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International futures programme In 2006, the OECD launched the OECD Space Forum in co-operation with the space community. The Forum aims to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the growing space sector worldwide, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance and potential impacts for the larger economy. Read more This project – involving telecoms, land transport, water and electricity – explores the many factors shaping demand for infrastructures worldwide over the coming decades, and points to the mounting difficulties, particularly in OECD countries, of financing growing infrastructure needs from public sector sources. Read more

Black-Scholes Model In their 1973 paper, The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities, Fischer Black and Myron Scholes published an option valuation formula that today is known as the Black-Scholes model. It has become the standard method of pricing options. The Black-Scholes formula calculates the price of a call option to be: C = S N(d1) - X e-rT N(d2) where CHNM Tools - Web Scrapbook Think of it as a clipping file for the Internet. Into that file you can place images, excerpts, and whole web pages that you find while you surf the web or that reside on your computer. In addition, you can annotate these items, sort them into folders, and add memos to those folders. Unlike a bookmarks file or favorites list that is stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive, you can access items you save to the Web Scrapbook from any computer connected to the Internet.

Systemic Functional Theory The founder of SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL THEORY, M.A.K. Halliday, characterizes its origins as follows in his entry on "systemic theory" in the Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Pergamon Press): Systemic, or Systemic-Functional, theory has its origins in the main intellectual tradition of European linguistics that developed following the work of Saussure. Like other such theories, both those from the mid-20th century (e.g. Credit Scoring, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Statistics, StatSoft Electronic Textbook "Thank you and thank you again for providing a complete, well-structured, and easy-to-understand online resource. Every other website or snobbish research paper has not deigned to explain things in words consisting of less than four syllables. I was tossed to and fro like a man holding on to a frail plank that he calls his determination until I came across your electronic textbook...You have cleared the air for me. You have enlightened.

What is Technocommunism and the Internet of Things? This is going to be a hugely long, rambling post, and if you can't handle such long posts by reading them or browsing the headlines and sampling them, move along. I'm not here to make your media snacking more digestable. I like to think out loud, gather lots of notes and links and compare them and share them with those few others who might be prepared to think along with me. The short course for my theses here about technocommunism go like this: o technocommunism is an accurate term, not a parody or a conspiracy theory, for Web 2.0 and virtual world software projects, as "communism" and "socialism" are terms that both critics (Andrew Keen) and booster (Kevin Kelly) of technocommunism themselves use, and used in 2006 and 2007 long before me, and continue to use without any reference to me of course.

17 postulates related to Physics Space 1 The universe is physical space. 2 Mathematical space has no physical existence. Mass 3 That which does not have any mass, does not exist in a physical sense. (the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library [home] [track changes (rss)] Based in part on over 3,000 newsgroup articles written by Python veteran Fredrik Lundh since 1995, this book provides brief descriptions and sample scripts for all standard modules in the Python 2.0 library. For more information on the book and the print editions, see (the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library.

Labs Humanized Reader Our web-based RSS feed reader. At the moment it's limited to the feeds we picked out — mostly ones about interface design.

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