If the king violates a free man's dwelling, all will seek out the king to kill him.

From the ancient laws of Norway

Opinion

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Words from Various Decades

The 1960s

Acid rock
Action figure
Ageism
Chocoholic
Credibility gap
Cyberpunk
Cyborg
Doomsday cult
Finlandization
Five O'Clock Follies
Flower child                 <---Best word of the decade?
Flower power
Global South
Global village
Graphic novel
Hypertext
I know it when I see it
Limerence
Media mix
Mind the gap
Mooning
Multimedia
Nanny state
Paparazzi
Plastic soul
Political lesbianism
Power pop
Psychedelic rock
Punk rock
Retro style
Rock opera
Rockumentary
Rude boy
Summer of Love
Supergroup
Trekkie
Turn on, tune in, drop out
Unreliable narrator
Wall of Shame
White Power

The 70s

After school special
Alternative music
Darknet
Earworm
Ebonics
Eurocentrism
Gabba Gabba Hey
Garage punk
Glass ceiling
Hotpants                           <---Best word of the decade?
Impostor syndrome
Information superhighway
Krautrock
Lolicon
Lunar standstill
Many-worlds interpretation
Meme
Microaggression
Mind map
Rape culture
Soft skills
Technosexual
Victor's justice
War on drugs
What happens on tour, stays on tour
Whistleblower
Womyn
Zippie

The 80s

Alternative comedy
Audio commentary
Bioneer
Culture jamming
Cyberspace
Dream pop
Eurotrash 
Feminazi
Foodie                                  <---Best word of the decade?
Garage rock
Going postal
GUBU
Hardcore punk
Himbo
Infomercial
Jacking
Laptop
Lesbian bed death
Lipstick lesbian
Lurker
Magical feminism
Make America Great Again
Masculism
McJob
Melee weapon
Meta-ethnicity
Millennials
Molecular gastronomy
Mommy track
MTV Generation
Nanotechnology
New Sincerity
Noise rock
Outing
Queer
Rogue state
Salish Sea
Sha-wing!
Slipstream genre
Sneakernet
Steampunk
Story arc
Systemness
The Donor Class
Weak central coherence theory
Whut up?
Young fogey

These words apparently came from the 80s but they remind me of the 90s:

D'oh!
Emo

The 90s

1% rule (Internet culture)
Benefit tourism
Bling-bling                                      <---Best word of the decade?
Blog
Bromance
Catvertising
Cheese-eating surrender monkeys
Contagious shooting
Cultural technology
Daily Me
Driving while black
Erotic target location error
Eternal September
Face time
Final girl
First World problem
G (gansta)
Greatest Generation
Game backup device
Generation Y
Geoweb
Girl power
Google
Helicopter parent
Heroin chic
Heteronormativity
Incel
Internet meme
LGBT
Metaverse
Metrosexual
Paywall
Post-Islamism
Red pill and blue pill
Shoegazing
Short twentieth century
Singles' Day
Social justice warrior
Talent management
Technoscape
Throw shade
W00t
Workplace bullying

The 2000s:

Axis of evil
Bae
Bizarro fiction
Blue Monday 
Boomerang Generation
Bootylicious
Brights movement
Bro Code
Chillwave
Citizen enterprise
Cool Japan
Crabcore
Credit crunch
Crowdfunding
Cyber Black Friday
Cyber Monday
Deep web
Digital native
Eurosphere
Facepalm
Flying while Muslim
Freemium
Friend-to-friend
Game brain
Generation Z
Glass cliff
Google bombing
Green Scare
Hacktivism
Hypnagogic pop
Image macro
In-yer-face theatre
Involuntary park
Latinx
Library 2.0
Life hack
Like button
Lipstick index
Longplay (video games)
Man date
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Mansplaining
Men Going Their Own Way
Meninism
Moneybomb
Netflix and chill                                     <---Best word of the decade?
Online office suite
Participatory media
Personal air vehicle
Photoblog
Pink slime
Pink tide
Post-democracy
Nanopunk
Racebending
Reality-based community
Remix culture
Rule 34 
Selfie
Sexting
Superdiversity
Superfood
Throwback Thursday
Truthiness
Twitter bomb
Wardrobe malfunction
Web 2.0
Webcam model
Yacht rock

The 2010s:

Alt-right
Alternative facts
Big Five
Binge-watching
Black Girl Magic
Black Lives Matter
Brexit
Carefree Black Girls
Climate Emergency Declaration
Conservative wave
Deepfake
Deviant current
Fakenews                         <---Best word of the decade?
Hate-watching
Hipster sexism
Indigo Era
Islamo-leftism
It's OK to be white
Manspreading
Mass shooting generation
Microadventure
Millennial whoop
Opener (baseball)
Post-truth politics
Responsive web design
Safe space
Sharenting
Smartphone zombie
Tiger parenting
Uberisation
Unicorn (finance)
Vaporwave
Virtue signalling
Woke

YouTube should create Translator accounts, so they could have huge amounts of videos translated

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YouTube has millions of videos that their 1.3 billion viewers can't watch because the videos aren't in their language.

YouTube creates revenue for content creators/uploaders, leading to more content for its viewers, but it could also create translator accounts for people who could translate YouTube videos, and pay those people a percentage of the video's ad revenue when the viewer uses translations, based on the amount of translation they are responsible for.

Many videos are in languages (for example, Spanish) where there is usually a low payment need for labor, so working on translation might be appealing. Otherwise, people who work in or practice languages may provide translations more often because there is a possibility of revenue.

This would do two things for YouTube:

1) Quickly increase the amount of content their audience could chose from and watch, without increasing the burden of server costs.

2) Provide information to improve their automatic translation technology.

Both of these would increase revenue, of course.

If implemented, we might expect a quick rush to translate the most popular videos into other languages, because these would offer higher revenue to translator accounts.

Currently (if what I have read is current) YouTube does kind of the opposite. It offers creators the option to pay professional translation services to translate their content. (I'm not sure how much this service gets used.)

A List of Books and Articles

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... I'm reading this year, and which someone might want to discuss.

Almost all of these are available online for free.

Also, maybe you want to suggest a book based on things I read, or have a link to a free version of a book by the same author or on the same subject?

Books

  • Lorca's Poems
  • Edward O. Wilson's Sociobiology
  • Kurt Cobain's Journals
  • A Coney Island of the Mind, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • W.B. Yeat's Selected Poems
  • D.H. Lawrence's New Poems and Look! We Have Come Through!
  • Michael Ondaatje poems (rough compilation)
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
  • Companion to Medieval Art, by Rudolf
  • The Gothic Enterprise, by Robert A. Scott
  • The Young Lions, by Irwin Shaw
  • Year of the Jellyfish, by Christopher Franck (does anyone have him in English?)
  • Journey to the End of Night, by Louis Celine
  • Trifles for a Masacre, by the same author
  • History of the Waldenses, by J. A. Wylie
  • Several books on Central American folk tales
  • Poems and Fragments of Catullus
  • Li Po's poems
  • Auden's poems (rough compilation)
  • Cortez, by John S.C. Abbott
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa, by Frederick Ober
  • The Odyssey
  • Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  • Treasure Island
  • Mahabarata
  • Prayers of the Middle Ages
  • Candide, by Voltaire
  • The Native Races, by Bancroft
  • The Popol Vuh
  • Prisoner of Love, by Jean Genet
  • The Concubine, by Elichi Amadi
  • LIberty's Aristocratic Roots
  • Bukowski's Burn in Water Drown in Flame
  • On the Indian Trail
  • The Law of the Somalis, by Michael van Notten
  • Seize the Dance, by Michelle Kisliuk
  • The History of the Evangelical Churches of the Valleys of Piemont

Essays

  • Discurso sobre las pasiones del amor, Blaise Pascal
  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by John Locke
  • The Kingdom of God is Within You, by Leo Tolstoy

Scientific Reports

It's nice when you find a report that does more than just confirm something obvious, particularly when it's in Cognition, Perception, Narration, Memory, Psychology, Communication, or the like.

  • Laughing is Scary - Children's Perspectives of Creepy Technologies (2019)
  • Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures (1989) - DM Buss