Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Conscience of the Hacker... via Google Translate

I took a paragraph of the Conscience of the Hacker (aka the Hacker Manifesto):

This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.

... and ran it through Google Translate several times. Specifically, from English to Arabic, and then to Bulgarian, Chinese, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Thai, Polish and back into English. Here's what I came up with:

We are in the world ... Now the world speed electronic switch is not. We will use the service if the cost is very low, and not on income, call the search of criminals. You can find the perpetrator ... I call. We are in the crime ... We know that you are interested in our skin color, nationality and religion, without discrimination on the criminals ... Please let us know. I have the atomic bomb, the war of murder, fraud and payroll fraud, we think we believe that the offender does not go.

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