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"If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« on: April 04, 2011, 04:47:59 pm »
This is a great RSA talk by Steven Pinker on Language as A Window Into Human Nature. The sketch style animation is a very nice touch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-son3EJTrU
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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 06:51:29 pm »
I like it.

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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 06:57:51 pm »
 :lulz:

- I don't see race. I just see cars going around in a circle.

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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 10:14:04 pm »
Pretty cool.

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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 10:41:00 pm »
I watched that a couple of months ago, it is fairly interesting, however I disagreed with one of his examples, the bribe one. I'd think that the main reason the bribe isn't made too obvious is for legal deniability in case the cope doesn't take it.
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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 10:55:30 pm »
I watched that a couple of months ago, it is fairly interesting, however I disagreed with one of his examples, the bribe one. I'd think that the main reason the bribe isn't made too obvious is for legal deniability in case the cope doesn't take it.

The relationship between the cop and the driver is a Dominance one, because he may need legal deniability should the cop not take the bribe. Thus he uses the indirect speech act. If they were in a communality relationship, he would be comfortable saying "Meh, here's fifty bucks dude..." :)
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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 10:56:18 pm »
well i liked it, but i thought you said RZA, so i was disappoint RZA wasnt the dude presenting it  :lol:

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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 12:53:37 am »
I watched that a couple of months ago, it is fairly interesting, however I disagreed with one of his examples, the bribe one. I'd think that the main reason the bribe isn't made too obvious is for legal deniability in case the cope doesn't take it.

The relationship between the cop and the driver is a Dominance one, because he may need legal deniability should the cop not take the bribe. Thus he uses the indirect speech act. If they were in a communality relationship, he would be comfortable saying "Meh, here's fifty bucks dude..." :)

Yes but, in the others it is social deniability and he doesn't state the difference, legal deniability is an entire different kettle of fish. Unless I'm misremembering, I'll have to watch it again when I get a chance.
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Re: "If you could pass the guacamole, that would be AWESOME!"
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 03:58:53 am »
This is a great RSA talk by Steven Pinker on Language as A Window Into Human Nature. The sketch style animation is a very nice touch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-son3EJTrU

Can't youtube at the moment, but why is Pinker giving cryptography talks?  Or am I totally not understanding what this is.

Edit: nevermind.
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