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11. Going to Pieces: Autistic and Schizoid Solutions

Karnac Books ePub

Autistic and Schizoid Solutions

Maria Rhode

In this chapter, I shall consider material from three children who experienced separateness as catastrophic fragmentation. Daniel exhibited marked autistic features, including echolalia, to which he turned for protection from a witch felt to be causing his psychotic terrors. Miguel reacted to similar experiences of fragmentation by attacking the outside world; the survival of firm boundaries encouraged him to produce articulate speech. Jonathan attacked the world like Miguel, but then retreated to autistic rituals to protect himself from the consequences. I shall discuss their material in terms of the interaction of differing experiences of fragmentation and of sensation-dominated autistic processes.

Daniel: autism as a protection against psychosis

This ten-year-old boy made very rapid progress in a year of once-weekly psychotherapy. I have few details of his early life, except that he was reported not to be developing normally at the age of two. He was hospitalised with a life-threatening illness at three, but recovered completely. Later, investigations for fragile X-chromosome proved negative. He was the middle of three children. His mother was herself from a deprived background. She rejected contact with professionals, by whom she felt criticised. Looking after herself and the children sounded like a desperate struggle. She had no supportive partner and she was said to suffer from recurrent episodes of rage and despair in which she could become violent. Daniel was taken into care at the age of six, and placed at a school for children with severe learning difficulties. His mother tried to keep in touch with him, but often failed to turn up as arranged. Contact with her during his hospitalisation is likely to have been unpredictable.

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CHAPTER 5 Cinderella Run

Andy Knobel SportsZone PDF

T

o move forward in 1995–96, the Knicks hired three-time NBA Coach of the Year

Don Nelson. Nelson’s loose practices, easy manner, and up-tempo offense were much different from life with Pat Riley.

But when the Knicks

Garden with a 54–6 record.

lost nine of 13 games in early

New York trailed 56–54 early

March, Nelson was fired. The

in the third quarter, but then

team replaced him with assis-

outscored Chicago 50–16. The

tant coach Jeff Van Gundy.

Knicks held the Bulls 34 points

New York dropped its first

under

game under Van Gundy. The

average, and the 104–72 victory

Knicks then hosted Michael

opened eyes. “I couldn’t believe

Jordan, who had come out of

it,” Bulls guard Steve Kerr said.

retirement, and the Chicago

“They looked just like they did

Bulls. The Bulls arrived at the

in the Pat Riley days.”

their

season

scoring

the Miami heat’s alonzo Mourning, right , and the Knicks’ Charles Oakley fight in the first round of the 1998 eastern Conference playoffs as Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy holds onto Mourning’s left leg.

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16. SPI

Williams, Elliot Helion ePub

Dotychczas każda komunikacja szeregowa wykonywana była za pomocą starego, asynchronicznego protokołu bazującego na standardzie RS-232, wykorzystywanego do komunikacji komputerów z drukarkami już od 1970 roku. Istnieją jednak inne tryby szeregowego przesyłu danych, które można stosować zależnie od określonej sytuacji.

W rozdziałach tym i następnym omówię dwa nowoczesne protokoły komunikacji szeregowej. Ten rozdział zostanie poświęcony protokołowi SPI (Serial Pheripherial Interface), który umożliwia uzyskanie ogromnych prędkości przesyłu danych i doskonale nadaje się do komunikacji z niewielką liczbą urządzeń. Drugi z protokołów, I2C (Inter Integrated Circuit), został wyposażony w mechanizm adresowania, co pozwala na obsługę całej sieci składającej się z maksymalnie 128 urządzeń za pomocą zaledwie dwóch przewodów (plus masa), ale za to jest znacznie wolniejszy od protokołu SPI.

Gdy jaki użytkownik dostajemy w ręce nowe, ciekawe urządzenie, chcemy je od razu wypróbować. W większości urządzeń peryferyjnych wymagających szybkiej komunikacji będzie zastosowany protokół SPI, natomiast w tych, które muszą dobrze współpracować z innymi, będzie wykorzystany protokół I2C. Oznacza to, że musimy poznać oba protokoły. Dzięki temu, że oba protokoły są tak powszechnie stosowane, nasz układ AVR ma już wbudowane elementy sprzętowe bardzo ułatwiające pisanie obsługującego je kodu. I tym właśnie zajmiemy się w tym rozdziale i następnym.

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14. The claustrum and adolescence

Martha Harris Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Donald Meltzer

Undoubtedly the tendencies, through masturbatory processes, to enter into intrusive identification with internal objects, have their origin in the earliest weeks and months of post-natal life. That they have a connection, a reference to memories of life in the womb can be assumed, but the great diference has been traced. It has also been suggested that states of mind infuenced by intrusive identification may be very diferent from those related to a split-of part of the self which has not been born, left behind, a victim of premature splitting processes, like the little crippled boy who was left behind when the Pied Piper led all the children into the mountain:

Did I say, all? No, one was lame,

And could not dance the whole of the way;

And in after years, if you would blame

His sadness, he was used to say,

“It’s dull in our town since my playmates left!”

I can’t forget that I’m bereft

Of all the pleasant sights they see,

Which the Piper also promised me.
For he led us, he said to a joyous land,
Joining the town and just at hand
Where waters gushed and fruit-trees grew,
And fowers put forth a fairer hue,
And everything was strange and new; …”

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4. Functions

Robert Mecklenburg O'Reilly Media ePub

GNU make supports both built-in and user-defined functions. A function invocation looks much like a variable reference, but includes one or more parameters separated by commas. Most built-in functions expand to some value that is then assigned to a variable or passed to a subshell. A user-defined function is stored in a variable or macro and expects one or more parameters to be passed by the caller.

Storing command sequences in variables opens the door to a wide range of applications. For instance, here's a nice little macro to kill a process:[1]

(This macro was written explicitly to use the Cygwin tools,[2] so the program name we search for and the options to ps and kill are not standard Unix.) To kill a process we pipe the output of ps to awk. The awk script looks for the Acrobat Reader by its Windows program name and kills the process if it is running. We use the FIELDWIDTHS feature to treat the program name and all its arguments as a single field. This correctly prints the complete program name and arguments even when it contains embedded blanks. Field references in awk are written as $1, $2, etc. These would be treated as make variables if we did not quote them in some way. We can tell make to pass the $ n reference to awk instead of expanding it itself by escaping the dollar sign in $ n with an additional dollar sign, $$ n. make will see the double dollar sign, collapse it to a single dollar sign and pass it to the subshell.

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