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‘Failure’ search on Google

Until a few months ago, if you went to www.google.com and searched for the word ‘failure’ or ‘miserable failure’ the first hit that would come up is the White House’s official biographical page for President Bush.

After just over two years, Google has finally defused this “Bomb” that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure.

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A search today now shows the US White House page carrying Bush’s name is no longer top listed. Also gone are pages about Michael Moore and former US president Jimmy Carter that were on the first page of results due to Google bombing actions. What’s not missing are articles about the Google bombing incident itself. The algorithm change hasn’t impacted these.

This is because the change is designed to stop the pranks from happening rather than legitimate commentary about such activities. Google isn’t saying exactly how this is being done. But Google says it’s done automatically, without any human intervention.

“It’s completely algorithmic,” said Google spam fighting czar Matt Cutts, adding “we’re not going to claim it’s 100 percent perfect.”

Here is what the official Google Blog said.

Read extensively about this topic written very well by Danny Sullivan.

Disability?

You will want to remove the word disability from the dictionary after seeing this video. What is disability? Why are called disabled when they are able to do just about do anything? Infact sometimes more than the so called ‘able’ humans.

Just another form of judgement and seggregation we humans came up with as usual. See this video and all that is shattered.

“A guy who lost his leg dances with a girl who lost her arm in a car accident.
the dance won forst prize in annual dance competetion on CCTV9 international, beijing”

Blog Update

You might have read the post I published on 9th October, 2007 covering Buffalax, the new you tube sensation.

Here is a recent WIRED magazine article mentioning this blog and a few lines off my interview with the author.

Excerpt:

“The Buffalax videos have struck a chord even with those who understand what’s really being sung by the on-screen performers. Supriya Raman of Boston, who was born in southern India and speaks Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, said in an e-mail interview that she came across Sutton’s videos during her regular browsing of Indian content on YouTube, later posting a link to them on her blog, My Truth.

She said knowing the real translation only enhanced her enjoyment — but that, while she feels it’s “all in good fun,” many of her Indian friends take offense at Buffalax’s videos, feeling their culture is being mocked.”

iMunchies & iBeer

How interesting are these??

Hottrix does these applications for the iPhone. I happened to visit their website and realized they have a lot more gimmick stuff in there. The have stuff for magicians, tricks for your Palm, iPod&iPhone ofcourse, windows and lots more. Apparently their iPod and iPhone tricks are award winning! Go check them out.

Truck Art or Trick Art?

I’m sure most of you have already seen these cool pictures that have been floating around for a while on the web. I think they are too good to be real and absolutely phenomenal if they are real!

But are they really real?

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Buffalax

I noticed a string of videos under the name Buffalax in You-tube. On digging more, I found out what buffalax does ; Puts English subtitles to international songs. Think its pretty ordinary? Here’s the twist.

These subtitles by no means are actual translations. To any of you who really don’t know any of these languages, please do not think that the English subtitle in it is the actual meaning of the song !!!

These subtitles are what the song and its words sound like(phonetically) in English , to someone who doesn’t understand the original language of the song. Just follow the subtitles in the video and listen to the original. Its really hilarious!

If you really do understand the original words, its even funnier to see how weird it could possibily sound to someone who doesn’t understand the language!

Boten Anna is a popular Swedish dance number my a musician Bass Hunter. Here is the buffalaxed version:

Here’s one in Tamil:

And one in Hindi Punjabi :

One last video in Telugu: The video itself is quite hilarious!


Update:

Read the WIRED magazine article covering this dated 6th November, 2007

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