en.wikipedia.org Archives - 23 January 2018, Tuesday

  • 1 Jan: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God


    en.wikipedia.org 31 Dec '17, 11pm

    Confessing the Word to be united with the flesh according to the hypostasis, we worship one Son and Lord, Jesus Christ. We do not divide him into parts and separate man and God as though they were united with each other [only] through a unity of dignity and authority... nor do we name...

  • 21 Dec. is the Memorial of

    Peter Canisius

    en.wikipedia.org 20 Dec '17, 11pm

    In recognition of Canisius' early work in the establishment of Jesuit education, there are multiple educational institutions named for him. Among them is the Canisius College for seminarians in Vienna , Austria , the first institution named for him, as well as Canisius College, a Jesu...

  • 30 November is the Feast Day of St Andrew, Apostle

    Andrew the Apostle

    en.wikipedia.org 30 Nov '17, 3am

    According to legend, in 832 AD, Óengus II led an army of Picts and Scots into battle against the Angles , led by Æthelstan, near modern-day Athelstaneford , East Lothian . The legend states that he was heavily outnumbered and hence whilst engaged in prayer on the eve of battle, Óengus...

  • Rolex

    en.wikipedia.org 23 Nov '17, 7pm

    was the first British woman to swim the English Channel on 7 October 1927. However, as John E. Brozek (author of The Rolex Report: An Unauthorized Reference Book for the Rolex Enthusiast ) points out in his article "The Vindication Swim, Mercedes Gleitze and Rolex take the plunge" , s...

  • Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean.

    Salsa (dance)

    en.wikipedia.org 20 Oct '17, 2pm

    In some styles of salsa, such as the New York style, the dancers remain mostly in front of one another (switching places), while in Latin American styles, such as Cuban style, the dancers circle around each other, sometimes in 3 points. This circular style is inspired by Cuban Son, sp...

  • 14Oct is the Memorial of

    Pope Callixtus I

    en.wikipedia.org 11 Oct '17, 8pm

    Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere was a titulus of which Callixtus was the patron. In an apocryphal anecdote in the collection of imperial biographies called the Augustan History , the spot on which he had built an oratory was claimed by tavern keepers, but Alexander Severus decid...

  • @RedheadAndRight This man should be honored for his #Military service as well.

    Alejandro Villanueva (American football)

    en.wikipedia.org 25 Sep '17, 12am

    Villanueva was named the starting left tackle position to begin the 2016 season after Kelvin Beachum left via free agency and after outperforming Ryan Harris in training camp.[20] Villanueva struggled early on in the season and surrendered five sacks in the first six games of the seas...

  • This is a photo of the Helix Bridge in Singapore.

    Helix Bridge

    en.wikipedia.org 16 Jul '17, 3pm

    The construction of the bridge was undertaken by the collaboration of Sato Kogyo Pte Ltd and TTJ Design and Engineering Pte Ltd. Both companies had their full support to help to create this bridge. Sato Kogyo specialized in building a concrete span bridge which is located parallel to ...

  • A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag.

    A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag

    en.wikipedia.org 10 Apr '17, 10am

    A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag (Swedish : Kvinnan med handväskan , lit. "The woman with the handbag") is a photograph taken in Växjö , Sweden on 13 April 1985 by Hans Runesson. It depicts a 38-year-old woman hitting a marching neo-nazi with a handbag . The photograph was ...

  • 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...

  • 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...