16 June 2005

Does anyone else find it pe­cu­liar that Google Translate will happily trans­late 18 dif­fer­ent lan­guage pairs, but you still have to tell it what lan­guage your source text is written in?

Another puzzle: why does it take over a year to replace the down es­ca­la­tor at Archway when it took 9 months to design and build the P-51 Mustang?