2016年4月13日 星期三

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U.K. Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal
Britain's High Court rejected an autistic British man's bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face trial for hacking into military computers.

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The customer has no scruples nor prejudice against any of them. In this world, anyone would be a fool not to do business with the lowest bidder. ...

These are only some of the fundamentally fraudulent antistimulus arguments out there. Basically, conservatives are throwing any objection they can think of against the Obama plan, hoping that something will stick.

The Tesla lawsuit contends that Mr. Fisker and his chief operating officer, Bernhard Koehler, doing business under the name Fisker Coachbuild, fraudulently agreed to take on Tesla’s $875,000 design contract to gain access to confidential design information and trade secrets, then announced a competing vehicle. Last fall Mr. Fisker founded Fisker Automotive, which is backed by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The quarrel sheds a light on the insular world of the Valley’s investors in environmentally friendly technologies. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, whose Google search engine was originally backed by Kleiner Perkins, were both early Tesla investors.

To -- -- --. Ulalume: A Ballad



Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːlzi/

VERB (palsiespalsyingpalsied)

Affect with paralysis and involuntary tremors:she feels as if the muscles on her face are palsied(as adjective palsiedfigurative the old boy network laid its palsied hand upon the business of wealth creation

sere 1 

Pronunciation: /sɪə/ 

(also sear)


(Especially of vegetation) dry or withered:small green vineyards encircled by vast sear fields

To -- -- --. Ulalume: A Ballad

The skies they were ashen and sober;
      The leaves they were crispéd and sere—
      The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October
      Of my most immemorial year;
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
      In the misty mid region of Weir—
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
      In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

Here once, through an alley Titanic,
      Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul—
      Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
These were days when my heart was volcanic
      As the scoriac rivers that roll—
      As the lavas that restlessly roll
Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek
      In the ultimate climes of the pole—
That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek
      In the realms of the boreal pole.

Our talk had been serious and sober,
      But our thoughts they were palsied and sere—
      Our memories were treacherous and sere—
For we knew not the month was October,
      And we marked not the night of the year—
      (Ah, night of all nights in the year!)
We noted not the dim lake of Auber—
      (Though once we had journeyed down here)—
We remembered not the dank tarn of Auber,
      Nor the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

And now, as the night was senescent
      And star-dials pointed to morn—
      As the star-dials hinted of morn—
At the end of our path a liquescent
      And nebulous lustre was born,
Out of which a miraculous crescent
      Arose with a duplicate horn—
Astarte's bediamonded crescent
      Distinct with its duplicate horn.

And I said—"She is warmer than Dian:
      She rolls through an ether of sighs—
      She revels in a region of sighs:
She has seen that the tears are not dry on
      These cheeks, where the worm never dies,
And has come past the stars of the Lion
      To point us the path to the skies—
      To the Lethean peace of the skies—
Come up, in despite of the Lion,
      To shine on us with her bright eyes—
Come up through the lair of the Lion,
      With love in her luminous eyes."

But Psyche, uplifting her finger,
      Said—"Sadly this star I mistrust—
      Her pallor I strangely mistrust:—
Oh, hasten! oh, let us not linger!
      Oh, fly!—let us fly!—for we must."
In terror she spoke, letting sink her
      Wings till they trailed in the dust—
In agony sobbed, letting sink her
      Plumes till they trailed in the dust—
      Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust.

I replied—"This is nothing but dreaming:
      Let us on by this tremulous light!
      Let us bathe in this crystalline light!
Its Sybilic splendor is beaming
      With Hope and in Beauty to-night:—
      See!—it flickers up the sky through the night!
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,
      And be sure it will lead us aright—
We safely may trust to a gleaming
      That cannot but guide us aright,
      Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night."

Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,
      And tempted her out of her gloom—
      And conquered her scruples and gloom:
And we passed to the end of the vista,
      But were stopped by the door of a tomb—
      By the door of a legended tomb;
And I said—"What is written, sweet sister,
      On the door of this legended tomb?"
      She replied—"Ulalume—Ulalume—
      'Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!"

Then my heart it grew ashen and sober
      As the leaves that were crispèd and sere—
      As the leaves that were withering and sere,
And I cried—"It was surely October
      On this very night of last year
      That I journeyed—I journeyed down here—
      That I brought a dread burden down here—
      On this night of all nights in the year,
      Oh, what demon has tempted me here?
Well I know, now, this dim lake of Auber—
      This misty mid region of Weir—
Well I know, now, this dank tarn of Auber—
      In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir."

Said we, then—the two, then—"Ah, can it
      Have been that the woodlandish ghouls—
      The pitiful, the merciful ghouls—
To bar up our way and to ban it
      From the secret that lies in these wolds—
      From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds—
Had drawn up the spectre of a planet
      From the limbo of lunary souls—
This sinfully scintillant planet
      From the Hell of the planetary souls?"


Pronunciation: /wəʊld/ 


[OFTEN IN PLACE NAMES] (usually wolds)
(In Britain) a piece of high, open uncultivated land or moor:the Lincolnshire Wolds


Old English wald 'wooded upland', of Germanic origin; perhaps related to wild. Compare with Weald.


Pronunciation: /ɡuːl/ 


1An evil spirit or phantom, especially one supposed to rob graves and feed on dead bodies.
2A person morbidly interested in death or disaster.


Late 18th century: from Arabic ġūl, a desert demon believed to rob graves and devour corpses.
  • Ghoul is from Arabic ġūl, a desert demon believed to rob

fraud (FALSE) Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone or something that deceives people by claiming to be someone or something that they are not:
She was a psychic who was later revealed to be a fraud.

fraudulent Show phonetics
intended to deceive:
They claim that the fall in unemployment is based on a fraudulent manipulation of statistics.

fraudulently Show phonetics

fraudulence Show phonetics
noun [U]

fraud (CRIME)

noun [C or U]

the crime of obtaining money by deceiving people:

credit card fraud

He is fighting extradition to Hong Kong to face trial on fraud charges.

noun [C]
someone who obtains money by deceiving people:
New measures are needed to prevent fraudsters opening bank accounts with stolen cheques.


dishonest and illegal:

A worrying trend for insurers has been a rise in fraudulent claims.


interested only in your own country or group and not willing to accept different or foreign ideas

━━ a. 島(国)の; 島に住む; 島民の; 島状の; 孤立した; 島国根性の, 偏狭な.

in・su・lar・ism ━━ n. 島国根性, 偏狭.


 ━━ n. 島(国)であること; 島国根性.

insularity [U] DISAPPROVING



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A long slender piece of wood, especially:
A branch or stem cut from a tree or shrub.
A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
Sports & Games. Any of various implements shaped like a rod and used in play: a hockey stick.
A walking stick; a cane.
Something slender and often cylindrical in form: a stick of dynamite.
Slang. A marijuana cigarette.

The control device of an aircraft that operates the elevators and ailerons.
Informal. A stick shift.
Nautical. A mast or a part of a mast.
A composing stick.
A stickful.

A group of bombs released to fall across an enemy target in a straight row.
Slang. A group of paratroopers exiting an aircraft in succession.
A timber tree.
Informal. A piece of furniture.
A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object: a stick in the ribs.
A threatened penalty: using both a carrot and a stick to keep allies in line.
The condition or power of adhering: a glue with plenty of stick.
sticks Informal.
A remote area; backwoods: moved to the sticks.
A city or town regarded as dull or unsophisticated.
Informal. A person regarded as stiff, boring, or spiritless.
Archaic. A difficulty or obstacle; a delay.


v., stuck (stŭk), stick·ing, sticks. v.tr.
To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument.
To kill by piercing.
To thrust or push (a pointed instrument) into or through another object.
To fasten into place by forcing an end or point into something: stick a hook on the wall.
To fasten or attach with or as if with pins, nails, or similar devices.
To fasten or attach with an adhesive material, such as glue or tape.
To cover or decorate with objects piercing the surface.
To fix, impale, or transfix on a pointed object: stick an olive on a toothpick.
To put, thrust, or push: stuck a flower in his buttonhole.
To detain or delay.
past tense and past participle sticked (stĭkt). To prop (a plant) with sticks or brush on which to grow.
past tense and past participle sticked. Printing. To set (type) in a composing stick.
Informal. To confuse, baffle, or puzzle: Sometimes even simple questions stick me.
To cover or smear with something sticky.
Informal. To put blame or responsibility on; burden: stuck me with the bill.
Slang. To defraud or cheat: The dealer stuck me with shoddy merchandise.

To be or become fixed or embedded in place by having the point thrust in.
To become or remain attached or in close association by or as if by adhesion; cling: stick together in a crowd.

To remain firm, determined, or resolute: stuck to basic principles.
To remain loyal or faithful: stuck by her through hard times.
To persist or endure: a bad name that has stuck.
To scruple or hesitate: She sticks at nothing—no matter how difficult.
To become fixed, blocked, checked, or obstructed: The drawer stuck and would not open.
To project or protrude: hair sticking out on his head.
Sports. To throw a jab in boxing.


noun [C or U]

a feeling that prevents you from doing something that you think is morally wrong or makes you uncertain about doing it:

Robin Hood had no scruples about robbing the rich to give to the poor.

He is a man without scruple - he has no conscience.



not scruple to do sth to not care that something you do is morally wrong or likely to have bad results:

He wouldn't scruple to cheat his own mother if there was money in it for him.



Legal surrender of a fugitive to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial.

[French : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-, a handing over; see tradition.]