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119 points by danso on Dec 18, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 24 comments

Why 2014 Was the Year of Sony Hacks

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Simple and to the point, then moving onwards to the next query. This engine is next level.


From Smash Mouth to cryptography and signet rings.

From what I can tell: "Fush Yu Mang" was an album, albums were once made as LPs, which were developed by Western Electric, which was an appendage of AT&T back during the Ma Bell ("We don't care. We dont have to. We're The Phone Company.") days, which had a statue called The Spirit of Communication at its 195 Broadway location, which jumps directly to AUTODIN for some reason (195 Broadway was owned by Western Union... ?), which leads to leased lines, which leads to OSI, PKI, csexps, digital signatures, and signet rings.

The End.

It's like when I take too much caffeine.

I would suggest having much more continuity in the content. I think there would be much more value in a probabilistic content retrieval mechanism that doesn't combine pieces of content but understands how interesting and relevant the content is and how long it would take to consume. It really isn't far off from what you have, just a lot more simple and would be much more pleasant to read.

Seems like an engine used to make a content bot site where they hang lots of ads and try to get google and others to send users there via search.

Another interesting project by the same author is Startup Idea Generator: http://tinysubversions.com/startups/

>> What Can We Learn From windows? >>> After a lengthy development process, Windows Vista was released on November 30, 2006 for volume licensing and January 30, 2007 for consumers.


>>> Many types of aquatic animals commonly referred to as "fish" are not fish in the sense given above; examples include shellfish, cuttlefish, starfish, crayfish and jellyfish. >>The End

It's nice. Good idea being JS based so we don't load the server, but one tweak it could use is not to download every picture on every wikipedia article it goes too. The wikimedia server / our bandwith is being flooded with traffic that goes to waste since it only displays a few of them but downloads every single one.

Okay, I fixed it, it only loads images that it plans to render. Thanks again, that was a little embarrassing for me!

Hi, good catch. I'll fix that.

What Can We Learn From butter?

It generally has a pale yellow color, but varies from deep yellow to nearly white.


In telecommunication and radio communication, spread-spectrum techniques are methods by which a signal (e.g.

Many of the steps seem reasonable, but I couldn't follow some of the associations:


"The first large proton synchrotron was the Cosmotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which accelerated protons to about 3 GeV (1953–1968)."

directly to:

"The stated purpose of the one-party state was to ensure that capitalist exploitation would not return to the Soviet Union and that the principles of Democratic Centralism would be most effective in representing the people's will in a practical manner."

Very entertaining.

Probably chronological - the quote comes from the Soviet Union page section on Stalin, who died in 1953. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union#Stalin_era

This isn't working for me. Whenever i click "Submit" the console logs a JS error that $ is not defined in $("share") ... missing jquery? (or maybe it's because the google domains are blocked at my current location and you must be getting your JQuery from there)

EDIT: yes, on closer inspection i am getting a 502 on the GET jquery.min.js from ajax.googleapis.com

Does it have a character limit from whatever text source and then search the last phrase in the source text and repeat ad infinitum?

I thought I would learn something but I didn't take the full 1 minute to read the results on "beer".

Here they are for you:

Samuel Adams is the brand name for beers produced by the Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM) and its associated contract brewers.

Battle rapping, which can be freestyled, is the competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience.

In the 1980s, battle raps were a popular form of rapping - Big Daddy Kane in the book How to Rap says, "as an MC from the '80s, really your mentality is battle format...

He is most famous for creating the acclaimed film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which heralded a new era of African-American focused films.

The gains made by African Americans in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements not only obtained certain rights for African Americans, but changed American society in far-reaching and fundamentally important ways.

I recognize that headline. If I'm not mistaken, it's from the Evening Standard in London last night (18/12/14). No idea why that's stuck in my memory!

Some cadavre exquis?

Tangent generator


Absolutely amazing and chilling at the same time. I typed in "sex" and had 1 minute of free time. It seemed coherent but the subject matter seemed to drift far away. Some tweaking and it would be very convincing.

Lucky you. I typed in "sardine" and got back a load of stuff about Trichomonas "a sexually transmitted infection of the urogenital tract". Which, thanks to the bot, I now know is a common cause of vaginitis in women. Great... o_O


you learn something new everyday haha

Try this. The results are laugh out loud funny. In a good way.

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