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George Orwell George Orwell was not only a writer, but also an important political reformer. Orwell was born in India in 1903. He considered his family a "lower-middle class" family. He said this because his family was a part of the middle class, but had little money. His father worked for the British government and was able to be apart of the middle class without money. Orwell lived in Britain and went to boarding school there on scholarships. He was the poorest student among many wealthy child
The Himalayas Mountains The Himalayas along China\'s southwestern frontier with India are the world\'s tallest mountains. China\'s greatest river, the Yangtze, is the world\'s fourth longest. The Taklimakan Desert, in western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is one of the driest spots on Earth. The area of loessic soil (fine, siltlike soil created by wind action in dry regions) in Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces is probably more extensive than in any other place. China has a great wealth of minera
Artificial Intelligence The term Artificial Intelligence comes to mind when thinking about Computer Science, but what does it really mean? Artificial Intelligence is an interdisciplinary field that includes computer science, physiology, and philosophy. The combination of natural language (speaking like a human), to recognizing complex patterns in handwriting is one of the main goals most artificial intelligence scientist hope to achieve. Artificial intelligence was first coined in 1956 in a Dart
The Internet In the summer of 1969, not everyone was at Woodstock. In laboratories on either side of the continent a small group of computer scientists were quietly changing the future of communication. Their goal was to build a computer network that would enable researchers around the country to share ideas (Kantrowitz 56). The Internet we make so much today -- the global Internet which has helped scholars so much, where free speech is flourishing as never before in history -- the Internet was
Australia Religions: Anglican 26 , Roman Catholic 26 , Other Christian 24 Languages: English, Aboriginal Ethnic Groups: Caucasian 95 , Asian 4 , Aboriginal 1 Education: Literacy Rates 100 ; Compulsory Years 6-15 Per Capita GDP: $20,720 Urban/Rural : 85/15 Monetary Unit: Dollar: 1.27: $1 US Health Care Statistics- Hospital Beds: 1/199 persons Communication Statistics- TV\'s & Radios: TV: 1/2.2 persons Radio: 1/0.9 Traditional Clothing: North American Fashion Trends Traditional Foods: Same as U.S.
Databases and the Y2K Bug Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium. Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The "Year 2000 Problem" cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer\'s internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren\'t very farsighted. In the \'60s and \'70s, many businesses were looking to cu
iMac Due to the competition between Mac and PC, inventions of computers has been more rapid than at any other period of time. Microsoft’s Windows has monopolized the entire personal computer industry with their operating system and that goes same for the Mac OS 8.5. Since Mac couldn’t attract customers to buy their computer systems through their optimum operating system they just put out another computer named iMac to help improve their sales performance in the computer industry. “Let\'s state t
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
The Impact of Digital Image Processing Contents The Impact of Digital Image Processing (For Business and in the Home) Abstract Acknowledgements 1.0 Introduction Dedication I dedicate this research work to God the Almighty who has made it a success. This research work is also dedicated to my loved family for their moral support. Abstract After seeing films like "Toy Story" and "A Bug\'s Life", I thought of how these people created all these computer animations and special graphics? This question
Computers About two hundred years before, the word "computer" started to appear in the dictionary. Some people even didn\'t know what is a computer. However, most of the people today not just knowing what is a computer, but understand how to use a computer. Therefore, computer become more and more popular and important to our society. We can use computer everywhere and they are very useful and helpful to our life. The speed and accuracy of computer made people felt confident and reliable. Theref
Toy Story Toy Story was released by Disney and Pixar in November of 1995. It was a huge accomplishment, and was one long awaited by children and adults alike. Disney and Pixar Animation had successfully made the first full-length film entirely animated on computers. The writers of Toy Story did not focus solely on the technical aspect, though. They also remembered to include the plot. Often, a film is acclaimed for just one aspect, but Toy Story deserves praise for many: the music, the famous vo
The Y2k Bug It is less than nine months until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge pr
Pregnant and Sexually Active Teenagers Pregnancy and sexually active teenagers is the problem that the US is facing. They are so busy maintaining their "super power" title that they somehow forget about the teeneagers that are the future of the country. The American society focuses only in materials things. They think about their jobs, cars, money, computers or other new technology and other values as family communication are almost forgotten. The failure of the American society that prevent it
JB Vision Introduction: JB Vision is a company that imports various styles of frames for glasses to be sold in Brazil. They import goods from Italy, Hong Kong, China, and many other areas in the world. They make contracts with various companies around the world to receive the rights to sell their product within Brazil. As they import, the amount and the style of frame that they have are important to know as to keep track of the amount that they have in stock. Description of Existing System: At t
Graphic Art It\'s Super Bowl time! Everyone always looks forward to the Super Bowl not just for the big football game, but for their well known hilarious commercials that come out. The job I researched is in charge of making those funny commercials that people can\'t wait to see. I did my research on being a Graphic artist. I chose to research being a graphic artist, because I find it very interesting, and hope maybe to pursue this career. Graphic artists depend incredibly on the public. Graphic
The Life of BILL GATES Bill Gates\' achievements as a scientist and as a computer phenom is being appreciated today as well as they will be in the future. Gates has single handedly put America, in a world of giants such as Japan, on top of the chart on terms of technology. Nick Sullivan is quoted saying, "I\'d hate to be in business with him, but as a consumer, it\'s hard not to like him." Bill has had many small adventures that make up his life so far. Many have come through his rough style of
Cancer A large number of epidemiological studies done over the last 40 years have found some alarming results. It seems that people that work in occupations that have a high exposure to electrical and or magnetic field are many times more likely to get some forms of cancer. These people include electricians, electrical engineers, electrical utility workers, power station workers, telephone and power company linemen. While all cancers appear to happen at a higher rate among this group of workers
Y2K (Year 2000 Problem) The Year 2000 Problem Argument for the statement "The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos." The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the "Millennium Bug", and also known as the "Year 2000 Problem" and "Y2K", is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860s and 1970s, when computer systems were first built, the computer hardware, especi
Robots Abstract The advent of the Mind Age of intelligent robots envisioned by Hans Moravec will bring profound transformations in global social and technological structures and relations of an advanced intelligence to its environment. The ability of future machines to directly share experiences and knowledge with each other will lead to evolution of intelligence from relatively isolated individual minds to highly interconnected structural entities. The development of a network of communicating
Apple Computers Apple Computers astonishing rise during the 1980’s had been an American business success story of epic proportions. For a company that rocketed out a garage in Los Altos Ca. to become a pioneer of the New Information Age. But the 1990’s had gotten off to a rocky start. Apple’s profits were falling under fierce competition. Its outlandish research projects were not panning out. The Mac had held a good ten year lead in technology over all other computers. After reviewing the roller
Business and Technology Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observa
Computer Programmer As a computer programmer you design and create the software tools that make computers tick and computer users sail through their tasks. You analyze, design, develop, test, and maintain computer and Internet-based applications. You evaluate the project requirements, participate in design meetings, determine the best solution to a problem or feature, and develop detail design specifications. You use development tools and programming languages in creating software. You identify
TECHNOLOGY HOW IT AFFECTS SOCIETY Everyday, all around us, we use technology. We have automobiles,computers, nuclear power, spacecraft, even the smallest thing such as a microwave is modern technology. How We use Computers Computer technology came into major use in the world in the later half of the 1970\'s. This new unknown technology was welcomes by almost everyone. Computers have made peoples\' lives better and have given people more leisure time because they could get more done in the same a
The Y2K Bug (Time, Jan 18) "The end of the world as we know it." Is how this article so cheerfully started. Going on the explain, very vaguely, the Y2K computer problem. They had interviewed people from all over the United States, who explained the measured they were taking to prepare for 2000, everything from stockpiling food, to buying generators, to moving to the country. Apparently many people are quite distraught over the coming of the millennium. I think the article was somewhat well writt
Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The "Year 2000 Problem" cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer\'s internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren\'t very farsighted. In the \'60s and \'70s, many businesses were looking to cut costs and because compute
The Cars of the Future Cars are the chosen form of transportation for most Americans. In 1892 Henry Ford built the first car. It was in 1903 that he opened Ford Motor Co. Through the years cars have been rapidly changing and becoming more useful. Cars now have iron bars in the doors to decrease fatalities in accidents. The common car also has bright lights and engines are being built to reuse gas. As our society gets larger and expands, our cars need more capabilities, for example: the need to t
Bill Gates There have been many successful and prosperous people in the twentieth century, who gathered vast and enormous fortunes over the course of their lifetimes. Not one, however, has ever come close of surpassing the wealth and abundance of a young baby-boomer by the name of William H. Gates III. This man gathered in less than two decades what the richest known men in history could not have accumulated in their entire lifetime. This man, commonly known as Bill Gates by over 85 percent of t
Video Game Violence Critics are obsessed with the esthetics of video game violence. The debate about increasing levels of realism in computer games is an adding to the debate. Video game violence has even entered the political arena. Are violent video games targeting the youth of America? Is violence in video games the way the industry does business? The answer to this question is no. Violent games are just a small corner of the market that is annually targeted by politicians. Advances of comput
Artifical Intelligence Upon examining issues of mind and thought, the questions of artificial intelligence and its capabilities become important considerations for answering the ultimate question of what thought truly is. Computerized calculation is one of the few events that is somewhat analogous to human cognitive thought, so the extension of this current technology to more advanced future applications makes it a very interesting testing area for questions into consciousness. If one concludes
Y2k Bug Year 2000 is a serious problem and we need to prepare for it. I will clear up and get the facts strait with the year 2000, computer disaster. Dooms day? Many think it is likely. Others think the year 2000 is just like any other year. We all must prepare for the Millenium or disaster will strike. We will encounter problems including but not ending with economical, electrical, legal, and computer failure. Millenium bug, Y2K, computer failure, total disaster, these headlines will look more
The Cardiovascular Field The Cardiovascular field is a high-tech medical field where technologists and nurses assist cardiologists diagnose and treat heart disease. Within cardiovascular technology there are two specialties - invasive and noninvasive. Invasive cardiovascular technologists assist cardiologists and surgeons in such surgical areas as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker insertion, and open heart surgery. Cardiac catheterization is where small catheters are inserted throu
Networks PROXY SERVER A process providing a cache (A small fast memory holding recently accessed data, designed to speed up subsequent access to the same data. Most often applied to processor-memory access but also used for a local copy of data accessible over a network etc.) of items available on other servers (a program which provides some service to other client programs) which are presumably slower or more expensive to access. This term is used particularly for a World-Wide Web server (An In
GNA Incorporation Table of Contents Introduction 4 Objectives 4 Network Technology 5 Servers 5 File and Print server 5 Application server 6 Mail server 7 Communication server 7 Remote Access Services 7 Internet Access 7 Clients 8 Workstations 8 Printers 8 Network Topologies 8 Networking Components 9 Network Interface Card (NIC) 9 Cables 9 Network Hub 9 Operating Systems 9 Network Operating System 9 Client Operating System 9 Users applications 10 User Management and Third Party Tools 10 Backup sy
Direct democracy Representative Democracy if a far more efficient form of government than Direct Democracy. Direct democracy goes against all of playdoes beliefs, which turned out thorough history to be partially true. Although his ideas of a perfect government were a bit unrealistic, they had been molded over time into the best ways of government. Representative government allows us to put the important decisions that must be made into the hands of people whom we elect. These people include may
The Y2k Bug The Y2K (means year 2000) is coming up really quickly. Some people are afraid of this because every IBM compatible computer will have problems with the start of the year 2000. When the computers were made, they were built to only know the last two digits of the year. The first two digits were 19, and the last were blank. You might think that your computer will just go back to 1900. Well some will and some won\'t. That\'s okay for PC computers, but not business computers. Credit card
Architecture of the World by Andrew M. Rivlin English IIC-4th Block Mrs. Jump and Mr. Holtmeyer March 10, 1998 Architecture is an expression of ones mind, found around the world in many different forms. Architecture is influenced by many highlights. The countries of Japan, France, and Australia all have very different forms. Their architectural forms are expressed by religions, professions, climate, and modern technologies. From the construction of ancient buildings on scratch paper to sketches
The Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet, I will attemp
Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence has been very highly debated and discussed since its emergence after World War II. My purpose in this paper is to present some of the major components of AI and to show arguments for and against its existence. Along the way I will insert my opinions and thoughts on AI and give my reasons for holding these thoughts as true. The current concept of AI relating to computers was first introduced by Alan Turing in the 1950s. He formed the basis of comput
Mac vs. PC The first decision you need to make when you are buying a computer is what make of computer you need. Do you need an Apple Macintosh or an IBM compatible? One of the major differences between the two compute makes is the type of microprocessor they use. The microprocessor, or central processing unit, is a microchip that handles all the main processing functions of the computer, making it a lot like the computer\'s brain. IBM compatible computers use microprocessors manufactured by Int
Is Anybody Out There? For as long as human beings have roamed the earth, they have sought to uncover the mysteries of outer space. Only within the past few decades, however, have we been able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere and travel to outer space. But, the search for life in other parts of the Universe has been going on for much longer. In 1899, J.P. Morgan sponsored a project to beam radio signals from a giant wire coil into outer space. He got no response. Since television was invented, all
Procurement Management Overview: Despite some disagreement on the exact nature of the future of supply chain management development, it would appear inarguable that as corporations continue their preparations to enter the new millennium, the global environment will increasingly serve as a critical element in the value creation process of supply chain management. International trade will exceed $17 trillion by 2020. Global logistics represents nearly 20% of the world’s gross national product. A c
A Discussion on Multimedia Multimedia, or mixed-media, systems offer presentations that integrate effects existing in a variety of formats, including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. Such presentations first became commercially available in very primitive form in the early 1980s, as a result of advances that have been made in digital compression technology-- particularly the difficult area of image compression. Multimedia online services are obtainable through telephone/computer or t
Futurism: America Beyond 2001 The bridge to the 21st century is under construction, and the only way we’re going to be able to build it quickly and correctly is if we understand the technological challenges ahead of us. If we ignore those challenges, then we’ll likely end up in the river. These are market-driven challenges for industry, and anytime the marketplace challenges us, that’s a tremendous opportunity for business growth and profitability. Global market forces are opening up these new o
Computer Graphics IS 490 SPECIAL TOPICS Computer Graphics May 6, 1996 Table of Contents Introduction 3 How It Was 3 How It All Began 4 Times Were Changing 6 Industry\'s First Attempts 7 The Second Wave 10 How the Magic is Made 11 Modeling 12 Animation 13 Rendering 13 Conclusion 15 Bibliography 16 Introduction Hollywood has gone digital, and the old ways of doing things are dying. Animation and special effects created with computers have been embraced by television networks, advertisers, and movi
ADOBE MAGAZINE (Publisher - Adobe Systems Inc.) Established 1989 Editorial Profile Adobe Magazine is edited to support and educate users of Adobe\'s desktop-publishing and graphics software. Its contents include detailed software how-tos, profiles of interesting users, in-depth articles on electronic publishing-related topics, Adobe product Q&A, and profiles of industry leaders. In 1997, Adobe expanded their editorial outlook to cover a broader range of Adobe\'s publishing and digital-media prod
Sentiment Expression Industry "I love this business," exults Robert Kaynes Jr., vice president of sales (and grandson of the founder) at Bron Shoe, the Columbus, Ohio-based company responsible for putting millions of pairs of bronzed baby shoes on bookshelves in the homes of loving parents across America for the past 75 years. "It may sound schmaltzy" Kaynes concedes, "but it\'s a schmaltzy business. We\'re selling sentiment." Still, how do you market a memory? For companies like Hallmark, FTD,
Ergonomics Business strive for high production at low cost. This would result in the highest profit for a company. To many businesses, this is only a mirage. This is because the \'low cost\' of the business usually results in a \'high cost\' for the employees. This high cost is lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These costs create an upset workplace environment. Companies understand that the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will
Teachers Description of Occupation/Work Performed An Elementary School teacher teaches kindergarten and elementary school student\'s academic, social, and physical skills. They plan age appropriate activities including many hands-on exercises. A teacher will prepare lessons, assign homework, evaluate student performance, and maintain classroom discipline. She or he can use games, music, artwork, films, computers, and other technology to teach children basic skills. All teachers grade papers, pre
Microprocessors Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. The Microprocessor has been around since 1971 years, but in the last few years it has changed the American calculators to video games and computers (Givone 1). Many microprocessors have been manufactured for all sorts of products; some have succeeded and some have not. This paper will discuss the evolution
HOW COMPUTERS REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE FIGHT The New and Improved War ! Want to see the movie about the next great war in the 21st century? Imagine…well wait…don’t bother we’ve already seen the film. It was produced back in early 1991, “The Gulf War” (brought to you in part by the U.S. military, the same people who brought you “Grenada” and “Operation Just Cause”). You probably know the main plot, but as with every war before, this one had many story lines. A significant twist or story line to t