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Anaconda, Arguing, and Avon: foone Follow oone Here's the question I always have with universal translators in sci-fi: how do they know when to stop translation? Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and the human lists "the sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert" Alien: You just said "desert" six times. :43 AM-19 Jul 2018 756 Retweets 1,883 Likes 068 ロ756 ㅇ1.SK foone @Foone 24h ("Sahara" is Arabic for "desert". "Gobi is Mongolian for "desert, and "Kalahari is Tswana for "desert foone @Foone 24h Man, the aliens are going to think we're so bad at naming. Cause really, aren't Brit: Behold, the beautiful River Avon Alien: Ahh, the River River. You humans have such a knack for naming things. foone Foone 24h Here we are in Chad, looking upon the mighty Lake Chad! Ahh yes, the land of Lake, bordering the Lake Lake. Another fine human name." foone @Foone 24h And here's Nyanza Lac, in Burundi. As you can tell by the fact that it's named Lake Lake in Bantu & French, it's a la... actually this one's a city. A city named Lake Lake strange-emily I found this thing on Facebook... and l fell down the Humans Are Weird hole yet again. ( first did before I even started my blog - Pinterest is sooo full of these posts! And I keep falling down it from time to time, when I discover something new) sirthane You could do it like Douglas Adams with some device that reads brainwaves (or whatever jargon you choose) and translates the intended meaning of the words according to the speaker. In this context, for instance, the speaker intends the word Sahara to mean the name of the place, so the translator would translate it accurately as Sahara Desert. I've thought about things like this before. Mostly about the common rip at ghost hunter shows and movies about how a x00 years old German castle has ghosts that speak perfect, crystal clear, modern English. My thoughts on a plausible explanation were that an apparition would not physically speak by causing vibrations in the air. Rather, consider the possibility that they instead push thoughts into the minds of those it interacts with causing them to experience the sensation of hearing and seeing them as a means to communicate Your brain receives thoughts of the meanings and concepts the being intends to convey. That's why you hear them in your native language, no matter what you speak or where you're at. This also comes with the bonus of explaining why proof is never found on audio or video recordings. The sights and sounds you perceive didn't actually physically happen. You could also reasonably argue that they'd still be able to interact with (push) physical objects with strong enough emotions through some means (depending on canon) while communicating in this manner by saying that expanding and contracting the air in such a way to create the sound of voice with intelligible words would require far too much precision and control ldk. It's fun stuff to think about. Source:strange-emily #brain waves #translation #ghost echnology #humans are space australians #humans are insane #humans are space oddities #humans are space orcs #humans are weird #humans 16,100 notes A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem

A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem

Goals, Life, and Love: AY FOCUSED ON YOUR OWN GOALS. The year 2018 is here, and if you’re a goal-setter, you’ve probably already set your New Year’s resolutions (or have at least thought about them.) - Here are a few steps toward achieving our goals for 2018!: ✔️Get clear on what you want. The first step in achieving our New Year’s goals is to become crystal clear on precisely what we want. Close your eyes for a moment, and visualize the life you desire: Who and what are in this image? How do you look in this new picture? More important, how do you feel when you see this life in front of you? What do you ultimately want to feel? With your eyes closed, experience that feeling. ✔️Love yourself! Reaching our goals doesn’t happen by beating ourselves up, or judging and criticizing ourselves. Transformation comes from the love, compassion, kindness and patience we offer ourselves. Just like a child doesn’t thrive or learn from hostility, neither do we. We learn and grow from patience and support. So, be kind and gentle with yourself as you progress toward your goals. When you slip up, tell yourself, “I’ll do better tomorrow.” We don’t have to be perfect to start loving ourselves; we deserve love just as we are now. ✔️Self-Awareness. If we are unaware of our thoughts, feelings, belief systems, likes, dislikes and fears, then we are missing a key element to initiating change in our lives. When we spend time noticing the internal dialogue we’re having with ourselves, we can learn critical behaviors that are preventing and sabotaging our growth and success. ✔️Gratitude. Gratitude is the gateway to peace and happiness. It is the starting point to creating change. A grateful heart feels love and joy, which draws more love and joy into our lives. A simple gratitude practice of writing 5 to 10 things daily that you’re grateful for can begin to shift your mindset and actually make you feel better too. ✔️Set realistic and achievable goals, and take actionable steps. In setting goals and intentions, dream BIG, but realistically. Don’t set insurmountable goals to accomplish within a year if you doubt you can reach them. - I hope this really helps and you achieve everything you want! - 2018 success goals millionairementor

The year 2018 is here, and if you’re a goal-setter, you’ve probably already set your New Year’s resolutions (or have at least thought about ...

Bill Clinton, Chicago, and Community: Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up @balleralert Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former President BarackObama has been summoned for jury duty in Illinois. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the former First Family resides in D.C., Obama also owns a home in Chicago, which allows him fulfill his public duty in the city. Although many active citizens come up with excuses to skip the duty, the former president is taking a different route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "He made it crystal-clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen and resident of this community," Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said, according to The Chicago Tribune. “Obviously, we will make certain that he has all the accoutrements that accompany a former president. His safety will be uppermost in our minds.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, this not the first time a former president has been called for jury duty, and actually showed up. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush appeared for jury selection after their time in office. However, if chosen, reports say he will not be the first high-profile person to be selected either. Back in 2004, OprahWinfrey sat on a jury for a murder trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama is scheduled to appear for duty next month in Cook County.

Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former Pre...