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Monday, August 31, 2009

You can see that from here!?

During our flight home from Japan, my wife noticed something odd from the window. Some of the pictures she took show what looks to be a large ship. We were very surprised that we were able to see it so well.

a big ship, seen from an airplane

More pictures and info below …

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posted by Osugi Sakae at 15:47  

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Translation Party Insights

I just learned about Translation Party from this article on BBspot, so I went over to try it out.

Translation Party is an interesting idea and pretty cool to play with. The idea is to translate an English sentence into Japanese, take the resulting Japanese sentence and translate it back into English, and repeat this until the results “reach equilibrium”. Equilibrium is when the English in and English out match. It doesn’t have to be the original English, just any E1 -> J -> E2 where E1 and E2 are the same.

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posted by Osugi Sakae at 22:40  

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