Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sop \Sop\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sopping}.] To steep or dip in any liquid.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sop \Sop\, noun [OE. sop, soppe; akin to AS. s?pan to sup, to sip, to drink, D. sop sop, G. suppe soup, Icel. soppa sop. See {Sup}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Soup}.]

1. Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.

He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. --John xiii. 26.

Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself. --Bacon.

The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid globe. --Shak.

2. Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.

All nature is cured with a sop. --L'Estrange.

3. A thing of little or no value. [Obs.] --P. Plowman.

{Sops in wine} (Bot.), an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.

Garlands of roses and sops in wine. --Spenser.

{Sops of wine} (Bot.), an old European variety of apple, of a yellow and red color, shading to deep red; -- called also {sopsavine}, and {red shropsavine}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid [syn: {sop}, {sops}]

2: a concession given to mollify or placate; "the offer was a sop to my feelings"

3: a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries" [syn: {standing operating procedure}, {standard operating procedure}, {SOP}, {standard procedure}]


1: give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

2: be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid [syn: {sop}, {soak through}]

3: dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"

4: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face" [syn: {drench}, {douse}, {dowse}, {soak}, {sop}, {souse}]

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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key Thumbnail

This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.


Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:57:24 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)