohol: Šljivovica & Champagne
Year: 2008 | Style: world music, balkan influenced | Country: Jugoslavija | Quality: VBR | Size: 90 MB (5% recovery information included)

Alkohol contains two albums - Sljivovica (Slivovitz) and Sampanjac (Champagne).Both albums were recorded live, Bregovic said, and added that in the part called Sljivovica are songs recorded at the Guca Brass Band Festival - cheerful melodies for hard alcohol.

петък, 17 юли 2009 г.

Синята коалиция: А сега накъде (част I)

Продължава да не ми се пише. Защото не виждам смисъл. Политиката в тези месеци е важна, но нищо смислено не мога да напиша. Неприятно ми е да повтарям тези и внушения от анализи и коментари на други блогъри и автори в медии. Защото нещата са толкова ясни, че няма смисъл вече да се говорят - тези, които ги разбират, нямат нужда да им бъдат повтаряни; тези, които не ги разбират, няма да ги разберат и сто пъти на ден да им ги повтаряш.

Доста гнусно усещане. За екзистенциална безсмисленост...-

Мисля, че нещо подобно е изпитвал Батe Бойко, изказвайки прочутата си оценка за калпавия човешкия материал. И не му вярвам (не мисля, че разумен човек би му), че не бил казал това, което е каза, извадили му го били от контекста. Глупости! Точно това е истината, която той само е артикулирал - с присъщата си очарователна първичност.

Но въпреки мат'ряла може би има смисъл да пиша за бъдещето - каквото ми се иска да бъде. Това, което се случи, не ми харесва, а и обективно не е добро: Синята коалиция постигна едноцифрен резултат. Не ми е пълна неочакваност (имаше индикации за такъв вариант), но ми се искаше и се надявах, че ще се реализира максималният. Но не се. И точка. Протяжните анализи (заприличващи на оправдания) са контрапродуктивни.

Важният въпрос е един единствен: А сега накъде? Струва ми се, че малцина си го задават, а още по-малко предлагат възможни отговори. Аз имам и е добре да ги кажа:

1. Добре е, че бат Бойко не направи коалиция със Сините. Тоест за него не е добре, но за Синята коалиция е най-доброто. Защото инак биха били младши партньор, който отгоре на всичко непрекъснато би бил шантажиран (ако поиска друго конкретно решение) с конюнктурно привлечени гласове от Яне и Волен. Мнозинството хора все още не оценяват играческите умения на ББ. Той научи много от прислугването на дедо Тодор и на царя. Не оценяват едно от най-сериозните му предимства - умението да се учи от по-добрите, при това без да го показва. Познавам само още един човек с такова великолепно умение - да "купува" акъл от други, без да създава впечатление, че прави това (сиреч без да става ясно, че нищо не разбира от даден предмет).По-точно познавах го. Щото Илия Павлов вече отиде на друго място. А беше страхотен в това си умение...

После ще продължа. Щото отивам на работа. Дотогава нормалният "мат'рял" моля да поразмишлява върху тази ми теза - която противоречи на официално заявените от Мартин и Костов позиции. Харесвам и високо оценявам и двамата, обаче мисля, че в оценката си за бат'Бойковото решение за правителство на малцинството бъркат.

Доскоро.

четвъртък, 25 юни 2009 г.

Paul Krugman - The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (2nd Edition)




Paul Krugman - The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (2nd Edition)
W. W. Norton & Company | 2nd Edition | 2009 | ISBN: 0393071014 | 201 pages | siPDF | 2.7 MB

In 1999, in The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman surveyed the economic crises that had swept across Asia and Latin America, and pointed out that those crises were a warning for all of us: like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression were making a comeback. In the years that followed, as Wall Street boomed and financial wheeler-dealers made vast profits, the international crises of the 1990s faded from memory. But now depression economics has come to America: when the great housing bubble of the mid-2000s burst, the U.S. financial system proved as vulnerable as those of developing countries caught up in earlier crises and a replay of the 1930s seems all too possible.

In this new, greatly updated edition of The Return of Depression Economics, Krugman shows how the failure of regulation to keep pace with an increasingly out-of-control financial system set the United States, and the world as a whole, up for the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s. He also lays out the steps that must be taken to contain the crisis, and turn around a world economy sliding into a deep recession. Brilliantly crafted in Krugman's trademark style—lucid, lively, and supremely informed—this new edition of The Return of Depression Economics will become an instant cornerstone of the debate over how to respond to the crisis.



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Michael F. Cohen, John R. Wallace - Radiosity and Realistic Image Synthesis (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)




Michael F. Cohen, John R. Wallace - Radiosity and Realistic Image Synthesis (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN: 0121782700 | 1993-08-04 | PDF (OCR) | 381 pages | 5.84 Mb

The first comprehensive book written about Radiosity. Features applications from the fields of computer graphics, architecture, industrial design, and related computer aided design technologies. Contains a chapter authored by Pat Hanrahan on the basic concepts of image synthesis and a foreword by Donald Greenberg.

Radiosity is a computer graphics technique which makes use a global illumination model to accurately represent the inter-reflection of light between surfaces. The technique produces view-independent results, so that most of the work is complete before viewing parameters are selected. This allows efficient interactive walk-throughs of simulated environments. However, radiosity is the most computationally expensive image generation technique. Most other image generation techniques make use of local illumination models and give faster image generation times.

The method is based on engineering techniques which were originally used to calculate radiant interchange between surfaces, for applications such as boiler and radiator design. The literature available has expanded rapidly in the past ten years and until now there has been no single comprehensive source describing the available techniques. This book is a comprehensive source and is written by respected names in the field of computer graphics.



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Roderick W. Smith - Advanced Linux Networking




Roderick W. Smith - Advanced Linux Networking
Addison Wesley | ISBN: 0201774232 | 2002 | CHM | 784 pages | 3.23 MB

With an increasing number of networks and mission-critical applications running on Linux, system and network administrators must be able to do more than set up a server and rely on its default configuration. Advanced Linux Networking is designed to help you achieve a higher level of competence. It focuses on powerful techniques and features of Linux networking and provides you with the know-how you need to improve server efficiency, enhance security, and adapt to new requirements.



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понеделник, 22 юни 2009 г.

Валерия Новодворская - Мой Карфаген обязан быть разрушен. Из философии истории России




Валерия Новодворская - Мой Карфаген обязан быть разрушен. Из философии истории России
М.: Олимп, 1999 | ISBN 5-7390-0691-0 | 288 с. | DJVU | 1,17 MB

"Она вызовет больше споров, чем знаменитый "Ледокол" Виктора Суворова" - так отозвался о новой книге Валерии Новодворской "Мой Карфаген обязан быть разрушен" депутат Госдумы Константин Боровой, выступивший 1 июня в редакции журнала "Новое время" на презентации издания.

Напомним, в "Ледоколе" автор выдвинул версию о том, что в июле 1941 года Сталин планировал напасть на Германию. Книга Новодворской подобных сенсаций не содержит, она отражает точку зрения автора на известные события российской истории. Выпущенный издательством "Олимп" сборник представляет собой цикл лекций, прочитанных ранее Новодворской в Российском государственном гуманитарном университете.

Сама Новодворская называет себя "катакомбным исследователем". Если же говорить об основной идее книги, то она выражена следующими словами: "В нашей истории дуют жестокие ветры и горят костры, в ней мы, наследники славянской и скандинавской традиций, сражаемся с носителями традиций византийской и ордынской".

Расшифровке этой мысли посвящены авторские размышления. Знаменитое "пришествие варягов" принесло славянам дух свободы, а главное - готовность свободу защищать. Весь менталитет скандинавов, викингов, был направлен именно на это. Их мифология трагична: Зло побеждает, защитники Добра - асы и ваны - погибают. Однако предчувствие мрачного конца не лишало скандинавов мужества и готовности противостоять Злу. Они никогда не сдавались в плен, скандинавов нет на рабских рынках раннего средневековья. Вместе с тем предки датчан, шведов и норвежцев уже тогда закладывали основы демократии. Все вопросы решались на так называемых "тингах", прообразах современных парламентов. Вот и русские князья, потомки скандинавских пришельцев, почитали за правило советоваться со своими приближёнными, не принимать единоличных решений.

Так было на Руси до тех пор, пока не пришла традиция византийская, которая подразумевает полное подчинение подданных власти, жестокое подавление личности.

Что касается начал ордынских, то Новодворская характеризует их следующим образом: "Это традиции совершенно бесполезного, бесплатного, платонического угнетения, платонического захвата. Захвата ради захвата... Уничтожим всё во имя уничтожения. Захватим всех во имя несвободы". Комментируя утверждение историка Льва Гумилёва, который в отличие от своего отца, знаменитого поэта, "западником" не был и считал монголо-русский союз весьма плодотворным, Новодворская замечает, что Лев Николаевич и попал в ГУЛАГ именно потому, что состоялось монголо-татарское нашествие. Ведь большевизм с его идеологией - логическое продолжение психологии ордынской.

Носители же благородной скандинавской традиции не выклянчивали у ханов "ярлыки", то есть разрешение на право властвовать, а боролись за свободу. Примеры чему - Евпатий Коловрат, князь Михаил Тверской, его сын Александр.

Новодворская сурово осуждает тех, в ком нет духа Сопротивления. Не должны были белые армии в 1920 году эвакуироваться из Крыма, а должны были стоять до конца. Тирания побеждает там, где ей не сопротивляются. "Концлагерь состоит из заключённых, которые соглашаются жить по тем законам, что устанавливают для них палачи. Концлагерь - это консенсус между жертвами и палачами, это их взаимное согласие на сотрудничество. Ни один лагерь ГУЛАГа, ни один немецкий концлагерь времён Второй мировой войны не мог бы существовать, если бы жертвы отказывались идти в газовые камеры или на лесоповал... если бы жертвы, которых было больше, чем палачей, просто отбирали бы у них оружие, убивали бы их, ломали бы колючую проволоку и уходили куда-нибудь подальше."



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събота, 20 юни 2009 г.

Typing Politics: The Role of Blogs in American Politics




Richard Davis - Typing Politics: The Role of Blogs in American Politics
Oxford University Press | English | 2009-05-26 | ISBN: 0195373766 | 256 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB

The power of political blogs in American politics is now evident to anyone who follows it. In Typing Politics, Richard Davis provides a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the growing role played by political blogs and their relationship with the mainstream media. Through a detailed content analysis of the most popular political blogs--Daily Kos, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, and Wonkette--he shows the degree to which blogs influence the traditional news media. Specifically, he compares the content of these blogs to four leading newspapers noted for their political coverage: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times. He explains how political journalists at these papers use blogs to inform their reportage and analyzes general attitudes about the role of blogs in journalism. Drawing on a national survey of political blog readers, Davis concludes with a novel assessment of the blog audience. Compact, accessible, and well-researched, Typing Politics will be an invaluable contribution to the literature on a phenomenon that has reshaped the landscape of political communication.



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How Linux Works




How Linux Works
Publisher: No Starch Press | ISBN: 1593270356 | edition 2004 | CHM | 368 pages | 1 mb

“ How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether you maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator's point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both "how" to administer Linux, and "why" each particular technique works, so that you will know how to make Linux work for you.




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петък, 19 юни 2009 г.

Richard Wolffe - Renegade: The Making of a President




Richard Wolffe - Renegade: The Making of a President
Random House Audio | English | 2009-06-02 | ISBN: 0739385267 | MP3 | 173 MB

Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics.

This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world’s most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade.

Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he?

Based on Wolffe’s unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. With cool self-discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion-dollar machine to win a historic contest.

In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama’s announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. We fly on the candidate’s plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience. From a teacher’s office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before.

Renegade provides not only an account of Obama’s triumphs, but also examines his many personal and political trials. We see Obama wrestling with race and politics, as well as his former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright. We see him struggling with life as a presidential candidate, a campaign that falters for most of its first year, and his reaction to a surprise defeat in the New Hampshire primary. And we see him relying on his personal experience, as well as meticulous polling, to pass the presidential test in foreign and economic affairs.

Renegade is an essential guide to understanding President Barack Obama and his trusted inner circle of aides and friends. It is also a riveting and enlightening first draft of history and political psychology.


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четвъртък, 18 юни 2009 г.

Stabilizing an Unstable Economy




Hyman Minsky - Stabilizing an Unstable Economy
McGraw-Hill | English | 2008-04-14 | ISBN: 0071592997 | 350 pages | PDF | 5,8 MB

“Mr. Minsky long argued markets were crisis prone. His 'moment' has arrived.” -The Wall Street Journal

In his seminal work, Minsky presents his groundbreaking financial theory of investment, one that is startlingly relevant today. He explains why the American economy has experienced periods of debilitating inflation, rising unemployment, and marked slowdowns-and why the economy is now undergoing a credit crisis that he foresaw. Stabilizing an Unstable Economy covers:

• The natural inclination of complex, capitalist economies toward instability

• Booms and busts as unavoidable results of high-risk lending practices

• “Speculative finance” and its effect on investment and asset prices

• Government's role in bolstering consumption during times of high unemployment

• The need to increase Federal Reserve oversight of banks

Henry Kaufman, president, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc., places Minsky's prescient ideas in the context of today's financial markets and institutions in a fascinating new preface. Two of Minsky's colleagues, Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Ph.D. and president, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and L. Randall Wray, Ph.D. and a senior scholar at the Institute, also weigh in on Minsky's present relevance in today's economic scene in a new introduction.

A surge of interest in and respect for Hyman Minsky's ideas pervades Wall Street, as top economic thinkers and financial writers have started using the phrase “Minsky moment” to describe America's turbulent economy. There has never been a more appropriate time to read this classic of economic theory.



неделя, 7 юни 2009 г.

Lian Hearn - Tales of the Otori (1-3 Books)



Lian Hearn - Tales of the Otori (1-3 Books)


Across the Nightingale Floor (Book 1)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade | ISBN: 1573223328 | edition 2003 | Genre: Epic Fantasy | LIT | 336 pages | 285 Kb


Grass for His Pillow (Book 2)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade | ISBN: 1594480036 | edition 2004 | Genre: Epic Fantasy | PDF | 156 pages | 421 Kb


Brilliance of the Moon (Book 3)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover | ISBN: 1573222704 | edition 2004 | Genre: Epic Fantasy | PDF | 162 pages | 462 KB


It's over seven years since the publication of the first book Across the Nightingale Floor (2002) named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of Book magazine's best novels of the year. Since then the Tales of the Otori have been sold into 36 countries and have been world wide best sellers.

The Tales of the Otori trilogy tells the epic story of Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede, the young lovers whose fate is played out in a mythical, feudal, Japanese land, a world both beautiful and cruel, in the midst of an enormous power struggle against a background of warring clans, secret alliances, high honour and lightning swordplay. This journey of fascinating adventure, treachery and passion - whose appeal crosses genres, genders and generations establishes Tales of the Otori as one of the most brilliant and enduring works of modern fiction.




Ben Casnocha - My Start-Up Life:What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley




Ben Casnocha - My Start-Up Life:What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley
Jossey Bass | edition 8 Jun 2007 | ISBN: 0787996130 | 208 pages | PDF | 5,31 Mb

Ben Casnocha discovered he was entrepreneur at age 12 and hasn′t slowed down since. In this remarkably instructive book, Ben dissects the entrepreneurship "gene," explaining that everyone has inherited it if they have an idea to make the world a better place. In Casnocha′s case, he found a better way for city governments to communicate with constituents on the Web. Six years later, Comcate has dozens of municipal clients, a growing staff, and a record of excellence. This book is the story of his start–up, but also a conversation with his mentors, clients and fellow entrepreneurs about how to make a business idea work and how to have the time of your life trying. From Pat Lencioni to Marc Benioff of salesforce.com, Ben has won over the best and brightest of the business world now it′s your turn! ...

Noel Rappin - Professional Ruby on Rails




Noel Rappin - Professional Ruby on Rails
Wrox | 2008-02-25 | ISBN: 047022388X | 483 pages | PDF | 4,39 Mb

This book bridges the gap between what you'll learn from a typical beginner book about Ruby on Rails and what you'll need to know to create a solid, professional, spectacular, complex web application. Professional Ruby on Rails is a guide to taking a beginner web site and making it great. The book covers topics of interest to a web professional who is trying to develop and deploy a complex application. These topics include:
- Using REST to structure your application cleanly
- How to test and deploy your application for maximum automation with minimal headache
- Protecting your site and your user's data
- Using Rails to create the kinds of interactions that web users are coming to expect

The current Rails books are either beginner books, cookbook-style books, or specifically aimed at Ajax development. This book will fill the void for a book that discusses in-depth the information that a developer would need in order to move from a basic site to a fully featured web application.




събота, 6 юни 2009 г.

The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century. 2 vol.





CEPR - The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century
Publisher: CEPR | ISBN: 978-0-9557009-3-4 | edition June 2008 | PDF | 204 pages | 1,12 mb

CEPR - The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century. Vol.2 June – December, 2008
Publisher: CEPR | ISBN: 978-0-9557009-9-6 | edition January 2009 | PDF | 390 pages | 2,16 mb

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a registered charity founded in 1983 by Richard Portes, FBA, CBE, is a network of over 700 researchers based mainly in universities throughout Europe, who collaborate through the centre in research and its dissemination. CEPR's office is located in London but CEPR is a Think-Net drawing on academic research across Europe.

The Centre's mission is to promote research excellence and policy relevance in European economics. CEPR network of over 700 Research Fellows and Affiliates are based in over 237 different institutions in 28 countries (90% in the European Union. Because it draws on such a large network of researchers, CEPR is able to produce a wide range of research that reflects a broad spectrum of individual viewpoints and perspectives.




четвъртък, 4 юни 2009 г.

J. K. Rowling - Quidditch Through the Ages




J. K. Rowling - Quidditch Through the Ages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing | ISBN: 0747554714 | edition 2001 | PDF | 42 pages | 3,2 mb

Quidditch Through the Ages is both a fictional book described in the Harry Potter series of novels by the British author J. K. Rowling, and a real book by that author, although her name is only stated in the book as the copyright holder of the "Harry Potter"-name. The real book purports to be a reproduction of a copy of the fictional book held in the Hogwarts library, written by Kennilworthy Whisp.



J. K. Rowling - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them




J. K. Rowling - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Publisher: Topeka Bindery | ISBN: 0613325419 | edition 2001 | PDF | 152 pages | 3,2 mb

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by English author J. K. Rowling to benefit the charity Comic Relief. Over 80% of the cover price of each book sold goes directly to poor children in various places around the world. According to Comic Relief, sales from this book and its companion Quidditch Through the Ages have raised £15.7 million. In a 2001 interview with publisher Scholastic, Rowling stated that she chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed a lot of information. Rowling's name does not appear on the cover of the book, the work being credited under the pseudonym "Newt Scamander".


сряда, 3 юни 2009 г.

Kevin D. Mitnick - The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers




Kevin D. Mitnick - The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
Publisher: Wiley 2005 | ISBN: 0764569597 | PDF | 291 pages | 3,06 mb

It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick to write about the art of hacking. In 1995, he was arrested for illegal computer snooping, convicted and held without bail for two years before being released in 2002. He clearly inspires unusual fear in the authorities and unusual dedication in the legions of computer security dabblers, legal and otherwise. Renowned for his use of "social engineering," the art of tricking people into revealing secure information such as passwords, Mitnick (The Art of Deception) introduces readers to a fascinating array of pseudonymous hackers. One group of friends bilks Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines; another fellow, less fortunate, gets mixed up with a presumed al-Qaeda–style terrorist; and a prison convict leverages his computer skills to communicate with the outside world, unbeknownst to his keepers. Mitnick's handling of these engrossing tales is exemplary, for which credit presumably goes to his coauthor, writing pro Simon. Given the complexity (some would say obscurity) of the material, the authors avoid the pitfall of drowning readers in minutiae. Uniformly readable, the stories—some are quite exciting—will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry. Agent, David Fugate. (Mar.) (Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2005)

Infamous criminal hacker turned computer security consultant Mitnick offers an expert sequel to his best-selling The Art of Deception, this time supplying real-life rather than fictionalized stories of contemporary hackers sneaking into corporate servers worldwide. Each chapter begins with a computer crime story that reads like a suspense novel; it is a little unnerving to learn how one's bank account is vulnerable to digital thieves or how hackers with an interest in gambling can rake in thousands of dollars in just minutes at a compromised slot machine. The hack revealed, Mitnick then walks readers step by step through a prevention method. Much like Deception, this book illustrates that hacking techniques can penetrate corporate and government systems protected by state-of-the-art security.
Mitnick's engaging writing style combines intrigue, entertainment, and education. As with Deception, information technology professionals can learn how to detect and prevent security breaches, while informed readers can sit back and enjoy the stories of cybercrime. Recommended for most public and academic libraries.--Joe Accardi, William Rainey Harper Coll. Lib., Palatine, IL (Library Journal, January 15, 2005)




Cory Doctorow - Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future


Cory Doctorow - Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
Publisher: Tachyon Publications 2008 | ISBN: 1892391813 | PDF | 224 pages | 4,01 mb

Doctorow here proves he’s smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he’s passionate about. On topics ranging from fanfic (readers’ additions to their favorite authors’ creations, usually online) to the terrible business model Microsoft presents by treating customers like potential thieves from the beginning, Doctorow moves to the forefront of conversations likely to determine how creators and audiences are able to use new technologies. He compares Internet content-management problems to similar technological snafus—such as the transition from live performance to radio, and from manuscript to printed books—and how the established order of the day reacted, demonstrating his grasp of the ways in which history repeats itself and how we can use the lessons of history to cope with further changes in the exchange of information. Doctorow excels in writing short forms, the essay no less than the short story, making this collection a pleasure to read, not to mention thought-provoking. --Regina Schroeder

събота, 30 май 2009 г.

The Human Resources Glossary, Third Edition: The Complete Desk Reference for HR Executives, Managers, and Practitioners




The Human Resources Glossary, Third Edition: The Complete Desk Reference for HR Executives, Managers, and Practitioners
Publisher: CRC Press LLC 2003 | ISBN: 1574443518 | PDF | 840 pages | 3,57 mb

The fast paced world of human resources (HR) management, development, and utilization requires HR professionals to fill many roles and speak many "languages." The Human Resources Glossary answers the demand for a single authoritative source that compiles and explains the vocabulary of HR practitioners. This glossary defines HR terms and explains their context, use, and managerial implications in 56 of the most important HR areas, including benefits, compensation, disability, discipline, employee services, health care, organization development, productivity, hiring practices, employee testing, training, travel management, meeting management, and work measurement.



петък, 29 май 2009 г.

Narcis Serra, Joseph E. Stiglitz (Editors) - The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance




Narcis Serra, Joseph E. Stiglitz (Editors) - The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008 | ISBN: 0199534098 | PDF | 384 pages | 1,88 mb

This volume brings together many of the leading international figures in development studies, such as 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics winner Paul Krugman, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Dani Rodrik, Joseph Stiglitz, Daniel Cohen, Olivier Blanchard, Deepak Nayyer and John Williamson to reconsider and propose alternative development policies to the Washington Consensus. Covering a wide range of issues from macro-stabilization to trade and the future of global governance, this important volume makes a real contribution to this important and ongoing debate.
The volume begins by introducing the Washington Consensus, discussing how it was originally formulated, what it left out, and how it was later interpreted, and sets the stage for a formulation of a new development framework in the post-Washington Consensus era. It then goes on to analyze and offer differing perspectives and potential solutions to a number of key development issues, some which were addressed by the Washington Consensus and others which were not. The volume concludes by looking toward formulating new policy frameworks and offers possible reforms to the current system of global governance.


четвъртък, 28 май 2009 г.

Kevin D. Mitnick - The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security




Kevin D. Mitnick - The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Publisher: Wiley | ISBN: 076454280X | edition 2003 | PDF | 577 pages | 3,61 mb

Mitnick is the most famous computer hacker in the world. Since his first arrest in 1981, at age 17, he has spent nearly half his adult life either in prison or as a fugitive. He has been the subject of three books and his alleged 1982 hack into NORAD inspired the movie War Games. Since his plea-bargain release in 2000, he says he has reformed and is devoting his talents to helping computer security. It's not clear whether this book is a means toward that end or a, wink-wink, fictionalized account of his exploits, with his name changed to protect his parole terms. Either way, it's a tour de force, a series of tales of how some old-fashioned blarney and high-tech skills can pry any information from anyone. As entertainment, it's like reading the climaxes of a dozen complex thrillers, one after the other. As a security education, it's a great series of cautionary tales; however, the advice to employees not to give anyone their passwords is bland compared to the depth and energy of Mitnick's descriptions of how he actually hacked into systems. As a manual for a would-be hacker, it's dated and nonspecific better stuff is available on the Internet but it teaches the timeless spirit of the hack. Between the lines, a portrait emerges of the old-fashioned hacker stereotype: a socially challenged, obsessive loser addicted to an intoxicating sense of power that comes only from stalking and spying.



сряда, 27 май 2009 г.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable




Nassim Nicholas Taleb - The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Publisher: Random House 2007 | 366 Pages | ISBN: 1400063515 | PDF | 7 MB

Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon warned that our minds are wired to deceive us. "Beware the fallacies into which undisciplined thinkers most easily fall--they are the real distorting prisms of human nature." Chief among them: "Assuming more order than exists in chaotic nature." Now consider the typical stock market report: "Today investors bid shares down out of concern over Iranian oil production." Sigh. We're still doing it.

Our brains are wired for narrative, not statistical uncertainty. And so we tell ourselves simple stories to explain complex thing we don't--and, most importantly, can't--know. The truth is that we have no idea why stock markets go up or down on any given day, and whatever reason we give is sure to be grossly simplified, if not flat out wrong...




вторник, 26 май 2009 г.

Виктор Пелевин - П5. Прощальные песни политических пигмеев Пиндостана




Виктор Пелевин - П5. Прощальные песни политических пигмеев Пиндостана
Издательство: Эксмо, 2008 | 288 стр. | ISBN: 067232993X | PDF |0,7 MB

Новая книга Виктора Пелевина "П5: прощальные песни политических пигмеев Пиндостана" появилась на книжных прилавках 5 октября - дата, несомненно, продуманная писателем, который каждый свой шаг предварительно раскидывает по И-цзин - ах, все эти неслучайные пятерки. За три недели сборник из пяти рассказов (Зал поющих кариатид, Кормление крокодила Хуфу, Некромент, Пространство Фридмана, Ассасин) не прочитал только ленивый, книга уверенно вытеснила конкурентов с прилавков книжных магазинов, возглавила списки продаж, вызвала предсказуемое жужжание блогосферы, которое, однако, совсем не назовешь восторженным...

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Ubuntu Unleashed 2008 Edition: Covering 8.04 and 8.10 (4th Edition)




Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson - Ubuntu Unleashed 2008 Edition: Covering 8.04 and 8.10 (4th Edition)
Publisher: Sams 2008 | 864 Pages | ISBN: 067232993X | PDF |15 MB

Ubuntu Unleashed 2008 Edition presents comprehensive coverage of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been increasingly turning to Ubuntu for a user-friendly, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, and you will find complete details on Ubuntu’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2008 Edition includes a range of coverage: From the software you need in your everyday work, such as the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly using multiple printers, shell scripts, and more.

For the hardcore Linux enthusiast, there is complete coverage of the X Window system, Linux programming, web server administration, and network administration.

Includes a DVD with a full Ubuntu Linux distribution, plus a free upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 8.10 once it is released


Andrew Hudson is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about Linux. He has significant experience in Red Hat and Debian-based Linux distributions and deployments and can often be found sitting at his keyboard tweaking various settings and config files just for the hell of it. He lives in Wiltshire, which is a county of England, along with his wife, Bernice, and their son, John. Andrew does not like Emacs. He can be reached at andy.hudson@gmail.com.

Paul Hudson is a recognized expert in open-source technologies. He is also a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. Paul is passionate about free software in all its forms and uses a mix of Linux and BSD to power his desktops and servers. Paul likes Emacs. Paul can be contacted through http://hudzilla.org.


понеделник, 25 май 2009 г.

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell





LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media | ISBN: 0596005288 | edition 2006 | CHM | 961 pages | 2,28 mb

You may not have heard of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) or its professional certifications, but they're becoming an important part of proving professional competence in the Linux operating system. That aside, LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell is a fantastic introductory Linux book, well suited to introducing a curious newcomer to the environment and bringing an intermediate user up to expert status.

The book is organized around the LPI's published standards for two Level 1 exams (exams 101, which deals with key commands and file-system concepts, and 102, which places more emphasis on hardware, networking, and shell scripting). The organization works well even if you're not specifically preparing for either exam.

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell assumes nothing in early chapters, going so far--to cite one example--as to walk readers through the concept of commands with parameters separately from the concept of commands alone. Later, the pace picks up, and strategic advice is substituted (such as how to partition a disk for maximum speed and reliability) for "type-this" instructions.

Throughout, the book makes effective use of O'Reilly's time-tested and remarkably clear format for presenting Unix commands and configuration files. Each chapter concludes with a series of exercises designed to help you discover behaviors on your own, and includes the practice questions you expect in a test-prep aid. --David Wall

Topics covered: The knowledge that's tested on the Linux Professional Institute's exams 101 and 102, which includes everything from basic Linux commands and concepts to installation of the operating system, essential network configuration, and kernel recompilation.



неделя, 24 май 2009 г.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions


Dan Ariely - "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions"
304 pages | HarperCollins 2008 | ISBN: 006135323X | PDF | 4 Mb

Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why cautious people make poor decisions about sex when aroused, why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. According to Ariely, our understanding of economics, now based on the assumption of a rational subject, should, in fact, be based on our systematic, unsurprising irrationality. Ariely argues that greater understanding of previously ignored or misunderstood forces (emotions, relativity and social norms) that influence our economic behavior brings a variety of opportunities for reexamining individual motivation and consumer choice, as well as economic and educational policy. Ariely's intelligent, exuberant style and thought-provoking arguments make for a fascinating, eye-opening read.

Contents

INTRODUCTION. How an Injury Led Me to Irrationality and to the Research Described Here

CHAPTER 1. The Truth about Relativity: Why Everything Is Relative--Even When It Shouldn't Be

CHAPTER 2. The Fallacy of Supply and Demand: Why the Price of Pearls--and Everything Else--Is Up in the Air

CHAPTER 3. The Cost of Zero Cost: Why We Often Pay Too Much When We Pay Nothing

CHAPTER 4. The Cost of Social Norms: Why We Are Happy to Do Things, but Not When We Are Paid to Do Them

CHAPTER 5. The Influence of Arousal: Why Hot Is Much Hotter Than We Realize

CHAPTER 6. The Problem of Procrastination and Self-Control: Why We Can't Make Ourselves Do What We Want to Do

CHAPTER 7. The High Price of Ownership: Why We Overvalue What We Have

CHAPTER 8. Keeping Doors Open: Why Options Distract Us from Our Main Objective

CHAPTER 9. The Effect of Expectations: Why the Mind Gets What It Expects

CHAPTER 1O. The Power of Price: Why a 50-Cent Aspirin Can Do What a Penny Aspirin Can't

CHAPTER 11. The Context of Our Character, Part I: Why We Are Dishonest, and What We Can Do about It

CHAPTER 12. The Context of Our Character, Part II: Why Dealing with Cash Makes Us More Honest

CHAPTER 13. Beer and Free Lunches: What Is Behavioral Economics, and Where Are the Free Lunches?

Thanks
List of Collaborators
Notes
Bibliography and Additional Readings
Index
Index of Ideas

The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See





Chris Sherman, Gary Price - "The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See"
Publisher: Information Today, Inc. | ISBN: 091096551X | 1 edition 2001 | PDF | 402 pages | 4,85 MB

Enormous expanses of the Internet are unreachable with standard Web search engines. This book provides the key to finding these hidden resources by identifying how to uncover and use invisible Web resources. Mapping the invisible Web, when and how to use it, assessing the validity of the information, and the future of Web searching are topics covered in detail. Only 16 percent of Net-based information can be located using a general search engine. The other 84 percent is what is referred to as the invisible Web-made up of information stored in databases. Unlike pages on the visible Web, information in databases is generally inaccessible to the software spiders and crawlers that compile search engine indexes. As Web technology improves, more and more information is being stored in databases that feed into dynamically generated Web pages. The tips provided in this resource will ensure that those databases are exposed and Net-based research will be conducted in the most thorough and effective manner.

About the Author
Gary Price is a reference librarian at George Washington University. He lives in Vienna, Virginia. Chris Sherman is the director of the guide to Web searching on About.com and president of Searchwise, a consulting firm. He is the author of the CD-ROM Handbook and a frequent contributor to Online magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.


Table of Contents

Introduction
The Invisible Web in a Nutshell
What to Expect from This Book
Boldly Go Where No Search Engine Has Gone Before
About www.invisible-web.net

Chapter 1 - The Internet and the Visible Web
How the Internet Came to Be
Early Net Search Tools
Enquire Within Upon Everything
Weaving the Web
Early Web Navigation
The First Search Engines

Chapter 2 - Information Seeking on the Visible Web
Browsing vs. Searching
Web Directories
How Web Directories Work
Issues with Web Directories
Search Engines
How Search Engines Work
Issues with Search Engines
Search Engines vs. Directories

Chapter 3 - Specialized and Hybrid Search Tools
Targeted Directories and Focused Crawlers
Targeted Directories
Focused Crawlers
Vertical Portals (Vortals)
How to Find Vortals
Metasearch Engines
Issues with Metasearch Engines
Value-Added Search Services
Alternative Search Tools
Browser Agents
Client-Based Search Tools
Web Rings
Fee-Based Web-Accessible Services
Next Stop: The Invisible Web

Chapter 4 - The Invisible Web
Invisible Web Defined
Why Search Engines Can’t See the Invisible Web
Four Types of Invisibility
The Opaque Web
The Private Web
The Proprietary Web
The Truly Invisible Web

Chapter 5 - Visible or Invisible?
Navigation vs. Content Sites
Direct vs. Indirect URLs
The URL Test
Specialized vs. Invisible
Visible vs. Invisible
The Library of Congress Web Site:
Both Visible and Invisible
The Robots Exclusion Protocol

Chapter 6 - Using the Invisible Web
Why Use the Invisible Web?
When to Use the Invisible Web
Top 25 Invisible Web Categories
What’s NOT on the Web—Visible or Invisible
Spider Traps, Damned Lies, and Other Chicanery
Keeping Current with the Invisible Web
Build Your Own Toolkit

Chapter 7 - Case Studies
Case 1 - Historical Stock Quotes
Case 2 - Patent Information
Case 3 - Real-Time Tracking
Case 4 - Locating an Out of Print Book
Case 5 - Telephone Numbers and Zip Codes
Case 6 - Finding Online Images
Case 7 - Investment Research
Case 8 - The Invisible Web Fails to Deliver!

Chapter 8 - The Future: Revealing the Invisible Web
Smarter Crawlers
The Promise and Pitfalls of Metadata
Beyond Text
Delving into Databases
Hypertext Query Languages
Real-Time Crawling
Long Live the Invisible Web

Chapter 9 - The Best of the Invisible Web
Invisible Web Pathfinders
An Invisible Web Directory
Frequently Asked Questions about the Directory
In Summary: The Top 10 Concepts to Understand
about the Invisible Web

Chapter 10 - Art and Architecture
Architecture
Artists
Galleries on the Web
Gateways to Art and Architecture Resources
Reference

Chapter 11 - Bibliographies and Library Catalogs
Bibliographies
Library Catalogs

Chapter 12 - Business and Investing
Company Information and Research
Consumer Resources
Economics—United States
Economics—World
Financial Institutions
General Business Resources
Government Contracts
Industry-Specific Resources
Investment Resources
Jobs and Career Information
Lookup Services
Marketing Resources
Pension Resources
Personal Finances
Philanthropy and Non-Profit Resources
Research and Development
Real Estate
Tariffs and Trade
Trade Shows and Conventions

Chapter 13 - Computers and Internet
Computers and Computing
Internet Resources

Chapter 14 - Education
Classroom and Teacher Support
Directories and Locators
Financial Information and Scholarships
General Education Resources
Statistics

Chapter 15 - Entertainment
Amusements
General Entertainment Resources
Movies and Cinema
Music
Performances and Events

Chapter 16 - Government Information and Data
Directories and Locators
General Government Resources
Government Documents
Government Officials
Government Programs
Politics, Policy, and International Relations
Statistics

Chapter 17 - Health and Medical Information
Diseases and Conditions
Images
Healthcare and Medical Information
Healthcare Professional Resources
Locators
Nutrition
Patient Information and Consumer Resources
Pharmaceutical Drugs
Research
Workplace Health and Safety

Chapter 18 - U.S. and World History
United States History
World History

Chapter 19 - Legal and Criminal Resources
Attorney and Law Firm Locators
Crime and Criminals
Decisions
Documents and Records
General Legal Resources
Intellectual Property
Laws, Codes, and Treaties

Chapter 20 - News and Current Events
Audio
Directories
News Search Resources
Video

Chapter 21 - Searching for People
Famous and Historical People
Genealogy Resources
Group and Affiliation Directories
Online White Pages and Lookup Tools
Veterans and Currently Serving Military

Chapter 22 - Public Records
General Public Records Resources
Location-Specific Public Records

Chapter 23 - Real-Time Information
Environment
Government
Miscellaneous Tracking
Space and Satellite
Stock Quotes
Transportation
Weather

Chapter 24 - Reference
Associations
Awards
Books
Calculators
Consumer Resources
Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Translation Resources
Food and Beverages
General Reference Resources
Journals and Periodicals
Library/Online Searching
Locators
Maps and Geography
Sports
Travel
Weather

Chapter 25 - Science
Agriculture
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Energy
Engineering
Environment
General Science Resources
Mathematics and Physics
Oceanography
Research and Development
Space and Astronomy
Weather and Meteorology

Chapter 26 - Social Sciences
Anthropology
Archaeology
Demographics
Development Resources
General Resources
Gender Studies and Data
Latin America
Military Resources
Psychology
Research and Development
Religion

Chapter 27 - Transportation
Air
Automobile
General Transportation Resources
Maritime
Railroad

Glossary
References
About the Authors
Index





Пиратская бухта. Последний берег утопии




Алексей Поликовский - "Пиратская бухта. Последний берег утопии"
The Pirate Bay. The Last Coast of Utopia (rus)
2009|PDF|3.4 Мб

Это книга о процессе над Пиратской Бухтой. Это книга о будущем, которое несут нам высокие технологии. Это книга о завтрашнем дне, который уже наступил.

Это книга о новых вещах. Вы не знаете, что такое Пиратская Бухта? Вы и подумать не могли, что в благопристойной Швеции бывают политические процессы? Вы не задумывались о том, что многие вещи, за которые с нас требуют деньги, на самом деле должны быть бесплатными? Обо всем этом вы можете узнать, скачав эту принципиально-бесплатную книгу.

Это необычное издание с большим количеством иллюстраций распространяется только через Интернет и только через торрент-трекеры ( в виде исключения - на сайте автора). Оно призвано привлечь внимание публики к проблеме копирайта, к достоинствам свободного программного обеспечения, к принципиальным вопросам свободы в Сети.

Книга была выпущена с открытым концом в начале процесса над Пиратской Бухтой. Здесь представлен второй, полный и окончательный вариант, выпущенный в свет после окончания процесса.



петък, 22 май 2009 г.

Ruby on Rails Power!: The Comprehensive Guide




Aneesha Bakharia, "Ruby on Rails Power!: The Comprehensive Guide"
Course Technology PTR | 2007 | ISBN: 1598632167 | 448 pages | PDF | RAR 9,3 MB

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Здрач (Twilight saga)



Здрач (Twilight saga)
Стефани Майер

5-те книги на български --> в Културата е свободна, културата е свобода

Културата е свободна, културата е свобода

Научавам се, че на Генералната асамблея на Федерацията на европейските книгоиздатели, която започна вчера у нас в рамките на Панаира на книгата, ще се обсъжда груповият иск на автори и издатели срещу Google, която нарушила техните авторски права, като е сканирала книгите им. В знак на протест срещу това безумие започвам нов блог - Културата е свободна. Kултурата е свобода за споделяне на книги, филми, музика и софтуер.

Ако авторските и сродните им права бяха съществували винаги такива, каквито са днес, ние никога нямаше да познаваме Епоса на Гилгамеш, Махабхарата и Рамаяна, Илиадата или Одисеята, Попол Вух, Библията или Корана. Цифровите технологии за разпространение като р2р мрежите, нови семейства права като Creative Commons, движения като тези за отворени код и за свободен софтуер пред очите ни превръщат днешната културна епоха в решителен момент, който изисква цялостна ревизия на модела, която регулира културата в последните 300 години. Повече за безумието на съвременната система за интелектуална собственост --> Deconstructing stupidity от James Boyle

Започвам с две книги за неизбежната anticopyright революция:

David Bollier - Viral Spiral. How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

David M. Berry - Copy, Rip, Burn. The Politics of Open Source

Подробности за тях и линкове за даунлоуд --> в Културата е свободна, културата е свобода. Смятам чрез него редовно да споделям книги и софтуер, понякога музика и филми, като изрично трябва да уточня, че никакво съдържание няма да бъде хоствано на сървъра на блога, ще публикувам само линкове за даунлоуд. Повечето книги ще са на английски, филмите по възможност с бг субтитри. В Семки и бонбонки ще публикувам само новите линкнати заглавия, а подробностите и линковете - в Културата... Тъй че може да си го сложите във Favorites ;-)

сряда, 20 май 2009 г.

Juanes ft. Nelly Furtado - A Dios Le Pido

Случайно попаднах на английски превод на A Dios Le Pido на Хуанес, и текстът ми се стори много красив:
For my eyes to wake up with the light of your sight,
I ask God for my mother not to die and for my father to remember me,
I ask God for you to stay by my side and not to ever leave my life,
I ask God for my soul not to rest when my sky is about loving you,
I ask God for the days I have and the nights that are not here yet
I ask God for the sons of my sons and the sons of their sons
I ask God for my people not to shed so much blood, and for my people to raise
I ask God for my soul not to rest when my sky is about loving you,
I ask God for one more second of life to give you, and to always stay by you
One more second of life to give you, and my whole heart to hand to you,
one more second of life, I ask God for.
And that if I die, it's because of love, and if I fall in love, it's with you
and that your voice is this heart everyday.
I ask God that if I die, it's because of love, and if I fall in love, it's with you
and that your voice is this heart everyday.
I ask God, I ask God...
За забравилите - ето я на живо на латиноезичните Грами 2002 в изпълнение с Нели Фуртадо:

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Надявам се, че преводът не е далеч от испанския оригинал:
Que mis ojos se despierten con la luz de tu mirada, yo a
Dios le pido que mi madre no se muera y que mi padre me recuerde,
a Dios le pido que te quedes a mi lado y que más nunca te me vayas mi
vida,
a Dios le pido que mi alma no descanse cuando de amarte se trate mi
cielo
a Dios le pido por los días que me quedan y las noches que aún no llegan
yo
a Dios le pido por los hijos de mis hijos y los hijos de tus hijos
a Dios le pido que mi pueblo no derrame tanta sangre y se levante mi
gente
a Dios le pido que mi alma no descanse cuando de amarte se trate mi
cielo
a Dios le pido un segundo más de vida para darte y a tu lado para
siempre yo quedarme
Un segundo más de vida para darte y mi corazón entero entregarte
Un segundo más de vida yo a Dios le pido
Y que si me muero sea de amor y si me enamoro sea de vos y quede tu
voz sea este corazón todos los días
a Dios le pido y que si me muero sea de amor y si me enamoro sea de vos
y que de tu voz sea este corazón todos los días a Dios le pido,
a Dios le pido...
Чудя се как ли би го направил на български някой добър преводач... Мисля, че "А Dios Le Pido" би трябвало да е "На Бога се моля". Във Vbox7 има клипче с бг превод, но не ми се струва хич добър (клипът обаче е хубав, макар и с лошо качество):

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Очите ми да се събуждат със светлината на твоя поглед
На Господ се помолих дано майка ми да не умира и баща ми да ме запомни
На Господ се помолих да останеш при мен и никога повече да не напуснеш живота ми
На Господ се помолих моята душа да не е никога уморена, когато те обичам, любов моя
На Господ се помолих за останалите дни, които ми остават, и за нощите, които още не са дошли,
На Господ се помолих и за децата на децата ми, и за децата на децата ти
На Господ се помолих за моето село никога да не се пролива толкова кръв и да се изправят моите хора
На Господ се помолих моята душа да не е никога уморена, когато те обичам, любов моя
На Господ се помолих да ти дам още един миг живот, да ти предам сърцето си
Да ти дам още един миг живот и за да остана винаги на твоя страна
за още един миг живот
На Господ се помолих и ако умра, да бъде от любов, и ако се влюбя, да бъде в теб
И този глас да е всичко на това сърце всеки ден се моля на Бог
И ако умра, да бъде от любов, и ако се влюбя, да бъде в теб
И този глас да е всичко на това сърце всеки ден се моля на Бог
Също ми стана интересен стихът "for my people not to shed so much blood, and for my people to raise" и мисля, че отговорът е в биографията на Хуанес - той е роден в Меделин, Колумбия - страна, разкъсвана повече от 40 години от вътрешен военен кофликт между левите (нарко)партизани и паравоенните проправителствени групи. Хуанес е международно известен и като граждански активист, особено с дейността си за подпомагане на колумбийските жертви на противопехотните мини, а през 2005 г. Times го нареди сред 100-те най-влиятелни личности на света.


...А Dios Le Pido...

петък, 15 май 2009 г.

Защо не пиша.

Трудно ми е да пиша. Не че не ми се иска или няма какво, а някак ми се струва нередно да пиша за нещата, с които се занимавам, които ме интересуват, които чувствам - с изключение на едно: Синята коалиция. Обаче за нея не ми се пише по други причини - всичко е безкрайно ясно и безкрайно гадно:

БСП и ДПС искат да откраднат изборите като за целта използват всякакви незаконни и кални хватки. А слугинчетата им лъснаха като въшка на чело - "Атака", "Напред" на олигарха Ковачки, Кошлуковото "Ново време", Каракачановото МВРО, Любодиловият "Гергьовден".

Ясно ми е също какво правя аз в тази ситуация:

- Гласувам за Синята коалиция и през юни, и през юли.
- Другата седмица отивам в предизборния щаб да направя скромно дарение.
- Утре, събота, в 18,30 отивам в НДК на официалното откриване на кампанията.
- Междувременно, вече използвам всеки подходящ случай да обяснявам на роднини, приятели, познати защо трябва да изметем крадливата тройна ламя от властта, затова трябва да се гласува. Невинаги агитирам за Синята коалиция, когато знам или усетя, че човекът има твърда антисиня нагласа, минавам на план ББ - "гласувай за него, за да спреш крадливата червено-турската мафия".
- А-а, още трябва да разбера къде мога да се включа за разлепване на плакати и флаери.

Друго какво? Няма друго, нали казах, че всичко е безкрайно ясно?

А за да не ми е толкова гадно, се зарових в книги и музика. Изключително поучителна се оказа "Бaлoнитe нa Грийнспaн. Eпoхaтa нa нeвeжeствo във Фeдeрaлния рeзeрв"

# автор: Уилям Фликенщайн & Фредерик Шийхън
# издател: Сиела (2009)
# ISBN978-954-28-399-7
# език: български
# 176 страници




За интересуващите се от Грийнспан и ролята му за сегашната криза още три интересни книги:

Alan Shrugged. Alan Greenspan, the World's Most Powerful Banker

# автор: Jerome Tuccile
# издател: Wiley; 1 edition (August 16, 2002)
# ISBN-10: 047139906X
# ISBN-13: 978-0471399063
# език: English
# 302 страници,
# pdf формат
даунлоуд




Alan Greenspan.The Oracle Behind the Curtain

# автор: E. Ray Canterbery
# издател: World Scientific Publishing Company; annotated edition edition (February 16, 2006)
# ISBN-10: 9812566066
# ISBN-13: 978-9812566065
# език: английски
# 193 страници
# pdf формат
даунлоуд




Greenspan’s Fraud. How Two Decades of His Policies Have Undermined the Global Economy

# автор: Ravi Batra
# издател: Palgrave Macmillan (April 14, 2005)
# ISBN-10: 1403968594
# ISBN-13: 978-1403968593
# 288 страници
# език: английски
# pdf формат
даунлоуд




За музиката:
Кефя се, че си намерих първия и може би най-великия албум на Enigma във flac формат:

Enigma - MCMXC a.D.
- The Limided Edition (1990)
New Age, ambient | Recorded: 1990 |
# The Limited Edition (1990)
# EAC Rip; FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG; RAR 3% Rec.
# 372 MB | 60,27 min. | Full Covers
# Label: Virgin

даунлоуд:
http://rapidshare.com/files/228718181/EMCM90.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/228727665/EMCM90.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/228736662/EMCM90.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/228741226/EMCM90.part4.rar
парола: L@ter



Edit:
Как изпуснах най-личното слугинче - Яне?! Непростимо ;-)

четвъртък, 7 май 2009 г.

Антипатриотизъм и крак

Джордж КатебГледам, че двете книги за глобалната криза, които качих, са сваляни многократно, поради което предлагам още интересности (много съм гневна и ядна зарад пламенюруковските простотии, та нещо нещо полезно или приятно някому да сторя). Предлагам последната книга на един от най-уважаваните и влиятелни политически мислители на последния четвърт век Джордж Катеб "Патриотизъм и други грешки". Той е професор в Принстън и наред с Джон Роулс и Айзая Бърлин има значителен принос в политическата теория на съвременния либерализъм. Отявленият му индивидуализъм се чете в студиите му за Ралф Уолдо Емерсън, Джон Стюърт Мил и Хана Арендт. В последните години Катеб насочва вниманието си към непрекъснато усилващото се ерозиране на индивидуалните свободи от страна на администрацията на Буш и отровното влияние на религиозната, етническата и държавната групова идентичност върху морала.

Патриотизмът и други грешкиКнигата е разделена на три части. В първата Катеб дискутира експанзията на държавната власт (вкл. теми като всеобхватното следене на гражданите) и оправдаването на войната от Буш-мените. Втората част предалага есета в областта на психологията на морала, а третата съдържа съвременни интерпретации на най-големите политически мислители от Сократ до Хана Арендт.

Patriotism and Other Mistakes

1 edition (November 30, 2006)
Publisher: Yale University Press;
ISBN-10: 0300120494
ISBN-13: 978-0300120493
език английски, формат pdf, страници 464

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Другата благина е от по-пиратски характер - Kaspersky 2009 Trial Resetter, който се чакаше от доста време и понеже го намерих, бързам да зарадвам и някой друг. Няма да обяснявам нищо за него, на който му трябва, той разбира ;-)

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Edit:

Паролата за Trial Resetter-а е 17071935. Архивът съдържа 4 изпълними файла - за XP 32 или 64-битов, за Vista - 32 или 64.

Важно! Самият Касперски третира рисетъра като вирус и изтрива exe-тата, независимо, че са рарнати (това е отличителна черта на този антивирус - декомпресира, сканира и чисти архиви, само парола ги защитава). Затова след като рисетнете, Касперски ще ги изтрие, тъй че пазете си рарчето отделно за следващия рисет.-