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Comment Re:What about English? (Score 1) 398

In my daily work, which is in health care, I rely on translators quite often. You wouldn't believe my dismay when I tried to explain to a Somali speaker that if he didn't have the fluid drained around his heart he could die from cardiac tamponade. Weird experience. Anyway, you can certainly understand the problems with the lack of a common language that all humans can understand.

Comment Re:What about English? (Score 1) 398

I would rather use the language that enables the most users to instruct their computers on what they want done. Stupid battles over curly braces and punctuation does nothing to further this goal. Humans have understood how to interpret human language, it is high time we taught our machines to do the same.

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