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Qualifiers - 修飾語句



男: Ok, so, listen, the thing is, well, like, I'm just saying, and maybe it's just me, but, I mean, here's the thing, I could be way off here, but, look, I gotta say,

When I forget what I was going to say, I just keep prefixing qualifiers until I think of something new.

Title text: [20 minutes later] ", hi."
 ( [20分後]「,やぁ。」)


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Diploma Legal Notes - 卒業証書の法的注意事項


Diploma Legal Notes(卒業証書の法的注意事項)

Congratulations, Class of 2019!
Your diploma grants you many new powers and privileges. These include:
You may now legally perform marriages and arrest people.
If you have your diploma with you, you can use grocery store express lanes with any number of items.
All graduates are entitled to delete one word of their choice from the Oxford English Dictionary.
The university will mail you your working lightsaber within 6-8 weeks.
You can send mail without stamps.
You have earned the right to challenge the British royal family to trial by combat. If you defeat them all, the throne is yours.
You may now ignore "Do Not Pet" warnings on airport security dogs.

Alt-text: If you're planning to challenge the royal family, you should probably wait 6-8 weeks, since a number of the younger ones have diplomas and Kate was actually on the varsity lightsaber team at St Andrews.


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xkcd: Ufo - UFO



モルダー: Hey Scully, have you seen these Navy UFO videos?
スカリー: Oh, the History Channel thing?

スカリー: I don't know about the other two videos, but in one of them, if you take the angles and ranges on the HUD and do a little geometry, it kind of suggests the object isn't really moving. It just looks like it because the plane's camera is panning.

スカリー: The pilots got excited for the same reason we did. Then the media got into it.
スカリー: But I think what they saw was a round, white object floating at 13,000 feet.

モルダー: So your theory is that the military claims to have footage of aliens, but you think it's a giant cover-up to hide that it's a weather balloon?
スカリー: Some kind of balloon, yes.
モルダー: Pretty weird conspiracy.
スカリー: Maybe the shadowy forces that control the world just want to believe, too.

Alt-text: "It's a little low for a weather balloon; it might be some other kind." "Yeah. Besides, I know I'm the alien conspiracy guy, but come on--the idea that the government would care about hiding something so mundane as atmospheric temperature measurement is too ridiculous even for me."


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Swimming - 泳ぎ



女: It's OK, I can still touch bottom here.

I love swimming, but occasionally I realize I don't know how deep the water under me is and it freaks me out.

Alt-text: "You don't know how high above you the sky goes, but you're not freaking out about that." "Well, NOW I am!"


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Motivation - モチベーション



男: What are you working on?
ポニーテール: Playing a game that involves exactly as much planning, problem-solving and boring drudgework as the actual job I'm avoiding.

男: Haha, yeah, I've definitely been there.

男: What's your job these days, anyway?
ポニーテール: Video game playtester.
男: ...
ポニーテール: Look, motivation is weird, ok?

Alt-text: What's even worse is, a month ago they transferred me to work on the game I was already playing, and suddenly I found myself procrastinating by playing the one I'd been assigned before. It's possible they're onto me and this is all part of the plan.


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Effects of High Altitude - 高地での影響あれこれ


Effects of High Altitude(高地での影響)

Effects of High Altitude(高地下の影響)

How life is different at one mile above sea level
(e.g. in Denver)
Water boils at 202°F
Baseballs and golf balls fly 5-10% farther
Sunburns develop significantly faster
Scrabble letters are worth 16% more
Breaking a mirror only causes 5½ years of bad luck
40 is the new 28
女: 50 is the new 40, and when you account for elevation it's more like 37.
Nuclear war can be started with only 94 red balloons.
People make marijuana jokes slightly earlier
男: Hey, what time is it?
ポニーテール: 4:17 Blaze it!

Alt-text: If she'd lived in Flagstaff (elevation 6,903 feet), Cruella de Vil would only have needed 89 dalmatians for her coat.



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Westerns - 西部開拓時代



The "Wild West" era

Western films, books, video games, etc

It's weird to realize that the Western genre has now existed for three times longer than the period it's based on.

Alt-text: Sitting here idly trying to figure out how the population of the Old West in the late 1800s compares to the number of Red Dead Redemption 2 players.
 (1800年代後半の旧西部の人口が、「Red Dead Redemption 2」のプレイヤー数とどのように比較されているのか解明しようと、ぼんやりここに座る。)


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xkcd: A/B - 線文字A/Bテスト



男: I like this one more because it encodes Mycenaean Greek. The other one just looks like gibberish.

Linear A/B testing

Alt-text: We wrote our site in Linear A rather than Aksara Kawi because browser testing showed that Crete script rendered faster than Java script.
 (ブラウザテストの結果、CreteスクリプトはJavaスクリプトよりも高速にレンダリングされたため、このサイトはAksara KawiではなくLinear Aで作成した。)


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XKeyboarCD - XKCDキーボード



Introducing the XKeyboarCD A keyboard for powerful users and their powerful fingers®

54 Configurable Rubik's Keys
Hardcoded Plastic Keys for the 5 Most Useful Emoji
Serif Lock
Unlimited Key Travel
Diagonal Spacebar
Arrow Key (Rotate to Adjust Direction)
15 Puzzle-Style Numberpad
Ergonomic Design

Alt-text: The key caps use LCD displays for all the vowels, so they can automatically adjust over the years to reflect ongoing vowel shifts while allowing you to keep typing phonetically.


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Alternate Histories - アナザーストーリー内のアナザーストーリー


Alternate Histories(別の歴史)

女: In alternate history stories where the allies lost WWII, sometimes they have their own fiction with the premise "what if the allies had won?" which differs from our world since they'd be speculating and wouldn't predict everything.
男: Yeah, I think they do that in Man in the High Castle.

女: But within those stories, they should have "what if the allies had lost?" fiction which is even more removed from our world.
男: Uh oh.
女: So how deep does it go?
500 levels in:
女: In my alternate history, Scotland never develops hovercraft, so Canada's cybernetic horses defeat the Belgium-Madagascar-New Jersey alliance.
 (私の別の歴史だと、スコットランドはホバークラフトを開発していないので、カナダのサイバネティックスホースが、「ベルギー - マダガスカル - ニュージャージー」の同盟を打ち破る。)
男: Wow!

男: Then who becomes God-Emperor of Missouri, if not Laura Ingalls Wilder?
 (それで、Laura Ingalls Wilderじゃなかったら、誰がミズーリ州の神の皇帝になるの?)
女: Senator Truman!
男: He survives the accident?!
女: Yeah, the pajama craze never catches on, so he's wearing normal clothes when he walks by the printing press...

Alt-text: "So their universe wouldn't have the iconic photo of a screaming Truman being hoisted aloft by the newspaper-printing machinery..."


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