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Shimōsa-Manzaki Station

Shimōsa-Manzaki Station is a railway station in Narita, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. Shimōsa-Manzaki Station is served by the Abiko Branch Line of the Narita Line, is located 27.3 km from the starting point of the Abiko Branch line at Abiko. Shimōsa-Manzaki Station has two opposed side platforms connected by a footbridge; the station building is a single-story structure. Shimōsa-Manzaki Station opened on August 10, 1901 as a station of the Narita Railway Company for both freight and passenger operations. On September 1, 1920, the Narita Railway was nationalised, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway. After World War II, the JGR became the Japanese National Railways. Scheduled freight operations were suspended from October 1, 1961; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. The station building was repaired and modernized from 2006-2007. JR East station information

Teletype Model 33

The Teletype Model 33 is an electromechanical teleprinter designed for light-duty office use. It is less expensive than earlier Teletype machines; the Teletype Corporation introduced the Model 33 as a commercial product in 1963 after being designed for the US Navy. There are three versions of the Model 33: the Model 33 ASR, which has a built-in eight-hole punched tape reader and tape punch; the Model 33 was one of the first products to employ the newly standardized ASCII code. A companion Model 32 used the more established five-bit Baudot code; because of its low price and ASCII-compatibility, the Model 33 was used with early minicomputers. Teletype Corporation's Model 33 terminal, introduced in 1963, was one of the most popular terminals in the data-communications industry. Over a half-million Model 32s and 33s were made by 1975, the 500,000th was plated with gold and placed on special exhibit. Another 100,000 were made in the next 18 months, Serial Number 600,000, manufactured in 1976, the United States Bicentennial year, was painted red-white-and-blue and shown around the United States during the last part of that year and the year after.

A Model 33 cost about $700, much less than other teleprinters and computer terminals at the time, such as the Friden Flexowriter and the IBM 1050. Early video terminals, such as the Tektronix 4010, did not become available until 1970 and cost around $10,000; however the introduction of integrated circuits and semiconductor memory that decade allowed the price of cathode-ray-tube-based terminals to fall below the price of a Teletype. Teletype machines were replaced in new installations by dot-matrix printers and CRT-based terminals in the mid to late 1970s. Basic CRT-based terminals which could only print lines and scroll them are called glass teletypes to distinguish them from more sophisticated devices. Teletype Corporation discontinued Model 33 production in 1981. While the manufacturer called the Model 33 teleprinter with a tape punch and tape reader a Model 33 ASR, many users computer users, called this equipment an ASR-33; the earliest known source for this Teletype Corporation equipment naming discrepancy comes from Digital Equipment Corporation documentation where the September 1963 PDP-4 Brochure calls the Teletype Model 28 KSR a "KSR-28" in the paragraph titled "Printer-Keyboard and Control Type 65".

This naming discrepancy continued from the Teletype Model 28 to other Teletype equipment in DEC documentation. For example, Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-15 price list from April 1970 lists a number of Teletype Corporation teletypewriters using this alternate naming convention; this alternate naming convention was continued as other computer manufacturers published their documentation. For example, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems sold the Teletype Model 33 ASR as "Teletype ASR-33"; the design objective for the Model 33 was a machine that would fit into a small office space, match with other office equipment of the time and operate up to two hours per day on average. Since this machine was designed for light duty use, adjustments that Teletype made in previous teleprinters by turning screws were made by bending metal bars and levers. Many Model 33 parts were not heat hardened; the base was die-cast metal, but self-tapping screws were used, along with parts that snapped together without bolting.

As another cost-saving measure, the paper tape equipment was dependent on the keyboard and page printer mechanisms. Earlier Teletype machine designs, such as the Model 28 ASR, allowed the user to operate the keyboard to punch tape while transmitting a punched tape and to punch a tape while printing something else. Independent use of the paper tape punch and reader is not possible with the Model 33 ASR; the Model 33 used the seven-bit upper-case only ASCII code known as CCITT International Telegraphic Alphabet No. 5, with one parity bit and two stop bits. It is geared to run at maximum speed ten characters per second speed, i.e. 100 words per minute, but other speeds are available: 60 wpm, 66 wpm, 68.2 wpm, 75 wpm. There were many typewheel options; the Teletype Parts Bulletin lists sixty-nine available Model 33 typewheel options. The Teletype Model 33 contained an answer-back mechanism, used in dial-up networks such as the TWX network. At the beginning of the message, the sending machine could transmit an enquiry character or WRU code, the recipient machine would automatically initiate a response, encoded in a rotating drum that could be programmed by breaking off tabs.

The answer-back drum in the recipient machine would rotate and send an unambiguous identifying code to the sender, so the sender could verify connection to the correct recipient. The WRU code could be sent at the end of the message. A correct response would confirm that the connection had remained unbroken during the message transmission; the sending machine operator would press the disconnect button. Note that the receiving machine did not need operator intervention. Since messages were sent across multiple time zones to their destination, it was common to send a message to a location where the receiving machine was operating in an office, closed and unmanned overnight; the Teletype Model 33, including the stand, is 34 inches high, 22 inches wide and 18.5 inches deep, not including the paper holder. The machine weighs 75 pounds including paper, it requires less than 4 Amperes at 115 VAC 60 Hz. The recommended oper

GSG Aarschot

Gele Ster Gelrode Aarschot is a basketball club from the Belgian town of Aarschot. The history of the club began in 1954. Rimelago started in fourth provincial division. Aarschotse- club was promoted in a period of 25 years to a first class club. During its most successful period in the 70 Rimelago was six years not once defeated in his own room. Made direct competitor Perron Liège, with the Canadian Robinson, gave an end to this record. In the early 80s the club was renamed BBC Toptours Aarschot. Toptours Aarschot with the star players Tom Kropp and still residing in Aarschot Iba Sisokko was in the 80 top performers in a Belgian basketball; every home game was attended by about 2,000 spectators. These were turbulent years of great successes. In 1995, the club with the basic number 797 went bankrupt after all. In 2005, there came a merger between a lower provincial department playing Yellow Star Aarschot, Gelrode Aarschot and BBC. Since the association has 300 active members and over again is the Aarschotse basketball happen again present in the higher national rankings.

1973: Arthur Foote is the first American player 1979 celebration of club's 25th anniversary with the promotion to Division I 1982: Aarschot took into the finals against the eternal rival Sunair Oostende. Aarschot lost 78-67. 1982: Aarschot, lost in the Belgian Cup final against Sunair Oostende 1984: First European game against PAOK from Thessaloniki 1986: Relegation to Division II 1994: Celebration of club's 40th anniversary and return to Division I 1995: Failure of strain # 797 2005: Merger between BBC and GS Aarschot Gelrode 2007: GSG Aarschot promoted to Regional Division 2012: GSG Aarschot promoted to National Division The records highest score and biggest points difference in the Belgian first division status since 02.27.1982 in the name of Toptours Aarschot, which won with 161-65 of Sint-Truiden. Belgian Cup Runners-up: 1981–82 Tom Kropp is an athlete from the US state of Nebraska. Tom was a player. On average, he scored 32 points per game. After a stint at University of Nebraska at Kearney Kropp played for the NBA's Washington Bullets & Chicago Bulls.

The latter was the team that include stars such as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman would play. After its passage in the NBA, he went to try his luck in Europe. During his last season in the BBC Aarschot, he decided to allow only one American in 1st National what Tom Kropp and Toptours was a blessing because Tom scored in his last season average up 35.1 points per game. A record that still stands on the tables. Paul Harding Iba Sissoko Johan Geleyns Loren Killion Bo Ellis Tom Kropp Corky Bell Ralph Garner Jim Stack Richard Johnson Tim Carr Ken Smith Cois Huysmans Polle Matthijs Jan Schellens Willy Lowet Ivo Torfs Gordie Herbert Dave Youdath Joost Hermans Raf Verbist Fons Matthijs Arthur Foote Rob Discart Jack Persy