Re: Nothing important

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What.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:50 AM
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Chicken butt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:51 AM
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I'm thinking of setting my default search to Lycos. I figure it's due to come back.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:53 AM
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Yahoo was the most popular site last year? What for?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:53 AM
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"Person holding a guitar" ≠ "guitarist".

She needs to seriously up her game if she ever hopes to make it into a Robert Palmer video.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:54 AM
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4: What else? Porn.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:54 AM
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A few observations about the web sites list:

Did they stop including porn after 1996? That's my best explanation for it's total absence.

AOL held on to the top spot well after I thought it had disappeared.

Google took a surprisingly long time to reach #1.

What's with Fox's run from 2007-2010? There's no evidence that we reached peak wingnut in those years.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:59 AM
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Porn gateways have never been the default homepages on default browsers for the Windows computers of millions of casual users who never change their defaults.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:12 AM
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Hello, you may be surprised that I have critical remarks about the interesting linked table. Data is from Comscore, has this caveat:

comScore Top 50 Properties (Desktop Only)

Which neither professional paid writer and thought leader (linkee or his brain-dead source) considered fit to mention. Also not mentioned, a hit is a user visiting a site once in a month, indistinguishable with this data from actually contributing content 5x a day.

Second, ranking can be a useful way to relate radically different types of data in order to seek correlation. However, ranking rather than looking at quantitative data when that's available is indefensible. Comparing 2001 and 2013, IMO the interesting questions are
1) degree of inequality-- how much web traffic is captured by the dominant site.
2) degree of intentionality-- how much web traffic is passive (I'll click the red one, wonder where that goes?) vs. intentional (I wonder where Grothendieck was born , does anyone sell an action figure of him?)

Degree of inequality looks a little worse with this shit data in 2013 vs 2001-- 1:10 site traffic is 3.6 now vs 2.6 then


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:13 AM
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6. Yahoo is a porn site now? Christ, I'm old.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:15 AM
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10. Yahoo owns tumblr.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:18 AM
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Recently when I updated Firefox it changed its default start page to Yahoo search without asking me. That was annoying.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:18 AM
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This statement aboiut the economics of online ads from a publisher of something worthwhile (Dr Dobb's) may be relevant.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:21 AM
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11. Ah. Well, doubtless all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. Must be a bit galling for Brin and Page though.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:21 AM
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Which neither professional paid writer and thought leader (linkee or his brain-dead source) considered fit to mention.

Man, lw never cuts me any slack. Plus I'm a lady.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:23 AM
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You're a linker, which -- if you think about it -- is the most traditionally masculine activity of all.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:27 AM
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I'm all of your brain-dead source.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:29 AM
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Not you heebs, Omar and WaPo's Philip Bump.

As you can maybe tell, I am not the happiest of people these days, and snarking at easy targets is a low entertainment.

I could I guess put together something substantive about how disappointing the brain portions of the Science avian papers was to me. The feathers were nice. ALso nothing at all about bird lungs or their super-interesting immune systemns.

Or more productively I guess I could say that I really like Thich Nhat Hanh's book about the Lotus sutra, which I've never found rewarding to read, and that compassion even towards harried journalists apparently out of their depth would be a virtue.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:32 AM
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My fantasy football leagues are run on Yahoo, so I spend a disproportionate amount of time there in the fall and winter.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:34 AM
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I use Yahoo to follow college football. I find it takes much less time than watching the games.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:35 AM
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As you can maybe tell, I am not the happiest of people these days, and snarking at easy targets is a low entertainment.

I was just teasing. Recovery issues? Or other stuff?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:39 AM
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Did anybody else know that there is a new Body Count album? And that on it they do an (really excellent, heavy) cover of Suicidal Tendencies' Institutionalized, except with Ice-T changing the lyrics from "mom and dad think I'm crazy, all I wanted was a Pepsi" to "I am suffering from middle aged man problems" (wife won't let me play x-box, customer service is annoying, vegans are being annoying about my diet). We've had Dad Rock before but this is straight up Dadcore.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:40 AM
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Hoping for a smooth and painless divorce. All the charm of a visa application, with the added thrill that any unpredictable snag could hurt my kid.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:42 AM
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you might like her for her sheer shirt

That bit was waaaay oversold, in my expert opinion.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:43 AM
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23: Damn, sorry to hear that.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:44 AM
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On the OP, some folks from a podcast tracked down Jenni from Jennicam.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:46 AM
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24: Well, did you try liking her for the way she made you laugh?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:49 AM
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12: They had an agreement with Google and now have one with Yahoo(!). Some of my browsers changed default and some didn't for some reason. It would have been nice for it to be opt in.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:49 AM
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Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's gennicam.
She's still, she's still Jenni from the Jennicam.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:51 AM
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Recently when I updated Firefox it changed its default start page to Yahoo search without asking me.

Last month Yahoo signed a five-year deal with Mozilla to be the default search engine in Firefox. (Google was previously paying $300 million/year for the privilege, which was something like 90% of Mozilla's revenues.)


Posted by: lambchop | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:51 AM
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Ah, my first turn as pwnee.


Posted by: lambchop | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:52 AM
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23: Oof, I'm sorry.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 10:55 AM
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23. Best of luck to you, mate.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 11:09 AM
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Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's gennicam.
She's still, she's still Jenni from the Jennicam.

There is only one word that rhymes with "Jennicam", and it's "pemmican".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 11:39 AM
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23: Good luck. Hope the kid takes it as well as possible, and I hope you feel a weight lift when the last document is signed.

Re: sheer shirt/no pants, I saw someone walking in to work wearing nearly this. It was a long shirt over tights. I imagine the girl didn't realize the shirt was as transparent as it was, because the tights were also not anything close to opaque (think black nylons). I kind of wanted to stop her, but it probably just would have forced her to devide between going home and changing and getting in extremely late or being silently judged all day. Besides, I have no idea how to tell someone that their outfit is see through.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 11:54 AM
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A remarkable bird is the pemmican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week,
And it's all recorded on Jennicam.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:00 PM
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It was a long shirt over tights.

Briefly trendy in the 90s, IIRC.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:02 PM
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Ditto to 25 and 33.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:05 PM
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Can't remember which thread went off on one about the elf on the shelf. but this is entertaining.

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Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:06 PM
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23 - sorry to hear that. As they say, it gets better.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:11 PM
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37: Sure, no problem with that part. She even had cute Doc Marten style boots. The shirt would have been long enough to cover her ass easily had it not been transparent. It would still have been OK (although maybe not super work appropriate) had the tights been opaque.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:13 PM
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37: briefly trendy more recently than that, too.

I'm pretty sure that she's dressed basically the same way as the drummer, though, only with a jacket and a strategically placed guitar that makes it harder to tell.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:16 PM
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And further to 22, here it is. All Ice-T wants to do is to play some motherfucking X-Box and eat ham!! Why won't you let him.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:17 PM
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22 is really remarkable.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:21 PM
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It is.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:23 PM
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Truly, it boggles the mind. From the comments on the video: "One of the greatest tragedies of our age is Andy Rooney never did a version of Institutionalized, but Ice-T comes close enough."

Condolences, lw. It's one of the least fun things ever, but so is a bad marriage.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:30 PM
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Sorry, lw. Divorce can be a nasty, brutal process if you let it. Don't accept that as the norm though.

I will add that for me personally, and professionally, it is a great chance to start over. Think of all those poor schmucks stuck in long term marriages.

If you want to chat about it, feel free.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 12:41 PM
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I don't know, Louis CK says divorce is awesome.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 1:22 PM
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Oh jeez, Answers is on the most popular sites list. I always end up clicking on them in a "well reading which celebrity is not attractive anymore would be less unenjoyable than calling someone's drug counselor for the fourth time" spirit and then feel like a chump when I notice it's answ/ers.com with their ability to make an uninteresting list item require four click-throughs.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 3:18 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. Early stages, so far amicable for whatever that's worth.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 3:45 PM
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It's worth about $2,000 in saved legal fees, I would guess.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 3:51 PM
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If you want to chat about it, feel free.
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Make sure he gives you the Unfogged rate, lw. Promo code: MUTOMBO.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 3:54 PM
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Sorry, lw.

Here is another video where the women have cherry burst Les Pauls but can play them.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 3:58 PM
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$2,000 in saved legal fees

Oh man good one.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 4:19 PM
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More?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 4:20 PM
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What if you use the lawyer at the strip mall?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 4:25 PM
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Prescient reference to rectal feeding ~2:43 in video linked in 43.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 8:51 PM
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My bored kid on a trip version.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 8:55 PM
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39: elf on the shelf

Will self-indulgently relink to something somewhat related.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12-18-14 9:03 PM
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48:

For the record, divorce is awesome! Everyone should have at least 1. Louis CK is absolutely correct. Best thing in the world is having my kids. Best thing in the world is having my kids at their mothers.*

*except mine have now flown the coop.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12-19-14 8:17 AM
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23 -- condolences.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 12-19-14 1:02 PM
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