Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Joy of Languages

I am taking German at my local community college. I have enjoyed it immensely. I am listening to a German podcast as I write this, and have noticed things about learning a foreign language.
1. It increases the knowledge of how your own language works grammatically which makes you a better speaker.
2. It is fun. It allows you to speak with more people, and the joy of learning and making connections is cool.
3. It allows you to get more perspectives when you look at the news through new websites.

I plan on taking more languages throughout my life, and I will use all of them as I travel the world. Up next: French.

Monday, March 1, 2010

On XKCD 695

Next time NASA builds a billion dollar rover, they should put wipers on the solar panels so that the rover can dust itself off to increase time that it works and efficiency.