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Bookmarks tagged with “language”

113 bookmarks by garrettc


All about movies

Movie plots rewritten using the Up-Goer Five XKCD text editor.

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The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

"Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy."

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Pangur

Pangur is a visual programming language for working with text in real time.

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Globish Home - Globish.com

"Globish is a simple, pragmatic form of English codified by Jean-Paul Nerrière, a retired vice-president of IBM in the United States. It involves a vocabulary limited to 1,500 words, short sentences, basic syntax, an absence of idiomatic expressions and extensive hand gestures to get the point across."

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Pena ajena - Mexican Spanish

"Pena ajena is a concept that isn't expressed as neatly in English as in Spanish. Pena ajena refers to the kind of embarrassment or shame that you feel because of the actions of others."

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Until a Hundred Generations of People Have Departed

The Sandia National Laboratories nuclear waste warning translated to Old English and back.

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Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent?

"The English spelling system, if you can even call it a system, is full of this kind of thing. Yet not only do most people raised with English learn to read and write it; millions of people who weren’t raised with English learn to use it too, to a very high level of accuracy."

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Once upon a time in other languages - Wikipedia

"Once upon a time" is a stock phrase used to introduce a narrative of past events, typically in fairy tales and folk tales. It has been used in some form since at least 1380"

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Creating Noto for Google.

"A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters."

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alex: Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

"Whether your own or someone else’s writing, alex helps you find gender favouring, polarising, race related, religion inconsiderate, or other unequal phrasing."

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SMASHTEST

"Greatly speed up your automated testing by writing tests in a tree-like format. Trees represent how we think when we're testing. They allow us to list all the permutations that branch off from any given point."

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Swift.org Documentation

Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.

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The World’s Writing Systems

"This web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems. It is the first step of the Missing Scripts Project , a long-term initiative that aims to identify writing systems which are not yet encoded in the Unicode standard. As of today, there are still 146 scripts not yet encoded in Unicode."

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The Original Hacker's Dictionary

"This file, jargon.txt, was maintained on MIT-AI for many years, before being published by Guy Steele and others as the Hacker's Dictionary. Many years after the original book went out of print, Eric Raymond picked it up, updated it and republished it as the New Hacker's Dictionary. Unfortunately, in the process, he essentially destroyed what held it together, in various ways: first, by changing its emphasis from Lisp-based to UNIX-based (blithely ignoring the distinctly anti-UNIX aspects of the LISP culture celebrated in the original); second, by watering down what was otherwise the fairly undiluted record of a single cultural group through this kind of mixing; and third, by adding in all sorts of terms which are "jargon" only in the sense that they're technical. This page, however, is pretty much the original, snarfed from MIT-AI around 1988"

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FAQ Guru

A collection of popular interview questions, along with answers, and some code-snippets that will help you to prepare for technical interviews.

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Ubiquitous Language & the joy of naming

"I want to discuss a topic near to my heart, a topic I believe to be the crux of effective software design. No, it’s not a new functional language, it’s not a fancy new framework, it’s not a how-to guide to do micro-services, nor a quantum leap in the field of machine learning. It’s much simpler. It’s about names."

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10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)

As millions head abroad, our correspondents pick out the words that for them speak volumes about the countries they love and live in

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Cloud Natural Language

Analyze text using ML to extract relevant entities, understand the overall sentiment, identify parts of speech and create dependency parse trees.

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It’s simple

"While reading tutorials or watching presentations, I often come across this sentence: “it’s simple!”. The author uses that sentence to introduce an idea and explain something. I think “it’s simple” shouldn’t be used to explain something."

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Voyages in sentence space

"Imagine a sentence. “I went looking for adventure.” Imagine another one. “I never returned.” Now imagine a sentence gradient between them—not a story, but a smooth interpolation of meaning."

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JS things I never knew existed

"I was reading through the MDN docs the other day and found these JS features and APIs I never knew existed. So here is a short list of those things, useful or not - learning JS seemingly never ends."

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Alex: Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

Whether your own or someone else’s writing, alex helps you find gender favouring, polarising, race related, religion inconsiderate, or other unequal phrasing.

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Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster

When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! Choose a year, and we'll show you the words that come from that date.

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Ron Cobb’s Semiotic Standards for Alien

"a series of signs designed by the graphic artist Ron Cobb (although this sheet is a digitised version based on his hand drawn originals). Ron Cobb was the man responsible for imagining and designing all the human technology in the first and second Alien films. HR Giger of course was famously responsible for the monster itself, and Ridley Scott apparently kept the two men apart so that their particular visions would not become compromised or tainted by the others ideas… These signs were intended for “all commercial trans-stellar and heavy element transport craft” and are wonderful examples of graphic design. Conceived when the film was in pre-production sometime during the mid/ late 1970’s, they have a graphic simplicity and an almost contemporary feel that would not look out of place in todays CGI-tastic adventures."

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#c0ffee is the color

"What real words are actually valid CSS HEX colors? Parsing an English dictionary for entries containing only the letters ABCDEF and limiting the result to words of exactly 6 or 3 letters length (#FFFFFF or #FFF) gives us some interesting results."

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Cooperative principle

"In social science generally and linguistics specifically, the cooperative principle describes how effective communication in conversation is achieved in common social situations, that is, how listeners and speakers must act cooperatively and mutually accept one another to be understood in a particular way."

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Behind The Name

"Find the meaning, history and popularity of given names from around the world. Get ideas for baby names or discover your own name's history."

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Sure Languages Interpreting

From our Exeter offices, we deliver a suite of language services including professional translation, copywriting, interpreting, voiceovers and DTP.

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Verb Conjugation On-line

Verbix on-line verb conjugator supports verb conjugation in tens of languages; Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish and more.

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Find the Right Words - Words To Use

Can't think of the right word? Here you'll find subjects divided by parts of speech so that you can simply browse words to describe products, colors, sex, birthday greetings, card messages, and so much more.

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What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter

"I don’t speak Turkish, and can’t read it either. I have never been to Turkey. I honestly don’t even know that much about Turkey. Why did I ask for a Turkish typewriter, then? Because it has one of the most fascinating keyboard layouts ever"

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Swearing and Words of Aggression in German

Not sure if I'll ever need this, but it might be handy.

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A parallel Chinese-language Internet helps immigrants navigate life in America

"When Grace Hui moved to Los Angeles from China in 2014 and Googled the Chinese characters for "Los Angeles immigrant," the first result was Chineseinla.com."

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Full Metal Jacket

A visual dataflow language.

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How Etsy Formats Currency

Imagine how you would feel if you went into a grocery store, and the prices were gibberish (“1,00.21 $” or “$100.A”). Would you feel confident buying from this store? Etsy does business in more than 200 regions and 9 languages. It’s important that our member experience is consistent and credible in all regions, which means we have to format prices correctly for all members.

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French Phrases Hidden in English Words - YouTube

English has borrowed a lot of words from French, but some words come from whole French phrases. Even if you speak French, you may have never noticed the connection.

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The Language of Modular Design · An A List Apart Article

"This article is SPOT ON about the value of language in shaping a team's vision of problems, tools, and solutions."

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