Cuttings Descriptions taken from Wikipedia/public domain sites.


  1. #ai-generated
    (1 post)

    “...Created by AI algorithms, rather than procedurally-generated.”

  2. #art
    (7 posts)

    “...Creative or imaginative talent expressive of technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas.”

  3. #books
    (5 posts)

    “...A medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages (made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper) bound together and protected by a cover.”

  4. #code
    (37 posts)

    “...A sequence of instructions in a programming language that a computer can execute or interpret.”

  5. #copywork
    (1 post)

    “...A learning technique, where one copies/rewrites passages of high-quality material. This is done to gain an appreciation of the work, and to improve through imitation of the details, and by absorbing the language patterns/structures and styles used by skilled writers. Applies to penmanship, and extends to other written practices like coding.”

  6. #data
    (1 post)

    “...Individual facts, statistics, or items of information, often numeric.”

  7. #design
    (2 posts)

    “...A plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product, or process.”

  8. #exercises
    (4 posts)

    “...A routine application of algebra or other mathematics to a stated challenge.”

  9. #french
    (2 posts)

    “...A Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages.”

  10. #gaming
    (28 posts)

    “...An electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface or input device – such as a joystick, controller, keyboard, or motion sensing device – to generate visual feedback.”

  11. #history
    (5 posts)

    “...The study and the documentation of the past.”

  12. #japanese
    (16 posts)

    “...An East Asian language spoken natively by about 128 million people, primarily by Japanese people and primarily in Japan, the only country where it is the national language.”

  13. #judges
    (6 posts)

    “...A person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges. A judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the barristers or solicitors of the case, assesses the credibility and arguments of the parties, and then issues a ruling in the case based on their interpretation of the law and their own personal judgment.”

  14. #lang-c
    (1 post)

    “...A general-purpose computer programming language. It was created in the 1970s by Dennis Ritchie, and remains very widely used and influential.”

  15. #lang-go
    (1 post)

    “...A statically typed, compiled high-level programming language designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is syntactically similar to C, but also has memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency.”

  16. #lang-java
    (1 post)

    “...A high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is a general-purpose programming language intended to let programmers write once, run anywhere (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need to recompile.”

  17. #lang-javascript
    (No posts)

    “...A programming language that is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and CSS. Over 97% of websites use JavaScript on the client side for web page behavior, often incorporating third-party libraries. All major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute the code on users' devices.”

  18. #lang-julia
    (1 post)

    “...A high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language. While it is a general-purpose language and can be used to write any application, many of its features are well suited for numerical analysis and computational science.”

  19. #lang-python
    (2 posts)

    “...A high-level, interpreted, general-purpose programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability with the use of significant indentation. Python is dynamically-typed and garbage-collected. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including structured (particularly procedural), object-oriented and functional programming. It is often described as a "batteries included" language due to its comprehensive standard library.”

  20. #lang-sql
    (2 posts)

    “...A domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS). It is particularly useful in handling structured data, i.e. data incorporating relations among entities and variables.”

  21. #languages
    (22 posts)

    “...A structured system of communication. The structure of a language is its grammar and the free components are its vocabulary. Languages are the primary means of communication of humans, and can be conveyed through speech (spoken language), sign, or writing.”

  22. #latin
    (1 post)

    “...A classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally a dialect spoken in the lower Tiber area around present-day Rome (then known as Latium), but through the power of the Roman Republic it became the dominant language in Italia and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Even after the fall of Western Rome, Latin remained the common language of international communication, science, scholarship and academia in Europe until well into the 18th century, when other regional vernaculars (including its own descendants, the Romance languages) supplanted it in common academic and political usage.”

  23. #law
    (29 posts)

    “...A system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and the art of justice.”

  24. #lawyers
    (4 posts)

    “...A person who practices la. Wworking as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies greatly across different legal jurisdictions.”

  25. #learning
    (10 posts)

    “...The process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals, and some machines; there is also evidence for some kind of learning in certain plants.”

  26. #legal-practice
    (3 posts)
  27. #life
    (2 posts)

    “...A characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (they have died) or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist, such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria. Biology is the science that studies life.”

  28. #lols
    (2 posts)

    “...An initialism for laughing out loud and a popular element of Internet slang.”

  29. #malay
    (3 posts)

    “...An Austronesian language officially spoken in Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore and unofficially spoken in East Timor and parts of Thailand. It is spoken by 290 million people (around 260 million in Indonesia alone in its own literary standard named "Indonesian") across the Malay world.”

  30. #malaysia
    (1 post)

    “...A country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia.”

  31. #manga
    (1 post)

    “...Comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. Most manga conform to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century, and the form has a long prehistory in earlier Japanese art. The term manga is used in Japan to refer to both comics and cartooning. Outside of Japan, the word is typically used to refer to comics originally published in the country.”

  32. #mathematics
    (1 post)

    “...An area of knowledge that includes such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and the spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities and their changes (calculus and analysis).”

  33. #memory
    (3 posts)

    “...The faculty of the mind by which data or information is encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed. It is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action.”

  34. #music
    (14 posts)

    “...The art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural aspects of all human societies.”

  35. #mystery
    (2 posts)

    “...Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain - a person or thing whose identity or nature is puzzling or unknown.”

  36. #nature
    (1 post)

    “...In the broadest sense, is the physical world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. The study of nature is a large, if not the only, part of science. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.”

  37. #nostalgia
    (2 posts)

    “...A sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word nostalgia is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning "homecoming", a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning "sorrow" or "despair", and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home.”

  38. #note-taking
    (1 post)

    “...The practice of recording information from different sources and platforms. By taking notes, the writer records the essence of the information, freeing their mind from having to recall everything.”

  39. #d3.js
    (1 post)

    “...A JavaScript library for producing dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. It makes use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standards.”

  40. #people
    (16 posts)

    “...Any plurality of persons considered as a whole. Used in politics and law it is a term to refer to the collective or community of an ethnic group, a nation, to the public or common mass of people of a polity.”

  41. #poems
    (2 posts)

    “...A form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning. A poem is a literary composition, written by a poet, using this principle.”

  42. #practice
    (4 posts)

    “...Act of rehearsing a behaviour repeatedly, to help learn and eventually master a skill. The word derives from the Greek "πρακτική" (praktike), feminine of "πρακτικός" (praktikos), "fit for or concerned with action, practical", and that from the verb "πράσσω" (prasso), "to achieve, bring about, effect, accomplish".”

  43. #productivity
    (3 posts)

    “...The efficiency of production of goods or services expressed by some measure.”

  44. #sayings
    (10 posts)

    “...Any concisely written or spoken expression that is especially memorable because of its meaning or style.”

  45. #science
    (7 posts)

    “...A systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.”

  46. #society
    (7 posts)

    “...A group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spatial or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.”

  47. #software
    (4 posts)

    “...A set of computer programs and associated documentation and data.[1] This is in contrast to hardware, from which the system is built and which performs the work.”

  48. #git
    (1 post)

    “...Software for tracking changes in any set of files, usually used for coordinating work among programmers collaboratively developing source code during software development. Its goals include speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows (thousands of parallel branches running on different systems).”

  49. #tablature
    (7 posts)

    “...A form of musical notation indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches.”

  50. #time
    (No posts)

    “...The continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future. It is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.”

  51. #tools
    (3 posts)

    “...An object that can extend an individual's ability to modify features of the surrounding environment. The introduction of automation allowed tools to operate with minimal human supervision.”

  52. #translations
    (9 posts)

    “...The communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. The English language draws a terminological distinction (which does not exist in every language) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or signed communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a language community.”

  53. #work
    (1 post)

    “...Intentional activity people perform to support themselves, others, or the community.”

  54. #writing
    (13 posts)

    “...A medium of human communication that involves the representation of a language through a system of physically inscribed, mechanically transferred, or digitally represented symbols. Writing systems are not themselves human languages (with the debatable exception of computer languages); they are means of rendering a language into a form that can be reconstructed by other humans separated by time and/or space.”

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