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(Estately)   Bing Auto-Complete teaches geography lesson about American states. Did you know Arkansas is a $#%HOLE?   (blog.estately.com) divider line 93
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2014-01-28 04:25:32 PM  
It's true. Bing auto-complete  does say that. Google says that Arkansas is a state.

I don't know who to believe.

But to double check I found that Mississippi is also a shiathole.

California is a desert. Shiathole ranks third. Massachusetts is a coffin.

Canada is awesome. But it is also a socialist country. Apparently some socialist countries are awesome. Norway is another awesome country but it is a liberal country, not socialist. May be the European use of the word "liberal".

But I have to dispute the wisdom of Bing on one thing.

ONTARIO IS NOT A STATE. IT IS A PROVINCE.
 
2014-01-28 05:52:46 PM  
Arkansas isn't that bad.
 
2014-01-28 06:39:36 PM  
Well, I do live downwind.
 
2014-01-28 06:40:43 PM  
What's Bing?
 
2014-01-28 06:41:26 PM  
Only when you're here subby.
 
2014-01-28 06:42:02 PM  
No Connecticut

/not surprised
 
2014-01-28 06:43:49 PM  
Yes.
 
2014-01-28 06:45:07 PM  
"Nevada is the most mountainous state

With 172 mountain peaks over 2,000 feet, Nevada is technically the most mountainous in the country."

Heh.
 
2014-01-28 06:46:33 PM  
I am guessing the author should have been working instead of writing that.

Still, I tip my hat to him for being the only person I know who is grimly determined to suffer through using Bing.
 
2014-01-28 06:46:59 PM  
I grew up there, and I lived there for years.  There's good and bad people everywhere.  Yes, the economy's in the worst part of the shiatter, there's plenty of the Mongs that Time Forgot swarming around who routinely break shiat and do their damndest to keep it broken, and unfortunately they're REALLY motivated to vote, but that's true of anywhere.  There's a lot of absolutely gorgeous rivers, woods and mountains if you're into nature, there's awesome, friendly people and--especially if you're in the northern part of the state--even (dare I say it) culture worth taking in.

It's not a complete wasteland.
 
2014-01-28 06:48:04 PM  

FizixJunkee: What's Bing?


A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.
 
2014-01-28 06:51:22 PM  
I'm sure Bing users are a representative sample of Americans and not complete idiots.
 
2014-01-28 06:52:15 PM  

Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.


You can get a malware toolbar with ask.com
 
2014-01-28 06:52:41 PM  

tinyarena: No Connecticut

/not surprised


Look again. CT is anti-gun.
 
2014-01-28 06:53:39 PM  

doyner: Arkansas isn't that bad.


It's pretty up north, but the people, sheesh.
 
2014-01-28 06:54:30 PM  

a particular individual: tinyarena: No Connecticut

/not surprised

Look again. CT is anti-gun.


D'oh!
 
2014-01-28 06:57:02 PM  

fusillade762: I'm sure Bing users are a representative sample of Americans and not complete idiots.


Consider this, your average American is a complete idiot.
 
2014-01-28 06:58:26 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.

You can get a malware toolbar with ask.com


I finally got my mom to switch to Chrome on her new laptop and somehow the default search engine got swapped to Ask.
 
2014-01-28 06:58:55 PM  

FizixJunkee: What's Bing?


Came here to say this.
 
2014-01-28 07:00:49 PM  
Arkansas, ar least they arent mississippi.
 
2014-01-28 07:00:49 PM  
Bill Clinton is a #$%^hole and he came from Arkansas so I guess there is some truth to the statement.
 
2014-01-28 07:02:05 PM  
/eponymous.
// my 2¢
 
2014-01-28 07:02:25 PM  
I'm guessing Montana is for badasses. *checks link* Yup. And true.
 
2014-01-28 07:02:34 PM  

Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.


It's actually got a way better image search than Google.
 
2014-01-28 07:05:23 PM  
Who leaked it?
 
2014-01-28 07:06:49 PM  
That's right, Washington is the best.  The fact that everyone that works at Bing lives here has absolutely nothing to do with that I'm sure.

Anecdote time: I was trying to find the address of my office one day and looked it up on Bing only to have autocomplete tell me that the building is haunted.  I know that mice and rats have been spotted in the building, but I've never heard of any ghost sightings.
 
2014-01-28 07:08:10 PM  
Hey, they invented the toothbrush in Arkansas.

If it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called a  teethbrush
 
2014-01-28 07:08:51 PM  

fusillade762: cowgirl toffee: Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.

You can get a malware toolbar with ask.com

I finally got my mom to switch to Chrome on her new laptop and somehow the default search engine got swapped to Ask.


When I installed Chrome on my new computer, the default search was Bing.

I quickly fixed that in the address bar. But the search bar in the stupid new new tab page would not change from Bing.
 
2014-01-28 07:11:03 PM  
It is probably true, from what I understand it is just a pirated version of Kansas.
 
2014-01-28 07:16:26 PM  

sandbar67: Hey, they invented the toothbrush in Arkansas.

If it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called a  teethbrush


I thought it was West Virginia?
 
2014-01-28 07:16:35 PM  
Meh. I'm in Arizona and I'm not racist.
 
2014-01-28 07:22:09 PM  

Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.


Meh. I try to spread myself around, especially since Google's "do no evil" policy seems to be on the back-burner.

Also, they pay me.

/wish I'd known sooner
//easily bought
 
2014-01-28 07:22:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-28 07:23:29 PM  
There is only one reason N.H. is Awesome

 My proximity to the state.

*political wave*

Thank you, thank you
 
2014-01-28 07:26:16 PM  

Bugerz: fusillade762: I'm sure Bing users are a representative sample of Americans and not complete idiots.

Consider this, your average American is a complete idiot.


But some Americans are more average than others.
 
2014-01-28 07:28:05 PM  
I don't use Bing, but I was quite happy to hear that auto-complete chose "Texas is the reason" for that state.  It gives me an excuse to post a link to the "If it's here when we get back it's ours" YT video.

So I guess Bing leads to YouTube, which is Google.
 
2014-01-28 07:32:05 PM  
Did bing need some clicks or something?
 
2014-01-28 07:33:42 PM  
When I deliver to Memphis I go to a small Flying J in Olive Branch, MS rather than deal with West Memphis, AR. I have never had a positive experience at an Arkansas truck stop. If it isn't telling me "We don't have bananas at this Denny's because banana splits are too much work" or employees cussing each other out from across the store or being shocked that someone expected the fries in a to go order on a $9 burger (comes with fries) it is general incompetence at basic functions like turning on fuel pumps.

That is the Arkansas experience and I'd rather pay $100 in fuel than not interact with that collective of semi-literacy and complete disregard for doing their jobs.

Considering truck stops tend to start at $12/hr and offer good benefits they usually have decent workers that take pride in their work. Every AR truck stop outside of a small pocket around the Northwest corner has been sucky and that is with the better employees in the workforce.

Bing has been groundtruthed and vindicated.
 
2014-01-28 07:36:00 PM  
Oregon is clearly somewhere between the best and the worst state.
 
2014-01-28 07:36:09 PM  
NW AR is pretty nice, actually. Now, when you get into the delta, river valley, hell, the rest of the state, yes, it is a shiathole.
 
2014-01-28 07:37:19 PM  

Bugerz: fusillade762: I'm sure Bing users are a representative sample of Americans and not complete idiots.

Consider this, your average American is a complete idiot.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-28 07:41:25 PM  
Bing has a better video search...you know
..if your looking for...videos

/quit filtering my donkey midget clown pr0n google!
 
2014-01-28 07:42:59 PM  

fusillade762: cowgirl toffee: Glitchwerks: FizixJunkee: What's Bing?

A search engine no one would really care about if they didn't pay people to use it.  The day they take that away is the day Bing dies.

You can get a malware toolbar with ask.com

I finally got my mom to switch to Chrome on her new laptop and somehow the default search engine got swapped to Ask.


10-1 it was a java update or flash/pdf/assorted other adobe shiat
 
2014-01-28 07:45:19 PM  

FizixJunkee: What's Bing?



Bing won't autocomplete "A Bing user is..." or "Bing users are..."


Google thinks they should be

A Bing user island

and

how many Bing users are there


So apparently, even Google recognizes Bing's loneliness.
 
2014-01-28 07:45:56 PM  
My state is for lovers. That's right. Come here and f*ck.
And they got the racist states right, although more needed to be added, like Georgia.
 
2014-01-28 07:49:12 PM  

sandbar67: Hey, they invented the toothbrush in Arkansas.

If it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called a  teethbrush



Actually, if it had been invented in Britain, it would be a mouth-scrubbing bristlestick.
 
2014-01-28 07:50:14 PM  
Arkansas is still 50% dry. That's enough of a reason to keep me away.

/northern part of the state is beautiful, spent a lot of time there and southern Missouri.
//the people, not so beautiful, backwards, slack jawed Hicks.
///Though not nearly as bad as central PA, WV, the Maryland panhandle, and the tail of Virginia.
 
2014-01-28 07:53:54 PM  

FizixJunkee: What's Bing?


www.gonzaga.edu
 
2014-01-28 07:54:09 PM  

GBmanNC: Bing has a better video search...you know
..if your looking for...videos

/quit filtering my donkey midget clown pr0n google!


If you want videos that aren't on Youtube, you are correct. Google video search is effectively a shiatty mirror for Youtube search.
 
2014-01-28 08:12:35 PM  
I would have thought Delaware would have something about no sales tax because that's about the best thing about that shiathole.
 
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