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Cantor set

In mathematics, the Cantor set is a set of points lying on a single line segment that has a number of remarkable and deep properties. It was discovered in 1874 by Henry John Stephen Smith and introduced by German mathematician Georg Cantor in 1883. Through consideration of this set and others helped lay the foundations of modern point-set topology. Although Cantor himself defined the set in a general, abstract way, the most common modern construction is the Cantor ternary set, built by removing the middle third of a line segment and repeating the process with the remaining shorter segments. Cantor himself mentioned the ternary construction only in passing, as an example of a more general idea, that of a perfect set, nowhere dense; the Cantor ternary set C is created by iteratively deleting the open middle third from a set of line segments. One starts by deleting the open middle third from the interval, leaving two line segments: ∪. Next, the open middle third of each of these remaining segments is deleted, leaving four line segments: ∪ ∪ ∪.

This process is continued ad infinitum, where the nth set is C n = C n − 1 3 ∪ for n ≥ 1, C 0 =. The Cantor ternary set contains all points in the interval that are not deleted at any step in this infinite process: C:= ⋂ n = 1 ∞ C n; the first six steps of this process are illustrated below. Using the idea of self-similar transformations, T L = x / 3, T R = / 3 and C n = T L ∪ T R, the explicit closed formulas for the Cantor set are C = ∖ ⋃ n = 0 ∞ ⋃ k = 0 3 n − 1, where every middle third is removed as the open interval from the closed interval = surrounding it, or C = ⋂ n = 1 ∞ ⋃ k = 0 3 n − 1 − 1 ( ∪ [ 3 k + 2

Samois

Samois was a lesbian-feminist BDSM organization based in San Francisco that existed from 1978 to 1983. It was the first lesbian BDSM group in the United States, it took its name from Samois-sur-Seine, the location of the fictional estate of Anne-Marie, a lesbian dominatrix character in Story of O, who pierces and brands O. The co-founders were writer Pat Califia, who identified as a lesbian at the time, Gayle Rubin, sixteen others; the roots of Samois were in a group called Cardea, a women's discussion group within the mixed-gender BDSM group called the Society of Janus. Cardea existed from 1977 to 1978 before discontinuing, but a core of lesbian members, including Califia and Rubin, were inspired to start Samois on June 13, 1978, as an lesbian BDSM group. Samois was rebuked by Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media, an early anti-pornography feminist group. WAVPM, like anti-pornography feminists, was strongly opposed to sadomasochism, seeing it as ritualized violence against women. Samois members felt that their way of practicing SM was compatible with feminism, held that the kind of feminist sexuality advocated by WAVPM was conservative and puritanical.

Samois confronted WAVPM with their position, the exchanges between the two groups were among the earliest battles of what became known as the Feminist Sex Wars, with Samois being among the earliest advocates of what came to be known as sex-positive feminism. The book Coming to Power, edited by members of the Samois group and published in 1981, was a founding work of the lesbian BDSM movement. Samois split up in 1983 amid personal infighting; the Outcasts lasted until 1997. A breakaway group, The Exiles, is still extant as of 2012 and carries on in the tradition of Samois and The Outcasts. In 1996, Pat Califia and Robin Sweeney published an anthology titled The Second Coming: A Leatherdyke Reader that contained historical information on The Outcasts, as well as other lesbian BDSM groups such as the Lesbian Sex Mafia and Briar Rose. In 2007 the National Leather Association International inaugurated awards for excellence in SM/fetish/leather writing; the categories include the Samois award for anthology.

In 2019 Samois was inducted into the Leather Hall of Fame. Rubin, Gayle. 2004. Samois. Leather Times 21:3–7. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090327070824/http://www.leatherarchives.org/resources/issue21.pdf Samois. 1979. What Color is Your Handkerchief: A Lesbian S/M Sexuality Reader. Berkeley: SAMOIS. 45 p. Samois. 1987. Coming to Power: Writings and Graphics on Lesbian S/M. Third edition and updated. Boston: Alyson Pubns. 287 p. ISBN 0932870287; the Exiles - official site "Cardea ~ Samois ~ Outcasts ~ Exiles" by Drake Cameron, TheExiles.org, December 2002. "Lesbian Sex Mafia Speakout" by Fran Moira, off our backs 12, June 30, 1982

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest near shore live-bottom reefs in the southeastern United States. The sanctuary, designated in January 1981, is located 19 miles off Sapelo Island, is one of 14 marine sanctuaries and monuments that make up the U. S. National Marine Sanctuary System. Within the 22-square-mile sanctuary, there are sandy flat places; the reef's rocky sandstone outcrops, submerged beneath 60 to 70 feet of water, can be as tall as 2 to 3 m and are complex. These nooks and crannies provide plenty of places for invertebrates to latch on to and for fish to hide in. Together these animals form a dense tapestry of living creatures that in places hides the rock; that gives the habitat of Gray's Reef its common name — a "live bottom". Researchers from NOAA and the University of Georgia have used the site to study invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology as well as the effects of erosion. Although Gray's Reef is more than 19 miles beyond today's shoreline, 60 to 70 feet below the Atlantic Ocean, it was once dry land and part of the mainland as as 8,000 years ago.

Human occupation of this area dates back at least 13,250 years, coincides with one of the most dramatic periods of climate change in recent earth history, toward the end of the Ice Age, in the Late Pleistocene epoch. Sea levels were more than 200 feet lower than present levels, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico shorelines were 100 or more miles seaward of their present locations. A 2003 research project undertaken by University of Georgia researchers Ervan G, Sherri L. Littman, Megan Mitchell, looked at and reported on the Gray’s Reef fossils and artifacts, including artifacts from a period of occupation by Clovis culture and Paleoindian hunters dating back more than 10,000 years. Official NOAA website: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Rowley, Katie. Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary: Connectivity: Bibliography. Silver Spring, MD: U. S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA Central Library, 2020

ChinĂ¡cota

Not to be confused with ChinautaChinácota is a small town and municipality located in the Department of Norte de Santander in Colombia, South America. This department is located in the north-eastern region of the country, near the border with Venezuela. Chinácota has a population of 15,000 people according to the 2005 Colombian census; the municipality of Chinácota extends over 167 square kilometers and is located at an approximate altitude of 1,175 meters over the sea level. The average temperature range is between 22 degrees Celsius; the urban area of Chinácota comprises about 29 neighborhoods and includes a residential count of 2,600 houses. Chinácota was expected to grow by about 66% by 2011. Chinacota was founded in 1523 by Don Ortun Velasco; when the conquistador Don Pedro de Ursula and her partner Don Ortun Velazco were entrusted to reduce Indians Bocarema, Chinaquillo and Bateca who in turn founded some populations, among them that of St. John the Baptist in today site called " Pueblo - straw " belonging to the nation of the chitareros, the name given by the Spaniards to the natives of the valleys of Bochalema, Chinácota and the Holy Spirit because" their entertainment and other revelries of the executed with chicaras totumo reeds and other primitive tools.

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Blush Boutique Nightclub

Blush Boutique Nightclub was a nightclub located in the Wynn Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. It was the first boutique nightclub in Las Vegas, it opened Labor Day Weekend 2007 and closed on 2011. Casino developer Stephen A. Wynn and renowned night club operator Sean Christie created Blush Boutique Nightclub in 2007. Prior to partnering with Wynn Las Vegas, Christie was a founding member and managing partner of The Light Group, he was an integral part of The Lyons Group which owns and operates more than 30 nightclub venues on the East coast. The location of Lure, the venue was remodeled under the direction of Wynn's Executive Vice President of Design Roger Thomas; the club features a one-of-a-kind crème lantern ceiling-sculpture which creates various hues and images that enhance the vibe and atmosphere as the display comes alive nightly. The 4,500-square-foot club featured a lantern ceiling sculpture. A rich palette of deep green, chocolate brown and shimmering metallics create an ambiance of sensual elegance.

The club features a series of contemporary paintings that add a edgy feel. Additional seating banquettes around a new dance floor produce a circular flow to the space; the open-air patio and bar have been enhanced with lighted topiaries and outdoor seating surrounded by lush foliage. In addition to banquettes and bottle service, a private, draped VIP Room was available for up to 25 people. Beverage menus, including wines by the glass or bottle and an extensive collection of infused vodkas, changed on a monthly basis; the lighting and sound system was designed by winner of the World Club Award. Http://www.vegasnews.com/5650/flo-rida-performs-live-at-blush-boutique-nightclub.html http://ilovelasvegasmagazine.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-celebrities-were-doing-in-las.html https://web.archive.org/web/20100104144305/http://dailyfiasco.com/2009/06/22/hockey-players-need-love-too/ https://web.archive.org/web/20120301210133/http://dailyfiasco.com/2009/06/24/derek-fisher-brings-lake-show-to-blush/ http://www.vegasnews.com/9350/shar-jackson-at-blush-boutique-nightclub.html http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/blogs/luxe-life/2009/jul/02/strip-scribbles-sneak-peek-new-what-happens-vegas-/ http://whats-on.com/nightlife-articles/1366-blush-boutique-nightclub http://www.vegasnews.com/9715/bill-maher-at-blush-boutique-nightclub.html http://www.lvrj.com/news/50615242.html http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/blogs/luxe-life/2009/jul/22/beyonces-four-day-concert-run-sparks-series-partie/ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/04/beyonc-jerry-seinfeld-hugh-jackman-hit-las-vegas/ Official website Clubplanet/Blush Boutique Nightclub BachelorVegas/Blush Nightclub

Wendell Lovett

Wendell Harper Lovett was a Pacific Northwest architect and teacher. Born and raised in Seattle, Lovett entered the University of Washington program in architecture in 1940, but his college years were interrupted by wartime service, he graduated from the University of Washington with a B. Arch in 1947. While at Washington he was influenced by Professor Lionel Pries. Lovett attended MIT for one year, studying under Alvar Aalto and receiving his M. Arch. in June 1948. He returned after a brief apprenticeship, opened his own practice. Lovett joined the University of Washington architecture faculty in 1948, as an instructor, he served as an assistant professor, 1951–60. Lovett was a guest professor at the Technical University in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1959-60, he was a professor emeritus from 1984 until his death. Lovett was the designer of many significant Pacific Northwest houses. Most important is the house he designed for Charles Simonyi, in Medina, Washington. Begun in 1987, the house has been expanded twice to Lovett's design.

The house not only serves as a residence, but is designed for display of Simonyi's collection of paintings by Victor Vasarely and Roy Lichtenstein. Lovett was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1985, he received the AIA Seattle Chapter Medal in 1993. Hildebrand and Booth, T. William, The Houses of Wendell Lovett & Arne Bystrom, University of Washington Press and London 2004 Photographs of Wendell Lovett's works from the Phyllis and Robert Massar Photograph Collection of Pacific Northwest Architecture - University of Washington Digital Collection