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  •  Interesting Google translation (1+ / 0-)
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    pgm 01

    I don't think I could get the idea if I hadn't played whack-a-mole myself, or at least seen it played.  A video would be worth a thousand words.  A picture might not do the trick.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:15:04 AM PDT

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    •  Google Translate is not very good (2+ / 0-)
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      pgm 01, Jim P

      and especially with Japanese.  Japanese grammar is way different from English, but actually quite simple.  The difficulty is that things do not map directly from one to the other.

      •  yeah, i tried to use google translate for japanese (3+ / 0-)
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        Just Bob, DSPS owl, Joieau

        to read an academic article once, and it was incredibly bad. word by word it works ok, but the algorithms just cannot handle grammar.

        •  I have an Egyptian friend. (1+ / 0-)
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          Joieau

          He shares posts in Arabic.  I try Bing translation, and most often get pure gobbledigook.  There's no chance at understanding anything (except that Allah pops up a lot).

          The Republicans are defunding, not defending, America.

          by DSPS owl on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:58:30 AM PDT

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