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19 : Compassionate Compensation

Raye Ringholz Utah State University Press ePub

The marks on the map were within a two block area of her home in St. George. Irma Thomas made a dot for every friend or neighbor who had contracted a radiation-induced disease or died. By the late 1970s there were twenty victims, fourteen deaths.. Wilford—cancer. His wife—stomach cancer. Carl—throat cancer. The boy across the street— leukemia. Irma’s sister—breast cancer. Her sister-in-law, Hattie Nelson— dead at the age of forty-seven from a brain tumor.

From all outward signs, Irma was a typical Mormon housewife. She and her husband, Hyrum, manager of the local J.C. Penney store, lived in a Victorian-style home on Tabernacle Street, “with a gorgeous garden and the sweetest grapes in back.”1 A mother who often made elaborate costumes for her seven children, Irma was also an accomplished potter whose artwork was collected in America and abroad.

Irma was not afraid to speak her mind. She read voraciously and kept upto-date on local and world affairs. When fallout clouds started drifting over St. George she launched into a one-woman crusade by stacking the dining-room table with books, articles, scientific journals—everything she could find about atom bombs—and then peppering local newspapers with letters to the editor lambasting nuclear activities. Her super-patriotic neighbors eyed her actions with suspicion, even insinuating that she was a Communist.

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8. Routing Protocols

Silvia Hagen O'Reilly Media ePub

Forwarding an IPv6 datagram beyond a directly attached subnet requires a router. Routers look at the datagram's destination IPv6 address and search for a matching prefix in their local routing tables. The first section of this chapter explains the routing table. It is very important for the router to have all relevant destinations in its routing table. But how do they get there? Entering them manually on all routers would not be very economical. A much more efficient automatic approach can be achieved by deploying routing protocols. Routing protocols define exchange procedures to synchronize the routing table between routers dynamically. Routing information needs to be distributed either within an autonomous system (AS) or between autonomous systems. An AS is defined as a set of networks governed by a single authority. Routing protocols that distribute information within an AS are called Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP). OSPF for IPv6, RIPng, IPv6 support on integrated IS-IS, and EIGRP for IPv6 belong to this category. Protocols that distribute information between ASes are called Exterior Gateway Protocols (EGP). BGP-4 and its extensions for IPv6 represent such a protocol.

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Creating Minds

New World Library ePub

All language is poetry. Each word is a small story, a thicket of meaning. We ignore the picturesque origins of words when we utter them; conversation would grind to a halt if we visualize flamingos whenever someone referred to a flight of stairs. But words are powerful mental tools invented through play. We clarify life’s confusing blur with words. We cage flooding emotions with words. We coax elusive memories with words. We educate with words. We don’t really know what we think, how we feel, what we want, or even who we are until we struggle “to find the right words.” What do those words consist of? Submerged metaphors, images, actions, personalities, jokes. Seeing themselves reflected in one another’s eyes, the Romans coined the word pupil, which meant “little doll.” Orchids take their name from the Greek word for testicles. Pansy derives from the French word pensée, or thought, because the flower seemed to have such a pensive face. Bless originally meant to redden with blood, as in sacrifice. Hence “God bless you” literally means “God bathe you in blood.”

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CHAPTER FOUR: —we’re British psychodynamic practitioners

Karnac Books ePub

Valerie Sinason

It is my contention that one of the worst professional ethical violations is to permit current risk-management principles to take precedence over human interventions.

(Lazarus, 1994, p. 255)

To care for people is more important than to care for ideas, which can be good servants but bad masters.

(Guntrip, 1971, p. 27)

Ababy is crying. Everybody looks around. Louder than the traffic, the sirens of police cars, the shouting of street vendors, the cry of the baby pierces all the busy shoppers. Heads turn round. You can almost hear the thought bubbles bursting out of the myriad heads. “Pick it up! Please pick it up!”, “Stop that noise”, “Mothers these days!”, “Spoilt brat! I’ll give it something to cry for …” There are frowns, looks of sympathy, tuts. And then the mother lifts the baby out of the pram. The baby is no longer an “it” but a girl. The mother holds her affectionately and kisses her. The crying has stopped. The mother strokes her cheeks, her heads, her arms. Her voice is gentle and loving. Everyone is settled again. Everyone’s internal baby, past frozen baby, has been touched. The world is safe again.

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14. Graphical User Interfaces

Darwin, Ian F O'Reilly Media ePub

Java has had windowing capabilities since its earliest days. The first version made public was the Abstract Windowing Toolkit, or AWT. AWT used the native toolkit components, so it was relatively small and simple. AWT suffered somewhat from being a "least common denominator"; a feature could not be added unless it could be implemented on all major platforms that Java supported. The second major implementation was the Swing classes, released in 1998 as part of the Java Foundation Classes. Swing is a full-function, professional-quality GUI toolkit designed to enable almost any kind of client-side GUI-based interaction. AWT lives inside, or rather underneath, Swing, and, for this reason, many programs begin by importing both java.awt and javax.swing. An alternate approach is exemplified by IBM's SWT (Standard Windowing Toolkit), which is a thin wrapper for direct access to the underlying toolkit. SWT is used in building the Eclipse IDE discussed in Recipe 1.3. It's possible to build new applications using SWT, but Swing is more portable and more widely used.

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