Failure, A. "Google Scholar's Import into BibTeX function". 2012.



  • I got the following when I tried to import Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom's report "Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap" into BibTeX from Google Scholar (because apparently, the Motivation chapter of my master's thesis has to prove that supercomputing is important):

    @article{roadmap2008whole,
      title={Whole Brain Emulation},
      author={Roadmap, A.},
      year={2008},
      publisher={Citeseer}
    }
    

    What's worse, this report has 18 versions listed on Google Scholar, and all of them list A. Roadmap as one of the authors.



  • I've purchased several books by A. Roadmap over the years, however, Google has made them mostly unneccessary.



  • Feh who would ever expect to see a COLON in a book title. Crazy edge-case.



  • What they did there sometimes works just fine:




  • @blakeyrat said:

    Feh who would ever expect to see a COLON in a book title. Crazy edge-case.
    @blakeyrat said:
    Feh who would ever expect to see a COLON in a book title. Crazy edge-case.

    In scholarly journal articles, more titles have colons than not (see http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/long-titles-and-colons/) or subtitles (where the line break changes to a colon in citations). I'm guessing you must not have written a thesis lately?



  • @Seahen said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Feh who would ever expect to see a COLON in a book title. Crazy edge-case.

    In scholarly journal articles, more titles have colons than not (see http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/long-titles-and-colons/) or subtitles (where the line break changes to a colon in citations). I'm guessing you must not have written a thesis lately?

    WELCOME TO EARTH alien visitor! I recommend you look up "humor" in your Galactic Mega-Dictionary before engaging in forumlar communications with the natives.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    WELCOME TO EARTH alien visitor! I recommend you look up "humor" in your Galactic Mega-Dictionary before engaging in forumlar communications with the natives.

    You said "book title", and this is one of those cases where a normally negligible detail (in this case, the type of work) degrades the joke for us detail-oriented types.



  • @Seahen said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    WELCOME TO EARTH alien visitor! I recommend you look up "humor" in your Galactic Mega-Dictionary before engaging in forumlar communications with the natives.

    You said "book title", and this is one of those cases where a normally negligible detail (in this case, the type of work) degrades the joke for us detail-oriented types.

    WELCOME TO EARTH pedantic dickweed! It may interest you to know that humans generally hate and despise pedantic dickweeds, and now are wishing for you to die painfully at the bottom of an acid-well which also has rusty iron spikes.



  •  Wow, another gem on TDWTF today that made me lol. You guys are on a roll.



  • @dhromed said:

     Wow, another gem on TDWTF today that made me lol. You guys are on a roll.

    This truly is the Athens of the Internet.



  • @Seahen said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    WELCOME TO EARTH alien visitor! I recommend you look up "humor" in your Galactic Mega-Dictionary before engaging in forumlar communications with the natives.

    You said "book title", and this is one of those cases where a normally negligible detail (in this case, the type of work) degrades the joke for us detail-oriented types.

    Wow, you sound like a real fun guy, not at all obnoxiously anal retentive. I bet your bring-your-own-non-alcoholic-beer barbeques are a hoot and a holler; the epitome of reasoned, restrained puns and sundry japery.



  • Oh sorry, I thought this board would be more like a Usenet group.



  • @Seahen said:

    Oh sorry, I thought this board would be more like a Usenet group.

    Humorless and tediously argumentative over irrelevant minutiae? Only, like, 90% of us are like that.



  • So where are my slaves?



  • @TGV said:

    So where are my slaves?

    Sex slaves or the regular kind? For the former, see: dhromed.

    For the latter, you have to be a bit clever. For example, say your job wants you to write a report entitled "A Disorganized Jumble of Poorly-Reasoned Arguments in Favor of FOSS". Now, you could spend hours pounding tequila and researching the subject. Or you can just post a few inflammatory, anti-FOSS comments and then harvest the resulting bounty, collate that motherfucker and hand it in on Monday.



  • @Seahen said:

    Oh sorry, I thought this board would be more like a Usenet group.

    You mean... nothing but spam? And nobody's read it in 10 years?

    Yeah it's kind of like that, now that I think about it.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Seahen said:
    Oh sorry, I thought this board would be more like a Usenet group.

    You mean... nothing but spam? And nobody's read it in 10 years?

    Yeah it's kind of like that, now that I think about it.

    Zing!



  • @Seahen said:

    I got the following when I tried to import Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom's report "Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap" into BibTeX from Google Scholar (because apparently, the Motivation chapter of my master's thesis has to prove that supercomputing is important)
    You couldn't come up with a real-world application rather than some delusional nerd-rapture ravings?

     



  • If you liked this, you might also like The Linguistics of Laughter by Embuggerance, E., and H. Feisty.

    Further reading



  • @Seahen said:

    Oh sorry, I thought this board would be more like a Usenet group.
     

    It is!

     

    ...hello?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    This truly is the Athens of the Internet.
     

    Somewhere in those words, negative commentary lurks, but I can't quite distill it, since I have positive, romantic associations with ancient Greece.

     

    Example: 300. God that movie was so awesome.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Wow, you sound like a real fun guy, not at all obnoxiously anal retentive. I bet your bring-your-own-non-alcoholic-beer barbeques are a hoot and a holler; the epitome of reasoned, restrained puns and sundry japery.
    Once you're using a lot of fancy words anyway, you may want to learn how to spell 'barbecue' correctly.

    But I admit, that is nitpicking, and doesn't do justice to your otherwise rather droll comment.



  • @Severity One said:

    Once you're using a lot of fancy words anyway, you may want to learn how to spell 'barbecue' correctly.

    BBQ. I'll also accept: Bar-B-Q.



  • @Severity One said:

    Once you're using a lot of fancy words anyway, you may want to learn how to spell 'barbecue' correctly.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbeque

    Variants of BARBECUE

    barbecue also bar·be·que


  • @blakeyrat said:

    Feh who would ever expect to see a COLON in a book title. Crazy edge-case.

     

    Only medical journals, or books about Spanish surnames.



  • "Welcome To Earth Alien Visitor: A Survey of Academic Publications with Pithy Main Titles and Long-Winded Subtitles in the Post-Millennial Information Age", by A. Roadmap (Mrs.) (retired)

     



  • @Severity One said:

    Once you're using a lot of fancy words anyway, you may want to learn how to spell 'barbecue' correctly.

    Here's a word for you: dictionary. Used in a sentence: "I might want to consult a goddamn dictionary before I correct someone's perfectly-valid spelling."



  • @dhromed said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    This truly is the Athens of the Internet.
     

    Somewhere in those words, negative commentary lurks, but I can't quite distill it, since I have positive, romantic associations with ancient Greece.

     

     

    He's referring to Athens, Georgia.  Where the B-52s and Michael Stipe came from.

     



  • @Goplat said:

    @Seahen said:

    I got the following when I tried to import Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom's report "Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap" into BibTeX from Google Scholar (because apparently, the Motivation chapter of my master's thesis has to prove that supercomputing is important)
    You couldn't come up with a real-world application rather than some delusional nerd-rapture ravings?

     

    Oh, real world applications have their place, and I plan to include some. But I also want to show how far they could be extrapolated. Experts are saying IT can reduce people's CO2 footprint through dematerialization; WBE is the ultimate example of dematerialization, since it dematerializes the population rather than just the economy.

    My school's motto used to be [i]nunc cognosco ex parte[/i]; a few well-chosen speculative projections will support not only that quote, but also my share of the inevitable [i]tunc autem cognoscam sicut et cognitus sum[/i].



  • @Seahen said:

    my share of the inevitable tunc autem cognoscam sicut et cognitus sum.
     

    Even translated, I find the sentence incomprehensible.

     

    Edit

    This sheds some light, but then I merely disagree with it, since it's a retarded idea that one has absolute clarity in knowledge of the self. Thus that bit of scripture is, as I see it, fucking stupid.

    Also, I don't see how it relates to your post, which' linguistic opacity approximates Kantian proportions. I'm going to assume you mean to say "I know a little, but later, I will know a lot", and that is something I can agree with, even though it is kind of a vapid tautology.



  • @dhromed said:

    This sheds some light, but then I merely disagree with it, since it's a retarded idea that one has absolute clarity in knowledge of the self. Thus that bit of scripture is, as I see it, fucking stupid.


    I think you maybe skimmed too fast over the words
    Torres Amat has miserably tranlated (sic)



  • @pjt33 said:

    I think you maybe skimmed too fast over the words
    Torres Amat has miserably tranlated (sic)
     

    No, I read that part, and I extracted a more accurate meaning from the bit a little further.


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