Tomorrow, December 14th, Ajit Pai and his fellow members of the Federal Communications Commission are going to vote to repeal net neutrality. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is a certain set of rules that keeps the internet as we know it free and open. But if the repeal goes through, then Telecom giants such … Continue reading #SavetheInternet
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angle parking , n : A form of roadside car parking where the parking spaces are arranged at an acute angle to the direction of approach, allowing the driver to enter a space easily and later reverse back out.
Two Soviet MiG-29 aircraft en route to an air show in British Columbia, Canada, are intercepted by F-15 Eagle aircraft of the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle … Continue reading Picture of the day for December 13, 2017
Wiktionary , proper n : A collaborative project run by the Wikimedia Foundation to produce a free and complete dictionary in every language. The dictionaries, collectively, produced by that project. A particular version of this dictionary project, written in a certain language, such as the English-language Wiktionary (often known simply as the English Wiktionary). Happy … Continue reading Wiktionary: Word of the day for December 12, 2017
Malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) on Lake Baringo, Kenya. To celebrate Jamhuri Day which marks Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December 1964.. Learn more.
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Night view of Berlin Hauptbahnhof (English: Berlin Central Station), main railway station in Berlin, Germany. The station came into full operation in May 2006 and is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, which was opened in 1871 as the terminus of the railway linking Berlin with Lehrte (location near Hanover), which later … Continue reading Picture of the day for December 11, 2017
scree , n : (uncountable) Loose stony debris on a slope. (uncountable, by extension) Similar debris made up of broken building material such as bricks, concrete, etc. (countable) A slope made up of loose stony debris at the base of a cliff, mountain, etc. Today is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International … Continue reading scree: Word of the day for December 11, 2017
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