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Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing is an online, encyclopedic dictionary of computing subjects. FOLDOC was hosted by Imperial College London. In May 2015, the site was updated to state that it was "no longer supported by Imperial College Department of Computing". Howe has served as the editor-in-chief since the dictionary's inception, with visitors to the website able to make suggestions for additions or corrections to articles; the dictionary incorporates the text of other free resources, such as the Jargon File, as well as covering many other computing-related topics. Due to its availability under the GNU Free Documentation License, a copyleft license, it has in turn been incorporated in whole or part into other free content projects, such as Wikipedia; this site's brief 2001 review by a Ziff Davis publication begins "Despite this online dictionary’s pale user interface, it offers impressive functionality." Oxford University Press knows of them, notes that it "is maintained by volunteers."

A university tells its students that FOLDOC can be used to find information about "companies, history, in fact any of the vocabulary you might expect to find in a computer dictionary." Official website

Imaging phantom

Imaging phantom, or phantom, is a specially designed object, scanned or imaged in the field of medical imaging to evaluate and tune the performance of various imaging devices. A phantom is more available and provides more consistent results than the use of a living subject or cadaver, avoids subjecting a living subject to direct risk. Phantoms were employed for use in 2D x-ray based imaging techniques such as radiography or fluoroscopy, though more phantoms with desired imaging characteristics have been developed for 3D techniques such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, PET, other imaging methods or modalities. A phantom used to evaluate an imaging device should respond in a similar manner to how human tissues and organs would act in that specific imaging modality. For instance, phantoms made for 2D radiography may hold various quantities of x-ray contrast agents with similar x-ray absorbing properties to normal tissue to tune the contrast of the imaging device or modulate the patients exposure to radiation.

In such a case, the radiography phantom would not need to have similar textures and mechanical properties since these are not relevant in x-ray imaging modalities. However, in the case of ultrasonography, a phantom with similar rheological and ultrasound scattering properties to real tissue would be essential, but x-ray absorbing properties would not be needed. Shepp-Logan Phantom Computational human phantom Phantom structure

Asian Journal of Women's Studies

Asian Journal of Women's Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Ewha Womans University Press. Its articles have a theoretical focus, its country reports provide information on specific subjects and countries; the journal publishes research notes and book reviews containing information on recent publications on women in Asia and elsewhere. The editor-in-chief is Pilwha Chang. From January 2015 the journal began to be published by Taylor and Francis; the journal is abstracted and indexed in: Social Sciences Citation Index Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences ProQuest databasesAccording to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.214, ranking it =37th out of 40 journals in the category "Women's Studies". List of women's studies journals Official website

Boccherini Quintet

The Boccherini Quintet was a string quintet founded in Rome in 1949 when two of its original members, Arturo Bonucci and Pina Carmirelli and bought, in Paris, a complete collection of the first edition of Luigi Boccherini's 141 string quintets, set about to promote this long neglected music. Since they performed all over Italy and Europe and in many parts of the world, including thirteen tours of North America. After the death of the two founders, the violist Luigi Sagrati became the main organizer of the quintet's recording and performing activities until the mid-nineties, when he had to quit public performances because of old age; the group toured Southern Africa in 1959 as Quintetto Boccherini, were again in demand in 1960 as Quartetto Carmirelli di Roma. The quintet has recorded many LPs in Italy and abroad of music by Luigi Boccherini but string quintets by Antonio Bazzini, Franz Schubert and Luigi Cherubini, their records have been published by various recording houses like His Master's Voice, Fonit Cetra - Italia, Ensayo, EMI - Angel Records.

A two-record album, played by Cervera, Sagrati and Stella, dedicated to Boccherini's quintets, issued by the Spanish recording house Ensayo in 1976, won the Grand Prix du Disque of L'Académie Charles Cros. Some of the quintet's recordings have been re-issued on CD in the UK by Testament Records at the beginning of the 21st century. Many musicians played in the Quintet over the years. In addition to the two aforementioned founders, the original Quintetto included Dino Asciolla, Renzo Sabatini and Nerio Brunelli. Among the most notable of the several other players one recalls Guido Mozzato, Montserrat Cervera, Arrigo Pelliccia, Marco Fiorini and Claudio Buccarella. Violins Pina Carmirelli Dino Asciolla Alberto Poltronieri Arrigo Pelliccia Guido Mozzato violas Renzo Sabatini Luigi Sagrati cellos Arturo Bonucci Nerio Brunelli Works by Antonio Bazzini: Quintet in A major, Italia Fonit Cetra ITL 70046, 1978. Works by Luigi Boccherini: Largo from Quintet in A, op.10, n.1, HMV, ALP 1385, 1956, Angel Records 45007,.

From the Quintet in A major, op.10, n.5, Allegretto, La voce del padrone, QALP 10140, Angel Records 45006, 1956. Quintet in F, op.11, n.3, HMV, 1957,. Quintet in E, op.11, n.5, HMV ALP 1385, La voce del padrone QALP 10134, 1956,. Quintet in D, op.11, n.4 "L'Uccelliera", HMV, ALP 1385, Angel Records 45008, 1956. Largo op.12, n.1, La voce del padrone, QALP 10134, 1956. Andante sostenuto, from Quintet in E major, op.13, n.2, Angel Records 45011. Quintetto in F major, op.13, n.3, HMV, ALP 1332, Angel Records 45009 and La voce del padrone, QALP 10130, 1956. Quintet in E major op.13, n.5, including the famous "minuetto". Quintet in C minor, op.18, n.1 "Di Dina", HMV ALP 1332, Angel Records 45009 and by La voce del padrone, QALP 10130, 1957,. Quintet in D minor, op.18, n.5, Angel Records 45011, 1954,. Quintet in F major op. 20, n.3, Ensayo, ENY 706, 1975.. Quintet in D minor, op.25, n.1, HMV, ALP 1406, 1956, Angel Records, 45010. Republished as CD by Testament Records in 2002. Quintet in C, op.25, n.3, HMV, ALP 1406, Angel Records 45010, 1956.

Quintet in A major op. 28, Angel Records 45006. Quintet in A, op.28, n.2 "Della Disgrazia", HMV, 1956, Angel Records, 45011,. Quintet in C minor op. 29, n.1, Angel Records 45008,. Quintet in C minor, op.29, n.2, HMV, 1954. Quintet in A, op.29, n.4, HMV, 1956,. From the Quintet op.29, n.6: Ballo Tedesco La voce del padrone, QALP 10140, Angel Records, 45006, 1956, Largo Cantabile, op.29, n.6, Angel Records 45010. Quintettino op.30, n.6 "Musica notturna delle

Jimmy Caruthers

Douglas "Jimmy" Caruthers was an American racecar driver from Anaheim, California. He raced midget cars, sprint cars, IndyCars. Caruthers won the 1970 USAC National Midget Series championship, his championship was the closest in USAC midget history. He finished second to his brother Danny Caruthers in 1971. Jimmy won 21 USAC midget car features between 1967 and 1975, he competed in the ARDC while stationed on the East Coast during his tour of duty in the armed forces. He was transferred to Phoenix, race in caged sprint cars on weekends, he won the championship, but was transferred overseas before the end of the season. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1970-1975 seasons with 43 starts, including the 1972-1975 Indianapolis 500, he finished in the top ten 21 times. His best finish were second-place finishes at the 1974 California 500 at the Ontario Motor Speedway and 1974 Pocono 500, he drove in four Indianapolis 500s. He won the 1975 USAC Silver Crown Series championship while suffering from cancer.

He captured the title by finishing third at the Hoosier 100 six weeks. He died of cancer in October 1975 before claiming his championship trophy. USAC has annually awarded the "Jimmy Caruthers Award" in his honor since 1978. Given to the Rookie of the Year, it was rededicated to honor his spirit and determination, shown in winning the Silver Crown championship in the year of his death from cancer, he was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Caruthers died of cancer at the age of 30 only a month after competing in his final Championship Car race, he had received cobalt treatment in the winter of 1974-1975 in order to return to racing for the 1975 season. His father Doug Caruthers and brother Danny Caruthers died before accepting their USAC series championship at the end of the year awards banquet; the Caruthers family is synonymous with midget car racing

Selina Trieff

Selina Trieff was an American artist who painted and exhibited for over fifty years. Trieff painted archetypal figures in a flattened and delineated manner, which acted at once as self-portraits and allegories for the human condition, she developed her singular style of figuration through her strong abstract roots which continued to evolve throughout her life. Although she most painted figures and animals, Trieff considered herself an abstract artist. Among her animal paintings are Green Goat with Moon, Two Figures with Goat, Three Figures with Green Goat and Connected. Trieff's somewhat autobiographical gold-leaf and oil portraits of human figures, such as Three Graces, read paradoxically like characters on a modern stage wherein the painted figures who are neither male nor female, functioning as the face of the soul and the viewer, as if engaged in a dialogue. Trieff used gold leaf on canvas. In her paintings, Trieff conjured a cast of characters that were both visually appealing and profoundly disturbing.

Trieff’s artwork was autobiographical, as her paintings and drawings represented herself as well as members of her immediate family. Trieff’s characters were androgynous, clothed in costumes from another time; the androgynous characters can be viewed as mysterious entities in the painting. Trieff transformed the characters so that her paintings seemed to refer to a nonspecific time and place. Sometimes Trieff's sober figures were accompanied by other entities such as animals, they were set on a stage, sometimes in twos and threes, holding hands, whispering to each other, as in Dancers, Sweet. Reviewers said that they provoked a powerful sense of mystery and myth, a sense of old stories being told; the New York Times art critic John Russell called Trieff a "peculiar painter". Trieff’s artwork testified to the strength of her contemplative sensibility and the quality of her workmanship; the pensive, introspective character of Trieff’s work as well as its spirituality and its iconic format have all been attributed to the influence of the abstract painter Mark Rothko.

Trieff had myriad other influences: the confrontational quality of Watteau’s Pierrot. All played a role in her work from its earliest inceptions. Trieff was called "an American original" by the New York Times art critic John Russell. Trieff had solo exhibitions at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California, at The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, at The Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Trieff's work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe, is included in such public collections as The Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Trieff studied at the Art Students League in New York City with Morris Kantor, at Brooklyn College with Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown. Trieff has taught at schools such as the New York Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Kalamazoo Art Institute and New York Studio School, she was married to the painter Robert Henry. She divided her time between New York City and Wellfleet, where she died