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-- said of the world-renowned collection of "terra cotta warriors" of Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of China.

This is quoted from a presentation on PBS, spoken by an archeologist of some note.

What exactly did he mean?  Did he mean that it could not be demonstrated that any of them were the same?  Or something else?

What he should have said is that "Demonstrably, no two of them are the same."  But that is not at all what he said.

The speaker was well educated and highly intelligent, but even he couldn't put his thought into coherent English, and evidently no one thought it necessary to clarify it during production and editing.

This case makes my point as well as any I've ever seen, the point being that English is too complicated a language, if even such a one as he cannot express himself coherently in it.  One must be capable of the precision and clarity of thought typically demanded of computer programmer in order to speak English correctly;  there are few who measure up.   Considering the well-known bugginess of nearly all computer software, it's doubtful that even many computer programmers can manage it.

Perhaps after a few more centuries of evolution, more of us will be able to deal competently with ordinary English.  Or perhaps it will come about through the merger of human and artificial intelligence that some observers have forecast.
Last night I awoke in the middle of the night to hear an ongoing discussion on television of the treatment of slaves in ancient Rome.

A slave had no rights, and could be put to death for even the most trivial offense.   In one common form of punishment, the slave would be crushed to death in a device which was the functional equivalent of a wine-press.

The victim would be required to lie face up in the bottom of a sort of chamber, while the lid would be forced down upon him from above.  Another slave would be required to operate the device.   I imagine the first part of the victim to be crushed would usually be the rib cage, and sometimes a fractured rib would puncture the heart.  Ultimately, if nothing else proved fatal, the skull would be crushed.   I leave it to you to judge which of the two slaves suffered the most during the procedure.

I had to flush the horror of that from my mind, so I turned to another channel, anything that might be even slightly more positive.   By chance what I found was a bio-pic about the Funk Brothers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Funk… I wouldn't have bothered with that at any other time, but I needed something less horrible than slaves being squeezed to death in wine-presses. The movie was entitled "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" www.imdb.com/title/tt0314725/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTUtD…

A new favorite performance of Tchaikovski's 5th Symphony, by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Han-Na Chang.   A most vigorous and exciting performance.

My favorite part, as always, is the fourth movement, which begins about 34:00 into the video.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2dX6R…

There is a good deal of overlap between the content of this video and that of a television miniseries I see from time to time on AXS-TV.    I especially enjoy the shots of an Alpine "hut" or observatory perched seemingly precariously on the edge of a lofty ridge.   They are reminscent of daydreams I often indulged in long ago.  I never knew such places really exist.  Note especially the shot of the hut at 8:00 into the video.

It's uncanny how the shots of an Alpine railway a little earlier in the video echo scenes from a computer-animated video I've been working out in my head for some 35 years.  Maybe one day I'll actually complete it.  
For a short while, the link to my dA account disappeared from the nameserver, so attempts to open my account here failed.   I wouldn't say I panicked, exactly, but I suspected I had been "hacked" (as some people call it), so I reset and re-initialized my wifi router.  (Probably ought to change the important passwords, pain in the wazoo...)  By then my account here had re-appeared.   Probably ought to write a script to update all passwords...

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-- said of the world-renowned collection of "terra cotta warriors" of Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of China.

This is quoted from a presentation on PBS, spoken by an archeologist of some note.

What exactly did he mean?  Did he mean that it could not be demonstrated that any of them were the same?  Or something else?

What he should have said is that "Demonstrably, no two of them are the same."  But that is not at all what he said.

The speaker was well educated and highly intelligent, but even he couldn't put his thought into coherent English, and evidently no one thought it necessary to clarify it during production and editing.

This case makes my point as well as any I've ever seen, the point being that English is too complicated a language, if even such a one as he cannot express himself coherently in it.  One must be capable of the precision and clarity of thought typically demanded of computer programmer in order to speak English correctly;  there are few who measure up.   Considering the well-known bugginess of nearly all computer software, it's doubtful that even many computer programmers can manage it.

Perhaps after a few more centuries of evolution, more of us will be able to deal competently with ordinary English.  Or perhaps it will come about through the merger of human and artificial intelligence that some observers have forecast.

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Leiika Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
lol I'm using ubuntu as well :)
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Leiika Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Thanks for the critique and +watch! I really appreciate it!
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Thanks for the Fav ! :) (Smile) 

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+fav Thank you ! Have a nice day :wave:
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