What's going to happen in 2019?
Almost every "life hack" is worthless in comparison to the difference a good haircut makes.
I've been running windows on my MBP with boot camp for some time now. it's amazing how everytime I switch back to OSX it seems to have gotten worse. what a joke
p*rn (we live in a society) Show more
The idea of being horrified at any kind of (consensual non-violent) porn is so far in the past for me that it's difficult to imagine that people actually feel like that. IMO the weirder it is, the funnier.
Upon realizing this, I briefly wondered if my brain is fucked or something. However, I have decided that it is those who don't see the humor in it who are wrong 🤣
I wouldn't say it's a particularly bad situation for anyone. Most quebecois are very pleased to see immigrants speaking their language even if poorly. most immigrants that I deal with have very bad english so they would still face a language barrier in ROC/America. My two main takeaways:
1. You can force people to speak your language (through policy) but it's much harder to get them to talk *like you*
2. I feel like I'm witnessing firsthand how sub-publics/subcultures form. Cool!
It's like, the only reason 90% of the store is even speaking french is bc Law 101 was voted in by this kind of (nationalist) person! Yet they remain so difficult to understand bc most immigrant french practice takes place *within* an immigrant setting/context!
The store I work at is in a very immigrant heavy neighborhood. People from all over - carribean, S asia, russia, latin america, you name it. Lot of business goes on in English, French and occasionally other languages. At this point I'm somewhat functional speaking french but I mostly speak with people who have also learned it in adulthood (as I have.)
So it's a particular kind of absurdity when a Quebecois™️ comes into the store and I can barely understand them.
Exceedingly rare to find a talk about programming that draws on both Christopher Alexander and James C. Scott, two authors that I keep coming back to myself.
Even better that it uses them to explain why the Design Patterns failed, something that I also feeled but couldn't really put my finger on—I always thought this is just a silly thing that Java people do—and how they could be better.
summer job + biking means I'm physically active around 40+ hours a week. The uptick in appetite is fucking insane
There is something deeply depressing about people who, when encountering a problem in their life, punt said problem 6 months into the future and feel like they've figured it out.
I bet properly bilingual students do this a lot. Four page report on mitochondria due tomorrow? You bet someone's already done one in German, Arabic, Chinese, etc. Takes was less time to translate than to do the report properly, and it's literally untraceable.
I'm not a particularly good translator, so the sentences are often a bit clunky. Not enough that it's obvious I think
Can translation be plagiarism?
Several times for a class I've written reports (in english) on things which were primarily documented in french. Sometimes I find myself essentially just translating a few paragraphs from FR to EN, moving a sentence or two around, and sending it.
I really do not understand why more people don't speak up in class.
My worst quality is that it take an enormous amount of effort for me to read and return a library book without physically damaging it. I think I've broken the spine, folded dozens of pages, and gotten coffee on every single book I've ever read in my life.
fucking dumb family shit Show more
<- gfather lives with partner on west coast
<- his health deteriorates significantly
<- partner realizes he's using her as a full-time nurse
<- partner moves to another state
<- gfather is moved, with great effort, to the other side of the country to live with my aunt
<- aunt loses her mind and becomes hostile and resentful of other family members
<- other family members have no access to their father now
<- to take GFather away from aunt would be highly insulting to her
the Soul has never been a compelling idea to me, but now I have a proper response. deep down, behind the person, behind whirring processers in the brain, is Void. now that's something the rocks and trees don't have!!
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