The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 9, 2015
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us [Audiobook]

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us [Audiobook] by Nicholas Carr
English | September 29, 2014 | ISBN: 1469292025, ASIN: B00N9G3G30 | M4B@64 kbps | 8 hrs 40 mins | 237 MB
Narrator: Jeff Cummings | Genre: Nonfiction/Science/Technology

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Balisik at Oct. 8, 2014
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr "The Glass Cage: Automation and Us"
W. W. Norton & Company | English | September 29, 2014 | ISBN: 0393240762 | 288 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 3,5 mb

This was a very powerful read. The book was good, but not incredible-oh-my-god, until the later chapter about how machines are being placed into situations where we need to program them with morality. And how do you program morality? What choices would you make that another person might not? And what if that person is the one writing morality for machines?

The Glass Cage (1996)  Video

Posted by sono.il.garante at March 17, 2014
The Glass Cage (1996)

The Glass Cage (1996)
DVDRip | Lang: English | AVI | 640x480 | XVID 1498Kbps | MP3 128Kbps | 91:39mins | 1.05GB
Genre: Drama, Thriller | USA

Swarthy Paul Yeager arrives in New Orleans, and promptly gets a job bartending at La Cage du Verre, a show bar where his former girlfriend Jacqueline is a dancer and the moll of its sadistic owner, Marko. He and Jacqueline smuggle diamonds and drugs, with the local police detective in on the take. Even though Paul is ex-CIA, he's not undercover, he just wants to win Jacqueline back. His CIA pals from black ops are on hand hoping to arrest Marko's boss. Detective Montrachet finds out Paul's past and sets up a double cross. Her aims are less clear: to get back with Paul, to stay with Marko, or to run her own scam and scamper away?
Bruce Brubaker - Glass Cage: Music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage (2000)

Bruce Brubaker - Glass Cage: Music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6744 | Time: 01:03:35

Though he may not be a piano superstar, Bruce Brubaker is clearly a musician to watch. On this recording of solo piano works by Philip Glass and John Cage, Brubaker somehow shifts between these two very different modernist composers to create a seamless disc of mesmerizing keyboard music. While Glass's own playing is often precise and austere, Brubaker is a different beast altogether. With him, we get a hint of Impressionism and a sense of contemplation with each note. The five parts of Metamorphosis are given shades of melancholy, along with frenzy; on the expansive "Mad Rush," Brubaker goes wild where he has to, but always returns to the piece's calming, sweet center. The piano music of John Cage is limited to just two cuts–"A Room" and "Dream"–but they, too, are hauntingly beautiful (especially the latter, longer piece). For anyone who has grown tired of Philip Glass's recent electronic keyboard forays or the ubiquitous prepared-piano CDs of John Cage, Glass Cage will sound like a fresh and sublime homecoming to two musical mavericks. Recommended.

The Glass Transition: Relaxation Dynamics in Liquids and Disordered Materials  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at July 12, 2014
The Glass Transition: Relaxation Dynamics in Liquids and Disordered Materials

Ernst-Joachim Donth - The Glass Transition: Relaxation Dynamics in Liquids and Disordered Materials
Published: 2001-06-06 | ISBN: 3540418016, 3642075193 | PDF | 419 pages | 18 MB

In A Glass Cage (1987) [Reuploaded]  Video

Posted by TinyBear at Dec. 18, 2011
In A Glass Cage (1987) [Reuploaded]

Tras el cristal – In A Glass Cage (1987)
BRRip 480p - TinyBearDs | MKV | 848 x 460 | x264 600kbps 23.976fps | HE-AACv2 64kbps 2CH
Language: Spanish | Subtitle: English Included | 111min | 532MB
Genre: Drama | Horror | 2 wins & 1 nomination
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10 (1,334 users)

A former Nazi doctor-turned-pedophile, paralyzed from the neck down after a suicide attempt, is forced to accept a boy as his nurse under threat of blackmail: the boy secretly witnessed the doctor's torture and murder of another boy, and possesses the man's diary, which details his wartime experiments and his subsequent descent into pedophilia and murder. Before long, the boy displays his ambition to follow in the older man's footsteps.

In A Glass Cage / Tras el cristal (1987)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Nov. 25, 2011
In A Glass Cage / Tras el cristal (1987)

In A Glass Cage / Tras el cristal (1987)
BluRay Remux | MPEG-TS / AVC, 27.8 Mbps | 1920x1080 | 1h 51mn | 25.9 GB
English: DTS, 3 595 Kbps / 1 510 Kbps (6 ch)
Genre: Drama | Horror

A former Nazi doctor-turned-pedophile, paralyzed from the neck down after a suicide attempt, is forced to accept a boy as his nurse under threat of blackmail: the boy secretly witnessed the doctor's torture and murder of another boy, and possesses the man's diary, which details his wartime experiments and his subsequent descent into pedophilia and murder. Before long, the boy displays his ambition to follow in the older man's footsteps.
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
2016 | ISBN: 0670016950 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 11 MB

Creating a Google Glass App With the Glass Development Kit [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at April 3, 2017
Creating a Google Glass App With the Glass Development Kit [repost]

Creating a Google Glass App With the Glass Development Kit
MP4 | AVC 544kbps | English | 1024x768 | 15fps | 3h 04mins | AAC stereo 127kbps | 746 MB
Genre: Video Training
Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:56:07
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985351432

An album the majority of whose contents consists of harp arrangements of music by Philip Glass might seem a bit arcane for a major label, but it seems that Sony knows what it is doing here. The Glass Effect double album is one of those releases that succeed on two different levels, an explicit one and one that, although not mentioned, is perhaps even more important. The former level here is the one denoted by the title, as Meijer picks up the rather neglected theme of Philip Glass' influence by offering, on disc two, a group of works by younger composers who follow Glass in varying degrees but who, it's safe to say, wouldn't have the styles they do without Glass having gone before. Much of the album consists of arrangements by Meijer herself, and these include, at the end, a remix of music from Koyaanisqatsi that's delightful and would be spoiled by description. But there's also solo harp music: sample the Suite for Harp by progressive rock musician Bryce Dessner, who certainly seems to have absorbed Glass' style far enough to make it his own.