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(101) [cultural idea imbalanced]

Edward Dorn Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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1.23. String Class

Michael Fitzgerald O'Reilly Media ePub

A String object in Ruby holds and manipulates an arbitrary sequence of one or more bytes, typically representing characters that represent human language. Ruby has a built-in class called String that defines a number of methods that are used frequently when programming Ruby. Those methods are listed at the end of this section. Following are string-related features Ruby.

Expression substitution is a means of embedding the value of any Ruby expression into a string using #{ and }:

With general delimited strings, you can create strings inside a pair of matching though arbitrary delimiter characters, e.g., !, (, {, <, etc., preceded by a percent character (%). Q, q, and x have special meanings. General delimited strings can be nested:

Here documents allow you to quickly build multiline strings inside a nested pair of characters or words, preceded by <<. ", ', ', and - have special meanings. Here's an example:

Table15 is a list of escape or non-printable characters that can be represented with backslash notation. In a double-quoted string, an escape character is interpreted; in a single-quoted string, an escape character is preserved.

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You've Got Males: Understanding Boys

Andrea Clifford-Poston Karnac Books ePub

Aged eleven, Sam had learnt to swagger. He had perfected swaggering: his head held high, chin jutting, his face gleaming with self-satisfaction. He swaggered into after school club, hands in pockets, arms akimbo, hips swinging as he approached a group of children already involved in activities. As he reached his best friend in the group, he thumped him hard on the back with his elbow (though without removing his hands from his pockets!) His friend responded with a sharp backward kick on the shin— almost at once two playworkers marched over and pounced on Sam, aggressively reprimanding him for being aggressive.

Why do we worry about boys’ aggression, which, let's face it, can often be less hurtful than the vituperative tongues of some girls of this age? As an observer, it seemed clear to me that Sam and his friends were about to have a play fight. “Play fight” is exactly what it says, a time when boys experiment with aggression and practice their strength and power. They seem to do this instinctively, as soon as they reach school age, in rough and tumble play with each other and any other male who will take them on. They roar around kicking, hitting, swinging and climbing. So why do adults rush in to stop play fighting? “Well “, said Sam's play leader, “play fighting can lead to real fighting and then someone gets hurt.”

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Part Two—The Four Secrets of Longevity

Simpson M.D., Graham Basic Health Publications ePub

Chapter 6

Why We Age

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

—SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930)

EIGHT THEORIES OF AGING

Scientific research has led to the formulation of a number of aging theories, but truthfully, aging most likely results from a combination of theories, such as the eight discussed in this chapter. Similarly, the four secrets of longevity are an amalgam of these same theories and can, in combination with the four pillars of wellness, illuminate your gateway to the ageless zone.

1. THE DNA/GENETIC THEORY

Some scientists regard this as a planned obsolescence theory because it focuses on the programming encoded in our DNA, the blueprint each of us has received from our parents. We are born with a unique code and a predetermined tendency for certain ways of functioning, physically and mentally, that under this theory regulate our rate of aging. But the timing of this type of genetic clock can be greatly influenced. For example, DNA is easily oxidized, and free-radical damage can result from diet, lifestyle, pollution, radiation, toxins, or other outside influences, which means that each of us has the ability to either accelerate or slow down the damage caused by oxidized DNA.

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APPENDIX B: The GOE Interest Areas and Work Groups

Laurence Shatkin JIST Publishing ePub

As Part I explains, the GOE is a way of organizing the world of work into large interest areas and more-specific work groups containing jobs that have a lot in common. Part III defines the 16 GOE interest areas, but Part IV also lists the work groups for each job described. We thought you would want to see the complete GOE taxonomy so you would understand how any job that interests you fits into this structure.

Interest areas have two-digit code numbers; work groups have four-digit code numbers beginning with the code number for the interest area in which they are classified. These are the 16 GOE interest areas and work groups:

01 Agriculture and Natural Resources

01.01 Managerial Work in Agriculture and Natural Resources

01.02 Resource Science/Engineering for Plants, Animals, and the Environment

01.03 Resource Technologies for Plants, Animals, and the Environment

01.04 General Farming

01.05 Nursery, Groundskeeping, and Pest Control

01.06 Forestry and Logging

01.07 Hunting and Fishing

01.08 Mining and Drilling

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