2010年01月29日

私たち大人の脳にあるのは・・・


脳が古くなると・・・

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to zip your fly, then you forget to unzip your fly.

まず名前を忘れる。次に顔を忘れる。次に社会の窓を閉めるのを忘れる。次に社会の窓を開けるのを忘れる。
(ブランチ・リッキー)


ですので・・・


As adults we have these well-trodden paths in our synapses. We have to crack the cognitive egg and scramble it up.

私たち大人の脳にあるのは、すべて踏みならされた道だ。認識の卵を割って、掻き混ぜなければならない。
(キャスリーン・テイラー)

※前号の記事に登場した先生です。


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祝メルマガ400号。次の目標は444号。長嶋監督の現役時代の通算本塁打数です。

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2010年01月27日

古くなった脳の鍛え方


How to Train the Aging Brain
( New York Times )

Many longheld views, including the one that 40 percent of brain cells are lost, have been overturned. What is stuffed into your head may not have vanished but has simply been squirreled away in the folds of your neurons.

One explanation for how this occurs comes from Deborah M. Burke, a professor of psychology at Pomona College in California. Dr. Burke has done research on “tots,” those tip-of-the-tongue times when you know something but can’t quite call it to mind. Dr. Burke’s research shows that such incidents increase in part because neural connections, which receive, process and transmit information, can weaken with disuse or age.

But she also finds that if you are primed with sounds that are close to those you’re trying to remember ― say someone talks about cherry pits as you try to recall Brad Pitt’s name ― suddenly the lost name will pop into mind. The similarity in sounds can jump-start a limp brain connection. (It also sometimes works to silently run through the alphabet until landing on the first letter of the wayward word.)


【 まずは準備運動 】

・vanish 消える
・fold 折る、折り重ねる、折りたたみ
・neuron 神経細胞(ニューロン)
・transmit 送る、伝える
・prime (銃砲に)火薬を詰める、(ポンプに)呼び水をする
・pit 種
・limp 弱々しい、疲れた


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2010年01月25日

パスワードが「123456」では


If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe
( New York Times )

Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was “12345.”

Today, it’s one digit longer but hardly safer: “123456.”

Despite all the reports of Internet security breaches over the years, including the recent attacks on Google’s e-mail service, many people have reacted to the break-ins with a shrug.

According to a new analysis, one out of five Web users still decides to leave the digital equivalent of a key under the doormat: they choose a simple, easily guessed password like “abc123,” “iloveyou” or even “password” to protect their data.

“I guess it’s just a genetic flaw in humans,” said Amichai
Shulman, the chief technology officer at Imperva, which makes
software for blocking hackers. “We’ve been following the same
patterns since the 1990s.”


【 まずは準備運動 】

・digit (アラビア)数字、(手・足の)指(形容詞:digital)
・breach 違反、侵害、裂け目
・hack たたき切る、(コンピューターシステムなどに)不法に侵入する


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2010年01月22日

つまり、私たちの目標は・・・


Let us, then, be up and doing. With a heart for any fate.

さらば我らいざ立たん。いかなる運命をも迎え撃つ意気もて。
(ヘンリー・ワーズワース・ロングフェロー)


Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.

つまり、私たちの目標は世界の情報を整理整頓して、誰もがどこでも利用できて役に立つものにするということです。
(ラリー・ペイジ)

※グーグルの創業者です。


2010年01月20日

グーグルと中国


Google in China
( New York Times )

Google has taken a bold stand by saying that it would stop
cooperating with China’s online censorship and may pull out of the country entirely. Google had many reasons to reconsider its presence, but the discovery that it was a victim of a cyberattack aimed at Chinese human rights activists added a powerful one. There are limits to the price an American company should be willing to pay for access to 300 million Web users.

When Google took its Web site to China in early 2006, it argued that the positive benefit of giving the Chinese people more open access to the Internet outweighed the negative. But Google said that it would monitor the situation, including what restrictions were imposed upon its delivery of information.

The government’s policies proved to be deeply troubling. In China, search requests on Google for terms that offend the government, such as “Tiananmen Square massacre,” do not work. YouTube, the company’s user-generated video site, has repeatedly been blocked.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・censorship 検閲
・presence 存在、ある・いること
・benefit 利益、ためになること
・offend 怒らせる、感情をそこなう
・massacre 大虐殺


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