Linguists are looking to crowd-sourcing to solve the problem of translating lesser-known dialects. The plan is to use social networks to link human translators with groups like relief agencies — and even businesses. It’s a technique that worked after the Haitian earthquake.
How can you charge what you’re worth and get it? You can “hope” for the best, or take matters into your own hands. It’s your decision.
Merlin Mann was part of You Look Nice Today. That show is so good, he could have just stoped making cool stuff after it was finished. He didn’t. He keeps making awesome things. We talked about them. And other stuff. Whom is Casey Liss?
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This Week on DnA: Design In — and At — the Movies; with Simon Doonan, Geoff McFetridge, Alissa Walker, Kyle Bergman | Design & Architecture
The Oscars are upon us but Simon Doonan says don’t expect any fashion surprises on the red carpet. Many Angeleno viewers of the movie Her were taken not just by the story but by… the subway map. Alissa Walker talks to its creator, Geoff McFetridge. The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) founder Kyle Bergman talks about the human stories behind the creation of objects and buildings,
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Airlines: we’ve heard the horror stories. Now we dig deeper into how to get the results we want at the gate, on the phone, and in the air. (Part 2 of 2)Are we stuck in a breadline in Kiev back in ‘78, waiting for shitty vouchers for shitty airlines, or could we eventually see Our Own Fuckin’ Airline? #SuperplanePanelists: John Roderick, Jim Dalrymple, Lex Friedman, Brent BillingsSPONSORSTransporter: personal cloud storage that lives in your house. Use offer code ELECTRIC75 for 25% off Transporter Sync at FileTransporter.comSmile: Visit smilesoftware.com/calling for details and a brief video introduction to TextExpander.Delta’s In-Flight Trivia GameIgloo: try an intranet that you’ll actually like using. It’s free for up to ten users, and affordable beyond that. Click here to support the show, and sign up for their free SXSW event on 3/12 from 3:30-6:30pmSHOWNOTESBrent Billings survived the airline industry and now does photography and design.John Roderick makes music with The Long Winters, and shares custody of Roderick on the Line (a show about The Beatles and Hitler) with Merlin Mann. Watch your ass, 6F. He’s coming for you.Jim Dalrymple runs The Loop, The Loop Magazine, and hosts Amplified.Lex Friedman is EVP of Sales and Development for The Mid Roll, and co-hosts Not Playing with MacWorld’s Dan Moren. Give us this day (Y)our Daily Lex.Subscribe to Thank You For Calling (iTunes/RSS)Subscribe to the ESN Master Feed (iTunes/RSS)
In the last German election, every major party had a policy on dealing with noise pollution. Increasing urbanisation and automation look like making the future an increasingly rowdy place. But then there’s noise and there’s noise, with many young people, research suggests, now finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate in a quiet environment. We explore our changing attitudes to noise.
During our 50 min conversation with Dr. Ishiguro we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: how and why he got interested in building androids and geminoids; whether it is possible to build disembodied Artificial Intelligence; what is human; the cultural East-West divide on the perception of robots as being good or evil; the uncanny valley and the Turing Test; the importance of implementing emotions such as pleasure and pain; the differences (or lack thereof) of hardware and software; telenoid robots…
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It’s Complicated.
Do you really use your business plan? Or did you, like many companies, spend a lot of time developing it but it sits on the shelf as a work of fiction.
On today’s BTalk Seth Godin says many business plans are not plans and they don’t have much to do with business. So what’s the alternative?
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