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Comment Re:Difficulty with non-standard orthography (Score 0) 91

I see this having a lot of trouble not only with common form written variability, but also with unique dialectical languages. My Facebook profile is set to English, but I have comments in at least two other languages on my profile, and those two languages actually appear very similar: Ilonggo and Tagalog, where some of the words and verb conjugations have commonality between the two languages, but there are more differences than commonalities.

Any machine translation of these two languages on a single (or any) page is sure to have problems. It goes much farther than simply determining the word intended by kamusta/kmsta/msta/musta'ka, or viewing non-typos as typos as in bahay/balay which are the same word and correct spelling in the different languages.

There isn't even a dictionary in print or digital form for Ilonggo that I have been able to find, so I'm not even sure FB would be able to handle languages like this, unless the commenter is prompted to specify which language they are writing in, and would that just be a huge fail.

Comment Propaganda? (Score 1) 232

Why do all these photographs reek of Pakistani propaganda to me? I feel like I'm looking at photos of UFO wreckage from Roswell.

After the mission to kill Bin Laden in Pakistan, the Pakistani government don't like us very much, and I get the impression this could just be some ploy to provoke anti-American sentiment.

To me, it looks more like a R/C plane with some unrelated bits and pieces that might not even fit into the craft. But, I'm certainly no authority on R/C planes or military surveillance craft.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 615

I'm actually stuck working from home, more than not, and not entirely by choice. My health has become an impediment to my working in an office full of people due to chemical allergies, so I have no real alternative but to telecommute most of the time.

I've found that since I started telecommuting, I'm beginning my day at least two hours earlier, and I persistently check my e-mails and watch the systems I administrate up until my wife drags me to the table for dinner, and then after dinner, then for another hour before nodding off at night. I'm not paid any more or any less for the extra time I put in, and I don't complain about it, either.

I'm sure that I'm not the only who does this.

I agree that the majority of telecommuters--that are worth employing at all--are probably more ambitious than the average Joe who sits in traffic for at least an hour to and from the office, and can't stop thinking about how long off it is until 5pm each day.

Comment Re:There is a battle for the future of... (Score 2, Insightful) 297

And Facebook recently "upgraded" their security settings to supposedly "tighten" the privacy configuration on user profiles... Are they going to add a security setting that let's me choose to have my profile information and photos *excluded* from the Bing searches? I should hope so.

I have a hard enough time yelling at my 'friends' not to copy and repost my photos without proper security on their own profiles, and have partly resorted to watermarking all my images with my copyright to help tell people whose images they really are.

But, I would certainly drop the FB account if my photos end up in a search engine (and listen here, Facebook, I would know exactly where they came from!)

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