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Two things about #English #grammar:
  • Please don't say
    "The reason <(that) something> is because ."
    Say just
    "The reason <(that) something> is <(that) something else>."
  • Please don't say
    "Just because doesn't mean <(that) something else>."
    Say
    "Just because ."
Thank you.
 
My #inspiring-person for today is

dr. Eliyahu Rips


A #jewish #math professor, a very good mathematician who took part in the International Mathematical Olympiad, and in #1969 followed Jan #Palach's protests against occupation of #Czechoslovakia by attempting self-immolation in #Riga, #Latvia. He survived, was labeled insane and put in a lunatic asylum, where he actually managed to solve an important mathematical problem. He went on to finish his Ph.D. and become a professor at the Hebrew University of #Jerusalem.

Apart from this extraordinary life story the inspiring aspect to me is actually his personality. Though a true #hero and a very successful man in one person, he is very modest and humble. Although eight of his siblings were killed, he doesn't show a sign of hatred. What I have heard him talk about were rather positive things and emotions, such as the asylum staff having been very nice to him. I deeply admire this person.

I have learned about him from a very good #Czech TV program that makes long, in-depth interviews with interesting people, such as #Nobel prize winners and #astronauts. The best part is they also make the interviews available in the original #English version on the Internet, and as #podcasts as well. You can watch the interview here (scroll down for English):

https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/10441294653-hyde-park-civilizace/219411058090119/
 

DeepL, apparently, doesn't work so good translating into French and, in some cases, Spanish!


You be the judge:

DeepL funktioniert anscheinend nicht so gut bei der Übersetzung ins Französische und in einigen Fällen ins Spanische!

DeepL, apparemment, ne fonctionne pas aussi bien en français et, dans certains cas, en espagnol !

DeepL, aparentemente, no funciona muy bien traduciendo al francés y, en algunos casos, al español!

Oh joy! It translates Russian now!

DeepL, по-видимому, не очень хорошо переводится на французский, а в некоторых случаях и на испанский!

#DeepL #language #translator #English #German #French #Spanish #Russian
 
Speak up for #opensource!

Have you heard about the Common Voice project by Mozilla? They are currently putting together a #voice databases for various languages and make them accessible with a public domain license to allow developers to work with them. They also plan to create their own voice recognition software.

While I think it's foolish to use one of the contemporary commercial smart speakers that transfer your data to some company without your control, I can think of various good uses of voice recognition, especially for disabled or elderly people. That's why I decided to check out the project.

When I did, I noticed there were very few female #German voices among the recordings to be verified, so I added some clips myself. Then I learned that women are underrepresented overall and there is a big backlog of #English soundbites to be verified. They started recording English before they started recording other languages, so there is much more material and it's of worse quality, because they had to figure out how to create a good recording process along the way. By now recording has become quite easy and - be warned - quite addictive. I have had a lot of fun listening to English clips by speakers from various regions. My favourite was someone cheerfully singing "It's a long way from Tipperary, it's a long way from home" with perfect intonation. Yes, voice recognition should get that.

Verifying German clips I liked the recordings of a male speaker whose first #language is probably French. His #accent is faint, but noticeable. I realized a voice recognition software needs to be able to deal with all kinds of accents. So I decided to record some English clips as well. Among the German clips I checked few people spoke a recognizable #dialect. There is one Bavarian woman (while I have lived in Bavaria for over 20 years, people still mistake me for a tourist because of my northern accent), but that was it.

As for other languages, there is very little material yet. Recordings for #French, #Dutch and #Italian have begun. Collecting #Spanish sentences is still work in progress.

Take a look and maybe contribute, if you like the project: https://voice.mozilla.org

#FOSS
 
so, we have opened a fucking #collaborative #blog, where anyone can #participate by writing #content via #gitlab or #email -> http://blog.unitoo.pw/

currently the #rules is written only in #Italian and @Claudio Maradonna would like the posts to be only in Italian -> https://gitlab.com/unitoo/unitoo-blog/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
but anyone who understands the regulation can write, at least in #English, and #contribute
maybe someone will #translate it into other #languages as well... Italian included XD
 
"Twenty-four South African words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary which reflect the country's local and lekker cultures." #southafrica #english #culture
24 South Africanisms added to Oxford Dictionary
 

U.K. Patrolling English Channel for Possible Migrant Crossings


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#channel #crossings #english #english channel #france #home secretary sajid javid #migrant #oan newsroom #patrolling #possible #united kingdom
U.K. Patrolling English Channel for Possible Migrant Crossings
 
#hindu #film #southindia #subtitled #english #Thiruvilayadal #purana

Thiruvilayadal covers four stories in the Thiruvilayadal Puranam
which is originally composed of 64 stories.

The plot revolves around the "divine sport" of** Lord Shiva** ,
who has the habit of testing his worshipers devotion.

The story begins when the Lord gives the sacred fruit brought by sage Narada to his elder son,
Ganesha since he outsmarted his younger brother Lord Muruga
and won the sacred fruit in a competition for it.

Lord Murugan becomes angry and goes to a hill of Palani.

Goddess Parvathi (known as Sakthi here; played by the actress Savitri)
comes and narrates the Thiruvilayadalgal (Divine Games) of Lord Shiva to Murugan to calm him down.

 

When you can't hold your temperament on TV when it comes to language


Seriously - why would I hit someone for being illiterate in English, thus claiming this person to be useless for parliament? Damn, some MPs in parliament should ask their therapist for some sittings in anger management. No surprise all hell broke loose when it came to question the parliamentary age.

#Uganda #Africa #News #Language #Parliament #TemperTantrum #Parliament #Multiculturalism #English #Imperialism #TribeLanguages #MinorLanguages #RainbowNation #Politics
MP Kato Lubwama Fights On Live TV
 

Why so few hash search results for popular topics?


I've done some reading on this, but not much, here's some info. I get the feeling some of it might be out of date. Here's a useful link from the FAQ:

http://geexxx.fr/2013/07/23/comment-ca-marche-la-federation-de-diaspora/#english

Some highlights:
1. posts from a user on another pod won't get pushed to this pod unless someone on this pod has them in an aspect
2. hashtag searches only show results from other pods if those posts are here due to point 1 above so the search is only on the local pod's database, which may include a small number of posts from other pods
3. you can search for tags on other pods (and find users) by getting the pod's domain name, appending for example "/tags/linux" to search for the tag "linux" on that pod, e.g. https://joindiaspora.com/tags/linux
4. you can then add a person from that pod (see point 7), at which point it seems their posts will show up in hashtag searches for all users on this pod
5. You can browse the public posts from a pod by appending "/public" to the pod name, e.g. https://joindiaspora.com/public
6. when browsing public posts from another pod, clicking on hashtags will search that pod so you can discover new content and people
7. You can't join a discussion on another pod until that person is in an aspect on this pod, so you have to copy their ID, and put it into the search bar on this pod because you can't just add a user to an aspect until their details are copied locally by you or someone else..
8. once the user's details have been passed across, you can add them to an aspect on this pod, but you won't see previous comments on conversations, only ongoing ones.
9. sigh bleed lightly from your brain for a bit.
10. You can get a list of diaspora pods from here: https://the-federation.info/diaspora

All of this goes some way to explaining why popular tags like "linux" show up so few results, they're only showing results from this pod and a small number of already-pushed tags from other pods.

A bit of a hoop-jumping exercise if you ask me, I'd prefer it if tag searches worked across all pods but it seems that's not the case at the moment.

If anyone knows if this is out-of-date, please comment on this post rather than re-shares (click on the timestamp next to my name)

If anyone wants to write this up in a less-frustrated post then please do.

#newhere #gplusrefugee #help #ffs
Comment ça marche, la fédération de diaspora* ?

Geexxx: Comment ça marche, la fédération de diaspora* ? | Geexxx (flaburgan)

 

Why so few hash search results for popular topics?


I've done some reading on this, but not much, here's some info. I get the feeling some of it might be out of date. Here's a useful link from the FAQ:

http://geexxx.fr/2013/07/23/comment-ca-marche-la-federation-de-diaspora/#english

Some highlights:
1. posts from a user on another pod won't get pushed to this pod unless someone on this pod has them in an aspect
2. hashtag searches only show results from other pods if those posts are here due to point 1 above so the search is only on the local pod's database, which may include a small number of posts from other pods
3. you can search for tags on other pods (and find users) by getting the pod's domain name, appending for example "/tags/linux" to search for the tag "linux" on that pod, e.g. https://joindiaspora.com/tags/linux
4. you can then add a person from that pod (see point 7), at which point it seems their posts will show up in hashtag searches for all users on this pod
5. You can browse the public posts from a pod by appending "/public" to the pod name, e.g. https://joindiaspora.com/public
6. when browsing public posts from another pod, clicking on hashtags will search that pod so you can discover new content and people
7. You can't join a discussion on another pod until that person is in an aspect on this pod, so you have to copy their ID, and put it into the search bar on this pod because you can't just add a user to an aspect until their details are copied locally by you or someone else..
8. once the user's details have been passed across, you can add them to an aspect on this pod, but you won't see previous comments on conversations, only ongoing ones.
9. sigh bleed lightly from your brain for a bit.
10. You can get a list of diaspora pods from here: https://the-federation.info/diaspora

All of this goes some way to explaining why popular tags like "linux" show up so few results, they're only showing results from this pod and a small number of already-pushed tags from other pods.

A bit of a hoop-jumping exercise if you ask me, I'd prefer it if tag searches worked across all pods but it seems that's not the case at the moment.

If anyone knows if this is out-of-date, please comment on this post rather than re-shares (click on the timestamp next to my name)

If anyone wants to write this up in a less-frustrated post then please do.

#newhere #gplusrefugee #help #ffs
Comment ça marche, la fédération de diaspora* ?

Geexxx: Comment ça marche, la fédération de diaspora* ? | Geexxx (flaburgan)

 
AudioReputation are looking for strong writers who can write 5.000 + word category pages for electronics products and categories relating to speakers, headphones, soundbars, radios, audio, and all the accessories that go with them.

https://cs.byu.edu/job-posting/audioreputationcom

#audio #audioreputation #soundbars #radios #headphones #speakers #writers #english #write #electronics #jobs #products #news #new #created #beginners #guides #reviews #product #comparisons
 
#taz - #Recherche auf #Englisch

Hannibal's Shadow Army


He is a head of a right-wing German nationwide underground network with direct connections to State Authorities.

https://www.taz.de/!5558072/

#english #Hannibal #RightWing #Extremism #Underground #Network #German #Germany #Military #MAD #Intelligence #Preppers #Nazis #Racism #Army #Research
 


Complete movie edition that gathers the four chapters that composed Endless Roads. 7 female riders, 1 van, 15 days, 4.300 km, 416 GB of raw material… This film documents the adventure of the trip, portraying the girls, their lifestyle and their passion for longboard.

Info: Der Film aus Spanien zeigt sehr schön das nicht nur die normalen Skateboards sondern auch die wesentlich größeren und schwereren Longboards auch von Frauen sehr gut geführt werden können. Schade das dieser Sport immer noch recht stark männlich dominiert ist.

Tags: #de #movie #english #endless-roads #longboard #girls #sport #roads #2014-09-18 #2018-12-13
 

On terms that are not available this specific way in the #English language


It’s possible to be polgárpukkasztás without being a world famous celebrity, of course. Any individual actions that shock ordinary, middle-class people who are just looking for a quiet life, count. The Hungarian word means ‘citizen-explode’, and is derived from the rallying cry of the French decadent poets of the late 19th Century to épater la bourgeoisie, or ‘shock the #bourgeoisie’.

This is my new favourite foreign-language term.

#Language #Linguistics #LostInTranslation #Communication

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181030-the-10-personality-traits-that-english-cant-name?ocid=ww.social.link.googleplus
 

Amazon Web Services in Plain English


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Article word count: 1656

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18475518
Posted by ccnafr (karma: 852)
Post stats: Points: 172 - Comments: 28 - 2018-11-17T13:53:35Z

\#HackerNews #amazon #english #plain #services #web
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Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course not, I just made those up.

But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed.
Hey, this is sponsored by [2]SendCheckIt - and by "sponsored" I mean thatʼs what Iʼve been working on instead of updating this list. If you send email newsletters youʼll probably like it.

No matter what you do with AWS youʼll probably end up using these services as everything else interacts with them.

Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Virtual Servers Host the bits of things you think of as a computer. http://www.linode.com","Itʼs handwavy, but EC2 instances are similar to the virtual private servers youʼd get at Linode, DigitalOcean or Rackspace.
Should have been called Use this to
Users, Keys and Certs Set up additional users, set up new AWS Keys and policies.
Use this to
Should have been called Store images and other assets for websites. Keep backups and share files between services. Host static websites. Also, many of the other AWS services write and read from S3.
Amazon Unlimited FTP Server
[3]S3 in Plain English [4]S3 Buckets of Objects
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Virtual Colocated Rack Overcome objections that "all our stuff is on the internet!" by adding an additional layer of security. Makes it appear as if all of your AWS services are on the same little network instead of being small pieces in a much bigger network. If youʼre familar with networking: VLANs
Use this to
Should have been called Run little self contained snippets of JS, Java or Python to do discrete tasks. Sort of a combination of a queue and execution in one. Used for storing and then executing changes to your AWS setup or responding to events in S3 or DynamoDB.
AWS App Scripts
[5]Lambda in Plain English
If youʼre setting up a web app, these are mostly what youʼd end up using. These are similar to what youʼd find in Herokuʼs Addon Marketplace.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
API Proxy Proxy your apps API through this so you can throttle bad client traffic, test new versions, and present methods more cleanly. 3Scale
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon SQL Be your appʼs Mysql, Postgres, and Oracle database. Heroku Postgres
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon DNS + Domains Buy a new domain and set up the DNS records for that domain. DNSimple, GoDaddy, Gandi
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Transactional Email Send one-off emails like password resets, notifications, etc. You could use it to send a newsletter if you wrote all the code, but thatʼs not a great idea. SendGrid, Mandrill, Postmark
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon CDN Make your websites load faster by spreading out static file delivery to be closer to where your users are. MaxCDN, Akamai
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Fulltext Search Pull in data on S3 or in RDS and then search it for every instance of ʼJimmy.ʼ Sphinx, Solr, ElasticSearch
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon NoSQL Be your appʼs massively scalable key valueish store. MongoLab
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Memcached Be your appʼs Memcached or Redis. Redis to Go, Memcachier
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Beginning Cut Pro Deal with video weirdness (change formats, compress, etc.).
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Queue Store data for future processing in a queue. The lingo for this is storing "messages" but it doesnʼt have anything to do with email or SMS. SQS doesnʼt have any logic, itʼs just a place to put things and take things out. RabbitMQ, Sidekiq
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
AWS Firewall Block bad requests to Cloudfront protected sites (aka stop people trying 10,000 passwords against /wp-admin) Sophos, Kapersky
These are the services that only work for mobile developers.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon OAuth as a Service Give end users - (non AWS) - the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, etc. OAuth.io
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Drawer of Old Android Devices Test your app on a bunch of different IOS and Android devices simultaneously. MobileTest, iOS emulator
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Spot on Name, Amazon Product Managers take note Track what people are doing inside of your app. Flurry
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Messenger Send mobile notifications, emails and/or SMS messages UrbanAirship, Twilio
These are for automating how you manage and deploy your code onto other services.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon GitHub Version control your code - hosted Git. Github, BitBucket
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Not bad Get your code from your CodeCommit repo (or Github) onto a bunch of EC2 instances in a sane way. Heroku, Capistrano
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Continuous Integration Run automated tests on your code and then do stuff with it depending on if it passes those tests. CircleCI, Travis
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Docker as a Service Put a Dockerfile into an EC2 instance so you can run a website.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Platform as a Service Move your app hosted on Heroku to AWS when it gets too expensive. Heroku, BlueMix, Modulus
Services for business and networks.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Citrix Put a copy of a Windows application on a Windows machine that people get remote access to. Citrix, RDP
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Pretty spot on actually Pay your Telco + AWS to get a dedicated leased line from your data center or network to AWS. Cheaper than Internet out for Data. A toll road turnpike bypassing the crowded side streets.
Should have been called Use this to
Pretty spot on actually Tie together other apps that need a Microsoft Active Directory to control them.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Unstructured Files Share Word Docs with your colleagues. Dropbox, DataAnywhere
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Company Email Give everyone in your company the same email system and calendar. Google Apps for Domains
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Remote Computer Gives you a standard windows desktop that youʼre remotely controlling.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Setup Already Give other AWS users in your group access to preset apps youʼve built so they donʼt have to read guides like this.
Should have been called Use this to
S3 pretending itʼs part of your corporate network Stop buying more storage to keep Word Docs on. Make automating getting files into S3 from your corporate network easier.
Services to ingest, manipulate and massage data to do your will.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon ETL Extract, Transform and Load data from elsewhere in AWS. Schedule when it happens and get alerts when they fail.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Hadooper Iterate over massive text files of raw data that youʼre keeping in S3. Treasure Data
Should have been called Use this to
Really slow Amazon S3 Make backups of your backups that you keep on S3. Also, beware the cost of getting data back out in a hurry. For long term archiving.
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon High Throughput Ingest lots of data very quickly (for things like analytics or people retweeting Kanye) that you then later use other AWS services to analyze. Kafka
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Data Warehouse Store a whole bunch of analytics data, do some processing, and dump it out.
Should have been called Use this to
Skynet Predict future behavior from existing data for problems like fraud detection or "people that bought x also bought y."
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon EC2 Queue Build a service of "deciders" and "workers" on top of EC2 to accomplish a set task. Unlike SQS - logic is set up inside the service to determine how and what should happen. IronWorker
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
AWS Big Old Portable Storage Get a bunch of hard drives you can attach to your network to make getting large amounts (Terabytes of Data) into and out of AWS Shipping a Network Attached Storage device to AWS
AWS can get so difficult to manage that they invented a bunch of services to sell you to make it easier to manage.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Services Setup Set up a bunch of connected AWS services in one go.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Logging Log who is doing what in your AWS stack (API calls).
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Status Pager Get alerts about AWS services messing up or disconnecting. PagerDuty, Statuspage
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Configuration Management Keep from going insane if you have a large AWS setup and changes are happening that you want to track.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Chef Handle running your application with things like auto-scaling.
Should have been called Use this to
Amazon Pennypincher Find out where youʼre paying too much in your AWS setup (unused EC2 instances, etc.).
Should have been called Use this to Itʼs like
Amazon Auditor Scans your AWS setup to determine if youʼve setup it up in an insecure way Alert Logic
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Alle wegen leiden naar Rome.


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🚶 Alle wegen leiden naar Rome. 🚶
🚶 Betekenis : er zijn veel manieren om je doel te bereiken.
🚶 Variant : Alle wegen leiden naar Rome. 🚶
🚶 Engels; English : All roads lead to Rome.
🚶 Frans; français : Tous les chemins mènent à Rome.
🚶 Duits; Deutsch : Alle Wege führen nach Rom.
🚶 Italiaans; italiano : Tutte le strade portano a Roma.
🚶 Portugees; português : Todos os caminhos vão dar a Roma.
🚶 Spaans; español : Todos los caminos llevan a Roma. / Todos los caminos conducen a Roma.

COLLECTIE : #spreekwoorden docnederlands
#spreekwoorden #zegswijzen #gezegden #spreuken #uitdrukkingen #nederlands #proverbes #expressions #dictons #néerlandais #proverbs #sayings #maxims #dutch #sprichwörter #redewendungen #ausdrücke #niederländisch #engels #english #frans #français #duits #deutsch #italiaans #italiano #spaans #español #portugees #português #talen #languages #langues #sprachen #lingue #lenguas #wegen #leiden #rome
 

Als de kat van huis is, dansen de muizen op tafel.





🐱 Als de kat van huis is, dansen de muizen op tafel. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Betekenis : als er geen toezicht is, doet men waar men zin in heeft / als er geen toezicht is, doen de ondergeschikten hun zin. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Engels; English : When the cat's away, the mice will play. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Frans; français : Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Duits; Deutsch : Ist die Katze aus dem Haus, tanzen die Mäuse auf dem Tisch. / Wenn die Katze aus dem Haus ist, tanzen die Mäuse auf dem Tisch. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Italiaans; italiano : Quando il gatto non c'è, i topi ballano. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Portugees; português : Quando o gato sai, os ratos fazem a festa. 🐭🐭🐭
🐱 Spaans; español : Cuando el gato no está, bailan los ratones 🐭🐭🐭

COLLECTIE : #spreekwoorden docnederlands
#spreekwoorden #zegswijzen #gezegden #spreuken #uitdrukkingen #nederlands #proverbes #expressions #dictons #néerlandais #proverbs #sayings #maxims #dutch #sprichwörter #redewendungen #ausdrücke #niederländisch #engels #english #frans #français #duits #deutsch #italiaans #italiano #spaans #español #portugees #português #talen #languages #langues #sprachen #lingue #lenguas #kat #huis #dansen #muizen #tafel
 
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