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Monday, January 30, 2012

Мой сын хайскулёнок а в нейбохудстве много хайскулят...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dobro - Guitar type name sounds like Russian "добро"

I have just enjoyed beautiful bluegrass music by famous "Seldom Scene" group. That was a live concert we attended in Glen Allen art center this evening.

Particular pleasure was listening virtuously paling on Dobro, strange looking guitar with "Russian" "good" name.

I looked up the word on Wikipedia and indeed that "Dobro" instrument name was invented having in mind the Slavic meaning of the word!

Check yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobro  :
'The name originated in 1928 when the Dopyera brothers formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company. "Dobro" is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning "goodness" in their native Slovak, and also in Slovenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Russian and Polish. An early company motto was "Dobro means good in any language."'

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation

I like YouTube! Played enough with them to get the following HTTP error message:

Sorry, something went wrong.
A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. Please report this incident to customer service.

Also, please include the following information in your error report:

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Субурбанизация a потом "ревитализация"

"Глава комиссии Мосгордумы по перспективному развитию и градостроительству Михаил Москвин-Тарханов заявил "Коммерсанту", что концепция не предполагает переселения 2,5 млн граждан в область "административным путем". " Имеется в виду создание новых центров притяжения с высоким комфортом проживания, чтобы начался процесс субурбанизации (переезда в развитый пригород), как это произошло в крупных городах США"."

Верно... но заметьте, эта "субурбанизация" в США привела в 50-70 годы к вымиранию и криминализации центров городов:

"AS HAS BEEN WIDELY DOCUMENTED, America’s urban and downtown areas began a long period of decline in the fifties and sixties. The popularity of the automobile changed individual and commercial behavior, and the focus of commercial activity shifted from the cities to the suburbs. During the late sixties and seventies, cities declined further as white flight to the suburbs accelerated. The result was a vicious cycle in which downtown businesses closed because of population declines, which increased the rate at which residents and visitors left downtown areas (Robertson 1999*)."

Теперь мы наблюдаем здесь в Штатах "Downtown Revitalization" - "ревитализацию (возрождение) городских центров". 

Я бы посоветовал вынести урок из этого и паралельно с субурбанизазией сразу начать  ревитализазию...

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