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Wild Bill Hickok

James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, spy, lawman, gambler and actor. He earned a great deal of notoriety in his own time, much of it bolstered by the many outlandish and fabricated tales that he told about his life; some contemporaneous reports of his exploits are known to be fictitious, but they remain the basis of much of his fame and reputation, along with his own stories. Hickok was born and raised on a farm in northern Illinois at a time when lawlessness and vigilante activity were occurring because of the influence of the "Banditti of the Prairie". Hickok was drawn to this ruffian lifestyle and headed west at age 18 as a fugitive from justice, working as a stagecoach driver and as a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska, he fought and spied for the Union Army during the American Civil War and gained publicity after the war as a scout, marksman and professional gambler.

Over the course of his life, he was involved in several notable shoot-outs. In 1876, Hickok was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory by Jack McCall, an unsuccessful gambler; the hand of cards which he held at the time of his death has become known as the dead man's hand: two pair and eights. Hickok remains a popular figure in frontier history. Many historic sites and monuments commemorate his life, he has been depicted numerous times in literature and television, he is chiefly portrayed as a protagonist, although historical accounts of his actions are controversial, most of his career was exaggerated by both himself and various mythmakers. While Hickok claimed to have killed numerous named and unnamed gunmen in his lifetime, according to Joseph G. Rosa, Hickok's biographer and the foremost authority on Wild Bill, Hickok killed only six or seven men in gunfights. James Butler Hickok was born May 27, 1837, in Homer, Illinois, to William Alonzo Hickok, a farmer and abolitionist, his wife Polly Butler.

His father was said to have used the family house, now demolished, as a station on the Underground Railroad. Hickok was the fourth of six children. William Hickok died in 1852, when James was 15. Hickok was a good shot from a young age and was recognized locally as an outstanding marksman with a pistol. Photographs of Hickok appear to depict dark hair, but all contemporaneous descriptions affirm that it was red. In 1855, at age 18, James Hickok fled Illinois following a fight with Charles Hudson, during which both fell into a canal. Hickok moved to Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory, where he joined "General" Jim Lane's Free State Army, a vigilante group active in the new territory. While a Jayhawker, he met 12-year-old William Cody, who despite his youth served as a scout just two years for the U. S. Army during the Utah War. While in Nebraska, James Hickok was derisively referred to by one man as "Duck Bill" for his long nose and protruding lips, he grew a moustache following the McCanles incident and in 1861 began calling himself Wild Bill.

He was known before 1861 by Jayhawkers as "Shanghai Bill" because of his height and slim build. Hickok used his late brother's name, William Hickok, from 1858 and the name William Haycock during the Civil War. Most newspapers referred to him as William Haycock until 1869, he was arrested while using the name Haycock in 1865. He afterward resumed using James Hickok. Military records after 1865 list him as Hickok but note that he was known as Haycock. In an 1867 article about his shoot-out with Davis Tutt, his surname was misspelled as Hitchcock. In 1857, Hickok claimed a 160-acre tract in Kansas. On March 22, 1858, he was elected one of the first four constables of Monticello Township. In 1859, he joined the Russell and Waddell freight company, the parent company of the Pony Express. In 1860, he was badly injured by a bear while driving a freight team from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. According to Hickok's account, he found the road blocked by its two cubs. Dismounting, he approached the bear and fired a shot into its head, but the bullet ricocheted off its skull, infuriating it.

The bear attacked. Hickok managed wounding the bear's paw; the bear grabbed his arm in its mouth, but Hickok was able to grab his knife and slash its throat, killing it. Hickok was injured, with a crushed chest and arm, he was bedridden for four months before being sent to Rock Creek Station in the Nebraska Territory to work as a stable hand while he recovered. The freight company had built the stagecoach stop along the Oregon Trail near Fairbury, Nebraska, on land purchased from David McCanles. On July 12, 1861, David McCanles went to the Rock Creek Station office to demand an overdue property payment from Horace Wellman, the station manager. McCanles threatened Wellman, either Hickok or Wellman killed him. Hickok and another employee, J. W. Brink, were found to have acted in self-defense. McCanles may have been the first man Hickok killed. Hickok subsequently visited McCanles' widow, apologized for the killing, offered her $35 in restitution, all the money he had with him at the time. After the Civil Wa

Give My Regards to Davy

"Give My Regards to Davy" is Cornell University's primary fight song. The song's lyrics were written in 1905 by Charles E. Tourison 1905, W. L. Umstad 1906, Bill Forbes 1906, a trio of roommates at Beta Theta Pi, set to the tune of George M. Cohan's "Give My Regards to Broadway"; the song refers to a fictional encounter between an anonymous student and David Fletcher "Davy" Hoy, the registrar and secretary for the committee on student conduct, Thomas Frederick "Tee Fee" Crane, the Professor of Languages and the first Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences revolving around the student's expulsion on account of binge drinking. David Hoy was known for his ferocity as a strict disciplinarian. Professor Crane, on the other hand, was well liked among students. "Piker" is said to be a historical slang term for a freshman from the more general term "piker" meaning tightwad or cheapskate. "Theodore Zinck's" was a bar in downtown Ithaca that has since closed. Its legend still lives on in the weekly event for seniors "Zinck's Night", celebrated worldwide in October by Cornellians.

The original and best known lyrics: Give my regards to Davy. Tell all the pikers on the Hill That I'll be back again. Tell them just how I busted Lapping up the high highball. We'll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck's When I get back next fall! To reflect the changing diversions of students, in 1920, the Cornell Daily Sun published a new version of the song under pen name of "Lord Helpus." Give my regards to Gladys Remember me to Maud and Jane Tell all the tea-hounds on the Hill That I'll be back again Tell them just how I busted Listening to the jazz band's call -- Oh! We'll all write a berry in the old Wisterie When I get back next fall! Sometime in the 1950s, another unofficial version appeared, referring to President Deane Malott's "Social Events Standards" that attempted to ban fraternity parties, to ban women from visiting men's off-campus apartments, to maintain the strict curfews and sign-in/out times for women; this verse is only a modest form of outrage as compared to the protests that were staged and the mobs that formed.

Give my regards to Ezra Remember me to Andy White. Tell all the virgins on the Hill That I'll be back some night. Tell them just how I licked it, Lappin' up the brew at Jim's. We'll all take shots at Deane Malott's When I get back again!'Give My Regards to Davy' as performed by the Cornell Big Red Marching Band'Give My Regards to Davy' as Performed by Cornell University Glee Club Songs of Cornell at Google Books

Just Dance 2020

Just Dance 2020 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 10, 2019, during its E3 press conference, released on November 5, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia, it was the first game in the series to be released on Stadia. It is scheduled for release in Japan on March 12, 2020. Ubisoft's announcement of the Wii version was met with surprise and ridicule from gamers who were left wondering about Ubisoft supporting a platform, discontinued since 2013. However, a Ubisoft representative denied the rehabilitation reason, stating to Polygon, "A lot of our players are children and families who continue to play on Wii." As with the previous installments of the franchise, players must mimic the on-screen dancer's choreography to a chosen song using either motion controllers or the game's associated smartphone app. The following songs appear on Just Dance 2020: Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription-based service for accessing a streaming library of songs, including new exclusives and songs from previous Just Dance games.

As with all previous releases to include Unlimited, the feature is only supported on current-generation consoles. As of the release of 2020, all future songs added to the service will be exclusive to it. Songs exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited include: A indicates that the song was meant to be in the main tracklist. Just Dance 2020 debuted at #15 in the UK, with the Nintendo Switch version accounting for 55% of sales, followed by the Nintendo Wii at 21%, PlayStation 4 at 14%, the Xbox One at 10%; the Nintendo Switch version of the game debuted at #3 in Taiwan, while the PlayStation 4 version debuted at #4 in South Korea. The game was nominated for "Best Family/Social Game" at the 2019 Titanium Awards. Official website

Tartarus Colles

Tartarus Colles are a group of knobby hills in the northern plains of Mars. Tartarus Colles runs from 170 ° to 200 ° west longitude, they were named after a classic albedo feature. The name was approved by the IAU in 1985; the term "Colles" is used for small knobs. There are over 40,000 knobs associated with Tartarus Colles; this landform is located within the Diacria quadrangle of Mars. Some researchers have proposed that the knobs of western Tartarus Colles are consistent with concurrent interpretations of knobs in Cerberus Palus, which would suggest that they formed as the result of interactions between lava and water to form what has been termed by some authors as volcanic rootless constructs; this class of lava-water interactions includes rootless cones, but have fewer genetic implications in their definition, as are not phreatomagmatic. The water source is not required to have been added en masse in the form of some aqueous flood - instead being available in the form of an thin and shallow ground ice reservoir whose presence and extent is controlled by obliquity as an orbital forcer.

In 2008, Mark A. Bishop of the Planetary Science Institute and the University of South Australia reported on his results using higher-order neighbor analysis to attempt to discern any kind of pattern in the distribution of Tartarus Colles' knobs; the purpose of the study was to reconcile competing hypotheses as to the origin of these knobby landforms, analogized by other authors to putative pingoes and rootless cones in Athabasca Valles and elsewhere in Elysium Planitia. Bishop found the cones of Tartarus Colles to exhibit a complete spatial randomness except where solifluction or magmatic effects were apparent. In 2011, Christopher W. Hamilton and Sarah A. Fagents of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu and Thorvaldur Thordarson of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland reported on the results of their geomorphic mapping, lava thickness estimations, statistical analyses to investigate the hypotheses that the cones of Tartarus Colles are what the authors have termed "volcanic rootless constructs" - a more generalized variation of the term "rootless cone" that does not explicitly require a phreatomagmatic origin, or any clear explosive expression such as a pseudocrater.

The authors criticize the tendency to generalize Martian pseudocrater analogies against Mývatn, the Icelandic lake, used as a type example of structures arising on Mars from water-lava interactions in a way that ignores the variability of such structures across Iceland

Glossenkeil (Amarna letters)

The Glossenkeil, is a form of the common glossenkeil— used in the history of cuneiform texts. It is named a winkelhaken; the glossenkeil – is a fore shortened version of the vertical diš –, is inscribed at a 45 degree angle. Because the scribe's stylus is being used at an angle,; as an example of the stroke of a stylus, the Jerusalem scribe, in EA 287, has created a 4–stroke ri sign from the 5–stroke, "ri" sign, by sweeping the left horizontal stroke, as the beginning of 2 strokes, finishing the sweep of the stylus at the small angled intermediate stroke. Glossenkeil, Amarna letter EA 245 Amarna letter EA 252 Amarna letter EA 282 Amarna letter EA 287 Amarna letter EA 364 Amarna letter EA 365 Amarna letter EA 147— Moran, William L; the Amarna Letters. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987, 1992

Sony Xperia XZs

The Sony Xperia XZs is an Android smartphone manufactured and marketed by Sony. Part of the Xperia X series, the device was announced to the public along with the Xperia XZ Premium at the annual Mobile World Congress last February 2017; the device's highlight feature is its capability of capturing slow-motion videos at 960 frames per second, a world's first in a compact smartphone. The Xperia XZs' design is the same "Loop Surface" design as the previous-gen flagship, the Xperia XZ, save for the raised lens "hump" with a beveled edge surround for the new Motion Eye camera, it consists of 3 different materials: a nylon frame, scratch-resistant front glass panel made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, an aluminium alloy metal back. The subtly-curved rear cover is made from ALKALEIDO alloy, trademarked by Kobe Steel, finished in a matte-like texture that gives a distinct shine when hit by a light source, complementing the smartphone's recognizable shape that debuted with the Xperia XZ; the front houses the 5.2-inch LCD display flanked by the dual front-firing stereo speakers.

The top of the device houses the 3.5 mm headphone jack with a 2nd microphone pinhole adjacent to it. The hybrid SIM tray lives on the top-left side of the device, with a sealed pull-out type cover for added ingress protection; the right-hand side houses the fingerprint reader, positioned along the middle as with previous Xperia devices, though it is deactivated in the US due to patent disputes. Directly below, the volume rocker, below it near the bottom edge is the 2-stage camera shutter button, a unique staple of Xperia devices since and a rare sight in smartphones nowadays; the device's dimensions are exactly the same as the previous flagship, 146 mm in height, with a width of 72 mm and a depth of 8.1 mm and weighs 161 g with the new camera setup. The Xperia XZs sports a 5.2 in 1080p Full-HD IPS LCD display, with a pixel density of 424 ppi and featuring Sony's TRILUMINOS™ display technology and X-Reality for mobile built-in. Unlike the more upscale Xperia XZ Premium, the Xperia XZs is powered by the same quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU that came with the Xperia XZ, with 4 custom Kryo processors in a 2 + 2 configuration, but is now upgraded to a 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM instead of the previous 3 GB for an added performance boost.

The device has an internal storage of 32 GB for the single-SIM variant and 64 GB for the dual-SIM variant, both are LTE Cat. 9-enabled. It has a microSD card expansion of up to 256 GB. Sony debuted in the Xperia XZs and the XZ Premium the world's first 3-layer stacked image sensor with DRAM for smartphones. Known internally as the IMX400, the new Exmor RS for mobile sensor features a DRAM chip sandwiched in-between the sensor array and control circuitry layers, serving as a large and fast memory buffer to the sensor, where it can temporarily store a significant amount of captured data before transferring it to the device's internal memory for processing; this enables the camera sensor to record the highlight super slow-motion videos at a frame rate of 960 fps unheard of in a smartphone before. Recording at super slow motion is only limited to 0.18 seconds per buffer and at 720p HD resolution though, due to limitations. This specific limitation requires a bright light source directly on to the subject, or a well-lit scene or surrounding for a more noise-less and much brighter video capture.

The Xperia XZs is the first of the two new models to launch the now called Motion Eye™ camera. It has a 19 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor with a 1.22 μm pixel pitch, f/2.0 aperture and 25mm wide G Lens. It features 4K video recording, which supports SteadyShot video stabilization alongside the standard 1080p/30fps and high-speed 1080p/60fps and a 120fps recording in 720p options; the front selfie camera has a 13 megapixel sensor with 22 mm, f/2.0 lens and 90 degree wide angle lens, same as the Xperia XZ but now features SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode like on the XZ Premium. The Motion Eye™ camera showcases a new and unique feature, called Predictive Capture; when the camera detects a fast-paced movement, it automatically buffers up to a maximum of 4 frames before the shutter button is pressed, lets the user select the best one or keep all the captured frames afterward. This is done by a machine learning algorithm, all without any user intervention, is possible thanks to the same built-in DRAM chip on the IMX400 sensor used in capturing its unique 960 fps super slow-motion videos.

The Motion Eye™ camera is backed up by Sony's Triple Image Sensing technology first introduced in the Xperia XZ. It is composed of the Image Distance sensing and Color sensing systems; the sensor has a hybrid autofocus that utilizes Phase Detection, which locks focus on a subject within 0.03 seconds, includes phase and contrast detection along with predictive motion tracking. It has a laser autofocus sensor for faster object tracking and focus compared to regular autofocus modes, an RGBC-IR color spectrum sensor assisting the white balance function of the camera by providing additional data about the lighting conditions of the surrounding environment or scene; the camera benefits from SteadyShot with Intelligent Auto in addition to the