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DApp

DApp or decentralized apps are similar in terms of operations with regular web applications. On the other hand, they can retrieve information about their state and data from specific or multiple blockchain networks. You wouldn’t need a central web server for the functioning of DApps. In addition, DApps communicate with each other through the messaging protocol used by blockchain networks connected to them. READ MORE

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Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

dasein
Dasein (German loanword) that means "being there" or "presence" - often translated i"existence". Existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger uses the expression Dasein to refer to the experience of being that is peculiar to human beings.
Submitted by: loanword

DeCeFi

DeCeFi or decentralized CeFi is basically a new approach that aims to use the best of DeFi and CeFi for modernizing conventional financial management. The world’s leading crypto exchange platform, Binance, has started the DeCeFi movement with their Binance Smart Chain.


dormer
A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof, and a dormer window (also called dormer) is a form of roof window
Submitted by: vocab

D H Lawrence (1)
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
Submitted by: English Writer (1885-1930)

D. H. Lawrence

Damon Young (1979-)

American writer and editor. Damon Young is editor of The Root magazine website (The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth) and wrote his first book What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, in 2019.

Submitted by: identarian writer

Daniel Dennett
Daniel Dennett (born 28-Mar-1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

Daniel Dennett Wikipedia

Submitted by: 1942-?

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
When a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, he can bet there are good men in jail.

Danny Fenster (CIA Journalist) Imprisoned in Myanmar (1-Sept-2021)

Danny Fenster CIA Journalist imprisoned in Myanmar @ Columbia College Chicago article on Alumnus Danny Fenster.

Submitted by: Press Freedom

DaShanne Stokes
Those with unearned privileges often spin things as 'political correctness' to further silence those they wish to oppress.
Submitted by: American Sociologist (1978-)

data | datum

Data is a mass noun, uncountable noun, or non-count noun is a noun with the syntactic property that any quantity of it is treated as an undifferentiated unit, rather than as something with discrete elements. Non-count nouns are distinguished from count nouns. Sand, family, etc.

Recently data has been singled out for abuse. "Data is" has been inexplicably morphing into "data are" and the usual cunts absorb and proliferate this change as if Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

Submitted by: data | datum


Data Rights: Ownership Privacy Protections
Submitted by: Legislation

David Edwards
The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.

David Foster Wallace

David Fuller
Rights without responsibilities is adolescence. Free speech absolutism is an ideological position that may not stand up to real-world conditions.
Submitted by: English Journalist

David Hume (1)
Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few, and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded, and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the freest and most popular.
Submitted by: Scottish (1711-1776)

David Hume (2)
Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the ease with which the many are governed by the few
Submitted by: English Philosopher

David Hume
Everyone has observed how much more dogs are animated when they hunt in a pack, than when they pursue their game apart. We might, perhaps, be at a loss to explain this phenomenon, if we had not experience of a similar in ourselves.
Submitted by: English Philosopher

David Hume
David Hume (7-May-1711 to 25-Aug-1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. This places him with Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and George Berkeley as a British Empiricist.

David Hume Wikipedia

Submitted by: 1711-1776

David Icke (2)
One of the most important secret societies of the 20th Century is called the Round Table. It is based in Britain with branches across the world. It is the Round Table that ultimately orchestrates the network of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Submitted by: English Conspiracy Theorist

David Rockefeller
The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
Submitted by: American Businessman

David Sirota (2-Nov-1975)

American journalist, columnist at The Guardian, editor for Jacobin, and writer. He is also a political commentator and runs The Daily Poster anti-establishment "follow the money" corruption exposer media website. He is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, political spokesperson, and blogger. He worked as the senior advisor and speechwriter on the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign.

Submitted by: anti-corruption journalist

David Solomon

D.J. who moonlights as a titan of Wall Street, David Solomon is a crossover media-finance bullshit artist. Under him, Goldman Sachs - the investment bank - has tried to shed its uptight image as a haven for besuited M.&A. bankers and chest-thumping traders. That effort now includes its own typeface. Meet Goldman Sans. The firm describes the font, which is free to download, as “approachable without being whimsical” and “neutral, with a wink.” It was created for Goldman Sachs by the British design firm Dalton Maag, with a mandate to create a typeface with just the right amount of personality for the 151-year-old bank.

It follows other efforts by Goldman to come across as cool, including relaxing its dress code, pitching itself as a tech company and collaborating with Apple on a credit card. The reaction from experts is, shall we say, mixed. They are on record saying that it suffered from “lack of courage,” was “missing life” and was the typographical equivalent of “a casual Friday.”

Submitted by: David Solomon | Goldman Sachs

Dean Baker
The problem of the last three decades is not the 'vicissitudes of the marketplace,' but rather deliberate actions by the [corporatist] government to redistribute income from the rest of us to the one percent.

DEBUNKED: Coronavirus and Blood Donation by American Red Cross - Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca ALL Eligible
  • What to know about the Coronavirus and Blood Donation by American Red Cross (Aug-2021)
  • "In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation. There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer."

    Submitted by: redcrossblood.org

    Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

    A decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO points out a company or group of like-minded people operating on the basis of rules established in a smart contract. DAOs are generally helpful for transforming business logic to software logic documented on a blockchain. READ MORE

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    Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

    Decentralization

    Decentralized points out the shift of data, actions, and other associated interests from a single actor towards distribution throughout all actors.



    Deep State: Turkish Deep State Ergenekon
    Ergenekon was the name given to an alleged clandestine, secularist ultra-nationalist organization in Turkey with possible ties to members of the country’s military and security forces. The would-be group, named after Ergenekon, a mythical place located in the inaccessible valleys of the Altay Mountains, was accused of terrorism in Turkey. Ergenekon was by some believed to be part of the “deep state”. The existence of the “deep state” was affirmed in Turkish opinion after the Susurluk scandal in 1996.Ergenekon’s modus operandi had been compared to Operation Gladio’s Turkish branch, the Counter-Guerrilla. By April 2011, over 500 people had been taken into custody and nearly 300 formally charged with membership of what prosecutors described as “the Ergenekon terrorist organization”, which they claimed had been responsible for virtually every act of political violence—and controlled every militant group—in Turkey over the last 30 years.
    Submitted by: Deep State

    Deep State
  • The Palmer Raids 1919: When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals (11-Nov-2021)
  • "Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 by the United States Department of Justice @ WIKIPEDIA LINK"
  • Robert Michels: The Iron Law of Oligarchy
  • Jacob Weisberg: Cozy Relationships Between Press, Law, Academic and Government [Authority]
  • New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine; mouthpiece of Democratic Party credentialed professionals] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."
  • Submitted by: History

    Deepstate: American Pravda
    American Pravda: the Power of Organized Crime @ UNZ LINK.
    Submitted by: Deepstate

    DeFi or Decentralized Finance

    Decentralized finance or DeFi is a paradigm shift in the economy powered by decentralization, especially in blockchain networks. DeFi points out the radical transition from centralized and closed financial systems to universally accessible economies. DeFi relies on open protocols with the assurance of programmability, ease of composition, and interoperability. READ MORE

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    Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

    Definitions: woke
    Woke is seeing society's power dynamics in terms of critical race-gender theory identity. Straight white males at the top, gestalt queer black trans female at the bottom.Woke deliberately uses the wrong tense, a condescension to ape perceived 'street' grammar of black Americans.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definitions: 1 mole
    The mole (symbol: mol) is the base unit of amount of substance in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as exactly 6.02214076×1023 particles, which may be atoms, molecules, ions, or electrons.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definitions: daltons
    The dalton or unified atomic mass unit (symbols: Da or u) is a unit of mass widely used in physics and chemistry. It is defined as 1⁄12 of the mass of an unbound neutral atom of carbon-12 in its nuclear and electronic ground state and at rest. The atomic mass constant, denoted mu is defined identically, giving mu = m(12C)/12 = 1 Da. A unit dalton is also approximately numerically equal to the molar mass of the same expressed in g / mol (1 Da ≈ 1 g/mol). Prior to the 2019 redefinition of the SI base units these were numerically identical by definition (1 Da = 1 g/mol) and are still treated as such for most purposes.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definitions: Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)
    Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) is a service provided by Amazon that provides storage, packaging, and shipping assistance to sellers. ... The program allows sellers to ship their merchandise to an Amazon fulfillment center, where items are stored in warehouses until they are sold. Often used as a 'get rich fast without effort' mechanism selling cheap Chinese stuff at a profit warehoused and fulfilled by Amazon. Leads to a lot of useless unsold trash.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definitions: Kritarchy (kritocracy / juristocracy / dikastocracy)
    Rule by judges. Kritarchy, also called kritocracy, was the system of rule by Biblical judges (Hebrew: שופטים‎, shoftim) in ancient Israel, started by Moses according to the Book of Exodus, before the establishment of a united monarchy under Saul. Because the name is a compound of the Greek words κριτής, krites ("judge") and ἄρχω, árkhō ("to rule"), its colloquial use has expanded to cover rule by judges in the modern sense as well. To contrast such a rule by (modern) judges with the actual form of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, judge Albie Sachs coined the term dikastocracy for it, from δικαστής ("judge"), rejecting the coinage "juristocracy" for being an admixture of Latin and Greek.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definitions: Deep State (Origins)
    A deep state (calque of Turkish: derin devlet) is a type of governance made up of potentially secret and unauthorised networks of power operating independently of a state’s political leadership in pursuit of their own agenda and goals. In popular usage, the term carries overwhelmingly negative connotations. The range of possible uses of the term is similar to that for shadow government. The expression state within a state is an older and similar concept. Historically, it designated a well-defined organization which seeks to function independently, whereas the deep state refers more to a hidden organization seeking to manipulate the public state.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Definition: Naive Bayes Classification
    Naive Bayes classifiers are a family of simple classifiers that use Bayes Theorem good for dealing with high scaling complexity dimensional data.
    Submitted by: Definitions

    Delphic Maxims
    Know thyself Nothing in excess Surety brings ruin
    Submitted by: Ancient Greek Proverb

    Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers
  • Profit Squeeze and Cost Distribution For and Against Vaccine Hesitant and Covid-19 'Freeloaders' (28-Aug-2021)
  • Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers May Have Serious Unintended Consequences, according to the pro-corporate forbes.com website.

    Submitted by: forbes.com

    Democracy Now!
    "Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González."
  • Orthodox soft-left liberal reportage from a formerly independent vanity news outlet captured by neoliberal corporate paymasters.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
  • Submitted by: democracynow.org

    Denis [Oppressed Peasant]
    Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you. If I went ’round sayin’ I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
    Submitted by: English (Dark Ages)

    Dennis Tourish and Tim Wohlforth
    Artificially engineered peak experiences have long been known to induce extreme conformity.
    Submitted by: American sociologists

    Desiderius Erasmus
    In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
    Submitted by: Dutch Philosopher (1466-1536)

    Details about Coronavirus Research at Chinese Wuhan Virology Lab
    Submitted by: theintercept.com

    Digital COVID-19 Social Response in Kinshasa
    Submitted by: Brookings Institute

    Digital Identity

    Digital identity is basically an online identity or identity on a network adopted by an organization, individual, or electronic device. READ MORE

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    Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

    Digital Signature

    Digital signature is a code created through public-key encryption followed by being attached to electronically transmitted documents for verifying the contents of the document.


    Directed Acyclic Graph

    Directed Acyclic Graph or DAG is a directed graph structure, such as a flow chart, without any recursive routes. DAGs are applicable in the blockchain industry primarily for creating links between blocks, data storage structures, and transactions. READ MORE

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    Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

    Distributed Ledger

    Distributed ledger is the database spread throughout various sites, institutions, and countries with sequential storage of records in a continuous manner. The data in distributed ledger could be permissioned or unpermissioned, depending on the control privileges for viewership of the data. READ MORE

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    Submitted by: 101blockchains.com


    Do immigrants reduces native born wages? Do migrants cost _us_ money?
  • "No. Immigrants almost never reduce native born wages, except sometimes briefly during the peak or trough of recession. In recessions the net fiscal impact moves back to an overall net positive soon after."
  • "No. Migrants don't tend to cost the country money, except at the very start (rescue and housing) and/or if the migrant is subsequently deported before becoming a taxpayer. Once paying taxes, migrants like immigrants are net positive. Benefit to national fiscal balance over a lifetime is very positive, in part because immigrants don't need public spending during childhood so spend much higher percentage of their lives as taxpayers."
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  • Migrant Population in the U.K.: Fiscal Effects (22-Feb-2002)
  • Paying Their Way. The fiscal contribution of immigrants in the UK (27-Apr-2005)
  • The Effect of Immigration along the Distribution of Wages (Mar-2008)
  • New Labour? The Impact of Migration from Central and Eastern European Countries on the UK Labour Market (19-Oct-2008)
  • The Economic Impacts of Migration on the UK Labour Market (26-Feb-2009)
  • The Government's Immigration Sums Don't Add Up (18-Nov-2010)
  • ONS reveals impact of immigration on low-paid jobs and wages; how should Labour react? (26-May-2011)
  • REDACTED: The Spectator - ONS Blunder Lets Ministers Blame Falling Real Incomes On Immigration (Aug-2012)
  • Impacts of migration on UK native employment: An analytical review of the evidence (Mar-2014)
  • The impact of immigration on occupational wages: evidence from Britain (Dec-2015)
  • Finding the facts: The truth behind referendum claims on immigration (13-Apr-2016)
  • Does Immigration Reduce Wages? (2017)
  • An immigration strategy for the UK: Six proposals to manage migration for economic success (5-Dec-2017)
  • The Economic Impact of Immigrations on the UK (6-Apr-2018)
  • The Fiscal Imact of Immigration in the UK (18-Feb-2019)
  • Submitted by: Immigration

    Don DeLillo
    Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.
    Submitted by: American Writer

    Donald Trump (1)
    I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.
    Submitted by: American Businessman/President

    Donald Trump (2)
    Everything in Washington has been a lie It's all big lie.
    Submitted by: American Businessman/President

    Doris Lessing
    Political correctness [and its progeny] is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others.

    Double Spend Attack

    Double-spend attacks basically refer to malicious attempts for convincing two different parties about the validity of one of two conflicting transactions. In such cases, both transactions can appear valid, although with setbacks when combined together. Blockchain reorganizations such as natural forks imply that verification of the addition of a transaction in a block does not refer to its immutability. Transactions will be immutable only after reaching a certain chain depth where chain reorganization cannot affect them. It is possible to reduce double-spend attacks by waiting to confirm a transaction by the network.


    Douglas MacArthur
    It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
    Submitted by: American (1948)

    Dr. Tess Lawrie: The Conscience of Medicine
    Submitted by: Dr Tess Lawrie

    Drastic Research: DEFUSE PROJECT

    Self-contained, one-stop repository of The DEFUSE PROJECT archive: @ drasticresearch.org as of 21-Sept-2021

  • In Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan (22-Oct-2021)
  • Submitted by: drasticresearch.org | vanityfair.com


    Dunning Kruger (1)
    The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognise their own incompetence. The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate their own capabilities. The term lends a scientific name and explanation to a problem that many people immediately recognise -that fools are blind to their own foolishness.
    Submitted by: Scientists

    Dwight D Eisenhower
    We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
    Submitted by: American General/President

    Dwight D Eisenhower
    We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
    Submitted by: American General/President

    Dwight G Eisenhower (1)
    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defence with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalised, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
    Submitted by: American General/President (1890-1969)

    Dwight G Eisenhower (2)
    Massive military budgets erode the economic foundation on which true national security is dependent.
    Submitted by: American General/President (1890-1969)


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