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Written By: daveski on September 30, 2009 No Comment

Welcome! Willkommen! Tervetuloa! Merhaba! Barev hyer! Foon ying! Bruchot habaot! Isten hozot! Bienvenue! Dobro pozhalovat! Mabuhay! Hos geldiniz! Chào mung! Salam alaikum! Isibingelelo! Ukwemukela! Bienvenido!

This Friday October 2 from 2-3pm, Sirpa Tuomainen (mustikka here on FIT) and Dave Malinowski (daveski) will host an informal gathering for language people (that means you) in the […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on September 20, 2009 4 Comments
Obama Takes on The Blogosphere…?

President Obama made some surprising comments today about the blogosphere during an interview with the editors of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Blade:

“I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up […]

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Written By: aaminahm on September 16, 2009 No Comment
Access or Exclusion…UC and The Sep. 24 Walkout

September 24 marks the date of the UC walkout to protest the State’s fiscal crisis and it’s subsequent impact on UC Faculty, Staff, and Students. In theory I am in support of walk outs because of my passion for social change.  However, my questions about this particular walk out are many. To begin with, how […]

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Written By: daveski on September 16, 2009 3 Comments
U2 wrote this.

Seriously. And you, too, blogged before blogs, if Uve ripped (remember when paper was real?), cut (and scissors?) and pasted (glue?), mixed (batter) and burned (have DVD drives eliminated your inner pyromaniac, too?).

Sure, metaphors for all the cool stuff we can do with digital tools to images, sounds, videos and the like always seem to […]

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Written By: daveski on September 13, 2009 No Comment
FIT for animals?: “Bowlingual” dog translator

OK, so this news has already been out for a few months now, but given that Usree’s “Animal Sounds in Different Languages” is the most-viewed post on FIT, I thought it only fitting that we give some blogtime to the latest in canine translation technology. “Bowlingual” (Japanese site) is […]

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