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Keep Documents & App Data in Sync

Joe Kissell TidBITS Publishing, Inc. ePub

iOS apps have never had Save commands; the design of iOS is such that documents are always saved continuously, in the background, without your having to do anything manually. Documents in the Cloud takes that concept a step further: your documents are not only saved locally, on the iOS device itself, but also uploaded to Apples serversautomatically and invisiblywhile you work. And, on Mountain Lion or later, Mac apps can do the same thing if the developer explicitly adds support for Documents in the Cloud.

Apart from giving you a backup copy of your document that you could use if your iOS device or Mac were ever lost or damaged, Documents in the Cloud lets all your devices share documents with each other seamlessly. For example, you can create a document on your Mac and then continue working on it later on your iPad, without ever having to explicitly save or sync.

In this chapter, I explain how to start using Documents in the Cloud (plus talk about how to Use Cloud Mate to Work Around Sandboxing) and how to Use In-app Data Syncing for apps that dont have documents, but do have data youd like to synchronize across devices.

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Iterative Refinement by Smooth Curvature Correction for PDE-based Image Restoration

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Joan Lu, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You, George Jandieri, Gerald Schaefer, Ashu M. G. Solo, Vladimir Volkov CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'13 |

Iterative Refinement by Smooth Curvature Correction for PDE-based Image Restoration

Anup Gautam1 , Jihee Kim2 , Doeun Kwak3 , and Seongjai Kim4

1 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS 39762-5921 USA Email:

2 956-28 Daechi 2-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, S. Korea Email:

3 F-4708 Samsung Tower Palace, Dogok 2-dong, Gangnam-gu

Seoul, S. Korea Email:

4 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS 39762-5921 USA Email: (Contact Author)

Abstract— This article studies iterative refinement algorithms for PDE-based image restoration models. In order to restore fine structures in the image, iterative refinement procedures employing an original idea by Bregman have been introduced in image restoration. However, the Bregman iterative procedure first recovers fine scales of the image and then restores the noise to converge to the observed noisy image; it must be stopped manually when the quality of the obtained image appears satisfactory. This article introduces an effective refinement procedure called the smooth curvature correction (SCC) model to overcome the drawback of the Bregman iteration. By incorporating the smoothed curvature of the previous iterate as a source term, the new model can successfully produce a convergent sequence of images having a better restoration quality than the best result of the

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Chapter 3: The Differences Between Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Managing Diversity

Edward E. Hubbard HRD Press PDF

Chapter 3

The Differences Between

Equal Employment

Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Managing Diversity

Knowing the differences between Equal Employment

Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA), and managing diversity (MD) is often cited as a major step forward in understanding what diversity really is. For many people, these three concepts are synonymous, but there are a variety of examples that illustrate how they are very different. Some employees see these terms as nothing new—simply a repackaging of Affirmative Action.

Confusion of Terms

One of the reasons for the confusion in the terms is the way they are discussed in the media. Dr. Taylor Cox and Ruby

Beale, for example, cite a Business Week article (1991, July 8, p. 65) that clearly illustrates the media’s influence and genesis that cause some of the confusion:

“Call it affirmative action. Or minority outreach. Or perhaps you prefer ‘managing diversity,’ the newest, politically well-scrubbed name for policies aimed at bringing minorities into the mainstream through preferential hiring and promotion.”

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CHAPTER SIX: Working intersubjectively: what does it mean for theory and therapy?

Karnac Books ePub

Martin Weegmann

One of Freud’s favourite quotations was from the poet, Heinrick Heine, who derided the philosopher thus:

With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown, he patches up the gaps in the structure of the universe.

(in Freud, 1933a, p. 161)

Classical philosophers have been prone to the belief that they could arrive at a state of certainty or discern an irreducible principle, in full control of what they have conceived, a principle personified by Plato’s “philosopher king” and present in Descartes’ notion of knowledge being like a house needing a secure foundation, beyond doubt. Part of this omnipotent thinking stemmed from the idea that one can indeed comprehend an explanatory principle or totality, a “state” which is without gaps and fully coherent. Freud knew this to be an illusion, which is why he resisted trying to convert his psychoanalysis, which he saw as a science, into a new fabricated “view of the universe” or Weltanschauung; in fact, Freud believed that psychoanalysis could find its place within the “scientific Weltanschauung” that already existed. It could be argued, however, that Freud fell into a different, but related, trap, that he thought he had discovered the irreducible principles of mental life, the ultimate structuring principles of “the unconscious”, “repression” and “infantile sexuality”. The analyst, by virtue of his training, was in a privileged position and, with his interpretations, could patch up the gaps in the structure of the patient’s mind, so to speak. In other words, he conceptualized an isolated mind, a “one-body psychology” and the analyst, who could feel secure once guided by this new branch of medical science.

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Five: Pilgrim’s Progress


Despite Frank Miller’s promotion of world peace, international goodwill, and cultural understanding, and despite Riverside’s relative tolerance and refinement, most of the Mission Inn’s beds and banquet tables catered to the pleasures and comforts of white folks. Although men and women of varied ethnic origins worked together day and night at Miller’s welcoming hotel as chambermaids, waiters, cooks, liverymen, and gardeners, the greatest number of the community’s people of color lived some distance from the famous Mission Inn. Some of Riverside’s wealthier neighborhoods were clearly reserved for the families of upstanding, fairly well-to-do, and mostly white citizens. Other less affluent areas nearby were home to people with strong hands and weary faces of darker colors whose descendants would come to believe that they also could share in the American Dream.

Four miles north were the smoky, wood-fired hearths of the whitewashed adobes of the old settlement of La Placita de los Trujillos, founded in the 1840s along the busy pioneer trade route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. Romantically called Spanish Town by the white residents of the much newer community of Riverside, this area was home to dozens of self-reliant Spanish-speaking families, whose cultural history was linked to frontier New Mexico and other strains of a rich Latino past. Just to the south lay the sturdy brick walls of Tequesquite Arroyo’s Chinatown, where lonely single men remembered the hard days of their childhoods along the Pearl River’s banks in Guangdong’s provincial village of Gom-Benn. These two settlements existed on the city’s dusty margins.

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