Vulpo One

The Turing Option

For the smallest instant the image on the screen stilled, the lips did not move. This was the first indication that Mura was actually speaking in Japanese, his words swiftly translated into English — while the movement of his face and lips were simulated by the computer to match the words.

—Harry Harrison, Marvin Minsky. The Turing Option. 1992


Chrome: No Choice for Russia

bool FirstRun::SearchEngineSelectorDisallowed() {
    // For now, the only case in which the search engine dialog should never be
    // shown is if the locale is Russia.
    std::string locale = g_browser_process->GetApplicationLocale();
    return (locale == "ru");

In Soviet Russia, web browser sets search engine for YOU!