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(Network World)   Cheeky browser plug-in pokes fun at cloud hype, automatically replaces "the cloud" with "my butt"   (networkworld.com) divider line 36
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2013-03-14 08:37:29 AM  
Meanwhile when it sees a site hosted by EA it replaced 'my' with 'your'.
 
2013-03-14 08:39:54 AM  
Old man yells at my butt?
 
2013-03-14 08:40:00 AM  
Also funny when used in Wordsworth research.
 
2013-03-14 08:42:42 AM  
What what? in the butt?
 
2013-03-14 08:42:42 AM  
butt plug in?
 
2013-03-14 08:46:07 AM  
It replaces my butt with my butt?
 
2013-03-14 08:46:56 AM  
Replaces "my butt" with "my butt"....

I don't get it.
 
2013-03-14 08:50:56 AM  
How about just turning "the cloud" into "the internet". While they're at it how about turning "at the end of the day" into "now I might be an idiot, but it seems to me"
 
2013-03-14 09:05:47 AM  

Sczi: How about just turning "the cloud" into "the internet". While they're at it how about turning "at the end of the day" into "now I might be an idiot, but it seems to me"


You should actually add that second change to a coworker's Word autocorrect options. It could take months, or even years, before he/she notices.
 
2013-03-14 09:14:30 AM  
No asinine tag?
 
2013-03-14 09:14:43 AM  
When I hear someone say "the cloud", my douchebag alarm goes off. Unless they're talking about meteorology.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:49 AM  
*RTFA
What is this idiotic childish buffoonery? I don't even...
*Scrolls
OOH Monty Pithon!
Totally farkworthy!!!1!1

+eleventy
 
2013-03-14 09:32:34 AM  
This would be even better if it also replaced "my butt" with "the cloud."
-I'm sitting on the cloud
-Kiss the cloud

And all the porn sites would say:
-put it in the cloud
 
2013-03-14 09:35:00 AM  

Lurky McLurkerton: *RTFA
What is this idiotic childish buffoonery? I don't even...
*Scrolls
OOH Monty Pithon!
Totally farkworthy!!!1!1

+eleventy


This.
/ took him long enogh to get to a Python reference
 
2013-03-14 09:40:48 AM  

ChrisDe: When I hear someone say "the cloud", my douchebag alarm goes off. Unless they're talking about meteorology.


Which is annoying because actual cloud computing is very useful and much easier to say than "distributed on-demand compute resources".

This is why technical people hate marketers. They ruin everything.
 
2013-03-14 09:41:27 AM  
What are people supposed to say? "software defined datacenter"?
 
2013-03-14 09:45:11 AM  

ChrisDe: When I hear someone say "the cloud", my douchebag alarm goes off. Unless they're talking about meteorology.


Either that or they have no idea how the Internet works.
 
2013-03-14 11:02:18 AM  
Boobies!
 
2013-03-14 11:09:58 AM  
LAUGHTER OL
 
2013-03-14 11:15:41 AM  

mccallcl: What are people supposed to say? "software defined datacenter"?


The problem is that stupid marketers have decided that every single thing that's ever been on a network is suddenly "cloud computing" and they've basically ruined the term. It seems like about 90% of the things companies say are "in the cloud" or "cloud computing" are really just traditional websites, web-based applications running on big iron or simple online storage spaces that really have little to nothing to do with public or private clouds.

I don't know what you replace it with, though.
 
2013-03-14 11:28:05 AM  

Drake4962: This would be even better if it also replaced "my butt" with "the cloud."
-I'm sitting on the cloud
-Kiss the cloud

And all the porn sites would say:
-put it in the cloud


Be careful daydreaming you'll have your head in my butt.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:07 AM  

Drake4962: This would be even better if it also replaced "my butt" with "my butt."
-I'm sitting on my butt
-Kiss my butt

And all the porn sites would say:
-put it in my butt


I installed the plugin. I think some humour got lost :-)
 
2013-03-14 01:06:16 PM  
FTFA(paraphrased): "replace 'the' with 'the f&*&#_g'

Then you would have an Onion article.
 
2013-03-14 01:13:11 PM  

skozlaw: mccallcl: What are people supposed to say? "software defined datacenter"?

The problem is that stupid marketers have decided that every single thing that's ever been on a network is suddenly "cloud computing" and they've basically ruined the term. It seems like about 90% of the things companies say are "in the cloud" or "cloud computing" are really just traditional websites, web-based applications running on big iron or simple online storage spaces that really have little to nothing to do with public or private clouds.

I don't know what you replace it with, though.


My butt, apparently.

Only skimmed the article.
 
2013-03-14 01:44:38 PM  

MagicBoris: You should actually add that second change to a coworker's Word autocorrect options. It could take months, or even years, before he/she notices.


We once did this with a co-worker. Every time she typed " I "in Word, it changed it to " Eye ". After a few months she finally gave up trying to figure out what was causing it, and just let it be.
 
2013-03-14 02:40:34 PM  

skozlaw: mccallcl: What are people supposed to say? "software defined datacenter"?

The problem is that stupid marketers have decided that every single thing that's ever been on a network is suddenly "cloud computing" and they've basically ruined the term. It seems like about 90% of the things companies say are "in the cloud" or "cloud computing" are really just traditional websites, web-based applications running on big iron or simple online storage spaces that really have little to nothing to do with public or private clouds.

I don't know what you replace it with, though.


This.  Leave it to ad companies and buzzwords to destroy the terms for meaningful computing principles/methods.

It's not in "the cloud" it's hosted or stored, in it's entirety on another server.
If it's hosted in a couple places, it's not in "the cloud" it's backed up or mirrored on other servers.

To be "in the cloud" it's dispersed to a large network of computers that, while they do other things primarily, they've got X set aside for communal use, or a concerted effort is carried out where the computing power is greater than any one machine can do. Typically disseminated widely enough so that any given outage, say a blackout in southern California, does not impact the performance or availability of the data or processing in a meaningful way.  It(the network outage) is akin to throwing a ball through a cloud.

Torrents, SETI at home, even render farms to an extent, are examples of the general principle.  Storage on a dedicated server/website, not so much.
 
2013-03-14 02:56:39 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com
The Butt!
 
2013-03-14 03:19:02 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-03-14 04:06:14 PM  
t's about time somebody called shnanigans on the whole "Clould" computing/storage issue.
 
2013-03-14 04:10:14 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-14 05:51:30 PM  
I said, Hey! You! Get off of my butt
Hey! You! Get off of my butt
Hey! You! Get off of my butt
Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd on my butt, baby
 
2013-03-14 07:41:26 PM  
Not nearly as awesome as the plugin that replaced pictures of people's kids with pictures of cats.
 
2013-03-14 08:50:48 PM  

Neondistraction: Not nearly as awesome as the plugin that replaced pictures of people's kids with pictures of cats.


and foodie friend's food pics with real porn.
 
2013-03-14 09:53:10 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-14 11:40:21 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Neondistraction: Not nearly as awesome as the plugin that replaced pictures of people's kids with pictures of cats.

and foodie friend's food pics with real porn.


I never heard about that one.  I'd seriously consider installing both of those plugins if I were on facebook.
 
2013-03-15 07:18:03 AM  

Arkanaut: Old man yells at my butt?


And shaking his fist at it.
 
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