META: Powernauts.Com (Re: META: The Mysterious Powernaut.Com)

Drew Perron pwerdna at
Wed Feb 13 15:40:35 PST 2019

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 4:15:09 PM UTC-5, Scott Eiler wrote:
> It is just as well that I not recount my further explorations into 
> "Powernaut.Com".  They are truly a secretive group, and they've left no 
> evidence I can share now.  The most I can say is, their members seemed 
> to be Latino.

There are so many once-vibrant groups that have now faded, remembered only by those who were part of them...

> However, I am about to publicize "Who Are the Powernauts?"  So I went 
> looking, and found a "Powernauts.Com" (plural).  They are based in 
> Singapore, and they are publishing a math proficiency game for children. 
>   Apparently this is mostly aimed at the Spanish-speaking world. 
> Disponible en Google Play!
> If I were aiming the Powernaut at the Spanish-speaking world, I'd call 
> him "Poderador".  So I went looking for "".  No such thing. 
>   The closest thing I got to that, is a Brazilian article titled "O 
> Poderador".  It basically said, "Oh Power-wielder, stop suppressing the 
> arts in our province."  (Oddly, I have been to the Brazilian province 
> they mentioned.  I was on tour.) 

Fascinating. Thank you for the update. :o

> For what it's worth, Google translated Poderador as Power.  That's like 
> translating Conquistador as Conquest.

Oh, machine translation.

Drew "I've been re-reading Miss Translation and relevant" Perron

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