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Bilingualism Alters Perception

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Mastery of a second language alters the way one perceives situations, offering a more complete worldview. It's like two minds alive within one person.
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***Mind Blown***

I came across this repo today as I was surfing GitHub and I'm interested to see its future and see projects built with it.

"Polyglot is a distributed web framework that allows programmers to create web applications in multiple programming languages"

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this is the same thing as
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Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
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This is a long article, but I read the whole thing and it was worth it. Thanks for sharing, +Mohammed S. Al Sahaf!
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*Could this lay the foundation to a cure for CIPA?*

The brain's "pain sensor" has been found, researchers say. When you step on a thumbtack or hit your funny bone, this is the part of your brain that lights up.
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Moore's Law Bites
Google's hack shows a fundamental flaw in basic computer hardware that could be impossible to fully patch in existing vulnerable computers.
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"'I often have to convince people that sign language is not pantomime or charades,' said Dr. Sherman Wilcox, a linguist at the University of New Mexico who teaches American Sign Language and courses in deaf culture."
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Can a Dying Language be Saved?
The consequences of losing a language may not be understood until it is too late. Credit Illustration by Stephen Doyle
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***Mind Blown***

I came across this repo today as I was surfing GitHub and I'm interested to see its future and see projects built with it.

"Polyglot is a distributed web framework that allows programmers to create web applications in multiple programming languages"

polyglot - Polyglot is a distributed web framework that allows programmers to create web applications in multiple programming languages
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This immediately reminded me of Mongrel2, and I see it's mentioned at the end. That also uses zmq. I haven't used either, but it's an interesting design.
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People Had To Be Convinced of the Usefulness of Electricity

Remember this every time the public is resisting new technology (e.g. +Google Glass​)
When electricity came around, it wasn't immediately seen as a necessity
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The reason glass didn't take off isn't because people are resistant to it, it's because they were badly implemented. Maybe later iterations of glass will start to take off, but as of now they're simply too awkward to use.

IMO glass should be purely a consumer devince: i.e. it should not take any user input directly. It should take it's configuration from another portable device such as a phone or a tablet. This provides a negligible barrier to entry for users since they won't have to change their behavior at all to interact with the device. It won't feel weird, unlike the current version where trying to interact with glass is like an announcement of what you're doing to everyone in the vicinity.
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Gifs as an extension to language and a replacement for gestures in online communication

From visual emojis depicting simple emotional states, it's a short step to emotion or reaction gifs, used to respond in playful ways to online discussions.
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Don't be a Monopath

I love this article. I've had it sitting on the side in an open tab for weeks before I finally had time to sit down and read it. It was worth it.

"We hear the descriptive words psychopath and sociopath all the time, but here’s a new one: monopath. It means a person with a narrow mind, a one-track brain, a bore, a super-specialist, an expert with no other interests"
Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things
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Perhaps because geek's definition is not cut-and-dry as "mono-path," which is autological.
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I quit cold turkey and I feel good and I don't smoke cigarettes .Second hand smoke kills so don't smoke .
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