Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Let's Learn How to Pronounce Jair Bolsonaro

[Jai Bousonaro] seems to be close to what Brazilians call the new president elect, according to http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Jair%20Bolsonaro .

Nonetheless, Korean media tend to depict the election of Jair Bolsonaro as the practical choice of Brazilians to give weight to economy over something else that is less important than economy.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian election for the next presidency

Am I the only person who is reminded of Duterte of the Philippines? WSJ even says "ranks of antiestablishment leaders across the world." I don't know exactly whom the newspaper was referring to, but several people come up in my mind.

Brazilians elect Jair Bolsonaro in shift to the right (Financial Times)
Brazilian former army captain Jair Bolsonaro clinched victory in epochal presidential elections on Sunday, ushering in the first far-right administration in Latin America’s largest country since its military dictatorship ended more than three decades ago.

Mr Bolsonaro defeated Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party, or PT, with just over 55 per cent of valid votes compared to nearly 45 per cent, sparking celebrations and fireworks by thousands of supporters on the beach outside the president-elect’s house in Rio de Janeiro.

“We cannot continue to flirt with socialism, with communism and with populism and with the extreme left,” Mr Bolsonaro said in a speech broadcast on social media, after which he held a televised prayer session with supporters at his home.

Conservative’s Win Signals Sharp Rightward Turn in Brazil (WSJ)

A firebrand ex-army captain swept to victory in Brazil’s presidential election, joining the growing ranks of antiestablishment leaders across the world and shifting Latin America’s largest nation sharply to the right.

Jair Bolsonaro, a champion of Brazil’s 1964-1985 right-wing dictatorship that he once served, had 55.1% of the vote against Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party with almost all of the votes counted Sunday night.

A paratrooper-turned-congressman, Mr. Bolsonaro has pledged to usher in a new era of “order and progress”—Brazil’s national motto, emblazoned on its flag—luring rich and poor voters who are fed up with endemic corruption and terrified by spiraling crime.

But after years of making bellicose speeches that have often offended women, gay people and black Brazilians, as well as threatening his adversaries, Mr. Bolsonaro adopted a conciliatory tone after Sunday’s result.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro and Korea-MERCOSUR TA

Jair Bolsonaro sounds like Duterte. Will he take the presidency and becomes Trump of the economically periled Brazil, or in the same manner Duterte of the crime-ridden country?

BRAZILIANS FACE an awful choice. One candidate in the presidential run-off on October 28th is Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman who venerates dictators and guns, goads police to kill suspected criminals, threatens to banish opponents and belittles women, blacks and gays. His rival is Fernando Haddad, the nominee of the leftist Workers’ Party(PT). Its 13 years in power, from 2003 to 2016, ended in a self-inflicted economic depression and revelations that the party encouraged bribery on an unprecedented scale, in part to prolong its hold on power.

"Containing Jair Bolsonaro." Economist, 27 Oct. 2018, www.economist.com/leaders/2018/10/27/containing-jair-bolsonaro.

Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub is finalized

Seems like another big deal of the year, given the significance the code-sharing platform has to developers.

Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub

After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition closed it would continue to run it as an independent platform and business.

Lunden, I. (2018). Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub. TechCrunch. Retrieved from https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/26/microsoft-closes-its-7-5b-purchase-of-code-sharing-platform-github

Thursday, October 04, 2018


legacy를 싫어하는 트럼프 대통령 때문에 이름이 이상하게 만들어진 사례 같다. "유슴카"라고 읽어야 하나? KORUS는 이름을 바꾸지 않아서 다행이다.

최근에 들은 최악의 네이밍은 엔카직영몰을 K-CAR로 바꾼 케이스. 

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