en.wikipedia.org Archives - 28 March 2017, Tuesday

  • On this day in 1965: Singapore became the only country to gain its independence unwillingly.

    History of the Republic of Singapore

    en.wikipedia.org 09 Aug '16, 8am

    Seeing no alternative to avoid further bloodshed, the Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman decided to expel Singapore from the federation. The Parliament of Malaysia voted 126-0 in favour of the expulsion on 9 August 1965. On that day, a tearful Lee Kuan Yew announced on a tele...

  • List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita

    en.wikipedia.org 21 Mar '16, 2pm

    are frequently made on the basis of nominal GDP and savings (not just income), which do not reflect differences in the cost of living in different countries (See List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita ); hence, using a PPP basis is arguably more useful when comparing generalize...

  • My Beloved Dearest

    en.wikipedia.org 07 Jan '15, 3pm

    The film began its principal photography in 2009 but was canned until 2013 due to lack of funds. Other than featuring the quintessential Nusantara dish, Sambal Goreng , it features evergreen Nusantara songs such as Sijali-jali, Pesan Kakek, Seroja, Main Tali and Sayang Disayang by Zub...

  • Hal Finney (cypherpunk)

    en.wikipedia.org 28 Aug '14, 8pm

    In October 2009, Finney announced on an essay on the blog Less Wrong that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in August 2009.[ 7] Prior to his illness, Finney had been an active runner. Finney and his wife Fran Finney raised money for ALS research with the S...

  • It's not about a day off or BBQ's #military #troops #veterans #uniteblue #libcrib #tntweeters htt…

    Memorial Day

    en.wikipedia.org 25 May '14, 6pm

    Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are b...

  • Simone Handbag Museum

    en.wikipedia.org 05 Sep '13, 9am

    The museum is divided into two halves, Twentieth Century and Contemporary, and Historic (1500-1900).[ 1] The museum opened on July 19, 2012 in Seoul's Gangnam District , in a building resembling a handbag. The collection was established by Kenny Park, CEO of Simone Handbags, and was a...

  • The difference between PRISM and "Sneakers" is that I really enjoyed "Sneakers."

    Sneakers (1992 film)

    en.wikipedia.org 06 Jun '13, 11pm

    Martin hands the box to the NSA officers, but quickly leaves after discovering that Janek was killed the night before. He contacts a friend named Gregor in the Russian consulate, who confirms that the officers were rogue agents, and that Janek was working for the NSA. Before Gregor ca...

  • On the #Bitcoin fork saga: inspired to Silvio Gesell is implementing demurrage I guess. promising!

    Silvio Gesell

    en.wikipedia.org 15 Jan '13, 9am

    Gesell is the founder of the free economy, an economic outsider who nevertheless was recognized by Keynes, in a certain sense, as his forerunner. He is therefore still considered to be above all a Keynesian economist, even a kind of hyper-Keynesian, that is to say, an advocate of a sc...

  • Highest-valued currency unit

    en.wikipedia.org 13 Dec '12, 9am

    in which a single unit buys the highest number of any given other currency or the largest amount of a given good. Most commonly the calculation is made against a major

  • Benevolent Dictator for Life

    en.wikipedia.org 07 Dec '12, 10pm

    BDFL should not be confused with the more common term for open-source leaders, "benevolent dictator ", which was popularized by Eric S. Raymond 's essay "Homesteading the Noosphere " (1999).[ 3] Among other topics related to hacker culture , Raymond elaborates on how the nature of ope...

  • @DavidCoburnUKip Just look at the flag, logo and anthem. A durian by any other name still stinks

    Council of Europe

    en.wikipedia.org 18 Oct '12, 4pm

    While the member states of the European Union transfer national legislative and executive powers to the European Commission and the European Parliament in specific areas under European Community law , Council of Europe member states maintain their sovereignty but commit themselves thr...

  • Demurrage (currency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org 08 Sep '12, 9pm

    of holding a unit of currency, similar to the effect of a negative interest rate on all currency in circulation. Both inflation and demurrage reduce the purchasing power of money held over time, but demurrage does so through fixed, regular fees while inflation does so through expansio...

  • @Coleen4MJ more about Durian. Wish I can send some to you.

    Durian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org 01 Sep '12, 4pm

    The five cells are silky-white within, and are filled with a mass of firm, cream-coloured pulp, containing about three seeds each. This pulp is the edible part, and its consistence and flavour are indescribable. A rich custard highly flavoured with almonds gives the best general idea ...

  • List of distributed computing projects - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org 11 Aug '12, 6pm

    BREIN — uses the Semantic Web and multi-agent systems to build simple and reliable grid systems for business , with a focus on engineering and logistics management . A-Ware — is developing a stable, supported, commercially exploitable, high quality technology to give easy access to gr...

  • Bitcoin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org 06 Aug '12, 9am

    The network must store the whole transaction history inside the block chain, which grows constantly as new records are added and never removed. Nakamoto conceived that as the database became larger, users would desire applications for Bitcoin that didn't store the entire database on t...