Human Palm:Biometric Recognition and Challenges:A fusion Methodology using Palm Print and Palm Geometry Suhas S. Chate
The ninth episode in this new series considers the human body, its form, function, and failings.Join Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington on a biological adventure of human proportions.In this episode: Same name, different brain; Minty fresh nostalgia; Karl´s earliest memory; Senses and Sensibilities; Lying Eyes; The way to a man´s heart; Harley Street literature; Desert Island Paraphilia; Karl´s subconscious navigation; Spectral chit chat in St. Ives; Dermal rumours; Knob nerves; The disappointing lack of freakery; Biodiversity and lazy scientists; and Epilogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/gerv/000022/pf_gerv_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nick Chater is Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School. He founded WBS´s Behavioural Science group, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, advises the UK´s Behavioural Insights Team and was scientist-in-residence on the BBC Radio 4 series The Human Zoo. He is a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change, and a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society and the British Academy. In 2019 The Mind Is Flat won the American Association of Publishers´ PROSE Award for Best Book in Clinical Psychology.
While people seem to grow more and more communicative through devices and electronic correspondence, face-to-face interactions are still common enough that being able to read a person´s body language is just as important to understanding another person as the words and inflection that person uses to communicate with you. Any sort of guide to better understanding body language is a great investment for anyone pursuing public speaking or who otherwise regularly deals with people in person or through video chat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Meadow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030245/bk_acx0_030245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Alan Turing was only 41 when he committed suicide. He had already laid the foundations for the computer and artificial intelligence. As a codebreaker working with British intelligence, he helped save the Allies from the Nazis. Filmmaker Patrick Sammon´s new docu-drama, Codebreaker, tells the story of Alan Turing´s brilliant life and of his persecution by British authorities for the crime of being homosexual. Next, in the mid-1930´s, Alan Turing made the revolutionary discovery that launched the digital age. He proved that information can be translated and communicated using nothing but a series of ones and zeroes. Every digital device we know today uses Turing´s mathematics. And that was just the first of Turing´s intellectual achievements. Biographer Andrew Hodges explains Turing´s genius. Then, computer programmer Mohan Embar describes competing for -- and winning! -- the 2012 Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence. His chat bot, Chip Vivant, was the most ´´human computer´´ of the year. But it still couldn´t pass the Turing Test.After that, British writer Alan Garner shares his memories of his friend and running partner, Alan Turing.Following that, Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. He tells us why he decided to compete in the annual Turing competition -- for the Loebner Prize -- not for the most human computer, but for the ´´most human human.´´ Next, in Turing´s Cathedral, George Dyson tells the ´´creation story´´ of the computer age -- the story of the birth of the first computers and the first address matrix. Dyson grew up playing in the backyard of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton -- where his parents, and a team of brilliant engineers and mathematicians, developed the prototype of the computers we still use today.And finally, novelist Neal Stephenson writes epic, 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120822/rt_tbon_120822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think you know how to nail any interview? Think again. This book will give you every skill you need to get the job you want. Using her 20 years of human resources experience, author Dr. Staci McIntosh tells you how to make personal connections in any interview situation: panels, group interviews, meet and greets, coffee chats, telephone interviews, and Skype. She helps you ensure that no part of your personal grooming, speech, or attire distract the interview team from your passionate, organized, interesting answers. And she tells you how to avoid 40 mistakes hundreds of others have made. Where else will you find a book that reminds both men and women to pluck their eyebrows, iron their shirt, and wear Spanx to avoid looking sloppy? People will tell you to be yourself. But you can´t just be yourself. You have to be the most articulate, warm, polished, and eloquent version of yourself. Staci gives straight-talking, no nonsense, practical advice that will help you stand out from others in order to get your dream job. From confidence tricks to memory tips, you will get step-by-step instructions about how to overcome any roadblocks to a successful interview. If you´re a college graduate looking for your first job. If you´re a seasoned professional seeking a promotion. If you´re desperate to find work after being let go. If you´re a parent or retiree returning to the job market. If you had a terrible boss in your previous job. If you don´t have the preferred education. If you don´t have enough experience. All of these issues are discussed, and you will come away with a treasure trove of strategies that will guarantee your success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Thistlewaite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099969/bk_acx0_099969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Madden is healing. Thanks to therapy and a growing support system, he´s taking baby steps into a promising future. One of those steps leads him to an online chat room, where he quickly bonds with fellow PTSD sufferer Taz Zachary. Despite their virtual connection, Taz is initially freaked out at the idea of meeting Will face-to-face. A sexual relationship may be the last thing on his mind, but his craving for human interaction - and more of the way Will makes him laugh - gives him the courage he needs to take the next step. In person the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Will is hurt when Taz doesn´t seem to be in any rush to get him into bed. Still, acceptance, love, and happiness all seem within reach for the first time in forever - until demons from the past threaten the future they both finally believe they deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyler Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005869/bk_harp_005869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the never-before-told, riveting true story about a teenage Christian girl who was seduced online by a charming young Muslim man from Kosovo, and her father who ultimately worked with the FBI to save her from disappearing forever. The Baldwins were a strong Christian family living in Plano, Texas. When their 17-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, met Aadam in a random-match online chat room, she fell for his good looks, his charm, and his respectful conversation. He told her he lived in New York, and they began an online friendship. But over the course of a few months, Aadam revealed that he actually lived in Kosovo and had only pretended to live in New York so Mackenzie would keep chatting with him. The more attached she became to Aadam, the more detached she became from her family. John and Stephanie, Mackenzie´s parents, had no clue what was behind their daughter´s change in personality, her surprising interest in Islam, her suddenly modest dress, and her withdrawal from friends and family. When Mackenzie´s attachment to Aadam increased even more and they became ´´engaged´´, she started making plans to secretly fly to Kosovo, where she and Aadam would be married. But 25 days before Mackenzie was scheduled to fly to Kosovo, John found out about his daughter´s dangerous plan when three of her friends came forward. John contacted the FBI and asked for help. Though the FBI did not believe Aadam was trying to radicalize Mackenzie, they were concerned about his intentions, as that part of Kosovo was known for sex trafficking, human trafficking, and citizenship frauds. Kosovo was no place for an unaccompanied, naïve teenager to secretly travel and marry a stranger she knew only through online chats. Within the limited time remaining before Mackenzie´s departure, John and Stephanie had to confront Mackenzie and stop her before she would be lost to them forever. Told from the viewpoint of both father and daughter, Almost Go 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekkah Ross, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008158/bk_sans_008158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.