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Prospero

[′präs·pə·rō]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Uranus in a retrograde orbit with a mean distance of 10,250,000 miles (16,500,000 kilometers), eccentricity of 0.324, and sidereal period of 5.50 years.

Prospero

uses magic to achieve ends. [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
See: Magic

Prospero

A tool for organising Internet resources. Prospero allows each user to organise the contents of remote file servers into his own virtual file system with his own hierarchical name space consisting of links to remote objects. Remote indexing services are made available by treating the results as a virtual directory. A "union link" allows the contents of the link's target directory to appear as part of the directory containing the link. Arbitrary filters can be associated with links to modify the representation of the target directory as desired. Prospero directories can be shared between users. The Prospero protocol is used for communication between clients and servers in the archie system.

A prototype of Prospero has been available since December 1990. It interfaces with Sun NFS, the Andrew File System and FTP (with local caching) and Archie. Support for World-Wide Web and WAIS is planned (1992).

E-mail: <info-prospero@isi.edu>. ftp://prospero.isi.edu/pub/prospero.

Delphi Forums

(Delphi Forums, North Andover, MA, www.delphiforums.com) A consumer-oriented website that offers self-managed forums on any subject. Similar to UseNet in that messages are posted for subsequent reading at any time, Delphi Forums require all forums to be moderated by the person who originated them or a designated administrator. In the late 1980s, Delphi was an online service, which in 1992, was the first to offer full Internet access, not just email. In 1998, it switched to the forums model.
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Book-loving Prospero casts his spells and governs over his subjects, the sprite Ariel and the grumpy monster Caliban, both of whom he rescued.
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The Shakespearian original play, The Tempest tells the tale of the European, Prospero, who becomes shipwrecked on the island of Caliban.
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While the whole cast should be praised for its professionalism and talent, Chris Stanley's portrayal of the tormented and cursed Caliban, the child of dead witch Sycorax who has been enslaved by Prospero, is absolutely brilliant.
Prospero, which will operate as part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group, will beef up the buyer's capacity to provide custom learning solutions to Canadian clients, GP Strategies said.
The report found that, "SAGE SA's Prospero differentiates itself on its ability to provide one solution with front-to-back straight-through processing that is agile, modular, simply deployed, and results in a quick return on investment."
Prospero explains to Miranda that he had been deeply engaged in occultism and paid less attention to the government, which led his brother to have complete control over the government and to usurp his dukedom.
Similarly, in The Tempest Ferdinand and Miranda reunite their fathers Alonso and Prospero respectively, through their true love.
Prospero seeks revenge on his betrayer, his brother, Antonio and his comrades, including the King of Naples, by commanding Ariel to conjure a storm.
Most critics, seeing nothing promising in him, neglect Ferdinand as so much debris thrown up on the shore of Prospero's island.