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unspoken but absolute code of silence
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Opcode is basically a machine-level instruction for processors, and they are generally very basic commands such as bit shifting, addition, and multiplication.


The company Oracle creates enterprise-level software systems. On the other hand, as a service, oracles are services for connecting real-world data and blockchain applications.

Occluded refers to stopping something by closing up the way in or the line of sight; to obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage) e.g. thick makeup can occlude the pores.
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Octave Mirbeau
You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
Submitted by: French Writer (1848-1917)

OffGuardian: The Propaganda War (And How to Fight It)
OFF-GUARDIAN ARTICLESimply engaging in a "better" strategy of reality propaganda is NOT going to improve daily life, nor will it be effective push back against the mass media conditioning program of the past 15+ months. If anything, picking out another set of symbols marks out the segregation according to the bullsh1t rules of the govt-oligarchy. It plays into their hands. Propaganda reality dies in lived nuance. Apartheid is eroded by exposing the irrelevance of the terms of segregation; by ignoring it, by disdaining its orthodoxies - as infantile, disingenuous caricature. Go about your daily life without any of the symbols of conformism or rebellion.Force the world into a human to human dynamic, and confront only when confronted. Face to face. I know it doesn't counterpoint the anger felt (justifiably) about the whole coronavirus debacle like the sledgehammer red triangle badge but the symbol is a conceit, compounding the problem for the sake of performative rebellion. It's far more effective to dismiss both the propaganda reality and the compelled behaviour; and react to the drone-policing if/when it happens.
Submitted by: Infowars

Ogden Nash
I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
Submitted by: American Poet (1902-1971)

Oliver Cromwell
Do not trust to the cheering, for those very persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
Submitted by: English Statesman (1699)

Oliver Sacks
Oliver Wolf Sacks (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and writer. He was educated at Oxford, later moving to the USA and, after a fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Sacks served as neurologist at Beth Abraham Hospital's chronic-care facility in the Bronx, where he worked with a group of survivors of the 1920s sleeping sickness encephalitis lethargica, who had been unable to move on their own for decades. His treatment of those patients became the basis of his 1973 book Awakenings. His numerous other best-selling books were mostly collections of case studies of people, including himself, with neurological disorders. He also published hundreds of articles (both peer-reviewed scientific articles and articles for a general audience), not only about neurological disorders but also insightful book reviews and articles about the history of science, natural history, and nature. His writings have been featured in a wide range of media; The New York Times called him a "poet laureate of contemporary medicine," and "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century". Oliver Sacks's books include a wealth of narrative detail about his experiences with his patients and his own experiences, and how patients and he coped with their conditions, often illuminating how the normal brain deals with perception, memory, and individuality. He once stated that the brain is the "most incredible thing in the universe".

Oliver Sacks Wikipedia

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imminently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country... Only the emergency that makes it immediately dangerous to leave the correction of evil counsels to time warrants making any exception to the sweeping command, 'Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech.'
Submitted by: American Justice (1841-1935)

Omar Khayyam

ONS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights: Antibodies
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Open Secrets
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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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"openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, we seek to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world."
  • Genuine left-wing environmentalist news media with strong socialist/social democratic activist reportage, exposing plutocracy crime and neoliberal hypocrisy at ground-level.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: F
  • Submitted by: opendemocracy.net

    Oscar Callaway
    In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organisations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. … They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.
    Submitted by: American Politician (1872-1947)

    Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde
    A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    Submitted by: Irish Writer

    Oscar Wilde (1)
    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (2)
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (3)
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (3)
    Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (4)
    A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (5)
    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (6)
    The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (7)
    When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (8)
    Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Oscar Wilde (9)
    Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.
    Submitted by: Irish Poet (1854-1900)

    Otto von Bismarck
    Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
    Submitted by: German Statesman

    Oxford University: Fungus-derived Anti-cancer Drug Shows Promise
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    “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…"