I’ve seen that Google is a really clumsy robot and total multi-lingual scatterbrain. However, usually, the other translators are worse. But still, though better in comparison, it can be dreadful. But ain’t no way to fix it as they say in the song, “Je Ne Sais Quoi”.
I even left “feedback” comments on one of the really bad translations. They obviously don’t really listen because it should have been very simple to fix: I put in the word “owl” and asked them to translate it into the Maori language. I took the result and translated it back into English. The word they gave me means “murder.” And I checked it with another translator on a Maori website. It definitely means “Murder.” And it’s not a metaphor of any kind — it’s just wrong. The Maori website has lots of words for “Owl” including the name of a native extinct species and they give the Latin scientific species name too. So it’s definitely not an eel. Whenever I go back to google it still says the same thing. Wrong. “Give us feedback so we can improve.” They don’t. Probably the computer reads the feedback. They have a check box for “This translation is wrong,” and a comment box. Neither are connected to anything. If I had billions of dollars, I’d fire the entire team and notify them of their termination by putting an owl on their desk. I have a feeling that there’s just an algorithm that waits for a million negative replies before referring the word to human experts in a particular language. They started the Maori translator because for a while it was a chic topic at a cocktail party to celebrate indigenous poeple’s rights around the world. At a glance, the translator looks very nice…
Here is the Māori Dictionary Project:
John C Moorfield, Te Aka Online Māori Dictionary
1. (verb) to hoot.
2. (noun) morepork, owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae – a native owl common throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand in wooded areas including suburbs, roosting by day and active at night.
3. (noun) topknot.
See also ruru
4. (noun) crest (of a bird). ”
This Isn’t How Life Should Be… Loss is a normal part of life, if a difficult one. However, there are certain situations where loss is more complicated. One of the worst is the grief over loss of a child. The death of a child seems wrong in many ways. They are too young, the parents …
Source: Complicated Grief: Loss of a Child
This is from a site that initially took comments, but now their comment box is either broken or they are rejecting comments. There is no way to communicate when there is a glitch. “Invalid token” doesn’t really tell me anything. So anyway, I’m posting my comment here. The “press this” function is working so maybe someone else can attempt to comment by going to the link.
I would say that anthropomorphizing God or other Deity is a major problem. If a baby dies, will it spend eternity saying “Da,da, goo, goo.” Who would teach and raise its consciousness? Will it be raised and taught to be an Angel, or some other higher being? If it can not retain its form, what form will it take. What if it had lived and been raised by imperfect parents, experienced trauma, love, and joy — then it would have developed a particular personality. Different events, or random events would have given it different personality formations. If it is raised in “heaven” or other alternative places, what personality will it develop? It couldn’t have a human personality — could it? So then, there’s also the possibility of re-incarnation, but many do not believe in that. Now what? I don’t see how it would be adequate to tell someone simply, “I don’t know.” And I don’t think saying, “Ask your clergy person” would do because they wouldn’t necessarily give an answer that would be helpful. It might be more harmful for someone to cling to a person pretending to know something definitive in a dogmatic way, or waiting for an answer that never comes.
Pardon me, James, but I find this “Grief became one of my favorite topics in my counseling program,” very odd. A “favorite topic” sounds like a joyful thing. I’m not sure that learning to desensitize oneself from others pain is a good thing… or looking away or down in order to continue without ones own pain, in order to talk more, is a good thing if it doesn’t result in resolution.
Dessert is the bane of my existence
since Maria deserted me and
never gave me my just deserts,
never made my last chocolate mousse
I remember how she loved her bubble bath
called me in to join her a few times to soak
to giggle bubble with her in a lavender cloud
I never thought there’d be trouble
in the bubble of the bath of Maria
a hidden sadness simmering like
flawed chocolate in a bain-marie,
a flawed chocolate with
a raisin sin a raison d’être to not
beat the cream over ice until peaked
she set aside the sugar of her love
firm in her denial of chocolate
not folding in the eggs, white
like a ghost of her hidden sadness
— Douglas Gilbert
Experiment 01: Odd Broccoli & Macaroni
This is my cooking experiment. It’s not actually reccomended for humans. It could be tested on mice or gophers if they’ll eat it. I don’t have any so I’m going to try it myself.
This is my first experiment to try to make broccoli fast without oil or boiling. It turned out adequate. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try to make some adjustments. I tried this experiment because I’m tired of stir frying, and the last time I boiled and drained over the sink, I got steam in my face and almost burned my hand. Actually this experiment doesn’t appear to be much safer. I’ve just imagined it could possibly work.
Telephone number for the poison control center
1 cup — Frozen Baby Broccoli Florets
1/4 cup — Macaroni Elbows No. 35 (uncooked)
2 tablespoons — High Fiber Oat Bran
1/4 teaspoon — Sage
1/4 teaspoon — Turmeric
1 teaspoon — Sugar
1/2 teaspoon — Salt
3/4 cup – Water
1. Measure out into a microwaveable bowl, the sage, turmeric, salt, and oat bran
2. Stir and mix dry ingredients
3. Add Macaroni and sugar
4. Add about 13 Baby Broccoli Florets
5. Add water
6. Microwave on high for 5 minutes
7. Use pot holder to remove hot container
8. Stir carefully
9. Let sit for 5 minutes
10. Put the poison control telephone number by the phone.
11. Sprinkle on Balsamic Vinegar to taste.