2016年4月23日 星期六

footprint, hoopla, terabyte, tera-, stand in the footprints for recognition, humiliated


Connection with the city, neighborhood, and climate is crucial to Triptyque's design for this residential building, hence its narrow width despite the wide available footprint.

But Haier's hierarchical culture has been a tough fit with U.S. workers. They rebelled against being forced to stand in the footprints when they made mistakes. Haier's Chinese management has tried to adjust to American tastes. Instead of humiliating bad workers, they now encourage the best ones to stand in the footprints for recognition.

不過,海爾多層級的管理文化令美國工人難以適應。他們對出錯就要罰站的做法很抵觸。海爾的中國管理層開始努力適應美國方式。他們取消了出錯罰站,而是在那裡表揚優秀員工。Chinese Refrigerator Maker Haier Finds US Chilly




兩個對撞加速管中的質子,初步將以 5 TeV(Tera Electron Volt, 電子伏特)的能量對撞,


While consumers are just starting to comprehend the idea of buying external hard drives for the home capable of storing a terabyte of data, computer scientists need to grapple with data sets thousands of times as large and growing ever larger. (A single terabyte equals 1,000 gigabytes and could store about 1,000 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica.)


Obama Takes 100th-Day Hoopla and Runs With It 
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
White House aides who once professed disdain for the moment now work to turn it to the president’s advantage.


IBM estimates that the average individual's "information footprint" -- the amount of data connected to a person -- will grow to more than 16 terabytes by 2020 from roughly one terabyte, or trillion bytes, of data currently.


現在流行什麼"東西"都加上"footprint" 來表示與你相關的"東西

carbon footprint 《京都協定》在確認二氧化碳的過量排放導致全球變暖的前提下,規定了各國削減排放量的目標。
二氧化碳(CO2  CO2)排放量,它的數量衡量稱為Carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide or CO2 emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels; in the case of an organization, business or enterprise, as part of their everyday operations; in the case of an individual or household, as part of their daily lives; or a product or commodity in reaching market.
Loose Wire, by Jeremy Wagstaff: Amid all the recent hoopla about sea levels rising and flood waters lapping around his two Jakarta-based feet, our columnist thought he'd try to find out what he could do to his computer to reduce his carbon footprint. The first resolution: Don't buy a new computer.


tera-
pref.
  1. One trillion (1012): terahertz.
  2. 1,099,511,627,776 (240): terabyte.
[From Greek teras, monster.]


hoopla (EXCITEMENT)
noun [S or U] MAINLY US
exciting noise and activity in celebration of an event:
The usual hoopla surrounded the arrival of the pop star.


humiliate Show phonetics
verb [T]
to make someone feel ashamed or lose their respect for themselves:
How could you humiliate me by questioning my judgment in front of everyone like that?
England were humiliated (= completely defeated) in last night's match.

humiliation Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
After the humiliation of last week's defeat, the Mets were back on form.
Imagine the humiliation of having to apologize.

humiliated Show phonetics
adjective
I've never felt so humiliated (= been made to feel so ashamed) in my life.

humiliating Show phonetics
adjective
making you feel ashamed or stupid:
Losing my job was the most humiliating thing that ever happened to me.
The government suffered a humiliating defeat in yesterday's debate.
He found it humiliating to have to ask for money.



recognize (ACCEPT), UK USUALLY recognise Show phonetics
verb
1 [T] to accept that something is legal, true or important:
The international community has refused to recognize (= officially accept the existence of) the newly independent nation state.
[+ (that)] He sadly recognized (that) he would die childless.
You must recognize the seriousness of the problems we are facing.

2 [T often passive] If a person's achievements are recognized, official appreciation is shown for them:
The Prime Minister recognized her services to her country by awarding her an MBE.

recognized Show phonetics
adjective
If someone or something is recognized, it is generally accepted that they have a particular position or quality:
Professor Jones is a recognized authority on ancient Egypt.
Violence in schools is a recognized problem.

recognition Show phonetics
noun [U]
1 an acceptance that something is true or legal:
It's a new country, hoping for diplomatic recognition from the international community.
[+ that] There's a growing recognition that this country can no longer afford to be a nuclear power.

2 If you are given recognition, people show appreciation of your achievements:
Ella complained that the company never gave her any recognition for her work.
He was presented with a gold watch in recognition of (= to show appreciation of) his years as club secretary.

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