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Information Theory

In semiotics, a sign relational complex is a generalization of a sign relation that allows for empty components in the elementary sign relations, or sign relational triples of the form (object, sign, interpretant). Generally speaking, when it comes to things that are being contemplated as ostensible or potential signs of other things, neither the existence nor the uniqueness...


GetWiki

import license notices - As you'll see, I've used the boilerplate added to the bottom of imported pages (using Ontology as an example) as such: notices- some content may have been adapted from the Pseudopedia article, "Ontology" under the GNU Free Documentation License or notices- some content may have been adapted from the...


Technology

A regular expression (abbreviated as regexp or regex) is a string that describes a whole set of strings, according to certain syntax rules. These expressions are used by many text editors and utilities (especially in the Unix...


Philosophical Studies

Dynamism is term of philosophy and science coined by Gottfried Leibniz (16461716) and developed into a full system of cosmology. Dynamism describes that what exists are simple elements, or for Leibniz, monads, and groups of elements which have only the essence of forces. Interaction between elements takes place without contact, through modes or...


Software

OpenOffice.org is a free office suite of applications available for many different operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OpenVMS, IRIX and Mac OS X. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange. OpenOffice.org is based on StarOffice, an office suite developed by...


Biographies

John Locke (29 Aug 1632 - 28 Oct 1704) was an English physician and philosopher and a key Enlightenment influence. After Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes, Locke developed Empiricism as a strong response to Cartesian Dualism and Rationalism, and a new Contract Theory in response to the...


Philosophy

What is Philosophy? This question is as "philosophical" and profound as any of the big questions philosophers ask. The diverse, cultural activity of Philosophy is the historical study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general and universal aspects of all things. It is a study carried out, not...


Mathematics

In mathematics, a finitary boolean function is a function of the form f : Bk ? B, where B  {0, 1} is a boolean domain and where k is a nonnegative integer. In the case where k - 0, the "function" is simply a constant element of B. More generally, a function of the form f : X ? B, where X is an arbitrary set, is a boolean-valued...


Culture

Meatball, or "MeatballWiki", is a wiki dedicated to online communities, culture and hypermedia. Its original goal was to focus on collaborative hypermedia but topics have ranged from Intellectual Property to Cyberpunk to the confusion of URIs. Meatball also hosts various project journals, and in particular, has influenced much of...


GetWiki

Live GetWiki blacklist inspired byweblink weblink + GetWiki spam/pr0n - Lines starting with a blank space, " ", are comments, like these - Lines with banned content fragments, and hosts with "" characters before "."'s - These entries will not be indexed by search engines - SAVE PAGE and SHOW PREVIEW are blocked if any entry is in a...


Software

Introducing GetWiki 1.0 - Despite the wonderful aspects of what the software could do, had many nagging problems, along with many hidden defaults which may not serve other sites beyond Pseudopedia's reach. After a series of bugfixes to Mediawiki 1.1.0, it became apparent the Internet-Encyclopedia software...


History of Philosophy

The teachings of Gautama Buddha (6th century BC - 5th century BC), because of its non-theistic nature, have been described as more of a Philosophy than a Religion. However, adherents of Buddhism contest that even these two categories lack in defining Buddhist teaching. For them, Buddhism presents itself as way to attain understanding and direct insight into the true nature of...


Philosophy

Ontology is the most fundamental branch of Metaphysics, the study of Being and Existence, as well as the basic Categories of things in general. A Being is anything that can be said to 'be' in various senses of the word 'be'. The verb "to be"...


History of Philosophy

The Renaissance as a movement and Philosophy is described as the reaching back for classical models in Medieval Europe, the search for naturalism over stylism in Art, the reemergence of Mathematics as intimately related to...


Biographies

Thomas Hobbes (5 Apr 1588 - 4 Dec 1679) was an English political philosopher, most famous for his book Leviathan (1651), and his view of a "state of nature" to avoid, a life "brutish, nasty and short". His view of the necessity of a powerful central Government, where some may be stronger or more intelligent than others, but none are beyond fear of another doing harm to them. ...


Culture

WikiSphere, like "Blogosphere" (or "BlogoSphere"), refers to the collection of all Wikis on the internet, and may be used in CamelCase form. GetWiki is a part of the WikiSphere, as is MeatballWiki, CommunityWiki, and many, many, many others. A number of WikiTerms are commonly used in the WikiSphere, just as in many subcultures. These terms have fairly obvious meanings -...


Software

The Apache HTTP Server is an open source HTTP web server for Unix platforms (BSDi, Linux, and Mac OS X systems), Microsoft Windows, and other platforms. The author claims the name was initially chosen as a catchy name in order to be original, but the most widespread interpretation (which almost immediately surfaced) is that the name comes from the fact that...


Technology

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language that is used to describe the stylistic presentation of a structured document written in HTML or XML. The CSS specification is maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Overview - CSS is predominantly used by web page authors to define colors, fonts, layout, and other document characteristics. It is...


Philosophical Studies

Semiosis is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning. The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839?1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics. Other theories...


Logic

In logic and mathematics, relation reduction and relational reducibility have to do with the extent to which a given relation is determined by an indexed family or a sequence of other relations, called the relation dataset. The relation under examination is called the reductandum. The relation dataset typically consists of a specified relation over...


Culture

THX 1138 - After watching the new DVD release of George Lucas's THX 1138, I cannot get the themes out of my mind. It may sound overstated, but I think the film is one of the very best "future shock", sci-fi, works I have seen. Although there are cynical levels on which to read the film, there is also an affirmative reading - a sense of hope. The tension between dystopia and utopia...


Science

There are many definitions of complexity, therefore many natural, artificial and abstract objects or networks can be considered to be complex systems, and their study (complexity science) is highly interdisciplinary. Examples of complex systems include ant-hills, ants themselves, human economies, nervous systems, cells and living things,...


Licensing

The GNU General Public License is a Copyleft software license. It was written by a programmer, Richard Stallman in 1989 of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), for the distribution of programs released as part of the GNU Project. Though based on similar licenses used for early versions of Emacs, the GPL license subtly challenged the notion of Copyright, and...


History of Philosophy

''Middle East Region, (Middle East) Middle Eastern Philosophy is largely guided by the Abrahamic Religions, ancient theologies, comprising full world-views and their philosophical and historical interpretations and philosophizing up to the...

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