Sometimes poking around on line I run into something that makes me chuckle or is just off and I grab it for later. Amazon makes me chuckle or is off often enough to get its own post.
Amazon is notorious for hounding people to buy more of things that are obviously one-off purchases – refrigerators, toilet seats, & the like. Their “AI” is as dumb as a box of rocks and not just for recommendations.
All I ordered was cat food.
I like my color film developer to be sheer and warm.
Now we know where Clippy found work. I was afraid to click the suggestion link.
This is a little perplexing. I was writing the review pre-coffee but it’s not that bad. Is “got hard” objectionable? Is “COVID” just a blanket trigger to lazily avoid misinformation? No idea.
Carefully reviewing, riiight. Rejected!
Frequently, the best parts are reviews that do make it through the dumb-bots.
I don’t even remember what this was reviewing.
My favorite Q&A.
We won’t end because AI became self-aware and wiped us out. We’ll end because “thermos of noodles for lunch” was a pattern match for “thermonuclear launch”.
Sometimes I watch Youtube videos on a channel called “The 8-Bit Guy”. I originally saw one on restoring an Osborne 1 “portable” computer. When I started at Computerland going on two score years ago, they’d been without a service department guy for a while. I walked in to a stack of Osbornes needing repair and learned fast. Any way it caught my eye.
I watched a video on rebuilding the battery pack in an old Apple laptop. Afterward, what happened was so bizarre, I had to comment on the video:
“You can’t make this up. Our smart TV asked me to rate this video with this dialog:
I put a link to the photo in the Youtube comment. I don’t think you can add attachments to comments.
I’m in the US, don’t log in on the TV, and I’ve never been asked to rate a video before. I think Youtube’s algorithm may have thought the batteries were, um, something else. At the risk of getting agency attention, I gave it 5 stars. Great content BTW.”
If anyone needs me, I’ll be at a black site somewhere.
This may be my favorite comment on the 52 Cameras YouTube channel
Red eye reduction on wedding pictures made BORG BRIDE!
I think the generator was spewing diesel fumes into the building again when I made this
Thanka. Thanka verra mush.
I love this. Especially because a rock is a bud and a microscope is a bong
Inspired by: https://imgur.com/gallery/RZqNrSQ
The cats were driving M nuts. She wrote “I’m tired of their shenanigans. They think it’s my duty to entertain them”. Auto-correct jumped in and changed it to “Duty Town Terrain”.
You ever look at some of the spam that gets caught by email filters? Sometimes there are lengthy paragraphs of text that looks like they were scraped from random emails, texts, and web sites. Some of it is tiny, like this one, and some is white text on a white background that goes on and on.
Red Lobster spam
Every now and then there’s something funny in it, like this bit of slam poetry.
Jamaican dance hall music
Jamaican dance hall music
LOL, Jamaican dance hall music
This popped up at an online Sudoku site. I probably don’t want to know.
Ice cream? Potato? Diseased organ?
Forgot which spam we were writing.
The app installation progress looks like cartoon Hitler.