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Appendix D: Atlantic Puffins and Pelagic Birding

Slice ePub December 02, 2014

There are five Atlantic Puffin colonies off the Maine coast: Eastern Egg Rock, Matinicus Rock, Seal Island, Petit Manan, and Machias Seal Island. Adult puffins come ashore to breed in late April, and begin returning to the sea in August. Some linger into September, but the fruitful season for visitation is only about a dozen weeks long. Once they leave their islands, puffins disperse across the ocean and are seldom seen, even from boats. Puffins are not often seen from the mainland.

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Slice PDF February 20, 2015



playing baseball by a river – an unruly rabble of scruffy, innocent thugs, squabbling like children for the bat and ball, rolling over in the water while disputing the game. Soon they will be facing a small, trained, uniformed posse – and they will be dead.

In The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, the James–Younger gang infiltrate the burgeoning middle-border town they intend to rob, and watch the confident citizens going about their business of creating the new settled America that will exclude them. Cole

Younger (Cliff Robertson), the band’s leader, comes across some sportsmen on the outskirts of town playing baseball. ‘It’s the new national pastime,’ one of the enthusiastic spectators tells him. ‘Our national pastime is shooting and always will be,’ says Cole, and raising his shotgun blows the ball to pieces as if it were a clay pigeon.


The 1970s began with two parallel movies released in early 1972,

The Cowboys and The Culpepper Cattle Company, both related to the

Vietnam experience. In the latter a young man is seen to be exposed to the corruption of adult life in the course of a cattle drive that is very evidently America on the move; he emerges annealed but undefiled. In The Cowboys, Wayne recruits a whole crew of children for a similarly symbolic journey. As he instructs them, first in a schoolroom and then on the range, he is teacher, father and (closely resembling his role in The Green Berets) commanding officer. When the parents see their children off, the tone of the scene suggests a departure to a war. The experience is thoroughly ennobling, and one is moved, while being aware, for all the sincerity of Wayne’s performance, that one is being shamelessly exploited. Did the authors, Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr., feel the same?

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Updating Unmanaged Components Using RegFree COM

Slice PDF May 27, 2014

Figure 1-18. An application installed from an untrusted publisher

Updating Unmanaged Components Using RegFree COM

Visual Studio 2005 includes a new feature called RegFree COM (Registration-Free

COM). Using RegFree COM, you can deploy an application that uses a COM component without needing to register it on the user’s machine, so you avoid the notorious problems of “DLL hell.” You can even have multiple versions of the

COM component running side by side on the same machine.


RegFree COM works by automatically generating a manifest from the COM component's type library and component registration on the developer’s machine.

Therefore, while you’re not required to install the component on your users’ machines, a copy must be registered on the developer's machine.

To support RegFree COM, all COM components referenced in Visual Studio 2005 have a new Isolated property. If you set Isolated to True, then the component can be deployed through ClickOnce and Visual Studio 2005 will automatically do all of the work to deploy the COM component onto the target machine (without needing to register it on the target machine).

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Part Three - Utilitarianism

Source: Water Ethics
Slice ePub September 06, 2013

There are just two things on this material earthpeople and natural resources.

Gifford Pinchot1

Like other ethical perspectives, utilitarianism has a strong historical basis. It has antecedents in Epicureanism (300 BCE), which argued pleasure was the preeminent good, pain the sole evil. Its modern formulation relies on Jeremy Bentham (17481832) and John Stuart Mill (180673), who, though they disagreed on important matters, are typically referred to as the classical utilitarians. In its classical form, the principle of utility asserts that actions are right insofar as they promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number. Major elements in the appeal of utilitarianism, especially its flourishing in the 19th century, were that it provided a straightforward answer to two fundamental questions: (1) What is right? (2) Why should I do it?2

In answer to the question,What is right? utilitarianism suggests the use of a common metric of pleasure over pain, or happiness over unhappiness, the positive balance of which is defined as utility. In the 19th century, this idea was especially influential in providing some empirical measure of ethical correctness and aided utilitarianism in overcoming a form of ethics known as intuitionism, which supposed that ethical principles were to be derived from our intuitive sense about the good. As regards the second question,Why should I do it? utilitarianism offers at least two different responses. One of these emphasizes explicit duties to others, and grounds these duties in our sympathetic concerns for all affected persons. On this view, the well-to-do have obligations to help the less fortunate since this will result in an overall increase in utility.Those with lots of water should help the thirsty. The second answer suggests that, while there are duties to help all affected persons, these obligations can best be discharged indirectly by each person pursuing his or her own utility through market transactions. In this view we should individually seek to increase utility, and this will have the net effect of increasing the utility of society as a whole. In the period following World War II this school found common cause with like arguments of Adam Smith and his notion of the invisible hand that guides individual actions designed to increase ones own utility toward the benefit of all.

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Source: Then
Slice PDF February 24, 2015


They were everywhere. No. Just God or smoke is that. They were the backdrop to the road, my parents’ home, the heavy winter fields from which they flashed and kindled and uprode the air in dozens. I ignored them all.

‘What are they?’ ‘Oh – peewits – ’ Then a hare flowed, bounded the furrows. Marriage. Child. I roamed round other farms. I only knew them gone when, out of a sad winter, one returned.

I heard the high mocked cry ‘Pee – wit’, so long cut dead. I watched it buckle from vast air to lure hawks from its chicks. That time had gone.

Gravely, the parents bobbed their strip of stubble.

How had I let this green and purple pass?

Fringed, plumed heads (full name, the crested plover) fluttered. So crowned cranes stalk Kenyan grass.

Then their one child, their anxious care, came running, squeaked along each furrow, dauntless, daft.

Did I once know the story of their lives, do they migrate from Spain? or coasts’ cold run?

And I forgot their massive arcs of wing.

When their raw cries swept over, my head spun

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