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Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Berners-Lee proposed an information management system, on 12 March 1989 implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the internet, in mid-November of the same year. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the continued development of the Web, he is the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation and is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com founders chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative, a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. In 2011, he was named as a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation.

He is a founder and president of the Open Data Institute, is an advisor at social network MeWe. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Named in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century, Berners-Lee has received a number of other accolades for his invention, he was honoured as the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, in which he appeared in person, working with a vintage NeXT Computer at the London Olympic Stadium. He tweeted "This is for everyone", spelled out in liquid-crystal display lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience. Berners-Lee received the 2016 Turing Award "for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale". Berners-Lee was born on 8 June 1955 in London, the eldest of the four children of Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee.

His parents were computer scientists who worked on the first commercially built computer, the Ferranti Mark 1. He attended Sheen Mount Primary School, went on to attend south west London's Emanuel School from 1969 to 1973, at the time a direct grant grammar school, which became an independent school in 1975. A keen trainspotter as a child, he learnt about electronics from tinkering with a model railway, he studied at The Queen's College, from 1973 to 1976, where he received a first-class bachelor of arts degree in physics. While at university, Berners-Lee made a computer out of an old television set, which he bought from a repair shop. After graduation, Berners-Lee worked as an engineer at the telecommunications company Plessey in Poole, Dorset. In 1978, he joined D. G. Nash in Ferndown, where he helped create type-setting software for printers. Berners-Lee worked as an independent contractor at CERN from June to December 1980. While in Geneva, he proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext, to facilitate sharing and updating information among researchers.

To demonstrate it, he built a prototype system named ENQUIRE. After leaving CERN in late 1980, he went to work at John Poole's Image Computer Systems, Ltd, in Bournemouth, Dorset, he ran the company's technical side for three years. The project he worked on was a "real-time remote procedure call" which gave him experience in computer networking. In 1984, he returned to CERN as a fellow. In 1989, CERN was the largest internet node in Europe, Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext with the internet: I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the Transmission Control Protocol and domain name system ideas and—ta-da!—the World Wide Web... Creating the web was an act of desperation, because the situation without it was difficult when I was working at CERN later. Most of the technology involved in the web, like the hypertext, like the internet, multifont text objects, had all been designed already. I just had to put them together, it was a step of generalising, going to a higher level of abstraction, thinking about all the documentation systems out there as being part of a larger imaginary documentation system.

Berners-Lee wrote his proposal in March 1989 and, in 1990, redistributed it. It was accepted by his manager, Mike Sendall, who called his proposals'vague, but exciting', he used similar ideas to those underlying the ENQUIRE system to create the World Wide Web, for which he designed and built the first Web browser. His software functioned as an editor, the first Web server, CERN HTTPd. Mike Sendall buys a NeXT cube for evaluation, gives it to Tim. Tim's prototype implementation on NeXTStep is made in the space of a few months, thanks to the qualities of the NeXTStep software development system; this prototype offers WYSIWYG browsing/authoring! Current Web browsers used in'surfing the internet' are mere passive windows, depriving the user of the possibility to contribute. During some sessions in the CERN cafeteria, Tim and I try to find a catching name for the system. I was determined that the name should not yet again be taken from Greek mythology..... Tim proposes'World-Wide Web'. I like this much, except that it is difficult to pronounce in French... by Robert Cailliau, 2 November 1995.

Berners-Lee published the first web site, which described the project itself, on 20 December 1990. Info.cern.ch was the address of the world's first-eve

We're So Happy You're So Happy

"We're So Happy You're Happy" is the 89th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the second episode of the show's fifth season and aired on October 5, 2008; the title comes from a lyric of the song "Ever After" in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. The episode begins with Jackson bringing in the newspaper one morning and meeting Mike, who stopped by to return M. J.'s video game. When Mike suggests he should hang out with Jackson, Susan protests, but agrees when he threatens to fight for M. J.'s custody. Mike and Jackson become friends after they hang out one night. Susan is pleased, but is soon upset when she discovers Mike and Jackson exchanged sex tips with each other. One night, Susan meets up with Mike at the bar and tells him that she is uncomfortable seeing him and Jackson bond. Mike assures her it is a good thing that he, Jackson and Susan are friends for M. J.'s sake. When she returns home, she finds out that Karl, her first ex-husband, dropped by and he, had befriended Jackson.

Gabrielle is invited to a fancy party by Michelle Downing. When she is telling Carlos the good news, she is shocked to find him massaging an elderly person in their living room. Feeling uncomfortable, Gaby convinces Carlos to work as a masseur at a country club as the pay is better and she can regain her social status. However, Bree, hired to cater the party, informs Gaby that they are being left off as they are considered "staff" and the guests felt it is inappropriate to mingle with them. Gaby and Carlos attend the party anyway through the back door. Bree tells her to leave before the host finds out. However, it is too late. Carlos confronts Gaby for her actions and she confesses that she felt she was losing everything she had. Carlos tells Gaby about his clients that are complaining about their lives and revealing inner secrets that they are not happy despite being rich, he assures her that he is happy now as they didn't lose anything that matters and materialism does not matter as much. Lynette finds it difficult to strike up a conversation with Porter, so Parker introduces her to a social website named "Silverfizz" which allows online chatting.

Lynette creates an alter ego "Sara J", a teenage girl to chat with Porter. Tom warns her to stop chatting with Porter. Lynette refuses to listen and she is ecstatic to learn Porter has an interest in poetry, her plan soon backfires when Porter sends her an erotic poem. Panicked, she decides to write a Dear John letter to Porter to end the relationship; the situation turns worse when she accidentally signs off the message as "Love, Mom". Porter learns that his crush is his mother and is heartbroken. Bree shows her cookbook "Mrs. Van De Kamp's Old Fashion Cooking" to Orson. Orson wonders why Bree did not name her cookbook as Mrs. Hodge, to which Bree replies that Mrs. Van De Kamp is what she is known for. Bree does a radio interview for her new cookbook when she talks about her dead husband and ignores Orson's existence; when Orson confronts Bree about the issue, she says. Furious, Orson demands Bree to cook pot roast for dinner as she had promised over and over, despite the fact that it is past midnight and Bree has just come home after catering the party.

Bree weeps. Edie decides to move out as she is tired of the neighbors' cold attitude towards her Karen McCluskey who insulted her with a crude joke earlier; when she asks Dave why he insists on staying in Wisteria Lane, he avoids the question by saying that they can be happy here and convinces her to stay. The next day, Dave demands an apology to Edie. Karen refuses, as she believes she was joking and claims Dave doesn't know her well. Dave tells her that Karen must be lonely when he notices she talks to her pet cat Toby like a person and invites him in without hesitation. Toby goes missing after that and Dave offers to help her find the cat on condition that she apologize to Edie. Karen does, tells Edie to inform Dave that they have reconciled, she finds Toby back in her house, finds her front window is left open. Karen ponders about Dave's true teams up with Katherine to learn more about him. French: Un bon voisin German: Ein guter Nachbar Hebrew: אנחנו מאושרים, אתם מאושרים Hungarian: Jó szomszédság Italian: Il buon vicino Polish: Dobry sąsiad Spanish: Nos Alegra Que Sea Feliz Greek: Είμαστε τόσο ευτυχισμένοι που είσαι τόσο ευτυχισμένος The title comes from a line in the song "So Happy" from the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

This episode averaged 15.7 million viewers, rating of 10.0 and share of 15. It was #4 for the week of Sept. 29- Oct. 5. Although credited, Penny Scavo does not appear in this episode

The Winter Sports School in Park City

The Winter Sports School in Park City is a college preparatory public charter school, with students from 9th through 12th grades, located in Park City, Utah. The Winter Sports School was founded in 1994 by a group of parents whose children were dedicated students and elite winter sports athletes; because winter sports disciplines require considerable travel from venue to venue, because the training and competition schedules during the winter – and during the heart of the traditional academic calendar in the United States – are so intense, the founding parents were determined to find an alternate way to allow the students to focus on their athletics during the winter season and on their academics during the remainder of the year. The school was developed around that concept, its academic calendar therefore begins in mid-April and ends in mid-November; the Winter Sports School's new campus is located next to the Matt Knoop Memorial Park in Park City, Utah. Their campus is within an hour's drive of the 2002 Olympic venues in all other winter sports disciplines and a forty-minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport.

The Winter Sports School's academic program is centered on preparing its students for college. Over 90% of The Winter Sports School's students go on to college after graduation – most attend NCAA member schools with a strong presence in winter sports. Students from the last several graduating classes have attended such institutions as Bates College, Colby College, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Utah, Westminster College, Williams College; the Winter Sports School is accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. The Winter Sports School is notable and unique from other ski and sports academy in the United States in that their coaching staff provides group summer conditioning only – the students do not compete as school teams during the winter competitive season itself. Instead the students are free during the winter season to work with whichever coaches in the world they may choose.

Despite the school's small size and a total alumni base of around 200, a higher percentage of its graduates go on to compete on the national and world stage than from any other secondary school in the United States. 20% of the U. S. Ski Team is Winter Sports School alumni. Six Winter Sports School alumni competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics, in Torino and two won gold medals – the only two gold medals captured by the entire U. S. Ski Team during those games. Ligety won the World Cup Giant Slalom title in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Seven Winter Sports School alumni competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B. C. Julia Mancuso'00 won silver medals in women's super combined. Andrew Weibrecht'03 won the bronze medal in men's super-G. Steve Holcomb'97 led the four-man US bobsled team to a gold medal victory; the 2011 Winter X Games saw. Ashley Battersby'05 finished in fourth place in women's' Slopestyle. In the 2011 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Championships Alex Schlopy took the gold medal in the men's Slopestyle event.

Ashley Battersby took sixth in women's' Slopestyle. In the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Sarah Hendrickson'12 won gold in the women's ski jumping competition. Official website Winter Sports School Profile at NBC Affiliate KSL.com Winter Sports School Listing at PNAIS