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IV. The Flight Crashes to Earth

Source: Malevich
Slice PDF May 24, 2014

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22. Optimizing Stored Program Code

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>In this chapter, we look at techniques for optimizing the stored program code itself.</p><p>As we have said before, the performance of a typical stored program will primarily depend on the performance of the SQL in that stored program. This is why we have devoted several chapters to showing how to tune MySQL SQL statements.</p><p>As with any language, however, it is possible to write inefficient code in the MySQL stored program language itself. So in this chapter, we're going to assume that we have tuned our stored program's SQL statements and are now ready to tune the stored program code.</p><p>Before we dig into tuning stored program code we will briefly review the performance characteristics of stored programs and look at the circumstances under which stored programs can improve application performance. For example, under certain circumstances, we can use a stored program <em>in place of</em> SQL statements that are difficult to optimize. Stored programs can also improve the performance of network-intensive operations. However, note that stored programs are not, in general, a good solution when we want to do mathematically intensive computation.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362816-mysql-stored-procedure-programming">See more</a>

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CHAPTER EIGHT: RIGHT HEMISPHERE SYNDROMES

Slice ePub December 14, 2013
<p>Lesions of the right hemisphere produce some of the most intriguing yet problematic syndromes in behavioral neurology Despite a substantial amount of information that has appeared recently, these disorders present special difficulties since they typically do not reveal themselves through the usual route of verbal mediation. Right hemisphere disorders, although they may often be disabling in real-world settings, are often difficult for the patient and family or caregiver to describe and may escape unnoticed in the routine mental status examination unless specifically sought. When they are recognized, these disturbances can still be elusive because they implicate more intuitive, nonverbal cognitive systems for which our standard verbal accounts may be inadequate. Even the terminology for these syndromes is difficult because linguistic descriptions cannot necessarily capture inherently nonverbal phenomena. It is not by coincidence that the best-developed notions of brain-behavior relationships center on the language system, which is so much more accessible to the examiner (Chapter 5). One of the many challenges facing behavioral neurology is the continued development of a satisfactory lexicon and a meaningful taxonomy of right hemisphere functions and their dissolution.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363222-neurobehavioral-anatomy">See more</a>

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Painting in Middle and Upper Italy

Source: Renaissance Art
Slice PDF May 27, 2014
<p>and show the Law, Poetry, Theology and Philosophy, which are each embodied through female figures surrounded by two angels. Julius II died on 21 February 1513. His successor, Leo X, who loved splendour and magnificence, continued the tradition, making great demands on Raphael, who was now not “only” a painter, but was also appointed master builder of St Peter’s Cathedral, in 1514. As a painter, Raphael covered the entire field of his art and performed great work. This also applies to his portrait-painting, where he gave calm and objective, psychologically captivating and historically valuable documentation, thereby painting a picture of his time. He was not a flatterer, or else he would not have painted such lifelike portrays of the ungainly</p><p>Leo X or the squinting prelate, Inghirami.</p><p>As a drawer, Raphael was no less diligent than Leonardo or Michelangelo. He painted because he wanted to gain absolute confidence with each posture and movement of the human body, each figure – even his Madonnas were based on a nude model, before they were provided with clothes. The Sistine Madonna (1513) also depicts the beauty of an absolutely normal person heightened to the extreme – perhaps even of a woman close to him. He left us her image with La Donna Velata, the woman with the veil (around 1512/1513). In contrast, La Fornarina (1518), the baker, originating from Raphael’s workshop, was probably his lover. However, St Cecilia</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/615600-renaissance-art">See more</a>

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Chapter Nine: The End of the Story

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p> <i>Chapter Nine</i> </p><p>The End of the Story</p><p>“Then what happened?” I asked. It was like I had never heard the story before. Somehow, listening to someone who had been there made it sound new.</p><p>“Then little Judah came running over to me. ‘Abba!’ he said. ‘We must go now! We must go to Bethlehem and see the baby!’</p><p>“We all agreed that we must respond to the angel’s message by going to be a witness to the good news he had given us. We talked about who should stay with the sheep, but no one wanted to be left behind!</p><p>“‘We cannot leave our sheep here alone,’ I said. ‘If no one will stay behind, we must bring them with us.’”</p><p>“I can imagine you were worried about how hard it would be to get those sheep moving!” said Benjamin, laughing.</p><p>“Yes, we were afraid it would be impossible, or else take all night,” said Eldad. “‘The baby will be grown by the time we move all these flocks to Bethlehem!’ grumbled one of my fellow shepherds.</p><p>“But that did not happen,” continued Eldad. “It was a bigger sheepfold than this, and full of many more sheep. But each shepherd took a turn making his special call, and all the sheep got up and walked out, as if it were morning and they were eager to go graze in the hills! We walked ahead and the sheep followed.”</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/440141-shepherds-to-the-rescue-gospel-time-trekkers-1">See more</a>

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