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Recommending books seems to be not in fashion. I read some during the pregnancy of my wife. They were helpful. The most helpful one that I am using right now is unfortunately in German. It is really good, but with no translation (Largo, Babyjahre). The rest is in English.

1. What to expect When You're Expecting


It is the classic on the subject and helped when there were some questions. Nutrition is really important. It becomes especially important after the birth.

2. What's Going on in There?

A book about the brain development of the child. It helped me to understand things better.


3. Beyond the sling.

This book is about parenting in general. It helps you broaden your mind. I would not recommend all of it. But carrying your child around helps in a lot of ways.



This is great thanks! I had a few weeks ago the problem of not being able to get a passive verb parser in CoreNLP fast enough to work. Does SpaCy support reduced passives?


You can write rules to find them in the dependency parse, although the parse tree won't necessarily be correct.

I've thought a lot about passive reduced relative clauses over the years --- they were a big part of my PhD thesis. So I happen to know that the first one in the WSJ data is wsj_0003.1. This isn't in the training or development data, but it's in the same data set --- so, this is a fair but optimistic spot-check. The sentence is:

> A form of asbestos once used to make Kent cigarette filters has caused a high percentage of cancer deaths among a group of workers exposed to it more than 30 years ago, researchers reported.

There are two reduced passives here --- "used" and "exposed", and a potential (but unlikely) false positive in "reported".

spaCy correctly attached "exposed" to "workers", but didn't attach "used" correctly --- it attached it to "reported" instead of "form". This doesn't really make syntactic sense, but that's what it did --- the system's entirely statistical; there's no grammar licensing certain attachments.

To see the parse, run:

   from spacy.en import English
   nlp = English()
   tokens = nlp(u'A form of asbestos once used to make Kent cigarette filters has caused a high percentage of cancer deaths among a group of workers exposed to it more than 30 years ago, researchers reported.')
    for word in tokens:
        print word.orth_, word.tag_, word.dep_, word.head.orth_


Thanks! spaCy seems to be really easy to use, but CoreNLP still yields better results, cf. http://nlp.stanford.edu:8080/corenlp/process


This is also wrong. You just have to switch what to produce and to whom. There are many starving people in the world, and quite a lot new medicals to invent and so on.


Yes, wonderful. The wretched of the earth are a huge untapped market with tons of disposable income.


This is the typical principle agent problem, it depends of the ownership of the company. If it is privately hold, then savings make sense and you have to optimize for sustainability, i.e. otherwise your private savings are nilified. But if the company is widely spread by shareholders, then you have the maximize value by concentrating on one product, and leverage by keeping down the risk factor while still maintaining a high enough earnings on capital rate. The risk is adverted by the shareholders themselves that have their own portfolio of companies.


As an MA student of intercultural management I have to disagree on several points. In general this text is what cultural scientists call ethno-centric, assuming a priority of one culture over another. But culture is just one solution to a solution space, that is made pushed into the unconscious, through unlearning. It's a bit rough to summarize several papers on this topic, e.g. there are several definitions for cultures, but this one fits the text. These solutions can be mediated and made to create synergies. So instead of proclaiming one global culture, it's better to see the different cultures as they are and mediate in the 3rd space where two or more cultures meet. To be a bit meta about the aspect of national culture (which is really just one aspect) as an American I would have sandwiched the answer with two compliments, but as a German I just put it frankly, and the intercultural competence let's me declare this meta-remark.


I agree that there is no 'superior' culture, yet standardization can result in superior overall outcomes even if point outcomes may not be optimal. Programming, construction, and manufacturing standardization are all founded on that principle.

Based on your education I'm hoping you can share your insight. I have observed that some homogeneous cultures such as Taiwan, Japan, and the Mexican Yucatan have a much higher degree of social cohesiveness and responsibility than areas with mixed cultures. Is there evidence that their homogeneity and breakdown of in/out groups plays a role?


In Germany in the 90s is was still common place. And I see myself carefully avoiding the first, singular personal pronoun.


I asked just two questions and they were answered in a really great way by people much more involved in the topic than I expected. But I am speaking as someone who grows a slight addiction to Quora. I think the trick is that you have to engage with the community then you can promote your question with credits.

* http://www.quora.com/Linguistics/Is-there-a-theory-of-how-ca...


Is there any chance there will be more support for Dart on Android?[1]

[1] More than https://code.google.com/p/dart/wiki/Android


You may want to follow this thread: Support building native Android applications with Dart



Would be neat if they had an adapter for the polymer stuff so that a "material" UI could be rendered in a webpage or with Android's native UI depending on the execution context and no changes to the app code (written in Dart). On the edge of possible, but a lot of work.


That should work as of this week with Polymer's paper-elements: http://www.polymer-project.org/docs/elements/material.html, available for Dart at https://github.com/dart-lang/paper-elements.

You could either build it as a mobile web app, or if you need more of Android's APIs there's https://cordova.apache.org/.


There is also the Software AG (Revenue: €1.120 billion (2010)) … From my experience the software is very much swallowed up by SAP and the culture of hiring for the rest consulting companies which markets customizing for additional software. So the interruption will most likely not take place. This process is facilitated because of manufacturing being so much big business. It is very hard to interrupt in B2B. And the service-driven American economy is in a huge advantage because of a culturally similar testing ground and much more ability to invest here. Then you can just export.


I had the same idea coming up again and again. There is http://twister.net.co/ but it is not ready yet. Even Wired thought about it: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/twister/. It is definitely something worth investigating. Maybe Diaspora was just too early. https://joindiaspora.com/



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