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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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Are you a soldier or a chicken?

Yet another crappy idea to combine two things together and then sell it online for $30.

A Soldier that chicken

A Soldier that chicken

Description says: “This Chicken model was originally developed as the main character for use in a Private Company’s game”.
Available at Turbosquid

R.T.F.M.

RPG-7 manual states that “no person or ammunition should be closer than 98ft (30m) behind the launcher” – to avoid injuring the former or igniting the latter with the rocket engine gases or with the leftovers of the booster charge. Moreover “there should be no obstacles closer than 6.5ft (2m) behind the launcher” – this is to avoid burning the shooter. So what do we see in this picture? 3 severely burned freedom fighters! (the one on the right may survive though)

But on the other hand, members of the opposing force would surely appreciate the poor level of gun safety training among the guys pictured.

Found on turbosquid.com via 3dsn.com – 3d search network

Ancient Roman soldier in 3D (or a Nurse from old german adult movies?)

roman soldier

Roman soldier

This 3D model of ‘Roman Soldier’ was published at Modelbank.com and priced at $195 (Wow!).

Aaah, that’s why Ancient Romans lost in that war! The outfit of a classy nurse from old german adult movies: this mini-skirt, summer women’s shoes and punk hair did scare nobody. Check it out.


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A Soldier or a Gay biker?

Gay Soldier

Soldier: FAIL

This 3D model of a “Soldier” was published at Turbosquid.com

The model’s description says: “Excellent head, high detail, with human ears, and good nose”.

I don’t know.. this helmet, these 2x wide open eyes.. IMO, this guy looks mostly like gay biker rather than a soldier.

Game character soldier should look something like these folks:

Game soldiers

Game soldiers

Content link (gay version @ Turbosquid.com; $16):

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/164474

Content link (non-gay version, Fallingpixel.com; $180):

http://www.fallingpixel.com/product.php/1358

Content found with 3DSN.com 3D content search


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Monkey Man

'Monkey Man'

'Monkey Man'

Looks like at some point the designer started to figure out that the initial idea to design the real human fails. So instead of trashing it, he decided to spruce the model up a bit and sell it as a ‘Monkey Man’ . Who cares: no one saw the real monkey man for real, except may be a few Canadian yeti hunters.

Content link: http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/281682