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"If the engine stops running, we all freeze and die." #Snowpiercer #GrimMeathookFuture
Captain America vs. the Capitalists #Snowpiercer
Tilda Swinton is wonderful. #Snowpiercer
Captain America vs. John Galt #Snowpiercer
Holy shit. Add a dash of "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" by Ursula K LeGuin #Snowpiercer
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop…."
"…And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." — Mario Savio #Snowpiercer - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Man, the Revolution is going to be so terrible but inevitable #Snowpiercer
The Revolution is going to be awful and will involve axes, but it's coming #Snowpiercer
"We control the water, we control the negotiation." #GrimMeathookFuture
Blergh. I can't tell if the hard drive on my iPod Classic is starting to crap out or if iTunes is just a horrendous piece of shit.
What's happening with it? My HD-based iPod broke down after 4 years or so. Clicking noises, freezing... eventually it just died. - Andrew C (✔)
One of these two is absolutely true. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I've heard people run SpinRite on their classic iPods, by the way. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It's just taking forever to sync now. Just a few days ago it took maybe two minutes. But that was before I made the mistake of updating to the newest point release of iTunes. - Victor Ganata
I kind of wish they made high capacity flash-based iPods, even if they cost a ridiculous amount. I drop my iPods way too much for moving parts to survive very long. - Victor Ganata
I would absolutely upgrade to a 128 GB ipod touch if they made one. - Andrew C (✔)
I will admit, it's a lot harder to be sad and lonely when it's bright and sunny and 74°F with a nice little breeze.
I try my best not to be a prescriptivist when it comes to grammar and word usage, but is it really necessary to verb the noun "architect"?
Shouldn't you be doctoring, not grammaring? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Soon :D - Victor Ganata
I gave in on this one -- it's become ubiquitous, and now it actually makes sense to me. - Stephen Mack
I guess I don't hear it enough in proper context to understand the semantic differences between "to architect" vs. "to plan" vs. "to build". - Victor Ganata
the OED reports that "architect" as a noun dates back to 1818. - DJF
But what about as a verb? - Victor Ganata
I mean, I'm not trying to argue it shouldn't exist. I'm just trying to figure out whether it's just a synonym to "plan" or "build" or if it really does add something semantically other than being multisyllabic and derived from Greek. - Victor Ganata
oh bah! That's what I meant. 1818 is first recorded use in print as a VERB. - DJF
I did figure it was older than I thought it was, but I still don't like it :D - Victor Ganata
It's a step up from "plan". Architecting something involves laying it out in a way that can be used as a practical guide to implementing it, rather than just drawing a pretty picture. - DJF
I wonder how much of my confusion lies in the fact that I know city planners and urban developers, and in that realm, planners work at a larger scale than architects :D - Victor Ganata
What DJF said. There's a level of senior engineer with the job title "architect" and the role of that type of engineer is often to take requirements for systems or projects from product marketing, and scope them into a practical design that can be actually implemented. So that work these types of architects do is frequently called architecting. - Stephen Mack
And it has different connotations than "to build" or "to plan". - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
But what are those contrasting connotations? (Aside from the specific instance of a senior engineer) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
To me, "architect" as a verb happens before planning and building and is also bigger-picture / less detailed. - Andrew C (✔)
That makes sense in light of the primary sense of "architect". Like the drafting/design part, I guess? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Architecting a verb? - Ammon Shea - OUPBlog - 2008 Jul 31 - the first attestation in the OED is 1813 in a letter from Keats - Victor Ganata
Looking at Google Ngrams, it looks like it really took off with the commercial Internet (searching for "architected") (and for "architecting") - Victor Ganata
I feel Victor's pain, and will submit "author" used as a verb, when the word "write" would usually work just as well. - Steele Lawman
What's funny is that, as I understand how the process works, the actual building of cities and highways involves planning first, architecting after. :) - Victor Ganata
Now that I think of it, I don't even really object to the active voice usage of "to architect" because, yeah, it does encompass drafting, designing, planning, and overseeing. So "She architected this project" sounds fine, really. It's the passive voice usage that doesn't make that much sense to me. Like "This software platform was architected to meet these specific requirements." Couldn't you just say "designed" or "built"? - Victor Ganata
To me, "designed" implies it's still in the planning phase and not deployed, while "built" doesn't have the same connotation as "architected" of having an end-to-end plan and foundation and development and release. But "architected" is definitely a pretentious buzzword (which may be what is intended). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Heh, yeah, "to author" kind of does the same thing for me. The active voice isn't really that bad, but saying something like "this document was authored by him" sounds kind of bizarre. I wonder if anyone has ever tried to verb "auteur"? - Victor Ganata
If architecting is the 'practical' part of the implementation of a plan, I know more than a few trades people who will laugh the fuck out loud. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
At least people who author and architect are doing more than social mediaing. - Professor A.I.
(1): "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." (2): "Any sufficiently advanced form of stupidity is indistinguishable from malice."
Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says - L.A. Times - and here we go….
"Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the 'Buk' antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday." - Victor Ganata
"…it strains credulity to think that it could be used by separatists without at least some measure of Russian support and technical assistance." - Victor Ganata
"Whether Russian military personnel were involved, either in training Ukrainian militants or actually operating the system, is emerging as a key question for U.S. intelligence agencies and for crash investigators, the officials said." - Victor Ganata
"Because of the technical complexity of the SA-11, it is unlikely that the separatists could effectively operate the system without assistance from knowledgeable personnel." - Victor Ganata
"[Ambassador Samantha] Power noted that Ukraine’s military, which has been battling separatists near the Russian border, also has the SA-11 in its arsenal." - Victor Ganata
The US should be careful about blaming other countries that train "rebels" how to use weapons. - Me
who better to know the hallmarks, tho? *waves giant spoon* - Big Joe Silence
I wonder if they trained them to distinguish military and civilian airplanes in addition to how to use the equipment. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it's a really open question as to whether the Russian military just trained the separatists or if the separatists are actually just Russian military. For all we know, it was just a tragic mistake. But that won't stop people from exploiting the situation politically and for profit. (Of course, there's always the false flag conspiracy theory, but that way probably lies madness. Probably.) - Victor Ganata
Military friends say the same , firing these things requires skill. - Eric - Back to the Grill from iPhone
If we can convince the world that the so-called separatists are really just an invasion force from Russia, that probably changes the political calculus quite a bit. - Victor Ganata
Kobe Bryant is why the Lakers will have another bad season - SB Nation
As much as I hate to admit it, I've resigned myself to waiting for Kobe to retire. - Victor Ganata
I've resigned myself to that since his third year in league. Great player I just never cared for his style - Steve C
Kobe is the reason why I stopped hating MJ :D - Victor Ganata
Hah - Steve C
I am so hoping the Lakers get the sixth pick now. - Andrew C (✔)
So thoughtleader. Much go-forward basis. Very architect. Wow.
Telling myself "It's going to be OK" probably won't make any significant difference in outcomes, but it's probably better than telling myself "You're doomed."
We're all doomed, but it's okay. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
There's such a fine line between acceptance and resignation :) - Victor Ganata
'Twas ever thus - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The fact that it's corporations that speak Newspeak the most fluently should be a sign, really.
The phrase "on a go-forward basis" makes my brain twitch.
Never heard of it before. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
I never heard it before either until today. The current CEO of MS just used it as he was firing thousands of employees. - Victor Ganata
Apparently it's a very thoughtleadery phrase. - Victor Ganata
When I worked at an automotive magazine, there was a guy who used this phrase a lot. A few years later, I got a different job and one of my bosses LOVED corpspeak like this. If I said, "In the future" or "From now on." She's say what you wrote or "Yes, going forward" - Anika
You have clearly lead sheltered lives. Edit: it helps that many UK comedies lampoon this type of speak, so it is more known. Shows like Yes, Minister, The Day Today and The Thick of It are full of it. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I think I just work in a field that has more than enough of its own convoluted jargon that there's really no need to adopt even more :D - Victor Ganata
Your field started it, I would suggest :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's mostly about TLAs, though. Like, "go-forward basis" would totally be "GFB" in medicine. - Victor Ganata
I can see it now: "On GFB, s/p AVF maturation, intermittent HD qMWF" - Victor Ganata
Although I guess s/p (status post) already means roughly the same thing. - Victor Ganata
Oh, all this crap I ran into when I suffered through the west coast management styles of the Ventura crowd when my old company moved from Cali to north Texas in late 2004. For the first few months I was certain they were just messing with me when they talked like that. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE. - Big Joe Silence
I hear this one sometimes from execs, but the most popular related phrase I hear (and even sometimes use) is "moving forward." - Stephen Mack
At least "moving forward" is verbally economical, even if there isn't necessarily any literal or figurative movement. - Victor Ganata
One other corpspeak phrase that annoyed me during meeting, "Let's take this offline." - Anika
Anika, you'd be so constantly annoyed at meetings here. We use that one dozens of times a day. - Stephen Mack
proactive, drill down, open a dialogue, download (your) status, deliverables, milestone, scope document, add value, high level, sidebar meeting...offline...BOTTLENECK! *head explodes* - Big Joe Silence
Stephen, I am not made for meetings. I think they should only last 20 min. and people who don't need to speak shouldn't. Add in corpspeak and my patience is practically nil. - Anika
Ongoing go-forward forward movement - Eric - Back to the Grill
Carlos Boozer Addition Leaves Lakers in Uniquely Unsettling Position - Bleacher Report
While I'm not optimistic about the 2014-15 Lakers' postseason chances, do people not remember the Smush Parker-Kwame Brown era? - Victor Ganata
Jesus Christ, Carlos Boozer one of my least favorite players ever with an ability to kill any good team and suck up space on a bad team is a Laker. Well there goes watching them just to see if Lin can be entertaining on a bad team. - Steve C
Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying -
"…what it respects is innovation on a go-forward basis" — MS CEO Satya Nadella
This phrase came close to overthrowing my faith in the meaning of words. - Victor Ganata
I'm now trying to imagine what "innovation on a go-backward basis" would be. - Victor Ganata
Or "tradition on a go-forward basis". #UnknownKnowns - Victor Ganata
Well, if I understand it correctly, we simply cannot respect innovation that doesn't have a basis in go-forwardness. - Stephen Mack
Heh "go-forwardness" sounds like a prelude to sexual harassment :D - Victor Ganata
Lemme coin "status innova" to summarize Nadella's phrase there. And I don't care in this case if it's bad Latin. In fact, that would be even better-worse. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I could totally see a machine translator mangling it as "…what it respects is going nova." :D - Victor Ganata
"Go supernova or go home!" - Victor Ganata
How S.F.'s Mid-Mission district is transforming - SFGate
I don't think you can really characterize S.F. as being anti-growth, but even all this development probably does little-to-nothing to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing, all the while utterly transforming the nature of the city. - Victor Ganata
I am still laughing about the transcriptionist mistranscribing "s/p CABG" (status post coronary artery bypass graft) as "s/p cabbage".
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