Author: thomas

One of the primary reasons for governments introducing casino gambling is the purported economic benefits from casino development. Among these benefits is economic growth. Over the last half-century, policies that promote economic growth have become an integral part of public sector economic activity. In the U.S., state government attempts to attract industry via tax breaks and financial incentives have been the object of considerable research attention. But the apparent inability of either of these sets of policies to sustain successful outcomes over time has led state policy makers to explore alternative avenues. Writing in the 1930s, Joseph Schumpeter noted that…

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In addition to the various security vulnerabilities we mentioned above, one of the biggest obstacles to secure wireless networks is their complexity. It’s not enough to just install a firewall, set strong passwords, and have detailed access control settings. No, wireless networks are a completely different beast than their wired counterparts. These days, a plain old AP and wireless network interface card (NIC) might not seem too complex, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. The big issues revolve around the 802.11 protocol. This protocol doesn’t just send and receive information with minimal management overhead (as does, say,…

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In Chapter 1, we talk about why you need to be concerned with wireless security — and outline various dangers that wireless networks face. We also talk about various wireless-testing tools, as well as hacks you can perform. Chapter 2 talks about planning your ethical-hacking journey, and Chapter 3 talks about the specific methods you can use to perform your tests. Chapter 4 finishes things off by outlining various testing tools you’ll need to hack your wireless systems This part begins with Chapter 5, in which we talk about various non-technical, people-related attacks, such as a lack of security awareness,…

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In all of networking history, it has never been easier to penetrate a network. IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN technology gives the hacker and network security professional inexpensive — many times free — tools to work with. Whether you are an avid user of Linux or Windows, the tools are everywhere. Due to the enduring and ubiquitous ware community, hackers can obtain even the expensive analysis and penetration tools — such as 802.11-protocol analyzers — with no investment. This book will show you quite a few of the latest tools, but an exhaustive text covering all currently-available wireless hacking tools would…

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We teach courses on ethical hacking — and when you’re teaching, you need an outline. Our teaching outline always starts with the introduction to the ethical-hacking process that comprises most of this chapter. Inevitably, when the subject of an ethical hacking process comes up, the class participants visibly slump into their chairs, palpable disappointment written all over their faces. They cross their arms across their chests and shuffle their feet. Some even jump up and run from class to catch up on their phone calls. Why? Well, every class wants to jump right in and learn parlor tricks they can…

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I remember well, during a cycling holiday in Ayrshire in Scotland, coming across a famous (but unknown to me) stretch of road called the Heely Brae. As all my senses told me that the road was on a downward incline, I sat back in the saddle, expecting to freewheel down the slope. Instead, I found that I quickly came to a stop and had to resume pedalling in order to reach the bottom! The illusion was created by an unusual relationship between the contours of the adjoining hills and hedgerows. Illusions are also common in colour perception, notably in the…

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After using a line tool to create a straight, freehand or Bezier line and setting its width, colour can be selected from any of the spot or process colour matching systems described earlier or indeed from any of the colour models or mixers. Using the HLS model, tints, shades or tones can then be applied. Macromedia Freehand makes the job of selecting tints even easier by providing a convenient tint option within its colour mixer box; the tint required can be applied by simply be dragging and dropping the required tint swatch on to the line to be tinted. As…

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Like it or not, we live in an increasingly digital world. Many of my generation can still remember, with some nostalgia, winding up the clockwork mechanism of a post-war radiogram housed in its polished mahogany case, then inserting a fresh needle into the pick-up arm, before placing Eddie Calvert’s 78 rpm Bakelite rendering of Oh Mein Papa carefully on the turntable. Who among us then, as we listened to the crackly strains of Eddie’s golden trumpet, could have imagined today’s roller-blading teenager listening through micro-earphones to Oasis on a CD Walkman clipped to the waistband of their Levi’s, while en…

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The simplest procedure for installing a CMS involves simple step-by-step guidance such as that provided by Corel’s CMS ‘Wizard’. Prompted by a series of Wizard screens, the user has only to respond to step-by-step guidance: Choose one from three alternative colour mapping methods. (i) Photographic mapping which maintains the relationship between colours and is recommended for printing photographs and illustrations with continuous tone, (ii) Saturation mapping which expands or contracts the source gamut to fit the destination gamut and is recommended for printing business graphics, (iii) Automatch, which automatically detects the type of image to be printed and selects Photographic…

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Sight – perhaps the most miraculous of the senses, which we sadly tend to take for granted -is a process which 7 – of light entering the eye is controlled by the pupil, which P( <&., *’‘‘-mi has the ability to dilate and contract. The cornea and lens, the shape of which is adjusted by the culinary body, focus ‘ ~ the light on to the retina, where receptors convert it into eye, therefore, is to translate the electromagnetic vibrations of light into packets of nerve impulses which are transmitted to the brain for interpretation. The retina consists of approx.-…

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