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2013-02-28 06:05:49 AM  
If I were these autism groups, I'd be far more worried about the fact that so many of the people using the phrase "autistic people should" put die at the end of their query that it causes this to be the highest auto completed result.  Just what is Google supposed to do about that?  It's over 5 million page results with millions more establishing the query pattern.  Maybe the autism groups should reach out to those millions of people instead of asking Google to sweep it away.
 
2013-02-28 06:31:47 AM  

gadian: If I were these autism groups, I'd be far more worried about the fact that so many of the people using the phrase "autistic people should" put die at the end of their query that it causes this to be the highest auto completed result.  Just what is Google supposed to do about that?  It's over 5 million page results with millions more establishing the query pattern.  Maybe the autism groups should reach out to those millions of people instead of asking Google to sweep it away.


I'd think it was probably more likely the result of one of those pranks certain groups do to manipulate google results, like how back in the day if you searched for french military victories it'd say "did you mean french military defeats?" Rather than as a result of millions of people casually googling their thoguhts on exterminating autistic folk.
 
2013-02-28 06:40:01 AM  

Slaxl: I'd think it was probably more likely the result of one of those pranks certain groups do to manipulate google results


Possible, but not probably.

Do you not remember Sandyhook? The shooter had assburgers. Assburgers is an autism spectrum disorder. There can't be that many people searching for the string "people with autism should" in the first place. But internet forums where ITGs spout endless nonsense at each other are plentiful. The spider probably just picked up on a recent spike in activity.


/I'll type out the proper name for assburgers informally when the phrase "ass burgers" stops being funny.
// Hee hee, assburgers.
 
2013-02-28 07:22:55 AM  
A GIS for assburgers produces less humour than I had hoped :(
 
2013-02-28 07:25:00 AM  
...showcase their creativity in their preferred medium?
 
2013-02-28 07:29:35 AM  

Slaxl: A GIS for assburgers produces less humour than I had hoped :(


Try the South Park episode. Carman stuffs his pants full of hamburgers and tries to get a medical discharge from school.
 
2013-02-28 09:58:49 AM  
Potato.
 
2013-02-28 09:59:06 AM  
...not have received vaccinations.
 
2013-02-28 09:59:41 AM  

elchupacabra: Potato.


They are autistic, not retarded.
 
2013-02-28 10:04:18 AM  

gadian: If I were these autism groups, I'd be far more worried about the fact that so many of the people using the phrase "autistic people should" put die at the end of their query that it causes this to be the highest auto completed result.  Just what is Google supposed to do about that?  It's over 5 million page results with millions more establishing the query pattern.  Maybe the autism groups should reach out to those millions of people instead of asking Google to sweep it away.


When asked if it might be better to know those attitudes are out there, instead of having Google mask their popularity, she answered, "We don't need Google to tell us we're not terribly popular."
 
2013-02-28 10:05:21 AM  
Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.
 
2013-02-28 10:05:49 AM  

Slaxl: A GIS for assburgers produces less humour than I had hoped :(


Since Google has implemented their "only relevant images" filter, Bing has been better for out of context image searches

/and porn
 
2013-02-28 10:05:50 AM  

Google under fire for auto-suggesting that autistic people should ______________


A) DIAF

2) rock!

D) be medicated
 
2013-02-28 10:07:35 AM  
I just checked, and "fat people should ..." autocompletes as "fat people should die". Isn't that missing a final t?
 
2013-02-28 10:08:40 AM  
Either Google should censor internet search results to protect our feelings or people who are offended by internet search results should bust up their modem with a hammer and eat it.
 
2013-02-28 10:10:33 AM  

CheekyMonkey: Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.


Autistic people should be in charge of developing a decent auto-complete algorithm.

FTFY.
 
2013-02-28 10:10:47 AM  
If that has people upset, just start playing with the searches a little more...

black people should __________  (oh oh, really!?)
white people should __________  (whew, see it's all good - equal opportunity)
catholic people should __________ (wait, so google IS pro catholic then?)
jewish people should __________ (get tattoos? really? lol)
muslim people should _________  (lot of people are more worried about bling than terror, I'll take that as a good sign for humanity)
asian people should _________ (stay at home!?)
hindu people should ________ (how we know google off-shores development, hindu doesn't autofill)
atheists should ________ (obviously burn in hell. I called that before I typed it)


and my favorite... "happy people should explode".

There ya go.
 
2013-02-28 10:10:54 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: ...not have received vaccinations.


11/10

Outstanding work.
 
2013-02-28 10:12:18 AM  
People offended by internet searches should _________
 
2013-02-28 10:12:47 AM  

Purdue_Pete: If that has people upset, just start playing with the searches a little more...

black people should __________  (oh oh, really!?)
white people should __________  (whew, see it's all good - equal opportunity)
catholic people should __________ (wait, so google IS pro catholic then?)
jewish people should __________ (get tattoos? really? lol)
muslim people should _________  (lot of people are more worried about bling than terror, I'll take that as a good sign for humanity)
asian people should _________ (stay at home!?)
hindu people should ________ (how we know google off-shores development, hindu doesn't autofill)
atheists should ________ (obviously burn in hell. I called that before I typed it)


and my favorite... "happy people should explode".

There ya go.


Came in to point this out.  Just did a little auto-complete on Google and pretty much affirmed my contempt for the majority of humanity.
 
2013-02-28 10:18:49 AM  

Purdue_Pete: atheists should ________ (obviously burn in hell. I called that before I typed it)


My first hit was "be arrested," which is a bit less extreme, I suppose.
 
2013-02-28 10:23:56 AM  
Wow they just rolled out that fix within the last ten minutes or so
 
2013-02-28 10:25:16 AM  
So, what do autistic people only get the "we can't speak bad about you" treatment from Google?

One's I just did from Google:

Black people should.....
 still be slaves
 not vote
 n't cosplay
 be exterminated

fat people should.....
 be killed
 die
 kill themselves
 pay more taxes

Mexicans should.....
 die
 be deported
 go back to Mexico
 learn English

White people should....
 be slaves
 die
 be killed
 vote for Obama

Blind people should....
 n't skydive
 have midgets

Short people should.....
 die
 have long hair
 wear
 have short hair

irish people should.....
 eat their children

Google is just showing that the internet is just mostly full of hateful ITG's.
 
2013-02-28 10:26:19 AM  

MikeSass: CheekyMonkey: Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.

Autistic people should be in charge of developing a decent auto-complete algorithm.

FTFY.


Auto-complete, especially in a search engine, has always struck me as kind of silly.  I know what I want to search for, and I'm not too lazy to type it in.  I'm not writing War and Peace, for chrissakes.  It's a few words.
 
2013-02-28 10:29:30 AM  
Up to now, wasn't [ jew ] the only search result Google apologized for?

searchengineland.com
 
2013-02-28 10:29:35 AM  
Meanwhile simply typing "autistic people" suggests "...are smart".
 
2013-02-28 10:31:25 AM  
Hmm.  This is from five minutes ago:

i.imgur.com

Maybe the Google folks figure the autistic people won't remember their promise?
 
2013-02-28 10:35:34 AM  

doglover: Assburgers


Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!
 
2013-02-28 10:39:40 AM  
The Tea Party's search engine of choice:


i.imgur.com

I would LOVE to see the set of websites from which Google created the algorithm that returns that particular autocomplete.  Or is autocomplete created simply from searches that other people have done?  I actually don't know which one would bother me more.
 
2013-02-28 11:00:28 AM  
Similarly:

i190.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-28 11:01:19 AM  

friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!


Butt burgers. Better now?
 
2013-02-28 11:06:55 AM  

wallywam1: friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!

Butt burgers. Better now?


Not really no.  You remember when Lush Limpdong made fun of what'shisname and his Lou Gherig's disease, going all shaky and claiming he was exaggerating his symptoms?  It's kinda like that.
 
2013-02-28 11:11:28 AM  
I'm glad Google will paper over this. I'd hate for reality to upset anyone.
 
2013-02-28 11:11:28 AM  
orbister:

I just checked, and "fat people should ..." autocompletes as "fat people should die". Isn't that missing a final t?

I just got "ugly people should die" -- and the same for beautiful people.

But typing "average people should" autocompleted into real search results.
 
2013-02-28 11:22:03 AM  

friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!


The Crimson Gate sounds like horror porn.
 
2013-02-28 11:26:35 AM  
redheaded people s....


smell
 
2013-02-28 11:31:15 AM  
Google hasn't fixed it as of two seconds ago. Nor should they. Damn but people have become such thin-skinned, whiney little pussies.
 
2013-02-28 11:43:47 AM  
Try `autism is...`
 
2013-02-28 11:44:53 AM  

JackieRabbit: Damn but people have become such thin-skinned, whiney little pussies.


Actually,
i190.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-28 11:47:03 AM  

CheekyMonkey: MikeSass: CheekyMonkey: Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.

Autistic people should be in charge of developing a decent auto-complete algorithm.

FTFY.

Auto-complete, especially in a search engine, has always struck me as kind of silly.  I know what I want to search for, and I'm not too lazy to type it in.  I'm not writing War and Peace, for chrissakes.  It's a few words.


Where it's useful is on mobile.
 
2013-02-28 11:51:37 AM  
What if the result is right?
 
2013-02-28 11:53:06 AM  

friday13: wallywam1: friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!

Butt burgers. Better now?

Not really no.  You remember when Lush Limpdong made fun of what'shisname and his Lou Gherig's disease, going all shaky and claiming he was exaggerating his symptoms?  It's kinda like that.


The joke: You were offended by the word "ass" so I replaced it with "butt". Of course that's not actually what you found offensive, which leads me to the classic "that's the joke" quote.

Ass. Butt. That's the joke.

/That's the joke.
 
2013-02-28 12:00:31 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: CheekyMonkey: MikeSass: CheekyMonkey: Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.

Autistic people should be in charge of developing a decent auto-complete algorithm.

FTFY.

Auto-complete, especially in a search engine, has always struck me as kind of silly.  I know what I want to search for, and I'm not too lazy to type it in.  I'm not writing War and Peace, for chrissakes.  It's a few words.

Where it's useful is on mobile.


Yeah, that occurred to me after I posted.  I've got a dumb phone, so it doesn't apply to me.
 
2013-02-28 12:07:24 PM  

wallywam1: friday13: wallywam1: friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!

Butt burgers. Better now?

Not really no.  You remember when Lush Limpdong made fun of what'shisname and his Lou Gherig's disease, going all shaky and claiming he was exaggerating his symptoms?  It's kinda like that.

The joke: You were offended by the word "ass" so I replaced it with "butt". Of course that's not actually what you found offensive, which leads me to the classic "that's the joke" quote.

Ass. Butt. That's the joke.

/That's the joke.


At least you understand that it's the joke itself that's offensive.  There are too many people who don't.

MikeBoomshadow: friday13: doglover: Assburgers

Y'know, that's really annoying to someone who actually has AS.

/I'll admit; It was funny the first dozen times, but now I have enough blood from the people who do that to paint the Golden Gate a pleasing shade of crimson, so QUIT IT!

The Crimson Gate sounds like horror porn.


Yeah, I was going for the gorn angle there.
 
2013-02-28 12:23:33 PM  
img835.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-28 12:42:25 PM  
America should:

See the carnage
Intervene in Syria
Conquer the world
Declare bankrupcy
 
2013-02-28 12:43:23 PM  
Came for 'Match Game' and Charles Nelson Reiley references; leaving disappointed and feeling old.
 
2013-02-28 12:44:03 PM  
It's weird, but a lot of female celebrities' names Auto-Complete with the word "pregnant".

And their image searches, naturally, have these top choices:
nude
hair
feet
young
sexy
hot
oscars
 
2013-02-28 12:48:37 PM  
i.imgur.com

/It's true.
 
2013-02-28 12:55:08 PM  
I'll defer to Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers, and Richard Dawson for the winning answers.
 
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