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Favorite clickbait hook?

Translation Error Why (150 comments)

Why would I want any of them?

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Translation Error Re:No Brainer (401 comments)

Abandoned, run down prisons with lots of cells and spaces that can be repurposed? Sounds more like places to create a zombie apocalypse.

2 days ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

Translation Error Re:Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

As swatting ultimately amounts to manipulating humans to do the deed, I'd classify it as social engineering, personally.

about two weeks ago
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Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To Trio For Microscope Advancement

Translation Error Re:Nobel prize for Microsoft advancement (29 comments)

If they use the principles of physics to create technology that helps biologists and doctors scan the human body better than before, shouldn't it be a Nobel prize in biology or physics?

It's the manipulation of molecules, which falls under chemistry.

about two weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Translation Error Internationalism (399 comments)

Microsoft was afraid it would inspire mass migration to Linux in Germany.

about three weeks ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

Translation Error Re:Well .. most asian food in the US is crap (103 comments)

The offerings of ethnic restaurants in foreign countries are often adapted to better suit the tastes of the local people. Look at Chinese food in the US--it's quite different from what you'd get in China. Then look at Chinese food in Japan--it's different from both of the above. Or just look at pizza in Italy, multiple regions of the US, and Japan.

about three weeks ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

Translation Error Thai Tasting (103 comments)

"I use my tongue to test if it's delicious or not," said Nimmalairatana. "I think the government should consider using a human to gauge authenticity."

I don't know... Being a taste tester for Thai food sounds like a good way to suffer severe burnout.

about three weeks ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

Translation Error Re: freemium model?? (121 comments)

That's because you didn't pay to get the premium portion of the article.

about a month ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

Translation Error Official Bags (110 comments)

HP Poland gave the government official bags filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash

What are 'official bags'? Are those the ones with a big dollar sign on the side?

about a month ago
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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies

Translation Error Re:Are they crazy? (82 comments)

Personally, I live in dread of the day when we're overrun by immortal fruit flies and cancer-immune mice.

about a month ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Translation Error Re:2nd phone (364 comments)

Nothing. But if they're caught circumventing a court order, expect the judge to come down on them like a ton of bricks.

about a month ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Translation Error Re:difference between driver and passenger? (364 comments)

I'd expect a device (RFID?) that's active when the car is in operation would be installed in the owner's car, and the phone would have an app that's paired to the device check for its signal. Depending on the range, it may or may not reach passenger seats, but this would only be an issue when the person is a passenger in their own car.

about a month ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

Translation Error Re:Le sigh.... (167 comments)

Well, if you'd quoted a bit more of the text, it might seem a bit more reasonable (emphasis mine):

"For any agricultural plant, having a genome is a prerequisite for any sort of high technology breeding or molecular modification. Without a genome, we couldn't do any real advanced research on coffee that would allow us to improve it — not in this day and age."

So, yes, you can do selective breeding without having the genome sequenced, and you can try to determine over the course of generations which plants have or may produce the desired traits, but if you do have the genome, you can greatly speed up the process by genetically checking the qualities of the plants and basing your choices on that.

about a month and a half ago
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Privacy Vulnerabilities In Coursera, Including Exposed Student Email Addresses

Translation Error Re:Can they gain access to my courses? (31 comments)

"I'm sorry, professor, but Coursera encrypted my homework."

about a month and a half ago
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MetaFilter Founder Says Vacation Firm Forged Court Docs To Scotch Review

Translation Error Re:This was not done by Sundance Vacations ... (116 comments)

It is awfully entertaining to picture the entire company, from the CEO down to the poor bewildered intern frantically protesting that she's not even a real employee, being dragged off in handcuffs to jail, though...

about a month and a half ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

Translation Error Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

Literally!

about 2 months ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

Translation Error Re:why STOP in telegrams? (144 comments)

Hey Slashdot, does anyone knows why telegrams are peppered with the word 'STOP'? Was there no punctuation mark to use a period?

Apparently, when telegrams were in widespread use, four letter words were free but punctuation cost extra.

about 2 months ago
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Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn

Translation Error Re:The same thigns was said about.... (310 comments)

Hell, I'm a grown man with a good job and here I am arguing on the Internet in the middle of the night, I've got the defenses to fight this to a greater extent and I even struggle with it.

Now, that's just silly. You should be arguing on the Internet while you're at work, like the rest of us.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

Translation Error Re:Comming from someone with ADHD... (561 comments)

Just make sure you're listening with headphones, or you'll constantly have (often stoned) people coming in and going, "Oh, man, someone's got classic Mario Bros.! Can I play too?"

about a year and a half ago

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Google Loses Street View Suit , Forced to Pay $1

Translation Error Translation Error writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Translation Error (1176675) writes "Two and a half years ago, the Borings sued Google for invading their privacy by driving onto their private driveway and taking pictures of their house to display on Google Street View. Now, the case has finally come to a close with the judge ruling in favor of the Borings and awarding them the princely sum of $1. While the judge found the Borings to be in the right, she awarded them only nominal damages, as the fact that they had already made images of their home available on a real estate site and didn't bother to seal the lawsuit to minimize publicity indicated the Borings neither valued their privacy nor had it affected in any great way by Google's actions."

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