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What do the top 1% of software engineers do that the other 99% do not? - http://www.quora.com/What-do...
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meryn commented on issue keybase/keybase-issues#1044 - https://github.com/keybase...
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meryn opened issue keybase/keybase-issues#1044
For English native speakers, can you easily distinguish people who speak English as their mother language from those who don't based on the writing style on Quora? - http://www.quora.com/For-Eng...
Meryn Stol voted up this answer. Darrell Francis It really depends on the person. For most decent writers, it's pretty much impossible to tell a native speaker from a non-native speaker. There might be subtle clues, such as uncommon word choices, but what they write is correct even if it sounds a little awkward to a native speaker. The thing to look for is mistakes in the writing. Native English speakers also make mistakes, but the mistakes they make are different than the ones non-native speakers make. Misspellings are a bad clue as they could just be a typo and anyone could make that mistake. One telling mistake are homophones, words which sound alike, but have different spellings. A native speaker is more likely to confuse "your" and "you're" because it sounds correct and they aren't thinking about grammar. A non-native speaker doesn't have that innate sense of what "sounds correct", therefore they're less likely replace a word with a homophone. For example, I just saw a question... - Meryn Stol
How do I improve my English speaking skills in a very short time? - http://www.quora.com/How-do-...
Meryn Stol voted up this answer. Kaicheng Liang This is a technique known as 'shadowing' that I learnt in Japanese class, which I find tremendously helpful for short-term oral fluency improvement. Watch your favorite English language TV show or movie, and as the characters speak, repeat loudly the exact words they are saying the moment you hear them. In other words, 'shadow' their dialog in real-time. Don't worry about getting every word or sound right - focus on listening carefully, moving along quickly and keeping pace. After the movie ends, repeat the exact same movie and do it again. And again. By forcing yourself to speak at native speed, your brain becomes hyper-receptive to what you are hearing, and you will find yourself not only picking up the words quicker and quicker, but also unconsciously mimicking the inflections and vocal nuances that are usually difficult to learn for a non-native. It will also fix the stammer that comes with uncertainty or lack of confidence. In this... - Meryn Stol
As a non-native speaker, why can I understand daily English conversations with native speakers but not the conversations in movies? - http://www.quora.com/As-a-no...
Meryn Stol voted up this answer. Patrick Wallace Typically, when native speakers speak with non-native speakers, especially overseas, the native speakers speak much more slowly and clearly, using fewer idioms and much less slang. I find that this is true of myself--when I return to the US I find that my speech is much slower and easier to understand than most Americans. It is no doubt part of the legacy of living overseas for all these years. The speech you see in films is more like that in real life when compared to the speech of expatriates and language teachers, and the speech most often found on language-learning tapes. This is one reason why I suggest to my students that they watch English-language films and practice the on-screen dialogue by reading the subtitles using the same speed and intonation as the actors. Such a tactic will better prepare them to go to the US or Britain, by improving both their overall fluency and listening ability. See question on Quora - Meryn Stol
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Virtual Surgery: In an experiment, an Oculus Rift is used to replay a surgery that was captured by two GoPro camera's https://medium.com/@Goetz...
This video on displacement of human labor by technology is worth 15 minutes of your time: Humans Need Not Apply https://www.youtube.com/watch...
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