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  Epic poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature.
In the West, the Iliad, Odyssey, and the Nibelungenlied; and in the East, the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Shahnama are often cited as examples of the epic genre.
Invocatio (pray to the muse [of the epic]), Prepositio (introduction of the epic's theme), Enumeratio (counting the fighting armys / heroes), In medias res (start from the middle of an event), Deus ex machina (interruption / miracle from a god), Anticipatio (prediction), and Ephiteton ornans (permanent attributes of the hero[es]).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Epic_poetry   (727 words)

 Electronic Privacy Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EPIC and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have provided a privacy analysis (also available in pdf) to the San Francisco government of the six proposals to deploy municipal broadband access in the city.
EPIC and the National Security Archive filed a "friend of the court" brief (pdf) arguing that the FOIA would be undermined if the Defense Department could withhold the images to avoid public outrage.
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
www.epic.org   (940 words)

 The EPIC Architecture
EPIC provides a framework for constructing models of human-system interaction that are accurate and detailed enough to be useful for practical design purposes.
The most important issue that we are studying with EPIC is the nature of human multiple-task performance: these are situations in which a person is executing more than one task simultaneously, such as tuning a radio while driving a car, or making tactica l decisions while tracking a specific target in a military fighter aircraft.
Our goal in the EPIC architecture development is to abstract these limitations and abilities from the substantial research literature in human performance, and then realize them in the form of computational modules that represent the known properties of human information processing.
www.eecs.umich.edu /~kieras/epic.html   (1777 words)

 Inside the DEA, DEA Programs, El Paso Intelligence Center
Initially, EPIC focused on the U.S.-Mexico border and its primary interest was drug movement and immigration violations.
EPIC also coordinates training for state and local officers in the methods of highway drug and drug currency interdiction through its Operation Pipeline program.
EPIC personnel coordinate and conduct training seminars throughout the United States, covering such topics as indicators of trafficking and concealment methods used by couriers.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/programs/epic.htm   (380 words)

 Epic Insights - Book of Vile Darkness
In this column, we present several new epic feats designed for vile characters, new rules on epic poisons, an epic-level progression for the diabolist prestige class, and a brand new epic prestige class (the warlord of utterdark).
The epic diabolist seeks to build her power base and prepare for that inevitable day when she takes her rightful place as one of the rulers of hell itself.
In addition, at every level, the epic diabolist gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in whatever spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class, up to the number of spells per day possessed by a 20th-level character of that class.
www.wizards.com /dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/ei/ei20021110a   (1887 words)

 EPIC - Documentation - EPIC netCDF General Conventions
PMEL has developed the EPIC I/O system library (EPS library), which is layered on top of the netCDF input/output library, to write netCDF files with the conventions described here.
The EPIC system library is intended for reading and writing geophysical data, and assumes this data is represented by three spatial axes and one time axis.
The depth axis should be given with the oceanographic convention of depth as a positive number, increasing downwards from the surface of the water towards the bottom of the ocean.
www.epic.noaa.gov /epic/document/convention.htm   (1631 words)

 ESA Science & Technology: Instruments
All EPIC CCDs operate in photon counting mode with a fixed, mode dependent frame read-out frequency, producing event lists, that is tables with one entry line per received event, listing (among others) attributes of the events such as the position at which they were registered, their arrival time and their energies.
The EPIC consortium is made up of ten institutes in four nations: the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany.
EPIC consists of three cameras, at whose heart are charge-coupled devices (CCD) which register and record the energy of incoming X-ray photons and a Radiation Monitor to register the dose of radiation seen by the spacecraft as it crosses the radiation belts surrounding the Earth.
sci.esa.int /science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=31281&fbodylongid=774   (723 words)

 EPIC-Oxford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EPIC (the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) was initiated in 1992 and is the largest detailed study of diet and health ever undertaken.
The strategy for establishing the EPIC-Oxford cohort was to recruit participants with a wide range of diets by targeting vegetarians as well as participants from the general UK population.
As such EPIC-Oxford is of great scientific value to the EPIC study as a whole, because the diets of vegetarians, and especially vegans, differ substantially from those of meat-eaters and this range in diets makes it easier to detect relationships between nutrition and health.
www.epic-oxford.org /epicintro.html   (216 words)

 Epic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Epic metal, a type of heavy metal music
Epic Illustrated, an anthology series published by Marvel Comics
Epic Skate Park, one of the largest indoor skateboard parks in the UK Epic 2015, short flash animation, set in 2015, about the future of the media and information
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Epic   (156 words)

 Epic Films
Epics, costume dramas, historical dramas, war film epics, medieval romps, or 'period pictures' are tales that often cover a large expanse of time set against a vast, panoramic backdrop.
Epics are often called costume dramas, since they emphasize the trappings of a period setting: historical pageantry, costuming and wardrobes, locale, spectacle, decor and a sweeping visual style.
Another subgenre of epics are 'biopics' or biographical works, that dramatize the life of an actual historical figure (usually a 'Great Man', politician or President, entertainer, inventor/scientist, military leader, artist, sports hero or celebrity).
www.filmsite.org /epicsfilms.html   (2768 words)

 Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program - New York State Department of Health
EPIC is a New York State sponsored prescription plan for senior citizens who need help paying for their prescriptions.
EPIC covers any drug costs that are not covered by the other prescription coverage, except the EPIC co-payment on that amount.
For example, if an EPIC enrollee also has other prescription drug coverage that requires a $25 co-payment on a brand-name drug that costs $100, the $25 co-payment will be covered by EPIC and the enrollee would pay only a $7 EPIC co-payment.
www.health.state.ny.us /health_care/epic   (759 words)

 Electronic Purchasing In Collaboration Consortium : Consortium Member Libraries
Their commitment to EPIC and their collaborative spirit has enabled EPIC to ensure that we can provide the necessary support infrastructure for a sustainable consortium.
The EPIC resources offer access to thousands of high quality electronic publications, including New Zealand and international full-text journals and magazines, photographs and graphics.
The EPIC resources are available in public, school, tertiary and special libraries across New Zealand.
www.epic.org.nz /nl/epic.html   (387 words)

 EPIC Divers & Marine Welcomes You!
EPIC Divers and Marine's main focus is a commitment to the formation of close-working relationships with our customers.
By gaining knowledge of their needs and expectations, EPIC forms a unique relationship with customers, giving us the ability to serve them better.
Whether it is diving services, vessel support, or the various array of support services EPIC offers, our goal is to take this knowledge of our customers and offer not just standard customer service but personalized attention.
www.epiccompanies.com   (116 words)

 EPIC West: Electronic Privacy Information Center West Coast Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EPIC, EFF, and the ACLU of Northern California have sent two letters to the city, urging officials to choose a proposal that respects users' privacy.
EPIC West Is The San Francisco office of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
Founded in 1994, EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC West is headed by Chris Jay Hoofnagle, EPIC's Senior Counsel.
west.epic.org   (5407 words)

 Welcome to EPIC
EPIC has been a Head Start provider since 1965, when a group of community volunteers successfully applied for one of the first Head Start grants in the U.S. Today, EPIC operates 14 early childhood development centers serving 5 counties in Central Washington, and partners with a dozen other providers.
At EPIC, the coaching philosophy is the preferred method for building skills, gaining knowledge, improving our capabilities, and building effective work relationships across the organization.
EPIC was selected as the lead agency to administer the program in this service region.
www.epicnet.org   (571 words)

 Welcome to EPIC Express
EPIC Express defines the performance parameters for a compatible high-speed connector, and dictates the locations of the PCI Express connector and the legacy interface on an EPIC form factor SBC.
The creators of EPIC Express have formed this unique architecture so that system OEMs can gradually upgrade systems toward the fast serial interfaces of the future, leveraging proven off-the-shelf modules to mitigate risks.
The clean migration from a hardware and software standpoint is a key benefit of the EPIC Express specification, thereby providing a “bridge to the future”.
epic-express.org   (168 words)

 EPIC Plus PICmicro Programmer
The pocket-sized EPIC™ Plus Programmer quickly and easily programs most microcontrollers from Microchip, including the PIC16C55x, 6xx, 7xx, 84, 9xx, PIC16CE62x, PIC16Fxxx, PIC14Cxxx, PIC17C7xx, PIC18Cxxx, 18Fxxx, the 8-pin PIC12Cxxx, PIC12CExxx, PIC12Fxxx and the 14-pin 16C505 microcontrollers.
The EPIC Plus Programmer is software upgradeable for future microcontrollers.
The EPIC Plus Programmer is available assembled and tested with program diskette, parts list and assembly instructions.
www.melabs.com /products/epic.htm   (566 words)

 Lean Manufacturing and Data Collection Systems | Epic Data
Epic Data’s P3-CME product suite was designed from the bottom up, with the plant floor worker in mind.
Epic Data offers a range of solutions that support you at any stage of your UID journey.
Epic Data is an active solution provider to more than 250 of the largest manufacturing organizations world-wide.
www.epicdata.com   (160 words)

 EPIC Ex Police in Industry and Commerce :: Professional association for ex-police officers :: UK
EPIC is a substantial and highly reputable professional association for ex-police officers working in industry and commerce - with a current membership in excess of 350.
EPIC provides members with a forum of fellow professionals for mutual support or advice on a wide range of issues affecting the security industry today.
All police forces in the UK are represented in EPIC which welcomes retired officers of all ranks.
www.epic-uk.com   (351 words)

 Epic Insights - Psionic Prestige Classes, Part 1
The epic metamind's manifester level increases by 1 per level of epic metamind gained above 10th.
The epic pyrokineticist's manifester level increases by 1 per level of epic pyrokineticist gained above 10th.
The epic soulknife's manifester level increases by 1 per level of epic soulknife gained above 10th.
www.wizards.com /dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/ei/ei20030110a   (1424 words)

 Epic Movement
The first-ever Epic Conference Eastcoast will be taking place near State College, Pennsylvannia.
In Asian culture, the group is emphasized and as a result the individual in often overlooked and undeveloped.
The Epic project seeks to help Asian students learn how God can uniquely use their culture and heritage to make a difference in the lives of others.
www.epicmovement.com   (173 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Epic Kayaks is pleased to introduce the long awaited Epic V10 Surf Ski!
Each Epic Length-Lock™ paddle is adjustable a full 10cm with varying length ranges and with the paddle profile and style that's just right for you.
Epic Kayaks had a big presence at the 2006 Winter Challenge Off-Road Triathlon.
www.epicpaddles.com   (146 words)

 Snarkmarket: EPIC
Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect, cites EPIC in a recent column.
The Seattle P-I is starting a new project, the "Virtual Editorial Board," and Mark Trahant cites EPIC in his introduction.
EPIC gets a brief mention in the first entry.
snarkmarket.com /blog/snarkives/epic   (2311 words)

 Epic Packaging
The European Packaging Institutes Consortium EPIC is the project-organisation of the national packaging institutes of
EPIC is a consortium where European packaging institutes come together on behalf of their members to identify areas where regional or pan-European cooperation might best be initiated or concentrated for the future development of the entire packaging chain in a sustainable manner.
EPIC was founded by 12 European Packaging Institutes.
www.epic-packaging.org   (298 words)

 Epic Editor Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Designed for creating XML and SGML content, Epic Editor meets the most demanding needs of organizations that employ teams of authors, each working with large amounts of material.
Epic Editor handles a broad range of applications, from fast, easy-to-use and cost-effective editing of XML content, to applications requiring unmatched power and performance, such as:
Out of the box, Epic Editor works with file systems, WebDAV-enabled repositories, and features configurable adapters for Documentum, Oracle CM SDK (formerly named iFS) and FileNet Panagon Content Services.
www.arbortext.com /html/epic_editor_overview.html   (311 words)

 EPIC: EPCC-TEC Interactive Courses.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EPIC (EPCC Interactive Courseware) is a Perl based package that allows you to undertake a selection of EPCC-TECs courses interactively, combining both on-line exercises and hypertext student notes.
EPIC itself is just the structure around which the courses are based.
Send us your contact details (name & email) if you are interested in keeping up to date with EPIC developments.
www.epcc.ed.ac.uk /epic   (108 words)

 Brain, Cognition, and Action Laboratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EPIC enables not only procedural cognition but also motor control and perceptual-motor interactions to be treated explicitly and parsimoniously in conjunction with formal hypotheses about supervisory executive cognitive processes and task-scheduling strategies.
The domains to which our EPIC computational models are applicable include both elementary laboratory paradigms and complex real-world situations.
Results from such applications yield instructive lessons that should be taken into consideration during future work toward theoretical unification in studies of human performance.
www.umich.edu /~bcalab/epic.html   (163 words)

 EPIC - Evidence Photography Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The "EPIC Info" button leads you to EPIC Benefits, the latest Seminar on Evidence Photography, How to become an Evidence Photographer and How To Join EPIC.
The "Organization" button gives you a history of EPIC, a letter from the Executive Director, and introduction to the staff, and testimonials.
Should you need a forensic photographer, EPIC is an international orgranization, and clicking on "Photographers" will guide you to qualified forensic and evidence photographers in the United States as well as in many other foreign countries.
www.epic-photo.org   (283 words)

 Epic Games
Epic Games is happy to announce the opening of multiple positions for our next-gen development teams.
Epic Games announces that Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools will be used in games developed by and published by Microsoft Game Studios and that earlier this year, Epic became an official licensed tool and middleware provider for the next generation Xbox® platform.
Epic Games is happy to announce the opening of multiple positions for next-gen development teams.
www.epicgames.com   (2357 words)

 .:epic:. :: :: mobilizing the mx generations to the nations ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
epic missional community can be found all over the city of Calgary and beyond in the nations...
This will be a great chance to hang out with Karla and her team.
Epic is working to cover Wednesday April 5 from midnight - midnight.
www.epicmx.com   (690 words)

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