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Language Questions / what is the object?
« Last post by lee.ck on Today at 07:37:06 am »
Today’s rapidly changing technological landscape can represent a challenge for consumers who might lack trust in technology and be skeptical of its purported benefits. Anthropomorphic thought can help remedy this skepticism and distrust, and is especially consequential in consumer-product interactions where being mindful and conscious are important criteria for evaluation and accountability. For example, in a vehicle simulation study, Waytz and colleagues found that participants reported higher levels of trust in autonomous vehicles (e.g., self-driving cars) that featured anthropomorphic cues (e.g., a name, gender, voice) than in those vehicles that lacked anthropomorphic cues. Moreover, participants in the simulated anthropomorphized vehicle felt less stressed from an observer’s point of view, and in the event of an accident, were less likely to blame their vehicles.

In the above paragraph, what is the object of the underlined part? Being mindful of what? and being conscious of what?
I guess ‘each other’ is the object of both. Am I right? Or being mindful of consumers and conscious of product?

Many thanks in advance.
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Language Questions / Re: which is the subject?
« Last post by admin on Today at 07:35:53 am »
the system
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Language Questions / which is the subject?
« Last post by lee.ck on Today at 05:35:34 am »
Corporations establish rewards to drive performance. Often these rewards focus on meeting budgets and avoiding risk. Rewards of this type cause managers to invest in safe products that pose little chance of a big loss but also little chance of a big profit. These rewards totally block any motivation to explore riskier paths. The companies reward the speed at which low-risk products are created and marketed, even if they are hoping for radical new ideas. The outcome is little appetite for risk and an overdose of incremental ideas. Interestingly, managers get frustrated with the outcome, blind to the behavior that the organization is explicitly or implicitly rewarding. A badly designed measurement or reward system mutes the rest of the rules, even if optimally designed.

In the above paragraph, which is the subject of the underlined clause, ⓵a badly designed measurement or reward system or ⓶the rest of the rules?

Many thanks in advance.
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Language Questions / Re: only the priests can / could eat
« Last post by admin on March 24, 2019, 10:25:44 am »
Yes - it was still true when Jesus spoke those words.
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Language Questions / Re: only the priests can / could eat
« Last post by Darryl on March 23, 2019, 09:15:40 pm »
I think 'can' is OK in that context. It is referring to the on-going law itself rather than the one incident.
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Language Questions / only the priests can / could eat
« Last post by bookworm on March 23, 2019, 06:29:36 pm »
3 Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He went into the house of God and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests can eat. He also gave some to his companions.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+6&version=NLT

I think it should read could, not can, because it's talking about the past.

... and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests could eat.

Do you agree?
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Café / Re: Here we go again
« Last post by Bertha on March 23, 2019, 10:51:19 am »
They are separate systems but similar in formation and intensity. At least we get a bit more notice with cyclones than you get with your tornadoes, Bertha.  Gives us some preparation time, but the waiting can be stressful.

Yes, your cyclones are similar to the hurricanes that hit the US.  In the last week or so, the upper midwest and plains states, especially Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and surrounding areas, have been flooded.  The snow and ice this past winter was really deep, so now it's melting and flooding everywhere.  I don't know the depth, but it has flooded not only towns but many, many farms across that region.  The people along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are under a watch downstream, all the way to New Orleans, since all that water will eventually drain off and flood along those rivers, too. 

We actually do have various means now to predict the areas that need to take precautions and be "weather aware" due to having the National Weather Service right here in Norman, Oklahoma.  http://www.ou.edu/nwc  They keep developing ways and means, mostly technological, of predicting and tracking severe weather.  They can tell many days in advance when, where and potentially how a storm system might cause tornadoes, high winds, etc. Our weather people report the information to keep everyone updated.  There can be some stress and jitters beforehand and during a storm, but knowing where it will be going helps with those.

A side note--with changes occurring in the world's climate, the location of Tornado Alley has moved a little.  Oklahoma will still be vulnerable but father east has started to have more numerous tornadoes, and many of those residents aren't used to their occurring. 
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Café / Re: Here we go again
« Last post by Darryl on March 22, 2019, 12:19:08 pm »
They are separate systems but similar in formation and intensity. At least we get a bit more notice with cyclones than you get with your tornadoes, Bertha.  Gives us some preparation time, but the waiting can be stressful.
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Café / Re: Here we go again
« Last post by Bertha on March 22, 2019, 11:11:44 am »
These are bad storms. Are these the same systems as those that hit eastern Africa and devastated at least three countries?  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47638696

Please stay safe.
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Language Questions / Re: Is the idiomatic meaning retained after Passivization?
« Last post by Jay on March 22, 2019, 10:04:52 am »
I do appreciate for your advices!! :)
Now everything is clear !
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