Metaphor in the News

The Mind as Computer Metaphor: Benson and the Mistaken Application of Mental Steps to Software (Part 5) - JD Supra (press release)

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:49

The Mind as Computer Metaphor: Benson and the Mistaken Application of Mental Steps to Software (Part 5)
JD Supra (press release)
Part V. The Fictional Mental Steps Doctrine Does Not Apply To Programmed General Purpose Computers. The fictional form of the mental steps doctrine is inapplicable to digital computers and computer-implemented inventions for several reasons. First ...

Lisa H. Cooper: Buggy whip makers is poor metaphor for UW faculty - Madison.com

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:08

Madison.com

Lisa H. Cooper: Buggy whip makers is poor metaphor for UW faculty
Madison.com
In a recent television interview, UW System President Ray Cross referred to the fact that under the policies voted into place by the Board of Regents March 10, tenured faculty across the system may now be laid off if the programs in which they teach ...

The Palestinian Museum's emptiness is a fitting metaphor - Al-Bawaba

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:03

Al-Bawaba

The Palestinian Museum's emptiness is a fitting metaphor
Al-Bawaba
A Palestinian farmer watches over his olive trees, flanked by Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on October 28, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani). Follow >. Click here to add European Union as an alert. Click here to remove the European Union alert.

Prostitution is the metaphor for a malaise - Daily News & Analysis

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:36

Daily News & Analysis

Prostitution is the metaphor for a malaise
Daily News & Analysis
Any response to whether prostitution represents a threat to the common good and to the values of a healthy society should be premised on an understanding from a sociological and situational perspective that prostitution has always been a metaphor for a ...

Free Will Astrology: Excellent Metaphor - Salt Lake City Weekly

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:02

Free Will Astrology: Excellent Metaphor
Salt Lake City Weekly
"There are situations in life when it is wisdom not to be too wise," said Friedrich Schiller. The coming days may be one of those times for you. I therefore advise you to dodge any tendency you might have to be impressed with your sophisticated ...

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Lewis Black's Hillary Clinton Carpool Metaphor Pretty Much Nails Her Biggest Campaign Problem - UPROXX

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:28

UPROXX

Lewis Black's Hillary Clinton Carpool Metaphor Pretty Much Nails Her Biggest Campaign Problem
UPROXX
Good thing CNN favorite Larry Wilmore invited him on to The Nightly Show on Tuesday to discuss Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, especially because it provided Black with the opportunity to use a nifty carpool metaphor to explain the Democratic ...

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A $6000 toaster is the most absurdly perfect metaphor for income inequality. - Upworthy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:07

Upworthy

A $6000 toaster is the most absurdly perfect metaphor for income inequality.
Upworthy
When tax cuts came up during a televised community meeting in Australia, let's just say that things got a little ... toasty. The controversy started during the May 9 taping of "Q&A," a popular panel discussion show on the country's public broadcasting ...

'Metaphor alert!' Some spot symbolism in this fallen Ben Franklin statue [photo] - Twitchy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 01:15

Twitchy

'Metaphor alert!' Some spot symbolism in this fallen Ben Franklin statue [photo]
Twitchy
On a particularly blustery Sunday, an 1856 statue of Ben Franklin positioned along the city's Freedom Trail came tumbling down. Bonnie McGilpin, a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, said city officials believe the bronze statue fell over around 1 p.m..

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'Team Ira' – a metaphor for an uncaring government - Malta Independent Online (blog)

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 14:42

'Team Ira' – a metaphor for an uncaring government
Malta Independent Online (blog)
I never thought I would find myself writing about the Eurovision Song Contest in the middle of a terrible corruption scandal with no end in sight, but because Team Ira was really Team Labour, and a metaphor for much that is wrong with this government ...

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Captain America: Sociopolitical Metaphor - Daily Caller

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:15

Daily Caller

Captain America: Sociopolitical Metaphor
Daily Caller
I'm not sure who came up with the following metaphor, but it's perfect: You see somebody push an old lady in front of a bus. You jump in and push her out of the way. Now, you both pushed her. You both used physical force to exert your will. Does that ...

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Tax Freedom Day a useful metaphor - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:04

Tax Freedom Day a useful metaphor
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Chances are you'll spend at least part of the coming week working on your federal income taxes. But according to the Tax Foundation, you'll be working until April 17 - a week from today - just to pay your taxes. April 17 is Tax Freedom Day for Texans ...

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Going Home Star an unusually intense, artfully metaphorical night at the ballet - Straight.com

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 00:46

Straight.com

Going Home Star an unusually intense, artfully metaphorical night at the ballet
Straight.com
A Royal Winnipeg Ballet production. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, April 7. Continues until April 9. Intense is not a word you'd normally use to describe a ballet performance. But Going Home Star is haunting and distressing, not just ...

Theatre review: Dead Metaphor doesn't get everything right - Vancouver Sun

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 21:03

Vancouver Sun

Theatre review: Dead Metaphor doesn't get everything right
Vancouver Sun
In his famous treatise Politics and the English Language, George Orwell called out the use of the dying metaphor — one that has lost its original meaning — as one of the great sins of a lazy writer. In his newest dark comedy, which had its Vancouver ...
Dead Metaphor's darkly hilarious comedy killsStraight.com

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Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit - We Live Security (blog)

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 15:29

We Live Security (blog)

Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit
We Live Security (blog)
A recent paper by Hanan Be'er, a researcher with NorthBit, has found that an exploit known as 'Metaphor' can go further to take advantage of the vulnerability in Stagefright. He suggests that millions of Android devices are vulnerable to this exploit ...

Metaphor at the Edge of the Human - h+ Magazine

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:32

h+ Magazine

Metaphor at the Edge of the Human
h+ Magazine
This can occur via radical metaphor – for example, “The Dreams in the Witch House” Azathoth, is said to lie “at the centre of ultimate Chaos where the thin flutes pip mindlessly”. The content of this description undermines its metaphorical aptness ...

God Save Justin Trudeau: film uses boxing as metaphor for Canada's election - The Guardian

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:05

The Guardian

God Save Justin Trudeau: film uses boxing as metaphor for Canada's election
The Guardian
The blazing lights of the boxing ring flashed that night in 2012 in Ottawa, Canada, for the “Thrilla on the Hilla”. The beat was heavy, the announcer's voice loud. In the blue corner was Patrick “Brass Knuckles” Brazeau, a hulking, tattooed, beast of a ...

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Theatre preview: Dead Metaphor tackles relevant issues with humour - Vancouver Sun

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:12

Vancouver Sun

Theatre preview: Dead Metaphor tackles relevant issues with humour
Vancouver Sun
In George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor, a former sniper returns home from Afghanistan. Tasked with taking care of his aging parents and a pregnant wife, the increasingly desperate Dean (Mike Gill) embarks on a job that may be even more harrowing than ...

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Foxes, hedgehogs... and the oddest political metaphor since badgers moved the goalposts - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:55

Telegraph.co.uk

Foxes, hedgehogs... and the oddest political metaphor since badgers moved the goalposts
Telegraph.co.uk
It was possibly one of those ideas that sound better in your head than when you say them out loud. “The British fox hankers for an adaptable relationship, offering maximum flexibility,” declared Dominic Raab solemnly. “But it has been rebuffed by the ...

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Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor? - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:22

Telegraph.co.uk

Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor?
Telegraph.co.uk
Do you remember your grammar lessons from school? Are you a pedant when it comes to punctuation? Do you flinch when you see misplaced apostrophe's ... While many adults will happily swear, hand on heart, that they have never split an infinitive, there ...

Why Metaphor Android phone hack isn't the Stagefright exploit you expect - IT PRO

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:29

Threatpost

Why Metaphor Android phone hack isn't the Stagefright exploit you expect
IT PRO
If you're an Android owner, you have probably already heard of Metaphor - a scary-sounding exploit for the Stagefright flaw found in Google's mobile operating system last year. The media is hyping Metaphor, discovered by researchers at Israeli security ...
Stagefright Variant 'Metaphor' Puts Millions Of Samsung, LG and HTC Phones At RiskThreatpost
'Metaphor' Stagefright exploit exposes millions of Android devicesZDNet
New 'Metaphor' Android virus can hack Samsung, LG and HTC phones in 15 secondsInternational Business Times UK
Android Authority (blog) -Metro -International Business Times, India Edition
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