Going Nowhere Fast In Assetto Corsa (2016-03-23)

Race Driving On A Simulator

Author: Amen Zwa, Esq.

Publisher: sOnit, Inc.

ISBN: 0985415657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 726

View: 3324

This book is a comprehensive guide to race driving on Assetto Corsa, a new racing simulator from Kunos Simulazioni. It is not a gaming guide. If you are seeking a gaming guide that teaches you shortcuts on achievement badge earning, tips on points scoring, or cheats on beating online opponents unfairly, you have come to a wrong place. What you will find in this book are technical topics covering graphics card tweaking, force feedback customisation, simulator configuration, race car dynamics, racing components, car set-up, driving techniques, racing rules, race tactics, and psychology of race driving. I also present the racing lines for all the laser-scanned tracks, up to and including the latest version. I describe each track, corner-by-corner and bump-by-bump, with the cockpit view screenshots. · 2016-03-23—add handling guides for version 1.5.x cars Abarth 595, C7 Stingray, and Mustang GT; add information about Tyre Model 7; include information on the latest improvements in graphics performance and track surface · 2016-02-28—add track guide for Brands Hatch included in DP3; add handling guides for new cars included in version 1.4.x and DP3; describe cornering techniques unique to low-powered cars like Lotus 25; add information about Tyre Model 6 and camber thrust; add description of graphics benchmarking; reduce the entropy by reediting the entire text · 2015-10-25—add track guide for Catalunya included in DP2; add handling guides for new cars in version 1.3.x and DP2; add description of 64-bit executable; add information about Tyre Model 5 and louder tyre squeals; add information on telemetry data export · 2015-08-18—add Zandvoort, Miura, Quattro, GT-R, and GT86 to match version 1.2.x; add explanation of slow-motion perception during crashes and placebo effect of set-up modifications; distinguish between static and dynamic friction; add description of 180-degree spin and doughnut loop techniques; expand hardware set-up section and audio settings section; update Mugello track guide · 2015-05-01—update Spa, Nordschleife, and Trtento-Bondone track guides; expand Lotus 98T and Sauber C9 car guides; optimise embedded images · 2015-04-26—update Nordschleife track guide; update Alfa 155 car guide; improve quality of embedded images; fix minor ePub formatting issues for Google Play edition · 2015-04-16—add track guide for Nordschleife included in DP1; add handling guide for each car type, including DP1’s Alfa 155 AWD; add the use of Exos and P1 DRS functionality to match version 1.1.x; add section on hill climbing techniques; refine packers, cones, and turbocharger descriptions; update configurations to match version 1.1. x; create a more detailed table of contents for easier navigation; add author contact information · 2014-12-31—add explanation of simulator sickness and warnings thereof; update view, audio, and control configurations to match version 1.0. x · 2014-11-04—add track guides for Spa and Trento-Bondone to match RC contents; ddd explanation for steering wheel force feedback settings; add links to psychology reference books · 2014-10-07—add explanation of several set-up-related telemetry data streams; fix statement about handbrake support; fix statement about tyre flat-spotting · 2014-09-21—initial publication

Playing The Akai EWI USB Electronic Wind Instrument (2015-10-16)

Author: Amen Zwa, Esq.

Publisher: sOnit, Inc.

ISBN: 0985415673

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 5468

This book is for the amateur musicians who are interested in electronic wind instruments in general and the Akai EWI USB in particular. It explains the functions of the EWI’s various sensors, hardware configuration parameters, MIDI controller functions, Aria software synthesiser features, and external connections. And it describes the similarities and the differences between the EWI and the traditional wind instruments. But this book is not meant to replace the official Akai publications. It is also not a tips-and-tricks book that teaches you how to make fancy balloon animals out of the EWI, and it is not an instruction book that teaches you music theory fundamentals. It is focused on the technical information about the EWI, the sort of information not found in the official manuals, the sort of information you can use to decide whether the EWI is right for you if you have not already purchased one, the sort of information you can use to explore the numerous musical possibilities if you did purchase one. 2015-10-16: · Fix error about conical and cylindrical bores 2015-05-26: · Distinguish perceptual terms from physical terms · Add to care and maintenance section a tip on fashioning a cheap, lightweight carrying case 2015-04-24: · Initial publication

Ultimate Speed Secrets

The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving

Author: Ross Bentley

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 161058273X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 597

Ultimate Speed Secrets is the drivers’ guide to going faster! Professional race instructor Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indy cars to world sports cars and has the experience to make any racer a more complete driver. With detailed drills and comprehensive instructions, Bentley covers everything you need to know: choosing lines; adapting to different cars, tracks, and racing conditions; setting up controls; and understanding car adjustments and mental preparation. Whether you are racing an Indy car or simply interested in becoming a more complete driver on the street, Ultimate Speed Secrets will give you the information you need to succeed!

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544055551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2452

New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Nominee Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

You Suck at Racing

A Crash Course for the Novice Driver

Author: Ian Korf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533185624


Page: 110

View: 3583

A lot of books on driving are written by professional racers who assume you too want to be a professional racer. Not this book. It's written by a hobbyist who suggests you keep your day job. Besides, it's much more fun being an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional (just ask someone in the sex industry). This book is designed to help the average driver make the transition from commuter to safe road racer in as few pages as possible. I wrote this book because it's what I would have wanted to read when I first became interested in track driving: succinct, nerdy, practical, and occasionally diverting. It is not intended as a definitive tome or a work of art. It's more like a sandwich: convenient and nourishing.

Round The Ring (2015-04-27)

Driving The Nordschleife On A Simulator

Author: Amen Zwa, Esq.

Publisher: sOnit, Inc.

ISBN: 0985415614

Category: Games

Page: 305

View: 7877

2012 by sOnit, Inc. All rights reserved."It's like, if you walk up behind a vicious dog, if you talk to the dog on the way up, it wouldn't be caught by surprise, and it wouldn't do something unpredictable." Sir Jackie Stewart (F1 triple champion on car behaviour, Top Gear)Auto racing is exhilarating, but it is a costly pursuit. And, as Sir Jackie said, a race car can sometimes behave like a "vicious dog" with a deadly bite. Thanks to a few race engineers and software developers, however, we can now experience the thrill of driving a race car at its limits, without leaving the comfort of our living rooms, and more importantly without risking life, limb, or lolly.Although PC-based racing simulators have been around since the mid-1980s, it was Grand Prix Legends that set the standard of excellence in 1998, in terms of realism, appearance, and performance. A confluence of technical developments occurred in the mid-1990s that transformed a lowly racing game into a realistic racing simulator: fast CPUs, capable 3D GPUs, decent operating system, racing wheel with foot paddles, and realistic vehicular physics models. Through the years, racing simulators have made great strides in capabilities, each generation more capable and less expensive than the last. Of late, there has been a spate of topping simulators. Even the humble gaming console now has a few titles that might persuade a parsimonious pavement pounder to part with his penny.I share with you in this book my enthusiasm for the racing simulators, and especially my admiration for the Nurburgring Nordschleife TouristenfahrtenThe Ring. Note that this book is not about earning the most gaming points, defeating the on-line opponents through unfair means, or learning how to drag and drift; the emphasis is on traditional road racing.Being that this is a book about simulator racing, I had to choose a simulator and a car about which to write. For a variety of reasons, I chose Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed (S2U) and BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution. But, even if you own a different simulator or fancy a different race car, there is nothing to dissuade you from learning about racing components, car set-up, driving techniques, and other generally applicable concepts that I present here.The Nurburgring comprises of many different track configurations, but the 20.832 km Touristenfahrten variety is the one that grips everyone's imagination. It is the track upon which the major car manufacturers strive to pip one another with progressively shorter lap times. I devote a good portion of this book to driving this temperamental, serpentine track coiled into the scenic hills and dales of the Eifel Mountains in western Germany. I describe in detail all the corners, the reference points around them, and the racing lines through them. I also show how the corners look from the cockpit. Again, although surface irregularities, trackside objects, and other minutiae are specific to S2U, the more general descriptions of corner layouts and racing lines can still guide you as you pound round the track on your preferred simulator.This guidebook is for enthusiasts to use on simulators, so references objects, surface irregularities, and other small details mentioned here do not appear on the real track. In real life, this track is a one-way tool road, which, except on race days, is open to the public. A complete novice with just a few Euros to his name can seek glory, at least for a few minutes, by driving a lap round the Touristenfahrten in a hired sports car. If you do intend to drive in a spirited manner on the real track, take instructions from the professionals; do not rely solely on the information provided herein. Or else, you may join the ranks of the Dead Ringers.Indeed, I have never driven on the real Nordschleife, so I am no Ring Specialist even by the most generous of measures. But, I have been driving the virtual track regularly and frequently since 1998 on nearly every racing simulator that models it. Yet, my enthusiasm for the track has not dimmed. I wrote this book in what little spare time I have to share with you the thrill of driving round The Ring, and the joy of driving on the simulators in general. If my book increases the number of simulator fanciers in some small way, I would consider my mission accomplished, because I believe that a larger consumer base will encourage more software manufacturers to create finer simulators in the future.With this book as a vector, I hope to transmit a virulent strain of racing bug to you. May the gods of speed save your soul. I bid you good luck, and hope that you will learn to love simulator racing and The Ring. Amen Zwa, Esq.

Going faster!

mastering the art of race driving

Author: Carl Lopez,Danny Sullivan

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837602264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 864

This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Wilderness Weekends

Author: Phoebe Smith

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162912X

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8711

Bed down among some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world and discover your own bolthole in one of Britain's rugged corners. Wilderness Weekends reveals the 26 best places for wild camping from the south coast of England to Scotland's far north. Each weekend includes practical advice, detailed maps and inspiring photographs to help the camping enthusiast take the next adventurous step. With a host of hard-won tips on what to take and when to go, this is the helping hand needed to unlock your outdoor potential.

Origami Insects and Their Kin

Step-by-step Instructions in Over 1500 Diagrams

Author: Robert J. Lang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486286020

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 155

View: 5331

Noted origamist presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 20 challenging projects: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, butterfly, grasshopper, dragonfly, praying mantis, more. Intermediate to advanced level.

The Star-spangled Girl

Author: Neil Simon

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210733

Category: Drama

Page: 118

View: 2844

THE STORY: Andy and Norman are two earnest young men using their apartment as a publishing office for a protest magazine in San Francisco. Sophie, an Olympic swimmer and all-American girl, moves into another apartment on the same floor. Sophie ma

Windows 98 Annoyances

Author: David Karp

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565924178

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 6280

A guide to the failings of Windows 98 explains how to customize the system so as to avoid the inconvenience of software applications that overwrite file associations, repetitive warning screens, and unused icons crowding the desktop


A Race Driver's Handbook

Author: George A. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879387761

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5658

Whether you're an amateur or pro, seeking to start racing or looking to improve your skills, this book can show you how! Winning explains how to go racing, from an essential understanding of race car physics to the intricacies of heel-and-toe gearshifting. Filled with advice from racing experts: Carroll Smith, Paul Van Valkenburgh, Kathy Maleck, and others. In addition, Winning tells you how to drive the premier American racetracks. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 10 1/2", 192 pgs., 227 b&w ill.

The Seven Serpents

Author: Steve Jackson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781840464351

Category: Adventure games

Page: 240

View: 4339

As your quest brings you ever closer to the Crown of Kings, seven deadly serpents race to the fortress of Mampang to warn the Archimage of the impending threat...Your task is to destroy the serpents and reach the Archimage's fortress. As in previous books, you choose between playing a Warrior or a Sorcerer, and must use all the information you have gained throughout your quest, casting spells correctly and avoiding the deadliest of traps.

Air Force Gator

Author: Dan Ryckert

Publisher: Dan Ryckert

ISBN: 0615728421

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 6629

With a storied military pedigree and unmatched war record, Air Force Gator achieved worldwide fame and legendary status among his peers. After falling into a years-long depression fueled by booze and pills, the alligator pilot is inspired to clean up his act and return to action after the tragic events of September 11th. When a former partner goes off the grid and threatens to shake the foundations of the United States, Air Force Gator is forced to return from the Middle East to face him head-on. Can Air Force Gator stop his old partner Gustav, or will the dastardly crocodile's plan for a reptilian revolution succeed?

Optimum Drive

The Road Map to Driving Greatness

Author: Paul F. Gerrard

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 3230

Optimum Drive ─ Why should you just be good when you can be great? Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver himself as well a driving coach for over 20 years, the author Paul F. Gerrard has penned his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you! Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve...probably not a coincidence. In this debut book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life. Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness. Natural vs. earned talent; After flow psychology, you will learn about natural vs earned talent and how the way we drive is representative of who we are. From braking, cornering and accelerating to anticipation vs. reaction, refining a process that defines our greatness in or out of the car.

Stirling Moss: The Definitive Biography

Author: Philip Porter

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085338


Page: 672

View: 5083

Porter is the author of around 30 books, including several on motor racing and four written with Stirling Moss, but this is the book he always wanted to write. Two years' research has gone into this first volume of two that digs far deeper than any book previously published. Indeed, it is the most in-depth book ever published on a racing driver, and probably any motoring personality and very possibly any sportsman or woman who has lived. This book, though, is no dry account. It is spiced with humor, tragedy and period flavor with liberal doses of quotes from Moss himself and his contemporaries, many of whom Porter has interviewed over the years. The story is an extraordinary one. Starting out as a youth with precocious ability, young Stirling quickly caught the eye when racing the little 500cc racing cars invented just after the war. He soon ventured abroad where they laughed at his little racing car – until he beat them. He became the British Champion at 21 when most drivers were in their 30s, 40s or even 50s. He patriotically insisted on driving British cars and the gallant crusader took on, often matched and sometimes beat the foreign cars with their more powerful engines. Admirable patriotism nearly ruined his promising career until he was forced to compromise such principles and quickly revived his career and showed he could beat the very best at the highest levels. In the final year covered by Vol 1, he won his first Grand Prix and such sports cars classics as the Tourist Trophy, the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, all amazing achievements but that in the Mille Miglia has gone down as one of the greatest feats in all sport. Here, is fascinating, authoritative detail in the ultimate work on arguably the greatest all-round driver the world has yet known, a book worthy of a great man.

The Stainless Steel Carrot

An Auto Racing Odyssey Revisited

Author: Sylvia Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888978155

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 368

View: 7646

In 1970, Sylvia Wilkinson was a writer in the category known as 'young Southern Woman Novelist'. While her novels and teaching paid the bills she had a passion for motorsports that led her to write The Stainless Steel Carrot: An Auto Racing Odyssey. The book profiled young up-and-coming road racer John Morton as he raced the BRE Datsun 510 in the 1971 and 1972 SCCA Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge. John won the championships and continued on a road-racing career that saw dozens of championship level victories around the country and abroad. The book, well regarded among both racers and general audience readers, has been out of print since 1973. Original copies often sell for over $100 online and at collectors events. Now, thanks to years of requests from fans, and Sylvia s interest in animals, the book is republished with additional material. -- Amazon.com.

Sell It Like Serhant

How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine

Author: Ryan Serhant

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316449563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4141

A lively and practical guide to sell anything and up your business game from one of the top realtors in the world and costar of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing: New York and Sell It Like Serhant. "Ryan is not only charming and hilarious, he could sell milk to a cow. This book is going to be very helpful and humorous to a lot of people looking to up their business game." - Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live... and New York Times bestselling author of Superficial Ryan Serhant was a shy, jobless hand model when he entered the real estate business in 2008 at a time the country was on the verge of economic collapse. Just nine years later, he has emerged as one of the top realtors in the world and an authority on the art of selling. Whether you are selling a brownstone or a hot tub, golf balls or life insurance, Serhant shares the secrets behind how to close more deals than anyone else, expand your business, and keep clients coming back to you. Sell It Like Serhant is a smart, at times hilarious, and always essential playbook to build confidence, generate results, and sell just about anything. You'll find tips on: The Seven Stages of Selling Getting FKD: How to Be a Time Manager, Not a Time Stealer. Negotiating Like A BOSS "The One Who...": Everyone Needs a Hook Pulling the Indecisive Client Forward And Much More! This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant provides useful lessons, lively stories, and examples that illustrate how anyone can employ his principles to increase profits and achieve success. Your measure of a good day will no longer depend on one deal or one client. A good salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" The next deal is already happening. Serhant shares practical guidance on how to juggle multiple deals at once and close all of them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Whatever your business or expertise, Sell It Like Serhant will make anyone a master at sales. Ready, set, GO!


Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro

Author: Janice Perlman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199709556

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5146

Janice Perlman wrote the first in-depth account of life in the favelas, a book hailed as one of the most important works in global urban studies in the last 30 years. Now, in Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present. Re-interviewing many longtime favela residents whom she had first met in 1969--as well as their children and grandchildren--Perlman offers the only long-term perspective available on the favelados as they struggle for a better life. Perlman discovers that while educational levels have risen, democracy has replaced dictatorship, and material conditions have improved, many residents feel more marginalized than ever. The greatest change is the explosion of drug and arms trade and the high incidence of fatal violence that has resulted. Yet the greatest challenge of all is job creation--decent work for decent pay. If unemployment and under-paid employment are not addressed, she argues, all other efforts will fail to resolve the fundamental issues. Foreign Affairs praises Perlman for writing "with compassion, artistry, and intelligence, using stirring personal stories to illustrate larger points substantiated with statistical analysis."