Monday, November 19, 2007

Robots Are Horrible Racists!!!

Or at least, profoundly incompetent, according to Google. I missed this story, but apparently, there was a glitch in Google's image-based news search, that linked Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons, and Merrill-Lynch CEO Stanley O'Neal, to a photo of rhesus monkeys. Frankly, their explanation still smells like bullshit, and their almost dismissive indifference on the matter rubs me wrong.

I'm staying on this story.

5 comments:

Roland Dodds said...

That is the most technical excuse I ever heard, and I don’t buy it for a second.

Rafique Tucker said...

No, I don't either, Roland. Smells like BS to me.

Booger said...

By giving this story 'legs' you legitimize the very things you speak and write against.

Roland Dodds said...

Wa? That’s a child’s argument. The blogosphere is intended for just this very purpose; to talk about these odd events that don’t interest major media. And how is posting the story “giving legs to the very things you speak and write against.” That makes about as much sense as a George Galloway tribute record to Iraqi democrats.

Rafique Tucker said...

Booger, there is a big difference between overhyping non-stories, and covering stories one believes ought to be covered (especially those missed by a lot of the MSM). If you don't think this is a big deal, you should just come out and say so, and back up your arguments.