Flaw

Flaw is Tulli’s most intense and personally motivated work to date, while still retaining the signature mind-and word-play so admired by critics and her growing readership.

Author: Magdalena Tulli

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 9781935744382

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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A single streetcar line runs around the sleepy suburban square of an unnamed city. One day—out of nowhere—a group of hapless refugees pour from the streetcar and set up camp in the square. The residents grow hostile to the disruption and chaos, and eventually take matters into their own hands... Flaw is Tulli’s most intense and personally motivated work to date, while still retaining the signature mind-and word-play so admired by critics and her growing readership.

The Flaw of Averages

Savage argues that this is a problem that must be solved if we are to improve the stability of our economy, and that we cannot repeat the recent mistakes of applying "steam era" statistics to "information age" risks.

Author: Sam L. Savage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118073759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Reveals how and why personal finance and business plans based on mathematical assumptions are often wrong and how probability management can help remedy problems with communicating uncertainty and risk.

One Fatal Flaw

Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593129531

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man’s innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel is sure that science can absolve him—and Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist he knows. Miriam connects Daniel with her former teacher Sir Barnabas Saltram, an expert in arson, and together, they reveal Adwell’s innocence by proving that an accidental fire caused the victim’s death. But it’s not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion. If these deaths are, in fact, murders, what essential clue could Daniel and Miriam have missed? As their investigation deepens, one of Saltram’s former cases comes into question, and Miriam finds herself on the defensive. If the reasoning Saltram used in that case is proved false, several other cases will have to be re-tried, and Saltram’s expert status—not to mention Miriam’s reputation—will be ruined. Haunted by Saltram’s shady tactics in and outside of the classroom, Miriam is desperate to figure out truths both past and present and protect herself in the face of Saltram’s lies. What started as an accidental fire in Adwell’s case seems to be linked to a larger plot for revenge, with victims accumulating in its wake, and Miriam and Daniel must uncover who or what is stoking these recurring flames—before they, too, find themselves burned.

The Flaw in the Sapphire

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Author: Charles M. Snyder

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066162023

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Noise

Discusses why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of "noise"--variables that can cause bias in decision making--and draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, ...

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

ISBN: 0316451401

Category:

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the co-author of Nudge, a groundbreaking exploration of why most people make bad judgments, and how to control for that noise.​ Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients -- or that two judges in the same courthouse give different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different food inspectors give different ratings to indistinguishable restaurants -- or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to be handling the particular complaint. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same inspector, or the same company official makes different decisions, depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Cass R. Sunstein, and Olivier Sibony show how noise contributes significantly to errors in all fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, police behavior, food safety, bail, security checks at airports, strategy, and personnel selection. And although noise can be found wherever people make judgments and decisions, individuals and organizations alike are commonly oblivious to the role of chance in their judgments and in their actions. Drawing on the latest findings in psychology and behavioral economics, and the same kind of diligent, insightful research that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment -- and what we can do about it.

Man s Biggest Flaw

This book is about an untouched subject, man's flaw.

Author: JJ Schousboe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359657698

Category: Self-Help

Page: 72

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This book is about an untouched subject, man's flaw. It takes you through the journey of its origin, to our life present times. There is path for man. Here you can begin to understand it and make your own choices. You can choose to live it and become part of the change. Here is, Man's Biggest Flaw.

The Flaw of Averages

To avoid the Flaw of Averages, you must also model the yearbyyear fluctuations of the fund. Assuming that past fluctuations are representative of future fluctuations, your wealth could equally likely follow a myriad of other ...

Author: Sam L. Savage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118373583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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A must-read for anyone who makes business decisions that have amajor financial impact. As the recent collapse on Wall Street shows, we are oftenill-equipped to deal with uncertainty and risk. Yet every day webase our personal and business plans on uncertainties, whether theybe next month’s sales, next year’s costs, ortomorrow’s stock price. In The Flaw of Averages, SamSavage­known for his creative exposition of difficultsubjects­ describes common avoidable mistakes in assessingrisk in the face of uncertainty. Along the way, he shows why plansbased on average assumptions are wrong, on average, in areas asdiverse as healthcare, accounting, the War on Terror, and climatechange. In his chapter on Sex and the Central Limit Theorem, hebravely grasps the literary third rail of gender differences. Instead of statistical jargon, Savage presents complex conceptsin plain English. In addition, a tightly integrated web sitecontains numerous animations and simulations to further connect theseat of the reader’s intellect to the seat of theirpants. The Flaw of Averages typically results when someone plugsa single number into a spreadsheet to represent an uncertain futurequantity. Savage finishes the book with a discussion of theemerging field of Probability Management, which cures this problemthough a new technology that can pack thousands of numbers into asingle spreadsheet cell. Praise for The Flaw of Averages “Statistical uncertainties are pervasive in decisions wemake every day in business, government, and our personal lives. SamSavage’s lively and engaging book gives any interested readerthe insight and the tools to deal effectively with thoseuncertainties. I highly recommend The Flaw ofAverages.” —William J. Perry, Former U.S. Secretary ofDefense “Enterprise analysis under uncertainty has long been anacademic ideal. . . . In this profound and entertaining book,Professor Savage shows how to make all this practical, practicable,and comprehensible.” —­Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate inEconomics

Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

Turn on the FLAW ALARM switch , which is located on the left side of the panel . Now lift the hatch door , on the right side of the panel . Observe the three controls which can be adjusted by means of a screwdriver .

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000072083123

Category: Aircraft industry

Page: 34

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THE FLAW IN HIS DIAMOND

Eva and her sister are trying to protect the company their parents left behind after their sudden death.

Author: Susan Stephens

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 9784596283597

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Eva and her sister are trying to protect the company their parents left behind after their sudden death. When Eva tries to speak with an investor about work, he only seems interested in Eva herself. Eva is unimpressed by his lack of professionalism and aggressive approach, but Roman, an Italian count, is used to getting his way. Eva has never met anyone like him and can’t deny her growing interest in him. She’s finding it harder and harder to resist the temptation…

Flaw Measurement Using Ultrasonics in Thick Pressure Vessel Steel

The only signals detectable from the flat portion of the midplane flaw were those resulting from diffraction from each edge ( detectable at code calibration level at 45 ° but not at 60 ° ) . Using the two signals from the upper and ...

Author: K. V. Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015095239979

Category:

Page: 29

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Hubble Space Telescope Flaw

How could the testing sequence have a flaw , how could the flaw be allowed to get through , why wasn't it discovered earlier , and in the name of common sense , in the name of heaven , how could there be a simple , low cost , no risk ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045585036

Category: Orbiting astronomical observatories

Page: 166

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Study on Flaw Size Measurement by Acoustical Holography

In this case the problem noted above is not encountered since the flaw wave does not pass through welded metal . Such measurement trends resemble the results of the 1975 study conducted on carbon steel . However , there were great ...

Author: Mitsubishi Jūkōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041107551

Category: Acoustic holography

Page: 35

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The Flaw in the Universe

In this sense, at least, we are saved from the consequences of a flaw in the universe. This distinction between sins and Sin is important in the discussions to come. Throughout this book the word 'sins' (lower case and plural) will be ...

Author: Adrian Hough

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846943447

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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When we look at the world around us, one of the most common observations is that things have a tendency to go wrong. People make mistakes, have accidents and some of them commit deliberate acts of violence. Disease affects every single species of plant and animal on the planet. Natural disasters kill millions of people and decimate animal populations. Countless people and animals suffer through no fault of their own. Scientists explain these events in various ways depending upon whether they involve errors in human choices and actions or whether they are caused by natural events. Theologians give us a different set of religious explanations. At times it can appear as if there is a fundamental flaw in the universe. In this book, Adrian Hough uses his training and expertise as both a scientist and a theologian to approach this flaw from both directions and comes up with the astonishing result that both sets of reasoning might have the same fundamental explanation.

Flaw Less

Shana Burton is the author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, Flaws and All, Catt Chasin,' and Flaw Less (Urban Books, LLC) She is a bestselling author and a two-time nominee for Georgia Author of the Year (2009 Best Fiction—First ...

Author: Shana Burton

Publisher: Urban

ISBN: 9781622861125

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For friends Lawson Kerry Banks, Sullivan Webb, Reginell Kerry, Kina Battle, and Angel King, life never offers a dull moment. Sisterly love morphs into an intense sibling rivalry between Lawson and her younger sister, Reginell. Reginell has always admired and looked up to her older sister, but she is met with disapproval because of her job as an exotic dancer. First Lady Sullivan Webb has struggled to get her life and her marriage back on track after her extramarital affair is exposed on the Internet. Sullivan believes that the solution to her marital problems may lie in giving Charles the one thing he doesn't have. Everything backfires when Sullivan takes matters out of the Lord's hands and into her own. Kina Battle thought her troubles were over once her abusive husband was dead and buried. What she didn't anticipate was a crushing bout of loneliness that her new job, her church, or her devotion to her son, Kenny, can't cure. She soon finds herself drawn to the last person she ever thought she'd be attracted to. Angel King has met the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, it's a little too late, because she is already engaged to someone else. The ladies have all overcome their share of obstacles, but nothing like the challenges they're currently facing. Friendship, love, and laughs won't be enough this time. Only God can save them now.

Flaw Growth and Fracture

to the flaw border . Comparisons of results using his theory with the average of the normalized experimental results ( KIS + KH ) / 20 ( ra ) ” show that his results vary some 25 percent or so from the average experimental results .

Author: John M. Barsom

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 0803103565

Category: Fracture mechanics

Page: 531

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Flaw less

will gain the next day Smiling at strangers Falling in love Buying a prom dress Loving your flaws Long walks on the beach Ice cold lemonade on a summer night Watching the moon and the stars change directions every day Watching flowers ...

Author: Esra Al Daoud

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329185364

Category: Fiction

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A teenager named Ella has written letters to a person she refers to as her friend. These letters reflect on her current experiences through high school. This book is for anyone going through a rough time because it will teach them they're not alone and it does get better. Hope, family and friends is all you need to get through those bad days. Front cover image; Beyonce. Feb 3, 2013

Fallon s Flaw

“Well, that was always one of your flaws, wasn't it?” “One of?” he asked in a sardonic tone. “Well, you're often pessimistic about things.” “I wouldn't have thought so,” he said, protesting. “I would,” she said, with a shrug.

Author: Dale Mayer

Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 9781773363332

Category: Fiction

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Fallon returns to Africa and Bullard’s home base to follow the only active lead they have in their hunt for their plane saboteur. Once home, Fallon finds Dave, Bullard’s right-hand man, heading out to check on a lead for Bullard, and Dave’s niece, Linny, is home for a visit. Fallon and Linny have shared both good and bad moments, as the two of them dance around a long-term attraction—which Fallon refuses to pursue, not wanting his relationship with Bullard and the crew at the compound to change. Linny plans to confront Fallon but instead finds an old beau dropped dead on the front steps of the compound, considered her second home. Uncle Dave is everything to her, and Bullard sent her to medical school, yet it’s Fallon she keeps coming back to see. As her world implodes, the same issues facing Fallon take a turn for the worse, … putting them all in danger.

Flaw Growth and Fracture

However, the larger discrepancies occurred only for the deep flaws (a/t > 0.5), and this may be due to a load transfer ... In addition to the work of Shah, Newman [29] has adapted an approximate theory for the average Kt along the flaw ...

Author: John M. Barsom

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN:

Category: Fracture mechanics

Page: 519

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