Journey in Life: 03/16/21

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

"The floor is yours" nghĩa là gì?

Nghe lời tôi và các bạn sẽ giàu. Product School on Unsplash

"The floor is yours" có floor là quyền phát biểu ý kiến -> cụm từ này nghĩa là mời ông/bà phát biểu. 

Ví dụ
As a reminder (lời nhắc), this call is being recorded today, March 11, 2021. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Avi Oler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel. Sir, the floor is yours.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this call and the company undertakes no obligation (bổn phận) to publicly update any forward-looking statements or supply new information regarding circumstances after the date of this call. With that, it's my pleasure to turn the call over to the chairman (chủ tịch) and CEO of Resonant, George Holmes. George, the floor is yours.

But when fans, and even some experts, predict (tiên đoán) that Georgia could be headed for a big year in 2021, it's because of what, and who, the Bulldogs have returning at quarterback. JT Daniels, the floor is yours.

The floor is yours and this is your chance to put your questions and views to the Cyber Nation panel in what promises to be a lively and informative debate (bàn tán).

Ngọc Lân

"Boy howdy!" nghĩa là gì?

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"Boy howdy!" -> nghĩa là câu bày tỏ cảm xúc bất ngờ, vui mừng.

Ví dụ
FIFA Ultimate Team, as I have explained more times in the past few months than in the rest of my life, is the mode where players build their own team from cards representing (đại diện) footballers. Rarer cards have better stats and perform better in the game. A mode heavy on loot boxes does not engender trust, and boy howdy players are perpetually (liên tiếp) suspicious (nghi ngờ) of EA.

The Wisconsin Badgers won on Thursday night, and even looked good and like they were having fun at times, and that’s really all that matters but boy howdy are there still a couple (một vài) of things this team needs to work on if they’re going to try and make a run in the NCAA Tournament.

Boy howdy, I certainly (chắc chắn) have gotten bad about being timely with these Mock Draft Database updates. Unfortunately, I had a research paper kicking my butt for most of this weekend, so I didn’t get an opportunity to get to this until right now.

A newly-discovered Destiny 2 glitch (lỗi) lets players cram (nhồi nhét) so many people into a team than officially allowed, and boy howdy it's been daft (ngớ ngẩn). Smooshing two fireteams together for a 12-person raid?

Ngọc Lân

"Take his chip off the table" nghĩa là gì?

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"Take one's chip off the table" có chip là tiền danh nghĩa (token) trong sòng bạc -> cụm từ này nghĩa là rút vốn đầu tư, rút lợi ích khỏi dự án v.v...

Ví dụ
Hollywood studios have been very cautious (cảnh giác) in their belief in customers embracing theaters again. Warner Bros., which has been the boldest (táo bạo) in betting on a comeback, announced this month that it would take one chip off the table and move its release of “Wonder Woman 1984” from August to October.

It is not known what he was playing, but according to TMZ, Oakley tried to take a $100 chip off the table once he realized he was going to lose.

I took probably the biggest chip off the table. And so obviously (rõ ràng) they have to start, you know, we have to make a fair deal. We have to do something. Deals have to be good for both parties.

Even if this deal magically resolved the Taiwan situation, what does that have to do with (có liên quan) Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Pakistan — countries where China has completely different interests at stake?  If anything, it takes a bargaining chip off the table. 

Ngọc Lân

Ghê vãi tè

vứt con nhện to ra khỏi xe oto, để rồi thấy... hàng trăm nhện con lổn nhổn ở xe...
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Emma had stopped her car on the motorway after spotting a spider in her car in Australia on Christmas Day.

However, despite removing it she noticed baby spiders appearing all over her car in the following days.

She decided to stop using the car and sprayed a bug bomb in it to get rid of the babies.

The bug bomb's mist revealed a terrifying set of web lines inside the vehicle, mainly in her front seat.

It had caught onto the spiders' silk lines and made them visible.

Bài trước: Giống phết

"Catch no ball" nghĩa là gì?


"Catch no ball" = không bắt được bóng -> nghĩa là không hiểu điều vừa nói.

Ví dụ 
Japanese eatery in S'pore uses way too cheap descriptions for regular fare, S'poreans catch no ball.

After all the edits on the respective comments. I really "catch no ball" about the community’s take on this subject matter.

A: "Well, you can tell which side he butters his bread on." 
B: "Butters his bread? Sorry, could you explain what you mean? I catch no ball."

Thùy Dương

"Kill a fly with an elephant gun" nghĩa là gì?

Muốn hết bệnh phải uống thuốc nhé! Photo courtesy: Guanli118

"Kill a fly with an elephant gun" = giết ruồi bằng súng săn voi -> nghĩa là dùng biện pháp phức tạp để giải quyết vấn đề đơn giản; 'giết gà dùng dao mổ trâu'.

Ví dụ
Doctors often prescribe (kê đơn) antibiotics even for minor ailments (bệnh). They’re trying to kill a fly with an elephant gun.

The authorities cancelled the programme merely for misbehaviour of an individual; they seemed to kill a fly with an elephant gun.

Adding a massive stimulus (gói kích thích kinh tế) now is like trying to kill a fly with an elephant gun. In fact, it is totally unnecessary as we just had a large stimulus package. It is dangerous as it is likely to further inflate the asset bubbles (bong bóng tài sản) described later in this article, accelerate inflation and increase interest rates. It also needlessly increases our deficit (thâm hụt) and national debt, both of which are already way to high.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Growing on me" nghĩa là gì?

“Choice-supportive bias” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Laura Thonne on Unsplash

“Choice-supportive bias” = thiên vị trong lựa chọn -> nghĩa là xu hướng thấy thích những gì mình đã chọn, dù có chọn sai.

Ví dụ
In a new study published in the Strategic Management Journal, we investigated (điều tra) whether choice-supportive bias affects corporate (công ty) directors and, if so, what harm it does to companies. While the proverbial person in the street appears to be easy prey for choice-supportive bias, we theorized that directors’ education and business experience might protect them.

Things like confirmation bias, the illusion (ảo giác) of explanatory depth (we think we understand complex things better than we actually do), and choice-supportive bias (once we have ‘paid’ for something we are more likely to rate it as positive even when faced with evidence that it was a bad choice) all play into why we believe things that aren’t true and why it’s so hard to get people to change their minds,” Tedford said.

A factor attributing to progressives, and their inevitable demise (sự sụp đổ chắc chắn xảy ra) is susceptibility (sự nhạy cảm) toward what experts refer to as “choice supportive bias”.   This is the tendency for people to defend a choice even if it is clear that they made a bad choice.  The ongoing resistance movements against Donald Trump including their engaging in casual exaggeration to write the Articles of Impeachment is a clear example.

Anh Thư

"Rip-off artist" nghĩa là gì?

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"Rip-off artist" -> nghĩa là kẻ lừa đảo (tài chính, tiền bạc...). 

Ví dụ
Honestly, I don’t even feel like buying a property because this all just seems like a ponzi scheme now. The bankers at the top and boc are basically inflating (thổi phồng) these house prices which will relate to more land tranfer tax, more borrowing cost because of elevated house prices and not to mention when you sell you have to pay ridiculous 5% fee to these RIP off artist people call realtors (môi giới). Enough is enough!

Double check websites and emails purporting (có nội dung) to come from government agencies. For example, a rip-off artist may use cdc.com or cdc.org instead of cdc.gov.

RIP-OFF artist Brian John Kelly has been sentenced (kết án) on one more charge related to a fraud (lừa đảo) that scored him $1.3 million from multiple victims.

He was a latest visitor on Brandi Glanville’s podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered on Sept. 11 and one of many issues he discussed was being Masika Kalysha’s landlord. He known as her a bit of trash and rip-off artist.

Ngọc Lân

“Ostrich effect” nghĩa là gì?


“Ostrich effect” = hiệu ứng đà điểu (vùi đầu trong cát khi đối mặt với nguy hiểm) -> nghĩa là xu hướng cố tình bỏ qua tình huống nguy hiểm hoặc rủi ro khi phải đối mặt với nó. 

Ví dụ
That’s what progressive (tiến bộ) organizations are going to need to do is think about who owns that and who is keeping track of these outcomes to ensure that, as an example, working mothers aren’t left behind in a wake of remote work. Organizations that play the ostrich effect and bury their heads in the sand are going to have a rude awakening, especially when more organizations are hiring and trained to hire remote workers.

Once again, Marin IJ political columnist (chuyên mục) Dick Spotswood has it right about the “ostrich effect” and what happens when local governments choose to ignore history and fail to prepare for high-impact natural disasters. A case in point is Marin County and cities recklessly (liều lĩnh) adopting state officials’ “build at any cost” strategy. I believe officials are planning as much dense housing as they can on any piece of available property — including steep hillsides, fire hazard areas, flood zones and sinking landfill.

The Ostrich Effect can also be a learned behavior — especially if this is the way your family handled money. “We often grow up being afraid of money because it was never talked about, or our parents were afraid of money,” Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom and creator of Millennial Money, tells Thrive. “So we ignore it because it makes us feel bad, until it reaches crisis level when our home is being foreclosed (tịch thu) on, or property taken away, or our electricity is cut off. We put it off until it threatens our survival and comfort, because it’s uncomfortable.”

Anh Thư

Sao cứ đợi Nhà nước?

chính phủ mỹ có trợ cấp cho anh em nhà wright đâu? vẫn khai sinh ra máy bay và ngành công nghiệp hàng không đó thôi...
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trích dẫn hôm nay… is from page 276 of Matt Ridley’s excellent new (2020) book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom:


The same is true of America, which became the most advanced and innovative country in the world in the early decades of the twentieth century without significant public subsidy for research and development of any kind before 1940. The few exceptions tend to confirm the rule; for example, the government heavily subsidized Samuel Langley’s spectacular failure to make a powered plane, while wholly neglecting the Wright brothers’ spectacular success, even after they had proved their point.

Giống phết

người đàn ông colombia bị bắt giữ ở sân bay barcelona vì định nhập lậu lượng ma túy trị giá 34.000 usd hóa trang dưới bộ tóc giả... :D
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Police said the man caught their attention (bị chú ý) when he arrived on a flight from Bogota on June 18 and appeared nervous (có vẻ căng thẳng).

“There is no limit to the inventiveness (tài phát minh, tài sáng chế, óc sáng tạo) of drug traffickers (buôn lậu ma túy) trying to mock (nhạo báng, chế giễu) controls”.

The statement included a photo of a middle-aged man in a wig with his eyes blocked out.

The man was charged with a public health violation. It’s unclear if he is still in police custody.

Bài trước: Ăn vào phê chết

Rất ấn tượng

chính trị gia nhật bản hóa trang như Joker (kẻ thù truyền kiếp của siêu anh hùng Batman) để tranh cử chức chủ tịch tỉnh chiba... :D
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...When Yuusuke Kawai decided that he was going to run for governor of Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, he clearly set out to make an impression (tạo ấn tượng) on undecided voters (cử tri dao động).


And before you think this guy is just some kind of joke (trò hề), let me tell you now that he has some pretty good policies (chính sách tốt).

Kawai, who is the head of an event planning and temporary employment agency, is running as a candidate for the Party to Make All of Chiba a Land of Dreams and Magic.

According to the Japanese blog Hachima Kikou, Kawai’s campaign pledges (lời hứa tranh cử) include:

Renaming Narita Airport in Chiba as “Disney Sky” (đổi tên sân bay narita thành 'bầu trời disney')
Picking “Let It Go” from the film Frozen as the prefecture’s theme song (chọn bài hát 'let it go' trong phim frozen làm bài hát truyền thống của tỉnh)
Outlawing the word “trash” and replacing it with the phrase “star fragment” (cấm dùng từ 'rác', phải gọi là "mảnh vỡ các vì sao" :)
Building a red tower, similar to Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, in the prefecture but calling it Tokyo Tower (for reasons that are unclear…)

Hết lòng vì con

bà mẹ ở Pennsylvania, Mỹ gửi ảnh chế (deep fake) khỏa thân và hút cần của "đối thủ của con gái" tới huấn luyện viên đội cổ vũ, hy vọng các em này bị loại... :D
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...Last summer, Spone allegedly created doctored (làm giả, giả mạo) photos and videos of at least three teenage members of the Victory Vipers, a competitive cheerleading squad (đội cổ vũ) based in Doylestown. The images appeared to show the high school-age girls either naked (khỏa thân) or in bikinis, drinking alcohol (uống rượu) and smoking vape pens (hút thuốc lá điện tử), the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing an affidavit (bản khai có tuyên thệ) filed by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

The woman sent the images to their cheerleading coaches (huấn luyện viên) in an effort to have them removed from the team and also texted the images to the girls themselves from an anonymous number, telling at least one that she should kill herself (đi chết đi), the affidavit says.

Spone's daughter is on the same team (cùng đội) as the three alleged victims, but investigators (nhà điều tra) do not believe she was aware of her mother’s actions.

Chẳng lẽ là "cái ấy"

bác sĩ phụ khoa ở Michigan, Mỹ chụp ảnh giơ nội tạng bệnh nhân trong phòng mổ và post trên instagram hỏi mọi người "hãy chọn giá đúng"... ;)

(đã bị điều tra)
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The doctors, who are employed as medical residents by Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., and specialize in obstetrics (khoa sản) and gynecology (phụ khoa), asked people to guess how much an unidentified organ (bộ phận không xác định) weighed.

The station said it blurred part of the image so that people could not tell what type of organ was shown in the post, which was shared publicly.

The posts appeared to show at least one patient in the background, the television station reported. They were taken down shortly after the station contacted the medical residents on Friday.

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