Mashup Challenge $100,000 prize - WTF if Spectate Swamp wins?



  • Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20 finalists? And the rest of you Geeks got nothing. Boy wouldn't this group look stupid then. Know-it-all Nerds! 

    Check it out: http://www.netsquared.org/mashup

    Thanks to this forum, I had some demo videos uploaded and ready to show.

     



  •  Let the flaming resume!



  • Spectate. You do understand that: "a mashup is a web application" right?

    Do you understand that your VB abomination is not a web application?

     

    I cannot believe it... but I think you may have gotten even dumber...




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  • I hope you win.  If for no other reason then you could afford professional help.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20 finalists? And the rest of you Geeks got nothing. Boy wouldn't this group look stupid then. Know-it-all Nerds!
     

    You're equally likely to win this as you are to win, say, the Irish Derby.  



  • @bstorer said:

    You're equally likely to win this as you are to win, say, the Irish Derby.  

     

    As the horse or as the jockey? 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20 finalists? And the rest of you Geeks got nothing. Boy wouldn't this group look stupid then. Know-it-all Nerds! 

    Check it out: http://www.netsquared.org/mashup

    Thanks to this forum, I had some demo videos uploaded and ready to show.

     

    God, you are such an asshole.  You came to this forum begging for help and you ended up insulting pretty much everyone, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO WERE TRYING TO HELP YOU with your god-forsaken search app.

    Now you are back to [dish out | take] even more punishment, I see.

    http://www.netsquared.org/mashup

    For a better sense of what we mean, let's take a look at a few of our favorite Mashups.

    Go ahead, click on the examples below. Read the "about" pages to get a better sense of the project’s goal/mission, and how the site works. (Yes, this is kind of technical, but we’re going to help make sense of that. Enjoy!)

    • Maplight.org, a winning NetSquared project from last year, displays the link between money and politics by bringing together information about campaign contributions and legislative votes.
    • ChicagoCrimes.org is a browsable database of crimes in Chicago that lets users see information displayed on a map.
    • ActiveTrails shows visitors a list of active hiking and biking trails across the United States. Users play a big role in supplying information.
    • Tunisian Prison Map pulls from a variety of sources to locate the prisons on a map and links to videos and other information relating to the prisons.

     

    Can you please explain how SSDS is ANYTHING like those examples? 



  • WHOO HOOO the only thing better than quoting the OP is quoting the OP when the OP is SpectateSwamp.

    That has to be the most useless quote ever made!



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    That has to be the most useless quote ever made!
     

    Okay fine, point taken.  I thought it wouldn't be too bad as long as the quote itself was short. 



  • @CodeSimian said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    That has to be the most useless quote ever made!
     

    Okay fine, point taken.  I thought it wouldn't be too bad as long as the quote itself was short. 

     

    Just found it funny.

    Quoting the OP is useless, but anything SpectateSwamp has ever said didn't deserve to be read ONCE, nevermind TWICE. WTFx2.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20 finalists? And the rest of you Geeks got nothing. Boy wouldn't this group look stupid then. Know-it-all Nerds! 

    Check it out: http://www.netsquared.org/mashup

    Thanks to this forum, I had some demo videos uploaded and ready to show. 

    I will assist in converting SSDS into a web app so you can win this.  If you can get SSDS to export XML I will write web frontend with sweet AJAX-ness for it.  We can use the entire Google web index as our data source, thereby qualifying as a mashup.  That way we can once and for all prove the superiority of your search algorithms to the overeducated "engineers" at Google!  TRWTF is referring to a programmer as an "engineer" -- railroads are so Web 1.0.

     

    / quoted the OP because normally it's retarded but in this case it needs to be heard!

    // I don't want any of the prize, you can have it all

    /// I have a dedicated box we can host SpectateSwamp Web Search [BETA] on!! 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    // quoted the OP because normally it's retarded but in this case it needs to be heard! 
     

    No... no it doesn't.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Just found it funny.

    Quoting the OP is useless, but anything SpectateSwamp has ever said didn't deserve to be read ONCE, nevermind TWICE. WTFx2.

     

    Jeez, calm down, friend. We're talking about a three line post here. Please explain to me how that is cluttering up your view. Besides, it had a relevance there, because CodeSimian didn't respont to the post before him. Or would you rather like him calling medialint an asshole?

    Yes, we all agree that SS is a hopeless troll, weirdo and most likely insane. We also agree that excessive posting can be annoying. Keyword being "excessive" here. But you exaggerate a little lately. You're starting to judge this forum by your own made-up rules only. And you demand that everyone else obeys to those rules. This is not your site, MPS and if you don't start to admit that soon, you'll end up in your own little world, not much better than SpectateSwamp.



  • @PSWorx said:

    Jeez, calm down, friend. We're talking about a three line post here.
     

    As I stated, I found it humorous. 

    I think you need to work on your calmness level, and your reading comprehension.

     

    But you are just the first of the usual stream of flamers who like to flame anything I say, so it is all good. Carry on.



  • For a better sense of what we mean, let's take a look at a few of our favorite Mashups.

    Go
    ahead, click on the examples below. Read the "about" pages to get a
    better sense of the project’s goal/mission, and how the site works.
    (Yes, this is kind of technical, but we’re going to help make sense of
    that. Enjoy!)

    • Maplight.org,
      a winning NetSquared project from last year, displays the link between
      money and politics by bringing together information about campaign
      contributions and legislative votes.
    • ChicagoCrimes.org is a browsable database of crimes in Chicago that lets users see information displayed on a map.
    • ActiveTrails
      shows visitors a list of active hiking and biking trails across the
      United States. Users play a big role in supplying information.
    • Tunisian Prison Map
      pulls from a variety of sources to locate the prisons on a map and
      links to videos and other information relating to the prisons.

     

    The neighbor I mooch internet access off of is the guy who runs ActiveTrails :)



  • @Heron said:

    The neighbor I mooch internet access off of is the guy who runs ActiveTrails :)
     

    That is going to get awkward then, since I just emailed them about how ridiculous this thread is....

    Goodbye free internet tubez!



  • @PSWorx said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Just found it funny.

    Quoting the OP is useless, but anything SpectateSwamp has ever said didn't deserve to be read ONCE, nevermind TWICE. WTFx2.

     

    Jeez, calm down, friend. We're talking about a three line post here. Please explain to me how that is cluttering up your view. Besides, it had a relevance there, because CodeSimian didn't respont to the post before him. Or would you rather like him calling medialint an asshole?

    Yes, we all agree that SS is a hopeless troll, weirdo and most likely insane. We also agree that excessive posting can be annoying. Keyword being "excessive" here. But you exaggerate a little lately. You're starting to judge this forum by your own made-up rules only. And you demand that everyone else obeys to those rules. This is not your site, MPS and if you don't start to admit that soon, you'll end up in your own little world, not much better than SpectateSwamp.

    Quoting the OP is always retarded.  I did it above as a joke (you know, like the rest of my post) because this thread obviously only has value as a comedic outlet.  I think MPS can have an annoying habit of posting somewhat useless junk (to inflate his post count?) sometimes, but he can be right-on sometimes as well.  I seriously wonder what kind of code is written by people who aren't irritated by the inefficiency of quoting the entire fucking OP.  Also, you need to take a joke, man.  MPS has a very dry sense of humor and it can be grating sometimes, but some people here seem to have no sense of humor.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    to inflate his post count?
     

    Are there actually people here that give a shit about post count??

    That would be TRWTF.

     

    "STFU N00b! I have more posts than you!!!1!!!!!ELeVENTY!!!1!"



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Heron said:

    The neighbor I mooch internet access off of is the guy who runs ActiveTrails :)
     

    That is going to get awkward then, since I just emailed them about how ridiculous this thread is....

    Goodbye free internet tubez!

     

    I fail to see how an e-mail to ActiveTrails regarding the idiocy of this thread would result in the end of my free internet access.

    Besides which, he's using my WRT54G. 



  • @Heron said:

    I fail to see how an e-mail to ActiveTrails regarding the idiocy of this thread would result in the end of my free internet access.

    Besides which, he's using my WRT54G. 

     

    It was a joke... 

    Let me explain, and completely ruin it:

     

    He gets the email, comes here.

    "WTF why is someone mooching my interwebz??"

    unplug

     ---

    Groan of despair is heard from across the street.

    "NOOO! NOW HOW WILL I POST ON TDWTF!!??"



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Are there actually people here that give a shit about post count??

    To be fair, you tried to call me out on my low post count a few days ago.  I'm a longtime lurker, but I don't usually register for forums and I'm certainly no troll.  I do think you post some pretty worthless crap sometimes, but when you are engaged in the conversation you can contribute as well as anyone.  You respond to trolls like Lysis far too often, which only encourages their retardation.  If you'd just leave him alone he'd probably go back to trying to figure out how to turn the safety off on his Glock and we'd all be better for it.

     

    Didn't mean to accuse you of anything, though, just my drunken ruminations.  It doesn't help there is some new troll (Morbii) with a username similar to mine.   Seriously, this forum needs some fucking moderation to deal with the douchebags.  SS gets a pass, though, because he's just too damn amusing.

     

    BTW, Swampy, my offer to help convert SSDS into a fully-fledged web app still stands.  I figure we can use the YUI library, as the second-worst programmer I've ever known is a lead developer for it.  Seriously, this guy wrote the most WTFy code I think I've ever seen but I'm too lazy to dig out any examples of it. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    To be fair, you tried to call me out on my low post count a few days ago.
     

    Right, because you were calling me out on my high post count... but oh well.

    @morbiuswilters said:

    You respond to trolls like Lysis far too often

    Actually, if you notice, I never reply to Lysis. The same cannot be said for others... but again, oh well.

    @morbiuswilters said:

    If you'd just leave him alone he'd probably go back to trying to figure out how to turn the safety off on his Glock and we'd all be better for it.


    Glocks don't have a safety to 'turn off' and please don't sully the good Glock name by implying that Lysis might own one. He strikes me more as the 13 year old you tube poster that posts about how 'gangsta' he is with his dad's .22 rifle. Makes you want to laugh, and cry at the same time.

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Didn't mean to accuse you of anything, though, just my drunken ruminations.  It doesn't help there is some new troll (Morbii) with a username similar to mine.   Seriously, this forum needs some fucking moderation to deal with the douchebags.  SS gets a pass, though, because he's just too damn amusing.

    Agreed, and I don't care if you were attacking me or not. Plenty of people flaming and trolling at and around me. I have a nice following of flamers who will just flame whatever I say without regard to content or context. I am ok with that. Doesn't bother me. I post and read here for the amusement... If I didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't keep coming back. Everyone else has that option as well.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Glocks don't have a safety to 'turn off'...

    Goddammit, beaten by my own ignorance of firearms again!  It's almost like that time I...  well, the court records of that are sealed, so it's best not to discuss it.

     

    Well, it looks like it's time for my backup fantasy: Lysis is a hemophiliac who works in a scissor factory.  Mmmm... 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Lysis is a hemophiliac who works in a scissor factory.
     

    <Voice VoiceStyle="MontyBurns"> Excellent... </Voice>

    <Fingers Action="Steeple" />



  • I think you need to clean out your ears, SS. What you heard as "screwup challenge" is actually a "mashup challenge".



  • HEADLINE Spectate Swamp puts Geeks in their place

    And shoots holes in their credibility at the same time. It's gonna look bad bad bad. If I WIN.

     

    Don't be too hard on MasterPlanSwamp. He kept that Other thread alive and was very motivational.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    It's gonna look bad bad bad. If I WIN.
     

     

     Just do us a favor and post their reply to your submission here. We could use a good laugh.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     Just do us a favor and post their reply to your submission here. We could use a good laugh.

    I think the bigger laugh will come from how many people look for the history on SSDS and find the original thread, then register on the forums to rip it apart.  



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    It's gonna look bad bad bad. If I WIN.
     

    You didn't even win the simple search engine showdowns provided here and on C9 - how do you think you're going to win this? And how is SSDS related to mashups? It doesn't even provide any useful functionality!



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    WTF if Spectate Swamp wins?

    I agree.  That would be a WTF. 



  • @tdittmar said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    It's gonna look bad bad bad. If I WIN.
     

    You didn't even win the simple search engine showdowns provided here and on C9 - how do you think you're going to win this? And how is SSDS related to mashups? It doesn't even provide any useful functionality!

     

    The real question is why you and CodeSimian still seem to take him seriously.

    He is just trolling to keep a post open here. Sit back, mock, flame, and enjoy.



  •  Let's see if we can push this thread to 20+ pages too.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @LieutenantFrost said:

    ind the original thread, then register on the forums to rip it apart.  

    They'll have some difficulty; the original thread is locked.



  •  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Spectate, there is your fame! 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    The real question is why you and CodeSimian still seem to take him seriously.
     

    I'm not. I just meant to spill some oil on the flames (do you say that in English, too?). Would be a shame if this thread died before reaching at least 100 replies...



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    The real question is why you and CodeSimian still seem to take him seriously.

    He is just trolling to keep a post open here.

     

    Well, he is not your average troll.  He really seems to believe everything he is saying, he is not shy about posting his name, address, pics, and videos on the net, and he is extremely dedicated.  Most trolls prefer anonymity, get bored very quickly and they (apparently) don't truly believe what they are writing.

    He has been "trolling" for at least 2 years, right?  (Channel9, TDWTF, various message boards, etc.)

    Same with the Yellowhead election thing.  He apparently actually went through the whole campaigning and speechmaking routine, even though he had no chance of winning.  An "election troll" (there are always a few) would've just thrown his name in the hat, but then wouldn't have gone to the trouble of actually campaigning.

     



  • ....Sits back and watches the fun 



  • Spectate Swamp is California Dreaming

    When I get to San Francisco for the Mashup Challenge. I'll look up some of my old haunts. I lived at the foot of Taylor st and Lombard. It was a 11 story appartment building with a pool. I arrived in January of 1979. Taking advantage of the pool. I was out each morning before work doing my laps. Nobody else was using the pool. It was all mine. 2 weeks later they turned the heat on. Then I got lots of company.



  • YAY!  Swampy's back!



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    When I get to San Francisco for the Mashup Challenge. I'll look up some of my old haunts. I lived at the foot of Taylor st and Lombard. It was a 11 story appartment building with a pool. I arrived in January of 1979. Taking advantage of the pool. I was out each morning before work doing my laps. Nobody else was using the pool. It was all mine. 2 weeks later they turned the heat on. Then I got lots of company.

     

    That is truly fascinating.  Have you ever considered starting a blog or 5? 

    I see you have started a project blog at netsquared.org.

    http://www.netsquared.org/blog/spectateswamp 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    And shoots holes in their credibility at the same time.

     

    I'm as worried as a spruce hen. 



  • @CodeSimian said:

    That is truly fascinating.  Have you ever considered starting a blog or 5? 

    I see you have started a project blog at netsquared.org.

    http://www.netsquared.org/blog/spectateswamp 

     

    I notice he is also spamming other people's blog posts. 

     

    Off Topic: Using Firefox 3, Beta 4  This editor now has an overline on top of everything I type... Anyone else have this behavior?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I was out each morning before work doing my laps. Nobody else was using the pool. It was all mine.
     

    Who the hell would see you in a pool and think "Wow a swim would be nice!".

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    Then I got lots of company.

    'Floaters' don't count. Please don't defecate in the public pool.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20 finalists? And the rest of you Geeks got nothing. Boy wouldn't this group look stupid then. Know-it-all Nerds! 

    Check it out: http://www.netsquared.org/mashup

    Thanks to this forum, I had some demo videos uploaded and ready to show.

     

     

     

    Dude, I'm totally rooting for you! 



  • @dabean said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    And shoots holes in their credibility at the same time.

     

    I'm as worried as a spruce hen. 

     

    Don't worry. If his aim is anything like the his friend's in their "shooting at a bird" video, then you have nothing to worry about. Except being bored to death.

    ...You could actually hear the bird laughing at them.



  • @PSWorx said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Just found it funny.

    Quoting the OP is useless, but anything SpectateSwamp has ever said didn't deserve to be read ONCE, nevermind TWICE. WTFx2.

     

    Jeez, calm down, friend. We're talking about a three line post here. Please explain to me how that is cluttering up your view. Besides, it had a relevance there, because CodeSimian didn't respont to the post before him. Or would you rather like him calling medialint an asshole?

    Yes, we all agree that SS is a hopeless troll, weirdo and most likely insane. We also agree that excessive posting can be annoying. Keyword being "excessive" here. But you exaggerate a little lately. You're starting to judge this forum by your own made-up rules only. And you demand that everyone else obeys to those rules. This is not your site, MPS and if you don't start to admit that soon, you'll end up in your own little world, not much better than SpectateSwamp.

     

     

    BAM!!! Owned again!  Our little hall monitor is feeling the control slip slip slipping away.  Go ahead MasterAssat.  Say "You will respect mah authoritah!" 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @PSWorx said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Just found it funny.

    Quoting the OP is useless, but anything SpectateSwamp has ever said didn't deserve to be read ONCE, nevermind TWICE. WTFx2.

     

    Jeez, calm down, friend. We're talking about a three line post here. Please explain to me how that is cluttering up your view. Besides, it had a relevance there, because CodeSimian didn't respont to the post before him. Or would you rather like him calling medialint an asshole?

    Yes, we all agree that SS is a hopeless troll, weirdo and most likely insane. We also agree that excessive posting can be annoying. Keyword being "excessive" here. But you exaggerate a little lately. You're starting to judge this forum by your own made-up rules only. And you demand that everyone else obeys to those rules. This is not your site, MPS and if you don't start to admit that soon, you'll end up in your own little world, not much better than SpectateSwamp.

    Quoting the OP is always retarded.  I did it above as a joke (you know, like the rest of my post) because this thread obviously only has value as a comedic outlet.  I think MPS can have an annoying habit of posting somewhat useless junk (to inflate his post count?) sometimes, but he can be right-on sometimes as well.  I seriously wonder what kind of code is written by people who aren't irritated by the inefficiency of quoting the entire fucking OP.  Also, you need to take a joke, man.  MPS has a very dry sense of humor and it can be grating sometimes, but some people here seem to have no sense of humor.

     

     

    Uuuuuuh actually, pull up the posts where MasterAsshat claims he was being sarcastic or humorous and it's when he is proven to be wrong.  His response to giving bad information is "I was being sarcastic." LOL 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Wouldn't that be something, if I ended up as one of the 20
    finalists?

     

    Yes, it would be "something".

    And that "something" would be "an obvious typo in the results".

     

    However, don't let us keep you from celebrating the imaginary victory that hasn't ever happened inside your own head.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    It was a joke... 

    Let me explain, and completely ruin it:

    Your skills in the realm of sarcasm have degraded to the point of nonexistence.  Probably because you spend too much time responding to trolls, and sarcasm doesn't work on them. (Yes, that's a trollish thing to say but I'm not a troll.  You just rub me the wrong way.)



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Nobody else was using the pool. It was all mine

    And having a fat bearded Canadian in the pool had nothing to do with that?

    Jumping in the pool instead of using a shower does not constitute using the pool.

    Yes, I'm trolling the troll.


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