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How do you pronounce the “@” symbol?

Via furbo.org

@gruber: “How do you pronounce the ‘at’ symbol?”

@chockenberry: “At”

@gruber: “Right”

Later … 

But then Twitter got ahold of this exchange and I quickly realized something important: we don’t all speak English:

This tweet led to many responses that show how varied the pronunciations are in different languages.

  • Dutch: “apenstaartje” = “monkey tail”
  • Hebrew: “strudel” = shape of the cake
  • Danish/Swedish: “snabel-a” = “with an (elephant) trunk”
  • German: “Klammeraffe” = “spider monkey”
  • Poland: “małpa” = “monkey”
  • Korean: “골뱅이” (gol-baeng-ee) = “a type of sea snail”

Wikipedia has a full list of how @ is used in other languages.

parislemon:

markcoatney:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.

Lovely.
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parislemon:

markcoatney:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.

Lovely.
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parislemon:

markcoatney:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.

Lovely.
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parislemon:

markcoatney:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.

Lovely.
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parislemon:

markcoatney:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

Oh my Lord. We have to have these at AJAM.

Lovely.

Joshua Topolsky reporting via The Verge, on the Facebook Acquisition of Oculus 

Somewhere nearby, you hear music. You like the beat —a strong four-four with an undulating series of power chords atop. It sounds like something your parents used to listen to, one of the classics like Katy Perry. A Spotify logo materializes in your HUD displaying the track name and artist. Good thing you connected your account. Suddenly your Facesuit vibrates across the shoulders — a message is incoming

Jim Wicks on The Verge, discussing the new Moto 360 smart watch

And you sit there and you think about making it a little bit thinner, or a little bit bigger, a little bit heavier — you work for all those things and you still get that kind of feeling. And then finally we realized we’re not going to break through that ceiling, even with our peers, if we can’t get out of the ‘eh’ zone

This does make me wonder, has the trend we’ve been seeing in the last 5 years of larger and larger watch faces been a subtle preparation for the smart watch?

Flying the world&#8217;s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

We&#8217;d refuel twice just to get up there. You would get a couple of sunsets and sunrises, because at those northern latitudes often you would see day to night, and then a terminator line, almost like a black velvet curtain where you can see how it&#8217;s light on this side, and dark on the other side. It&#8217;s the most amazing thing you can imagine to see that

So much gold in this interview for one of the most well known jets in avionics.  The best thing I love was that it was never weaponized and was used purely for reconnaissance, designed for just pure speed with absolutely no defensive or offensive capabilities at all.  
If a missile was ever locked on, it would just outrun it!
via SB Nation
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Flying the world&#8217;s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

We&#8217;d refuel twice just to get up there. You would get a couple of sunsets and sunrises, because at those northern latitudes often you would see day to night, and then a terminator line, almost like a black velvet curtain where you can see how it&#8217;s light on this side, and dark on the other side. It&#8217;s the most amazing thing you can imagine to see that

So much gold in this interview for one of the most well known jets in avionics.  The best thing I love was that it was never weaponized and was used purely for reconnaissance, designed for just pure speed with absolutely no defensive or offensive capabilities at all.  
If a missile was ever locked on, it would just outrun it!
via SB Nation
ZoomInfo
Flying the world&#8217;s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

We&#8217;d refuel twice just to get up there. You would get a couple of sunsets and sunrises, because at those northern latitudes often you would see day to night, and then a terminator line, almost like a black velvet curtain where you can see how it&#8217;s light on this side, and dark on the other side. It&#8217;s the most amazing thing you can imagine to see that

So much gold in this interview for one of the most well known jets in avionics.  The best thing I love was that it was never weaponized and was used purely for reconnaissance, designed for just pure speed with absolutely no defensive or offensive capabilities at all.  
If a missile was ever locked on, it would just outrun it!
via SB Nation
ZoomInfo
Flying the world&#8217;s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

We&#8217;d refuel twice just to get up there. You would get a couple of sunsets and sunrises, because at those northern latitudes often you would see day to night, and then a terminator line, almost like a black velvet curtain where you can see how it&#8217;s light on this side, and dark on the other side. It&#8217;s the most amazing thing you can imagine to see that

So much gold in this interview for one of the most well known jets in avionics.  The best thing I love was that it was never weaponized and was used purely for reconnaissance, designed for just pure speed with absolutely no defensive or offensive capabilities at all.  
If a missile was ever locked on, it would just outrun it!
via SB Nation
ZoomInfo

Flying the world’s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

We’d refuel twice just to get up there. You would get a couple of sunsets and sunrises, because at those northern latitudes often you would see day to night, and then a terminator line, almost like a black velvet curtain where you can see how it’s light on this side, and dark on the other side. It’s the most amazing thing you can imagine to see that

So much gold in this interview for one of the most well known jets in avionics.  The best thing I love was that it was never weaponized and was used purely for reconnaissance, designed for just pure speed with absolutely no defensive or offensive capabilities at all.  

If a missile was ever locked on, it would just outrun it!

via SB Nation