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"Se tivesse perguntado ao cliente o que ele queria, ele teria dito: 'Um cavalo mais rápido!"

quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2015

FIFA 16 Trailer - Women's National Teams are IN THE GAME




For the first time in the FIFA franchise, you can play as the stars of women's football including USA's Alex Morgan, Englands' Stephanie Houghton, and others. Subscribe for FIFA 16's first full gameplay trailer:




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quarta-feira, 27 de maio de 2015

The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)


I cannot express how much I love this poem. I have read it many years ago. Back in college, it used to be my favorite one. Since I don’t have anything better to share with you folks tonight, here it goes - The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost.
Have fun!
The Road Not Taken 
(Robert Frost)



Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.



Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is well known for his realistic writings of rural life and his use of American informal (slang) speech.[1] His poems were often set in rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, and used these settings to look at complex social and philosophical themes. Frost has often been quoted by other people. He was honored often during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]



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terça-feira, 26 de maio de 2015

Who was Sally Ride?




Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have travelled to space, having done so at the age of 32. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, then at the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching non-linear optics and Thomson scattering. She served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate on both.
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domingo, 24 de maio de 2015

Aos leitores, com carinho!



Desde que comecei a escrever somente em inglês no blog, muitos leitores deixaram de ler as postagens. Até recebi mensagens de pessoas que diziam que o blog tinha ficado mais difícil de acompanhar porque Bruno só postava coisas em inglês.

Mudamos o público um pouco sim, mas ao mesmo tempo, ampliamos nossos horizontes: leitores de outras nacionalidades também têm acesso ao conteúdo do blog com muita frequência. Hoje, recebemos mais visitas de países como Alemanha, Letônia, Croácia, Rússia, China, África do Sul e por aí vai.

Acredito que ler em inglês fará com que os aprendizes evoluam mais na língua. A web está cheia de “conteúdos milagrosos”, mas tudo descontextualizado. Tem muito blog que publica tudo em português para passar uma expressão em inglês. Não tenho nada contra, mas acho isso de escrever coisas sobre a língua inglesa, mas em português, um verdadeiro incentivo à preguiça de ler.

Portanto, pelos motivos mencionados anteriormente, enfatizo: leiam em inglês. Isso só trará benefícios para vocês!

Sem mais... boa noite!

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[Phrase of the week] What is ‘to shoot the breeze’?

Sometimes you get bored. Sometimes things make you feel bored. Sometimes you need someone to talk to. To just spend some time doing nothing, but talking. In other words, you want to just “hang out and bull shit about random stuff.”



Well, that’s exactly what “to shoot the breeze” means; it has nothing to do with breezes or shooting! It means to talk about unimportant things.



“I met up with that chick again last night, and we just shot the breeze for an hour.”

“We spent the entire afternoon just shooting the breeze. It was good to shoot the breeze with you, Mary.”

“We spent the entire afternoon just shooting the breeze.”

“We sat out on the porch until late, just shooting the breeze.”

“Hank and his pals spend a lot of time drinking beer, shooting the breeze, and thinking about girls.”

“A bunch of us would get together regularly at the Abbotsford Bar in Edinburgh and just shoot the breeze.”

“Michael Gardyne has vowed to give Charlie Mulgrew a hard time today - but can't wait to shoot the breeze with his old pal afterwards.”

“He always addresses my needs in either parts or service and he always has time to shoot the breeze.”

“Cech given permission to shoot the breeze with other clubs, but Mourinho's not sure.”


Did you like this post? Why don’t you share it? What about taking a break and watch this (YouTube) video called Shoot the breeze?



About the video: A song about catching up with friends and taking some time out.

This post has been written by Bruno Coriolano (LinkedIn)

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segunda-feira, 18 de maio de 2015

What's braggie?




How are you guys doing today?






Today I would like to write a short post about this (not so new) word – braggie.
Do you folks remember the meaning of selfie? I am certain that you do!




I think they (selfie and braggie) are quite related to each other, so I do not have to waste my time trying to write a long post in order to explain the meaning of braggie.

SENTENCES:


Sarah just posted the ultimate #holidaybraggie to BRAGGIE.


"Forget selfies - it's all about the 'BRAGGIE': One in three upload photos to social networks just to show off"


According to UrbanDictionary, braggie “is an image posted to social networks designed purely to show off or make friends jealous, and according to new research one in ten users do this regularly.”





See you around!

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sábado, 16 de maio de 2015

“Let TV audiences binge” Do you know what Binge-watching is?





You may probably not heard of BINGE-WATCHING before, but I am certainly that you have – at least once – binge-watched something.

In fact, I am doing it right now. I am watching Breaking Bad for the third time. No, no. it is not the third, but the fourth one. no… what I meant was “I’m watching the fourth season for the third time”. Well, is it? Sorry… it is probably because I have been watching this single television show for longer time spans than usual. I mean, I have watching Breaking Bad in one sitting – in a row. One, two, three… six, seven episodes and I don’t feel like stopping it soon!

So, that’s exactly what it is. BINGE-WATCHING means:

“to watch (multiple videos, episodes of a TV show, etc.) in one sitting or over a short period of time”




According to a survey conducted by Netflix in February 2014, 73% of people define binge-watching as "watching between 2-6 episodes of the same TV show in one sitting." (READ THE SURVEY HERE)


The website Wikipedia states that:


The idea of assembling several consecutive episodes of a television series in order and watching them in rapid succession originated with the marathon, in which the television stations themselves programmed several hours' worth of reruns of a single series. This practice began in the 1980s and is still popular among subscription television outlets in the 2010s.
The usage of the word "binge-watch" can be traced as far back as the late 1990s, when it was used by circles of television fandoms. It has consisted of watching several episodes of a particular show in a row via DVD sets.

Actor Kevin Spacey once said “Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it, but I believe this new model can take a bite out of piracy,” (READ IT HERE) 




SOME SENTENCES:




You can binge-watch the entire season with this set.

We binge-watched two seasons of the show in two days.

I felt like hell all day because, I was up till 4:00 binge-watching season 2 of "Dexter".




It is important to state that ‘Binge-watching’ is not the only term to describe new media-consumption habits. That’s right you can also use ‘power-streaming’, ‘marathoning’, or watching a show marathon-style.


My question is Do you guys think the word binge-watch is here to stay?

That’s all for today. I have to watch the next episode… goodbye!




Ellen talked about the newest trend of WATCHING AN ENTIRE SEASON OF A SHOW IN ONE SITTING. Watch it here: 




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