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Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr by Hrishikesh Karambelkar

By Hrishikesh Karambelkar

As info grows exponentially daily, extracting details turns into a tedious job in itself. applied sciences like Hadoop are attempting to handle many of the matters, whereas Solr offers high-speed faceted seek. Bringing those applied sciences jointly helps organisations unravel the matter of data extraction from tremendous info by way of supplying very good disbursed faceted seek capabilities.

Scaling huge facts with Hadoop and Solr is a step by step advisor that is helping you construct excessive functionality firm se's whereas scaling information. beginning with the fundamentals of Apache Hadoop and Solr, this e-book then dives into complex subject matters of optimizing seek with a few attention-grabbing real-world use circumstances and pattern Java code.

Scaling immense facts with Hadoop and Solr begins via educating you the fundamentals of massive info applied sciences together with Hadoop and its surroundings and Apache Solr. It explains different techniques of scaling substantial information with Hadoop and Solr, with dialogue concerning the applicability, advantages, and disadvantages of every method. It then walks readers via how sharding and indexing will be played on giant info through the functionality optimization of huge facts seek. ultimately, it covers a few real-world use instances for large facts scaling.

With this booklet, you'll examine every thing you must be aware of to construct a allotted firm seek platform in addition to tips to optimize this seek to a better volume leading to greatest usage of accessible assets.

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How to Spell Chanukah...And Other Holiday Dilemmas: 18 by Emily Franklin

By Emily Franklin

Ring within the vacation with eighteen writers who extol, excoriate, and extend our realizing of this so much merry of Jewish gala's as they give up humorous, irreverent, and, convinced, even nostalgic takes on a vacation that holds a distinct position in Jewish hearts . . . and stomachs.

Pieces through Jonathan Tropper, Jennifer Gilmore, Steve Almond, Joanna Smith Rakoff, Adam Langer, and others deal with urgent matters: what's the weight achieve linked to consuming 432 latkes in 8 nights? provide joyous gratitude: “What a vacation! No pestilence, no slavery, no locusts, no farm animals sickness, or atonement. Thank God.” And have the funds for soft truths: “You are reminded of your actual presents: a family members you get to come back domestic to.”

Whether your loved ones culture integrated a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, no matter if the fights between your siblings rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or maybe in case you haven’t a clue who the Maccabees have been, this little booklet illustrates the thrill, frustrations, and small miracles of the season.

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The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit For More by Paul N. Friga

By Paul N. Friga

The 3rd quantity within the the world over bestselling McKinsey Trilogy, The McKinsey Engagement is an motion consultant to figuring out the constantly excessive point of commercial ideas completed by way of the specialists on the world’s most precious consulting firms.

Former advisor Dr. Paul Friga distills the guiding rules first awarded within the bestselling The McKinsey Way and the tested-in-the-trenches methodologies defined in The McKinsey Mind, and combines them with the various ideas and techniques carried out via the army and different firms. the result's not anything lower than the enterprise identical of a Special Forces box Manual.

True to its acknowledged aim of arming experts and company challenge solvers with a blueprint for reaching always extra special effects, The McKinsey Engagement is brief on thought and lengthy on motion. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of one point within the celebrated workforce concentration problem-solving version and contours a concise dialogue of a key suggestion or precept, by means of: * transparent principles of engagement * a collection of working strategies * subtle challenge fixing instruments * Easy-to-follow motion steps * routines, checklists, and coaching information * conflict tales and top practices case experiences
A toolkit for bringing readability, self-discipline, and function to your entire problem-solving and alter administration projects, The McKinsey Engagement is an fundamental consultant for experts, in addition to for executives, managers, scholars, and company running shoes.

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Heroin (Drugs: The Straight Facts) by Carmen Ferreiro

By Carmen Ferreiro

Heroin is a hugely addictive drug, and its abuse has repercussions that reach a long way past the person clients. The overall healthiness and social outcomes of drug abuse—HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, fetal results, crime, and disruptions in kin, place of work, and academic environments—have a devastating impression on society and value billions of bucks each one year.

this is often how Alan I. Leshner, director of the nationwide Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) describes heroin. but heroin—that is, natural heroin—is only a semi-synthetic alkaloid (organic substance from plants), a diacetyl spinoff of morphine, a white powder as innocuous taking a look as powdered sugar. road heroin, although, is a completely diversified subject, and it truly is this way of heroin that Leshner is talking about.

simply because heroin is unlawful within the usa, it has develop into a black industry commodity (product to be had illegally simply) and, as such, its colour, purity, or even its identify have replaced. in the street, heroin is named smack, horse, H, dope, skag, or junk. As in different advertisement markets, the buyers supply their product model names like “Tango & Cash,” “DOA” (dead on arrival), “Body Bag” (no rationalization needed), and the extra refined “Red Rum”—murder spelled backward. A “fix” (enough heroin for a unmarried excessive) is mostly acquired in a glassine (thin obvious paper that resists air and grease) envelope with the emblem identify stamped on it.

highway heroin is much from natural. each time it really is traded down the distribution chain, it really is “cut,” this means that it really is combined with different items to extend its weight and the revenue of its sale. a few of these items are innocuous—for instance, sugar, starch, powered milk, quinine, brick airborne dirt and dust, and starch. Others are intrinsically harmful—for instance, the dangerous poison strychnine and the possibly harmful talcum powder, which, while injected in a vein, doesn't dissolve within the bloodstream yet types little debris that may reason vein blockage. occasionally heroin is laced with different medicinal drugs. occasionally it truly is bought natural, with out ingredients. this can be much more risky on account that its efficiency can cause the unaware consumer to overdose and die. satirically, between heroin purchasers, the truth that a selected model has brought on demise by way of overdose makes it extra beautiful, now not much less so. Overdose potential, in any case, a greater product.

the colour and consistency of the heroin on hand on the street varies, too. It levels from a white or brownish powder to the black sticky substance bought normally at the West Coast and referred to as Mexican black tar. Mexico is likely one of the 3 conventional areas the place heroin is produced. the opposite are the “golden triangle” in Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Burma) and the “golden crescent” of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran region. lately, significant and South the US have additionally joined the industry.

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Easy Luxury: An expert guide to creating your perfect home by Darren Palmer

By Darren Palmer

Effortless luxurious is a sourcebook of classy and possible how one can create a luxurious glance in your house. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Darren's personal inside layout tasks, starting from flats to greater kinfolk houses, it offers key styling rules that can assist you get the main out of an area and create a huge effect for a practical funding of time, power and cash. no matter if you're styling a brand new domestic, getting a estate able to promote, or just decorating, effortless luxurious presents professional layout counsel and options for making a domestic that features a luxe, fashion designer aesthetic whereas nonetheless embodying convenience. The ebook strikes from huge- scale practicalities and making plans via to the weather of layout, and takes a close examine styling room via room (and the targets, possibilities and power pitfalls involved).

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The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks: Cool Cocktails for a by Sharon Tyler Herbst

By Sharon Tyler Herbst

Sharon Tyler Herbst - the final word advisor to Pitcher beverages: Cool Cocktails for a Crowd

In the temper for a summer season Hummer?
How a couple of French Flirt or a Neon Nexus?
or even perhaps a Sin urban Slider?

This publication comprises those and one hundred fifty extra cool cocktails for a crowd--everything from classics like Sangría, Martinis, and Manhattans, to more moderen favorites like Kamikazes and Mudslides, to overseas raves akin to Brazil's Caipirinha and Cuba's Mojito, let alone liquor-free adaptations. Plus, there's info on blending strategies, constituents, gear, and glassware, hangover helpers, tips about occasion nutrients for non-cooks, and a elementary index that lists recipes via ingredients.

Serving pitcher beverages is an ingeniously easy approach to entertain and now have enjoyable at your personal social gathering. It's an concept whose time has come--in truth, it's lengthy late. without doubt approximately it, a premixed pitcher of beverages is a giant asset to any collecting. Making person cocktails not just takes time, yet gets rid of you from the motion. So combine up a batch of pitcher beverages and take part the celebration. They're fashionable, enjoyable, and straightforward, they usually certainly take the angst out of exciting!

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Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, Hurst Laviana, L. Kelly

By Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, Hurst Laviana, L. Kelly

For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the citizens of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered males, ladies, and youngsters alike, eluding the police for many years whereas bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The state used to be surprised whilst the fiend who was once eventually apprehended grew to become out to be Dennis Rader—a pleasant neighbor . . . a loyal husband . . . a priceless Boy Scout dad . . . the revered president of his church.

Written through 4 award-winning crime journalists who coated the tale for greater than 20 years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the main intimate and entire account of the BTK nightmare instructed by means of the folks who have been there from the start. With newly published records, facts, and information—and with the total cooperation, for the first actual time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK activity Force—the authors have positioned every thing of the grisly puzzle into position, because of their exceptional entry to the households of the killer and his victims.

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Barron's 6 GRE Practice Tests by Vince Kotchian, David Freeling

By Vince Kotchian, David Freeling

These getting ready to take the Graduate checklist examination gets lots of hands-on test-taking perform with this ebook. It includes:

• Six full-length perform tests comparable in size, constitution, query varieties and measure of trouble to the particular GRE• All questions responded and completely defined with specified analyses• information and methods to aid try takers maximize their scores

This booklet bargains very good try out education while used on my own, and in addition makes a good spouse to Barron's GRE with CD-ROM.

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Small Loom & Freeform Weaving: Five Ways to Weave by Barbara Matthiessen

By Barbara Matthiessen

30 tasks for domestic decor and style accents

Yarn arts and felting are of today's most well-liked crafts, and recognition for weaving, a ordinary extension of these crafts, is starting to be. Small handheld looms and tabletop looms at the moment are to be had at yarn retailers and hobby/craft shops, and readers of Small Loom and Freeform Weaving may build looms themselves utilizing universal loved ones fabrics. such a lot looms could be built in a pair mins and will be reused various times.

This publication also will exhibit readers the best way to use their looms. incorporated are 30 tasks, a few of which may simply be accomplished in a night or weekend. Readers will take pleasure in step by step, diagrammed directions for private goods, corresponding to iPod and cellphone holders, scarves, handbags, and jewellery, and residential decor initiatives, comparable to pillows, desk runners, wall hangings, and e-book covers.

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Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming by Rowan Jacobsen

By Rowan Jacobsen

How the disappearance of the world’s honeybee inhabitants places the nutrients we devour in danger.

Many humans will do not forget that Rachel Carson envisioned a silent spring, yet she additionally warned of a fruitless fall, a time whilst “there was once no pollination and there will be no fruit.” The fruitless fall approximately grew to become a truth final yr whilst beekeepers watched one 3rd of the honeybee population—thirty billion bees—mysteriously die. The deaths have persisted in 2008. Rowan Jacobsen makes use of the secret of Colony cave in sickness to inform the larger tale of bees and their’ crucial connection to our day-by-day lives. With their disappearance, we won’t simply be wasting honey. business agriculture is dependent upon the honeybee to pollinate such a lot end result, nuts, and vegetables—one 3rd of yank plants. but the program is falling aside. The variety of those specialist pollinators has turn into so insufficient that they're now trucked around the kingdom and flown worldwide, pushing them ever in the direction of cave in. via exploring the motives of CCD and the much more chilling decline of untamed pollinators, Fruitless Fall does greater than simply spotlight this becoming agricultural difficulty. It emphasizes the miracle of flowering vegetation and their pollination companions, and urges readers to not take without any consideration the Edenic backyard Homo sapiens has performed in when you consider that start. Our international might have been totally different—and should be still.

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