New Computer Collection Materials

Word 2019 : in easy steps / Scott Basham. cover
"Word 2019 in easy steps will help you get up and running quickly, with this popular word processing application from Microsoft. The visual nature of Word means that a clear, concise and colourful visual reference guide is an invaluable tool for both newcomers and those upgrading from older versions. Word 2019 in easy steps meets this challenge head on, using detailed images and easy-to-follow instructions to quickly get you up to speed."--Provided by publisher.
Turned on : science, sex and robots / Kate Devlin. cover
"The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the myth of Laodamia in Ancient Greece to twenty-first century shows such as Westworld, robots in human form have captured our imagination, our hopes and our fears. But beyond the fantasies there are real and fundamental questions about our relationship with technology as it moves into the realm of robotics. Turned On explores how the emerging and future development of sexual companion robots might affect us and the society in which we live. It explores the social changes arising from emerging technologies, and our relationships with the machines that someday may care for us and about us. Sex robots are here, and here to stay, and more are coming. Computer scientist and sex-robot expert Kate Devlin is our guide as we seek to understand how this technology is developing. From robots in Greek myth and the fantastical automata of the Middle Ages through to the sentient machines of the future that embody the prominentAI debate, she explores the 'modern' robot versus the robot servants we were promised by twentieth century sci-fi, and delves into the psychological effects of the technology, and issues raised around gender politics, diversity, surveillance and violence.This book answers all the questions you've ever had about sex robots, as well as all the ones you haven't yet thought of."--Jacket flap.
CompTIA IT fundamentals : study guide / Quentin Docter. cover
Information Technology is not just about what applications you can use; it is about the systems you can support. The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification is an introduction to the skills required to become a successful systems support professional, progressing onto more advanced certifications and career success.
The advanced roblox coding book : an unofficial guide : learn how to script games, code objects and settings, and create your own world! / Heath Haskins (a.k.a. CodePrime8). cover
"Clear and easy-to follow instructions for using coding and scripting tools to create new, more advanced Roblox games. Take your game design to the next level, with this complete guide to Roblox coding and scripting! Learn how to code using the programing language Lua to create new objects and games in the Roblox world: from teleporting objects (or PCs/NPCs!), to adding and applying power ups, to creating a leaderboard, and allowing players to save their games. This book walks you through the basics of the studio tool, provides tutorials for specific actions and creations, then explains how to use all of that knowledge to create your own unique game world! With detailed instructions, example screenshots, and simple explanations of what code to use and how to use it, this book is a must-have guide for any Roblox game designer--from beginners to expert coders!"-- Provided by publisher.
Advances in financial machine learning / Marcos López de Prado. cover
"Machine learning (ML) is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. Today ML algorithms accomplish tasks that until recently only expert humans could perform. As it relates to finance, this is the most exciting time to adopt a disruptive technology that will transform how everyone invests for generations. Readers will learn how to structure Big data in a way that is amenable to ML algorithms; how to conduct research with ML algorithms on that data; how to use supercomputing methods; how to backtest your discoveries while avoiding false positives. The book addresses real-life problems faced by practitioners on a daily basis, and explains scientifically sound solutions using math, supported by code and examples. Readers become active users who can test the proposed solutions in their particular setting. Written by a recognized expert and portfolio manager, this book will equip investment professionals with the groundbreaking tools needed to succeed in modern finance"-- Provided by publisher.