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Modular connector

A modular connector is a type of electrical connector for cords and cables of electronic devices and appliances, such in computer networking, telecommunication equipment, audio headsets. Modular connectors were developed for use on specific Bell System telephone sets in the 1960s, similar types found use for simple interconnection of customer-provided telephone subscriber premises equipment to the telephone network; the Federal Communications Commission mandated in 1976 an interface registration system, in which they became known as registered jacks. The convenience of prior existence for designers and ease of use led to a proliferation of modular connectors for many other applications. Many applications that used a bulkier, more expensive connector have converted to modular connectors; the best known applications of modular connectors are for telephone and Ethernet. Accordingly, various electronic interface specifications exist for applications using modular connectors, which prescribe physical characteristics and assign electrical signals to their contacts.

Modular connectors are referred to as modular phone jack and plug, RJ connector, Western jack and plug. The term modular connector arose from its original use in modular wiring components of telephone equipment by the Western Electric Company in the 1960s; this includes 4P4C used for handset connectors. Registered jack designations describe the signals and wiring used for voice and data communication at customer-facing interfaces of the public switched telephone network, it is common to use a registered jack number to refer to the physical connector itself. A common use of 8P8C connectors is Ethernet over twisted pair; the 4P4C connector is sometimes erroneously called RJ9 or RJ22—no such official designations exist—and various six-position modular connectors may be incorrectly called RJ11. The first types of small modular telephone connectors were created by AT&T in the mid-1960s for the plug-in handset and line cords of the Trimline telephone. Driven by demand for multiple sets in residences with various lengths of cords, the Bell System introduced customer-connectable part kits and telephones, sold through PhoneCenter stores in the early 1970s.

For this purpose, Illinois Bell started installing modular telephone sets on a limited scale in June 1972. The patents by Edwin C. Hardesty and coworkers, US 3699498 and US 3860316, followed by other improvements, were the basis for the modular molded-plastic connectors that became commonplace for telephone cords by the 1980s. In 1976, these connectors were standardized nationally in the United States by the Registration Interface program of the Federal Communications Commission, which designated a series of Registered Jack specifications for interconnection of customer-premises equipment to the public switched telephone network. Modular connectors have gender: plugs are considered to be male, while jacks or sockets are considered to be female. Plugs are used to terminate cables and cords, while jacks are used for fixed locations on surfaces of walls and equipment. Other than telephone extension cables, cables with a modular plug on one end and a jack on the other are rare. Instead, cables are connected using a female-to-female coupler, having two jacks wired back-to-back.

Modular connectors are designed to latch together. As a plug is inserted into a jack, a plastic tab on the plug locks so that the plug cannot be pulled out. To remove the plug, the latching tab must be depressed against the plug to clear the locking edge; the standard orientation for installing a jack in a wall or panel is with the tab down. The latching tab may snag on other cables and break off resulting in loss of the secure latching feature. To prevent this, tabs are protected with a boot over the plug, or a special tab design, on snagless cords. Most protective boots must be installed onto a cable; this means. However, protective boots or rigid protective ramp adapters are available which can be snapped over an installed unprotected modular plug. Modular connectors are designated using two numbers that represent the maximum number of contact positions and the number of installed contacts, with each number followed by P and C, respectively. For example, 6P2C is a connector having two installed contacts.

Alternate designations omit the letters while separating the position and contact quantities with either an x or a slash. When not installed, contacts are omitted from the outer positions inward, such that the number of contacts is always even; the connector body positions with omitted or unconnected contacts are unused for the electrical connection but ensure that the plug fits correctly. For instance, RJ11 cables have connectors with six positions and four contacts, to which are attached just two wires; the contact positions are numbered sequentially starting from 1. When viewed head-on with the retention mechanism on the bottom, jacks will have contact position number 1 on the left and plugs will have it on the right. Contacts are numbered by the contact position. For example, on a six-position, two-contact plug, where the outermost four positions do not have contacts, the innermost two contacts are numbered 3 and 4. Modular connectors are manufactured in four sizes, with 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-positions.

The insulating plastic bodies of 4P and 6P connectors have different widths, whereas 8P or 10P connectors share an l

Piet Paaltjens

François Haverschmidt written as HaverSchmidt, was a Dutch minister and writer, who wrote prose under his own name but remains best known for the poetry published under the pen name of Piet Paaltjens. Haverschmidt read Calvinist theology at Leiden University, graduating in 1858, he successively became minister in Den Helder and Schiedam. During his student days, he had some of his poetry published in student magazines under the pen name of Piet Paaltjens, around whom a playful but elaborate mystification was created as Haverschmidt kept his poetry separate from his "serious" prose and sermons, not unlike Nicolaas Beets, he became a prime suspect for being the anonymous author of the Oera Linda Book, the inferred reason being a practical joke. However, many of his contemporaries believed the book to be authentic; this would have prevented Haverschmidt and his collaborators from unmasking their hoax, which completely backfired. Haverschmidt became progressively more depressed after his wife's death in 1891, committed suicide in 1894.

Snikken en grimlachjes: poëzie uit den studententijd ISBN 90-214-9765-4 Familie en kennissen Uit geest en gemoed Uit den studententijd in Alexander Johan Berman: Landjuweel Nagelaten snikken van Piet Paaltjens: poëzie en proza, tekeningen en curiosa uit de nalatenschap van François HaverSchmidt A section of Snikken en grimlachjes has been translated into English by Jacob Lowland as Everlastings Works by Piet Paaltjens at LibriVox

Mamilla Shailaja Priya

Mamilla Shailaja Priya, popularly known as Priya, is a Telugu actress. She appears in Telugu feature films and television soap operas and has acted in other languages like Hindi and Tamil, she made her acting debut in 1998 with the movie Master. She has won the Nandi Award presented by the government of Andhra Pradesh for her role in this serial Priya Sakhi. Apart from soap operas, she has acted in about 60 feature films in Telugu and Hindi with various co stars like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh and Amitabh Bachchan. Popularly known as Priya, Mamilla Shailaja Priya was born in 1978 in Bapatla town in Andhra Pradesh, India, her parents are Smt Mamilla Kusuma Kumari. She is the third among the three sisters, she has done her schooling in Hyderabad, while in college has won the Miss College Pageant. She started pursuing her acting career, she completed her graduation in Bachelor of Arts. Priya married MVS Kishore in 2002, they have a son Nischay born in 2003, they reside in Hyderabad. She won Nandi Award presented by the government of Andhra Pradesh early in her career.

She was the recipient of various awards like the Dasari Cultural Award, Swathi Cultural Award, Vamsee Berkeley Award. She won the Cine Goers Award and Gemini Ugadi Puraskaram for her portrayal of the character Bhuvaneshwari in Kotha Bangaaram, she started her television career with the runaway hit Priya Sakhi in which she portrayed the lead role which had different shades. It was so popular that she is still identified as the name stuck to her, she has acted in serials like Priya O Priya. She has acted in all the leading Television channels in Telugu and Tamil, her serials include Lady Detective, Pelli Chesukundam & Jwaala for ETV, Dairy of Mrs Sharada & Kotha Bangaaram for Gemini TV, Maanasa for Maa TV, Vaidehi for Doordarshan, Chinna Kodalu for Zee TV, Naagamma in Tamil for Sun TV. She has done a Hindi serial titled Yehi hai Zindagi, she has done in Vani Rani serial in Tamil which aired on Sun TV. She is acting in the serial Kalyani in Telugu which airs on Gemini TV and Piriyadha Varam Vendum and Chocolate in Tamil which airs on Zee Tamizh and Sun TV.

Santoor top 10 was a program anchored by Priya which ran for two years in Gemini Channel and she had portrayed different characters in each episode of the show. Geethanjali was another music based show anchored by Priya for ETV and ran for a year. Endaro Mahanubhavulu is another show anchored by Priya which portrayed the achievements of various famous people in Andhra Pradesh from all walks of life, she has appeared in commercials for brands like Chandana Brothers, Shakthi Gas, Til Sona Oil and Kanchan Mixer Grinder. She has been credited with the cover page of Swathi, she started her acting career with Chiranjeevi's starrer, Master in 1997. In all, she has acted in about 60 feature films appearing alongside leading stars of Telugu film industry, she was a constant accompaniment to all the leading heroines in her movies. Some of her movies are Master & Annayya with Chiranjeevi, Gokulamlo Seetha with Pawan Kalyan, Chandra Lekha with Nagarjuna, Raja Kumarudu with Mahesh Babu, Jayam Manadera with Venkatesh and most Soorya Vamsham in Hindi Amithabh Bachchan.

Her other films include Taamboolalu, Pedda Manushulu, Maa Vidaakulu, Greeku Veerudu, Sakutumba Saparivara Samethamga, Velugu Needalu, Chiru Navvutho, Madhuri, Manavudu Danavudu and Kathi Kantha Rao. In 2012 she appeared in Akkineni Nagarjuna's most acclaimed Dhamarukam, she played Richa Gangopadhyay's mother in Prabhas's MIrchi. She acted in Iddarammayilatho as mother of Catherine Tresa. Priya Sakhi Priya Ninu Choodaleka Priya O Priya Lady Detective Sangarshana Pelli Chesukundam Jwaala Dairy of Mrs Sharada Kotha Bangaaram Maanasa Chinna Kodalu Sasirekha Parinayam Kalyani as Tulasi DeviShowsSantoor Top 10 Geethanjali Endaro MahanubhavuluTamil Mamilla Shailaja Priya on IMDb

Daytona Beach Boardwalk

The Daytona Beach Boardwalk known as the Daytona Beach Broadwalk, built in 1938, is a structure located on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida at the east end of Main Street, east of Ocean Avenue. It is open seven days a week and consists of a concrete walkway with various stores and shops including the City Walk shopping and entertainment complex, gift shops, amusement centers, arcades and bars, it features outdoor and indoor rides like the Ferris wheel, Hurricane, Tilt-O-Whirl, go-carts and rollercoaster. Free concerts are given in the summer at the Bandshell on the north end of the area; the Daytona Beach Pier known as the Main Street Pier, was built by Thomas Keating in the late 1800s. The pier begins at the east end of Main Street, south of the boardwalk and extends 1,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean; the actual name of the area is the "Broadwalk". It was named this because of the width of the walkway and the fact that the structure was made of cement, not wooden boards; the editor of the local newspaper refused to call it the "Broadwalk" in print, changing it to "boardwalk" because of the negative connotation of the word "broad".

The common name has since become "Boardwalk" for that reason alone. An article appeared in the Daytona Beach News Journal on May 21, 2015 stating that Volusia County is looking into expanding the boardwalk. On June 14, 2018, two riders fell 34 feet and six people were injured after a roller coaster derailed. Media related to Daytona Beach Boardwalk at Wikimedia Commons

Knight Without Armour

Knight Without Armour is a 1937 British historical drama film starring Marlene Dietrich and Robert Donat. It was directed by Jacques Feyder and produced by Alexander Korda from a screenplay by Lajos Bíró adapted by Frances Marion from the 1933 novel of the same name by James Hilton; the music score was by Miklós Rózsa, his first for a motion picture, using additional music by Tchaikovsky. Rozsa used the fragment of "Russian Sailors' Dance" by Reinhold Glière in the film. Englishman A. J. Fothergill is recruited by Colonel Forrester to spy on Russia for the British government because he can speak the language fluently; as "Peter Ouranoff", he infiltrates a revolutionary group led by Axelstein. The radicals try to blow up the father of Alexandra; when the attempt fails, the would-be assassin is shot, but manages to reach Peter's apartment, where he dies. For his inadvertent involvement, Peter is sent to Siberia. World War I brings the Bolsheviks to power, freeing Peter and Axelstein; when the Russian Civil War breaks out, Alexandra is arrested for being an aristocrat, Peter is assigned by now-Commissar Axelstein to take her to Petrograd to stand trial.

However, Peter instead takes her to the safety of the White Army. Their relief is short-lived. Peter uses the document to free her; the two, now in love, flee into the forest. They catch a train. At a railway station, the countess is recognised by one Communist official, but an overwrought Commissar Poushkoff is entranced by Alexandra's beauty. Insisting that her identity be verified, he arranges to take Fothergill to Samara. On the train, they become good friends, he allows the couple to escape at a stop. The lovers board a barge travelling down the Volga River. Alexandra becomes ill; when Peter goes for a doctor, he is arrested by the Whites for not having papers. Meanwhile, a Red Cross doctor takes her for treatment. About to be executed, Peter makes a break for it and catches the Red Cross train transporting Alexandra out of Russia. Marlene Dietrich as Alexandra Adraxine, née Vladinoff Robert Donat as A. J. Fothergill/"Peter Ouranoff" Irene Vanbrugh as Duchess Herbert Lomas as General Gregor Vladinoff Austin Trevor as Colonel Adraxine, Alexandra's husband Basil Gill as Axelstein David Tree as Maronin John Clements as Poushkoff Frederick Culley as Stanfield Laurence Hanray as Colonel Forester Dorice Fordred as the Maid Franklin Kelsey as Tomsky Laurence Baskcomb as Commissar Hay Petrie as Station Master Miles Malleson as Drunken Red Commissar According to Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, Donat suffered a severe, week-long bout of his chronic asthma during production, causing Alexander Korda to consider replacing him.

Dietrich persuaded him to wait. In September 1936, two LNER Class J15 locomotives were withdrawn by the LNER and sold to London Film Productions for use in this film; the locomotives were moved to Denham studios, where they underwent cosmetic modification to look more Russian. They were sold to the War Department and worked on the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway as WD221 and WD212. During their war service, both were involved in incidents and returned to Stratford in 1944 and were subsequently scrapped; the Variety review was somewhat unfavourable: "A labored effort to keep this picture neutral on the subject of the Russian Revolution completely overshadows the simple love story intertwining Marlene Dietrich and Robert Donat.... Performances on the whole are good, though Dietrich restricts herself to just looking glamorous in any setting or costume."Dietrich had been promised $250,000 plus 10% of the gross profits for her efforts. Korda's usual extravagance resulted in a budget of $350,000, much of it spent on authentic sets and costumes, the film did not make a profit.

Korda was unable to pay Dietrich but she agreed to forego the rest if Korda hired Josef von Sternberg to direct I, Claudius. Street, Sarah. "Sets of the imagination: Lazare Meerson, set design and performance in Knight Without Armour". Journal of British Cinema and Television. Edinburgh University Press. 2: 18–35. Doi:10.3366/jbctv.2005.2.1.18. Knight Without Armour on IMDb Knight Without Armour at the TCM Movie Database Knight Without Armour at AllMovie Knight Without Armour at Rotten Tomatoes

Constellation (disambiguation)

A constellation is formally any of certain areas of the celestial sphere, or popularly and traditionally a perceived pattern of stars. Constellation or constellations may refer to: Constellation Airlines, a defunct Belgian charter airline Lockheed Constellation, a propeller-driven airliner Constellation program, a canceled NASA human space exploration program Satellite constellation, a group of satellites Constellation Records, the name of three different record labels The Constellations, an American hip hop/rock band "Constellation", a 1948 contrafact of "I Got Rhythm" by Charlie Parker "Constellations", the 2009 debut single by indie rock band Darwin Deez Constellation, 1972 Constellations, 1995 Constellation, 2000 Constellations, 2009 Constellations, 2017 Constellation, 2018 Constellation, an Extended Play by black metal band Arcturus, 1994 Constellations, a 1980 science fiction anthology Constellations, a 2005 science fiction anthology Con†Stellation, an annual general-interest science fiction convention held in Huntsville, Alabama ConStellation, the 41st World Science Fiction Convention, held in Baltimore in 1983 Constellation, one of two Easter eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé in 1917 Constellation, a 2007 film set in Huntsville, Alabama Constellations, a 1939 artwork series by Joan Miró Constellations, a 2012 play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Constellation Theatre Company EURion constellation, an anti-counterfeiting scheme Constellation Brands, a major wine and spirits company Constellation, a power generation company Prime constellation, a pattern of prime numbers Constellation diagram, a means of representing a modulation scheme in digital communications Sun Constellation System, a petascale computing environment from Sun Microsystems GTS Celebrity Constellation, a Celebrity Cruises ship USS Constellation, a series of U.

S. Navy ships C/S Salamis Glory, a cruise ship named Constellation Volkswagen Constellation Constellation, 12-metre class yacht Constellations, a peer-reviewed sociology journal Family Constellations