• Year 2000 Computer Computers Government
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    Y 2 K Computer Virus: Disaster Waiting to Happen Back in the 1950's and 1960's, when computers were just begging to emerge, data storage space was expensive and in short supply. By today's standards even the largest of the mainframe computers had insignificant hard memory storage abilities. Computer programmers adopted a habit of using two digits (55, 56, 57, . ) in their programming codes to indicate the year, this is called COBOL. Programmers knew this practice might cause problems with the da...
  • Pesticides South America
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    Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it's affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests that can destroy crops. These toxins are being ingested by humans in the forms ...
  • Dreams And Dignity About A Rai
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    Dreams and Dignity The American Dream, although different for each one of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In the film A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family, who are black, all have a dream to better themselves and to have what all other American families want 3/4 a shot at the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by the hegemony and not to be marginalized into a lower social category. In an art...
  • Aphrodite Golden Apple
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    Bullfinch once said, Mythology is the handmaid of literature Yet, I disagree with this statement. Mythology is not subordinate to literature, but instead it reveals an important part of history. Through a greater understanding of mythology we can comprehend ancient cultures better. In Greek Mythology, Aphrodite was one of the most important goddesses of the Olympian pantheon (Dexter, 112). Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty. All the gods desired her, and she was irresistible when she w...
  • Legalization Of Marijuana 3
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    Speech on the Legalization of Marijuana Mary Jane. Herb. Buds. Chronic. Reefer. Ganja. Char as. Sens. Boom. Buddha. Dope. Weed. Pot. All of these names describe one thing: marijuana. Over the years, this plant has acquired many names and uses. At this time in the United States, marijuana is an illegal drug with numerous users and is widely available for a price. Many users speak of the benefits of smoking marijuana and want to get it legalized for that purpose. My name is Dr. -- -- and I am t...
  • Dreams And Dignity About A Raisin In The Sun
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    Dreams and Dignity The American Dream, although different for each one of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In the film A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family, who are black, all have a dream to better themselves and to have what all other American families want + a shot at the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by the hegemony and not to be marginalized into a lower social category. In an artic...
  • Illegal Drug Abuse Online Internet
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    Illegal Drug Abuse On the bus ride to school little Joey has to make a choice. Yesterday, on the bus Joey was offered a cigarette, not sure of what to say, he told the boys "maybe tomorrow." Well, it is tomorrow now and the boys are approaching him. What to do now Many children and also adults are faced with choices like these every day. Illegal and also legal substances are everywhere you look. The hardest thing is trying to avoid them. Everyone learns when they are young to "Just Say No," but...