April 3rd, 2010

[BLOG] Some April Fool's Day links

I'd meant to post them at the time, but here they are now.

  • Language Log examined in greater detail the principles behind Google's new animal-to-human translation software for Android users.

  • Via Siberian Light, I learned that Belarus had transferred the city of Vitebsk to Russia in order to help pay for its gas debts.

  • Finally, Spacing Toronto reported the launch of an exciting new TTC initiative, the creation of an "Amphibious City" transit project that would make use of amphibious buses making use of the city's rivers and harbour to shuttle people around Toronto.