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Fischer–Tropsch process - liquid hydrocarbons made in chemical reactions converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of metal catalysts, at 150–300 °C (302–572 °F) under one to several tens of atmospheres of pressure. First developed by Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch in Germany, in 1925.
3 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Energy from en.wikipedia.org
Memetics (aka memeology), a pseudoscience, is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Memetics describes how an idea can propagate successfully, but doesn't necessarily imply a concept is factual.
3 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Memetics from en.wikipedia.org
sudo apt install marble
4 days ago by chainsaw-subliminals to /s/worldsimulators from en.wikipedia.org
TIL of the Invention Secrecy Act. The government has a program in place which specifically deals with inventions that are deemed to be "threats to national security" (open thread for choice quotes). There are currently 6102 inventions under lock and key, some of which "pertain to energy generation".
4 days ago by Orangutan to /s/technology from en.wikipedia.org
The Treaty to establish an EU constitution never passed. Instead we got the Treaty of Lisbon.
12 days ago by Rakehell to /s/Europe from en.wikipedia.org
Decentralized power is more profitable for 207 reasons, maybe ten times more profitable
15 days ago by Gangster to /s/DecentralizeAllThings from en.wikipedia.org
World War Z by max brooks (book)
15 days ago by poestal to /s/horror from en.wikipedia.org
Guangzhou Opera House (simplified Chinese: 广州大剧院; traditional Chinese: 廣州大劇院; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu dajùyuàn; Jyutping: Gwong2 zau1 daai6 kek6 jyun2) is a Chinese opera house in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it opened in 2010.
16 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Architecture from en.wikipedia.org
The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China. It is the oldest, largest, and the most representative trade fair in China.
Motives for spying - M.I.C.E. = Money, Ideology (patriotism or religion), Compromise/Coercion, Ego (Self-importance)/Extortion/Excitemet - or - R.A.S.C.L.S. = Reciprocation, Authority, Scarcity, Commitment/Consistency, Liking, Social Proof.
17 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from en.wikipedia.org
Active Denial System (ADS) a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Informally called the heat ray since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects.
17 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Radiation from en.wikipedia.org
Salvator Mundi - Leonardo da Vinci's c. 1500 painting shows Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross and holding a crystal orb in his left, as Salvator Mundi, "Savior of the World", master of the cosmos, and of the 'crystalline sphere' of the Renaissance heavens.
19 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from en.wikipedia.org
The Weather Underground Organization (WUO) - a radical left-wing domestic terror group founded on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) with a 1974 political goal to create a revolutionary party to overthrow U.S. imperialism.
20 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/history from en.wikipedia.org
StingRay phone tracker - an IMSI-catcher, a controversial cellular phone surveillance device, 1st manufactured by Harris Corporation for military and intelligence, and now a generic name for similar devices in widespread use by local and state law enforcement agencies across Canada, USA, and UK.
20 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from en.wikipedia.org
Triggerfish (surveillance) - a technology of cell phone interception and surveillance using a mobile cellular base station (microcell or picocell). The devices are also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers. (see also: Stingray phone tracker)
FBI MoneyPak Ransomware - Today's front page of Wikipedia's top Did you know... states "... that the FBI can lock your computer (logo pictured)?" - as clickbait to this article.
22 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Internet from en.wikipedia.org
Dunning–Kruger effect - cognitive bias where people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is, related to illusory superiority, from folk's inability to see their lack of ability, without self-awareness of metacognition to objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
23 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Psychology from en.wikipedia.org
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia - occurs when editors use Wikipedia to advance the interests of their external roles or relationships. The type of COI editing of most concern on Wikipedia is paid editing for public relations purposes.
24 days ago by JasonCarswell to /s/censorship from en.wikipedia.org
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia
24 days ago by Vigte to /s/Internet from en.wikipedia.org
TIL Hitler wanted to burn Paris to the ground but the order was disobeyed by General Dietrich von Choltitz who believed Hitler was mentally insane
29 days ago by useless_aether to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
In Search Of Enemies by John R. Stockwell - former CIA officer then critic of US government policies after serving 7 tours of duty over 13 years. As Chief of the Angola Task Force during 1975 covert ops in their civil war, he resigned and wrote the book that influenced Cynthia McKinney.
1 month ago by JasonCarswell to /s/USAmerica from en.wikipedia.org
TIL The film The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the most valuable assets in Warner Brothers catalog (which has several multi-billion dollar movie franchises) and Bob Gunton (the warden) still makes six figures a year from it.
1 month ago by Orangutan to /s/Movies from en.wikipedia.org
Parallel construction - an bent law enforcement process building separate evidentiary basis concealing how criminal investigations actually begin. Evidence laundering occurs when a crooked cop unreasonably obtains evidence then passes it to another officer who in good-faith presents it to the court.
1 month ago by JasonCarswell to /s/PoliceMisconduct from en.wikipedia.org
Barry Goldwater, great Political Candidate responsible for an upsurge of true conservatism(libertarianism) in America
1 month ago by HoppeanAncap to /s/Libertarianism from en.wikipedia.org
In 1962 a strange spring was found in northern Texas. Despite being 500 miles from any coast, it was home to marine species such as crabs, barnacles and seaweed, all isolated thousands of years prior when the sea levels rose and fell. Sadly, all this was wiped out after a dike was built.
1 month ago by Orangutan to /s/offbeat from en.wikipedia.org