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(Toronto Star)   *Bing search* "Tiananmen Tank man"...Bing results: Who?   (thestar.com) divider line
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2021-06-04 10:24:28 PM  
Bing, subby. And just "tank man" come up with no images... Oddly "tank guy" worked just fine.
 
2021-06-04 10:29:54 PM  
Russkies did it first, but more blatantly:

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2021-06-04 11:28:45 PM  
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I've seen several variations of this odd claim a couple of times today and I'm not sure what we're supposed to conclude from it.
 
2021-06-04 11:29:46 PM  
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("tank man china" first result)
 
2021-06-04 11:52:11 PM  

Therion: [Fark user image 850x365]

I've seen several variations of this odd claim a couple of times today and I'm not sure what we're supposed to conclude from it.


They've maybe fixed the "glitch" by now, when my wife first saw it on twitter, I checked and it was actually a thing at the time this afternoon.
It was as if Microsoft was doing China a favour by hiding the image results for "tank man" ...but surely they wouldn't be sweating damage to the Chinese market, right?
 
2021-06-05 1:08:25 AM  
Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

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2021-06-05 2:08:32 AM  
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Do you suppose he might have a Tank Girl fetish?

/NTTIAWWT
 
2021-06-05 2:14:04 AM  
Subby forgot to turn Safe Search off.

/rule 34.1: there will always be pr0n in unfiltered search results for any phrase
 
2021-06-05 2:16:53 AM  
I was banned from Facebook for having the audacity to protest two Canadians held hostage there, Do not be angry at China on Facebook!!!
Facebook eats shiat.
 
2021-06-05 2:17:12 AM  
I dunno, maybe it's a setting, but I get plenty of hits in Bing and DuckDuck. But whatever you do, don't search for Saturday Night Live's skit "Young Tarts, Old Farts".  It's not funny.
 
2021-06-05 2:17:14 AM  

make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]


Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking
 
2021-06-05 2:17:36 AM  
"Microsoft is unable to accommodate an interview at this time, but wanted to reiterate that this was due to human-error," said We Communication's Amanda Devlin HAL in an email. "The company has nothing further to share."
 
2021-06-05 2:27:39 AM  
A human made a decision to bow to China for 24 hours.
 
2021-06-05 2:31:10 AM  
I think algorithm gone wrong would have been more credible.  How dare someone denigrate an entire nation just for something they did 32 years ago.

How do you create such software?

I know it's much more complicated than this, but:

if (offends_someone())
appease them();
else
icanhazcheezeburder();

And in most large companies such code would pass QA and any code-reviews.  Don't worry about what those functions actually do.  The code presented does not passs.

Standards dictate that you should use more curly braces.

Corrected code:

if (offends_someone()) {
appease them(); }
else {
icanhazcheezeburder(); }

Just forget about indenting. I don't understand whitespace on Fark,  but at least it should compile.

/God uses 3-space tabs.
 
2021-06-05 2:32:16 AM  
Why would there even be a glitch in the first place ?
 
2021-06-05 2:33:19 AM  
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2021-06-05 2:37:58 AM  
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Shoulda searched for tank girl instead.
 
2021-06-05 2:48:08 AM  

make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

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IIRC duckduckgo basically just proxies/anonomizes results from bing, so it would make sense that it would show similar results.
 
2021-06-05 2:48:16 AM  
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Don't fark with China unless you just don't like lots of money and that vast (though regulated) Chinese market.
 
2021-06-05 2:48:24 AM  

Discordulator: make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]

Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking


Duck Duck Go is not Google.
 
2021-06-05 2:49:20 AM  
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2021-06-05 2:50:25 AM  

JRoo: [Fark user image 646x339]
Shoulda searched for tank girl instead.


  Lori Petty     ...     Tank Girl
Ice-T     ...     T-Saint
Naomi Watts     ...     Jet Girl
Malcolm McDowell     ...     Kesslee
Iggy Pop     ...     Rat Face

That cast was both ahead of its time, and right on the money.  Other than who tf is Lori Petty.  But yes you should occasionally search for tank girl instead, regardless.
 
2021-06-05 2:51:37 AM  

My Sober Alt: I think algorithm gone wrong would have been more credible.  How dare someone denigrate an entire nation just for something they did 32 years ago.



Microsoft and Google both have censored versions of their search engine for the Chinese market, as well as some others to comply with varing local legislations around the world. I assume this is something as stupid as a worker checking the wrong box as far as which localized version to apply a filtering rule too and accidentally applying it to the main engine affecting everyone.
 
2021-06-05 2:54:08 AM  

Mr.Man: I was banned from Facebook for having the audacity to protest two Canadians held hostage there, Do not be angry at China on Facebook!!!
Facebook eats shiat.


Why do you use Facebook then?  I blocked that shiat in my firewall.
 
2021-06-05 3:00:39 AM  

My Sober Alt: I think algorithm gone wrong would have been more credible.  How dare someone denigrate an entire nation just for something they did 32 years ago.

How do you create such software?

I know it's much more complicated than this, but:

if (offends_someone())
appease them();
else
icanhazcheezeburder();

And in most large companies such code would pass QA and any code-reviews.  Don't worry about what those functions actually do.  The code presented does not passs.

Standards dictate that you should use more curly braces.

Corrected code:

if (offends_someone()) {
appease them(); }
else {
icanhazcheezeburder(); }

Just forget about indenting. I don't understand whitespace on Fark,  but at least it should compile.

/God uses 3-space tabs.


Username does NOT check out.

/ code illiterate here, so maybe it's me
 
2021-06-05 3:00:57 AM  
Excelsior:
I assume this is something as stupid as a worker checking the wrong box as far as which localized version to apply a filtering rule too and accidentally applying it to the main engine affecting everyone.

Yeah, this makes a lot more sense. Scrubbed internet for some, miniature rainbow flags for others!
 
2021-06-05 3:01:13 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: Discordulator: make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]

Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking

Duck Duck Go is not Google.


This is correct.  I can confirm from the pixels, as well as from seeing a number of photoshoops in my time.  Also, this is how bad information is spread.  Some of you don't know what you're talking about.
 
2021-06-05 3:01:58 AM  
Dragonfly 2.0
 
2021-06-05 3:03:02 AM  

Excelsior: My Sober Alt: I think algorithm gone wrong would have been more credible.  How dare someone denigrate an entire nation just for something they did 32 years ago.


Microsoft and Google both have censored versions of their search engine for the Chinese market, as well as some others to comply with varing local legislations around the world. I assume this is something as stupid as a worker checking the wrong box as far as which localized version to apply a filtering rule too and accidentally applying it to the main engine affecting everyone.


"Accidentally."
 
2021-06-05 3:05:02 AM  

padraig: Why would there even be a glitch in the first place ?


Today, June 4th, is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Microsoft was censoring all contemporary references for China and rolled it out to all locales instead (the "human error").

Services wrapping Microsoft's Bing, like DuckDuckGo and Yahoo, are similarly affected.
 
2021-06-05 3:08:34 AM  

Rosyna: padraig: Why would there even be a glitch in the first place ?

Today, June 4th, is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Microsoft was censoring all contemporary references for China and rolled it out to all locales instead (the "human error").

Services wrapping Microsoft's Bing, like DuckDuckGo and Yahoo, are similarly affected.


There's no way that was an error. I also tried other search terms (such as "tianenmen tank") and it would not show Tank Man photos.

F*ck you, China. You can't erase history. It's well-documented and taught in grade school all around the world.
 
2021-06-05 3:10:39 AM  

recondite cetacean: JRoo: [Fark user image 646x339]
Shoulda searched for tank girl instead.

Lori Petty     ...     Tank Girl
Ice-T     ...     T-Saint
Naomi Watts     ...     Jet Girl
Malcolm McDowell     ...     Kesslee
Iggy Pop     ...     Rat Face

That cast was both ahead of its time, and right on the money.  Other than who tf is Lori Petty.  But yes you should occasionally search for tank girl instead, regardless.


I walked outta that movie, straight into a record store and bought the OST on CD.

TANK GIRL - Girl U Want (#Devo)
Youtube BHRTf5Cz8as
 
2021-06-05 3:14:07 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: Discordulator: make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]

Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking

Duck Duck Go is not Google.


Whoops, right you are. I thought it was just a privacy enhanced search that ran on Google's system. I was wrong, and am happier for knowing it is not that.
 
2021-06-05 3:15:19 AM  

Purple_Urkle: [Fark user image 425x233]


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That tank has erectile disfunction.  The cannon goes higher than that, but it just can't keep it up.
 
2021-06-05 3:21:56 AM  
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2021-06-05 3:22:33 AM  

Cafe Threads: My Sober Alt: I think algorithm gone wrong would have been more credible.  How dare someone denigrate an entire nation just for something they did 32 years ago.

How do you create such software?

I know it's much more complicated than this, but:

if (offends_someone())
appease them();
else
icanhazcheezeburder();

And in most large companies such code would pass QA and any code-reviews.  Don't worry about what those functions actually do.  The code presented does not passs.

Standards dictate that you should use more curly braces.

Corrected code:

if (offends_someone()) {
appease them(); }
else {
icanhazcheezeburder(); }

Just forget about indenting. I don't understand whitespace on Fark,  but at least it should compile.

/God uses 3-space tabs.

Username does NOT check out.

/ code illiterate here, so maybe it's me


I assure you, there were arguments made by very sober people as to whether you were required to put curly braces around certain statements.

It's amazing what sober people will argue about. Sometimes they're even worse than drunks.  A drunk would just say "But it compiles, doesn't it?  If it compiles without errors, it must work, right?"
 
2021-06-05 3:27:56 AM  

bughunter: recondite cetacean: JRoo: [Fark user image 646x339]
Shoulda searched for tank girl instead.

Lori Petty     ...     Tank Girl
Ice-T     ...     T-Saint
Naomi Watts     ...     Jet Girl
Malcolm McDowell     ...     Kesslee
Iggy Pop     ...     Rat Face

That cast was both ahead of its time, and right on the money.  Other than who tf is Lori Petty.  But yes you should occasionally search for tank girl instead, regardless.

I walked outta that movie, straight into a record store and bought the OST on CD.

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#1 I rarely consider that's a possible thing
#2 that's fuccing DEVO

There is nothing here that can make your life any less better.  I desperately want a remake, but it would be just a CGI shiatraffle.  Like, Sin City actual comics vibe.
 
2021-06-05 3:33:18 AM  

My Sober Alt: It's amazing what sober people will argue about. Sometimes they're even worse than drunks.  A drunk would just say "But it compiles, doesn't it?  If it compiles without errors, it must work, right?"


As much as they are unnecessary, they do help avoid mistakes when editing things later.  And a current IDE should be providing you automatic indentation so you can see when you might have made a mistake in semicolon placement, and braces help enforce that.

If you've not seen any obfuscated C contests, go learn about that.  Code that will pass review may not do what you think, and it may be intended to do something else entirely.

/to your questioners, not you, personally
//I hate unnecessary braces, personally
 
2021-06-05 3:33:28 AM  

Therion: [Fark user image image 850x365]

I've seen several variations of this odd claim a couple of times today and I'm not sure what we're supposed to conclude from it.


That if you tell them that gullible doesn't exist in the dictionary they're stupid enough to go check?
 
2021-06-05 3:49:35 AM  
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2021-06-05 3:59:23 AM  

recondite cetacean: Ketchuponsteak: Discordulator: make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]

Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking

Duck Duck Go is not Google.

This is correct.  I can confirm from the pixels, as well as from seeing a number of photoshoops in my time.  Also, this is how bad information is spread.  Some of you don't know what you're talking about.


I don't understand your reply, so please excuse me if I sound condescending.

Duckduckgo is not Google, they are not. They use Googles search engine, but they are not Google.

Please, if Duckduckgo wanted to apply a filter on the results they display, they could, and since they are not Google.

Please tell me you understand this?
 
2021-06-05 4:01:37 AM  

Discordulator: Ketchuponsteak: Discordulator: make me some tea: Yup. Tested this earlier today. DuckDuckGo is/was also censoring last I checked.

[Fark user image image 425x233]

Duckduckgo is google, minus the account based tracking

Duck Duck Go is not Google.

Whoops, right you are. I thought it was just a privacy enhanced search that ran on Google's system. I was wrong, and am happier for knowing it is not that.


I'm sorry, I replied to your Boobies before reading this.

Sorry if I came across as an bigger ass than I am.

/and drunk.
 
2021-06-05 4:06:18 AM  
Yeah sure.

Time to Streisand Effect this biatch.
 
2021-06-05 4:18:08 AM  

recondite cetacean: My Sober Alt: It's amazing what sober people will argue about. Sometimes they're even worse than drunks.  A drunk would just say "But it compiles, doesn't it?  If it compiles without errors, it must work, right?"

As much as they are unnecessary, they do help avoid mistakes when editing things later.  And a current IDE should be providing you automatic indentation so you can see when you might have made a mistake in semicolon placement, and braces help enforce that.

If you've not seen any obfuscated C contests, go learn about that.  Code that will pass review may not do what you think, and it may be intended to do something else entirely.

/to your questioners, not you, personally
//I hate unnecessary braces, personally


And so it goes.

I thought the entire goal of writing code was to make it as hard to understand as possible.

Also, comments are for pussies.  If it was hard to code, it should be hard to debug or something like that.  Why make things easy on the next guy?


This strategy works out fine until you have to look at your own code some months later...
 
2021-06-05 4:56:26 AM  
Bravest. Motherfarker. Ever.
 
2021-06-05 5:13:27 AM  

JerkStore: Bravest. Motherfarker. Ever.


Or... Maybe just a jaywalker who was let off with a warning.
 
2021-06-05 5:24:04 AM  

Man with the Red Eyes: JerkStore: Bravest. Motherfarker. Ever.

Or... Maybe just a jaywalker who was let off with a warning.


That man was whisked away immediately after that photo was taken and never seen again.
 
2021-06-05 5:26:30 AM  
 The idea I find most plausible is that he's dead. The Chinese police whisked him off and just killed him for being a dissident. It's more plausible than the idea he's been quiet all of these years.
 
2021-06-05 5:36:58 AM  
Of course they censored the search results.
 
2021-06-05 5:37:37 AM  
A friend of mine from China, now a US citizen, thinks the whole Tiananmen thing is a deep fake. What can you do about that?

Weep.
 
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