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'Internet of Things' seen as bonanza for Bay Area businesses

http://bit.ly/190HXl1

The gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.

Of course, things wouldn't be this bad if there were any legal ways to sell the stuff. Not that I particularly want people selling cocaine legally, but since they already are selling it *illegally*....

http://slate.me/JFefWA

US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013 – poll

Well, all righty then.

http://bit.ly/1kbioCB

Behind the credit chip curve, U.S. playing catch-up with Canada, rest of world on card security

http://bit.ly/1e0e9lP

Scientists harness the sun to help sharks

http://bit.ly/1cNBmcX

Genetically identical bacteria can behave in radically different ways

http://bit.ly/1hjqx5K

Why are we still fighting the drug war?

http://nyr.kr/1hYKGLZ

Clemency for Edward Snowden Would Not Set a Dangerous Precedent

http://bit.ly/19MUpms

The New York Times Shreds The Obama Administration As 'Pathetic' On NSA Spying

http://read.bi/1l7m3iL

Redesigned Window Stops Sound But Not Air, Say Materials Scientists

http://bit.ly/1luiaBY

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says purge of uncle was ‘correct decision’

http://wapo.st/1cm5Rlx

Ask Culture and Guess Culture

http://bit.ly/1kgD2kL

Date: 2014-01-03 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] houseboatonstyx.livejournal.com
Ask Culture and Guess Culture

http://bit.ly/1kgD2kL



Great discussion at ozarque.livejournal.com a few years ago on this. Ozarque finally told us that the official names for this style are 'direct' and 'indirect'. After I and others had pointed out that 'guess' is not how we 'indirect' people describe what we do. 'Guess' is a negative
name put onto us by the 'direct' people. We are not guessing at all. We are communicating among ourselves in a very efficient, polite, and exact way.

After we had been referring to the difference as 'Ask' vs 'Hint' for a while, some of the 'Ask' people got the point.

Date: 2014-01-03 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] houseboatonstyx.livejournal.com
Had you seen it before? I might try to find it. Coraa was in it.
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Date: 2014-01-04 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] houseboatonstyx.livejournal.com
ETA: Found the source of the Nile!

Evolution. Someone admitted 'Guess' was too insulting, alternatives were proposed, eventually someone hastily used 'Hint' in their own post -- and it spread.

I think it was http://ozarque.livejournal.com/460974.html#comments
but it's hard to get LJ to show all the comments.

There was further discusssion in later entries of the fact that some Ask people never did adopt the new term!


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Fwiw, here's my basic search, with some related entries it found, though it took a different search string to find the entry that began it all.

I entered site:ozarque.livejournal.com "Hint Culture" into Bing's search box, and read backwards from there.

http://ozarque.livejournal.com/463460.html
http://ozarque.livejournal.com/463352.html
http://ozarque.livejournal.com/462554.html

I got all the way back to http://ozarque.livejournal.com/458025.html without finding more on Ask/Hint, though there must have been more further back, since the concepts are referred to in the entries above.

Entering the same string into Google's search box, I got several entries, but not the really big one where we Hint people simply began USING the terms 'Hint/Hinter', etc without any meta introduction, and let the other people figure it out.

Maybe I need a different search string.
Edited Date: 2014-01-04 11:20 am (UTC)

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