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Re: attach a big picture This username is already in use. Stupid Yahoo mail won't let me in I am sorry, Cars Street signs etc,

On 2017-10-21, Brad Rogers <brad@fineby.me.uk> wrote:
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> Curt <curty@free.fr> wrote:
> Hello Curt,
>>whether a section containing part of the support (pole or whatever) for
>>the sign constitutes something I should click on or not; then, after
> The pole doesn't count as part of the sign but sometimes there's a
> rectangle that contains a very small portion of the sign, although google
> thinks it doesn't, which can make you fail to verify.  They're also a bit
> vague about what constitutes a shop front or a car.

Yes, a rectangle with a small portion of something which may be part of
a sign, but isn't a sign, so, I wonder exactly, when is a sign not a
sign? When it no longer signals anything, has been deprived of its
semantic content, and this stumps me, also, because I ask myself--is
that not yet another sort of a sign? A symbol of a sign's absence?

Jocular excursions, of course, but this reminds me of a short story by
Nabokov, "Signs and Symbols" (which the New Yorker editor who first
published it in 1948 decided to change to "Symbols and Signs." Jesus,
what's that a sign of when some high-brow editor tells a literary genius
to displace two words in a three-word title? Sign of the times?


> The irony being that to ensure we're *not* a robot, their capture image
> is created and checked by a robot.  Badly.
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