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The splinternet — mankind’s fight over the internet

Is the splinternet coming — or is it already upon us? The splinternet is the idea that the internet “splinters” into several different internets that aren’t connected to each other in any meaningful way. “The splinternet (also referred to as cyber-balkanization or internet balkanization) is a characterization of the Internet as splintering and dividing due to various factors, such as technology, commerce, politics, nationalism, religion, and divergent national interests.” Source: Wikipedia...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Net Neutrality, Washington, North Korea, Big Data, China, Wikipedia, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Pr, Information Technology

Guest Post: Laurie-Annya Linfoot 

  Since I could not decide on my story, so I am giving you vignettes of my 69 years.      ​​ Annya and her son Jackson  My daughter Annya was one of the last babies born in the Yosemite National Park hospital, called Lewis and Memorial. When it came time to deliver my baby, we had to drive from the southern area of the park called Wawona (4,000 ft elevation), up and over a mountain pass of 6000 ft to get to Yosemite Valley where the hospital was located. It was the firs...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, France, Scotland, Wikipedia, Canada, Alaska, Connecticut, Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, White, Robert Burns, Nancy Drew, Lewis, Ian

Word of the week: Rematriation

For several months I’ve been seeing yard signs in Oakland, where I live, with the word “Shuumi.” I did a little research and learned that it’s an Indigenous Ohlone word that means “gift.” Shuumi, I discovered, is a voluntary land tax paid by inhabitants of unceded tribal land—in other words, almost all of the Bay Area. It’s part of a larger, continent-wide rematriation movement among Indigenous activists, especially women. Rematriation appears to be a relatively new word; the only dictionary ...
Tags: Wikipedia, US, Canada, Linguistics, Oakland, Neologisms, Indigenous, Bay Area, Gould, Oakland California, Vallejo, KQED, East Bay Area, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Emeryville California

Listen to Bjork singing at age 11

In 1976, Björk, then 11-years-old and studying classical piano and flute, sang Tina Charles's "I Love to Love" for a school recital. According to Wikipedia, "her teachers sent a recording of her singing the song to the RÚV radio station, which was then Iceland's only radio station. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Wikipedia, Bjork, Iceland, Tina Charles

Sights to See

I just finished reading The Two-Headed Eagle, the third novel of the four book Otto Prohaska series. In it, our Austro-Hungarian naval officer by vocation and a u-boat commander since the start of the Great spending some time seconded to the k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppen, flying against the Italians on the Isonzo front.The book has some vivid descriptions of the Dolomites, and I've been eagerly reading Wikipedia articles and poring over Google satellite views.Nothing there, though, c...
Tags: Google, Books, Guns, Wikipedia, History, Tam, Wikiwander, Otto Prohaska, Luftfahrtruppen

James Randi, Magicians-Author-Skeptic, passed away at the age of 92

James The Amazing Randi died on October 20, 2020, at the age of 92. He is survived byhis husband Jose Alvarez.  His Wikipedia page is here   A few Randi Points: 0) Wikipedia lists his careers as Magician, Author, Skeptic. I didn't know that skeptic was a career. 1) Randi debunked many paranormal claims, though he did not like the term debunker. He preferred investigator. 2) Martin Gardner and James Randi founded the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal....
Tags: Wikipedia, Seo, Global Warming, ESP, Alan Turing, Harry Truman, Scott, Randi, Pell, Claiborne Pell, Uri Geller, University at Buffalo, James Randi, Jose Alvarez, James Alcock, Martin Gardner

Tasmania Is Now 100% Powered By Renewable Electricity

Tasmania consists of the 26th-largest island in the world and its surrounding 334 islands — an island state of Australia with a population around 540,000 people, according to Wikipedia. Friday the Tasmanian government "declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity," according to one news report: Tasmania joins the Australian Capital Territory as the only two Australian jurisdiction...
Tags: Australia, Wikipedia, Tech, Tasmania, Costa Rica, Australian Capital Territory, Scotland Iceland, Guy Barnett, Parliament Barnett

Oasis 3, Forma, or Libra?

Hi, folks. I've read a couple of hundred of your posts on these, but still torn. I have some ideas and questions. 1. Me : My vision isn't very good. Large text will be nice. I'll probably read in a variety of lighting situations. I'm in the USA. 2. Cost : These are close enough in price that I'm basically setting it aside. Especially because Oasis is on sale right now. 3. Content & sources : Mostly novels, history, and philosophy. Some essays and articles. Court decisions would be nice. Those...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Usa, Wikipedia, Oasis, Libra, Kobo, Kobos, Which one should I buy, Kobo Asking

Darth Vader Actor From Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Dies at Age 85

Reuters reports: David Prowse, the English actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died aged 85, his management company said on Sunday... The champion weightlifter-turned-actor starred as the body, but not the voice, of one of cinema's best-known villains. Director George Lucas opted to dub another voice onto Prowse's portrayal of the towering, masked antagonist Darth Vader in "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". More from the Los Angele...
Tags: Amazon, England, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Tech, Bbc, Bristol, Darth Vader, Terry Gilliam, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Reuters, Frankenstein, Lou Ferrigno, David Prowse, Prowse

What is Wikipedia? Here's what you should know about the crowd-sourced and openly edited online encyclopedia

Wikipedia is an open-source, openly edited online encyclopedia created in 2001. Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia featuring openly editable content created and sourced by users from around the world.  Wikipedia is a volunteer service, powered and maintained by a full-time staff and thousands of contributors who work for free.   Many facts on Wikipedia are supported by cited sources; however, Wikipedia is not considered reliable for research...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Trends, Encyclopedia, Wiki, Flipboard, Jennifer, Wikimedia Foundation, Tech Insider, Online Encyclopedia, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Ali Balikci Anadolu Agency, Getty Images Wikipedia

How to create a Wikipedia page for a person, place, company, or any notable topic

Wikipedia makes it easy for an individual or business to build a page with the article wizard. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Anyone can sign up for a Wikipedia account and create a unique article or contribute to an existing one. Wikipedia has notability and core content requirements it considers before allowing a page to be published, such as the subject's history of publication in legitimate sources.  To help you create a Wikipedia page, the website provides a helpful widget to ...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Trends, Linkedin, Encyclopedia, Wiki, Jennifer, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Tech Insider, Jaap Arriens NurPhoto, Online Encyclopedia, Getty Images Anyone, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Is someone working at the Northern Territory (NT) government responsible for editing the Wikipedia page for Hungry Jack’s to add “Pee pee poo poo yee haw im very cock a doodle do”? Maybe, but not likely. This has been The News From Down Under. (Thanks to Unholy Slacker)
Tags: Wikipedia, Jack

Vamp or Not? I Am Not a Serial Killer

This was a film that had been on my radar and then I lost sight of, that is until Simon Bacon contacted me and asked if I had seen it. He suggested that there might be a vampiric element to this. Directed by Billy O'Brien, and released in 2016, the film is an Irish/US production, set in the US and clearly on a budget. It is based on a young adult novel by Dan Wells (which I haven’t read) and does some really interesting things during its running length. John on his bikeThings start on ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Wikipedia, US, John, Serial Killer, Crowley, Lloyd, Dan Wells, Amazon UK, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin, Vampire, Fae, Billy O Brien, Max Records

Name in the news: Alejandro Mayorkas

On Monday President-elect Joe Biden announced several of his Cabinet choices, including Alejandro “Ali” Mayorkas, his pick to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Havana-born Mayorkas, who turns 61 today, would be the first immigrant to head the department since its creation in 2002, during the George W. Bush administration. Alejandro Mayorkas’s profile photo on his brand-new Twitter account.   Unlike some of Biden’s other Cabinet and staff picks—John Kerry, Janet Yellen...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, Wikipedia, Germany, US, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Joe Biden, Dhs, United States, New York Times, Linguistics, Romania, Biden

What is a Force Touch trackpad? Here's how to use the MacBook tool

The Force Touch Trackpad gives MacBook users extra control features. Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images The Force Touch trackpad allows you to Force click, a tool that unlocks new functions for your MacBook depending on what you click. You can look up words, fast forward and rewind, see previews, and more with Force Touch. You can customize your Force Touch trackpad in System Preferences. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your MacBook's Force Tou...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Wikipedia, Trends, Macbook, Trackpad, Laptops, Force, Touchpad, Phil Barker, Tech Insider, Laptop Accessories, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To

A beginner’s guide to web scraping with Python and Scrapy

Since their inception, websites are used to share information. Whether it is a Wikipedia article, YouTube channel, Instagram account, or a Twitter handle. They all are packed with interesting data that is available for everyone with access to the internet and a web browser. But, what if we want to get any specific data programmatically? There are two ways to do that: Using official API Web Scraping The concept of API (Application Programming Interface) was introduced to exchange data between dif...
Tags: Python, Startups, Wikipedia, Syndication


Provides a Perl interface to the MediaWiki API ( for 0.50 - 2020-11-22Rework and simplify the token code using the newer MW 1.24+ api.php?action=query&meta=tokens call. Use a token by default for the login function (by just calling edit with action=login). Updated Wikipedia URLs in examples to https:// Remove "Purge" from get_actions as it requires a POST method. Updated TestWiki / ExoticA URLs to https:// Thanks to Nataraj for the Wikipedia URL changes ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Sebastian, Nataraj, MediaWiki API

Sunday Treat

OH SO SIMPLE Oh So Good sort of  spectacular   WALLPAPER: START THE SEASON -------   .. Around our neighborhood the holiday season starts today. Lights go up. Rooms get rearranged. Trees get cut. Gifts get wrapped and cached. AND . . . food becomes special: cookies, cakes, pies, candies, and so much more... Our starter is the "Dutch Baby." The name is an American corruption of the phrase "deutsch baby."  ..  As the story goes:  Dutch babies were introduced in the first ha...
Tags: Wikipedia, Sport, Fishing, Seattle Washington, Yellowstoner, Manca s Cafe, Victor Manca

"The victims were probably looking for shelter in the cryptoporticus, in this underground space, where they thought they were better protected."

From "Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii" (AP).  Judging by cranial bones and teeth, one of the men was young, likely aged 18 to 25, with a spinal column with compressed discs. That finding led archaeologists to hypothesize that he was a young man who did manual labor, like that of a slave. The other man had a robust bone structure, especially in his chest area, and died with his hands on his chest and his legs bent and spread apart. He was estimated to have been 30- to...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, History, Architecture, Archeology, Pompeii, Ann Althouse

Carryover Wart

 'MIKE BABY'  The Guardian >> Hill >> Intercept >> >> >>
Tags: Wikipedia, Sport, Fishing, Yellowstoner

Velia: Guide to the Greek and Roman Excavations

Yes, I know your objections to Naples. “But the crime!” you point out. Perhaps you mumble something about piles of garbage. We who know her counter with, “But she is a diamond in the rough!” So let’s let the camera speak, because the verbal argument is long and tedious. Consider Vesuvius Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe, is the focal point of Naples You can’t miss the volcano when you ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, Wikipedia, America, Chicago, Italy, Newcastle, Illinois, Naples, Napoli, Piazza, Pompeii, Hemingway, Campania, Positano

The 12-foot-tall Chamberlin Rock — in the news these days as racist — is featured as a climbing destination at Mountain Project.

It's one of the "the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area" — "UW Madison Campus Bouldering" (click to enlarge and clarify): The route is marked:   There's "Chamberlin Rock East Arete": Sit start and work your way up the arete using holds on both sides of the corner. Top out. In my opinion this is the best problem on this rock.In the comments there: Found some more routes on this little boulder. Hang below the plaque and climb and top out at top left corner. If...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Sports, University, Conversation, Canada, Language, Geology, Wisconsin, Native Americans, Landscapes, WSJ, Cemeteries, University Of Wisconsin, Don, Abraham Lincoln

OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment

Joe Morrison: The first time I spoke with Jennings Anderson, I couldn't believe what he was telling me. I mean that genuinely -- I did not believe him. He was a little incredulous about it himself. I felt like he was sharing an important secret with me that the world didn't yet know. The open secret Jennings filled me in on is that OpenStreetMap (OSM) is now at the center of an unholy alliance of the world's largest and wealthiest technology companies. The most valuable companies in the world ar...
Tags: Microsoft, Wikipedia, Tech, Jennings, OSM, Facebook Apple Amazon, Joe Morrison, OpenStreetMap OSM, Jennings Anderson, OSM Wiki

The Geek in Review Ep. 95 – Spotting Bias and Politicization of Local News Sources – Loyd Auerbach and Dave Boitano

We live in a society that cannot seem to come to an agreement on what is truth and what are lies. People are seeking out stories that back up their beliefs rather than seek out the truths which may undermine those beliefs. We particularly see this on social media, but there are other sites out there which pass themselves off as local news organization which is really just biased sources designed to play upon the needs of people to have their “truths” backed up with like-minded articles. We aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Podcast, New York, Hollywood, News, Law, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Nbc News, US, Taiwan, Dave, Beijing

The Washington Post viewpoint on obscurity: "For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics."

That's the front-page teaser, along with the headline, "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election result," which links to an article titled "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election results."  Wayne County is Detroit! Wayne County is not obscure. Or — I see the ambiguity — is The Washington Post calling the county board level of government obscure — obscure everywhere, everywhere there are counties? There are no counties ...
Tags: Post, Voting, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Wikipedia, Virginia, Joe Biden, History, Gop, United States, Palmer, Michigan, District Of Columbia, Detroit

How Brands Can Start Or Serve Social Movements

There are over 100 entries on the Wikipedia list of social movements. They include veganism, #metoo, men’s rights, organics, indigenous rights, black lives matter, pro-choice, tea-party and eco-feminism. There’s a prominent note on the page saying, “this list is incomplete, you can help by expanding it.” But Wikipedia will struggle to catch up with reality. Social movements, so much easier to start, co-ordinate and grow in the age of social media, are flourishing. The new wave of movements ar...
Tags: Wikipedia, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Adidas, Barbie, Audi, Levi, Branding, Brand Management, Give Voice Brands, Solitaire Townsend Co

"A major influence on Jimmy Wales’s conception of [Wikipedia] was an essay by Friedrich Hayek called 'The Use of Knowledge in Society'..."

"... published in 1945, and Hayek is virtually the father of postwar neoliberalism.... Hayek’s argument about knowledge is... markets are self-optimizing mechanisms.... This theory of knowledge is not unrelated to the wisdom-of-crowds scenario in which a group of people are guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar. The greater the number of guesses, the closer the mean of all guesses will come to the true number of jelly beans. A crucial part of crowdsourcing knowledge is not to exclude any g...
Tags: Law, Wales, Wikipedia, Economics, Editing, Jeopardy, Jimmy Wales, Hayek, Friedrich Hayek, Ann Althouse, Louis Menand, Wikipedia Jeopardy, Louis Menard

"George Harrison once sent a handwritten letter to a Beatles fan asking them to trash Paul McCartney’s car."

Far Out reports.  The fan, Susan Houghton, presumably calculating what it would take to get Harrison to choose her letter as one to write a response to, had asked him how to wash her car. Harrison wrote out a 7-point list of instructions, the 7th point being:  Now proceed to 20 Forthlin RD. with about 6 buckets full of dirty muddy greasey water, where a shiney Ford Classic will be seen. Spread contents of the buckets evenly, so as to leave a nice film of muck over the car. You can now return ...
Tags: Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Cars, George Harrison, Paul Mccartney, Beatles, George, PAUL, Harrison, Ann Althouse, Lightweight Religion, Susan Houghton

Dolly Parton goes undercover on the internet to answer questions about herself

GQ invited Dolly Parton to take part in their "Actually Me" segment. It's where famous folks answer fan questions but not from their own verified accounts. The legendary singer-songwriter responded to fan comments on Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia via a newly made account. — Read the rest
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"The war on childhood obesity reached its zenith with the 2010 introduction of the national 'Let’s Move!' campaign, 'dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.'"

"It was a campaign against 'childhood obesity' — not specific health conditions or the behaviors that may contribute to those health conditions. It wasn’t a campaign against foods with little nutritional value, or against the unchecked poverty that called for such low-cost, shelf-stable foods. It was a campaign against a body type — specifically, children’s body types...." From "Leave Fat Kids Alone/The 'war on childhood obesity' has only caused shame," an op-ed by Aubrey Gordon in The New Yor...
Tags: Children, Law, Wikipedia, Barack Obama, Fat, United States, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Shame, Ann Althouse, Michelle O, Aubrey Gordon