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An Analysis of Neil Young’s Pono Music Player - Introduction The researcher’s objective in this paper is to address the issue of the compromise that has been occurring throughout the years, wherein music producers are forced to present material to their audience in simplified, compressed forms. In particular, the researcher would like to dissect Neil Young’s most current innovation – the Pono music player, and analyze whether or not its attempts at aiding this audiophiliac dilemma poses potential success. The researcher also aims to look at whether or not the general public presents a need for this type of product, seeing as there are numerous portable music players already accessible on the market....   [tags: Pono Music Player]
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Dehumanization in Player Piano - Recent trends, ideas, and technology has helped to bring about increased mechanization on society. We have Automated Teller Machines to replace bank tellers, robots do assembly line work at virtually every automotive company, and computers are integrated more and more into our daily lives. People are slowly, but surely, being replaced my machines and artificial "workers." Kurt Vonnegut's foresaw this movement of mechanization in the 1950's and responds to the dehumanization of society in his novel Player Piano....   [tags: Player Piano Essays] 601 words
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More than a Baseball Player: Jackie Robinson - Whack. This is the sound that several Americans heard when watching Jackie Robinson make his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 10, 1947 (Griffin).When people think of the first major black athlete in American History, they may think of Jackie Robinson. Jackie was one of many various African American people to assist in the reform of our culture. Black athletes were treated unfairly in the 1960s; however, they played a major role in the desegregation of the south, and they helped change the way America is today....   [tags: biography, african american player]
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American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead - A Fractured American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead The novels 'The Player' and 'Among the Dead' are not simply tales about any given character, as it would appear, but in fact they represent Tolkin's own personal vision of what he thinks American society is becoming. Namely, that it is a fractured society built on false values, where people have difficulty dealing with the truth of feelings or situations and where people will do anything to make money. The individual plots are realistic though, and they seem to work as both true-to-life dramas and broader social commentaries....   [tags: Tolkin Player Among the Dead]
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The Life of a College Football Player - ... Usually when a player works out they end up being really sore when they finish if that’s the care the coach makes them a take an ice bath. The freezing water is supposed to help you restore your muscles. To be honest the ice bath is the hardest part of your day, the freezing water is not comfortable at all but it does help you a lot. After weightlifting the boys get taped up and get their equipment checked before they go out to practice, this usually the equipment manager’s job. He or she would check the equipment to see if everything is up to pair he checks for rips in uniforms and he checks for missing screws that are in helmets or shoulder pads....   [tags: dediication, grades, cafeteria] 992 words
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Become a Good Basketball Player - There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ] 595 words
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Technology of the DVD Player - Ever since Thomas Edison’s introduction of the first commercially viable film projection device in the late 19th century, society has been enamored with the idea of recording and playing back events in the form of “motion pictures,” and the 20th century has marked a rapid progression of said technology. Initially, video playback was expensive and cumbersome, meaning that consumers had to attend movie theaters to enjoy their favorite flicks. The next advance came in the 1970’s with the development of the Video Home System (better known as VHS), which brought about the advent of VCR’s and the ability to view “video tapes” in the comfort of your own home....   [tags: Technology] 1165 words
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The Shining and Player Piano - The Shining and Player Piano The Shining is a horror novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and Player Piano is a science fiction novel written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1952. The events of The Shining take place after the Vietnam War and the events of Player Piano take place after a fictional World War III. These books are two completely different genres, horror and sci-fi, but with a few similarities. Although they bear some minor similarities regarding the setting, the differences between the time and place are pronounced....   [tags: novel comparison] 641 words
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The Blu.Ray Media Player - ... Pixels are the smallest element of a picture that can be transferred to a digital display, and the quality of the video depends on the number of pixels. The Blu-ray player can do multiple things such as recording, rewriting, and playing high-definition videos (7 Facts). The equipment also contains 24p True Cinema output, which delivers an experience that resembles actually being in the theater (New Networked Blu-ray). In 2012, Pioneer Electronics created a 3D addition to their Blu-ray player, making the viewing experience more realistic....   [tags: media technology research paper] 1041 words
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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player - ... His many hours of practice helped him become a starter on his high school team. “During high school, Durant grew 7 inches, to his current height of 6”9” (Bio.com 1). His new found height backed up with his guard skills helped him get recognition from coaches all over the country. Kevin Durant won many awards that year; including “First team All-American” list. Kevin Durant got offered to play at the top Division 1 schools, but in the end he chose to play at the University of Texas. Kevin Durant excelled at the college level and was named the Big 12 Most Valuable Player....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]
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Video Game Player Dynamics - In the article “The Individual and the Group in Console Gaming” the authors identify several facets of group dynamics in the gaming environment. Most notably is the way in which players can compete while collaborating, and collaborate while competing. Ultimately there are three types of play identified: Competitive: the goals of each player is directly in contradiction to the goals of other players. The goal of the game is to defeat the other opponents in some way. It is important to note that this does not necessarily mean that the players are directly affecting each other, they may be attempting to navigate a challenge the computer represents in a better manor than the other playe...   [tags: Video Gaming Psychology]
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Computer Software: Flash Player - ... The first product FutureWave created, SmartSketch, was sentenced for failure, but after, AT&T decided to end support for the PenPoint operating system. In 1994, Gay wanted to focus his efforts on taking his software to Windows and the Macintosh. The problem that they faced was that whereas the burgeoning pen computing industry didn’t have a large amount of competition by graphics editors. Programs like adobe illustrator took over the drawing space. Gay and his group in 1995, started including computer graphics options to SmartSketch with the thought of building graphics playable through the internet....   [tags: invention, plataform] 829 words
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Ex – Basketball Player - In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike] 1078 words
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Football Player - My dream job in the future would be professional football player. I have loved the game of football since I was a little kid because it’s a good sport and you can tackle the player and catch and do anything in the sport as long as you follow the rules. The colleges that I’m looking forward to go to are UNC, Oregon, or Appalachian State. If a football player is interested in becoming a professional football player, it’s essential to be on a college football team. If a player wants to go to the pros, he should attend a college that puts a lot of emphasis on its football program....   [tags: Sports, Personal Goals, NFL] 959 words
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NFL Player´s Safety - American football has been around since the early 1900's. The players tackle each other until one is on the ground. Football has always been a full-contact sport. Throughout the years injuries have stayed part of the game and the NFL has taken their time to increase player safety. The NFL should increase player safety because of the injuries have occurred. Some of the injuries may be lifetime injuries. Serious brain injuries have been linked to football as, well as heart issues and other permanent heath problems....   [tags: American football, injury, insurance, ticket sales]
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Coach, Player Relationshps - In today’s times, athletics are rapidly changing not only on the court but off of it as well. Athletes spend immense amount of hours with their coaches, which causes the question whether athletes should have close relationships with their coaches to arise. Many people believe coaches and athletes should not have close relationships due to the chances of inappropriate conduct to take place between the two. But others feel coaches and athletes should have close relationships because of the knowledge the coach has to offer not only about the game but also life....   [tags: Athletics, Coaches, Relationships, Sports]
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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player - ... Sammy Sosa immediately denied the allegations (“Sammy Sosa”). Sosa said, “I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything,” to members of congress (“Sammy Sosa”). It you look at Sosa’s stats before and after the PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) testing of 2003 you’ll notice major drops in stats, such as how his home run average from 1993-03 was 45.6 and during his 2004-07 seasons his home run average went down to 23.3 (“Report: Sosa tested positive in 2003”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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The New Basketball Player: A Short Story - ... “45 gets three shots” the referee said to the players Tommy says from the half court line “take your time, and follow through”. “FIRST ONE FALLS” announcer proclaims over the loud speaker Gage says “two more just like that”, Kevin nods “Let’s go now!” Henry yelled from the bench Again the announcer speaks “SECOND ONE FALLS” The crowd goes crazy because he has now tied up the game 98-98. Kevin wipes the sweat from his brow and wiping his wet hand on his shorts before doing his final free throw routine....   [tags: Athletics, Championship, High School] 1882 words
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The Use of and Elipse to Help Pool Player - ... The focus is the most important and the most used in real life. The foci determine the shape of the ellipse, therefore the vertices, endpoints, major axis and minor axis. The ellipse is found mostly in architecture and astronomy. For example, in London, the St. Paul Cathedral has an elliptical form. Studies have proven that if two people stand at the two foci, and one of them whispers, the other guy can hear it clearly. In astronomy, lots of people confuse ellipse with eclipse; THEY ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS....   [tags: foci, perimeter, conic sections ] 668 words
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Are elite AFL player over-paid? - When asked “Are elite sports people overpaid?” people have varied responses. Some people would agree with this and say ‘why should a person that hits or kicks a ball be paid as much as someone who saves lives or teaches children everyday. But on the other hand some would disagree and say that sports people are paid for their skills just like everybody else. These are both very good arguments. People that say elite sports people are overpaid do not know what they are talking about as sports people are paid for their skills just like any other occupation or career....   [tags: Professional Sports] 1040 words
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Best Baseball Player from 1910-1920 - 1910 to 1920 was the one of the greatest decades for Major League Baseball. Many amazing events occurred during this decade; although, some devastating and extremely sad events also occurred. Half of these years were taken up by war, even many Hall of Fame players served. This decade still ended up being a great one for Major League Baseball. From Hall of Fame greats to Negro League pitchers, this decade produced greats. The 1910’s also set up the 1920’s for amazing players too. There are many great players that played during this era; however, there can only be one great from 1910 to 1920....   [tags: Ty Cobb, Sports] 842 words
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Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike - ... Pearl Avenue represents Flick’s life. The street does not take a straight path but it bends and is “cut off before it has a chance to go two blocks”(3). The poem implies the street reaches a dead end. This is also true for Flick, who was also cut off before he was able to make anything of his life. He was a hero while he was playing basketball in high school, but now he has a dead end job at the gas station and he has been cut off from his dreams. He never had a chance to go very far in life because he put all of his efforts into basketball and he did not focus on his academics....   [tags: athletics or academics, poem analysis]
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Competition In The Mp3 Player Industry - Introduction: Do you remember a time when Transistor Radios were the most technologically advanced form of listening to music. Or how about in 1984 when Sony introduced the Walkman. These are the key radios and handheld devices that led to the creation of the handheld CD player, and into the craze that is now the MP3 Player. Technology is a fast paced market. Much like Darwin used the term “Survival of the Fittest” to play upon natural selection and predominance, it can be found in the technology industry today....   [tags: Business Analysis Market] 1722 words
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Evaluation of Strength of a Sports Player - Evaluation of Strength of a Sports Player As a defender, I am naturally good at receiving the ball and accurately passing it up the pitch to my teammates. This is a good skill to have because without it, the opposition may get hold of a bad pass and may eventually score a goal from it. On the other hand, if a teammate recieves a good, accurate pass, they may be able to string together an attack with other players on my team which could lead to a goal being scored for our team, which could then boost morale so we would play even better....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Eight Ways to Improve Performance for Touch Football Player - ... This decreased heart rate is just one of the physiological adaptations that a touch football player would experience as a result of training. The third physiological adaptation that a touch football player would experience as a result of training is a change in their cardiac output. An athlete’s cardiac output is the volume of blood that their heart ejects per minute, and is therefore a direct result of the stoke volume and heart rate. When untrained the touch football player’s cardiac output may be around 20 litres per minute, as a result of training this reading would increase to around 25 litres per minute....   [tags: training, muscle, level, volume] 1293 words
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Private life of a Baseball player - Private life of a Baseball player American Baseball is so popular that lots of good player from other country have dream to become a member of Major league. So do the players from my country. Some players started playing in big teams such as LA Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. Other players started from minor league. MLB is not anymore game for only American people. Fans from all over around the world want to watch ball game through broadcasting. In America, there are a few baseball players who came from South Korea, and they are doing well in MLB teams....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays]
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The Salary of a Professional Football Player - The Salary of a Professional Football Player It has been argued that professional football players are being overpaid for their profession. In this essay I shall be expressing the opinions from both sides of the argument in order for myself to come to a conclusion. The general complaint has derived from the general public’s view that only the minority of the money is spent on things other than the players themselves, despite their occupation being one of simplicity and unbeneficial to society when first looked upon....   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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The Football Player Duane Hanson - What force is so strong that it has the power to bring even the strongest man to his knees. What force plagues the workforce at all hours of the day. What force prevents continuous work at all times of the day, making us bow to the night as if to say “We are not strong enough”. That force is exhaustion, the most terrible and rarely conquerable force on earth. As I stood staring at such a life-like sculpture in the confines of a briskly chilly art museum corridor, I could only imagine the amount of exhausted nights the sculptor had to endure to create his extremely exhausted masterpiece....   [tags: Sculpture Statue Art Artwork]
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Michael Jordan is the Best Basketball Player Ever - Topic: Jordan being the best basketball player ever Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that Michael Jordan even now in the present is still the greatest player ever to play in the NBA. Primary Audience Outcome: I the want the audience to understand why there should be no controversy on who is the best basketball player ever. Thesis Statement: Michael Jordan set records and has set the example of what the greatest basketball player can accomplish and really set the standards of what a hall of famer basketball player looks like....   [tags: nba, champion, number 23] 554 words
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Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader? - Lamar Carter known to all as, Vince Carter, was born on January 26.1977 in Daytona Beach, FL. Carter became an extraordinary leader at a young age. Carter used his talent to gain fame and fortune so that he could give back to his community and the less fortunate. During his years at Campbell Middle School he was the only seventh grader to ever play on the Varsity Basketball team, not only was he on the team but he was a starter on the team. While at Mainland High school he was captain of the Volleyball Team, member of the Marching Band and is known to be the most gifted basketball player to grace their court....   [tags: Biography Basketball]
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Basketball Player´s Performance and Income: A Research - ... In a sport like basketball there are every day more and more statistics that allow for a better and accurate measurement of the performance of each player, such data has attracted the attention of economists who desired to examine the issue of racial discrimination. In addition the focus on basketball and availability of data has allowed looking for forms of discriminations besides that based on wage. Becker (1971) pointed out that labor market discrimination could derive form employer prejudice, co-worker discrimination, or customer preferences....   [tags: Sports, Wages, Athletics] 1441 words
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Josh Hamilton the Baseball Player - “I'll never forget Opening Day in Cincinnati. When they called my name during introductions and a sellout crowd stood and cheered, I looked into the stands and saw Katie and our two kids, Sierra who's nearly 2, and my 6-year-old stepdaughter, Julia, and my parents and Katie's parents. I had to swallow hard to keep from breaking down right there. They were all crying, but I had to at least try to keep it together”(Tim Keown). This is a reaction that nearly passed by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers....   [tags: biographies bio biography]
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Jackie Robinson: A Major League Baseball Player - ... He played the shortstop and was the leadoff hitter for the baseball team. While participating in track, he broke school broad-jump records held by his brother Mack. Like in high school, most of Jackie's teammates were white. After graduating from Pasadena Junior College in the spring of 1939, Jackie transferred to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Jackie became the first student athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track. He was one of four black players on the UCLA Bruins football team....   [tags: Athletics, College, African-American] 608 words
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Innovations: The MP3 Player, the Internet, and Cell Phones - In the past 100 years or so, human life has seen a lot of change. The discoveries in the last century have mad human life more comfortable than one could have ever imagined. No one could have thought back then that I can actually get a video of whatever is going on in any part of the world on my television set. Nor seen your friends and family in a split second on computer, or cell phone. To listening to music walking down the street with a device no bigger then a Zippo lighter. The most influenced innovation that have benefited mankind with communication and entertainment are mp3 players, the internet, and cell phones....   [tags: technology, ] 599 words
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Michael Jordan: The Best Player in Basketball History - Michael Jordan is known world round ad “Air Jordan”. He acquired this nickname by jumping from the free throw line and dunking. This simulated that he was “flying” through the air. By breaking countless records, winning many NBA titles and being known world round as the best basketball player there ever was, he has forever changed the game of basketball. Michael Jordan has broken many NBA records. One of the most prestigious records he holds is that he has five MVP awards. The MVP award is given to the player that has shown the most value to their team in the whole NBA league....   [tags: Sports, NBA] 648 words
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Portrait of A Hockey Player - Portrait of A Hockey Player The year is 1992. I am ten years old. I am with my brother, Stephen, and my Uncle Seamus. We are in my uncle’s BMW on our way up to his winter home in Pennsylvania. It is around ten o’clock at night and we are starving. We decide to stop at a small restaurant on the corner of this dark road. This stop changes my life. During our meal my uncle mentions he knows Mike Richter. Mike is the goalie for the New York Rangers, a great professional hockey team. I’ve always liked hockey, but I never thought about playing it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 772 words
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Football Player - PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS THERAPY ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY IN FOOTBALL PLAYER ANATOMY Palastanga (2006). Anterior cruciate ligament as two bands, anteromedial attaches anterioriorly on intercondylar eminence of medial plateau of tibia.posterolateral attach on medial aspect of lateral condyle of femur; intermediately twisted. Vascular supply is middle genicular artery. Ekbolm (1994). In foot ball, while side cutting, players perform hip extension and abduction , knee flexion and plantar flexion, the main muscles acting is gluteus maximums for hip extension, abductor magnus, longus for abducting the hip, hamstring as knee flexors ,triceps sur...   [tags: Sports Medicine ]
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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa - ... On June 3, 2003 during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Sosa hit “ a broken bat routine grounder” to second base, and was thrown out at first (Sandalow). But, something wasn’t right. The home plate umpire picked up one half of Sosa’s bat, and saw something that shouldn’t have been there. He calls a conference with the other umpires and confirmed what he saw, a cork in Sosa’s bat (Sandalow). A cork in a wooden baseball bat makes the bat weigh less; when a bat weighs less you can swing it faster and get more velocity, and the more velocity you have, the more power that you get in your swing (Harris)....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]
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Michael Jordan, Greatest Basketball Player Ever - It is not very often that one person can change someone else’s life by telling a story of his or her own. Michael “Air” Jordan makes that happen. Michael played an important role in changing how people viewed great basketball and strong, hard-working athletes. Michael’s life explains to the world, how with just a little drive, great achievements can be made. Michael’s life began in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17th, 1963, where his parents James and Delores always stood by his side. His father, known for his unending support, always gave Michael advice on what to do, never letting him down....   [tags: Sports, NBA] 2846 words
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Austria-Hungary : A Prmary Player in World War I - Background Austria-Hungary was a prime player in the development of World War I and was responsible for starting the first real conflict of the Great War. However, even before the Great War, Austria-Hungary was a major power in the European continent and had been embroiled in the Holy Roman Empire. The country was originally just Austria but was recreated into a Dual Monarchy by the Hapsburgs and was renamed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire was ousted by the Germans and began fighting with the Russians who had expansionary goals....   [tags: contemporary world history]
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Dopamine Ltd.'s New Music Player - Table of Contents I - INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………....2 II - DETAILS ABOUT TECHNOLOGIES USED IN NEW PLAYER……………......2 III - KEY FEATURES………………………………………………………………......2 IV – LEADERS IN AREA……………………………………………………………...3 • Foobar 2000……………………………………………………………………...3 • Winamp…………………………………………………………………………3-4 • AIMP……………………………………………………………………………..4 • Amarok…………………………………………………………………………...5 V – CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………5 - WORKS CITED I - INTRODUCTION Dopamine Ltd. has done the research on the music players industry and as the result presents its new project....   [tags: product analysis]
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Famous NBA Player: Wilton Norman Chamberlain - Wilton Norman Chamberlain was a basketball player who played in the NBA from 1959 to 1973. He went to college at the University of Kansas, and was drafted into the NBA in 1959 by the Philadelphia Warriors. Wilt went to high school at Overbrook in Pennsylvania. Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Pennsylvania, and he passed away on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles at the age of 63. Wilt Chamberlain played for three teams in his NBA career, The Philadelphia Warriors, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers....   [tags: Basketball, Sports, Star] 529 words
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Greatest Basket Ball Player: Michael Jordan - Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as MJ, is a person everyone has heard about sometime in their life. Many consider him the greatest basketball player of all time. With his attributes and wits, he never lost hope. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” (“Michael Jordan Quotes”). Which is what he was good at otherwise he wouldn’t have 6 National Championships. One example of his attributes was on June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan had come down with the flu. He was not supposed to show, but at pregame warm ups he was there....   [tags: mj, attributes, biography]
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Team Player - Team Player A team player can be associated to any type of profession a person participates. The dictionary defines team players as a number of people associated together in work or activity. Team players are the type of people with a tremendous personality who contribute and motivate themselves in many areas. They include the military, sports, work, and families. However, there are a few things team players are not. Let us explore these aspects closer. A team player must have a tremendous personality to be successful....   [tags: Papers] 587 words
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Player Piano - Player Piano In Player Piano, everything is controlled by machines and computers and depends on productivity. The managers and engineers only create new programs for more productive production. Even the rates of production and consumption are calculated by a computer (EPICAC), which is seated in the large Carlsbad cavern system. The EPICAC computer even determines the people's careers and in this way their whole lives. It gives intelligence tests to everyone, and on the basis of their results it sorts people into two categories - suitable for university entering exams and suitable for 'work'....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
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Team Player - Team Player It is a cold, wet October morning in Slippery Rock, PA. The school bus carrying 50 sleeping high schoolers pulls into a gravel parking lot, joining a crowd of buses and vans already lining the edge of a vast grassy field. A never-ending white line is painted on the short-clipped grass marking a trail. It follows the outside of the expanse, along the parking lot, beside the road, up and down the hills and valleys, and through small patches of trees and brush at the far end of the field....   [tags: Short Story Track Running Essays] 2132 words
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how to become a great baseball player - Being great at a particular sport, such as baseball, is actually quite simple. It takes a mix of talent and even more hard work. I have seen a very large number of athletes come through this high school with all the talent in the world, but had no work ethic. Talent is only a fraction of what is needed to be great. The process of becoming a great baseball player takes talent, hard work, and a ton of practice. Baseball, being the second hardest sport in the world is a hard sport to stay discipline at....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player - Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player When the very first MP3/CD players arrived at MP3.com last year, we fell in love. This invention that shuttled hundred-song CDs around—CDs that previously would only play on other computers—was pretty darn exciting to geeks like us. So excited, in fact, that we overlooked that half the players didn't work, and the rest lacked the barest features anyone would ask for. The honeymoon didn't last long. One look at all the CD burners dotting the suburban countryside indicated the hunger for a quality player was too strong for these half-baked first generation players to satisfy....   [tags: Papers] 385 words
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The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike - The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike A Loss of Motivation In English Seven we read a poem called the "Ex Basketball Player" by John Updike. The main character's name was Flick Webb. The poem explains how Flick lost motivation. In high school Flick was an excellent basketball player, if not, the best. After high school Flick didn't continue his basketball skills, and he never had tried as hard on his academics as he did on basketball. Flick now works at Berth's Garage and has a dead end life....   [tags: English Literature Poem Poetry Essays] 583 words
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Great Hockey Star: Bobby Orr - ... Bobby Orr became a Bruin in 1966 at age 18 after he had played with the Ottawa Generals, the Bruins farm team, for three seasons. ("Orr, Bobby.") A special thing about Bobby Orr’s professional contract is that it was the first to be negotiated by a hockey agent, he was the highest paid rookie in NHL History and his second contract was the first million dollar contract ever made. ("Orr, Bobby.") Orr made his NHL debut on October 19, 1966 which, was against the Detroit Red Wings, and he got one assist giving his first point of his career of professional hockey and they also won that game.("Orr, Bobby.") There were many veterans on the team that helped Bobby in his first year, and they hel...   [tags: biography, history, player] 1908 words
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