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"Newcomers to a language need to bluff, parry, and evade if they don’t want to stop the flow every minute to ask, “what does X mean?” or “how do you sayY?”" - Man or Machine – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
# turing test# foreign language# skill# speech# machine# language# speaking# conversation# beginners
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Free Range Drones by illustrator Daryl Alexsy. 

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Free Range Drones by illustrator Daryl Alexsy

# drones# illustration# birds# art# daryl alexsy# free range drones
"In the world of hook-up apps, where you can know the size of a paramour’s penis before you know his name — if you ever learn his name — sex becomes worse than casual, worse than carnal; it becomes transactional. Using Grindr and its ilk, men order guys over to their apartments as if they were specialty pizzas." - My own rape shows how much we get wrong about these attacks - The Washington Post
# rape# stereotype# commodification# apps# sex# hook-up apps# tech# digital# control# power
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The people with Impostor Syndrome are the people who *aren’t* sure that a logical proof of their smartness is sufficient. They’re looking around them and finding something wrong, an intuitive sense that around here, logic does not always agree with reality, and the obviously right solution does not lead to obviously happy customers, and it’s unsettling because maybe smartness isn’t enough, and maybe if we don’t feel like we know what we’re doing, it’s because we don’t.

Impostor Syndrome is that voice inside you saying that not everything is as it seems, and it could all be lost in a moment. The people with the problem are the people who can’t hear that voice.

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- The Curse of Smart People
# intelligence# smart# imposter syndrome# confidence# knowledge# criticism
"Shelter is a basic human need. It’s something which should be there for us, no matter what. Buying a home, rather than renting one, serves an important psychological function for most homeowners: it gives them peace of mind. They own their own home, it’s theirs. They can’t get kicked out on some landlord’s whim. But the more leveraged they are, the more precarious their position, and the less safe they are in their home." - Not all winning bets are smart — Medium
# home# ownership# risk# safety# security# economics# felix salmon# psychology# shelter
"learning to control the heat and timing of the food you’re cooking trumps any gadget you might buy. But this is a world whose economy is bolstered by convincing us that skills are too much work, and that the goods we consume are the one true way to a life well lived. Our ingenuity, we’re told, is just a way for us to cheap out on buying the good stuff. Our techniques and traditions are too time-consuming and cerebral to compete with a stock image of a smiling face next to a piece of shit we have to buy to live a complete life. Our time is stolen and sold back to us as convenience. Our health is stolen and sold back to us as pills. And at the end of it, we still fight with each other, endlessly, to the last moment. Not for truth, happiness, or love, but to get more shit." - SteakChamp Grilling Thermometer » The Worst Things For Sale
# grilling# life# food# consumerism# convenience# cooking
"It’s amazing how much fear can make you want — really want — to appease a captor." - My own rape shows how much we get wrong about these attacks - The Washington Post
# fear# rape# control# power# appeasement# stockholm syndrome# acquiescence
"Doty said his ambition was powered by the “monkey” on his back: the specter of his childhood poverty. “You have to show everyone that you’re not inferior, that you’re as good as they are,” he said. As someone who grew up in deprivation, he chased the money and the goods, hoping that it would translate into something. “Happiness, maybe,” he said. “Or control. You keep waiting for the magical event that will make you feel that you’re OK.” When he lost all his money, he said, “that released me from that monkey. I voluntarily gave away the thing that I wanted the most.” He paused, emotional in the recollection. “And then I didn’t have to worry about that anymore.”" - James Doty’s Helper’s High - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus
# altruism# poverty# rich# wealth# fear# power# money# happiness# life# living# james doty
"The specific targeting of children is one of the grimmest new developments in the way conflicts have been waged over the past fifty years. In the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, roughly half of all deaths in conflict zones were civilian, according to the U.N. During the Second World War, civilians accounted for two-thirds of the fatalities. By the twentieth century’s end, almost ninety per cent were civilian." - The New Way of War: Killing the Kids : The New Yorker
# war# killing# civilians# children# new yorker# death# murder# warfare# civilian death
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Motherboard Avenues by illustrator Daryl Alexsy. Because tech is what connects us.

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Motherboard Avenues by illustrator Daryl Alexsy. Because tech is what connects us.

# motherboard# tech# gif# art# illustration# daryl alexsy
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