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The World’s Most Inaccurate Clock

Today, high technologies make it possible to measure time with an utmost accuracy. Even household timepieces can do it quite satisfactorily. However, in this case an electronic clock loses time rather indecently. Situated Read More

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The Wickedness of Big Business Once Again

Even in the age of computer science and Internet, old laws of capitalism have not changed significantly. The greed for power and profits remains the same under digital technologies, too. For example, almost omnipresent Read More

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No Budget for Spelling and Style


Windows Vista Home Premium in Kazakh is notorious for its spelling mistakes and loose style. Although it was created under the aegis of a multi-billion corporation, they apparently practiced too much frugality on basic spellcheck and competent editors. Native Kazakh speakers would raise their eyebrows, learning how their mother tongue is strangely distorted by software nerds. «Control Panel» is especially ill-fated in the Kazakh version. True, it was translated correctly as «Басқару тақтасы» (Basqaru taqtasy). But, in the toolbar of «My Computer» it ...

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