For the past two months, Iraqi interpreters working with US forces have been forbidden from wearing masks. This decision was recently overturned
. Ostensibly, this was because the security situation had become better
believe instead that this rule was instated to prevent asylum claims. Some think that it reflects traditional army FUBAR decision making.
Personally, I think they are becoming more cautious because the back up plan
is a piece of junk. [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland
on Dec 6, 2008 -
The Go.com translator
is a pretty good alternative to babelfish
. This very site
looks pretty good, and I can finally read my favorite spanish-language blog
. Is computer power/translation programming advancing enough to enable real-time translation, or will this continue to be the impossible dream? I've always wanted an icq client that would let me chat with a spanish speaker without any lag. Of course, if that were possible, my cell phone would do real time vocal conversions as well. Someday, I guess, someday.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 3, 2000 -