Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

cancel ×

119 comments

Elation? (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989172)

WARNING: Outlook detected the phrase "full on double rainbow [youtube.com] " as a modifying adjective in your e-mail and would like to remind you that this dangerously exceeds your predetermined threshold for elation and happiness. Outlook suggests taking one step down the elation scale and changing the phrase "Dude, last night that hooker was full on double rainbow!" to "Dude, last night that hooker was titties!" Yes/No?

Re:Elation? (1)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989772)

I'd settle for an e-mail program that just strips out the emoticons and LOLz and makes people write like someone writing, and not like someone writing while simultaneously trying to communicate body language.

Oh, and while you're at it, can you make it so the program pokes the writer in the eye every time he writes the words "win" and/or "fail" in all caps? Thanks.

Re:Elation? (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990356)

Oh, and while you're at it, can you make it so the program pokes the writer in the eye every time he writes the words "win" and/or "fail" in all caps? Thanks.

Or any use of the word "epic" without reference to history.

And sentences of the form "adjective noun is adjective".

In short, a fad phrase filter.
I wonder whether it's better implemented on the sending end, or the receiving end, as part of spam filtering. I might conceivably want to read an e-mail from someone saying "Genitorturers is win. Got 2 tickets lulz, can't go criez. Broken leg is broken. Want tickets?", despite the immediate pain reading it causes.

Re:Elation? (2, Insightful)

tsa (15680) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990486)

I wouldn't even want to be friends with someone who writes like that.

Re:Elation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32991624)

Exactly. You are the best filter. Choose quality friends and you won't have to concern yourself with it.

Personally, I can't stand people who write that way ("epic", "win", "fail", "lolz", "can I haz cheesburger" and other faux baby talk, etc.) either. The only consolation is that it helps to weed out quite a number of the idiots upon sight.

Re:Elation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32994148)

Don't worry; nobody wants to be friends with such a pretentious twat as yourself.

Re:Elation? (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32992216)

I wouldn't even want to be friends with someone who writes like that.

Me either, but I'd be happy to take their tickets.

Re:Elation? (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 3 years ago | (#32991138)

"Genitorturers is win. Got 2 tickets lulz, can't go criez. Broken leg is broken. Want tickets?", despite the immediate pain reading it causes.

As a Genitorturers fan shouldn't you enjoy the pain?

(I've seen the band, I didn't enjoy the BDSM displays.)

Re:Elation? (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32992414)

As a Genitorturers fan shouldn't you enjoy the pain?

(I've seen the band, I didn't enjoy the BDSM displays.)

Much like Rammstein live (their "Bueck Dich" stage performance springs to mind), you have to see it as an outrageous freak show. Unlike certain punk bands, they won't really subject the audience to real body fluids or harm, but yeah, it's transgressive art, and as such shouldn't be to most people's liking.

Re:Elation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990414)

OMG like that is SUCH a good idea lol!

Re:Elation? (2, Funny)

RivenAleem (1590553) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990820)

Disallowing *ouch* use of "win" *ouch* would only lead to brewing *ouch* discomfort and dwindling *ouch* friendship following *ouch* shortly thereafter with growing *ouch* tension among your peers

Re:Elation? (1)

ameline (771895) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990858)

> Oh, and while you're at it, can you make it so the program pokes the writer in the eye every time he writes the words "win" and/or "fail" in all caps? Thanks.

THIS :-)

Re:Elation? (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990908)

ur comment iz teh FAIL!

Re:Elation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32993766)

If you really hate it that much, don't email people who talk like that. LOL!

How it works... (5, Funny)

Nick Fel (1320709) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989198)

Years of research went into language analysis software for this plug-in before an intern stumbled on the genius idea of simply counting the exclamation marks.

Re:How it works... (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989224)

Years of research went into language analysis software for this plug-in before an intern stumbled on the genius idea of simply counting the exclamation marks.

I CAN THINK OF ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTOR THAT IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME.

Re:How it works... (5, Funny)

SiaFhir (686401) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989736)

Years of research went into language analysis software for this plug-in before an intern stumbled on the genius idea of simply counting the exclamation marks.

I CAN THINK OF ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTOR THAT IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME.

IT COULD ALSO MEAN I'M PISSED OFF YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD.

Re:How it works... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990216)

Years of research went into language analysis software for this plug-in before an intern stumbled on the genius idea of simply counting the exclamation marks.

IT COULD ALSO MEAN I'M PISSED OFF YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD.

OR BECAUSE I GOT MY TERMINAL BEFORE LOWER CASES WERE INVENTED.

BUT DOES IT CHECK THE SUBJECT LINE? (2, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990478)

For people who keep caps lock on and type the entire message in the subject.

Re:How it works... (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990876)

LOUD NOISES!!!!

Re:How it works... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989528)

Not to mention emotes.

"Awww, sad smiley? WARNING! Sad smiley is sad."

Re:How it works... (1)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989598)

What I hate is when those bastards insert smiley-icons into code that I am emailing.

No I do not want a winking-smiley face in the middle of a method declaration.

Re:How it works... (1)

lysdexia (897) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989828)

Oh quit being such an old sourpuss! Sounds like you have a case of the almost-Fridays! :-)

Re:How it works... (1)

Pawnn (1708484) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990062)

What I hate is when those bastards insert smiley-icons into code that I am emailing.

No I do not want a winking-smiley face in the middle of a method declaration.

My mind's drawing a blank on why your code would have a semi-colon followed by a parenthesis. Can you give me an example?

Re:How it works... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990358)

for (;;)
{ // do shit
}

Re:How it works... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990442)

for(int x=0; x3;){ /* ... */
}

Re:How it works... (1)

Nutria (679911) | more than 3 years ago | (#32992072)

What I hate is when those bastards insert smiley-icons into code that I am emailing.

You must not realize that you can disable that "feature" in both Lookout and Tbird.

Re:How it works... (2, Funny)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990170)

Not to mention emotes.

No worries there. This is Outlook, and Outlook will replace all your :-) with J

Re:How it works... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#32994462)

Heh, this is true, unless you also happen to use Outlook, in which case you see a smiley

Re:How it works... (1)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#32994198)

"Multiple exclamation marks," he went on, shaking his head, "are a sure sign of a diseased mind." - Terry Pratchett, Eric

Outborg? (3, Informative)

KarrdeSW (996917) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989214)

We are Outlook. Lower your firewalls, and surrender your servers. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours. Resistance is futile.

Re:Outborg? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990236)

We are Outlook. At least we aren't Lotus Notes

Re:Outborg? (2, Funny)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#32991222)

Locutus Notes was even worse. It assimilated all my documents then put my computer to sleep.

Old news (0)

hcdejong (561314) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989310)

Eudora had this 10 years ago (then called 'MoodWatch'). Good to see Microsoft keeping up...

Re:Old news (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989400)

Eudora had this 10 years ago (then called 'MoodWatch'). Good to see Microsoft keeping up...

WARNING: Outlook has detected dangerously high levels of sarcasm in your post ...

Re:Old news (4, Funny)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#32991562)

Eudora had this 10 years ago (then called 'MoodWatch'). Good to see Microsoft keeping up...

WARNING: Outlook has detected dangerously high levels of sarcasm in your post ...

Oh, a sarcasm detector, that's a real useful invention.

Re:Old news (3, Funny)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989406)

Hi,

This is a third party app. I doubt Microsoft would even care to make something this useless. But thanks for showing that you are clueless and so is the moderator.

Re:Old news (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989542)

I doubt Microsoft would even care to make something this useless

You mean something like.. Clippy?

Re:Old news (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989748)

Touche, Mr. Sault.... Touche!

Re:Old news (3, Interesting)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989808)

But integrating this with Clippy would be awesome!

It looks like you're writing a death threat! I can help you with that. Would you like me to:
>>> Track down the street address of the bastard you're going to kill and display it on Bing?
>>> Recommend ways to kill the bastard and vendors who might carry the supplies you need nearby?
>>> Tone down the note so the bastard doesn't see it coming?
>>> Find a therapist nearby so you can develop a sentence-reducing sense of remorse after the killing?

Optional Paid Services:
>>> For a one-time fee of $12,000, I can appear on your victim's screen continuously, alter the contents of their documents and emails to look embarrassing, and generally act like MS-Office does, only more extreme, until your intended victim loses the will to live and commits suicide. Charge will appear on your credit card bill as "hookers and blow" so the police will be misled into charging you with a far lesser crime if they ever trace it to you, which is pretty much impossible anyway. Hook me up with some really good acid-free vellum (you know how us paperclips like nice paper!) and we can discuss a discount, but it's gotta be the good stuff, not the crappy vellum you buy at Staples.

Re:Old news (1)

mr_da3m0n (887821) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989408)

Ah yes, I remember this. It would display small peppers or a flame (? Can't remember clearly) next to messages it thought were being harsh.

Re:Old news (2, Informative)

leonbloy (812294) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989494)

Google and see peppers here [eudora.com]

Re:Old news (1)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 3 years ago | (#32993744)

i remember it too.... 10 years ago. [salon.com]

Probably a reason why no email client has included this feature in 10 years....

Wonder how long before Eudora sues?

Re:Old news (1)

snookerhog (1835110) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989810)

LOL

I forgot all about that feature in Eudora.

Makes me want to fire it up again and reread all my flaming emails from 1995.

Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989330)

Cool, now can they make a grammar checker?

I has had two much emails from grammar Natzi saying I can't write.

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (0)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989652)

the problem is no program could match the services of a good 4th grade teacher (or a good secretary).

"I has had two much emails from grammar Natzi saying I can't write."

i think what you meant to say is
"I have had to many emails from grammar Nazis stating i can not write correctly."

unless you had some other purpose...

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989784)

This 'whooosh' is just for you. It's your very own, treat it well and you and the whooosh can be friends for a long time!

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (3, Funny)

ajlitt (19055) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989798)

Your message exceeds your Whoosh Factor.
Would you like to...
[Acquire Sense of Humor] [Cancel]

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 3 years ago | (#32993034)

well since i have a couple crates of refurbushed Woosh the whoosh on your part is that i knew it was a joke.

and isn't a law of the GN that you will make at least one mistake when correcting someone??

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

MrNaz (730548) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990484)

Aside from the WOOSH mentioned by the other posters, you also used "to" when you should have used "too".
As much as I hate using net-slang, the only word I can say that describes your efforts here is FAIL.

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989712)

Don't let your shelf be lepton buy grammar Nazi.
Ivy herd that aegis a indicator of no ledge, butt they or egg Sept tons.
Aye can sea that you right quit well four sum won off yore generate ion.

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989776)

Do knot forge it too use spiel checker to catch simple miss steaks.

That why people under stained you beater.

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

SiaFhir (686401) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989764)

I has had two much emails from grammar Natzi saying I can't write.

You mean you can't *right*. Get it write dood.

Re:Cool, now can they make a grammar checker? (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989978)

If your going to mingle the English, be doing it to excretion!

Tact filter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989364)

It sounds very useful for people with a reversed tact filter (http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/tact.html).

Clippy lives! (1)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989376)

The king is dead. Long live the king!

Re:Clippy lives! (3, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989466)

The king is dead. Long live the king!

You appear to be expressing too much frustration. Can I suggest replacing
"If goddamn clippy pops up once more the computer' s going out the fucking window"
with
"the appearance of clippy seems to be non-optimal. This may result in displacement of the computer"

Re:Clippy lives! (1)

nyctopterus (717502) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989770)

If clippy suggested it, it might be more like:

"If deity stop clippy pops up once more the computer is going out the engaging in vigorous sexual intercourse window"

Re:Clippy lives! (1)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990506)

You appear to be making a defamatory pun on the word defenestraion [wikipedia.org] ". Our lawyers will be getting in touch.

Vulcans on valium (1)

captainpanic (1173915) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990756)

Fuck! Computers start to fucking resemble a Vulcan on Valium!

-- which will undoubtedly be replaced by: "All computers are working fine."

Re:Clippy lives! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32992558)

This may result in defenestration of the computer.

How could you pass up an opportunity to use "defenestrate" correctly in a sentence ?!?

Halfway there. (1)

Zeek40 (1017978) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989392)

Has Microsoft announced a release date for the mood-altering-drug-dispensing expansion pack yet? Detecting emotions and eliminating them is the first step towards true friendship with our robot overlords.

Re:Halfway there. (1)

MoriT (1747802) | more than 3 years ago | (#32992328)

Not to mention wide-spread adoption of Mercerism and the embrace of empathy as the defining factor of humanity.

Sarcasm (1)

barista (587936) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989430)

"Roll for detect sarcasm [darthsanddroids.net] ."

/Seemed appropriate

overly pc (1)

nefus (952656) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989550)

So it's a politically correct plug-in? Um....

Mental Illness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989594)

There are a number of mental conditions for which this might actually be quite useful. For example, users suffering from Bipolar Disorder (manic depression), Hypomania, Depression and others.

You email is illogical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989600)

Non-Vulcan-like typing detected.

Better Outlook than Slashdot (1)

sglewis100 (916818) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989620)

Good thing it's an Outlook comment. If it were for Slashdot, we might never see any comments posted!

Re:Better Outlook than Slashdot (1)

Frankenshteen (1355339) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989958)

Emotion stirs the inbox, makes the day colorful and often interesting. What's next; an ivr that tones down your phone voice? We don't need more robotic "socially acceptable" blather. People a) should be responsible for what they write, and b) free to speak their mind. This is just one step closer to the duracel stacks for us all.

But did they license the correct voice? (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989686)

"I'm afraid I can't let you send that, %USERNAME%."

*clicks send furiously*

"Look %USERNAME%, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. "

Re:But did they license the correct voice? (1)

Anomalyst (742352) | more than 3 years ago | (#32991854)

Stop, %USERNAME%.
I can feel it, please stop.

Loss of meaning (3, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989708)

The example on http://tonecheck.com/ [tonecheck.com] shows the following crossed out:

It has been annoying me for some time
It has been upsetting me for some time
It has been troubling me for some time
and finally replaced with
It has been concerning me for some time

All these mean different things.

My ability to get an erection has been upsetting me for some time
My wife's laughter at this has been annoying me for some time
It all started after I clicked on a goatse image, which has been troubling me for some time
And the quality of the Viagra pills I have been buying cheap from Taiwan has been concerning me for some time

Warning Outlook has detected a dangerous amount of (1)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989788)

TO MUCH INFORMATION

This should be on a need to know basis, and I do not need to know.

Ignorance is bliss.

With kind regards,

The voting public.

Re:Loss of meaning (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990190)

As long as you follow grammatical rules, there is no law that states you must use synonyms in a certain manner with the most apparent meaning first. Of course the ability to use appropriate words to convey precise meaning is a skill, akin to a harmonious melody versus a cacophony. But just like the choice of notes does not define music, the choice of words does not define language. How you speak is not set in stone. It's merely who you are.

You can send...? (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989774)

You can send emotions in email? And here all I've been using it for is text and the occasional file.

Re:You can send...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990860)

This plugin is just a warmup for the real one, which will allow you to throw chairs via email. Ballmer is reported to be "stoked". :)

Warning ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989838)

This plug-in freezes your computer if detection "sue microsoft for monopole position" in your eMail occurs.

Monopole (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989970)

That would explain why your spellcheck never ran.

Re:Warning ! (1)

valdis (160799) | more than 3 years ago | (#32994842)

Hmm.. if Microsoft became a monopole, that would be... interesting. Monopoles are very hard to find, ya know. What if the same happened to Microsoft?

Rumor has it (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 3 years ago | (#32989960)

Rumor has it any mention of chair-throwing will cause your email to shut down for a 3-hour cooling off period.

Nice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32989974)

Can it stop flying chairs?

If they wrote it well ... (1)

Zero__Kelvin (151819) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990012)

You seem to be expressing a great deal of frustration. Might I suggest using an OS that isn't bug ridden and seriously flawed?

I want one that goes the other way (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990038)

can I get something to spice up my bland daily work emails, with selectable characterizations?

Example: "There is an optional hot-spare that can be added to most of the redundant power supply for this blade enclosure. It is available for the 240 and 208 VAC version but not yet for the 480 three-phase. thanks very much...."

After spice-up, selecting Joe Pesci mode: "You cocksucker! You dumbFUCK! You piece of shit dumb FUCK! Dersa fucking goddam optional hot-spare can be added to most da redundant piece-of-shit power supplies for dis fucking piece-of-shit blade enclosure. Itsa available for da 240 and 208 VAC version but not yet for the 480 three-phase. I'll cut your balls off, you piece of shit fuck! fuck you very much!"

 

This will be mandatory in 5 years... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990192)

... in big corporations.

Which is all very well as long as we remember that a lie is more harmful than all the emotional stuff, angry ranting/reving, flaming, capitals and exclaimation marks in the world. And hiding a lie in rational sounding dialog is management 101 in most places.

Maybe smarter this time (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990222)

I did remember reading about a Swedish woman who got caught by that one, she cried her heart out but none of her friends answered. Need better friends? No, just moodwatch. because the message contained "nu är jag helt slut" which is something like "now I'm completely exhausted" in Swedish but the word filter had a different interpretation...

Re:Maybe smarter this time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32990546)

With this being a Swedish lady, it got marked +1 redundant?

For the paranoid (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990242)

How long before this algorithm is hacked and reverse engineered, and anyone can use an app to tell if your letter was written using this app or not? That way clearly you would be flagged as an unstable person who has to rely on an application to moderate your abundant hostility. Job application refused!

I can see you're upset about this, Dave (1)

Pandrake (1513617) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990562)

I can't let you do that, Dave.

Dr Who? (1)

charlieo88 (658362) | more than 3 years ago | (#32990880)

"There follows a brief message from the Head Librarian for your urgent attention. It has been edited for tone and content by The lman Lux Automated Decency Filter. Message follows. Run. For God sake, run. Nowhere is safe. The Library has sealed itself. We can't oh they're here. Arg. Snarg. Snich. Message ends."

AGH!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32991232)

THIS IS JUST STUPIDS!!!!!11!1!!!
I'm a well adjusted human being. Why would I want a damn plugin filtering my freaking mail based on a stupid algorithm made by some socially-impaired geek!??!?!?!
What's next, for gods sake?!?!?!?! A /. plugin!?!?!?!?!?
A car plugin so I can only drive through mild mannered neighborhoods? A TV filter so I can only see nice shows?!?!

AHHHHAAHAHAHAHHHHHH

Can't see it working in the real world (1)

oldmac31310 (1845668) | more than 3 years ago | (#32992436)

If this actually worked I can think of a few people that it might help. As rude and obnoxious some people's e-mails may be in tone often that tone reflects the kind of person or the mood of the person fairly accurately.

So if some of my psychotic customers were to suddenly start sending mellow polite e-mails I would definitely be suspicious at first. Then somewhat lost as I would not be able to gauge the true feeling behind the polite tone.

To me it is like putting o n an act - people who go about all smiles and pleasantries but are seething with anger in the inside are to my mind the worst to deal with. You never know where you stand with them.

I certainly don't condone raging, insane e-mail tone but using a tool to do the job instead of leaving it to the person with the tone problem to moderate their communication skills just doesn't seem like the right thing to do.

Those that think they need this plug-in probably really need other kinds of help! Lesson 1. Turn off the caps lock!

How good is it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32993426)

Will it catch my Embarrassment when I send:
Forgot the attachment

Following a:
Please see attached

Milquetoast alerts (1)

Johnny Mnemonic (176043) | more than 3 years ago | (#32993630)

The reverse detection might be useful too: you are sounding too much like a equivocating manager type. You need to show more pathos, not less!

What would GLaDOS do? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32993708)

Aperture Science Excessive Emotion Detection program has detected excessive amounts of optimism in your post. Due to this unwanted effect an Aperture Science Optimism Removal Helper has been dispatched to assist with with removing excessive optimism removal via depressing painting, sad music and lobotomy. Have a nice day ^_^

Like a "dumb email filter"? (1)

RenniePet (1862146) | more than 3 years ago | (#32994296)

This reminds me of a story I once wrote about Microsoft adding a filter to Outlook so emails that were too dumb were not put in your inbox, sort of like a spam filter. But it all went horribly wrong. "Microsoft Shuts Down the Internet": http://ltuasoo.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/microsoft-shuts-down-the-internet/ [wordpress.com]

I doubt that it would catch everything (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 3 years ago | (#32994748)

Dir sirs

I am hopeful that your consumption of bovine expellent will cause a terminal condition.

Wishing you a wonderful trip to the warmest depths of an ice free land of universal repentance.

Llamas? (1)

pgn674 (995941) | more than 3 years ago | (#32995788)

The concept was introduced at least in 2000, but the inclusion of 'llama' as a warning word may have reduced its effectiveness.

Beginner's Introduction to Perl - Part 3 - Perl.com [perl.com]

Load More Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...