Politics https://yyhh.org/opinion/politics en How to save millions per year for your newspaper? https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/04/how-save-millions-year-your-newspaper <span>How to save millions per year for your newspaper?</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sun, 04/20/2008 - 08:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><div>Dear CEO of XXX News:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I am writing in regard to an automatic news article writer (NAW) that can <strong>&nbsp;</strong>save your company millions of dolloar per year (see appendix below for peudo code). The basic idea of NAW is to be able to automatically generate news articles with comparable quality to news articles written by actual human reporters by your company.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As a proof of concept, I have conducted a comprehensive comparison study. The results show that on issues with regard to Olympic Torch Relay 2008, &nbsp;the similarity of the automatically generated news articles and those manually written by human reporters is higher than 99%, making them undistinguishable by any of your valuable readers. With a click of a button, you can generate news articles using NAW at your wish anytime anywhere. More importantly, your readers will not realize the differences.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since issues with regard to the Olymipic Torch Relay 2008 refect most if not all the issues about China, the above result safely indicates that NAW can be used to replace your news reporters on any issues with regard to China, thus allowing them to concentrate on more important issues such as Iraq, human right issues in US inner cities, independent requests from Hawaii, Porto Rico and Alaska, and so on.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Assume that your news paper needs one report with regard to China about every other day. That is about 180 news articles each year. Assume the cost of writing each news articles, including transportation, lodging, meals, salary for your news reporter and his/her crew members, is merely \$8000. By investing on this software, with a fix cost of \$500 and no operating cost (since it can work on any of the existing computers of your company), you can save nearly \$1.5 millions per year from now on!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>More importantly, with a little more input from human reporters, NAW can be adopted to report issues on many other countries. That is again over millions of saving each year!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you very much for your time. Please do let me know should you have any questions. I am looking forward to discuss you next steps.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Best regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>an inventor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>--------------------------------------------------</div> <div>Appendix:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Input: &nbsp;&nbsp;\$event: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;event name</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;\$location: &nbsp;&nbsp;event location</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;\$date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;event date</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>Output: \$news: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;new article</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>NewsArticleWriter (event, location, date)</div> <div>Begin:</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$numProtester = a random number between 3000 to 10000</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$numSupporter = numProester/10</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$typesProtesters= a random subset from {"Tibet", "FLG", "AgainstChinaMade", "HumanRightIssues", "Free \$ProvinceName", \$AnyOtherCurrentHotIssue}</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$typesSupporters = &nbsp;{aggressive males bused in and paid by Chinese consolate or by Pro-China organization}</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$name = a random popular Chinese name</div> <div>&nbsp; Let \$locations = an array of nearby locations of \$<em>location</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; news += &nbsp;Write(event, location, date)</div> <div>&nbsp; news += &nbsp;Write(event, typesProtesters)</div> <div>&nbsp; news += &nbsp;Write(numProtester, numSupporter)</div> <div>&nbsp; news += &nbsp;WriteMore(typesProtesters) // a function writing elaborated version on predefined topics for each types of protesters</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; for \$i between 1 and lengthOf(\$locations)</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; news += Write(\$location[i], \$typesProtesters)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; news += &nbsp;Write(name, typesSupporters)</div> <div>End</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=94&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="WzVpkWMhsTIFYxPHyTTs_VN7JPCEEWk4PqSkyNZ7uhI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 07:45:26 +0000 yunyao 94 at https://yyhh.org YouTube censors BBC's documentary in USA https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/03/youtube-censors-bbcs-documentary-usa <span>YouTube censors BBC&#039;s documentary in USA</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a></span> <span>Mon, 03/10/2008 - 15:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/society" id="taxonomy-term-19" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/society"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Society</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>BBC is broadcasting a documentary series titled "A year in Tibet". From <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/listings/programme.shtml?day=today&amp;filename=20080306/20080306_2100_4544_2145_60&amp;service_id=4544">the program description on BBC Web site, </a>this documentary shows the real life today in Tibet. The first segment was shown on Mar. 6. Not surprisingly, there is a Youtube video of this first show. Surprisingly, if you attempt to access this video in US, Youtube says <a href="http://youtube.com/?v=HZ98sP2GSCE">"<br /> This video is not available in your country."</a> Interestingly, people in UK have confirmed that this video is accessible in UK! </p> <p>Obviously, this block of access could not have been requested by BBC on the basis of copyright violation. Or how could you explain the availability of the video on Youtube for UK visitors? One can only speculate on who is behind this blockage. The Free Tibet people? What are they afraid of? Shouldn't showing the reality of Tibet today further their cause? The Chinese government? Since when Youtube is afraid of Chinese government? If Youtube is afraid of them, how to explain the abundant Free Tibet videos on Youtube?</p> <p>One thing is clear, people in US are now proved to be actively and specifically targeted for information blockage. I thought only China has the Great Firewall. Where's the outrage?</p> <p>Update 03/12/2008: if you are looking for confirmation, check out the <a href="http://digg.com/political_opinion/Youtube_censors_BBC_s_documentary_in_US">comments on digg</a></p> <p>Update 03/17/2008: some people point out that it is BBC's policy to not allow access to their video outside UK. One comment on Slashdot pointed out that the video is blocked in Netherland as well. If these are true, my speculation could be wrong. </p> <p>However, it is rather depressing to see that some of the comments to my post display an unabated bias and contempt towards people of my heritage. For example, the comment below accusing me of justifying totalitarianism is so unwarranted to the point of absurdity, especially considering that some of my posts here would be considered subversive to party rule. <a href="http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=489386&amp;cid=22771430">Another comment on Slashdot</a> put it in plain words: <i>Identifying yourself as Han Chinese has already shown how biased you are so no more needs to be said. </i>I simply cannot understand the reasoning behind this statement. Why would identifying one's own ethnic identity automatically disqualify one from being listened to? I hope this is another cultural gap that I have yet to overcome, is it? Can any one enlighten me a bit on this? Anyway, I hope these people are not representative of the general population here in the West.</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=87&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="qNQlZ-FWGWcPS8ccGFqh-M5esV-Wt0hS_RoKM3NjCXU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:15:06 +0000 Huahai 87 at https://yyhh.org Interesting Comments on The Election From MITBBS https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/03/interesting-comments-election-mitbbs <span>Interesting Comments on The Election From MITBBS</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Thu, 03/06/2008 - 02:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>So funny!</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>发信人: restarted (New Day), 信区: USANews<br /> 标 题: Re: obama说昨天hillary clinton赢是因为媒体帮忙<br /> 发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Wed Mar 5 21:30:17 2008), 转信</p> <p>所以他老婆说他是绝无仅有的。。。。</p> <p>【 在 sleeping (此ID重新启动) 的大作中提到: 】<br /> : And, he published nothing in the Review over which he presided as<br /> President!<br /> : The law students on the Review all have the right to publish at least one<br /> pi<br /> : ece (typically they publish at least their third-year papers, which they<br /> hav<br /> : e to write anyway), and many publish at least two pieces. It would seem<br /> surp<br /> : rising if Obama published nothing at all in the very Review over which, he<br /> h<br /> : as so often boasted, he presided as President.</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>发信人: sleeping (此ID重新启动), 信区: USANews<br /> 标 题: Re: obama说昨天hillary clinton赢是因为媒体帮忙<br /> 发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Wed Mar 5 20:00:54 2008), 转信</p> <p><a href="http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/02/12/how-good-was-obama-at-running-the">http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/02/12/how-good-was-obama-at-running…</a>-<br /> harvard-law-review/</p> <p>Obama’s vol. 104 is the least-cited volume of the Harvard Law Review in the<br /> last 20 years</p> <p>1. Obama’s volume 104 (1990-91) has been cited an average of 170 times a ye<br /> ar. That is, it was cited 2045 times in the first 12 full years after public<br /> ation (i.e., 1992 to 2003). It has been cited at the lowest rate of any volu<br /> me published in the past 20 years.</p> <p>2. By comparison, for all other volumes published during the past twenty yea<br /> rs for which at least a year’s worth of data is available (vols. 101 to 103<br /> , and vols. 105 to 118), they have been cited an average of 262 times a year<br /> — a rate 54% higher than the citation rate for Obama’s volume.</p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p> [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_postdoc.php?board=USANews&amp;reid=31065920&amp;gid=31065883">回复文章</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_mailbox.php?board=USANews&amp;file=M.1206727171.30&amp;userid=IfTomorrow&amp;title=Re%3A+damn%CA%C2%BC%FE%D2%D1%BE%AD%C8%AB%C3%E6%B9%FD%C8%A5%C1%CB%A1%A3">回信给作者</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/article/USANews/31065920_0.html">本篇全文</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/bbsdoc/USANews.html">进入讨论区</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/article_t/USANews/31065883.html#top">返回顶部</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_bbsedit.php?brdname=USANews&amp;title=Re%3A+damn%CA%C2%BC%FE%D2%D1%BE%AD%C8%AB%C3%E6%B9%FD%C8%A5%C1%CB%A1%A3&amp;author=IfTomorrow&amp;file=M.1206727171.30&amp;id=31065920&amp;gid=31065883">修改文章</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_bbsdel.php?board=USANews&amp;file=M.1206727171.30&amp;id=31065920&amp;gid=31065883&amp;ftype=">删除文章</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_forward.php?board=USANews&amp;id=31065920">转寄</a>] [<a href="http://www.mitbbs.com/mitbbs_bbsccc.php?board=USANews&amp;file=M.1206727171.30&amp;title=Re%3A+damn%CA%C2%BC%FE%D2%D1%BE%AD%C8%AB%C3%E6%B9%FD%C8%A5%C1%CB%A1%A3&amp;author=IfTomorrow&amp;id=31065920">转贴</a>]<br /> [ 4 ]</p> <p>发信人: IfTomorrow (假若明天来临), 信区: USANews<br /> 标 题: Re: damn事件已经全面过去了。<br /> 发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Fri Mar 28 13:59:31 2008)</p> <p>以巴马大师为首的一群loser真是打不死的小强啊</p> <p>【 在 sleeping (此ID重新启动) 的大作中提到: 】<br /> : 现在又一个一个跳出来endorse了。</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=86&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="N9MXSxaZTRGgJLdpNXThhB-TJ5K4wg4RLzkdb5tlaJ8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Thu, 06 Mar 2008 02:41:41 +0000 yunyao 86 at https://yyhh.org A nice political commercial is for girls everywhere. https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/02/nice-political-commercial-girls-everywhere <span>A nice political commercial is for girls everywhere.</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sun, 02/17/2008 - 23:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9z-Aatd0wA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9z-Aatd0wA</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Girls need role models like Hilary Clinton, not fancy dressed Hollywood teenagers stars (not all of them are that bad; but you know what I mean).</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=84&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="fRJYsw3N194didC3oMMeYq5jZuXH-48r_ySVt_v9-Hs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:22:52 +0000 yunyao 84 at https://yyhh.org Interesting Comments on The Election From New York Times https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/02/interesting-comments-election-new-york-times <span>Interesting Comments on The Election From New York Times</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Thu, 02/07/2008 - 19:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I found that comments on the news for the election are often much more entertaining than the news acticles themslves. For the next few months, I will keep on updating this blog entry with comments that I found interesting, regardless whether I agree with the comments themselves or not.</p> <p>==================================</p> <p>02/07/2008</p> <div class="comment"> <p>The way the BIASED media goes about<br /> openly promoting Obama is disgusting. The media is playing a covert<br /> game with the democrats… and we are like fools falling for it. Almost<br /> all news channels are owned by big corporations…. and they want a<br /> Republican in the White House for their benefit. That’s the reason why<br /> the Andrea Mitchells, the Chris Mattews’,the Scarboroughs, the<br /> Hannitys, the John Kings and the Soledad O’Briens keep on gloating over<br /> their darling Obama. When will the media realize that more than half<br /> the country is fed up of their cunning, evil tactics. We Americans have<br /> every right to have a fair media. Right now we are deprived of it and<br /> we need to take action and stop buying products adverised during<br /> prejudiced news reporters.</p> <p><cite>— Posted by amabo </cite></p> </div> <p>03/05/2008</p> <div class="comment"> <p>Ladies and Gents,<br /> Please, please, please. Grow up.<br /> Politics is the art of divisiveness.<br /> Don’t be so naive.<br /> Uniter??? Give me a break. Remember who said that the last time, huh?<br /> “I’m the uniter. I’ll end the politics of divisiveness”.<br /> No, it’s not your beloved and naive Obama.<br /> It’s GWB.<br /> Look at where we are now?<br /> Accept it and move on with your life.<br /> Just let the process take care of itself.<br /> Fool me once—shame on you fool me twice — shame on ME.</p> <p>For Obama — Talk to me…Do not read me my bedtime stories from your teleprompter.<br /> I’m not like your typical supporters out there, hungry for any bedtime stories.<br /> Life doesn’t start with “once upon a time”. Neither it ends with “live happily ever after”.</p> <p><cite>— Posted by Anthony </cite></p> </div> <p>03/18/3008</p> <div class="comment"> <p>Can we please focus on the economy?</p> <p>Im tired of the Obama campaign saying that he didnt place the race<br /> card. It is funny how his campaign didnt bring to “light” the Ferraro<br /> comments until a shortly before the Mississippi primary… even though<br /> the speech was given several days earlier. Now, who is playing the race<br /> card? </p> <p>Can he please step aside already and let Hillary and McCain discuss the current issues?</p> <p>Also, do note before you judge me, that I am a minority that understands that playing the victim wont get me anywhere.</p> <p><cite>— Posted by Talimee</cite></p> <p> </p> <p>03/18/2008</p> <p> </p> <div class="comment"> <p>The speech is a brilliant web of deceit that gullible journalists will eat up.</p> <p>His pastor has frequently spewed hatred against whites, Jews, and<br /> other Americans from the pulpit, repeatedly said “God Damn America,”<br /> praised the anti-semite Farrakhan, and accused the government of<br /> inventing the AIDS virus and selling drugs to inner-city youth.</p> <p>But Obama avoids so much as mentioning that, and manages to<br /> guilt-trip his audience, even while disparaging his doting grandmother,<br /> who ensured that he was a spoiled and pampered adolescent, as a racist.</p> <p>He really knows how to use the race card. If it’s true that there’s a sucker born every minute, he’ll be our next president.</p> <p>Can you imagine Clinton or McCain surviving politically if their<br /> spiritual mentor said such hateful things? I can’t. He’s a brilliant<br /> manipulator.</p> <p><cite>— Posted by Hans Bader </cite></p> <p> </p> <p>03/18/2008</p> <div class="comment"> <p>What makes Sen. Obama uniquely<br /> qualified to talk about race? Because mom was white, dad was black? My<br /> cousin has the same genes but he’s not yet a moral leader. You have to<br /> lead from the heart, not from your bloodlines. MLK was qualified. He<br /> connected heart to heart. His dream was/is for all of us. He spoke in a<br /> time of strife, a time when it took daring/faith from blacks/whites to<br /> accept his message. MLK never asked us to follow him. Yet people of all<br /> colors ended up marching alongside him. He was a man of substance,<br /> conviction, compassion. Like his spiritual mentor, Ghandi, MLK never<br /> confused himself with “the movement.” But Sen. Obama insists he’s<br /> qualified to “unite” us. Eager to dazzle with words. His spiritual<br /> mentor is Pastor Wright. What a long strange trip from Ghandi to Pastor<br /> Wright. Apparently, there are many people eager to listen to/follow<br /> Sen. Obama. Today’s show isn’t about race in America, it’s about Sen.<br /> Obama. The words may be beautiful, even seductive. I’ve heard enough.<br /> The “gradual” distancing from Pastor Wright (to see how much was really<br /> needed in lieu of a clean break), “gradual” distancing from Tony Rezko<br /> (waiting long enough to close on the mansion and as late as last<br /> Friday, beginning to admit the Rezko contributions were a lot more than<br /> originally stated) … “gradual,” steady charges of “racism” directed at<br /> anyone who dares to challenge him. Enough.</p> <p><cite>— Posted by Mandelay </cite></p> </div> <p> </p> </div> <p> </p> </div> <p> </p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=76&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="mcT8QXBe6ar4B6HBXysb4CPo7a09GQxp9CEyS76f2Bo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Thu, 07 Feb 2008 19:03:03 +0000 yunyao 76 at https://yyhh.org "Women Are Never Front-Runners" - From NY Times https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/01/women-are-never-front-runners-ny-times <span>&quot;Women Are Never Front-Runners&quot; - From NY Times</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Tue, 01/08/2008 - 21:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>With only basic cable subscription, I am so sick of all the political news by now. But I found this article very interesting.</p> <p> </p> <p>Edit: Yet another confirmation on the topic <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/opinion/07kristof.html?em&amp;ex=1202619600&amp;en=0ada286aade52b12&amp;ei=5087%0A">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/opinion/07kristof.html?em&amp;ex=12026196…</a> </p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=75&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="VK-1-a2lcY1Srfv23rfFU1Bl1540P4LgqBupjm67k60"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Tue, 08 Jan 2008 21:36:41 +0000 yunyao 75 at https://yyhh.org 我为什么把Christianity翻译成嫉妒教 https://yyhh.org/blog/2007/09/%E6%88%91%E4%B8%BA%E4%BB%80%E4%B9%88%E6%8A%8Achristianity%E7%BF%BB%E8%AF%91%E6%88%90%E5%AB%89%E5%A6%92%E6%95%99 <span>我为什么把Christianity翻译成嫉妒教</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a></span> <span>Sun, 09/02/2007 - 02:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/china" id="taxonomy-term-27" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/china"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">China</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/politics" id="taxonomy-term-11" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/politics"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Politics</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/religion" id="taxonomy-term-8" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/religion"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Religion</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>主要有3个原因。</p> <p>首先,我一直对"信达雅"的翻译准则中的"雅"很不满。"信达"即可,追求"雅"就是人为 地加入原文中没有的东西,与"信达"是矛盾的。事实上,很多英文本身是很不雅的,非 要翻译得很雅,就有误导读者的嫌疑。我个人认为,这种美化外文的习惯也助长了一些 人盲目地崇洋媚外的心态。相反,如果不盲目追求"雅",而是正确反映原文自身的味道, 那才是好译文。比如,傅东华翻译的&lt;飘&gt;,就把握得很好,显然比后来的译本好多了。 “郝思嘉”、“白瑞德”、“饿狼陀”和“曹家屯”翻译得都很传神。</p> <p>第二,Christianity只是来源于一个人名Christ,本身没有意思,翻成基督教,就赋 予了它本身所没有的含义:"基"有根本之意,"督"有权威之意,"基督"就是"根本的权威", 这个翻译就不是"信达"了。 而且,一个外来宗教的声誉是要自己行事来争取的,靠名字来"占欺头"是投机取巧,是 行不通的。别的宗教,伊斯兰,佛,喇嘛,萨满,等等,都是音译,堂堂正正,公平竞争。</p> <p>第三,鉴于基督教的名字已广为人知,要拨乱反正,就只好在这个名字的基础上改。"嫉 妒教"就是一个很好的选择。其音与基督教类同,不会引起混淆。更重要的是,其意也与此 教的主旨相符。为何如此?且听我慢慢道来。</p> <p>Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: <br> 罗马书3章10节:就如经上所记,世上没有义人,一个也没有。</p> <p>嫉妒教教导人人都是罪人。这样,就没有了好人坏人之分。若有人为人公义,多有善行义 举,但不与嫉妒教徒为伍,嫉妒教徒必然会嫉恨此人,寻衅迫害。历史上这样的例子太 多,这里点几个名字大家就明白我的意思了,恕不一一例举了:布鲁诺,贞德,塞维特斯, 等等。自然,有人会说迫害都是当时的当权者搞的,但嫉妒教教徒中广泛存在的嫉恨义人 的心理是使这些迫害得逞的主因,这也是无可辩驳的。 嫉妒教对其他一些宗教,比如佛教,所享有的良好声誉,也是非常嫉妒的,非要攻击抹黑而 后快。实际上,嫉妒教的神,本身就名为嫉妒者(注一)。</p> <p>Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. <br> 出埃及记34章14节: 不可敬拜别的神,因为你们的主,名为嫉妒者,是嫉妒的神。</p> <p>除了明确地自称为嫉妒者之外(注意,这儿Jealous第一个字母是大写,显然是名字),神 还多次强调自己是嫉妒的神(注二)。比如:</p> <p>Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; <br> 出埃及记20章5节: 不可跪拜那些像,也不可事奉它,因为我你们的主是嫉妒的神。恨我 的,我必追讨他的罪,自父及子,直到三四代;</p> <p>总之,"嫉妒教"这个翻译是音符合旧译,意按其所拜神名,并依其教徒所行而来,可算是名 符其实。各位要是觉得我说得有道理,欢迎转载推广。</p> <p>=======================================================================</p> <p>(注一) 有人可能会说神名叫耶和华(JEHOVAH),其实这是谬误的,至少是存疑的。 在钦定版本(King James)的摆布书(Bible)中,神第一次提到他名叫JEHOVAH,是在:</p> <p>Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.</p> <p>但在摆布书旧约的来源,犹太教的经典中(The Tanakh, Jewish Publication Society, 1917),同一段,是这样写的:</p> <p>Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay* I made Me not known to them. (*"Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay" is the Yiddish circumlocution for the spelling of the tetragrammaton. In this verse, original Jewish Publication Society text uses the Hebrew letters that correspond to the actual spelling of the name.)</p> <p>也就是说,JEHOVAH是从对神名避袆的写法Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay中变来的,显然不可能是正确的读音和拼写.。 而Exodus 34:14这一段神自称嫉妒者(Jealous),是确凿无疑的,所有版本都一样。</p> <p>(注二)嫉妒徒应如何理解嫉妒的神,请参考bible.org的解释:<a href="http://www.bible.org/page.php?page_id=240">http://www.bible.org/page.php?page_id=240</a> 这儿我引用结论:"So our God is a jealous God! The truth of His jealousy challenges us to give God His due and to put Him before all else."</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=40&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="hrt_bzuM7KMM1mPlhfficJxkLfytQnY78MVpqEj40t0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 02 Sep 2007 01:24:37 +0000 Huahai 40 at https://yyhh.org