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In Greek mythology, Aegyptus or Ægyptus was a legendary king of ancient Egypt. He was a descendant of the princess Io through his father Belus, of the river-god Nilus through Achiroe, his mother. Aegyptos was the son of a naiad daughter of Nile, he was the twin brother of Danaus, king of Libya while Euripides adds two others, king of Ethiopia and Phineus, betrothed of Andromeda. He may be the same or different from another Aegyptus, called the son of Zeus and Thebe. Aegyptus fathered 50 sons by different women: six of whom by a woman of royal blood called Argyphia. According to Hippostratus, Aegyptus had these progeny by a single woman called Eurryroe, daughter of Nilus. In some accounts, Aegyptus consorted with Isaie while Danaus married Melia, these two women were daughters of their uncle Agenor, king of Tyre, of their possible sister, Damno, described as the daughter of Belus. Aegyptus ruled Arabia and conquered nearby country ruled by people called Melampodes and called it by his name, Egypt.

Aegyptus fathered fifty sons, who were all but one murdered by forty nine of the fifty daughters of Aegyptus' twin brother, eponym of the Danaïdes. A scholium on a line in Euripides, Hecuba 886, reverses these origins, placing the twin brothers at first in Argolis, whence Aegyptus was expelled and fled to the land, named after him. In the more common version, Aegyptus commanded that his fifty sons marry the fifty Danaïdes, Danaus with his daughters fled to Argos, ruled by Pelasgus or by Gelanor, whom Danaus replaced; when Aegyptus and his sons arrived to take the Danaïdes, Danaus relinquished them, to spare the Argives the pain of a battle. Forty-nine followed through, but one, refused, because her husband, Lynceus the "lynx-man", honored her wish to remain a virgin. Danaus threw her to the Argive courts. Aphrodite saved her. Lynceus and Hypermnestra founded the lineage of a Danaid Dynasty. In some versions, Lynceus slew Danaus as revenge for the death of his brothers, the Danaïdes were punished in the underworld by being forced to carry water through a jug with holes, or a sieve, so that the water always leaked out.

The story of Danaus and his daughters, the reason for their flight from marriage, provided the theme of Aeschylus' The Suppliants. Sons of Aegyptus Stewart, M. People, Places & Things: Aegyptus, Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant. Jean Vertemont, Dictionnaire des mythologies indo-europeenes, 1997

1840 and 1841 United States Senate elections

The United States Senate elections of 1840 and 1841 were elections which, corresponding with their Party's success in the 1840 presidential election, had the Whig Party take control of the United States Senate. As these elections were prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.. Senate Party Division, 27th Congress Majority Party: Whig Minority Party: Democratic Other Parties: Vacant: Total Seats: 52 After the November 25, 1840 special elections in North Carolina. In these elections, the winners were elected during 1840 or in 1841 before March 4. In these general elections, the winner was elected for the term beginning March 4, 1841. All of the elections involved the Class 2 seats. In this special election, the winner was elected in 1841 after March 4. Whig Isaac C. Bates was elected January 13, 1841 to finish the class 2 term of his Whig predecessor, John Davis, who had resigned to become Governor of Massachusetts. Bates was elected, on the same day, to the next term.

He would only serve, until he died March 16, 1845. Whig Rufus Choate was elected February 23, 1841, to finish the class 1 term of his Whig predecessor, Daniel Webster, who had resigned to become U. S. Secretary of State. Nathaniel P. Tallmadge had been elected as a Jacksonian Democrat in 1833 to this seat, his term expired March 3, 1839. An election was held February 5, 1839. Although Tallmadge received the most votes, no candidate received a majority and the seat was declared vacant due to the legislature's failure to elect. At the State election in November 1839, 7 Whigs and 3 Democrats were elected to the State Senate, which gave the Whigs a majority, the first anti-Bucktails/Jacksonian/Democratic majority in 20 years; the 63rd New York State Legislature met from January 7 to May 1840, at Albany, New York. The strength of the parties in the Assembly, as shown by the vote for Speaker, was: 68 for Whig George Washington Patterson and 56 for Democrat Levi S. Chatfield. On January 14, 1840, Nathaniel P. Tallmadge received a majority in both the Assembly and the Senate, was declared elected.

Tallmadge re-took his seat on January 27, 1840, remained in office until June 17, 1844, when he resigned to be appointed Governor of Wisconsin Territory. Daniel S. Dickinson was appointed to fill the vacancy temporarily, subsequently elected by the State Legislature to succeed Tallmadge; the election was held on January 14, 1840, after the scheduled election in December 1838 was postponed due to the Buckshot War. Daniel Sturgeon was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate. Democrat Samuel McKean was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the 1832–1833 Senate election. Sen. McKean's term was to expire on March 4, 1839, an election would have occurred during the winter of 1838–1839 elect a Senator for the successive term; the election did not occur, due to significant political unrest in Harrisburg, the state capital, over disputed election returns during the Buckshot War. McKean's seat was vacated when his term expired in March 1839 and remained vacant until the General Assembly elected a new Senator in 1840.

The Pennsylvania General Assembly convened on January 14, 1840, to elect a Senator to serve out the remainder of the term that began on March 4, 1839. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows: United States elections, 1840 1840 United States presidential election United States House of Representatives elections, 1840 26th United States Congress 27th United States Congress Party Division in the Senate, 1789–Present, via Pennsylvania Election Statistics: 1682–2006 from the Wilkes University Election Statistics Project


Tetracyanoquinodimethane is the organic compound with the formula 2CC6H4C2. This cyanocarbon, a relative of para-quinone, is an electron acceptor, used to prepare charge transfer salts, which are of interest in molecular electronics. TCNQ is prepared by the condensation of 1,4-cyclohexanedione with malononitrile, followed by dehydrogenation of the resulting diene with bromine: C6H8O2 + 2 CH22 → C6H82 + 2 H2O C6H82 + 2 Br2 → C6H42 + 4 HBrThe molecule is planar, with D2h symmetry. Like tetracyanoethylene, TCNQ is reduced to give a blue-coloured radical anion; the reduction potential is about −0.3 V relative to the ferrocene/ferrocenium couple. This property is exploited in the development of charge transfer salts. TCNQ forms complexes with electron-rich metal complexes. TCNQ achieved great attention because it forms charge-transfer salts with high electrical conductivity; these discoveries were influential in the development of organic electronics. Illustrative is the product from treatment of TCNQ with the electron donor tetrathiafulvene, TCNQ forms an ion pair, the TTF-TCNQ complex, in which TCNQ is the acceptor.

This salt crystallizes in a one-dimensionally stacked polymer, consisting of segregated stacks of cations and anions of the donors and the acceptors, respectively. The complex crystal is an organic semiconductor that exhibits metallic electric conductivity

Conversations on a Homecoming

Conversations on a Homecoming is a 1985 play by Irish playwright Tom Murphy. Premiered by the Druid Theatre Company, Ireland in a production directed by Garry Hynes; as one of the great Irish plays set in a pub, its influence can be seen in more recent plays such as The Weir by Conor McPherson. The homecoming of the title is that of Michael to his home town in Ireland. Set in a pub where he and his friends used to drink the play unfolds in real time, Murphy showing an extraordinary stage sense for the rhythms of drinking as an evening wears on. Michael is an actor, he has returned to see his old friends, Tom, a contemporary of his, JJ, an inspirational figure from their youth who, in the time of Kennedy's period in the White House, came to the town and became a sort of subversive guru, challenging the Church and urging the young men of the town to aspire to bigger things. As the play unfolds it emerges. Michael has failed as an actor and has tried to set himself on fire while in America, JJ is ill and Tom's youthful idealism and intelligence has given way to the savage indignation of a man who feels he has been deserted by his mentor, his best friend his dreams and his life.

As everyone gets progressively drunker truths are told and souls are bared. Michael is shocked by Tom's negativity but when he challenges him to leave Tom makes an excuse for remaining in the town, it emerges. At the end of the play Michael leaves the pub and the town, telling JJ's daughter, who seems to represent a kind of hope in the play, to pass on his love to JJ. Conversations on a Homecoming remains one of Murphy's most accessible plays, written in a similar naturalistic style as his earlier masterpiece A Whistle In the Dark. Hugely well received on its original production which transferred to London after its Irish debut, it has been performed in Belfast and revived at the Abbey since, it still awaits a major revival in the UK. Brilliantly written and bleak in places but possessed of a suppressed romanticism and idealism struggling to emerge it evokes the atmosphere of the small-town Irish pub with its apparent bonhomie disguising deepseated pain and tensions with consummate skill; as with all of Murphy's plays there is immense darkness and moments of nihilism in the writing but there is an optimism and belief in the human spirit which transcends the suffering of the characters.

In the original production the actors drank real alcohol on stage, the process of buying of rounds, consuming drink and going to the toilet being plotted into the action. Troupe, Shelley. "When Druid went to jail: returned migrants, Irish prisoners, Tom Murphy's Conversations on a Homecoming". Irish Studies Review. 22: 224–237. Doi:10.1080/09670882.2014.894722

Yoji Shinkawa

Yoji Shinkawa is a Japanese artist. He is best known as the lead mecha designer for the Metal Gear franchise. Shinkawa was born in Hiroshima on 25 December, 1971, he began working for game developer Konami in 1994 after graduating from Kyoto Seika University. He first worked as a debugger for the PC-98 version of Policenauts, he moved on to serve as art director for the console ports of the game as the lead character and mecha designer for the Metal Gear series. He served as the art director for all the Kojima-directed Metal Gear Solid games, while providing character designs for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, he is the lead character designer for Kojima Productions. Shinkawa was inspired by anime and manga artists like Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Yoshitaka Amano as well as Western artists such as Frank Miller, Aubrey Beardsley and Willy Pogany, he draws inspiration from French artists such as Mœbius. Shinkawa uses felt-tip pens the Pentel Brush Pen, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.

He is a fan of heavy metal and artists such as Megadeth, Killswitch Engage and Yngwie Malmsteen. Policenauts Metal Gear Solid Metal Gear: Ghost Babel Zone of the Enders Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Fu-un Shinsengumi Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Fu-un Bakumatsu-den Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metal Gear Solid: Rising Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Busō Shinki Battle Masters Mk. II Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Left Alive Death Stranding NovelsUrban Hercules FilmsGodzilla: Final Wars Pacific Rim ToysFrame Arms/Frame Arms Girl The Art of Metal Gear Solid The Art of Metal Gear Solid 2 The Art of Metal Gear Solid 1.5 The Art of Metal Gear Solid: The Original Trilogy Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Master Art Work Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker: Official Art Works The Art of Metal Gear Solid V Visual Works of Anubis: Zone of the Enders The Art of Yoji Shinkawa Volumes 1-3 Yoji Shinkawa at MobyGames Yoji Shinkawa on IMDb


Perkeep Camlistore, is a set of open source formats and software for modeling, searching and synchronizing data. Perkeep's content-addressable storage uses a mutation model based on GPG signed claims called Permanodes. Permanodes provide modeling, searching, sharing & syncing data in the post-PC era. Perkeep can be thought of as Git for general personal information storage: a user's Perkeep is the master repository. Perkeep is graph-based rather than a working tree in data model terminology: Entities are permanodes and relations between them are claims on the permanodes. Entities are named by their cryptographic hashes. Search is enabled over the claims. While Perkeep can store files like a traditional file system, it specializes in storing higher-level objects; the Perkeep rename project is under active development led by Brad Fitzpatrick, a Google employee, co-maintainer Mathieu Lonjaret. The project has two goals: expand the standard library of the Go programming language, implementing Perkeep open source formats and software for modeling, searching, sharing of a long-term, personal datastore system.

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