- see all the photos -> http://thechive.com/2013/12/01/smiles-so-bright-they-could-light-up-a-room-36-photos/
- source thechive
source the chive -> http://thechive.com/2013/10/15/if-you-enjoy-the-walking-dead-these-memes-are-for-you-36-photos/
Source -> TheChive.com
I have already fallen in love, and I have been with my beau for a good two years and… well, whaddya know, it’s two years and four months right now. Thus far, he is my longest relationship. Granted, I’m only twenty-one and we met each other during our first years at our college (I was a freshman; he transferred in from community) but right now, we have it pretty good.
Before this one, I had a relationship that lasted a year and ten days. However, I was in love with him for the almost-four years I had known him. He and I met when I moved into my new high school during ninth grade, and he and I only officially got together right before my senior year, and ending the summer before college. I had done everything you could think of when it came to falling in love: songs, poems, letters, videos, photoshoot, you name it. Hell, he took our newfound hobby of photography to a whole ‘nother level, becoming (somewhat) a hotshot in Hawai`i’s photography business. I mention this to point out that I really do believe—and he has stated that—my passion for him transcended our relationship, to the point that it inspired him and his future separate from me.
We were in love, and with that he found one of his loves, photography, one that would stay with him no matter who broke up with whom.
read more -> https://medium.com/what-i-learned-today/da994abe843e
John: What is Ackuna?
Irene Renko: Ackuna is the world’s biggest crowdsourcing platform with thousands of language professionals able to translate your next mobile app (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) into over 20 languages such as Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian any many others.
John: How does Ackuna work?
Irene Renko: Ackuna works with 10 different file formats including .String (iOS), .XML (Android), .RRC (BlackBerry), .XLF and even .XLS. First you have to give your project a name, provide a description and a link to the existing app. Simply upload your source app’s files and a crowd of volunteers will translate it until you are satisfied. The text is returned in the same format with the translations integrated directly into the coding.
Translators choose their projects by scrolling the projects section by languages required. For each project, the translator will see a list of terms in the original source language, and then submits their suggestion for the translated text. Translations are then peer reviewed and rated based on their accuracy. Over time this creates an algorithm for the translators to be rated which can increase or decrease their reputations online.
John: What are you trying to accomplish with Ackuna?
Irene Renko: Designed with the goal of creating a free translation program that is more accurate than the machine translators currently available, Ackuna offers a platform for users to help one another with translation inquiries. For translators, this forum also acts as a means to practice their craft, improve their language skills, and seek help from others if needed.
John: How is Ackuna different from say Google Translate or Babelfsh?
Irene Renko: Google Translate is a statistical machine-translation service. Babel fish is a web based multilingual translation application which offers machine translation or paid human translation. Ackuna on the other hand is a crowdsourced translation service provided by humans offering both free and paid services.
John: Why is Ackuna important for translation?
Irene Renko: The need for quality and accurate translation is greater then ever. Ackuna is able to provide quality translations through peer reviews and professional human translators.
John: Is Ackuna specifically tailored toward Developers?
Irene Renko: Originally, Ackuna wasn’t specifically for apps. It was a portal that allowed people to submit text to be machine translated. Ackuna would then offer professional translators as proofreaders. Ackuna is now specifically tailored towards game developers.
John: How many applications / users are currently using Ackuna?
Irene Renko: 5856 users are currently using Ackuna with about 460 applications.
An SAP spokesman said on Saturday that development capacity for Business By Design was being reduced, but that the product was not being shut down.
“Research Shows Oreos Are Just As Addictive As Drugs,” says the headline above a recentConnecticut College press release. “…in Lab Rats,” it adds, and I’ll get to that part later. But first note that the study’s findings could just as truthfully be summarized this way: “Drugs Are No More Addictive Than Oreos.” The specific drugs included in the study were cocaine and morphine, which is what heroin becomes immediately after injection. So the headline also could have been: “Research Shows That Heroin and Cocaine Are No More Addictive Than Oreos.” Putting it that way would have raised some interesting questions about the purportedly irresistible power of these drugs, which supposedly justifies using force to stop people from consuming them. But the researchers are not interested in casting doubt on the empirical basis for the War on Drugs; instead they are trying to build an empirical basis for the War on Fat:
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” [neuroscientist Joseph] Schroeder said. “It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.”…
“My research interests stemmed from a curiosity for studying human behavior and our motivations when it comes to food,” said [neuroscience major] Jamie Honohan. “We chose Oreos not only because they are America’s favorite cookie, and highly palatable to rats, but also because products containing high amounts of fat and sugar are heavily marketed in communities with lower socioeconomic statuses.”…
Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability,” she said.
Read more : http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2013/10/16/research-shows-cocaine-and-heroin-are-less-addictive-than-oreos/
(Reuters) – U.S. Senate leaders struck a bipartisan 11th-hour deal to break the fiscal impasse on Wednesday, and the Republican-led House of Representatives agreed to take it up as Congress moved to avert a historic debt default.
With the government’s borrowing authority set to run out on Thursday, aides said House Speaker John Boehner would allow the deeply divided House to vote on the Senate plan for a short-term increase in the debt limit and a reopening of government, which was expected to pass with mostly Democratic votes.
The timing of the House and Senate votes is unclear.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-usa-fiscal-congress-idUSBRE99F0Q120131016