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Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, July 8, 1995 in Europe. The successor to the successful Sega Genesis, the Saturn has a dual-CPU architecture and eight processors, its games are in CD-ROM format, its game library contains several arcade ports as well as original games. Development of the Saturn began in 1992, the same year Sega's groundbreaking 3D Model 1 arcade hardware debuted; the system was designed around a new CPU from Japanese electronics company Hitachi. Sega added another video display processor in early 1994 to better compete with Sony's forthcoming PlayStation; the Saturn was successful in Japan, but failed to sell in large numbers in the United States after its surprise May 1995 launch, four months before its scheduled release date. After the debut of the Nintendo 64 in late 1996, the Saturn lost market share in the U. S. where it was discontinued in 1998.

Having sold 9.26 million units worldwide, the Saturn is considered a commercial failure. The failure of Sega's development teams to release a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, known in development as Sonic X-treme, has been considered a factor in the console's poor performance. Although the Saturn is remembered for several well regarded games, including Nights into Dreams, the Panzer Dragoon series, the Virtua Fighter series, its reputation is mixed due to its complex hardware design and limited third-party support. Sega's management has been criticized for its decisions during the system's development and discontinuation. Released in 1988, the Genesis was Sega's entry into the fourth generation of video game consoles. In mid-1990, Sega CEO Hayao Nakayama hired Tom Kalinske as CEO of Sega of America. Kalinske developed a four-point plan for sales of the Genesis: lower the price of the console, create a U. S.-based team to develop games targeted at the American market, continue aggressive advertising campaigns, sell Sonic the Hedgehog with the console.

The Japanese board of directors disapproved of the plan, but all four points were approved by Nakayama, who told Kalinske, "I hired you to make the decisions for Europe and the Americas, so go ahead and do it." Magazines praised Sonic as one of the greatest games made, Sega's console took off as customers, waiting for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System decided to purchase a Genesis instead. However, the release of a CD-based add-on for the Genesis, the Sega CD, was commercially disappointing. Sega experienced success with arcade games. In 1992 and 1993, the new Sega Model 1 arcade system board showcased Sega AM2's Virtua Racing and Virtua Fighter, which played a crucial role in popularizing 3D polygonal graphics. In particular, Virtua Fighter garnered praise for its simple three-button control scheme, with strategy coming from the intuitively observed differences between characters that felt and acted differently rather than the more ornate combos of two-dimensional competitors. Despite its crude visuals—with characters composed of fewer than 1,200 polygons—Virtua Fighter's fluid animation and realistic depiction of distinct fighting styles gave its combatants a lifelike presence considered impossible to replicate with sprites.

The Model 1 was an expensive system board, bringing home releases of its games to the Genesis required more than its hardware could handle. Several alternatives helped to bring Sega's newest arcade games to the console, such as the Sega Virtua Processor chip used for Virtua Racing, the Sega 32X add-on. Development of the Saturn was supervised by Hideki Sato, Sega's director and deputy general manager of research and development. According to Sega project manager Hideki Okamura, the Saturn project started over two years before the system was showcased at the Tokyo Toy Show in June 1994; the name "Saturn" was the system's codename during development in Japan, but was chosen as the official product name. Computer Gaming World in March 1994 reported a rumor that "the Sega Saturn... will release in Japan before the end of the year" for $250–300. In 1993, Sega and Japanese electronics company Hitachi formed a joint venture to develop a new CPU for the Saturn, which resulted in the creation of the "SuperH RISC Engine" that year.

The Saturn was designed around a dual-SH2 configuration. According to Kazuhiro Hamada, Sega's section chief for Saturn development during the system's conception, "the SH-2 was chosen for reasons of cost and efficiency; the chip has a calculation system similar to a DSP, but we realized that a single CPU would not be enough to calculate a 3D world." Although the Saturn's design was finished before the end of 1993, reports in early 1994 of the technical capabilities of Sony's upcoming PlayStation console prompted Sega to include another video display processor to improve the system's 2D performance and texture-mapping. CD-ROM-based and cartridge-only versions of the Saturn hardware were considered for simultaneous release during the system's development, but this idea was discarded due to concerns over the lower quality and higher price of cartridge-based games. According to Kalinske, Sega of America "fought against the architecture of Saturn for quite some time". Seeking an alternative graphics chip for the Saturn, Kalinske attempted to broker a deal with Silicon Graphics, but Sega of Japan rejected the proposal.

Silicon Graphics subsequently collaborated with Nintendo on the Nintendo 64. Kalinske, Sony Electronic Publishing's Olaf Olafsson, Sony America's Micky Schulhof had discussed dev

Karaga (festival)

Karaga is a folk dance of Karnataka which originated as a ritual dedicated to Draupadi as known in these parts as Droupthamma. The ritual is performed on a full moon day; the ritual pot filled with water and adorned with decorations several feet high is carried by the priest. The dancers perform various acrobatic feats while following the procession accompanied by a number of musical instruments like'Thavi', "Nadaswaram", "Muni", "Udukka", "Pamba", etc; the karaga itself is a mud pot, on which stands a tall floral pyramid, balanced on the carrier's head. The contents of the pot have remained a secret down the centuries; the carrier's arrival is heralded by hundreds of bare-chested, dhoti-clad, turbaned Veerakumaras bearing unsheathed swords. Tradition has it that this frenzied procession of Veerakumaras accompanying the karaga carrier can execute him should he stumble and let the karaga fall; this festival that takes place in the central part of the city is called as Bangalore Karaga. The Karaga carrier is taken from his home by the members of the Dharmaraya Temple.

The carrier's wife takes on the role of a widow. Her mangala sutra and bangles are worn by her husband and she is not to see him or the Karaga until the conclusion of the festival; the Tigalas, who hold Draupadi as their principal deity, believe that Draupadi Shakti brims over during the Karaga festival and the Karaga carrier dressing as a female is symbolic of Draupadi. The Karaga is expertly balanced on the carrier's head; the carrier is in a trance as he dances along with the Veerakumaras. The Veerakumaras hit the swords on their bare chests, saying "dik-di dik-di"; the rituals have their origin in the Mahabharata in the vastrakshepa of Draupadi, the exile of the Pandavas and the death of Draupadi's sons at the hands of Ashwathama. After all these trials and tribulations, she emerged as a symbol of ideal womanhood. Narasapura karagamahotsava. Karaga festival in Narasapura is celebrated in the month of April or May. In the name of the Draupadi and Dharmaraya Swamy, the procession starts at midnight and visits all the houses of Narasapura.

There will be 2 kinds of Karaga, first called as Hasi KARAGA, two days prior to the main Hoovina Karaga. Pallakki of all gods which are in Narasapura town goes around throughout the village. Narasapura karaga is famous festival in kolar karnataka region; the festival would be started 11 days before a full moon day every year by starting with dwajarohana and ends with grand sapthakalasha karaga festival. The Karaga festival is a traditional community function of Thigala community who resides in Narasapura town and they are performing this festival since from 100 years. Sri Dharmaraya swamy temple situated in Narasapura town attracts thousands of devotees on the occasion of Karaga Festival. Narasapura Karaga attracts about 30000 to 40000 people from nearby towns. People of Narasapura invite all of their friends and relatives for this festival and whole streets and houses of Narasapura would be decorated with serial lights, Rangoli would be drawn in front of houses to welcome Karaga to their houses with a lot of shraddha and bhakti.

People offer prayers to the goddess Draupadi on the day of karaga. Narasapura Karagamahotsava is Pride of Kolar District. Varthur Karaga festival is celebrated in the month of February. In the name of Draupadi and Dharmaraya Swamy, the procession starts at 12:30 am midnight. After coming out of sri dharamaraya Swamy temple, the Karaga goes to Mosque/Masjid of varthur, unique in entire India and it defines the unique bonding between the brothers and sisters of both Hindus and Muslims in this part of the town. After visiting mosque, the karaga starts to visits all the houses of Varthur to the houses of Kshatriyas. There will be 2 kinds of Karaga, first called as Hasi KARAGA,in the evening of Rathasapthami, devoted to Sri chennaraya Swamy two days prior to the main Hoovina KARAGA. Sri chennaraya Swamy Chariot will be pulled by a round throughout the village. Varthur karaga is a famous festival in East region of Bangalore, which has its history of several decades; the festival would be started two weeks before Rathasapthami day, every year by pulling Sri chennaraya Swamy chariot and ends with grand Karaga festival.

The Karaga festival is traditional function of Kshatriya community who resides in Varthur and surrounding villages and perform this festival for more than 100 years. Sri Dharmaraya swamy temple situated in varthur town attracts thousands of devotees on the occasion of Karaga Festival; the Karaga attracts more than 50000 people from nearby towns. The varthur town will come alive on this three-day festival which attracts lots of people in and around the Bangalore and far away distance. Entire town will be glittering with floral decorations. There will be lots of prasada distribution will be given to people in the form of rice and other food varieties. Entire varthur town and people will celebrate with energy and enthusiasm to welcome Karaga to their houses with lot of shraddha and bhakti. People offer prayers to the goddess Draupadi on the day of karaga. Karaga festival in Ramagondanahalli is celebrated in the month of March. In the name of Draupadi and Dharmaraya Swamy, the procession starts at midnight and visits all the houses of Ramagondanahalli and Kodi.

There will be 2 kinds of Karaga, first called as Hasi KARAGA, two days prior to the main Hoovina KARAGA. Chariot will be pulled by villagers, around throughout the village. Ramagondanahalli karaga is a famous festival in

Comparison of BitTorrent sites

This is a comparison of BitTorrent sites that includes most of the most popular sites. These sites contain multiple torrent files and an index of those files. BitTorrent sites may operate a BitTorrent tracker. Operating a tracker should not be confused with hosting content. A directory allows users to browse the content available on a website based on various categories. A directory is a site where users can find other websites. BitTorrent sites may either focus on certain content — such as etree that focuses on live concerts— or may have no particular focus, like The Pirate Bay; some sites specialize as search engines of other BitTorrent sites. Most private trackers do not make the news and therefore are not listed in this comparison; as noted by lifehacker sites like rank trackers by "pre time". In October 2014, Google Search results were affected by anti-piracy algorithms, which includes downranking popular BitTorrent sites in search results; the algorithm works when Google users search for movie, music or software titles in combination with terms such as "download," "watch" and "torrent".

Popular BitTorrent sites are demoted in the list. The following table compares the features of some of the most popular BitTorrent websites; the Alexa global ranking is accurate as of December 4, 2017

Clyde River, Nunavut

Clyde River is an Inuit hamlet located on the shore of Baffin Island's Patricia Bay, off Clyde Inlet, an arm of Davis Strait in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, of Nunavut, Canada. It lies in the Baffin Mountains; the community is served by annual supply sealift. The community is served by Quluaq School, the Northern Stores, an arena, a community hall, an Anglican church, a health centre and Clyde River Airport with regular flights to Iqaluit and Pond Inlet. At the 2016 census the population was an increase of 12.7 % from the 2006 census. It is located on a flood plain, surrounded by spectacular fiords that stretch all the way into the Barnes Ice Cap; the mountains and glaciers in the Clyde River area attract rock and ice climbers from around the world. There is a multitude of animals to be seen, including barren-ground caribou, polar bears and other sea mammals; the proposed "Igaliqtuuq National Wildlife Area", which would be a protected bowhead whale sanctuary, is located in Isabella Bay. Clyde River is home to Nunavut's Inuit Cultural Learning Centre.

Piqqusilirivvik opened its doors May 2011. On June 26, 2014, the National Energy Board approved the 5-year plan to conduct seismic blasting off the coast of Baffin Island, jointly submitted by TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum Geo-Services and Multi Klient Invest AS; the approval sparked strong criticism from Inuit including the communities of Clyde River and Pond Inlet, the Arctic Fishery Alliance, the Baffin Fisheries Coalition and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. Okalik Eegeesiak, then-president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said "They still don't get the fact that Inuit have concerns and we want to be part of the process," while Inuit photographer and Clyde River resident Niore Iqalukjuak was quoted saying "We depend on these waters for food and the existence of Inuit life depend on them... We fear that what the Conservative government is doing is a cultural genocide and will end the Inuit way of life as we know it" and Clyde River Mayor, Jerry Natanine commented "Nobody cares for our concerns...

And our Minister in Ottawa, Leona Aglukkaq, not speaking up against this for Inuit is wrong."Mayor Natanine approached the environmental organization Greenpeace Canada in hopes that they could work together to prevent seismic blasting operations from taking place. This led to the development of a collaboration many dubbed "surprising" due to the history of taking opposing sides on the anti-sealing campaign of the 1970s and 80s. On July 23, 2014, the community of Clyde River staged a protest against the NEB's approval, on July 28 the Hamlet of Clyde River, the Nammautaq Hunters and Trappers Organization of Clyde River, Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine filed a request for a judicial review at Federal Court of Appeal; the legal case argues that the NEB's decision goes against the government of Canada's duty to consult with Indigenous peoples under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Speaking of the importance of the case, constitutional lawyer Nader Hasan, representing Clyde River, argued: "The federal government has a solemn constitutional obligation to meaningfully consult and accommodate the people of Nunavut on any issues affecting their Aboriginal or treaty rights.

That did not happen, the NEB was again a rubber stamp for the energy industry."The Court of Appeal denied the request in August 2015. But the groups requested leave to appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2015, arguing that the Court of Appeal's decision was mistaken, that the case is of national importance, thus needing further debate. In November of the same year Greenpeace launched an international petition that has gathered over 129,000 signatures in support of this legal challenge. On March 10, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Clyde River leave to appeal their case at the country's highest court, giving credence to the community's claim that their case is significant, thus needing further review by the courts; the hearing of the case was scheduled for November 20, 2016. In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Clyde River's favour, ruling that oil and gas exploration cannot go ahead; the community has been served by the Qiniq network since 2005. Qiniq is a fixed wireless service to homes and businesses, connecting to the outside world via a satellite backbone.

The Qiniq network is operated by SSI Micro. In 2017, the network was upgraded to 4G LTE technology, 2G-GSM for mobile voice. List of municipalities in Nunavut Pauloosie Paniloo Tommy Enuaraq Clyde River at the Government of Nunavut - PDF

David Fine (activist)

David Sylvan Fine is an American anti-Vietnam War radical, one of four perpetrators of the August 24, 1970, Sterling Hall bombing on the campus University of Wisconsin–Madison, in an act of political protest to the University's research efforts on behalf of the U. S. military. The bomb destroyed the building, injuring three others. Fine spent five and a half years as a fugitive after the incident. Fine was born in Wilmington, the second of two children in middle-class family, he attended a private Quaker-run school. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison beginning in the fall of 1969 on a full academic scholarship. At the university, he was reporter and editor for the student newspaper, The Daily Cardinal, earned a 3.75 grade point index in his freshman year—the only year he was in attendance. In response to the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, in which four protesters were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard, along with brothers Karleton and Dwight Armstrong and Leo Burt conceived of an attack on the Army Mathematics Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, a frequent site of antiwar protests.

At age 18, Fine was the youngest of the four. Karleton made a bomb out of dynamite, 100 US gallons of fuel oil and 1,700 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer; the bomb was placed in a stolen van left next to Sterling Hall, a building that housed the Army Mathematics Research Center, as well as the university's physics department. They lit the fuse after checking the windows of Sterling Hall and seeing no activity, assuming that the building was empty; the bomb detonated at 3:42 AM on August 24, 1970, killing Robert Fassnacht, a physics post-doctoral researcher, working late, injuring three others, causing millions of dollars in damage to the building. When they heard a news report on their car radio that someone had been killed by the explosion, all four went on the run and were placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List. Fine was captured in San Rafael, California on January 7, 1976. On June 8, 1976, he pleaded guilty to two felonies in federal district court: conspiracy and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

On the same day, he pleaded guilty in Dane County Wisconsin Circuit Court to charges of destruction of property and to murder in the third degree for causing the death of Robert Fassnacht. He was sentenced to a total of seven years in prison on the federal charges and received a sentence in the state court of seven years. Fine was paroled on August 15, 1979, remained on parole for three additional years. After his release, he earned a college degree at the University of Delaware and a J. D. degree at the University of Oregon. In 1984, after passing the Oregon Bar exam, Fine was denied admission to the Bar on the grounds that "he had failed to show good moral character." Fine appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Oregon. In the court's decision it was written: He has not shown himself to be a credible person and did not establish that he now has the good moral character required to practice law. We base our decision on applicant's present statements about his past acts. We recognize that persons do reform.

However, in this case applicant's deceitful, self-serving conduct persisted at the time of the hearing. As of October 2014, Fine is married and works as a law clerk at Chernoff Vilhauer LLP in Portland, Oregon

Han Ji-sang

Han Ji-sang is a South Korean actor. Han debuted as a stage actor in the musical Grease. In 2013, Han was one of the busiest actors in Korea's performing arts scene, starring in a total of seven shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Bonnie & Clyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Next to Normal. One of the reasons why he could not reject the offers was because he could not resist the characters he was given to play. "I just wanted to play them all." He said. Year 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of Han's debut. Though he is now one of the most wanted actors in the musical theatre scene, he only became interested in acting after failing to score well on the Suneung ― the Korean equivalent of the SAT ― for three consecutive years, he found acting therapeutic in many ways after his struggles with the competitive education system, wants to think of acting as his destiny. Calling himself an "extreme introvert", he believes it is the essence of acting ― becoming someone else ― that liberates him and makes his acting career possible.

On July 25, 2014, Han held his concert Han Ji Sang Premium Concert in Tokyo at Tokyo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Han was born in Seoul. One month after his birth, his family left for France, he was in Paris until 4-years old and attended Kindergarten there. He was fluent in French but could not remember any of it now. Han Ji-sang Fan Cafe at Naver Han Ji-sang at HanCinema Han Ji-sang on IMDb