* Posts by Joze Sveticic

4 posts • joined 13 May 2006

Czech Olympic Committee annihilates English language

Joze Sveticic

Oh, the irony

The word "robot" is a Czech invention.

And Czech translation agencies do have a less than stellar reputation.

They should stick to pornstars and beer, they're good at that.

Well, time for some Staropramen and a chat with Mrs. Palm and her five lovely daughters.

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IBM hits software with 20 per cent Power6 tax hike

Joze Sveticic

Sounds like poetry

I localize IBM software for a living. Compared to their documentation, this pricing scheme seems like the pinnacle of logic. And compared to their localization software, it sounds not just user-friendly, but actually will-give-user-a-bl**job-frinedly.

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Apple's Safari 3: a crashing experience for non-US users

Joze Sveticic

Works fine on OS X ...

... but all those lovely new security holes certainly sound like fun :)

http://larholm.com/2007/06/12/safari...it-in-2-hours/

http://erratasec.blogspot.com/2007/06/niiiice.html

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=5250

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Is it true my body is not entirely alive?

Joze Sveticic

Oh.

It's a load of b*llocks, really. Sure, zinc is not organic. Zinc fingers, however, are very much so. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_finger for a rare case of Wikipedia being quite useful and accurate.)

You cannot equate organic with living, and inorganic with non-living. A bottle of alcohol is very much organic, but not alive, unless you drink half of it and get into a funny mood.

Of course, there are dead parts of the body, like hair and nails, but then again, that is nearly pure protein (keratin, to be precise), which is of course an organic compund.

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