Quantization (linguistics) In linguistics, a quantized expression is such that, whenever it is true of some entity, it is not true of any proper subparts of that entity. Example: If something is an "apple", then no proper subpart of that thing is an "apple". If something is "water", then many of its subparts will also be "water". Hence, "apple" is quantized, while "water" is not. Quantization has proven relevant to the proper characterization of grammatical telicity (roughly, sentences that present events as bounded/unbounded in time) and the mass/count distinction for nouns. The notion was first applied to linguistic semantics by the logician Manfred Krifka.
The name for a small icon used in Internet Explorer (version 5 and higher) to identify a favorite or a bookmark.
When users visit certain Web sites, you may see a "favicon" in the browser address bar next to the URL, and in your list of favorites next to the title of the Web site you've bookmarked. Favicons act as a branded icon as these small images are often modified versions of a company's logo. Most browsers support favicons, including IE 5/6+, Firefox 1+, Mozilla 1+, Netscape 7+, Opera 7+, Konqueror 3+, and Safari.
From ninja words: (n) : one of the computer networking protocols that are antecedents or descendants of that specified by the IETF STD005, "INTERNET PROTOCOL"; all of which are characterized by providing routable internetwork addressing and by being packet-switched, unreliable, and connectionless; the most widely used of these protocols, IPv4
ninja words: (n) : an information space on the Internet in which the items of interest, referred to as resources, are identified by global identifiers called uniform resource identifiers. Abbreviations: WWW, 3W
“Do you remember when you read us the sixteen verses of the fourth chapter of Genesis and we argued about them?�? ... “Well, the story bit deeply into me and I went into it word for word. The more I thought about the story, the more profound it became to me. Then I compared the translations we have—and they were fairly close. There was only one place that bothered me. The King James version says this—it is when Jehovah has asked Cain why he is angry. Jehovah says, ‘If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.’ It was the ‘thou shalt’ that struck me, because it was a promise that Cain would conquer sin.�? ... “Then I got a copy of the American Standard Bible. It was very new then. And it was different in this passage. It says, ‘Do thou rule over him.’ Now this is very different. This is not a promise, it is an order. And I began to stew about it. I wondered what the original word of the original writer had been that these very different translations could be made.�? ... “The American Standard translation orders men to triumph over sin, and you can call sin ignorance. The King James translation makes a promise in ‘Thou shalt,’ meaning that men will surely triumph over sin. But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’�? ... “And I feel that a man is a very important thing—maybe more important than a star. This is not theology. I have no bent toward gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed— because ‘Thou mayest.’�?
A great book; a wonderful passage; and a word loaded with nuance and implication.
Verily, I jest thou not; que será, será. If your comment, Sir yarb, concerns my use of the archaic "thou" and "mayest" in defining timshel, it is simply because I am quoting the passage in Steinbeck's East of Eden, where the biblical meaning of timshel is discussed. The passage is conveniently accessible online at the URL:
The Second Law of Thermodynamics specifies that entropy, the measure of randomness in a closed physical system, increases with time. Entropy is that physical phenomenon responsible for the inexorable expansion of the universe toward a state of complete dissipation of useful, creative if you will it, energy. This, crucially, does not obviate the possibility of temporary localized reductions in entropy, however.
Timshel is a transliteration of the Hebrew word that means "thou mayest." It is a succinct exposition of the philosophical concept of Free Will. 'Timshel' memorably appears as the last quote in Steinbeck's East of Eden, and is, arguably, the principal theme of that novel. 'Thou mayest' suggests a divine (or from an as yet unknowable source) grant of potential. If we define an adjective "timshel" as a contextual extension to mean 'Thou mayest cause', it gives us the means to express, in local spacetime (i.e., in local 3-dimensional space and also temporarily), that aspect of potential for a reduction in entropy, which offers a possibility for an increase in useful, and conditionally creative, energy.
Yeah, you're right, I could have left that threat out. An ambiguous one at that -- I was threatening to be annoying, nothing more nefarious.
You don't have to delete anything (they'll live on as orphans in any case), and I'm not scared of words, or think anyone here needs to be protected against them.
But I'm very, very protective of Wordie and the community, and want it to be a civil, friendly place where all feel welcome. I ignored the first few rounds of cunt words, but when it was clear that it was a pattern, I came down, perhaps too hard. If it helps explain anything, I didn't sleep much last night, and am wearing my cranky pants.
Repairing to the Verbal Arms is always a good idea. Also, free speech seems like a good place to discuss individual rights vs. community mores, public vs. private spaces and the hybrid zone Wordie occupies, my latent dictatorial nature, etc.
TBH. John's right. Words are words and Wordies record them, discuss them, enjoy them. Playing with them is more delicate and needs more appreciation of community feeling. His very simple words of advice to me when I queried something on first joining in was 'just don't be a jerk'. Few of us would claim to getting it right all the time, so no need to leave. Just strive to know where wordplay doesn't offend.
Come over to the Verbal Arms and put a tune or two on the jukebox. Mine's a bloody fbharjy. What's yours?
Hello TBH. I'm far too tired to mince words right now, so I'm letting you know once that if you add one more "cunt" related word, I'm going to delete your account, and make every effort to find you elsewhere online and annoy you as much as you're annoying me, something I'm very capable of doing.
I value free speech as much as anyone, but Wordie isn't a public space, it's a private web site run by me, and I have no problem whatsoever policing it forcefully if you keep fucking around.
That said, I value your non-sexist contributions, and would much, much prefer that you stick around and join the rest of us in polite conversation, rather than playing the troll.