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Even Racists Got the Blues
racist tries to make a "Blue Lives Matter" tee shirt as gaeilge, accidentally writes "Black Lives Matter" instead. perfect
racists  duh  stupid  translation  fail  daoine-gorme  irish  blm  cops  funny 
13 days ago by jm
Indonesia's war on emoji
'Indonesia's government has demanded that instant messaging apps remove stickers featuring same-sex couples, in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.'

(via fuzzix)
via:fuzzix  indonesia  fail  stupid  emoji  lgbt 
february 2016 by jm
Stupid Projects From The Stupid Hackathon
Amazing.
iPad On A Face by Cheryl Wu is a telepresence robot, except it’s a human with an iPad on his or her face.
funny  hacking  stupid  hackathons  ipad-on-a-face  telepresence  hacks  via:hn 
november 2014 by jm
Belgian and French copyright laws ban photos of EP buildings
An obscure clause in EU copyright rules means no one can publish photos of public buildings in Belgium, like the Atomium, or France’s Eiffel tower at night without first asking permission from the rights owners.


Ah, copyright.
copyright  ip  stupid  belgium  france  law  atomium  eiffel-tower 
november 2014 by jm
Paleo is the Scientology of Diet
Being paleo is like paying a stupidity tax. Again, it’s not you who is stupid, but the diet sure is, because it lets you drink paleo coffee while putting paleo butter and paleo syrup on your paleo waffles before you drive your paleo minivan to the paleo office to sit in your paleo cube and do spreadsheets on your paleo computer. See, the paleo diet made up a bunch of silly rules on how we allegedly ate, and then goes and twists them all to hell in the name of selling you a crappy, overpriced product. That is scientology-level stupid.
scientology  paleo  rants  funny  food  diet  health  bulletproof-coffee  stupid 
june 2014 by jm
Microsoft "Scroogles" Itself
'Microsoft went through a blogger’s private Hotmail account in order to trace the identity of a source who allegedly leaked trade secrets.'

Bear in mind that the alleged violation which MS allege allows them to read their email was a breach of the terms of service, which also include distribution of content which 'incites, advocates, or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, [or] profanity'. So no dirty jokes on Hotmail!
hotmail  fail  scroogled  microsoft  stupid  tos  law  privacy  data-protection  trade-secrets  ip 
march 2014 by jm
Roko's basilisk - RationalWiki
Wacky transhumanists.
Roko's basilisk is notable for being completely banned from discussion on LessWrong, where any mention of it is deleted. Eliezer Yudkowsky, founder of LessWrong, considers the basilisk would not work, but will not explain why because he does not consider open discussion of the notion of acausal trade with possible superintelligences to be provably safe.

Silly over-extrapolations of local memes are posted to LessWrong quite a lot; almost all are just downvoted and ignored. But this one, Yudkowsky reacted to hugely, then doubled-down on his reaction. Thanks to the Streisand effect, discussion of the basilisk and the details of the affair soon spread outside of LessWrong. The entire affair is a worked example of spectacular failure at community management and at controlling purportedly dangerous information.

Some people familiar with the LessWrong memeplex have suffered serious psychological distress after contemplating basilisk-like ideas — even when they're fairly sure intellectually that it's a silly problem.[5] The notion is taken sufficiently seriously by some LessWrong posters that they try to work out how to erase evidence of themselves so a future AI can't reconstruct a copy of them to torture.[6]
transhumanism  funny  insane  stupid  singularity  ai  rokos-basilisk  via:maciej  lesswrong  rationalism  superintelligences  striesand-effect  absurd 
march 2013 by jm
Greens propose usage-based internet tax
Jesus H. Christ, this is incredibly nonsensical. Green Party candidate Eamonn Ryan proposes replacing the TV license fee with an internet tax -- 'some small charge on the volume of data.'  WTF
taxes  greens  ireland  politics  stupid  morons  omgwtfbbq  internet  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Hudson's future
renaming to "Jenkins" due to Oracle asshattery
oracle  hudson  exodus  stupid  ci  via:jamesc  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
Ubuntu's cron package silently ignores files
Ubuntu have hack-patched Vixie Cron to silently ignore cron files which contain a ".". omgwtf
omgwtfbbq  broken  ubuntu  patching  quality  bugs  software  stupid  packaging  from delicious
september 2010 by jm

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