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Dust off the bulldozers — Wikipedia is going under construction.



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For the first time in 10 years, one of the internet’s most-widely used resource websites will be getting a substantial new look.

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“While Wikipedia’s content has grown rapidly, our interface has not kept pace,” wrote Olga Vasileva, a project manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, in a blog post announcing the changes.

“The design of desktop Wikipedia [has]… not seen any substantive changes for the past 10 years, leaving certain elements of the site’s navigation feeling clunky and overwhelming,” Vasileva said.

Since launching in 2001, the online encyclopedia has published more than 50 million articles and is available in nearly 300 languages. The entries are created, edited and updated by volunteers, and the website is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization.

The site states that its “main purpose is to create, learn, and curate content,”

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Trinity (nuclear test) – Wikipedia

July 9, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

United States historic event

United States historic place

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, now part of White Sands Missile Range. The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test.

The code name “Trinity” was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, inspired by the poetry of John Donne. The test was

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Wikipedia yang termasuk salah satu situs web berupa ensiklopedia daring bebas.

Situs web (bahasa Inggris: website[1]) adalah sekumpulan halaman web yang saling berhubungan yang umumnya berada pada peladen yang sama berisikan kumpulan informasi yang disediakan secara perorangan, kelompok, atau organisasi.[2] Sebuah situs web biasanya ditempatkan setidaknya pada sebuah server web yang dapat diakses melalui jaringan seperti Internet, ataupun jaringan area lokal (LAN) melalui alamat Internet yang dikenali sebagai URL. Gabungan atas semua situs yang dapat diakses publik di Internet disebut pula sebagai World Wide Web atau lebih dikenal dengan singkatan WWW. Meskipun setidaknya halaman beranda situs Internet umumnya dapat diakses publik secara bebas, pada praktiknya tidak semua situs memberikan kebebasan bagi publik untuk mengaksesnya, beberapa situs web mewajibkan pengunjung untuk melakukan pendaftaran sebagai anggota, atau bahkan meminta pembayaran untuk dapat menjadi aggota untuk dapat mengakses isi yang terdapat dalam situs web tersebut,

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A Wikipedia gadget is a JavaScript user script that can be enabled simply by checking an option in your Wikipedia settings. Installed gadgets are also listed on Special:Gadgets.

Installed gadgets[change source]

Here is a list of some of the gadgets that are installed on Simple English Wikipedia.

Browsing[change source]

Gadgets in this group make browsing Wikipedia easier.

Interface[change source]

Gadgets in this group are used to change the way Wikipedia looks. They usually add links, tabs, or boxes which add new functions to the pages.

  • Disable access keys – Disable browser access keys on Wikipedia pages
  • New page box – Adds a box to the left column, which shows the ten newest pages and updates every five seconds (using AJAX).
  • New changes box – Add a box to the left column, which shows the ten newest changes and updates every five
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Gadget – Wikipedia

May 5, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty.[1] Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.

History[edit]

The etymology of the word is disputed. The word first appears as reference to an 18th-century tool in glassmaking that was developed as a spring pontil.[2] As stated in the glass dictionary published by the Corning Museum of Glass, a gadget is a metal rod with a spring clip that grips the foot of a vessel and so avoids the use of a pontil. Gadgets were first used in the late 18th century.[3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of “gadget” as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t

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Website – Wikipedia

May 1, 2020 | website | No Comments

Set of related web pages served from a single web domain

A website (also written as web site) is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server. Notable examples are wikipedia.org, google.com, and amazon.com.

All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. There are also private websites that can only be accessed on a private network, such as a company’s internal website for its employees.

Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, such as news, education, commerce, entertainment, or social networking. Hyperlinking between web pages guides the navigation of the site, which often starts with a home page.

Users can access websites on a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The software application used on these devices is called a web browser.

History

The World

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Search engine optimization – Wikipedia

May 1, 2020 | seo | No Comments

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine.[1] SEO refers to the improvement of unpaid results (known as “natural” or “organic” results) and excludes direct traffic and the purchase of paid placement. Additionally, it may target different kinds of searches, including image search, video search, academic search,[2] news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic. By May 2015, mobile search had surpassed desktop search.[3]

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer-programmed algorithms that dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by

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Internet – Wikipedia

May 1, 2020 | internet | No Comments

Global system of connected computer networks

Internet users per 100 population members and GDP per capita for selected countries.

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

The origins of the Internet date back to the development of packet switching and research commissioned by the United States Department of Defense in the 1960s to enable time-sharing of computers.[1] The primary precursor network, the ARPANET, initially served as a backbone for

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Technology – Wikipedia

May 1, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Knowledge of means of accomplishing objectives

A steam turbine with the case opened. Such turbines produce most of the electricity used today. Electricity consumption and living standards are highly correlated.[1] Electrification is believed to be the most important engineering achievement of the 20th century.

Technology (“science of craft”, from Greek τέχνη, techne, “art, skill, cunning of hand”; and -λογία, -logia[2]) is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings. Systems (e.g. machines) applying technology by

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