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Hobbit

(1)
A Scheme to C compiler by Tanel Tammet <tammet@cs.chalmers.se>. Hobbit attempts to retain most of the original Scheme program structure, making the output C program readable and modifiable. Hobbit is written in Scheme and is able to self-compile. Hobbit release 1 works together with the scm release scm4b3. Future releases of scm and hobbit will be coordinated.

Latest version: release 2.

ftp://altdorf.ai.mit.edu/archive/scm/hobbit2.tar.Z.

hobbit

(2)
High order bit. The most significant bit (of a byte). Also known as the meta bit or high bit.

Hobbit

A microprocessor from AT&T that was used in a variety of portable devices. It is no longer made.
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Homo floresiensis apparently died out between 11,000 and 12,000 years ago due to a major volcanic eruption that also doomed most other large animals and a number of plant species on Flores, which is still one of the most volcanically active places on the planet.
Insular dwarfism in hippos and a model for brain size reduction in Homo floresiensis.
And Homo Floresiensis should take note that this world looks down on short people.
Keywords: Pleistocene, Island Southeast Asia, East Timor, Homo sapiens, Homo floresiensis, human colonization
Sceptics have alleged that the hobbits, given their own species name Homo floresiensis, could not have made stone tools with a brain the size of a grapefruit.
Peter Brown, University of New England paleoanthropologist, will discuss "A Revolution in Evolution: Discovery, Story, and Implications of Homo Floresiensis - The Hobbit.
Scientists have named the new species Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man.
This new species, Homo floresiensis, whose full grown height was approximately that of a modern three-year-old child, is thought to have lived 18,000 years ago and may have survived to more recent times.
Washington, July 16 ( ANI ): Scientists have been debating whether Homo floresiensis represents a distinct Homo species - possibly originating from a dwarfed island Homo erectus population, or a pathological modern human - ever since the discovery of the remains in 2003.
A still mysterious population of Asian migrants found an ice age retreat and evolved into Homo floresiensis, Stringer says.
Human fossils seem to precipitate squabbles, and the authors were indeed brave to include the controversial 18 000-year-old Homo floresiensis.
Bones of the 3ft female creature - dubbed homo floresiensis - was unearthed in a cave on Flores, Indonesia, in October.