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(Slate)   Scientists building machine to detect useful tweets. The SETI project team is reportedly still laughing about it   (slate.com) divider line 20
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2012-12-16 01:16:53 PM  
In other words, all "illegimate tweets" would be sussed out and the machine would promptly find a way to shut them down? So noted.
 
2012-12-16 01:42:21 PM  
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2012-12-16 02:09:58 PM  
Sources say, much like SETI, their search will be (as of yet) long and fruitless..
 
2012-12-16 02:21:54 PM  
They'd have more luck if they switched to searching for Bigfoot.
 
2012-12-16 02:23:34 PM  
poop coming out is still legit, right?
 
2012-12-16 02:56:39 PM  

Nuclear Monk: poop coming out is still legit, right?


just as valid as "penis goes where?" I'd assume

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2012-12-16 03:31:11 PM  
The SETI project has a greater chance of success
 
2012-12-16 03:33:21 PM  
I predict they'll find dark matter first
 
2012-12-16 04:34:27 PM  
"Winners don't use Twitter" - William S. Sessions, Director FBI
 
2012-12-16 05:03:12 PM  
Hey did you guys ever notice that people that use one website to communicate with others are all 'Blah blah blah', while people that use other websites to communicate with each other are more like 'Yada yada yada'?
 
2012-12-16 07:40:41 PM  

Karne: Hey did you guys ever notice that people that use one website to communicate with others are all 'Blah blah blah', while people that use other websites to communicate with each other are more like 'Yada yada yada'?


Best post so far.

"lol, what a waste of time twitter is. It's a bunch of idiots saying useless crap! Now let me get back to 10 hours of arguing with a stranger about a fantasy movie and post a bunch of cartoon pony pictures."
 
2012-12-16 08:44:24 PM  
Hey!

Yeah, you guys who are ostensibly attempting to represent the intelligentsia.


You do know that Twitter functions as an amazing meta-organism which is constantly reflecting the information and mood of the entire species, right? I mean, as far as sample-size goes, it's more massive and diverse than any organized census or survey that's ever existed in the history of the planet. And you're disregarding it with Idiocracy-lite commentary.

"But there's so much bullshiat on there!" Yeah, like I said, it reflects the species. So you build a machine that can see the large picture stuff and ignore the static. And you end up with an information source far more broad and accurate than any individual or conventional network you could build. The value of which has clearly exceeded your imaginations enough to turn you to weak-ass cynicism in the place of actual thought.

Again, when you're all spouting the same self-congratulatory shiat over and over again in response to something, particularly when the gist is 'them people say stupid things on that thing,' maybe you should re-evaluate your response.
 
2012-12-16 08:45:01 PM  

MightyPez: Karne: Hey did you guys ever notice that people that use one website to communicate with others are all 'Blah blah blah', while people that use other websites to communicate with each other are more like 'Yada yada yada'?

Best post so far.

"lol, what a waste of time twitter is. It's a bunch of idiots saying useless crap! Now let me get back to 10 hours of arguing with a stranger about a fantasy movie and post a bunch of cartoon pony pictures."


Yeah but there is a difference, though subtle it may be to you folks. You see there's "Pewp is coming owt #momsbathroom", otherwise known as twatter, and there's "Lets discuss whatever topic and troll the shiat out of everyone." like you see on this site. One is good for letting people know the everyday minutiae of your life as if it means something to someone other than you and the douche nozzles silly enough to follow you, and the other, while mostly used for being an anonymous douchebag to others, can be used to having an actual discussion on a given subject and you can very occasionally learn something interesting.
 
2012-12-16 08:49:43 PM  

sidcart42: Hey!

Yeah, you guys who are ostensibly attempting to represent the intelligentsia.


You do know that Twitter functions as an amazing meta-organism which is constantly reflecting the information and mood of the entire species, right? I mean, as far as sample-size goes, it's more massive and diverse than any organized census or survey that's ever existed in the history of the planet. And you're disregarding it with Idiocracy-lite commentary.

"But there's so much bullshiat on there!" Yeah, like I said, it reflects the species. So you build a machine that can see the large picture stuff and ignore the static. And you end up with an information source far more broad and accurate than any individual or conventional network you could build. The value of which has clearly exceeded your imaginations enough to turn you to weak-ass cynicism in the place of actual thought.

Again, when you're all spouting the same self-congratulatory shiat over and over again in response to something, particularly when the gist is 'them people say stupid things on that thing,' maybe you should re-evaluate your response.


The problem with your assertion is that at best the information culled from such a venture will be used to develop better marketing techniques and how to better tailor media for our consumption. Sure there could be an actual good use for the occasional corn kernel sifted out of the crap, but it's not terribly likely to be used as such.
 
2012-12-16 08:53:27 PM  

Karne: Hey did you guys ever notice that people that use one website to communicate with others are all 'Blah blah blah', while people that use other websites to communicate with each other are more like 'Yada yada yada'?


That's why I mostly communicate with Morse code over HF radio. Much higher signal-to-noise ratio. Fark is just for those times when it's not convenient for me to do so.
 
2012-12-16 08:54:50 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: the other, while mostly used for being an anonymous douchebag to others, can be used to having an actual discussion on a given subject and you can very occasionally learn something interesting.


This is almost too perceptive a comment to have come from someone named "Dingleberry Dickwad".
 
2012-12-16 09:26:52 PM  

dittybopper: Dingleberry Dickwad: the other, while mostly used for being an anonymous douchebag to others, can be used to having an actual discussion on a given subject and you can very occasionally learn something interesting.

This is almost too perceptive a comment to have come from someone named "Dingleberry Dickwad".


What? Jackasses aren't allowed occasional moments of insight?
 
2012-12-16 10:29:38 PM  
wow!
 
2012-12-16 11:34:38 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: dittybopper: Dingleberry Dickwad: the other, while mostly used for being an anonymous douchebag to others, can be used to having an actual discussion on a given subject and you can very occasionally learn something interesting.

This is almost too perceptive a comment to have come from someone named "Dingleberry Dickwad".

What? Jackasses aren't allowed occasional moments of insight?


Heh. I guess random chance would dictate it would happen sooner or later.
 
2012-12-17 04:36:35 PM  
Paul Klee unamused.
 
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