Order of questions really makes a differencec in score, but still a cool game.
Fancy yourself an expert at identifying languages? Visit the Great Language Game site and test your skills against the rest of the world. Australian data scientist Lars Yencken has collected audio samples from over 80 of the world’s six to seven thousand languages for this online multiple choice game.
Players receive 50 points for each correct answer and are only allowed three mistakes before the game ends. The hardest language to identify is reportedly Shona. Lars invites players who speak languages not included in the game to contact him to make a contribution. So far there is no examples section on the site, so you’re on your own to find samples to study. Since its debut at the beginning of this month, nearly 550,000 people have played and the standing high score is 8,600. Beat it if you can, and, as always, pictures or it didn’t happen.
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This is how I feel right now, except I don't know if the red dot is worth anything.
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- George Carlin.
You know what, I'll take it.
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September Giveaway Contest
We’re very excited to announce our first ever giveaway contest. To enter, send us your best menswear look to email@example.com where one winner will be chosen to receive either a pair of Dalton Boots or Strand Cap Toe Oxfords in their size and choice of color, from our friends at Allen Edmonds. (certain restrictions apply and specific colors & sizes may be on backorder.)
Sorry to all of our 4-legged friends out there, this is a human-only contest. But feel free to include them in any photo submissions. Good Luck Everyone!
Contest ends Tuesday September 24, 2013 and the winner will be announced Wednesday September 25.
Rainbows on the horizon are impossible to approach, let alone pass through – they flicker and fade like phantoms, except in the case of this iconic space.
Your Rainbow Panorama by Olafur Eliasson is an enclosed circular walkway that sits atop the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Its colored glass spans from floor to ceiling and rotates visitors through five hundred feet of color, looping them through a rainbow of panoramic city views.
The experience of walking along this 500-foot path is at once reductive and complex. At each step, the city outside becomes a monochromatic landscape, filtered through the lens of single slices of color that rotate as you move.
From outside, the raised structure forms a bright beacon within the city, a recognizable icon thanks to its combination of round shape and vibrant color. As this project illustrates, powerful architecture can be about more than structure, building and void – it is also about shaping experience through color and light.
According to its Danish-Icelandic designer, it is “a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving.” In the end, is it an gallery space, a viewing platform, a permanent art installation … or does it perhaps span a spectrum of spatial definitions as well as colors?
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Russell Brand explains to Guardian readers the circumstances under which he was ejected from the GQ fashion awards after giving a speech about sponsor Hugo Boss's connection to the Nazis. It's a pretty much perfect example of gonzo writing: over the top, acerbic, witty, and funny -- but with a serious point that's made all the better for the loony style.
I could see the room dividing as I spoke. I could hear the laughter of some and louder still silence of others. I realised that for some people this was regarded as an event with import. The magazine, the sponsors and some of those in attendance saw it as a kind of ceremony that warranted respect. In effect, it is a corporate ritual, an alliance between a media organisation, GQ, and a commercial entity, Hugo Boss. What dawned on me as the night went on is that even in apparently frivolous conditions the establishment asserts control, and won't tolerate having that assertion challenged, even flippantly, by that most beautifully adept tool: comedy.
The jokes about Hugo Boss were not intended to herald a campaign to destroy them. They're not Monsanto or Halliburton, the contemporary corporate allies of modern-day fascism; they are, I thought, an irrelevant menswear supplier with a double-dodgy history. The evening, though, provided an interesting opportunity to see how power structures preserve their agenda, even in a chintzy microcosm.
Subsequent to my jokes, the evening took a peculiar turn. Like the illusion of sophistication had been inadvertently disrupted by the exposure. It had the vibe of a wedding dinner where the best man's speech had revealed the groom's infidelity. With Hitler.
Foreign secretary William Hague gave an award to former Telegraph editor Charles Moore, for writing a hagiography of Margaret Thatcher, who used his acceptance speech to build a precarious connection between my comments about the sponsors, my foolish answerphone scandal at the BBC and the Sachs family's flight, 70 years earlier, from Nazi-occupied Europe. It was a confusing tapestry that Moore spun but he seemed to be saying that a) the calls were as bad as the Holocaust and b) the Sachs family may not've sought refuge in Britain had they known what awaited them. Even for a man whose former job was editing the Telegraph this is an extraordinary way to manipulate information.
Antipodium S/S 2014, London Fashion Week
HUEY LEWIS AND THE DOOM - “BLOOD SPORTS”
Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies...Full-text at the New York Times.
No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization...
Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria...From the outset, Russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling Syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law. We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from sliding into chaos. The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council. Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists...
It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”..
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Outside of the ACC. The people that were walking by loved it. They thought it was some kind of performance art. Kinda reminds me of zubat
Harbor and Young. I had other people stop and laugh when I was putting this up. Better than getting yelled at haha
Older one, from last winter.
Young and Queens Quay.
Freeland and Queens Quay. Same spot as the question mark box I did a while back.
Smokers are Jokers.
Harbour and Bay st.
Y'all come back now you here!
Its so funny to see that by adding eyes and teeth to an object it instantly gives them so much character. I honestly had the best time making these.
Again, you can find more of my work on my Facebook street art page:
Never go to florida
In today's news from the "oh my god we're all going to die" department, hoards of rhesus macaque monkeys carrying the Herpes are on the loose in Florida, according to the state's wildlife officials. First discovered in 1932, Herpes-B is one of the few known non-human varieties widely considered to be a deadly health threat to humans, with more than two dozen deaths linked to infections and the majority population of the 700 primates captured in the past decade having tested positive for the virus.
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OKAY. "Backstage at a fashion show" does not count as street style. Like, that is the opposite of what a street style blog is supposed to be about.
Untitled (backstage at Yeashin)
via Russian Sledges