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What does this pic mean? Please translate

Please translate the two words/sentences mentioned in the pic. Thanks in advance! :)
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Does 飛機 mean airplane, or aircraft?

Airplanes are a type of aircraft (helicopters [直升機], hot air balloons [熱氣球] are also aircraft). 飛機 is a very common Chinese word, but what does it mean? Does 飛機 mean "airplane"? If no, what is "...
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How do you write “hacker” in Chinese?… (where hacker doesn't have an evil connotation)

How do you write "hacker" in Chinese?... For purposes of this question, here is the definition in English: Hacker /ˈhækər/ (noun) 1. One who likes to program. 2. One who utilizes technology to go ...
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Evaluating / Grading A Short Chinese Translation (tech writing) - 4 Versions

If you are fluent in Chinese and also familiar with technology writing this challenge is for you! Below is a short text sample in English and 4 different translation samples of that source. Have ...
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How is it decided as to which character is used on the tech terminology?

Usually the technological terminology is mapped to an equivalent word in Chinese. For example: Deep Learning: 深度学习 Linear Algebra: 线性代数 Web Server: 服务器 However, 深层学习 may also be a valid choice. In ...
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Signs for Traditional Mandarin comming back as technology grows?

We all know that the simplified Mandarian is much faster when handwriting. Yet future is obviously more and more filled with electronical typing rather than handwriting. This closes the problem with ...
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How do you say bot in chinese?

The bot I am referring to is a software program that does automated tasks. I was thinking of if "器" is the right character for it. I confirmed it with wordreference but does not appear to have a ...
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Need a Chinese/English technology translation website 请求汉英电脑技术词典的网站

When speaking to Chinese folks in the Bay Area, when you hit a technology word ("load average", "I/O thruput"), you just break into English. Is there a good site with translations for ALL the fancy ...
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Apple Tablet Dictionary that Supports Drawing Input

I am trying to find an Apple tablet dictionary that supports drawing input. What I mean by that Is that you are able to draw the character you are looking for and then it suggests a number of ...
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What should I call a capacitive touchscreen stylus in Standard Chinese?

I'm in China and would like to buy a stylus for the tablet I aquired a week ago. I tried to explain to several stalls at a secondhand electonics market in Guangzhou today what I needed and nobody ...
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How would one write “face up” (e.g. as an instruction on a copier)?

We are trying to solve a minor mystery over at Japanese.SE: I found a multifunction printer/scanner/copier/faxer that had the following instruction label on it. Curiously, the last two lines are both ...
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Google, “heavenly”/“original” and Baidu coordinates

I'm helping answer several questions on StackOverflow and GIS.SE regarding the unique coordinate system used in China, and its interaction with Baidu Maps. While trying to machine translate the Baidu ...
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A game for Chinese learners [closed]

I'm learning Chinese for 2 years, I created an app to make people like me keep practice their Chinese. How can I make this app more useful for Chinese learners? What techniques should I work on to ...
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How to differentiate MacBook Air from MacBook Pro in Chinese?

In Chinese, Macintosh is described as 苹果的电脑, and MacBook series are described as 苹果的笔记本电脑. However, I don't know how to differentiate MacBook Air from MacBook Pro. Apple's Chinese page doesn't ...
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Has the iPad been genericized in Chinese?

The other day I heard this guy referring to his 平板电脑 as an iPad (爱怕德), when it was just some generic tablet computer. Chinese contains a lot of genericizations, 可乐 for soda, etc. Is this one too, ...
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Distinct terms for 'authentication' and 'validation'? Both seem to be 验证

Could someone point me to distinct, accurate terms for 'authentication' and 'validation' in Chinese? This is in a web development context, and I can only find 验证 as the best word for both of them. ...