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AIDSRide

The AIDSRides were a series of fundraising events organised by Pallotta TeamWorks which raised more than 5 million for critical AIDS services and medical research. About half of the money raised directly benefited AIDS patients. In 2001, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ended their partnership with the California AIDSRide over concerns that not enough money was going to the charities. They hired Honeycutt Group, a consulting firm started by three former Pallotta TeamWorks employees, to organize AIDS/LifeCycle, a similar event. Dan Pallotta unsuccessfully sued the "copycat" event, but the competition and surrounding controversy made 2002 the events last year.

Analog-to-digital timeline

This page serves as a timeline to show when analog devices were first made with digital circuits and systems. 1940? bookkeeping using Charga-Plates to imprint account numbers, rather than writing them by hand. 1951, Audio recording: Geoff Hill plays back the first digital audio recording of Colonel Bogeys March. 1921: Edith Clarke patents the "Clarke calculator", a graphical calculator for simplifying calculations of inductance and capacity for electrical transmission lines. 1642: Blaise Pascal invents the mechanical calculator. This calculator could work in base 6, 10, 12 and 20. 1941, Computer: Konrad Zuse develops the first digital computer, the Z3 computer 1920s, Bell Labs designed the first digital speaker. The product was abandoned before its release due to cost, size, unreliability, and overall impracticality. Even though many analog speakers have labels that say "digital", digital speakers today remain unavailable commercially. Digital speakers 1970, Watch: Pulsar watch helped Hamilton Watch Company make real the prototype for the digital watch that Hamilton Watch Co. designed for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The watch was completed in 1972 and sold for US$2.100.Watch#Digital 1847?: piano roll: a digital recording of which notes were played. 1822: Difference engine: First mechanical computer created by Charles Babbage. 1877: gramophone record: an analog recording that more-or-less replaces the digital piano roll. 1820: Thomas de Colmar invents the arithmometer. Its production release in 1851 marks the beginning of the mechanical calculator industry. 1843: fax machine: a scanning, rasterized, digital replacement for the vectorized, analog telautograph."The Secret Life of the Fax Machine" by Tim Hunkin 1954, digital voltmeter replaces analog galvanometer. 1973, Telephone service: The first digital phone message was relayed over the ARPANET system. 1837: Analytical engine: Mechanical general-purpose computer created by Charles Babbage. 17 November 1947, Transistor: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and Bill Shockley at AT&T Bell Labs made the first transistor. ? magnetic stripe card, an even more digital replacement of Charga-Plates ? digital filter ? smart card, an even more digital replacement of magnetic stripe card

List of auto shows and motor shows by continent

An auto show is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. The five most prestigious auto shows, sometimes called the "Big Five", are generally considered to be held in Frankfurt, Geneva, Detroit, Paris and Tokyo.

Chase's Calendar of Events

Chases Calendar of Events is an annual American publication, started in 1957 by brothers William D. Chase, and Harrison V. Chase. It includes special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, and more unusual celebratory traditions. Bill Chase worked as a newspaper librarian and saw a need for "a single reference source for calendar dates, and for authoritative and current information about various observances throughout the year". The brothers gathered information on events and the first edition of 2.000 copies was printed for 1958. "It was 32 pages, contained 364 entries and sold for $1", while recent editions are 752 pages and contain more than 12.000 entries. A promotion sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce was added in 1958: a pamphlet listed commercial promotions as Special Days, Weeks and Months, and remained in future editions. Contemporary Books in Chicago, Illinois, took over publication in 1983 and the Chases retired in 1987 from compiling the calendar, which is now handled by an in-house staff of editors and researchers. Contemporary Books was acquired by Tribune in 1993 and sold to McGraw-Hill Companies in September 2000. McGraw-Hill sold the property to Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group in January 2015, where it is now published by Bernan Press, an imprint of RLPG.

Dates of Epoch-Making Events

Dates of Epoch-Making Events is an entry in The Nuttall Encyclopaedia for its listing of the most important turning points in history, particularly western history. The works list illustrates western cultures turning points and James Woods views from the early 20th century. The events are listed as in the original listing, with modern footnotes.

List of science and engineering blunders

This is a list of engineering blunders, i.e., gross errors or mistakes resulting from grave lack of proper consideration, such as stupidity, confusion, carelessness, or culpable ignorance, which resulted in notable incidents. The Quebec bridge disaster. The NASA Genesis mission was an attempt to sample particles from the solar wind. It successfully collected a sample and returned to Earth. However at the last moment the landing parachute failed to open and the return capsule smashed into the ground at high speed, contaminating the samples. The parachute failure was traced to an accelerometer installed backwards. Tacoma Narrows Bridge 1940 Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused by a faulty blowout preventer. The NASA Mars Climate Orbiter, launched in 1998, burned up in the Martian atmosphere. A mixup between metric and US Standard measurements in the controlling software caused the spacecraft to miss its intended 140–150 km altitude above Mars during orbit insertion, instead entering the Martian atmosphere at about 57 km. Fort Montgomery was sometimes referred to as "Fort Blunder", because the first version of the U.S. Army fort was inadvertently built on the Canadian side of Lake Champlain.

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