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SQUALID | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
squalid adjective (DIRTY)


(of places) extremely dirty and unpleasant, often because of lack of money
20 hours ago
Newton's rings - Wikipedia
Optical phenomenon by which the image or projection reveals reflections of lens surfaces
optics  Photography  art 
3 days ago
Turgid | Definition of Turgid by Merriam-Webster

1: excessively embellished in style or language : BOMBASTIC, POMPOUSturgid prose

2: being in a state of distension : SWOLLEN, TUMIDturgid limbsespecially : exhibiting turgor
8 days ago
(1) Record a Hangouts Meet meeting and save it to Google Drive and More! - YouTube
Google Hangouts recording meeting.
Record meetings and save them to Drive: Can’t make the meeting? No problem. Record your meeting directly to Drive.
11 days ago
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” - Washington Post
The early trickle of new coronavirus infections has turned into a steady current. By creating simple simulations, we can see how to slow it down. 20200314
jsrel  dataviz  coronavirus  simulation  visualization  flatenningthecurve 
11 days ago
Urban Dictionary: Homeslice
A very close friend whom you have known for a long time.
13 days ago
Phubbing/phubbed — How to cut phone time at work - BBC Worklife
People hate being ignored in favour of a phone, or ‘phubbed’. New research shows phone-obsessed bosses may cause long-term damage to employee morale.
By Corinne Purtill - 17th March 2020

A mobile phone is a great way to keep in touch with someone far away. It’s also a great way to alienate someone who’s sitting right next to you. And in the workplace, a boss distracted by their phone could be causing serious long-term damage to employee morale and, eventually, to the company’s bottom line.

Baylor University marketing professors Meredith David and Jim Roberts are scholars of consumer behaviour. They’ve examined the impact of smartphone use in romantic relationships and friendships. To describe the act of ignoring someone in favour of a phone, they use the term “phubbing” – an apt if somewhat awkward portmanteau of “snub” and “phone”. […]
lexicon  neologisms 
13 days ago
Apace | Definition of Apace by Merriam-Webster
\ ə-ˈpās  \

Definition of apace

1: at a quick pace : SWIFTLYgrowing apace

2: ABREAST —used with of or withtrying to keep apace with changes in technology

Synonyms & Antonyms for apace







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Examples of apace in a Sentence

 Development on the project continued apace. the end of another year is hastening apace
15 days ago
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now - Tomas Pueyo - Medium
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?
health  coronavirus  COVID-19  data 
16 days ago
Cong Burn
8 channel M4L euclidean drum/midi sequencer
music_production  daw 
21 days ago
Quote by Buckminster Fuller: “We should do away with the absolutely specious ...”
“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of support...
quote  futurology  sociology  psychology 
28 days ago
Blake Fall-Conroy Art
Minimum Wage Machine
(2008-2010, updated 2012, and 2016)
Custom electronics, change sorter, wood, plexiglas, motor, misc. hardware, pennies.
(approx. 15 x 19 x 72 inches)

The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. For as long as they turn the crank, the user is paid in pennies as time passes. For example, if minimum wage is $7.25/hour (the current US Federal rate), then the worker is paid one penny every 4.97 seconds. If they stop turning the crank, they stop receiving money. The machine's mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box. The MWM is reprogrammed as minimum wage changes, or for wages in different locations.
art  sociology  psychology  Politics  conceptualart 
28 days ago
The Smithsonian Just Released 2.8 Million Images Into the Public Domain
The Smithsonian just made a public domain contribution that it’s calling “unprecedented in both depth and breadth.” In one fell swoop, the institution is adding over 2.8 million images to an online platform called Open Access, where you can browse and download images for free.
library  art_history  arts  open_access 
4 weeks ago
Nosher | Definition of Nosher at
[nosh-er] noun: Informal. a person who snacks, especially one who does so often or continuously.
verb (used without object): to snack or eat between meals.
verb (used with object): to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.
noun: a snack.
5 weeks ago
Slake | Definition of Slake by Merriam-Webster
intransitive verb
1 archaic : subside, abate
2 : to become slaked : crumble lime may slake spontaneously in moist air

transitive verb
1 archaic : to lessen the force of : moderate
2 : satisfy, quench slake your thirst will slake your curiosity
3 : to cause (a substance, such as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water : hydrate
5 weeks ago
Tawny (color) - Wikipedia
The word means "tan-colored", from Anglo-Norman tauné "associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned leather", from Old French tané "to tan hides", from Medieval Latin tannare, from tannum "crushed oak bark", used in tanning leather, probably from a Celtic source (e.g. Breton tann, "oak tree").[3]
lexicon  colors 
5 weeks ago
Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend – Brain Pickings
In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. So anam cara in the Celtic world was the “soul friend.” In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an anam cara. It originally referred to someone to whom you confessed, revealing the hidden intimacies of your life. With the anam cara you could share your inner-most self, your mind and your heart. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an anam cara, your friendship cut across all convention, morality, and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the “friend of your soul.” The Celtic understanding did not set limitations of space or time on the soul. There is no cage for the soul. The soul is a divine light that flows into you and into your Other. This art of belonging awakened and fostered a deep and special companionship.
5 weeks ago
World Wide Words: Quocker-wodger
A most mysterious term, this appears in the middle of the nineteenth century, apparently originally an English dialect term for which no antecedents are known. The English Dialect Dictionary of the end of the century has quocken, to vomit or choke, and quocker, a man who goes harvesting at some distance from home, neither of which is any help at all in explaining a word that means a wooden puppet on a string.

It is recorded best in John Camden Hotten’s A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words of 1859:

The term quockerwodger, although referring to a wooden toy figure which jerks its limbs about when pulled by a string, has been supplemented with a political meaning. A pseudo-politician, one whose strings of action are pulled by somebody else, is now often termed a quockerwodger.
5 weeks ago
Dressing down - Wikipedia
An especially severe,[1] highly formalized, and often public form of military discipline incident to reduction in rank or, in extreme cases, complete dismissal via the ceremony of degradation (also te...
5 weeks ago
Kabaddi - Wikipedia
Kabaddi is a contact team sport, native to the Indian subcontinent,[1]:305 played between two teams of seven players each. The objective of the game is for a single player on offence, referred to as a "raider", to run into the opposing team's half of a court, tag out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders, and in a single breath. Points are scored tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for...
5 weeks ago
Francis Bellamy - Wikipedia
In 1954, in response to the perceived threat of secular Communism, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge that is recited today.[7]

Bellamy described his thoughts as crafted the language of the pledge:
6 weeks ago
Factitious | Definition of Factitious by Lexico

Pronunciation /fakˈtiSHəs/ /fækˈtɪʃəs/ 


Artificially created or developed.

‘a largely factitious national identity’

More example sentences

‘Occasionally, epilepsy can be mistaken for narcolepsy, and factitious simulation of narcolepsy has been described.’

‘People with factitious disorder feign or actually induce illness in themselves, typically to garner the nurturance of others.'
6 weeks ago
Encomiast | Definition of Encomiast by Merriam-Webster
: one that praises : EULOGIST

Other Words from encomiast
encomiastic \ en-​ˌkō-​mē-​ˈa-​stik  \ adjective

First Known Use of encomiast
1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for encomiast
Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion
7 weeks ago
The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps. - Vox+99pi - YouTube
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The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.
•Nov 9, 2017
7.4M subscribers
Biomimicry design, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here:

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Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour.

It didn’t always look like this. Earlier models were round...
podcasts  design  biomimicry 
7 weeks ago
Echolalia | Definition of Echolalia by Lexico
Pronunciation /ˌekōˈlālēə/ /ˌɛkoʊˈleɪliə/
1 Psychiatry: Meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.

More example sentences
1.1Repetition of speech by a child learning to talk.
Origin: Late 19th century modern Latin, from Greek ēkhō ‘echo’ + lalia ‘speech’.
lexicon  psychology 
7 weeks ago
Sankey Diagram / D3 / Observable
Sankey Diagram
This Sankey diagram visualizes the flow of energy: supplies are on the left, and demands are on the right. Links show how varying amounts of energy are converted or transmitted before being consumed or lost.

Data: Department of Energy & Climate Change, Tom Counsell
datavisualization  js 
7 weeks ago
Bleat | Definition of Bleat by Merriam-Webster
Definition of bleat (Entry 1 of 2)
intransitive verb
1a: to make the natural cry of a sheep or goat
also : to utter a similar sound
2a: to talk complainingly or with a whine
8 weeks ago
Spurt | Definition of Spurt by Merriam-Webster
spurted; spurting; spurts
Definition of spurt
intransitive verb
: to gush forth : spout

transitive verb
: to expel in a stream or jet : squirt the faucet spurts water
8 weeks ago
Foundling - Wikipedia
An abandoned child, see child abandonment

Foundling hospital, an institution where abandoned children were cared for

Foundling Hospital, Dublin, founded 1704

Foundling Hospital, Cork, founded 1737

Foundling Hospital, founded 1739 in London

Foundling Museum, a museum located in Great Britain that tells the story of the London Foundling Hospital

New York Foundling, a child welfare agency
10 weeks ago
How Democracies Die review – Trump and the shredding of norms | Books | The Guardian
What’s the worst thing to happen to US democracy recently? Most answers to that question start and end with Donald Trump. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two Harvard political scientists, though as horrified by Trump as anyone, try to take a wider view. For them the great harbinger of disaster happened during the final year of the Obama presidency. Following the sudden death of the conservative supreme court justice Antonin Scalia in early 2016, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a centrist liberal, to replace him. It was up to the Senate to decide whether to confirm the president’s choice. But the Senate did something it had never done in more than 150 years: it refused even to grant Garland a hearing. This was not about Trump – most Republican senators were at this point deeply alarmed by, if not downright hostile to, the prospect of the Donald in the White House. Instead, it was about their shared view that any Republican supreme court nominee would be better than any Democratic nominee, and any price was worth paying to achieve that. It was scorched earth politics.
Politics  history  book 
12 weeks ago
Kid3 - Audio Tagger
If you want to easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files (e.g. full albums) without typing the same information again and again and have control over both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, then Kid3 is the program you are looking for.
audio  tag  id3  metadata  open-source 
12 weeks ago
LABS - Free Virtual Instruments
Taking inspiration from Musique Concrète, Jon Hopkins & Burial, Spitfire engineers Harry and Jess took to the streets of London with a Sennheiser MKH418 to capture the spirit of the capital. From tube doors to city traffic, these field recordings have been warped to give you complete soundscapes — percussion, pads & atmospheric loops, ready to make your own.
samples  vst  free  music_production 
12 weeks ago
Black ice - Wikipedia
Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, is a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on roads. The ice itself is not black, but visually transparent, allowing the often black road below to be seen through it. The typically low levels of noticeable ice pellets, snow, or sleet surrounding black ice means that areas of the ice are often practically invisible to drivers or people stepping on it. There is, thus, a risk of slippage and subsequent accident due to the unexpected loss of traction.
december 2019
Modicum | Definition of Modicum by Merriam-Webster
What does "modicum" have to do with a toilet? It just so happens that "modicum" shares the same Latin parent as "commode," which is a synonym of "toilet." "Modicum" and "commode" ultimately derive from the Latin noun modus, which means "measure." "Modicum" has been a part of the English language since the 15th century. It descends from the Latin modicus ("moderate"), which is itself a descendant of "modus." (Logically enough, "modicum" refers to a small "measure" of something.) "Modus" really measures up as a Latin root - it also gave us "mode" (originally a kind of musical "measure"), "modal," "model," "modern," "modify," and "modulate." More distant relatives include "mete," "moderate," and "modest."
Latin  lexicon 
december 2019
welcome to the goldbaby free page - here you will find a wonderful collection of free sample packs
subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when we add more free packs
audio  samples  music_production 
december 2019
The 200 Best Free VST Plugins Ever | LANDR Blog
Acon Digital Multiply
Acon Digital Multiply is an expressive digital chorus that includes a phase randomizing filter on each voice. The result is an incredibly natural chorus tone.
plugins  vst  audio 
december 2019
Sophistry | Definition of Sophistry by Merriam-Webster
Definition of sophistry

1: subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation

2: SOPHISM sense 1
lexicon  philosophy 
december 2019
Sync Splitter for Pocket Operators - 5 Way from p0k3t0 on Tindie
This device allows you to separate the sync and audio channel from a Pocket Operator, then split the Sync into four more devices
pocketoperator  electronics  music_production 
december 2019
Dag (slang) - Wikipedia
Dag is an Australian and New Zealand slang term, also daggy (adjective) and dagging (verb, to behave in a daggy way).[1] In Australia, it is often used as an affectionate insult[2] for someone who is, or is perceived to be, unfashionable, lacking self-consciousness about their appearance and/or with poor social skills yet affable and amusing. It is also used to describe an amusing, quirky and likeable person (as in, "He's a bit of a dag") and is non-pejorative. The term was more widely used in the 70s due to the popular New Zealand comedy of Fred Dagg (John Clarke).

Differentiated from bogans,[3] whose accents are presumed to indicate working class or uneducated origins, dag refers to being unfashionable, eccentric and fool-like[4] and hence has no necessary ties with social class or educational background.

The literal meaning is a dung-caked lock of wool around the hindquarters of a sheep – an abbreviation of "daglock".
lexicon  slang 
december 2019
ESP32 Thing Plus Hookup Guide -
The SparkFun ESP32 Thing Plus enjoys all the amenities of the ESP32 Thing, but with a few added sparkles. We've lengthened the board just a bit to accommodate a Qwiic connector for all your Qwiic breakout needs. We've also moved a few pins around to make the board compatible with the Adafruit Huzzah32 – ESP32 Feather Board such that you can use all of those lovely shields available out there! The ESP32 Thing plus also integrates a rich set of peripherals, ranging from capacitive touch sensors, Hall sensors, SD card interface, Ethernet, high-speed SPI, UART, I2S and I2C.
arduino  esp32  iot  smarthome 
november 2019
[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables -
TRS To MIDI Male Type A Akai Pro, IK Multimedia, Korg, Line 6, littleBits, Make Noise  Pin 5-Tip (Current Sink) Pin 4- Ring (Current Source) Pin 2 – Sleeve (Shield) Here is the wiring diagram for the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer.
midi  cables  synth  wiring 
november 2019
Grow Your Business With Contests & Social Marketing Apps
Build powerful competitions and sweepstakes for your business or clients. Our huge range of action combinations, integrations and widget features help you build a wide variety of campaigns.
SAAS  socialnetworking  marketing  gamification  contest 
november 2019
Tag Editor for Mac - Amvidia
download music metadata and album covers from the network (AcoustID, MusicBrainz, CoverArt) >>
load tags from paths or iTunes >>
rename multiple files >>
batch clear, edit, cut, copy, and paste tags >>
find & replace texts and numbers in tags >>
fix encoding >>
unify case >>
remove extra spaces and characters >>
manage artworks >>
ID3, metadata, tagging
software  osx  music  metadata 
november 2019
Prosodie — Wikipédia
la prosodie est l'ensemble des traits oraux que nous donnons à notre expression verbale, de manière à rendre nos émotions et intentions plus intelligibles à nos interlocuteurs : inflexion, ton, tonalité, intonation, accent, modulation…1. En outre, c'est l'étude des traits phoniques, c'est-à-dire l'étude du rythme (vitesse d'élocution), de l'accent et de l'intonation.
Chaque individu a sa propre prosodie que l'auditeur reconstruit à sa manière à partir d'un ensemble de représentations mentales
linguistics  lexicon 
november 2019 ✂︎ HOME
Custum sized papercraft and packaging templates for free 😁. You don‘t even need to make an account to start using these free printables straight away
papercraft  packaging  template 
october 2019
Online File Generators for Laser Cutting - Maker Design Lab
I create most of my designs for laser cutting in Inkscape or Fusion 360 but over time I also collected a list of useful file generators for laser cutting. In this post I want to share those with you.

All of the generators in the list below are browser based so you don’t need to download and install any software. They are also all free to use for private projects without any need for registration.
diy  generators  laser_cutting 
october 2019
AdNauseam - Clicking Ads So You Don't Have To
As online advertising becomes ever more ubiquitous and unsanctioned, AdNauseam works to complete the cycle by automating Ad clicks universally and blindly on behalf of its users. Built atop uBlock Origin, AdNauseam quietly clicks on every blocked ad, registering a visit on ad networks' databases. As the collected data gathered shows an omnivorous click-stream, user tracking, targeting and surveillance become futile.
chrome  privacy  advertising 
october 2019
openmediavault - The open network attached storage solution
openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

openmediavault is primarily designed to be used in small offices or home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.
linux  nas  opensource  raspberrypi  fileserver 
october 2019
Quaaludes (methaqualone) Uses, Effects & History of Abuse -

Medically reviewed by L. Anderson, PharmD Last updated on Jan 22, 2019.

Generic name: methaqualone
Common brand names: Quaalude, Sopor
Other formal names: Cateudil, Dormutil, Hyminal, Isonox, Melsed, Melsedin, Mequelone, Mequin, Methadorm, Mozambin, Optimil, Parest, Renoval, Somnafac, Toquilone Compositum, Triador, Tuazole.
Common or street names: Bandits, Beiruts, Blou Bulle, Disco Biscuits, Ewings, Flamingos, Flowers, Genuines, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennons, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Qua, Quaaludes, Quack, Quad, Randy Mandies, 714, Soaper, Sopes, Sporos, Vitamin Q, Wagon Wheels
interesting  lexicon  linguistics 
october 2019
60Knobs might look like a shuttle´s control panel but in it´s core it is a midi-controller, designed specifically for the Sonic Potion’s LXR drum machine. On top of that it is capable of controlling any device with midi input and external parameter control possibility. Also it can handle some more tricky and less common control protocols such as NRPN or SysEx.

60 controller pots independently customizable through the editor;
MIDI messages supported: CC (Control Chan...
synth  diy  kit  midi  music_production 
october 2019
TyrellN6: A compact, sporty synth | u-he
TyrellN6 is a compact, sporty synth. Based on concepts and ideas for a hardware synth: a few modules, novel features, analogue sound and low-cost. TyrellN6 is the software version manifestation of these ideas.
synth  vst 
october 2019
992: Mnemonics - explain xkcd
Mary's "Virgin" Explanation Made Joseph Suspect Upstairs Neighbor
memory  science  astronomy 
october 2019
Sump - Wikipedia
A sump (American English and some parts of Canada: oil pan) is a low space that collects often undesirable liquids such as water or chemicals. A sump can also be an infiltration basin used to manage surface runoff water and recharge underground aquifers.[1] Sump can also refer to an area in a cave where an underground flow of water exits the cave into the earth.
october 2019
Stephen Fry on the Joys of Swearing - YouTube
Stephen Fry on the Joys of Swearing
From celebrations of Fry's 50th birthday.
language  slang  swearing  bbc 
october 2019
Catawampus | Definition of Catawampus by Merriam-Webster
probably alteration of catamount
probably by folk etymology from catercorner
september 2019
Sociological Images - smelly vagina?
Men writing copy and designing products for women
"The real problem, as you very well know, is how to keep the most girl part of you–the vaginal area–fresh and free of any worry-making odors…Whatever starts those those troublesome vaginal odors, Pristeen stops them–effectively. And nicely…Why take chances? Starting today, why not make Pristeen as much a part of your daily life as your bath or shower. It’s just as essential to your cleanliness. And to your peace of mind about being a girl. An attractive, nice-to-be-with girl."
advertising  sociology 
september 2019
Can You Speak Venusian? with Patrick Moore - YouTube
Excerpt of guy speaking Venusian on One Pair Of Eyes with Patrick Moore from 1969
linguistics  astronomy  loonies 
september 2019
L'esprit de l'escalier - Wikipedia
This name for the phenomenon comes from French encyclopedist and philosopher Denis Diderot's description of such a situation in his Paradoxe sur le comédien ("Paradox of the Actor").[2] During a dinner at the home of statesman Jacques Necker, a remark was made to Diderot which left him speechless at the time, because, he explains, "l'homme sensible, comme moi, tout entier à ce qu'on lui objecte, perd la tête et ne se retrouve qu'au bas de l'escalier" ("a sensitive man, such as myself, overwhelme...
lexicon  idioms 
september 2019
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language | Open Culture
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. German has the word Backpfeifengesicht, which roughly means a face that is badly in need of a fist. And then there’s the Japanese word tsundoku, which perfectly describes the state of my apartment. It means buying books and letting them pile up unread.

The word dates back to the very beginning of modern Japan, the Meiji era (1868-1912) and has its origins in a pun. Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読. Tsunde oku means to let something pile up and is written 積んでおく. Some wag around the turn of the century swapped out that oku (おく) in tsunde oku for doku (読) – meaning to read. Then since tsunde doku is hard to say, the word got mushed together to form tsundoku.
lexicon  japan  Books 
september 2019
Meet the Deep-Sea Dragonfish. Its Transparent Teeth Are Stronger Than a Piranha’s. - The New York Times
Researchers say the tiny crystalline structures in the predator’s fangs could inspire strong, see-through materials.
portfolio  clips 
august 2019
Dominion | Definition of Dominion by Merriam-Webster

2law : supreme authority : SOVEREIGNTYhaving dominion over the natural world

3dominions plural, Christianity : an order of angels— see CELESTIAL HIERARCHY

4often capitalized, government : a self-governing nation of the Commonwealth of Nations other than the United Kingdom that acknowledges the British monarch as chief of state

5law : absolute ownership
august 2019
Tatort – Wikipedia
Tatort ist in der Kriminalistik der Ort, an welchem der Täter eine Straftat unmittelbar begangen hat.
august 2019
Supervene | Definition of Supervene by Merriam-Webster
Choose the Right Synonym for supervene

FOLLOW, SUCCEED, ENSUE, SUPERVENEmean to come after something or someone. FOLLOW may apply to a coming after in time, position, or logical sequence. speeches followed the dinner  SUCCEEDimplies a coming after immediately in a sequence determined by natural order, inheritance, election, or laws of rank.  she succeeded her father as head of the business ENSUE commonly suggests a logical consequence or naturally expected development.  after the talk a general discussion ensued  SUPERVENE suggests the following or beginning of something unforeseen or unpredictable.  unable to continue because of superveningcircumstances 
august 2019
Echolalia - Wikipedia
Echolalia is the unsolicited repetition of vocalizationsmade by another person (by the same person is called palilalia). In its profound form it is automatic and effortless. It is one of the echophenomena, closely related to echopraxia, the automatic repetition of movements made by another person; both are "subsets of imitative behavior" whereby sounds or actions are imitated "without explicit awareness". Echolalia may be an immediate reaction to a stimulus or may be delayed.
lexicon  psychology 
august 2019
QI | QI Versus Moon Landing Conspiracies - YouTube
"We are in trouble as a species if people refuse to believe in things they couldn't actually do themselves."
— David Mitchell

QI Series H-E3| QI Versus Moon Landing Conspiracies - YouTube
quote  belief 
august 2019
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