On one natural way of understanding what it takes to be stupid, stupidity is productively contrasted with ignorance. The ignorant person lacks information, and so lacks strong opinions. The stupid person has strongly held false opinions, gotten as a result of lousy reasoning. In one sense, ignorance and stupidity are possibilities for me: other people, similar to me in relevant respects, can be both ignorant and stupid. I don’t take my cognitive faculties to be constructed in some special way that precludes either ignorance or stupidity. But there is also a sense in which ignorance, but not stupidity, is a possibility for me: Ican reasonably believe that I’m ignorant, but I can’t believe I'm stupid.
2.2.38 Referenda which do not affect the Constitution are called advisory referenda or plebiscites. Plebiscites are essentially public opinion polls. Plebiscites do not need to be conducted according to the rules set out in the Constitution for referenda and the results of a plebiscite are not binding. Individual states can also hold plebiscites in relation to matters of state law. 2.2.39 A constitutional referendum would be appropriate if the Commonwealth Parliament wished to expand the definition of the word ‘marriage’ in the Constitution to include same-sex marriage. Even so, amending the meaning of a word in the Constitution would not necessarily lead to the implementation of a Commonwealth law for same-sex marriage. Indeed, it would allow the Commonwealth to specifically legislate against same-sex marriage. A plebiscite would be a mechanism to gauge public support of a same-sex marriage law. However, it is a feature of the Australian democracy that parliamentarians are assumed to be aware of, and therefore representative of, the views of their constituents without the need to conduct compulsory national opinion surveys. The rarity of national plebiscites in Australia can be seen as illustrative of this. 84
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By never handing a card to anybody else, the chances of re-use of the information are largely cancelled. Only machines are aware of the actual data, and it can always be transported, and held, in an encrypted form. Card loss would probably involve terminal loss as well, and informing the operator of terminal and SIM loss would result in the SIM being "disconnected". This can be arranged to suspend all other activities on the smart card, thus securing the financial aspects from abuse. How long before it happens?
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In Ohio, businesses are not automatically liable if a customer is injured while on the premises. A store has a duty of ordinary care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition so that customers are not unnecessarily exposed to danger. There are a number of factors that courts will consider when a customer trips and falls in a store. Recently, the Second District Court of Appeals reconfirmed those factors in Miranda v. Meijer Stores Ltd. Partnership, Case No. 23334, C. A. 2nd App. Dist. (Dec. 18, 2009). There are basically three ways that a store can be found liable for a customer’s injury:
C: Yeah, that sounds great. I’m really excited to hear that universities are working closer with practitioners, which is in the classroom. I’m really excited to hear that. I think that’s an amazing model that I’m interested to follow. Now one of the things that you spoke about with that is you know, this university person or researcher comes in building this design and you talk about, in some of your presentations, about there actually being a dip in achievement in the beginning. Where we come in, and I could see if there was that achievement dip at the beginning of an implementation phase, where teachers might get a bit frustrated. They might work with all these high tower university people… ‘they don’t get, this isn’t working.’ But then as they kept with it, the achievement did actually go up. What were some of the things that you were able to do to try and keep the motivation up with these teachers to get through that implementation gap and perhaps some of their small level achievements so that overall in long term they were getting these higher level achievements with this new intervention or strategy or practice or what not?
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In developing our course, we also considered a third disposition that masters’ level teachers must “perceive themselves as members of the larger learning community.” Barth (2001) writes that continual student learning can only occur when teachers view themselves as part of a com- munity of learners. It is no longer acceptable for teachers to retreat into the comfort of isolation. Teachers must be encouraged to gain a greater perspective of the larger picture of an education- al setting. Heifetz and Linsky (2002) suggest that leaders must remove themselves from current positions long enough to gain a better perspec- tive. Lambert (2002) asserts that instructional leadership is everyone’s work including the whole school community. Additionally, when we encourage collaboration we build a sense of col- lective responsibility, improve school culture, and accomplish greater student achievement. For successful school improvement to occur, princi- pals must become facilitators who model shared governance and trust that teachers are learners who are prepared to accept more responsibility
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and the enlistment of expertise to ‘help policemen step out of the age of paper files, manual searches and unscientific manpower allocations’. ‘We cannot afford to fear analysis, planning techniques or technology’, he concluded, ‘we must encourage and utilise them.’ 43 Lindsay’s six-page white paper on crime, “Operation Safe City”, made expertise and its ability to resolve crime major themes: ‘At this time in the destiny of our city, all of man’s creative genius – the genius which has reached to the stars and the bottom of the oceans – must now be harnessed to battle crime in the streets’, Lindsay wrote. ‘I am supremely confident that we can win that battle.’ Revealing that ‘experts have long recognised that automobile police patrol increases efficiency, coverage and effectiveness’, he promised increased mobile patrols and new computer systems for predicting crime patterns. 44 And speaking in October in
Algorithmic steganography often uses as support audio or video files, speculating the imperfections of the human sense organs. The files hiding information will continue to perform their mission: the image will be able to be seen normally, the music will be listened normally, the documents will be read normally. Somebody who does not know in advance that these files dissimulate supple- mentary information, will not realize it even after using these files. The advantage of steganography as compared to cryptography is that the hidden message does not draw attention towards itself. Taking into account the advan- tages of steganography in classical informatics, and start- ing from the premise that a classical color image can be seen as a register of ”color” qutrits in quantum infor- matics, this work has as purpose to expand the field of applicability of the steganography from the classical in- formatics to the quantum one.
longer drove a car, but rode, enjoying especially the sharp turns of the Genova-Serravalle and San Gimignano roads, a brand-new, three-cylinder, two- stroke Kawasaki, up to and over 15,000 rpm, a real Cagniard de La Tour siren. . I later learned that it was called “the human coffin”, but that is not what happened to me: while I was riding at about 245 km/h in the vicinity of the Monteriggioni straight stretch on the Siena-Florence, the engine seized. I wasn’t fast enough to disengage the clutch and was shot forward, rolling on the clearway. Sand entered through my skin into all my joints down to the bone, even though none broke. I fainted only when I was taken back to my lodging, in a tower along the town walls, where a radiologist colleague also lived. Actually she was driving in the opposite direction when, as I fell, my bike pushed me into the opposite lane, and she nearly run me over. She then drove me to my lodgings, put me in the shower and left, and there I fainted. But worse was to come, since when she dressed my wounds with penicillin- medicated gauze I developed an allergy in little more than a week and one night, when I was alone again, I woke up breathing heavily and realized that I had acute Quincke's edema, close to choking. I managed to drag myself down to the central pharmacy, where the chemist on duty saved my life by injecting just antihistamines, no cortisone and/or adrenaline. All this happened while my family was at the seaside in Sestri Levante: I told them that I was busy and would join them in two more weeks. Work was obsessing and took up all my time. One day I got a call from my brother in Turin: “Today I noticed that Dad talks and discusses everything correctly, but doesn’t realize that there is a word he can't say, which he drops systematically; moreover, he does multiplications and divisions correctly, but miscalculates simple sums by millions”. I called Dad, who greeted me cheerfully. I said “I’m coming over, on my bike”. Talking about this and that, we went together up to the fourth floor of the Neurological clinic of Molinette hospital, where he was examined by two acquaintances Bergamini and Schiffer, who were puzzled but didn’t find any additional deficits. I accompanied him down to the basement and was there during his cerebral arteriography: as soon as the iodinated agent spread he gave a sort of start and lost consciousness, never to regain it. My poor Dad, lost at 63 years of age. His brain was completely riddled and was immediately considered inoperable by Maspes, a Milan neurosurgeon, and by a luminary in Zurich. All we could do was to place him, at home, into the care of my contemporary, the ECG specialist Riccio, who a few days after I had
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to animate them in my work. I decided to elaborate on the idea of removing the “pursuit of life” from the representations in my work. The most interesting subject for this concept seemed to be a human portrait. My aunt taught history and the theory of Marxism- Leninism. She had great stamina, which drove her through her life and resulted in a vivid sparkle in her eyes. I painted a large-scale portrait of my aunt while removing that spark (Fig. 9). To do this, I omitted the representation of pupils from her eyes. I depicted the rest of her face with inconsistent brushstrokes; the paint was translucent enough to expose the surface beneath it. It seemed that the whole image was ready to disintegrate into pieces or to dissolve into a grey mass. These portraits - the lizard and my aunt, though different in subject - seemed very much alike. The visual and physical combination and transformation of one into another and back seemed highly possible. The represented subjects didn’t contain energy within themselves, but the technique celebrated painting’s ability to simulate extraction of energy. It possessed energy to extract an appearance of energy. Energy brought the idea of using food as a concept in my work.
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Hospitals, like airports and casinos, make me feel alive. In casino's people have an electric charge about them; they have a hope in them that something great might happen at any moment. In airports, people are reunited with those who have been away; they think that because someone is home now, things will be better. And people, at least the ones who don't work in hospitals, generally interact with each other at crucial points in their lives—births, deaths, near-deaths of their own or someone they care deeply for. People have come to this place for some physical intervention into the way the body is currently operating. Shared eye-contact in the waiting room with those who wait around me brings with it a camaraderie. The looks I get express and expect both sympathy and guilt. Did your teenage daughter get hit by a drunk driver or did your father eat too many chicken fried steaks after the doctor told him not to? There is a solemn quiet in the waiting room. If the uneducated-looking family in the corner gets loud, even laughs, everyone else in the room exchanges glances again, either to say "It must be nice to be happy," or "Out of respect for why we're all here, someone needs to shut them up." I wonder what people think I'm doing here, alone, reading my book. Am I the dedicated son of an ailing mother? Or the only friend the guy who overdosed over the weekend has left?
Evaluation and research can help measure the impact, continuous outcomes, and efficiency of a community’s CIT program. More specifically, it may help to identify whether the program is achieving its objectives and should be an ongoing part of CIT. Outcome research has shown CIT to be effective in developing positive perceptions and increased confidence among police officers; providing very efficient crisis response times; increasing jail diversion among those with a mental illness; improving the likelihood of treatment continuity with community-based providers; and impacting psychiatric symptomatology for those suffering from a serious mental illness, as well as substance abuse disorders. This was all accomplished while significantly decreasing police officer injury rates. The following components are being studied within CIT, some currently and others in the planning stages of evaluation.