U.S. antitrust authorities are examining whether specialized patent-holding firms—or "trolls" to their detractors—are disrupting competition in high-tech markets, adding a new front to a long-standing Silicon Valley battle.
Dictionary Translates Ancient Egypt Life
New York Times
A workshop for specialists in Demotic research was held at the university last month as the dictionary section for the letter S, the last of 25 chapters to be finished, is being posted on the Oriental Institute's Web site, where the dictionary is ...
someone who criticizes something or someone, often unfairly:
His detractors claim that his fierce temper makes him unsuitable for party leadership.
- Of or relating to the common people; popular: demotic speech; demotic entertainments.
- Of, relating to, or written in the simplified form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
- Demotic Of or relating to a form of modern Greek based on colloquial use.
[Greek dēmotikos, from dēmotēs, a commoner, from dēmos, people.]
- 発音記号[dimɑ'tik | -mɔ't-]
1 民衆文字.2 ((D-))現代ギリシャ日常語（⇔Katharevusa）.
A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group: thieves' argot. See synonyms at dialect.
[French.]Italy's daily passeggiata evening stroll
Passeggiata is a babble of lively conversation as everyone window shops their
way up and down the street, everyone checking out everyone else (and even more
- [名]（北欧伝説で）ほら穴や地下に住む巨人；いたずら好きな小人（▼超自然力をもつとされ, その人形は魔よけに用いられる）.