The chicken or the egg, is that even the question?

Periodically, the question arises in translation circles, whether it’s better for a translator to have majored in linguistics/translation and obtained specific subject matter knowledge by other means, or whether it’s better to have a degree in science/finance/law/insert your preferred subject here and obtain translation knowledge through practice and auxiliary studies. Here are my 2 cents:…

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Copyright protection

Evidently, some of my writings and thoughts on various topics on this blog seem to be worthy to be pirated and are posted elsewhere without my permission or knowledge or referring back to this website. So, unfortunately, I have had to take some drastic measures to protect my intellectual property and added a plug-in that…

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Our new website is live!

CFB Scientific Translations & Consulting proudly presents our new mobile-friendly website design! Please explore the new site. Your feedback is welcome! For the technically inclined, the new design is based on WordPress with a customized commercial theme (Horizon), which required a fair amount of css editing, and the WPML translation plug-in, which also required a…

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I submitted – #ATA56

I just submitted a proposal for a presentation for the 56th conference of the American Translators Association, to be held in Miami in November. The proposal is for a presentation in the Science and Technology track with the title “Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies – Illegal Money or a New Global Payment Option?” Admittedly, the topic…

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Frohe Weihnachten, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish everybody a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a great 2015! Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch in ein besonders tolles 2015! And for the mathematically inclined, shown above is a (4,9)-torus knot on the torus (r-2)^2 + z^2 = 1 (in cylindrical coordinates). The knot has 9 crossings, as…

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Elektrifizierung in Subsahara-Afrika: Letztes Hindernis für Entwicklung?

Elektrifizierung in Subsahara-Afrika: Letztes Hindernis für Entwicklung? Fünfzehn Prozent der Weltbevölkerung lebt in Afrika, diese konsumieren jedoch nur drei Prozent des weltweiten Energiebedarfs. Derzeit werden verschiedene Projekte durchgeführt, um die Energieversorgung des Kontinents zu verbessern. Auf Global Voices weiterlesen … (von mir übersetzt und soeben veröffentlicht).

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