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(The Register)   Google Translate dropped in mainland China. When foreign reporters asked for a response reps had no words   (theregister.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 9:28:03 PM  
"Bite the what, now?"
 
2022-10-03 10:09:03 PM  
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2022-10-04 12:46:33 AM  
China is about to eat each other, so they don't want to make it easier to see in.
 
2022-10-04 1:11:01 AM  
I thought subby was using the hip lingo. Like Google Translate launched in China, as in when an album drops as the kids say.
 
2022-10-04 3:00:34 AM  
Way on back in the day, as they say...before Google Translate and whatever, but if you wanted to be cooler than fumbling around with a phrasebook, there were handheld electronic dictionaries.

These were never really that popular in the United States, but are fairly common elsewhere in the world, particularly in East Asia. It's a great example of the usefulness of single-purpose devices, which tend to do their job better than something that also does hundreds of other things.

Sure, Google Translate on a smartphone is great...but if you're out of cell service, then you need to have the phone charged up and so forth. These things work on a couple of button-cell batteries and requires no data connection of course.

These things still run into the hundreds of dollars.

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2022-10-04 8:52:18 AM  

khatores: Way on back in the day, as they say...before Google Translate and whatever, but if you wanted to be cooler than fumbling around with a phrasebook, there were handheld electronic dictionaries.

These were never really that popular in the United States, but are fairly common elsewhere in the world, particularly in East Asia. It's a great example of the usefulness of single-purpose devices, which tend to do their job better than something that also does hundreds of other things.

Sure, Google Translate on a smartphone is great...but if you're out of cell service, then you need to have the phone charged up and so forth. These things work on a couple of button-cell batteries and requires no data connection of course.

These things still run into the hundreds of dollars.

[Fark user image image 375x424]


My ex wife had that very same one.
 
2022-10-04 10:07:06 AM  

MythDragon: khatores: Way on back in the day, as they say...before Google Translate and whatever, but if you wanted to be cooler than fumbling around with a phrasebook, there were handheld electronic dictionaries.

These were never really that popular in the United States, but are fairly common elsewhere in the world, particularly in East Asia. It's a great example of the usefulness of single-purpose devices, which tend to do their job better than something that also does hundreds of other things.

Sure, Google Translate on a smartphone is great...but if you're out of cell service, then you need to have the phone charged up and so forth. These things work on a couple of button-cell batteries and requires no data connection of course.

These things still run into the hundreds of dollars.

[Fark user image image 375x424]

My ex wife had that very same one.


Sounds like you didn't follow one of my oft-repeated rules...

"No one in their right mind leaves Japan."
 
2022-10-04 10:49:04 AM  

khatores: MythDragon: khatores: Way on back in the day, as they say...before Google Translate and whatever, but if you wanted to be cooler than fumbling around with a phrasebook, there were handheld electronic dictionaries.

These were never really that popular in the United States, but are fairly common elsewhere in the world, particularly in East Asia. It's a great example of the usefulness of single-purpose devices, which tend to do their job better than something that also does hundreds of other things.

Sure, Google Translate on a smartphone is great...but if you're out of cell service, then you need to have the phone charged up and so forth. These things work on a couple of button-cell batteries and requires no data connection of course.

These things still run into the hundreds of dollars.

[Fark user image image 375x424]

My ex wife had that very same one.

Sounds like you didn't follow one of my oft-repeated rules...

"No one in their right mind leaves Japan."


Unfortunately I wasn't on Fark in 1999 to take your sage advice.

What are your thoughts about dating high school English teachers that have a healthy sex drive and firmly believe in shaving their nether regions?
 
2022-10-04 11:05:38 AM  

MythDragon: khatores: MythDragon: khatores: Way on back in the day, as they say...before Google Translate and whatever, but if you wanted to be cooler than fumbling around with a phrasebook, there were handheld electronic dictionaries.

These were never really that popular in the United States, but are fairly common elsewhere in the world, particularly in East Asia. It's a great example of the usefulness of single-purpose devices, which tend to do their job better than something that also does hundreds of other things.

Sure, Google Translate on a smartphone is great...but if you're out of cell service, then you need to have the phone charged up and so forth. These things work on a couple of button-cell batteries and requires no data connection of course.

These things still run into the hundreds of dollars.

[Fark user image image 375x424]

My ex wife had that very same one.

Sounds like you didn't follow one of my oft-repeated rules...

"No one in their right mind leaves Japan."

Unfortunately I wasn't on Fark in 1999 to take your sage advice.

What are your thoughts about dating high school English teachers that have a healthy sex drive and firmly believe in shaving their nether regions?


Go for it. The good thing about teachers is they get a lot of holidays including the summer (in most schools).

Keep in mind though that if they're frisky, it's not uncommon to get some return visits from students who have graduated.

"Oh Miss Martinez, you were my favorite teacher. I've already got my 4 hour daily gym workout done with. What are you doing later?"
 
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