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Re: Please Do Not Connect to ISS BBS courtesy of Babelfish



I haven't monitored ISS, so I don't know who it is.  But, we could write him
a polite note (It's very possible he doesn't know better).  Stamps are not
that expensive.  Also there may be some one who lives near him on the list.

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "hasan schiers" <schiers@netins.net>
To: "Michael T. Bevan" <wa3nak@arrl.net>; <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [sarex] Please Do Not Connect to ISS BBS courtesy of Babelfish


> Hi Mike,
>
> Most hams in this country read english and it hasn't stopped them from
> connecting to the BBS nearly every day. Babelfish notwithstanding.
>
> The same W3J** (with no email address on qrz.com) has connected two days
> running and taken over most of the central USA pass and accomplished
> nothing. With no way to contact him and since he apparently doesn't read
> this list, we just have to put up with it.
>
> I don't understand the fascination with the bbs, especially when it is so
> dysfunctional. I wish they would turn it off, and I agree, uploading
keplers
> to the bbs is insane. There are a bajillion sources of keplers right here
in
> "River City". Why would we upload a file that will tempt the users to
> download it, when we're supposedly giving the message that "connects are
> discouraged"?
>
> What a way to run a railroad.
>
> hasan schiers, N0AN
>
> schiers@netins.net
> or use amsat.org or arrl.net remailer
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael T. Bevan" <mycroft@toad.net>
> To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 6:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [sarex] Please Do Not Connect to ISS BBS courtesy of
Babelfish
>
>
> > Using my limited ability to struggle through foreign languages I noticed
> > that the
> > babelfish translater translated the message as if it was:
> >
> > Please Do Not Connect to the International BBS on the Space Station
> >
> > rather than:
> >
> > Please Do Not Connect to the BBS on the International Space Station
> >
> > The only one that came through it more or less OK was the German
> translation
> > which seems to me to have preserved the ambiguity of the input phrase.
> >
> > This has nothing much to do directly with Shuttle and ISS ham operations
> but
> > it says a lot about trying to carry out an international project.
> >
> > Mike Bevan mailto:wa3nak@arrl.net
> >
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