"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
# drones# illustration# birds# art# daryl alexsy# free range drones
07.25.14 ♥ 16
"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
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."
- The Curse of Smart People
# intelligence# smart# imposter syndrome# confidence# knowledge# criticism
07.24.14 ♥ 1
"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
07.23.14 ♥ 2