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The danger to a cat of a fall, as a function of height, experiences the uncanny valley. That is, up to a certain height, the danger to the cat of a fall from that height is an increasing function of height, but then there is an interval over which the danger is decreasing (because the … Continue reading lorem ipsum

OBSERVATION

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Routine Activity Theory

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QUERY

It seems that where one formerly said ‘reboot’ (as in “I had to reboot.”), one now says ‘restart’. When was the tipping point in this transition of terminology? keywords: Linguistics, Language Arts, meaning, phraseology, fashion

QUIP

Scouring buildings and streets, China fought the coronavirus with a scorched-earth policy. keywords: disease, health, procedures