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|Adam C Engst||Take Control Books||ePub|
You've decided that this is the time to buy, and you know exactly what you want. But where should you buy your Mac? You have a number of options:
From a local independent Apple dealer
From a local Apple Store
From a computer superstore
From an Internet or catalog Macintosh reseller
From Apple's online store
From an individual
There is no right answer to the question of where you should buy your Mac. It depends on all sorts of variables, such as where you live, how important support is to you, and whether the Mac you want is readily available. But if you consider the pros and cons of each venue, you should be able to determine where you're most comfortable purchasing.
The first task is to decide if you'd rather buy from a local store in person or order from a Web site. After that, you must choose between buying from Apple directly or from a reseller. Let's look at the pros and cons of each choice, and then at what's involved in buying a used Mac from an individual.See All Chapters
|Jeffery Kite-Powell||Indiana University Press||ePub|
Choral Music in France and England
ANNE HARRINGTON HEIDER
The primary focus of this chapter is the performance of sung ensemble music, that is, music with several texted parts. Today the term “choral music” commonly implies that there is more than one performer on each part, while “ensemble music” commonly implies only one performer to a part. However, as we shall see, music of the seventeenth century that we customarily consider choral—polyphonic Masses, motets, anthems, and the like—was very often performed as ensemble music. France and England are grouped together in this chapter, partly for convenience, and partly because there are similarities in the uses to which choral music was put, and indeed in the kinds of choral music preferred, despite the obvious difference that one was a Catholic country and the other Protestant.
Choirs or choruses were to be found in churches, opera houses, and public theaters—places where both the sheer size of the venue and the desire for impressive pageantry mandated larger numbers of singers. On both sides of the Channel (or La Manche), the most up-to-date, stylish music made dramatic use of the contrasting sounds of choral singing, solo singing, and obbligato instruments. In the English verse anthem and the French grand motet, the choral sections tended to be homophonic, with strong dancelike rhythms maximizing the contrast between choral–orchestral tutti and solo singing or playing.See All Chapters
|Lonely Planet||Lonely Planet||ePub|
It’s a pint-sized place, with a surface area of just more than 20,000 sq km and two million people. But ‘good things come in small packages’, and never was that old chestnut more appropriate than in describing Slovenia. The country has everything from beaches, snowcapped mountains, hills awash in grape vines and wide plains blanketed in sunflowers to Gothic churches, baroque palaces and art nouveau buildings. Its incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can snow in summer.
The capital, Ljubljana, is a culturally rich city that values livability and sustainability over unfettered growth. This sensitivity towards the environment extends to rural and lesser-developed parts of the country as well. With more than half of its total area covered in forest, Slovenia really is one of the ‘greenest’ countries in the world.See All Chapters
|Patricia Lyn Scott||Utah State University Press||ePub|
Women in Politics
Power in the Public Sphere
Kathryn L. MacKay
In November 2003, Olene Walker, Utah’s first woman lieutenant governor, made history again by becoming Utah’s first woman governor. She took over that position after Governor Michael Leavitt left the job to head the Environmental Protection Agency in the George W. Bush administration. Very popular with Utah voters, Walker intended to run for the position of the state’s chief executive in 2004, but she was ousted from the race by Republican delegates at their state convention—this after more than twenty years of public service.
Walker, like many women, entered politics through leading PTAs and women’s community organizations and through joining in on the “political housekeeping” within her (Republican) political party. Unlike most women officeholders, however, Walker’s public life extended over several years. She was elected to four terms in the Utah State House and would probably have become that House’s first female speaker had she not been defeated in her bid for reelection in 1988. She worked briefly for then-governor Norman Bangerter as his director of community development. In 1992 she intended to run for Congress in the Second Congressional District but jumped out to join Leavitt’s bid for the state’s top office. In that so-called “Year of the Woman,” each of the three major male candidates for governor had women as their lieutenant governor running mates: Leavitt with Walker, Democrat Stuart Hansen with Paula Julander, and Independent Merrill Cook with Frances Hatch Merrill.See All Chapters
|Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo||CSREA Press|
Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'14 |
Privacy-Preserving Protocol for Reduced Cancer
Risk on Daily Physical Activity
School of Interdisciplinary
4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano Ku,
Cyber Communications Inc.
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
National Cancer Center,
5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Abstract—In a ﬁeld of medical information, an integration of multiple data sets will lead more accurate and effective results in comparison to the research using one data set. Medical information integration has a risk of disclosure of conﬁdential information and hence datasets don’t have the common identiﬁcation information in order to reduce possible risk factor to determine the identity of an individual.
In this paper, we will examine the condition of privacypreserving data mining for the actual cohort, studied in the
National Cancer Center. We study the necessary condition for data sets without common identiﬁcation information to be integrated and generating more accurate and effective results.See All Chapters
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