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  1. ITGS portfolio Playstation news article. Too much playstation can be painful

    who had painful lesions on her hands and had to be admitted in a hospital because of it. Grasping the console too tightly and pushing the buttons repeatedly injured the girl's hands and sweating made it worse. This is a very serious issue which has affected several children all over the world. It has had a very bad impact on the health of the children. B: IT Background Of The Issue The Playstation console, in addition to playing games, has the ability to read and play audio CDs. The CD player has the ability to shuffle the playback order, play the songs in a programmed order, and repeat one song or the entire disk.

    • Word count: 961
  2. The use of Twitter in the 3.11 Earthquake Tsunami Disaster

    However, even though the phone networks were dead, the Internet was alive, and Facebook, Twitter, etc. were available. This helped all the users in Japan get contact, as I was able to get contact on Facebook with my father who was in the middle of his work when the earthquake hit. However, more over, I decided to look at the use of Twitter. Luckily, most of my friends had a Twitter account, and I was able to contact one of them through Twitter.

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  3. ITGS Portfolio :: Frauds in online banking -review of a news article.

    The Trojan horse virus plants malicious codes on computers and a keyboard scanner is made use of to record the sequence of the numbers and letters that are typed in. [theage.com] B: IT BACKGROUND OF THE ISSUE A Trojan is a program that appears to be legitimate but is designed to have destructive effects on the data residing in the computer onto which it is loaded. It is a nonreplicating computer program planted illegally in another program to do damage locally when the software is activated.

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  4. Is wi-fi safe? Wi-Fi is widely used in mobile phones, gaming devices, house networks and other electronic devices that need wireless networking.

    B: It background of the issue Wi-Fi enables wireless devices to connect to the Internet using the LAN. A wireless router lets you browse through the Internet on any devices such a PDA's, cell phones, laptops; most of the electronics come with Wi-Fi inbuilt. The wireless router has a range-limited range. There are hot spots, i.e. spots where one can connect to the wireless network which are in cafes, malls etc. Wi-Fi is widely used in mobile phones, gaming devices, house networks and other electronic devices that need wireless networking.

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  5. In this essay, I will explore how voters use credibility, an elites opinion, and others opinions from soft news to establish confirmation of their own opinion.

    People watch more television than anything else; their free time became their television time. Voters lack information or data therefore information shortcuts is a way for them to assess candidates, evaluate information in media, and run tallies on political parties. There are three types of shortcuts: evaluating, obtaining, and storing. Evaluating is when a person turns to other people's opinions because they are uncertain.

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  6. Burqa ban. Banning the Islamic face veils or not, that has been an intense debated subject and was widely argued in various places especially in Europe such as Italy, Spain, France.

    The face veil is a piece of garment designed to cover most parts of the women's body with its intentions to give the Muslim women more '' freedom '' and security. And as we know the face veils somehow had become a symbol of the Muslim women and became an inseparable tradition of the Muslim women. Though it is quite controversial but this particular practice seems to not have a religious origin as though the Qur'an could be interpreted in various ways, it is commonly accepted that the Qur'an only urges the people to wear modestly in public places but does not specify that women must wear face veils4.

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  7. The Importance of Practicing, Especially in Music

    This can surely improve one's practice which will in turn, develop one's musician skills. When one is looking forward to practicing music, they will find that there are a number of guides which demand you to practice. If you have never tried learning something like this before, it can be very surprising. One cannot simply roll up a week's worth of practice in a two to three hour session once a week! Preferably though, one needs to find time to practice every day to help improve tactile and memory skills.

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  8. Take a Postition on the Global Water Crisis

    Thankfully this is a problem which has very clear roots. Water is shamefully mismanaged by those who have it in abundance, which leads to water scarcity in other places of the world. The global distribution of water is incredibly skewed towards countries which are industrially developed. This can help explain why only 46% of people in Haiti have access to clean water, and in the Dominican Republic, which shares the same island and has roughly the same population size, 86% have access to clean water. ("Progress since the World Summit for Children: A Statistical Review."

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  9. CAS reflection

    The sad part of it is that these were the fortunate students who despite their English illiteracy were the cream of the crop where they came from. But what happens to those who weren't so lucky? Do they get casted aside to the sidelines? I recently went to a primary school where most of the students were the orang asli children and again I was shocked at the difference between it and my old primary school. Each standard only had one class, and the school only consisted of one academic block.

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  10. Past, Current And Emerging Technologies

    Data projectors have revolutionized the way presentations are shown as they are very portable, can be used on any clear surfaces and are very interactive, providing a lot of possibilities. A liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, flat display device made up of many pixels aligned in front of a light source. It uses a little amount of electrical power; therefore it is used in many small devices. STORAGE A floppy disk is a small, portable plastic disk coated in a magnetic substance used for storing computer data; it is readable by a computer with a floppy disk drive.

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  11. IASAS Dance Critique

    The video in the introduction was something new and caught everyone's attention, or the lighting making it seem as though the dance was underwater made the audience gaze in awe. I really liked how the dancers on the video would interact or interconnect with the dancers live on stage, how when one dancer exited from the stage, they would be on the screen, or when a pushing motion occurred in the screen, the dancers on stage would react to it. I was also amazed at how dance, a completely different art to anime could be so well connected and represented.

    • Word count: 639
  12. Romeo and juliet Music Literature Analysis

    Tchaikovsky begins the overture with the slow violin and gradually builds up the emotions and actions of R&J. He clusters instrument sounds to implement the intensity of the first scene of the play. The beginning of the play starts off with Gregory and Sampson provoking Abraham and Benvolio into a fight. Then, the overture and play continues with the quick beat pace of instruments resembling the start of the first Montague and Capulet brawl.

    • Word count: 416
  13. SWA lord of the flies

    We tried to act like the grown-ups, in a civilized way and we tried to work together. I was their boss, the one in charge of guiding them and we had everything in order; everything was going well until that beastie creature came along. The beast took control over our bodies and minds and made us act in such a savage way that we ended up like this. I feel ashamed of us but it was not our fault. How could I have not seen what was going to happen? We should have hunted down that creature when we saw it on the mountain but we got so frightened.

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  14. Aurora Leigh and The Odyssey

    All the women he conquers make the hero, pushing him to his greatest potential. They instil in him courage, ambition and humility, and are thus integral Odysseus very being a hero. The Greek ideal of the hero therefore bases itself on dominion over the female s*x. Telemachus follows this path also, for no hero he would be if he had not established social order at home with his mother, nor hanged the treacherous maids. Elizabeth Barrett Browning shows women as able in their own right however.

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  15. At tonights seminar we had the chance to meet Ed and Anthony who are attorneys. Anthony really helped me discover that the medical field is a career choice where mistakes can be made very easily and every little action taken is important. Even though h

    Also, it is hard for the lawyers because it is their job to prove to the jury and judge that the medical worker is innocent, and figure out how to show evidence to make his point. I learned that people sue workers for the most ridiculous things, but it is our duty to do our best and defend ourselves and be as safe as we can to not make any mistakes as we work.

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  16. Racial discrimination: A barrier in African Americans educational achievements, its not really surprising after reading the article More African American male are in jail rather than colleges. African Americans are still facing inequalities in

    Through this essay, I am going to investigate the study that talks support arguments about racial discrimination in education sector. r****m has existed in America since the country's inception. The racial achievement gap in American education is often viewed as a product of this history of r****m in conjunction with modern manifestations of prejudice and discrimination. These larger structural and social issues, such as r****m and socioeconomic disparities, are often displaced onto individuals: "African American students lack the motivation to achieve academically."

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  17. Espanol, El Internet

    Muchas personas dicen que el internet es la invenci�n mejor. En este articulo, yo voy a hablar sobre el internet y como lo ayuda las gentes. Tambi�n, yo voy a hablar sobre los negativos del internet.

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  18. Yellow Raft in Blue Water Analysis

    From the point when she took Christine, Ida never grasps who she is and who she wants to become because she doesn't have the opportunity. Because Ida suffers the responsibility of teenage motherhood, she can never live her life the way she expected to. Willard Pretty Dog symbolizes the distinction between how Ida could have lived her life and how Ida does live her life. Willard's appearance in Ida's past as her teenage desire and her dreams to make Willard her lover exemplifies how Ida could have carried out her life knowing who she is and what she wants.

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  19. SWA global warming

    We experience continuous diseases, deaths and natural disasters. You can't longer live a happy life. As you may have also suspected, our technology has developed that much to allow us send this letter two years in time; In so little time so much has happened. You may be asking yourself right now how come we are able to send a letter to the past but not to stop global warming with our technology. The answer is simple; at this point, our planet Earth has come to an irreversible state. It's too late to fix all the destruction we have caused, not even our finest technology would help to do so.

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  20. What would be of us Without a Setting to stand on?

    Iago's setting contributes to the "ancient's" ability to control others, inner conflicts, and actions. Iago is brilliant with his understanding of human behavior, and a talent to manipulate the desires and actions of those around him, which besides makes "good" Iago both a powerful and influential figure. The "ancient's" surroundings are crucial to understand his manipulative personality, as he is conveniently always around of people, not as his level of intelligence, who believe him at any situation. Iago gets Cassio drunk in the Lieutenant's joy of his new position that as Iago says "If I can fasten one cup upon him ...

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  21. Slavery as a life shaper

    The setting has a great influence on Sethe's character development due to slavery's negative impacts. Its first feature is the time period, around the middle 1800's. Sethe's story not only makes allusions to slavery but also other shaping events in US history, such as the Civil War and the KKK's formation. From Baby Suggs perspective, reflecting on Sethe's character, describes how "she had learned.... there was no bad luck in the world but white people"(104) showing how the unstable setting would lead Sethe to kill her daughter, in a way to save her from the bitter life of hate and injustice that awaited her and her siblings.

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  22. Things Fall Apart Character Sketch

    Being the leader of the tribe, several people find him to be a dominating and a serious figure. Achebe tends to describe him as "tall and huge" with "bushy eyebrows and [a] wide nose [that gives] him a very severe look." When Okonkwo walks, his heels barely touch the ground, like he walks on springs, "as if he [is] going to pounce on somebody." Okonkwo "stammers slightly" and his breathing is heavy. He is quick to retaliate against men who are weak and lazy, this is witnessed at several times when he beats his son particularly. Okonkwo who cannot stand his father's flaws of idleness and weakness is the instigating factor.

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  23. Ethics in the Media

    However, nowadays, there are not always ethics in the media. Television channels and newspapers are trying to make fast money by using the news in the wrong way. In order to become more popular they sometimes break all the limits media must follow. In some cases they have no respect for the sentiments and ethics of the people and they use their immense power to influence the masses not always in the right way. In some countries governments control and manipulate the media using propaganda for political reasons and they do not respect the freedom of the speech.

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  24. Banning Smoking

    Smoking bans could save thousands of lives. Additional reasons for these measures include reduced risk of fire in public areas, and more clean places where food, pharmaceuticals or other similar products are produced. Banning smoking will result in healthier environments and better air quality. Smoking will be only allowed in the open spaces outside buildings, shops, restaurants etc.

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The actual subjects studied include a choice of language, anadditional language, a social science, an experimental science and mathematics. In addition to this students then choose an either arts subject or can choose a second subject form the original 5 groups. Three core elements are also required: that extended essay, completion of the Theory of Knowledge course and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), which is a range of activities which run alongside the academic programme. Assessment is completed by both internal means and by external examination. Each course is marked and students awarded a score between 1 (the lowest), to 7 (the highest). The diploma is awarded to students who achieve a score of at least 24 points.


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