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Michael Love
Founder of , making ludicrously awesome mobile Chinese dictionary apps since 2001. Also sleep-deprived father of two and occasional curmudgeon. He/him
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Michael Love 1h
Replying to @jorge_guajardo
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Michael Love 6h
Replying to @flglmn
I'm sure we'll get an explanation in 12 parsecs or so.
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Rob Delaney 11h
Intoxicating time warp. Every detail better than the last.
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Michael Love 10h
Replying to @elkmovie
Honestly I'd like Apple to be more scared than they are by this - I don't see Samsung doing nearly enough at the moment to take advantage of Apple's myopia on cloud gaming. (maybe they're just reluctant to pick a winner this early on)
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Michael Love 10h
Looking like Xiaomi's the biggest beneficiary of the anti-Huawei campaign so far. Apple's 10% decline is almost certainly a function of iPhone 12 delays, but if we've now gone from 3 Apple-scale OEMs to 4 (and maybe soon 5) that's probably bad for them.
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Michael Love 10h
The committee rejected my proposal for 白德恩.
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Michael Love 11h
Regarding Wing Commander IV: The Price of Balding, I’m honestly surprised there aren’t a lot more Trump-appeasing fake China experts by now - Navarro demonstrated years ago that it’s a good way to get a gig.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @GovNedLamont
Indoor gatherings need to go back to phase 1 now - 25 people together at somebody's house is wayyy too many.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Not enough; we need to roll private gatherings back to 10 (or fewer), remote learning doesn't help when you still let 25 idiots throw a maskless drunken COVID party at somebody's house.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @BenBajarin
Wouldn't the shift to more in-house silicon design partially offset this? (I believe all of the Big 5 are at least dabbling in that, though I don't know if Facebook/Microsoft have shipped anything yet)
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @drbarnard
With the added complication that I'd still be offering some sort of lifetime purchase option (for a number of reasons it's not really possible for me to stop offering those), which would severely constrain the marginal benefits from a).
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @drbarnard
Yeah, basically it boils down to whether a) extra money from long-term users plus b) extra money from short-term users who wouldn't have bought a long-term license is enough to offset c) lost money from short-term users who *would* have bought a long-term license.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @drbarnard
I'm confident in my app's quality but not in my users' perseverance - a lot of people might take Chinese for a semester or a year or whatever and then give it up, at which point they're unlikely to continue their subscription to an expensive Chinese dictionary app.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @elkmovie
At the very least it makes me less inclined to consider a subscription-with-lifetime-purchase-option model, since the price I'd have to charge for the subscription to break even would be quite high - $40 one-time purchase would have to translate to something like $5/month.
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Michael Love Oct 29
To me this is actually an argument *against* offering subscriptions; if 80% of monthly subscribers quit after one year then you're better off charging them up front, they weren't going to produce long-term ongoing revenue either way.
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Isaac R Caswell Oct 29
What do we need to scale NLP research to 1000 languages? We started off with a goal to build a monolingual corpus in 1000 languages by mining data from the web. Here’s our work documenting our struggles with Language Identification (LangID): 1/8
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @sondheimlyrics
Swing your razor wide, Sweeney Hold it to the skies Freely flows the blood of those who moralize
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Michael Love Oct 29
Palm OS was so open that you could literally install your own font renderer and have it work systemwide, and yet AFAIK there was never a significant malware incident on it.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @mrjwags @mattyglesias
Nobody's suggesting that bars and restaurants should stop offering delivery, or that stopping them from doing so would have any impact on the pandemic. This is strictly about in-person dining.
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Michael Love Oct 29
Replying to @mrjwags @mattyglesias
Also, remote learning for younger kids is nowhere near as effective as in-person and requires a parent to stay home and watch the kids all day instead of working.
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