Hacking is the act of penetrating a closed computer system for the knowledge and information that is contained within. Through the study of technology and computers a hacker can open his mind and expand his knowledge. Hacking is intended to free information and expand minds, not to be destructive nor for material gain. Although there is always some debate because of how the term hacker has been both glorified and undermined by common media, but most will say that those who destroy data, hack for money or with illegal intent should be referred to as crackers, not hackers. Everyone has to start somewhere, and since hacking will continue to grow and transform as technology progresses, there will always be newcomers. Due to the increased media publicity about hackers, the underground, and the Internet, the flood of beginners has increased incredibly. But, there is no simple answer to this question. The best way to start, and continue, building your knowledge base is to read up on material that interests you. Try locating everything you can, on and offline, about hacking, computers, programming, cellular phones, whatever interests you. Then read it, study it, and understand it. Reading is the key to learning your new craft, and there are tons of text files available that will get you started on your attack into the world of hacking and the computer underground. Simply read everything you can get your hands on. Learn about the Internet and the various services available through it (such as WWW, FTP, IRC, Telnet, etc.). You must try to learn on your own. Don't go clicking the first email link you see and then asking every question you can think of. Hacking is about learning and finding out things for yourself, you will not be spoon fed information, you must go out...
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There is no universally accepted definition of eBusiness. It embraces all aspects of buying and selling products and services over a network. The essential characteristics of eBusiness are that the dealings between two parties, be it business to consumer or business to business, are online transactions, and that the key commodity being traded is information. In effect, we see eBusiness as the gateway to a deal - it is a transaction that may, but doesn't necessarily have to, lead to the delivery of a physical product. There are several commonly used names for eBusiness, the most popular being eCommerce and eTrade. Some of the more academic treatises attempt to distinguish the terms (for instance, eCommerce is sometimes limited to the buying and selling of goods and the flows of associated information and funds; eTrade can be viewed as covering only supplier to supplier transactions). Whichever term is used there is a clear differentiation between the 'e' and the 'business', 'commerce' or 'trading'. The former is a question of technical capability, the latter the way in which that capability is applied. Put them together and you end up with something more than the sum of their combined parts. New possibilities and requirements emerge. Therefore, the focus of the emerging world of eBusiness will be on:
- Technical aspects-the hardware, software and networks that are needed to connect a community of interest and allow them to share information. This also covers the design and presentation of that information. An important part of eBusiness technology is the specialised software used for payments (billing, charging, invoicing, account management), security (authorisation, authentication, privacy, data integrity and audit) and service support (problem management, configuration control and order handling).
- Business model - how businesses interwork, and how this influences the way in which they are established and the way in which...
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Abortion is a way to end pregnancy. Sometimes, an embryo or fetus stops developing and the body expels it. This is called spontaneous abortion or "miscarriage." A woman can also choose to end a pregnancy. This is called induced abortion. There are two ways it can be done ¡X surgical and medical. Who chooses abortion? The chances are high that a woman will have more than one unplanned pregnancy in the course of her lifetime. Nearly half of all women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old (NAF, p.26). About five million women in the U.S. become pregnant every year. Half of those pregnancies are unintended. And 1.2 million end in abortion. The most common reasons a woman chooses abortion are - She is not ready to become a parent. - She cannot afford a baby. - She doesn't want to be a single parent. - She doesn't want anyone to know she has had sex or is pregnant. - She is too young or too immature to have a child. - She has all the children she wants. - Her husband, partner, or parent wants her to have an abortion. - She or the fetus has a health problem. - She was a victim of rape or incest. Can anyone help me decide if abortion is right for me? Most women look to their husbands, partners, families, health care providers, clergy or someone else they trust for support as they make their decision. Specially trained counselors at women's health clinics can talk to you in private. You may bring someone with you. You will discuss your options ¡X adoption, parenting, and abortion. Your counselor will try to make sure that no one is pressuring you to have an abortion. Does my partner or a parent need to know? Many women go to the clinic with their partners. However, you don't have...
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The history of credit and banking goes back much further than the history of coins. Nevertheless the story of the origins of money goes back even further still. What is Money? At first sight the answer to this question seems obvious; the man or woman in the street would agree on coins and banknotes, but would they accept them from any country? What about cheques? They would probably be less willing to accept them than their own country's coins and notes but bank money (i.e. anything for which you can write a cheque) actually accounts for by far the greatest proportion by value of the total supply of money. What about I.O.U.s (I owe you), credit cards and gold? The gold standard belongs to history but even today in many rich people in different parts of the world would rather keep some of their wealth in the form of gold than in official, inflation-prone currencies. The attractiveness of gold, from an aesthetic point of view, and its resistance to corrosion are two of the properties which led to its use for monetary transactions for thousands of years. In complete contrast, a form of money with virtually no tangible properties whatsoever - electronic money - seems set to gain rapidly in popularity. All sorts of things have been used as money at different times in different places. The alphabetical list below, taken from page 27 of A History of Money by Glyn Davies, includes but a minute proportion of the enormous variety of primitive moneys, and none of the modern forms. Amber, beads, cowries, drums, eggs, feathers, gongs, hoes, ivory, jade, kettles, leather, mats, nails, oxen, pigs, quartz, rice, salt, thimbles, umiacs, vodka, wampum, yarns, and zappozats (decorated axes). It is almost impossible to define money in terms of its physical form or properties since these...
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Why is the American Dream today so different then from a long time ago? The American Dream back in the late twenty's and the early thirty's were basically money with the great depression going on. With that happening the American Dream to everyone was a nightmare. To them, once the land of opportunity was now the land of desperation. The people asked the maxims on what they based their life's on. Their life's were democracy, capitalism, and individuals. Between 1929 and 1932 the income between the average American family was reduced by forty percent from $2,300 to $1,500. Survival became the key word. The institutions, attitudes, lifestyles changed in this decade but democracy prevailed. Democracies suck as Germany and Italy fell to dictatorships, but the United States and its constitution survived. Later on in 1963 there was a man named Martin Luther King Jr. His dream was for all people of the black race to have freedom and there security of justice. He wanted somehow this situation can and will be changed, his speech changed everything. From people sitting in the back of the bus or not riding at all or from have drinking fountains or using the same bathrooms Martin wanted to end that. Later on after his speech The people from the black race were later on equal and treated the same as the whites were. Its just too bad that Martin couldn't see his dream like most of us do but he would be happy to know that his dream came true. The American Dream to me has changed now. Back then the American dream was basically the same to everyone. Now everybody has a different American Dream one could be to live a happy life with a family and kids or another could be they just want to be...
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Describe travel or living experiences in other countries? I have had the good fortune to travel to many countries around the world. I have gone to India, Russia, Australia, all around Europe twice, Indonesia, china, Japan, South Africa, and many more amazing countries. Because of my travel experiences I have been able to learn and speak six languages fluently, and adapt to many different living experiences. I have roamed the jungles of India, and slept with the animals in Africa. I have swum with the sharks in Australia, and was eaten by a hungry lizard in Indonesia. I have met with the tribes and mountain people of Nepal, and froze in the land called Russia. I have sweated half my body in Saudi Arabia, and have gone surfing on one of Japan's famous tsunamis. I have skied on the Alps, and snowboarded down New Zealand, but the one memory that will always be embedded in my mind is the HIV ward in Calcutta, India. "Hum ab yahaan se chalet hein" meaning "we will go to the HIV ward now" spoken by a tiny Sikh woman dressed in a crisp white nurses uniform, complete with a little hat perched on top of her overly styled white hair, I looked down at the nurse, somewhat shocked. I did not know or expect to be permitted into this gruesome reality. When I first entered the room I glanced at the peeling white walls, mold formations prospering in the damp corners, and than I saw thing, but not the people. I saw high metal beds, IV drops, and a rasping respirator impacting me from every angle. During this brief visit I walked over to a young woman, she was perhaps no older than myself, but her face was startlingly pale, contrasted against the dark skin of her arms....
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Johnson Scathingly Dismissed Gullivers Travels as a Story about “Little People and Big People”; In Your View, What is it About?Arts
"One of the greatest triumphs that the human soul has ever achieved" T.S.Eliot, 1923, (speaking of the fourth voyage) "A satire on the four aspects of man: the physical, the political, the intellectual and the moral............It is also a brilliant parody of travel literature; and is at once science fiction and a witty parody of science fiction. It expresses savage indignation at the follies, vices, and stupidities of men, and everywhere implicit in the book as a whole is an awareness of mans tragic insufficiency. But at the same time it is a great comic masterpiece" Samuel Holt Monk "unconvincing and unpopular with all but the professional misanthrope" William A. Eddy, 1923 Gullivers Travels elicits as many responses as there are readers of it. Indeed, the commentary already available makes adding to it a daunting task. However, some solace can be found in the fact that this piece of work seems inexhaustible, with each new age offering different perspectives. I must confess to thinking that due to the seemingly simple question to this essay that I would not experience too many difficulties, to this I have been proven very wrong. I, like many others before me underestimated the complexities of Gulliver's Travels leaving me initially unable to decide what it was about. There are so many themes running through this piece of work that it seems impossible say definitively what it is about! Swift's voice is very evident throughout the book, indeed there are times when his presence is felt so strongly that unlike a lot of authors works, I feel it would be impossible to justly consider the question without exploring contextual and historical perspectives as well as trying to discover a little of Swift's attitudes and personality. In the case of Swift, distinguishing the literary work from the literary life of the author is a...
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"A portrait is a photograph that makes people attractive, to re-enforce their own views." Angus McBean "A portrait is a photograph the linked people in there own environment" Bill Brandt "A portrait is a photograph taken quickly with natural lighting." Jane Bown "A portrait is a photograph that tries to show the soul of a person" Yousuf Karsh (of Ottawa) "A portrait as a photograph of someone who knows there being photographed." Richard Avedon Guardian Newsroom Talk and Exhibition During our visit to the Guardian we met the picture editor Barry Lewis. During his talk he showed us a series of pictures of which one caught my eye and is the starting point for my project. The picture was of a small table propped against a wall. The wall had a collection of photographs and posters on it. There was also a mirror on the wall and in the mirror was the reflected image of an old lady. The image looked like just another one of the photographs on the wall. The picture worked for me because of the connection between the old lady and the memories in the pictures and posters on the wall. However Barry Lewis told us that when he arrived to take the picture he saw the mirror and some of the items on the wall, but to make his photograph work he had to add a number of pictures and posters to those that were already on the wall. The photograph was more carefully set up than I had expected....
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What is Argument? Everyday thousands of different people across the world encounter various conflicts, confrontations, and disputes. Every single individual situation is different from the other. All these people have one thing in common, and that is the use of argument to resolve the situation. From lawyers disputing a case, to kids disagreeing about a soccer game, we all have used argument at sometime or another. Unfortunately a lot of the time argument is misused. People use it to take advantage of others, or to hurt people. In order to explain or define argument one must first ask, just what is argument? Argument, as defined by Ziegelmueller and Kay, has two dimensions-inquiry and advocacy. First you must inquire proper beliefs and actions, everyone has their own set of morals and beliefs they hold on to. The advocacy aspect of argument is how you use communication and debate to explain and justify what you believe to others. Language and communication is vital. Without the ability to communicate your ideas and thoughts to others, argument would not be possible. Another important ingredient of argument is the concept of critical thinking. A critical thinker has the ability to not only apply their own knowledge, but also critique, and learn from others. When answering the question of what is argument, the question of where is argument arises. Wayne Brockriede provides answers in his essay, "Where is Argument". He simply states that it is among people, and by people, in changing forms potentially everywhere. He explains that argument will be found where people decide to view an activity as argument. Without the perception of argument by people, argument will cease to exist. Just as important as where argument can be found is the different types of perspective. In a type of follow-up article Professor Joseph Wenzel breaks down...
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What is art? Art is defined in the Oxford dictionary as "the product of something beautiful" (Oxford dictionary). There are two styles of art, art based purely on aesthetic reasons and art created for personal or social reasons, but can both these type's still be defined, as art? To understand and appreciate the artwork it is crucial that we understand the differences between the two reasons for creating aesthetic art and social art. "Art that makes a social comment has existed from the earliest times right through to the present. It is used to reflect personal and social views on important issues. It is important to appreciate and understand the differences between art created to explore social issues and art created for purely aesthetic reasons." Aesthetic art is defined in the dictionary as " the philosophy or theory of taste, or of the perception of the beautiful in the nature of art". It was first applied to the liberal arts or 'the science of perceptible beauty' by the German philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten in the 18th century. Aestheticism was a term that was applied to various forms of art that were deemed to be self sufficient and did not need to serve any ulterior purpose, whether moral, political or religious. The French philosopher Victor Cousin (late 18th early19th century) came up with the phrase "art for arts sake" which later became the catch phrase for aesthetic art. Aesthetic art became accepted as the form of art that was 'art for arts sake with no ulterior motive, religious, political, social or moral'. Michelangelo Buonarroti was one of the greatest artists of his time. He like many of the other artist's around his time was an artist who created art for aesthetic reasons. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, at Caprese, to Ludovico...
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