Jason W. A. Selby

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— This paper introduces a novel application of thread-level speculation to a distributed heterogeneous environment. We propose and evaluate two speculative models which attempt to reduce some of the method call overhead associated with distributed objects. Thread-level speculation exploits parallelism in code which is not provably free of data dependencies.(More)
The present investigation examined the reactions of persons to specific individuals who have actually experienced suicidal bereavement. Persons who knew another who had experienced bereavement following a suicidal death were interviewed and their responses were compared with those of persons who knew others bereaved as a result of accident and as a result(More)
As the useful life expectancy of software continues to increase, the task of maintaining the source code has become the dominant phase of the software life-cycle. In order to improve the ability of software to age and successfully evolve over time, it is important to identify system design and programming practices which may result in increased difficulty(More)
In this study we examine the performance and power benefits resulting from many traditional and aggressive compiler optimizations. Examples of early and loop optimizations were translated from classic compiler textbooks into PowerPC assembly and executed in the Dynamic Super-Scalar Wattch simulation environment. Each optimization was applied in an isolated(More)
Explored the relation of personality dimensions to cross-situational consistency in interpersonal distance. Sixty-five male and 52 female undergraduates were given the Personality Research Form A and the Maudsley Personality Inventory as well as four forms of a measure of interpersonal distance preference which covered 10 different situations. The(More)
Two studies examined the impact of variations in a rape victim's emotional reactions on others' perceptions of her. The victim was presented as emotionally expressive or emotionally controlled. In one study written descriptions were used, while in the second, videotape presentations were employed. In both studies, the emotionally expressive victim was rated(More)
The present paper provides a collation of the impressions of clinical workers regarding families in which father-daughter incest has incurred. Responses of the workers indicate that the incestuous relationship is typically not limited to one or two sexual encounters, but the relationship can become a stable part of family life. The sexual interactions(More)
Compared male and female clients of an emergency care unit for the treatment of alcohol-related crises on a number of basic characteristics and procedural variables. Female clients were found to be significantly younger and more likely to be employed than males. The two groups did not differ reliably with respect to educational level or marital status.(More)