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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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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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Company X Problem Analysis - Company X Problem Analysis Through extensive analysis from the customer satisfaction surveys, and research from the satisfaction task force, Company X found three major problems areas. The company's programs reflect poor quality, the development times are taking longer than the projected due dates and a small portion of employees are discrediting the company name and values....   [tags: Business Analysis Management] 1619 words
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Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse An estimated 10.4 million Americans aged 12 and over have used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. What exactly is methamphetamine. Also named crank, speed, crystal or ice, it is a white, odorless powder that dissolves with water or alcohol. Methamphetamine addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to get treated. Methamphetamine first started in Germany around 1887. During World War 2 this drug was used to keep the men going. In the 1950s and 60’s this drug was given to people who wanted to lose weight....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Cyber Vulnerabilities - INTRODUCTION With cyber-attacks on the continuous rise, organizations public and private must address computer security vulnerabilities. SANS Institute has revealed “unpatched client-side software applications” as the top priority vulnerability for organizations globally. In conjunction with unpatched client software, vulnerable “Internet-facing web sites” can result in an organizations infrastructure to be compromised. In this study I will address the issue of unpatched client software, the impact to an organizations infrastructure, and patch management as a vital mitigation solution....   [tags: Technology]
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Application Security - According to [3], game design refers to “something to program about.” When creating games, one must take into account the flow and structure of a game. These cannot be ignored since a domino effect follows: poor design will lead to a poor implementation of the game. A poorly implemented design would then lead to a program that is vulnerable to both simple and complex attacks. [1] mentions that loopholes or bugs in games may occur as a product of poor game design. This brings another point: poor design can lead to exploits....   [tags: Technology, Programming, Video Games] 1510 words
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Walking through the Woods - So I went home this weekend, and in my neighborhood there is a small pond and all behind it is just woods. I’ve traveled in these woods as a little kid numerous times, with my friend and her father and he would teach us about the different bugs, trees and rocks we encountered along the way. Going back in the woods this past weekend, I was overcome with a feeling of nostalgia. I remember the times we would try to climb the trees, or chase after the grasshoppers or even just walk around and all the fun we used to have....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 432 words
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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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Software Testing - Software Testing Software development follows a specific life cycle that starts with designing a solution to a problem and implementing it. Software testing is part of this software life cycle that involves verifying if each unit implemented meets the specifications of the design. Even with careful testing of hundreds or thousands of variables and code statements, users of software find bugs. “Software testing is arguably the least understood part of the development process” and is also a “time-consuming process that requires technical sophistication and proper planning” (Whittaker 71) It is important to comprehend this concept by understanding the different characteristics and aspects of s...   [tags: Technology Computers Papers]
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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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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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Global Workforce Integration - Global Workforce Integration Outsourcing, offshoring, and workforce globalization. Those words were voiced late 1999 in Seattle inside and outside the World Trade Organization meeting. Damages in Seattle amounted to $2.5 million, and 500 plus protesters were arrested. 3 In those days, outsourcing was about moving manufacturing jobs to developing countries to take advantage of the lower salary there. The affected blue-collar US workers were acting violently out of anger and frustration since their jobs were taken away....   [tags: Labor Outsourcing Integrating 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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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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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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Room 101 Script - Room 101 Script (The lights are dim and the audience begin to applaud. Loud and wacky sounds are played from the piano, two spot lights are turned on and bright colours of red and green fill the room exposing the broken ornaments and random objects with two large leather chairs in the middle of all the junk, next to the hosts chair there’s a red lever. A few feet away there’s a conveyer belt and huge silver tube above it, at a safe distance from the chairs. A bright yellow spot light is turned on showing a crazy dressed Paul Merton sitting in the audience wearing magenta trousers with green spots with a matching green shirt and to top it off an orange tie....   [tags: Papers] 1599 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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Morpheus Preview Edition - Morpheus Preview Edition (421) Now....more than music: * Search for all types of media - almost anything you can imagine - music, photos, reference files, reports, documents, home movies, videos and more * Communicate via chat rooms and message boards * Share your favorite files (please ... authorized material only, as stated in our Policy Section) * Purchase MP3 audio gear and more * Find the latest news on digital media in "What's New" The Morpheus(tm) Peer-to-Peer Application: faster, better, smarter * Faster searches * Pure peer-to-peer network * Always Open connections to the Network * More simultaneous users for better search results * Self-organizing - any outages at Mus...   [tags: essays research papers] 333 words
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The Bubonic Plague - The Bubonic Plague is one of the most deadly diseases of all time as well as one of the most famous. Although it is not common these days to see it, it was widespread during the medieval times where millions had died. It was so widespread, it was said that there was not enough living to bury the dead. Rodents ran the unsanitary streets that carried the fleas that had the disease. This is how the Bubonic Plague was spread. It was believed at the time by the people that the gods were punishing them for things they had done wrong in the past....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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The Wainscott Weasel - The Wainscott Weasel This book is about a weasel named Bagley Brown Jr. He is a weasel and I noticed that the weasels color is the same as the last name. He is brown and he has a patch on his eye. He lives in the Wainscott Woods. His father is a legend because he made the Double B. The Double B is a quarter mile long tunnel that leads to a chicken farm. It feeds all the weasels in the Wainscott woods. Everybody treats him special and he hates it. All the weasels love to dance and at the spring cotillion a new girl came to the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 382 words
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What Is Compost? - The process of recycling brush and leaves from curbside collection saves the city lots of money. When residents place their clean brush at the curb,they mustmake sure the pile is no bigger than six feet long and six inches in diameter.All leaves must be placed in clear plastic bags. Brush is collected separately from the leaves because the leaves are taken to the comppost drop-off facility for recycling. When a waste hauler driver comes to the drop -off facility loaded with brush,he or she must drive onto a scale so the load can be weighed.The driver information,load size and truck weights are then put into the computer for monitoring of driver,location,and weight....   [tags: essays research papers] 476 words
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Taking a Chance in Hurston’s Novels, Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee - Taking a Chance in Hurston’s Novels, Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee “‘All right then, you name somethin’ and we’ll do it. We kin give it uh poor man’s trial anyhow.’” “‘Anyhow Ah done got rested up and de bed bugs is done got too bold round heah. Ah didn’t notice when mah rest wuz broke. Ah’m goin’ out and look around and see whut we kin do. Ah’ll give anything uh common trial.’” pp. 168-69; Their Eyes Were Watching God “Arvay woke up next morning with hope and determination....   [tags: Their Eyes Watching God Seraph Suwanee] 542 words
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The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthore and Transcendentalism - The Minister's Black Veil By Nathaniel Hawthorne Anti-Transcendentalists believed that everything has a good or evil side, and that the truths about these matters would be terrifying and disturbing. Both of these views are represented in the story, The Minister's Black Veil, where Mr. Hooper wear's a black veil to conceal his hidden sin. He can't understand why everyone judges him differently just because of his black veil. These contrasting views help us view ourselves and how we should view others....   [tags: essays research papers] 645 words
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I Was Born a White, Middle Class American - Culture and identity are two very strange ideas. They are received at a very young age, yet they are very hard to give to someone else. They will affect you for the rest or your life, yet for the most part you are born into them. However, they soon become very important to us and we cannot, no matter what we do, live without them. They are a part of us, and a vital aspect of society. However, it took me a very long time to recognize that I had an identity and a little while after that before I knew what it was....   [tags: Culture and Identity Essays] 570 words
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The Fossilized Story Of Mr. Allosaurus - As the mud starts to surround me I am no longer able to breathe. I catch my last gasp of air and feel a few last raindrops fall on my head. I say goodbye to my Earth and my land. My mouth and lungs fill with mud that travels throughout my system. I am blinded by the wet black soil that has been downpoured on so hard that it has become deadly. I am frightened. Slowly inch by inch I sink farther and deeper in the mud. My life will come to an end soon, and I, the last remaining creature of my kind, will become extinct....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 503 words
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Lorca's El Maleficio De La Mariposa - Lorca's El Maleficio De La Mariposa Federico Garcia Lorca was a Spanish poet who explored universal themes of love, lust, death and violence under the semblance of whimsical tragedies. The self-proclaimed gay had fanciful reveries declaring his almost child-like take on the chaotic conditions of his time. Although disguised as nothing more than a dark fairy tale, Lorca's El Maleficio De La Mariposa, like all his succeeding plays, is replete with symbolism that is quite impossible to grasp for minds clouded over by years of the world's sensibilities....   [tags: Lorca Maleficio Mariposa Essays] 624 words
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Descriptive Essay: A Beautiful Place - I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I'm asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind. This place is meaningful to me because it is part of the county I loved, is part of the county where I grew up and is part of my childhood. This place is in the country in an old region named Appalachia, a small piece of the Appalachian Mountains, in a town named Pikeville....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 696 words
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Republican Plan Should be Vetoed - Republican Plan Should be Vetoed I think that the Republican should be vetoed because to me, their proposed tax cuts in education, the environment, and other areas are not the way to go. There are probably other government functions that could use a decrease in spending. Raising medicare premiums (http://www.yahoo.com/headlines/951114/news/stories/budget_42.html) seems alright, but there could be a better way. In general, today's Congress is in so much deadlock over balancing the budget, they will end up watching it go to about $6 billion by the start of the new millenium!!....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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The Effects of Global Warming - The Effects of Global Warming The CO2 levels in the atmosphere are increasing faster and faster because of the boom in cars, planes etc. These use fossil fuels which are non renewable and also harm the environment by releasing harmful gases. Global warming doesn’t just warm the earth, some countries can face wetter or colder, drier or warmer climates....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases] 559 words
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I Hate Cell Phones - I Hate Cell Phones Let me come right out and say it: You chronic cell phone users, I’m thoroughly sick of you. I’m sick of having to listen to your dumb conversations as I walk down the street or sit in the park or anywhere people used sit in peace. I’m sick of having to be wary of you while you chat away in a car too close to me, especially you vapid girls and young women with your attention far away from moving several tons of metal along a road. I’m sick of having to maneuver my shopping cart around you while you talk to someone at the other end about the goddamn freshness of the cantaloupe or whether to buy Cheerios or Wheaties....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 567 words
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Governmental Regulation of Privacy - Governmental Regulation of Privacy Many laws have been enacted by the government to regulate privacy. One piece of data that is used to uniquely identify people is the Social Security Number. Surveillance in the United States began mostly with the Social Security Act of 1935 when Social Security was used to track people's earnings and to pay retirement benefits. The government was the only group able to access the information. However, today the Social Security card can get someone credit cards and driver licenses enough for someone to steal an identity....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Importance of Customer Service - Importance of Customer Service Introduction Today’s organizations fail to realize the value of their customers when it comes to the success of their business. Without customer loyalty the success of your business will always be uncertain. Organizations must sensitively tailor the designs of a successful firm to the particular challenges of understanding, attracting, and keeping valuable customers. “Having satisfied customers just aren’t good enough”. Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of Raving Fans, believe this concept is needed to have a successful business....   [tags: Business Customer Service Essays] 594 words
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History of the Computer - History of the Computer The Analytical and Difference Engines (1835-1869): The English mathematician Charles Babbage (1792-1871) never got to build his invention, but his design had an uncanny resemblance to the modern computer. Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, wrote eloquently about the device and was history's first programmer. The ABC (Atanasoff Berry Computer) (1938): John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry designed the first electronic digital computer at Iowa State, and urged the university to patent their design....   [tags: Technology] 525 words
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a place without time - a place without time From the mountains, you can see it coming. Time sits on the horizon like rain clouds, holding out. In the cities you carry it around in your pocket. Time is organized around where you have to be. You dash blindly around busy corners, always racing against it. But in the mountains, the world sits on the horizon, refusing to move. Before I ever went to the city, I used to know what that meant. Now I found myself trying to remember, waking up every morning to look at the mountains and see what they held....   [tags: essays papers] 657 words
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Computers In Our Society - Don&#8217;t know anything about computers. Don&#8217;t think they are a big part of your life. Think again. Computers are wondrous machines that improve our lives in many areas like education, entertainment, and work.(Paragraph)The use of computers in and out of school has made improvements in the way we learn. For instance, &#8220;the use of computers in the classroom has freed up some of my time so I can give more individualized instruction to the needy,'; says Instructor Mary S....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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technology and the world - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a search engine designed for people with a slow net connection. Someone using the software would e-mail a query to a central server in Boston. The program would search the net, choose the most suitable webpages, compress them and e-mail the results a day later. "More and more we are creating an information divide in the world and this can help narrow that divide and have a huge benefit in that sense, " said Professor Saman Amarasinghe of MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science in Boston....   [tags: essays research papers] 542 words
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Trapped in Her Garden - Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as inferior to men or considered the "weaker sex." As a result of these social assumptions, women have been fighting to dissociate themselves from this stereotype and gain their independence. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is a classic illustration of the frustration felt by a woman before she was observed as being more than just her sex. Elisa Allen, the main character, lives on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California with her husband, Henry....   [tags: American Literature] 426 words
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School Lunch - The students of our school should rally together and hang the cooks in the Cafeteria. Well, maybe that is a little too dramatic, but something has to be done about the school lunch. The stuff that they serve the students is truly awful. Students should not be forced to eat in the cafeteria because the meals are not prepared well, there are foreign objects in the deserts, and many kids have gotten ill after eating certain items. Initially, sometimes the lunch is left over. To know if it is left over it will look wrinkly or dried up....   [tags: School Food] 561 words
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Persistent Resistant Germs - Persistent Resistant Germs "At the dawn of a new millennium, humanity is faced with another crisis. Formerly curable diseases... are now arrayed in the increasingly impenetrable armour of antimicrobial resistance." Director General of World Health Organization1 The statement above was made in a report on infectious diseases in 2002. It seems these days that people everywhere are getting sick and are even dying due to infectious diseases; many of which used to be easily cured by antibiotics....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Perfect Classroom - Making Everyone Happy We all have our own preconceived mindsets of how our educational surroundings should be arranged and how a perfect classroom should be. While preparing for the ultimate classroom we should keep in mind the following conditions. These conditions should involve input from teachers and students alike, while also keeping in mind parent’s and school faculty’s needs. To a teacher, a perfect classroom would involve many things. Most importantly a teacher would like to have eager students that are chomping at the bit to learn the information....   [tags: essays research papers] 512 words
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Lion King Evaluation - Lion King Evaluation The Lion King is a drawn animation about a lion cub, whose father is the king of a Pride Land, who is murdered by his brother and then the lion cub that is now to be king is forced to leave his Pride Land by his fathers brother. He then manages to find refuge and friends in a jungle where he grows up, until one day, when he meets an old friend, who he falls in love with and then he returns to his Pride Land to claim what is rightfully his from his uncle....   [tags: Disney Movies Film Cinema Animation Papers] 751 words
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Antibacterial Soap - Antibacterial Soap Dial antibacterial soap advertises that it is "over 10x more effective at killing disease-causing germs than ordinary liquid hand soaps"(1). To the average consumer a soap with the ability to kill more germs seems to be more effective. But is a more powerful antibacterial soap always better. Various studies suggest that antibacterial soaps can be harmful and may lead to problems like super bugs, dry skin, and hand eczema. According to current research antibacterial soaps are no better than traditional soaps when it comes to house hold use....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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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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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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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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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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Ender’s Game - Ender’s Game Andrew Wiggin is the main character in the novel, Ender’s Game. His nickname is Ender. Andrew got his nickname from his older sister Valentine when he was born because Valentine was unable to say the name “Andrew”, so she called him Ender. It has specific meaning in the book because of the fact that Ender is expected to be able to ‘end’ events that someone else had started before him. One event that has been started before Ender that he is expected to finish is the war between the humans on the planet, and the alien “Buggers.” Ender is expected to be able to end this war because his older siblings tested out impossibly in the governments way of determining aptitude, or ab...   [tags: Essays Papers] 492 words
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Alphonse Capone - In Brooklyn - New York, in 1899, Alphonse Capone was born. Johnny Torrio, a bootlegger in Chicago, recruited him when he was at the age of 22. Torrio was one of the many people who had established his business after the passing of the National Prohibition Act in 1920. Capone's job was to persuade proprietors to buy Torrio's illegal alcohol. Within three years Capone had taken over Johnny Torrio's business and controlled 161 illegal drinking establishments. In an attempt to expand his business, Capone developed the policy of killing his competitors....   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
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Elsa Schiaparelli - ELSA SCHIAPARELLI (1890 ~ 1973) I couldn’t see where her uniqueness coming from when I look at Schiaparelli’s childhood. She was from well-established family and she was well educated. She was born in 1890, Rome, Italy. She had many talents. Her studying philosophy didn’t make many connection with art and fashion in my mind with her later shocking designs. Even for me who saw many things in today’s life, her designs were shocking and somewhat crazy. I could imagine how shocking it would be for the people in that time....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Fond Memories - Fond Memories As I grew up my family and I have lived in a few places, but none were more memorable than our house in Columbia, Maryland. The neighborhood I grew up in was a brand new town house development. The house colors were tan, white, green or yellow. My neighborhood was shaped like a gigantic eight. In the center of each circle that made up the eight was a center island that was dense with trees, and had honeysuckle plants that gave off a sweet almost hypnotic smell. On the outskirts of the figure eight were the townhouses....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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