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Halfling (Dungeons & Dragons)

The halfling is a fictional race found in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Halflings are similar to about half their size; the original Dungeons & Dragons included hobbits, but the game began using the name "halfling" as an alternative to "hobbit" for legal reasons. The hobbit first appeared as a player character class in the original 1974 edition of Dungeons & Dragons. In earlier editions of D&D, halflings are inspired by Tolkien's hobbits, being diminutive, furry-footed home-bodies with a penchant for dwelling in hollowed out hillsides and a racial talent for burglary; the "halfling" appeared as a player character race in the original Player's Handbook. The halfling appeared in the original Monster Manual, which described the halfling subraces of hairfoot and tallfellow. A number of halfling subraces were presented as character races in the original Unearthed Arcana; the halfling appeared as a character class in the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set, Companion Rules, Master Rules.

The halfling appeared as a character race in the second edition Player's Handbook. The hairfoot halfling, the stout halfling, the tallfellow halfling appeared in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One, Monstrous Manual; the Athasian halfling for the Dark Sun setting first appeared in Dragon #173, appeared in the Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr and Dark Sun Campaign Setting and Revised. Several halfling sub-races were detailed as player character races in The Complete Book of Gnomes and Halflings, including the Athasian halfling, the furchin; the halfling appeared as a character race in the third edition Player's Handbook, in the 3.5 revised Player's Handbook The lightfoot halfling, the deep halfling, the tallfellow halfling appeared in the third edition Monster Manual, the 3.5 revised Monster Manual. The jerren, a race related to halflings, appeared in the Book of Vile Darkness; the lightfoot halfling, ghostwise halfling, the strongheart halfling for the Forgotten Realms setting were detailed in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, in Races of Faerûn.

The aquatic halfling, the arctic halfling, the desert halfling, the jungle halfling, the halfling paragon, the water halfling were detailed in Unearthed Arcana. The halfling appeared as a character race in the fourth edition Player's Handbook and the Essentials rulebook Heroes of the Fallen Lands; the halfling appears in the fourth edition Monster Manual. The halfling was included as a player race in the 5th edition Player's Handbook. Two subraces were introduced with it: the lightfoot halfling and the stout halfling; the Player's Handbook suggests using the statistics of the lightfoot halflings to stand in for the hairfeet halflings and tallfellow halflings of the Greyhawk campaign setting, as well as using the stout halflings to represent the strongheart halflings of the Forgotten Realms. The Dragonlance campaign set has a different race that fills the niche held by halflings, known as kender, they are immune to fear if magically generated. Described as having a "communal" outlook on property ownership, they are known to wander off while still holding, looking at, or after pocketing an item that catches their fancy.

They do not consider this stealing, but rather only think of it as borrowing the item. Kender have a tendency to discard items for what they deem more valuable, at the time of acquiring a new item if they need more space in their pouches. In Eberron, introduced in 2004, halflings are more removed from the Tolkien versions. In this world, halflings are a wilderness-loving barbarian race that uses domesticated dinosaurs as mounts. Although they are nomadic and clannish and thus viewed as barbarians by other races, these halflings are still adept at fitting in with civilized peoples when they leave their prairie homes; some halflings give up their nomadic lifestyle to settle in human cities, but retain strong ties to their heritage. In the Dark Sun setting, the wiry halflings exceed 3½' in height and live in shaman-ruled settlements in the jungles beyond the mysterious Ringing Mountains. Halflings are the oldest race on Athas. Most of them became barbaric cannibals. In many campaign settings for the Dungeons & Dragons, the halfling pantheon of gods consists of the leader, Yondalla, as well as Arvoreen, Cyrrollalee, Sheela Peryroyl, Urogalan.

Arvoreen is the halfling deity of protection and war. He is known as "The Defender." Arvoreen lives in the halfling realm of the Green Fields on the plane of Mount Celestia. Arvoreen was first detailed in Roger E. Moore's article "The Halfling Point of View," in Dragon #59. In Dragon #92, Gary Gygax indicated this as one of the deities legal for the Greyhawk setting, he appeared in the original Unearthed Arcana. Arvoreen was detailed including details about his priesthood; the deity's role among his followers was expanded in The Complete Book of Halflings. His role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground, he received a detailed description for his role in the Forgotten Realms in Demihuman Deities. He is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven. Arvoreen's role in the Forgotten Realms is revisited in Faiths a

Murder in LaMut

Murder in LaMut is a fantasy novel by American writers Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenberg, the second book in Legends of the Riftwar series, it details the story of Durine and Pirojil, three mercenaries who have spent the past twenty five years fighting Tsurani, the Bugs and Goblins. Now having spent a few months on garrison duty, their journey to LaMut should be simple and straightforward; the story is set in the world of Midkemia. It was first released by Harper Collins on June 2002 in the United Kingdom. Five years Harper Collins released it into the US market. Murder in LaMut at Crydee Murder in LaMut at Crydee

Andorra at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Andorra competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Men's Marathon Women's 1500 m Men's Trap Men's 200 m Freestyle Women's 200 m Individual Medley Wallechinsky, David; the Complete Book of the Summer Olympics. Toronto, Canada. ISBN 1-894963-32-6. International Olympic Committee; the Results. Retrieved 12 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 2: Celebrating the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games; the Results. Retrieved 20 November 2005. International Olympic Committee Web Site sports-reference

User behavior analytics

User behavior analytics as defined by Gartner is a cybersecurity process about detection of insider threats, targeted attacks, financial fraud. UBA solutions look at patterns of human behavior, apply algorithms and statistical analysis to detect meaningful anomalies from those patterns—anomalies that indicate potential threats. Instead of tracking devices or security events, UBA tracks a system's users. Big data platforms like Apache Hadoop are increasing UBA functionality by allowing them to analyze petabytes worth of data to detect insider threats and advanced persistent threats; the problem UBA responds to, as described by Nemertes Research CEO Johna Till Johnson, is that "Security systems provide so much information that it's tough to uncover information that indicates a potential for real attack. Analytics tools help make sense of the vast amount of data that SIEM, IDS/IPS, system logs, other tools gather. UBA tools use a specialized type of security analytics that focuses on the behavior of systems and the people using them.

UBA technology first evolved in the field of marketing, to help companies understand and predict consumer-buying patterns. But as it turns out, UBA can be extraordinarily useful in the security context too." Developments in UBA technology led Gartner to evolve the category to user and entity behavior analytics. In September 2015, Gartner published the Market Guide for User and Entity Analytics by Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Avivah Litan, that provided a thorough definition and explanation. UEBA was referred to in earlier Gartner reports but not in much depth. Expanding the definition from UBA includes devices, servers, data, or anything with an IP address, it moves beyond the fraud-oriented UBA focus to a broader one encompassing "malicious and abusive behavior that otherwise went unnoticed by existing security monitoring systems, such as SIEM and DLP." The addition of "entity" reflects that devices may play a role in a network attack and may be valuable in uncovering attack activity.

"When end users have been compromised, malware can go undetected for months. Rather than trying to find where the outsider entered, UEBAs allow for quicker detection by using algorithms to detect insider threats."Particularly in the computer security market, there are many vendors for UEBA applications. They can be "differentiated by whether they are designed to monitor on-premises or cloud-based software as a service applications. According to the 2015 market guide released by Gartner, "the UEBA market grew in 2015; the report further projected, "Over the next three years, leading UEBA platforms will become preferred systems for security operations and investigations at some of the organizations they serve. It will be—and in some cases is—much easier to discover some security events and analyze individual offenders in UEBA than it is in many legacy security monitoring systems." Behavioral analytics Network behavior anomaly detection

Alli Mia Fora (Antique album)

Alli Mia Fora is the final album by Greek musical group Antique. The album was released in November 2002 by V2 Records and it became gold in Greece, their first album to do so. In 2003, many of the songs from this album were included in English on their Swedish release titled Blue Love. "Alli Mia Fora" The first single from the album was "Alli Mia Fora". The music video was directed by Kostas Kapetanidis, it was released as an English version called "Time to Say Goodbye" on their follow-up album Blue Love"Moro Mou" The second single from the album was "Moro Mou". A mixed Greek and English version was released from Blue Love called "Moro Mou". Lyrics

More Blues and the Abstract Truth

More Blues and the Abstract Truth is an album by American jazz composer and arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Impulse! label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Unlike the original classic Blues and the Abstract Truth set from three years earlier, Oliver Nelson does not play on this album, he did contribute three of the eight originals and all of the arrangements but his decision not to play is disappointing... The emphasis is on blues-based pieces and there are some strong moments if the date falls short of its predecessor". All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as noted "Blues and the Abstract Truth" - 5:14 "Blues O'Mighty" - 6:48 "Theme from Mr. Broadway" - 5:45 "Midnight Blue" - 4:06 "The Critic's Choice" - 2:21 "One for Bob" - 6:07 "Blues for Mr. Broadway" - 8:12 "Goin' to Chicago Blues" - 4:37 "One for Phil" - 3:58 Bonus track on CD reissue "Night Lights" - 2:46 Bonus track on CD reissueRecorded on November 10, 1964 and November 11, 1964.

Oliver Nelson - arranger, conductor Thad Jones, Danny Moore - trumpet Phil Woods - alto saxophone Ben Webster - tenor saxophone Phil Bodner - tenor saxophone, English horn Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone Roger Kellaway - piano Richard Davisbass Grady Tatedrums