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How to change the Wikipedia font - Quora
If you register a Wikipedia account, you can specify whatever font you like using a personal CSS page.
Wikipedia  typography  fonts  howto 
16 days ago by pierredv
Jung's theory of neurosis
"Although adjusted well enough to everyday life, the individual has lost a fulfilling sense of meaning and purpose, and has no living religious belief to which to turn. There seems to be no readily apparent way to set matters right. In these cases, Jung turned to ongoing symbolic communication from the unconscious in the form of dreams and visions."
CGJung  psychology  psychotherapy  dreams  Wikipedia 
5 weeks ago by pierredv
Imaginary (sociology) - Wikipedia
The imaginary (or social imaginary) is the set of values, institutions, laws, and symbols common to a particular social group and the corresponding society through which people imagine their social whole.
Wikipedia  sociology  culture 
june 2019 by pierredv
A Secular Age - Wikipedia
Via Roberto Calasso, The Unnameable Present, p. 44

"In recent years, secularism has become an important topic in the humanities and social sciences. Although there continue to be important disagreements among scholars, many begin with the premise that secularism is not simply the absence of religion, but rather an intellectual and political category that itself needs to be understood as a historical construction. In this book, Taylor looks at the change in Western society from a condition in which it is almost impossible not to believe in God, to one in which believing in God is simply one option of many. "
Wikipedia  culture  religion  society 
may 2019 by pierredv
Enki, Ea - Wikipedia
Enki (/ˈɛŋki/; Sumerian: d<http://dEN.KI>EN.KI<http://dEN.KI>(G)𒂗𒆠) is the Sumerian god of water, knowledge (gestú), mischief, crafts (gašam), and creation(nudimmud)
mythology  Wikipedia  tricksters 
april 2019 by pierredv
Captain Midnight broadcast signal intrusion - Wikipedia
"On April 27, 1986, American electrical engineer and business owner John R. MacDougall, using the pseudonym Captain Midnight, jammed the Home Box Office (HBO) satellite signal on Galaxy 1 "

FCC penalities were nugatory then, too: under a plea bargain, John MacDougal "received a $5,000 fine, one year unsupervised probation, and his amateur radio license was suspended for a year." It’s amazing he was even found; "a tourist overheard him discussing the incident on a pay phone off Interstate 75"

"Satellite hijacking only became a felony only after this event."
jamming  spectrum-vulnerability  hacking  FCC  Wikipedia  stories  people 
april 2019 by pierredv
J. Richard Gott - Wikipedia - "Copernicus method" of lifetime estimation - wikipedia
Via David Runciman, Talking Politics, Apr 2019

"Gott first thought of his "Copernicus method" of lifetime estimation in 1969 when stopping at the Berlin Wall and wondering how long it would stand. Gott postulated that the Copernican principle is applicable in cases where nothing is known; unless there was something special about his visit (which he didn't think there was) this gave a 75% chance that he was seeing the wall after the first quarter of its life. Based on its age in 1969 (8 years), Gott left the wall with 50% confidence that it wouldn't be there in 1993 (1969 + 8•(1.5/0.5)).

In fact, the wall was brought down in 1989, and 1993 was the year in which Gott applied his "Copernicus method" to the lifetime of the human race. His paper in Nature was the first to apply the Copernican principle to the survival of humanity...

He made a major effort subsequently to defend his form of the Doomsday argument from a variety of philosophical attacks, and this debate (like the feasibility of closed time loops) is still ongoing. To popularize the Copernicus method, Gott gave The New Yorker magazine a 95% confidence interval for the closing time of forty-four Broadway and Off Broadway productions based only on their opening dates. He was more or less 95% correct.[5] "
Wikipedia  probability  statistics  prediction 
april 2019 by pierredv
Tithonus
according to the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, when Eos asked Zeus to make Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask that he be granted eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lived forever
Wikipedia  mythology  Greek-mythology  aging 
april 2019 by pierredv
Prometheus - Wikipedia
"a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. Prometheus is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind"

"The etymology of the theonym prometheus is debated. The classical view is that it signifies "forethought," as that of his brother Epimetheus denotes "afterthought".[5] It has been theorized that it derives from the Proto-Indo-European root that also produces the Vedic pra math, "to steal," hence pramathyu-s, "thief", cognate with "Prometheus", the thief of fire. The Vedic myth of fire's theft by Mātariśvan is an analog to the Greek account. Pramantha was the tool used to create fire."
mythology  Greek-mythology  Greece  Prometheus  Wikipedia 
january 2019 by pierredv
Clotho - Wikipedia
According to Hesiod's Theogony, Clotho and her sisters (Atropos and Lachesis) were the daughters of Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night), though later in the same work (ll. 901-906) they are said to have been born of Zeus and Themis.
Greek  mythology  genealogy  Hesiod  Greek-mythology  Wikipedia 
november 2018 by pierredv
Orbcomm - Wikipedia
ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is an American company that offers industrial Internet of things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M)[1] communications solutions designed to track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets in markets including transportation, heavy equipment, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government. The company provides hardware devices, modems, web applications and data services delivered over multiple satellite and cellular networks.
Wikipedia  LEO  satellite 
september 2018 by pierredv
Satellite geolocation - Wikipedia
Satellite geolocation is the process of locating the origin of a signal appearing on a satellite communication channel. Typically, this process is used to mitigate interference on communication satellites. Usually, these interference signals are caused by human error or equipment failure, but can also be caused by deliberate jamming. Identifying the geographical location of an interfering signal informs the mitigation activity.
Wikipedia  geolocation  satellite  interference  TDOA  FDOA 
april 2018 by pierredv
Low Earth orbit - Wikipedia
great visualization, animation of orbit comparisons
animation  astronomy  satellite  *  Wikipedia  visualization  orbits 
october 2017 by pierredv
Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) - Wikipedia
JSpOC is located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and is the organization responsible for performing all of the orbit determination activity necessary to maintain the US space catalogue
space  satellite  Wikipedia  JSpOC  tracking 
may 2017 by pierredv
Dempster–Shafer theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The theory of belief functions, also referred to as evidence theory or Dempster–Shafer theory (DST), is a general framework for reasoning with uncertainty, with understood connections to other frameworks such as probability, possibility and imprecise probability theories."
statistics  probability  epistemology  wikipedia 
september 2015 by pierredv
Tussenvoegsel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tussenvoegsel (pronounced [ˈtʏsənˌvuxsəl]) in Dutch linguistics is a word that is positioned between a person's first and last name. The most common tussenvoegsels are "van" (as in Dick van Dyke) meaning "from" and "de" (as in Greg de Vries), meaning "the". Most Dutch surnames include no tussenvoegsel (as in Mark Rutte and Wim Kok).[citation needed] The use
orthography  spelling  writing  Wikipedia 
june 2013 by pierredv
Revenge Editing on Wikipedia | Virulent Word of Mouse
"Unless you regularly read Salon, you probably missed last week’s interesting article about anextraordinary case of revenge editing on Wikipedia. This article should matter to anyone who cares about Wikipedia, and, more generally, it should matter to anyone who cares about the long run success of open platforms for accumulating content." "Two of Wikipedia’s biggest vulnerabilities play a role in in revenge editing. First, attention is skewed, so not all articles receive the same extent of review. Many articles receive less review – a lot less, as it turns out. Second, as in any project involving many participants, Wikipedia depends on etiquette, mature behavior, and the unwritten rules of civilized behavior. It has to, since every contributor gets a considerable amount of discretion."
revenge  wikipedia  Virulent  Word  of  Mouse 
june 2013 by pierredv
GPS signals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
good survey; note L1 1575.42 MHz L2 1227.60 MHz L5 1176.45 MHz
ex  Wikipedia  allocation  frequency  GPS 
april 2013 by pierredv
Skandha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detailed discussion of the khandas, with extensive references
buddhism  wikipedia 
february 2010 by pierredv
WikipediaVision (beta)
a map showing Wikipedia edits in near-real time
maps  geography  mashups  wikipedia  via:GMSV 
october 2007 by pierredv

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