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The Search Engine Belt Buckle

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the how-some-people-get-their-kicks dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 244

ptorrone writes "Engadget shows how they made "The Search Engine Belt Buckle" a PDA-based device which shows 24 hours of all the bizarre and banal things people are looking for on the web. Art project or pointless hack? That's for you to decide, people are searching for some pretty freaky stuff out there, so why not put in a belt buckle and get on the scene like a sex machine?"

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ah life... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075304)

I'm not sure what happened.

One minute I'm receiving a "I love you. Talk to you tonight" text message... Sitting at the office, working on directions to Pittsburgh with coworkers who have worked with some robots there. Telling stories of you and me... and showing your picture.

The next I was getting a "I had a mental wake-up. Thanks for playing. This won't work. Bye bye."

You introduced me to your friends. I have my own friendships now. You boasted to me that you are friends with your exes, that you'd stick to us unless it you had tried everything else and it was the last straw. Um. Either you work very quickly or you didn't truly mean that.

Okay, so we had absolutely fucking-incredible phone sex. Okay, so we shared deep dark corners of our fantasy worlds. Okay. But you didn't meet me doing that and there's more to me than that and you know it. So if you based your sudden decision on that.. well... *sighs*

What can I say?!

Perhaps you are afraid to be as happy as you could be with me.

You could have at least done this via the phone and not AIM.

You're not on my list of "people full of integrity" right now.

Thank you Candleblade.

Sure, I'll bite... (5, Funny)

SIGALRM (784769) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075306)

"Engadget shows how they made "The Search Engine Belt Buckle"
Finally, something from the good folks at Edgadget [engadget.com] that all of us can actually use.

Oh, it looks cool all right. I want people to stop me on the street and ask about it.

"Excuse me, sir, but why does your belt say 'night diaper bondage'?"

Re:Sure, I'll bite... (5, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075497)

"Excuse me, sir, but why does your belt say 'night diaper bondage'?"

Anser back: "Why doesn't yours?". Hell, based on the size of this thing I think they're targeting Texas geeks.

Don't say you weren't warned (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075308)

...and get on the scene like a sex machine?

If you're ever caught dead wearing one of these things, it's probably best to set your sights realistically [vrinnovations.com]

Re:Don't say you weren't warned (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075463)

Come on people, it's Funny. And Insightful. But the device is a bit to expensive for someone who can't even get laid by picking up a girl at a bar using a fake Rolex.

Both? (5, Interesting)

kjones692 (805101) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075309)

Art project or pointless hack? Why can't it be both?

Re:Both? (0, Offtopic)

zymurgyboy (532799) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075389)

How the hell is this off-topic? It leads with a direct quote from the article followed by an, if anything, +Insightful interrogative! I was thinking the same thing myself, in fact.

Maybe we need to start having the mods RTFA before they moderate?

Parent is not offtopic, you bastards. (1, Offtopic)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075458)

It's entirely ontopic, in fact you don't even have to RTFA to see how.

Now personally, I would just put some porn on the thing. Nothing to get people to look at your cock like some nice porn. Actually, porn involving your own cock would be the best form of advertising, provided you have anything that won't fit in frame all at once.

Parent is not a troll, you bastards. (0, Redundant)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075587)

This is not a troll. What do you think big belt buckles are for? To protect your upper pelvis? They are there to draw attention to your genitals. What do you think this belt buckle is for? Same damn thing, since it too is a belt buckle. The giant belt buckle is the descendant of the modern codpiece.

This is why most of my journal entries are about the abuse of moderation - because moderation is so frequently abused.

"Police brutality is common in my area, that's why I hate the motherfuckers."

Re:Parent is not a troll, you bastards. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075610)

Word. There's a thread full of abuse right here. Nice incompetance, dumbasses.

Maybe we can have an award (1, Funny)

Cowclops (630818) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075312)

Maybe we can use that device to come up with an award, "most screwed up search engine query." Vampire shemale beastiality bondage?

Re:Maybe we can have an award (5, Funny)

the_meager (686660) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075331)

So how many of us geeks were twisted enough to find out what came up when you searched for "Vampire shemale beastiality bondage"?

I for one will probably be having nightmares tonight...

Re:Maybe we can have an award (5, Funny)

Glendale2x (210533) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075351)

So how many of us geeks were twisted enough to find out what came up when you searched for "Vampire shemale beastiality bondage"?

Enough to ensure it'll make the list.

Re:Maybe we can have an award (2)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075444)

I think I can beat that, at least for persons of approximately my generation: Courtesy memepool [memepool.com] , transformer porn [fateback.com] .

Re:Maybe we can have an award (1)

NeuralAbyss (12335) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075430)

So that's why my webserver got slashdotted.. bloody geeks.

Re:Maybe we can have an award (3, Funny)

knodi (93913) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075449)

I was trying to find the site of a product called the "Stadium Buddy", but couldn't remember specific enough search terms. I confidently told my friends "oh, of course it's real. just google for recreational catheter". You know, because it's an external bladder you can wear to sporting events.

Whooooooa buddy were those the wrong search terms. I consider myself pretty jaded to the internet, but even I was shocked at the stuff that turns up. Erotic fiction about catheters? Even a quite illegal gay kiddie porn site from a guy who enjoys catheterizing and diapering preteens who are handcuffed in his basement.

I think your contest should be for "most screwed up query with innocent intentions". And must contain only true stories. Should be interesting...

Re:Maybe we can have an award (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075509)

I consider myself pretty jaded to the internet, but even I was shocked...Should be interesting...
it will most likely be sick, based on what you said

Re:Maybe we can have an award (4, Funny)

tunabomber (259585) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075499)

Ooh lemme try:

"furry androgyne ferret bestiality pyromaniac necrophilia kiddie elephantitis nasal sex pics"

Now THAT's deviant. DO I WIN!? (and if so) WHAT DO I WIN!?

A restraining order? Wow, thanks...

Two Words For You... (1)

PedanticSpellingTrol (746300) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075582)

"Seppuku hentai"

Re:Two Words For You... (1)

eliza_effect (715148) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075653)

The wonders of /g/

what if it gets hacked? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075314)

is that the goatscx guy on your belt buckle or are you just happy to see me.

chic magnet (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075315)

boy, this must work well with the girls!
"hey baby, check out my new search engine belt buckle"

“night diaper bondage” (3, Funny)

Epistax (544591) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075317)

I had to GIS it. You'll be happy there are no results. However I do have a sudden desire to start a website called "diaperse".

great idea (1)

Quasar1999 (520073) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075319)

I like the idea, but it would be way funnier if it displayed the slashdot fortune/QOTD from the bottom of the site... that's more screwed up than any search query on google... Right now it says "I'm a GENIUS! I want to dispute sentence structure with SUSAN SONTAG!!" How the hell could that be less weird than a search term? Really???

Re:great idea (1)

focitrixilous P (690813) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075494)

quite possible. Get a linux PDA, script it up to run 'fortune' every so often, and there you go. Insight and a belt buckle, for the cost of a PDA.

Re:great idea (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075518)

to start, i'm odd... that said, here [google.com] are the search results for the quote you posted :)

Re:great idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075713)

That's a Zippy the Pinhead [google.com] quote. Happy googling.

hehe (1)

attam (806532) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075320)

in essence, it is the ugliest thing ive ever seen... but for some reason the screen makes it oh so pretty.

Re:hehe (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075525)

but for some reason the screen makes it oh so pretty

you'll fit in just fine here :)

Seen something liek this before... (5, Interesting)

thegoogler (792786) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075324)

I remember hearing that there is a monitor at google headquaters(i think it was in wired magazine) that scrolls random searches that are currently being done, cool idea.... but not new

Re:Seen something liek this before... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075356)

Kinda like this.

http://www.metaspy.com/info.metac.spy/metaspy/

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That's a belt?? (2, Funny)

MrP- (45616) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075328)

That's a belt? Looks more like a bracelet!

I need to lose some weight!

Re:That's a belt?? (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075438)

are you really fat? i bet you can sign up for one of those loose weight programs for a free ipod..

what the hell is up with your web page? man you are the new starwars kid for me.. what a dork..

Who is Robert

I am a 21 year old male, born and raised in Rhode Island, USA.elite mr dude

I was born on December 24, 1982.

I have always liked science, technology, and computers.

My first computer was a TI-99/4A back in 1985 or 1986.

My first modern x86 computer was a 486DX2/66 that I built in March of 1993.

At around the same time, I began writing small MS-DOS Batch utilities.

In 1994 I created my first web site, a simple search engine/link list.

I started programming applications in late 1995.

I released my first shareware application in 1996, "Go To AOL", an add-on for American Online.

At this same time, I created a screen name called "MrProgrmmr", everyone called me MrP for short, that is how I got this name. In February, 2000 I created this site, elite because I'm so elite :), and MrP because that's who I am.

one question (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075333)

is it ok to say WTF? on slashdot?

38,600 matches (5, Funny)

Poilobo (535231) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075335)

WTF! There are 38,600 matches for "night diaper bondage"

Okay that's it, we're all going straight to hell.

Re:38,600 matches (1)

shadowbearer (554144) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075510)

Okay that's it, we're all going straight to hell.

Well, that's a relief.

Do ya figure it'll be colder or warmer? Will they allow PDA's there, or will they be mandatory? I can just about visualize the interface :D

SB

Re:38,600 matches (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075660)

41,300 when i checked. 0 when i put the phrase in quotes... thankfully

Not so sure.... (1)

hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075338)

i want some device that close to my "procreator" displaying such a mad display of .....hrm

wait...i can view this thing in my own room ya?

Say... (4, Funny)

Joey Patterson (547891) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075342)

Is that a Google search on your belt or are you just happy to see me?

insightful!!!! (1)

celeritas_2 (750289) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075344)

watching search engine queries is like looking into the minds, the hopes and desires of millions of people around the world. Just one more step to our goal of godlike knowledge of everything that's going on everywhere. //warning....warning.....overrated

Is george bush gay? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075357)

Oops, I thought this was Ask Jeeves.

Everyone knows (4, Funny)

madsenj37 (612413) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075360)

A belt buckle is a tombstone for a dead dick.

Re:Everyone knows (1)

shadowbearer (554144) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075524)


Put a magnet in it and it's a prostate cancer cure.

Hey! I got an email that said it's so! Advertising never lies, right?

Right?

SB

Website? (1)

artlu (265391) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075363)

Is there a website that displays the last X amount of searches for a specific search engine?

gShares.net [gshares.net]

Re:Website? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075405)

If you read the article, you'll see that the search terms come from Search Spy [dogpile.com] .

Anyone knows another website which doesn't require the embedding of an element of type="application/x-shockwave-flash" ?

Re:Website? (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075670)

http://www.metaspy.com/info.metac.spy/metaspy
cou rtesy of another poster above this

For queries originating from .gov boxes.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075692)

Try Peoples primary [peoplesprimary.com] - it is rather fascinating how dirty some of our esteemed politicians, judges etc can be!

The answer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075367)

so why not put in a belt buckle and get on the scene like a sex machine?

How about because it's a complete fucking waste of time?

Re:The answer. (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075578)

this coming from a slashdot post :)

I dunno (4, Informative)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075369)

If anybody actually wants to do something like this, it would probably make more sense to get a cheap LCD and a microcontroller. You could put together something that works similarly for maybe $20.

Re:I dunno (1)

kidgenius (704962) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075695)

The perfect, cheap LCD would probably be out of that little "disposable" digital camera shown on /. a few days ago. The size is perfect in comparison to the huge, gaudy PDA.

Re:I dunno (1)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075707)

I actually made a post suggesting exactly that in the discussion about that article.

I see the attraction (4, Interesting)

number (309649) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075373)

A great many people use search engines as modern-day confessional booths - supposedly confidential ways to bear their most personal and private thoughts (well, search engines are more useful, but suck at spiritual advice).

And who wouldn't want to listen in on a confessional booth every now and then? Sure you'll never know who made what search, but it's a peek inside someone's psyche that you would never get the chance to see otherwise. Mental voyeurism.

Plus you may (~may~) find out that everyone else really is as weird as you in private. But why you'd need this on a belt buckle is anyone's guess.

Re:I see the attraction (4, Interesting)

humankind (704050) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075407)

Does Google have an area where real-time search queries are displayed?

Re:I see the attraction (0, Offtopic)

zymurgyboy (532799) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075506)

Yeah, this guy's dong.

Re:I see the attraction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075574)

I recall reading somewhere at their headquarters they have a display set up showing latest searches. Nothing online though.

Re:I see the attraction (1)

randyest (589159) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075484)

You're on to something.

And you really need a group hug [grouphug.us] .

Seriously -- you'll love it (if you haven't seen it.)

Re:I see the attraction (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075606)

so i went there, to the confess section and put in: "i bs'd this form.". thanks for the link :)

Re:I see the attraction (3, Insightful)

M. Silver (141590) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075487)

And who wouldn't want to listen in on a confessional booth every now and then? Sure you'll never know who made what search, but it's a peek inside someone's psyche that you would never get the chance to see otherwise. Mental voyeurism.

You get some of that, on a sufficiently eclectic site, just grepping through the referers [sic] in the web log (no, not that kind of web log, the real kind).

Google's not the best one for that, though. Ask.com (Ask Jeeves) is better, because people apparently think the thing is Eliza and have conversations with it.

I did get one goodie from Google: "So maybe it's not exactly 'inspiration' per se, probably more like boredom, but i'm back! yippie!" I'm not sure if they got the Google and IM windows mixed up or what.

I at one point started documenting them, with commentaries, but I haven't updated it in awhile:

http://www.phoenyx.net/cgi-bin/twiki/bin/view/Ma in /SillySearches

What do you do if you think someone is trying to kill you?
WHAT ARE THE CORRECT CUTTING TORCH SETTINGS
hey man expensive looking boots
how do i cook snake
"upgrade to Word for OS X"

The scary thing is that all those searches found my site.

No belt-buckle searches have appeared yet, to the best of my knowledge.

Re:I see the attraction (1)

evn (686927) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075502)

A great many people use search engines as modern-day confessional booths

"Bless me google for I have sinned [google.com] " doesn't work for me.

Damn! Google must know I'm not catholic!

Re:I see the attraction (1)

shadowbearer (554144) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075548)

Mental voyeurism

Usenet (.)(?)(!)?

SB

Be nifty (1, Interesting)

thewldisntenuff (778302) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075374)

if it had wifi....Could update it 24/7

But an interesting project nonetheless....

-thewldisntenuff

Re:Be nifty (3, Informative)

Anonymous Writer (746272) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075508)

if it had wifi....Could update it 24/7

FTA...
If there's WiFi it can stream in live queries, but since that's always an unknown, we have a few hours of search queries on hand at all times.

It does have WiFi.

Re:Be nifty (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075650)

FTA..

you want to do what to the article? Ohh.. FROM the article, hehe.. woops

the real reason (4, Funny)

humankind (704050) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075380)

I guess if you have no other reason to get women to stare at you crotch, this will work.

Re:the real reason (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075402)

"I guess if you have no other reason to get women to stare at you crotch, this will work."

Cool, then they won't notice you checking out their boobs.

NES Buckles (3, Funny)

BoneThugND (766436) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075386)

It's almost as cool as The Legendary Nintendo NES Controller Belt Buckle [nesbuckle.com] .

The long rumored, much talked about, infamous Nintendo NES Controller Belt Buckle. This belt buckle, once brushed off as merely a myth in the gaming world, is now available to grace your pants.

Link to the searchspy site (1)

Anonymous Luddite (808273) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075388)

For those who won't rtfa:

Re:Link to the searchspy site (1)

Anonymous Luddite (808273) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075411)

This is not a web page (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075481)

Your link requires a closed-source plug-in to view the search terms.

This one displays the search terms using W3C standards [slashdot.org]

Re:This is not a web page (1)

andfarm (534655) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075613)

There are open-source Flash plugins and readers, you know...

A similar effect... (3, Interesting)

rde (17364) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075390)

I've had hours (okay, minutes) of amusement by doing something similar; using the passive search feature of gtk-gnutella to see what others were looking for. People do indeed look for weird shit.

You can always tell how many are using the system for the first time by the number of times there's a search for the word 'porn' by itself. I'm tempted to try it out myself, but I'm afraid that with only 256Mb of ram, my computer will blow up.

Re:gtk-gnutella (1)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075485)

check out the power of client-side filters (dumbass)

Dogpile? (1)

earlgreen (776222) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075391)

These are people that favor a search engine called "dogpile" ... does this bias the sample, ya think?

Video clips?!? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075392)

Why the hell are they using video clips to display this information? Why not, you know, a text file of the search terms? This seemed cool and all, but when I saw that they were using Windows Media Player to do screen capture on a website, they instantly lost 50 square geek points. Square points!

Re:Video clips?!? (2, Funny)

zymurgyboy (532799) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075488)

I'm guessing they use video clips instead of text because they can "scroll" through the list, capturing text and motion. They did say they were doing a screen capture.

Whoa, I just had a vision of some dude scrolling through text near his crotch in WordPad by hand with his stylus, standing in a club... and I really didn't like.

Re:Video clips?!? (1)

YOU LIKEWISE FAIL IT (651184) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075489)

I know, the implementation is pretty lame, but apparently their source for queries uses a shockwave flash to show the information.

Is metaspy still around? Can they be screenscraped?

Re:Video clips?!? (1)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075687)

http://www.metaspy.com/info.metac.spy/metaspy

Re:Video clips?!? (1)

shut_up_man (450725) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075545)

Totally, totally agree. If they were using ascii or Google's stripped-down HTML, they'd be able to put a year's worth of searches on there, instead of 24 hours. God, they could put the RESULTS of 24 hours worth of searches!

Rhyming Fools (2, Funny)

Wes Janson (606363) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075394)

*I* say that the next person who submits a story with any sort of intentional rhyming should be drawn, quartered, and then slashdotted. And yes, I know what all of those things are.

Re:Rhyming Fools (1)

ajlitt (19055) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075519)

The way I like it / is the way it is.
I got mine / and don't worry' bout his.

Props to Mr. Please-Please himself.

Re:Rhyming Fools (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075551)

"And yes, I know what all of those things are."

What is "drawn and quartered"? You mean like this [wdfi.org] ?

I'm lost for words... (4, Funny)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075412)

.. at just how pointless this is.

Fine, they're thinking "outside the box" but all they've done is duct tape a pda to a belt. Scroll some video across it and all of a sudden it's a "hack"?

I should submit a story about the day I broke the power button on my PC and replaced it, that was a hella wicked hack!

Re:I'm lost for words... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075445)

"I should submit a story about the day I broke the power button on my PC and replaced it, that was a hella wicked hack!"

A two-state machine? Wow!

Art project or pointless hack? (5, Funny)

Baricom (763970) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075416)

Art project or pointless hack?

There's a difference?

Re:Art project or pointless hack? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Writer (746272) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075527)

There's a difference?

Yes. "Art project" gets a better price tag. "Pointless hack" just gets it on Slashdot.

Using video to display search terms (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075434)

Just wondering if there is an easier way to display the search terms than to encode them as WMV. It seems a bit overkill and definitely not very clever.

I know this particular site was displayed using flash, but maybe some search site offers rss-feed or perhaps one could use perl/php to grab those terms and use the autoscroll feature of most text viewers for pocket pcs.

The battery life could be enhanced significantly.

Multipurpose device (4, Funny)

Ralph Wiggam (22354) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075453)

Besides displaying search engine queries, this belt buckle also emits powerful female repellent rays. I doubt a girl would even get close enough to say "jesus christ that's the ugliest, geekiest thing I've ever seen."

-B

E:p. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#10075469)

gains market 5ha8e

A much more entertaining game to play is (4, Insightful)

Artifex (18308) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075475)

A much more entertaining game to play is, which product(s) is Engadget actually shilling in its latest article?

We all know that this is a commercial blog, so for this last article, was it Windows Media 9, Dogpile's SearchSpy, the PocketPC division of Microsoft, or some combination of them all?

Bat Search Belt (5, Funny)

eomnimedia (444806) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075493)

Batman: Quick! Robin! The...batoogle...search..belt....

Robin: Wha?

Batman: Never mind.

So what (1)

shadowbearer (554144) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075495)

I'm still waiting for a belt device with a hi-res LCD screen which will show me the latest and best porno from the web. Just need to enter a little bit of preference info.

It'd probably sell a helluva lot better than this would. :)

SB

Common Searches (5, Interesting)

ozmanjusri (601766) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075498)

There are a few places where you can check on live searches, and there are a lot of advertisers who are very interested in the results.

http://searchenginewatch.com/facts/article.php/215 6041 [searchenginewatch.com]
is a site which aggregates a lot of the searches.

On occasion, I find it quite relaxing watching the queries scroll up the screen like some wierdly twisted ascii lava lamp, and the content of some of those queries makes me feel reasuringly normal by comparison.

A new slashdot effect.. (3, Interesting)

pherthyl (445706) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075558)

I like that once in a while the phrase
"Why are you watching?"
scrolls past. A new symptom of the slashdot effect I guess ;)

no wifi or bluetooth (1)

sPaKr (116314) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075615)

It just plays a static move of search requests. Thats weak. It should find a phone via bluetooth dial to the internet, update the search request list and then display in real time. Bonus points if it hacks the any available phone to use a data source. How kick ass would it be to walk up to somone.. notice their phone starts to dial.. see your belt buckle update.. and then walk away.

Ahhh the referrals log... (3, Interesting)

Capt'n Hector (650760) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075642)

It's always amusing to see which google searches hit your site. I kid you not, I've had:

sexy salesperson girl gallery
possum probe

Try it! What sort of sickos are surfing your website? Post em here!

I'm being watched (4, Funny)

duggie (787162) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075676)

"olympic nude athletes"
"leaving the scene of an accident"
"night diaper bondage"
"food"
"used juicer"
"catfighting lesbians"
"disorder cutting self injury"

It may only be a coincidence but I think someone's been watching what I google. Oh wait, they have "food" listed. Phew I was scared for a minute there.

One obvious question (1)

serutan (259622) | more than 10 years ago | (#10075682)

Who does "we" mean?

"So we thought, hey..."
"We couldn't resist the temptation..."
"We grabbed some stuff and were off."
"We might make a smaller one..."
etc.

Social butterflies though many Slashdotters may be, something tells me that in this particular case it's the figurative "we" as opposed to more than one actual person working on this.

Doesn't mean it's not a cool hack though, say we.
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