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In the News (Sat 23 Mar 19)

Hey all, just wanted to make sure everyone saw that Schedules Direct is now out of beta testing and fully open for anyone who wants to sign up.
With the release of 0.20.2 the other day, switching your Myth config over from using Zap2It labs for data is fairly easy.
Please see this mailing list posting from Bruce for a short set of instructions - but it mainly just boils down to running mythtv-setup, changing the existing listings grabber to Schedules Direct, and putting in your new username + password (assuming you kept the same lineup config as on the old Labs website).
www.mythtv.org   (779 words)

In this document the word "myth" will be defined as a story of forgotten or vague origin, basically religious or supernatural in nature, which seeks to explain or rationalize one or more aspects of the world or a society.
A myth is also distinctly different from an allegory or parable which is a story deliberately made up to illustrate some moral point but which has never been assumed to be true by anyone.
Broadly speaking myths and mythologies seek to rationalize and explain the universe and all that is in it.
www.pantheon.org /articles/m/mythology.html   (750 words)

  Myth (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Myth II is by far the most popular game in the series (though Myth had better sales during its launch and first few years of life).
The Myth series is set in a fantasy world that was inspired in many ways by Glen Cook's Black Company novels, as it is narrated via a common soldier's journal that tells the tale of life itself coming under attack by an undead horde and its masters, the Fallen Lords.
Development of the Myth Series was halted by Bungie, but fan groups have been given access to the source code and have taken it upon themselves to keep the series up to date.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Myth_(computer_game)   (4384 words)

 Myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In these academic fields, a myth (mythos) is a sacred story concerning the origins of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to have their present form.
In saying that a myth is a sacred narrative, what is meant is that a myth is believed to be true by people who attach religious or spiritual significance to it.
Urban myth is an alternate (not academic) term for urban legend
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Myth   (315 words)

 Wikinfo | Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A myth is a sacred narrative, often thought to be a lesson in story form which has deep explanatory or symbolic resonance for cultures, who preserve and cherish the wisdom of their elders through oral traditions by the use of skilled story tellers.
In sociology, however, a myth may be historical or fictional without altering its nature as myth, because the power of myth lies in the meaning and broader truth it conveys, rather than the historicity of the story.
The term "myth" is sometimes used pejoratively in reference to common beliefs of a culture or for the beliefs of a religion to imply that the story is both fanciful and fictional.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=myth   (1638 words)

Myth is an expression of the sacred in words: it reports realities and events from the origin of the world that remain valid for the basis and purpose of all there is. Consequently, a myth functions as a model for human activity, society, wisdom, and knowledge.
For example, myths told and acted out in ritual reinforce the value that humans are at the center of an orderly, created world, or the value that despite being a unified whole society is a complex hierarchy and all of its members have their own particular duties and responsibilities.
Myths thus are utterly mundane and assigning them an “extraordinary” status as a precondition for studying them rightly is to begin our study with a mistake that deflects us from a more interesting and productive scholarly aim: undertaking the difficult study of the mechanisms whereby societies create the extraordinary from the everyday.
pages.sbcglobal.net /amun_ra/myth.htm   (6527 words)

 Myth - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Myths are often at the core of religious belief systems; notable examples are the religions of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, also Scientology.
Sigmund Freud suggested that myths are invented when a person's supressed sexual urges, specifically the urges that are directed towards imaginary friends, are the reason people create myths.
Myths usually contain a grain of truth at their core (YEAH RIGHT!), and these grains are believed to be the origin of the myths (or their parents, or grandparents.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Myth   (1140 words)

 University of Oregon Central Power Station
Myth #2: Keeping your thermostat at the same temperature day and night uses less energy than turning it down at night and heating your room up again in the morning.
Myth #4: Compact fluorescent lights are those glaring, humming, flickering tubes seen in some offices.
Myth #6: It is more energy efficient to leave your computer running when not in use.
facilities.uoregon.edu /cps/energy/myths.html   (2796 words)

 Myth Quotes | Myth Quotations | Myth Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
As a rule the myth is no explanation of the origin of the ritual to any one who does not believe it to be a narrative of real occurrences, and the boldest mythologist will not believe that.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_myth.html   (929 words)

 myth - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mythology, the body of myths of a particular culture, and the study and interpretation of such myths.
A myth may be broadly defined as a narrative...
The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominating influence in the...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=myth   (172 words)

 Myths and Legends - frames
The Cain Myth: a discussion of its historical roots and an interpretation.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Korea translated by Richard Rutt and Peter Lee.
Myth and Legend which includes stories of the King of the Fairies, the Brownies, Prince Ian, and the Black bull of Norroway.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth.html   (11969 words)

 NPR : Karen Armstrong: Myths and the Modern World
Many myths make no sense outside a liturgical drama that brings them to life, and are incomprehensible in a profane setting.
Third, the Neanderthal myth was in some way recalled beside a grave, at the limit of human life.
Myth is about the unknown; it is about that for which initially we have no words.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4992705   (1354 words)

 Myth and Legend from Ancient Times to the Space Age
Scholars of mythology define myth differently: a myth is a special kind of story which tries to interpret some aspect of the world around us.
Myths concern the powers who control the human world and the relationship between those powers and human beings.
Although myths are religious in their origin and function, they may also be the earliest form of history, science, or philosophy...
www.pibburns.com /myth.htm   (584 words)

 The UVic Writer's Guide: Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In modern literary theory, myths have been viewed as formulas embodying universal human experiences and ideas, or archetypes.
Northrop Frye argues, in the Anatomy of Criticism (1957), that there are four main narrative genres: comedy, romance, tragedy, and irony (satire); these genres may be considered modes of the elemental myths associated with the cycle of birth and death in nature--spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The term "myth" has various other uses in modern usage, for instance denoting a falsehood widely believed ("the myth of progress") or the imaginary realm of a literary work ("the mythical world of romance").
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/LTMyth.html   (226 words)

 myth | Rampancy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I think the success of the Myth franchise bore out that Jones' call was the right one; the focus on battlefield tactics over resource management made Myth much more of a chess-like game; simultaneously far more accessible to the average gamer, and yet tactically even deeper than some games with advanced resource management aspects.
PMA Blades at PlayMyth.net has put up a thoughtful piece on the future of the Myth franchise, looking forward to PlayMyth's fourth anniversary coming up near the end of this month, and the ten year anniversary of Myth: The Fallen Lords next year-- hopefully to be marked by a tournament.
If you haven't played Myth before, you're missing out on a big part of the Bungie Experience (despite the fact that they don't own the franchise anymore) which is a lot more than cyborgs and AI constructs.
rampancy.net /myth   (1305 words)

 Use Ten Percent % of Brain Myth (Skeptical Inquirer March 1999)
But the myth implies that the "used" part of the brain is a discrete area, and the "unused" part is like an appendix or tonsil, taking up space but essentially unnecessary.
Part of the reason for the long life of the myth is that if one variant can be proven incorrect, the person who held the belief can simply shift the reason for his belief to another basis, while the belief itself stays intact.
The most powerful lure of the myth is probably the idea that we might develop psychic abilities, or at least gain a leg up on the competition by improving our memory or concentration.
www.csicop.org /si/9903/ten-percent-myth.html   (1624 words)

 NORML's Marijuana Health Mythology - NORML
Any discussion of marijuana should begin with the fact that there have been numerous official reports and studies, every one of which has concluded that marijuana poses no great risk to society and should not be criminalized.
Contrary to popular myth, greater potency is not necessarily more dangerous, due to the fact that users tend to adjust (or "self-titrate") their dose according to potency.
Government experts now admit that pot doesn't kill brain cells.1 This myth came from a handful of animal experiments in which structural changes (not actual cell death, as is often alleged) were observed in brain cells of animals exposed to high doses of pot.
www.norml.org /index.cfm?Group_ID=3475   (4074 words)

 Marijuana Health Mythology
Myth: Pot is ten times more potent and dangerous now than in the 1960's
The notion that pot has increased dramatically in potency is a DEA myth based on biased government data, as shown in a recent NORML report by Dr. John Morgan.
(8) This myth came from a handful of animal experiments in which structural changes (not actual cell death, as is often alleged) were observed in brain cells of animals exposed to high doses of pot.
paranoia.lycaeum.org /marijuana/facts/mj-health-mythology.html   (4997 words)

 The Myth (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Myth is actually two movies intertwined into a questionably coherent time-spanning plotline that works better in concept than in execution.
Director Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan have gone on record stating that The Myth is meant to be a departure from the usual Jackie Chan norm - and it is. Sometimes.
Much of The Myth is set against true Qin Dynasty lore, and while a sense of pageantry may be missing, Tong and Chan do get the most out of their Ancient China settings.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews_2/myth.htm   (1262 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - 10% of the Brain Myth
I have not been able to track down the exact source of this myth, and I have never seen any scientific data to support it.
According to the believers of this myth, if we used more of our brain, then we could perform super memory feats and have other fantastic mental abilities - maybe we could even move objects with a single thought.
The misunderstanding of the function of local neurons may have led to the 10% myth.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/tenper.html   (1098 words)

 AVault | PC | Myth: The Fallen Lords Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Myth: The FallenLords shows you a planet long since overrun by the Dark.
Unlikethe real-time titles which feature 2D units on a 2D terrain, and a multitudeof parallel resources and responsibilities, Myth is a fully rotatable3D world, where the focus is battle, formation, sacrifice and retreat.
You control the forces of the Light, and most of the time, the number of unitsat your command is centered around the size of a battalion, as opposed to anarmy.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=myth   (641 words)

 EarlyStageVC: The Power of Venture Myth
The Myth of the Hero VC who can take credit for finding (and claiming to have “built”) the next Big Important company, thereby confirming how much smarter s/he is to have been luckier than all the other VCs.
With the elements of "myth" along with the hype, fads, snap judgments, lack of careful reasoning essential in engineering, "Never be between a VC and the door when the lock-up period is over", laughing at everything on the shelves of the research libraries, etc., no wonder the median return is disappointing.
In the case of high-tech innovation, Myth is an enabler of self-fulfilling prophecy.
earlystagevc.typepad.com /earlystagevc/2005/12/the_power_of_ve.html   (2349 words)

 World Myth - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
According to Greek myth, Persephone's mother is Demeter.
In Greek myth this goddess was the daughter of Pallas and Styx.
In myth, they were said to have been white originally, but a nymph pricked her finger while plucking them to soothe a crying child, and her blood turned them red.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Humanities/World-Myth-4551.html   (1213 words)

 Immortal Souls Myth - Is the Soul Immortal - Online Books on Religion - God's Promises of Eternal Life - Resurrection ...
Myth One or Satan's Lie, which is free to all, and discover that the truth is better than anything you have ever been told!
Myth One disproves the immortal soul myth that man is immortal at birth.
This is the immortal soul myth, or Myth One.
www.myth-one.com /index.htm   (684 words)

 Apple - Games - Myth III
A world such as Myth, which has never been more vibrant than it is in Myth III: The Wolf Age.
Myth III’s story takes place 1,000 years before the events in the first two games in the series: Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth II: Soulblighter.
Donges expects you to be happy with Myth III too, so look for it online at the Apple Store, a Apple retail store, or an Apple authorized reseller near you soon.
www.apple.com /games/articles/2001/12/myth3   (816 words)

 Myth: The Fallen Lords for PC Review - PC Myth: The Fallen Lords Review
Standing between Myth and gaming perfection were an absurd level of difficulty, a poorly implemented unit-facing command, and a handful of nitpicky flaws.
Commanding your troops in Myth is similar to most other real-time strategy games, except that you can organize them into groups and align them into ten different formations.
Graphically, Myth is still one of the most impressive games you'll see this year.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/myththefallenlords/review.html   (1146 words)

 3D Gamers :: Game Listing :: Myth III: the Wolf Age Info
Currently under development by Mumbo Jumbo, Myth III: The Wolf Age is the highly anticipated prequel to Bungie Software's Myth series, taking place 1000 years before the start of Myth: The Fallen Lords.
The Wolf Age follows the life of Connacht- the legendary hero who saved humanity from the insidious Myrkridia and the oppressive Trow, eventually becoming the emperor of all human lands.
Myth III: The Wolf Age will set new standards for 3D RTS games through the use of true 3D characters, procedural foliage, deformable terrain, innovative network games, a powerful roster of units and an engrossing story.
www.3dgamers.com /games/myth3   (139 words)

 myth - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal: a star whose fame turned her into a myth; the pioneer myth of suburbia.
Myths are "stories about divine beings, generally arranged in a coherent system; they are revered as true and sacred; they are endorsed by rulers and priests; and closely linked to religion.
Once this link is broken, and the actors in the story are not regarded as gods but as human heroes, giants or fairies, it is no longer a myth but a folktale.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/myth   (420 words)

 Facts And Fiction
This page corrects common alcohol and drinking myths, with research based facts and statistics.
This is a very commonly believed myth, even among medical professionals, because alcohol has caloric value.
However, extensive research around the world has found alcohol consumption be does not cause weight gain in men and is often associated with a small weight loss in women.
www2.potsdam.edu /hansondj/AlcoholFactsAndFiction.html   (1504 words)

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