Posts Categorized: History

  • Reference, Technology

    History Of Social Media

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    May 1, 2001: Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia launches.  Originally just 6 articles, when the site is opened to allow others to edit it, the site quickly becomes a crowdsourced reference cited in major media. November, 2001: StumbleUpon, a website that recommends web content to its users, begins, popularizing the social bookmarking phenomenon. March 22, 2002:… Read more »

  • Health, Reference

    History Of GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) Timeline

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    Gamma-Aminobutyric acid is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. It plays a role in regulating neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. In humans, GABA is also directly responsible for the regulation of muscle tone. Source Although chemically it is an amino acid, GABA is rarely referred to as such in the scientific… Read more »

  • Health, Reference

    The History Of Obesity Timeline

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    Obesity is a fascinating and destructive thing. It’s fascinating in that it’s uniquely human or human caused. It doesn’t exist in nature because the slow or fat are killed (if they’re prey) or die of hunger (if they’re unfit predators). Obesity is cascadingly destructive as this timeline will show. It’s a modern phenomenon with only… Read more »

  • Reference, Technology

    History Of BBS Door Games

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    A door in a bulletin board system is an interface between the BBS software and an external application. The term is also used to refer to the external application, a computer program that runs outside of the main bulletin board program. Sometimes called external programs, doors are the most common way to add games, utilities,… Read more »

  • Reference, Technology

    The History Of Cabinets Timeline

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    Since man’s earliest days in caves he’s searched for a way to store valuable things. So evolved all manner of storage jars and cabinets over time. A cabinet is usually a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors or drawers for storing miscellaneous items. Some cabinets stand alone while others are built into a wall or… Read more »

  • Politics

    The Joe Biden Gaffe Timeline

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    Joseph “Joe” Robinette Biden, Jr. is presently the vice president of the United States of America (2012), a member of the Democratic Party, and a former US senator representing Delaware. For some, he’s quotable quote-machine that rivals even George W. Bush (believe you me that is saying a lot). Below are some of his most recent and… Read more »

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