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A common bitcoin logo. The price for BTC/USD on the Mt.Gox exchange Bitcoin (sign: BTC ) is a decentralized digital currency [ 8 ] [ 9 ] based on an open-source , [ 10 ] peer-to-peer internet protocol . It was introduced by a pseudonymous developer named Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. [ 11 ]
"Brynhild" (1897) by G. Bussière Brynhildr (sometimes spelled Brunhild, Brünnhilde, Brynhild) is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Norse mythology , where she appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events.
" Shaken, not stirred " is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming 's fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond , and his preference for how he wished his martini prepared. The phrase first appears in the novel Diamonds Are Forever (1956), though Bond does not actually say the line until Dr. No (1958) but says it "shaken and not stirred" instead of "shaken, not stirred." It was first uttered in the films by Sean Connery in Goldfinger in 1964 (though the villain Dr. Julius No offers this drink and utters those words in the first film, Dr.
Electronic tagging is a form of non-surreptitious surveillance consisting of an electronic device attached to a person or vehicle, especially certain criminals, allowing their whereabouts to be monitored. In general, devices locate themselves using GPS and report their position back to a control centre, for example via a cellular (mobile) phone network. This form of criminal sentencing, or increasingly a form of pre-release from detention monitoring, is known under different names in different countries; for example in New Zealand it is referred to as " home detention ", and in North America "electronic monitoring" is a more common term. Electronic monitoring has been said to be particularly useful for early detection of flight when defendants have been granted pretrial release, [ 1 ] or for preparing incarcerated individuals for release back into the community.
Pseudis paradoxa , known as the paradoxical frog or shrinking frog , is a species of hylid frog from South America . Its name refers to the very large—up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long— tadpole (typical of the Pseudis genus), which in turn becomes an ordinary-sized frog, only about a quarter of its former length. Pseudis paradoxa is green coloured with dark green or olive stripes. It inhabits ponds, lakes and lagoons from northern Argentina , through the Pantanal , Amazon and the Guianas , to Venezuela and Trinidad , with a disjunct in the Magdalena River watershed in Colombia and adjacent far western Venezuela. The female frog lays eggs among water plants; the eggs develop into giant tadpoles.
Antillia (or Antilia ) is a legendary island that was reputed, during the 15th century age of exploration, to lie in the Atlantic Ocean , far to the west of Portugal and Spain . The island also went by the name of Isle of Seven Cities ( Ilha das Sete Cidades ( Portuguese ), Septe Cidades ). It originates from an old Iberian legend, set during the Muslim conquest of Hispania c. 714. Seeking to flee from the Muslim conquerors, seven Christian Visigothic bishops embarked with their flocks on ships and set sail westwards into the Atlantic Ocean, eventually landing on an island ( Antilha ) where they founded seven settlements. The island makes its first explicit appearance as a large rectangular island in the 1424 portolan chart of Zuane Pizzigano .
Oh my God! They killed Spidey! It's true. More than 10 years ago, writer Brian Michael Bendis brought Ultimate Spider-Man into the world, and today he's taken him out. According to Bendis, this isn't temporary, either.
Basil , or Sweet Basil , is a common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum (pronounced /ˈbæzɪl/ or, in the US, /ˈbeːzɪl/ ), of the family Lamiaceae (mints), sometimes known as Saint Joseph's Wort in some English-speaking countries. Basil, originally from India , [ 1 ] but thoroughly familiar to Theophrastus [ 2 ] and Dioscurides , is a half-hardy annual plant, best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine , and also plays a major role in Southeast Asian cuisines of Indonesia , Thailand , Vietnam , Cambodia , Laos , and the cuisine of Taiwan . Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise , with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell. There are many varieties of Ocimum basilicum , as well as several related species or species hybrids also called basil.
Freeman John Dyson FRS (born December 15, 1923) is a British-born [ 3 ] American [ 4 ] theoretical physicist and mathematician , famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics , solid-state physics , astronomy and nuclear engineering . Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists . [ 5 ] Dyson has lived in Princeton, New Jersey , for over fifty years. [ 6 ] [ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Early life
“After many years of hard work I finally realised that men think of absolutely nothing apart from sex. It was a shocking conclusion and I realised that the world needed to be informed of my findings. “I never thought for one moment that my life’s work would be embraced by Britain’s students in their thousands.
Brian Harold May CBE (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician and astrophysicist most widely known as the guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer of the rock band Queen . As a guitarist he uses his home-built guitar, " Red Special ", and has composed hits such as " Tie Your Mother Down ", " I Want It All ", " We Will Rock You ", " Fat Bottomed Girls " and " Who Wants to Live Forever ". He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for his charity work". [ 1 ] May earned a Ph.D in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and is currently serving as the 4th Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University . [ 2 ] He resides in Surrey . [ 3 ]
United States ex rel . Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff , 54 F.R.D. 282 ( W.D.Pa . 1971), [ 1 ] was a court case in which a man filed a lawsuit against Satan and his servants in United States District Court. It was dismissed on procedural grounds . [ edit ] The complaint Gerald Mayo filed a claim before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in which Mayo alleged that " Satan has on numerous occasions caused plaintiff misery and unwarranted threats, against the will of plaintiff, that Satan has placed deliberate obstacles in his path and has caused plaintiff's downfall" and had therefore "deprived him of his constitutional rights".
Lawsuits against God have occurred in real life and in fiction. Issues debated in the actions include the problem of evil and harmful " acts of God ". [ edit ] Actual suits [ edit ] Ernie Chambers In the U.S. state of Nebraska , State Senator Ernie Chambers filed a suit in 2008 against God, seeking a permanent injunction against God's harmful activities, as an effort to publicize the issue of public access to the court system. [ 1 ] The suit was dismissed because God could not be properly notified, not having an address.
A copycat suicide is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media . A spike of emulation suicides after a widely publicized suicide is known as the Werther effect , following Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther . [ 1 ] The well-known suicide serves as a model, in the absence of protective factors, for the next suicide. This is referred to as suicide contagion . [ 2 ] They occasionally spread through a school system, through a community, or in terms of a celebrity suicide wave, nationally.
Pydimarri Venkata Subba Rao (died 1988) was a Telugu author who is best remembered as the composer of the National Pledge of India . [ edit ] Writer and polyglot Subba Rao was a native of Anneparthy village in the Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh . He was a polyglot , having mastered Sanskrit , Telugu , English and Arabic . He was also a naturopathy doctor and a bureaucrat who wrote several books in Telugu, the most famous of which is the novel Kalabhairavudu . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Composer of the National Pledge