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Les tics de langage
Fonction phatique de la langue
Phatic expressions
français  analysis  linguist  life  habit  language  learn  interview  fun  young  generation  explained  kid 
5 weeks ago by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation Eavesdropping
Tuning in to the world around you can be insightful — and therapeutic.

there’s a danger in focusing too much on yourself: you risk losing the certainty that you’re not alone. Being too much in your own body can make you obsessive about your own problems, causing you to lose the ability to understand the scale of your own life compared with the lives of others.

Eavesdropping, however, helps you rejoin the world. People speak openly and honestly when they think no one is listening. When they talk about their issues with someone else, they go deeper than they would go on their own. You can compare your own life, then, with an unfiltered and honest rendering. It’s the ultimate vanity check: you’re not one in a million; you’re one of the millions.
habit  others  society  family 
april 2019 by aries1988
Social Media’s Re-engineering Effect, From Myanmar to Germany - The New York Times
When Facebook, YouTube and others use algorithms to keep us engaged, there can be unintended consequences. Max Fisher, his tools in a trusty Patagonia bag, covers the trend as one of The Times’s Interpreter columnists.

I also need to keep myself sane. So I keep my Kindle fully loaded and always pack my noise-canceling, wireless headphones, the Wirecutter-recommended Sony H.ear. Even if I’m stuck in some edge-of-the-world hotel, living off of granola bars, I can always recharge by escaping for an hour into a Grateful Dead show or the second act of “Doctor Zhivago.”
travel  buy  habit  hobby 
november 2018 by aries1988
OpenFOAM/C++代码风格规范
普适性准则 每行最大80个字符 缩进默认4个占位符 使用空格进行缩进,而不是TAB按键 if,else,while,case,for使用的时候附加空格,forAll后不附加空格 前默认空置4个字符并对齐 如 Info<< ... os << ... 下面这种是不正确的: WarningInFunction << "Warning message" 省略没必要的注释 类声明注释居中显示如 /*-----------------------------------------...
best  practice  code  howto  habit  c++  ofm 
july 2018 by aries1988
Where Millennials Come From

Millennials, according to recent headlines, are killing hotels, department stores, chain restaurants, the car industry, the diamond industry, the napkin industry, homeownership, marriage, doorbells, motorcycles, fabric softener, hotel-loyalty programs, casinos, Goldman Sachs, serendipity, and the McDonald’s McWrap.

Parents overemphasized self-esteem and happiness, while kids took their cues from an era of diversity initiatives, decentralized authority, online avatars, and reality TV. As a result, millennials have become irresponsible and fundamentally maladjusted. They believe that every job will be fulfilling and then can’t even find a boring one. They must lower their expectations and dim their glittering self-images in order to become functional adults.

the notion of disruptive self-interest

a homeowner with negative equity: in possession of an asset that is worth much less than what she owes.

Millennials, in other words, have adjusted too well to the world they grew up in; their perfect synchronization with economic and cultural disruption has been mistaken for the source of the disruption itself.
millennials  politics  habit  generation  work  cliche  young  crisis  economy 
november 2017 by aries1988
Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds
In fact, according to behavioral neuroscientist Stephen Porges, because recordings played at higher speeds are at a higher pitch, they are actually easier to hear. Low-frequency noises, like street noise, vacuum cleaners, or airplanes, get in the way of our understanding of people talking; by playing podcasts at a higher speed, the listener is creating a greater acoustic differentiation between the words and lower-frequency background noises.

According to Porges, the muscles in the middle ear help to dampen low-frequency sound so we can hear speech more clearly — but if we don't exercise those muscles (by, say, not having much human interaction), then they don't work as well.

There's one exception to this, though: blind people. "Because they are so used to only listening, they can speed it up faster than sighted people," Hassan said. "They're really trained."

"There's a concept that whenever you're striving to do something new, whatever is hard now, that's what you should try to do. Then when you become complacent and comfortable that's a sign that it's time to move on.
ear  explained  podcast  speed  habit  listening 
november 2017 by aries1988
En Chine, le mobile liquide les espèces

La facilité d’utilisation de ces applications tranche avec l’inefficacité de la bureaucratie chinoise et de son secteur bancaire. Certains supposent d’ailleurs que les autorités ont volontairement laissé le champ libre à ces nouveaux acteurs pour secouer l’industrie bancaire dominée par les entreprises d’Etat sclérosées.

Un système « basse technologie » adapté à la Chine, pays encore en développement, où beaucoup de transactions ne dépassent pas quelques yuans (1 yuan = 0,12 euro). Des montants insuffisants pour convaincre un vendeur de fruits et légumes de s’équiper d’un terminal NFC, la technologie utilisée par Apple Pay, qui ne s’impose pas en Chine.

N’importe quelle entreprise qui veut réaliser quelque chose aujourd’hui doit être soutenue par l’un ou l’autre : ils contrôlent les applications de vélos partagés, la livraison de repas, les achats en ligne, mais aussi des services de vidéo, de musique, de billetterie, de prises de rendez-vous chez le médecin… Pour l’instant, le gouvernement leur fait confiance, mais ils ne sont pas l’abri d’accusation de pratiques monopolistiques.
china  2017  money  bank  habit  lifestyle 
september 2017 by aries1988
Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

At your desk at work, or at home on your laptop, you disappeared down a rabbit hole of links and resurfaced minutes (or hours) later to reencounter the world. But the smartphone then went and made the rabbit hole portable, inviting us to get lost in it anywhere, at any time, whatever else we might be doing. Information soon penetrated every waking moment of our lives.

My breathing slowed. My brain settled. My body became much more available to me. I could feel it digesting and sniffing, itching and pulsating. It was if my brain were moving away from the abstract and the distant toward the tangible and the near.

Remember, my friend Sam Harris, an atheist meditator, had told me before I left, if you’re suffering, you’re thinking.

If you’re watching a football game with your son while also texting a friend, you’re not fully with your child — and he knows it. Truly being with another person means being experientially with them, picking up countless tiny signals from the eyes and voice and body language and context, and reacting, often unconsciously, to every nuance. These are our deepest social skills, which have been honed through the aeons. They are what make us distinctively human.

in a controlled and sequestered world that exists largely free of the sudden eruptions or encumbrances of actual human interaction.

The reason we live in a culture increasingly without faith is not because science has somehow disproved the unprovable, but because the white noise of secularism has removed the very stillness in which it might endure or be reborn.

From the moment I entered a church in my childhood, I understood that this place was different because it was so quiet.

this silence demarcated what we once understood as the sacred, marking a space beyond the secular world of noise and business and shopping.

The only place like it was the library, and the silence there also pointed to something beyond it — to the learning that required time and patience, to the pursuit of truth that left practical life behind.

Has our enslavement to dopamine — to the instant hits of validation that come with a well-crafted tweet or Snapchat streak — made us happier?

just as modern street lighting has slowly blotted the stars from the visible skies, so too have cars and planes and factories and flickering digital screens combined to rob us of a silence that was previously regarded as integral to the health of the human imagination.
technology  culture  internet  meditation  distraction  essay  attention  habit  reading  information  brain  silence  thinking  family  today 
september 2016 by aries1988
從Kindle電子書的Page Flip看兩種「脈絡」觀的典範更替 | Rocket Café 火箭科技評論
阅读迷人之处何在?一书在手乐趣无穷,它的入口极其简单,但进入后与文字交流的体验异常丰富。文字解读的空间感多层饱满,贴近细微、拉宽辽阔,深浅几乎无限;时间感更是魅力无穷,随情节与心情急行缓步,文字音符在心中演奏成声,阅读的每一刻都是独具风格的即兴演出。这些都不只是心思内在与物质设计无关的过程,而是手指、书面、文字、眼光协调一体的实作,是电子书的设计形式可以左右的深刻体验。

阅读,一直都是双手并用,心思不断调控决策,在文字的「虚拟空间」「意识之流」中频繁往返的积极活动。不管是要往前重访故事人物之前出现时的场景对话,恍然大悟回头确认是否「读懂了之前」原本困惑的段落,浏览尚未阅读的章节预感走向以免迷失方向,甚至探望在另一条分歧路上的读者分身确定仍在等着会合。

想想其他日常动作应该有助理解,假设你是右撇子,试着只用右手去转开果酱瓶盖、在平滑桌面的一张纸上签好你的名字、为你的衬衫扣上钮扣,你会意识到被你长期忽视的左手,如何朴实忠诚而低姿态地扮演着辅助的角色。留意你自己的阅读习惯,每次右手拨页离开之际,左手的食指(以我的习惯)总是默默地卡位等着阅读视线的归来,「拨页」是「在」与「不在」 ,「离开」与「留守」同时俱在的阅读动作,它说明了阅读跟其他许多的社会实作,一样是「身体化」(embody)的活动。
analysis  kindle  reading  thinking  habit  gadget 
august 2016 by aries1988
Music in the age of the algorithm — FT.com
Distinction increasingly resides in the range of our listening, its eclecticism, not a narrow attachment to genre. Yet without a map, some sense of what we like and dislike, how do we make sense of the expanse of music stretching around us?
book  consumer  habit  data  music  online  evolution  spotify 
june 2016 by aries1988
Finding Time to Read
If you’re a ‘knowledge worker’ you’re paid to use your brain so it’s in your best interest to make that brain as big as possible.

Remember the tagline of this website: Mastering the best that other people have already figured out. That’d be nearly impossible without reading. In fact, it is largely through reading that we walk this path.

Charlie Munger, voracious reader, billionaire, and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, once commented In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.
reading  mind  intelligence  howto  habit 
november 2015 by aries1988

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