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Old 04-22-2017, 02:55 PM   #1541
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The description makes it sound more like a distance "stickiness" which I suppose is a way to describe gravity after initially "falling" out of a B.E. condensate which is kind of a way of describing anti-gravity. But not really how a hypothetical negative mass would behave, as far as my woefully shaky understanding goes.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:36 PM   #1542
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8-year old drives his sister to McDonald's to get a cheeseburger.

Apparently he learned to drive on YouTube.

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Old 04-23-2017, 01:05 PM   #1543
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The description makes it sound more like a distance "stickiness" which I suppose is a way to describe gravity after initially "falling" out of a B.E. condensate which is kind of a way of describing anti-gravity. But not really how a hypothetical negative mass would behave...
Neither are the physicists who speculate about it.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:16 AM   #1544
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Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:32 AM   #1545
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Cyclogyros. For your divergent aircraft tech path needs.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:34 AM   #1546
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Google Translate writes surrealist poetry if it doesn't understand you.

In this piece, it writes black-metal music lyrics for H.P. Lovecraft fans.

In this piece, it has an existential crisis over its' fundamental lack of humanity.

More here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=32412
And here: https://twitter.com/smutclyde
And here: http://eusa-riddled.blogspot.ca/2017...wn-tongue.html (and subsequent pages on the blog)
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:14 PM   #1547
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In case your gadgeteers need a space plane airframe to renovate:

Urban Explorer Finds The Sad Remains Of The Soviet Space Shuttle Program
Soviet space shuttle prototypes gathering dust in an abandoned hangar located at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ4R7_vPUG4
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Old 05-05-2017, 02:05 PM   #1548
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Google Translate writes surrealist poetry if it doesn't understand you.

In this piece, it writes black-metal music lyrics for H.P. Lovecraft fans.

In this piece, it has an existential crisis over its' fundamental lack of humanity.

More here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=32412
And here: https://twitter.com/smutclyde
And here: http://eusa-riddled.blogspot.ca/2017...wn-tongue.html (and subsequent pages on the blog)
Perfect for those scribbled writings on walls, suicide notes, Oujia boards, or ancient ziggurat carvings that leaves the NPC linguist shaken.

For the more upbeat, there's https://www.youtube.com/user/malineka146 who sings famous song lyrics by way of Google Translate.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:19 PM   #1549
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Google Translate writes surrealist poetry if it doesn't understand you.

In this piece, it writes black-metal music lyrics for H.P. Lovecraft fans.

In this piece, it has an existential crisis over its' fundamental lack of humanity.

More here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=32412
And here: https://twitter.com/smutclyde
And here: http://eusa-riddled.blogspot.ca/2017...wn-tongue.html (and subsequent pages on the blog)
Ha! These are awesome.

Although my favorite so far is a restaurant in China whose English name is "Translator Server Error."

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Old 05-06-2017, 08:33 AM   #1550
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Turns out Lovecraftian geometry, what with a perfect square circle and all, goes by the name of Taxicab in the real world.
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