January 29, 2015
Yesterday, FlavaMen Magazine announced the winners of the 2014 FlavaMen Blatino Awards.
The awards honor ethnic clubs, adult performers, and websites in a variety of categories, with winners selected by the general public.
The winners are:
Most Notable Porn Star
Best Escort — East Coast
Best Escort —West Coast
Best Escort — Midwest
Best Escort — South
Best Exotic Dancer — West Coast
Best Exotic Dancer — East Coast
Best Exotic Dancer — South
Best Acting Top
Best Acting Bottom
Best Acting Versatile
Best Porn Director
Those are the main awards. Curious about the rest?
January 28, 2015
Google has promised to overhaul its translation tool after receiving complaints it was suggesting offensive translations for the word "gay."
When the word "gay" is typed into the application Google Translate, the resulting suggestions included poof, queen, faggot and fag.
Similarly, the Russian word for gay, "гей," leads to suggestions like faggot, fag, fairy, queen, sodomite, pansy boy and homosexualist.
50,000 people signed a petition on AllOut demanding a change before Google would officially respond.
"As soon as we were informed that some of our translations for certain terms were serving inappropriate results, we immediately began working to fix the issue," said a spokesperson for the company. “We apologise for any offence this has caused people.
“Our systems produce translations automatically based on existing translations on the web, so we appreciate when users point out issues such as this.”
Of course, the tool is normally more accurate. For example, if you type in "Rush Limbaugh," it offers words like dick, blowhard, asshat and hypocrite.