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Use Google as a Proxy

Step 2: What have we accomplished?

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Of course we didn't really seem to accomplish anything  by asking a translation service to not translate a webpage.  But in truth, some of the content was proxied through Google's Translate service.  Using the Firebug Extension for Firefox, I was able to see that the request to see the front page of Instructables.com through Google Translate resulted in 26 HTTP requests, and only 3 of them were sent directly to instructables.com (2 for JS, 1 for CSS).  So, this isn't a bulletproof method of avoiding ALL requests to the "translated" domain, but most of the content did indeed go through Google's translation services.

But can we make it a bit easier to automate the usage of this tool?  Maybe a little bookmarklet?
 
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