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A small portion of the entire network is known as Shard, whereas Sharding is the process of splitting the complete network into many small portions, shards. Each shard has an independent state i.e. unique smart contract and account balance. READ MORE

Submitted by: 101blockchains.com

the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, for example pardons or benefices
Submitted by: vocab

Sun Tzu
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
Submitted by: Ancient Chinese Philosopher

Sun Tzu
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Submitted by: Ancient Greek Philosopher


Solidity is a popular smart contract programming language specifically tailored for the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
Submitted by: French Playwright (1783-1842)

Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom god leads to destruction.
Submitted by: Ancient Greek Playwright

Sam Harris (9-Apr-1967)
American philosopher, neuroscientist, author, and podcast host. His work touches on a wide range of topics, including rationality, religion, ethics, free will, neuroscience, meditation, psychedelics, philosophy of mind, politics, terrorism, and artificial intelligence. Harris publishes the Waking Up app and hosts the Making Sense podcast.
Submitted by: neoliberal neuroscientist podcaster

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant’s shoulder to mount on.
Submitted by: English Poet

Santoshi Nakamoto

It’s the name that was used by the assumed individual/ individuals who developed bitcoin. Nakamoto published the white paper in 2008, describing about the project. He also invented the first blockchain database. READ MORE

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Scalability refers to the ability of a blockchain project to handle the network traffic, capacity of application, and future growth.

Scapegoating according to Girard.
Whereas the philosophers of the 18th century would have agreed that communal violence comes to an end due to a social contract, Girard believes that, paradoxically, the problem of violence is frequently solved with a lesser dose of violence. When mimetic rivalries accumulate, tensions grow ever greater. But, that tension eventually reaches a paroxysm. When violence is at the point of threatening the existence of the community, very frequently a bizarre psychosocial mechanism arises: communal violence is all of the sudden projected upon a single individual. Thus, people that were formerly struggling, now unite efforts against someone chosen as a scapegoat. Former enemies now become friends, as they communally participate in the execution of violence against a specified enemy.Girard calls this process scapegoating - an allusion to the ancient religious ritual where communal sins were metaphorically imposed upon a he-goat, and this beast was eventually abandoned in the desert, or sacrificed to the gods (in the Hebrew Bible, this is especially prescribed in Leviticus 16). The person that receives the communal violence is a ‘scapegoat’ in this sense: her death or expulsion is useful as a regeneration of communal peace and restoration of relationships.However, Girard considers it crucial that this process be unconscious in order to work. The victim must never be recognized as an innocent scapegoat (indeed, Girard considers that, prior to the rise of Christianity, ‘innocent scapegoat’ was virtually an oxymoron; see section 4.b below); rather, the victim must be thought of as a monstrous creature that transgressed some prohibition and deserved to be punished. In such a manner, the community deceives itself into believing that the victim is the culprit of the communal crisis, and that the elimination of the victim will eventually restore peace.

Science Lecture: Vincent Racaniello Virology Lecture 2020

Vincent R. Racaniello (born 2-Jan-1953) is a Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a co-author of a textbook on virology, Principles of Virology. Excellent insight into Coronavirus and Covid-19. See 2020 Virology lecture @ YOUTUBE.

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Secure Hash Algorithm

Secure Hash Algorithm or SHA is a cryptographic hashing function tailored by the United States National Security Agency. You can find the specific implementation of the algorithm by its numeric suffix.

Sergio Leone


It is process of converting a data structure into an encoding format that consists of the series/sequence of bytes.

Seven Revealing Ways AI Fails (ieee.org | 21-Sept-2021)

Neural networks can be disastrously brittle, forgetful, and surprisingly bad at maths. See Seven Revealing Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fails (21-Sept-2021) article on ieee.org website.

Submitted by: 21-Sept-2021

Shane Gillis
Being racist isn’t a yes or no thing, [it’s] like being hungry. You’re not [hungry] right now, but a cheeseburger could cut you off in traffic and you could get hungry real quick… You didn’t even know you were hungry for that type of cheeseburger.
Submitted by: American Comedian

Sharyl Attkisson
Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.
Submitted by: American Journalist (1961-)

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
Submitted by: Plutocracy Lock-In

ship of Theseus
In the metaphysics of identity, the Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The concept is one of the oldest in Western philosophy, having been discussed by Heraclitus and Plato by c. 500–400 BC, based on the 30-oar ship Theseus and the rescued sacrifices (youth of Athens) piloted back from King Minos' Crete to Athens, after having slain the minotaur.
Submitted by: concept

Sidney Hook
To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
Submitted by: American Philosopher (1902-1989)

Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir (9-Jan-1908 to 14-Apr-1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, and even though she was not considered one at the time of her death,[5] she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

Simone de Beauvoir Wikipedia

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Sindhu Biswal
Social media was initially created to communicate and then became a tool to propagate.
Submitted by: Indian Technologist

Slashing Condition

A condition that results in the smashing of the validator’s deposit on trigger.

Smart Contract

Smart contract in blockchain refers to the code that you can execute in the environment of a virtual machine. READ MORE

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Smoking Ban (UK Health Act 2006) Begins 1st July 2007

Health Act (2006) passed at the start of the third Labour term of Tony Blair's government. Across England the smoking ban in (pubs, bars, offices, restaurants, clubs, private members buildings) took effect on 1 July 2007. Key dates 1962-2021 in UK Tobacco Regulation per ASH PDF document.

BHF.ORG report assessing the health benefits data from UK smoking ban, per SMOKING BAN TIMELINE.

Benign, well-meaning, sincere. Not the actions of a rapacious corporate-oligarchy, exploiting a population for maximum profit. And yet, the health outcome data is only expressible in terms of "denormalising" smoking, how many fewer people smoke, how much less smoke is found in pubs and bars. While it's true the smoking ban reduced cigarette smoke pollution in pubs and bars by an enormous amount, this reduction runs parallel to a reduction in patron footfall. Less people are going to socialise in pubs and bars. Closures are ubiquitous. Smoking ban is one of many factors in this shift away from public square to public-facing social media but these cultural and legislative forces are inter-connected and cross-dependent.

Submitted by: 7th Grade

Social Media Waste
Every second on Twitter is a waste of time. Most are too engrossed to see, swept along arguing over the latest clickbait.I am worse, though. I know social media is corrosive. I am ALWAYS aware there is better things I could be doing.But I am too lazy or feckless to bother. O well.
Submitted by: Social Media Waste

Social Media Hoax Slayer
  • India-centric anti-hoax site: Social Media Hoax Slayer
  • Submitted by: smhoaxslayer.com

    Social Media: Changing World
    Submitted by: Social Media History

    Society: Dehumanizing Confirmation Bias
    Everyone you meet, meet fresh not as a group or a demographic or a generation. Generalizing is to dehumanize, racist or prejudiced bigoted fucked up. Confirmation bias made manifest. Path of social least resistance. Dropsybrain. Fuck that!
    Submitted by: Society

    Socioeconomics: Senior FDA Leaders Stepping Down (31-Aug-2021)

    In a major blow to vaccine efforts, senior FDA leaders stepping down @ ENDPTS.com report absent from mainstream media.

    Submitted by: Socioeconomics

    Sophie Scholl
    Isn't it a riddle and awe-inspiring that things can be so beautiful, despite the horrors? I've seen something wondrous peering through my joy in the beautiful, a sense of its creator. Only people can be truly ugly, because they have free will to separate themselves from this song of praise. It often seems they may drown out this hymn with cannon thunder, curses, and blasphemy. But I have realised they will not succeed. And so I want to throw myself on the side of the victor.
    Submitted by: German Anti-Nazi Activist (1921-1943)

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    South Africa Demands Biden Vaccine Patent Waiver
    Submitted by: commondreams.org

    Søren Kierkegaard (1)
    Popular revolt against a ruthless, experienced modern government, which enjoys a monopoly over weapons and communications… is simply not a possibility in the modern age… People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
    Submitted by: Danish Philosopher (1813-1855)

    Søren Kierkegaard (2)
    People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
    Submitted by: Danish Philosopher (1813-1855)

    Søren Kierkegaard (3)
    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
    Submitted by: Danish Philosopher (1813-1855)

    Spike Milligan


    Stablecoin is the cryptocurrency that minimizes the volatility of the stablecoin price, with respect to an asset or assets. Stablecoin is measured with respect to a known amount of an asset, so it remains stable. READ MORE

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    Stalin (1)
    It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes.
    Submitted by: Russian Premier (1880-1953)

    Stalin (2)
    If only one man dies of hunger, that is a tragedy. If millions die, that's only statistics.
    Submitted by: Russian Premier (1880-1953)

    Stalin (3)
    The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamour for such laws if their personal security is threatened.
    Submitted by: Russian Premier (1880-1953)

    Stanislaw Lem
    When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.
    Submitted by: Polish Writer

    Stanislaw Lem

    Stanley A McChrystal

    Four star American Army general and entrenched neoliberal character actor, Stanley A McChrystal was a prime mover in the enrichment detail of the Military Industrial Complex during the Obama Presidency. As is the norm, his retirement from the military led to a series of appointments in business and heading up various fronts for deep state interests. Corporate boards, consulting, speaking fees: How U.S. generals thrived after Afghanistan is a useful article on Stanley McChrystal exemplifying how ex-generals sell their battlefield experience in other arenas, from corporations to Covid-19 response grifting.

    Submitted by: Stanley McChrystal | American General

    Stanley Baldwin
    The papers conducted by Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook are not newspapers in the ordinary acceptance of the term. They are engines of propaganda for the constantly-changing policies, desires, personal wishes, and personal likes and dislikes of two men? What the proprietorship of those papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.
    Submitted by: English Statesman

    Stanley Kubrick
    Great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
    Submitted by: English Director

    State Machine

    State machine basically points out to a model of computation, and at any specific instance, a state machine could feature one out of a finite set of states.

    Stefan Molyneux
    The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive.
    Submitted by: American Libertarian

    Stendhal (Marie Beyle)
    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
    Submitted by: French Writer (1783-1842)

    Stephane Mallarmé

    Stephen King
    The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
    Submitted by: American Writer

    Steve Bannon
    Data is the ultimate commodity because it capitalises the market’s most valuable resource: us, the consumers.
    Submitted by: American Blagger

    Steve Jobs (1)
    When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realise that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth.
    Submitted by: American Businessman

    Steve Jobs
    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. Your time is limited
    Submitted by: so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important

    Steve Martin
    I believe that sex is one of the most natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
    Submitted by: American Comedian

    Steven Magee
    The corporate controlled government is the real enemy.

    Stochastic refers to the property of being well described by a random probability distribution - note: stochasticity and randomness are distinct in that the former refers to a modeling approach and the latter refers to phenomena itself, these two terms are often used as being synonyms - adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by conjecture; conjectural - involving or containing a random variable or process - conjectural; given to or partaking of conjecture
    Submitted by: vocab

    "StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
  • Public-corporate funded expertise in managing the narrative, wokewashing, greenwashing, orthodox purity testing, turning genuine real-world stories into HR opportunities.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
  • Submitted by: storycorps.org

    Studies: For-Profit Healthcare
    Submitted by: nih.gov

    Substack: Useful Idiots - YouTube Censorship of Heterodox Content
    Submitted by: Infowars | YouTube

    swathe | swath
    Swathe and swath aren't synonyms - somehow the words have separated, with some Americans using "swath" and others using "swathe" - but they have different definitions and anyone who uses SWATH when they should say SWATHE is a cunt
    Submitted by: swathe | swath

    synaptopathy is a disease of the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nervous system relating to the dysfunction of synapses that can arise as a result of a mutation in a gene encoding a synaptic protein such as an ion channel, neurotransmitter receptor, or a protein involved in neurotransmitter release; or sometimes as a result of an autoantibody targeting a synaptic protein
    Submitted by: vocab

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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…"