Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:56 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Samba Team and seven kernel hackers have come together with Software Freedom Conservancy to help efforts to ensure compliance with the GPL by those who implement Linux and other GPL software. Richard Hillesley talked to Bradley Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and Matthew Garrett, who works in his spare time with the GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers."
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RE[5]: LOL
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 06:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: LOL"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Curious, I think it's more coherent to me... ;p
Makes me wonder how such "news" would work out in my first language (PL; probably not too well - complex declension, conjugation, grammar in general)

Also, reminded me about http://www.kyon.pl/img/14315,4chan,text,mindf--k,grammar,lol,.html (sometimes I wonder how many bots are there already, in forums or comments) and http://megahal.alioth.debian.org/ (some of the quotes are brilliant-scary)

Edited 2012-06-05 06:23 UTC

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RE[6]: LOL
by Alfman on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:09 in reply to "RE[5]: LOL"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Haha, yea I sometimes get that feeling when I need tech support sometimes. Although those are due to language barriers.


Speaking of which...one can use online translators for good effect.

[ Translate EN->AR->EN ]
I've been using the preview release 8 Windows where came out, almost exclusively (except to work, because I am going to rely on untested software and unfinished for obviously not). I already know you can enter Metro in my 11.6 "zinbok, but things don't look 24" desktop, pink. Here is the evidence photographer of the most pressing issues that I run to, five proposals for addressing them. Instead of just complaining, let's constructive.

All these issues can be addressed relatively easily — and when you do this, it will become hell lot of useful Metro for people who want to do actual work on their computers. People often refer to the usage data collected at Microsoft, says something like "10 per cent only Windows users have more than x number of open Windows. Crazy thing-10% of all Windows users are still around 100 million.

My list of suggestions is short, easy to implement, and is, in any way, affect design ideals behind Metro. In fact, I would say this could be implemented even before it goes Windows 8 RTM.
[ /translate ]




Wow, I'm surprised at how little this impacted Thom's writing :-)

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RE[7]: LOL
by zima on Wed 6th Jun 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE[6]: LOL"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Reminded me about another thing...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI_winter#Machine_translation_and_the_...

An anecdotal example was "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." Translated back and forth with Russian, it became "the vodka is good but the meat is rotten."[8] Similarly, "out of sight, out of mind" became "blind idiot."

(though I'd say those examples don't so much show problems - but are more like eerily brilliant, in context ;p )


Also, about the possibility of this ornacle thing in my language - now that I thought about it a bit more, I suspect it still would be more time-rewarding than following usual news...

Edited 2012-06-06 03:53 UTC

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