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Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins

Rupert Goodwins (born 23 May 1965) is a British writer, broadcaster and technology journalist. He began his career as a programmer for Sinclair Research in the early 1980s, working on the ZX Spectrum ROM. He moved to Amstrad after it bought the rights to the Sinclair name and range of products. He was the Technical Editor of IT Week magazine[1] and has written for a number of other UK computer publications, including: Sinclair User Personal Computer World MacUser UK PC Magazine (UK) Nature The Daily Telegraph Rupert also wrote the 64-page novella accompanying the game Weird Dreams by Rainbird. He was editor of ZDNet UK. His most notable contribution to the site was Rupert's Diary, which preceded the blogging phenomenon by some years. He occasionally appeared on CNet UK's technology podcast, Crave, and the Dialogue Box video series. In addition to journalism, he also writes short stories, often with a technological theme to them. He is a regular contributor to radio and television news and current

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Steff Gruber

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Steff Gruber

Steff Gruber (born 3 April 1953 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a film director, photographer, author, entrepreneur and telecommunications and internet pioneer. Steff Gruber Life Steff Gruber is the son of the painter Hannes Gruber and Annemarie Gruber-Vogelsanger. He grew up in Oberrieden on Lake Zurich. In childhood his greatest ambition was to be a pilot and inventor. He constructed his first radio receiver at the age of eight; when he was fifteen, during the first manned space flight to the moon, he succeeded in listening in on the dialogue between the astronauts and ground control. He started to train as an electronics engineer, but abandoned the course before completing it after deciding that he wanted to become a film director. Up to the present day Steff Gruber has not settled on a choice of career. Instead he combines different professional identities, as an artist, technician and entrepreneur. He also continues to indulge his passion for flying, making round trips as a pilot in the Swiss Alps, as w

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Ross Gunn

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Ross Gunn

Ross Gunn (May 12, 1897 – October 15, 1966) was an American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. The New York Times described him as "one of the true fathers of the nuclear submarine program".[1] From 1927 to 1947, Gunn worked at the Naval Research Laboratory. He was the author of over 28 papers, and received 45 patents. He designed radio devices for controlling aircraft, which were used in the development of the first drones. He was one of the first to appreciate the possibility of using nuclear power for submarine propulsion. During World War II he was involved in the development of thermal diffusion technology for isotope separation. After the war Gunn became director of the Weather Bureau's Physical Research Division, where he carried out a series of studies into atmospheric phenomena. In 1958 he became a professor of physics at American University, a position he held until his death in 1966. Early life Ross Gunn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 12, 1897, the son of R.

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Percy Jones (musician)

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Percy Jones (musician)

Percy Jones (born 3 December 1947)[1] is a Welsh bass guitarist known as a member of the jazz fusion ensemble Brand X,[2] from 1974-1980, and 1992-1999. Jones, who was born near Llandrindod Wells,[3] has also done extensive work as a session musician, and has been active with other groups. He played with a New York City trio called Stone Tiger (featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and drummers Mike Clark and Dougie Bowne during different periods) in 1982/83 Jones was also the driving force behind Tunnels, an improvisation collective which released four albums including Progressivity and Live From The Knitting Factory. Residing in New York,[4] he currently is a member of MJ12, an instrumental group based in NYC.[5] Jones was also a member of the jazz fusion group Soft Machine, the poetry rock group The Liverpool Scene (featuring poet Adrian Henri), and has contributed to recordings by Kate Bush, David Sylvian, Brian Eno,[4] Steve Hackett, Paranoise, Suzanne Vega, Richard Barbieri and Fovea Hex, amongst others.

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Rik Jaeken

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Rik Jaeken

Rik, Baron Jaeken (born 1949, Bocholt) is a Belgian businessman who lives in Zonhoven. He was formerly president of UNIZO (1999-2007) and was succeeded in 2007 by Flor Joosen. Rik Jaeken is an engineer and president of a company active in selling and maintaining yachts. He is vice-president of Trias, an organization which stimulates entrepreneurship in developing countries. In addition he is a radio amateur, nickname ON1BJI, and a member of the Belgian Radio Amateur Society (UBA) section Noord-Oost Limburg (NOL, E: North-east Limburg). Sources Rik Jaeken (in French) UNIZO-Nationale Vergadering verkiest ondernemer Rik Jaeken tot nationaal voorzitter (in Dutch)

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Wau Holland

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Wau Holland

Herwart Holland-Moritz, known as Wau Holland, (20 December 1951 – 29 July 2001) was a German computer security activist and journalist who in 1981 cofounded the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), one of the world's oldest hacking clubs. Career In 1981, Holland cofounded the Chaos Computer Club. The CCC became world-famous when its members exposed security flaws in Germany's "Bildschirmtext" (Btx) online television service by getting a bank to send them DM 134,000 for accessing its Btx page many times. They returned the money the following day. From 1983 he was a columnist for the Berlin-based Die Tageszeitung, often reporting on the BBS scene and the computer underground. Holland also co-founded the CCC's hacker magazine Datenschleuder in 1984, which praised the possibilities of global information networks and powerful computers, and included detailed wiring diagrams for building modems cheaply. The then-monopolist telephone company of Germany's Deutsche Bundespost had to approve modems and sold expensive, slow m

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Rod Holt

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Rod Holt

Frederick Rodney Holt[1] (born 1934) is an American computer engineer and political activist. He is Apple employee #5, and developed the unique power supply for the 1977 Apple II. Actor Ron Eldard portrayed him in the 2013 film, Jobs. Background Holt was born in 1934 to a psychiatry resident father and artist and teacher mother. He became interested in electronics by the age of 14 and taught ham radio courses for Wellesley High School by the age of 16.[2] In 1952, after graduating from high school, Holt married his high school girlfriend Joanne. He also joined Ohio State University as a math major. He and Joanne had two children, Christine and Cheryl, during this period. Holt later stated that while at OSU, he also "became entranced with motorcycles and opened up my own motorcycle shop. That adventure failed within a year, however, and I then worked in the electronics industry to support my family. I continued to race bikes intermittently for the next twenty years."[2] By 1958, when he was a grad student a

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Ed Iskenderian

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Ed Iskenderian

Ed Iskenderian (born 1921), commonly known by his nickname, "Isky", is an American hot rodder and entrepreneur. He was born to first-generation Armenian immigrants, in "grapevine country of Tulare County, California."[1] Bad weather killed the grapes, compelling his parents to move to Los Angeles.[1] He had an early interest in ham radio; soon, he became fascinated with hot rods.[2] Like many others, he went lakes racing at Muroc Dry Lake, which was interrupted by the U.S. entry into World War II. Iskenderian attended L.A.'s Polytechnic High School.[1] He built a customized Model T, adapting the overhead camshaft conversion kit produced by the Chevrolet brothers (the "Fronty" kit) and the "multi-flathead" cylinder head developed by George Riley.[1] After suffering a number of failures, and experimenting with Model As and Bs, he turned to the crankshaft of the flathead, which had larger bearings; it proved stronger.[1] He fitted Maxi F cylinder heads and a custom-built "slingshot" intake manifold (provided b

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Stanley Jungleib

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Stanley Jungleib

Stanley Jungleib (born Stanley Young, May 15, 1953) is an American musician, philosopher, author, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for wide-reaching influence in digital music and synthesizer design. Most notably his commitment to software techniques liberated digital audio from the desktop computer, enabling broad applications ranging from game platforms and laptops to cell phones and other miniature devices. Currently he is expanding the field of psychoenergetic computing and writes on philosophy, music, technology, communications, and politics. Early life Stanley Jungleib was born to Milton Young and Josephine (Josie) Gressani Young, on May 15, 1953 in San Mateo, California. Jungleib expressed precocious talents in music, technology, politics, and philosophy. He performed on piano, pipe organ, drums and orchestral percussion. By 1969 he was an Advanced Amateur Radio Operator (WA6LVC) and had earned his Second Class Radiotelephone Broadcast license. Jungleib participated in the Peace Movement

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Pertti Kärkkäinen

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Pertti Kärkkäinen

Pertti Ahti Olavi Kärkkäinen (3 April 1933 – 10 January 2017[1]) was a Finnish diplomat. He was born in Viipuri and held a Bachelor of Political Science degree. He served as Finnish Ambassador to Jakarta (Indonesia) from 1982[2] to 1985,[3] and to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 1983–1985 and to Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 1988 to 1993,[4] and to Santiago (Chile) from 1988 to 1991 and to Lima (Peru) from 1991 to 1993. Pertti Kärkkäinen was also an active radio amateur from 1952. His calling signs were OH2MT and OH3GQ. He died, aged 83, in Helsinki. References Kuolinilmoitus, Helsingin Sanomat 5.2.2017 s. C 18 Facta 2001, WSOY 1981, 9. osa, palsta 471 "Suomen diplomaattiset edustajat Jakartassa". Suomen ulkoasiainministeriö. "Edustautumisen historia". Suomen ulkoasiainministeriö.

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Ambassadors of Finland to Chile

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Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and traveled through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. His declassified FBI report states that he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his li

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Ernst Krenkel

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Ernst Krenkel

E. Krenkel as Polar radio operator on the cover of Radiofront magazine. 1937 Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel (Russian: Эрнст Теодо́рович Кре́нкель; 24 December [O.S. 11 December] 1903 in Białystok[1] – 8 December 1971 in Moscow) was a Soviet Arctic explorer, radio operator, doctor of geographical sciences (1938), and Hero of the Soviet Union (1938). Amateur radio callsigns: U3AA, UA3AA, RAEM. Early life Krenkel was born in Białystok, now Poland, to a German family. Career Ernst Krenkel was a radioman on polar stations Matochkin Shar (1924–1925, 1927–1928), Tikhaya Bay (1929–1930), Cape Olovyanniy (1935–1936), and Domashniy Island (1936). He took part in Arctic expeditions on the Graf Zeppelin airship (1931), icebreaker Sibiryakov, steamship SS Chelyuskin (1933–1934, callsign RAEM). He was also a radioman on the first drifting ice station North Pole-1 (1937-1938, callsign UPOL).[2] He is known to have set a world record by establishing a long-distance radio communication between Franz Josef Land and

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Maximilian Kolbe

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Maximilian Kolbe

Fr. Maximilian Kolbe OFM Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe ; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating an amateur-radio station (SP3RN), and founding or running several other organizations and publications. On 10 October 1982 Pope John Paul II canonized Father Kolbe and declared him a martyr of charity. The Catholic Church venerates him as the patron saint of amateur-radio operators, of drug addicts, of political prisoners, of families, of journalists, of prisoners, and of the pro-life movement.[2] John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".[3] His feast day is 14 August, the day of his death. Due to Kolbe's efforts to promote consecration and entrust

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Johnny Kwango

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Johnny Kwango

John Lagey (20 April 1920 – 19 January 1994), better known by his ring name Johnny Kwango, was an English professional wrestler. He was frequently seen on ITV's coverage of British Wrestling.[1][2] Early life Lagey was a ballet dancer in The Ballet Negres, the first all-black dance company in Europe. His mother was a strongwoman in a German circus, and may have been possibly Europe's first female professional wrestler. Professional wrestling career Kwango wrestled from the late 1940s to the 1980s, and was famous for his head-butt moves.[1] He achieved fame in Britain through televised matches on ITV, but also enjoyed popularity in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.[2] He also worked as a referee during the 1980s. Personal life Lagey was an accomplished drummer and pianist, playing in various nightclubs in London with his brother, Cyril, who was a musician with the comedy orchestra known as Sid Millward & His Nitwits. Lagey's older brother, Butcher Johnson, was also a wrestler. Lagey's hobbies inc

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Seymour Kneitel

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Seymour Kneitel

Seymour Kneitel (March 16, 1908 – July 30, 1964) was an American animator. He is best known for his work with Fleischer Studios and its successor, Famous Studios. Biography Early years Kneitel was born in New York City where he graduated from P.S. 10 in Manhattan and attended the High School of Commerce, taking commercial art courses. He also took evening classes at the National Academy of Design. His father died when Kneitel was about 16, and he needed work to provide support for his mother and sister. He was able to attend an annex of Commerce HS and work after school and Saturdays for Bray Studios, coloring drawings for Colonel Heeza Liar cartoons. On graduation, he was able to find employment with a small company, L.F. Cornwell, producers of a series called Ebinizer Ebony, which were being made in a now-extinct color process called Kelly Color. He began as an office boy and within a year was one of their three animators. From 1925 to 1927, he worked as an inbetweener at Max Fleischer's "Out of the Inkw

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Ernest Lehman

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Ernest Lehman

Ernest Paul Lehman[1] (December 8, 1915 – July 2, 2005) was an American screenwriter.[2] He was nominated six times for Academy Awards for his screenplays during his career, but did not win.[2] At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his achievements and his influential works for the screen. He was the first screenwriter to receive that honor. The award was presented to him by Julie Andrews, a friend and star of The Sound of Music. He received two Edgar Awards of the Mystery Writers of America for screenplays for suspense films he wrote for director Alfred Hitchcock: North by Northwest (1959), his only original screenplay, and Family Plot (1976), one of numerous adaptations. Early years Lehman was born in 1915 to Gertrude (Thorn) and Paul E. Lehman.[3] Their wealthy Jewish family was based on Long Island;[4] they had suffered major financial losses during the Great Depression. Lehman attended the College of the City of New York (The City College of New Yo

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Douglas Mackiernan

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Douglas Mackiernan

Douglas Seymour Mackiernan (April 25, 1913 – April 29, 1950) was the first officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to be killed in the line of duty.[1] He worked as a cryptographer for the United States Army Air Forces and was then posted to China as an Air Force meteorologist during World War II. By 1947, he had quit the Air Force and was employed as a Paramilitary Officer in Special Activities Division (renamed Special Activities Center in 2016 [2]) by the CIA. As a cover for that work he was assigned the position of Vice-Consul for the U.S. State Department at its consulate in Ürümqi (Tihwa) in Xinjiang (Sinkiang). There his scientific talents (he dropped out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after his freshman year[3]) were employed in espionage. Until 2002, the CIA successfully hid the fact that Mackiernan was America's first atomic spy; Mackiernan's collection of atomic intelligence about the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb (tested just across the border at the Semipalatinsk Test S

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Don Lancaster

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Don Lancaster

Donald E. Lancaster is an American author, inventor, and microcomputer pioneer. Background Lancaster is a writer and engineer, who authored numerous project articles for computer and electronics magazines of the 1970s, including Popular Electronics, Radio Electronics, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 73 Magazine, and Byte. He has also written numerous books on electronics, computers, and entrepreneurship, both commercially published and self-published. One significant early project was his "TV Typewriter" dumb terminal. This design was popular with early microcomputer users as it used an ordinary television set for the display, and could be built with around US$200 in parts, at a time when commercial terminals were selling for over US$1,000. Lancaster was also an early advocate and developer of what is now known as print-on-demand technology. Lancaster produced his self-published books by re-purposing the game port of an Apple II to transfer PostScript code directly to a laser printer rather than using, as was common

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Laurie Margolis

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Laurie Margolis

Laurie Margolis (born 1950)[1] is a BBC journalist and News Editor. Career On 2 April 1982 Margolis obtained information about the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands using amateur radio and broke the news in the UK on BBC Radio 4 PM programme at 17:00 UK time. Margolis (callsign G3UML) used a short-wave radio transceiver, connected to a large aerial on the roof of Langham Hotel office block in London, to establish radio contact with Bob McLeod (callsign VP8LP) in the Falklands Islands. The transcontinental SSB radio communication was made at 16:00 UK time on 21.205MHz from the BBC's amateur radio club which was located in attic room 701 of Langham Hotel office block. Margolis recorded the conversation on an old-fashioned audio cassette.[2] On 28 December 2012, following the release of government files about the Falklands War by the National Archives in London under a 30-year rule, BBC TV broadcast this story again.[3][4][5] References A family and its rubbish - an everyday story of unnecessa

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Gordon S. Marshall

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Gordon S. Marshall

Gordon S. Marshall was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of Marshall Industries (NYSE: MI), a publicly traded company from 1984 to 1999. Gordon S. Marshall died on June 2, 2015 at the age of 95.[1] Early life Gordon S. Marshall was born in Los Angeles, California in 1919.[2] He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1946.[2][3] He served as a bomber pilot for the United States in World War II.[2][3] He was an amateur radio operator (call sign W6RR (ex-W6ITA)) and credited amateur radio with leading him into his successful career in electronics.[4] Career Marshall founded his namesake company Marshall Industries, headquartered in El Monte, California, in 1982.[2][5] He served as its President from April 1982 to June 1992, and as its Chief Executive Officer until 1994.[5] The company became one of the nation's five largest distributors of industrial electronic components and production supplies. In 1999, it was acquired by Avnet (NYSE: AVT).[5] He served on the

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Florence Violet McKenzie

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Florence Violet McKenzie

Florence Violet McKenzie OBE (née Granville; 28 September 1890[1] or 1892[2] – 23 May 1982), affectionately known as "Mrs Mac", was Australia's first female electrical engineer, founder of the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC) and lifelong promoter for technical education for women.[1] She campaigned successfully to have some of her female trainees accepted into the all-male Navy, thereby originating the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS).[2] Some 12,000 servicemen passed through her signal instruction school in Sydney, acquiring skill in Morse code and visual signalling (flag semaphore and International Code of Signals).[3] She set up her own electrical contracting business in 1918, and apprenticed herself to it, in order to meet the requirements of the Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Sydney Technical College and in 1922 she was the first Australian woman to take out an amateur radio operator's licence. Through the 1920s and 1930s, her "Wireless Shop" in Sydney's Royal Arcade was re

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William Campbell James Meredith

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William Campbell James Meredith

William Campbell James Meredith QC (February 6, 1904[1] – 1960), often referred to as W. C. J. Meredith, was a Canadian lawyer, the author of three legal books, and Dean of the McGill University Faculty of Law (1950–1960). In 1951, he was noted for the prescient hiring of John Cobb Cooper to head up the new department he created, McGill's Institute of Air Space Law.[2] Meredith was born in Montreal, Quebec, the only son of Frederick Edmund Meredith and Anne Madeleine VanKoughnet.[3] Educated in England at Summer Fields School; Wellington College, Berkshire; and, Trinity College, Cambridge. He also studied for a year at the University of Grenoble in France. Considered an expert in litigation, he became a senior partner in his father's law firm and was made a King's Counsel in 1942. He was selected by the government to be the special federal prosecutor at the trial of Fred Rose. He was governor of Selwyn House School and Bishop's University. In 1950, John Wilson McConnell, Governor of McGill University, persuad

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Yoritake Matsudaira

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Yoritake Matsudaira

Yoritake Matsudaira (松平賴武, Matsudaira Yoritake, born August 17, 1938 in Kagawa, Japan) present Chairman of Hongō Gakuen,[1] served as the International Commissioner and member of the Board of Directors of the Scout Association of Japan, as well as a member of the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee and a founding member of the World Buddhist Scout Brotherhood. Matsudaira retired from the post of International Commissioner on reaching the retirement age of 65 in 2003, and presently serves as President (Renmei-chō) of the Kagawa Scout Council. In 2012, Matsudaira was awarded the 337th Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.[2] His father Yorihiro Matsudaira received the award in 1981. Matsudaira, whose namesake was a daimyō of the Edo period, the fourth lord of Takamatsu, is the 14th head of the Matsudaira family. As a Scout, he traveled to Texas and New Mexico in the United States and

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Donald Howard Menzel

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Donald Howard Menzel

Donald Howard Menzel (April 11, 1901 – December 14, 1976) was one of the first theoretical astronomers and astrophysicists in the United States. He discovered the physical properties of the solar chromosphere, the chemistry of stars, the atmosphere of Mars, and the nature of gaseous nebulae.[1][2] The minor planet 1967 Menzel was named in his honor,[3] as well as a small lunar crater located in the southeast of Mare Tranquilitatis, the Sea of Tranquility.[4] Biography Born in Florence, Colorado in 1901 and raised in Leadville, he learned to read very early, and soon could send and receive messages in Morse code, taught by his father. He loved science and mathematics, collected ore and rock specimens, and as a teenager he built a large chemistry laboratory in the cellar. He made a radio transmitter at a time when kits were rarely available and qualified as a radio ham. He was an Eagle Scout, specializing in cryptanalysis, as well as an outdoorsman, hiking and fly fishing throughout much of his life. He marri

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Warren B. Offutt

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Warren B. Offutt

Minor planets discovered: 18 [1] (12438) 1996 CZ February 9, 1996 list (23702) 1997 QE August 28, 1997 list (39672) 1996 BF January 22, 1996 list (43997) 1997 QX August 29, 1997 list (46695) 1997 CX February 4, 1997 list (58469) 1996 RC September 7, 1996 list (58484) 1996 TO October 8, 1996 list (73900) 1997 FD March 19, 1997 list (73966) 1997 XG December 6, 1997 list (85473) 1997 LV June 12, 1997 list (85547) 1997 XF December 5, 1997 list (100598) 1997 QO August 31, 1997 list (100695) 1997 YK December 28, 1997 list (118215) 1996 BN January 24, 1996 list (155411) 1996 DG February 28, 1996 list (239810) 1997 EC March 11, 1997 list (382427) 1999 CF February 9, 1999 list (483405) 1999 CP February 7, 1999 list Warren B. Offutt (February 13, 1928– September 20, 2017) was an American amateur astronomer and amateur radio operator.[2] Offutt is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 17 asteroids[1] and has notably collabor

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Gladys Kathleen Parkin

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Gladys Kathleen Parkin

Gladys Kathleen Parkin (September 27, 1901 – August 3, 1990) was one of the earliest and youngest women to obtain a first-class government-issued radio license. Career Parkin was born in Bolinas, California, at the Flagstaff Hotel owned by her parents, John Parkin and Hannah Marie Bennett Parkin.[1] The family relocated to San Rafael, California before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed the property.[1] Parkin became interested in wireless telegraphy at age 5, and operated an amateur wireless station in her home in San Rafael for six years with her brother, John Parkin.[2] Theirs was one of the first wireless stations in California.[3] On April 13, 1916, while a fifteen-year-old high school student at the Dominican College in San Rafael, she obtained a first-class commercial radio operator's license from the United States Government with the call sign 6SO.[4] The license entitled her to operate any grade of wireless station and to secure employment on vessels.[2][3] She was the youngest successfu

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Palden Thondup Namgyal

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Palden Thondup Namgyal

Palden Thondup Namgyal (23 May 1923 – 29 January 1982) was the 12th and last Chogyal (king) of the Kingdom of Sikkim. Biography Namgyal was born on 23 May 1923 at the Royal Palace, Park Ridge, Gangtok.[1] At six, he became a student at St. Joseph's Convent in Kalimpong, but had to terminate his studies due to attacks of malaria. From age eight to eleven he studied under his uncle, Rimpoche Lhatsun, in order to be ordained a Buddhist monk; he was subsequently recognised as the reincarnated leader of both Phodong and Rumtek monasteries. He later continued his studies at St. Joseph's College in Darjeeling and finally graduated from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, in 1941. His plans to study science at Cambridge were dashed when his elder brother, the crown prince, a member of the Indian Air Force was killed in a plane crash in 1941. Namgyal served as adviser for internal affairs for his father, Sir Tashi Namgyal, the 11th Chogyal, and led the negotiating team which established Sikkim's relationship to India

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Francis G. Rayer

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Francis G. Rayer

Francis George Rayer T.Eng.(CEI). Assoc.IERE (1921-1981) was a British science fiction writer and technical journalist. He was born at Longdon, Worcestershire, England, on 6 June 1921. He was the second son of Harry Rayer, a farmer, and Florence Shepherd. Rayer began his science writing after suffering a heart attack at a young age. During the Second World War he and his brother were exempt as farm operators. He had a bout of rheumatic fever and later joined the Home Guard. He admired the writing of Olaf Stapledon, author of influential works of science fiction and was happy to receive positive comment from Stapledon on his novel Tomorrow Sometimes Comes.[1] As a fiction writer, he might be best known for his series Magnus Mensis, which was published in New Worlds from 1950 to 1961. Rayer was largely associated with the John Carnell era of New Worlds science fiction magazine.[2] Rayer sometimes published under the pseudonyms of Chester Delray and George Longdon. When the UK Science Fiction Book Club was

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Lester Picker

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Lester Picker

Lester Picker (September 26, 1905 – May 10, 1930) was an American amateur radio operator famous in the early 1920s. Picker achieved fame when he fell 55 ft (17 m) when erecting an aerial for his radio. He broke his neck as a result of the fall and was paralyzed. Picker, who operated under the call signs of 6AJH and 6ZH and lived in San Diego, California, was also the District Superintendent for the American Radio Relay League. Prior to his fall, Picker was slated to graduate high school. By the use of his radio he was able to graduate from Roosevelt Memorial High School in San Diego. References Lake, Stuart N. (1922-04-16). "Boy, Hopelessly Crippled, Hailed as Wireless Star". Decatur Sunday Review. "Broke His Neck Erecting Aerial; Now Wireles [sic] is San Diego Boy's Only Solace". Brownsville Daily Herald. 1922-04-25. "Fan Breaks Back But Graduates by Aid of Radio". Oakland Tribune. 1923-03-11.

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John Scott Redd

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John Scott Redd

John Scott Redd (born September 10, 1944) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy, and afterward the first Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, serving from 2005 until 2007.[1] According to David Martin at the CBS Evening News, "Scott Redd may be the most important person you've never heard of."[2] J.J. Green at Federal News Radio referred to Redd as "the man that I often call "E.F. Hutton".[3] He is also the past President of the Naval Academy Class of 1966 and has served on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations. An avid amateur radio operator, Redd has won twelve world championships and nine national championships. Naval career Redd was born in Sidney, Iowa, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1966. A Trident Scholar, he graduated second in his class, majoring in mathematics and physics. Following graduation, he studied as a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay and as a Burke Scholar, receiving a Master of Science degree in Operat

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Brian Rix

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Brian Rix

Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, Kt, CBE, DL (27 January 1924 – 20 August 2016) was a British actor-manager, who produced a record-breaking sequence of long-running farces on the London stage, including Dry Rot, Simple Spymen and One for the Pot. His one-night TV shows made him the joint-highest paid star on the BBC. He often worked with his wife Elspet Gray and sister Sheila Mercier, who became the matriarch in Emmerdale Farm. After his first child was born with Down syndrome, Rix became a campaigner for disability causes, among others. He entered the House of Lords as a crossbencher in 1992 and was president of Mencap from 1998 until his death. Biography Early years Rix was born in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, the youngest of four children. His father, Herbert Rix, and Herbert's two brothers, ran the shipping company Robert Rix in Hull, founded by his grandfather. Rix had an interest in cricket and only wished to play for Yorkshire in his childhood. He did play for Hull Cricket Club when he wa

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Serhiy Rebrov

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Serhiy Rebrov

Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Станіславович Ребров, born 3 June 1974) is a Ukrainian football manager and former player who played as a striker. He is currently in charge of Nemzeti Bajnokság I side Ferencváros. Rebrov gained international fame as an attacking partner of Andriy Shevchenko at Dynamo Kyiv throughout the 1990s and as of August 2017 is the all-time top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League together with Maksim Shatskikh. Rebrov was born in Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast. From his debut in 1992, he was capped 75 times by Ukraine, scoring 15 goals. He played in the nation's first ever World Cup, in 2006. Club career Rebrov joined Shakhtar Donetsk as a youth in 1990. In his debut 1991 season, then a 17-year-old, he scored 2 goals in 7 games in the USSR Premier League. In his second season, playing in the newly established Ukrainian Premier League, he became a joint 3rd goalscorer, catching the eye of Dynamo Kyiv scouts. Dynamo Kyiv Rebrov moved to Dynamo Kyiv in August 1992 and ha

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John Quade

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John Quade

John William Saunders III (April 1, 1938 – August 9, 2009), better known by the stage name John Quade, was an American character actor who starred in film and in television.[1] He was best known for his role as Cholla, the leader of the motorcycle gang the Black Widows in the Clint Eastwood films Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and its sequel Any Which Way You Can (1980).[1] Early life Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Quade attended Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas before transferring to Highland Park High School in Topeka on September 7, 1954. While at Highland Park, he was a football tackle and also participated in basketball and track.[2] He was a member of the Stamp, Radio, and Chess/Checkers clubs. He graduated from Highland Park in May 1956. Quade attended Washburn University in the fall semester of 1956. He worked for the Santa Fe Railway repair shop in Topeka and as an aerospace engineer before his movie debut in 1972.[2] In the mid-1960s he formed a partnership with rock and roller Zane Ashto

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Glen P. Robinson

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Glen P. Robinson

Glen Parmelee Robinson, Jr. (September 10, 1923 – January 16, 2013), called the "father of high-tech industry in Georgia",[1] was an American businessman and founder of Scientific Atlanta, now a subsidiary of Cisco Systems.[2][3] Robinson was the first employee of Scientific Atlanta, where he remained CEO then Chairman of the company until he retired. Initially a ham radio enthusiast and subsequently a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) with both bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, Robinson worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory before founding Scientific Atlanta. Later in life, he founded and invested in numerous Atlanta-based science-related companies. Robinson was named an IEEE Fellow and held at least 39 patents in fields including solar energy devices and antenna systems.[4][5] For his contributions, he was named Georgia's Small Businessman of the Year in 1965, the Georgia Business and Industry Association's Entrepreneur o

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Edward S. Rogers Sr.

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Edward S. Rogers Sr.

Edward Samuel Rogers Sr. (June 21, 1900 – May 6, 1939) was a Canadian pioneer in the radio industry and the founder of the Rogers Vacuum Tube Company and CFRB radio station. He is regarded as the founder of Rogers Communications, although it was established in 1967, almost three decades after his death. Early life Rogers was born on June 21, 1900, in Toronto, Ontario. Rogers' father, Albert Stephen Rogers (1860–1932), was a director with Imperial Oil Company and formerly a partner in Samuel and Elias Rogers Coal Company (later Elias Rogers and Company), founded in 1876 by his Quaker father and uncle.[1] Elias Rogers served as a Toronto alderman for St. Lawrence Ward in 1887.[2] The family descends from Timothy Rogers, the founder of Newmarket, Ontario and Pickering, Ontario. Career Rogers first became interested in radio when he saw a receiver at age 11. By 1913, he was noted in local newspapers for his skill at operating a radio station, which at the time was an impressive technical accomplishment. Roge

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Matthew Sands

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Matthew Sands

Matthew Linzee Sands (October 20, 1919 – September 13, 2014) was an American physicist and educator best known as a co-author of the Feynman Lectures on Physics. A graduate of Rice University, Sands served with the Naval Ordnance Laboratory and the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II. After the war, Sands studied cosmic rays for his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the supervision of Bruno Rossi. Sands went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1950, and helped build and operate its 1.5 GeV electron synchrotron. He became deputy director for the construction and early operation of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in 1963. Sands later joined the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) as a professor of physics, and served as its Vice Chancellor for Science from 1969 to 1972. In 1998, The American Physical Society awarded him the Robert R. Wilson Prize "for his many contributions to accelerator physics and the develop

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Rudy Van Gelder

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Rudy Van Gelder

Rudolph Van Gelder (November 2, 1924 – August 25, 2016) was an American recording engineer who specialized in jazz. Over more than half a century, he recorded several thousand sessions, with musicians including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Grant Green. He worked with many record companies but was most closely associated with Blue Note Records. He worked on albums including John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Miles Davis's Walkin', Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage, Sonny Rollins's Saxophone Colossus, and Horace Silver's Song for My Father.[1] He is regarded as one of the most influential engineers in jazz.[2] Early life Van Gelder was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. His parents, Louis Van Gelder and the former Sarah Cohen, ran a women's clothing store in Passaic.[1] His interest in microphones and electronics can be traced to a youthful enthusiasm for amateur radio. He was also a longtime jazz fan. His unc

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Harold E. Taylor

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Harold E. Taylor

Harold E. Taylor, Haverford College, MIT, and University of Iowa alumnus, was a Professor of Physics at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for over 30 years. As one of the original faculty members, Taylor did research and instructed in the subjects of Astrophysics, Meteorology, Astronomy, Electronics, and general Physics. One of the research projects Taylor instrumented was a large groundwater source heat-pump system to heat and cool the entire academic complex at Stockton. This geothermal well-based system saves the institution around US$500,000 per year in electricity for heating and cooling.[1] He was the brother of Nobel laureate Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.. In his early college years, he was a notable Soccer player. Extra curricular activities Taylor also chaired the local Amnesty International chapter in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Hal died in December 2001. The college has since renamed the campus observatory, which he helped facilitate in 1974, in his honor. Family He is the brother of Nob

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Greg Walden

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Greg Walden

Gregory Paul Walden (born January 10, 1957) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district, first elected to office in 1998. He is a member of the Republican Party, and as of 2019 the only Republican member of Oregon's congressional delegation. The 2nd district covers more than two-thirds of the state (generally, east of the Cascades). He is the son of three-term Oregon state representative Paul E. Walden.[1] In October 2019, Walden announced that he will not run for reelection in 2020.[2] Early life, education and career Walden was born in The Dalles, Oregon, the son of Elizabeth (née McEwen) and Paul Ernest Walden.[3] He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oregon in 1981.[4] Before being elected to Congress, Walden owned and ran radio stations. Political career Walden served as Press Secretary and Chief of Staff to Congressman Denny Smith from 1981 to 1987. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1988 and served in

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Tyrteu Rocha Vianna

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Tyrteu Rocha Vianna

Tyrteu Rocha Vianna (November 28, 1898 – September 21, 1963) was a Brazilian poet avant-garde and pioneer amateur radio,[1] and large landowner of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. He was born in São Francisco de Assis, Rio Grande do Sul, a small isolated town where he lived most of his life; despite this, has been regarded by critics as one of the most gifted or the most modernist poet of the early twentieth century in Rio Grande do Sul.[2] Had influence of Futurism mostly, but also the Manifesto Antropófago and Cubism. Has just published a book,[3] and was author that has been little known and little appreciated by his countrymen and contemporaries. He died in Alegrete, aged 64. References Brazil: Amateur Radio History - First Operators. Radioamador.com. Page viewed on 12.11.2011. Schüler, Donaldo. Poesia Modernista no RGS, Porto Alegre, Ed. Movimento, 1982. Tyrteu Rocha Vianna. Saco de Viagem 1st ed. 1928 (Traveling-bag, 1928). Organization of the 2nd ed. / Critical study and notes by Marco

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Helen Sharman

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Helen Sharman

Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC (born 30 May 1963) is a chemist who became the first British astronaut (and in particular, the first British cosmonaut) as well as the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991. Early life and education Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, where she attended Grenoside Junior and Infant School, later moving to Greenhill. After studying at Jordanthorpe Comprehensive, she obtained a BSc degree in chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1984 and a PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London in 1987. She worked as a research and development technologist for GEC in London and later as a chemist for Mars dealing with flavourant properties of chocolate.[1][2] This later led the UK press to label her the "Girl from The Mars".[3] Project Juno After responding to a radio advertisement asking for applicants to be the first British space explorer, Helen Sharman was selected for the mission live on ITV, on 25 November 1989, ahead of nearly 13,000 other

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William Elvin Jackson

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William Elvin Jackson

William Elvin Jackson was an aviation electronics engineer who contributed to the fields of aeronautical navigation, communications and air traffic control.[1] William Jackson graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  The yearbook foreshadowed his future.  From the Brown University Yearbook 1925:  William Elvin Jackson "Bill" Back in 1921, Bill packed his radio set and took the train for Providence. He early acquired an enduring devotion for English 49, but his real hobby is staying up until four A.M.  Bill may usually be discovered confounding with the electrical engineering professors with some new problem on radiation resistance.  Some day, Bill, we hope to see your name in the magazine of American Radio Engineers as the foremost advancer of that pastime, during the century. In the mid-1920s, Jackson, while living in Schenectady, New York, was a central part of a worldwide group of thousands of experimenting wireless engineers, referred to as "hams". They used ham radios and Mors

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Harold A. Zahl

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Harold A. Zahl

Harold Adelbert Zahl (August 24, 1904 – March 11, 1973) was an American physicist who had a 35-year career with the U.S. Army Signal Corps Laboratories, where he served as the Director of Research at Fort Monmouth and made major contributions to radar development. He is perhaps most famous for inventing the GA-4 Transmitter-Receiver Tube and the VT-158, which became known as the Zahl tube.[1][2][3] Early Life Harold Zahl was born in Chatsworth, Illinois, the son of an Evangelical minister.[1] While still in high school, he became an amateur radio operator (call letters 6BHI).[4] He graduated in physics and mathematics from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, in 1927, and then attended the University of Iowa where he earned the M.A. degree in 1929 and the Ph.D. degree in 1931, both in solid-state physics.[1][5] Signal Corps Laboratories Upon completing his doctorate, Zahl joined the staff of the Signal Corps Laboratories (SCL) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which later became part of the U.S. Arm

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Guglielmo Marconi

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Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi FRSA (Italian: ; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian[1][2][3][4] inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission,[5] development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor of radio,[6] and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".[7][8][9] Marconi was also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company). He succeeded in making an engineering and commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.[10][11] In 1929, Marconi was ennobled as a Marchese (marquis) by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and, in 1931, he set up the Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI. Biography Early years Marconi wa

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John W. Campbell

John Wood Campbell Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. He was editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death and was part of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Campbell wrote super-science space opera under his own name and stories under his primary pseudonym, Don A. Stuart. Campbell also used the pen names Karl Van Kampen and Arthur McCann.[1] His novella Who Goes There? was adapted as the films The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), and The Thing (2011). Campbell began writing science fiction at age 18 while attending MIT. He published six short stories, one novel, and six letters in the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories from 1930 to 1931. This work established Campbell's reputation as a writer of space adventure. When in 1934 he began to write stories with a different tone, he wrote as Don A. Stuart. From 1930 until the later part of that decade, Campbell was prolifi

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Herbert Hoover Jr.

Herbert Charles Hoover (August 4, 1903 – July 9, 1969) was an engineer, businessman, and politician. He served as United States Under Secretary of State from 1954 to 1957.[1] He was the eldest son of President Herbert Hoover. Biography Hoover playing with his father in 1905 Early years, 1903–1928 Herbert Charles Hoover was born in London on August 4, 1903. He was the elder son of President Herbert Clark Hoover (1874—1964) and First Lady Lou Henry (1874—1944).[2] He was named for his father, Herbert, and his maternal grandfather, Charles Delano Henry, but throughout his life was known as Herbert Hoover Jr.[3] His father, an engineer, was in London working for Bewick, Moreing & Co. By the age of two, Herbert Jr. had been round the world twice. One of his earliest memories was riding a wagon piled high with gold with his father in Australia. The family lived near Stanford University while he was growing up, and he took great pride in serving as water boy for the Stanford Indians football team.[4] Duri

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Charles E. Apgar

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Charles E. Apgar

Charles Emory Apgar (June 28, 1865 – August 17, 1950) was an American business executive and amateur radio operator. He is known for making early recordings of radio transmissions at the start of World War I.[1] The recordings that he made of a wireless telegraphy station owned by a German Empire-based company operating from the United States were used to expose an espionage ring. They provided evidence of clandestine messages being sent in violation of a prohibition intended to maintain United States neutrality. This proof of illicit operation led to the government seizing control of the facility to stop the activity. Apgar's efforts received extensive coverage in newspapers and technical science magazines at the time.[2] His contributions were praised by government investigators. Publications continued to remark on his work many years later.[3] Biography Apgar was born in Gladstone, New Jersey on June 28, 1865.[4] He was a student at Centenary Collegiate Institute in 1880.[a][5] He attended Wesleyen Unive

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Greg Ginn

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Greg Ginn

Gregory Regis "Greg" Ginn (born June 8, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for being the leader of and primary songwriter for the hardcore punk band Black Flag, which he founded and led from 1976–86, and again in 2003. The band announced another reunion on January 25, 2013.[1] He was born in Tucson, Arizona.[2] Since breaking up Black Flag, Ginn has recorded a few solo albums, and has performed with such bands as October Faction, Gone, Confront James, Mojack, and others.[3] He also owns the Texas-based independent record label, SST, originally begun as an electronics company called Solid State Tuners when he was 12 years old and an amateur radio operator (in Hermosa Beach, California). Ginn was 99th on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[4] Ginn is the older brother of artist Raymond Ginn, who goes by the pseudonym of Raymond Pettibon. Ginn became a vegetarian at 17 years old in 1971 and has been a vegan since 1998.[5] Comments from other music

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John Gilmore (activist)

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John Gilmore (activist)

John Gilmore (born 1955) is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU Project. An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Justice, and others. He was the plaintiff in the prominent case Gilmore v. Gonzales, challenging secret travel-restriction laws. He is also an advocate for drug policy reform. He co-authored the Bootstrap Protocol in 1985, which evolved into Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the primary way local networks assign an IP address to devices. Life and career As the fifth employee of Sun Microsystems and founder of Cygnus Support, he became wealthy enough to retire early and pursue other interests. He is a frequent contributor to free software, and worked on several GNU projects, including maintaining the GNU Debugger in the early 1990s, initiating GNU Radio in 1998, starting Gna

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Qaboos bin Said

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Qaboos bin Said

Qaboos bin Said (Arabic: قابوس بن سعيد‎, IPA: ; 18 November 1940[2] – 10 January 2020) was the Sultan of Oman from 23 July 1970 until his death. A fifteenth-generation descendant of the founder of the House of Al Said,[3] he was the longest-serving leader in the Middle East and Arab world at the time of his death.[4] The only son of Sultan Said bin Taimur of Muscat and Oman, Qaboos was educated in England. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he served briefly in the British Army. He returned to Oman in 1966 and was the subject of considerable restrictions from his father. In 1970, Qaboos ascended to the Omani throne after overthrowing his father in a coup d'état, with British support. The country was subsequently re-named the Sultanate of Oman. As Sultan, Qaboos implemented a policy of modernization and ended Oman's international isolation.[5] His reign saw a rise in living standards and development in the country, the abolition of slavery, the end of the Dhofar Rebellion and the pro

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