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Slice ePub May 23, 2014

Lying beneath the stars, wrapped warmly in our blankets, my friend and I discussed the wonderful news. ‘I really feel almost sorry for the Germans. They haven’t a chance with France and ourselves against them. They have really gone too far this time/

It was August 1914. The diary was written in 1919 at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Since I wrote it I have not referred to it again till now, sixty-three years later. I write this under Californian skies.

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I have changed some names as a way of avoiding hurting those who might recognize someone loved and no longer able to defend themselves. Nevertheless, I know that very little effort would be required to link the battles, the units engaged and the people who took part. I rely on the inertia of those who might make cruel use of what I say, to protect myself and others from unnecessary pain. There is no criticism that I make of others which could not with equal justice be applied to me.

There is one spirit from the ‘vastie deepe’ [Shakespeare, Henry IV] that I can conjure up. Here he is: powerfully built, inclined to fat but otherwise, superficially at least, physically fit; somewhat surly, though rarely given to outbursts of laughter; it is noticeable that he does not smile. His best friend at The Queen’s College once told him, with shrewd and kindly acuteness, ‘You do rather retire from the college and sulk/ His name is BION.

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34. J

Slice ePub February 02, 2015

On the Macintosh: Java

Java is a cross-platform programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. It’s used primarily on the Internet for small programs, called applets, that can be downloaded and run from web pages. Windows users don’t worry about Java applets much, because the Java support within Windows (and from programs like Netscape Navigator) is good.

Unfortunately, Java has never quite measured up on the Macintosh side. Despite recent improvements in Java virtual machines on the Mac (software that translates Java instructions), Java programs still don’t run as fast on the Mac as they do in Windows.

Worse, although Java is a cross-platform language, different Java virtual machines execute Java code differently, particularly on different platforms. As a result, Java applets have a reputation for being unstable and working poorly on the Macintosh, thanks to Java programmers who fail to test their work on all common Java virtual machines.

Many Java applets today are fairly useless, adding nothing more than sophisticated animation or time-wasting games to web pages. Still, if your travel agency web site or electronic banking web site requires Java, you’d be well advised to visit the Apple web site at to download and install the latest version of the Apple’s MRJ (Macintosh Runtime for Java). Each release is faster and stable or than the previous.

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Quick Step

Slice ePub October 05, 2013

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 8″ × 10″ | finished runner: 24½″ × 58½″

•  1½ yards total assorted brown batiks for runner center and outer border

•  ½ yard total assorted light batiks for inner border

•  1 yards for backing and binding

•  29″ × 63″ batting

Cut from assorted brown batiks:

•  10 rectangles 8½″ × 10½″ for pieced center

•  8 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ for pieced outer border

•  6 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″ for pieced outer border Cut from assorted light batiks:

•  70 squares 2½″ × 2½″ for pieced inner border

Brown and white batiks are used to create this simple yet elegant runner. This fun and easy project is great for beginners or anyone who wants quick results.

1. Arrange and sew together 2 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ and 3 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″ each for the 2 side borders. Refer to Putting It All Together as needed. Press.

2. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

3. Arrange and sew together 2 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ each for the 2 end borders. Press.

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4. Storyboards

Slice ePub May 29, 2014

iOS programmers are all used to view controllers by now. We know how to use navigation controllers in order to push and pop view controllers. But Apple believes this can be done more easily, and thats the whole story behind storyboards. Storyboarding is the new way of defining the connection between different screens in your app. For instance, if you have 20 unique view controllers in your app that you coded a year ago and are looking at the source code again now, you will need to find your way around the connections between these view controllers, and to try to remember what view controller is pushed when a certain action is taken by the user. This can be very difficult, especially if you have not documented your code. Storyboards come to the rescue. With storyboards, you can now view/create your entire apps UI and the connections between view controllers in one screen. Its that simple.

To take advantage of storyboarding, you need to get acquainted with Interface Builder. Dont worry; its all covered in this chapter.

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Chapter Six: Female Elements and Functions in Creativity

Slice ePub May 23, 2014

Maria Adelaide Lupinacci

As a psychoanalyst, my first thought inevitably goes to Freud (1932) when discussing femininity. I went back to read his last work on the subject, which marks the climax of his thought: lecture 33 “Femininity” in New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis and Other Works.

In this lecture, Freud reaffirmed that the origin of femininity lies in castration—hence, in the absence of something—and that passivity, as one of the characteristics of being feminine, is a consequence.

Therefore, femininity appears to be organised around this “absence”.

Moreover, when speaking of libido, understood as the driving force of sexuality, he concluded saying:

There is only one libido, which serves both the masculine and the feminine sexual functions. To it itself we cannot assign any sex; if, following the conventional equation of activity and masculinity, we are inclined to describe it as masculine, we must not forget that it also covers trends with passive aim. Nevertheless the juxtaposition “feminine libido” is without any justification. Furthermore, it is our impression that more constraint has been applied to the libido when it is pressed into the service of the feminine function, and that Nature takes less careful account of its demands than in case of masculinity (italics added). (Freud, 1932, p. 131)

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