2017年6月10日 星期六

lawyer up, creeping, crypto-, cryptocurrency, lawyerism, propagate, oligarchy


A massive amount of wealth is about to be transferred to a certain quadrant of the D.C. bar.

The very high cost of operating in a White House under investigation.
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"Our democracy would look like a creeping, crypto-oligarchy to the ancient Greeks – and many today may be coming to a similar conclusion."



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It's not clear if this is what they had in mind when the idea of a patent was proposed to protect inventors from having their creative ideas stolen. There's the "Electrified Table Cloth," designed to shock bugs that dare to crawl among the dishes; the "Synthetic Stick" that got passed off as a toy for pets; the "Beerbrella," to keep the sun off your beer; and the "Anti-Eating Mouth Cage" — a Hannibal Lecter-approach to dieting. The first recorded patent for an industrial invention was issued in 1421 to Italian architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi. On this date in 1790, the US Patent Office issued its first patent to Samuel Hopkins for his process for making pot ash and pearl ash.
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"This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions."Lord Byron



You see creeping lawyerism in other Google actions too. Its privacy policy, these days, gives it the right to use all sorts of information about its users in its advertising system that it currently says loudly that it does not use. That means that Google could change its policies and it would not have a legal obligation to use a change in privacy policy as a way to tell users that it is getting nosier.



creeping Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] DISAPPROVING
happening, developing or moving slowly or gradually:
We are totally against any form of creeping Socialism.




oligarchy 

Pronunciation: /ˈɒlɪɡɑːki/ 



NOUN (plural oligarchies)

1A small group of people having control of a country or organization:the ruling oligarchy of military men around the president
1.1A country governed by an oligarchy:he believed that Britain was an oligarchy
1.2[MASS NOUN] Government by an oligarchy.

Sir Tim Berners Lee, who founded the web, tells us why cryptocurrencies are great but investing in bitcoin is crazy


cryptocurrency 

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəʊˌkʌr(ə)nsi/ 



NOUN (plural cryptocurrencies)

digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of fundsoperating independently of a central bank:decentralized cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin now provide an outlet for personal wealththat is beyond restriction and confiscation



Origin

Early 21st century: from crypto- + currency.




crypto-

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəʊ/ 



COMBINING FORM





Origin

From Greek kruptos 'hidden'.
Define lawyer up: to obtain the services of a lawyer especially while being investigated for possible wrongdoing — lawyer up in a sentence



lawyerism
此處日似乎指律師的一廂情願好玩弄法律字眼等作風。

不過網路上還有其他的說法



lawyerism
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A mental disorder. Dietary characteristics include calling oneself a vegitarian, and then eating meat. Have a veracious appetite for chocolate bars, drinking inhuman (possibly angelic) amounts of diet coke.

It also includes a paranoia in which the person believes that every individual of the opposite sex (and then some) wants to propagate (screw) them so hard that Jesus falls off the cross. Waist size is not part of this consideration.

The most major symptom is believing that they "could" have been a lawyer. A very smart lawyer at that, who may graduate from lawyer school. As well thinking that carrying more than $20 means that they are super, ultra wealthy.

People who have diagnosed with lawyerism seem to have a tendency to "F" up grocery stores and respectful managers.
"I think that "Witful" girl should study into lawyerism. (Polite way to say that someone is a good candidate of this disorder)
propagate
verb
1 [I or T] to produce a new plant from a parent plant:
Most house plants can be propagated from stem cuttings.
Plants needs certain conditions to propagate.

2 FORMAL (of a plant or animal) to reproduce

3 [T] FORMAL to spread opinions, lies or religions among a lot of people:
The government have tried to propagate the belief that this is a just war.
Such lies are propagated in the media.

propagation 
noun [U]

propagator
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
a box in which seeds or young plants are grown, that has a transparent cover and is sometimes heated

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