Adonis Diaries

Tidbits and Notes. Part 435

Posted on: January 4, 2020

Tidbits and Notes

In 1995, Ward Cunningham makes the first “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word for “quick” and inspired by Apple’s HyperCard programming language.

In 2001, American entrepreneurs Larry Saunders and Jimmy Wales register the domains and

The Aramaic language was the language of the Middle East for over 3,000 years; it was spoken by the people of all Empires in that region from current Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and the western part of Iran known as Ilam in ancient history or (Arabestan for late Saddam Hussein regime). Aramaic is the root language of Arabic; the Arab nomads spoke several Arabic dialects but wrote in Aramaic as all the urban centers in the Middle East.

Women in Japan are encouraged to commit suicide to safeguard their “honors”, but they are cleverer than the stupid males; they leave such honor to the competitive militaristic disciplined males.

I try to draw democracy. I start with people voting and asserting their rights. And it strikes me that people are being possessed with an overarching ideology that a leader transmits, that they are held by their throats to be able to survive financially, that they have to rebel and kill and watch their children get killed to be heard.

La fureur, comme nous fument traite’ depuis l’ Independence du mandat Francais: Cette bequille qui refuse de me decevoir, cette hargne qui me tient vivant.

People  (mainly children) in Yemen are dying 10 times more from diphtheria than from cholera. Yemen was denied inoculation (vaccination on deadly viruses) from basic illnesses in the last 3 years

Every 2 weeks a language dies and with it, the history and knowledge of a culture.

There are some 7.000 languages in the world today. Around 40% are in danger of never being spoken again. Most of them are indigenous languages. 2019 marked the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness about these languages and their contribution to global diversity.

For seven years, China has been the world’s biggest travel spender and it will soar in 2020.

The ten billionaire gainers added a total of $555 billion to their fortunes over the past 10 years

The wealth of the 500 richest people on Earth surged 25% in 2019.

Protest groups in India have planned demonstrations across 20 cities as anger mounts over a citizenship bill that discriminates against Muslim migrants. Internet, voice, and text services have been shut down in parts of Delhi (as have metro stations and major roads), and curfews imposed in other parts of the country. This is a reminder of Israel offering citizenship to any Jews demanding it.

Enterococcus isn’t an inherently dangerous bacteria; most humans have some living in their gut. But some enterococcus strains have evolved into a virulent form, called vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, or VRE, that affects more than 540,000 Americans every year. They are especially prevalent in hospitals, where they flourish among patients with weakened immune systems. Patients who have been taking antibiotics and don’t have a healthy population of other gut bacteria are also susceptible.


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