Wikipedia eklektiline sügavus XXVIII (SOPA ja PIPA protestipäevaks)

18. jaanuaril ei ole allpool viidatud Wikipedia artiklid loetavad, sest Wikipedia korraldab protestiaktsiooni seoses USA’s arutlusel olevate ja interneti vabadusi  järjest ulatuslikumalt piiravate seadustega:

Why is this a global action, rather than US-only? And why now, if some American legislators appear to be in tactical retreat on SOPA?

The reality is that we don’t think SOPA is going away, and PIPA is still quite active. Moreover, SOPA and PIPA are just indicators of a much broader problem. All around the world, we’re seeing the development of legislation intended to fight online piracy, and regulate the Internet in other ways, that hurt online freedoms. Our concern extends beyond SOPA and PIPA: they are just part of the problem. We want the Internet to remain free and open, everywhere, for everyone.

On January 18, we hope you’ll agree with us, and will do what you can to make your own voice heard.

Eelnev on ka põhjus, miks see postitus sai just 18. jaanuaril avaldatud.

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Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. It is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society.

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Terra Australis (Latin for “the unknown land of the South”) was a hypothesized continent appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th century. Terra Australis was one of several names applied to the actual continent of Australia, after its European discovery; it is the root of the continent’s modern name (see Etymology, at Australia). Ptolemy’s maps, which became well-known in Europe during the Renaissance, did not actually depict such a continent, but they did show an Africa which had no southern oceanic boundary (and which therefore might extend all the way to the South Pole), and also raised the possibility that the Indian Ocean was entirely enclosed by land.

Kilroy was here is an American popular culture expression, often seen in graffiti. Its origins are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle—a bald-headed man with a prominent nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall—is widely known among U.S. residents who lived during World War II.

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