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Anaconda, Arguing, and Avon: foone Follow oone Here's the question I always have with universal translators in sci-fi: how do they know when to stop translation? Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and the human lists "the sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert" Alien: You just said "desert" six times. :43 AM-19 Jul 2018 756 Retweets 1,883 Likes 068 ロ756 ㅇ1.SK foone @Foone 24h ("Sahara" is Arabic for "desert". "Gobi is Mongolian for "desert, and "Kalahari is Tswana for "desert foone @Foone 24h Man, the aliens are going to think we're so bad at naming. Cause really, aren't Brit: Behold, the beautiful River Avon Alien: Ahh, the River River. You humans have such a knack for naming things. foone Foone 24h Here we are in Chad, looking upon the mighty Lake Chad! Ahh yes, the land of Lake, bordering the Lake Lake. Another fine human name." foone @Foone 24h And here's Nyanza Lac, in Burundi. As you can tell by the fact that it's named Lake Lake in Bantu & French, it's a la... actually this one's a city. A city named Lake Lake strange-emily I found this thing on Facebook... and l fell down the Humans Are Weird hole yet again. ( first did before I even started my blog - Pinterest is sooo full of these posts! And I keep falling down it from time to time, when I discover something new) sirthane You could do it like Douglas Adams with some device that reads brainwaves (or whatever jargon you choose) and translates the intended meaning of the words according to the speaker. In this context, for instance, the speaker intends the word Sahara to mean the name of the place, so the translator would translate it accurately as Sahara Desert. I've thought about things like this before. Mostly about the common rip at ghost hunter shows and movies about how a x00 years old German castle has ghosts that speak perfect, crystal clear, modern English. My thoughts on a plausible explanation were that an apparition would not physically speak by causing vibrations in the air. Rather, consider the possibility that they instead push thoughts into the minds of those it interacts with causing them to experience the sensation of hearing and seeing them as a means to communicate Your brain receives thoughts of the meanings and concepts the being intends to convey. That's why you hear them in your native language, no matter what you speak or where you're at. This also comes with the bonus of explaining why proof is never found on audio or video recordings. The sights and sounds you perceive didn't actually physically happen. You could also reasonably argue that they'd still be able to interact with (push) physical objects with strong enough emotions through some means (depending on canon) while communicating in this manner by saying that expanding and contracting the air in such a way to create the sound of voice with intelligible words would require far too much precision and control ldk. It's fun stuff to think about. Source:strange-emily #brain waves #translation #ghost echnology #humans are space australians #humans are insane #humans are space oddities #humans are space orcs #humans are weird #humans 16,100 notes A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem
Anaconda, Arguing, and Avon: foone
 Follow
 oone
 Here's the question I always have with
 universal translators in sci-fi: how do
 they know when to stop translation?
 Like say an alien asks about deserts on
 earth, and the human lists "the sahara
 desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert"
 Alien: You just said "desert" six times.
 :43 AM-19 Jul 2018
 756 Retweets 1,883 Likes
 068 ロ756 ㅇ1.SK
 foone @Foone 24h
 ("Sahara" is Arabic for "desert". "Gobi is Mongolian for "desert, and "Kalahari is
 Tswana for "desert
 foone @Foone 24h
 Man, the aliens are going to think we're so bad at naming. Cause really, aren't
 Brit: Behold, the beautiful River Avon
 Alien: Ahh, the River River. You humans have such a knack for naming things.
 foone Foone 24h
 Here we are in Chad, looking upon the mighty Lake Chad!
 Ahh yes, the land of Lake, bordering the Lake Lake. Another fine human name."
 foone @Foone 24h
 And here's Nyanza Lac, in Burundi. As you can tell by the fact that it's named
 Lake Lake in Bantu & French, it's a la... actually this one's a city. A city named Lake
 Lake
 strange-emily
 I found this thing on Facebook... and l fell down the Humans Are Weird hole yet
 again. ( first did before I even started my blog - Pinterest is sooo full of these
 posts! And I keep falling down it from time to time, when I discover something
 new)
 sirthane
 You could do it like Douglas Adams with some device that reads brainwaves (or
 whatever jargon you choose) and translates the intended meaning of the words
 according to the speaker. In this context, for instance, the speaker intends the
 word Sahara to mean the name of the place, so the translator would translate it
 accurately as Sahara Desert.
 I've thought about things like this before. Mostly about the common rip at ghost
 hunter shows and movies about how a x00 years old German castle has ghosts
 that speak perfect, crystal clear, modern English. My thoughts on a plausible
 explanation were that an apparition would not physically speak by causing
 vibrations in the air. Rather, consider the possibility that they instead push
 thoughts into the minds of those it interacts with causing them to experience the
 sensation of hearing and seeing them as a means to communicate
 Your brain receives thoughts of the meanings and concepts the being intends to
 convey. That's why you hear them in your native language, no matter what you
 speak or where you're at. This also comes with the bonus of explaining why
 proof is never found on audio or video recordings. The sights and sounds you
 perceive didn't actually physically happen. You could also reasonably argue that
 they'd still be able to interact with (push) physical objects with strong enough
 emotions through some means (depending on canon) while communicating in
 this manner by saying that expanding and contracting the air in such a way to
 create the sound of voice with intelligible words would require far too much
 precision and control
 ldk. It's fun stuff to think about.
 Source:strange-emily #brain waves #translation #ghost echnology
 #humans are space australians #humans are insane #humans are space oddities
 #humans are space orcs #humans are weird #humans
 16,100 notes
A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem

A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem

Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h Macron says Africa's problems are "civilizational" and blames women with "7 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech Politis 0:18 lli G20 GERMANY 2017 923 4065 3,919 joe prince @joeprince_.3h French President Emmanuel Macron is admired as a "model" for future centrist candidates in the America. This is appalling 402 V1,285 24 joe prince @joeprince__3h fun facts: my african father and jamaican mother were educated in their respective countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can shove it joe prince @joeprince *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS WEALTH*** MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb & uncivilized 7/10/17, 1:37 PM 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes @joeprince Here is the English translation of Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the clear racism of his comments with policy wonk jargon Translating: "The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today. Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition, and I'll call back to what I said this morning... One of the essential challenges of Africa... [cut in audio, fades back in talking about a specific country]...one of the countries, that today has seven or eight children born to each woman. You can choose to spend thousands of euros, but you will stabilize nothing." onyourleftbooob: geekandmisandry: c-bassmeow: People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick. Between 1970 and 2002 African nations received 540 billion dollars in loans from wealthy nations and the World Bank and since then they have paid back 550 billion, however they still owe 295 billion due to interest accrued in this time period. This was data from 2004 but the data is still relevant. Struggling nations needed assistance and they were given debt. We create the problem and the solution and then, fucking surprise, our solution is just another problem. It is pure exploitation. [source]
Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 Macron says Africa's problems are
 "civilizational" and blames women with "7
 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech
 Politis
 0:18 lli
 G20 GERMANY 2017
 923 4065 3,919
 joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 French President Emmanuel Macron is
 admired as a "model" for future centrist
 candidates in the America. This is
 appalling
 402
 V1,285
 24
 joe prince @joeprince__3h
 fun facts: my african father and jamaican
 mother were educated in their respective
 countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can
 shove it

 joe prince
 @joeprince
 *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES
 EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS
 WEALTH***
 MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb &
 uncivilized
 7/10/17, 1:37 PM
 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes

 @joeprince
 Here is the English translation of
 Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the
 clear racism of his comments with policy
 wonk jargon
 Translating: "The challenge of Africa is
 completely different, it is much deeper. It
 is civilizational today. Failing states,
 complex democratic transitions, the
 demographic transition, and I'll call back to
 what I said this morning... One of the
 essential challenges of Africa... [cut in
 audio, fades back in talking about a
 specific country]...one of the countries,
 that today has seven or eight children
 born to each woman. You can choose to
 spend thousands of euros, but you will
 stabilize nothing."
onyourleftbooob:
geekandmisandry:

c-bassmeow:
People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick.

Between 1970 and 2002 African nations received 540 billion dollars in loans from wealthy nations and the World Bank and since then they have paid back 550 billion, however they still owe 295 billion due to interest accrued in this time period. 
This was data from 2004 but the data is still relevant. Struggling nations needed assistance and they were given debt. 
We create the problem and the solution and then, fucking surprise, our solution is just another problem. 
It is pure exploitation.

[source]

onyourleftbooob: geekandmisandry: c-bassmeow: People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s N...

Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h Macron says Africa's problems are "civilizational" and blames women with "7 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech Politis 0:18 lli G20 GERMANY 2017 923 4065 3,919 joe prince @joeprince_.3h French President Emmanuel Macron is admired as a "model" for future centrist candidates in the America. This is appalling 402 V1,285 24 joe prince @joeprince__3h fun facts: my african father and jamaican mother were educated in their respective countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can shove it joe prince @joeprince *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS WEALTH*** MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb & uncivilized 7/10/17, 1:37 PM 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes @joeprince Here is the English translation of Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the clear racism of his comments with policy wonk jargon Translating: "The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today. Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition, and I'll call back to what I said this morning... One of the essential challenges of Africa... [cut in audio, fades back in talking about a specific country]...one of the countries, that today has seven or eight children born to each woman. You can choose to spend thousands of euros, but you will stabilize nothing." sparx-xx: c-bassmeow:People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick. Macron was just voted in just recently and you bitches are just now complaining about his views and what he said about Africas failure and it makes it his fault?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Idk if you annoying rats know, but a plethora of Africans LIVE IN FRANCE, they represent a huge majority in Macrons “uuuge” victory in France. They obviously like the role he is campaigning. Once again, Americans discrediting the other Western Liberal Nations because they’re not conservative enough ….. Smh …… 😒 Im not sure if I had a seizure or if the person who wrote this had one
Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 Macron says Africa's problems are
 "civilizational" and blames women with "7
 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech
 Politis
 0:18 lli
 G20 GERMANY 2017
 923 4065 3,919
 joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 French President Emmanuel Macron is
 admired as a "model" for future centrist
 candidates in the America. This is
 appalling
 402
 V1,285
 24
 joe prince @joeprince__3h
 fun facts: my african father and jamaican
 mother were educated in their respective
 countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can
 shove it

 joe prince
 @joeprince
 *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES
 EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS
 WEALTH***
 MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb &
 uncivilized
 7/10/17, 1:37 PM
 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes

 @joeprince
 Here is the English translation of
 Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the
 clear racism of his comments with policy
 wonk jargon
 Translating: "The challenge of Africa is
 completely different, it is much deeper. It
 is civilizational today. Failing states,
 complex democratic transitions, the
 demographic transition, and I'll call back to
 what I said this morning... One of the
 essential challenges of Africa... [cut in
 audio, fades back in talking about a
 specific country]...one of the countries,
 that today has seven or eight children
 born to each woman. You can choose to
 spend thousands of euros, but you will
 stabilize nothing."
sparx-xx:

c-bassmeow:People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick.
Macron was just voted in just recently and you bitches are just now complaining about his views and what he said about Africas failure and it makes it his fault?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Idk if you annoying rats know, but a plethora of Africans LIVE IN FRANCE, they represent a huge majority in Macrons “uuuge” victory in France. They obviously like the role he is campaigning. Once again, Americans discrediting the other Western Liberal Nations because they’re not conservative enough ….. Smh …… 😒

Im not sure if I had a seizure or if the person who wrote this had one

sparx-xx: c-bassmeow:People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but it’s NOT THE CAUSE of global po...

Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h Macron says Africa's problems are "civilizational" and blames women with "7 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech Politis 0:18 lli G20 GERMANY 2017 923 4065 3,919 joe prince @joeprince_.3h French President Emmanuel Macron is admired as a "model" for future centrist candidates in the America. This is appalling 402 V1,285 24 joe prince @joeprince__3h fun facts: my african father and jamaican mother were educated in their respective countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can shove it joe prince @joeprince *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS WEALTH*** MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb & uncivilized 7/10/17, 1:37 PM 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes @joeprince Here is the English translation of Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the clear racism of his comments with policy wonk jargon Translating: "The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilizational today. Failing states, complex democratic transitions, the demographic transition, and I'll call back to what I said this morning... One of the essential challenges of Africa... [cut in audio, fades back in talking about a specific country]...one of the countries, that today has seven or eight children born to each woman. You can choose to spend thousands of euros, but you will stabilize nothing." People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but its NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick.
Africa, America, and Children: joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 Macron says Africa's problems are
 "civilizational" and blames women with "7
 or 8" kids. A repugnant speech
 Politis
 0:18 lli
 G20 GERMANY 2017
 923 4065 3,919
 joe prince @joeprince_.3h
 French President Emmanuel Macron is
 admired as a "model" for future centrist
 candidates in the America. This is
 appalling
 402
 V1,285
 24
 joe prince @joeprince__3h
 fun facts: my african father and jamaican
 mother were educated in their respective
 countries & only had 2 kids so Macron can
 shove it

 joe prince
 @joeprince
 *FRANCE SPENDS CENTURIES
 EXPLOITING AFRICA TO AMASS
 WEALTH***
 MACRON: uh clearly they're dumb &
 uncivilized
 7/10/17, 1:37 PM
 1,525 Retweets 3,142 Likes

 @joeprince
 Here is the English translation of
 Macron's remarks, he tried to numb the
 clear racism of his comments with policy
 wonk jargon
 Translating: "The challenge of Africa is
 completely different, it is much deeper. It
 is civilizational today. Failing states,
 complex democratic transitions, the
 demographic transition, and I'll call back to
 what I said this morning... One of the
 essential challenges of Africa... [cut in
 audio, fades back in talking about a
 specific country]...one of the countries,
 that today has seven or eight children
 born to each woman. You can choose to
 spend thousands of euros, but you will
 stabilize nothing."
People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but its NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the reason why Africa specifically has suffered economically on average more than other continents. Hmmm the IDF, arbitrary drawing up of borders, the world bank, neoliberalism and austerity being pushed on African countries, imperialism, exploitation of natural resources, multi-national companies reaping profits off African labor and resources etc. so Macron can go suck a dick.

People in poorer countries have a tendency to have more children that much is true but its NOT THE CAUSE of global poverty nor is it the rea...

Allahu Akbar, Bailey Jay, and Church: A Once Great Nation @USARedOrchestra Follovw No Muslim Syrian refugee has killed a single American in the US These white Christian Americans have killed over 200 Americans in the US <p><a href="http://sophisticatesophia.tumblr.com/post/158938521076/bellygangstaboo-a-white-kid-with-a-bowl-cut" class="tumblr_blog">sophisticatesophia</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://bellygangstaboo.tumblr.com/post/156485579720/a-white-kid-with-a-bowl-cut-scares-me-more-than-a" class="tumblr_blog">bellygangstaboo</a>:</p> <blockquote><p> A white kid with a bowl cut scares me more than a Syrian refugee fleeing war for a better life. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>I am sure it has been pointed out before but it should be said as often as possible. NONE OF THESE GUYS IS OR WAS CHRISTIAN. White does not equal Christian. </p> <p>McVeigh - The author of the definitive book on McVeigh said “McVeigh is agnostic. He doesn’t believe in God, but he won’t rule out the possibility. I asked him, “What if there is a heaven and hell?“He said that once he crosses over the line from life to death, if there is something on the other side, he will – and this is using his military jargon – “adapt, improvise, and overcome.” Death to him is all part of the adventure.” </p> <p>Lanza - Had severe mental issues “In later medical and education records, the authors saw repeated references to diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Lanza’s anxiety and social-emotional problems worsened as he got older.”  How dare anyone belittle severe mental problems and boil it down to attending Christian School when a child. </p> <p>Holmes’ only history with faith is that his family sporadically attended church. </p> <p>Dylan Roof - Although he went to church. White Supremacy is outside of any church doctrine. Just because you go to church does not make you a Christian. Infant baptism certainly does not make you a christian.  </p> <p>Lastly, none of these killers proclaimed what they were doing as on behalf of any faith. This is completely the opposite of what you find in Islam where the killers proclaim allahu akbar. </p> </blockquote>
Allahu Akbar, Bailey Jay, and Church: A Once Great Nation
 @USARedOrchestra
 Follovw
 No Muslim Syrian refugee has killed a single
 American in the US
 These white Christian Americans have killed
 over 200 Americans in the US
<p><a href="http://sophisticatesophia.tumblr.com/post/158938521076/bellygangstaboo-a-white-kid-with-a-bowl-cut" class="tumblr_blog">sophisticatesophia</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://bellygangstaboo.tumblr.com/post/156485579720/a-white-kid-with-a-bowl-cut-scares-me-more-than-a" class="tumblr_blog">bellygangstaboo</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>

A white kid with a bowl cut scares me more than a Syrian refugee fleeing war for a better life.

<br/></p></blockquote>
<p>I am sure it has been pointed out before but it should be said as often as possible. NONE OF THESE GUYS IS OR WAS CHRISTIAN. White does not equal Christian. </p>
<p>McVeigh - The author of the definitive book on McVeigh said “McVeigh is agnostic. He doesn’t believe in God, but he won’t rule out the possibility. I asked him, “What if there is a heaven and hell?“He said that once he crosses over the line from life to death, if there is something on the other side, he will – and this is using his military jargon – “adapt, improvise, and overcome.” Death to him is all part of the adventure.” </p>
<p>Lanza - Had severe mental issues “In later medical and education records, the authors saw repeated references to diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Lanza’s anxiety and social-emotional problems worsened as he got older.”  How dare anyone belittle severe mental problems and boil it down to attending Christian School when a child. </p>
<p>Holmes’ only history with faith is that his family sporadically attended church. </p>
<p>Dylan Roof - Although he went to church. White Supremacy is outside of any church doctrine. Just because you go to church does not make you a Christian. Infant baptism certainly does not make you a christian.  </p>
<p>Lastly, none of these killers proclaimed what they were doing as on behalf of any faith. This is completely the opposite of what you find in Islam where the killers proclaim allahu akbar. </p>
</blockquote>

sophisticatesophia: bellygangstaboo: A white kid with a bowl cut scares me more than a Syrian refugee fleeing war for a better life. I a...

Books, College, and Facebook: 15 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE OVER SUMMER BREAK by kimberlystudies <p><a href="http://kimberlystudies.com/post/120915399241/1-teach-yourself-a-useful-skill-like-html-java" class="tumblr_blog">kimberlystudies</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2>1. Teach yourself a useful skill like HTML, JAVA, or Python</h2><blockquote><p>Free online instructional websites like <a href="http://www.codecademy.com/">codeacademy</a> and <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/">w3schools</a> are great.<br/></p></blockquote><h2>2. Teach yourself how to cook</h2><blockquote><p>Reverse recipe look-up websites like <a href="https://www.gojee.com/">gojee</a> and <a href="http://www.supercook.com/">supercook</a> are imperative. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>3. Change your Facebook settings to learn a new language</h2><blockquote><p>Remember when you thought changing your Facebook to Pirate was comedic gold? <br/></p></blockquote><h2>4. Or read magazines online in another language</h2><h2>5. Explore Wikipedia Simple English</h2><p> You can learn about complicated things in plain, jargon-free, regular, human English. <br/></p><h2>6. Wikiversity too</h2><h2>7. Go to a lecture without having to physically move</h2><blockquote><p> <a href="http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/">Academicearth.org</a> has free lectures and course material from universities like MIT, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Columbia. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>8. Watch documentaries and TED talks on Netflix</h2><blockquote><p> Nonfics.com has suggestions for the <a href="http://nonfics.com/best-documentaries-on-netflix/">best documentaries currently on Netflix</a> and the <a href="http://nonfics.com/best-places-watch-documentaries-online/">best places to find documentaries online.</a> <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/">PBS</a> is also a great resource, as is this<a href="http://www.timeout.com/newyork/film/the-50-best-documentaries-of-all-time-documentary">Timeout</a> ranking of the 50 best documentaries of all time.</p></blockquote><h2>9. If you’re a college student, look into discounts and free admissions deals that your school offers for museums/shows</h2><h2>10. Download an app that will restrict you from websites that you spend too much time on</h2><h2>11. Find books that you’ll actually want to read</h2><h2>12. Or catch up on the latest and greatest articles that are available on the web</h2><blockquote><p> <a href="http://longreads.com/">Longreads</a> collects magazine pieces and articles for you. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>13. If you just can’t keep your brain focused for an extended period of time, catch up on some short stories</h2><blockquote><p> Free classics online at <a href="http://www.classicshorts.com/author.html">Classic Shorts</a> and American shorts at <a href="http://americanliterature.com/short-stories">Americanliterature.com</a>. Resources for <a href="http://www.openculture.com/2014/04/10-short-stories-by-gabriel-garcia-marquez.html">Gabriel García Márquez</a> and <a href="http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/read-14-short-stories-from-nobel-prize-winning-writer-alice-munro-free-online.html">Alice Munro shorts</a> at Openculture.com and a list that includes George Saunders at <a href="http://flavorwire.com/379177/10-more-wonderful-short-stories-to-read-for-free-online">Flavorwire.com</a>. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>14. Attempt to learn to do something <i>artistic</i> like draw or play the guitar</h2><blockquote><p> <a href="http://www.drawspace.com/">Drawspace.com</a> and <a href="http://justinguitar.com/">Justinguitar.com</a> can help with that respectively. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>15. Listen to podcasts while you commute, cook or wait in line</h2><blockquote><p> Try <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/">Radiolab</a>, <a href="http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/">Stuff You Should Know</a>, <a href="http://howtodoeverything.org/">How To Do Everything</a>, <a href="http://podcasthistoryofourworld.blogspot.com/">The History of Our World</a>, or Neil Degrasse Tyson’s <a href="http://www.startalkradio.net/">StarTalk</a>. Check out more podcast suggestions from <a href="http://collegeinfogeek.com/mind-expanding-podcasts/">CollegeInfoGeek.com</a> <br/></p></blockquote><p>happy learning! x</p></blockquote>
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 OVER SUMMER BREAK
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<p><a href="http://kimberlystudies.com/post/120915399241/1-teach-yourself-a-useful-skill-like-html-java" class="tumblr_blog">kimberlystudies</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2>1. Teach yourself a useful skill like HTML, JAVA, or Python</h2><blockquote><p>Free online instructional websites like <a href="http://www.codecademy.com/">codeacademy</a> and <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/">w3schools</a> are great.<br/></p></blockquote><h2>2. Teach yourself how to cook</h2><blockquote><p>Reverse recipe look-up websites like <a href="https://www.gojee.com/">gojee</a> and <a href="http://www.supercook.com/">supercook</a> are imperative. <br/></p></blockquote><h2>3. Change your Facebook settings to learn a new language</h2><blockquote><p>Remember when you thought changing your Facebook to Pirate was comedic gold? <br/></p></blockquote><h2>4. Or read magazines online in another language</h2><h2>5. Explore Wikipedia Simple English</h2><p>

You can learn about complicated things in plain, jargon-free, regular, human English.

<br/></p><h2>6. Wikiversity too</h2><h2>7. Go to a lecture without having to physically move</h2><blockquote><p>

<a href="http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/">Academicearth.org</a> has free lectures and course material from universities like MIT, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Columbia.

<br/></p></blockquote><h2>8. Watch documentaries and TED talks on Netflix</h2><blockquote><p>

Nonfics.com has suggestions for the <a href="http://nonfics.com/best-documentaries-on-netflix/">best documentaries currently on Netflix</a> and the <a href="http://nonfics.com/best-places-watch-documentaries-online/">best places to find documentaries online.</a> <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/">PBS</a> is also a great resource, as is this<a href="http://www.timeout.com/newyork/film/the-50-best-documentaries-of-all-time-documentary">Timeout</a> ranking of the 50 best documentaries of all time.</p></blockquote><h2>9. If you’re a college student, look into discounts and free admissions deals that your school offers for museums/shows</h2><h2>10. Download an app that will restrict you from websites that you spend too much time on</h2><h2>11. Find books that you’ll actually want to read</h2><h2>12. Or catch up on the latest and greatest articles that are available on the web</h2><blockquote><p>

<a href="http://longreads.com/">Longreads</a> collects magazine pieces and articles for you.

<br/></p></blockquote><h2>13. If you just can’t keep your brain focused for an extended period of time, catch up on some short stories</h2><blockquote><p>

Free classics online at <a href="http://www.classicshorts.com/author.html">Classic Shorts</a> and American shorts at <a href="http://americanliterature.com/short-stories">Americanliterature.com</a>. Resources for <a href="http://www.openculture.com/2014/04/10-short-stories-by-gabriel-garcia-marquez.html">Gabriel García Márquez</a> and <a href="http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/read-14-short-stories-from-nobel-prize-winning-writer-alice-munro-free-online.html">Alice Munro shorts</a> at Openculture.com and a list that includes George Saunders at <a href="http://flavorwire.com/379177/10-more-wonderful-short-stories-to-read-for-free-online">Flavorwire.com</a>.

<br/></p></blockquote><h2>14. Attempt to learn to do something <i>artistic</i> like draw or play the guitar</h2><blockquote><p>

<a href="http://www.drawspace.com/">Drawspace.com</a> and <a href="http://justinguitar.com/">Justinguitar.com</a> can help with that respectively.

<br/></p></blockquote><h2>15. Listen to podcasts while you commute, cook or wait in line</h2><blockquote><p>

Try <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/">Radiolab</a>, <a href="http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/">Stuff You Should Know</a>, <a href="http://howtodoeverything.org/">How To Do Everything</a>, <a href="http://podcasthistoryofourworld.blogspot.com/">The History of Our World</a>, or Neil Degrasse Tyson’s <a href="http://www.startalkradio.net/">StarTalk</a>. Check out more podcast suggestions from <a href="http://collegeinfogeek.com/mind-expanding-podcasts/">CollegeInfoGeek.com</a>

<br/></p></blockquote><p>happy learning! x</p></blockquote>

kimberlystudies: 1. Teach yourself a useful skill like HTML, JAVA, or PythonFree online instructional websites like codeacademy and w3schoo...