Author Topic: 19/01/20  (Read 131 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 18761
19/01/20
« on: Sunday, 19 January, 2020 @ 04:39:32 »
Quote
Facebook translating Chinese president Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr S***hole'

Facebook is translating the name of Chinese president Xi Jinping to “Mr Sh*thole” for some users.

The error is occurring on the official Facebook page of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a post that recounted her meeting with Mr Xi during his state visit to Myanmar.

Originally written in Burmese, Facebook’s translation into English refers to Mr Xi as “Mr Sh*thole” six separate times.

“Mr Sh*thole, President of China, arrives at 4pm,” the translation stated.

Facebook, which is banned in China, has previously apologised for errors with its automatic-translation service.

In one instance in 2017, the feature erroneously translated “good morning” into “attack them” on a post written by a Palestinian construction worker.

The man was arrested by Israeli police after they suspected he was planning a vehicle attack using a bulldozer. He was released after the mistake was realised.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-translate-xi-xinping-china-mr-shithole-myanmar-a9289626.html

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 18761
Re: 19/01/20
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 19 January, 2020 @ 12:22:18 »
Conor McGregor of Ireland beat American Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at a mixed martial arts match in Las Vegas last night. Story on the Guardian.

Offline Maik

  • Administrator
  • Forum Deity
  • *****
  • Posts: 18761
Re: 19/01/20
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 19 January, 2020 @ 19:18:55 »
Early this morning an 85 y-o passenger on the Poros-Kyllini ferry suffered neck and back pain after falling on the on-board escalator. Taken to Amaliada Hospital for treatment.