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    the driving factors behind the great epic: “The Saga of the Volsungs,” but where those three themes begin? What about the Norse culture makes these three sins so common and easily brought about? Pride. Pride is the catalyst for the three major themes of the story and the catalyst that leads to the end of the Volsungs. The collection of status and renown increases the power that one wields at the rank of Champion or even King. For instance, King Helgi strikes down a powerful king named Hodbrodd

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    Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner

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    Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner On January 23, 2003, the world’s leading computer networking equipment maker Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose California, filed a lawsuit against China-based Huawei Technologies and its United States subsidiaries Huawei America and FutureWei Technologies. In the lawsuit, Cisco alleged that Huawei stole intellectual property by copying its Internet Operating System (IOS) software and its copyrighted user manuals. Cisco also claimed that Huawei

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    A prevailing theme that has shown up persistently in readings, lectures and Core Fridays is that conflict is the catalyst for change. Change is guaranteed to happen in this capricious world however when a predicament presents itself, change transpires at a much faster pace. A conflict is disagreement, argument or an obstacle and change can be described as the act of making or becoming different, these two go hand in hand. When faced with a conflict, we usually look for a solution which includes modifying

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    Quantified Self: A catalyst for self-improvement Evaluating the augmented process of reflective learning Technology Background The Quantified Self (QS) is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life. Using this information, the user is able to reflect on their experience and make informed decisions about their lifestyle. Process Break Down (NIke Fuelband example) In data collection, we observe the use of software and hardware, like in Nike’s fuelband

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    Witches: The Catalyst of Doom Powerful in nature and curious to the eye, the witches in Macbeth were hooks of fascination. One never knew what would come next when it came to the witches. They possessed a dark authority and supremacy unlike any other and the temptation to ignore them was unfeasible. They brought with them gloomy days and evil thoughts. The witches could draw you in and begin to almost play with your mind if you let them. This is what ultimately led to the down fall of Macbeth. Collectively

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    Sport as Catalyst: Change in South Africa

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    country was still quite divided. This is the dilemma that Nelson Mandela faced in 1994, when he was elected President of South Africa. This is also set the stage for Clint Eastwood’s 2009 film, Invictus. In Invictus, we see how sport can serve as the catalyst for social change. The South African national rugby team, the Springboks, would bring the country together and promote reconciliation between the optimistic blacks and the fearful whites. As we know, sport is a microcosm of society, and what i..

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    In Night by Elie Wiesel and Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer destruction appears often. Throughout human history, destruction has maintained a universal presence. In their works, Safran Foer and Wiesel illustrate the ideal that with destruction comes rebirth and that destruction does not prove the end, but merely the beginning. Destruction, like so many other things in the world, proves cyclic. Destruction cannot easily by stream lined into one basic principle, but more easily by

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    When analyzing the use of tragedy-wisdom that stems from pain or sorrow- as a form of character development, one must mention Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex yet more iconically Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Although traditionally ignored, Isak Dinesen, whom Thomas R. Wissen regarded as an author who’s “tales will not disappoint” must be included among the elite of authors of tragic stories (“The Ring” 237). Many are familiar with her best known pieces such as Out of Africa or Babbete’s Feast; however

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    "Why is DsbA Such an Oxidizing Disulfide Catalyst?" Introduction The importance of the DsbA enzyme is due to its protein-folding ability in Escherichia coli bacteria. Protein is an essential part of all forms of life. Genes code for proteins, both structural and enzymes responsible for the utilization of other macromolecules. All bodily functions, therefore, are dependent upon proteins. Every protein, or polypeptide chain, uses the amino acid cysteine, which contain dithiol molecules. IN E

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    The Catalyst that Changed Modern America

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    There are many spurs who did not play basketball in San Antonio for the National Basketball Association against twenty nine other teams. Many of these humans chose to change the world due to their interest and not for wealth. Henry David Thoreau found even the most absurd things to grasp his attention, which was important to the ignorance of the people. Agitated about the government, he wanted to see the correct behavior and the goodness of human character. Thoreau also stressed the concern to

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