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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

Translation Error Re:"Free" as in "free lunch" (146 comments)

You may have a point, but on the other hand, how would you use the software without hardware?

5 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Translation Error Re:its a tough subject (660 comments)

Of course, if the CIA hadn't used a vaccination program as a front for an intelligence gathering operation in the region, maybe this violence against and mistrust of vaccination teams would be much lower.

5 days ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

Translation Error Re:I guess that means ... (340 comments)

If I'm playing poker and get dealt a card I already have, I'll be worried about a lot more than luck.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

Translation Error Re:People who persecute others (412 comments)

Or amoral sociopaths who are doing it as a dispassionate, calculated act solely to increase their own power and authority.

about three weeks ago
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New Implant Lets Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Translation Error Re:needs more work (35 comments)

Absolutely, but before starting a long-term test, expensive in time, manpower, and resources, it's important to do one that's less ambitious to make sure the concept/execution doesn't have any serious flaws.

about three weeks ago
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Early Bitcoin Adopters Facing Extortion Threats

Translation Error Re:Still can't believe (106 comments)

Because if someone calls in and they don't break your house and kill your dogs, someone will sue them?

Suing the police for not responding to actual violent crimes has been tried. The courts ruled that the police have no obligation.

about a month ago
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New Year's Resolution for 2015

Translation Error Relationship (214 comments)

I chose Find/Fix/End Relationship, in that order.

about a month ago
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An Open Source Flat Pack Robot Arm That's As Easy To Build As Ikea Furniture

Translation Error Would you... (39 comments)

download an arm?

about a month ago
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Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

Translation Error Re:Drive in theaters? (176 comments)

To bad most of our drive in theaters are gone. I am thinking it would be harder to attack a drive in theater.

Totally. What terrorist activity could someone possibly perform while driving a car into a crowded area?

about a month ago
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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

Translation Error Re:I don't get it (170 comments)

Well, this is just a guess, but maybe Notch kind of likes beautiful, elaborate structures and will derive great pleasure from living in such a place.

about a month ago
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North Korean Internet Is Down

Translation Error Re:This is getting scary (360 comments)

And from the smoking ruins, Sony emerged triumphant, ruler of this brave new world.

about a month ago
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Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

Translation Error Less Complicated (197 comments)

Of course! This clears up everything! Now I understand quantum physics completely!

about a month ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Translation Error Re:News at 11.. (719 comments)

I believe that even as we speak, they're busy putting together a massive 'Bun Kittens' advertising campaign.

about a month ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Translation Error Superpower (221 comments)

It was threats of violence that canceled the movie. Saying coding had anything to do with it is like saying you should be able to patent something that people have been doing for ages, because your implementation is 'on the internet'.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Translation Error Re:America! (230 comments)

Actually, it was Paramount that pulled Team America.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Translation Error Re:What are they going to do? (230 comments)

They're computer crackers. What are they going to do? Why all the fear?

There's always been fear about the 'evil hackers' and the terrible, magical things they can do. From Wikipedia:

Mitnick served five years in prison--four and a half years pre-trial and eight months in solitary confinement--because, according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone", meaning that law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles.

about a month ago

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Google Loses Street View Suit , Forced to Pay $1

Translation Error Translation Error writes  |  more than 4 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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