For many years and years Real-Time Strategy games was my monster , my nightmare but i knew that Real-See will be the key to my heaven to reveal my dream. I desperately hold this dream in spite of i thought it was impossible but finally i did it. The proposed Real-see model is a model for helping RTS game engines to exchange cases among them so engines didnot had to be updated continuously. The Real-See model helps game engines to introduce new reactions and respond to opponents with new tactic every episode.The model was tested on two of the most popular Real-Time Strategy games Boswars and Glest to achieve its credibility and validity
Pastor Martin Niemöller, popular author Ernst Wiechert, and the young theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer were well known in the public sphere in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. As the decade of the 1930s progressed each of these figures became a vocal opponent of National Socialism. In the last twenty-eight sermons delivered before his arrest in 1937 Martin Niemöller revitalized Protestant homiletic discourse as a political tool in defiance of the regime. Having protested Niemöller's imprisonment, Ernst Wiechert was arrested by the Gestapo and incarcerated at Buchenwald for three months during the summer of 1938. Wiechert chronicled his experiences in the fictional autobiography Der Totenwald (1939) - a text which marks the apex of Wiechert's literary turn from Blut und Boden Dichter to outspoken critic of Nazism. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a member of the Pastors' Emergency League and for a time pastoral assistant to Martin Niemöller, constructed a sphere of textual resistance in his prose and poetic writings composed while imprisoned in Tegel from 1943 to 1945. This study traces the emergence of cultural confessionalism as a new literary resistance paradigm that developed out of the ideological nexus of cultural Protestantism and the confessionalist trend of the Kirchenkampf . Through literary analysis of sermons by Niemöller and written texts by both Wiechert and Bonhoeffer the book demonstrates how the textual resistance strategies of the cultural confessionalists varied from the oppositional approaches of the 'innere Emigration', the political resistance, and the Christian humanist tradition.
This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue , largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jérôme Beauchez, who joined in the men's daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a high-stakes confrontation that extends well beyond the walls of the gym. Exploring the physical and existential realities of combat, the author provides a multifaceted "thick description" of this world and shows that the violence faced by the gym's members is not so much to be found in the ring as in the adversity of everyday racism and social exclusion. Boxing can therefore be understood as an act of resistance that is about more than simply fighting an opponent and that reflects all the existential struggles facing these men who are both stigmatized and socially dominated by race and class.
An intellectual who did not like intellectuals, a socialist who did not trust the state, a writer of the left who found it easier to forgive writers of the right, a liberal who was against free markets, a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation.Aside from being one of the greatest political essayists in the English language and author of two of the most famous books in twentieth century literature, George Orwell was a man of many fascinating contradictions, someone who liked to go against the grain because he believed that was where the truth usually lay.George Orwell. English Rebel takes us on a journey through the many twists and turns of Orwell's life and thought, from the precocious public school satirist at Eton and the imperial policeman in Burma, through his early years as a rather dour documentary writer, down and out on the streets of Paris and London and on the road to Wigan pier, o his formative experiences as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War.Above all, the book skilfully traces Orwell's gradual reconciliation with his country, a journey which began down a coal mine in 1936 to find its exhilarating peaks during the dark days of the Second World War.
This November, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit will transform online entertainment by bringing to life the adrenaline and intensity of high speed cop pursuits and changing the way that people connect and compete with their friends.Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is being developed by Criterion Games, the developers behind the critically-acclaimed Burnout racing series. These renowned innovators are redefining action racing by delivering an experience that connects players through intense competition whether playing online together or taking on friends’ challenges.At the heart of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a suite of connected features called Need for Speed Autolog that enables players to connect, compare and compete with their friends effortlessly.Exotic cars on the open road, the rush of the escape, the thrill of the takedown – this is Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.- Career – For the first time in Need for Speed history, players will experience the gripping and heart-racing action of both cops and racers. Hot Pursuit seamlessly links a tremendously deep and fully-defined single player career with a groundbreaking multiplayer experience across all race modes. In the end, whether playing online with friends, taking on friends challenges or the single player career, players will earn bounty that levels them up and unlocks new cars, weapons and equipment.- Need For Speed Autolog – In Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, your friends drive your gameplay experience. Need for Speed Autolog is a revolutionary system that connects friends directly to each other’s games, enabling them to compare and share all their experiences, pictures and challenges. Need for Speed Autolog instinctively delivers challenges based on what your friends have been doing, creating a hugely dynamic, socially competitive experience.- Weapons and Equipment – Enhance the intensity of the pursuit using multiple weapons as the heat level increases during a pursuit. Whether taking down suspects with a variety of cop weapons or using evasion equipment as a racer to outsmart the cops, players will always have a method for gaining an edge over their opponent.- Cars – In Hot Pursuit, the cars go from hot to hotter. Experience the thrill of driving the world’s most desirable high performance cars at incredible speeds. Feel the power of busting suspects in supercharged cop interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon or outsmarting the law as a racer in high performance supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque.- Seacrest County – Explore a world as diverse as the California coastline with desert, forest, seaside and mountainous regions. The open world of Seacrest County is designed to create the most intense pursuit experiences ever found in a racing game.
There are many traditional concepts of the devil in organized religion as well as in popular myth and culture. Nearly every worldview has an explanation for the evil we see in our daily life experiences. While we may not like to think much about the darker side of life, we instinctively seek a reason or cause for the negative parts of our experience in this world. In most of the explanations of evil there is some personification of hurt and suffering called Satan, the devil, the evil one or some other name. The Bible tells us a great deal about the enemy of God and humanity including the fact that he is bent on hurting God by harming us. Given the fact that Satan is dedicated to harming us, we would do well to have as clear and accurate an understanding of him as we can. Our best defense against any opponent is to know how they operate, what they are capable of and what their limitations and weaknesses are. Fortunately, we can do this without succumbing to an unhealthy level of obsession about the foe of all humanity. In this book you will find a nontraditional explanation of where and how Satan operates within humanity. This view deserves a hearing, as the prevailing ideas about the devil's working don't seem to be terribly effective for the purpose of aiding us in overcoming our adversary. Some may find the idea of a personal devil (Satan in the flesh) a disturbing or insulting concept. If you will give it a careful hearing, however, this unorthodox idea may just be a key understanding in your successful resistance to the evil one's desire to harm you.
Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad (1934--1999) was admired and consulted by revolutionaries and activists as well as policymakers and academics. In articles and columns published in such journals as the Nation, New York Review of Books, Monthly Review, and newspapers in Pakistan and Cairo, Ahmad inspired new ways of thinking about global issues. Whether writing on the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, U.S. involvement in Vietnam, or the cynical logic of Cold War geopolitics, Ahmad offered incisive, passionate, and often prophetic analyses of the major political events and movements of the second half of the twentieth century. This work is the first to collect Ahmad's writings in a single volume. It reflects his distinct understanding of world politics as well as his profound sense of empathy for those living in poverty and oppression. He was a fierce opponent of imperialism and corruption and advocated democratic transformations in postcolonial and third-world societies. A uniquely perceptive critic of colonialism and U.S. foreign policy, Ahmad was equally vigilant in his criticisms of third-world dictatorships.Like few other writers, Ahmad's life experiences shaped his political views. He grew up amidst the turmoil of postcolonial India, worked alongside the Algerian FLN in their fight against the French occupation, and later became a prominent spokesperson for peace between Israel and Palestine.
Find Your ONE THING That Will Relentlessly Guide You Imagine waking every day and immediately beginning something deeply meaningful. Imagine bypassing or overcoming everything you need to in relentless pursuit of success, until finally you have it. What if you could find a powerful intrinsic motivator that enabled you to work on your dream every day, regardless of the obstacles fate will inevitably throw in your path? Four years ago, independent author Michal Stawicki hadn't published a single book. But since then, thanks to techniques he details in Directed by Purpose, he has written over million words, gathered a few thousand followers, published 15 books and now earns more from writing than 90% of current published authors. Michal Stawicki decided to begin writing despite suffering depression, feeling out of control, living a life without meaning. He had no authority in any field, either. And he decided to write in English, which to him was a foreign language! Today, Michal's success has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider. In Directed by Purpose he explains how ALL of us can discover a meaning-a purpose-for life. This purpose will then guide us towards achievement and fulfilment, if we follow it. Michal's experiences prove you don't have to be someone special to do extraordinary things. In this book you will learn: Why some people are passionate about their work and most are not even satisfied. (Hint: it's not about the pay) How to succeed despite day-to-day obligations, exhaustion, pain and self-doubts How to effortlessly deal with subconscious resistance against your success Some simple daily habits that help you to clarify and design your life mission How your purpose creates focus that keeps you on track for the long-term How to find your big WHY even if you failed multiple times in the past How you can wake up each day with positive anticipation (even on Mondays!) How to focus on your long-term vision during everyday work Why Michal's methods utilize your brain's inherent functionality How to manage your attention, so you will focus on a few most important things How you can install filters in your brain, so your subconscious will become your worker, not your opponent Buy this book NOW, so you can find your purpose and straighten up your own road to success! Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Social computing concerns the study of social behavior and context based on computational systems. Behavioral modeling reproduces the social behavior, and allows for experimenting with and deep understanding of behavior, patterns, and potential outcomes. The pervasive use of computer and Internet technologies provides an unprecedented environment where people can share opinions and experiences, offer suggestions and advice, debate, and even conduct experiments. Social computing facilitates behavioral modeling in model building, analysis, pattern mining, anticipation, and prediction. The proceedings from this interdisciplinary workshop provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students from sociology, behavioral and computer science, psychology, cultural study, information systems, and operations research to share results and develop new concepts and methodologies aimed at advancing and deepening our understanding of social and behavioral computing to aid critical decision making. TOC:Preface.- Acknowledgments.- List of Contributors.- Rational Choice Theory: A Forum for Exchange of Ideas between the Hard and Social Sciences in Predictive Behavioral Modeling.- The SOMA Terror Organization Portal (STOP): Social network and analytic tools for the real-time analysis of terror groups.- The Sociology of Alien Rule.- The DoD Encounters the Blogosphere.- Integrating Multi-Agent Technology with Cognitive Modeling to Develop an Insurgency Information Framework (IIF).- Stochastic Opponent Modeling Agents: A Case Study with Hezbollah.- An approach to modeling group behaviors and beliefs in conflict situations.- Computational Models of Multi-national Organizations.- Clustering of Trajectory Data Obtained from Soccer Game Records - A First Step to Behavioral Modeling.- Mobile Phone Data for Inferring Social Network Structure.- Human Behavioral Modeling Using Fuzzy and Dempster-Shafer Theory.- Online Behavioral Analysis and Modeling Methodology (OBAMM - Mining for Social Processes in Intelligence Data Streams.- An Ant Colony Optimization Approach to Expert Identification in Social Networks.- Attribution-based Anomaly Detection: Trustworthiness in an Online Community.- Particle Swarm Social Model for Group Social Learning in Adaptive Environment.- Social Network Analysis: Tasks and Tools.- Behavioral Entropy of a Cellular Phone.- Community Detection in a Large Real-World Social Network.- Where are the slums? New approaches to urban regeneration.- A Composable Discrete-Time Cellular Automaton Formalism.- Designing Group Annotations and Process Visualizations for Role-Based Collaboration.- Modeling Malaysian Public Opinion by Mining the Malaysian Blogosphere.- Reading Between the Lines: Human-centered Classification of Communication Patterns and Intentions.- Metagame Strategies of Nation-States, with Application to Cross-Strait Relations.- Automating Frame Analysis.- Using Topic Analysis to Compute Identity Group Attributes.- Biographies.- Author Index.