real talk, the biggest obstacle between me and programming is that I have no creativity at all. professors tell us to try out the stuff we learn in class but I can't figure out a way to use code in practice. if I have no context for the code it feels like writing random extracts from a book that doesn't exist. is it up to me to come up with the context? how do I do that? it all feels so abstract and I can't figure things out
I've deactivated my instagram, idk how I feel about it. on the one hand there's loads of people I've met abroad and online that I wouldn't be in touch with if I deleted it entirely, but on the other hand... is a relationship that dies after social media is gone really worth the time I spend on a platform like insta? mh.
"please disable your content/ad blocker" is asking someone to make an exception to their security posture for your site to work. It's not better than "please disable your AV software"
As a rule, that's a terribly rude and foolish request, and you should be ashamed. If there's a genuinely good reason why you'd ask a user to take risks to view your content, you should be very clear about what that reason is — and "it doesn't work otherwise" is not clear
@IngaLovinde sign and spoken native langs both don't leave persistent marks, so we know little about pre-colonial situation.
but children not only have the ability to effortlessly acquire any language just by being close to it, they also have the ability to intuitively create fully developed grammars, and will do that if no grammar is provided for them. we have watched this happen a number of times with spoken languages in the process called 'creolisation'. but for sign it's even more common, because Deaf child communities often find themselves in a situation where no language is provided (sometimes they're even actively denied language in an abusive attempt to make them 'less deaf' somehow). So there’s a large number of small, understudied, indigenous ('village', 'rural') sign languages around, undoubtedly many of them still unreported (non-exhaustive list: https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/vill1244 ).
One well-studied case that got big is Nicaragua Sign Language
https://www.britishdeafnews.co.uk/nicaraguan-sign-language/ , there’s lots of info online about it.
Children's instincts appear to prefer voice where available, but will seamlessly do sign when not. Many indigenous communities have periodic outbreaks of diseases that cause hearing loss, most commonly meningitis. This has resulted in many sign languages created as primary languages for the Deaf people among them (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands_Sign_Language ). Indigenous communities are tight-bound, and usually the non-Deaf people will learn to sign along with their mates, so that the sign language becomes a well-established 'alternate language' for the hearing, too; this is even more useful when the cycles of disease and immunity alternate generationally, or there are genetic predispositions, which gives incentive to keep the languages around. Australian Aboriginal alternate sign languages have been argued to have been especially widespread, bordering on universal, pre-colonisation.
After the Five Eyes, the EU Council is now trying to backdoor encryption in messaging apps. We will keep fighting for your right to privacy. 💪 Here is why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/eu-backdoor-surveillance
It's good that the MIT uses the same arguments: http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/97690
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Studying CompSci while listening to too many podcasts about linguistics.
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