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|Joseph Albahari||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
Reference types can represent a nonexistent value with a null reference. Value types, however, cannot ordinarily represent null values. For example:
To represent null in a value type, you must use a special construct called a nullable type. A nullable type is denoted with a value type followed by the ? symbol:
gets translated by the compiler to:
Attempting to retrieve
The default value of
The conversion from
The explicit cast is directly equivalent to calling the nullable object's
|Chip Bell||Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
dish was a John Dory ﬁsh, pan-fried in a ravishing and unique combination of tropical fruits and spices.
“The ﬁsh was excellent,” one of us commented to our waiter as he brought the next course of delicacies. “What’s in that dish?”
“I think with some mango and mustard,” he responded in broken
English. We contemplated how we could learn more detail about this special delicacy. Minutes later our dreams were fulﬁlled.
The head chef appeared at our table with a copy of the cherished recipe. But our lesson did not stop there. He spent ﬁve minutes offering a few cautions, shortcuts, and embellishments. He even asked a waiter to bring over the bottle of the wine he used so we could see the label.
As he warmly bid us farewell to return to his kitchen we looked at each other in quiet amazement. Finally, one of us broke the silence: “We’ve all been to chef’s school!”
While “tutor me or lose me” is not yet the byword of today’s customer, their expectation that service providers be super smart has fast become a standard. Call center employees get dinged by customers much more quickly for inadequate knowledge than for rudeness. In fact, most people nowadays would rather have a surly expert than a polite idiot. What’s more, we want to become virtual experts ourselves.See more
|John Clare||Karnac Books||ePub|
“Freud democratised genius by giving everyone a creative unconscious.”
—Philip Rieff, 1987
The shared experience of Social Dreaming is quite unlike most other ways of having a conversation. This chapter is an attempt to describe the phenomenology of the matrix in order to understand what happens to the self in Social Dreaming. First I want to look at the connection between self experience and free association and to ask what we mean when we talk about being real or‘true to ourselves’. Then I will use the work of four psychoanalytical writers to elucidate the freedom and aliveness of mind, and its relation to the social, which is typical of the social dreaming matrix.
People often dream about trains and train journeys. Freud invited his patients, when they were embarking on psychoanalysis, to tell him whatever came into their heads, no matter how trivial orembarrassing. He suggested they imagined a train journey where they looked out of the window and reported to their analyst everything they saw as the world flew past, even the smallest things.See more
|Sarah Tieck||Big Buddy Books|
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