Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by explorer » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:47 pm
FB's Khmer translation matrix is dog awful, nowhere near as good as Google (which is itself pretty dire). Often it'll go into weird loops, like in an address it'll say something like "house number 14, of the road, of the road, of the road, of the road, of the road". Obviously my Khmer is virtually non existent so I'm not in a position to help fix it. But it needs serious work.
That is what people with billions of dollars have come up with.

As the years go by, it should get better. It is just a matter of how long it takes.
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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by xandreu » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:50 pm

Brody wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:44 pm
xandreu wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 pm
but I was very relieved that this was what she actually meant as opposed to how some, including myself, could have interpreted what she meant.
Yikes bud, how else could you have interpreted what a mother of a 12 year old daughter sitting in your classroom for a parent teacher conference, was saying?

That's a disturbing mental leap to make.
I did pause before I posted it, wondering if the court of CEO would judge me with out of context insinuations rather than just take it at face value as an odd story regarding how things can get lost in translation. Even the TA could see how it might have sounded.

I guess you had to have been there. But judge away....
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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by Phnom Poon » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:58 pm

explorer wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 pm
That is what people with billions of dollars have come up with.
come on, any expat web developer could do better in 12 hours

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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by Phnom Poon » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:06 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:01 pm
I can relate.
Will not tell more unless VIP nightlife section.
I'm not really sold on the benefits of, uh, member-ship

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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by icetiger81 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 am

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Perhaps if he stopped using the name "Tripod Rod" people would take him more seriously.
Hah....that was pretty good. But then again, I think "Thor's Hammer" has already been taken....
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Re: Foreigner creates translation app to talk to Cambodians but they just want to talk about his cock

Post by John Bingham » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 am

Who cares about the App, what did they say about his cock? Can people please stop going off topic? I thought this was a safe place but now I'm feeling triggered.
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