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Things you need to know about Altavista Babelfish Translation Service

Altavista Babelfish is the oldest online translation services in the World Wide Web that accurately translates sentences in different languages, which include Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Greek, German, French, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and English. The

Posted in Languages

Marginal Revolution: Why Most Published Research Findings are False

Marginal Revolution: Why Most Published Research Findings are False There is increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims. However, this should not be surprising. It can

Posted in Science

Never too busy to blog?

Yes, I know that I posted something just after I whined that I didn’t have time to post anything. But, but….it was cool! And after I opened up bloglines to see if it updated correctly, I just had to take

Posted in General

Thinking in Language

It occurs to me that when I say, on the front page of the site, that thoughts form in my mind and are then articulated in English, I’m saying something that might be controversial. Some people might say that thinking

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A Change in Direction

Since I haven’t been posting about linguistic topics to this blog very much recently (and in fact all my blog posting has been dwindling), I’ve decided to consolidate a bit, and make this my main blog since it’s the one

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Scanlations as “Theft”

from a comment I left on Comics Worth Reading: I easily deny that scanlations are theft from the creators.  Calling it theft is an attempt to set the terms of the debate by means of a false analogy. Or are

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What I’ve been doing

I continue to be really bad at predicting what I’m going to have enough enthusiasm to work on in my free time.  I’ve made no progress at all on getting back into doing any comics, but I’ve made a great

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Art for Art’s Sake

I’m planning on getting back into doing comics, to give myself a creative outlet.  One minor problem: my wife glommed onto the Macbook Pro that I used to use for these things.  She’d be willing to loan it back on

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Ubuntu 8.04 to the Rescue

Yay!  Installing Ubuntu 8.04 instead of Easy-Peasy fixed my wireless access (basically by downgrading the drivers to ones that worked–theoretically I could have done that by fetching them and compiling them, but without net access I was missing too many

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Released Rollon Plugin for TiddlyWiki

Got this done enough to share with people, on a release early, release often basis.  It’s probably only of interest to RPG nerds, unless you want an easy way to set up fortune cookies in your TiddlyWiki… Rollon Plugin –

Posted in Games, Software