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155 comments

Ugh... (4, Funny)

Kc_spot (1677970) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474742)

I hate these f****** people always f******* censoring anything they can get their f****** hands on!!!!

Re:Ugh... (2, Funny)

fracai (796392) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475060)

Quote from Samuel L. Jackson's new movie, "Profanities in a Post"?

Re:Ugh... (4, Funny)

kehren77 (814078) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475160)

THAT'S IT! I've had it with these motherf***ing censors on this motherf***ing internet!

Re:Ugh... (4, Funny)

gyrogeerloose (849181) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475976)

Yeah. Copulate that excrement!

Re:Ugh... (3, Informative)

Icegryphon (715550) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475166)

YOUR MOTHER IS A CLASSY LADY!

Re:Ugh... (0, Redundant)

Kc_spot (1677970) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475218)

... i censored myself... it's a joke...

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475294)

So did he. It was a joke.

Re:Ugh... (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475344)

Misquoted from here [penny-arcade.com] .

Re:Ugh... (1)

Icegryphon (715550) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475422)

misquoted and used from www.aksysgames.com podcasts!

Re:Ugh... (4, Funny)

Dragonslicer (991472) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475978)

YOUR MOTHER IS A CLBUTTY LADY!

Fixed that for you.

Now if only I could fix the stupid caps filter...

Re:Ugh... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475182)

Twitter sucks and is for idiot teenagers or homos.

Re:Ugh... (1)

Errol backfiring (1280012) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475260)

Na na na Can't hear you!

Re:Ugh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475192)

you mean feck these conting shite heads for thinking censoring words prevents conveyance.

Re:Ugh... (1)

catalina (213767) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475402)

f****** people always f******* censoring
Looks like you misspelled "f******"....

Option (5, Insightful)

rocket97 (565016) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474752)

It should be an option, not a requirement.

Re:Option (0)

El Lobo (994537) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474844)

Hmm.. it IS a free app. Just don't use it. i don't understand the point of this article. I first though that the editor was kdawson, but it seems there are some other ones like his that just salivate by the bare sight of the word Microsoft...

It's like writig an article complaining about the fonts used by default on Firefox. Just use whatever other browser you want. It's not like you have a gun ponting at your head...

Re:Option (3, Interesting)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475104)

Because they used the full product name, I'm going to say the opposite, this is someone trying to keep us talking about the otherwise failing and undesirable Microsoft product. It is completely inane, the only possible explanation is a marketing troll.

Re:Option (1)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475358)

To avoid the appearance of "marketing trolling", future references to product names will be replaced by more meaningful titles, like "Asparagus Peeler" or "Irving".

Sent from my Tin of Christmas Cookies

Re:Option (2, Interesting)

Garble Snarky (715674) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475972)

Nobody says "check out my cool new Microsoft Zune HD®!" in normal speech. I don't write like that in any kind of informal setting. Not to say grandparent is 100% accurate, but it sounds strange.

Re:Option (3, Funny)

sys.stdout.write (1551563) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474922)

It should be an option, not a requirement.

An option that turns on during Friday and Saturday nights so drunken texts to professors are less likely to get you kicked out of school.

Re:Option (1)

sys.stdout.write (1551563) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474952)

texts

I'm dumb. But I feel like the same principle applies to Twitter.

Re:Option (1, Interesting)

sunderland56 (621843) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474924)

Should be, but isn't. Clearly the people who write software for a Zune are not rocket scientists in the first place, right?

TFA also complains that the app is slow. Well, if you're searching all text input for a dictionary of naughty words on a underpowered embedded CPU, the fact that it turns out slow is not a surprise.

Re:Option (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475088)

They could probably still get a job in management at NASA...

Re:Option (4, Insightful)

Clover_Kicker (20761) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475174)

Underpowered? It's an 800Mhz ARM CPU, surely to fuck it can do a little text processing on 150 character tweets.

I'm guessing top-end mainframes didn't achieve that kind of CPU power until the late 80s.

Back in the day, ftp.cdrom.com pushed ~1TB a day from one 200-MHz P6 Pentium Pro.

Now get of my lawn.

Re:Option (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475530)

It's an 800Mhz ARM CPU

This is like saying "it's a 2.6GHz Intel chip". There are a lot of different ARM CPUs.

surely to fuck it can do a little text processing on 150 character tweets.

Little things add up. And a poor implementation can turn any bit of code into a CPU-sucking monstrosity.

Back in the day, ftp.cdrom.com pushed ~1TB a day from one 200-MHz P6 Pentium Pro.

I'm guessing even at a mere 200MHz, CPU speed was not the limiting factor there.

Re:Option (1)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474986)

And not even the default option. If you're subscribing to a specific twit, you shouldn't be surprised by their language.

I don't expect Highlight Magazine if I subscribe to Hustler, why should twitter be any different?

Re:Option (1)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475656)

If it was an option that was off by default then most people would never use it. And that isn't what the people who implemented it want.

They want censorship to be the default so that most people never turn it off. There is very little in the way of "good intentions" behind features like this. You're witnessing the views and mores of a few being forced upon thousands^H^H^Hhundreds of others using Zunes. So much for private industry looking out for freedom of speech.

Censorship rubs you the wrong way (5, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474760)

Your Zune usage rubs me the wrong way.

Re:Censorship rubs you the wrong way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475054)

Please don't talk about portable media players like they actually matter.

Re:Censorship rubs you the wrong way (3, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475948)

The phrase "Rubs me the wrong way" really grinds my gears.

No toggle? (1)

lazylocomotives (1645339) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474772)

Is there no way to turn off the censoring then?

Re:No toggle? (1)

alen (225700) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474868)

yes, get an iphone and use one of the twitter apps

the article links to another article about Apple censorship but that is from March. in the meantime iPhone OS 3 shipped and every time you install anything that might have a bad word you get a little pop up with a warning where you click OK unless you are a child and your parents censor your iphone/ipod touch

Re:No toggle? (2, Insightful)

megamerican (1073936) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475058)

He's choosing to be censored, therefore it isn't censorship. He could easily use a different app or different platform and get his naughty words unmolested.

This is a completely non-issue and a waste of time. These types of articles are rearing their heads more than usual lately.

Re:No toggle? (1)

XnavxeMiyyep (782119) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475140)

While it may not be censorship, per say, I don't see why a negative review of an app, even if it's free, should inherently be considered a "waste of time."

yes, browse to twittter and log in that way. (1)

DRAGONWEEZEL (125809) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475138)

All you have to do is "SKIP THE APP"

For real? is this a news story?

Who cares? (2, Insightful)

jamesl (106902) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474778)

... but this kind of active content censorship just rubs me the wrong way.

Then don't use it.

Re:Who cares? (1)

norminator (784674) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474796)

I think the submitter plans on not using it, and most likely submitted the story to inform others, should they wish to not use it as well.

Re:Who cares? (2, Funny)

azior (1302509) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475114)

I think the submitter plans on not using it, and most likely submitted the story to inform others, should they wish to not use it as well.

I think the submitter should elaborate on what this "wrong" way of rubbing is. Just to inform other, should they wish to be rubbed in that way.

I for one welcome our new wrong-rubbing overlords

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475288)

I think the submitter plans on not using it, and most likely submitted the story to inform others, should they wish to not use it as well.

To inform the hordes of Zune HD users on Slashdot? :)

or could it perhaps just be to play to the anti-MS crowd here?

Re:Who cares? (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475448)

To inform the hordes of Zune HD users on Slashdot? :)

I would be willing to put money on that being in the singe digits. I have one so thats 1.

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474948)

EXACTLY. This is an app you choose to install, don't install it, nothing censored.

There's an app store for the Zune HD, right? Any reason to think a "normal" non-censoring app won't be forthcoming?

Doesn't the Zune have a browser?

Re:Who cares? (1)

Efreet (246368) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475226)

Freedom of speech means sometimes being offended. The fact that some people are offended by four letter words doesn't mean you can't use them, but by the same rules the fact that you are offended when others write censoring software doesn't mean that they can't do that either.

Re:Who cares? (1)

dyingtolive (1393037) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475478)

I've never understood the commonly held implementation of censorship of profanity. "F*&%" is somehow better than "Fuck", though you can immediately tell what word I intended to use there, and lets face it, if it's a "protect the children" thing, your children have already heard that word and probably worse at school, on TV, or even just in passing in a public area.

Besides, there are things far more disturbing that a few simple profanities. Look at "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk.

Censored Tweet (5, Funny)

norminator (784674) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474780)

"This Zune HD isn't as good as the i*** T*****. I wish I could hook it up to my M** instead of my PC."

Re:Censored Tweet (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475078)

Why do you want to hook it up to your mom rather than your computer?

Re:Censored Tweet (1)

sajuuk (1371145) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475148)

"F*** my Windows PC! I'm buying a M******!" Of course, it would probably get censored to something like: "Windows Is Freaking Awesome And Never Crashes! I'm NOT buying a M******!"

Twitter is stupid anyway (3, Insightful)

Alanonfire (1415379) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474802)

so who cares?

Re:Twitter is stupid anyway (2, Funny)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474926)

Damn straight. Publishing short, pointless messages saying whatever's on your mind to random intertubes strangers? Who [slashdot.org] would waste their time doing that?

Re:Twitter is stupid anyway (1)

Alanonfire (1415379) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475500)

Damn straight. Publishing short, pointless messages saying whatever's on your mind to random intertubes strangers? Who [slashdot.org] would waste their time doing that?

Its impossible to post something sincere in response to a comment made against me without it seeming like sarcasm. But, good one, that actually made me laugh a little.

Re:Twitter is stupid anyway (1)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474962)

I guessed twitter was pointless, but like a celibate monk, I always wondered, "am I missing out on something?"

A quick wiki lookup got me this graph: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/Content_of_Tweets_Graphed.png [wikimedia.org]

Now I see that by not using twitter, I am missing out on:
80% pointless babble
8% Chain letters
12% Spam

Re:Twitter is stupid anyway (1)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475096)


so who cares?

Who cares? Who cares? I'll tell you who cares, all 9 Zune users, that's who cares!

insensitive clod...

.

And then there were nine (4, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475270)

I'll tell you who cares, all 9 Zune users, that's who cares!

A couple of posts before, there were THREE Zune users. Now there are nine? It's popularity has tripled in a matter of hours?

Somebody go wake up Balmer.

Re:Twitter is stupid anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475638)

In my experience, the Zune is a solid piece of hardware and the reason I didn't like it was the software. iTunes is no better (got rid of my iPod too) and the problem saturates throughout all of the consumer electronic device industry. Why do these companies think a flashy, bloated piece of software is what consumers want? I can't even use the Blackberry software (by far the worst example out there IMHO) because it is so unconventional and unresponsive.

Zune + HD + twitter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474818)

This combination makes no sense to me.

Last time I checked Zune was a crappy MP3 player. Now it's a smart phone? With a 1920×1080 screen? And you can go on twitter?

Wut

The world of technology is leaving me behind

Re:Zune + HD + twitter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474900)

Not a phone; it's competing with the iPod touch as a multimedia playing/internet browsing device.

Re:Zune + HD + twitter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474966)

And that is why you should stop using Slashdot for getting technology news, especially if they involve Microsoft.

Re:Zune + HD + twitter? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475046)

I am not a "Fanboi" but where do you get that the Zune is a crappy MP3 player? The only people that I hear that from are Apple Zealots who have never even tried the Zune. I tried one of my friends 2nd gen ones (pre HD) and I loved it. It had some features that I wish my iPod had on it that Apple stole in the latest release of the iPod, FM radio for example.

Re:Zune + HD + twitter? (0, Flamebait)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475690)

The first gen (which was just a rebranded toshiba) was fairly ugly. And brown. Gen 2 was an improvement. Oh, and plays for sure.

Re:Zune + HD + twitter? (1)

fracai (796392) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475318)

"HD" refers to "HD Radio".
No kidding, remember that poorly promoted, FM interfering, not actually any higher quality, radio standard that requires new equipment to use while offering minimal extra benefit to the user? That's what the HD refers to regarding the Zune.
Well, it may also refer to the ability to output 720p content to an external device when used with an appropriate adapter, but the Zune screen itself is 480 x 272.
"272p" is not HD in my book.

Beta? (4, Funny)

Snarkalicious (1589343) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474830)

Perhaps in the near future it will be repurposed to filter out the stupid. I, for one, would blow Bill Gates if he could just do this and kill Twitter.

Re:Beta? (1)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474936)

I, for one, would blow Bill Gates if he could just do this...

Overlords love this kind of welcome.

Re:Beta? (3, Funny)

CorporateSuit (1319461) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475964)

Perhaps in the near future it will be repurposed to filter out the stupid.

I have a hostfile for that.

twitter.com 127.0.0.1
www.twitter.com 127.0.0.1
myspace.com 127.0.0.1
www.myspace.com 127.0.0.1
facebook.com 127.0.0.1
www.facebook.com 127.0.0.1
youtube.com 127.0.0.1
www.youtube.com 127.0.0.1
digg.com 127.0.0.1
www.digg.com 127.0.0.1

clbuttic case (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474834)

This is a clbuttic case of censorship gone too far.

Twitter - What's the point again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474836)

Twitter is a completely pointless exercise in time-wasting...

Re:Twitter - What's the point again? (2, Interesting)

fyrie (604735) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475306)

Speak for yourself. Twitter saves me a ton of time everyday. I use it mostly for professional networking (I'm a programmer). I follow a couple hundred other programmers. Instead of me surfing the web an hour so a day to keep my finger on the pulse of the programming world, the information comes to me in my twitter stream. It's much better than looking for content or subscribing to RSS feeds.

Big whoop. It's not terribly useful. (0, Offtopic)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474866)

So the Zune HD can twit. Big deal - there's no WWAN so it's not like you can do it anywhere you want. And it's not like the only way to twit is via a Zune HD. If there's a need to twit 24/7 your every breath, poop, and pee, you'd have gotten a cellphone with that capability already (unless you don't do those things outside the range of WiFi networks).

Re:Big whoop. It's not terribly useful. (1)

JustOK (667959) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474964)

RT @tlhlngan

So the Zune HD can twit. Big deal - there's no WWAN so it's not like you can do it anywhere you want. And it's not like the only way to twit is via a Zune HD. If there's a need to twit 24/7 your every breath, poop, and pee, you'd have gotten a cellphone with that capability already (unless you don't do those things outside the range of WiFi networks).

--so true!

Re:Big whoop. It's not terribly useful. (1)

spoilsportmotors (1251392) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475364)

Nigh-obligatory PA reference, since I couldn't find a relevant one from XKCD: Le Twittre [penny-arcade.com]

I rubbed your moms zune the wrong way (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30474870)

last night

Joke time! (5, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474882)

What do you call 1 million censored tweets?

A good start!

Hey-o!

Re:Joke time! (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475460)

gop.am?

Re:Joke time! (3, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475706)

Alright then lets keep this rolling.

Did you hear the one about the Terrorist who held a bunch of Twitter users hostage?

He threatened to release one every hour until his demands were met!

Zzzzzing!

Language bias? (2, Interesting)

harmonise (1484057) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474890)

Naughty words in which language? Only English?

Re:Language bias? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475112)

Pénis, seins, vagin, sexe, 69, Microsoft, Zune.

Re:Language bias? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475794)

Pénis, seins, vagin, sexe, 69, Microsoft, Zune.

You forgot 8008135.

Re:Language bias? (1)

Nicolas MONNET (4727) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475152)

You do realize that Doctorow used to earn a living as a sysadmin, don't you? Or did I miss something about Ms. Ray working in a technical capacity for General Electric?

Re:Language bias? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475586)

Way to reply to the wrong post.

Re:Language bias? (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30476028)

Seriously? How long did that last. There were so many technical errors in Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town that I cringed whenever I read the bits where he pretended to know about networking. A shame, because the other plot line was quite good.

Re:Language bias? (1)

LordEd (840443) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475410)

Semprini!

Bastards. (2, Funny)

blcamp (211756) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474914)

Stupid fucking disrespecting-my-goddamn-freedom-of-speech assholes.

Re:Bastards. (1)

the phantom (107624) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475382)

Watch you fucking language! Jesus H. Motherfucking Chist! It's like you were raised in some kind of god damned shit-hole of a barn! Learn some fucking manners!

Know what rubs me the wrong way? (3, Interesting)

mea37 (1201159) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474950)

When the submitter plagiarizes from TFA, that rubs me the wrong way. Quoting the article is one thing; changing a pronoun from "us" to "me" so that the quote reads as your voice is obnoxious.

I think TFA's use of the word "censor" here is borderline; the zune app is not the means of publication. That said, if there's really no option to turn this feature off, then it's not an app I would use.

Re:Know what rubs me the wrong way? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475110)

It's only plagiarism if the originator has not given consent to use it without attribution. Do you know he didn't have permission, or did you just assume that?

Don't bother answering. We all know the answer.

Re:Know what rubs me the wrong way? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475640)

I think TFA's use of the word "censor" here is borderline; the zune app is not the means of publication

Would you please look up the fucking word "censor" in fucking dictionary? You're as bad as the pseudointellectual twits who whine that the US is a republic, not a democracy. Consult a dictionary, then wave your penis elsewhere.

How stupid (1)

jschmitz (607083) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474956)

This should be huge in the bible belt - words are just words - it's really FUCKING dumb = )

It's not news... (1)

prgrmr (568806) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474972)

...it's a paid placement

So dont use it. ~nt~ (1)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 4 years ago | (#30474984)

~nt~

Wow terrible... (5, Funny)

Ractive (679038) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475020)

This would greatly affect all 3 users of this Zune thing.

Re:Wow terrible... (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475130)

The number of Zune users increased by 50%? Impressive!

Re:Wow terrible... (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475392)

It was shown as a problem becuase Zune users seem to swear a lot.

this F*** Zune just crashed and lost all my S*** again.

Re:Wow terrible... (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475770)

In fairness, only one of them knew that there was an Internet other than MSN.

In Soviet Russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475026)

In Soviet Russia tweets censor Zune HD! I think I'm moving to Soviet Russia.

fu34... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30475116)

uncover a story of guests. Some people long Kterm survival with process and

Imagine if it censored Engadget posts... (1)

kaizendojo (956951) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475396)

Half of /. content would be gone!

Re:Imagine if it censored Engadget posts... (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475758)

Half of /. content would be gone!

You say this like this like it would be a bad thing.

There is a case to be made for self-censorship on the net.

Your every tweet probably shouldn't read to your boss like a scribble on the men's room wall.

that's the point... (1)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475650)

...but this kind of active content censorship just rubs me the wrong way.

That's the point! We must make sure that NOBODY rubs ANYBODY in ANYWAY!!! Unchecked, uncensored free instant communication could lead to things like "flash orgies", or worse, real cock fights! (there's your disturbing mental image for the day)

Trust us, this is for your own good...

and because this is /. I have to say, just kidding, and that is depressing.

Tweets is censored (1)

gardel999 (1691708) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475880)

"I Tawt I Taw A P@#$#@ Tat"

The real question (1)

SEWilco (27983) | more than 4 years ago | (#30475884)

But we really want to know what it does with WTF.

Zune? (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 4 years ago | (#30476002)

They still make the Zune? I thought that it was like Microsoft Bob. Is it still brown?

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