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  Zodiac (2007/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Continuity: When Robert Graysmith is in Paul Avery's house after he is retired from the Chronicle, the score is 15-9 on the screen displaying Pong.
I have been highly interested and engrossed in the Zodiac killer story for the last 5 years now and I can say, without doubt, that this is the best and most accurate telling of the story.
If you have followed the Zodiac case, you will be happy to see how well done this movie is. If you don't know anything about the case, you will be given an excellent story that will make you want to learn more about it.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0443706   (613 words)

  Zodiac - MSN Encarta
Zodiac, imaginary belt in the celestial sphere, extending about 8° on either side of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun among the stars.
The width of the zodiac was determined originally so as to include the orbits of the Sun and Moon and of the five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) that were known to the people of ancient times.
The names of the zodiacal signs are Aries, the Ram; Taurus, the Bull; Gemini, the Twins; Cancer, the Crab; Leo, the Lion; Virgo, the Virgin; Libra, the Balance; Scorpio, the Scorpion; Sagittarius, the Archer; Capricorn, the Goat; Aquarius, the Water Bearer; and Pisces, the Fishes.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560429/Zodiac.html   (345 words)

  Zodiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The zodiac is also understood as a region of the celestial sphere that includes a band of eight arc degrees above and below the ecliptic, and therefore encompasses the paths of the Moon and the naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn).
Because of the division of the zodiac into 12 signs of 30° each; due to various specifications for the boundaries of the constellations; and especially due to the precession of the equinoxes for the tropical system of coordinates, the constellations should not be confused with zodiac signs.
The Definition of the Babylonian Zodiac PhD thesis, entitled "The Definition of the Babylonian Zodiac and the Influence of Babylonian Astronomy on the Subsequent Defining of the Zodiac".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zodiac   (3931 words)

 Zodiac - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac.
They were called the " media of the whole circle of the zodiac "; 11 each ten-day period of the Egyptian year was consecrated to the decanal god whose section of the ecliptic rose at its commencement; the body was correspondingly apportioned, and disease was cured by invoking the zodiacal regent of the part affected.
The zodiac of Notre Dame of Paris, opening with Aquarius, is a noted instance.' A similar series, in which sculptured figures of Christ and the Apostles are associated with the signs, is to be seen in perfect preservation on the chief doorway of the abbey church at Vezelay.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Zodiac   (5570 words)

 The Zodiac - Enchanted Learning Software
[Abbreviation: Vir] Virgo (the virgin) is a constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sgr] Sagittarius is the ninth constellation of the zodiac.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/zodiac.shtml   (874 words)

 Chinese astrology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the zodiac animal cycle of 12 is divisible by two, every zodiac can only occur in either yin or yang: the dragon is always yang, the snake is always yin, etc. This combination creates a 60-year cycle, starting with Wood Rat and ending with Water Pig.
Since the (traditional) Chinese zodiac follows the (lunisolar) Chinese calendar, the switch over date for the zodiac signs is the Chinese New Year, not January 1 as in the Gregorian calendar.
For example, the Vietnamese zodiac is identical to Chinese zodiac except the fourth animal is the cat not the rabbit, while the Japanese zodiac includes the wild boar instead of the pig.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_astrology   (3259 words)

 Zodiac: The surprisingly cerebral new thriller from David Fincher. - By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine
Zodiac is a cerebral, often bone-dry police procedural that demands close attention from the viewer.
Zodiac's labyrinthine plot feels, at times, like a cross between a trip to the library and a visit to the DMV: Bureaucratic squabbles about police jurisdiction are as important as blood-spatter patterns and bullet trajectories.
Zodiac is long—over two and a half hours—but when it's over, you almost wish it had gone on for another 20 minutes, just to see every end get tied up.
www.slate.com /id/2160960   (833 words)

 Tapwave Zodiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tapwave Zodiac is a Palm OS 5-based PDA created by the US company Tapwave, and the first Palm-based device developed with gaming and multimedia as primary considerations.
A graphing calculator (powerOne) (discontinued shipping with the zodiacs after about a year), word processor (WordSmith), graphics program (Inkstorm), internet browser (Browser), SMS application, and Alarm Clock are also present.
The Zodiac was originally going to be named the "Helix" but was renamed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tapwave_Zodiac   (940 words)

 Astrology on the Web: The Zodiac
The Zodiac ("Circle of Animals") is the name given to the band of the ecliptic encircling the earth.
The Zodiac forms the stellar backdrop for the apparent path of the Sun, called the plane of the ecliptic.
Because they seem to be orbiting the Earth, the stars and planets rise in the east, move around the earth from east to west, then set in the west (due to the earth's rotation from west to east).
www.astrologycom.com /zodiac.html   (338 words)

 Buy Stone Pendants with Zodiac signs hand carved on them.Carved in India: HOME Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Many people believe zodiac signs have a large effect on personality and the zodiac sign the sun is passing through at the moment can effect your future.
Zodiac signs are formed by knowing the constellation the sun is passing through at that time of year.
Although the zodiac signs are the primary influence on personality tendencies, the position of the moon and planets at the time of birth of the individual are secondary influences.
www.geocities.com /zodiacpendants   (225 words)

 The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
The Scientist of the Zodiac, Aquarius is ruled by URANUS, and its symbol is the WATER-BEARER.
The Pioneer of the Zodiac, Aries is ruled by MARS, and its symbol is the RAM.
The Home-Maker of the Zodiac, Cancer is ruled by THE MOON, and its symbol is the CRAB.
www.csn.ul.ie /~ger/zodiac   (685 words)

 Tapwave Zodiac Gets a Grip - MegaGames console
With hardware from ATI and support from developers such as iD and publishers such as Activision the Zodiac is slowly emerging as a considerable quantity in the upcoming handheld wars and this latest move to retail shelves in the U.S. further pushes the device into the industry mainstream.
The Zodiac consoles, accessories and four of the most popular Zodiac gaming titles are scheduled to be on CompUSA store shelves by late June.
The Zodiac mobile entertainment console also provides a perfect platform to bring classic games back to life and quickly deliver more content to the Zodiac platform.
www.megagames.com /news/html/console/tapwavezodiacgetsagrip.shtml   (994 words)

 Astrology Signs Zodiac Horoscopes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Zodiac signs are unique names and symbols used to represent each of the twelve astrological constellations in the zodiac.
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 CULT OF THE DEAD COW || The Evolution of the Zodiac and the Precession of the Equinoxes (Part I)
After tracing these correspondences through the zodiac and drawing various scholarly deductions concerning the date when all the planets were in the signs of their traditional exaltations, Fagan decided that it was the Egyptians rather than the Babylonians who first distinguished the outlines of the constellations.
The fixed (sidereal) zodiac of the constellations is reckoned from a point in space, while the moving (solar) zodiac of the signs is reckoned from the vernal equinox which is a point in time.
The official zodiac is the N zodiac or Neptunian zodiac as proposed to the IAU in the context of astrology.
www.cultdeadcow.com /archives/2006/10/the_evolution_of_the.php3   (17227 words)

 The Zodiac
The Zodiac Killer was California's Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who operated briefly in a limited geographical area, then vanished into history without his identity being discovered.
Like our old friend Jack, the Zodiac has inspired his share of movies about his legend and lore including the original "Dirty Harry." The latest, "The Zodiac," takes an unusual angle and perhaps for this reason has sat on a shelf since it was made in 2003.
While letters from the Zodiac continued for a number of years, claiming credit for 37 victims, he is linked conclusively to only seven, of which five died.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002198324   (632 words)

 AMD - Alarus
The Zodiac is ideally suited for the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category: It's maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and top speed are maximized for the LSA category; It is all-metal, similar to a Piper or Cessna aircraft, and uses the very popular Continental 0-200 (100 HP) engine, as with the Cessna 150.
Over the years, the Zodiac design has evolved as it was first certified and then manufactured as a ready-to-fly aircraft in Canada, Europe and South America, as per local regulations.
To fathom the degree of his involvement and influence in the creation of the new LSA regulations, one only has to look at the Zodiac XL which was introduced in 2001 with a gross weight of 1320 lbs, a top speed of 128 mph and a stall speed of 51 mph.
www.newplane.com /amd/amd/601_SLSA/601.html   (591 words)

 The Zodiac Killer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At one point in the search, two patrolmen stopped a heavyset pedestrian and were directed in pursuit of their elusive prey, not realizing that the "tip" had been provided by the very man they sought.
Nine more letters were received from Zodiac between April 1970 and March 1971, but police were unable to trace further crimes in the series.
A resident of Vallejo, "Starr" is described as a gun buff and suspected child molester, confirmed as a prime Zodiac suspect by several detectives (and flatly rejected by others).
www.carpenoctem.tv /killers/zodiac.html   (1247 words)

 The Zodiac Killer / Zodiac Murders - Full Story - The Crime library
The Zodiac Killer is one of the great unsolved serial killer mysteries of all time, taking only second place to Jack the Ripper.
On the night of Sunday, October 30, 1966, long before anyone was to hear of the Zodiac, an 18-year-old student named Cheri Jo Bates was brutally murdered near the parking lot of Riverside City College's library annex.
After disabling her lime green Volkswagen by pulling out the distributor coil and the condenser, then disconnecting the middle wire of the distributor, the zodiac killer had apparently waited for Bates to return to her car and try to start it, whereupon he made a pretense of unsuccessfully tinkering with the engine.
www.crimelibrary.com /zodiac/zodiac/zodiacmain.htm   (753 words)

 Amazon.ca: Zodiac: Books: Neal Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Zodiac is set in Boston, and hero Sangamon Taylor (S. T.) ironically describes his hilarious exploits in the first person.
Zodiac is described on the cover blurb as an 'eco-thriller', and for a change the blurb is close to being accurate.
ZODIAC chronicles the adventures of the ecological crusader Sangamon Taylor as he uses his chemical knowledge to topple the seemingly invincible corporations that pollute our environment.
www.amazon.ca /Zodiac-Neal-Stephenson/dp/0553573861   (2153 words)

 The Gadgeteer - PDA Panache Stylus Upgrade for the Tapwave Zodiac Review
Ever since the Tapwave Zodiac appeared on the PDA scene, users have had issues with the placement of its stylus and the fact that here is no silo to keep the stylus secure.
PDA Panache, has created a Zodiac Stylus Upgrade that not only improves upon the weight and tip of the original stylus, but also utilizes an optional tether to prevent the stylus from being dropped.
The Zodiac Stylus Upgrade weighs 0.4 ounces versus the 0.1 ounces of the original; so if you like a a bit more heft to your writing implements, you won't be disappointed.
www.the-gadgeteer.com /stylus-panache-zodiac-review.html   (771 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Zodiac: Books: Neal Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Zodiac is described on the cover blurb as an 'eco-thriller', and for a change the blurb is close to being accurate.
Zodiac is the only hardboiled ecological thriller I know of and it features what has become the trademark Stephenson wit.
An early example of Neal Stephenson's work, this does not have quite the depth of imagination of later offerings (such as Snow Crash or The Diamond Age) but the action is fast, the use of language excellent and the science spot on.
www.amazon.co.uk /Zodiac-Neal-Stephenson/dp/0099415526   (1503 words)

Not all of the constellation figures, however, are animals: three are people, one is half human and half animal, two are creatures of the ocean, one is a poisonous insect, another is an instrument for weighing things, and the final four-and-one-half are, indeed, animals.
In order to understand what the zodiac is, imagine watching the movements of the solar system from the Sun.
Thus, it is no mystery why the Sun travels against the distant background of zodiacal stars, nor is it puzzling that the other planets appear to move through this celestial realm.
www.clarkfoundation.org /astro-utah/vondel/zodiac.html   (931 words)

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