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Bugs Moran - George “Bugs” Moran: The Gangster George “Bugs” Moran was not born in Chicago as thought by many people. He was born to Polish and Irish immigrant parents in 1893. Although, he was shortly moved to Chicago where it all started. Moran joined many different gangs throughout his childhood and teen years. He committed more than 20 known robberies and was imprisoned three times before he was just 21 years of age. He was soon very important to a man’s gang that called themselves the Dion O'Banion's North Siders....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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Computer Security - Computer Security Computer security is the means by which the computer industry is combating computer crime. This topic was chosen because there is an ever-increasing dependency on computer systems. Any destruction or violation of these systems can cause more damage than ever before. New computer software/hardware is being developed everyday to help protect the computers of today and the systems of tomorrow. Viruses are one of the biggest problems facing IT professionals. More than 45,000 different viruses invade Window's based PC's each year....   [tags: Papers Technology Virus Bugs Cybercrime Essays] 581 words
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Lessons of a Child Entomologist - Lessons of a Child Entomologist The screaming began after someone on the playground killed a stinkbug. With looks of horror and disgust on their faces, my classmates who had been near the insect fled, pinching their noses as they shouted, "Ew. Stinkbug!" I witnessed the chaos from another section of the playground, where I had been kicking the sand around in search of colorful rocks. I watched the scene with curiosity. Did stinkbugs really smell so vile. I wanted to find out, but I couldn't very well rush towards the scene as the others raced away, otherwise I would be nicknamed Stinkbug Lover forever and ever (at least a week in kid years)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Bugs Essays] 1252 words
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Measuring the Tree - Measuring the Tree I am going to measure the size of various leaves from various trees with different heights and sizes. I am also going to find out the circumference of the tree and the length (measurements) of the branches. In order to achieve this goal, the use of a Quadrat would be useful. Throw the Quadrant in three different positions; record what species of plants and bugs were found in that certified area of the Quadrant; measure the plants (preferably 10 plants) and count the leaves on each plant's branch....   [tags: Papers] 508 words
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Internet Explorer 7 - Internet Explorer 7 has undergone many significant changes since the introduction of IE6 in 2003 with Windows XP. From its completely different layout to the addition of RSS, IE7 has undergone an extensive overhaul that some say will allow it to dominate over the new version of Firefox. Although the new version is set to be released with Windows Vista early next year it still has several bugs that needs to be addressed by Microsoft before its release. From the new version of IE7 come many aesthetic differences from IE6....   [tags: Internet Browser ] 940 words
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Personal Narrative Essay - Crickets - Personal Narrative- Crickets I’ve never liked bugs. Grasshoppers are gruesome, and wasps are menacing. Even butterflies seem to flaunt their grace by fluttering in your face. Recently, however, I’ve realized that one insect cowers below the others as the most scheming of the six-legged world. I’ve discovered that I hate crickets. These bugs are way too happy for their own good. Not only black, smaller versions of the grasshopper, crickets are masters of hide and seek. The inky bodies blend flawlessly into the shadows beneath a bush or inside the garage....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 333 words
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Open Source Software Versus Closed Source Software - In the beginning there was closed source software and it was good for a while. What is closed source software exactly. Closed source software is the idea that no one can view yet alone change the source code of the software. Source code is the building blocks of software. On the other hand, there is open source software. There are three certain rights that people have with open source software. These rights are: “The right to make copies of the program and distribute those copies, the right to have access to the software’s source code, and the right to make improvements to the program.” (Behlendorf 172) These rights are the foundation of open source....   [tags: Software Compare Contrast] 1607 words
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Media Violence - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children With the recent increase in violent crimes committed by children, adults have been looking for answers to what causes children to commit these acts. Researchers have performed formal studies, and other approaches have been taken to answer the question. Their ideas and perceptions have strayed far and wide, looking for a suitable answer; one such answer of the many they have uncovered is television, but especially television geared towards children: cartoons and animation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2830 words
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Does Violance On Television Cause Aggressive Behavior - An 18-year-old boy locks himself in his room, mesmerized for hours by the corpse-filled video game Doom, while shock-rocker Marilyn Manson screams obscenities from the stereo. Shelved nearby are a video collection, including the graphically violent film Natural Born Killers, and a diary, replicating the unrestrained expressions of hate and death, published on the boy's personal website. Should this boy's media preferences be cause for alarm. The question is not new, but the April 20,1999 massacre of 12 students and a teacher by fellow Columbine High students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold has added urgency to the search for answers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1773 words
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The Wild West in the 1800s - Sanitary conditions in the West were practically non-existent. In the cities, horse manure covered the streets. Housewives emptied garbage, dishwater, and chamber pots into the middle of the city streets where free-roaming pigs devoured the waste. The pigs left their urine and feces on the streets. It was not easy to wash clothes. Many people had clothes splattered with manure, mud, sweat, and tobacco juice. Privies, or necessary houses were often to close to the homes with a very noticeable odor on hot and/or windy days....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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Internet - Ethics of Publicizing Security Vulnerabilities - The Ethics of Publicizing Security Vulnerabilities                Abstract:  In 1988, Robert T. Morris Jr. released the Internet Worm Virus, which essentially shut down the entire internet for a day.  Morris wrote the virus using known vulnerabilities in the UNIX operating system.  When these vulnerabilities are discovered, should they be publicized or kept secret to prevent further attacks?  These issues relate closely to the concepts of open source versus proprietary software development.   In 1988, Robert T....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Technology - Software Security Lacking in Face of Deadlines - Software Security Lacking in Face of Deadlines Abstract: This paper illustrates a moral dilemma regarding security measures of software releases. The presence of malicious hackers throughout the globe today is a practical reality; robust secure code ought to be a strong priority for software companies. However, faced with complications regarding deadline issues, language issues, security continues to pose problems with software today. Software companies must ultimately make a decision between balancing security robustness and commercial viability of their products....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Computer Cryptography - Computer Cryptography When I first read the term computer cryptography, I thought that it was a technical term for “hacking.” After looking up “cryptography” on an on-line dictionary, I was sure I wasn’t far from the truth. But after further examining the topic, I find I am only partly right. Computer cryptography is a very complex thing. According to David Banisar [1], “Cryptography provides a means of accomplishing two crucial functions-encryption and authentication.” In order to understand cryptography, I think it is best to first look at encryption and authentication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 767 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - 1984 The novel 1984 is a futuristic portrayal of the world in the year 1984. The main characters Winston and Julia fall in love with each other but are caught and purified of all their wrong doings. In the end they betray each other because of the pressure of the party. The party is a group that controls society in these ways: Manipulation of Reality, Invasion of Privacy, and Desensitization. In this novel the party manipulates reality in one way through the use of changing the past. They do this by rewriting the past to make everyone believe that everything they are taught really happened....   [tags: essays research papers] 730 words
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The Mafia During the 1920's - Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 17, 1899. Al, as most people knew him as, was perhaps the most famous of all American mobsters. Growing up in Brooklyn, Al acquired "an education in petty crime and the name of "Scarface Al" because of a razor slash across his face."(Grolier, Capone) Capone later moved to Chicago and survived the gang wars of the 1920's by having his rivals killed. In 1929 Capone's gang dreesed as policemen, and executed seven members of the "Bugs" Morgan gang; this was later known as the St....   [tags: Al Capone] 640 words
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Ipod Video - Ipod Video The Ipod video, which has only been available for a few days, is the one product in Best Buy that I would particularly like to own. Specifically the 30 gigabyte Black Ipod Video. What makes this product so attractive is first, obviously, it can play videos. Up to 75 hours that is. The next thing that caught my eye about this product is that it can easily be connected to a digital camera to transfer photos. This means that there is no need for numerous memory cards on a long trip with your digital camera....   [tags: Product Description ] 911 words
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What OS To Choose - Everyday another person gets a new computer. It could be an HP or a Gateway or a Sony or a Dell but what they all have in common is one thing, the operating system. Of course I'm talking about Microsoft Windows. Who hasn't heard of this great OS, specially the new one that came out a couple of months ago, Windows Vista. But just how great can this OS be. Should we just trust our new computers on a system which has just recently been published for the world. Most people might think that in the great world or computers their only true choice is either a Mac or a PC....   [tags: Technology Market Analysis] 1268 words
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Software Maintenance And Change Control Process - Software Maintenance and Change Control Process Introduction to Software Maintenance and Change Control Process Software maintenance process is a topic that probably comes up in most organizations and is an important one to address. Once software is created there are usually changes or bugs that are found causes there to be a need for maintenance. It is important to have a process in place that helps to define how these items are handled and the path they take to completion. Using different tools to log these changes, requests, or bugs will is important to keep things organized and allows for proper tracking of these items....   [tags: Software Technology] 1896 words
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My Blattiphobia - Blattiphobia A great wave of fear filters through the body at the thought of creatures that slither and crawl. Of all the bugs, snakes, and spiders in this vast universe the appearance, feel, and behavior of the tree roach can induce a panic as intense as a heart attack. The appearance of a roach is fearful in itself. One of the frightening things about a roach is its shape. It is scary to think how aerodynamic its body is. The roach can flatten its body like a pancake, making it appear to move through walls....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 644 words
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Microsoft: Trust or Antitrust? - Microsoft: Trust or Antitrust. "Oh, come on, just trust me." Those six simple words have been the pleadings of many when, for whatever reason, they find themselves in a situation, where others don't give their actions or claims any credibility. They have nothing left to fall upon, except the hope that they can be thought of as trustworthy, and that others are willing to give them an opportunity. This is the situation Microsoft has found itself in, and in response, they have launched "Trustworthy Computing," a campaign to help gain credibility and respect in the marketplace....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 639 words
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Life Leads to Many Different Choices - Life Leads to Many Different Choices I’ve always had a love for science. When I was young I wanted to be a scientist. As I got older I wanted to become a doctor, and now I’m pursuing a degree in teaching. Being a scientist would’ve been the best thing in the world. I used to go outside, catch bugs and study them. I’d look at rocks and try to figure out what they were made of. I’d take stuff apart to figure out how it worked or what it was made of. One year I got a microscope kit for Christmas. I’d sit for hours looking at stuff under the microscope....   [tags: Science Teachers Teaching Education Essays] 497 words
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Comparing between Linux and Windows - Any program is only as good as it is useful- Linus Torvalds. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary an operating system is the main program in a computer that controls the way the computer works and makes it possible for other programs to function. Linus Torvalds in 1991 arranged the UNIX operating system to be used in the stead of ms-dos; Windows 95 was ran on top ms-dos. Windows and Linux are different operating systems built off different systems of code making security, stability, usability, and the communities comparatively different....   [tags: computer operating systems] 517 words
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Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Food - ... The process is actually quite simple. The experts take a gene from another plant or animal that has the desired trait,such as shrub that contains a natural pesticide. Then they transfer this gene into the organisms genome to give the organism the trait. When the plant or animal reproduces, the egg or seed of the genetically organism is transferred to the new organism, the trait is carried on and the new organism will contain the trait. Although genetically modified foods are not dangerous, they are sometimes seen that way....   [tags: natural pesticide, farmers, gene] 586 words
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The Boston Police Strike - The Boston Police Strike In 1919, there was a general agreement that the Boston policemen had a great deal to complain about. They disliked their hours, working conditions and most importantly, their salary. After getting a raise in 1913, the policemen had asked for another raise in 1917 to compensate for the high wartime inflation. By the time the officers had finally received that raise, the buying power of that extra money had gone down so low that the policemen were still having problems making ends meet....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Woodlot Eco-Boxes Essay - I observed many different organisms in the woodlot, including both heterotrophs and autotrophs. The producers I found include birch trees, sugar maples, white pines, grasses, and berries, as well as various weeds and small plants. The consumers that I observed were all first-order consumers and included ants, grasshoppers, a salamander, spiders, and other species of bugs. Decomposers visible in the woodlot included fungi, mold, and mosses. There were some traces of indirect animal evidence left in the woodlot....   [tags: essays research papers] 331 words
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The 18th Amendment - To drink or no. Ever since the first people stumbled across alcohol (and then each other) this has been a question commonly asked. Statistics show that a majority of domestic violence, automobile accidents, and rape, all involve (many times) alcohol. Whether one thinks consumption is "right" or not has been asked by people for people from time to time. This would be the case of the 18th Amendment of 1919. The Act passed by those concerned with the above-mentioned problems, prohibited the vending, transportation of, and consumption of alcohol....   [tags: Alcohol] 334 words
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Carnivore is an Invasion to Privacy - Carnivore is an Invasion to Privacy Carnivore is the FBI's latest toy. All the time we hear about how it is an invasion to privacy, and while I do agree it does have serious problems it also has some moral dilemmas. For example who is subject to Carnivore and where is it located. How much and What kind of information is the FBI interested in getting. Lets start by looking at just what exactly Carnivore is. Carnivore is an actual piece of hardware that the FBI connects to an internet backbone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 709 words
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The Intricately Woven Themes of Slaughterhouse-Five - The Intricately Woven Themes of Slaughterhouse-Five At first glance Slaughterhouse-Five appears to be a simplistic story. It is a short account of a man's experiences in World War II and the effects the war had on his life. But by taking a deeper look into Slaughterhouse-Five we see intricately woven themes, contrasts, and morals. Vonnegut has disguised a great lecture against war and an acceptance of death through the idiocy and simplicity of Billy Pilgrim....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays] 2208 words
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The Themes of Slaughterhouse-Five - The Themes of Slaughterhouse-Five The moral of "Slaughterhouse-Five" is whatever you want it to be. That is the beauty of the book. However, in his typically dark, sarcastic way, Kurt Vonnegut gives us several possible themes to explore. One of the themes relates to the way in which Mr. Vonnegut presents the human life span. Through his writing, Mr. Vonnegut poses an ancient question: Are we masters of our destiny, or are we simply pawns of fate. The medium through which Mr. Vonnegut presents this riddle is death....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]
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Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five - Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five That we, people, are "bugs in amber" is one of the main themes of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five; or Children's Crusade. Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is, in my opinion, very similar to this book. While Slaugterhouse-Five is an American novel, a mixture of the author's Second World War experiences and science fiction genre, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a British play set into William Shakespeare's Hamlet....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Saturday Morning Cartoons - Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday morning cartoons are on the verge of becoming extinct on the major networks. Year after year there are continually less and worse cartoons on Saturday mornings. It was painful and sad but I thought that they had hit rock bottom and they will only get better from here. However, it now seems that cartoons may very well slide out of existence. How did this happen. Where have all the cartoons gone. Is there any hope in the future or will we all lead a cold, miserable existence (ok it might not be that bad)....   [tags: Television TV Cartoons Essays] 1197 words
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The Park - The Park Standing in the corner of the park, a giant stands watch over everything and everyone. Cars can be seen, smelt, and mostly heard as they rush by trying to get somewhere in time. The air here seems to be the purest possible, until another old car screams by showing a fraction of the impurities present. There is a swarm of insects in the opposite corner from the giant, racing around at insane speeds. All the while, a lone crow watches, waiting for a chance to try out his wits against the bugs....   [tags: Short Stories Nature Statues Essays] 1217 words
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Ethical and Legal Issues of Phone Tapping - One of the hottest topics in privacy is regarding our phone conversation with others. It doesn't take a whole lot these days to be in someone's business, in their conversation, breaking the law of privacy with out spending that much time and money. "…Compared to an average monthly phone bill of seventy dollars, the option to wiretap the average phone line is probably worth less than twelve cents a month to police and spy agencies."1 These days, when information is transferred from one person to another, or from point A to point B, there are more people who are interested in know what they are talking about, not just to know but to benefit something out of it....   [tags: Privacy Telephones Communication Essays]
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Educational Software Reviews - Educational Software Reviews Software Titles reviewed here: 1) Elmo's Computer Phone 2) CD-ROM Suitcase 3) BusyTown Best Christmas Ever Elmo's Computer Phone Ages: 12 months - 3 years Price: $79.95 Distributor: Hilad 02 9700 9377 Publisher: Comfy Interactive Requirements: 486 DX, Win 95, 8 MB RAM, 4 X CD-ROM Rating: lllll Along with the Comfy keyboard this product is definitely the best tool to introduce children under three and a half years, to the joy of playing on a computer. It's also great for and all preschoolers who have not yet mastered mouse control....   [tags: Essays Papers] 587 words
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Happiness Comes From Within - Their farm was two hundred acres of corn fields, cows, pigs, and, of course, chickens. No farm would be complete without chickens. At the southeast corner of the farm, behind the smaller corn field, was the brook with clear cold water that reached past my knees. On most weekends my family would go to visit our friends, the Tailors, who had at one time seven boys to keep them company. All of them were grown with their own lives to attend to, except for Dan, who stayed on at the farm to help keep up the crops....   [tags: Happiness Essays] 1134 words
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American Prohibition - Prohibition On midnight of January 16, 1920, one of the started around the turn of the century, when many people got the idea that most of what was wrong with America was caused by boozepersonal habits and customs of most Americans came to a sudden halt. It . They saw prohibition as the silver hammer that would decimate all of their alky-related woes. Instead, it turned out to be the lodestone that lead America into thirteen years of chaos. The eighteenth amendment was ineffective because it was unenforceable, it caused an explosive growth in crime, and it increased the amount of alcohol consumption....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bill Gates - In his high school years, Bill Gates proclaimed that one day he would be a millionaire. He greatly underestimated himself. He became interested in computers while in the 8th grade. His school received a hookup to a high powered computer. Bill and his good friend Paul Allen used to skip gym class to use the computer. Sometimes they would even break into the school at night to spend time on the computer. Eventually Bill made his first program. A virtual tic-tac-toe game. The Computer Center Corporation (CCC) wanted to rent a computer from the Digital Co., but they couldn't pay for it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1233 words
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Computer Security in an Information Age - Computer Security in the Information Age Computers; they are a part of or in millions of homes; they are an intricate part of just about every if not all successful businesses, the government, and the military. Computers have become common place in today’s society and the lives of the people who live in it. They have crossed every national, racial, cultural, educational, and financial barrier, which consequently ushered in the information age. A computer is a programmable electronic device that can store, retrieve and process data, and they come in all shapes, and sizes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Ebola Virus - Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a highfever, and you start vomiting. Chances are that you may have contracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe Ebola River in Zaire. Since its discovery, there have beenfour outbreaks of this disease. There are three known strains, ofvariations of ebola. There is no known cure for this disease(2).Ebola has become one of the most mysterious and feared viruses onthe face of this earth....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever] 1156 words
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Get Informed! - Buying The Right Computer - Get Informed. - Buying The Right Computer Buying the right computer can be complicating. Because of this many people are detoured from using or purchasing a very beneficial machine. Some people have questions about memory, Windows95, and choosing the best system to purchase. Hopefully, I can clear up some of this terms and inform you on what hardware is available. How much memory do you really need. As much as you can get. Due to todays sloppy programmers, you can't have too much memory....   [tags: essays research papers] 797 words
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Legalazation Of Cannabis - These are some of the reasons that prohibition is a failure. When we realize that prohibition is a failure we can move on to more and better uses of cannabis. Abraham Lincoln once said this famous quote “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause o temperance. ...for it goes beyond the bounds of reasons In that it attempts to control a mans appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles that our government was fo ded.” If you would recall the government trying to prohibit alcohol in the earlier part of this century....   [tags: essays research papers] 803 words
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Creating an e-commerce site - If you're a techie entrepreneur creating a big e-commerce site, you may decide to buy a high-end Unix box to accommodate the volume and processing demands your bean-counters have projected for you. You'd run Sun Microsystem's Solaris software on it to power your Web server and e-commerce applications. Or, you could opt to save a little venture capital and run Linus Torvalds' free operating system (and its accompanying free server apps) on a cluster of commodity Intel PCs. The Linux OS is well-suited to small- to medium-sized operations, and is increasingly being used in large enterprises that would have previously considered Unix the only option....   [tags: Unix systems] 1129 words
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The Flogging Of Jesus - John 18:39- but it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release `the king of the Jews'?"King of Jews- He's not the king of the Jews, He's slapping them in the face.The same thing Jesus was being accused of Barnabbas did.JN 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. [2] The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe [3] and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face.Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.This is your Messiah people, this is not VBS, or bible study, this is the Messiah that is...   [tags: essays research papers] 1515 words
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The Problem: Rewrite Mania - The Problem: Rewrite Mania I have been noticing a certain trend in software toward rewriting successful tools and standards. It seems that programmers always have the urge to make things better, which is perfectly understandable - after all, this is the primary trait of the engineer's mind (although I also think that artistic creativity also enters in the mix). Why should things stay static. Surely progress is good, and if we just stayed in the same place, using the same versions of tools without improvement, then things would deteriorate and generally get pretty boring....   [tags: essays research papers] 835 words
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Tim Paterson - Tim Paterson, also known as the "Father of Dos" is the computer programmer who created the world's most widely used computer program: DOS. Creating DOS at age 24, Paterson claims, "it is an accomplishment that probably can't be repeated by anyone ever." After Paterson graduated from University of Washington in Seattle with a bachelors of science degree, he tried going to graduate school but lost interest. "I thought they were too oriented towards theory and not what I needed." Although he received a good education at U of W, Paterson did not learn the majority of his computer skills from text books....   [tags: essays research papers] 784 words
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External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence It is common in society for individuals to look no further than the external appearance of others. This is also true in many novels, such as The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence shows this by using imagery. Imagery is employed in the novel to help intensify the significance of important events and circumstances of the novel. Margaret Laurence used flower and water imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life....   [tags: Papers] 794 words
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The Review of the Lord of the Rings - The Review of the Lord of the Rings Film Sequence The film I have chosen to look at is The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring. The short sequence I am going to look at is 44 minutes in when Frodo and Sam are heading off on their journey. The bit I am looking at starts when they meet Merry and Pippin in Farmer Maggots crop field. The sequence starts as Merry and Pippin run into Sam and Frodo who are just walking through the field. Merry and Pippin have been stealing crops and are being chased by Farmer Maggot....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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Themes in David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet - Blue Velvet was first released in 1986 and became a huge contreversy internationally. It was deemed as pornography and was at the centre of a national firestorm, yet years later, the film is widley regarded to be an American classic, one of the greatest cinematic achievements. The themes in the film are rich and complex. Blue Velvet introduced several common elements of Lynch's work, including distorted characters, a polarized world, debilitating damage to the skull or brain and the dark underbelly of large cities, or in this case, small towns....   [tags: Films Movies] 726 words
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St. Valentine's Day Massacre - The 1920's was a decade marked with lawlessness. There was plenty of money to be made, and after the National Prohibition Act, everyone wanted a piece of the action. Two gangs went head to head for control of the lucrative illegal alcohol business. One group was led by George "Bugs" Moran, and the other, by Al "Scarface" Capone. Both sought to rule this business at the cost of the other. This confrontation climaxed on a chilly February morning in 1929. In an empty warehouse in Chicago, seven men were executed by a firing squad....   [tags: American History] 973 words
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St. Valentines Day Massacre - In the roaring twenties, the life of organized crimes was at its peak. What was the greatest mob hit ever pulled off in history. Well I'll tell you. It all happened on Valentines Day, the morning of February 14th, 1929. This incident was call, "The St. Valentines Day Massacre". The man behind this infamous crime was none other than, the infamous Al "Scarface" Capone. Al Capone was the all time greatest mobster of all time. The idea of organized crime fascinates me in so many ways. Capone was the only person to have pulled off such a crime....   [tags: American History] 2152 words
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Project Implementation - Implementation The implementation stage of any project is a true display of the defining moments that make a project a success or a failure. The implementation stage is defined as "the system or system modifications being installed and made operational in a production environment. The phase is initiated after the system has been tested and accepted by the user. This phase continues until the system is operating in production in accordance with the defined user requirements" (DOJ, 1). While all of the planning that takes place in preparation of the implementation phase is critical, I am of the opinion that the implementation itself is equally as important....   [tags: Project Management] 1673 words
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