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tone-deaf

unable to distinguish subtle differences in musical pitch
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The server issue, first revealed in March 2015, now dogs her campaign, speaking not only to her tone-deafness, but, more deadly, to her judgment.
The results are condescending, with a certain tone-deafness not just to the difficulties of feeding a family on a limited budget, but to cultural differences as well.
While Uber has technically not broken the law as it relates to the use of private information, the tone-deafness exhibited by its executives and the media frenzy surrounding the existence of a "God-mode" user-tracking capability are a solid example of how not to treat the subject of privacy.
We see that the reformers' tone-deafness to the cultural sensibilities of the objects of reform crippled revolutionary efforts--that indeed, not only was anticlerical reform a non-starter from the beginning in most regions, but that the anti-clerical stance of the state put other reforms in deep jeopardy.
I can't help but wonder whether rectory housekeepers are the root or result of clerical tone-deafness. I cannot believe that a world-class person like Francis, who seems so much in touch with individuals and their suffering, is capable of making remarks such as these.
In another example of digital tone-deafness cited in the report, the author of the sprawling Dasani series on a homeless family trapped in horrific public housing did not get around to tweeting about her own story until two days after the first installment ran.
Caption: Missed pitches: After hearing ascending musical notes through headphones, people with typical musical abilities usually sang those notes nearly in key (left), A volunteer with amusia, or tone-deafness, sang the same notes consistently off-key (right).
But while Stockhausen's tone-deafness was bewildering and indefensible, his comment was not entirely dismissible.
"That is partly because there is a slight tone-deafness about how religious belief works.
The tone-deafness of official criminology and the academy to the need for vengeance, it seems to me, has contributed to the problem.
"I don't want to make too much of this, but I do think of the disconnect and maybe the tone-deafness, if you will, of that devastation from Missouri," she told the Fox and Friends show.
"That lack of respect to the community makes one wonder whether there is political tone-deafness on the part of the Holy Cross administration, or whether they even care at all," he added.