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The Coin Is No Longer A Coin

- There are always two sides to a story. In most cases, it can be the truth and the lie or the good and the bad but in some cases, although rare, it can be two different sides to the same truth, view or idea. Hester and Dimmesdale perfectly portray that thought. They are, you can say, two sides of the same coin. And if one side of the coin does not exist, then the coin is no longer a coin. It is a two dimensional drawing on a dull piece of paper. If they are two different ways of telling an idea, then one side, surely, is just as important as the other....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Two Sides of the Coin

- Two Sides of the Coin Since the dawn of humanity there has been conflict, weather to defend ones self or nation, to protect one’s political stance, or simply for revenge. During WWII Adolf Hitler began the extermination of the Jews about last 1941. Simply just asking him to stop wont halt his rampage. It took for long years of war to destroy the evilest man on Earth. No matter the conflict, sometimes war proves necessary to create long lasting peace. War is necessary for peace is the half truth, because one type of war brands more war while the other creates peace, achieving this played a heavy toll of casualties during WWII and WWI on the European continent, but now the war-loving nation...   [tags: War/Conflict]

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Two Sides of a Coin

- The relation of man and woman is one of the most complex subjects in the world. Nobody can say for sure why a relationship is good, or when a relationship goes badly. “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” by Raymond Caver and “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, both of the stories described those complexities in relationships. Though the stories have unique premises, they share more similarities than differences; they are basically two sides of a coin. In both of the stories, men were possessive and demanding, disagreements between the couples were very strong, women were submissive to their men, and the couples were not necessarily in love even though they were living...   [tags: men and women, relations, complexity]

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Insert Coin

- Insert Coin The Arcade has died and no-one seems to either have noticed or cared. Once a place where youths and adults would gather to play video games and interact with each other, this physical meeting place has moved online to a “Virtual Arcade”. The inherent replacement for the arcade were Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG), which seemingly were ushered in, as arcades were phased out, MMOGs allow many users (game players) sometimes in the 10s of thousands to connect and interact with each other at the same time....   [tags: Video Games]

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Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne

- William Hope Harvey was born the fifth of six children on August 16, 1851 to Colonel Robert Trigg Harvey and Anna Limbroux. Called Billy in his youth, Harvey went to school in a log house during the civil war, taught a term at sixteen, and graduated law school at nineteen. The book, “Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne” by Lois Snelling, was commissioned by the Benton County Historical Society to chronicle Harvey’s life from his birth on a farm in Buffalo, Virginia to the impact he would have on the Northwest Arkansas area well after his death on February 11, 1936 in Monte Ne, Arkansas....   [tags: William Hope Harvey]

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It 's A Metallic Gold Coin, A Little Bit Bigger Than A Dollar Coin

- It’s a metallic gold coin, a little bit bigger than a dollar coin and smaller than fifty cent piece. On one side a dream catcher is inscribed and on the other a native American prayer that goes,” Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the wind, Whose breath gives life to the world, Hear me, I Come to you as one of your many children, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom, May I walk in beauty.” It was given to me by my counselor Randy, who of which I met the beginning of this year and will be forever grateful for his guidance....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Recreational drug use]

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Two Sides of a Coin in Colonial America

- Picture it, freedom reigning in the hearts of citizens of a new nation, America. A new world has opened up to the people with new freedoms. They all have clean slates, both body and mind. For the Americans, English and Natives alike, come new opportunities and struggles. As in all cultures there are two sides of the metaphorical coin, in this case an Englishmen by the name of Benjamin Franklin and a Native American named Samsom Occum and the lives they lived with their individual similarities and differences....   [tags: benjamin frankliin, samsom occum, freedom]

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Lab Table, Wood Block, Coin

- The purpose of this report is to summarize the measurements of the lab table, wood block, coin (penny), and cyclinder calculated with the meter stick and vernier caliper; also, the different densities of aluminum, brass, copper, and wood, and how they differ. This lab helped acquaint us with the measurements we use on a daily basis in physics such as distances, mass, volume, and density. It is essential to know the uses of the measuments because of how often they are used, and the best way to understand them more is by measuring the quantities of objects such as mass, etc....   [tags: Length, Volume, Measurement, Height]

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A coin toss

- A Coin Toss I suppose one could say there are two sides to every coin. The coin being myself, I know that this statement is true. Although I am a person of many different characteristics, I basically boil down to the person I am and the person I hope to be. What is the goal, I ask myself. So many people strive to be so many things. For some the aim is money, beauty, security, power, influence; who has the nicest house, who has the fastest car- the list goes on and on. Not that any of these things are bad in and of themselves, but the moral and ethical standards of our society have been left behind in the pursuit of these pleasures....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theories And Principles Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

- Theories and principles are two sides of the same coin. Principles are the ‘facts’ of a situation or learning, the what; theories are the ‘why’ and explains the reasoning behind the situation taking place and/ or expected outcome (5). This can be seen in different examples. In my school, we recently started a recognition program for positive student behavior. The principles of the program include receiving a certificate identifying the behavior, a spirit stick, and an entry in a random drawing for prizes....   [tags: Learning, Psychology, Education, Mastery learning]

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The Early United States: A Two Sided Coin

- The topic(s) that will be discussed in this paper include Laws and Federal Policies during early American history. The material discussed in this paper comes exclusively from Exploring American Histories by Nancy A. Hewitt and Steven F. Lawson. This paper will cover documents within the text that pertain to the topic. The aim of this paper is to argue that from even the earliest points in American history, there was an opposing and supporting standpoint to each law and federal policy. Since its start, the United States has been a two-sided coin of support and opposition....   [tags: federal policies, american history, nancy hewitt]

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Metamorphosis: The Coin Man

- Metamorphosis: The Coin Man Everything was as it should be. The sun shone through the crack in the curtains, filtering across the room and highlighting speckles of dust where it fell. I shivered for no apparent reason. I tried to pull the covers up to my chest, nothing happened. I froze for a moment then tried to scratch my face. Still nothing happened, it was as if my body wouldn't do what my brain was telling it to. A strange feeling came over me, I couldn't work out what was wrong....   [tags: Papers]

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The Significance of the Coin Flips in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

- The Significance of the Coin Flips in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern   At the beginning of the play "Rosencrantz and Guildensten," one of the two characters found a gold coin during their journey through the desert.  He immediately began to flip the coin to see what side it would land on.  By the seventh flip, two tails turned up.  Every flip after was heads.  The characters fliped the coin over 157 times, and they each after the seventh flip turned up heads.  The significance of the coin flips in this play was not ever specified within the storyline.  However, with a closer look, one can recognize the significanceit had in the plot.  The coin flips warned, foreshadowed and carried of a me...   [tags: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Essays]

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Why Money Is Not Chosen For Any Properties Of The Metals

- Georg Friedrich Knapp, a German economist, states, “Money…is not chosen for any properties of the metals, but for the deliberate purpose of influencing exchanges…” (Knapp, 1924). His statement illustrates his belief that money has no value in of itself, and that its primary function is to serve as a medium of exchange. Many economists shared Knapp’s perspective on money and these collective opinions formed one of the dominating schools of thought regarding money; chartalism, which is the belief that money has no intrinsic value, and that its value is whatever the government declares it to be....   [tags: Money, Currency, Inflation, Coin]

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Experience Coin, a.k.a. EPC, Used in Online Gaming Platforms

- The Experience Coin (abbreviated as EPC) is dedicated to be used in online gaming platforms. The coins are generally used as a digital intermediary in trading and also as an online mode on trade. These coins are specific to online gaming platforms and online gamers unlike other coins which may be used for purposes such as charities. This coins were by Milad Afdasta who an old gamer and a software engineer Boston, MA. It uses cryptography to manage the process of creating the coins. These coins can be owned by a person through a procedure referred to as mining, in this way, the users will need to record and verify their payments for transactions and new experienced coins....   [tags: charities, cryptography, transactions]

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History of the Penny

- Have a good look at the penny, what do you see. You probably see nothing but a copper coated circular poor valued cent. Little does everyone know pennies have been around longer than before their grandparents, even their great-grandparents. Matter of fact, it was around so long ago that Abraham Lincoln’s face was not the first design on the penny. I ask that you take the time to consider the American penny’s worth. Without the people’s belief in its value, the penny will be abolished. I see people every day throwing away a penny rather than to put it in their pocket and save it for future uses....   [tags: US one cent coin]

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Two sides on the same coin: Relationship between constraints and creativity

- Two sides on the same coin: Relationship between constraints and creativity Constraints can influence on creativity both negatively and positively. Constraints generally undermine creativity by inhibiting uniqueness and intrinsic motivation to a large extent. In a sense, the best way to improve and develop creativity is to identify and eliminate all constraints. Yet this is not always the case in most of creativity works. That is to say, constraints also have a positive impact on creativity under certain circumstances....   [tags: relationship constrains and creativity]

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Two Sided Coin: Thomas Hobbes vs. John Locke

- ... Between both of them, Hobbes was the one that had a negative view of human nature. He believed that people were born to be bad and cruel and would act on behalf of their own best interests, like “Every man for himself” and that society could not exist except by the power of the state. While Locke was a bit more positive about it, believed that people were by nature good, he had this idea the human mind is like a blank slate and could learn from their experiences. Between the both of these you start to get a theme of Hobbes believing that good comes from the top down, what I mean by that is that good comes from the government down to the people....   [tags: society, government, theory, rights]

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THE LOST SHEEP, LOST COIN AND LOST SON

- During Jesus’ life he was teaching in many different ways one of them was telling the parables. Parable is an earthly story with the heavenly meaning. That means that Jesus was making up a story in which there would be a real people, working of doing something that was common at that times. Sometimes he used the values whether material or spiritual, that were valuable in old times. So he was making everything to make the story look more realistic. But under the close of the poor man or woman and under the animal or a subject there was always something mach more complicated, something about his father, himself, and the people that were following the God or not....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stand Your Ground Law

- Excerpt From: Flip a Coin: Heads, Stand Your Ground is Good Law…Tails, Stand Your Ground is Bad Law I. INTRODUCTION Batman and Spiderman are fictional characters that have been idolized by many people in this country for decades. We dress ourselves and our children as these characters for Halloween. Millions of dollars was made in movies that document and celebrate the “heroic actions” of these characters as vigilantes “fighting crime” with street justice. It is only fitting that state legislatures adopt a law that advocates this type of “heroic action” that is coveted by many, right....   [tags: Florida, coin toss, TV examples]

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Coin Flips : A Case Manager At Boston 's Largest Anti Poverty Agency, Action For Boston

- Coin flips – I have always wondered why they are universally associated with fairness. It is such a generally accepted norm, but rarely can people articulate the exact mechanism under its perfect work. I was not able to fathom the magic of a coin flip until I took a statistics class in high school, in which I learned about Bernoulli trials. Each single coin flip is an independent Bernoulli trial that generates two equally likely outcomes, thereby creating the fairest possible randomness. With the most basic probability theory, the randomness created by a coin flip does not stay meaningless; rather, it becomes a convenient tool when one needs a fair decision....   [tags: Statistics, Scientific method, Data]

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African American Femininity: Two sides of a coin

- When sixteenth and seventeenth century explorers returned to Europe from their journeys to Africa, they constructed and disseminated degrading stereotypes of African women based on the observations they had made abroad. Basing their perceptions of women off of European women’s bodies, these explorers noticed and commented on how African women’s bodies differed in many aspects—these disparities then became justifications for the differential treatment between these two groups of women. Because these African American women didn’t conform to the basic norms of womanhood that the explorers were accustomed to, they were quick to categorize them as strange, animalistic and hypersexual; their bodil...   [tags: Race in America]

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Taking Chances on Proability

- Taking Chances Have you ever had your eye on the last piece of chocolate cake, but noticed your friend did also, or wanted to sit in the front seat, but was faced by your little brother or sister putting up a fight. At one point or another, everyone has found themselves in some form of disagreement or misunderstanding that has been solved with an easy solution, a coin toss. But how do you decide which side of the coin to chose. With that slice of cake calling your name, it would be quite helpful to know if the coin were biased to land on a particular side before you made your decision....   [tags: chance, choice, science, experinment]

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The Development Of Such Technology

- Market Description The development of such technology is in the early stages, and at present only one such company, COIN. This business is leading and in the process to develop a universal card that can zero down to one card. The research shows it is possible to come up with another such product if it is more feasible, and a better version than the one COIN develops. Additionally, the presence of many companies shows a significant amount of competition. The research exhibits that most of the products designed so far are early versions of the product....   [tags: Credit card, Payment, Money, Marketing]

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Digital Currency And An Online Payment System

- Bit-coins are both a world wide decentralized virtual currency and an online payment system created by some anonymous person with the pseudonym: Satoshi Nakamoto. It was introduced on January 3, 2009 and it peer to peer; users can transact without a middle man. After Nakamoto left the project, he gave ownership to a group of people to spread responsibility and to prevent one person gaining control over the entire bit-coin project. Bit-coins are created by a process called mining. Mining is a procedure where a computer will process work by giving up some computing power in order to verify and record payments into the public ledger or the block-chain....   [tags: Money, Currency, United States dollar]

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The Counter-Insurgency Strategy

- “The hearts and mind (HAM) theory is identified as winning the hearts and minds of the population which is a technique based on the implementation of the counter-insurgency (COIN) strategy of persuading the population to support the government and reject the insurgents.” The counter-insurgency (COIN) strategy as outlined by President Obama and General Petraeus’s most closely embrace is the heart and minds (HAM) theory. President Obama speech identified the United States strategic approach with Afghanistan in three elements....   [tags: Sociology]

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Pynchon’s Vision of America in The Crying of Lot 49

- ... As Oedipa delves deeper into the investigation she begins to question her own sanity. The mounting evidence affirming the Tristero’s existence, like the prevalent sightings of its emblem, a muted version of a post horn, is inextricably tied to Pierce’s estate holdings. Thus, Oedipa has to confront her growing sense paranoia that suggests the whole investigation is either a figment of her imagination, or (far worse) a manipulative ruse being imposed upon her by some unknown external entity (Pierce....   [tags: entropy, conspiracy, system, society]

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The Issue of Bad Math in Court Discussion

- Bad math in court is something that happens over and over again and because of it, many innocent victims have been jailed and punished unjustly over the years. The problem is not some sort of miscalculation, but the refusal of the court to recalculate. More than often enough, the judge refuses to reexamine the collected DNA in an investigation case. What the people of the court fail to realize at times is that probability is not a one off thing, it is something that should be repeated at least more than once and can even be repeated over and over again....   [tags: court, judges, jail, mathematical fallacy]

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Research Article On Cheating At The End

- Research Article: Cheating at the End to Avoid Regret How do people behave when they face a number of chances to cheat with little or no risk of exposure. In this summary I will present the results of 4 studies made to determine whether or not people take advance of opportunities to cheat. This experiment is important to companies and institutions to know more about their employees and/or students’ behaviors when exposed to situations when they can or have a chance to cheat, if most institutions understand the behavior related to cheating and opportunities to so do, they can be more prepared to avoid this type of situations, and eventually to catch them....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Psychology, Behavior]

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The Mathematics of Magic

- For the purposes of the exploration, volunteers will be labeled, Spectator A, Spectator B, Spectator C, and Spectator D. Throughout this exploration, the coins used will be in CAD. The magician brings $1.96 to a table, consisting of six pennies, six nickels, six dimes, and four quarters. Spectator A is asked to pick up one coin. Spectator B is asked to pick up a different valued coin. This process is repeated for Spectator C and Spectator D. Then, the performer asks Spectator D to pick up coins which adds up to four times the value of the original coin taken....   [tags: magician, coins, spectator]

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History of Money and Banking

- Introduction In the last few years, there has been a significant debate on what has caused America’s economic woes. However, few people choose to look at what has caused economic downturns in the past. Some believe that it is the government and central banking’s job to steer the economy in the right direction. While others believe that it is not their job, but the free market’s. Perhaps it is something in between as a symbiosis between government and the free market working together to get things done....   [tags: American history, Constitution]

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History Of United States Coinage (coins)

- History of United States Coinage Through United States history presidents like Lincoln, Roosevelt, Washington, Kennedy, Eisenhower and others have been displayed on U.S. Coin heads. The United States mint has also been responsible for designs such as the Indian head, the buffalo, and the ever famous lady liberty. Through the years the U.S. Mints have extended into three branches San Francisco, Denver, and Philadelphia (Yeoman, 2001 edition 101). Those branches are responsible for making certain marks on the coins to show that they are not counterfeit....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Martingale Mathematical Theory

- Martingale theory, a branch under stochastic process is a mathematical model for a fair wager where prediction of future winnings is impossible even knowing the past events. This name is derived from “la grande martingale”, where the bet after a loss will be twice as the previous one. This is done keeping in mind that when we win the bet all the incurred loss till then will be covered by that win. As this method delivers a sure win strategy at some point of time it ensures profit. Paul Levy in 1934 introduced martingale concept into probability....   [tags: Probability, Process, fair games]

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Government, History and Culture of The Bahamas

- Have you ever been some place so small that encompasses so much. The constitution of the Bahamas is based on the Westminster modeled after Queen Elizabeth II. The governor-general of the Bahamas is the majesties representative. Perry Christie has been the prime minister of the Bahamas since 2002. The first prime minister of the Bahamas was Lyden Pindling. The Bahamas system of government is parliamentary democracy. This type of democracy holds regular elections for leaders. The cabinet constitutes the executive branch and has control of the government....   [tags: the Caribbean islands]

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Physics of Pinball

- Physics of Pinball Pinball is a fast pace game of physics and skill. With the knowledge of the mechanics and the physics of how the game works it can be played more effectively. Friction, gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, circuits and momentum are just a few of the aspects of physics apply. The first thing to do to start a game of pinball is to insert the coin. This alone requires many fundamental aspects of physics. The player inserts the coin and lets gravity take over. Gravity accelerates the coin to a certain speed in a specific direction or what is called velocity....   [tags: Pinbal Game Physics Essays]

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Digital Piracy and Jewish Law

- The rapid development of technology over the past few centuries has certainly left an impact on the world of halacha¸ or Jewish Law. Poskim, the formulators of the halacha, have had to make decisions on a variety of topics to accommodate fast-paced advancements in areas ranging from travel (When does one crossing the International Date Line celebrate a holiday?) to home appliances (Under what circumstances may one use a refrigerator on the Sabbath?). One issue that has been particularly relevant in recent years is that of digital piracy....   [tags: religion, jew, technology]

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The Power of Symbolism

- Usually represented as a character or object, a symbol signifies an abstract meaning (Dr. Louis). Certainly authors could describe abstract meanings without the use of symbols, yet it may not be as effective. Symbols not only augment the creativity of a story, but also invoke the thoughts and emotions of readers. However, some readers have a difficult time identifying symbols, since simple objects such as coins or tape records may have abstruse meanings. Conversely, some readers “see symbolism where none exists,” and mistakenly associate objects or characters with philosophical meanings (Tierney)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Probability: Random Model Behavior

- A probability model is a mathematical representation of a random phenomenon occurring. Probability is the study of long term behavior of random events in which outcomes cannot be predicted. During the experiment in the long run, patterns of outcomes emerge. A probability model includes its sample space, events that occur in the sample space, and possibilities associated with each event. When two events are independent there is no correlation of one event occurring for another event to occur. The first event does not influence the outcome of the second....   [tags: predicted, event, experiment]

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Referee Report On Evolutionary Origins Of The Endowment Effect : Evidence From Hunter Gatherers

- Referee Report of “Evolutionary Origins of the Endowment Effect: Evidence from Hunter-Gatherers” Endowment effect, once it had been introduced into our views, became an important departure from behavioral economics, and has great influence on the market outcome as well. However, most experiments of endowment effect are based on industrialized and cross-cultural societies, which, actually, indicates the vagueness of the origins of the effect. The authors of this paper, Coren L.Apicella, Eduardo M.Azevedo, Nicholas A.Christakis and James H.Fowler, have built an empirical experiment which testing the endowment effect on highly isolated hunter-gatherer population, the Hadza Bushmen....   [tags: Experiment, Science, Stanford prison experiment]

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Finding One's Identity in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, With Editing Notes

- In the novel, Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, the narrator struggles to find a place in society for himself. While on this path he meets with various characters who at first want to support him and his cause. A cause that to the narrator is so great that it creates a distortion in his eyes about the people around him. A distortion that makes him unable to see the intentions of others because of a glamourfied veil that he places on them himself. His journey to find his place in society will lead him into people that can change on the tip of a coin....   [tags: society, distortion, equality]

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Building A Pyramid Of Card With A Playing Deck

- The first task the participant was ask to perform was to build a pyramid of card with a playing deck. The participant had ten trials do try and build the pyramid. your trial ends while the cards collapse. From having tried to build a pyramid of cards in the past i would expect the first few trials to not be so successful. Building a pyramid of cards can take a long time and is not a rapid task making it a closed loop control system. This is because while performing the task there is the comparator checking to see if if the program came out they way it was supposed to and if not thats when you get the feedback and it readjust go goes through the executive system and effector system all over...   [tags: Control theory, Control system, Feedback]

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Do We Perceive the World via Sense Data?

- Sense data are the empirical mind-dependent ingredients of perception. They are the colours, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures out of which all experience is built. The idea of sense data is the cornerstone of the theory of Representative Realism, which states that immediate objects of awareness are not physical objects, but are sense data. Sense data are the subjective mind-dependent intermediaries that give us all of our knowledge of the external world through a veil of perception, representing the real world....   [tags: sense data, psychology, ]

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Theory of Self: Kant vs Hume

- The concept of the ‘self’ is regarded as an “entity which persists through time and change” (Grayling, pg. 540), in spite of other variations, albeit unnecessary ones, that occur in a person. Ones self is alleged to be the backbone of “thinking, perceiving, memory, and the like – the ultimate ‘bearers’ of our psychological properties.” (Grayling, pg. 540) The idea of ‘self’ is a topic of important philosophical debate, and one which Kant and Hume dexterously engage themselves in. This essay will begin by outlining Hume’s philosophical approach and his theory of self....   [tags: Compare, Contrast, Comparison]

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The Era Of Islamic Expansion Coins

- Coins are an important way for Islamic empires to express what is important to them. Over the decades of Islamic expansion coins were used with designs. These were coins remained in use from the Byzantine and Sasanian empires. Coins began to evolve as Muslims started to depict their own designs from the Byzantine and Sasanians. During the Umayyad dynasty things started to change with the appearance of coins. New designs were implemented during this time that were not the norm. An Umayyad caliph by the name of ‘Abd al-Malik was the one to start this alternation of the design for these coins....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Jerusalem, Qur'an]

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Hidden Meanings from the Three Messages in Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

- ... This shows that the world is ruled by randomness and the occurrence of highly improbable events. Even though a coin has two sides, it always lands heads up. These coin flips suggest that probability isn’t actually present. The question we are then forced to ask ourselves is “to what degree do fate and chance control our lives?” In this particular play, it seems that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern really only have the freedom to stay out of the main action of the Hamlet. In addition, the next message present in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the meaning of mortality....   [tags: Hamlett, freedom, mortality]

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Differences Between The And Upper And Lower Control Limits

- The process is in control because the lines did not cross the 3 sigma upper and lower control limits. According to Russell and Taylor, a process is generally considered to be in the control, if it matches the following points. 1. The sample points are not outside the control limit. 2. Most of the points are near the average or center line, and the points are not very close to control limit. 3. Approximately equal numbers of sample points occur above and below the center line. 4. The points appear to be randomly distributed around the center line....   [tags: Control chart, Quality control, Causality]

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No Country For Old Men : Morality, Principle, And Fate

- Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men: Morality, Principle, and Fate in Literature Cormac McCarthy’s critically acclaimed 2005 novel No Country for Old Men, centers around three major characters (Llewellyn Moss, Anton Chigurh, and Ed Tom Bell) whose lives intertwine after a chain reaction occurs related to a drug deal gone bad near the Mexican-American border in 1980. While hunting antelope to bring home for dinner, protagonist Llewellyn Moss stumbles upon the bloody aftermath of a messy drug deal....   [tags: No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy]

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Investigating Error And Incorrect Calibration Of The Instrument Systematic Error

- The objective of this experiment is to investigate the error in our measurements and determine whether this error is truly random or if it is the result of bias, improper techniques, incorrect calibration of the instrument—systematic error. If the error is truly random, the true value can be obtained by performing multiple trials and the average value will be closer in accuracy to the true value with every additional attempt. Truly random error should follow the Normal Distribution curve and anything that does not resemble this indicates that error is not random....   [tags: Standard deviation, Normal distribution]

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Analysis Of ' A Tale Of Two Cities '

- Wealth and power, two of the most influential means to govern over those who have none. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, A man that goes by the honorary title, Monseigneur, is depicted in such a manner that it would be a great shame to his family to employ less than three servants to prepare his morning hot chocolate. That is one of many examples of how the wealthy live while thousands of mothers and children are dying from starvation on the streets, and men serve severe prison sentences because they commit a petty crimes such as stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving family while a wealthy man finds it necessary to employ four men to make hot chocolate....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Government, Capital accumulation]

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Two Different Philosophical Views in Grendel and Beowulf

- “Beowulf” and Grendel are two tales similar in many ways, yet different from each other. These stories are like a coin; you cannot have one side without the other. Just as the sides of a coin share the same coin, these stories share a similar plot, a setting, and tell of the same events. The sides of a coin also have differences as do “Beowulf” and Grendel. In the case of these two tales this difference is in their respective philosophical views. “Beowulf” portrays the philosophical views of life that many people still regard today....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Cross-Cultural Interactions And Inter-Regional Trade In Southeast Asia

- During the Post-Classical Era, many inter-reigonal networks were created, and many other trade networks that became gateways for the spread of religion, as well as the development of cultures, were expanded. With these expansions came the development of economic integration and a market economy. Increased agricultural production helped facilitate the development of trade. Along with the expansion of the Tang and Song dynasties in China, the influence of Chinese goods, inventions and religion became evident in many distinct parts of the Indian Ocean Basin....   [tags: Asian History]

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Racial Stereotypes in Invisible Man and Huck Finn

- Throughout the years, racial stereotypes have played a major role in society. Even today, one combines racial stereotypes and prejudice thoughts before one even says a word to the person. Just seeing an African- American man while in a parking lot and pulling out ones phone, can be a simple example of modern-day racial stereotypes. Both novels illustrate the difficulty of overcoming racial stereotypes, while the narrator in The Invisible Man is invisible; Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is identifiable....   [tags: race]

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Illinois Artists: Roscoe Misselhor, Helen Hokinson, Edward Kemeys

- Illinois Artists Artists come from all over the world and a few of them are from illinois. Artists can sculpt, draw, paint, carve, or do just about anything. Having an idea of what artists can do might help in understanding what they draw and why. Artists like Roscoe Misselhorn, Trygve Rovelstad, Nate Collier, Hellen Hokinson, and Edward L. Kemeys live in illinois. The artists are very unique in their personality, but in their artwork as well. Even though they do their artwork in illinois, it doesn’t always stay in illinois; they go through the whole U.S....   [tags: sculptors, painters, ]

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Determining The Optimal Sized Stake Of The Bank

- The Kelly Criterion or sometimes called a Kelly bet is a formula used to decide the optimal sized stake of the bank to bet on a certain outcome. The way the Kelly Criterion works is that if one believes to have an edge over the bookmakers odds for a certain outcome one applies the kelly formula to calculate how much of their bank to stake and then do this for a series of bets resulting in a profit. Many argue the Kelly strategy is the strongest strategy among all betting strategies in the long term....   [tags: Probability theory, Random variable]

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An Evil Necessity: Lady Chatterly's Lover

- Characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover struggle to escape the inescapable confines of money, class, and power. There was once a time when nature, not industry, was the driving force of human life. Those days are long gone and irretrievable, and as such, Lawrence’s attempt to bring people back to a world ruled by the body and the forest rather than the mind and the machine ultimately proves futile. In reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover, I found myself thinking about my own life, and how the world in which I live is controlled by money....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence's novel, character analysis]

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Hypnosis : Psychological And Physical Problems

- Hypnosis Allison M. Smith Ball State University CPSY 230 November 24, 2014   Hypnosis Not only is hypnosis one of the oldest forms of psychotherapy in the Western world, it is also one of the most misunderstood (Miller, 2008). Hypnosis is proven to help with psychological and physical problems. With the help of a therapist, you can regain memories that you repressed when you were a child and your perceptions can be altered. There are skeptics when it comes to the validity of hypnosis, and part of that is due to the relationship hypnosis has to entertainment (Miller, 2008)....   [tags: Hypnosis, Sigmund Freud, Andrew Salter]

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The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga

- If You Got No Trust, Then What Do You Got. In The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga our protagonist struggles in his journey to adulthood. Born to a rickshaw puller who ends up dying of tuberculosis due to government corruption, Balram sets his sights to become somebody better than his father–– someone who wears the uniform–– as he’s a smart person and an entrepreneur. On his journey, he is confronted with many difficult decisions which help him discover the kind of person that he is; while also learning how corrupt the upper class is and how that has to do with the government....   [tags: Political corruption, Bribery, Corruption]

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What Does The Term Renewable Energy?

- What does the term "RENEWABLE ENERGY". Means to you, where this term must be clearly understood by the people in this world. Because the reason is that as human beings the existence of our community depends on the sources of energy. It does not matter whether it is wind or fossil fuels that all comes from the Mother Nature as a gift to this planet Earth. As we all know with the evolution of human kind, it started with fire as its energy with time it came to fossil fuels. In addition to that as I mentioned above we use these types of energy sources to fulfill our each person’s daily needs....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development]

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Irrational Exuberance and Financial Bubbles

- Legends of the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles have endured today as warnings against the fatality of irrational exuberance in financial markets. However, as details of these first financial crises are somewhat exaggerated, it has proven difficult for historians to separate fact from myth. The question remains as to whether investors behaved irrationally or sensibly in response to these events in the early eighteenth century. It appears that a lack of investor sophistication and the adverse effects of herding are partly to blame for the unsustainable prices increases....   [tags: Financial markets, Financial Crisis]

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A Discussion On Domain C

- Discussion on Domain C Domain C consists of different components such as making content accessible (TPE 4), Student Engagement (TPE 5), Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices (TPE 6), and Teaching English Learners (TPE 7). These TPEs have the different components. First, teacher connects students’ prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests with learning goals. For this purpose, the student understands the lesson way better if teacher relates the student’s background information to the topic....   [tags: Education, Teacher]

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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- When people are ashamed of their heritage, they attempt to leave it behind in order to change the way people view them. Some people allow years to go by while attempting to hide their history instead of understanding that their history is a part of their lives, and it will never go away. Despite the multiple attempts and methods they use to conceal their history, the past will never go away. In the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the main character is simply referred to as the narrator. He is not ashamed of being an African American, but he is ashamed of the history and the negative stereotypes that society gives to them, and likewise, he tries his best to dispose of them using his bri...   [tags: story/character analysis]

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Effects of Genetic Drift

- Table of content Introduction Effects of genetic drift Change in allele frequency Loss of genetic variation Loss of allelic diversity Founder effects Founder effect (i) genetic bottleneck Case study: Greater Prairies Chickens Founder effect (ii) Fitness effect of genetic drift Effective population size Genetic drift and natural selection Correlation between fitness and genetic diversity Conclusion References   Genetic drift in natural populations Introduction If you flip a coin 500 times, a result of 300 heads and 200 tails might make you suspicious about that coin....   [tags: genetic variation, biological analysis]

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Roman Coinage

- As distinct historical documents, Ancient Roman coins undeniably provide key insights into the culture and government of the time. Designed by rulers and the government, these coins do have limitations in the breadth of their historical representation: they do not necessarily reflect the goals and values of the people ruled. Yet herein lies their value as relevant governmental artifacts. Coins functioned similarly to political ads; they communicated values and intentions and were small, widely disseminated representations of how rulers wished to appear to the populace....   [tags: Culture, Govenrment, Julius Caesar]

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The Arras Medallion

- The Arras Medallion was issued to commemorate Constantius Chlorus recovery of Britain’s and the rescue of London in 296 AD . It is the intention of this source criticism to evaluate the medallion and determine its value to the study of government and society under Diocletian. The source provides valuable insight into how the tetrarchs presented themselves. It will be suggested that the source reveals the tetrarchs promotion of images that portray them as united and equal. In addition there is a sense of militarism and just rule that the tetrarchs where also keen to promote....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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The Hamlet Parodies

- “To be, or not to be, that is the question…”-William Shakespeare. Though William Shakespeare wrote the original Hamlet, there have been many versions since then, such as: Orson Scott Card’s version, Hamlet’s Father, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, as well as a more modern twist in film, Last Action Hero, directed and produced by John McTiernan. While the basic plot stays the same, some aspects change. Some authors have even gone as far as to write different versions of the soliloquy as well....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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The United States

- Issue: In this given contextual analysis, a shipbuilder went into an agreement with North Sea tanker to construct a tanker for them. In US dollars the agreement was done and the agreement did exclude any arrangements for the vacillations of coin. In the mid of the development of the boat, the coin was degraded by the legislature of United States by 10 percent. Because of the assessment of the coin, shipbuilders began to make misfortunes on the agreement ( Radan and Gooley, 2009). Along these lines, because of the misfortune on the contract shipbuilder requested an additional measure of US $3 million or they would stop the work....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Law, Contractual term]

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Dollar Bill

- Dollar Bill Dollar, the name of various coins and paper money formerly or currently in use in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the western hemisphere. It is the standard value, or unit of account, in the monetary systems of Canada and the United States. The word dollar comes from the old German Daler or Taler, an abbreviation of joachimsthaler, the name of a silver coin, imprinted with an effigy of St. Joachim, which was first struck (1519) in what is now Germany. Later, a large milled-edged silver coin called peso duro (hard dollar as it is known in English) was minted in Spain and widely used in the Spanish and English colonies of the New World. After the American Revolution, t...   [tags: Papers]

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All Day Good Luck from Picking up a Penny May Be Coming to an End

- It seems the all day good luck from picking up that penny, may be coming to an end. At least that is what some of the members of Congress are trying to make happen through legislation. Multiple acts of legislation have been introduced to either use rounding, essentially eliminating the need for pennies, or stop minting the penny altogether. They say it has been a nuisance for years, that the cost of a penny exceeds its value. None of these acts have yet to pass. In 2012, Canada has begun the process to phase out the one-cent piece, providing a boost to the effort here in the U.S....   [tags: eliminating the penny from circulation]

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My Personal Group Journey to Accomplish the Goal at Hand

- When engaging in others in a team, communication is a double sided coin. On one side of the coin working with others in a group can be engaging, fun, exciting, and a little easier when it comes to the work load individually. Then when you turn the coin over it can be the complete opposite. Dealing with others in a group/ could be a nightmare, nightmarish in the way of, team members not doing the individually assessments, not communicating having negative attitudes, competitiveness, just being a slacker overall....   [tags: team work]

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Chinese Proverbs During the Time of Ancient China

- Proverbs are common sayings that are used to illustrate a point to give advice to people on how to live. Chinese proverbs are the common sayings that are used during the time of ancient China. They have existed for thousands of years. According to Chinese Proverb Stories, a website that describes the different kinds of proverbs, "Historical Chinese proverbs are used to illustrate a point, describe a legendary figure, or describe a historical event" (chineseproverbstories.com). Many of these proverbs derived from ancient literature....   [tags: zhang yong, lao tzu, proverbs, chinese culture]

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Symbolism of Italian and French Theatre and Opera

- Introduction The “Querelle des Bouffons” ("Quarrel of the Comic Actors") was a cultural war over the comparative merits of French and Italian opera styles. It was divided into two camps; the supporters of Italian music known as the coin de la reine, and the partisans of French music known as the coin du roi. However the querrelle had political and social implications with supporters of the royal establishment championing French opera, they saw as being forged on the principles of French classicism and absolutist ideology, while proponents of Enlightenment saw in Italian opera a vehicle for subversive attacks on that establishment....   [tags: Humanities, Theatre]

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A Penny and Its Real Value to Society

- While the penny is only worth one cent what is it worth to millions of Americans who had relatives fighting in the civil war, or that were slaves in that time period. Pennies mean more than just currency it has a very important value in history. Yes the penny may be the lowest type of currency here in the U.S, but its sentimental value means more to Americans than the value to businesses. Many of Americans view the every day penny as only one cent that carries only little to no value, which is why they wind-up stashed away at the back of drawers....   [tags: currancy, value, sentimental, one cent]

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The Declaration And The Treaty Of The Constitution

- Determining which, out of the Declaration and The War of Independence, and the Constitutional Convention and the following ratification of the Constitution, is a more significant event is a very difficult question because of the Declaration and The War of Independence, as well as the Constitutional Convention and the ratification of the Constitution are both very important events in American history. The Declaration paved the way for the colonies ' freedom from Britain, and the Constitutional Convention redeemed the colonies from near failure....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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Collecting the Evidence From a Crime Scene

- Collecting evidence from a crime scene is a crucial aspect of solving crimes. Before evidence can be seized, there must first be a court order approving the search of the crime scene and the seizure of the evidence found at the scene. Standard protocol for officers is for them to always use latex gloves, avoid plastic bags, double wrap small objects, package each object separately, and to collect as much evidence as possible. It is better to have too much evidence than to not have enough. There are countless amounts of evidence that can be found at a crime scene....   [tags: criminology, blood stains]

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A Criticism of Parking Policies in Society

- The concept of parking is not normally included when discussing the most profitable industries in the world. However, the topic of parking has no longer considered a luxury, but is now seen as a necessity. The main cause of society’s view for parking is the parking polices that developers are required to follow. These policies have lead societies dependence on vehicles as their main source of transportation. Therefore these policies have created a business, which has influenced technological advancement causing economic, environmental, and social problems in our society by creating a chain reaction of cause and effects....   [tags: profitable industries, automobiles]

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Ancient Gilding Methods and Their Chemical Structure

- ... Why did they choose the artifacts in the article specifically. How were they able to figure out the gilding methods. Vocabulary list: 1. photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)- measuring the chemical composition of an object by the energy of electrons freed from the surface by a laser. (Merriam Webster) 2. secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) -A machine uses primary ions to push the ions in the object to the surface so they can be examined (Fraunhofer-Center Nanoelectronic Technologies) 3. optical emission spectrometry (GDOES)- a machine that uses emissions to examine the surface of an object....   [tags: technology, roman, compounds]

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Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, USN

- Grace Murray Hopper, born December 9, 1906, was a Math professor that enlisted in the United States Navy at the start of World War II. Over the time of her enlistment, Hopper developed several new programming languages, including COBOL, which is still one of the most used programming languages today. Hopper was also one of the first people to coin the term “computer bug”. Over the course of her life, Grace Hopper influenced many people through her service in the military and led a movement in modern electronics through her work....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Buffalo Slot Machine Online Game

- SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUFFALO Buffalo Slot machine is the latest launch of Aristocrat Gaming which is a well known and well popular Australian slot manufacturer that has been in agreement with Next Game. These two companies have been launching online games since 2010. Buffalo slot machine is not completely new. What had been hitherto offline has been brought online. There are some changes in the looks of the online version but they are very minute. Within the last few years, Aristocrat’s online portfolio has made an exemplary progressive growth....   [tags: latest launch of Aristocrat Gaming]

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Asian Cultural Diversity and Health Care

- The Asian culture on health care is very interesting and different from western medicine. It is not just drawing blood and finding too many white body blood cells in the blood stream therefore saying there is an impurity. Asian health is more about balance of the body’s mechanics. They believe the mind and body work together, in synchronization in a balanced state. They use a practice called yin and yang, which is hot and cold. The use of plants for treatment of illness is common practice in Asian culture....   [tags: nutrition, energy, medical]

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Graphic Designer And Typographer Stefan Sagmeister

- Graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has always had a unique way of viewing the world, therefore has created designs that are both inventive and controversial. He is an Austrian designer, who works in New York but draws his design inspiration while traveling all over the world. While a sense of humor consistently appears in his designs as a frequent motif, Sagmeister is nonetheless very serious about his work. He has created projects in the most diverse and extreme of ways as a form of expression....   [tags: Graphic design, Typography, Design, Megaproject]

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