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Saint Joan of Arc

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p> <em>Child of God</em> </p><p> <em>“When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say” (Lk 12:11–12).</em> </p><p>On December 23, 1430, the young French maiden known as Joan of Arc glimpsed the English-held city of Rouen for the first time. Fear and uncertainty clutched at her heart as her captors rudely dragged her through the streets while a menacing crowd mocked her. They had no sympathy for the Maid of Orleans. Even her own king—the king she had fought to place on the French throne—had not attempted to rescue her from enemy hands, So what could she expect from her enemies?</p><p>The procession came to an abrupt halt. One of the guards shouted: “There, you witch! Look up there! That’s your new home. You’ll stay there until you admit that you never really heard any holy voices.” A formidable gray mass loomed high in the distance. Its towers cast long, eerie shadows over the entire city. Joan shuddered at the sight. But she could not escape. Would her voices send her a rescue, or would this be the end for her? Joan knew her fate because her voices had already told her she would die, and die soon.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/548858-saints-alive-the-gospel-witnessed">See more</a>

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14. Controlling the Droid X with Your Voice

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>Youll spend a lot of time talking into your Droid X when you make phone calls, certainly. But you can do a lot more with your voice as well. Want to send a text messages, get directions to a city or street address, and visit a website? Rather than having your fingers do the walking, have your voice do the talking, and you can do all that and more.</p><p>You do all this using an app built into the Droid X called Voice. Its simple and straightforward, as youll see in this chapter. Theres a related voice app that lets you search the Web using your voice, and youll learn all about that as well.</p><p>You have two ways to control the Droid X with your voiceusing Voice Actions and using Voice Commands. Voice Commands are generally more limited than Voice Actionsyou cant, for example, dictate an email or text message using them, or search the Web. However, you can use Voice Commands to do such things as checking your battery status or looking up a contact, which you cant do with Voice Actions.</p><p>You can only use Voice Actions if you have Android Version 2.2 or higher on your Droid X. To make sure, when youre at the Home screen or on a pane, press the Menu key, and then select SettingsAbout Phone, and look under Android version. If its 2.2 or greater, youre set. If not, tap System Updates at the top of your screen, and the Droid X should download and install the newest version of the operating system.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363944-droid-x-the-missing-manual-the-missing-manual">See more</a>

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Surfing the Web

Slice PDF May 27, 2014
<p>chapter</p><p>Chapter 13</p><p>13</p><p>Surfing the Web</p><p>The Web offers you a combination library, entertainment center, and social club— none of which ever closes. Your Web browser is your window into this busy world.</p><p>This chapter explains how to choose between the two most popular browsers,</p><p>Internet Explorer and Firefox, as well as how to set them both up, navigate between Web sites, and get the most out of their many frills. You’ll also learn how to pinpoint which sites contain the information you need, and then how to print, save, or forward pages from the sites you visit. And since most sites nowadays force you to create a user account and password, you’ll learn some timesaving tricks to cut down on your digital form-filling chores.</p><p>Choosing and Setting Up a Browser</p><p>All browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox, can handle the basics, helping you move from site to site. But just as some cars include drink holders and extra suspension, some browsers offer extra features that smooth out your ride from one site to another. The differences lie mainly in how they manage tasks like these:</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362188-pcs-the-missing-manual">See more</a>

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Source: Expressionism
Slice PDF June 09, 2014
<p>THE BODY AND NATURE</p><p>T</p><p>his chapter examines the central importance, in many Expressionist works, of the relationship between man / woman and nature. The nude played a pivotal role in the Brücke’s practice, where it was often an idealised symbol of moral, physical and sexual liberation. The body and sexuality was differently cast in other</p><p>Expressionist contexts, as further chapters will explore.</p><p>Expressionism is often subject to cliché and misunderstanding. It has sometimes been dismissed as an aberrant detour in the onwards march of European modernism.</p><p>The influential American critic Clement Greenberg felt, for example, that Kandinsky’s work suffered as a result of the context from which it emerged: “Picasso’s good luck was to have come to French modernism directly, without the intervention of any other kind of modernism. It was perhaps Kandinsky’s bad luck to have had to go through German modernism first”. At other times Expressionism has been over-dramatised as an irrational manifestation of a peculiarly Teutonic neurosis. More accurately, it has been described in terms of a “cultivated rebellion”. In order to understand the many forms Expressionism took in Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Vienna and numerous provincial outposts, it is useful to grasp what it was rebelling against.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/616168-expressionism">See more</a>

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Batching Inserts and Updates

Slice PDF May 27, 2014
<p>try { stmt = conn.createStatement( ); rset = stmt.executeQuery(</p><p>"select to_number( NULL ) " +</p><p>"from DUAL "); while ( )) { bigd = rset.getBigDecimal(1);</p><p>} rset.close( ); rset = null; stmt.close( ); stmt = null;</p><p>} catch (SQLException e) {</p><p>...</p><p>}</p><p>Setting a Column to a NULL Value</p><p>If you need to set a column to a NULL value, you can’t simply use null as the second argument (value) of a ResultSet,</p><p>PreparedStatement, or CallableStatement mutator. Instead, you must use ResultSet’s updateNull( ) or the setNull( ) method supported by both PreparedStatement and</p><p>CallableStatement. updateNull( ) takes one argument, which is the column index. setNull( ) takes two arguments. The first is the column or parameter index; the second is one of the java.sql.Types constants, which specifies the SQL data type of the column or parameter that is to be set to NULL.</p><p>Batching Inserts and Updates</p><p>If you need to perform multiple iterations of the same SQL</p><p>INSERT or UPDATE statement, then batching those statements will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes for them to execute. Batching sends multiple SQL statements to the database simultaneously. When you batch statements, you call addBatch( ) instead of executeUpdate( ). At an interval specified by your code, you call executeBatch( ) to send a</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/362558-jdbc-pocket-reference">See more</a>

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