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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #325 on: September 23, 2014, 03:54:27 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #326 on: September 23, 2014, 03:58:13 PM »
:huh:



That guy should play the lottery...

Of course, he may have used all of his luck in one shot and drown in the shower.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #327 on: September 24, 2014, 07:09:07 AM »
^ Here's some more accident porn (didn't check anything except the "close calls" - they're safe enough, but they'll leave your heart racing):

https://www.youtube....r/RoadCams/playlists

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Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #328 on: September 24, 2014, 11:51:47 AM »
So as a short break from the steady drone about the Police State Nazis we have this:

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Oregon police deliver pizza after driver is injured in car crash

Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss of Portland's police force were snapped while hand-delivering the pie after the original delivery man was ensnared in a traffic accident. Customer Steve Huckins said he was initially worried when the officers came to his door, but then started laughing.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #329 on: September 24, 2014, 12:01:46 PM »
So as a short break from the steady drone about the Police State Nazis we have this:

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Oregon police deliver pizza after driver is injured in car crash

Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss of Portland's police force were snapped while hand-delivering the pie after the original delivery man was ensnared in a traffic accident. Customer Steve Huckins said he was initially worried when the officers came to his door, but then started laughing.

Hehehe! Posted it to /r/ProtectAndServe here:

http://www.reddit.co...zza_after_driver_is/

Let's see what happens. :P

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #330 on: September 24, 2014, 02:21:43 PM »
Apple 1 ad.jpgInteresting "stuff"   $3398 10MB hard disk.jpgInteresting "stuff"   Honeywell email ad.jpgInteresting "stuff"

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #331 on: September 24, 2014, 02:24:16 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #332 on: September 24, 2014, 03:40:41 PM »
^ maybe it's just me, but there's something weird and unattractive about the word 'phablet' - why not go the whole hog and call them fablets...


EDIT// someone agrees with me:
Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013
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God help us. Phablets are officially a thing.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #333 on: September 24, 2014, 04:45:06 PM »
That cyclist incident is an incredible shot. He looks like he may have injured his right arm (or the sleeve cloth is just torn). He must have been impacted by some thing(s) - at least a bit - at some stage, but soo lucky. The front wheel of the bike seems to have copped a blow, probably spinning him around anti-clockwise by the look of it.
Is there any info about his condition afterwards?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #334 on: September 24, 2014, 06:41:47 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Lorem Ipsum Of Good & Evil, Google & China

How many here know what "lorem ipsum" is?

I'll add this snip from the article (called a "footnote")

"A spokesman for Google said the change was made to fix a bug with the Translate algorithm (aligning ‘lorem ipsum’ Latin boilerplate with unrelated English text) rather than a security vulnerability.

Kraeh3n said she’s convinced that the lorem ipsum phenomenon is not an accident or chance occurrence."

-- A Spokesman at Google calls herself "Kraeh3n"? With a 3? Is this the next generation legacy of Prince-glpyh-Prince? Forget internet handles, this is a real-world spelling!?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #335 on: September 24, 2014, 07:07:22 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Some other interesting gifs and jpgs at the site below, beside the one in the post above this one.

Disclaimer i have yet to play LoL



Maybe but fair warning, it's a bit of a wild ride blog, not nearly as crisp and interesting as the sign posted above!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #336 on: September 24, 2014, 08:23:24 PM »
Another small page in the Search Engine wars

I just watched Kung Fu Hustle again today. I really enjoy "enhanced movie watching" on my computer, where I can learn so much alongside the movie between Rotten Tomato critiques, and then looking up terms.

But while lots of my searches are just lazy and almost impossible for Yahoo to miss, sometimes a few surprises pop up.

According to one review, "mo lay tau" (special quotes use here, read on) is supposed to be a kind of "I refuse to give up even though you defeated me in the material world" attitude. Neat. Off I go to Yahoo (Aka Bing) (take that, Google!). But then ... well ... Yahoo failed me.

Turns out the reviewer made a spelling mistake. This is where the art of second order searching begins. I spend a modest amount of time "yelling" at search engines because I'd type in something obscure, only for it to give me some completely different set of results based on it thinking it knows more than I do. Made up example: Suppose there was a little known allegorical phrase "Miles of Cypress" (trees). Back comes "Showing results for Miley Cyrus. Click a second time to actually show the results for Miles of Cypress".

:mad:

Then when you actually do that, all these weird pages that are beyond turbo-optimized to respond to basically any set of words show up. But occasionally you do need the search engine to guide you. But, heed this Microsoft, *suggest* what you think it is, don't re-write the search and then say "re-click here to actually search what you typed in."


The results from yahoo were (with some skipped for drama):

Showing results for mo lay thai
Search instead for mo lay tau

Mo Lay Thai - Video Results
(followed by a bunch of results)

Lai_tau Mo | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/pub/lai-tau-mo/6/439/902
Lai_tau Mo. Research Analyst at Decision-Science.com Location Orange County, California Area Industry Internet

St Jacques de Molay - Knights Templar Priests of the ...
templarpriests.weebly.com/st-jacques-de-molay.html   Cached
Canonisation of St Jacques de Molay, 18th March 2014 an ecumenical initiative of the Knights Templar Priests of the Presentation of Our Lady

Tau MO | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/pub/tau-mo/32/251/203
View Tau MO's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like Tau MO discover inside connections to ...

Mo Lay's Photos, Phone, Email, Address
www.matespotter.com/search/Mo-Lay
Surname: Given Name(s) Date: Age: Other: Publication: LAY: Raymond: 2013-12-08: 90: Herald Sun (Melbourne) LAY: Walter Raymond (Tas) 2009-08-14: Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Demolay International, Evansville-Compton Chapter Order Of De ...
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Demolay International, Evansville-Compton Chapter Order Of De Molay: Employer Identification Number (EIN) 237587794: Name of Organization: Demolay International

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Microsoft, you beat me. But I will not give up!

Off I go to the Sauron Castle of Google:

Did you mean: mo lei tau

Bingo. (And off we go to sensible results.)

To make things worse, Startpage claims to offer "search results from Google in complete privacy". Well, I can only take their word about the privacy, but the resulting returned items are some bastardized mess that definitely isn't Google! It did barely pick up the Wiki page, but no more.

Anyone know of a really crisp way to search Google in privacy?




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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #337 on: September 24, 2014, 08:52:24 PM »
Anyone know of a really crisp way to search Google in privacy?

do it on someone else's machine?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #338 on: September 24, 2014, 09:15:35 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #339 on: September 24, 2014, 11:08:02 PM »
Anyone know of a really crisp way to search Google in privacy?

I always use DuckDuckGo
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #340 on: September 25, 2014, 12:18:47 AM »
Toad makes a good point.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #341 on: September 25, 2014, 01:22:05 AM »
What things sound like in different languages:  The art of James Chapman.


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More here -> http://chapmangamo.tumblr.com/

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #342 on: September 25, 2014, 06:52:00 AM »
Anyone know of a really crisp way to search Google in privacy?

I always use DuckDuckGo

They're not bad, I just never felt the need previously to drill through three different engines and never got around to using them. Unfortunately, DuckDuckGo also just failed the test.

mo lay tau (into DuckDuckGo)
"Sorry, no results here."

And to be honest it's "not that hard of a test", Stephen Chow made the concept famous for years starting in the 1990's after Tiannamen Square, and with the right spelling, there's plenty of material. Luckily in this case, had I really worked at it, there's a "back door", via Wiki.
"Throughout the 1990s, Chow made lots of famous movies and his movie style became known as Mo lei tau". But the "interesting stuff" aspect is when there isn't. If you don't know how to spell something, that's the weakness of engines unless they have really good guesses.


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« Reply #343 on: September 25, 2014, 09:08:41 AM »
^ https://startpage.com/ works better I find - but very occasionally, I do have to go back to google or bing.

With StartPage, this thread was #3 (!) and this was #6 when I searched mo lay tau:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_lei_tau


EDIT// and ^that's^ better results than google :Thmbsup:
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« Last Edit: September 25, 2014, 09:14:28 AM by tomos »

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« Reply #344 on: September 25, 2014, 12:16:28 PM »
^ https://startpage.com/ works better I find - but very occasionally, I do have to go back to google or bing.

With StartPage, this thread was #3 (!) and this was #6 when I searched mo lay tau:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_lei_tau


EDIT// and ^that's^ better results than google :Thmbsup:

Well I had gotten that far, but maybe it's preference, one wiki result buried in the middle of other stuff, vs a suggestion to re-search so that all the results come back relevant-ish.

So it looks like I found an interesting test case.

I'll have to poke around on it a bit here and there.


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« Reply #345 on: September 25, 2014, 01:14:38 PM »
^ Yeah, I neglected to say that startpage also suggests the 'correct' spelling

so definitely better than google in this case. And miles better than duckduckgo. I find I use mostly the two alternatives (duckduckgo, startpage), and occasionally google or bing. I can never remember which ones are better at what, so it's usually trial and error for me...
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #346 on: September 26, 2014, 07:11:08 PM »
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 03:10:32 AM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #347 on: September 27, 2014, 02:44:26 AM »

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« Reply #348 on: September 27, 2014, 03:04:40 AM »
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 03:13:29 AM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #349 on: September 27, 2014, 07:53:24 AM »
That's some crazy driving skillz! Where is that, Paris?