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Old 03-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Plimpton 322 is a Babylonian clay tablet, notable as containing an example of Babylonian mathematics. It has number 322 in the G.A. Plimpton Collection at Columbia University.. This tablet, believed to have been written about 1800 BC, has a table of four columns and 15 rows of numbers in the cuneiform script of the period..Plimpton 322 is partly broken, approximately 13 cm wide, 9 cm tall, and 2 cm thick. New York publisher George Arthur Plimpton purchased the tablet from an archaeological dealer, Edgar J. Banks, in about 1922, and bequeathed it with the rest of his collection to Columbia University in the mid 1930s. According to Banks, the tablet came from Senkereh, a site in southern Iraq corresponding to the ancient city of Larsa...

This table lists what are now called Pythagorean triples, i.e., integers a, b, c satisfying \scriptstyle a^2+b^2=c^2. From a modern perspective, a method for constructing such triples is a significant early achievement, known before only among the Greeks.. At the same time, one should recall the tablet's author was a scribe, rather than a professional mathematician; it has been suggested that one of his goals may have been to produce
examples for school problems...

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) discovered a treatise on the subject of palmistry on an altar of Hermes, which he then presented to Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.E.), who took great interest in examining the character of his officers by analyzing the lines on their hands.. Aristotle stated that "Lines are not written into the human hand without reason.. They emanate from heavenly influences and man's own individuality"...

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a prominent international law firm based in New York City..They Represented American Airlines after the September 11 attacks..Attorneys from Debevoise & Plimpton worked on behalf of prisoners held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba..The "Magic Circle" is an informal term used to collectively describe what are generally regarded to be the 5 leading law firms headquartered in the United Kingdom, and the four or five leading London-based commercial barristers' chambers..A gazebo is a pavilion structure, sometimes octagonal or turret-shaped, often built in a park, garden or spacious public area..A regular octagon is a closed figure with sides of the same length and internal angles of the same size...

A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait.. When due to pain it is referred to as an antalgic gait, in which the foot is in contact with the ground for a shorter duration than usual; in severe cases there may be a refusal to walk..

"The first rule if you are entering premises is only pick the lock as the last resort," said Jagger, beginning his lecture. "It's virtually impossible to pick a lock without scratching it - and that'll almost certainly give the game away to the trained intelligence officer. He'll know the premises have been entered.. What you have to do is get hold of the key - either by measuring the lock or taking an imprint of the key"...

Jagger demonstrated how to attack various locks.. Burmah locks, used for diamond safes, were by far the most difficult.. The pins move horizontally through the lock and it is impossible to pick. The Chubb, on the other hand, although billed as being unpickable,
was fair game for Jagger...'s a lot of nobility in this room..Our membership has its pleasure, its hardship, and sometimes its pain..Our rules supercede those of the outside world... can change it, exactly. Here. Yes, John. That is your... your "darth zone"..The possibility of... of altering the outcome of your premonitions.. It's fascinating.. Let me make a note...

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