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by Dzhayk
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Xkcd in a question on University Challenge on BBC2
Replies: 1
Views: 3720

Re: Xkcd in a question on University Challenge on BBC2

When it gave as examples of languages within it Gujarati, Icelandic and Italian , I immediately thought Indo-European . From just what Bridiepie said I was fairly sure it was Indo-European , but wasn't 100% sure. It wouldn't go for Semitic languages despite them being heavily inflected because they ...
by Dzhayk
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Things that contain themselves
Replies: 3
Views: 5748

Re: Things that contain themselves

Never mind. Found this.
by Dzhayk
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Things that contain themselves
Replies: 3
Views: 5748

Things that contain themselves

http://pbfcomics.com/94/
Anyone know where the author got this idea and where to find more of it?
Other places I've found it in are Discworld and SMBC.
by Dzhayk
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 174871

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Distinction between singular and plural in the 2nd person.

(If that hasn't already been posted)
by Dzhayk
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The case against anonymity
Replies: 5
Views: 5872

Re: The case against anonymity

Sockpuppets are more possible with more anonymity. With sockpuppets manipulative behaviour is possible such as convincing people of, say, belief or attitude B by pretending to be someone with both belief or attitude A (which is widely respected/agreed with) and opinion B. Also convincing people aga...
by Dzhayk
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The case against anonymity
Replies: 5
Views: 5872

The case against anonymity

Many advocates of privacy and anonymity/pseudonymity are also advocates against 3rd-party control. Here I argue that if one is against the latter then one should also be against the former. Sockpuppets are more possible with more anonymity. With sockpuppets manipulative behaviour is possible such as...

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