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  • Cognitive Dissonance - 1,077 words
    ... earch paper. Either myself and/or my friends would be active participants in the persuasion process. The basic premise of the cognitive-dissonance theory is that when two pieces of information do not follow each other we will experience some form of psychological tension, which we will attempt to reduce in some way. Often times, according to Leon Festinger, people attempt to reduce cognitive dissonance whenever possible (Gleitman, 1983, p.12). I noticed many times that my friends were very interested in the topic of quitting their habit, and some at times took the issue personally. When people are personally involved with an issue, much like the use of tobacco, they are much more attenti ...
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  • Computer Animators - 1,360 words
    Computer Animators Computer Animators Animation as an art form has been around for almost one hundred years. From the earliest days of hand drawn cels, individual pictures strung together, to the complex rendering of 3-D virtual worlds, animation packs peoples' lives. Do you wonder how the computer-animated movies are made or want to become a computer animator? Computer Animation is a fast growing field. There are many different areas to of animation, computer animation is what this paper is about, history of animation and how it came to be and how to get there and what computer animators do for their job is what is in this paper. Animation was first developed in 1906 by Stuart Blackton, a y ...
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  • Hindenburg - 1,645 words
    Hindenburg outline Thesis: The Hindenburg has contributed to the history of aircraft as well as investigations. I. (opening paragraph) A. attention getter and relate it to Hindenburg B. thesis statement II. Airship development A. Count von Zeppelins first rigid airships B. Graf Zeppelin III. Paul von Hindenburg: The man that the famous airship was named after. A. childhood summary B. time in German army C. General Hindenburg D. President Hindenburg E. later years IV. The Hindenburg A. specifications B. appearances and travel time C. the explosion V. Explanations of the explosion A. hydrogen theory B. coated inner skin theory C. sabotage theory VI. conclusion A. Hindenburg, king of rigid airs ...
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  • Introduction - 1,076 words
    INTRODUCTION This report will strive to clearly discern the differences between the average home Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) and the recently developed Digital Video Disc (DVD) system. These two home entertainment components have very clear differences. It is important for consumers to carefully consider each of these concerns before deciding on the home entertainment component that is right for them. When considering the purchase of a home VCR or DVD system, consumers should carefully examine the varying costs of the two components. If cost is a concern, consumers should pay special attention to the purchase price of both systems, as well as the cost of movies and maintenance. A second co ...
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  • John Lennon - 418 words
    John Lennon "The Beatles," Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon changed the world of popular music forever. In 1969, the image of The Beatles was crumbling from within. But there was life after The Beatles demise for John Lennon. Lennon pursued his dreams of world peace with his wife Yoko Ono, from the breakup of The Beatles in 1970 (not "official" until 1975), until his murder in 1980. John Lennon began to release solo records. He recorded one of his most popular and influential solo songs, "Give Peace A Chance," from a bed in Montreal, where he was answering questions for reporters. Soon after, The Beatles recorded and released their last album, "Abbey Road," and d ...
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  • Nintendo - 1,147 words
    Nintendo Nintendo SEGA's Strategy SEGA's strategy is to become a world leader in video entertainment. Their strategic intent is to build an entertainment empire. To achieve this, SEGA has adopted a technology oriented strategic plan that focuses on acquiring and maintaining competitive advantages in fields such as multimedia, computer graphics, virtual reality, and high tech amusement theme parks. The research and development spending has been boosted to capture the market before the competitors. SEGA's strategy is characterized as first at all cost since the burn they took from Nintendo on the release of the 8-bit system. SEGA has competed in both the in-home and out of home video entertain ...
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  • Quasars And Active Galaxies - 1,270 words
    Quasars And Active Galaxies Amy A. Zeleznik Peter Anderson GSC 158 11 November 1999 Quasars and Active Galaxies The astronomical world is full of phenomena beyond the average person's imagination. The technical tools and analytical methods astronomers use are very complex. The enormous numbers and distances are mind boggling. Theories behind astronomical phenomena are based on yet another theory. In order to understand the concept of quasars and active galaxies, one must first have a feel for the astronomical numbers involved. Secondly, a basic knowledge of the tools of the trade, and finally, a working knowledge of astronomical jargon. Once there is a working knowledge of the aforementioned ...
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  • Simpsons - 2,074 words
    ... Land. In order that they will be able to find their car again they make a point of parking in the 'Itchy Lot'. The camera then zooms out to reveal what must be millions of cars parked in the huge 'Itchy Lot'. Were it not for this filmic technique the comedy would have been lost as we would have seen them park among a million other cars from the start . These film and televisual techniques lead us on to the intertextual and self references in The Simpsons. The show often makes references to other media in a number of ways. It can parody television programmes or more commonly films by actually taking a piece of a film and turning it into a part of an episode, or by having a show shown on ...
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  • The Antitrust Case Against Microsoft - 1,275 words
    ... I dont take the excuse that Microsoft has gained their popularity through illegal measures. They simply created products that the people liked, and the people bought them. On the other side of the issue, are the people who believe that Microsoft is indeed operating in a monopolistic manner and therefore, the government should intervene and split Microsoft up. Those who are under the assumption that Microsoft should indeed be split up, believe that they should either be split into two separate companies: one dealing with operating systems and the other dealing strictly with applications. The other group believes that the government should further split Microsoft up into three divisions: ...
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  • The Longest Shortcut - 1,207 words
    ... cyclopedia Britannica) They are as three times as all as the Statue of liberty. The gates weigh 700 tons and the chambers have 10 ton culverts to let the water in and out. Fifteen hundred motors are used to open and close the gates. All of the electricity is generated by the from the Damn on the Chagres. Cable cars pull ships through the locks using this same power source. Table 1 Construction Timeline 1534 1870 1889 1903 1905 1906 1907-1914 The Spanish first propose a survey of panama for canal purposes The French begin to build/dig the panama canal The French Pull out of Panama because of financial reasons The U.S signs a treat giving them rights to build The united States starts out w ...
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  • Title Of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Problem - 1,070 words
    Title of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Problem Grade Received on Report : 98 Software Piracy: A Worldwide Problem Software piracy is defined as the illegal copying of software for commercial or personal gain. Software companies have tried many methods to prevent piracy, with varying degrees of success. Several agencies like the Software Publishers Association and the Business Software Alliance have been formed to combat both worldwide and domestic piracy. Software piracy is an unresolved, worldwide problem, costing millions of dollars in lost revenue. Software companies have used many different copy protection schemes. The most annoying form of copy protection is the use of a key dis ...
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  • Video Games Effect On Heart - 1,369 words
    Video Games Effect On Heart In order to determine the effects of video games on the heart, we must look at several different things. First, we must determine which specific areas we want to investigate. Looking at increased heart rate and blood pressure, we need to determine the average maximum heart rate for the age group being tested. We must determine what factors can cause one's heart rate to increase, and we must look at the current studies in regard to the various social effects of video and other electronic games. The main way that we increase our heart rate is through exercise, and even then health care professionals recognize the importance of pacing yourself. In order to pace yours ...
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  • Video Games: Why The Gender Bias - 986 words
    Video Games: Why The Gender Bias? This Christmas, like millions of other parents, I bought my two children, a boy and a girl, a popular home video game system. I thought they could share it and when asked if this was OK with them, they replied, "Sure mom, that would be great." So, we planned on installing the little goody onto the TV in the family room, so that both kids would have an equal chance to play. So, "What then?" you may be asking is the problem. The problem arose when we went to shop for games for the system. They werent hard to find. They were in all the local toy stores and Walmart and Kmart too! But, there werent any for girls! I looked high and low and came up empty handed. Wh ...
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