I Broke Google



  • Apparently searching the term "nincompoop" returns an error screen instead of search results.



  •  Works here.



  • pics or it didn't happen...



  • @Ilya Ehrenburg said:

     Works here.

    Weird.  It must be a problem with whatever server my query goes to, because it's still broken here.



  • I can't get to .com to test from here...  Funny though!



  •  What if you turn safe search off? Some may consider nincompoop offensive. Fourth result here:

    @google.com said:

    Welcome to Nincompoop
    Nincompoop Inc offers Mulch, compost, blended earth and other sustainable earth products to Southern Ontario. 100% Eco friendly prodcuts for gardening, lawn ...
    www.nincompoop.info/

    which I find ... odd.



  • @Ilya Ehrenburg said:

     What if you turn safe search off? Some may consider nincompoop offensive. Fourth result here:

    @google.com said:

    Welcome to Nincompoop
    Nincompoop Inc offers Mulch, compost, blended earth and other sustainable earth products to Southern Ontario. 100% Eco friendly prodcuts for gardening, lawn ...
    www.nincompoop.info/

    which I find ... odd.

    My 4th result is the Urban Dictionary entry. The "odd" thing is how Google made those two distinct determinations for us based on our personal browsing history... ;)



  •  No, I didn't mean that. I find the entry as such odd. Why would you be calling your business Nincompoop Inc. ?



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    My 4th result is the Urban Dictionary entry. The "odd" thing is how Google made those two distinct determinations for us based on our personal browsing history... ;)

    The Real WTF is that people still assume search engines in general, and Google in particular, are still so primitive that you'll get the same results for a search string as your neighbor, or the guy 3 countries over.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    The Real WTF is that people still assume search engines in general, and Google in particular, are still so primitive that you'll get the same results for a search string as your neighbor, or the guy 3 countries over.

    No more than you assuming that I made that assumption. I just find it "odd" - note: interesting. Not in the sense of "zOMG, Google returned different results for the same search for two different people," but rather, "It's interesting how Google made the determination of which results to return based on two different people." In other words, I am fascinated by the signals that Google is able to collect, process, and understand in their complex algorithms. Man, for somebody who loves ripping everybody a new a-hole for not reading and not understanding what somebody posts, you sure don't like to practice what you preach.



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    No more than you assuming that I made that assumption.

    I wasn't referring to you specifically. Which is why I used the word "people" instead of "you". Unless you like being referred to as "people", in which case: "people need to learn how to fucking read".



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I wasn't referring to you specifically. Which is why I used the word "people" instead of "you". Unless you like being referred to as "people", in which case: "people need to learn how to fucking read".

    I am people. But, that's neither there nor here. You directly quoted me, which was an inference that you were referring to me. Oh wait, were you talking to me this time?



  • @Ilya Ehrenburg said:

    No, I didn't mean that. I find the entry as such odd. Why would you be calling your business Nincompoop Inc. ?

    Firstly, they're Canadians, eh? It's a "playful" name, as their page states:

    Nincompoop, (noun)-Nitrogen, IN, COMposting, POOP (manure)

    This reminds me...I was listening to one of the comedy stations on Pandora the other day, and heard a joke that went something like this:

    I saw the most depressing business name the other day.
    I was driving, and saw a truck with a sign that said, "Fiedler Roofing Co"
    There was more...but that's really the meat of it....


  • @dohpaz42 said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    I wasn't referring to you specifically. Which is why I used the word "people" instead of "you". Unless you like being referred to as "people", in which case: "people need to learn how to fucking read".
    I am people. But, that's neither there nor here. You directly quoted me, which was an inference that you were referring to me. Oh wait, were you talking to me this time?
    Well that depends...  Are you a people?



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    I wasn't referring to you specifically. Which is why I used the word "people" instead of "you". Unless you like being referred to as "people", in which case: "people need to learn how to fucking read".

    I am people. But, that's neither there nor here. You directly quoted me, which was an inference that you were referring to me. Oh wait, were you talking to me this time?

    I used the word "you", so yes I was referring to you. I know this is very, very difficult, but maybe you can try real hard next time, 'kay?

    Let me ask a question: in another thread, TheCPUWizard quoted Yoda. Did you assume he was talking to Yoda?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    I am people. But, that's neither there nor here. You directly quoted me, which was an inference that you were referring to me. Oh wait, were you talking to me this time?

    I used the word "you", so yes I was referring to you. I know this is very, very difficult, but maybe you can try real hard next time, 'kay?

    Sarcasm detector broken much?

    @blakeyrat said:

    Let me ask a question: in another thread, TheCPUWizard quoted Yoda. Did you assume he was talking to Yoda?

    Let me answer your question with another question: I quoted you in this thread, did you assume that I was talking to you?

    I expect more from you, but instead you seem to be scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel to stay in this argument. It's rather disappointing.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I used the word "you", so yes I was referring to you.

    to me? what did I do?



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    I expect more from you, but instead you seem to be scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel to stay in this argument. It's rather disappointing.
     

    Hmmm, trying to get the tiny ball of rage on these forums more wound up?  What are you trying to accomplish here?

    @dohpaz42 said:

    I am people

    Perhaps this was supposed to be a "I am a people" so when blakeyrat murders the hell out of you your devious scheme will have caused him to commit genocide?

     



  • @locallunatic said:

    @dohpaz42 said:

    I expect more from you, but instead you seem to be scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel to stay in this argument. It's rather disappointing.
     

    Hmmm, trying to get the tiny ball of rage on these forums more wound up?  What are you trying to accomplish here?

    Just trolling the troll. It's a slow day for me, and I'm looking for some good quality blakey-trolling.

    @locallunatic said:

    @dohpaz42 said:

    I am people

    Perhaps this was supposed to be a "I am a people" so when blakeyrat murders the hell out of you your devious scheme will have caused him to commit genocide?

     

    Nah, nothing that sinister or devious; I just wanted to make a Soylent Green reference.



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    Nah, nothing that sinister or devious
     

    I'm disappointed, the least you could have done claim that's what you did so that we could move the argument in a more pedantic direction by arguing over supposed typos.



  • @locallunatic said:

    @dohpaz42 said:

    Nah, nothing that sinister or devious
     

    I'm disappointed, the least you could have done claim that's what you did so that we could move the argument in a more pedantic direction by arguing over supposed typos.

    Eh, I don't take credit that isn't mine to take. But, to be pedantic, there is nothing stopping us from moving the argument in any which direction that we very much please to taking it.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Let me ask a question: in another thread, TheCPUWizard quoted Yoda. Did you assume he was talking to Yoda?

    1) I mis-quoted Yoda.

    2) He is sitting right here next to me, and I am sure he was aware that I was not talking to him, regardless of any readers assumptions.



  • I bet more weight is assigned to your location than your search history, although I could be wrong. For example, googling myself in the state of Florida (well, like 5 places in FL) shows me as the #1 result, but in D.C. I'm quite far down on the 1st page.



  • @boomzilla said:

    This reminds me...I was listening to one of the comedy stations on Pandora the other day, and heard a joke that went something like this:

    I saw the most depressing business name the other day.
    I was driving, and saw a truck with a sign that said, "Fiedler Roofing Co"
    There was more...but that's really the meat of it....
     

    Now prove to me, by explaining what it means, that this isn't some obscure inside joke.



  • @da Doctah said:

    @boomzilla said:

    This reminds me...I was listening to one of the comedy stations on Pandora the other day, and heard a joke that went something like this:

    I saw the most depressing business name the other day.
    I was driving, and saw a truck with a sign that said, "Fiedler Roofing Co"
    There was more...but that's really the meat of it....
     

    Now prove to me, by explaining what it means, that this isn't some obscure inside joke.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof

     

    ObTopic: Congrats to frits on trolling so many people into searching for "nincompoop" on google!



  • @DaveK said:

    @da Doctah said:
    @boomzilla said:
    This reminds me...I was listening to one of the comedy stations on Pandora the other day, and heard a joke that went something like this:

    I saw the most depressing business name the other day.
    I was driving, and saw a truck with a sign that said, "Fiedler Roofing Co"
    There was more...but that's really the meat of it....
    Now prove to me, by explaining what it means, that this isn't some obscure inside joke.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof

    It's probably more obvious hearing it than reading it.



  • @DaveK said:

    ObTopic: Congrats to frits on trolling so many people into searching for "nincompoop" on google!

    Like much of my trolling, it was not intentional.  I had no problem getting results from home.  I'm not sure why that was happening from work.  We go through a central proxy, I wonder if something odd is going on there...



  •  Apparently you broke Gmail, too:




  • @locallunatic said:

    ... so when blakeyrat murders the hell out of you ...

     

     

    Can you only slightly murder someone?  Isn't that like "a little bit pregnant?"

     



  • @mahlerrd said:

    @locallunatic said:
    ... so when blakeyrat murders the hell out of you ...

    Can you only slightly murder someone?  Isn't that like "a little bit pregnant?"

    Well, it's not easy, but first you need a basketball...



  • @boomzilla said:

    @mahlerrd said:
    @locallunatic said:
    ... so when blakeyrat murders the hell out of you ...
    Can you only slightly murder someone?  Isn't that like "a little bit pregnant?"
    Well, it's not easy, but first you need a basketball...

    Hey!, you should not be revealing our trade secrets unless he knows the special handshake



  • @frits said:

    Apparently searching the term "nincompoop" returns an error screen instead of search results.
    No one has asked the most obvious and important question:   why were you searching for "nincompoop"?

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @frits said:

    Apparently searching the term "nincompoop" returns an error screen instead of search results.
    No one has asked the most obvious and important question:   why were you searching for "nincompoop"?

     

    Speaking just for myself, but there are just some questions that I do not want to have answered.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @frits said:

    Apparently searching the term "nincompoop" returns an error screen instead of search results.
    No one has asked the most obvious and important question:   why were you searching for "nincompoop"?

     

    Sometimes, Google is my spell-checker.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @frits said:

    Apparently searching the term "nincompoop" returns an error screen instead of search results.
    No one has asked the most obvious and important question:   why were you searching for "nincompoop"?

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves



  • @serguey123 said:

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

    Can you at least try to be funny?



  • @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

    Can you at least try to be funny?

    or else?



  • @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:
    Everybody has at least once googled themselves


    Can you at least try to be funny?

    In Soviet Paraguay, Funny tries You!



  • @boomzilla said:

    @frits said:
    @serguey123 said:
    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

     

    Can you at least try to be funny?
    In Soviet Paraguay, Funny tries You!
    +1

    Also, frits, I have never been underground, (except that time, at the morlocks rave party) I prefer attics



  • @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

    Can you at least try to be funny?

    I thought it was pretty good.  Witty and original.


  • @Sutherlands said:

    @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

    Can you at least try to be funny?

    I thought it was pretty good.  Witty and original.

    I honestly expected something like that to be one of the first responses.

     



  • @frits said:

    @Sutherlands said:

    @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Everybody has at least once googled themselves

    Can you at least try to be funny?

    I thought it was pretty good.  Witty and original.

    I honestly expected something like that to be one of the first responses.

    So you are incapable of producing witty and original jokes?



  •  I googled myself just now.



  • @dhromed said:

     I googled myself just now.

    just curious...did the result pages include the definition for nincompoop?



  • @dhromed said:

     I googled myself just now.

    In my case, there are no results, which is good because I'm a paranoid freak with persecution complex, (it comes with the job/nationality I guess)



  • @serguey123 said:

    In my case, there are no results, which is good because I'm a paranoid freak with persecution complex, (it comes with the job/nationality I guess)

    Kim Jong-il's personal bath water warmer!



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @serguey123 said:
    In my case, there are no results, which is good because I'm a paranoid freak with persecution complex, (it comes with the job/nationality I guess)

    Kim Jong-il's personal bath water warmer!

    I'm confused. Does Dear Leader have a vacation home in Paraguay or something?



  • @blakeyrat said:

      Kim Jong-il's personal bath water warmer!

    +1, this is by far, the funniest comment in this thread

     @boomzilla said:

    I'm confused. Does Dear Leader have a vacation home in Paraguay or something?

    I have no idea, we are not on speaking term



  • @boomzilla said:

    I'm confused. Does Dear Leader have a vacation home in Cuba or something?

    FTFY


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