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Apple Pippin

The Apple Pippin is a defunct open multimedia technology platform, designed by Apple Computer, marketed as PiPP! N. According to Apple, Pippin was directed at the home market as "an integral part of the consumer audiovisual and television environment."Pippin is based on the Apple Macintosh platform, including the classic Mac OS architecture. Apple built a demonstration device based on Pippin called "Pippin Power Player," and used it to demonstrate the platform at trade shows and to the media, in order to attract potential software developers and hardware manufacturers. Apple licensed the Pippin technology to third-party companies. Bandai Company Ltd. developed the ATMARK and @WORLD models, focused them on the gaming and entertainment business in Japan and the United States. Katz Media developed the KMP 2000, focused it on vertical markets throughout Europe and Canada; the Apple Pippin platform was named for the Newtown Pippin, an apple cultivar, a smaller and more tart relative of the McIntosh apple.

According to Apple, it intended for Pippin to be more. "Apple believes that over time Pippin will take many forms, including home telecommunication devices and much more. Apple did not want to choose a name that would be specific for a certain market space, as it will appeal to many types of consumers and be shipped in a variety of forms from many manufacturers."The word "pippin" was used by Apple prior to the Apple Pippin platform. The Apple ProFile, an external hard disk drive for the Apple III and Apple Lisa, used the code name "Pippin" during development. Apple never intended to release Pippin on its own. Apple intended to make the Pippin platform an open standard by licensing the technology to third parties, much like how JVC shared the VHS format in the 1970s. Relying on third-party companies to produce Pippin systems was a way to increase Macintosh's market share – a goal identical to Apple's clone attempt in the late 1990s, it encouraged differentiation between systems, in order to encourage competition – as long as the systems stuck to Apple's reference design to avoid fragmentation.

The licensees could improve their systems by improving industrial design, integrating telephony, improving video and audio capabilities, increasing memory capacity, more. In 1993, Bandai wanted to deliver a scaled-down version of the Macintosh purely for CD-ROM game-playing. Bandai President and CEO Makoto Yamashina chose the Macintosh platform over other platforms available at the time. In early 1994, Bandai approached Apple with the gaming console idea; the original design was based on a Macintosh Classic II 16 MHz Motorola 68030 running Macintosh system software. Apple's involvement would be to define the initial logic board design, Bandai would provide the casing and packaging; this was considered the fastest delivery solution to market at a reasonable return on investment for both Apple and Bandai. Bandai never intended to develop a system with Internet connectivity in mind; however and Bandai received feedback from customers, indicating that they were looking for a system that could connect to the Internet.

To make Internet connectivity possible, Apple had to incorporate a modem into the Pippin design. Two years earlier, Apple had moved away from the older serial interface with an external Hayes-compatible modem on its Macintosh systems, switched to a serial interface which included GeoPort – a serial data technology that allowed software to emulate a modem. Implementing GeoPort into the Pippin platform required Apple to make a major change in its design – moving away from the 68030 footprint and to a PowerPC footprint. Apple chose the PowerPC 603 32-bit processor, as it was designed to be a low-cost, low-end processor for embedded use. On December 13, 1994, Apple announced the Pippin platform in Tokyo, as well as the partnership with Bandai. In March 1996, the white-colored Bandai Pippin ATMARK went on sale in Japan at a price of 64,800 yen, which included a dial-up modem and four bundled titles. Yamashina predicted 200,000 Pippin ATMARK systems would be sold in Japan within the first twelve months.

In October 1995, the Nikkei reported that Mitsubishi Electric Corporation would follow Bandai as a licensee to the Pippin technology. Although Mitsubishi didn't sign a license agreement with Apple, it did manufacture the systems for Bandai on an original equipment manufacturer basis. Bandai planned to launch the Pippin in 1995, but the release was pushed back to March 1996 for Japan and June 1996 for the US; the black-colored Bandai Pippin @WORLD went on sale in the United States in June 1996 at a price of US$599.00. The @WORLD bundle included a six-month unlimited Internet account from PSINet at a cost of US$24.95 per month. Bandai predicted 200,000 Pippin @WORLD systems would be sold in Japan in its first twelve months, 300,000 systems sold in the US within twelve months of being released there. By 1997, the Bandai @WORLD was unpopular in the United States. Bandai cancelled production of the Pippin during its merger discussions with Sega in early 1997, after the merger was cancelled, began rethinking its marketing strategy for the Pippin.

This led to a short-lived, last ditch attempt to market the Pippin as an all-in-one set-top box, but this approach failed. Bandai pulled the @WORLD out of the American market, shipped the unsold units back to Japan; the black-colored units were sold in the Japanese market. On June 4, 1996, Katz Media, based in Norway, became the second company to sign a license agreement with Apple to produce Pippin systems

Thomas Silloway

Thomas William Silloway was an American architect, known for building over 400 church buildings in the eastern United States. Silloway was born in Newburyport and raised a Methodist by his parents, Susan Stone Silloway and Thomas Silloway, Sr. a coppersmith. As a teenager, Silloway was apprenticed to a housewright and as a clerk in an East India merchant store. In 1844 Silloway became a Universalist, he was educated in the local public schools, at Brown High School, in the local Latin School. In 1847 he began studying under Ammi B. Young, designer of the Boston Custom House. In 1851 he began his own architecture practice. In 1862 Silloway started a second career as a Universalist minister in New Hampshire and Brighton, Massachusetts, he left the ministry in 1867. Silloway had diverse interests in architecture, theology and genealogy, published many books on diverse topics. By the time he died in 1910 Silloway was credited for designing more church buildings than any other individual in America. Highrock Church, ca.

1841, Massachusetts Milford Town Hall, 1853, Massachusetts Vermont State House, 1858, Vermont East Hall, 1860, Massachusetts First Congregational Church, 1870, Massachusetts Memorial Hall, 1870, Maine Roslindale Baptist Church, 1884, Massachusetts Unitarian Church in Charleston, 1886, South Carolina Conway Public Library, ca. 1901, Conway, NH Thomas William Silloway, Lee L. Powers, The cathedral towns and intervening places of England and Scotland

Sukhiapokhri

Sukhiapokhri is a census town in the Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the indian state of West Bengal. It is located 11 km from Ghum on the way to Mirik. Sukhiapokhri is located at 26.9986°N 88.1672°E / 26.9986. Sukhiapokhri is near Nepal's eastern border with India at Mechi Zone. There is a crossing to Pashupatinagar town with a Nepal customs checkpoint. Indian and Nepalese nationals cross without restriction. According to the 2011 Census of India, Sukhiapokhri had a total population of 4,450 of which 2,184 were males and 2266 were females. There were 363 persons in the age range of 0 to 6 years; the total number of literate people in Sukhiapokhri was 3,650. Sukhiapokhri police station has jurisdiction over the Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri CD block. Headquarters of Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri CD block is at Sukhiapokhri. According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Sukhiapokhri covered an area of 0.1214 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 4 km of roads with both open and closed drains, the protected water supply involved service reservoir and tap water from treated sources.

It had 698 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities, it had 1 dispensary/ health centre, 1 family welfare centre, 1 veterinary hospital and 2 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities it had were 8 primary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 secondary schools, 1 senior secondary school, the nearest degree college at Ghum 12 km away. Among the social and recreational facilities, it had 1 auditorium/ community hall and 1 public library. Gurashey Forest Resort, near Sukhia Pokhri, is one of the new attractions on the misty heights of the Eastern Himalayas; the entire Kanchenjunga range can be viewed from the resort. At dawn and dusk, the mountains bathed in gold present an unforgettable sight. Surrounded by slopes of silver fir and magnolia, Gurashey stands brooding. A pall of gloom seems to hang over the township for most of the year, like the veil of clouds that obscures the Kanchenjunga and other snow-capped titans in the distance. In spring, the sparkle of rhododendrons lights up the region.

The route to Sukhia Pokhri is via Mirik. Buses ply between Darjeeling via Ghoom, it allows the journey through the green tea estates to be savoured. Sukhia Pokhri is on the road to Manebhanjan from Ghoom. Gurashey Forest Resort, an eco-tourism project, is a three-minute walk from the main market of Sukhia Pokhri; the trail ends on the bank of the Rangit. At 6800ft, Gurashey is a tapestry of nature and people, done up with orchids; the cottages rest comfortably with windows overlooking the mountains. The balconies provide a captivating view of Mim Tea Estate; those who intends to visit Sandakphu by car, may choose Gurashey instead Mane Bhanjang for better stay. One road from Sukhiapokhri leads to Mane Bhanjang and on to the trekking tracks to Sandakfu and Falut along the Singalila Ridge. From Sukhiapokhri one can go to other small towns or villages in the area. Jorepokhri is the home of the Himalayan salamander in most parts of the world. There are several towns/villages on the India-Nepal border – Manebhanjang, etc.

Sukhiapokhri has a police station. Sandakfu is considered a trekkers’ paradise; the road up to Manebhanjang is jeepable. Trekking into Sandakfu starts from an altitude of 1,524 metres and climbs up Falut at a height of 3,638 metres at the trijunction of West Bengal and Nepal; this is the end of the trekking route. After passing through forests of rhododendrons, giant magnolias, other trees of subalpine region and more than 600 varieties of orchids. For those who are interested in flora, the best period to visit is April–May, but for the mountain gazers, the best period is October–November. One has in a single stretch – Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjanga and other peaks

St. John's Eve (play)

St. John's Eve, is a play written by Henrik Ibsen and first performed in 1853; the play is considered apocryphal. It was poorly received at its premiere at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen in 1853; the play takes place during a midsummer feast on a valley farm in Telemark. Here, we find two different attitudes symbolized in the old farm house and a new house; the farm house is inhabited by the old farmer and his granddaughter Anne. The new house is inhabited by Anne's stepmother, Mrs. Berg, her daughter from a previous marriage, Juliane. At the time of the play, Anne's father is dead, there is a big question as to what will come of his inheritance; the second Mrs. Berg wishes for her daughter to inherit the farm and has found her a suitor from town, Johannes Birk, he arrives with Juliane's brother Jørgen, a fellow student, Julian Paulsen. The young ones assemble for a trip to the hill of St. John, to take part in the revels of rural festivity. Jørgen prepares the punch, but the people are not aware of the nisse, who lives in the attic of the old house.

He mixes the liquor with a mystical flower, with the virtue of remembrance for those who have forgotten their past. The young ones wander away after tasting the liquor. Anne walks with Julian with Juliane; as the night wears on, elves dance in the forest, Anne finds a flower, in Norwegian called "Keys of St. Mary". With this, she orders the mountain to open, the couples witness a play within a play, an old ballad about a girl, abducted into the mountain by the mountain king and drank a cup of forgetfulness. Anne, brought up on old folklore and songs, recognizes the verses, she is surprised to learn. Paulsen, on the other hand, interprets the mountain king as a "Fine gentleman of the upper classes", from his own town. After this play, Anne recognizes Birk as her childhood friend, Julian recognizes Juliane from a dancing school in the city; the day after, the "right" couples decide to engage, which disrupts Mrs. Berg's plans of ruling the farm through Birk; the flower Anne found has turned into a real key, with this, her grandfather opens a box containing her father's will, long lost.

This states her rightful inheritance when marrying, Mrs. Berg is beaten in the end. Anne marries Birk, Julian marries Juliane and all are happy about the change in plans; the real winner is the nisse. The comical figure of Julian Paulsen was at the time a satirical comment on the regular urban romantic, such as Johan Sebastian Welhaven. Julian is a romantic nationalist, he is heartbroken because the fairy tales edited by Asbjørnsen and Moe claimed that hulders have a cow's tail. The editors, Julian states, are "inhuman" because of this. Ibsen, through some of the protagonists, seems to think Julian is far from the truth of both folklore and rural life, as the play goes on, we learn that he is unable to tolerate the farmers at all; the satire was clear, the public reacted with scorn. They felt offended, the play was not well received. Ibsen himself stated that the whole gang of critics thought like Julian and decided not to offend them again. Therefore, St. John's Eve was never printed in his "collected works", not performed again until 1978, under the supervision of Ingeborg Refling Hagen.

Since it has been played by youth theater groups and children alike, only twice by an adult commercial theater. The play takes into account variations of romantic nationalism in Norway. On the one side, represented by Julian, there is the naive and unrealistic idea of "nature" and "originality", or "primitive life", seen from a safe urban setting. On the other hand, there is the more realistic view of the Norwegian farm culture; the first view is presented as arrogant, the other as humble. Some of the themes are inspired by similar plays written by Henrik Wergeland and are used again in Peer Gynt; the play relies on many sources, including A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Ibsen takes a lot of plot devices from Shake4speare's play: Puck, the flower, the confusion of couples, the elves, the summer night itself. Like Puck, the nisse in the play has the epilogue. Further, Ibsen alludes to Norwegian folk tales, ballads of abduction

DramaQueen

DramaQueen is a Houston-based English-language publisher of domestic, Japanese and Taiwanese comics founded in 2005. DramaQueen publishes an original English-language yaoi anthology called Rush, which made its debut in 2006. RUSH ceased publishing when the company experienced financial issues and were uncommunicative with the creators involved in the project. In March 2010, after a four-year hiatus from publishing, during which time the company lost some of its Japanese licenses, Dramaqueen released the BL manhwa The Summit by Lee Young-hee. On their forums, CEO Tran Nguyen indicated RUSH would return in a new format in 2011. Brother by Yuzuha Ougi Lies & Kisses by Masara Minase Not Love by Kano Miyamoto Invoke by Kiriko Higashizato Omen by Makoto Tateno Empty Heart by Masara Minase Missing Road by Shushushu Sakurai Cage of Thorns by Sonoko Sakuragawa Angel or Devil? by Jun Uzuki Challengers by Hinako Takanaga The Judged by Akira Honma Scent of Temptation by Mako Toyama White Guardian by Duo Brand.

Crimson Wind by Duo Brand. Last Portrait by Akira Honma Sweetheart by Seika Kisaragi Instinctively a Man by Takashi Kanzaki Awakening Desires by Bohra Naono Allure by Yuri Ebihara Temptation by Momiji Maeda Here comes the Wolf?!! by Yōichirō Kōga 10K¥ Lover by Dr. Ten Audition by Kye Young Chon DVD by Kye Young Chon Devil x Devil by Sachiyo Sawauchi 8mm by You Na Peter Panda by Na Yae-ri Promise by Lee Eun-young Mandayuu and Me by Shushushu Sakurai Lovely Sick by Shoko Ohmine Naked Jewels Corporation by Shushushu Sakurai Virtuoso di Amore by Uki Ogasawara Your Honest Deceit by Sakufu Ajimine The Summit by Lee Young-hee Official Website Lees, Sharon. "DramaQueen: Yaoi Publishers Interviews Part 2". Akiba Angels. July 2006. DramaQueen at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

That's All (Bobby Darin album)

That's All is an album by American singer Bobby Darin released in 1959 and arranged by Richard Wess. It peaked at number seven, it includes Darin's US #1 hit "Mack the Knife". Darin won Grammy Awards for Record of Best New Singer. Music critic JT Griffith called That's All Darin's "most important record" in his Allmusic review writing it "broadened his appeal and secured his imortality... might not be a new fan's first Darin purchase. However, it is an important release in the Roll Hall of Famer's career; this LP proves that not every rocker suffers the "sophomore slump." "Mack the Knife" – 3:10 "Beyond the Sea" – 2:58 "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" – 2:40 "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" – 2:36 "She Needs Me" – 3:32 "It Ain't Necessarily So" – 3:26 "I'll Remember April" – 2:24 "That's the Way Love Is" – 3:04 "Was There a Call for Me" – 3:11 "Some of These Days" – 2:44 "Where Is the One" – 3:30 "That's All" – 2:02 Arranger, conductor: Richard Wess Recording Engineers: Tom Dowd, Carl Lustig, Herb Kaplan, Heinz Kubicka Cover photo: Tom Palumbo Cover design: Marvin Israel Supervision: Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Jerry Wexler