Now a major motion picture





  • Amarok has an "amazing" feature to find and download album cover artworks from Amazon. Doesn't help much when most of the music you have come on samplers and is from some obscure indie bands no one has ever heard of, many of which don't even have an album out.



  • I don't suppose "popular" means "often searched for"?



  • @lolwtf said:

    I don't suppose "popular" means "often searched for"?

    I'm afraid it probably does not, though that would be amusing too...



  •  TRWTF is that I haven't the foggiest clue what this entire thread is about. Not sure if that's MY WTF or YOUR WTF, but it's certainly a WTF.



  • @mahlerrd said:

    TRWTF is that I haven't the foggiest clue what this entire thread is about.

    It's about 5 replies.



  • @mahlerrd said:

    TRWTF is that I haven't the foggiest clue what this entire thread is about. Not sure if that's MY WTF or YOUR WTF, but it's certainly a WTF.

    Here's what I've put together. The image is linked to Amazon, to the book The Help, which was recently made into a movie. The image is obviously not the same as the book, which is about the relationship between a white and a black woman in the American south (from what I've gathered from the handful of trailers I've seen on TV).

    This is a minor WTF. It's not a major WTF, but it's a WTF.



  • @boomzilla said:


    This is a minor WTF. It's not a major WTF, but it's a WTF.

     

    Now I know.  I didn't know before, but I do now.

     



  • @boomzilla said:

    Here's what I've put together. The image is linked to Amazon, to the book The Help, which was recently made into a movie. The image is obviously not the same as the book, which is about the relationship between a white and a black woman in the American south (from what I've gathered from the handful of trailers I've seen on TV).

    The movie is "Help!", the 1965 Beatles movie, and it's linked to "The Help", an entirely different 2011 movie. ... at least that's what I assumed the WTF was.

    Edit: no way, they obviously searched the "The Help" and it came up with something named "Help!" which is entirely different from the Beatles. I guess the WTF is that the search engine is ignoring both "the" and the exclamation mark?



  •  Ah, so it's a new case of an old problem.  I used to make periodic searches for Jim Henson's experimental teleplay "The Cube" and could never find anything but the sci-fi movie "Cube".  Or getting Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in "The Mask" while searching for Cher and Eric Stoltz in "Mask".

    Or looking up the band "The The" and being told I hadn't entered any search terms.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Edit: no way, they obviously searched the "The Help" and it came up with something named "Help!" which is entirely different from the Beatles. I guess the WTF is that the search engine is ignoring both "the" and the exclamation mark?

     

    FFS, did they search using the 64 bit version of Outlook?  It'll ignore practically anything useful in your search phrase - Quotes get ignored, periods are considered delimeters, etc... (At least, that's been our experience with the 64 bit version: the 32 bit copy on my laptop seems generally OK, but the few of us with 64 bit versions of Outlook have a constant inability to search properly)

     



  • @da Doctah said:

     Ah, so it's a new case of an old problem.  I used to make periodic searches for Jim Henson's experimental teleplay "The Cube" and could never find anything but the sci-fi movie "Cube".  Or getting Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in "The Mask" while searching for Cher and Eric Stoltz in "Mask".

    Or looking up the band "The The" and being told I hadn't entered any search terms.

    Google should use a frequency analysis on words to weigh them based on popularity, like my almost-random tag script does. That would still allow you to search for "the the", because the frequency of "the" relative to the rest of the phrase is 1:1. Obviously, my script is superior to Google.



  • @derula said:

    Obviously, my script is superior to Google.
    How is it at searching plain text files? Have you tried porting it to VB5?



  • @Scarlet Manuka said:

    @derula said:
    Obviously, my script is superior to Google.

    How is it at searching plain text files? Have you tried porting it to VB5?

    Also, it should be able to replay the evolution of the tag cloud, forwards, backwards, slow motion, and from random points in time.


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