Aug. 7, 2017

How Do You Deal With Life's Anxieties

From Lessons Learned by Antoine Murphy (author's profile)
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Julia Posted 4 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 4 months ago   Favorite
Thank you for writing Antoine! And "can you google google" just made my day, though it is bitterly funny...
All the best, Julia

Antoine Murphy Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago.   Favorite
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Julia Posted 3 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months ago   Favorite
Hi Antoine,
thank you for your thank you. I did google google. But the first results are in dutch and german, because I use those languages most, and also the english stuff coming up doesn't look interesting. So I did put google in wikipedia. This is the intro:
Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google; he replaced Larry Page, who became CEO of Alphabet.

The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine (Google Search). It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Sheets and Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), social networking (Google+), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo/Duo), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps/Waze), video sharing (YouTube), notetaking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos). The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser. Google has moved increasingly into hardware; from 2010 to 2015, it partnered with major electronics manufacturers in the production of its Nexus devices, and in October 2016, it released multiple hardware products (including the Google Pixel smartphone, Home smart speaker, Wifi mesh wireless router, and Daydream View virtual reality headset). The new hardware chief, Rick Osterloh, stated: "a lot of the innovation that we want to do now ends up requiring controlling the end-to-end user experience". Google has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier. In February 2010, it announced Google Fiber, a fiber-optic infrastructure that was installed in Kansas City; in April 2015, it launched Project Fi in the United States, combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks from different providers; and in 2016, it announced the Google Station

Julia Posted 3 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months ago   Favorite
initiative to make public Wi-Fi around the world, with initial deployment in India.

Alexa, a company that monitors commercial web traffic, lists Google.com as the most visited website in the world. Several other Google services also figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube and Blogger. Google is the most valuable brand in the world[5], but has received significant criticism involving issues such as privacy concerns, tax avoidance, antitrust, censorship, and search neutrality. Google's mission statement, from the outset, was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and its unofficial slogan was "Don't be evil". In October 2015, the motto was replaced in the Alphabet corporate code of conduct by the phrase "Do the right thing".

Julia Posted 3 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months ago   Favorite
I guess I cheated. I wikipediat google.
Bitterly funny? Bitterly, because it's bitter you don't have internet access. It's also sad it's so remarkable for you to read your name.
Have a good day, Antoine!
Warm greetings, Julia

Antoine Murphy Posted 2 months, 1 week ago.   Favorite
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Julia Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Hi Antoine,
thank you for your long answer! And you too have your way with words :) When reading about what you wrote about technology nowadays, a book came to my mind, it's Dave Eggers - The Circle. It's a dystopian vision on facebook and "social" media. This year there was also a movie, with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, do you have access to television? Anyway, the book is better.
I'm not part of the betweenthebars crew, but I saw someone continuing blogging after release, so it is possible I guess... Are you expecting to be released anytime soon? And how is your foot, all good I hope?
My mothertongue would be German, the first language I learned at school is French, which I like a lot, Dutch and English are close to German which makes them easier. Anyway, I think it is nice to know more than one language, it broadens something in your mind. Some things you just don't have a word for in another language, and if you don't have a word for something, you can not think it, right? So it can also be confusing, actually.
Have a good day, warm greetings, Julia

Antoine Murphy Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago.   Favorite
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Julia Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago. ✓ Mailed 2 weeks, 2 days ago   Favorite
Greetings Mr. Antoine,
nice to hear from you again. Funny that the Circle just was on tv. Do they just repeat one film for a certain time? The scene you describe, the chased "criminal" is a "criminal" because he wants privacy, and privacy is theft in this dystopian future.
Well, fingers crossed for your next parole meeting!
Considering the mixing of languages, I mostly do that when speaking to other Germans in the Netherlands, some Dutch word of expression will sneak in easily. But this almost 50% switching I observe here (western Europe) doing second or third generation Turkish or Arabic folks do. It's fascinating to me. I've not yet dared to ask people how it works, it's a bit rude to ask, but I'm curious.
Well French - it does sound beautiful, and you can play with that language. It's a bit dramatic, and it's poetic.
Yes, the Bible is written in several languages, but still, even if you knew Hebrew, because in that language there are no consonants, there still is discussion about the meaning of several words. But isn't that also a positive thing? That you have to wrestle with the texts and their meaning?
Have a good day, Antoine!
Greetings, Julia

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