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The Future of Computer Crime in America
The Future of Computer Crime in America
The Future of Computer Crime in America Sociology Research Paper Sociology per. #2 10/8/96 Sociology Topics: Future Society Social Change Social and Enviromental Issues Deviant Behavior Crime/Corrections Name: Brandon Robinson Period: # 2 The proliferation of home computers, and of home computers equipped with modems, has brought about a major transformation in the way American society communicates, interacts, and receives information. All of these changes being popularized by the media and the
Discovering Sicke Cell Anemia
Discovering Sicke Cell Anemia
Discovering Sicke Cell Anemia The topic that I am learning about is Sickle Cell Anemia, a hereditary disease which affects red blood cells. Throughout this research paper, I will discuss what exactly it is, how it is caused, any known treatments or cures, and many other facts that are important in this disease. Sickle Cell Anemia is a health problem throughout the world. More than 250,000 babies are born worldwide with this inherited blood cell disorder (http://www.medaccess.com/h_child/sickle/s
The Office of Tomorrow
The Office of Tomorrow
The Office of Tomorrow In an increasing number of companies, traditional office space is giving way to community areas and empty chairs as employees work from home, from their cars or from virtually anywhere. Advanced technologies and progressive HR strategies make these alternative offices possible. Imagine it\'s 2 o\'clock on a Wednesday afternoon. Inside the dining room of many nationwide offices, Joe Smith, manager of HR, is downing a sandwich and soda while wading through phone and E-mail m
Stress and How To Manage It
Stress and How To Manage It
Stress and How To Manage It Everyone has stress, and we all have different stressors. Each person has their own way of coping with stress. some ignore their problems while others face them head on. There are four types of stressors and we all experience them at some point in our lives. One of these stressors is hassles. Hassles are a part of everyday life, but if they aren\'t coped with, they an cause major problems. One hassle in my life is me being constantly sick all of the time. Lately, I ha
Overview of Video On Demand Systems
Overview of Video On Demand Systems
Overview of Video On Demand Systems Joseph Newcomer SCOPE INTRODUCTION THE INITIATIVE FOR WORLDWIDE MULTIMEDIA TELECONFERENCING AND VIDEO SERVER STANDARDS NEW BUSINESS IMPERATIVES STARTING WITH STANDARDS TWO STANDARDS, ONE GOAL STANDARDS FIRST SUMMARY CONTENT PREPARATION: REQUIREMENTS: CODECs/Compression Object Oriented Database Management Systems Encoding Verification SUMMARY VIDEO SERVER REQUIREMENTS LIMITATIONS PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK: LAN TYPES PROTOCOLS WAN TYPES SCOPE Video on demand
The Nuclear Power Debate
The Nuclear Power Debate
The Nuclear Power Debate In 1953, nuclear energy was introduced into America as a cheap and efficient energy source, favoured in place of increasingly scarce fossil fuels which caused air pollution. Its initial use was welcomed by the general public, as it was hoped to lower the price of electricity, and utilise nuclear power for it\'s potential as a resource, not a weapon. However, as people became aware of the long term dangers involved in storing nuclear waste, it\'s use was criticised. Two a
Memory
Memory
Memory Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A person’s capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it cannot co
Morality and the Human Genome Project
Morality and the Human Genome Project
Morality and the Human Genome Project Does the Human Genome Project affect the moral standards of society? Can the information produced by it become a beneficial asset or a moral evil? For example, in a genetic race or class distinction the use of the X chromosome markers can be used for the identification of a persons ethnicity or class (Murphy,34). A seemingly harmless collection of information from the advancement of the Human Genome Project. But, lets assume this information is used to explo
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom Sudden infant death syndrome, better known as S.I.D.S., is one of the leading causes for the inflated infant mortality rate in this country today. It is often misunderstood or unrecognizable. For the most part, the causes of SIDS are unknown to the general public. This is changing, however, as public awareness is ever increasing. Thus, the purpose of this paper will be to explain sudden infant death syndrome and its known or suggested causes. Also, the history of SIDS
James Watson's The Double Helix: A Review
James Watson's The Double Helix: A Review
James Watson\'s The Double Helix: A Review A review of Watson, James D. The Double Helix. New York: Atheneum, 1968. James Watson\'s account of the events that led to the discovery of the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a very witty narrative, and shines light on the nature of scientists. Watson describes the many key events that led to the eventual discovery of the structure of DNA in a scientific manner, while including many experiences in his life that happened at the same time
William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet Introduction The words Internet and world wide web are becoming everyday use these days, it has exploded into the mass market of information and advertising. There are bad points about the net as well as good points, this relatively new medium is growing at such a rate that the media have to take it seriously. This new form of communication was mainly populated by small groups of communities, but now that it is getting much easier to access the web these gro
Windows NT vs Unix As An Operating System
Windows NT vs Unix As An Operating System
Windows NT vs Unix As An Operating System In the late 1960s a combined project between researchers at MIT, Bell Labs and General Electric led to the design of a third generation of computer operating system known as MULTICS (MULTiplexed Information and Computing Service). It was envisaged as a computer utility, a machine that would support hundreds of simultaneous timesharing users. They envisaged one huge machine providing computing power for everyone in Boston. The idea that machines as powerf
CMIP vs. SNMP : Network Management
CMIP vs. SNMP : Network Management
CMIP vs. SNMP : Network Management Imagine yourself as a network administrator, responsible for a 2000 user network. This network reaches from California to New York, and some branches over seas. In this situation, anything can, and usually does go wrong, but it would be your job as a system administrator to resolve the problem with it arises as quickly as possible. The last thing you would want is for your boss to call you up, asking why you haven\'t done anything to fix the 2 major systems tha
Year 2000: Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact
Year 2000: Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact
Year 2000: Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact The Mad Scramble for the Elusive Silver Bullet . . . and the Clock Ticks Away. Wayne Anderson November 7, 1996 The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder . . . as long as you don\'t own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora\'s Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a bug or virus, but is more a computer industr
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer I chose to do my report on cancer because it is a subject I want to learn about and because it can probably fit 5 pages. My bibliography is on the ending of the report, my teacher helped me with it because I didnt know how to do it. Cancer is the name for tumors that are malignant. Malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit growing. Malignant tumors show a not normal cell structure the same functional specialized cells. Also cancer cells growing in laboratory tissue cul
Coevolution, With Particular Reference To Herbivor
Coevolution, With Particular Reference To Herbivor
Coevolution, With Particular Reference To Herbivory COEVOLUTION with particular reference to herbivory BIOL 0106 ASSESED COURSEWORK RORY AULD JANUARY 2000 COEVOLUTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HERBIVORY Of all the extant organisms in the world, it is believed that terrestrial plants and their natural ‘enemies’ constitute more than forty percent. Moreover, plants exhibit a remarkable diversity of supposedly defensive characteristics including trichomes, spines, silica, secondary chemical compo
Effects Of Anobolic Steroids
Effects Of Anobolic Steroids
Effects Of Anobolic Steroids The Effects of Anabolic Steroids You’ve all seen them, the enormously large muscle-heads at the gym, the participates of the World’s Strongest Man Competition, the amazing offensive tackles, and the lightning fast runners. They were all unnaturally strong, and looked like gods. You tend to obsess over how beautiful their bodies are, how strong they are, or how fast they can run. All you can think about is reaching that level of athletic excellence, and nothing will h
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Reptiles Enjoyed Warm Arctic (Global Warming) An article written by ABC News writer Kenneth Chang discusses the change in climate of the arctic from ninety million years ago. Seven hundred miles from the North Pole, lies an island called Axel Heiberg, a barren land that scientists have dug up fossil bones of a cold-blooded reptile known as a champsosaur. How does this happen in an arctic, freezing land? How does a reptile that needs the warmth of the sun to survive, live in a frig
Computer Simulation
Computer Simulation
Computer Simulation WARSIM 2000 is simulation software, used by the armed forces. Extensive, thorough, and tiring work has been done on thgis program. It covers almost all aspects and situations required for realistic, meticulous and a complete simulation. Information Technology has lead to the advancement of the tools required to build the simulator. Information Technolgy’s guideleines and technolgy have reinforced this creative simulator General Description of Operational Capability. WARSIM 20
Memory
Memory
Memory Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A person’s capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) “We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it cannot co
Origin Of Species
Origin Of Species
Origin Of Species Considered one of the most significant, influential, and controversial publications in history, this book, I felt would be interesting to read and learn from. Although his content in this particular book is the subject of much controversy, Darwin\'s proffesional contributions and accomplishments will remain well known and respected. Therefore, I selected The Origin of Species believing that it would prove to be a stimulating and challenging reading experience. This famous book
SLEEP APNEA
SLEEP APNEA
SLEEP APNEA SLEEP APNEA What is Sleep Apnea? The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a
Steroids
Steroids
Steroids The Performance-Enhancing Supplement Controversy The use of performance-enhancing supplements among athletes should be banned from all athletic sports and competition, in that it provides an unfair advantage over other athletes trying to excel naturally. Performance-enhancing drugs are a controversial topic in today’s society, which are currently under debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances, which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a
DVD vs VCR
DVD vs VCR
DVD vs VCR As time changes, so do advances in technological devices. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of popular entertainment where home videos are found in nearly every American’s home. The fact that many people own home videos isn’t as intriguing as the type of equipment that is being used to view these videos. At one time video cassette recorders were commonplace in homes across the U.S., but nowadays, a trend towards a new device is making headway; digital video disk players.
The Enhanced Green House Effect
The Enhanced Green House Effect
The Enhanced Green House Effect The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect For the past ten thousand years the earth’s climate has been extremely good and beneficial to mankind. Today however , major changes are taking place. Humans beings are changing the face of the entire planet by destroying the rain forests and pumping our pollutants into the air and water. Some of these gases are very toxic and they are destroying our ozone layers which allows life to exist on earth These things are changing the make-
The Human Heart.
The Human Heart.
The Human Heart. Abstract: Dorland\'s Illustrated Medical Dictionary defines the heart as the viscus of cardiac muscle that maintains the circulation of the blood . It is divided into four cavities; two atria and two ventricles. The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs. From there the blood passes to the left ventricle, which forces it via the aorta, through the arteries to supply the tissues of the body. The right atrium receives the blood after it has passed through the tissues
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy After researching electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), I have decided that if a close family member or even myself were severely depressed I would not support the use of ECT. Electroconvulsive therapy consists of an electrical shock, which is used to produce a seizure. Many people experience seizures due to some other type of illness or illnesses, and in these cases there is medicine taken in order to prevent these occurrences. In deciding my opinion on the topic of ECT I a
Damn the Fates
Damn the Fates
Damn the Fates D.T. Suzuki, a renowned expert on Zen Buddhism, called attention to the topic of free will in one of his lectures by stating that it was the battle of God versus Man, Man versus God, God versus Nature, Nature versus God, Man versus Nature, Nature versus Man1. These six battles constitute an ultimately greater battle: the battle of free will versus determinism. Free will is that ability for a human being to make decisions as to what life he or she would like to lead and have the
Enochian Scripture
Enochian Scripture
Enochian Scripture Should Enochian Scripture and the Necronomicon be considered as a true religion, or just another offshoot of Satanism, cult? The Necronomicon is closest documented translation of the original Enochian scripture, the Necronomicon Manuscript. The Necronomicon was first translated in Damascus in 730 A.D. by Abdul Alhazred. The Necronomicon, is not, as popularly believed, a grimoire, or sorceror\'s spell-book; it was conceived as a history, and so a book of things now dead and go
Info Resource MGMT
Info Resource MGMT
Info Resource MGMT 1) A system is a combination of technologies, people, processes and organizational mechanisms. An example of a system is the production of a car. The system would combine the technologies used to create the machines that put the car together, with the people that run the machines, the assembly line process for building the car, and the salesman that sells the car, which creates the original mechanism for the cars to be built. 2) Hierarchies require a vertical chain of command
Saint Francis of Assissi
Saint Francis of Assissi
Saint Francis of Assissi 1. Birth Saint Francis was born Giovanni Bernadone in either 1181 or 1182 in the Italian hill town of Assisi. His parents, Pietro and Pica, were members of the rather well-to-do merchant class of the town. Pioetro Bernadone was away in France when his son was born. On his return, he had the boy\'s name changed from Giovanni to Franceso (“The Little Frenchman”-perhaps a tribute to France, a country he loved and from which his wife\'s family came). Saint Francis of Assisi,
Life After Death
Life After Death
Life After Death As the irritating, yet monotonous beeps of the life-monitor in the emergency room began to slowly die away, George struggled to hang on. It\'s not my time yet, he thought. Please, give me just one more day… The beeps soon became increasingly far in between, while the doctors frantically bustled on in a futile attempt to stabilize the dying man like a bunch of panicking bees trying to save their doomed hive from a pouring rain. The world turned hazy, then completely dark, as Geor
Conservatism, Judaism
Conservatism, Judaism
Conservatism, Judaism Conservative Judaism: Inception, History and Way Of Life “The term “Conservative” had been attached to the moderates by the Reformers because the moderates had branded them as radicals. This name hardly describes the movement aptly. Conservative Judaism, is the American version of the principles of positive historical Judaism. The conservatives accept the findings of modern scholarship that Judaism is the product of a long period of growth and evolution. However, this proce
Cult
Cult
Cult Cults There are many types of cults in the world, cults are everywhere but you just do not see them. Every person in the world has been in contact with them in one way or another in many cases you cannot see them. The closest cult we know of is on Rice Lake called the Moonies led by Reverend Myung, where I have currently visited. Cults can be involved in churches and even are earliest religions are called cults. Cults are not the strongest groups\' sects are the strongest group. When you jo
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism The religion Hinduism refers a the civilization set up on the Indus river called the Hindus. Introduced in about 1830 by British writers, it is believed that the Indian civilization of approximately the last 2,000 years, which evolved from Vedism religion of the Indo- European people who settled in India in the last centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. “The Hindu religion ranges from a level of popular belief to one of Ritual’s, and philosophy. Hinduism is very broad, and has many Transi
Religious Beliefs
Religious Beliefs
Religious Beliefs Today\'s religious beliefs, governmental structures, laws and traditions of social behavior find their roots in the development of three main belief systems - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although other religious movements have developed throughout the years, these three belief systems have had the most impact on civilizations of the West. To better understand this impact, it is important to trace the development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and review the relations
Anxiety And Pain
Anxiety And Pain
Anxiety And Pain How Have Psychological Theories Elucidated the Nature of Anxiety: With Particular Reference to Panic Disorder Everybody has had experience with anxiety. Indeed anxiety responses have been found in all species right down to the sea slug (Rapee, et al 1998). The concept of anxiety was for a long time bound up with the work of Sigmund Freud where it was more commonly known as neurosis. Freud’s concept of neuroses consisted of a number of conditions characterised by irrational and d
Battered Women's Syndrome
Battered Women's Syndrome
Battered Women\'s Syndrome In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women\'s syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233  23E (1993), which permits the introduction of evidence of abuse in crimina
Carl Rogers
Carl Rogers
Carl Rogers Eventually I am going to briefly explain the important parts of these chapters because I need to take up some room and I am not quite sure about what to write. So here is a little description of what, like it or not, this paper is going to contain. I’ll start of with my thoughts and feelings about the structure and uniqueness of The Clinical Treatment of the Problem Child, then get into the actual body of the book and talk about what I thought was interesting and what I think is stil
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a way of using food to work out emotional problems. These illnesses develop because of emotional and/or psychological problems. Eating disorders are the way some people deal with stress. In today’s society, teenagers are pressured into thinking that bring thin is the same thing as being happy. Chemical balances in the brain that may also result in depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorders may also cause some eating disorders. Other
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol
Expectancies As A Predictor Of Adolescent Alcohol Use INTRODUCTION This paper examines the use of an idea referred to as expectancy as a predictor of teen alcohol use. Expectancies are concepts that a society reinforces which go on to influence a person\'s behavior. Current clinical and field studies show that alcohol expectancies are reasonably accurate tools in estimating future drinking patterns. This paper sets out to determine the practical applications of this knowledge in the real classro
What is borderline personality disorder
What is borderline personality disorder
What is borderline personality disorder Borderline personality disorder is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dysregulation (Livesley 146). A person with BPD have feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and have frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, going to extremes to keep someone from leaving (Burger 300). He or she is emotionally unstable and forms intense but unstable i
Why Are Individual Aggressive?
Why Are Individual Aggressive?
Why Are Individual Aggressive? WHY ARE INDIVIDUALS AGGRESSIVE? Aggression is difficult to define, it is a complex phenomenon, and depending upon the context the term can be made to carry either positive or negative connotations, it can be attacking behaviour that may be either self-protective and self-assertive or to the infliction of injury toward oneself or toward others, to the total destruction of others. Is aggression biological determined or the product of learning and environmental influe
All About Nothing: The Story of My Life
All About Nothing: The Story of My Life
All About Nothing: The Story of My Life Perhaps the most important thing that has happened in my life is the fact that nothing really big or important has ever happened in my life. For example, my parents are still happily married, and nobody really close to me has evr died. All of this is very unfortunate, I am sure, because if one of these things had happened I would have been able to find a topic for this very essay which I am writing very easily, and would not have had such a hard time getti
Technological Frontier
Technological Frontier
Technological Frontier America has been a country full of optimism, perseverance, and freedom of ideas and beliefs. The frontier- a mental or physical area where much remains to be done- is a belief that has and still propels and influences America today. The technological frontier is probably the most influenced by the frontier belief. There is always room for better in technology. The technological advancements in the past 50 years outnumber the amount advancements from the beginning of time u
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea General Psychology Steven O\'Brien, Psy.D Sleep, why do people sleep at all? Why can\'t we just stay awake? Some biologist suggest that sleep provides the opportunity to conduct self-repair and purge the body of it\'s waste that has built up during the day\'s activity. Nevertheless, the body is capable of repairing itself and disposing of wastes during waking hours, so sleep in a way really isn\'t necessary for routine maintenance (e.g., urinating, etc.). Dr. Quentin Regestein, lead
Can Skepticism Be Defended, Perhaps In A Limited F
Can Skepticism Be Defended, Perhaps In A Limited F
Can Skepticism Be Defended, Perhaps In A Limited Form? 1. Introduction This essay centres around what it means to know something is true and also why it is important to distinguish between what you know and do not or can not know. The sceptic in challenging the possibility of knowing anything challenges the basis on which all epistemology is based. It is from this attack on epistemology that the defence of scepticism is seen. 2. Strong Scepticism Strong scepticism states that it is not possible
Utopia
Utopia
Utopia Utopias are generally said to be societies in which the political, social and economic troubles hampering its inhabitants has been done away with. Instead the state is there to serve the people and ensure the peacefulness and happiness of everyone. The word utopia, which means no place in Greek, was first used to mean a perfect society in 1516 in the publication of Saint Thomas More\'s story Utopia. The story depicted life as it was with its people and social institutions on an imagin
Functionalism According to Fodor and Searle
Functionalism According to Fodor and Searle
Functionalism According to Fodor and Searle Measuring the IQ of Mind and Machine: an Examination of Functionalism as Represented by Fodor and Searle Shanaree Sailor Fodor begins his article on the mind-body problem with a review of the current theories of dualism and materialism. According to dualism, the mind and body are two separate entities with the body being physical and the mind being nonphysical. If this is the case, though, then there can be no interaction between the two. The mind coul
War Simulation Softwar
War Simulation Softwar
War Simulation Softwar Computer Simulation WARSIM 2000 is simulation software, used by the armed forces. Extensive, thorough, and tiring work has been done on thgis program. It covers almost all aspects and situations required for realistic, meticulous and a complete simulation. Information Technology has lead to the advancement of the tools required to build the simulator. Information Technolgy’s guideleines and technolgy have reinforced this creative simulator General Description of Operationa