2016年9月7日 星期三

disintegrate, mac, tony, tirade, dirty old man, chatbot



Duterte expresses regret over comments against Obama
President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret on Tuesday for a tirade against Barack Obama.


Microsoft is "deeply sorry" for the racist and sexist Twitter messages generated by the so-called chatbot it launched this week, a company official wrote on Friday, after the artificial intelligence program went on an embarrassing tirade.
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Both the director and the cinema owners said they had received threatening calls warning them against showing the film. Some of the theaters had been targeted by right-wing activists demonstrating in their signature black sound trucks, blasting nationalist slogans and tirades against the film at deafening volume through loudspeakers.

"The loud trucks came around the cinema and we consulted with the police, but they said it was not easy to arrest" the protesters, said Manabu Matsumoto of Humax Cinema, which runs a theater in Tokyo's tony Ginza district. "We had to give up [on showing the film] because we could not guarantee the safety of our staff."


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Reviewed by JOE QUEENAN
For years, I’d been reading enormous books while the house, the van, the very fabric of our lives kept disintegrating.


Moye would go on to great success as a soloist and orchestral
performer in New York. Ma would become an icon. And Ayers? Even before
he left Juilliard, his future was disintegrating. Classmates began to
notice increasingly hostile and strange behavior from him, and some
grew tired of his tirades about racist white America. Russo thought it
must be Ayers' way of dealing with the pressure, which he assumed was
even greater for Nathaniel, as one of the only African American
students at Juilliard.




tirade
tʌɪˈreɪd,tɪ-/
noun
a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
"a tirade of abuse"

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, literally 'long speech', from Italian tirata 'volley', from tirare'to pull'.

disintegrate Show phonetics
verb [I]
1 to become weaker or be destroyed by breaking into small pieces:
The spacecraft disintegrated as it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
The Ottoman Empire disintegrated into lots of small states.

2 to become much worse:
The situation disintegrated into chaos.

disintegration Show phonetics
noun [U]
social disintegration
the gradual disintegration of family valuesv.intr.
  1. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles.
  2. To lose cohesion or unity: pressures that cause families to disintegrate
  3. Physics & Chemistry. To decompose, decay, or undergo a nuclear transformation.
v.tr.
To cause to disintegrate. See synonyms at decay.

pronunciation After fifty years in the landfill, the slice of bread still had not disintegrated.

dis・integrate


 
━━ v. 分解[崩壊]する[させる] ((into)).
 dis・integration ━━ n. 【物】(放射性元素の)崩壊; 【地学】風化作用.
disintegration constant 【生化】崩壊[壊変]定数.
 dis・integrator ━━ n. 分解[粉砕]力[機].


tony
adjective US INFORMAL
stylish and luxurious:
He lives in a tony neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

I also had a vivid imagination. At school I'd tell the other kids that my father worked for the CIA, something with which I helped him in my spare time ─ whereas in truth I was packing macs and sending them off, for all I knew, to a whole swathe of dirty old men across the UK.
在學校裡我會告訴其他小孩我爸爸為美國中央情報局工作,而我有空的時候就會幫他的忙然而事實上我只是幫他包裝雨衣然後寄出去罷了,據我所知,都是一些英國"老色鬼"。


mac (COAT), mack
noun [C] UK
a waterproof coat:
a plastic macdirty old man noun [C] DISAPPROVING OR HUMOROUS
an older man who has an unpleasantly strong interest in sex


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