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Neal Stephenson

Neal Town Stephenson is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk and baroque. Stephenson's work explores subjects such as mathematics, linguistics, philosophy and the history of science, he writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has written novels with his uncle, George Jewsbury, under the collective pseudonym Stephen Bury. Stephenson has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company developing a spacecraft and a space launch system, is a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction project The Mongoliad, he is Magic Leap's Chief Futurist. Born on October 31, 1959 in Fort Meade, Stephenson came from a family of engineers and scientists, his mother worked in a biochemistry laboratory, her father was a biochemistry professor. Stephenson's family moved to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in 1960 and in 1966 to Ames, Iowa.

He graduated from Ames High School in 1977. Stephenson studied at Boston University, first specializing in physics switching to geography after he found that it would allow him to spend more time on the university mainframe, he graduated in 1981 with a B. A. in geography and a minor in physics. Since 1984, Stephenson has lived in the Pacific Northwest and lives in Seattle with his family. Stephenson's first novel, The Big U, published in 1984, was a satirical take on life at American Megaversity, a vast and alienating research university beset by chaotic riots, his next novel, was a thriller following the exploits of a radical environmentalist protagonist in his struggle against corporate polluters. Neither novel attracted much critical attention on first publication, but showcased concerns that Stephenson would further develop in his work. Stephenson's breakthrough came in 1992 with Snow Crash, a novel in the late cyberpunk or post-cyberpunk tradition fusing memetics, computer viruses, other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology, along with a sociological extrapolation of extreme laissez-faire capitalism and collectivism.

Snow Crash was the first of Stephenson's epic science fiction novels. Stephenson at this time would be described by Mike Godwin as "a slight, unassuming grad-student type whose soft-spoken demeanor gave no obvious indication that he had written the manic apotheosis of cyberpunk science fiction." In 1994, Stephenson joined with his uncle, J. Frederick George, to publish a political thriller, under the pen name "Stephen Bury". Stephenson's next solo novel, published in 1995, was The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, which introduced many of today's real-world technological discoveries. Seen back as futuristic, Stephenson's novel includes broad-range universal self-learning nanotechnology, robotics and cyber cities. In a plot involving weapons implanted in characters' skulls, near-limitless replicators for everything from mattresses to foods, smartpaper and blood-sanitizing nanobots, set in a grim future world of limited resources populated by hard-edged survivalists, an amalgamation hero is accidentally conceptualized by a few powerful and wealthy creatives and hackers.

This was followed by Cryptonomicon in 1999, a novel concerned with concepts ranging from computing and Alan Turing's research into codebreaking and cryptography during the Second World War at Bletchley Park, to a modern attempt to set up a data haven. It has subsequently been reissued in three separate volumes in some countries, including in French and Spanish translations. In 2013, Cryptonomicon won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award; the Baroque Cycle is a series of historical novels set in the 17th and 18th centuries, is in some respects a prequel to Cryptonomicon. It was published in three volumes of two or three books each – Quicksilver, The Confusion, The System of the World – but was subsequently republished as eight separate books: Quicksilver, King of the Vagabonds, Bonanza, Solomon's Gold and System of the World; the System of the World won the Prometheus Award in 2005. Stephenson worked at Blue Origin—Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company—for seven years in the early 2000s when its focus was on "novel alternate approaches to space, alternate propulsion systems, business models", but left after Blue became a more standard aerospace company.

Following this, Stephenson wrote Anathem, a long and detailed novel of speculative fiction. It is set in an Earthlike world, deals with metaphysics, refers to Ancient Greek philosophy, while at the same time being a complex commentary on the insubstantiality of today's society. In May 2010, the Subutai Corporation, of which Stephenson was named chairman, announced the production of an experimental multimedia fiction project called The Mongoliad, which centered upon a narrative written by Stephenson and other speculative fiction authors. Stephenson's novel REAMDE was released on September 20, 2011; the title is a play on the common filename README. This thriller, set in the present, centers around a group of MMORPG developers caught in the middle of Chinese cyber-criminals, Islamic terrorists, Russian mafia. On August 7, 2012, Stephenson released a collection of essays and other published fiction entitled Some Remarks: Essa

San Giuseppe alla Lungara

San Giuseppe alla Lungara is a church of Rome, in the Rione Trastevere, facing on Via della Lungara. It was built after a design by Ludovico Rusconi Sassi; the church shows a two-orders façade. The interior has an octagonal plan. On the side walls of the little chancel there are two oil paintings within simple marble frames, both by Mariano Rossi: the one on the left shows the "Adoration of the Magi" and the one on the right the "Massacre of the innocents"; the sacristy houses a marble bust portraying Pope Clement XI and a ceiling painting with the Triumph of the Church by Rossi. The cloister annexed to the church is entrusted to the Congregation of the Pii Operai Catechisti Rurali. Above the main gate there is the following inscription: “D. O. M. Domum hanc Piorum Operariorum Clementis PP. XIII pietas a fundamentis erexit anno MDCCLXIII” Mariano Armellini, Le chiese di Roma dal secolo IV al XIX, Rome 1891 C. Rendina, Le Chiese di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Milan 2000, p. 152 G. Carpaneto, Rione XIII Trastevere, in AA.

VV, I rioni di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Milan 2000, Vol. III, pp. 831–923 D. Vizzari, La chiesa di San Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome 1986

Japanese robin

The Japanese robin or komadori is a small passerine bird in the family Muscicapidae. The name "Japanese robin" is sometimes used for the red-billed leiothrix; the specific name akahige is, somewhat confusingly, the common name of its relative Larvivora komadori in Japanese. The Japanese robin, together with the Ryukyu robin and the European robin, was placed in the genus Erithacus. A 2006 molecular phylogenetic study found that the two east Asian species were more similar to the Siberian blue robin, at the time in Luscinia, than to the European robin. In 2010 a large study confirmed this result and found that Luscinia was non-monophyletic; the genus Larvivora was therefore resurrected to accommodate a clade containing the Japanese robin, the Ryukyu robin, the Siberian blue robin and several other species, placed in Luscinia. Recordings of the robin's song

Jesse James Rides Again

Jesse James Rides Again is a Republic film serial. Clayton Moore as Jesse James Linda Stirling as Ann Bolton, it was during filming of this serial. Roy Barcroft as Frank Lawton John Compton as Steve Lane Tristram Coffin as James Clark Tom London as Sam Bolton Holly Bane as Tim Edmund Cobb as Farmer Wilkie Jesse James Rides Again was budgeted at $149,967 although the final negative cost was $180,497, it was filmed between January 10 and February 5, 1947. The serial's production number was 1696; this was one of only four 13-chapter serials to be released by Republic. Three of the four were released in the only original serials released in that year; the fourth serial of the year was a re-release of the 1941 serial Jungle Girl. This marked the first time Republic had re-released a serial to add to their first run serial releases. Tom Steele as Jesse James Dale Van Sickel as Frank Lawton/James Clark Special effects created by the Lydecker brothers. Jesse James Rides Again's official release date is 2 August 1947, although this is the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.

The serial was re-released on 28 March 1955 between the first runs of Panther Girl of the Kongo and King of the Carnival. The Black Raiders Signal for Action The Stacked Deck Concealed Evidence The Corpse of Jesse James The Traitor Talk or Die! Boomerang The Captured Raider - a re-cap chapter The Revealing Torch The Spy Black Gold Deadline at Midnight Source: Adventures of Frank and Jesse James - Jesse James Serial The James Brothers of Missouri - Jesse James Serial List of film serials by year List of film serials by studio Jesse James Rides Again on IMDb

Eusebio Zuloaga

Eusebio Zuloaga González, was a Spanish gunsmith. He is considered the initiator of the art of modern damascening, he was the first Spanish artist who achieved an international reputation, participating in the first international exhibition, The Great Exhibition in London in 1851. He received several awards in Spain, England and Belgium. Zuloaga was director of the Royal Armoury of Madrid. Zuloaga served as head of the Royal Factory of La Moncloa. Born in Madrid in 1808, he was the son of an Eibar gunsmith, Blas de Zuloaga, his wife, Gabriela González, his father was a teacher at the Reales Fábricas de Armas de Placencia in the late eighteenth century. Zuloaga married a specialist in electroplating, they had three sons, who were artists dedicated to painting and metal. Daniel Zuloaga was considered to be one of the innovators of ceramic arts in Spain. Guillermo Zuloaga worked in the shadow of his brother Daniel. Plácido Zuloaga, a damascening expert, was father of the painter Ignacio Zuloaga. La fábrica de Eusebio Zuloaga en Éibar, de Ramiro Larrañaga, en Cuadernos de Sección.

Artes Plásticas y Documentales, 8, pp. 247-263, 1991. Apuntes biográficos de la familia Zuloaga, de la Fundación Zuloaga. Dos siglos del padre del damasquinado, en diariovasco.com, de Eusebio Gorritxategi, December 15, 2008

Paul Murphy (Derry footballer)

Paul Murphy is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry, with whom he has won one/two? National League titles. Murphy plays his club football for St. Canice's Dungiven and has won a Derry Senior Football Championship and Ulster Senior Club Football Championship with the club, he plays in the half forward line for Derry and midfield for Dungiven. Murphy made his Derry debut in 1998, he was called up to the team again during the 2000/2001 National Football League. He was part of the Derry team. Murphy and Dungiven won the Derry Senior Football Championship in 1997 and the club went on to win that year's Ulster Senior Club Football Championship, they were defeated by Corofin of Galway in the All-Ireland Club Championship semi-final the following February. National Football League: Winner: 2008 Dr. McKenna Cup: Runner up: 2005, 2008, more? Ulster Senior Club Football Championship: Winner: 1997 Derry Senior Football Championship: Winner: 1997 Derry Senior Football League: Winner: 2003Note: The above lists may be incomplete.

Please add any other honours you know of. Player profiles on Official Derry GAA website St. Canice's GAC Dungiven website Official Derry GAA website