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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

Translation Error Re:So, they will become coal-free? (225 comments)

At the end of the 10 year period, to show their contempt and disdain for the filthy and polluting energy source, they will order all remaining coal in the country burned.

3 hours ago
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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

Translation Error Device (94 comments)

Now, this makes more sense than something that tries to cram everything you can do on your smart phone/tablet into a tiny screen strapped to your wrist. The wrist is a convenient space to mount a device. For most applications, it just isn't a convenient space to use said device.

4 hours ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Translation Error Re:Gay? (697 comments)

Or you can just say "Fuck you! I'm not ashamed to be gay". Is the "proud" part necessary? The straight guy isn't "proud".

No, the pride isn't necessary to every person, but for many, after being subjected to abuse, hatred, and vitriol, a stronger response than the equivalent of "Am not.." is needed to restore self-worth and confidence. We're not talking about a debate or a logical argument here--we're talking about people's lives, identities, and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes the only healthy response to an attack is to fight back, and the way to fight attacks against your very identity is to take pride in it.

yesterday
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

Translation Error Should be "humanely put down" (193 comments)

"You suck and you're probably diseased!"
"Well, that wasn't very humane..."

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Translation Error Re:Gay? (697 comments)

When people say you're disgusting, deviant, abnormal, strange, and wrong to be gay (or a member of whatever discriminated against group), you can either hunch your shoulders, cringe, and take it or say, "Fuck you! I'm not ashamed to be who I am--I'm proud of it!"

yesterday
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

Translation Error Re:Someone doesn't know PR (141 comments)

Really? I wouldn't. I'd feel kind of good about working for a company that, in addition to the large amount of software donations they make year-round to charitable nonprofits (Windows for a $12 administration fee to the organization that distributes them, Office for $23?) is offering deep discounts on Windows and 'making more than 12 million copies of Office available to students for free at qualifying institutions' (from the first link in the summary).

Yeah, it's only software, but it's the latest full-featured version of useful software that Microsoft has no reason other than generosity (and yes, PR) to discount or give away. And Apple may be donating hardware, but realistically, what else do they have to offer that's of much use to schools if it doesn't come with Apple hardware?

Note: I have never worked for Microsoft, but I do work for a charitable nonprofit.

2 days ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Translation Error Not a new idea (300 comments)

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" - Charles Darwin

2 days ago
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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas

Translation Error Re:Make an app, then see if it has a market?? (72 comments)

"Journeys & Notes - This is a social app meant for the space between an origin and a destination: It connects you to a community of people who have traveled the same path that you're on. Whether you're taking the bus to work or jet-setting across the globe, you can both leave behind notes for others to discover and read what others have shared."

If I'm in Barcelona and want to know about Barcelona, what does it matter what my source point was and my destination point? Is a restaurant different in flavour if I arrived at it North to South than East to West? Does it make great tapas if I came down from Girona, but not if I drove up from Sitges?

If you're in Barcelona and want to know about Barcelona, this isn't the right app for you. If you're traveling from, say, Boston to New York, however, how would you find out about interesting things along the way--look up info on each town/county/state you'll be traveling through? I know I wouldn't bother doing that, but if I could consult a single repository of things worth checking out on my trip...

about a week ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Translation Error Why (238 comments)

Why would I want any of them?

about two weeks ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Translation Error Re:No Brainer (407 comments)

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

about two weeks 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 three 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 three 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 1 month 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 a month 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 a month 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 and a half 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 and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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