September 10, 2012

How To See The Future.
  • NASA are getting ready to launch three satellites the size of coffee mugs, that will be controllable by mobile phone apps. Apps are too near-sighted, unfortunately, to control a coffee mug in outer space. Or so I admonish. I could go on, but, oh heck, why bother? The learning curve is too daunting...
  • Why are we letting apes control satellites? Has NASA been cutting positions again?
  • Apes are people too.
  • MonkeyFilter: "There's an ape for that!"
  • Hee hee!
  • Awesome.
  • So now number two could write some snippet of code that picks up a random tagline from any comments in the whole filter (which are spelt "Monkeyfilter: ...") and drops it into the front page every day. Like any of these gems.
  • I wouldn't go that far... I think a little human intervention in the selection would be prudent. But a Tagline Randomizer is never really a bad thing... I was sorry the Big Blue got too serious for theirs. (Note, there is a size limit, especially on the first line - that's an inserted linebreak to prevent overlapping the tail of the F - More Than You Need To Know! A Public Service of the Foop)
  • I suggested it to #2 and he was...not keen :-) Could be easy to abuse, or misinterpret: if you ask it to search for "Monkeyfilter:" it will get some results pulled from context. Maybe as a sideline thing though...because it would be funny.
  • I agree pulling Monkeyfilter: from posts would be problematic. Perhaps pulling from an abridged wiki might work a bit better? I love all our taglines, but you must admit, some of these without context are a bit...easy to misunderstand. Yes, sidebar feature, please!!! With or without attribution is fine with me. After all, we are a collective genius. Metafilter: we are a collective genius.
  • Yeah, if you add all out IQ scores together...
  • add all out IQ... Well, the scores of people who can spell, at least. SNARK!!