Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Techies: Do not stand at my grave and weep ... Lashes of Iron Curtain Fire

According to Moravian born Freud, there are only three kinds of men who can't understand women— young men, old men, and men of middle age.

He always pictured himself a libertarian, which to my way of thinking means “I want the liberty to grow rich and you can have the liberty to starve”. It’s easy to believe that no one should depend on society for help when you yourself happen not to need such help.
~ Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

I believe any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.
UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS: Instagram Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Fight Spam and Cruel Comments

Experts warn voter fraud panel data request could lead to hacks: report The Hill. Not if the US moved to a system of hand marked paper ballots hand counted in public.

Sometimes seen as the answer to staffing problems, human resources technology cannot replace face-to-face chat. Read more

Bob Carr accused of being behind Labor's Palestine push

Stressed at work? Maybe you’re lacking control. Being top dog isn’t as bad as many believe — it’s actually those at the bottom of the pyramid who experience the most stress. Thankfully there are steps organisations can take to make working life more bearable.

Meet the Women Behind Amazon's Alexa aka Sasha ...

Dibuk Aka Dybbuk (the title of the most famous Yiddish play by S. Ansky) and other plays are  peppered with colourful curses: 
a plague on you!—a khalerye!
drop dead!—ver derharget!
go to hell!—k’hob dir in dr’erd
rotten (adjective)—farshtunkener
you should have a miserable year!—zolt hobn a shvarts yor!
you should grow like an onion with your head in the ground—zolstu vaksn vi a tsibele mitn kop in dr’erd
your life should be a disaster!—a brokh tsu dayn lebn