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Data Recovery E-Book

By: EaseUS

...e system that was developed for MS-DOS and is the primary file system for consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows ME. The ... ...2, with 32-bit cluster numbers, of which 28 bits are currently used. In theory, this should support a total of approximately 268,435,438 (< 2 28 ) ...

...The electric book introduces the construction of hard disk, the theory of data saving, construction of file system, the reasons of data lost and the examples of data recovery in detail. For more information visit http://www.easeus.com ...

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Data Recovery E-Book

By: EaseUS

...e system that was developed for MS-DOS and is the primary file system for consumer versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows ME. The ... ...2, with 32-bit cluster numbers, of which 28 bits are currently used. In theory, this should support a total of approximately 268,435,438 (< 2 28 ) ...

...The electric book introduces the construction of hard disk, the theory of data saving, construction of file system, the reasons of data lost and the examples of data recovery in detail. For more information visit http://www.easeus.com...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...y had somehow gotten excluded from the participation of such narcissistic, consumeristic appetites and that the salvation of compassion would not be f... ...n to buy. It was the congenial feeling more than the product itself that a consumer wished to gain. Consumers bought to get a fuzzy feeling and forge... ...t all-especially he who rarely thought of it as being essentially wrong in theory despite feeling nominally guilty. * "Do you think that he loves me?"... ...ery international and domestic product imaginable thrust into the hands of consumers in the form of flyers. Indeed, it was obscene enough to make a m... ...he impetuousness of human feelings, hollow; but not to the mind. There the theory of forms is sensed as eternal. Take me home. Drop this kid off wher...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...h consciousness. Still, numerous anecdotes recounted by eyewitnesses support the theory that consciousness survives in the first 2-6 seconds and ... ...n Vladimirovich Michurin (1855-1935) and his brand of Lamarckism - a pre-Darwinian theory of evolution of the species proposed in the French scient... ...t. A species with long necks was born. The Soviet leadership sought an indigenous theory to counter the "capitalistic" works of Mendel and Charles... ...the 1980s, Nokia took over Mobira, Salora, Televa and Luxor of Sweden and became a consumer electronics group - manufacturing televisions and such.... ...and such. Nokia continued with its acquisitions spree and, in 1987, bought the consumer electronics operations and part of the component busine... ... part of the component business of the German Standard Elektrik Lorenz, the French consumer electronics company Oceanic, and the Swiss cable machin... ...ade Commission as "any commercial electronic mail message sent, often in bulk, to a consumer without the consumer's prior request or consent." Unsol... ...cific Western University, California, USA. Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading. Certified E-Commerce Concepts ...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...of duties and obligations. The owner/manufacturer of a product must compensate the consumers should his product harm them in any manner that they w... ... amends if the product failed to meet the reasonable and justified expectations of consumers, based on such warrants and representations. The payme... ...possible where the laws of nature are different. This is the same tired regularity theory in a more exotic guise. They are all descendants of Hume'... ...rld. It mainly arises when we introduce intentional action and perception into the theory of causation. Let us revert to the much- maligned owner of... ... property, planning, wealth and capital. Mental inequalities lead to innovation and theory. Knowledge differentials are at the heart of educational ... ...d logic): computability or recursive functions (later to be developed into Automata Theory). The authors confined themselves to dealing with comput... ... in the predicate calculus. Later it was shown that many functions (even in number theory itself) were not recursive, meaning that they could not b...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...d now I had a chance to treat my life as a living laboratory and put this theory to the test. I resolved to be easy on myself and to approach the fu... ...cs. The business that shows it cares for its customers, and en­ sures that consumers get the best deal possible, is bound to be reinforced by the mar...

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...v. Ashcroft, 537 U.S. 186, 219-21 (2003). 124 Id. at 219 (“[E]very idea, theory, and fact in a copyrighted work becomes instantly available for pub... ...rch of the mandatory registry would, standing alone, be sufficient, but in theory a formal Page 77 REPORT ON ORPHAN WORKS U NITED STATES COPYRIGHT... ...index.html Robert S. Schwartz et al./Home Recording Rights Coalition and Consumers Electronic Association Sarah Elliott Michael Bowen David Pi...

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...v. Ashcroft, 537 U.S. 186, 219-21 (2003). 124 Id. at 219 (“[E]very idea, theory, and fact in a copyrighted work becomes instantly available for pub... ...rch of the mandatory registry would, standing alone, be sufficient, but in theory a formal Page 77 REPORT ON ORPHAN WORKS U NITED STATES COPYRIGHT... ...index.html Robert S. Schwartz et al./Home Recording Rights Coalition and Consumers Electronic Association Sarah Elliott Michael Bowen David Pi...

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Utility, Rationality and Beyond – from Behavioral Finance to Informational Finance

By: Sukanto Bhattacharya

...iness, Bond University for his thoughtful insights on some of the utility theory constructs. The author also feels indebted to a large extent to his ... ... This work covers a substantial mosaic of related concepts in utility theory as applied to financial decision-making. It reviews some of the cla... ... utility paradigm offered by the von Neumann-Morgenstern expected utility theory; exploring its major pitfalls before moving into what is postulated ... ...nd not always explicable using the known rules of statistical probability theory. 10 Individuals often have very distorted perceptions of ... ...nations of the two commodities give the same level of satisfaction to the consumer so as the consumer is indifferent to any particular combination. ... ...ce curves approach, the problem of utility maximization for an individual consumer may be expressed as a constrained non-linear programming problem ... ... above problem is formulated with a strict equality constraint i.e. if the consumer is allowed to use up the entire budget on the n commodities, then... ...ire budget on the n commodities, then the utility maximizing condition of consumer’s equilibrium is derived as the following first-order condition: ... ...e classical economic theory that in order to maximize utility, individual consumers necessarily must allocate their budget so as to equalize the rati...

...This work covers a substantial mosaic of related concepts in utility theory as applied to financial decision-making. It reviews some of the classical notions of Benthamite utility and the normative utility paradigm offered by the von Neumann-Morgenstern expected utility theory; exploring its m...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

...MEDIARY DISSEMINATORS OF CONCEPTS 78 Mass Media 78 INTERPERSONAL CHANNELS 81 THE CONSUMER'S PLACE IN "PLACE" 84 DESIGNING AND ORGANIZING THE CHANN... ...RATEGY FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE PROGRAM 99 Promotion. 99 SUMMARY 102 9 CONSUMER RESEARCH IN SOCIAL MARKETING 103 IS THERE A "SOCIAL" CON... ...em marketing concepts. We have to assume that all ideas enter a marketplace where consumers of ideas are exposed to multiple claims and counterclai... ...7 PREFACE The objective of this work is to investigate meeting grounds where the theory and practice of marketing overlap with processes of dissem... ...usiness of proposing and diffusing concepts, such as freedom of the press, nudism, consumer cooperatives, or "Join the Peace Corps." (a more complet... ...pectively. Part III presents a real-world application (Chapter 8), then considers consumers of concepts (Chapter 9) and finally market segmentation... ...rigorous … (but) specialized and narrow" (p. 60). This book attempts to bridge the theory /practice gap, first by postulating concepts such as a pre... ...upon which their wishes 11 safely can be carried out. That at any rate is the theory of our constitution. (Oliver Wendell Holmes [ 1919) in Abr... ...rs are sequenced to suit the reader having little or no familiarity with marketing theory. Those with some grounding in the subject might first perus...

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Surviving the Economic Crisis : Current and Future Trends

By: Mark W. Medley

... a low income job. In 1929, this would not be considered poverty, but wealth. Consumer goods are far cheaper compared to incomes, then anytime in hu... ...nfusion through these almost broke banks, that is going to be passed onto the consumer. Bear in mind, we are not talking about Zimbabwe here, but th... ...elease any spare cash in our pockets to enable us to spend. 3. Lower priced Consumer Goods Exporters will lower prices for their products, and d... ... of these industries, governments will have to give some kind of incentive to consumers to buy from these industries. If it's a price incentive, the... ... Buying National products could be perceived as Nationalistic, although consumers have usually bought on price. In the USA, the engine of the g... ...d, needs. And chances are, they themselves may have something you need. So in theory, exchanging goods for the equivalent value of another, does not...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...t XIX. Scavenger Economies, Predator Economies XX. Notes on the Economics of Game Theory XXI. Knowledge and Power XXII. Market Impeders and Mark... ... far better results. The outcome has been an embarrassing divorce between economic theory and its subjects. The economic actor is assumed to be con... ...f-interest" as the pursuit of the fulfillment of preferences is a tautology. The theory fails to predict important phenomena such as "strong reci... ...n accordance with the predictions of basic economic theories, such as the standard theory of utility and the theory of general equilibrium. Irritat... ...fective method of cost/benefit analysis applicable to such time horizons. How are consumer choices influenced by advertising and by pricing? No on... ...is concerned with the dissemination of information. Yet it is also a signal sent to consumers that a certain product is useful and qualitative and t... ...ing on one's point of view, this is a self- reinforcing virtuous - or vicious cycle. Consumers learn to expect lower prices - i.e., inflationary expe... ... part of the consumption basket underlying the CPI in America as late as 1998. The consumer price index in the USA may be overstated by one percent... ...st thinkers, such as Robert Bork, recommended to revise the law to focus solely on consumer welfare. These - and other insights - were incorporate...

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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...omputers did not have to be built that way: there could simply be a world of consumer information technology that comprised appliances. As with a Flex... ...s, and car- tridges became a more cost-effective way to install software. The consumer merely needed to know how to load in the cassette, diskette, or ... ...m in the late 1980s, 1 what cheap processors would small firms and mainstream consumers be using today? One possibility is a set of information applia... ...ost of deploying specialized hardware for that purpose might have ex- ceeded consumer demand. There is still the question of networking. People would ... ...dvance, however, was the dial-up modem, a crucial piece of hardware bridging consumer information processors and the world of computer networks, wheth... ...ativity, but it lacks accessibility. 11 The Generative Pattern 77 Affordance Theory Fields such as psychology, industrial design, and human-computer i... ...ble options are as obvious and inviting as possible to the intended users. A theory of affordances can also be used to predict what various people migh... ...he damage that they can inadvertently do. Yet unlike generativity, affordance theory does not focus much on systemic output. Instead, it takes one obje... ... and delineates its possible or likely uses. More recent incarnations of the theory suggest that the object’s designer ought to anticipate its uses an...

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The Labor Divide

By: Sam Vaknin

...ography IV. Appendix – The Keynesian view of Unemployment, Stabilization Theory and Full Employment Budgeting V. Appendix – Unemployment throughout... ...uctivity, Comparative advantage and Economic Growth”, Journal of Economic Theory 58, 1992 17. “Deindustrialization”, World Economic Outlook, April 1... ... Appendix – The Keynesian view of Unemployment, Stabilization Theory and Full Employment Budgeting (From The Encyclopedia Britannica 1... ...ake the excess demand for commodities effective. The traditional economic theory would postulate that, when actual output is kept at a level below t... ...to make their consumption demands effective. Unemployment then spreads to consumer goods industries. In expansion, the opposite occurs: an increase ... ... which to exert effective demand. Hence business will pick up also in the consumer goods industries. Thus the theory suggests the use of fiscal poli... ...t conducive to sustaining good relations between producer or provider and consumer. 10. Moral relativism is the mirror image of rampant individualis... ... COMPETITION The aims of competition (anti-trust) laws are to ensure that consumers pay the lowest possible price (the most efficient price) coupled... ...o have a deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the bat...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...signs, experience, physique, or biography, etc. directly to end-users and consumers. This is a return to pre-industrial times when artisans ruled the... ...to whole segments of the industry (e.g., small, or web-based publishers). Consumers - inundated, disappointed and exhausted - will pay a premium for ... ... to centralized, continuously updated, "addressbooks" of clients (stores, consumers, media, etc.). This reduces the time to market and increases eff... ...tion and process where interested people can market to each other. Ignite consumer networks and then get out of the way and let them talk." T... ...conversion from exposure to a marketing message (even from peers within a consumer network) - to an actual sale is a convoluted, multi-layered, high... ...is case be more readily tolerated as a marginal phenomenon. This is the theory. But the facts are tellingly different. The less the cost of product... ...is not the main function of the advertising dollar. Modern economic signal theory has cast advertising in a new and surprising - though by no means c... ...prising - though by no means counterintuitive - light. According to this theory, the role of advertising is to signal to the marketplace the adverti... ... (CEE). Broadband and e-commerce are distant rumors (ISDN is available in theory but not so in practice - DSL and ADSL are not available at all). Ra...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...g 890 Passion Pg 900 Innocence Pg 901 Modern Western Society Pg 903 The Consumer Dynamic Pg 915 The Destruction of All Language Pg 916 Cons... ... Pg 1290 Dynamics of Whitewashing Pg 1300 The Sacredness of the Immaculate Consumer Pg 1323 The Immaculate Caste System Pg 1325 The Cunning In... ... in size. The largeness of the Universe is Actually Infinite. This is not a theory or a supposition. This is a fact. Not only that… the smallness... ...light behaves. Light goes around objects directly in its path naturally. No theory of gravitational pull is needed to explain this phenomenon. To... ... The Universe 26 Not only that, but Einstein’s attempt to scrap his entire Theory of General Relativity by introducing what he called a ‘Cosmolog... ...cing what he called a ‘Cosmological Constant’ and further introducing another theory called ‘Special Relativity’ was a conscious attempt to sabotag... ... of using fire for more than 1 million years: we have become mindless organic consumers with the mindless intelligence level of a voracious all-cons... ...oracious all-consuming fire. If we had not begun using fire: we would not be consumers today, we would not be consuming the entire earth and mindles... ...he sleeping area free of all waste? Was this the beginning of humans living as consumers? Did the habit of consumption come from throwing everything...

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Facts and Fictions in the Securities Industry

By: Sam Vaknin

...t XVI. The Distributive Justice of the Market XVII. Notes on the Economics of Game Theory XVIII. The Spectrum of Auctions XIX. Distributions to Pa... ...rincipal Conundrum XXII. Trading in Sovereign Promises XXIII. Portfolio Management Theory XXIV. Going Bankrupt in the World XXV. The Author Intr... ...often bewildering marketplace. As opposed to the assumptions underlying the classic theory of portfolio analysis - investors do remember past prices... ...are not swayed. Studies cited in Edwin Elton and Martin Gruber's "Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis" and elsewhere show that a filter... ...n the prices of assets - such as stocks or real estate - as they do changes in the consumer price indices? Are asset bubbles indeed inflationary an... ...ed hitherto. But it still allowed them only very limited entry into commercial and consumer lending and trust services. Thus, these institutions we... ...ditor. Charles Kettering, head of the research division of General Motors described consumeritis thus, just days before the crash: "The key to econo... ...ntuitive finding. Asset inflation - no matter how vertiginous - rarely spills into consumer prices. The recent bubbles in Japan and the USA, for in... ...ks, well into the 1920, was to allocate capital to businesses (directly and through consumer credits and mortgages). Deposit-taking was a core func...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...unias at very close to the cost of growing them and bringing them to market. Consumer desires are satisfied and productive resources are allocated effic... ... sound so good. Patents, by contrast, keep the knowledge public, at least in theory; 3 you must describe it to own it.) And again, decisions about the... ...o the economists, the answer is that trademark law does two things. It saves consumers time. We have good reason to believe that a soap that says “Ivo... ...at quality and commercial information flow regulate themselves, with rational consumers judging among goods of consistent quality produced by manufac- ... ...xclude others from one’s trade name, symbol, or slogan produces a market for consumer information in which firms have incentives to establish quality b... ...formation in which firms have incentives to establish quality brand names and consumers can rely on the meaning and the stability of the logos that sur... ... could turn to the cutting edge of technology or to economics or information theory. But none of those would be as useful a starting place as a letter... ... one of the supporters of copyright extension declared that it was merely “a theory” that monopoly makes things expensive. Macaulay agrees, tongue in ... ... monopoly makes things expensive. Macaulay agrees, tongue in cheek. “It is a theory in Chapter 2 22 -1 ___ 0 ___ 1 ___ 37278_u01.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 A...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...anctity of Human Life" by Baruch A. Brody). One form of calculus is the utilitarian theory. It calls for the maximization of utility (life, happines... ...es. Despite strong philosophical objections to some of the premises of utilitarian theory - I agree with its practical prescriptions. In this cont... ...or falsified. Attaining an achievement involves the construction of an ad-hoc mini theory. Reality has to be thoroughly surveyed, models constructe... ...at the incentives are. That economists pretend otherwise - in "optimal contracting theory" - just serves to demonstrate how divorced economics is f... ...usterity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Principal-Agent Probl... ...OSOPHY OF COMPETITION The aims of competition (anti-trust) laws are to ensure that consumers pay the lowest possible price (=the most efficient pri... ...so tends to have a deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (... ...st producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to win the heart of consumers) and even consumers against consumers (for example in ... ...t the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and businesses pay less for the same goods and service...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...anctity of Human Life" by Baruch A. Brody). One form of calculus is the utilitarian theory. It calls for the maximization of utility (life, happines... ...es. Despite strong philosophical objections to some of the premises of utilitarian theory - I agree with its practical prescriptions. In this cont... ...or falsified. Attaining an achievement involves the construction of an ad-hoc mini theory. Reality has to be thoroughly surveyed, models constructe... ...at the incentives are. That economists pretend otherwise - in "optimal contracting theory" - just serves to demonstrate how divorced economics is f... ...usterity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Principal-Agent Probl... ...OSOPHY OF COMPETITION The aims of competition (anti-trust) laws are to ensure that consumers pay the lowest possible price (=the most efficient pri... ...so tends to have a deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (... ...st producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to win the heart of consumers) and even consumers against consumers (for example in ... ...t the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and businesses pay less for the same goods and service...

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