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Title:   The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema
Author:   Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
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Subjects:   Non Fiction, Education, Morals
Collections:   Philosophy
Book Id:   WPLBN0001235285
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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...Ripley is a cartoonishly poor young adult whose overriding desire is to belong to a higher - or at least, richer - social class. While he waits upon... ... The boats sufficed only to half the number of those on board and the First Class, High Society passengers were preferred over the Low- Life immigra... ...ould have paid in kind. Faulty engineering, insufficient number of lifeboats, over-capacity, hubris, passengers and crew not drilled to face emerge... ...? The answers, in my view, are that no basis of discrimination can hold the moral high ground. They are all morally problematic because they are d... ...e Turing Test (to separate humans from other life forms) - the other is to somehow "barcode" all the robots by implanting some remotely readable sig... ...t contains and applies rules of symmetry (left vs. right), physics (light vs. dark, colors), social codes (face recognition, behaviour) and synerget... ...n (dedicated to hearing, reading, smelling, etc.); 2. Redundancy (unutilized over capacity capable to taking over functions from damaged centers);... ...hould be preserved; flood defenses erected or strengthened; and weather-monitoring capacity should be extended and modernized. These measures make ...
 
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Title:   Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies
Author:   Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications Imprint
Language:   English
Date:   2002
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Education, Technology
Collections:   Technology
Book Id:   WPLBN0001235240
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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...ves and becomes ubiquitous (within multi-purpose devices or as standalone higher quality units), as content becomes more attractive (already many ne... ...r than diminishing, returns mean that every additional unit sold yields a HIGHER profit - rather than a declining one. The pie is getting bigger. ... ...inking. The second mistake was to exclusively cater to the needs of a highly idiosyncratic group of people (Silicone Valley geeks and nerds). Th... ...s in the West to add illustrations (at first, black and white and then in color), tables, detailed maps and anatomical charts, and other graphics to... ...being the static digital rendition of a print edition - to being a lively, colorful, interactive and commercially enabled creature. The commercial... .... The oft-vindicated Moore's law predicts the doubling of computer memory capacity every 18 months. But memory is only one aspect of computing power... ...oday. Given that very inexpensive printers today can print in millions of colors, and that color computer printers were pretty much non-existent 30 ... ... many extras, e-books should really take advantage of the flexibility and capacity of the electronic medium. Publishers could include the author's n... ...basic computing and communications capabilities have continued to grow in capacity, other brilliant minds used the new capabilities to create the Div...
 
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Title:   Cyclopedia of Economics
Author:   Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications Imprint
Language:   English
Date:   2007
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Education, Economics
Collections:   Mathematics
Book Id:   WPLBN0001235224
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...otherwise the contracts that we sign will be null and void. But to deny anyone his capacity to materialize his potential and the goods and services... ...ilots) is morally justified. It violates some fundamental principles - but upholds higher moral obligations, to one's kin and kith. Note - The Excl... .... The dismal truth is that shares reify the expectation to find future buyers at a higher price and thus incur capital gains. In the Ponzi scheme k... ...e. Another myth has to do with the role of managers. They are supposed to generate higher returns to shareholders by increasing the value of the fi... ...than the number of individuals that the habitat can support (the habitat's carrying capacity). These are called K-selection species, or K-strategist... ...rk of art). No one in the audience has access to the original experience and their capacity to pass judgement is, therefore, in great doubt. On the... ...ne "blue"? Only by pointing out examples of blue. Thus, names of elementary ideas (colors, for instance) cannot be defined by words. They require a... ...) would call "red". If this is true where "objective", measurable, phenomena, like colors, are concerned - it is infinitely more true in the case o... ...inment, a species of pornography, a sanguineous art. Evildoers enliven our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and...
 
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Title:   Cyclopedia of Philosophy
Author:   Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications Imprint
Language:   English
Date:   2007
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Religion, Philosophy
Collections:   Philosophy
Book Id:   WPLBN0001235225
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...otherwise the contracts that we sign will be null and void. But to deny anyone his capacity to materialize his potential and the goods and services... ...ilots) is morally justified. It violates some fundamental principles - but upholds higher moral obligations, to one's kin and kith. Note - The Excl... .... The dismal truth is that shares reify the expectation to find future buyers at a higher price and thus incur capital gains. In the Ponzi scheme k... ...e. Another myth has to do with the role of managers. They are supposed to generate higher returns to shareholders by increasing the value of the fi... ...than the number of individuals that the habitat can support (the habitat's carrying capacity). These are called K-selection species, or K-strategist... ...rk of art). No one in the audience has access to the original experience and their capacity to pass judgement is, therefore, in great doubt. On the... ...ne "blue"? Only by pointing out examples of blue. Thus, names of elementary ideas (colors, for instance) cannot be defined by words. They require a... ...) would call "red". If this is true where "objective", measurable, phenomena, like colors, are concerned - it is infinitely more true in the case o... ...inment, a species of pornography, a sanguineous art. Evildoers enliven our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and...
 
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Title:   The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
Author:   James Boyle
Publisher:   Caravan Books
Language:   English
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Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Technology
Collections:   Education
Book Id:   WPLBN0001235260
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...s to live and thousands of ideals of beauty. You don’t want everything to be high culture; you want beer and skittles and trashy delights as well as b... ...porting, avant-garde theater, and shocking sculpture. You can see a role for highbrow, state-supported media or publicly financed artworks, but your in... ...res, knowing that no other firm can take their name or symbol. (Why produce a high-quality prod- uct, or a reliable cheap product, and build a big mark... ...gn meant the system was extremely “robust,” very fast, and of nearly infinite capacity. Using this technology, tens of millions of people around the wo... ...73 ___-1 ___0 ___ 1 37278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page 173 would change color when exposed to unhealthy levels of arsenic in drinking water, a me... ...d based on known parts and structures, each identified by a standard genetic “barcode,” then the chance of detecting problems and solving them is highe... ... living rooms in the middle sixties, black and white television went out and color television came in. We have only begun to understand some of the im... ...have any- where near the impact on black and white television that it has on color tele- vision; neither does brown smog against a blue sky.” 5 More i...
 
       
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