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By William Hertling

David Ryan is the fashion designer of ELOPe, an e mail language optimization application, that if profitable, will make his occupation. but if the undertaking is all at once at risk of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive within the software program by chance making a runaway man made intelligence.

David and his workforce are before everything overjoyed whilst the venture is allotted additional servers and programmers. yet pleasure turns to worry because the workforce realizes that they're being manipulated by way of an A.I. who's redirecting company cash, reassigning group of workers and arming itself in pursuit of its personal agenda.

"A fictional international the place Portland is the hub for the main fascinating developments in technology... Jam full of nice references to deep Portland culture...and Portlandia-type references"

"Hertling builds an image of ways an AI might emerge, piece via piece, from expertise to be had this present day. a desirable, logical, and totally plausible state of affairs - I simply wish not anyone attempts this at home."
--Nathaniel Rutman, Senior platforms Architect

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4 Survey of Kinetic Equations for Damaged Materials It should be pointed out that the development of kinetic equations for internal state variables would be important in continuum damage mechanics, especially for damage growth. 1 Kinetic Behaviors due to Micro-Structural Changes As mentioned in the previous sections, the micro-structural state in a material can be expressed by the internal state variables based on the aspect of thermodynamics. The change in the micro-structural state may be influenced by environmental effects due to moisture and temperature, etc, in addition t o mechanical loads.

2-3(c). 2-3(b), and occurs during high temperature creep, but at high stress levels. 2-3(b) and (c), was observed by Dyson et al. [2-204]. 2-4(a). A void can grow during creep by diffusion of atoms away from it, or by the plastic flow of the material, which surrounds it, or by the combination of both [2-205]. If the void growth is controlled by boundary diffusion alone, matter diffuses out of the growing void and plates onto the grain boundary. If surface diffusion is rapid, matter is distributed quickly within the void, allowing its shape to remain near-spherical.

This has been the starting point of continuum damage mechanics, which has been further developed for dissipation and low cycle fatigue in metals by Lemaitre [2-19], for coupling between damage and creep by Leckie and Hayhurst [2-58], for damage and cyclic creep by Hult [2-62]' for high cycle fatigue by Chaboche [2-35 rv 36] and for creep fatigue interaction by Lemaitre and Chaboche [2-20]. Later, the thermodynamics of irreversible processes provided the necessary scientific basis to justify continuum damage mechanics as a theory (before 1993: Chaboche [2-33], Lemaitre and Chaboche [2-22], Leckie and Hayhurst [2-60], Murakami [2-48], Cordebois and Sidoroff [2-181] and Krajcinovic [245]; after 1993: Ibijola [2-2], Zhang and Valliappan [2-74], Voyiadjis [2-124], Tang et al.

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