The Chinese economy
Linda Yueh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, talks about the state of the Chinese Economy and the problems China's steady rise presents for other developing countries.

12.1 Introduction

Data must be stored somewhere when it is not being manipulated. Modern ICT systems require increasingly large amounts of data to be stored for later use, and it is important that the data can be accessed quickly. Data may be stored on the stand-alone computer's hard disk in the form of files.

You may want to move files from one stand-alone computer to another. In addition, you may want to move files from a device, such as a digital camera, to a computer. These activities require some fo
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Historical Interactions between Science and Religion part two
Talk given by Prof. Colin Russell as part of short course 1
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4.2.1 First computer (your computer)

In the block diagram, the computer receives data from the user and sends it into the network. It will manipulate and also store and retrieve data.

If you send a message to a FirstClass conference, your computer receives the message from you as data via the keyboard. The computer manipulates the data into a form that can be sent into the network, in this case the internet via your internet service provider (ISP). Your computer will also store or retrieve relevant data, such as details of
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1.1.1 The horizontal and vertical axes

The total costs depend on the output, so the output is the ‘independent variable’ and the total costs are the ‘dependent variable’. When there is a dependence of this kind, the independent variable is plotted on the horizontal axis, which is also called the x axis. In the graph, output has been plotted on the horizontal axis. The dependent variable is plotted on the vertical axis, also called the y axis. The total costs have been plotted on the vertical axis.


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10.2 Ports

On the outside of a computer you will see a number of connection points that look like sockets. These sockets are known as ports and they provide connections between the computer and external devices such as a digital camera or printer. Ports control the flow of data between the computer and these devices, ensuring that data is sent and received quickly and reliably.

Modern ICT devices require increasingly large amounts of data to be sent between the computer and the devices. The
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Wim Wenders: Interview with MoMA Film
Wim Wenders is one of postwar Germany’s most accomplished and influential filmmakers. On the eve of a recent retrospective at MoMA Film, Wenders speaks with curator Josh Siegel on two of his earliest, and newly restored, films: "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick" and "Alice in the Cities."
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Introduction

This Unit is designed to provide you with a basic framework for understanding operations management and its organisational and managerial context. It begins with a brief history of the changing nature of operations in a manufacturing context, but emphasises that the operations function is significant in all types of organisation, whether they produce goods or provide services, and whether they are in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

This Unit presents a process model of operati
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7.4 Actividad

Actividad 7.4a

You are now in a new city and want to find out about different things. Listen to the audio clip and do the exercise.

Escuche y pregunte.

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Java1466 Animated Sea Worms
R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Baldwin wraps up his series of lessons on animation. He has shown you how to use Java to write programs that produce smooth animation of the sprite animation and frame animation varieties. It's […]

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This unit draws attention to the value of a sociocultural understanding of spoken language in the processes of teaching and learning. It focuses upon how language can be used for persuasion, control and argument, and how dialogue can act as an aid to development. Along with some background reading and activities this unit offers opportunities for the evaluation of some selected classroom talk.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Language and literacy in a
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Importing photos from a digital camera
Learn how to use the Organizer to download images from your digital camera and import them into your catalog in one efficient step.
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6.1 Networks

Next I'll be looking more closely at the 'network' block in Figure 8, and in particular at the links that must be present before communication can take place. I'll introduce you to just a few of the forms that these links can take; links may be physical ones, such as cables, or they may
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Online passport status

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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References

Durodié, B. (2002, April 12). ‘Why I think a dialogue with the public will undermine science’, The Times Higher Education Supplement, p. 16.
Gibbons, M. (1999). Science’s new social contract with society, Nature, 402 (Supp.), pp. C81-84.
Holliman, R. (2005). ‘An introduction to communicating science’. STM895 Postgraduate skills in science, technolog
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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
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2.4 The body's different components

Looking at the body this way means thinking about things as small as atoms and molecules, and as large as whole body parts. This allows us to think about how everything works at an appropriate level. If we want to understand breathing, for example, we need to think about tiny things such as the oxygen molecules that are absorbed in the body. Similarly, if we want to understand eating, we have to think of complicated internal structures such as the stomach. If we want to understand how the bod
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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from The professional certificate in management (B615) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

In this session we look at the first stage of ma
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6 Conclusion

Here is a summary of the main learning points from this course:

  • The vast majority of people only become donors by being asked.

  • Acknowledging your own feelings about asking is an important step in becoming confident in this key skill.

  • A behavioural approach to asking concentrates on analysing and performing a sequence of activity: choosing the moment, setting the participants at ease, establishing mutuality, explanatio
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References

Alley, R. B. (2000) The Two Mile Time Machine, Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Arnakak, J. (2000) ‘What is Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit?’, Nu
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