Anyone who lives on, plays in, or otherwise appreciates lakes values them. But what are they worth? And should that worth only be determined for the lake's value to humans? In today's society, there is an undeniable " paradox of lake values. " I fear that we take lakes for granted in much the same way that Garret Hardin wrote in his famous 1968 essay, " The… (More)
In its recent submissions to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority argued that the risk weight on lending secured by residential mortgage should be reduced from 50% to 20%. Using Australian banking data, we estimate the relative riskiness of assets according to their regulatory imposed risk weights. The… (More)
This paper describes the interactive computer system used in Posthorn, a multimedia composition which is performed on Neill's self-designed instrument, the mutantrumpet. The technology and aesthetics of the system and the merging of acoustic instrument performance with software-based improvisation are explored in detail.
Executive Summary The California Internet Voting Task Force was convened by Secretary of State Bill Jones to study the feasibility of using the Internet to conduct elections in California. More than two dozen experts in the field of data security, elections and voter participation were asked to volunteer their time and expertise in the development of this… (More)
At the ACM SIGAda Future Ada Environments Workshop, the working group on software reusability decided that the most productive use of the little time available to the group was to clearly determine the issues in software reusability and make recommendations wherever possible.
All Rights Reserved iii For my parents. iv Acknowledgments It has been a pleasure working on BICEP for the past six years, and I thank my advisor, Andrew Lange, for allowing me to join his research group and for providing an intellectually stimulating work environment. To Kathy Deniston, Bryanne Fidler, and Barbara Wertz, thank you all for your… (More)
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) is extremely grateful to the many people who made this publication possible. In particular, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation Program Fathering After Violence " Learning Communities, " who took a chance and partnered with us to explore new paths of engagement and service… (More)
Dear Reader: This publication, "History of Voting systems in Californian, was produced under the direction of Edward G. Arnold, who worked in the Elections ~ivision of the Secretary of State's Office for 27 years. His retirement in January of 1999 coincides with the publication of this book, and nicely "bookends" Ed's career in our office. During hi time… (More)