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...when children learn two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language



One well established fact about monolingual development is that the size of children's vocabularies and the grammatical complexity of their speech are strongly related. It turns out that this is true for each language in bilingual children. But vocabulary and grammar in one language are not related to vocabulary or grammar in the other language.



Turns out, the data were consistent only with the final possibility -- that the rate of vocabulary and grammar development are a function of something external to the child and that exerts separate influences on growth in English and Spanish;



...the key takeaway from our study is that it's not the quantity of what the children are hearing; it's the quality of their language exposure that matters. They need to experience a rich environment.


In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independently
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https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/64f0rq/what_does_1hp_of_damage_in_real_life/?st=j1bsvyh5&sh=5e9a251f


"A person dies after losing 4 pints of blood. At 0.5 microliters per paper cut, you would need 3,785,412 paper cuts to kill someone."
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I don't have to respond to people when they say stupid shit to me.



I can do anything I want, as long as I accept the consequences.



That everyone's too busy thinking about themselves to remember that one time I embarrassed myself by saying the wrong thing.



"I can say no to my parents".



I get to choose who's in my life and who isn't.



If new evidence presents itself, it's okay to change my beliefs about something.



That I am not, nor will I ever be conventionally beautiful.



The realization that my parents will always be disappointed in me, no matter what I do.



That life is unfair and its a good thing because it means you don't deserve all the bad things that happen to you.



I didn't mind not being alive before I was born, I probably won't mind being dead once I'm out of there.



My life improved drastically once I gave up all hope of a better past



You can't change something that has already happened, so stop worrying about it.

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There is a work that states:

Specifically, relationship psychology. It's been demonstrated that there's a particular ratio of positive-to-negative interactions that predict the outcome of relationships: marriages with less than this ratio are far more likely to lead to a divorce. Specifically, 5 to 1.
For example, if there are less than five compliments you give your significant other for every one criticism, then they're more likely to believe that you criticize them more than compliment them. If you have less than 5 good days a week with your SO for every one bad day, then when you think back over your months or years together you're more likely to think that you have an equal amount of bad days than good, or evne more bad days than good.
The mind blowing part is really thinking about that ratio, and what it means about our memory and perspectives. Ideally we'd like to think that if we get complimented about as often as we're criticized, we'd remember a balanced mix of both. But the evidence supports the idea that we really take negative words or events to heart, and that it takes a highly disproportionate amount of positive praise or interactions to balance them out.
Something to keep in mind, when considering both how you feel, and how you treat others.


via Scientists of Reddit, what's a phenomenon in your field that the average person hasn't heard of, that would blow their mind?
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Інспектор на блокпосту в чорнобильскій зоні.
– Чому пішли в міліцію?
– Мєчта с дєтства.
– Яка мєчта?
– Людям помагать, злодіїв ловити.
– Яких ви злодіїв ловите?
– Оце лізуть в зону всякі.
– Сталкери?
– Да. А це ж заборонена зона.
– Не положено.
– Да.
– І про шо ви ще мріяли? Як людям помагати?
– ну, охороняти громадський порядок.
– у зоні відчуження?
– Да.
– А самогонку самосели варять?
– Нє.
– І ви іі не купляєте?
– Нє.
– а якщо ми самоселів спитаєм?
– Вони спеціально скажуть.
– Чому?
– наговорюють.
– В чернігів підете опером?
– Не знаю. Нада думать. Нє.
– Так ви ж злодіів хотіли ловити з дитинства.
– Там своіх хватає.
– Кого.
– Оперів.

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From AMA/Someone who quit their jobs in a blaze of glory, what's your story?:
The main "US" point - if you really pissed with boss's/company treatment, you can say "fuck this place, I'm out" and just walk away from there and never come back. Same is true for other side: you can be fired in minutes [in general].
Sure I know about it for a long time but still wonder about it. I was raised in completely different society with main thought in mind: "Stick with the job/manager/company you have". And I still trying to overwrite remnants of this to mindset of equal and fair treatment ("I. HAVE. A RIGHT. FOR ...").
And here lies some critical milestone to "positive mind" as it was called by gns_ua in one of our discussions about job stuff.
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-What would "United Kingdom" be [in Hungarian]?

-Egyesült Királyság. But once I addressed a letter to my mates in Cardiff with "Egyesült Királyság" and I confused the lady at the post office a lot. It went something like this:
    -What country is this letter going to?
    -It's Great Britain basically
    -You mean England?
    -If you want to be specific it's Wales
    -Sorry, Wales is not in the postal tarriff calculator


and the map also in Hungarian:


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There is one slightly old guy from US, who is amused to live his late years as complete as he can and also to share his experience with all in the Internet.
This is his blog and his AMA on Reddit.
Some notable points:
1. was in Marine Corps during WWII
2. got 3 college degrees via national program Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I. Bill): BA - History, Latin and Athletics - to become a teacher and coach,
MA - Counseling Guidance - for school counseling,
PhD - Educational Administration - for various administration positions
3. "And I believe the social media as they/it are presently used are overrated and underrated. There is a time and place for everything, and I sometimes think they/it are like a new child's toy. Yet I think they hasonly begun to find their use as an instrument for furthering democracy and good government"
4. -What, in your opinion was the worst fashion trend?
-The zoot suit. We even had a great song about it in the 40's. But I also feel a BAD trend was the plainness of mens clothes most of my life...
5. -Thank you for your service ...
- ...Regarding "thanks for my service" I must add that my time in the service has been more than repaid to me by a caring, supported, NEEDED government that made it possible for me to use the GI Bill and a host of other benefits.
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Src
NPF VTB PENSION FUND, JSC;
BANCO VTB AFRICA, S.A. (a.k.a. VTB AFRICA), 22, Rua da Missao, Luanda, Angola;
BANK VTB (KAZAKHSTAN), JSC (a.k.a. JOINT STOCK COMPANY VTB BANK (KAZAKHSTAN);
BANK VTB 24 PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY (f.k.a. BANK VTB 24 (ZAKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO);
PJSC VTB BANK (KIEV), 8/26, Shevchenka boulevard/Pushkinska street, Kyiv 01004, Ukraine;
VTB BANK (ARMENIA), CJSC (f.k.a. SAVINGS BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA;...),46 Ul Nalbandyan, Yerevan 375010, Armenia;
VTB BANK (AUSTRIA) AG, Parking 6, PO Box 560, Vienna 1010, Austria;
VTB BANK (AZERBAIJAN), ..., 38 Khatai ave. Nasimi district, Baku AZ 1008, Azerbaijan;
VTB BANK (BELARUS), CJSC , 14, Moskovskaya Street, Minsk 220007, Belarus;
VTB BANK (GEORGIA), JSC ,14, G. Chanturia Street, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia;
VTB BANK JSC BELGRADE;
VTB CAPITAL HOLDING CJSC;
VTB DC, LTD;
VTB FACTORING, LTD;
VTB INSURANCE LIMITED;
VTB LEASING OPEN JOINT-STOCK COMPANY;
VTB PENSION ADMINISTRATOR, LIMITED;
VTB REAL ESTATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY;
VTB REGISTRAR, CJSC;
VTB SPECIALIZED DEPOSITORY, CJSC;

JSC SBERBANK OF RUSSIA (a.k.a. PUBLICHNE AKTSIONERNE TOVARYSTVO DOCHIRNII BANK SBERBANKU ROSII;...), 46, Volodymyrska street, Kyiv 01601, Ukraine;
JSC SBERBANK-AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR TRADING (... a.k.a. SBERBANK-AST, ZAO; ...);
NON-STATE PENSION FUND OF SBERBANK;
SB INTERNATIONAL SARL, Avenue J.F. Kennedy 46a, 1855 Luxembourg, Luxembourg;
SB SBERBANK JSC, 13/1 Al Farabi Ave., Almaty 050059, Kazakhstan;
SB SECURITIES S.A., Boulevard Konrad Adenauer 2, Luxembourg 1115, Luxembourg;
SBERBANK (SWITZERLAND) AG, Gartenstrasse 24, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland;
SBERBANK CAPITAL LLC;
SBERBANK EUROPE AG, Schwarzenbergplatz 3, Wien 1010, Austria;
SBERBANK FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY;
SBERBANK INSURANCE BROKER LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY;
SBERBANK INSURANCE COMPANY LTD;
SBERBANK INVESTMENTS LLC;
SBERBANK LEASING CJSC;
SBERBANK TECHNOLOGIES CLOSED JOINT STOCK COMPANY;

OOO PS YANDEX.MONEY;
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Не буду оригинальным, упомяну г-на Зоркий Глаз:
пока Walter Koenig сам это не написал, до меня не доходило что Chekov из Star Trek и Bester из Babylon 5 - роли одного актёра.

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Today I had lunch with a friend who told me the story of a relative's court case. He was a lawyer for HP and was in court against another company who HP claimed had copied their design.
This lawyer had formally been an HP engineer and new all the ins and outs of these scanners, while in court he claimed that he could get their printer to play Ode to Joy. Both scanner were on display in the court room and he went up, pressed the right button combination and the HP scanner played Ode to Joy. He walked to the other side of the courtroom where the other scanner was and pressed the same button combination, the scanner played Ode to Joy and the owners were baffled; they had no idea their scanner could do that and promptly lost the court case. They put in these Easter Eggs for the purpose of preventing counterfeit devices from being sold by other companies.


Instruction from Easter Egg Archive

HP Scanjet Easter Egg - Ode to Joy
1. Turn off scanner
2. Set SCSI ID to 0 (using dial on back of scanner)
3. Hold down green button
4. Turn scanner on
5. Listen to the music
6. (you can let go of the green button)
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-Say "fine" to the question how are you?
-This is somehow....very sad. People who are truly lonely or people who know that something's wrong with them will feel very different when saying fine. I say this because I'm at this state right now.
What I'm talking about isn't a simple "you say fine when you're stressed about your family situation" or something small like that. It's when you feel sympathy for your pathetic self as you say the word "fine" and you feel even more bad about yourself and you can't let that situation go easily even though it was one of the most simple conversation that lasted 2~3 seconds.
I always feel strange and weirdly depressed after I respond and say "Nothing", or "I'm good!" for a short moment.

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The person who rang the bells in the middle of the night was 24-year-old Ivan Sydor, a graduate of the Orthodox Theology Academy. Sydor was sleeping in his room in the academy dormitory, right next to the cathedral, when his phone suddenly went crazy.

Callers found his number on the cathedral’s website and begged him to ring the bells. “They were crying and saying that EuroMaidan is going to be dispersed,” he recalls. “There were 70 calls during just one hour. People were calling from U.S., Poland, Italy.”

After requesting the blessing of the monastery’s prior Agapit, Sydor rushed to the bell tower. He has been ringing bells for three years, but this was obviously exceptional.

“The last time St. Michael’s sounded an alarm was in 1240, when Kyiv was under seizure from the Mongols. It was also a December, and the Mongols came to the Lyadski Gates, located in the place of modern Independence Square,” Sydor says.

Also other people and their stories in Kyiv Post article
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-а правда що в Празі львівська мафія рулить?
-это вы откуда узнали такое? и чем конкретно она рулит можно узнать?
-Кофеем и пивом - это ж львовская мафия.
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The only difference between a European royal wedding and a wedding in Alabama is how drunk the violinist gets

...

-Riding a bike to work.-
-Truth. In Silicon Valley, the only people who do it are engineers making 100K a year, and Mexicans who can't afford a car; the middle class drives in from the outer suburbs.


from What's considered trashy if you're poor, but classy if you're rich?
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Reddit on list of educational youtube channels. Some of them are very interesting.
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-I wonder what kind of lock does she have on her bike. It would be shame if it got stolen. Also, I can not comprehend how stealing bicycles is a thing in NL, it's sounds like eskimos stealing snow from each other.

-It's the Germans who are stealing them due to osmotic pressure.

-we wouldn't need those bikes if the russians and poles stopped stealing our cars.


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-I know I'm late, but in Greece there are these looped, beaded strings that you basically swing around your fingers and fidget with in your spare time. Some people are REALLY good at swinging them around... there's all sorts of tricks you can do with them and it's kind of hard to get the hang of... but the general idea is that the better you are at the beads the more lazy you are (or at least, the more spare time you have) because it's something you do when you aren't working.

-Suddenly the Greek debt crisis makes a lot of sense.

-the other day someone asked me what the capital of greece was.
my answer of "i dont know, about ten dollars?" was not acceptable.

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