Experts discuss the future of peer-to-peer computing, harvesting information, Internet as operating system, cutting-edge technologies, content distribution, resource allocation, metadata, performance, gateways, and security.
The term "peer-to-peer" has come to be applied to networks that expect end users to contribute their own files, computing time, or other resources to some shared project. Even more interesting than the systems' technical underpinnings are their socially disruptive potential: in various ways they return content, choice, and control to ordinary users.While this book is mostly about the technical promise of peer-to-peer, we also talk about its exciting social promise. Communities have been forming on the Internet for a long time, but they have been limited by the flat interactive qualities of email and Network newsgroups. People can exchange recommendations and ideas over these media, but have great difficulty commenting on each other's postings, structuring information, performing searches, or creating summaries. If tools provided ways to organize information intelligently, and if each person could serve up his or her own data and retrieve others' data, the possibilities for collaboration would take off. Peer-to-peer technologies along with metadata could enhance almost any group of people who share an interest--technical, cultural, political, medical, you name it.This book presents the goals that drive the developers of the best-known peer-to-peer systems, the problems they've faced, and the technical solutions they've found. Learn here the essentials of peer-to-peer from leaders of the field:Nelson Minar and Marc Hedlund of target="new">Popular Power, on a history of peer-to-peerClay Shirky of acceleratorgroup, on where peer-to-peer is likely to be headedTim O'Reilly of O'Reilly & Associates, on redefining the public's perceptionsDan Bricklin, cocreator of Visicalc, on harvesting information from end-usersDavid Anderson of SETI@home, on how SETI@Home created the world's largest computerJeremie Miller of Jabber, on the Internet as a collection of conversationsGene Kan of Gnutella and GoneSilent.com, on lessons from Gnutella for peer-to-peer technologiesAdam Langley of Freenet, on Freenet's present and upcoming architectureAlan Brown of Red Rover, on a deliberately low-tech content distribution systemMarc Waldman, Lorrie Cranor, and Avi Rubin ofAT&T Labs, on thePublius project and trust in distributed systemsRoger Dingledine, Michael J. Freedman, andDavid Molnar ofFree Haven, on resource allocation and accountability in distributed systemsRael Dornfest of O'Reilly Network andDan Brickley of ILRT/RDF Web, on metadataTheodore Hong of Freenet, on performanceRichard Lethin on how reputation can be built onlineJon Udell 9781632940667//Deadworld is the long running horror series and this self contained graphic novel provides a great introduction to the overall story as each page features a scene or character with an accompanying narration that tells the tales of all those who live, died, and came back during the supernatural holocaust. Writer Gary Reed is joined by 47 different artists to bring forth this unique look at one of the longest running series in independent comics. Deadworld has been recently nominated for various awards including the Shel Dorf Fan Awards, Comic Monsters, and the Ghastlies. If you haven't read Deadworld yet, this is a fantastic entry to get a feel for the world of the dead...and if you're already a Deadworld reader, what a great way to keep up to date with a few reminders thrown in.9781632940674//The very first issue of Deadworld! A group of teens hide out in a school bus trying to find out what happened and how it has become a world of zombies. The initial group consists of John and his younger brother, Joey. Two friends who are known for their stance on anti-authority and suspected of being dope pushers, Mickey and Dan. Mike, who is the self-appointed leader and his girlfriend, Chris, and Donna who has fallen for Dan. The group tries to figure out what they should do and accumulate supplies. They decide to leave the Baton Rouge area and head west, towards California. 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Dan realizes that he can't save Deake, so he has to kill him to prevent the gate opening. Dan misses his opportunity and is surrounded by zombies.9781632940742//The group is discovered by a helicopter and there are ecstatic that they can now rejoin a civilized force. While on the copter, Dan overhears what the real situation is...they have been rescued only to become "zombie chow." Too late and the group now realize the fate in store for them. Punk and Eddie are two of Bowker's men and they escort the group to the "layaway", a holding compound full of prisoners. Inside the dark warehouse, the group discovers some of the family they have left earlier is there...Betty and Julie. The grandfather and father are both dead.9781632940759//Betty explains what happened and how they were captured. She informs them how some of the people are taken away from the compound and never seen again. A strange character that eats bugs attaches himself to the group, and he is known as Percy. Bowker, Punk, and Eddie join Moloch in a special rendezvous to see for themselves the area where the gate opening ritual was held. Mike is with them. The helicopter has a battle with a group of zombies led by King Zombie and Moloch declares that he wants King Zombie captured...alive.9781632940766//Mike is being tortured by hanging upside down from the helicopter over the zombies. Moloch wants answers to what Mike knows but Mike doesn't know what else to tell him. In the prison camp Wolverine continues to tear up the zombies and demands a tougher challenge. Dan and John find a way out of the warehouse via an air duct. As King Zombie watches the helicopter, he is also trailing Deake's footprints. He is stunned when the footprints suddenly disappear. And unfortunately two of our fa9781622821761\\Keeping a faithful prayer life with your family isn't easy. From herding distracted children to managing the seemingly endless litany of prayers and devotions, our spiritual life all too often feels frantic and burdensome.This isn't the way it should be. Our prayer life, our family life, and our work life should — and can! — be in harmony. When they are, our family is a powerhouse of grace, and Our Lord transforms our home into a little Eden — a little bit of heaven on earth.With simplicity and holy wisdom, authors David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler show you how to bring peace to your home by integrating your family into the calm, truly joyful way of Mother Church. Her feasts and seasons, prayers and devotions are gifts that draw us closer to God and unfold before us His marvelous plan of salvation.To help you live the liturgical life of the Church more fully, David and Leila reclaim here an almost lost tradition that families used for centuries to build a beautiful bridge between home and church: the little oratory.Consisting of a modest table and icons, the little oratory is a visible sign of spiritual awareness and devotion. It extends the Eucharistic worship of the Mass into the heart of your home, spiritually nourishing your family and preparing them to transform the world through prayer and charity.Building your own little oratory is simple, and in these pages you'll discover just how easy it is. In fact, you likely have most of the pieces in your home already except, perhaps, the sacred art. That's why we've included here seven full-colored icons that are ready for framing, enabling you to get started right away!By following the wise advice in this book, you'll discover the peace and love that flows from a home that is focused on Christ. You'll also learn . . .How to use sacred art to strengthen your prayer life. How to extend Catholic beliefs and devotions into every room of the house. Why the Liturgy of the Hours is important and how it can make your family holy.How to pray the Rosary with children and keep the rowdiest of them calm and reverent.The active role children can and should play in the prayer life of the family.What to do when only one parent takes the spiritual life seriously. How to overcome the feeling that you're too busy to pray. Practical ways to extend the liturgical life into your workplace. And countless other tips to help you practice your faith in the heart of your home.Scott Hahn"This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen. How I wish I'd had it when I first became a Catholic, not just for myself, as a husband and father, but for my family, too. If one book has the potential to transform the Catholic family (and society), this is it.".Thomas Howard"This book is a rare treasure."Christopher West"A superb guide to making that?encounter of thirsts a lived experience in the home."Daria Sockey, author of The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours"The Little Oratory will help you discover a pattern of daily prayer that truly fits your family life while creating a place of beauty in the heart of your home."Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO"An indispensable resource for anyone seeking?to make their home a breeding ground for holiness."Elizabeth Foss, Founder, In the Heart of My Home "Leila Lawler and David Clayton offer wisdom and grace?to Catholics seeking to make their homes a holy shelter."Joseph Pearce, editor of St. Austin Review"Wonderful, inspiring, and deeply practical.Stratford Caldecott, an editor of Magnificat UKA great blessing to Catholic families."Father Robert Reed, President, CatholicTV Network "A perfect guide for any family who strives to make their home a?place to experience the majesty and beauty of the Divine."