Computers Technology

Download OpenSPARC Internals by David L. Weaver PDF

By David L. Weaver

"OpenSPARC Internals: OpenSPARC T1 and T2 Chip Multithreaded (CMT) Throughput Computing" offers an advent to the open-source OpenSPARC T1 and T2 microprocessors. OpenSPARC T1 and T2 are the 1st and merely open-source CMT (Chip Multi-Threaded) microprocessors and primary and basically open-source 64-bit microprocessors in lifestyles. a whole T1 layout includes eight cores (32 threads), whereas T2 is eight cores (64 threads). This e-book contains an outline of the way OpenSPARC may be positioned to educational or commerical use, developing improvement surroundings, reconfiguring the deisgns to differing numbers of threads or cores, synthesizing OpenSPARC T1 into FPGA ideas, configuring/using OpenSPARC simulation software program, compiling software program for an OpenSPARC objective processor, and a few dives into the OpenSPARC resource code itself. (this ebook can be on hand in PDF softcopy from the OpenSPARC site, http://OpenSPARC.net)

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Christian Living

Download Radical Gratitude: Discovering Joy through Everyday by Ellen Vaughn PDF

By Ellen Vaughn

'No one tells a narrative larger than Ellen Vaughn' ---Chuck Colson Why learn a pleasant booklet approximately gratitude? finally, being grateful isn't debatable. each person concurs that gratitude is an effective factor. neither is it rocket technological know-how. it's easy. yet radical gratitude is additionally robust, provocative, life-changing. it really is like a couple of glasses that get gradually sharper: the extra we thank, the extra we see to be glad about. Gratitude is the lens that finds God's magnificent grace at paintings. it's the key to tangible, daily pleasure. real to Ellen Vaughn's signature type, this e-book overflows with unforgettable, fantastic tales that convey gratitude's reworking energy. it truly is enjoyable, just a little quirky, deep . . . and immensely fresh.

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Christian Living

Download Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of by Gerry Bowler PDF

By Gerry Bowler

An Anglican priest palms out brass knuckles to his congregation, getting ready to conflict anti-Christmas lovers. Fascists neopagans insist that the iciness Solstice is the true Christmas, whereas Communists degree atheist musicals open air of church buildings on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize retailers that begin touting the vacation in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in purchasing department shops. Is there a battle on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas within the Crosshairs, there's and regularly has been a warfare, or numerous wars, on Christmas.

A adored international phenomenon, Christmas is the largest unmarried occasion on this planet. For Christians it's the second-most sacred date at the calendar, however it additionally engages billions of people that are stuck up in its commercialism, track, sentiment, commute, and frenetic busyness. considering the fact that its debatable invention within the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, pop culture, and fierce Christian competition; confronted abolition in Scotland and New England; and braved forget and near-death within the 1700s, merely to be miraculously reinvented within the 1800s. the 20th century observed it banned by means of Bolsheviks and twisted by means of Nazis. because then, exact curiosity teams of each stripe have used the holiday's mammoth attractiveness to attract realization to their factors.

Christmas within the Crosshairs tells the tale of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing clergymen, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. during this eye-opening historical past of Christmas and its competitors from the start as much as the current day, Bowler supplies us a surprising, and richly enjoyable, new examine the culture we suggestion we knew so well.

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Contemporary Literature

Download Exit Lines by Joan Barfoot PDF

By Joan Barfoot

The Idyll lodge, the surroundings for Joan Barfoot’s impressive 11th novel, go out traces, is a pastel-hued care facility designed for seniors “with fit earning yet various hopes, despairs, talents and deformities.” In scathing aspect, Barfoot describes the Idyll Inn’s plastic crops, inoffensive artwork and pallid leisure actions, all prevalent to any reader who has had party to go to this type of position — or to dwell in a single. working the convey (or so she thinks) is priggish administrator Annabelle Walker, charged with conserving the citizens chuffed, or no less than as satisfied as is needed to maintain a tidy revenue flowing to far-away investors.

But no longer all citizens of the Idyll hotel decide to acquiesce. Sylvia inn, one of many Idyll Inn’s first citizens, prides herself on her steely spine, regardless of crippling arthritis. Affluently widowed, she has chosen the Idyll resort as a much less objectionable replacement to a deadly dwindling at domestic. She coolly refuses to be bossed, on no account through Annabelle Walker (about whose kin Sylvia retains a gloomy secret), or by way of her estranged daughter, Nancy, from whom she retains one more, much more explosive, mystery. Sylvia is set to unapologetically lay declare to her life of offerings, obligations and blame, no longer but conscious that her icy solitude will almost immediately be damaged via the corporate of 3 soon-to-be-intimate friends.

Given the facility’s small inhabitants, the Idyll Inn’s new population are guaranteed to have crossed paths. And certainly many have. Wheelchair-confined George Hammond, as soon as a good-looking shoe store—owner with a stay-at-home spouse and cherished daughter, in the past cupped Sylvia’s toes in his palms and prominent her well-formed calves. He has performed way more with Greta Bauer, his former clerk, whose loneliness as a tender immigrant widow with childrens rendered her to be had for a snug and possible simple affair. Now deposited less than a similar roof via absent young children, the previous fanatics are capable of think about the implications in their choices.

Completing the newly shaped coterie of associates is tiny Ruth Friedman, a retired Children’s reduction employee who retains a number of the city’s darkest secrets and techniques, and whose passionate late-in-life marriage to fellow social employee Bernard didn't contain childrens in their personal. Now additionally widowed, her grief unfathomably deep, she has taken to cheerfully analyzing scary information tales aloud to her new associates, who're quickly to find that those day-by-day doses of gloom are much less for his or her edification than they're in carrier of a determined undertaking for which Ruth wishes their complicity.

In the wryly humorous and completely compassionate go out traces, acclaimed writer Joan Barfoot once more treats her readers to an intimate stumble upon with a few attention-grabbing characters engaged within the struggle in their lives. Sylvia, George, Greta and Ruth are every now and then delicate, indignant, hilarious and deeply incorrect, yet consistently completely and captivatingly human. How will we deal with the aged in our liveYs? How will we intend to become older ourselves? do we ever come to the top of longing? go out strains brings to the outside those and different basic questions on the character of existence, and its ultimate.

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Contemporary Literature

Download The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas PDF

By Scarlett Thomas

'I do not know why everybody thinks nature is so benign and wonderful and lovely. All nature is making an attempt to do is kill us as successfully as possible.'

Great Aunt Oleander is lifeless. to every of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods will be lethal, yet in spite of this they could additionally include the key of enlightenment. now not that any one has a lot time for enlightenment. Fleur, left in the back of on the crumbling Namaste condo, needs to step into Oleander's position as guru to misplaced and lonely celebrities. Bryony desires to lose the load she wear after her botanist mom and dad disappeared, yet can't cease ingesting. And Charlie struggles to make experience of his existence after wasting the single girl he may perhaps really love.

A complicated and fiercely modern story of inheritance, enlightenment, lifestyles, dying, wish and family members bushes, The Seed creditors is crucial novel but from one of many world's such a lot bold and wonderful writers. As Henry James stated of George Eliot's Middlemarch, The Seed creditors is a 'treasurehouse of detail' revealing all that it capability to be hooked up, to be a part of a society, to join the universe and to be human.

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Contemporary Literature

Download Boy Toy (The Mark Manning Mysteries, Book 5) by Michael Craft PDF

By Michael Craft

Mark Manning gave up a profession as a renowned journalist at a big day-by-day newspaper in Chicago to take over because the proprietor and writer of the Dumont day-by-day sign in, the day-by-day newspaper in a small Wisconsin city. dwelling there together with his lover, architect Neil Waite, and his nephew and ward Thad Quatrain, Mark's lifestyles in Dumont is generally quiet.

At the instant, the largest information is the coming near near construction of a brand new play through the area people theater staff. neighborhood teenage boys are alternating within the lead position - one is Jason Thrush, a gregarious and a little egotistical athlete, and the opposite is Thad Quatrain. while Jason and Thad have a verbal conflict in the course of practice session, it really is speedy forgotten by way of nearly each person concerned. but if Jason turns up useless on starting evening - leaving Thad to take over the lead position - the neighborhood gossip turns opposed to Thad. Jason's loss of life is quickly proved to be homicide and, even if he has no longer been charged, opinion approximately city has all yet convicted Thad of the crime.

Sure that Thad is blameless, Mark, with assistance from his lover and pals, is decided to publicly transparent Thad's identify. yet that implies checking out precisely what occurred to Jason Thrush on that deadly day and Manning's research could position him and his family in mortal probability.

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Christian Living

Download S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for by Erik Rees PDF

By Erik Rees

Rick Warren’s bestselling e-book the aim pushed® existence describes God’s 5 reasons for each Christian. Now Erik Rees is helping you find God’s precise objective to your lifestyles in accordance with the best way God has formed you. He made you marvelously distinctive for a cause. faucet into that cause and into the secrets and techniques of your personal deeply own makeup—the awesome ensemble of passions, abilities, reviews, temperament, and non secular presents that interact to make you who you are—and you’ll detect the trail to a lifetime of unimagined function, influence, and success. during this eye-opening, empowering, and freeing publication, Rees indicates you ways to discover God’s strongest and powerful technique of advancing his state on the earth: your personal irreplaceable, richly specific own layout. in keeping with the aim of ministry defined within the objective pushed lifestyles, this inspiring guidebook supplies the instruments to: unencumber your God-given strength discover your particular country objective spread a nation plan on your lifestyles jam-packed with Scripture and real-life tales, S.H.A.P.E. offers a sequence of demanding situations that may advisor you thru the method of studying your own combination of religious presents: a collection of particular talents that God has given you to percentage his love and serve others. center: The unique passions God has given you that you can glorify him in the world. skills: The set of abilities God gave you in the event you have been born, which he additionally wishes you to take advantage of to make an influence for him. character: The exact manner God stressed you to navigate lifestyles and satisfy your particular state function. reports: these elements of your previous, either confident and painful, which God intends to exploit in nice methods. It’s all right here: insights which could switch how you examine your self and the way you reside your existence and sensible assistance for using them. notice the way to observe your awesome array of private attributes in ways in which convey self assurance, freedom, readability, and value which may in basic terms come out of your Creator.

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