On 1978, Egyptian Special Forces raided Larnaca Airport (Cyprus) without authorisation from Cyprus government in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, leading to exchange of heavy gunfire with Cyprus' army and the death of 17 Egyptian commandos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egy…
Planes deployed from aircraft carries are able to forego requiring airspace authorisation due to them being launched in international waters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
General MacArthur considered using nuclear waste to seal off North Korea from China in 1950 Korea War and was given authorisation to use nuclear strikes if necessary en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The Great Slave Auction (2nd/3rd Mar 1859) was an auction of enslaved Africans in Georgia, USA. A slaveholder authorised the sale of 436 men, women, children and infants to be sold over the course of 2 days. The auction is regarded as the largest single sale of enslaved people in US history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Between WW1 & WW2 the USA had a war plan in place for invading Canada in fears the British Empire would try to invade the USA through their colonies. War plan red was even updated to authorise the use of chemical weapons against Canadian citizens. youtube.com/watch?v=PDJsQ…
Samsung has built a sentry gun which sits in the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea, which is hostile to anyone it senses who cannot provide an authorised access code en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Gangsta's Paradise is one of the few Coolio songs to not feature profanity because it was the only way Stevie Wonder would authorise the sampling of his song 'Pastime Paradise' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan…
Due to a Gypsy crime wave, city officials in Milan authorised police to set up an undercover operation that used hidden cameras and telephone taps to make arrests. The investigation found some children were generating up to $15,000 to $20,000 a month from their criminal activities. abc.net.au/news/2010-03-2…
In 1985 the French President authorised a state-sponsored terror attack on New Zealand soil, killing a Dutch citizen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
I learned that only 5% of British police are authorised to use firearms. A 2006 survey of 47,328 Police Federation members found 82% did not want officers to be routinely armed on duty, despite almost half saying their lives had been "in serious jeopardy" during the previous three years. bbc.com/news/magazine-196…
Today I learned of Korean Airline flight 007. In 1983, a 747 was shot down by the Soviet Airforce after encroaching on soviet airspace due to a navigation error. To ensure this never happened again, President Reagan authorised the release of previously military technology for civilian use. That tech was GPS. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
When chef Anthony Bourdain visited a "Government Authorised" Bhang Shop in Rajasthan, India the proprietor described his strongest bhang lassi (cannabis drink) as "full power, 24 hour, no toilet, no shower." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
It according to railway byelaws in London it is illegal to jump a queue when directed to queue by an authorised person or a sign. content.tfl.gov.uk/railwa…
Coconut meat can spontaneously combust and is therefore forbidden by the ICAO to be transported by air (without the express written permission of a state authorised agency). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop…
In 1925 a Portuguese named Alves dos Reis forged a government contract authorising him to print money and 'officialy' printed himself 100m escudos, equivalent to 0.88% of Portugals GDP of that time, leading to the "Portuguese Bank Note Crisis" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alv…
In 2010, Gregorio Iniguez, managing director of the Chilean Mint, was sacked after he authorised the production of 1.5m 50-peso coins that spelled the country's name 'C-H-I-I-E' uk.reuters.com/article/20…
The one pound and hundred pound notes are not considered legal tender in England en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pou…
There's a SHIT-TON of Windows Run commands

PRINTERS: opens faxes and printers available

APPWIZ.CPL: opens Add or Remove programs utility tool

OPTIONALFEATURES: opens Add or Remove Windows component utility

DESK.CPL: opens display properties. Themes tab

HDWWIZ.CPL: opens add hardware wizard

IRPROPS.CPL: infrared utility tool

JOY.CP: opens game controllers settings

MMSYS.CPL: opens Sound and Audio device Properties. Volume tab

SYSDM.CPL: opens System properties

TELEPHON.CPL: Opens phone and Modem options

TIMEDATE.CPL: Date and Time properties

WSCUI.CPL: opens Windows Security Center

ACCESS.CPL: opens Accessibility Options

WUAUCPL.CPL: opens Automatic Updates

POWERCFG.CPL: opens Power Options Properties

AZMAN.MSC: opens authorisation management utility tool

CERTMGR.MSC: opens certificate management tool

COMPMGMT.MSC: opens the Computer management tool

COMEXP.MSC or DCOMCNFG: opens the Computer Services management tool

DEVMGMT.MSC: opens Device Manager

EVENTVWR or EVENTVWR.MSC: opens Event Viewer

FSMGMT.MSC: opens Shared Folders

NAPCLCFG.MSC: NAP Client configuration utility tool

SERVICES.MSC: opens Service manager

TASKSCHD.MSC or CONTROL SCHEDTASKS: opens Schedule Tasks manager

GPEDIT.MSC: opens Group Policy utility tool

LUSRMGR.MSC: opens Local Users and Groups

SECPOL.MSC: opens local security settings

CIADV.MSC: opens indexing service

NTMSMGR.MSC: removable storage manager

NTMSOPRQ.MSC: removable storage operator requests

WMIMGMT.MSC: opens (WMI) Window Management Instrumentation

PERFMON or PERFMON.MSC: opens the Performance monitor

MMC: opens empty Console

MDSCHED: opens memory diagnostics tools

DXDIAG: opens DirectX diagnostics tools

ODBCAD32: opens ODBC Data source Administrator

REGEDIT or REGEDT32: opens Registry Editor

DRWTSN32: opens Dr. Watson

VERIFIER: opens Driver Verifier Manager

CLICONFG: opens SQL Server Client Network Utility

UTILMAN: opens Utility Manager

COLORCPL: opens color management

CREDWIZ: back up and recovery tool for user passwords

MOBSYNC: opens Synchronization center

MSCONFIG: opens System Configuration Utility

SYSEDIT: opens System Configuration Editor (careful while using this command)

SYSKEY: Windows Account Database Security management (careful while using this command)

Windows utility and applications--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EPLORER: Opens windows Explorer

IEXPLORER: Opens Internet explorer

WAB: opens Contacts

CHARMAP: opens Character Map

WRITE: opens

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