"Here is a writing system that fails two out of three of Coulmas's criteria: economy and simplicity. By this measure it [Japanese] does not qualify as a 'successful writing system,' yet it works nonetheless."
Now it's insisting on that I have less cards in my deck that I actually have.. I check on the web, I check on my phone, the cards are there. I clear all my local data and try to sync again, less cards.
I'll just give up for now. I'll be seriously pissed off if it syncs improperly and remove my cards from the remote db again.
When I read "In 2008, Japan imported 5 tons of dog meat from China compared to 4,714 tons of beef, 14,340 tons of pork and 115,882 tons of poultry" I had mentally converted it to "5000 kilograms of dog meat ... 4,714 tons of beef" and somehow convinced myself that since 5000 is more than 4,714 they import more dog meat than beef. Whoops!
or for my own sake. (Ah, I think I was imagining a pack of gums..)
The strangeness of the $10-gum case comes from calling a "pricey" thing "cheap". Even if the conversation was about $0.1~ gums, B would be still slightly off the mark for comparing their values on a cheapness scale.
That is to say that by using もっと, it reveals that B has a presupposition that both items are cheap, which is not necessarily the case, nor has been implied by A. So the introduction of this irrelevant presupposition makes the the use of もっと strange.
on a similar note I just ate what looked like the most seriously freezer burned steak that I forgot about in my freezer and was fearing the worst after researching about taste and edibility. it tasted great
There's one group of people who are even more fun to tweak than mistaken prescriptivists... linguistic relativists, particularly the ones who psychoanalyze every little choice as being caused by "your racism/classism/sexism/etc"
Step 1: Insult the hell out of them... they've just claimed that any form of prescriptivism is a form of cardinal sin; Step 2: screw syntax. if they can figure it out in less than 10 minutes, you're not trying hard enough; Step 3: psychoanalyze every minute choice of every word. etymonline.com allows you to be truly rediculous here; Step 4: await your forum ban >_>
I tried cleaning up my deck last night, plus adding some new ones. When I tried syncing at work today it refused to get the new ones. When I synced at home now, some (but not all) of the previously existing ones that I edited last night had been reverted..
Luckily I've just recently started using it for real, so I have pretty small decks.
heh... if you want an annoying UI... check out groups.google.com using Chrome right now. Every location you browse to opens another "Do you want to switch to the old interface? If so, do this that or the other thing..." sub-window. I think I have 30 of them piled up so far
@taylor Nothing's necessarily wrong with double negatives, but they belong to specific registers, and if you use a register that isn't expected, it draws attention to how you're writing, rather than what you're writing
@jkerian what I mean is, it's ok to create an Anki folder for me to put these media files in. (I'm not sure what that is in anki) It's somewhat ok (though imo not really) to leave that folder there without an option to change it. It's not ok to store just any files there as though I would like to have "direct access" to his .db file. This should be out of sight.
It also helps to sort out issues. If I were to stop working today, there would still never be a moment from now till at least 2020... in which code I had written was not running at that moment, somewhere.