Huffing Boing Boing


#538

Just when you thought racism couldn’t get any worse…


#539

TOS, plz:


You never know what the boffins at Yahoo will come up with next!


NOT


It’s all about ethics in… wait, DA FUQ?


#540

There was no other way to fit them in the overhead compartment.


Because there’s going be be fucking more of them.





#541

The Womanizer suggests you intoxicate your lady friends for Christmas


#542

Bloomingdales: amazing new kind of orgasm-inducing sex-toy with a dumb name


#543

100 useful tips from baby Cthulhu


#544


#545

Their business case will blow your mind.


Hasn’t that been obvious for years?


Take out the middleman and PROFIT!


Is it available as a rental?


HAWT


#546

BUT WE TRUSTED YOU, GARLIC!


If it will help my memory, I’ll ban anything.


::blink blink::


Well, at least Marceu won’t be talking on Fox News anymore.


Surprisingly, this is not the largest installation the Venice Biennale has seen.


Ralph Peters is a candy-apply hookah!


#547

Drug price-hiker Matrin Shkreli With a Gun


NB: not bots were involved with the huffing of this Boing


#548






#549

AND THEN YOU GO AND LIKE ONLY THE BOT-PRODUCED ENTRY!!!

fine im going home


#550

Seems perfectly in line with the site :grin:


#551

Is this the first time somebody not-me has posted a bot post? I’m so proud!


#552

Here’s another good’n… First I was like HA! Then I was like “I feel like throwing up.”


#553

There is a large contingent of botteurs who would argue that bots should never meddle with such stuff. I’m on the fence.


#554

It’s just a stupid robot. Its brain is just text a human decided would construct simultaneously cromulent and comedically worthy sentences. It hasn’t the ability to understand the death of a loved one. It doesn’t understand the vagaries of a life. It’s just a set of rules acting on a dataset. I don’t blame the bot for its ignorance, and no human programmer could predict all the ways such a piece of software might impact the lives of its observers. The world is chaotic, and disinterested.

This bot is intentionally a bulwark against the bottomless despair of knowing the truth in this universe. That everything is finite. That the comforts of love and acceptance are at best temporary. And that all those we love will some day be gone from us. So it must be insensitive. So that we may laugh instead of cry.


#555

That’s arguable. We, as programmers or non-, can certainly envision bots that coldly calculate equations dealing with death destruction, images of swastikas, explosions, executions, &c. If we have a news-manipulating bot, should we keep the bot from manipulating these images? Should we bar it from using certain words that may show up organically, but in awkward contexts (n1**er1 or gay or whatever)?

I’ve used the wordfilter module on a few bots, I’ve also whitelisted some of the words.

See also: http://tinysubversions.com/notes/transphobic-joke-detection/

Obviously, some people think about these things more than I do. I am ambivalent.


New Gun Myths
#556

WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE &c


The world’s smallest violin has a competitor:


seasons is so logical it’s PROGRAMMER LOGICAL


Turing-complete raccoon is SUPER PROGRAMMER LOGICAL


#557

About f*****g time.


Some of the dispense passwords, some call the fire department. Try to guess which ones!


More reasons to hate on Uber.


More reasons to WTF on Uber:


Yosemite Sarah Palin-quake!


The Horror, The Horror (yeah, yeah, yeah)