Monthly Archives: June 2011

Twitterlog for the week of 2011-06-26

"Fixing" Oracle's paralysis by reboot: as destructive as "fixing" Peter Parker's marriage by Faustian bargain. #badwriting #badcomics # There are days (and data distributions) where I remember that Linguistics Drives you Crazy. Today is one of those days. #itsadogwhistle # … Continue reading

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Plurals of the many-footed

I never hugged an octopus I wonder what they’d think of us? Would they think us all wusses not to embrace the octopuses? And even more with octopi We’re outnumbered limb (and eye) or is the word “octopodes“? I think … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-06-19

Typographic sculpture in Seattle (@ SAM – Olympic Sculpture Park) http://picplz.com/5BKJ # Really nice to see @soypunk for lunch today. Hope I'll have more such opportunities. Nevertheless, long day & I'm knackered. # anybody know how the (academic) publishing industry … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-06-12

Good advice; missing "make/keep friends for reality checks" MT @mergedlauren: "blunt, much [is] true. grad students: http://t.co/9GQXxeC" # There should be a name for @theYesmen @BPGlobalPR & @RickSantorumPR fake-out-the-fakers reverse-astroturfing move. Name people: suggestions? # Google Music beta looks spiff… … Continue reading

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order word constant information does have?

I’ve been reading — in my “copious free time”, as they say: Montemurro MA, Zanette DH, 2011 “Universal Entropy of Word Ordering Across Linguistic Families.” PLoS ONE 6(5): e19875. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019875 This article takes on some of the really nifty ideas of information theory, and … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-06-05

Living room reading corner. I love the light here. http://picplz.com/x3gp # Yes, this IS a baseball signed by Chomsky. A graduation gift from my aunt. http://picplz.com/xjBb # Seattle weather comes to visit San Francisco (@ San Francisco Caltrain Station) http://picplz.com/gF4R … Continue reading

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