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Michael West
Works at Carnegie Mellon University
Attended University of California, Santa Barbara (MA, Ph.D.)
Lives in Pittsburgh PA
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Dans son rapport annuel sur la France écrit en anglais, le Fonds monétaire international n'est pas parvenu à traduire le jargon français, qu'il s'agisse du CICE ou du Pacte de responsabilité et de croissance.

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the "neural signature" of intentional forgetting":

Holy crap. How would we get along without intentionally forgetting?
Whether you're a student trying to memorise facts for an exam, or a new staff member getting to grips with the ins and outs of a new job, we're continually trying to hold onto new information, while making sure we don't forget the important things...

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and there's no future, and England's dreaming.....

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laundry, 31 Jan 2014.
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They don't like it when they are moved. 

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Bonjour, Nikola Karabatic of the champion French handball team!
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à propos of nothing at all.
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"Organized forgetting", "weaponized ignorance", and the infantilization of trigger warnings.
When ignorance and power join forces, history itself can be erased.

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As a social network, Google+ is just a bunch of empty circles spinning in a barren wasteland. But Google could give a fuck if consumers prefer Facebook. What the $400 billion data vacuum really wanted, reports The New York Times, is to track everything you do online and sell that personal information to advertisers.

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Welcome to the modern world, +Brandon Lee Morin !

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UK spy agency GCHQ used lolcats to explain how it was monitoring YouTube and Facebook traffic

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Outside my front door this afternoon.

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Vermeer's View of Pittsburgh, 22 Jan. 2014. 11 degrees F.
Currently living in Pittsburgh PA and teaching French at Carnegie Mellon University. Very happily partnered with the most wonderful guy.

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I have managed to convince the most wonderful, loving man in the world to be my life partner. It doesn't get any better than this. Thank you, +Ken Cervone!
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (MA, Ph.D.)
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence (BA, French and Economics)
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