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"Z" Words: Praxis I Advanced Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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15. Okablowanie strukturalne

Spurgeon, Charles E. Helion ePub

Niezaprzeczalną prawdą na temat systemów sieciowych jest to, że system Ethernet nigdy nie będzie lepszy niż jego okablowanie. Zapewnienie wysokiej jakości okablowania może być dość łatwe w domu, w przypadku gdy jest to mały system bazujący na jednym przełączniku Ethernet, który obsługuje małą liczbę urządzeń. Urządzenia te można podłączyć do portów przełącznika za pomocą wysokiej jakości kabli krosowych i sieć będzie gotowa do pracy. Jednak większość sieci obsługuje więcej niż tylko kilka urządzeń. W biurowcach w dzisiejszych czasach konieczne są takie systemy sieciowe, w których połączenia sięgają do praktycznie każdego pomieszczenia w budynku. Zapewnienie wysokiej jakości systemu okablowania w całym budynku jest znacznie bardziej skomplikowane. W realizacji tego celu może pomóc system okablowania strukturalnego.

Systemy okablowania strukturalnego wypełniają swoje funkcje dzięki hierarchii okablowania bazującego na kablach szkieletowych. Kable te przenoszą sygnały pomiędzy szafami telekomunikacyjnymi na różnych piętrach budynku, a okablowanie poziome dostarcza danych z szafy telekomunikacyjnej do urządzeń sieciowych. Łatwość, z jaką taki system może zostać rozszerzony i uporządkowany, pomaga zarządzać przenoszeniem, dodawaniem i wymianami urządzeń występujących w systemie sieciowym.

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2 Changing Patterns of Diseases and Longevity: The Evolution of Health in Twentieth-Century Beijing

Bridie Andrews Indiana University Press ePub

WHILE BEIJING, THE capital of China, cannot be said to be typical of the country as a whole, the relatively ample documentation of the health of its citizens will be used in this chapter to provide a window into the process of health modernization in China over the twentieth century.

The process of health modernization in Beijing began during the late Qing reforms, or “New Policies” era (1901–1911). In 1905 the Board of Police, set up under the new Ministry of Police, had three departments, one of which was the Department of Health Services (weisheng shu). The department was divided into four sections:

1. Street Cleaning: cleaning streets, public toilets, garbage disposal, and controlling sewage and litter.

2. Disease Prevention: preventing epidemics by vaccination and surveillance of hospitals, slaughterhouses, and food shops.

3. Medicine: administering medical schools and hospitals, certifying doctors, publishing medical books, and keeping statistics of births and deaths.

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Run Windows Applications without Windows

Joe Kissell Take Control Books ePub

As marvelous as it is to run Windows at full speed on a Mac, many ofus would love to use just one or two crucial Windows applications without having to pay for a Windows license or dedicate numerous gigabytes of disk space to another operating system. When Apple first announced the switch to Intel processors, some people speculated that just such a capability would find its way into Mac OSX. So far, Apple has steadfastly maintained that the dual-boot scheme used byBoot Camp istheir one and only official solution for running Windows software, with virtualization being a valid third-party option. But its also possible, in some situations, to run Windows applications without Windows itself.

The story behind the black magic of running Windows applications without Windows begins with an open-source software package called Wine ( http://www.winehq.org/ ), whose nameis based on the recursive acronym Wine Is Not an Emulator. Wine began in 1993 as a way for Linux users to run Windows programs. It uses a technique similar to the way the Classic environment lets Mac OS9 run on PowerPC-based Macs. Rather than emulate PC hardware, it translates messages sent between a program and the operating system in a way that programs written for one operating system can function in anotheras long as the underlying processor (and other crucial hardware) is the same.

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10. Fighting Waller’s Texas Rangers

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown University of North Texas Press ePub



“[Captain Waller] aroused the whole country and had about 500 men scouting for me, whose avowed purpose was to hang me.”

John Wesley Hardin

Charles M. Webb, deputy sheriff of Brown County, lay dead on the street in Comanche. This victim was different from Hardin’s previous ones: he was not a member of the unpopular State Police; he was not a soldier wearing the uniform of an occupation army; this man was a former Texas Ranger and a white lawman, respected by the populace and apparently with many friends. Hardin, the Dixon brothers, Jim Taylor and other family and friends now faced the wrath of the Comanche citizenry. Wes and some of his friends galloped to “some mountains” four miles from town. On the twenty-seventh brother Joe and some other friends found him. He then sent back with Joe the horses they had used to make their escape from town. Hardin did not want people to think him a horse thief, which notion was admirable in this extreme case of emergency, but neither he nor his friends appreciated the anger of the Comanche County citizens. Hardin and Taylor and the Dixons no doubt felt that within a week or so the anger would pass, and this violent incident would be forgotten. They could not have been more wrong.

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22: Patterns of Plant Endemism and Forest Regeneration Processes in Northern Western Ghats

Ansari, A. CABI PDF


Patterns of Plant Endemism and Forest Regeneration Processes in Northern Western Ghats

Pundarikakshudu Tetali1 and Sujata Tetali1*


Temple Rose Livestock Farming Pvt. Ltd 201, Shivaji Nagar,

Model Colony, Pune, Maharashtra, India; 2Agharkar Research

Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Western Ghats is the backbone of the Peninsular Indian economy and a means of sustenance for more than 400 million people. It has been in the limelight for several good reasons throughout history; however, its recent attraction is biodiversity. Among the different regions of Western Ghats, the biodiversity of the Northern Western Ghats (NWG) is more exploited and less understood. The NWG is a home for 23 endemic genera and 815 Indian endemic flowering plant taxa,

162 of which are local endemics. A great number of these flowering plant endemic taxa are distributed largely in three types of macrohabitats: 1) plateaus; 2) sacred groves; and 3) hill forts. The four-month south-west monsoon and a prolonged dry period shape the basic forest processes in NWG. In this chapter, the influence of natural processes in forest regeneration and the patterns of flowering plant endemism of Maharashtra are discussed. Herb domination, the greater number of monocot taxa, underground storage organs, the domination of Poaceae are the highlights of the NWG flowering plant endemism. The secondary forest regeneration processes in NWG are prominently supported by non-invasive species like Carissa spinarum. Their presence indicates positive signs of secondary forest regeneration processes.

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Baby Love Set

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Love Set



This sweet little butterfly quilt and caterpillar pillow welcome the new babies in your life. Colorful prints make these pieces a perfect fit in the nursery. Make one item if you’re in a hurry or sew up the complete set if you have the time.


Crawl Pillow

18˝ × 12 To brighten any nursery

Making the Pillow

1Choose a green square for the caterpillar’s head. Baste the eyes onto the face with fabric glue. Machine appliqué with black thread and a zigzag stitch. Stitch at least twice around each eye to secure them.

Sew the 1½˝ × 3˝ background rectangle below the head.

Add eyes to a green square and sew a background strip to the bottom.

2Stitch the other 4 green squares together in a long row.

Sew the 1½ × 10½˝ background rectangle to the top of the row.

Sew 4 squares together and add a background rectangle to the top of the row.

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3. Tools of the Trade

Patrick Niemeyer O'Reilly Media ePub

A standalone Java application must have at least one class containing a method called main(), which is the first code to be executed upon startup. To run the application, start the VM, specifying that class as an argument. You can also specify options to the interpreter as well as arguments to be passed to the application:

The class should be specified as a fully qualified class name, including the package name, if any. Note, however, that you dont include the .class file extension. Here are a couple of examples:

The interpreter searches for the class in the classpath, a list of directories and archive files where classes are stored. Well discuss the classpath in detail in the next section. The classpath can be specified either by an environment variable or with the command-line option -classpath. If both are present, the command-line option is used.

Alternately, the java command can be used to launch an executable Java archive (JAR) file:

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CHAPTER FIVE: Jerusalem and Hamburg: two congresses

Hans Reijzer Karnac Books ePub

Every other year psychoanalysts from the world over come together for the IPA Congress. These congresses are carefully prepared. The lectures are published before they are presented on the stage of the large auditorium. People meet one another in formal and informal working groups. In addition there is an extensive social programme. It is a festive reunion with colleagues, and people also network with friends and relations.

The place where the analysts get together tells us quite a bit about the expansion of their world. Until 1927, these events took place around Vienna and other places where the pioneers lived. They visited cities like Budapest, Munich, Bad Homburg, Berlin, and The Hague. In 1929 they went to Oxford, and for a long time the location remained in Europe, with Edinburgh as its farthest outpost. There were no congresses between 1938 and 1949, nor were there between 1913 and 1918. It was not until 1977 that they left Europe for a congress in Jerusalem. From 1987 on, the biennial congresses have taken place alternately in Europe and America.

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3. Key Features of the Council for Science and Society (CSS) Report 1988


Key Features of the Council for

Science and Society (CSS) Report



To put the current work in context, it is useful to review the scope and findings of the 1988 Council for Science and Society (CSS) report on animals in society, before considering the ways in which the figures may be updated, associated challenges and how the position of companion animals in society has developed (see later chapters). This was the first comprehensive evaluation of its kind to specifically consider companion animals in the UK. This report reflected on the extent and economic significance of the companion animal in society, as well as the benefits and problems that they bring.

The three main domains identified in the report were:

1. The extent and economic significance of the pet-keeping phenomenon.

2. The benefits of pet ownership.

3. The associated problems of pet ownership.

As we have noted already, the CSS report highlights the difficulty in distinguishing between the ‘pet’ and ‘working’ animal within some human– animal relationships. We retain the use of the term ‘pet’ in this chapter, in line with the original report.

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Matthew Tully Indiana University Press ePub



The final weeks of the school year raced by quickly. I spent my days trying to file a few final columns I’d been meaning to write while continuing to deal with the avalanche of a response that my column on Brent Jones had generated. But as the days grew warmer and longer and the last day of the school year approached, I knew the series was largely complete.

What an experience it had been. In this one building I had met many of the most interesting people I’d ever come across. I had watched dramatic everyday scenes unfold that would stick with me longer than any of the congressional debates or political conventions I’d covered. I had walked into the building back in August contemplating the conclusion of a career in newspapers that I’d first thought about pursuing when I was five. Now, as Manual students prepared for graduation day, I found myself more energized by the world of journalism than ever. I would be leaving this school with a stronger belief in the unique power of newspapers and the role they can play in their communities. I didn’t know what the future would bring, but I did know this school on the south side of Indianapolis had ultimately reminded me that there was nothing else I wanted to do for a living.

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5. Recovery

Gordon, James A. Rothstein Publishing PDF




There are three fundamental aspects of any organization which require attention in the postemergency period in order to resume something resembling normal operation: staff, facilities and service (technology and operations). Recovery will be facilitated much more readily and lead to speedier and predictable results if these elements are pre-planned. Staff will need special attention after a major emergency as will local government facilities and the services offered by staff at these locations.



Recovery is a rather ill defined aspect of Comprehensive Emergency Management.

As a concept, we know what recovery is, what it involves and when it should occur.

However, once the Emergency Program Coordinator starts to contemplate recovery and all it entails, it becomes a more difficult concept to define in clear terms.

Some authorities on emergency management state that recovery starts at impact – the time the emergency actually occurs – while others draw a clear distinction between response and recovery. In the latter conceptualization, recovery is not formally commenced until the response phase is “in-hand” or “under control.” Even these terms, in-hand and under control, lack precise definition: is the entire emergency under control or just parts or areas of it, have the flames only been knocked down or

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Chapter 13: Caring Economics: A Key to Health Care Reform

Riane Eisler and Teddie M. Potter Sigma Theta Tau International ePub

“We have to change our present economic systems if we, our children, and future generations are to survive and thrive.”

–Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations, 2007, p. 1

We are not used to thinking of caring and economics together. But what if we did? Would we see so much degradation and despoliation of people and nature, so much poverty and injustice, so much suffering and environmental destruction? Would the work of care continue to be devalued? These questions are especially relevant for the future of health care and the advancement of nursing to its rightful place in both preventing illness and healing. For this reason, even though economics has not traditionally been part of nursing education, we are proposing that it should be.

Learning about economics will help nurses understand health care finance so they can advocate for economic support of effective care models by pointing to how these can also be more cost-effective. We want all nurses to be equipped to understand the shortcomings of conventional economic thinking and become active participants in building a new economic system that recognizes the enormous value of the work of care.

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3. Installing and Managing Software on Debian-Based Systems

Carla Schroder O'Reilly Media ePub

Debian is known for being extremely stable and reliable, and for its excellent package manager/dependency resolver, apt. Installing a new application is this simple:

All dependencies will be automatically fetched and installed. Not only is apt a sophisticated, intelligent tool, but the official Debian software repositories maintain strict packaging standards. The official Debian repositories contain over 12,000 programs, more than any other platform.

dpkg is RPM’s Debian cousin, with an extra ability: dpkg also performs basic configurations. For example, when you install Postfix, dpkg will ask you for some basic system information, install startup files and configuration files, and fire it up.

Debian has three different releases: Stable, Testing, and Unstable. (There is also a fourth release for the adventurous, Experimental.) These are also known as Woody, Sarge, and Sid. Woody is extremely conservative. Packages are accepted into Woody only after extensive dependency testing and security patching. Sarge and Sid contain newer, less-tested releases. Security patches are swift for Woody and erratic for Sarge and Sid.

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8 Employees: Parts for a Machine or Moral Agents?

Stephen Young Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Comradeship and trust will emerge naturally
when discipline and high standards are enforced

—Eleventh Business Principle, Tao Zhu Gong,
Assistant to the Emperor of Yue, 500 B.C.E.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

—William Shakespeare, King Henry V, act IV, scene III

GIVEN NEARLY TWO HUNDRED YEARS of worker agitation over wages and working conditions, of high-profile political antagonism between labor and capital, employees are the most volatile stakeholder constituency for a corporation. We have been conditioned to think of labor relations in business and in industry as naturally adversarial, rooted in the most objectionable practice of brute capitalism—the sacrifice of worker interests on the altar of profit. As a result of this history, asking labor and management to work closely together can often be counterproductive.

Management-worker relations have been conceptualized in a long debate as a zero-sum competition for money: what one side gets, the other must lose. So, wringing more profits out of the business for its owners demands lowering wages for its workers.

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