Scheme Programming Language - 1,539 words
Each programming language presents a particular world view in the features it allows, supports, and forbids. This series of articles describes the world view of the Scheme Programming Language. This view contains many elements desired in a modern programming language: multi-paradigm support, composable, reusable abstractions, ability to create languages specialized for particular applications, clean separation of the generic and the implementation specific, and scalability from stand alone utilities to major software systems. Scheme started as an experiment in programming language design by challanging some fundamental design assumptions. It is currently gaining favor as a first programming ...
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Scheme Programming Language - 1,458 words
... n slowly or are not very space efficient and then reliably transformed into programs which are smaller and run much faster--and are also correct. Code transformations become second nature to experienced Scheme programmers. When a function similar to the recursive function fact is seen, it tends to get written down in the iterative form. Scheme has several important advantages. Its elegantly simple, regular structure and trivial syntax avoids "special case" confusion. Its expressiveness means that one spends little time trying to work around the language--it lets users concentrate on *what* they want to say rather than on *how* to say it. Its support of a variety of styles (including OO, ...
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Scheme For Creating A Storage Database - 1,065 words
As the database team, it was our job to provide a storage facility for the other teams. We had to come up with a design that was flexible enough to handle the various types of data and yet robust enough to make searching and record lookup efficient. Since Oracle is available in the lab and is a very powerful database management system, we decided to leverage our assets and create the database on perhaps the best database server available. But before we could slap together some SQL commands we had to plan some things out first. Schema The process of building our database consisted of many phases of analysis before the actual design. We had to create an outline, and distribute it to the groups ...
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Scheme For Creating A Storage Database - 1,051 words
... e current user. So, the owner must have appropriate access to all objects referenced by the trigger action. Triggers supplement the standard capabilities of Oracle to provide a highly customized database management system (figure 3, page6). A trigger stored in the database can include SQL and PL/SQL statements to execute as a unit and can invoke stored procedures. Procedures and triggers differ in the way that they are invoked. A user, application, or trigger specifically executes a procedure. Triggers are basically fired by Oracle when a triggering event occurs, no matter which user is connected or which application is being used. A trigger can also call out to a C procedure, which is u ...
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Analysis Of "the Pyramid Scheme" - 655 words
If youve spent any time on the internet, youve probably seen several advertisements or Get Rich Quick schemes floating about, claiming that you will get a large sum of money for just a simple $1 investment. It sounds harmless; you send $1 to five people on a list, then new members send you money in a couple of weeks, and so on. What could be wrong with that? Let me explain how this process works. You receive an E-mail claiming that you can make thousands of dollars if you follow a few simple steps. Included in this E-mail is a mailing list of people currently participating in the investment. The letter will go into several rants and raves on how it made them millions, how they just want to s ...
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Astor John Jacob - 549 words
John Jacob Astor lived through1763-1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor's life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anything differently with his life. He is supposed to have replied that his only regret was not having bought all of Manhattan. Astor was born in the small town of Waldorf, near Heidelberg, Germany. At twenty he followed his ...
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Rooselvelt - 5,160 words
... refully prepared plans were ready to be implemented almost at once. Huge public buildings, great dams, and irrigation and flood-control projects are part of PWAs legacy. The most spectacular agency designed to promote general economic improvement was the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an organization set up (along with the PWA) by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was passed by Congress in June 1933. The NRA was designed to help business help itself. Unfair competition was supposed to be eliminated through the establishment of codes of fair competition; in effect, laws against combinations of large businesses were to be suspended in exchange for guarantees to wo ...
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Slave Resistance - 1,156 words
It could be considered almost ludicrous that most African-Americans were content with their station in life. Although that was how they were portrayed to the white people, it was a complete myth. Most slaves were dissatisfied with their stations in life, and longed to have the right of freedom. Their owners were acutely conscious of this fact and went to great lengths to prevent slave uprisings from occurring. An example of a drastic measure would be the prohibition of slaves receiving letters. They were also not allowed to converge outside church after services, in hopes of stopping conspiracy. Yet the slaves still managed to fight back. In 1800, the first major slave rebellion was conceive ...
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The Social Brain - 1,429 words
The ability of humans to learn and retain knowledge is an incredible power source and also a dominant characteristic of the human species. The intricate abilities of the mind allow for humans to learn skills and to have the power to control and dominate the world they live in by means of learned behavior. The two cerebral hemispheres of the left and right specialize in motor and sensory skills which specialize the socialy established beliefs and behaviors unique to humans. In writing The Social Brain Michael Gazzaniga proclaims an understanding of the principle of both the right and left brain hemispheres by examining split brain patients. Gazzaniga believes in cognitive dissidence and studi ...
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Roman Colusseum - 1,514 words
... or changes of attitude towards Christians came with the Constantine the Great. He last exchanged the purple pagan robes for the white robes of Christian faith. However paganism continued until 392, when Theodosius I and Valentinian II prohibited any form of pagan sacrifice. However it was Honorius who abolished the games of the Colosseum, but criminals were still persecuted there for more than one-hundred years. 11 After that it was generally used up until the end of the sixth century for concerts, sermons, and bullfights. The structure itself of the Colloseum can be summarized as the symbol of Rome and it's respect across the world: mammouth. The overall plan is a huge elliptical struct ...
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Persistence Of Memory - 510 words
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali on page 428 is one his most distinguished works. It is an Oil on Canvas 9 1/2 x 13 and was painted in 1931. Dali uses many types of media in this picture to portray the imagery he was looking for. The First media I recognized was chiaroscuro. The artwork starts from a bright white and blue in the top left hand corner and ends up fading into darkness. There is a large figure with a clock draped over it right before the fade to darkness which may symbolize a time in the artists life in which he was feeling that his memories were fading and falling into blackness. The Second media I noticed was trompe loeil. This was most noticed with the seemingly mel ...
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Mc Escher - 1,051 words
Though M.C. Escher contended that he knew virtually nothing about mathematics, even having gone as far as to declare that he was absolutely innocent of training or knowledge in the exact sciences, (Schattschneider 67), his art work commonly incorporates the use of many recognized elements of science and mathematics. It has been argued that Eschers natural accessibility and his popularity with young art patrons is due to the Eschers use of symmetry, his use of metamorphosis, and his focus on representational elements of science in his work (Donato 31). Though Escher appeared unwilling to address it during his lifetime, it was evident that his work was supported by elements of science, includi ...
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Arthur Millerbio - 1,634 words
With The Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists by the people of America. The dramatist was born in Manhattan in October 17, 1915, to Isadore and Agusta Miller, a conventional, well to do Jewish couple. Young Arthur Miller was an intense athlete and a weak scholar. Throughout his youth he was molded into one of the most creative playwrights America has ever seen, without these priceless childhood experiences there would have never have been the basis and foundation for his great works. During his bright career as playwright he demonstrated extreme ta ...
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Michelengelo - 1,867 words
The Italian Michelangelo Buonarotti, almost certainly the most famous artist produced by Western civilization and arguably the greatest, is universally viewed as the supreme Renaissance artist (see Renaissance art and architecture). He created monumental works of painting, sculpture, and architecture and left an additional legacy of numerous letters and poems. Through this vast and multifaceted body of artistic achievement, Michelangelo made an indelible imprint on the Western imagination. A member of an old and distinguished Florentine family, Michelangelo was born near Arezzo, Italy, on Mar. 6, 1475, and he died on Feb. 18, 1564, in Rome--a record of longevity that was as unusual as his pr ...
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All Quiet On The Western Front Report - 5,431 words
... than it might otherwise have been. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) BAUMER Paul's mother is a courageous woman who is dying of cancer. She is the most comforting person Paul finds at home. She alone does not pretend to understand what it is like at the front. Paul is in agony over her illness and is overwhelmed by the love she shows him by preparing his favorite foods and depriving herself in order to buy him fine underwear. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) KEMMERICH Unlike Paul's quiet mother, Franz Kemmerich's mother tends to weep and wail. She had unreasonably expected Paul to watch out for her son, Franz, and blames him for surviving while F ...
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The Scientific Experimentation That Destroys Beatrice In Rappacinis Daughter - 1,444 words
The Scientific Experimentation That Destroys Beatrice in Rappacinis Daughter Most parents would put their children ahead of their occupation at all costs. In many cases this is true, but for Rappacini in Nathaniel Hawthornes Rappacinis Daughter, his scientific experiments prove to be more important to him than his daughter Beatrices wellbeing. His selfishness leads to both the physical and emotional destruction of Beatrices romantic aspirations for Giovanni Guasconti. The unique situations encountered in Rappacinis Daughter, represent an emotional struggle for Beatrice, which relates to the different interpretations of scientific advancement during this Romantic Era. An important theme in Ra ...
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Cyrano De Bergerac - 1,103 words
The story begins at the Hotel de Bourgogne in the year1640. Christian de Neuvillette attends the theater with a man called Ligniere in hopes that this man can identify the woman he has fallen in love with. Ligniere identifies the beautiful lady as Roxane, cousin to Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian also finds out from Ligniere that Count de Guiche is in love with her as well. Ligniere told Christian that he made a song that told of de Guiche's scheme to get Roxane and that de Guiche probably hated him for it. Ligniere leaves and heads out to a tavern while Cristian stares up at Roxane. In the mean time, a thief had been approaching Christian to make an attempt at stealing from him. When Christia ...
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Something Wickid This Way Comes - 3,810 words
... y talk of the good and the bad times, fears, and death; it makes everything else scared. But death itself only scares. If there were no death, all the other things would get tainted. They tell each other not to go near the carnival. Will welcomes his dad to climb up to his window for fun, as his father did when he was a kid in the good old days. Will slept for exactly one hour, he remembered something; he looks out his window at Jims roof. He yelped, The lightening rod is gone. Will was afraid. No, fear was a new electric power suit Jim must try to size. Will fears the carnival will send someone to find Jim, they would represent the storm. Jim was up in his house; the boys felt something ...
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Sophies World - 1,460 words
REMARKABLE a whimsical and ingenious mystery novel that also happens to be the history of Philosophy. Jostein Gaarder made his Norwegian literary debut in 1986 with a collection of short stories, followed by two young adult novels. In 1990 he received the Norwegian Literary Critics Award and the Ministry of Cultural and Scientific affairs Literary Prize for his book The Solitaire Mystery. Mr. Gaarder taught high school philosophy for eleven years in Norway, giving him a strong basis for writing Sophies World, his first book to be published in English. After its three-year spot at number one on Norways bestseller list, it has held the same status in Great Britain, Germany, and France also app ...
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Changing Job Roles - 3,065 words
... istering modern development schemes and who are accustomed to relating their activities directly to the company's Operational Plans, but also from engineers, currently in line management, who recognise in this post the opportunity to develop their own abilities in preparation for top general management posts within the Group in the future. (p.vii) Irish Times, Friday 13 September 1996 ....You will maintain specific global information standards and ensure ongoing systems integrity after implementation. Applicants must have HR functional experience, excellent PC skills and strong communication, people and organisational skills. You will be assertive and must be able to motivate people to a ...
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