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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Southern Dining - Los Angeles Times
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The annual National Restaurant Show kicks off on Saturday, and while it's a true delight having all these visitors in town, supporting our restaurants and tipping our cab drivers, there's one little catch. Especially in the downtown area,...
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Sheraton-style dining room suite brings $11550 at Hal Hunt multi ... - PRLog.Org (press release)
A monumental Sheraton-style dining room suite – comprising a 10-foot Regency table, a set of ten Maitland Smith dining chairs and a massive breakfront – sold for $11550 at a multi estate sale held May 3 by Hal Hunt Auctions....
Hot Property: Singer Leona Lewis leases in the Hollywood Hills - Los Angeles Times
Designed for entertaining, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has an open living room, dining room and kitchen with glass doors to the backyard. The palm tree-lined outdoor living space includes a plasma TV and a dining and bar area....
Stadium a great place to work - MLB.com
In the old Stadium, the press dining area was in the basement. Here, it is directly behind the press box. In game, if you need a soda, a coffee, a water, you get it and you miss nothing. A word must also be said on behalf of the new Yankee Stadium...
Cinzetti's is maximum value for your dining dollar - Examiner.com
Buffets are noted for the 'all you can eat' angle. Unfortunately, often the offerings are less than appetizing or are so hum drum that the diner gets full, but not truly satisfied. Cinzetti's in Northglenn is a very large exception to that rule....
Pay-what-you-want dining: Priceless - Vancouver Sun
By mia stainsby, VANCOUVER SUNMay 15, 2009 4:02 PM It's right out of the idiot's guide to running a business, but by gosh, if it doesn't turn out to be a lesson for cynics like me. This isn't a world full of greed, scams, fraud and Bernie Madoffs after...
The Strand – Huntington Beach's Latest Ocean Front Destination ... - Business Wire (press release)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Steps from the pier overlooking the ocean is a new downtown destination in Huntington Beach, The Strand. With a varied collection of shops and restaurants, a premier boutique hotel and office space,...

Brittain Dining Hall


Brittain Dining Hall is the primary dining hall of East Campus at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dedicated in name of Marion L. Brittain, it serves as the primary dining location for all Freshman Experience and Area II housing residents. It is located between Techwood Drive and Williams Street, facing Bobby Dodd Stadium to its west.

The building cost $418,000 to construct and was designed by the architects Bush-Brown & Gailey. Brittain Dining Hall was renovated in 1964, 1999, 2002, and again in summer 2007.

During the 2007 North America South and Eastern heatwave, Brittain Dining Hall went trayless to conserve water due to Atlanta, Georgia's severe water shortage.

Brittain is based around two large wings that serve as dining areas. Patrons enter from the western entrance and serve themselves via the buffet. In between the two wings there is a staircase that leads up to a lobby, which overlooks the two wings and leads to the President's Dining Room. The President's Dining Room looks out on to the western lawn of Brittain, and was originally designed for serving the Institute's president and visiting dignitaries but is now simply a dining area.

The southern wing is highlighted by a large stained glass window designed by Julian Harris. The window was dedicated to Georgia Tech graduating classes of 1928-1932. The entrance is marked by a Georgia School of Technology floor seal showing the age of Brittain Hall.

The back of Brittain dubbed "Brittain Rec" serves as the laundromat and meeting place for the Freshman Experience Program. Brittain Rec is divided into a Buzz Card activated laundry room, a leisure room with free arcade games and pool table, and a meeting room.

Brittain Hall's Western Side faces Techwood Drive and Bobby Dodd Stadium. This side is the only entrance for patrons and features ten Doric pillars emblazoned with stylized busts of ten famous scientific minds and the fields to which they contributed; these are fields that were present at Georgia Tech during Brittain's 1928 construction. Civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and aerospace engineering are represented by Leonardo DaVinci. Ceramics is represented by Luca della Robbia. Textiles is represented by Eli Whitney. Electrical engineering is represented by Thomas Edison. Architecture and the fine arts are represented by Michelangelo. Physics is represented by Archimedes. Chemistry is represented by Antoine Lavoisier. Mathematics and astronomy are represented by Isaac Newton. Biology is represented by Aristotle. Ecology is represented by Charles Darwin.

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Dining Out

Dining Out is one of the many traditions held by the military today. The history dates back to when Roman soldiers would hold dinners in honor of an individual. Later, British naval officers held a "guest night" to relax with other military personal and honored guests. The Air Force Dining Out began in the 1930s and began to be more formalized. Dining Out includes spouses and guests of military officers. The purpose is to enjoy an evening of taking a break from the daily activities and enjoy the company. Military personnel wear their uniforms and follow other procedures. The night is formalized with calling the mess to order, adjourning the mess and a formal meal. The president who organizes the event presides over the mess. There is also usually a guest speaker.

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President's Dining Room

The President's Dining Room as decorated by Kaki Hockersmith during the administration of Bill Clinton.

The President's Dining Room is located on the second floor of the White House near the northwest corner. It was created in 1961 during the administration of John F. Kennedy to provide a dining room in the First Family's residence. The room had previously been used as a bedroom and sitting room. It is located directly above the Family Dining Room on the State Floor and looks out upon the North Lawn. The President's Dining Room is adjacent to a small kitchen, and serviceable by a dumbwaiter connecting it to the main kitchen on the ground floor.

When first created the room was decorated with painted walls and Louis XVI furniture belonging to the Kennedys. Henry Du Pont and Sister Parish recommended the room be furnished in American Federal style antiques. Beginning with the Kennedys, a collection of antiques have been acquired for the room including a Sheraton pedestal table that was made in Massachusetts between 1810 and 1815, a set of shield-back side chairs made c. 1890, and a carved wood mantel made in Philadelphia c. 1815. The room is used for small dinners and luncheons, and because of the limited size of these events some of the older White House china existing in small numbers can be used. Portions of the older state china services are displayed in the china cabinet in the President's Dining Room and in the China Room. Elaborate curtains, of two shades of blue and based on Federal-era models, were designed by Stephane Boudin, under the direction of Jacqueline Kennedy. During the Kennedy restoration a c. 1815 plaster mantel produced in Philadelphia by Robert Wedford was installed on the east wall.

The south wall of the room is apsial where the primary door, entering from the Center Hall, is located. The apsial wall in the President's Dining Room, and a near identical one across the hall in the president's bedroom were built during the Truman reconstruction. Though not original to James Hoban's original plan, they take inspiration from studies Thomas Jefferson had made by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for altering several rooms in the White House. When the room was created as the President's Dining Room in 1961 the walls were covered in an early nineteenth century woodblock-printed scenic wallpaper, manufactured in France by Zuber et Cie, depicting views of North America. It is similar to the wallpaper installed in the Diplomatic Reception Room but instead of early citizens, European tourists, and Native Americans, it depicts imagined battles of the American Revolution.

During the Ford administration, First Lady Betty Ford had the wallpaper removed and the walls painted a soft yellow. Rosalynn Carter had the scenic wallpaper reinstalled. In 1996, during the Clinton administration, the room was redecorated. The woodblock wallpaper was carefully covered with fabric covered wooden baffles and the walls were then hung with a chartreuse Italian watered silk moiré fabric. During the second term of George W. Bush, the walls were recovered in an off white color of silk lampas selected by interior decorator Ken Blasingame.

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Dining cryptographers protocol

The dining cryptographers protocol is a method of anonymous communication. It allows for any member of a group to multicast data to every other member of the group. Though the broadcast is public, the protocol guarantees that its sender remains anonymous. This protocol allows only for one member of the group to transmit data during any given round.

The method is as follows: three or more cryptographers (nodes) arrange themselves around a circular dinner table (ring network), with menus (encrypted links) hiding the interaction of each pair of cryptographers. Each cryptographer secretly writes down a bit (zero or one) and shows it to every other cryptographer. Then, each cryptographer computes the xors of their own number and each of the other cryptographers' numbers. That is, if the bit the cryptographer is shown is the same as theirs the result is 'zero', and if they are different the result is 'one'. Every cryptographer that does not want to send a message reports their result. The cryptographer that does want to send a message reports the opposite of their result. All cryptographers then add up the published numbers. If the sum is an even number, no one sent a message. If odd, a one-bit message was sent.

Sender anonymity holds because no person knows what comparison value another person reported. Therefore, noone knows who reported the opposite comparison value - the sender. This does not hold in case of two cryptographers - if one person does not transmit a message but a message is being broadcast, he obviously knows who sent it.

Originally, the problem was described so that cryptographers would only compare their bit with the person to their right, and make that comparison public. However, this provides the possibility of the group colluding to find out who is sending the message. If collusion is not a problem, this method requires many less comparisons (2n vs n2).

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Source : Wikipedia