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Medium 9781617830259

Back to Shore

Slice PDF May 13, 2014

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The Dreamtime

Slice ePub May 25, 2014


Imagine a world covered in ice sheets more than a kilometer thick, with the endless forests and fields between them covering a landscape that today is deep underwater. A dry, flat valley connects the Australia mainland with New Guinea to the northeast, and just 45 miles/72 km of sea rather than some 299 miles/483 km, as it is now separates the continent's northwestern edge from the southeast coast of Asia. Inland, cool greenery covers what will in eons be the stark red Outback desert, and the very heart of the country is pocketed with vast lakes and wetlands surrounded with lush, windswept fields. This was Australia 60,000 years ago, in the time of the first Aborigines.

What brought these first dark-skinned, wiry-haired, bony-limbed humans to the continent is a mystery, but the abundance of food kept waves of humans migrating south. The original settlers first camped along the islands and north coasts near Darwin, then worked their way down the east coast near Sydney over the next 15,000 years. Slowly, tribes moved farther down the continent, finally reaching the south coast near Melbourne about 40,000 years ago, and even Tasmania by around 28,000 BC.

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General Configuration Directives

Slice PDF May 27, 2014


No extra features are enabled.

All Enables all options except MultiViews.


Permits execution of CGI scripts.


Controls whether Apache will follow symbolic links (ignored within a section).


Permits server-side includes.


Controls the server-side includes #exec command and the use of

#include with filenames that refer to CGI scripts.


Controls whether directory listings are generated for URLs that map to directories where there is no directory index file.


Enables content-negotiated MultiViews.


Follow symbolic links only if the owner of the target matches the owner of the link (ignored within a section).

General Configuration Directives

User and Group

The User and Group directives set the user and group under which Apache processes requests. Resources to be served by

Apache must be readable by this user and group, but for security reasons, system resources (such as the system password) should not be readable, and certainly not writable, by the user or group.

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Secret 1 Great Business Ideas Do Not Get Funded

Slice ePub September 01, 2014

Intuit, a $20 billion global high-tech company born and built in the Silicon Valley, was never able to raise a single dollar of venture capital funding, despite seven years of pitching investors. Hotmail, founded by Sabeer Bhatia, and ultimately bought by Microsoft for $450 million, was not able to raise funding, despite desperate attempts to gain interest from angel groups, seed investors, and venture capital firms, until they had already gained traction with hundreds of thousands of users. On the other side of the coin, five out of ten companies that receive venture capital investment fail within three years. Clearly, something else is at work here, beyond the intrinsic merit of the business idea. If great business ideas do not get funded, what is the answer? You can see the outline of this answer in that familiar quote from the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes, that “business decisions … can only be taken as a result of animal spirits.” What is it that triggers our animal spirits, what moves human emotions? Is it facts? The English novelist E. M. Forster makes a useful observation about the relative value of facts. Here, he says, are the facts: The queen died, and the king died. And here, he says, is the story: The queen died, and the king died of a broken heart. Which phrase touched you just now? Which way of telling gave you a rush of emotion? Humans are motivated, moved, by stories. And notice that the second phrase doesn’t ignore or exclude the facts, it incorporates the facts into a story. And there is your answer: Great business stories get funded.

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Prague Castle & Hradčany

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

Prague Castle & Hradčany

For more detail of this area, see Offline map

Explore the historic palaces, churches and glorious gardens of Prague Castle (Click here ).

Soak up the stunning view from the summit of the Great South Tower of St Vitus Cathedral (Click here ).

Absorb the atmosphere of ancient wisdom at the Strahov Library (Click here ).

Admire the baroque beauty of the Loreta (Click here ).

Wander through the peaceful medieval backstreets of the Nový Svět (Click here ) district.

Weirdly, this can be both the most crowded and the least crowded neighbourhood in the city. While Prague Castle is thronging with tourists, just a few blocks away you can find yourself alone in the cobbled backstreets of Nový Svět.

The castle is the big attraction, of course, but overcrowding can spoil the experience. To avoid the worst of the crowds, try to visit the castle early or late – before 10.30am or after 3.30pm – on a weekday if possible. Remember your ticket is valid for two consecutive days – better two quiet mornings than cramming it all into one crowded day.

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