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dreams and realities After I wake up I quickly come to a reality check. Realizing that I will have a white collard job. Working through the ranks from the bottom up to reach a reasonable goal. I will have diplomas and achievements, but I doubt if I will manage a billion dollar company. In my reality working hard is part of every day life. Working hard every day feeling that I am underpaid is reality. In my dream like state again I see myself always happy. Never stressed out with the days problem
Flat Fee vs Pay-per-use Flat Fee vs. Pay-per-use Most Internet users are either not charged to access information, or pay a low-cost flat fee. The Information SuperHighway, on the other hand, will likely be based upon a pay-per-use model. On a gross level, one might say that the payment model for the Internet is closer to that of broadcast (or perhaps cable) television while the model for the Information SuperHighway is likely to be more like that of pay-per-view T.V. "Pay-per-use" environments
Fountain Head Fountain Head Essay Individualism, the only element which makes a person\'s character unique. In the Fountain Head, a character binds true to this belief and goes by the name of Howard Roark. This young architect who had his own viewpoint of the world and how he envisioned it, was condemned by the media and the public by doing so. Roark\'s lifestyle completely perpendiculates the mundane lifestyle that the average citizen lives. Roark conforms to only what he considers valid in his
Langston Hughes History in Langston Hughes\'s "Negro" The topic of Langston Hughes\'s "Negro" deals with an extremely general description of the history of African Americans or blacks from the pre-1922 era until 1922. Hughes lets the reader know about historic experiences of blacks to show us the impact that blacks have had in past eras. He touches on past, historical events, like the days of "Caesar" and the " the Congo" (5 and 15). The murderous oppression that Hughes speaks about
Living in a virtual world ENGELSK EKSAMENOPGAVE "LIVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD" Skrevet af Mikel Biegala Engelsk A Resume af "Living in a Virtual World" In the text virtual reality is a new concept which takes humans into a computer-modelled environment. Unlike canned computer graphics , virtual reality images are generated on the fly based where you look and go. The computer gets the movement information from devices like head mounted displays , data gloves , and exoscelets you can wear .Michael An
The 1920s Entertainment in America was appearing all over the place. People wanted an escape from reality, they wanted to escape life. To do this, they turned to entertainment. In music, Jazz was the big hit. White composers popularized Jazz. Irving Berlin\'s Alexander Ragtime Band was a big hit through the masses. The most powerful form of entertainment was the movies. The movies were generally controlled by brilliant Jews who spent countless hours perfecting it. Great movie stars directors wer
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jacobs takes a scientific approach when discussing “the kind of problem a city is” in chapter 22 of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. She first defines the history of different strategies and tactics used to explain systems of energy. Jacobs quotes Dr. Warren Weaver (a relation to Mitch Weaver?) in stating that there are “three stages of the development of scientific thought: ability to deal with problems of simplicity; ability to deal with
TEACHERS ARE OVER-PAID AND UNDER-WORKED Pro: The role of education in a society is of crucial importance - in order to have a civil and organised society; citizens need knowledge and the ability to think critically. They also need basic literacy and numeracy, and some knowledge of the world around them. This is not disputed, however, the need for teachers who receive high salaries and for 20 percent of the year are on holidays is rather questionable. One needs look no further than to the forum s
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark \' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don\'t for do not , shouldn\'t for should not , etc. for et cet
Human Nature Eng. 101 Human nature is one of the most looked upon concepts in the world today. Everyone is trying to figure out what they believe, what others should believe, and what they can do to make others believe in the same ideas as them. Many philosophers have different points of view about the topic. Steven Pinker is one of these philosophers. He states his view point in many of his writings. These writings include The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works. Many people raise the question a
Michelangelo Buonarroti One of the most famous artists ever known since the 16th century is a man by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti. He has composed art that is both breathtaking and unmatched in such skills as painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry. Some of his most famous works of sculpture that he composed are standing in the Medici Chapel in Florence, Italy even today. I would like to speak of a particular piece contained in the Chapel entitled Tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici. First I
Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle is introduced as a poor flowergirl. In the beginning of the play she is described as a neglected and unromantic figure of the play. Her hair needs washing rathe How could a lowly flower girl make such a drastic change into a refined lady? She could not have possibly pulled it off herself; she would need help. Thus is the case in the play Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw. The poor flower girl, Eliza, is turned into a duchess, so to speak, by the other characters in the play
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Romanticism Romanticism represents a rebellion against Enlightenment thinking. It replaces a faith in reason with feeling as the stronger expression of what we are. It is restless with practical reality and prefers visionary longing and excitement to the complacency of everyday reality. In its more radical phases-- Blake, for example -- Romanticism sees reason itself as a shadow cast by the power system that rules society, a regime hostile to our sanity. Though less radical, Wordsworth shares Bl
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties History 105 Research Paper Over the years China has grown to have an exquisite culture, and to be a leader in the industrial empire. China has made some of the largest discoveries and has built some of the worlds greatest structures. Much of this happened in ancient times under the rule of Chinese emperors. The rule of the different empires spaned over many decades. Each new emperor trying to do something which they would be remembered for. The result is an impr
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Akhenaten Akhenaten is know as one of the greatest mystical revolutionaries of all time, but was his new religion a product of his creative genius, or merely a reaction to threats within his own empire. As Pharaoh, Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti, changed the traditional polytheistic religion to a monotheistic one centered on the Aten (the sun disk). He moved the Egyptian capitol from Thebes to a site now know as el-Amarna. After Akhenaten’s death, his successors re established the old order of
Where I am…@#%* …Bank of China Tower Bank of China Tower, known as the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, is 1,209-foot and it is a fitting building. The Tower sits in the central business district, a ribbon of land densely packed with banks and office buildings squeezed between mountain and harbor. It is one of the busiest, crowded, active, frenetic cities in the world. After experiencing it, I was attracted by its visual context and its special features, as this modern b
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Architecture Egyptian and Mesopotamian architecture are quite different visually, but they may reflect similar concerns and priorities. What might these be? Keep in mind the similar geography and climate and political systems. Do they represent what you would call a \'healthy\' or \'unhealthy\' mindset? An important concern with both Egyptian and Mesopotamian architecture is to reflect religious power, and to awe the common man. The leader is close to God, and in some c
Study Guide for Global History May 31, 2004 1) What do you think was the most important/valuable of contribution of scholars and scientist from the Muslim world? Art and Architecture was the most important contribution towards the Muslim world. Architecture allowed the great monuments of the Muslim world to take shape. Art was forbidden because based on the idea, Allah can only create life. Since pictures were prohibited, many artists turned to calligraphy, which is an art of writing. Others mad
Delhi/Agra/Fatehpur Sikri There are many reasons why the people of northern India can be proud of their city. The Mughal Empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. For nearly one hundred and seventy years (1556-1719) the Mughal Empire remained a dynamic, centralized, complex organization. First, a little background information of the Mughals, the people of northern India, the people’s religion and their ruler. The Mughals were Muslims from Persia and Afgh
Roman Architecture Journal The arch, both beauty and function. Without it, architecture would not be what it is today. The Romans introduced the arch and concrete to the world. These are now the building blocks for our buildings today. In roman architecture, the arch was used to symbolize, and it was used for functionality. It was used to demonstrate a great military victory. It was used to support the massive aqueducts. It was used at Hadrian’s Villa, to adorn the waterside with beauty. It was
Franks, Mongols and Turks Multicultural Diversity in Early Islam Humans throughout history have banded together in groups, from families and tribes to races and nations. Ever since these groups began to form, they have been affecting each other and impacting each other’s cultures and ways of living. During the Middle Ages, this kind of cross-cultural impact was happening all across Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. As the different political and military powers gained supremacy, kingdoms expande
Michel-Ange Grâce à son talent indiscutable en sculpture, en peinture et en architecture, Michel-Ange est un de ceux qui, par son ingéniosité, est parvenu à donner un regain de vie aux villes européennes à l\'époque de la Renaissance. Il fut considéré comme un véritable génie de ce temps. Vous retrouverez dans le texte qui suit, les principales œuvres de cet artiste. Michlangelo Buanorrati est né le 6 mars 1475 à Caprese, au sein d\'une riche famille de Florence. À l’âge de 13 ans, son père le p
King Leahy To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism. Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman
Roman Civilization 1. Domus Tiberiana- 2. Barracks for the Praetorian Guard-Built inside Rome during the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE) because Tiberius was somewhat paranoid about an assassination attempt. This was the first time the guard was housed within Rome, thus giving them a bigger role in politics and allowing them to become an extremely powerful force (thus, they were eventually able to kill Caligula, make Claudius emperor, etc…) 3. Sanctuary to Isis- according to Wendy we don’t need to
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
Thomas Jefferson: Great American November 2, 2003 A.P. U.S. History 5th Hour As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson\'s accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. While Jefferson is best known for his political career, his talents didn’t end there. His interests were boundless, he was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, scientist, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and writer, and he was the a one of the leading spokesme
To what extent were the changes in sanitation mainly responsible for Bristol’s improved healthiness between 1849 and 1870? In 1869 the Times reported that Bristol was one of the healthiest towns in the country. Yet just less than quarter of a century earlier that same newspaper made a very different claim. Bristol was seen as the third most unhealthy town in Britain. If we are to believe these reports it seems that a transformation had come about in a relatively short period of time. This study
Ancient History Assessment Task Ancient history assessment task In this assessment task we have been asked to choose an aspect of life in Roman Britain i chose to do my assessment task on settlement types and in an essay form. I have chosen this topic because it interests me in the way that the Romans have engineered and altered what was seen to be a barbaric area. I will also be answering three questions which I have researched on as included: which factors led to change and continuity under R
Ancient Greeks and Romans The achievements of the ancient Greek and Romans have influenced our lives more than we could possibly imagine. To this day we still use many ideas and ways of life that they used thousands of years ago. Many of the modern, public, government buildings and monuments reflect the design features of the ancient Greeks and Romans because of their elegance and beauty. Architecture today has been shaped by the ancient Romans and Greeks architectural design features. The way t
American Architecture 17th-century English colonial architecture Most resembles the late medieval forms that survived in rural England. Houses were built in a range of sizes The Parson Capen House (1683), in Topsfield, Massachusetts Gables, overhangs, and lack of symmetry reflected the late medieval flavor of Europe. In Virginia and Maryland, brick construction was preferred for the typically story-and-a-half homes with chimneys at both ends and a more nearly symmetrical façade Thomas Rolfe Hous
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
The Black Death HST 102 The Bubonic Plague, more commonly referred to as the Black Death, ravaged Europe between the years 1347 and 1350. During this short period, 25 million people, one third of Europe\'s population at the time, were killed. Thousands of people died each week and dead bodies littered the streets. Once a family member had contracted the disease, the entire household was doomed to die. Parents abandoned their children, and parent-less children roamed the streets in search for foo
CURITIBAA CELEBRATED URBAN PLACE 1. INTRODUCTION Curitiba is world renowned as the Ecological Revolution, the ‘green lung’ capital of Brazil. It’s rich culture and strong influence of immigrants is depicted in its rich architecture and urban form. Curitiba has found the perfect solution for its integration of the transport system and land-use patterns and the solution for a sustainable urban plan. In the content of my paper, supported by a model of part of the city at a 1:500 scale, I will be di
Egyptian History History Egypt has one of the most ancient civilizations of the world. Its history spans over five millennia. The pharaohs ruled Egypt for about 3 000 years until it was conquered by the Greeks, then by the Romans. In 639 AD, it was conquered by Islams from Syria . In 1517 the Ottomans took over until Napoleon came to Egypt in 1798. Egypt remained under English and French domination until the 1950’s, until the revolution of 1952. Traditions and Customs As in their holy book the Q
Colonial Architecture All the colonial houses are alike. From the least important places like farms to places like Monticello all the houses were built in the federal style. The federal style just means that the house would be bilaterally symmetrical. If there was five windows on the top half, then there would be five on the lower half (same on the left and right side). When the plantation owners were in the heat of summer they would come to these houses in Beaufort. Inside these houses, an arc
The Catholic Church September 13, 2004 History text assignment # 1, Pg. 67 3) “Vain is the hope of salvation through letters of pardon, even is a commissary- nay, the Pope himself- were to pledge his own soul for them.” Looking at this statement Luther is trying to state that people have useless hope for writing letters of forgiveness, and paying donations for their sins to be forgiven. The Pope doesn’t even care of the people’s sins he’s only there for the money he is collecting from the poor.
Museum of Modern Art Without thinking I will chose museums, because museums attracts me the most of all entertainments in any city I visited during my job trips or just to spend time in a nice city like the one I will go to San Francisco in the USA. This city exactly will remained me of it’s most famous museum with specially Romanian design that I am really living in a room in the past years. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the west coast dedicated to 20th century
Le tour de PARIS L\'histoire de Paris La Seine est à l\'origine de l\'agglomération Parisienne et c\'est sur ses îles, île de la Cité et île St-Louis, faciles à défendre que naquit la cité, capitale de la gaulle celtique. Paris n\'est, à l\'origine, qu\'un petit village situé sur l\'île de la Cité. Conquis en 52 av. JC par les romains, dont on peut encore aujourd\'hui découvrir les vestiges qui témoignent de leur présence, ce petit village va rapidement s\'étendre de part et d\'autre de la Sein
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Death of a Salesman They all return to the house. The fully paid for house. The sight of it brings back a slight sob to LindaÕs throat, when she reaches the cement stoop her sobbing once again becomes full. Charley looks to her but is at a loss for words. Happy puts his arms around his mother and holds her. Biff only looks on at it all. For a brief second he sees the WillyÕs fate in HappyÕs eyes as he holds Linda. WillyÕs death has brought Biff to know what he is more than ever. HeÕs not a sales
The Life Of Adolf Hitler Block 3 World Cultures ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He wa
Lord of the Rings Journal Year 9 Journal – Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien. Lord of the rings is a wonderful book about a magical land called Middle-Earth. The actual lord of the rings in an evil sorcerer named Sauron. In the fires of Mt Doom, Sauron forged a ring; in it he poured all his evil and dark spirit, this ring made him immortal and an undefeatable foe to the peaceful people of Middle earth. The ring then fell out of known existence after an epic battle during which the ring is cut from
Hurricane Andrew Hurricane Andrew 3 The government agencies provide better mitigation plans than local communities. With their budget and plans, they will be able to shield Florida from future devastation. While promoting research and publicizing the detrimental effects of hurricanes, the government can minimize the loss of lives as well as the costs of the damages following the tropical storm strikes. For the first half of the 20th century, Florida was hit with the hardest blows by hurricanes.
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he\'ll be shot dead if he hangs up. What
Title Pieta Artist Michelangelo Date 1498-1500 Medium Marble Location Saint Peter\'s Basilica Michelangelo’s Life and Works Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He worked as a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet until he was almost ninety. As a student he studied the Bible, and used the stories and people in it for his painting and sculptures. “He was one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, a period when the arts and sciences flourished.”(Michelangel
PLATO\'S ATLANTIS Now let us examine and compare a few facts and try to find out Plato\'s views about the information he supplied to us. · He talks about the war between the Athenians against the Atlanteans and their mutual destruction from earthquakes and floods. If the Atlanteans had dwelt beyond the Pillars of Heracles they would not have an ingress through the straights with their fleet to engage in war with the Athenians due to the existing land-bridge. Of course, we may never know the reas