Google News: Headlines Filtering Sucks

It is pretty lame for Google with its super-duper searching software not to filter out some technical HTML crap like browser requirements from their news feeds before publishing:

Headlines Filtering Sucks

Google News: Headlines Filtering Sucks


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I friggin’ hate this city!

What if I hate the one I live in?

What if I hate the one I live in?

Sometimes people designing things seem to make very general assumptions that may be generally true. I personally like where I live, but many people apparently don’t.

I’d rather toss it into the bush.

Very, very disgusting lid

Very, very disgusting lid

What is the point of these lids on trash cans, exactly? I suppose they are meant to manage odors, but to be honest I haven’t seen to many stinky lidless trash cans. I have seen lots and lots of the lidded ones with such a disgusting lid that I am very tempted to just drop whatever I need discarded into some bush or something*, but not touch the yucky lid. And really, if you’re concerned about the smell that much, just purge the thing regularly!


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Perhaps if the spring that closes the lid wasn’t so strong it would be fairly usable, but no, those things are usually as strong as the pit bull’s jaw, so there’s no way to push, say, a plastic cup through without touching the lid. And even when discarding a glass bottle, chances are you’ll get bitten!

*Being a good guy, I usually either carry it all the way home or until I find a lidless can.

Elect Monster Shirakawa!

Elect Monster Shirakawa

Elect Monster Shirakawa

Nice double-meaning composition in San Jose downtown: “Elect Shirakawa: Monster energy!” / “Elect Monster Shirakawa!”.

Disclaimer: I have no idea who this Shirakawa is. I am not into politics and neither this blog. But for Shirakawa’s supporters: it is better to take off one of the banners if you want your boss to be elected.


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Where’s the second handle when you need it!

Cute, but try to drink with your left hand!

Cute, but try to drink with your left hand!

Ironically, there are cups with handles on both sides, but alas, not when the second handle is really needed, like in this case. I am actually ambidextrous when it comes to holding cups, but when I use my computer, I hold the cup in the left hand, because my right hand is for the mouse. Alas, doesn’t work with this otherwise cute cup.


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Digg.com: your 2-letter words search sucks

Actually I have issues with Digg.com search in general. For example I always write my posts by myself. Whether they are good or bad, doesn’t matter, but they are always “original”. But when I submit something to Digg.com it is first “Digging through your submission” and then comes up with annoying message like “There are duplicates found” and gives me a list of posts with similar subject. When I submitted my post about Adobe HQ building, it showed me a long list of all Adobe-related posts found. Digg.com calls them “duplicates”. What a heck? Did you mean “related posts”? Do you see the difference between “duplicates” and “related” subjects? Then I have to click that stupid button “Totally original. I swear!”. Kinda “software implementation fail” workaround with some sort of humor.
Did You guys fail to design good search engine for yourselves? Or your “software back-end guy” quit in a middle of the project and left tons of unreadable code behind so no one could support it?

But back to the subject (“your 2-letter words search sucks”). Today I was searching Digg.com for the keyword “3D”. Please check out the results: “Your search string has disallowed characters in it, or is too short“:

2-letter words search sucks

2-letter words search sucks

Huh? How about group “U2”? Same result! WTF?
May be it is time for Digg.com to teach this “made in Asia” piece of software to start searching for common “2-letter-words”? Please do not tell me that I have to be more specific with search criteria, for example I have to type in “3D Display” or “3D Models”, or just go to Google. Well. Please, do not think for me, I would like to do the search and then decide what I want to read or not.

So I am waiting for the button @ Digg.com “That’s what I am f**king searching for! I swear!


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Does it really work?

Not very effective monitoring.

Not very effective monitoring.

Either the system has blind spots right where this sign is, or it doesn’t work at all, or whoever watches the monitors doesn’t care.


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