Got my book, and not only is it gorgeous and in excellent condition (which isn't a given, as a cheap 93 y/o book!), it also contains FOLD-OUTS 😍. Bet those aren't in the print-on-demand reprint!
There are samples of the two translations here http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/homer/merrilliliad.htm and here http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/homer/merrillodyssey.htm, and they scan exactly as you'd expect.
this is the perfect English hexameter, cmm
From the author's commentary/justification:
> English, in large part uninflected and monosyllabic,
> furnishes me more spondaic diction than some other tongues would.
language nerds <3
TIL that iphones regularly transmit the Mac addresses of devices attached to the same WiFi network to Apple. In addition to their geographical location of course.
So essentially you can be tracked across all locations where an iPhone is near you (and you haven't disabled your WiFi).
look I needed to go online to provide live stats calculations for a speedrun race AS ONE DOES
look I needed it to go online
"There is precedent for open source communities to push back against those who seek to use their tools to promote hate speech. One such case is Mastodon, an open source social media community which has waged a long-running war of attrition against an influx of far-right users from Gab – a war which, as of December 2020, they appear to have won."
Anfrage eines NPD-Abgeordneten ans Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus:
Q: Wie äußert sich der Senat zur stetigen Zunahme der Demonstranten gegen seine Corona-Maßnahmen?
A: Über die Veränderungen des Körpergewichts von Demonstrierenden gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen liegen dem Senat keine Erkenntnisse vor.
Related: Imagine a world where print-on-demand book quality isn't even worse than niche 70s scifi paperbacks, by the way.
Like, at least add line spacing?
Now, you could argue that a barely-more-expensive reprint is better, because it's less likely to fall apart. Which would be true – but the reprint is also just a shoddy printout of the Google Books scan, yikes.
Ich versuche z.B. bis nach Auszählung den ganzen Kram zu meiden (niemand gewinnt, wenn ich meine Aufmerksamkeit von Nachrichtenstress fangen lasse – außer den Nachrichtenseiten, I guess).
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