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Panopticon

Panopticon

The theory of the panopticon is that the prisoners must assume they are being watched. It is insignificant how many guards are in the tower fifty, one, or none. Read More
Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds get their name from the quiet hum produced by their rapidly flapping wings, allowing them to hover and fly backwards. They are 3 to 5 inches long. Read More

Landlubbers

A landlubber is someone who has no knowledge of boats or the sea. Lubber (noun) referring to a clumsy, lazy, or all around inexperienced person with boats. Read More

Chemistry Vs. Alchemy

Chemistry is the study of matter's molecular structure and how it changes. Alchemy is the study of converting one material to another, typically metal to gold. Read More

Wainwright

A wainwright is the occupational name of a craftsperson skilled in the art of constructing and fixing wagons. This historical word's origin is in Old English. Read More

Passive Aggressive

Passive aggression is a human behavior where disapproval, disappointment, or anger is communicated indirectly and the aggressor admits no responsibility. Read More
Cyrodiil

Cyrodiil

Cyrodiil is the Imperial Province of the Empire in Tamriel in the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls. The majority of Oblivion takes place in Cyrodiil. Read More
William Buckland

William Buckland

William Buckland was an English palaeontologist who wrote the first paper describing a dinosaur in 1824 on the genus Megalosaurus. He also won the Copley Medal. Read More

KISS Programming

KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stupid. It was introduced by the Navy in 1960 when they realized that the best systems are typically the simplest. Read More

DRY Programming

DRY programming stands for Don't Repeat Yourself. In software development it is extremely important to consolidate logic into reusable methods and widgets. Read More
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