aph·o·rism [af…

aph·o·rism [af-uh-riz-uhm] Show IPA noun a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). Origin: 1520–30; French aphorisme < Late Latin aphorismus < Greek aphorismós definition, equivalent to aphor ( ízein ) to define (see aphorize) + -ismos -ism Related forms aph·o·ris·mic,Continue reading “aph·o·rism
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Investigators Target eBay Over Massive Data Breach

Originally posted on TIME:
Attorneys General in three U.S. states along with European officials are investigating a massive data breach at eBay which may have compromised more than 100 million users’ passwords. “The magnitude of the reported eBay data breach could be of historic proportions, and my office is part of a group of other…

“Your word for …

“Your word for the day is nuance, but it could get lost in the outer noise. Keep in mind that it’s less important what you SAY now than how you say it. There’s a vast difference in the various shadings of gray, and it may be the very subtle perceptions that have the biggest impact…”Continue reading ““Your word for …”

Hard Tweets Explained: Contraposition

Originally posted on alfageeek:
https://twitter.com/alfageeek/statuses/381462877359841280 Contraposition is a logic term that I’m guessing most people don’t know. Here is a simple example. Me: Did you brush your teeth? 7: Yes! Me: (checks toothbrush, it is dry) 7: Oh! You mean today? We start with a conditional implication that if she brushed her teeth, then the…

Morning Must Reads: May 7

Originally posted on TIME:
Obama’s shades of gray: His critics call him weak and whiny. But he’s doing what most President’s do: muddling through [TIME] Ukraine’s battleground blurs the lines between civilian and fighter [TIME] “Senate Republicans vented their frustration over the deteriorating situation in Ukraine on Tuesday, as a panel of Obama Administration witnesses…