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Old 11-04-2015, 04:20 AM
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Oh. My. Fucking. God.

I rue the day I decided to just be lazy and get a stupid Nexus tablet and try to use it as is.

So a while back, I let my guard down, let it install a system update, and it was like, "OH, HEY. YOU ACCIDENTALLY ROOTED YOUR TABLET THAT IS OK WE FIXED IT," thus breaking like half the shit I had set up on there.

Then, yesterday, again, I let my guard down and let it install a bunch of updates to a bunch of apps just to get it off my back about it, and it was like, "OH HEY, I THINK SOME KIND OF GIBBON OR SOMETHING ACCIDENTALLY CHANGED YOUR ICONS AND STUFF IT IS OK WE FIXED IT" and now I have all these ugly, irregularly shaped, stupid looking icons and stuff and everything looks like shit.

Seriously, I am so fucking sick of stupid forced 'upgrades' that try to wrest control of my stuff from me. Fuck you, Google. Fuck your shit so hard.
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:25 AM
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Tech companies are like that kid who hands you a video game controller only to rip it out of your hand mere seconds later screaming "You're doing it wrong! That's not how you do it! I love co-op modes, don't you? No don't touch that!"
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More here: Google denies 'Tories are/Labour are' autocomplete 'conspiracy theories' | The Guardian
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interestingly, they also censor democrats are: and republicans are comes up with only - "republicans are ready to rumble" :lol:

Very strange indeed.

Oh also, 'GOP are' is not censored :sniggle:
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I could easily believe some party or other, or even just an internet troll, found a way to abuse that, causing a need for cleanup, which is going to look partial no matter how google does it.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:35 AM
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Autocomplete and instant search are a challenging problem. Remember when this one happened? (twice?)

July 2012:
Google's Bisexual Problem - Huffington Post

Sept 2012:
Google blacklist: Bisexual banned from autocomplete no longer. - Slate.com

March 2104, a wild regression appears (I was here for that one!):
To Google, 'Bisexual' Still Equals Porn | Advocate.com

Can't find the date:
Petition · Allow "bisexual" on Google Instant Search · Change.org

November 2015:
Petition update · Bisexual terms now autocomplete in Google search · Change.org

I really hope it didn't take us a year and a half to fix it, but Change.org is taking credit for it as of last November.
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GOOGLE MAPS HATES TWIN HOMES

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Instead of navigating workers to a duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, Google Maps took them a block away to Diaz's duplex on Calypso Drive.

"[Google's] mistake caused me to lose my home," she told CNNMoney on Friday.

Google acknowledged the Maps error in an email, and said it's investigating the cause.

"Google Maps did indeed show incorrect information for the houses in question," a spokeswoman told CNNMoney. "Both addresses were shown as being in the same location (7601 Calypso Dr) on Google Maps... the issue was fixed as soon as it was brought to our attention."

Google Maps now points to Diaz's home accurately. Apple Maps, Yahoo Maps and MapQuest also display the correct information.
Now, I've tried to help the Google Maps when I find a discrepancy. I've been refused at all turns. I can only assume the Google Maps just don't care!
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Oh, they obviously don't care. I've contacted them about having my address wrong, even pointed out that their own photo clearly shows my correct address. Nothing. I'm still getting calls from baffled pizza delivery guys and having to talk them in.
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I've had some google maps corrections accepted. That was some time ago though. And it took several months.
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I don't even know how Google thinks the highlighted phrase is related to my search term...

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Helping users easily access content on mobile

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Although the majority of [:openquote:mobile-friendly:closequote:] pages now have text and content on the page that is readable without zooming, we’ve recently seen many examples where these pages show intrusive interstitials to users. While the underlying content is present on the page and available to be indexed by Google, content may be visually obscured by an interstitial. This can frustrate users because they are unable to easily access the content that they were expecting when they tapped on the search result.

Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible. This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller. To improve the mobile search experience, after January 10, 2017, pages where content is not easily accessible to a user on the transition from the mobile search results may not rank as highly.
Fucking-A, this is like some old school Don't Be Evil shit right here. Yay! :jd:
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Has ES been rigging search results for Hillary Clinton? People are saying it!!

Donald Trump attacks 'biased' Lester Holt and accuses Google of conspiracy | US news | The Guardian

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“Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton,” the Republican told a cheering crowd of supporters in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Neither Google nor the Trump campaign responded to requests for comment on this accusation, which seems to stem from a report in Sputnik News, a Russian state propaganda outlet. The reference to Google did not appear to be ad libbed as it was in Trump’s prepared remarks.
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Fucking-A, this is like some old school Don't Be Evil shit right here. Yay! :jd:
...except they've left themselves a year to waffle and change their mind and a year for everyone else to change their exploits around it.
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loooooooooool

Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash • The Register

Google's "rebuttal" is my favorite part, because this is a thing now, pretending that ads aren't ads:

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This isn't an ad; the beauty in the Assistant is that it invites our partners to be our guest and share their tales.
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Are they really "guests" if they have to pay? :spend:

I guess it works for hotels. :shrug:

At least Airbnb hosts get a cut.
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I'm putting this in the Googly thread but that's only the most recent example.

Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt | Business | The Guardian

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The 15-second ad features a man in a Burger King uniform leaning into the camera to say: “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?”

People with the Google Home assistant and Android phones with voice search enabled within listening range of their TV discovered that the command triggered devices to read aloud the Wikipedia entry for Burger King’s flagship burger.
Thank you, thoughtless advertisers, for prompting thoughtless customers to think a little bit about the negative implications of thoughtless home assistant products.
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I am 100% on Burger King's side on this one. Just because they are not a partner invited by Google doesn't mean they shouldn't get to share their tale too.

They could have been a little subtler with the Wikipedia edits, but other than that, they did nothing wrong.

Bless you, :bk:
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Google's text-to-voice bot is now (allegedly) indistinguishable from a human reader.

On the linked page, you can listen to audio clips some by humans and some by the bot (for reasons best known to Google named Tacotron 2) - can you tell which is which?
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