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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #135 on: February 22, 2013, 01:14:30 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #136 on: February 23, 2013, 02:10:27 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.


I did consider the likely effect of the -King, but I also thought that a lot of people like myself would not know Calvin's first name and just use Calvin.

I am now perplexed, however. The google fight between "martin luther" and "martin luther king" returned 4.26M for "martin luther" and 22M for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every "martin luther king".

Google web search gave 91.3M hits for "martin luther" and 115M hits for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every  "martin luther king". Confirming the algorithm, "martin luther king" -"martin luther" produced zero results.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #137 on: February 28, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »
exempla

examples or models; anecdotes that illustrate or support a moral point

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #138 on: February 28, 2013, 05:13:58 PM »
What about Calvin vs. Luther?  I'd say Calvin vs. Arminius, but that one's obvious... ;D


That would be Calvin Klein and Calvin and Hobbes vs Martin Luther King and some TV show.

The result for "John Calvin" versus ["Martin Luther" -King] is 232,000 and 1,060,000, respectively.  "Martin Luther King" totally dominates at 22,000,000.

"Martin Luther" -"Martin Luther King" returns about 27.6 million hits.

Just removing king would remove a lot of references to Martin Luther as well.


I did consider the likely effect of the -King, but I also thought that a lot of people like myself would not know Calvin's first name and just use Calvin.

I am now perplexed, however. The google fight between "martin luther" and "martin luther king" returned 4.26M for "martin luther" and 22M for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every "martin luther king".

Google web search gave 91.3M hits for "martin luther" and 115M hits for "martin luther king" even though there is a "martin luther" within every  "martin luther king". Confirming the algorithm, "martin luther king" -"martin luther" produced zero results.

Google tries to do a little thinking for you as you can see in difference between your example and mine. It is not using strict Boolean logic (at least not at the level of the user generated search).
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #139 on: July 18, 2013, 03:58:23 PM »
plagiarize

to take a good idea from an old thread and start a new thread using the same idea

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2013, 04:13:43 PM »

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2013, 06:29:07 PM »

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #145 on: July 18, 2013, 06:46:42 PM »
Oh... okay.

I guess you were more of a Dora guy...

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #146 on: July 18, 2013, 07:03:24 PM »
Oh... okay.

I guess you were more of a Dora guy...

Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

I do remember watching the Bussy World of Richard Scarry on a few occasions.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #147 on: July 18, 2013, 07:06:00 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #148 on: July 18, 2013, 07:11:59 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #149 on: July 18, 2013, 07:16:49 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.

Beavis and Butthead? Ren and Stimpy?

Well anyway, good luck in your future endeavors!

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
Not really. I am a child of the 90´s. Maybe my brother watched it.

Perhaps David the Gnome then? Or Gummi Bears. Hmm...

No, sorry.

Beavis and Butthead? Ren and Stimpy?

Well anyway, good luck in your future endeavors!

Thank you.  :)
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #151 on: July 21, 2013, 07:33:50 PM »
早晨 (jóusàhn) - Good Morning
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #152 on: July 22, 2013, 04:40:55 AM »
magniloquent

speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2013, 04:43:00 AM »
早晨 (jóusàhn) - Good Morning

Hanna Minx is a good teacher. I have a feeling it's a different language--but no matter, the language stuff is secondary. It's about... having a comfortable relationship with your instructor, ya know?

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #154 on: July 23, 2013, 12:58:30 PM »
adequacivity

the condition or quality of being adequate

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #155 on: July 23, 2013, 01:01:24 PM »
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #156 on: July 23, 2013, 01:37:08 PM »
ekistics

The science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design. source of definition

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #157 on: July 23, 2013, 01:48:23 PM »
adequacivity

the condition or quality of being adequate
I shall have to figure out how to work this into my every day conversation.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #158 on: July 24, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »
orthostat

an upright stone or slab


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #159 on: July 26, 2013, 02:31:57 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #160 on: July 26, 2013, 10:17:31 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2013, 11:57:10 PM »
SUBSPACE     A space each of whose points is contained in a given space but which does not itself contain all the points of the given space.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #162 on: August 03, 2013, 01:12:26 AM »
Accubation - The practice of eating or drinking while lying down


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #163 on: August 11, 2013, 07:42:19 AM »
vasty

an archaic or poetic word for vast

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2013, 10:53:29 PM »
delusive

tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: "a delusive reply

of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: "a delusive belief"

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #165 on: November 12, 2013, 11:58:08 PM »
horsefeathers

rubbish; nonsense; bunk

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #166 on: November 18, 2013, 02:49:43 PM »
benignity

kindness, gentleness, or tolerance toward others
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #167 on: November 18, 2013, 03:30:27 PM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #168 on: November 19, 2013, 01:03:34 AM »
desiderate

to feel the lack of or need for; long for; miss

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #169 on: November 19, 2013, 01:23:55 AM »
coruscate

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

Curious, I went to count a bunch of radioactive samples two days ago that were coruscating like the dickens but I found that my scintillation counter was dead. I had to go to another building across campus.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #170 on: November 20, 2013, 10:12:34 AM »
cacophemism*

A word or expression that is generally perceived as harsh, impolite, or offensive. Similar to dysphemism. Contrast with euphemism.


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #171 on: November 21, 2013, 02:19:01 AM »
obdurate

- unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
- stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #172 on: November 23, 2013, 02:02:20 AM »
quiescence

dormancy; a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2013, 02:39:46 AM »
perspicacity

-acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
-intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
-the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2013, 10:26:36 PM »
indicia

signs, indications, or distinguishing marks

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #175 on: November 25, 2013, 05:03:10 AM »
solipsism

n. Philosophy
-The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
-The theory or view that the self is the only reality.
-the extreme form of scepticism which denies the possibility of any knowledge other than of one's own existence
-the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
-self-absorption.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #176 on: November 25, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
Balderdash. That's not an extreme form of skepticism, it's a half-hearted form (though admittedly it's infinitely better than the hack efforts of Descartes). A real extreme skeptic would be in doubt even of their own existence.  8)  ;D

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #177 on: November 25, 2013, 10:35:28 AM »
What if our thoughts are being thought by the real solipsist out there? How could we prove otherwise? ;)
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #178 on: December 09, 2013, 10:59:50 AM »
Well, this is really a term.

Scalability

"In electronics (including hardware, communication and software), scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.[1] For example, it can refer to the capability of a system to increase total throughput under an increased load when resources (typically hardware) are added. An analogous meaning is implied when the word is used in an economic context, where scalability of a company implies that the underlying business model offers the potential for economic growth within the company.

Scalability, as a property of systems, is generally difficult to define[2] and in any particular case it is necessary to define the specific requirements for scalability on those dimensions that are deemed important. It is a highly significant issue in electronics systems, databases, routers, and networking. A system whose performance improves after adding hardware, proportionally to the capacity added, is said to be a scalable system."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalability


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2013, 03:37:26 AM »
Another fun term:

Pre-order


"A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their popularity. Companies were then given the idea to allow people to reserve their own personal copy, before the release, which has been a huge success. Pre-orders allow consumers to guarantee immediate shipment on release, manufacturers can gauge how much demand there will be and hence how large initial production runs should be, and sellers can be assured of minimum sales. Additionally, high pre-order rates can be used to further increase sales."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-order