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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:28 PM   #26
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This still works for me in Google Translate on iPhone: "Bill Gates hates Windows RT so hard with" (he now praises the iPad).
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:32 PM   #27
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Interesting that none notice the .com.mx topdomain and that you are not logged in to google at that site. It's just all fake.
Nope. Not sure why the .mx is on that one link, but removing it still works. Try it yourself, navigate from the main google site and you'll hear it, bizarre but very real.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:37 PM   #28
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This brings a to my face
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:42 PM   #29
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Somebody found another one, the word "condemned" is expanded to "condemned the attacks in this". Looks like they used some news stories for development or testing and some bits somehow got stuck in the software.

http://translate.google.com/#en/en/c...0filled%20with
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:59 PM   #30
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"He was courting her so hard, he now praises the iPad."

A clean version of what made me go lmao.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:03 PM   #31
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Interestingly, the voice simulates taking a breath before the "bug phrase" but not at commas.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:08 PM   #32
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:26 PM   #33
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The bug doesn't show up here. Could it be a difference between the American English and the British English voice? If so, how does one enable the American English one?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:53 PM   #34
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Nope. Not sure why the .mx is on that one link, but removing it still works. Try it yourself, navigate from the main google site and you'll hear it, bizarre but very real.
.mx is just the ending for Mexican web sites. So, the site you're looking at is just Google Mexico.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:58 PM   #35
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Siri has become self aware and she's out taking revenge
Haven't laughed this hard all day!! Thanks GOOGLE!!

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Translategate... Lets see if fandroids demand an apology from Google because Google isn't praising an Android product!
As in demanding equal opportunity free advertising?

To TIM: Merry belated Christmas, and wishing you a happy, healthy and iPad-filled year, from Larry and Sergey; Eric is still too pissed to sign this card, but he'll come around....
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:08 AM   #36
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Google senior executive Eric Schmidt went to North Korea to meet with the leaders of the rogue communist nation, but his trip ended in disaster; detained in a prison near Pyongyang, he now praises the iPad.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:15 AM   #37
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google is praising its competitor
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:22 AM   #38
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A mole is working at Google.
Pretty darn funny.
Not surprising. Many Google employees love their Apple products.

Kinda like we already know there are a good deal of Microsoft employees who love their Apple gadgets, and yet they still risk the ire and wrath of Microsoft Management when they still smuggle their Apple products to work.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:07 AM   #39
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not working here in the UK in the browser or the google translate app on iphone
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 11:41 AM   #40
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Epic Fail. This spells the end for Google. Google is doomed.


Only writing this as a joke because this is the exact thing many iHaters on this board would write if this was an Apple bug. But since it was a Google bug, none of the iHaters are attacking Google. It's simply 'funny'
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:00 PM   #41
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I POSTED ABOUT THIS INITIALLY!


Thanks for the shoutout MacRumors


See my post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1519774

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:57 PM   #42
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I POSTED ABOUT THIS INITIALLY!


Thanks for the shoutout MacRumors


See my post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1519774
Actually, you were beaten by this person below, who also pointed out in this thread they made a thread prior to macrumors article...

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lesson learned: submit a tip, don't start a thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1519350
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:04 PM   #43
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Actually, you were beaten by this person below, who also pointed out in this thread they made a thread prior to macrumors article...
Also, nobody cares.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:09 PM   #44
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Also, nobody cares.
You cared enough to comment lol
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:14 PM   #45
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Interesting that none notice the .com.mx topdomain and that you are not logged in to google at that site. It's just all fake.
Not fake at all, that's just google Mexico.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:45 PM   #46
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That is a crazy 'bug'. Almost seems deliberate.

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A mole is working at Google.
Pretty darn funny.
right....that is what I though too.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:09 PM   #47
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Ever hear of viral advertising? Maybe it's just a silly intentional bug to get people interested and to try Google's text to speech!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:37 PM   #48
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Reminds me of MS Sam saying "crow's nest" instead of "crotch" and "swa" instead of "soy".
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 12:48 AM   #49
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Also, nobody cares.
Wrong, People care just not you. And just not the MacRumors staff most times.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:03 AM   #50
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Seems fixed now.

On another note, I just realised how much better Google's voice is to Siri.

Apple really bungled big time.

If anything, this little publicity stunt will have iPhone and Mac users realising how crappy Siri is now... if they hadn't already.
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