2016年11月10日 星期四

blindside, detrimental, German road signs



The cognitive traps that led to overconfidence about the likelihood of a Clinton victory.






Netflix C.E.O. Says Hulu Is DetrimentalBy LESLIE PICKERSpeaking at the DealBook conference in New York, Reed Hastings says that cable networks should not let Hulu cannibalize their content. Watch Video

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This fugue of troubles was intensified by the advent of the cold war. The actor came under fire for introducing Henry A. Wallace at a rally and for protesting the deportation of Hanns Eisler, the composer and a onetime Communist. Westbrook Pegler, the columnist, denounced him, and Representative John E. Rankin, a right-wing legislator from Mississippi, demanded his deportation. Chaplin's life "is detrimental to the moral fabric of America," Mr. Rankin asserted, urging that he be kept "off the American screen and his loathsome pictures be kept from the eyes of American youth."

From the Fringe | 01.10.2008

Never Mind the Parallel Parking, Just Score Some Goals

If you're driving around the German city of Braunschweig and get blindsided, it could be a professional soccer player. A number of them, it seems, were given licenses without taking any tests at all.

Prosecutors have brought charges against a 56-year-old driving instructor, a regional director of the car-inspection authority and an optician for essentially giving away driving licenses to dozens of foreign-born soccer professionals.
The state said the instructor paid 500 euros ($700) a pop for a certificate saying that the footballers had passed the written and practical exams, even though the players, most of whom were born in South America, had never even been out for a test drive.
Apparently, the instructor thought that anyone who could dribble through opponents' legs would be able to instinctively cope with the often puzzlingly abstract lines and squiggles that constitute German road signs.
Werder Bremen's Brazilian  player Diego, right, will have to give up his easily gotten German licenseBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Werder Bremen's Brazilian player Diego, right, will have to give up his easily gotten German license
Slightly, more plausible is the idea that an athlete capable of bringing a free kick into goal from 20 meters would likely pass a simple vision test -- although it begs the question of whether they would have had the same faith in linesmen and referees.
The alleged perpetrators have refused comment on the charges, and the players say they didn't know that their licenses were being procured by bribes.
Presumably, the players will now have to go the same nerve-racking experience of proving they can parallel park and start on a hill without rolling backward.
Until then, old ladies, drunken people and children should be extra careful crossing the street in Braunschweig.



Morgan Stanley's quantitative-strategies traders lost $390 million in one day in early August, as they were blindsided by a wave of stock sales amid the subprime market implosion.

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After hearing the new CEO and his team make their case to buy Fore Systems, Grove, mindful of his vow to shut up, said nothing even though he favored the plan. Instead, he asked chairman emeritus Moore for his opinion--and promptly got blindsided. "It just didn't smell right," recalls Moore. "The presentation wasn't clean. And so I said it didn't make any sense."


STEAM〔話〕 激怒する;

People familiar with the matter said Mr. Grinstein was steaming from being blindsided. In a message to employees he said "we had no advance warning of any kind." He said his intent was that Delta remain a "standalone company."



On their side, these innovative foreign architects are equally in the dark, frequently blindsided by forces they never anticipate or fully comprehend. Even the identity of the true decision maker can remain mysterious. Everywhere in the world, not only in China, the struggle to realize a design is vulnerable to forces outside the architect's reach: the budget shrinks, the program changes, the financing collapses, the building code alters, the client reneges.


detriment 
noun [U] FORMAL
harm or damage:
Are you sure that I can follow this diet without detriment to my health?
She was very involved with sports at college, to the detriment of (= harming) her studies.

detrimental 
adjective FORMAL
These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment.
Their decision could be detrimental to the future of the company.

blindside
or blind·side tr.v., -sid·ed or -sid·ed, -sid·ing or -sid·ing, -sides or -sides.
  1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side.
  2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results: “The recent recession, with its wave of corporate cost-cutting, blind-sided many lawyers” (Aric Press).



blindside
(SURPRISE)
verb [T] US
to surprise someone, usually with harmful results: ━━ vt. (人の)気付かない側から襲う[攻撃する], 弱点を突く.
The recession blindsided a lot of lawyers who had previously taken for granted their comfortable income.

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━━ a. 損う, 有害な ((to)).
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