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Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists

iNaya Re:Not Bad, but... (86 comments)

"Hao bu hao" means "good or bad". "Hao bu hao ma?" means "good or bad?", and could be translated as "Is that good for you?"

about a month ago
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Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists

iNaya Re:Shared written language (86 comments)

Yes they do. Which makes Chinese languages particularly interesting. There are quite a few differences in grammar between Cantonese and "Mandarin" (Standard Chinese) as well, so even in the written form, it's not EASY for Mandarin speakers and Cantonese speakers to communicate. I have also seen Japanese and Chinese communicate with each other using Chinese characters. Stunted, but it works.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

iNaya Re:Yep. (649 comments)

So the U.S. is holding onto ideals that they learnt from the English, that the English have discarded because it's bullshit. Hmm. Thank you captain obvious.

about a month and a half ago
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Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: Don't (Only) Focus On Profit

iNaya Re:[need YMMV] (284 comments)

He's saying they needn't work for money. Many do, many don't. It's about what you want out of your life.

about a month and a half ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:Faster than the global average? (182 comments)

You deduced that the environment can change without humans! Well done. Animals can also be killed without humans! Therefore poaching isn't a problem. Trees can also be felled without humans! Chopping down the rainforest isn't a problem! People can die without other humans killing them. Therefore murder is not a problem!

about 2 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! (182 comments)

Except the Marshall Islands are in the same body of water that is on the shore of USA, Australia UK, etc. None of whom have seen any substantial sea level rise. The island is sinking.

about 2 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

iNaya Re:The USA (182 comments)

Most of the emissions from vehicles come from shipping. Which is certainly capable of being nuclear run.

about 2 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:Is it even worth the time to RTFA? Seems flawed (231 comments)

So, you're saying that the guy that invented a naming system, and then named thousands upon thousands of animals, the names and system of which are used by every culture on Earth isn't influential and doesn't deserve a spot on the list?

about 2 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:I suspect Carl is top for the sole reason (231 comments)

Almost everyone who is influential has a handful of reasons why. Doesn't change the fact they were influential.

about 2 months ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

iNaya Re:Carl Linnaeus? Here's why: (231 comments)

I'd consider the person that named every fucking species on Earth to be pretty influential.

about 2 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

iNaya Re:Finally! (222 comments)

In that case, I haven't met any of these 'most people' yet.

about 2 months ago
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The US Vs. Europe: Freedom of Expression Vs. Privacy

iNaya Re:The Problem Isn't "Free Speech vs Privacy" (278 comments)

You can have as much free speech as you like. Just not in MY house. It's impossible to prevent people preventing free speech. Do I have to let protesters into my house, just so they are allowed to say what they want to me?

about 2 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

iNaya Re: Because they can. (252 comments)

People like you who think we have to PAY TO DO SOMETHING are the reason why society is so fucked up.

about 3 months ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

iNaya Re:oh (306 comments)

Not really. Most of the MBAs I know have had great difficulty finding a job. There is a huge oversupply of them.

about 3 months ago
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The Net Routes Around Censorship In Turkey

iNaya Re:What a fool. (82 comments)

It's 140 characters, not 140 bytes.

about 4 months ago
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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

iNaya Re: Evidence (102 comments)

Even newspapers with a very solid reputation for good reporting sometimes put out stories which are embarrassingly untrue. Any investigator worth his/her salt would be able to tell you that one can never be 100% certain about anything.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

iNaya Re:Funny (309 comments)

>> My university degree and the 22 books I've written are conclusive proof that I can express myself just fine Well they didn't teach you that starting off by insulting a group is NOT the best way to get them onside? I think you are incapable of expressing yourself in a non-arrogant manner.

about 4 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

iNaya Re:Substantiation (745 comments)

I'd rather have death than slavery. Better to die on my feet than live on my knees.

about 5 months ago
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Porn Sites Still Exposed In China

iNaya Re:Exporting the Male Population Surplus (132 comments)

Unfortunately for us English speakers, Mandarin is much harder to learn than English is for Mandarin speakers :P

I disagree. Mandarin isn't a very hard language. Chinese writing, however, is very much harder than English writing to learn... But even then, once you have a thousand characters or so down, the rest are a lot easier to learn.

about 4 years ago
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Pay-Per-View Journalism Is Burning Out Reporters Young

iNaya Re:Daily Show != news (227 comments)

Yep, you need watchers who watch over the watchers who watch over the watchers...

about 4 years ago

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