• The Inevitable Void

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    The Inevitable Void In Albert Wendt's novel "Leaves of the Banyan Tree," the author traces the lives of three generations of Tauilopepe men. Each man is faced with a changing society consuming his every move. The novel's setting is located in Western Somoa during a time of mass conflict in replacing the old traditions with new ones brought on when paplagi European views came into their lives. The challenges of colonialism on this society cause each of these men to react to this traumatic culture

  • Overloading The Void

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    Overloading the Void If everyone were to be asked if he or she were completely happy, what would be the majorities answer? Better yet, how many of those answers would be honest? It’s safe to say that everyone on the planet is striving for their own piece of the happiness pie, but many fail in ever finding it. Needless to say I am sure there are aspects in everyone’s life that cause moments of joy but is that joy being showered out by the stresses that come with everyday life? In a nation that promotes

  • Touching the Void

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    Touching the Void Can you imagine a climbing a mountain in Peru and it's only you and your climbing parnter. You all reach the top of the 21,000 peak that no one has ever climbed before. Its cold, your getting frositebite, and on your way back down the summit and then something unexpected, you break your leg. Of all the things that could have happen on a mountain, and it's only two of you. So,you were thinking about staying there because you had given up hope. But your parnter wouldn't let

  • Void and Voidable Contracts

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    Void and Voidable Contracts Void Contracts: A contract is void if it is worthless, that is, not really a contract at all. Some contracts made by minors, for example, are automatically void. Contracts may be declared void on the basis that they oblige the contracting parties to commit illegal acts. Damages cannot be claimed by a party injured by attempting to comply with a void contract. For example

  • Female Void in Frankenstein

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    has been much debate on the issue of femininity in Frankenstein in that the main characters are male and the women play a passive role. In this essay I will argue that at the centre of Frankenstein there is not a void where a feminine understanding should be but rather there is a void of absent mothers and the novel depicts the condition of women in it's era and is a critique of a patriarchal society. In the novel there are many strong women depicted, Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein's mother is

  • Touching the Void

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    In June 1985, British mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates ventured the unclimbed western face of Siula Grande, a 21,000 ft. high peak that is located in the Peruvian Andes. Simpson and Yates were both aware that what they are aspiring is nearly impossible because if something gone wrong it can be serious, which may lead to death, and there is no rescue available; in addition, mountain climbers before them who attempted to reach the mountain’s summit never achieved this goal. However

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' The Voids '

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    Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor creates striking sculptures which rely heavily upon his use of intense color and organic geometric form. Kapoor explores the sublime, wonder, and awe in his work through the notion of the void. His “voids” appear as dark spaces that lie within several of his sculptures in which there is a lack of depth perception. But how exactly does Kapoor create sculptures that captivate the viewer? What is it about his art that is able to convey such a powerful aesthetic experience

  • Does The Void Exist

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    Does the void exist?      One of the main controversies in Pre-socratic philosophy is the dispute of the existence or non-existence of the void. Two groups of philosophers argue this idea. The first group, namely Parmenides, argues that the void does not exist. This is the opinion of the Monist philosophers. The other group is the atomists who argue this thesis and believe there is a void. This group is primarily represented by the philosophers, Democritus and Leucippus

  • Essay On Aristotle On The Void

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    has eight points that prove an actual void cannot exist. The void is not a condition of motion; Aristotle argues that not all motions need the void. He then argues the point that the void is not an interval, if a void is a place with nothing in it, than it would not be a void because it is a place. Next the void is inconsistent with motion because it goes against the doctrine of natural motion. Because projectiles move parallel to the Earth if there was a void there would be no medium for it to be

  • The Void By David Schuman

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    In one of the course’s classes we discussed writing about the void. David Schuman defined the void as experiences humans undergo that no one is able to describe in writing. The void includes universal human experiences such as death, love, and hate. During that class, he drew a circle on the board. In the middle of the circle, he wrote, “VOID”. Schuman explained to the class that as a writer, no one would ever be able to describe the void, however, we are just able to dance around the topic—just wetting

  • Transgenity And Alienation In Georgette's 'Void'

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    In LETB, Georgette’s ‘void’ seems to stem not only from her insular surroundings; but also from her alienation from both her family and society. Like Renton, she is highly intelligent, however it is impossible for her to fit into the world of 1950s America, because of its traditional values and her identification as both transgendered and homosexual. She is rejected and abused by her brother, and attempts to fill the void of lonliness by being a part of a group of shallow transgendered women, who

  • Touching The Void by Joe Simpson

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    The subject of the book Touching The Void Is about three adventurers that climb a mountain and have something go terribly wrong. Joe, Simon, and Richard ascend the mountain in search of the summit. “Of rough walking and, and surrounded by by ice mountains.” Page 15. Richard stays at the base camp while Joe and Simon head out. “What time you’ll be back?” Richard asked. Page 20 Joe and Richard reach the summit of the mountain and on the descent Joe breaks his knee. They try to make it back down but

  • Chapter 1: Soil Voids

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    that being used as base or foundation for every construction and it is needed to be compact first. This is because the soil that use contains high air voids. Air voids occur when there is air trapped between soil particles. High air void content in soil will decrease the soil strength and the soil is categorising as the loose soil. To remove air voids, mechanical energy is required and indirectly it will also cause changes in the water content. Compaction is where the process of turning the soil more

  • Touching The Void by Joe Simpson

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    being their snowy graves never crossed their mind. Touching The Void was written by Joe Simpson; publication of this memoir was by Harper Collins Publishers on February 3, 2004. Not only will young and old adults enjoy this book, anyone with sense of adventure can be captivated with the story. Joe Simpson also wrote The Beckoning Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, Storms of Silence, and The Game of Ghost. The memoir novel, Touching The Void, was a success due to the vast descriptions, courage, and true

  • Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

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    successful in their ascent of the previously unclimbed West Face, however, disaster struck on the descent when Simpson slipped down an ice cliff, landing awkwardly and crushing his tibia into his knee joint, resulting in a broken right leg. Touching the Void is the 1988 account written by Simpson, whose powerful and well-written tale tells a story filled with adventure, survival, isolation, trust, and friendship. Joe Simpson was born in 1960 in Kuala Lumpur in the Federation of Malaysia, where his father

  • Why The Void For Vagueness Doctrine Exists

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    A law is void for vagueness when an ordinary person cannot determine what crime the law or statute is prohibiting or what punishment is associated with a particular crime. Such laws are considered to be vague and need to be identified to ensure the due process guaranteed to American citizens by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment of our constitution are not violated. This is the reason why the void-for-vagueness doctrine exists to declare void those laws that fail to give fair warning and also

  • Mass Media Filling the Moral Void

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    Mass Media Filling the Moral Void A walk down the streets of D.C. provides more than just exercise and scenery. It is a journey through the stages of Mass Media. The first newsstand one spots is full of every newspaper one could possibly want to read. A couple more steps down the sidewalk, and one can see the televisions flashing through the windows of ESPN Zone, and one is bombarded by the blaring sounds of radios from car stereos and stores alike. It is almost impossible to escape the claw

  • Filling the Void: Hydraulic Fracturing

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    Hydraulic fracturing, also commonly referred to as fracking, is a type of drilling for natural gas and oil that started in the 1940’s. In the beginning, when a well was slowing down, dynamite or TNT were placed inside the well head and detonated to help the flow of gas and oil by expanding natural cracks and veins in the earth. This method of fracking was used extensively for almost fifty years in the United States until the easy to mine and profitable oil had been almost completely tapped. A

  • Analysis Of Touching The Void By Joe Simpson

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    own? These are questions that cannot and most likely never will completely answered. At least they cannot be answered easily. There are far too many factors, variables, and opinions to consider when attempting to answer them. The story Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson, addresses many themes in the story such as survival, facing challenges, friendship, among others. For me, the issue that stood out was the idea of placing a value on a person’s life. This paper will look at the “lessons” regarding

  • Filling the Void: Oppression in Funny Boy

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    Social contrasts and gender boundaries create oppression and injustice amongst the characters in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy. This injustice affects the composure and behaviour of the characters throughout the novel and it appears in every aspect throughout Funny Boy. Oppression emerges within the Chelvaratnam family, who are displeased by Arjie's "tendencies", and the likelihood that he will grow up "funny." Oppression also surfaces between the Sinhalese and Tamils with ethnic riots in Sri Lanka's

  • Absence, Loneliness, and Filling the Void in “Zero Degrees”

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    The feelings of loss, or the void of a distant love are both attached to forms of grieving, and are symbolically tied to darkness, melancholy, and other negative things. The loss of a loved one, either to death, distance, or disagreement results in distress that often is expressed in many different ways. Solitude, longing, woe, and lament are the usual results of lovesickness, or grieving, and are forms of dealing with a loss of a relationship either physically, mentally, or both. When first reading

  • A Space Vessel Slowly Through The Void Of Space

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    A space vessel slowly drifts through the void of space, it 's purpose seemingly fulfilled millions of years earlier. On a small, seemingly insignificant blue and green world, members of the species that thinks it is the planet 's dominant life-form are about to activate an experimental device designed to give the world free energy. The device activates, microscopic portals open in the containment field, each portal opening to a distant star, siphoning less than a fraction of a fraction

  • The Lack Of Economic Interdependence And The Institutional Void Of The Prewar Years

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    Conclusion The lack of economic interdependence and the institutional void of the prewar years contributed to the forsaking of incentives of peaceful cooperation among states. Protectionism doomed global trade while powerlessness wrecked the League of Nations. A second image perspective suggests that the Great Depression and the subsequent social unrest instigated nationalist movements that paved the way for aggressive fascist regimes across Europe. Nonetheless, these arguments were not sufficient

  • Filling the Void: Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill and Others on Identity

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    unit over. But as society slowly aged, and governments were reorganized and re-structured, one can see a reduction in religion being a part of someone’s identity. It is hard to imagine being without an identity so it came as no surprise when, as the void left by religion was opened, people began to create an identity that had to do with different ideas and ideologies. More specifically, new political movements, ideas of nationalism, and change of social norms brought on by many writers and theorists

  • Filling the Void with Love, Religion, and Vegetables: Vegetable Love by Annette Grim

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    As humans, it is natural to seek to fill a void and people do so in different ways. Some choose to follow any choice of an array of religions. Others take a more secular path and venture into the worlds of illegal substances and alcohol. There are others still who believe that they are unable to be whole unless they have their soul mate by their side every second of every day. In “Vegetable Love” Annette Grim, a vigorous vegetarian, refers to her void as her spot. It is described as “a sort of Cartesian

  • Volume fraction and location of voids and gaps in ultraconservative restorations by x-ray computed microtomography

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    practice. Presence of voids is equally important to the formation of gaps. Opdam et al5 found that voids and wall gap was greater for thicker in consistency materials than medium or thin materials. In another study, Olmez et al17 found that internal voids correlated with marginal microleakage in class II composite restorations. Since material voids are equally important to gap space, and both are depended on the manipulation of the material, it is important to see if voids are also affected by the

  • concrete cement

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    underlying structural difference between pervious and conventional concrete and how is pervious has large void space the void space of pervious concrete ranges from 15-35 %, whereas conventional concrete ranges from 3-5% (EPA). This porosity, hence the name porous concrete, is due to using a mondisperse aggregate size with the exclusion of most to all of the fine aggregate that would normally fill these voids in a typical concrete. Aggregate typically used in pervious applications has a grading between 3/4th

  • The World Of Sanctuary - Original Writing

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    wandered through the void came to bring life to a lifeless realm. On earth, we call him God the Father, but on the world of Sanctuary, he is called Cróhanir the Creator. This being is a maker of worlds, a weaver of time and space, a king within the void. Beside him are the Prince of Peace, Patronus, and The Voice of the Wind, who is also called Carne. Now, he wandered for what seemed an eternity, until he could do so no longer. Finally, he had grown weary of the darkness, of the void that stretched far

  • Q&A: The Three Principles of Epicurus and Lucretius

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    generation and corruption, or that they do not move, in the broadest sense of the word—the Epicureans do not prima facie follow Parmenides on the matter of change, but we ought to not dismiss the possibility that they do. Since no mention of atoms and void is made in the passages we are looking at here, I think what is meant is what I have carefully said above: the sum of things is unchanging, i.e. the number of things that constitute the totality of things in the universe is forever the same. 2.

  • Absolute Time, Relative Space, and the Hole in the Bucket

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    substantiate this relative motion in a void using relative time, which is merely a system of relations (Le Poidevin 49). This may be true, but Le Poidevin fails to account for absolute time in the void, which can in fact be used to measure the water’s motion. Let us review Newton’s bucket argument, which relies on the existence of absolute motion to prove the existence of absolute space. Assume that there is a plane of existence completely devoid of matter—call this plane a “void”—save for a bucket full of water

  • Physics and Collision Detection Engines for Computer Applications

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    1}; /* Force applied to the box to drag it around */ MeReal thingForce = 1000; /* World for the Dynamics Toolkit simulation */ MdtWorldID world; /* Collision */ McdDtBridge *cdHandler; McdSpaceID space; /* Kea solver workspace */ void *KeaMemoryArea; /* Physics representations */ MdtBodyID thing; MdtBodyID pen[NPENDULUMS]; MdtBSJointID joint[NPENDULUMS]; /* Graphical representations */ RGraphic *groundG; RGraphic *thingG; RGraphic *penG[NPENDULUMS]; RGraphic *lineG[NPENDULUMS];

  • Pipecommunication Essay

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    this->pc = new PipeCommunication(rp, wp); this->timerInterruptDelay = timerInterruptDelay; timerInterrupt = timerInterruptDelay; //by default stack is set to user stack sp = userStack; } Cpu::Cpu(const Cpu& orig) { } Cpu::~Cpu() { } void Cpu::start() { cout << "CPU running with timer interrupt " << timerInterruptDelay << endl; int count = 0; while (1) { cout << "Step " << ++count << endl; //if (count>=500)break; fetchCycle(); int operand

  • Polymorphism in The C Programming Language

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    class person { protected: char *name, *ident, *address, *phone; public: person(char *n, char *i, char *a, char *p); char *get_name(void); char *get_ident(void); char *get_address(void); char *get_phone(void); void set_address(char *a); void set_phone(char *p); void print(void); }; class customer: public person { protected: int rating, balance; etc etc etc }; class employee: public person { protected: char


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    whatever medium, and agree terms of a contract, then a contract will be concluded between them, notwithstanding that one has deceived the other thinking that he has the identity of a third party. In such a situation the contract will be voidable but not void... While I was strongly attached to this solution, I find myself unable to adopt it. Per Lord Philips of Maltravers in Shogun Finance Ltd v Hudson [2003] UKHL 62; [2004] 1 AC 919 at [167]-[170] Explain why you agree or disagree with the approach of

  • Holistic Therapy

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    How does Buddhism differ from Christianity? 1. There Is No God Void vs. Loving God (emptiness, apathy, ignorance) In Buddhist thought, there is no supreme being, no Creator, no omnipotent omnipresent God, no Loving Lord over his creation. Ultimate Reality is an impersonal Void or Emptiness (Sunyata). Only the Void is Permanent. To a Buddhist, saying that God exists is like saying that the Void exists. Saying that God is loving and desires relationship with us is saying God is Ignorance since

  • Compaction Test

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    aim of this test was to find the relationship between moisture content and dry density of an engineering soil. This information could be used to find the optimum moisture content and the maximum dry density. At this value of maximum dry density the void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation and air content could also be calculated. Apparatus • Metal mixing bowl • Palette knife • Measuring cylinder • Steel Mould of capacity 1L with base plate and collar • 2.5kg Compaction rammer

  • Fraud Case Study

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    embezzling over $2,000 from the county while working at a downtown parking garage. She was an attendant at the Queen Street and Cumberland Street garages prior to being incarcerated. According to the incident report, she would accept the customer’s cash, void the ticket as handicapped and pocket the cash. The arrest warrant stated that Martina is 42 years old and lives in North Charleston. The report also stated the following information, the embezzlement occurred from April 1 to August 10, 2011 (Post and

  • The Importance Of Individualization In Trainspotting

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    the divide within the communities and continues the cycle of poverty and violence. This section will discuss how the characters fill the void in their lives created by individualization, and then go on to discuss social relations and finally how the future is undone when the object of the characters consumption is taken away from them. Filling the Void The void created by individualization and unequal wealth distribution, leads the characters to find distractions from their ‘pointless lives’. However

  • The Theory Of Non Existent Objects

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    between what-is because Parmenides’ claims were not consistent with what senses are capable of perceiving. This is considered to be a body of not-being referred to as the void. Within which being can move about and create separate entities of being. Atoms are the being that all of what-is consists of. The Atomists argue that the void, or not-being, exist equally to atoms, or being (Atomists, F1). Based on the observation of perceivable qualities of what-is, objects can be destroyed, can undergo generation

  • Security Features to Protect Your Checks from Being Used Fraudulently

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    on the front of the check. The padlock icon signifies that the check manufacturer has included at least three of those safety features. Some of the commonly used security features may include microprint security, watermarks, holograms, laid lines, void pantographs, prismatic printing, ultraviolet ink, bleed through numbering, invisible fluorescent fibers, border copy warnings and the security screen. Micro-security print is a very small print that will break up if someone attempts to photocopy

  • Restraint of Trade in Sangapore

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    employer to prevent employee from leaving and joining a competitor. Nowadays, there are many companies would use restraint of trade clauses in the employment covenants. It used to prevent employee from joining competitors in the future in order to void the competitive with others competitors in same industry. Besides, restraint of trade is normally applied in the sale of business agreement. The restraint of trade on employment contracts and sale of business agreement are used to protect trade connections

  • Ancient Philosophies

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    the existence of something different to keep the atoms separated. He agreed that without void, there could be no movement. Leucippus deducted that the universe is only two ingredients, void and atoms; also that they have always existed. He goes on to describe his theory of the atoms relationship to the void; claiming atoms are ‘what-is’ and that ‘what-is’ could never become what Leucippus would call the void or also known as ‘what-is-not.’ Zeno’s case against plurality resembles Anaxagoras theories

  • Sample Resume : Outstanding Check

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    the following: If they lost the check void the original and issue them a new check. If they have the check and still want the money have them cash it within the week. If they have the check and don’t want the money then void the check If you cannot locate the payee void the check. 4.7) Voiding Checks To void a check: On the Finances screen Click View/Update Expenses. Find the check you want to void and click on it’s check number. Click “Void” then “Continue”. Enter the reason for

  • Foakes V Beer Case Study

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    Andy RM30, 000. However, in December, Andy realized that Peter’s business has improved, and now he demanding Peter to pay the remaining balance RM20, 000 to him. Based on section 26(c) of Contracts Act 1950, a contract without consideration will be void, unless it is a promise to pay debt barred by limitation law.Based on the case Kerpa Singh v Bariam Singh[1966] 1 MLJ 38, it was held that when the creditor cash out the cheque, the debt is discharged. Conclusion In conclusion, Peter does not need

  • Addiction Essay

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    express himself. Addictions in life fulfill voids in the body and soul. Addiction can come in many different forms. We evidence alcoholism in both The Distance Between Us and The Glass Castle, as well as Mami’s addiction to fast food and junk food, Reyna’s constant need to feel validated, and Jeannette’s mom’s addiction to picking up and leaving in order to avoid the realms of life. Jeannette’s mom may have learned to escape things and fill her void with a flight mechanism, turning into an addiction

  • International Business: Trade Sanctions

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    contrary to public policy, and therefore void’. Such contract is in restraint of trade, in that it restrains the employee’s right to earn a living wage by any legal means, which is not in the public interest. All covenants in restraint of trade were observed as void for these reasons. However, around the nineteenth century, the House of Lords developed the law to it current point which is, in essence that a covenant in restraint of trade is prima facie void, but may be upheld if it interferes on two

  • Paved Surfaces Of The Construction Of Cities

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    Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation defines porous concrete as, “a concrete with a high percentage of interconnected voids that, when functioning correctly, permit the rapid percolation of water through the concrete.” They continue to say, “Unlike conventional concrete, which has a void ratio anywhere from 3-5%, pervious concrete can have void ratios from 15-40% depending on its application” (RMC Research & Education Foundation, 2015). RMC was founded in 1991 for the purpose of

  • Stoicism and Epicureanism

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    atoms and the space or void in which the atoms floated, collided, and whirled about. Lucretius wrote that 'not all bodily matter is tightly packed /by nature's law, for there's a void in things. By void I mean vacant and empty space, /something you cannot touch'; (Lucretius 456). For if the universe were comprised of only matter, then nothing would ever move, because it is the nature of matter to remain immobile until acted upon by an outside force. Without the open space, or void, nothing could have

  • The Code for Sending a Text Message

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    monitor. Otherwise, status=IDLE is printed. The time consuming process of starting up the GSM is only conducted once after turning on the device. #include "SIM900.h" #include <SoftwareSerial.h> #include "sms.h" SMSGSM sms; boolean started=false; void GSMset () { //Serial connection. Serial.begin(9600); Serial.println("GSM Shield testing."); if (gsm.begin(2400)){ Serial.println("\nstatus=READY"); started=true; } else Serial.println("\nstatus=IDLE"); } The function

  • Summary Of ' Wisdom ' By Robert Thurman

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    can become compassionate and experience the void, which he defines as a free and boundless self. Additionally, Karen Armstrong debates that the universe is driven by concepts such as “Being,” and “Brahman,” which both represent the ultimate reality. According the Armstrong, the ultimate reality is an unseen energy that permeates all things; it cannot be seen, only experienced. Though they have opposing ideas, both Armstrong’s “Being,” and Thurman’s “void,” share a similar message: one may connect