• Marquis de Lafayette (unregistered)

    Yep... My previous post was deleted as it probably does not conform to the Patriot Act II guidelines.

    So, I will return to the previously scheduled program:

    1.- Look at your bellybutton with intense concentration. 2.- Scream out loudly "USA Number ONE!! Fuck Yeah! 3.-Repeat as necessary.

  • Severity One (cs) in reply to Anonymous Cow-Herd
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    Severity One:
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands suggest that, as a moderator, you don't have the right to edit/remove someone else's comment on your own site just because you don't like it.
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands probably need to lay off the space cakes. Someone telling you to get off their lawn isn't an infringement of your right to freedom of expression - you can happily do so from your own private property, or in a public space. (PROTIP: A website is not a public space. No, really.)
    Har har.

    But it is a public space. You don't even have to register. I think there's a case here; not that I have the faintest interest of pursuing one, though.

    I just bugs me that a whole load of comments got deleted just like that. If you don't want to read this sort of thing, don't allow people to comment. Otherwise, we might as well ask Comrade Chairman to write for us.

  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to Pedant
    Pedant:
    I like the catering for the very large numbers, but with the slight jump between thousand and billion (I'm sure there's something missing there).

    "million" doesn't need translating.

  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to Severity One
    Severity One:
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    Severity One:
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands suggest that, as a moderator, you don't have the right to edit/remove someone else's comment on your own site just because you don't like it.
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands probably need to lay off the space cakes. Someone telling you to get off their lawn isn't an infringement of your right to freedom of expression - you can happily do so from your own private property, or in a public space. (PROTIP: A website is not a public space. No, really.)
    Har har.

    But it is a public space. You don't even have to register. I think there's a case here; not that I have the faintest interest of pursuing one, though.

    I just bugs me that a whole load of comments got deleted just like that. If you don't want to read this sort of thing, don't allow people to comment. Otherwise, we might as well ask Comrade Chairman to write for us.

    Remember this: The Government (of whatever piece of dirt, that's immaterial) can, ultimately, do what they want. You may not like this, and you may not think that this is right, in fact you may think it is an infringement of your personal freedom - but basically if they decide they are going to do something, and you're a direct victim of whatever that something is, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

  • frits (cs) in reply to Someone who can't be bothered to login from work
    Someone who can't be bothered to login from work:
    Francois:
    TRWTF is the French.

    The Eskimo language has 17 different words for "snow" because it is such a central part of their daily life and pervades their reality. Similarly, the French have 14 words for "surrender".

    But what is the French word for victory?

    ... Nobody knows.

    Victoire or triomphe, I believe. I realise you were attempting to make a poor go at humour.

    Conversely, I realize that you did even bother to make any go at humor.

  • Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Severity One:
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    Severity One:
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands suggest that, as a moderator, you don't have the right to edit/remove someone else's comment on your own site just because you don't like it.
    Well, lawyers in the Netherlands probably need to lay off the space cakes. Someone telling you to get off their lawn isn't an infringement of your right to freedom of expression - you can happily do so from your own private property, or in a public space. (PROTIP: A website is not a public space. No, really.)
    Har har.

    But it is a public space. You don't even have to register. I think there's a case here; not that I have the faintest interest of pursuing one, though.

    I just bugs me that a whole load of comments got deleted just like that. If you don't want to read this sort of thing, don't allow people to comment. Otherwise, we might as well ask Comrade Chairman to write for us.

    Remember this: The Government (of whatever piece of dirt, that's immaterial) can, ultimately, do what they want. You may not like this, and you may not think that this is right, in fact you may think it is an infringement of your personal freedom - but basically if they decide they are going to do something, and you're a direct victim of whatever that something is, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

    ... and here we go again ...

  • anentropic (unregistered) in reply to trtrwtf

    on the other hand, in England there really are 17 different words for types of rain

  • My Name (unregistered)

    I do not - I am - WHAT THE FUCK!

    That is a pretty elegant one, but what brain would come up with THAT? O..kay.. simple s/foo/bar replacement.. we can discuss whether that is a good option, maybe it is good enough..

    But 200 parentheses call stack?

    Where do they GET these people?

  • Sten (unregistered)

    Everybody noted that the translated version is always in lowercase? :)

  • Mark P (unregistered)

    "Milliard" is French for Billion?

    //thinks back to H2G2

    "Milliard" Gargantubrain?

    Holy crap!

  • My Name (unregistered)

    forgot about le frensh, but Europe tends to call 10^9 "milliarde"

    even worse, 10^12 is a Billion, 10^15 a Billiarde

    A common pitfall when translating

  • The Lord of Cheese (unregistered)

    Yes, because translating English to French is as easy as translating each word individually rather that entire phrases in the proper context.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    I like that I translates six to... six

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