[Ads-l] Nomad and Re: hack - trick/secret

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat May 23 16:23:16 UTC 2015


My apologies: I see that Jonathan Lighter discussed this in August 2014, 
and that Paul Frank brought up "life hack" on November 22, 2012. I 
missed those posts when I discussed hack a few weeks ago.

Somewhere between JL's gloss of "clever expedient" and mine of 
"trick/secret" is the following (http://huff.to/1F1nMwC):

How to Survive Being a Digital Nomad
by Dainius Runkevic(ius

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Typically, digital nomads are experts in travel hacking, and most of 
them have their own strategies to keep the costs down.
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In addition to meaning of a person who belongs to a nomadic people, the 
Oxford Dictionary site has for the US meaning of "nomad" 
(https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/nomad):

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A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.
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Wiktionary offers basically the same, which to me falls just a little 
short of this digital nomadism.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> May 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM
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> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
> definitions for "hack":
>
> (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase
> productivity, efficiency or ease.
> Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is
> such a great hack.
>
> Twice today I have seen "hack" with this meaning, making me wonder about
> the colloquial label. The Oxford Dictionary site doesn't offer this 
> meaning.
>
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> http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
> "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa JohnâEUR^(TM)s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut: 
> Which
> Pizza Is Best?"
> by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
>
> I can offer you hacks on how to get four toppings for the price of two
> on your Dominos order and explain to you the difference between Pizza
> HutâEUR^(TM)s breadsticks and Little CaesarsâEUR^(TM) Crazy Bread.
> =====
>
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> http://huff.to/1H1Smga
> "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
> by Suzy Strutner
> =====
>
> The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home & Life Hacks"
> at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.
>
>

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