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12. Downloading and Using Apps

Preston Gralla O'Reilly Media ePub

You’ll learn to:

Find and download apps

Use Amazon’s Appstore to download apps

Update, manage, and uninstall apps

Get 12 great apps

WHAT’S A SMARTPHONE WITHOUT apps? Not much but a paperweight with a phone. Apps are what give the Fire phone its amazing powers. In fact, you’ve been using apps throughout this book and may not even know it. When you check your email on the Fire phone, you’re using an app. When you use the Calendar, Firefly, Instant Video, or Maps, those are apps.

One of the phone’s great features, though, is that it lets you download and use new apps as well—and those new apps do just about everything under the sun (and sometimes things that seem beyond the range of the solar system). In this chapter, you’ll find out how to get and use those apps, as well as how to uninstall and troubleshoot them. It’ll also show you a few of the more amazing apps available as well.

THERE’S ONE MAIN WAY to get apps for your Fire phone: Download them from Amazon’s Appstore. Do it by tapping the Appstore icon on the Carousel or Apps Grid.

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The Settlers

Holly Smith Hunter Publishing ePub

Besides the authorities, guards, their families, Asian migrants, and the local Aboriginal tribes, there were few others to fill the country but convicts. Prisoners with good behavior received conditional pardons, which meant they were free but couldn't leave the colony. Those who were granted full pardons were free to pick up and settle down anywhere they liked, and most headed straight for the cities. Others, however, preferred to continue their rogue lives, and headed out to seek their fortunes in the unknown Outback. Many prison colonies were also abandoned and turned into proper settlements soon after they were established, providing secure dwelling places for convicts who were starting new lives.

When the English arrived in Australia, there were already 250,000 to 750,000 Aborigines dwelling in 500 to 650 small groups all over the continent, much like the Native Americans before the British arrived on the east coast of America. Each group had its own language, social customs, and laws, as well as a separate but overlapping territory with neighboring tribes. These generally congenial people still lived in small groups and depended on their natural resources to survive, respecting the ways of outsiders they met and observing strict tribal laws that nurtured and replenished the land. However, during the next century, the British quickly took over these Aboriginal regions, expelling the clans out to the most barren terrain or into slavery on farmlands and plantations.

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12. Skrypty usprawniające pracę użytkownika

Carl Albing Helion ePub

Zadanie wywietlenia linii zbudowanej ze znakw mylnika nie wydaje si skomplikowane i takim nie jest. Niemniej po przygotowaniu wstpnego skryptu okazuje si, e warto go rozbudowa o dodatkowe opcje. Czy uwzgldni moliwo definiowania dugoci linii? Czy pozwoli na zastpienie znaku mylnika symbolem podanym przez uytkownika? Twierdzca odpowied na kade tego typu pytanie powoduje zwikszenie liczby funkcji. Czy mona zatem przygotowa kod, ktry uwzgldni powysze zaoenia, ale jednoczenie nie bdzie zanadto skomplikowany.

Oto przykad skryptu:

Realizacja zasadniczego zadania skryptu polega na utworzeniu cigu tekstowego o okrelonej liczbie znakw mylnika (lub znakw podanych przez uytkownika) i przekazaniu go do standardowego strumienia wyjciowego (STDOUT). Odpowiadajcy za to kod zajmuje tylko sze wierszy (od 30. do 35.). Dodatkowo w wierszach 12. i 13. ustalane s domylne wartoci zmiennych. Pozostaa cz skryptu jest zwizana z procedurami przetwarzania parametrw wywoania skryptu, sprawdzania bdw i generowania komunikatw o bdach. Kilka wierszy zajmuj rwnie komentarze do kodu.

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13: A Nuclear Game of Chicken: Reagan Leads the Cold War

Bernard Lown Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

One should be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.

THE COMPLEX DIALECTIC of human existence often generates unintended consequences. Despite President Reagan’s popularity and the appeal of his Cold War rhetoric to millions, he helped turn many Americans against the nuclear arms race. There was something quite frightening about a president who played a provocative game of chicken with a paranoid nuclear-armed adversary.

Reagan’s infamous joke about bombing the Soviet Union “in five minutes,” accidentally uttered into a live radio microphone, sent a chill around the world. It made people wonder just how seriously he took the awesome responsibility of having his finger close to the nuclear trigger. The Russians assailed me with a torrent of questions. “Was he an idiot, a moral pervert, or merely a second-class actor who believed he was starring in a cowboy western?” My response, the most charitable I could muster, was that Reagan lacked even a twinkle of human imagination, that he was merely play-acting.

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Karnac Books ePub

Cascia Davis

When I was invited to take part in the conference I was both nervous and excited. In thinking about what I would present, nothing came—no thoughts or ideas. Some weeks later, not consciously flunking about what I might write these words came to mind:

I woke up this morning and I was me,
I went downstairs, ate breakfast and I was me.
I went through the front door and I was different.
What is the difference?
What caused the difference?
Is it just me who is different?
Or are we all different?
Whatever my difference, I do not need for it to be tolerated, I need my difference to be appreciated and valued.

Our identity is shaped by the culture we are born into, this also influences our internal world and our view of and responses to the external world. We incessantly make judgements and classify others using labels such as gender, class, race, culture, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, and words such as bigger than and more important than, all used as a way to position ourselves in relation to others. Not only are labels value laden, but they denote difference, power and influence. Labelling is such an intrinsic part of our language, that we are not conscious of its underlying dynamic interaction. In a society where being White colonises the space of “normal” how conscious are you of being White? If being White is the “norm”, what does it make those who are not White? How conscious are you of being White and its impact on your choices and opportunities? How does being White influence your thoughts and behaviour towards others who are not White?

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