February 23rd, 2020

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I have trouble interpreting this emoji:



The internet describes it as "face with hand over mouth". What it reminds me of is a person, likely a female, who tries not to burst out into laughter, or who is laughing politely. Something like this:



But at the same time, it could be some kind of an "whoops" gesture, of a person who has inadvertently said too much; or even a "throw up a little in your mouth" face, although the latter is better expressed by the nauseated emoji:

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From someone’s conference talk:



No, Nest(.js) from the first row of the table has nothing to do with Next or Nuxt. True, it does have a name that starts with N, ends with t, and consists of four letters; true it draws some inspiration (typescript, decorators, probably dependency injection) from Angular; but while Next and Nuxt are server-side-rendering frameworks for React and Vue, Nest is just a way to write Node backends.

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A textbook example of a logical fallacy in political discourse (of a type that I thought even schoolchildren are expected to recognize and avoid):



Thesis: the majority of terrorist attacks has been carried out by Muslim men. Therefore, security measures should focus on Muslim men.
Rebuttal (right column, penultimate paragraph): "he’s effectively saying... if they look like a Muslim then they must be a terrorist"

No. That’s not what he is saying at all.