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Google Autocomplete Poetry
Inspired by this FAIL in which Google autocompleted “can you eat” with “can you eat human flesh with wooden teeth”, I decided to start asking Google a few questions, and see what other people were searching for.
I think it makes a kind of poetry – and a kind of comment on the human condition.
Who you speak to and where you are: why it matters
Cross-posted to Geek Feminism. Abusive relationship and spousal rape survivor and blogger “Harriet Jacobs” at Fugitivus is angry and scared today: I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother. There’s a BIG drop-off between them… Read More ›
How about some truth in advertising, Australian Tourist Bureau?
From ninemsn via wtf_nature, this bird-eating spider. The photos are alleged to have been captured in a backyard in Atherton, in north Queensland (inland from Cairns). The spider: a Golden Orb Weaver. The bird: a native finch called a Chestnut–breasted… Read More ›
Google Street View: American National Parks
The Street View cars don’t often venture into American national parks. The coverage of the United States is fairly poor in general, and concentrates largely on urban areas. But I poked and I prodded, and I managed to find a… Read More ›
Raped by elves
We’ve identified before that passive voice agent-deletion is a particular problem in reports of sexual violence. The victim is centred, just as she is in most narratives of sexual violence (and its prevention), and the perpetrator is disappeared altogether or… Read More ›
Candy colored Portobello Road (365/145), originally uploaded by jennipenni I love these colours, and can imagine how cheering they would be on a grey day. It reminds me a little of the La Boca district of Buenos Aires, except the… Read More ›
Question OTD: What makes for a blog that excites you?
I’ve totally nabbed this idea from this post at Feministing, although I’m putting a bit of extra spin on it, because I like a bit of analysis alongside my lists of links. For those of you who use feedreaders, which… Read More ›
LIMIT OF MAPS
So. Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ll know that Google StreetView has now indexed Australia. At first I thought it was only the cities – I idly looked up my place (feeling vaguely uncomfortable), and some places I lived growing up, and had a peek at the Perth CBD.
Then I realised they’ve also photographed a fair whack of the countryside, too. And not just the easy parts. They didn’t stint on crossing the Nullarbor:
If I’d known they were coming I’d have closed the gates
So, is your house shown on Google Maps Streetview?
What about the directions to get to your place? Adequate, or rubbish? And did they have a clean lens round your way?
Inquiring minds etc