Thursday, August 27, 2020

Shadows in Fifth Business :: Fifth Business

Shadows in Fifth Business  Rates that happen in one's youth will in general influence them perhaps for the remainder of the remainder of their life.â This applies to the novel Fifth Business and the characters Dunstan Ramsey and Boy Staunton.â Throughout the lives of these characters Dunstan lives in the shadow of Boy because of sentiments of blame and duty because of one winter evening in the town of Deptford.  As Boy and Dunny grew up together they were every others closest companions and furthermore most exceedingly awful adversaries, yet they were on basicallyâ equivalent terms in their silly preliminaries of life.â This stayed to be valid until that winter day in Deptford when Mrs. Dempster was hit with a snowball that was intended for Dunny.â Since that point in time Dunny, being the additionally mindful and aside from of duty regarding different people groups issues, of the two, has not satisfied standard with the life of Boy Staunton.  Ever since the snowball mishap Dunny has been engrossed by worryingâ over Mary Dempster, and now her child Paul.â At the age of sixteen the humble community of Deptford turns out to be a lot for Dunny to deal with so he chooses to drop out of auxiliary school andâ join the Army.â Dunny required an adjustment in his life, something to get his psyche off Mrs. Dempster and the blame he felt for her.â Leading up to his flight to the War he never truly observed quite a bit of Mary, principally on the grounds that Mr. Dempster instructed him to remain away, yet in addition on the grounds that each time him saw her he was unable to keep down sentiments of blame and remorse.â This pained Dunny, substantially more then he could ever let on.â On the other hand, Boy was doing as well as could be, because of the way that he realized that a great part of the obligation of Mary and Paul was safely on the shoulders of Dunny.â â Dunny realized this also yet it was past the point where it is possible to do much about it aside from leave.  While Dunny was away at war, Boy was all the while completing school and during the time spent taking Dunny's young lady while he was away.â Boy and Dunstan had been seeking Leola for their entire life up until when Dunny left.â This misfortune for Dunstan could have been maintained a strategic distance from if in reality he had notâ acknowledged duty regarding the snowball episode he wouldn't have needed to leave and accordingly could have kept Leola.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Got any threes

Got any threes The floor on which I live, Conner 2, has a large TV. A large broken TV. As such, yesterday evening found a large majority of the residents of Conner 2 sitting in the floor lounge, eating Hsin Hsin (a great restaurant right across the bridge in Boston), and talking. Thats right, talking, no smash brothers, no mariokart, no zombies, just talking. We talked and talked and talked and talked, until eventually, the subject turned towards, well, fish. One thing youll notice if/when you attend MIT is that e-mail mailing lists are the lifeblood of this place. Theyre kind of like the MIT equivalent of the Facebook group. Everybodys on a bajillion mailing lists and never bothers to take themselves off of any of them. One particularly interesting mailing list is called Reuse. Id say almost every student is on Reuse. The idea behind Reuse is that if you ever have something that you no longer want, you just set it out in the hall, put a sign on it that says Reuse (the sign is actually optional) and then e-mail this mailing list with an item description and a location. Said item is now free game and the first person to get to it gets to have it. Items range from the boring (old clothes, magazines, etc) to the awesome (couches, projectors, computers, hard drives, etc). While most students are on Reuse, I suspect that most of the actual claiming of goods is courtesy of East Campus. A random number, pulled out of thin air, is that 75% of Reuse fodder probably is in East Campus right now. Anywho, Reuse, the other day an awesome Reuse post got mailed out. It was as follows: Currently located outside the PDL (35-307) A 6 foot tall, 8 foot long fish with teeth made of metal and plastic. The plumbing for the water screen all still works. It has wheels for easy relocation but it would probably be good to bring a friend to move it. Also, it looks really cool. Take and post. Ill admit, Id seen this fish before. In fact, I know the guy who made it, so it made for a great story to tell everybody in the floor lounge while we ate our Chinese food. I regaled them with stories of how the massive fish had been built, how it was a beautiful work of art, how water flowed gracefully across its screen, but also how theyd built it in the hallway and nobody had been able to get it down from the third floor because it was too big to fit anywhere. After my fanciful bit of storytelling I realized that I simply couldnt describe the physical appearance of this fish in such a way as to convey how awesome it truly was, so it was time for a field trip. I asked if anybody wanted to go look at the fish and Rob 12, Brandon 12, and Dorothy 12 all jumped at the opportunity. We headed towards campus from the dorm and ran into Becky 12, another freshman on the floor. Hey Becky, want to go look at a big fish? Ok! We kept going and saw Sara 12, another Conner 2 freshman, coming towards us. Hey Sara, want to go look at a big fish? Ok! Our group of six now headed to building 35, walked up stairs, realized that maintenance had blocked off the hallway, walked downstairs, walked down a hall, walked upstairs, turned right, and then saw a giant fish. Everybodys reaction to this fish is generally the same. It involves a certain amount of swearing, shock, and disbelief. Take minute to relieve yourselves of these things and then we can continue on with our story. ***** Ok, so, we have this giant fish. THEN, OMG, IT ATE SARA! After admiring the fish we talked about why it was still there, how nobody could get it out. Thats when, and I cant remember exactly who, but, some genius freshman decided that itd be a good idea to take the fish back to the dorm. Erm, sure, why not, I guess we could carry it down these 5 flights of stairs, we have enough people. Thus begins the Move the giant metal, PVC, and wooden steampunked fish screen across the campus to the dorm adventure! We each grabbed a corner, lifted the fish, and started very carefully down the stairwell. We twisted and maneuvered the fish expertly. We took a short rest on a landing but then continued down the stairs and made it outside. Once outside we were a trip across the street and down dorm row away from getting to the dorm. We began. We got stuck. We continued. The crosswalk was too far away to get to, especially since there was construction on the sidewalk for quite a ways, so there was a spectacularly dangerous, exciting, illegal, and hilarious moment where we waited for a break in the traffic on Mass Ave and the pushed the fish as fast as we could right across the street, playing a very large, metallic, real-life mod of Frogger. We made it to the other side, started pushing the fish again, and right when we made it to dorm row the entire fish lurched forward and there was a sickening crunching noise. The front left wheel had sheared off. Not willing to give up, we hoisted the fish up and carried it the remaining distance back to the dorm. Once at the dorm we really had no idea what to do with it so we just set it on a bench outside the main door and ran up to our floor to tell everybody what wed done. People started filtering outside to observe and shortly we had a crowd of about a dozen Conner 2 residents all staring at a large fish, laughing, and trying to figure out what to do with it. Just as we were discussing hoisting it onto our roof deck with ropes our housemaster walks up, on her way back to the dorm from somewhere. She looks at us. Then she looks at the fish. Then she looks at us. What is this!? (Thats her with the red hair) Its a fish! Hey, um, where do you think we can put this so it doesnt get thrown away? Um, well, um. How about our floor, will it get taken? Well, probably not, but how would you get it there? The stairs! You could almost hear her brain working. She looked at the fish and visualized the stairs. Im not sure thats going to work . . . Sure it will! At this point our GRTs (Graduate Resident Tutors, graduate students that live on each floor) walked up. Hi Nathan! Hi Susan! Do you like our fish??? Yeah, its great! Some more conversation and then we decided it was time to get the fish inside, upstairs, and settled into its new home. The first flight of stairs was no issue because it was a normal, wide, long flight of stairs. Heres the fish after having successfully reached the top. Oh, thats Dan 11 hiding behind it. Next it was time to actually enter the dorm, which required the assistance of the ever-important Sam 11 and Megan 11, door holding extraordinaires. After getting the fish into the dorm we carried it over to the stairwell. Thats right, stairwell. Meaning circular, tight, and vertical. Not a happy environment for a 6x8 heavy metal fish. The following chunk of blog is going to be a mix between text and images, in stream-of-consciousness style: And with all the gracefulness of a large aluminum fish, it entered the stairwell. No, no, its stuck. Push it that way. No, the other I cant, wait, whats happening. Its tail is caught, try to shove it, watch out for the light! This is a bad idea you guys. Theres no way this is going to work. Its going to work. Whats going on out . . . HOLY SH**! WHERED YOU GET THAT FISH!? Wait, what? Push it that way! Tail down and towards the wall, head up, but avoid the light. Careful Dan! Where did this come from? Snively found it. Snively! Hey, did you guys ever figure out how to . . . oh dear. *thumbs up!* Its been 20 minutes, can we take a break? But wed drop the fish! DONT DROP THE FISH! Nothing to see here, nothing to see here, just, you know, dont go into the stairwell. In the end we ended up retreating from the stairwell, taking the fish off of its wooden frame, and then taking it upstairs. It now lives happily in our elevator alcove, greeting everybody who comes to visit. An that, my friends, is the story of the big fish.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Should Animals Be Placed On Animal Testing - 1513 Words

The only law that has been created to regulate animal treatment is the Animal Welfare Act, according to InfoBase learning, â€Å"the law does not, however, ban the infliction of pain on animal subjects outright. Additionally, the Animal Welfare Act covers only dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs. It does not cover mice, rats, or birds.† While this law does set restrictions on animal testing, it does not cover all species used for research. Through this act, select animals are provided minimal protection, while the other animals are excluded. The animals that do receive the protection are still mistreated and abused, while the animals that are unaffected by the law are still being mistreated, to a greater degree. The animals deserve much better treatment and unfortunately have no control over whether or not they will be tested on. Because of the problems surrounding animal experimentation, limitations should be placed on animal testing because of ethical st andards, unreliability, and existing alternative methods. Imagine Max, a helpless dog, is going to get tested today, however not with the usual sort of tests we go in for. Instead, Max will be used as an experiment, an examination to see how his body will react to pesticides. There is no guarantee that Max will live through this trial. This is the case for many dogs in laboratories across the U.S., is it ethical? Many will agree that if Max was a human, things would be very different in the face ofShow MoreRelatedAnimal Testing Should Not Be Banned1077 Words   |  5 Pages Did you know that in the United States alone 26 million animals are used in testing each year? 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Cosmetic companies all over the world endanger the lives of animals to test toxicity and irritation of products.Read MoreAnimal Experimentation Should Be Eliminated1656 Words   |  7 Pagesabuse animals in medical research? People’s opinions on this topic will vary but as strong as an opinion can be, there is more to it than just that. After reading a lot of different articles on animal testing, it has not been as beneficial to humans as we think. People misunderstand the cruelty and torture animals are put through in their lives, and are unaware or just simply don’t understand the procedures and techniques that they endure. Animal experimentation should be eliminated. Animal testingRead MoreAnimal Testing in Cosmetics Essay1033 Words   |  5 Pagesinvolve the use of harmless animals. 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Thursday, May 14, 2020

100 Persuasive Essay Topics

Persuasive  essays are a bit like argument essays and persuasive speeches, but they tend to be a little kinder and gentler. Argument essays require you to discuss and to attack an alternate view, while persuasive essays are attempts to convince the reader that you have a believable argument. In other words, you are an advocate, not an adversary. A Persuasive Essay Has 3 Components Introduction: This is the opening paragraph of your essay. It contains the hook, which is used to grab the readers attention, and the thesis, or argument, which youll explain in the next section.Body: This is the heart of your essay, usually three to five paragraphs in length. Each paragraph examines one theme or issue used to support your thesis.Conclusion: This is the final paragraph of your essay. In it, youll sum up the main points of the body and connect them to your thesis. Persuasive essays often use the conclusion as a last appeal to the audience. Learning how to write a persuasive essay is an essential skill that people use every day in fields from business to law to media and entertainment. English students can begin writing a persuasive essay at any skill level. Youre sure to find a sample topic or two from the list of 100 persuasive essays below, sorted by degree of difficulty. 1:53 Watch Now: 12 Ideas for Great Persuasive Essay Topics Beginner Kids should get paid for good grades.Students should have less homework.Snow days are great for family  time.Penmanship is important.Short hair is better than long hair.We should all grow our own vegetables.We need more holidays.Aliens probably exist.Gym class is more important than music class.Kids should be able to vote.Kids should get paid for extra activities like sports.School should take place in the evenings.Country life is better than city life.City life is better than country life.We can change the world.Skateboard helmets should be mandatory.We should provide food for the poor.Children should be paid for doing chores.We should populate the moon.Dogs make better pets than cats. Intermediate The government should impose household trash limits.Nuclear weapons are an effective deterrent against foreign attack.Teens should be required to take parenting classes.We should teach etiquette in schools.School uniform laws are unconstitutional.All students should wear uniforms.Too much money is a bad thing.High schools should offer specialized degrees in arts or sciences.Magazine advertisements send unhealthy signals to young women.Robocalling should be outlawed.Age 12 is too young to babysit.Children should be required to read more.All students should be given the opportunity to study abroad.Yearly driving tests should be mandatory past age 65.Cell phones should never be used while driving.All schools should implement bullying awareness programs.Bullies should be kicked out of school.Parents of bullies should have to pay a fine.The school year should be longer.School days should start later.Teens should be able to choose their bedtime.There should be a mandatory entrance exam for high school.Public transit should be privatized.We should allow pets in school.The voting age should be lowered to 16.Beauty contests are bad for body image.Every American should learn to speak Spanish.Every immigrant should learn to speak English.Video games can be educational.College athletes should be paid for their services.We need a military draft.Professional sports should eliminate cheerleaders.Teens should be able to start driving at 14 instead of 16.Year-round school is a bad idea.High school campuses should be guarded by police officers.The legal drinking age should be lowered to 19.Kids under 15 shouldnt have Facebook pages.Standardized testing should be eliminated.Teachers should be paid more.There should be one world currency. Advanced Domestic surveillance without a warrant should be legal.Letter grades should be replaced with a pass or fail.Every family should have a natural disaster survival plan.Parents should talk to kids about drugs at a young age.Racial slurs should be illegal.Gun ownership should be tightly regulated.Puerto Rico should be granted statehood.People should go to jail when they abandon their pets.Free speech should have limitations.Members of Congress should be subject to term limits.Recycling should be mandatory for everyone.High-speed internet access should be regulated like a public utility.Yearly driving tests should be mandatory for the first five years after getting a license.Recreational marijuana should be made legal nationwide.Legal marijuana should be taxed and regulated like tobacco or alcohol.Child support dodgers should go to jail.Students should be allowed to pray in school.All Americans have a constitutional right to health care.Internet access should be free for everyone.Social Security should be privatized.Pregnant couples should receive parenting lessons.We shouldnt use products made from animals.Celebrities should have more privacy rights.Professional football is too violent and should be banned.We need better sex education in schools.School testing is not effective.The United States should build a border wall with Mexico and with Canada.Life is better than it was 50 years ago.Eating meat is unethical.A vegan diet is the only diet people should follow.Medical testing on animals should be illegal.The Electoral College is outdated.Medical testing on animals is necessary.Public safety is more important than an individuals right to privacy.Single-sex colleges provide a better education.Books should never be banned.Violent video games can cause people to act violently in real life.Freedom of religion has limitations.Nuclear power should be illegal.Climate change should be the presidents primary political concern. Sources Arizona State University Writing Center staff. Persuasive Essay Structure., June 2012.Collins, Jen, and Polak, Adam. Persuasive Essays.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Essay on AP Point of View - 656 Words

Point of view is a very important element of literature. In the book Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing point of view is described as, â€Å"the vantage point from which events are presented† (Kirszner and Mandell 300). The point of view of a story is simply the view of whoever’s telling it. Kirszner and Mandell inform readers that if the narrator can enter all the characters’ minds and always knows what is going on, then he is omniscient (303). Kirszner and Mandell also tell readers that if a narrator can only enter one character’s mind, then he is a limited omniscient narrator (304). Point of view plays an important role in the effectiveness of a story. By analyzing John Updike’s â€Å"AP† one can observe how point of view is used to develop†¦show more content†¦He rants, â€Å"We want you decently dressed when you come in here† (Updike 227). However, the definition of decency changes overtime. Sammy cannot tell readers w hat it is, but he could give readers his opinion of how the girls were treated. He feels they were treated unjustly. The theme of the story is pretty simple, nothing is set in stone. Readers get to see this theme outlined when the girls walk in the store dressed against the norm. Additionally, neither the reader nor the manager expected Sammy to quit his job. His job was important considering the time era. However, times do change. Everyone has a point in which they get fed up. These girls appear to be reminiscent of the hippie subculture. All the sexual overtone in Sammy’s thoughts are also reminiscent of the hippie culture. Overall, the story was better told by Sammy because he offered us the perspective of someone in the middle. Sammy’s perspective, while subjective in thought, was generally examining instead of asserting. John Updike’s â€Å"AP† was heavily affected by the element of point of view. Sammy’s view not only helped define other characters, but it helped define the theme as well. The fact that the narrator was not third person helped maintain the focus of the story. The story greatly benefitted from having a first person narrator. This is because the character of Sammy offered readers some middle ground. Readers weren’t able to take sides immediately. Instead, they were kind ofShow MoreRelatedDivergent by Veronica Roth Essay721 Words   |  3 Pagesthat develops the main idea. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cloud Computing Cloud Service Providers

Question: Discuss about the case study Cloud Computing for Cloud Service Providers. Answer: Introduction Cloud computing is defined as a model which enables ubiquitous, on- demand access of network for sharing a pool of configurable resources of computing. In this report, Amazon is selected as a cloud-computing provider (Collins, 2014). The content of the report comprises of list of computing providers, their models, and justification for selecting Amazon as cloud computing provider and comparison of services provided by Amazon with Bluemix. List of cloud computing providers and their models Serial No. Names of Cloud Service Providers Provided Services Models of Cloud service providers 1. Amazon Amazon Web services 1. 1.Platform as a Service 2. 2. Infrastructure as a Service 2. IBM 1. IBM Cloud 2. IBM Bluemix Services (, 2016) 1. PaaS (Platform as a Service) 2. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) 3. SaaS (Software as a service) 3. Google Google Compute Cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) 4. Microsoft Microsoft Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service) Justification for selecting Amazon Web Services There are several reasons behind selecting Amazon Web Services. The reasons are: Performance: The most well-known services provided by Amazon are EC2 and Amazon S3. The power of Performance of AWS is in the storage (Amazon Web Services, Inc., 2016). The reliability of Amazon web services is better than Bluemix. The application is helpful in randomly powering down a component in the environment of Cloud Computing. Security: For minimizing the effect of outages and for ensuring the robustness of the system it is geographically used. AWS uses an end-to-end approach in order to provide security and for hardening its infrastructure (Amazon Web Services, Inc., 2016). Virtual Amazon Private Cloud is provided by AWS, which is used for hosting the services on a network that is private. 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They specially develop a standard for the development for distribution. The SaaS model is used for gaining access to application software and databases. Cloud service offered under each model Cloud Service Models Amazon Web Services IBM Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) 1.Application services:- Message Queue Service (SQS) AppStream Elastic Transcoder Email Sending Service (Amazon Web Services, Inc., 2016). 1. Application Services: Data Cache Session cache WebSphere application server (, 2016) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 1. Compute services: EC2 (Virtual Servers in the Cloud) Lambda 2. Networking: VPC (Isolated Cloud Resources) Route 53 3. Storage: S3 (Scalable Storage in the Cloud) Storage Gateway Cloud Front 1. Networking: Virtual private network Content Delivery 2. Storage: Object storage (, 2014). Fig 1: Screenshot of services provided by IBM Bluemix Fig 2: Screenshot of services provided by Amazon Web Services Services offered for Smart Application Model Services offered for Smart Application Model Amazon Web Services IBM Bluemix Internet of Things Application AWS IoT IoT for electronics Internet of Things Platform Context Mapping (, 2014). Artificial Intelligent Application Amazon Cloud introduces the service of Artificial Intelligent Watson Services Introduces the service of Artificial Intelligent (, 2016). Platform Design Amazon web Services works on AWS platform (Amazon Web Services, Inc., 2016). IBM Bluemix uses Cloud Foundry for Platform Design. It offers various plugin like Bluemix tool to integrate Eclipse development (, 2016) Application Development Amazon API Gateway Amazon Cloud Search Amazon App Stream Data Cache Session cache WebSphere application server Deployment Process Cloud Formation Code Deploy Ops Works Virtual Machine Deployment Cost model Amazon web services provide a number of services including storage, database, computing and many more. All the facilities provided by the cloud service provider helps the organization in moving faster. Pricing for all the applications are different and they does not have complex dependencies or requirement of licensing. For example GPU instances require $ 2.6 per hour (Amazon Web Services, Inc., 2016). On the other hand IBM Bluemix also follows various pricing strategies. For example NodeJS cost $24.15 (, 2016). For language Ruby Sinatra, $ 175.35 is charged by IBM Bluemix to large enterprises. Application and Justification of Best Service provider IBM Bluemix is the best service provider. This is due to the following reasons: The most important advantage of IBM Bluemix is that if the runtime arent enough then one can build their own environment by using Dockers-Based Containers. The composable service approach of IBM Bluemix helps an individual in kicking the tiers of new technologies like services of Watson (, 2016). Virtual machine Deployment is used by IBM Bluemix that helps in controlling the entire stack of software (, 2014) IBM Bluemix support hybrid cloud strategy which is not supported by Amazon web services. Conclusion It is concluded that Bluemix is the best provider. Both Amazon Web Services and IBM Bluemix uses Platform based and infrastructure based cloud service models but the virtual machine deployment in Bluemix helps in controlling the entire stack of software. 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