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2013-02-28 06:05:49 AM
4 votes:
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 10:04:18 AM
3 votes:

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 10:10:47 AM
2 votes:
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 09:59:41 AM
2 votes:

elchupacabra: Potato.


They are autistic, not retarded.
2013-02-28 07:29:35 AM
2 votes:

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 11:44:53 AM
1 votes:

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


Actually,
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2013-02-28 11:31:15 AM
1 votes:
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 11:00:28 AM
1 votes:
Similarly:

i190.photobucket.com
2013-02-28 10:39:40 AM
1 votes:
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 10:29:35 AM
1 votes:
Meanwhile simply typing "autistic people" suggests "...are smart".
2013-02-28 10:26:19 AM
1 votes:

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 10:25:16 AM
1 votes:
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 10:12:47 AM
1 votes:

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 10:12:18 AM
1 votes:
People offended by internet searches should _________
2013-02-28 10:10:33 AM
1 votes:

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 10:07:35 AM
1 votes:
I just checked, and "fat people should ..." autocompletes as "fat people should die". Isn't that missing a final t?
2013-02-28 10:05:49 AM
1 votes:

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 10:05:21 AM
1 votes:
Autistic people should turn off auto-complete.
2013-02-28 07:25:00 AM
1 votes:
...showcase their creativity in their preferred medium?
2013-02-28 06:31:47 AM
1 votes:

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.
 
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