Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens , is an American business magnate and financier . Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management .
The word dragoon originally meant mounted infantry , who were trained in horse riding as well as infantry fighting skills . However, usage altered over time and during the 18th century, dragoons evolved into conventional light cavalry units and personnel. Dragoon regiments were established in most European armies during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Mounted infantry were soldiers who rode horses instead of marching, but fought on foot (in the modern era with muskets or rifles , but before that with spears, bows, or crossbows). The original dragoons were essentially mounted infantry. According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica , "Mounted rifles are half cavalry, mounted infantry merely specially mobile infantry." [ edit ] Pre-gunpowder The origins of mounted infantry go back to at least the beginnings of organised warfare.
Scroll lock (⤓ or ⇳) is a lock key (typically with an associated status light) on most IBM-compatible computer keyboards . The key is infrequently used, and therefore some newer Logitech [ 1 ] and laptop keyboards lack Scroll Lock altogether. The Scroll Lock key was meant to lock all scrolling techniques, and is a remnant from the original IBM PC keyboard , though it is not used by most modern-day software.
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead contained a selection of magical and religious texts known as spells. The spells are meant to help the dead progress through the many challenges in the Duat , or underworld, to the afterlife. Spells to protect the dead from harm are mixed with those ensuring the different parts of their being would be preserved, along with copies of religious myths and ritual texts, for instance at a funeral.
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee , OM , KBE , FRS , FREng , FRSA (born 8 June 1955), [ 1 ] also known as " TimBL, " is a British computer scientist , best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web . He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, [ 3 ] and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November. [ 4 ] Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation , and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). [ 5 ] He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), [ 6 ] and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence . [ 7 ] [ 8 ]
W3C's Semantic Web logo The Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by the international standards body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). [ 1 ] The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web . By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a "web of data". The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF). [ 2 ] According to the W3C, "The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries." [ 2 ] The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee , [ 3 ] the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (" W3C "), which oversees the development of proposed Semantic Web standards.
Arsène Lupin III ( ルパン三世 , Rupan Sansei ? ) (Pronounced luːpɨn or luˈpɑːn ) is a fictional character created by Monkey Punch as the protagonist for his manga series Lupin III , which debuted in Weekly Manga Action on August 10, 1967. According to its creator, Lupin is the grandson of Maurice Leblanc 's Arsène Lupin . He is acknowledged by virtually every law agency on earth as the world's number one thief.
The original Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack ( WEP ) is a collection of simply-designed 16-bit computer games for Windows . These games were somewhat unusual for the time, in that they would not run under MS-DOS . Many of the games (still compatible with Windows XP ) were later released in the Best of Windows Entertainment Pack . There were four Entertainment Packs in the original series. All games being 16-bit run on modern 32-bit versions of Windows but not on 64-bit Windows, except through a virtual machine.
Jokes in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) frequently included political characters (e.g. Erich Honecker ) and mundane life dealing with economic scarcity. [ edit ] Structure of jokes
Chip's Challenge is a top-down tile-based puzzle video game for several systems, including the hand-held Atari Lynx , Amiga , Commodore 64 , ZX Spectrum , [ 1 ] DOS , and Windows (included in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack and Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack ). It has also been ported to the TI-84+ calculator and the TI-89 Titanium. [ 2 ] The original game was designed and coded by Chuck Sommerville, who also designed about a third of the levels. [ 3 ] Most of the conversions from the Atari Lynx original to other formats were carried out by Images Software of Fareham . The premise of the game is that high-school nerd Chip McCallahan has met Melinda The Mental Marvel in the school science laboratory and must navigate through Melinda's "Clubhouse" (a series of increasingly difficult puzzles) in order to prove himself and gain membership to the very exclusive Bit Buster Club. Sommerville is also involved in a new puzzle game called Chuck's Challenge. [ 4 ] [ edit ] Gameplay
In multitasking computer operating systems , a daemon ( pron.: / ˈ d eɪ m ən / or / ˈ d iː m ən / ) [ 1 ] is a computer program that runs as a background process , rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user. Traditionally daemon names end with the letter d : for example, syslogd is the daemon that implements the system logging facility and sshd is a daemon that services incoming SSH connections. In a Unix environment, the parent process of a daemon is often, but not always, the init process. A daemon is usually created by a process forking a child process and then immediately exiting, thus causing init to adopt the child process. In addition, a daemon or the operating system typically must perform other operations, such as dissociating the process from any controlling terminal (tty).
The Tidewater accent , also known as Tidewater English , Tidewater Dialect or the Chesapeake Accent , is a specific dialect of Southern American English . While the dialect is said to have roots up and down the eastern seaboard, it is primarily concentrated in the southeastern part of Virginia , otherwise known as the Tidewater Region . This region consists of the Hampton Roads , parts of the Outer Banks of North Carolina , and parts of the eastern shore of Virginia , Maryland , and Southern Delaware . [ edit ] History This dialect of American English has evolved over a period of four hundred years from the English that was spoken by those who initially settled the area. Given that language is an entity that is constantly changing, [ 1 ] it is accurate to say that the English of the colonists was much different than any variety of English being spoken today.
The Great Vowel Shift was a major change in the pronunciation of the English language that took place in England between 1350 and 1700. [ 1 ] The Great Vowel Shift was first studied by Otto Jespersen (1860–1943), a Danish linguist and Anglicist , who coined the term. [ 2 ] Because English spelling was becoming standardised in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Great Vowel Shift is responsible for many of the peculiarities of English spelling. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Effect The main difference between the pronunciation of Middle English and Modern English is in the value of the long vowels , described as the Great Vowel Shift.
In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–whore complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. [ 1 ] First identified by Sigmund Freud , this psychological complex is said to develop in men who see women as either saintly Madonnas or debased prostitutes . Men with this complex desire a sexual partner who has been degraded (the whore) while they cannot desire the respected partner (the Madonna). [ 2 ] Freud wrote: "Where such men love they have no desire and where they desire they cannot love." [ 3 ] Clinical psychologist Uwe Hartmann, writing in 2009, stated that the complex "is still highly prevalent in today's patients". [ 2 ] In sexual politics the view of women as either Madonnas or whores limits women's sexual expression, offering two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity. [ 4 ] The duality implies that women must assume subservient roles, either as madonnas to be protected or as whores to be punished by men. [ 5 ]