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05-30-2016, 05:10 PM
the first post will have the first paragraph of a Wikipedia article and then you have to get another first paragraph with an article beginning with the last letter of the poster aboves paragraph


The banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry,[1][2] produced by several kinds of large herbaceous, flowering plants in the genus Musa.[3] In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic (seedless) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used.

Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea.[4][5] They are grown in at least 107 countries,[6] primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine, and banana beer and as ornamental plants.

Socket Secure (SOCKS) is an Internet protocol that exchanges network packets between a client and server through a proxy server. SOCKS5 additionally provides authentication so only authorized users may access a server. Practically, a SOCKS server proxies TCP connections to an arbitrary IP address, and provides a means for UDP packets to be forwarded.

SOCKS performs at Layer 5 of the OSI model (the session layer, an intermediate layer between the presentation layer and the transport layer).

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05-30-2016, 05:13 PM
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.[3] The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software[4] and data analysis.[5] Polls, surveys of data miners, and studies of scholarly literature databases show that R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years.


05-30-2016, 05:17 PM
Sydvaranger Gruve AS, previously A/S Sydvaranger, is an iron ore mining company operating in Sør-Varanger, Norway. Owned by the Tschudi Group-controlled Northern Iron, Sydvaranger operates an open-pit mine at Bjørnevatn and then hauls the ore with the Kirkenes–Bjørnevatn Line to Kirkenes for processing and shipping.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydvaranger

05-30-2016, 05:38 PM

An independent server-run sandbox MMO game, where players can chat, farm, add friends, game-in-the-game, trade, and build worlds. [5] It is currently one of the most successful games by Robinson Technologies and Hamumu Software.[6] www.growtopiagame.com

Co-developed with Mike Hommel of Hamumu Software, and other developers developing and designing some of the items, the game has more than 15 million accounts (as of April 2016) and more than 300 million worlds (as of April 2016). The game also had a number of 64,000 online players at the same time (as of March 2016). The iOS version was released shortly after the Android version in December 2012. A PC Windows and Mac beta version was also released in July 2013. .

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also yin-yang or yin yang, 陰陽 yīnyáng "dark—bright") describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine,[1] and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t'ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as appearing in the pages of the I Ching.

05-30-2016, 08:18 PM
Geese are waterfowl (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfowl) belonging to the tribe (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_(biology)) Anserini of the family (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_(biology))Anatidae (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatidae). This tribe comprises the genera Anser (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anser_(bird)) (the grey geese), Branta (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branta)(the black geese) and Chen (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_(genus)) (the white geese). A number of other birds, mostly related to the shelducks (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelduck), have "goose" as part of their names. More distantly related members of the family Anatidae are swans (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan), most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck), which are smaller.

05-31-2016, 05:28 AM
Richard Duane "Rick" Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author.[1][2][3] He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, California, that is the eighth-largest church in the United States (including multi-site churches).[4] He is also a bestselling author of many Christian books, including his guide to church ministry and evangelism, The Purpose Driven Church, which has spawned a series of conferences on Christian ministry and evangelism. He is perhaps best known for the subsequent book The Purpose Driven Life which has sold more than 30 million copies, making Warren a New York Times bestselling author.[5][6]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Warren

06-08-2016, 07:26 AM
Red is the color at the end of the spectrum of visible light next to orange, at the opposite end from violet.[3] Red color has a predominant light wavelength of roughly 620–740 nanometres. Light with a longer wavelength than red but shorter than terahertz radiation and microwave is called infrared.

Red is one of the additive primary colors of visible light, along with green and blue, which in Red Green Blue (RGB) color systems are combined to create all the colors on a computer monitor or television screen. Red is also one of the subtractive primary colors, along with yellow and blue, of the RYB color space and traditional color wheel used by painters and artists. Reds can vary in shade from very light pink to very dark maroon or burgundy; and in hue from the bright orange-red scarlet or vermilion to the bluish-red crimson.

06-08-2016, 08:03 AM
Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers, more specifically aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides. They can be melt-processed into fibers, films or shapes. The first example of nylon (nylon 66) was produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont's research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. Nylon polymers have found significant commercial applications in fibers (apparel, flooring and rubber reinforcement), in shapes (molded parts for cars, electrical equipment, etc.), and in films (mostly for food packaging).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylon