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Andrew C (✔)
RT @jeffuhz: This is a complete nightmare. #Ferguson https://storify.com/DKShan...
RT @jeffuhz: This is a complete nightmare. #Ferguson https://storify.com/DKShan/backoffice-politics-and-misdealings-in-missouri
Why this is a dozen kinds of messed up: a bad cop fired ended up as a major state Democratic heavyweight, with a stop as a police chief along the way. So between him and McCulloch, things look pretty fucked up in MO. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
This seems like an insoluble, utterly corrupt knot. I mean, is Obama going to have to order federal troops into Missouri? Because now I can't imagine these guys going away without at least one gun battle. - Victor Ganata
They don't need to resort to guns. And in any case I could imagine him or Holder going easy on this mess anyways for 2016 considerations. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I think the Democrats leaving this unaddressed for midterms would be suicidal. Of course, Obama and Holder may not give a crap since they're not running for re-election, but this could be very costly to Senate and House Dems this year and also Dems in state and local races as well as whoever gets the nomination for 2016. Not so much because the GOP is going to run on trying to fix it (although they very well might!) but because not addressing this could very well depress Dem voter turnout. - Victor Ganata
Sarah G.
This. Is. England. http://t.co/g0644VDh6t
This. Is. England. http://t.co/g0644VDh6t
Is it wrong that I want to drive over to jungle Jim's and see if they have it in stock? - sglassme
FUCK. I just remembered I have malt loaf still. - Sarah G.
If that's England, why does the package say Iceland? :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Michael W. May
An old man on campus waits for his hot, young coed to get out of class @ Ferris State University http://instagram.com/p...
An old man on campus waits for his hot, young coed to get out of class @ Ferris State University http://instagram.com/p/sdCcyei03M/
Stalker! - Steve C Team Marina
*sagenod* - Michael W. May from Android
Jason Toney
RT @spinmagazine: CeeLo Green's TBS show 'The Good Life' gets canceled after his awful comments about rape http://go.spin.com/1x7EYTg http://t.co/gJubseCasn
RT @spinmagazine: CeeLo Green's TBS show 'The Good Life' gets canceled after his awful comments about rape http://go.spin.com/1x7EYTg http://t.co/gJubseCasn
I was at Uwajimaya (Japanese supermarket) today. Apparently he endorses a brand of sake, and they haven't yet got around to removing the displays. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
This is so disappointing. - Eric from iPhone
Micah
Stop. It is precisely hammer 'o clock.
Did you post this directly to FriendFeed or on Facebook or...? - Gregg Scott
Jason Toney
Reason eleventy-seven why I won't be watching football. // Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia http://zite.to/1tXlnBr
Reason eleventy-seven why I won't be watching football. // Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia http://zite.to/1tXlnBr
Rumor has it he is signing with the Cowboys though! - Chris Topher
janey
janeylicious on HIFW technical folks talking about the pic leaks victim blame some more instead of thinking about the bigger problem - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I just can't believe the sheer number of people and Apple too that think a strong password will fix everything and that it's entirely the fault of the celebs for falling for phishing etc. Almost went into appsec and I'm pretty paranoid anyway, but I have no doubts about my unique 50+ character passwords being compromised here and there whether I'm directly responsible for it or not. I wish we could talk about making security easier for laypeople instead of pretending like passwords are the ultimate fix so it's all their fault end of story." - janey
Shevonne
Jessie
‘Poor judgment’: Florida cops caught misusing emergency lights for breakfast trip - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
‘Poor judgment’: Florida cops caught misusing emergency lights for breakfast trip
"A local media outlet in Florida says it caught at least five police cars from three different agencies using their emergency lights to get to a bakery for a breakfast snack. “It was poor judgment on their behalf,” Miami-Dade police Maj. Nancy Perez told Local 10 News. “They understand and their supervisors will be taking action.” Two Miccosukee police officers, two Miami-Dade police offices and one Miami police officer were involved in the incident. One of the officers reportedly blocked oncoming traffic at an intersection so that all of the police cars could drive together, with their emergency lights on. The five officers ended up at Karlo Bakery in Miami. But Local 10 News discovered there was no emergency at the location. The officers were having breakfast." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
When I lived in Hollywood, LAPD would use their lights to run red lights to get to Starbucks. - Anika
Coming into Lawrence on Sunday, I watched a police car use their lights to get through an intersection, turn them off, then turn them back on to get through the next one. They didn't seem to be in any big hurry, they just seemed like they weren't in the mood to wait with the rest of the traffic... - WebGoddess
Maitani
PLOS Biology: How Could Language Have Evolved? - http://www.plosbiology.org/article...
PLOS Biology: How Could Language Have Evolved?
"The evolution of the faculty of language largely remains an enigma. In this essay, we ask why. Language's evolutionary analysis is complicated because it has no equivalent in any nonhuman species. There is also no consensus regarding the essential nature of the language “phenotype.” According to the “Strong Minimalist Thesis,” the key distinguishing feature of language (and what evolutionary theory must explain) is hierarchical syntactic structure. The faculty of language is likely to have emerged quite recently in evolutionary terms, some 70,000–100,000 years ago, and does not seem to have undergone modification since then, though individual languages do of course change over time, operating within this basic framework. The recent emergence of language and its stability are both consistent with the Strong Minimalist Thesis, which has at its core a single repeatable operation that takes exactly two syntactic elements a and b and assembles them to form the set {a, b}." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Found via Another Word for It http://tm.durusau.net/?p=55927 - Maitani
Jason Toney
RT @iamrashidajones: But this hack feels like a gross violation of privacy AND a women's issue. It inherently attempted to take power away from powerful women.
Ken Morley
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013 - http://www.gartner.com/newsroo...
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013
Here's the curve for 2014: http://www.gartner.com/newsroo... - Ken Morley
Jandy
RT @samusclone: really good selection of pieces here: http://thenewinquiry.com/feature...
RT @samusclone: really good selection of pieces here: http://thenewinquiry.com/features/tni-syllabus-gaming-and-feminism/
Maitani
From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | Science | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/science...
From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | Science | The Guardian
"A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence?" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Early evidence from their project, the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 , shows that "awesome" now turns up in conversation 72 times per million words. "Marvellous", which 20 years ago appeared 155 times per million words, now appears just twice per million. "Fortnight" is also on the endangered list, as is "cheerio". (That's "cheerio" meaning goodbye, young people, as opposed to the singular form of the breakfast cereal, which you would only tend to use if you got one stuck up your nose.)" - Maitani
Spoken BNC2014 project announcement http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/... - Maitani
"The project is now calling on people to send in MP3s of their conversations – they'll even pay a small amount – in order to gain a wider sense of how the language as it is spoken has changed over the years." - Maitani
certainly most interested in accents other than the Queen's English -- when the audio samples are collected they should make a game like http://greatlanguagegame.com/ -- what's your high score? - Adriano
Brilliant! :) - Ken Morley
Adriano, I haven't played that game often, although it is fun and I should try it again! I don't think I can score very high, maybe because I am studying dead languages most of the time, "pronouncing" in my mind what I am reading. Anyway, I should listen to people speaking living languages a bit more! - Maitani
Maitani, you too! I like Pali spoken using Japanese phonetics :-) but would like to learn the differences in nuance between a singular language, English with spoken accents: Welsh, Irish, Scotish, Liverpoolish, etc. (For prank calls :-) - Adriano
I like to listen to these various dialects and accents, too. It is just a matter of finding the time for it all. - Maitani
Jandy
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of how this piece against evaluative criticism turned out. http://www.the-frame.com/2014...
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of how this piece against evaluative criticism turned out. http://www.the-frame.com/2014/09/against-evaluative-criticism-a-personal-manifesto/
Maitani
"For most language learners and lovers, translation is a hot topic. Should I translate new vocabulary into my first language? How can I say x in Japanese? Is this translated novel as good as the original? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been told that Pushkin isn’t Pushkin unless he’s read in Russian, and I have definitely chastised my own students for anxiously writing out lengthy bilingual wordlists: Paola, you’ll only remember trifle if you learn it in context!" - Maitani
"Many lovely people of the internet are in accordance: untranslatable words are out there, and they’re fascinating. A quick Google brings up articles, listicles, and even entire blogs on the matter. Goya, jayus, dépaysement — all wonderful words that neatly convey familiar concepts, but also “untranslatable” words that appear accompanied by an English definition. This English definition... more... - Maitani
I was watching a Korean variety show last night. The men were drinking makkeoli, which is a fermented rice drink. The subtitles used 'sake'. An odd choice since the Korean drink closest to sake is cheongju. I think I would've gone with 'rice wine', even though it's not really a wine. // On the other hand, Korean has some idioms that sometimes make no sense to my American ears (ex: 원숭이도... more... - Anika
For some reason, I can't think of any concrete examples right now, but I frequently get that feeling when trying to translate Tagalog into English. - Victor Ganata
But I'm sure part of it is that I don't have the whole cultural context to completely translate Tagalog phrases. Like "walang hiya" can be literally translated as "shameless" but I can't really convey (because I ultimately don't really grok) the vast difference between being "walang hiya" in the Philippines (while people use it facetiously all the time when f-ing around with friends, it can also be used as a grave insult and provocation) versus being "shameless" in the U.S. - Victor Ganata
So words or phrases are "untranslatable" because the cultural concepts they highlight are difficult to grasp for people who are not familiar with them. - Maitani
but that happens also in the same language. sometimes i cannot understand my neighbours, but we all speak italian - thomas morton ☢
Agreed. That indicates that the difference between translation and explanation (or definition, as she puts it) may be only gradual. - Maitani
if a language lacks a sharp-knife concept present in another language, often the best way to translate the word is just use the original one (and then explaining it, of course). I find more difficult to translate words whose meaning changes according to the context where they are used, even if Ifeel the difference - .mau.
"Untranslatable" words and phrases embody unique cultural perceptions and insights, which is one reason why a certain tongue may survive being absorbed by another language. +1 for diversity, and long footnotes :-) - Adriano
Adriano, do you have a particular example in mind? - Maitani
Maitani, got several... each blue dot http://ej.iop.org/images... can be seen as a juncture where something "untranslatable" begins to evolve. The distance between blue dots roughly increases the degree of incongruence, or uniqueness, among languages. Notice that over time, the number of branches tend to multiply, rather than merge into each... more... - Adriano
Adriano, I misunderstood you when you said "a certain tongue may survive being absorbed by another language". I supposed you were talking about languages that carry lexical or morphological traces of a different, ancient language, like Sumerian logograms in Akkadian texts, whereas you thought of the historical development/change of languages as depicted in language family trees. - Maitani
The ambiguities in language, do they generally disappear over time? Or is it the responsibility of the user to speak or write with the most precise of available syntax and vocabulary? Aristotle in Greek still reads with clarity, while Derrida in French is irresponsibly amusing. The symbols in between them have been transliterated, yet the author earlier in time seems much easier to translate to an orthogonal language. - Adriano
Maybe you have come across this article already. If not, I absolutely recommend reading it. It is about a man who set out to create a language that avoided the ambiguity, vagueness, redundancy we find in every natural language. http://www.newyorker.com/magazin... - Maitani
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Getting a hotel for a week is, like, expensive, man.
Micah
First day of school again. Electrical 'Year 3'. Let's go.
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A light bulb moment? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
"Power on, Wayne" - MoTO: Team Marina
Marianne
All summer, I *knew* intellectually that I'd finished my degree, and that I wouldn't have to do the school/work two-step this fall, for the first time in 3 years - but it wasn't until I was walking home tonight, at the end of the first day of the academic year where I work, that I really FELT IT down to my bones.... I AM FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had so much free time this weekend! I had so much free time *today*! I was happy and interested and intellectually engaged at work all day, never overwhelmed or anxious at how few brain cells I had left (even though it was a crummy day physically, and involved a lot of saving my strength - but it didn't seep over into panic - BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO PANIC ABOUT)! HOORAY. - Marianne
High fives! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Yay. :-) - Megan loves summer
Eric
BASED FOB: I HATE YOU BILL O'REILLY! - by Eddie Haung - http://thepopchef.blogspot.com/2014...
BASED FOB: I HATE YOU BILL O'REILLY! - by Eddie Haung
"Bill O'Reilly, to be as privileged as you are and use your platform during this critical time in American history to kick black people when they're down is disgusting. And I know that if you were able to do to black people what you did to Native Americans, what you're doing to Mexicans, I know that Asians would be next. You're just going down the aisle, checking items off your grocery list, denting all the cans in the ethnic food aisle. I SEE YOU DOGGY. So FUCK YOU and FUCK FOX NEWS." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Tangent: I definitely agree with the idea that Asian Americans end up appropriating Black culture because that's the only widespread form of American culture that isn't straight up White Supremacy and Asian Americans aren't exposed enough to Native culture to be able to appropriate it. - Victor Ganata
He's basically a parody of himself now. - Johnny from iPhone
Although I guess it's dependent on demographics because here in SoCal appropriating Chicano culture is also feasible. - Victor Ganata
Victor, come to think of it, there was an issue of Lucky Peach where the author of one piece, a Mexican-American, and his Chinese-American friend went to Mexico to eat Chinese food, and also his friend was "more Chicano than [the author]." - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Filipinos trying to pass as Chicano is obvious but yeah I definitely knew of Chinese guys speaking Spanglish and calling guys "vato", "holmes", and "ese". - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Steven Perez
todayinlaborhistory: Today in labor history, September 1, 2014: Today is Labor Day. In 1894, after sending in the Army and U.S. Marshals to break the Pullman strike, President Grover Cleveland’s popularity was in the toilet. In the immediate wake of the strike, legislation designating a federal Labor Day holiday was rushed unanimously through... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
todayinlaborhistory:
  
Today in labor history, September 1, 2014: Today is Labor Day. In 1894, after sending in the Army and U.S. Marshals to break the Pullman strike, President Grover Cleveland’s popularity was in the toilet. In the immediate wake of the strike, legislation designating a federal Labor Day holiday was rushed unanimously through Congress and arrived on Cleveland’s desk for his signature. 
Steven Perez
sinidentidades: The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson: Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S.... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
sinidentidades:
  
The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. 
 
Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson:
 
Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S. had after the war.
 
It sounds like a liberal dream: immigrants being given an opportunity to work in the “land of opportunity,” yet it was hardly that. The laborers were forced into horrible working conditions. Many died from exhaustion (often from working in the sun too long) from working in the fields picking food for the U.S. Many also suffered from disease.
 
The U.S. decided what was best for the issue of disease: a widespread use of a highly toxic livestock pesticide that braceros were often doused in as part of processing into the U.S.
Jandy
RT @wickedgood: I'm a 35 year old straight white male, and I'm tired of shivving people in the neck in games. I'm tired of head shots. I want other things.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Home alone. Bacon sandwich, coffee, chocolate. Hello, Tuesday! #fb
you had my attention at "bacon sandwich". - Big Joe Silence
Uli
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need a new bottle of Chambord, people. This is not a drill! RELEASE THE KRAKEN!! *opens bottle of Kraken rum*
Andrew C (✔)
RT @monteiro: Hi! Have you killed or raped any black people lately? You may have unclaimed money waiting for you at @gofundme!
Damn, that's dark. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Jandy
RT @fmanjoo: I’ve never heard anyone respond to financial hacking by saying, Just don’t use online banking. That’s what you get for using credit cards.
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've been 69 years old for an hour now, and I can't say I feel any different. Betcha 70 will be a bump.
Happy birthday, m9m! - Anne Bouey
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Happy birthday! As my grandfather would say, "You are not over Fool's Hill yet." - Corinne L
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Happy Birthday! 69 is the new 48. - Janet
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happy birthday!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! As I'm acutely aware (being 13 days younger than you), 70--really 70.5--is when you have to make some 401(k)/403(b) decisions... 69 is a grace year. - Walt Crawford
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have a wonderful birthday! - L to tha B from Android
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Oh my- what a good day. Kids took me to Lebanese Taverna for a late lunch of samplers of Everything Vegetarian and a Mojito. The waitress treated me to a free dessert of baclava and pistachio ice cream. And then there were presents! A sweater knit with an owl design, a blue&white Chinese glass ornament, the world's cutest hedgehog made of sticks, and "Letters of Note." Thanks everyone for your good wishes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Walt, tell me about this! I will be 62 when my husband turns 70. Because of the age difference I will be early retirement at 59, 58 if I can hoard enough to pay my health insurance. If he must take the test of his pensions I may need to rethink the plan. - Janet from FFHound!
Big Joe Silence
"She's not getting enough balls in play."
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