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(Mashable)   New Chrome extension replaces pictures of babies with pictures of cats. Because this is the Internet and babies need to know their damn place   (mashable.com) divider line 61
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2012-08-02 06:16:59 AM  
Best. Add on. Ever.

encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-08-02 07:37:50 AM  
Or, and this is just a technique, consider just not being on Facebook believing you really have 469 friends.

Problem solved!
 
2012-08-02 07:41:04 AM  
Cats and bacon. Don't forget the bacon.
 
2012-08-02 07:50:52 AM  
My friends are starting to have kids, I could definitely use this.
 
2012-08-02 07:52:11 AM  
But how would it classify this pic?

ocostumes.com
 
2012-08-02 08:03:37 AM  

czei: But how would it classify this pic?

[ocostumes.com image 760x900]


Obnoxious.
 
2012-08-02 08:21:19 AM  

czei: But how would it classify this pic?

[ocostumes.com image 760x900]


Fire up the rainbow machine.
 
2012-08-02 08:23:25 AM  
This will come in handy.

How does it handle "here's my belly at 19 weeks" pics?
 
2012-08-02 08:28:26 AM  

czei: But how would it classify this pic?


d'aaaawwwwww sooo cute
 
2012-08-02 08:36:51 AM  

czei: But how would it classify this pic?

[ocostumes.com image 760x900]


www.redriderleglamps.com

No sir, I don't like it
 
2012-08-02 08:57:04 AM  
This is the best idea ever. The fastest way for you to be unfriended by me is to photobomb Facebook with every stupid thing your kid has ever done. Is it too late to turn back the dial when only people with computer know-how were on the internet?
 
2012-08-02 09:08:40 AM  
No kids, just pussy and bacon.

I'm OK with this.
 
2012-08-02 09:12:11 AM  

czei: But how would it classify this pic?


Throw it a curve


i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-02 09:14:21 AM  

kliq: This is the best idea ever. The fastest way for you to be unfriended by me is to photobomb Facebook with every stupid thing your kid has ever done. Is it too late to turn back the dial when only people with computer know-how were on the internet?


I've become bored with facebook so I only post pictures of or stories about my cat. Not because I think people would be interested, heck I don't even have a cat, but because it would still be more interesting than the stuff out there.
 
2012-08-02 09:16:04 AM  
Or you know.. people could just stop taking other people enjoying their own lives and wanting to talk about it as some sort of personal offense.

The worst thing facebook did in my mind is not give people a platform to talk about their mundane lives, but give every boring self centered loser friend they have the unreasonable assumption that somehow posting on their facebook page about their own life was a directed assault.

So what. You know someone on facebook that posted a baby picture. You'll live.
 
2012-08-02 09:17:42 AM  
If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends? Block or Unfriend?
 
2012-08-02 09:19:30 AM  
[FreeCat.jpg]
 
2012-08-02 09:26:25 AM  
slog.thestranger.com

The struggle will be long and fierce, and some of us may never see its end. But I swear with the Almighty Ceiling Cat as my witness, we will have victory over this baby menace.
 
2012-08-02 09:33:08 AM  

TheOriginalEd: Or you know.. people could just stop taking other people enjoying their own lives and wanting to talk about it as some sort of personal offense.

The worst thing facebook did in my mind is not give people a platform to talk about their mundane lives, but give every boring self centered loser friend they have the unreasonable assumption that somehow posting on their facebook page about their own life was a directed assault.

So what. You know someone on facebook that posted a baby picture. You'll live.


When engaging in a communications medium, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Who is my audience? Who am I trying to reach?" If people actually considered this, they would realize that the only people who want to see a billion pictures of your kid would be immediate family. It demonstrates a total lack of thought in how they approach content creation.
 
2012-08-02 09:47:47 AM  
So instead of arguing about the validity of leaving breeders on the friend's list.


How about we start posting good RSS image feeds?

Here is NASA's

http://www.nasa.gov/rss/lg_image_of_the_day.rss
 
2012-08-02 09:48:20 AM  

kliq: TheOriginalEd: Or you know.. people could just stop taking other people enjoying their own lives and wanting to talk about it as some sort of personal offense.

The worst thing facebook did in my mind is not give people a platform to talk about their mundane lives, but give every boring self centered loser friend they have the unreasonable assumption that somehow posting on their facebook page about their own life was a directed assault.

So what. You know someone on facebook that posted a baby picture. You'll live.

When engaging in a communications medium, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Who is my audience? Who am I trying to reach?" If people actually considered this, they would realize that the only people who want to see a billion pictures of your kid would be immediate family. It demonstrates a total lack of thought in how they approach content creation.


Right. Let's post pictures of what we ate for lunch instead!
 
2012-08-02 09:52:32 AM  

BilldaCat10: When engaging in a communications medium, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Who is my audience? Who am I trying to reach?" If people actually considered this, they would realize that the only people who want to see a billion pictures of your kid would be immediate family. It demonstrates a total lack of thought in how they approach content creation.

Right. Let's post pictures of what we ate for lunch instead!


I have a modest proposal that we combine the two.
 
2012-08-02 09:53:35 AM  

BilldaCat10: Right. Let's post pictures of what we ate for lunch instead!


This is what the "hide" button is for.

/every one of my family's newstream is hidden
 
2012-08-02 09:58:30 AM  

gingerjet: BilldaCat10: Right. Let's post pictures of what we ate for lunch instead!

This is what the "hide" button is for.

/every one of my family's newstream is hidden


There you go.

As someone who is guilty of basically only posting baby updates (I have 2 kids, 2 years old and a newborn), let me explain why that is:

1) Because that's all I do now. I'm lucky if I get a half hour a day to myself. I scrolled back and looked at what I was posting before, and it was generally pictures of me out at a bar, pictures on vacation, or doing something with my (now) wife.

Neither of which, IMHO, are terribly interesting to other people outside of close friends/family.

Though, I also don't take offense if people were to unfriend/hide me. Most of what I post is meant for family, or for archiving sake (while Facebook isn't the best place at all to store pictures/video, it is very convenient).
 
2012-08-02 09:59:52 AM  

kliq: Is it too late to turn back the dial when only people with computer know-how were on the internet?


Eternal September is eternal, it's right there in the name.
 
2012-08-02 10:02:50 AM  

kliq: When engaging in a communications medium, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Who is my audience? Who am I trying to reach?" If people actually considered this, they would realize that the only people who want to see a billion pictures of your kid would be immediate family. It demonstrates a total lack of thought in how they approach content creation.


Or, you can post whatever the hell you want (within Facebook TOS limits) and hope that people who are annoyed by what you post have enough intelligence to block you...

Cause you know, it's Facebook, not a damn advertising campaign

/people biatching about kids pictures on Facebook are like people biatching that they don't like what they are currently watching on TV
 
2012-08-02 10:15:57 AM  
Mine replaces babies with the content of r/gingers.... THANK ME LATER
 
2012-08-02 10:18:00 AM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends?


That would be a weird definition of "friend". My friends are people I can count on; if someone wants to share their stamp collection or something that's just the price of a relationship.

This isn't even what I'd call a first-world problem, but there is a bit of a self-centered lack of empathy at work here. I get that parents get a little crazy with their instincts but babies really don't do much besides make noise and drool. I think the enthusiasm is entirely hormonal, because it's about as rational as PMS. Cats actually do interesting things. I'm OK anytime with a friend uploading a lolcat because it's good for a cheap laugh. Babies? Look, I'm happy for you if your kid uttered an incomprehensible "first world", but dude that's your moment. The rest of us really aren't quite so crazy that we think "ag-gah" is some bald monkey's effort to say "mommy" and really have nothing to gain from witnessing this "magical" moment.
 
2012-08-02 10:19:21 AM  

dragonchild: incomprehensible "first world word"


FTFM. Maybe I spend too much time in the Politics tab.
 
2012-08-02 10:27:36 AM  

dragonchild: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends?

That would be a weird definition of "friend". My friends are people I can count on; if someone wants to share their stamp collection or something that's just the price of a relationship.

This isn't even what I'd call a first-world problem, but there is a bit of a self-centered lack of empathy at work here. I get that parents get a little crazy with their instincts but babies really don't do much besides make noise and drool. I think the enthusiasm is entirely hormonal, because it's about as rational as PMS. Cats actually do interesting things. I'm OK anytime with a friend uploading a lolcat because it's good for a cheap laugh. Babies? Look, I'm happy for you if your kid uttered an incomprehensible "first world", but dude that's your moment. The rest of us really aren't quite so crazy that we think "ag-gah" is some bald monkey's effort to say "mommy" and really have nothing to gain from witnessing this "magical" moment.


This is you--- www.kcconfidential.com

But because I am running this extension this is all I see- www.howmuchdotheyweigh.com
 
2012-08-02 10:32:41 AM  

liverpoolumd: This is you


Just couldn't wait to unleash your "awesome" comeback on a more deserving post, eh?
 
2012-08-02 10:33:52 AM  
Doesn't Adblock already do this?
 
2012-08-02 10:39:03 AM  
So would I get something like

http://www.reddit.com/r/CarPorn

to show images in the feed? I can only get the original cat feed to work.
 
2012-08-02 10:39:27 AM  

dragonchild: liverpoolumd: This is you

Just couldn't wait to unleash your "awesome" comeback on a more deserving post, eh?


Actually... my one and true hope was that I could turn this into a Redhead thread... and if a few plebes need to be put down in order to bring us the glory that is hot girls with fire in their crotches..... SO BE IT.
 
2012-08-02 10:48:52 AM  

imontheinternet: The struggle will be long and fierce, and some of us may never see its end. But I swear with the Almighty Ceiling Cat as my witness, we will have victory over this baby menace.


Screw General Bonkers. He couldn't even win the War on String.
 
2012-08-02 11:01:52 AM  

theurge14: This will come in handy.

How does it handle "here's my belly at 19 weeks" pics?


The extension replaces it with this:

www.stomachfatisugly.net
 
2012-08-02 11:04:52 AM  

rjakobi: imontheinternet: The struggle will be long and fierce, and some of us may never see its end. But I swear with the Almighty Ceiling Cat as my witness, we will have victory over this baby menace.

Screw General Bonkers. He couldn't even win the War on String.


How quickly you forget that his policy of constant pursuit led to the defeat of the dreaded red dot.
 
2012-08-02 11:09:04 AM  
Speaking of cat-picture replacements... pick any website and put it into a URL like http://cat.www.cnn.com.meowbify.com/ .
 
2012-08-02 11:15:24 AM  

BilldaCat10: 1) Because that's all I do now. I'm lucky if I get a half hour a day to myself. I scrolled back and looked at what I was posting before, and it was generally pictures of me out at a bar, pictures on vacation, or doing something with my (now) wife.


Ignoring baby pictures for a moment - nothing annoys me more than a group of people in a restaurant eating a fantastic meal and insist on taking 50 pictures of the event. Whatever happen to just enjoying the moment and each other? I recently returned from 5 days in vegas - I took one picture - and that was of that damn penguin advertisement for the fire/ice bar in front of NYNY. Only because my partner and I like penguins. Come to think of it - I don't have one picture of myself and my partner together and we've been together ten years.

/most of the things I post to facebook are usually 'ironic' or just to piss off my brother (who hasn't discovered the "hide" button)
 
2012-08-02 11:17:20 AM  
I wonder: what mechanism do they use to determine that a picture is a baby picture? Does it work better on some kinds of baby than others?

It's the geek tab; show me the tech!
 
2012-08-02 11:26:38 AM  
How is babby recognized?

How is babby recognized? How picture get repleced?
 
2012-08-02 11:56:10 AM  

blahpers: I wonder: what mechanism do they use to determine that a picture is a baby picture? Does it work better on some kinds of baby than others?

It's the geek tab; show me the tech!


word filters for the photo captions. If they post the pics without words, you can filter by their names.
 
2012-08-02 12:07:49 PM  
This is great - sure beats unfriending people!
 
2012-08-02 12:26:20 PM  

Spad31: Or, and this is just a technique, consider just not being on Facebook believing you really have 469 friends.

Problem solved!


So, has not being on Facebook become the new "I don't even have a TV"?
 
2012-08-02 12:36:17 PM  

Girion47: blahpers: I wonder: what mechanism do they use to determine that a picture is a baby picture? Does it work better on some kinds of baby than others?

It's the geek tab; show me the tech!

word filters for the photo captions. If they post the pics without words, you can filter by their names.


Boooo. Was hoping for image recognition.
 
2012-08-02 12:49:54 PM  
If you don't like the pictures of your "friend"s kid, maybe you aren't really friends? Block or Unfriend?

My mother also has this misconception that if you like someone you automatically have to like their kids.
 
2012-08-02 12:53:07 PM  

Girion47: blahpers: I wonder: what mechanism do they use to determine that a picture is a baby picture? Does it work better on some kinds of baby than others?

It's the geek tab; show me the tech!

word filters for the photo captions. If they post the pics without words, you can filter by their names.


Advanced JPG analysis software that can detect baby clothes (little sailor outfits, dinosaur t-shirts). They're still working on the drool detection because it keeps blocking all the wonderful drunk pics posted by teenagers. Right now the default action is to move the drunk pics earlier on the timeline before the baby pics but this isn't always completely accurate.
 
2012-08-02 01:14:40 PM  

theurge14: This will come in handy.

How does it handle "here's my belly at 19 weeks" pics?


God I wish. Nothing is more disappointing and disgusting than a pregnant chick, especially if she was hot. Pictures of her bloated belly are just a testament to hotness forever flushed down the drain of dirty diapers and sweat pants. Not to mention it's just tactless to put those pictures up for the world to see. Keep a shirt over your tumor hun, nobody thinks you doubling in size is "magical", not even your baby daddy.

I don't know what it is about the entire baby ordeal that makes new parents think the entire world wants to see and share in it. I have a suspicion it's really because those new parents know their lives are essentially over. And if they can both bring others down with them through forcing the baby on the world, and receive loads of platitudes and encouragement, it will somehow make them regret their decision a little less. Every time a new parent smiles its just them trying to fake it long enough to convince themselves they really don't miss their old life of having fun, money, sex, and free time.
 
2012-08-02 01:29:22 PM  

taurusowner: theurge14: This will come in handy.

How does it handle "here's my belly at 19 weeks" pics?

God I wish. Nothing is more disappointing and disgusting than a pregnant chick, especially if she was hot. Pictures of her bloated belly are just a testament to hotness forever flushed down the drain of dirty diapers and sweat pants. Not to mention it's just tactless to put those pictures up for the world to see. Keep a shirt over your tumor hun, nobody thinks you doubling in size is "magical", not even your baby daddy.

I don't know what it is about the entire baby ordeal that makes new parents think the entire world wants to see and share in it. I have a suspicion it's really because those new parents know their lives are essentially over. And if they can both bring others down with them through forcing the baby on the world, and receive loads of platitudes and encouragement, it will somehow make them regret their decision a little less. Every time a new parent smiles its just them trying to fake it long enough to convince themselves they really don't miss their old life of having fun, money, sex, and free time.


That is one of the most depressing and offensive things I've read today. I love it!
 
2012-08-02 01:31:13 PM  
Better than your baby.. Baby.


sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
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