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Forever Geek Geek Girl Book 6

Author : Holly Smale
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My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever... The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series is here!

The End of Ownership

Author : Aaron Perzanowski
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An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we "buy" in the digital marketplace. If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation--as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of 1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In The End of Ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property. Of course, ebooks, cloud storage, streaming, and other digital goods offer users convenience and flexibility. But, Perzanowski and Schultz warn, consumers should be aware of the tradeoffs involving user constraints, permanence, and privacy. The rights of private property are clear, but few people manage to read their end user agreements. Perzanowski and Schultz argue that introducing aspects of private property and ownership into the digital marketplace would offer both legal and economic benefits. But, most important, it would affirm our sense of self-direction and autonomy. If we own our purchases, we are free to make whatever lawful use of them we please. Technology need not constrain our freedom; it can also empower us.

Small Change

Author : Bill Dennison
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Was Diane really doing anything wrong? Surely no-one begrudged her odd pence? But how to make her every single action appear normal when each of her accounts, all 37 of them, were churning thousands of pounds her way week after week. The Bank had to know, but not how to act without advertising that every customer was vulnerable? Of course, it was all son Luke’s fault, this special talent: embedding the trapdoor, the invisible interest payments? And what harm for a year, a few million pounds un-noticed? So why a breakdown, why wreck her retirement plans? And another threat: had Luke any friends in cyber-space - like Jas, the card, the master PIN? It might be transforming his relationship with Tanya but not with the expiry date looming, and Luke in an expensive nursing home? He needed the mother. But she had other problems. What did Tanya’s friend, Ros, know: manager at one of Diane’s 37 branches? But her accounts could never be closed, never be moved? And how had ex-husband, Frank, contrived to re-appear? What might he be saying to her two older children? Hadn’t she made them wealthy enough? And as for her dream home: couldn’t the builder have mentioned his tax affairs? Most unlucky of all, why the police: did they believe she was linked to Harry, smashing and grabbing ATMs? Could they not appreciate that was real robbery? But perhaps it explained why a Bank publicity man wanted to interview recently retired staff; might he have also have tracked down old Aunt Diana to the nursing home? Uncertainties might lie ahead but Diane remained absolutely convinced: this life-style had to be preserved. It just came down to overcoming the obstacles one by one.

Playing the Field

Author : Sascha Pöhlmann
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American Studies has only gradually turned its attention to video games in the twenty-first century, even though the medium has grown into a cultural industry that is arguably the most important force in American and global popular culture today. There is an urgent need for a substantial theoretical reflection on how the field and its object of study relate to each other. This anthology, the first of its kind, seeks to address this need by asking a dialectic question: first, how may American Studies apply its highly diverse theoretical and methodological tools to the analysis of video games, and second, how are these theories and methods in turn affected by the games? The eighteen essays offer exemplary approaches to video games from the perspective of American cultural and historical studies as they consider a broad variety of topics: the US-American games industry, Puritan rhetoric, cultural geography, mobility and race, urbanity and space, digital sports, ludic textuality, survival horror and the eighteenth-century novel, gamer culture and neoliberalism, terrorism and agency, algorithm culture, glitches, theme parks, historical guilt, visual art, sonic meaning-making, and nonverbal gameplay.

Geek Monthly

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And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Author : Carljoe Javier
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The Forever Christmas Tree

Author : Sandra Hill
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The Christmas bells are chiming across the Outer Banks town of Bell Cove, North Carolina, but there’s one local ‘grinch’ who’s not listening . . . He’s got bad-boy looks and a Bah Humbug attitude, so when the local paper asks the villagers to vote on the “Biggest Local Grinch” as a fund-raising project, Ethan Rutledge isn’t surprised to hear he’s made the ballot. He might own the local Christmas Tree Farm, but the holiday hasn’t been welcome in his home since Wendy Patterson left him heart-broken twelve years ago. But now Wendy’s back, fresh from a tour of duty as a female Navy SEAL. She’s bold, beautiful, and has five Navy buddies trailing after her—as if she needs a bodyguard! And what’s all this about them wanting to start a treasure hunting company right here in Bell Cove’s failing bell factory? Then Wendy learns about how Ethan’s been nurturing the one thing he has to remember her by: a gorgeous Norway Spruce tree. Can the magic of Christmas and the spirit of the town help rekindle the romance between two people who thought they’d left love behind years ago?

Dating Sex Me God

Author : Tom Ehart
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Tackles these issues with humor, compassion, and Catholic wisdom.

The Second Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Author : Queensland Art Gallery
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The BBook of Geek

Author : Brian Briggs
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The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need Your first love was a Commodore 64. You are fluent in Elvish. Your perfect weekend involves World of Warcraft, Half-Life, and multiple viewings of Office Space. You've already booked your trip to next year's Comic-Con. You are a geek, and this is the book for you. Part reference, part satire, this hilarious guide from the genius behind BBspot.com simultaneously pokes fun at and celebrates every subject close to a geek's heart--from The Matrix to MacGyver, from Linux to Stan Lee. Covering the eight pillars of geek knowledge--science, literature, hardware, software, gaming, the Internet, TV, and movies--The BBook of Geek offers a Vulcan salute to geeks everywhere. Top 11 Reasons to Buy this BBook: 11. Secret code on page 42 unlocks the secret to life, the universe, and everything. 10. It has fewer pages than the average video card review. 9. There aren't wireless connections everywhere and you'll need something to read. 8. It is required reading for those wishing to participate in Web 3.0. 7. We promise no Ents will come after you for buying paper products. 6. It is the BBook you're looking for, move along, move along (to the cash register). 5. Loads more quickly than any page on the Internet. 4. Plenty of pictures with which to blackmail the author included at no extra charge. 3. Cthulhu waits for you to buy this BBook. 2. Like the Klingons say about this book, "It is a good day to buy!" 1. Playing "Where's Brian" in the pictures is much easier than those Waldo books. NOTICE TO ALL READERS: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING END READER LICENSE AGREEMENT. By picking up this book and reading this license, you have agreed to purchase this book. You may not put this book down under penalty of law until you have completed your purchase. Laughs are expected but not guaranteed by this agreement. Who knows, you could be some mirthless troll--should I be responsible for that? I mean, really. "Briggs is the funniest guy on the Internet that most people have never heard of. That's about to change." --Drew Curtis, FARK.com

Forever Friends

Author : Tamela Hancock Murray
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Thanks to her domineering, perfectionistic family, Kassia Dahl has feelings of inferiority. Since their workaholic streak is clothed in religion, Kassia figures God must be as disappointed with her as her parents are. Teague Boswell is intrigued by Kassia's beauty but disturbed by her animosity toward God. She seems to have a working knowledge of the faith - yet something in her past causes Kassia to shut God out. Teague knows he can't give his life to a woman who doesn't share his faith, but he can't shake the feeling that God brought them together for a purpose. Can Teague help Kassia find the truth about her loving, accepting heavenly Father - and in turn find love? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Geek Confidential

Author : Rick Klaw
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A collection of RickKlaw's finest columns, reviews, and other observations. With two all-new essays, a comic adaptation of a Joe R. Landsale story, and an introduction by science fiction grandmaster Michael Moorcook, this book promises to become a must have for sclience fiction fans, booksellers, and anyone with an interest inpop culture.

The Geek

Author : Rachel Pollack
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The Geek Gap

Author : Bill Pfleging
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Addressing the corporate culture clash between technology "geeks" and business "suits," this unique, insightful read is also a practical guide to working together more effectively.

Notebook

Author : ABzz forever
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Unique Designer cover, Portable 6 x 9 inch / 15.24 x 22.86cm size that fits perfectly in your backpack, satchel, or bag.The bold white paper is sturdy enough to be used with all kinds of pens, markers, pencils and more.Reliable standards: This Notebook and Journal uses industry perfect binding (the same standard binding as the books in your local library). Tough matte paperback. Crisp white paper with quality that minimizes ink bleed-through. This Notebook and Journal is great for either pen or pencil pushers.Click The Buy Button At The Top Of The Page To Begin.and Journal . Perfect gift for true fans. Funny notebook

The Geek s Guide

Author : Linda J. Beam
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Job seekers of all ages and experience levels benefit from a geek's insider tips in this guide to finding the perfect job. From resumes and interviews to follow-up calls and general etiquette, job hunters learn how to create a positive overall image that ensures success on paper and in person. Basic advice on presenting the appropriate skills for a specific position, weeding out nonjobs, competing with other applicants, and handling salary negotiations gives everyone from recent college graduates to upper-level management the tools to rise above the rest.

Best Canadian Stories

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The Last Shot

Author : Leon Rooke
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From one of Canada’s most compelling and imaginative writers of short fiction comes a new collection of eleven stories and a novella. With stories both magical and unexpected, Leon Rooke astounds with his approach to the art of storytelling. From the novella about the surreal adventures of Prissy Thibidault in the deep south watching alligator wrestling while white racists turn into blacks; to stories that include the strange wanderings of a boy called Dark in search of his mother; the escape of a couple of gay friends from their respective relationships for the bright lights of Paris; the negotiations with J.D. Salinger for a bag of his garbage; the torment that six-year-old twins inflict on their blind grandfather while their absent mother gives a boyfriend one last shot at romance; the unemployed man who helps to exterminate mosquitoes pleads his case before a judge about the capriciousness of his life; the painter who ruminates on magic dogs, reluctant models, and living with his ornery old father; the novice writer who hilariously tries to follow a how-to-manual; the survivor of a shut-in family who manages to burrow out of his suffocating lot; to a most unusual bank robbery that saves a woman’s life; here are fictional inventions that dazzle and engage. Writing within the aesthetic of magic realism, Rooke writes like a jazz musician, improvising and surprising with every sentence. Hailed by Russell Banks as "a North American treasure," Leon Rooke is surely Canada’s literary answer to the jazz great Miles Davis.

The Music Geek s Bible

Author : Mike Evans
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Figuring out what songs to download from the internet into your MP3 player or ipod can be overwhelming. This book will help the reader create a best of list for their MP3 player and help to supplement the reader's personal collection. The first chapter will include the following: A Brief History / Getting started: Digital Music Players (iPods and others) / System Requirements / Downloading Music: A Step By Step Guide / Beginner's guide [What do all the terms mean?] / Legal services / Illegal services / Problems / Podcasting and the future. There will be 600 songs in the book that are available for legal download. The book is a celebration of the most ground-breaking, shocking, astounding, and memorable songs, creating a list that every discerning music lover should have for their MP 3 Player. The list includes musical landmarks such as the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and a Memphis teenager named Elvis Presley first stepping up to the microphone at Sun studios in 1954 to the scandal caused by the release of the Sex Pistol's punk single "God Save the Queen" during her silver jubilee celebrations.Â

Hercules and the Geek of Greece

Author : Hunter Kennedy
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Hercules finds his mission to recover Queen Xumonia's stolen magical crown is complicated by the presence of the queen's nephew, Geekus, the biggest nerd in Greece. Original. TV tie-in.