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[19 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

If a person has something valuable, like money or jewelry, he or she would most likely put it in a safe or deposit it in the bank. Only a fool would stick it under a mattress and leave the doors unlocked. Yet this is the case with most computer users at home. They have valuable information, like bank accounts and social security numbers, stored on a personal computer without proper protection from theft or vandalism.  A person can protect his home computer from online threats by using software that provides …

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The Iraqi desert was hot in the spring and summer, cold in the fall and winter. I did not expect, however, how hot or cold it would get but with a little help of rain that was mixed in the coldness of November how my mortality would come into play as I experienced both sides of the extreme desert. These are the first of many memories as we crossed the border into an land unknown to me.  As the days went by in this war, the memories of my experiences …

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A Victorian style painting of a train station can tell a lot about the world during a specific time period such as what the people in this painting are doing, where they are going, and what they are thinking. I first came across this painting while taking a course in graphic design as we were discussing the Victorian era that week.  This painting can tell someone a lot about the past such as what is the clothing style of the social status of the …

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I am a military veteran of the Iraq War. I went into the war zone in November of 2003, eight months after the war started. After my tour in Iraq was over, I came back with bad memories and a bad back.  It took time for me to try to forget about the bad memories and I still think about those events from time to time.  With my bad back, it would take ten months of procedures and surgery to fix me up again.  This included the day I first …

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When I was asked to write something about why I wanted to go to college, I had  to think about it somewhat and the best explanation I could think of was to be able to expand my knowledge and then use the knowledge I would gain for everyday life and achieving my goals as well.  Like so many others, I thought college was a place where I would find out what I would do in the world. For instance, I could become a doctor, or a teacher, or a dentist …

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There are many important dates in our American history like the signing of our Declaration of Independence, the end of the American Civil War and even when Alaska and Hawaii became the last two states to enter our union.  These historic events would almost become forgotten as a new date would enter our American history and forever change the world and bring everyone into a new war.  The war on terrorism has brought many changes to the world, especially in America as the new generation of American’s began to replace …

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Smoking is possibly one the world’s oldest leisure activities and stress relievers since historians have dated the use of tobacco as early as the Mayan Empire (250-900 A.D) and it’s partial discovery by Columbus when he first landed on the new world. (Borio)  By early to mid 20th century, however, smoking cigarettes started showing its deceptive side to both smokers and non-smokers alike.  Although it would take years of research, thousands of reports and the constant battles between the courts and the tobacco, people were slowly beginning to know about …