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Green Arrow

Green Arrow is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Mort Weisinger and designed by George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941, his real name is Oliver Jonas Queen, a wealthy businessman and owner of Queen Industries, a well-known celebrity in Star City. He uses this position to hide the fact. Sometimes shown dressed like the character Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an archer who uses his skills to fight crime in his home cities of Star City and Seattle, as well as alongside his fellow superheroes as a member of the Justice League. Though much less used in modern stories, he deploys a range of trick arrows with various special functions, such as glue, explosive-tipped, grappling hook, flash grenade, tear gas and kryptonite arrows for use in a range of special situations. At the time of his debut, Green Arrow functioned in many ways as an archery-themed analogue of the popular Batman character, but writers at DC subsequently developed him into a voice of left-wing politics much distinct in character from Batman.

Green Arrow enjoyed moderate success in his early years, becoming the cover feature of More Fun, as well as having occasional appearances in other comics. Throughout his first twenty-five years, the character never enjoyed greater popularity. In the late 1960s, writer Denny O'Neil, inspired by the character's dramatic visual redesign by Neal Adams, chose to have him lose his fortune, giving him the then-unique role of a streetwise crusader for the working class and the disadvantaged. In 1970, he was paired with a more law and order-oriented hero, Green Lantern, in a ground-breaking conscious comic book series. Since he has been popular among comic book fans and most writers have taken an urban, gritty approach to the character; the character was killed off in the 1990s and replaced by a new character, Oliver's son Connor Hawke. Connor, proved a less popular character, the original Oliver Queen character was resurrected in the 2001 "Quiver" storyline, by writer Kevin Smith. In the 2000s, the character has been featured in bigger storylines focusing on Green Arrow and Black Canary, such as the DC event The Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding and the high-profile Justice League: Cry for Justice storyline, prior to the character's relaunch alongside most of DC's properties in 2011.

Green Arrow was not a well-known character outside of comic book fandom: he had appeared in a single episode of the animated series Super Friends in 1973. In the 2000s, the character appeared in a number of DC television properties, including the animated series Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, several DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In live action, he appeared in the series Smallville, played by actor Justin Hartley, became a core cast member. In 2012, the live action series Arrow debuted on The CW, in which the title character was portrayed by Stephen Amell, launching several spin-off series, becoming the starting point for a shared television franchise called the Arrowverse. Green Arrow and Speedy first appeared in More Fun Comics #73, illustrated by artist George Papp; when Mort Weisinger was creating the character, aside from the obvious allusions to Robin Hood, he took inspiration from a movie serial, The Green Archer, based on the novel by Edgar Wallace.

He retooled the concept into a superhero archer with obvious Batman influences. These include Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy, his use of an Arrowcar and Arrow-Plane for transportation, his use of an Arrow-Cave as his headquarters, his alter ego as a wealthy playboy, the use of an Arrow-Signal to summon him, as well as a clown-like arch foe named Bull's Eye, similar to Batman's arch-foe, the Joker, his and Speedy's first origin stories were told in More Fun Comics #89. Green Arrow began as a back-up feature in More Fun Comics, but within four months the Green Arrow and Speedy replaced Doctor Fate and the Spectre as the cover feature. In Superhero Comics of the Golden Age, Mike Benton writes that "their front cover star status was due to Speedy's appeal -- teenage sidekicks were the current rage." They were given a spot as one of five back-up features to be promoted in one of the earliest team-up books, Leading Comics, starting with issue #1. They appeared in More Fun until issue #107, moved to Adventure Comics from #103 to #209.

Green Arrow and Speedy appeared in various issues of World's Finest Comics until issue #140. He was one of the few DC characters to keep going after the Golden Age of Comic Books, his longevity was due to the influence of creator Mort Weisinger, who kept him as a back-up feature to the headlining Superboy, first in More Fun Comics and Adventure Comics. As a result, he avoided being revived and "re-imagined" for the Silver Age, as the Flash, Green Lantern, others were. Aside from sharing Adventure Comics with him, issue #258 featured an encounter between a younger Oliver Queen and Superboy; the Green Arrow and Speedy feature during this period included a short run in 1958 written by Dick and Dave Wood and drawn by Jack Kirby. For much of this period, Green Arrow's adventures were written by France Herron, the character's primary scripter 1947–1963. In 1969, artist Neal Adams updated the character's visual appearance by giving him a Van Dyke beard and costume of his own design in The

Harold Auten

Commander Harold Auten was a Royal Naval Reserve officer, awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He received his medal for an action during the English Channel campaign of the First World War. A former pupil of Wilson's School, London, Auten had joined the RNR before the outbreak of the First World War during which he served in Q-ships, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1917 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross "for services in Vessels of the Royal Navy employed on Patrol and Escort duty" in that year. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918 following an action when he was commanding a Q-ship, HMS Stock Force: H. M. S. "Stock Force," under the command of Lieutenant Harold Auten, D. S. C. R. N. R. was torpedoed by an enemy submarine at 5 p.m. on the 30th July, 1918. The torpedo struck the ship abreast No. 1 hatch wrecking the fore part of the ship, including the bridge, wounding three ratings.

A tremendous shower of planks, unexploded shells and other debris followed the explosion, wounding the first lieutenant and the navigating officer and adding to the injuries of the foremost gun's crew and a number of other ratings. The ship settled down forward, flooding the foremost magazine and between decks to the depth of about three feet. "Panic party," in charge of Lieutenant Workman, R. N. R. Immediately abandoned ship, the wounded were removed to the lower deck, where the surgeon, working up to his waist in water, attended to their injuries; the captain, two guns' crews and the engine-room staff remained at their posts. The submarine came to the surface ahead of the ship half a mile distant, remained there a quarter of an hour watching the ship for any doubtful movement; the "panic party" in the boat accordingly commenced to row back towards the ship in an endeavour to decoy the submarine within range of the hidden guns. The submarine followed, coming down the port side of the "Stock Force," about three hundred yards away.

Lieutenant Auten, withheld his fire until she was abeam, when both of his guns could bear. Fire was opened at 5.40 p.m.. The next round struck the submarine on the water-line, tearing her open and blowing out a number of the crew; the enemy subsided several feet into the water and her bows rose. She thus presented a large and immobile target into which the "Stock Force" poured shell after shell until the submarine sank by the stern, leaving a quantity of debris on the water. During the whole of the action one man remained pinned down under the foremost gun after the explosion of the torpedo, remained there cheerfully and without complaint, although the ship was sinking, until the end of the action; the "Stock Force" was a vessel of 360 tons, despite the severity of the shock sustained by the officers and men when she was torpedoed, the fact that her bows were obliterated, she was kept afloat by the exertions of her ship's company until 9.25 p.m. She sank with colours flying, the officers and men were taken off by two torpedo boats and a trawler.

The action was cited as one of the finest examples of coolness and good organisation in the history of "Q" ships. Harold Auten wrote Q Boat Adventures, the first book on Q-ships in 1919. After the war he became an executive vice-president of the Rank Organisation in New York and lived for thirty years in Bushkill, where he owned a hotel and cinema. However, he remained a member of the RNR and in 1941 he was awarded the Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration. During World War II, he held the rank of Commander in the RNR and served as senior staff organizing trans-Atlantic convoys, he was made an Officer of the United States Legion of Merit "for distinguished service to the Allied cause throughout the war" and a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau "for service to the Royal Netherlands Navy during the War". He was a Younger Brother of Trinity House, his Victoria Cross is displayed in Portsmouth, England. Monuments to Courage The Register of the Victoria Cross VCs of the First World War - The Naval VCs "Q" Boat Adventures Allport, D.

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VESA Plug and Display

VESA Plug and Display is a video connector for digital monitors, such as flat panel displays and video projectors, ratified by VESA. It was introduced around the same time as DFP, marketed as a replacement of VESA Enhanced Video Connector and an extension of DVI. Unlike DVI, it never achieved widespread implementation; the P&D connector shares the pin layout of VESA EVC, but the pins assigned for carrying analogue audio and video in signals are reused to carry digital video signals. A basic P&D line carries single-link TMDS digital video signal, supports VESA Display Data Channel version 2. Analogue video signals, if supported, must be capable of carrying at least 150 MHz bandwidth. USB version is not specified, but if supported, it would have been intended for contemporary USB standards; the USB connector is intended for passing mouse movements from a projector's wireless remote into the computer's presentation software. Firewire, if supported, must be compliant to IEEE 1394-1995 specification.

Although the pin layout comes from VESA EVC, the connector shell is different. P&D-A/D is compatible with EVC device, P&D-D is not. In addition to the regular P&D connector, the standard specifies a 40-pin microribbon connector, only defined when making digital video connection. Articles such as those from The Register sometimes mistake the P&D port as an alternative form of the Apple Display Connector, but ADC carries higher current, has different pin layout, does not support FireWire. M1-DA, a name used by InFocus VESA P&D standard Pinout at

Tsai Wan-lin

Tsai Wan-lin was a Taiwanese businessman who, at the peak of his wealth in 1996, was considered to be the fifth richest person in the world, with a family net worth of US$12.2 billion. At the time of his death in 2004, he was the richest man in Taiwan with a fortune of US$4.6 billion, ranked 94th worldwide. He founded a large banking and insurance group, he was born into a poor farmer's family in Chikunan Town, Chikunan District, Shinchiku Prefecture, Japanese-era Taiwan. Tsai started out in Taipei by selling soybeans with his brothers as a child. With one of his brothers Tsai joined Taipei's Tenth Credit Cooperative in 1960. Two years they founded Cathay Life Insurance, which at the time of his death was the largest life insurance company in Taiwan. Tenth Credit Cooperative was transferred to Tsai Wan-lin's nephew Tsai Chen-chou; the family split Cathay Life Insurance in 1979. Tsai Wan-lin founded the Lin Yuan Group with his share. Over the next 10 years, the Lin Yuan Group expanded to become the largest Taiwanese conglomerate.

Cathay Financial Holdings, a division of the Lin Yuan Group, became Taiwan's largest financial holding company. Cathay Insurance was renamed Fubon Insurance in 1992. Tsai was first listed by Forbes as a billionaire in 1987, he was appointed a senior adviser to the president of the Republic of China in 2000. He died of heart disease at the age of 81 in Taipei's Cathay General Hospital, which he founded in 1977, he had been hospitalized for six years. Tsai had seven children. List of billionaires "A decade of wealth". Forbes. 5 July 1999. Retrieved 6 December 2014

Lack (manque)

In Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic philosophy, lack is a concept, always related to desire. In his seminar Le transfert he states. Lacan first designated a lack of being: what is desired is being itself. "Desire is a relation to being to lack. The lack is the lack of being properly speaking, it is not the lack of this or that, but lack of being whereby the being exists." In "The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power" Lacan argues that desire is the metonymy of the lack of being: the subject's lack of being is at the heart of the analytic experience and the field in which the neurotic's passion is deployed. In "Guiding Remarks for a Convention on Feminine Sexuality" Lacan contrasts the lack of being related to desire with the lack of having which he relates to demand. Starting in his seminar La relation d'objet, Lacan distinguishes between three kinds of lack, according to the nature of the object, lacking; the first one is Symbolic Castration and its object related is the Imaginary Phallus.

The three corresponding agents are the Real Father, the Symbolic Mother, the Imaginary Father. Of these three forms of lack, castration is the most important from the perspective of the cure, it is in La relation d'objet that Lacan introduces the algebraic symbol for the barred Other, lack comes to designate the lack of the signifier in the Other. The relation of the subject to the lack of the signifier in the Other, designates the signifier of a lack in the Other. No matter how many signifiers one adds to the signifying chain, the chain is always incomplete, it always lacks the signifier that could complete it; this missing signifier is constitutive of the subject. The symbolic version of the phallus, a phallic symbol is meant to represent male generative powers. According to Sigmund Freud's theory of psychoanalysis, while males possess a penis, no one can possess the symbolic phallus. Jacques Lacan's Écrits includes an essay titled The Signification of the Phallus which articulates the difference between "being" and "having" the phallus.

Men are positioned. Women, not having the phallus, are seen to "be" the phallus; the symbolic phallus is the concept of being the ultimate man, having this is compared to having the divine gift of God. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler explores Freud's and Lacan's discussions of the symbolic phallus by pointing out the connection between the phallus and the penis, she writes, "The law requires conformity to its own notion of'nature'. It gains its legitimacy through the binary and asymmetrical naturalization of bodies in which the phallus, though not identical to the penis, deploys the penis as its naturalized instrument and sign". In Bodies that Matter, she further explores the possibilities for the phallus in her discussion of the lesbian phallus. If, as she notes, Freud enumerates a set of analogies and substitutions that rhetorically affirm the fundamental transferability of the phallus from the penis elsewhere any number of other things might come to stand in for the phallus. In Anti-Oedipus, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari postulate that desire does not arise from lack, but rather is a productive force in itself.

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Dark Mail Alliance

The Dark Mail Alliance is an organization dedicated to creating an email protocol and architecture with end-to-end encryption. In October 2013, Silent Circle and Lavabit announced a project to create a more secure alternative to email and began a fundraising effort; the Dark Mail Alliance team consists of Phil Zimmermann, Jon Callas, Mike Janke, Ladar Levison. Dark Internet Mail Environment aims to be a secure communication platform for asynchronous messaging across the Internet, it was presented by Ladar Levison and Stephen Watt at DEF CON on August 8, 2014. There have been multiple revisions for DIME specifications; the latest revision is presented as a preliminary draft. First public revision, December 2014 Preliminary draft, March 2015 Dark Mail Transfer Protocol Dark Mail Access Protocol Signet Data Format Message Data Format Magma is the reference MIME server implementation, it supports server side encryption, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Post Office Protocol, Internet Message Access Protocol and Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

Volcano, a Thunderbird fork with DIME support. Email encryption Email privacy Kolab Now Pretty Good Privacy pretty Easy privacy Dark Mail Alliance web site