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The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot

The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot
Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here. Bookmark it, start reading, and become that person who’s always full of fascinating stuff you never knew about. The top 50 Wikipedia articles by interestingness 1. *Copybot is not responsible for the hours and hours that disappeared while you were exploring this list. Edit: If you enjoyed this list, I’ve since posted 50 more of Wikipedia’s most interesting articles. Like this: Like Loading... Related Picking flicks About six months ago, it dawned on me that whenever someone asked me if I'd seen a particular film, my answer was almost invariably no. In "Copybot articles" Related:  Website Lists

100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

The 48 Laws of Power Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[5] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[4][8] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[4] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[10] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[10] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[10] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[10]

Singularité technologique De telles conséquences ont été débattues dans les années 1960 par I. J. Good. Selon Ray Kurzweil[5], cofondateur de la Singularity University[6], cette notion de singularité technologique aurait été envisagée par John von Neumann dans les années 1950[7]. La possibilité et la date de survenue de cet évènement hypothétique soulèvent des débats entre scientifiques. Émergence du concept[modifier | modifier le code] L'idée de présenter l'évolution exponentielle de la technologie remonte au moins à 1932, avec John B. Même s’il est communément admis que le concept de singularité s’est développé au cours des deux dernières décennies du XXe siècle, l’origine du terme remonte en fait aux années 1950 : — Stanislaw Ulam, mai 1958, au sujet d’une conversation avec John von Neumann Cette citation fut à plusieurs reprises extraite de son contexte et attribuée à John von Neumann lui-même, probablement du fait de sa réputation et de son influence. La singularité vingienne[modifier | modifier le code]

FUCKING HOMEPAGE - Useful Websites Here is a list of websites we have featured in the past that might come in handy. Remember to set FuckingHomepage.com as your start page if you haven’t already. Educational/Learning favoriteandforget.com – Useful and educational links updated daily. Set it as your homepage and forget about it.khanacademy.org - video lectures on just about any subjectted.com - lectures by smart peopleinternetisuseful.com - for every educational website or useful web app out thereacademicearth.org - classroom lecturesfreerice.com - expand your vocabulary while feeding the hungrylizardpoint.com - a collection of geography quizzesmathrun.net - timed math quizzesclassicshorts.com - the best short storieserowid.org - learn about drugsqwikia.com - turn a Wikipedia article into a videounplugthetv.com - a collection of intellectually stimulating videosfactsie.com - a place to learn amazing and unusual historical and scientific facts Learn Skills Useful Web Apps Entertainment - Music, Movies, Sports, Books

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

Trance psychédélique Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Trance psychédélique Ce type de trance est un phénomène global mais est surtout populaire en Israël, en Europe, au Japon et, bien évidemment, à Goa. Trance psychédélique et trance-goa[modifier | modifier le code] La trance-goa est étroitement liée à l'apparition de la trance psychédélique pendant la seconde moitié des années 1990, mais la différence entre les deux genres est en grande partie une question d'opinion (si elles sont considérées comme synonymes par certains, d'autres trouvent la trance psychédélique plus « métallique » et la goa plus « organique »). Les premières compilations ou albums où l'on a pu distinguer à l'oreille le son goa de la trance normale née en Europe, sont sans doute Project II Trance de Dragonfly Records et sa suite Order Odonata. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Aux alentours de 1997, la scène originale trance-goa subissait une dure période, spécialement au Royaume-Uni.

10 Websites To Make You Think | The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth This fantastic website by David Bleja demonstrates CO2 emissions and world population growth in real time on a global map. Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works

archaeolink.com - Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers Bosphore Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le Bosphore (en turc İstanbul Boğazı ou Boğaziçi), est le détroit qui relie la mer Noire à la mer de Marmara et marque, avec les Dardanelles, la limite méridionale entre les continents asiatique et européen. Il est long de 42 kilomètres pour une largeur de 698 à 3 000 mètres. Il sépare les deux parties anatolienne (Asie) et rouméliote (Europe) de la province d'Istanbul. Étymologie[modifier | modifier le code] Ainsi, le Bosphore serait un « passage resserré » dont l'origine désignait non le détroit en lui-même mais l'isthme présent jusqu'à la fin du paléolithique reliant alors l'Europe à l'Asie[3]. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Le roi perse Darius voulut faire passer son armée de l'Asie vers l'Europe lors de son expédition contre les Scythes en 513 av. Un enjeu géostratégique ancien[modifier | modifier le code] 1453-1774 : principe de la clôture totale[modifier | modifier le code] Classement et trafic[modifier | modifier le code]

List of hoaxes on Wikipedia This is a list of known historical hoaxes on Wikipedia. Its purpose is to document hoaxes on Wikipedia, in order to improve our detection and understanding of them. It is considered a hoax if it was a clear or blatant attempt to make up something, as opposed to libel, vandalism or a factual error. A hoax is considered notable if it evaded detection for more than one month or was discussed by reliable sources in the media. This list is incomplete, as many hoaxes remain undiscovered. A hoax can be added to this page if it meets the requirements above. For many of the below hoaxes, you can see an archived version of the deleted article by clicking on its title (see also list of archived hoaxes). Hoaxes extant for at least one year[edit] Hoaxes extant for at least one month[edit] This section lists hoaxes covered for at least one month but less than one year. Hoaxes extant for less than one month[edit] Note: This section should list only hoaxes covered in independent third-party sources.

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