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Post time 2006-3-20 11:14:46 |Display all floors
A small selection of pasta, sandwiches and curry dishes are on the menu but a word of warning - the owner doesn't like cooking. But that's fine as this is a place to chat with friends over a coffee or beer miles away from the techno-babble of Beijing's mainstream clubs.

技术闲聊?在整句话里面的意思是什么?

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Post time 2006-3-20 12:02:43 |Display all floors
远离北京主流夜总会(也许是酒吧)的电子舞曲的喋喋不休?

电子舞曲, 一般节奏比较快而密集
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish 求知若饥, 虚心若愚
www.youtube.com/watch?v=60cDHb-tvMA

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Post time 2006-3-20 12:11:00 |Display all floors
(1)
Etymology: techno- (as in techno-pop or techno-rock, styles of popular music utilizing electronically created sounds)
: electronic dance music that features a fast beat and synthesized sounds usually without vocals or a conventional popular song structure

(2)babble
1 : to utter in an incoherently or meaninglessly repetitious manner

A small selection of pasta, sandwiches and curry dishes are on the menu but a word of warning - the owner doesn't like cooking. But that's fine as this is a place to chat with friends over a coffee or beer miles away from the techno-babble of Beijing's mainstream clubs.
菜单上列出的是为数不多,精心挑选的面食,三明治,和咖喱菜,但要提醒您-店主不喜欢烹饪。但这没关系,因为这里是一个远离北京主流酒吧里毫无内容反复播放的电子音乐的地方,是同朋友们边喝着咖啡或啤酒边聊天的地方。

楼上翻译的好:)

[ Last edited by hiy2004 at 2006-3-20 12:13 PM ]
理解=>表达=》润色
understanding+expressing+polishing

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Post time 2006-3-20 12:39:18 |Display all floors
菜单名目有限,只是些精心挑选的面食、三明治和咖喱口味的菜,但要提醒您的是:店主并不喜欢烹饪。但这没关系,因为这里远离充斥着技术行话的北京主流酒吧,是同朋友们边喝咖啡或啤酒边聊天的地方。

technobabble
Technobabble (a portmanteau of technology and babble) is a form of prose using jargon, buzzwords and highly esoteric language to give an impression of plausibility through mystification and misdirection. This is not to be confused with jargon itself, but rather technobabble is a conscious attempt to deliver jargon to outsiders, without insight or comprehensive explanation, to make unsound or unprovable arguments appear to have merit.

Various fields of practice and industry have their own specialised vocabularies (jargon) that are intended to convey specific features in a conscise manner to those educated within that industry, which would otherwise appear confusing or nonsensical to an outside listener. Whereas the sound use of jargon will concisely convey information (even if that information is not fully understood by the listener) the primary function of technobabble is to obscure the truth of a situation by overdressing the words and concepts.

Authors and others who wish to convey a feeling of technical sophistication may write or talk in technobabble. They may use the jargon without considering what it actually means in order to give an impression that they know things that their readers or listeners do not. However, if the jargon is decoded it becomes apparent that the originator does not really understand what has been said or is deliberately being unclear. When used in this way, technobabble is considered pretentious and often unacceptable. If used inappropriately even novice listeners can often detect that nonsense is being spouted forth.

There are two forms of technobabble. The first form, mostly used in fiction, depends on jargon terms and story features that are specific or even exclusive to the story's universe. Stringing together a series of these elements to explain a problem or solution allows the author to easily craft a situation without having to depend on real-world laws to correlate to or confirm it. A specialised form known as Treknobabble can be found in the various Star Trek television programs and movies. Other science fiction movies and literature have their own form of technobabble. This is often done because the concepts and items being talked about are fictional but necessary for the story. This form of technobabble is amusing to some viewers and off-putting to others.

The second form of technobabble comes from the practice of taking an otherwise simple concept and describing it in an scientifically-overworked manner to mask its inherent simplicity. One well-known example is the Dihydrogen Monoxide hoax, describing the supposedly dangerous characteristics of ordinary water by labelling the substance with an esoteric chemical name. Another example can be found in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as Spock explains a theory that "high energy photons" from a nuclear fission reactor may allow them to repair their ship's engine. Since the "high energy photons" in a nuclear fission reaction are commonly known as gamma rays, a form of radiation assumed to be easily producible by 23rd Century starship technology, the vague description used is intended to disguise what should be an easily solved problem.

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