As long as the ambulance version puts patient life above hunger, I'm cool with it.
Rating: 4/10 Stupids.
A modest amount of stupid, tempered by one impossibly levelheaded comment. I'd have given them a better mark, but Reddit never links my articles, so fuck 'em.
Slashdot is a technology oriented news website that is widely read by people with food in their keyboards. Given its computer related angle, the users in general are relatively educated, but as with most computer people, they do have strange cares. Simpsons
quotes abound, and you won't find a single thread on this site where someone doesn't take a swipe at Microsoft.
Sample Comments on the Flesh Eating Robot Story
It also doesn't say who exactly is supposed to ENFORCE the [robots non-human eating] conventions if someone breaks them.
The machines will enforce the conventions.
What's the difference between having a robot eat the guy, and leaving the guy to be eaten by the crows, coyotes, vultures, or whatever other detrivores [wikipedia.org] are common place wherever you are.
Go read some philosophy and/or spirituality if you really want an answer to that (or just debate on it). It's WAY out of scope for this discussion, and frankly, it's something I expect civilised people to have already studied somewhat.
Maybe he can be allowed to eat the dead only for recreational purpose. :)
"I for one welcome our flesh eatin robot overlords."
Never thought I'd see a post where that lame meme was apropo...
Ukab the Great
"Company Denies Its Robots Feed On The Dead"
-- Insert Microsoft Employees Joke Here --
Rating: 2/10 Stupids.
I like the one prick who goes off about what he expects "civilized people" to have studied. That's one hell of a prick. But aside from him, the lame Simpsons
reference and the even lamer acknowledgment of the Simpsons
reference, there's nothing terribly stupid about Slashdot at all--aside from the fact that there's people who really really care which version of the GPL a certain batch of Linux drivers are being published under. Seriously guys, you should get out a little more. Go find yourself a nice naked lady website or something.
is a respected English newspaper with an active website and online community. Because of their close proximity to the Queen, I assumed that English commenters would generally have better control over their spelling and grammatical structure than those of us in the colonies. That was generally the case (I only counted one LOL) but the English do have their quirks. Huge swathes of the comments were taken up by bizarre references to old English comic book characters and lengthy diatribes about how much George Bush sucked. Interestingly, very few commenters saw fit to mention how their asses were bailed out in WWII. Bizarre.
Sample Comments on the Flesh Eating Robot Story
It looks almost like a big skatboard with an arm i wonder if thats to lure in children?
Trust the yanks to reinvent the goat.
"You have to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel indigestible?' Well, do you, punk?"
All the same, I'm slathering my buttocks in Marmite in the hope it'll give me a 50-50 chance.
Rating: 1/10 Stupids.
Well I had to look up a half dozen different words (I'm pretty sure Marmite is a joke) to even understand these comments, so I'd be hard pressed to say these guys were stupider than me.
Yahoo! has the largest audience of any site listed here, so using my More Commenters = Stupider Comments theory, that implies Yahoo! is the dumbest site on the Internet. Unfortunately, Yahoo! no longer allows comments on news articles, as they stripped out the feature some time ago, possibly because by pouring current events into the fiery crucible of the Yahoo! community, a molten wave of stupid could have swept o'er the land. Because Yahoo! isn't willing to play fair in this comments analysis, I decided I wouldn't play fair either. For Yahoo!'s entry then, I went straight to the dampest crevice of stupidity the Internet has ever seen: Yahoo! Answers. Here's what I found when I searched for "eating robots."
Asked by Barney Purple Behemoth
Is the behemoth in Job 40 a dinosaur or some sort of big tailed grass eating Voltron robot?
Asked by ~
Which films do find a robot eating metal?
Asked by Abe
how much Zinc can you eat before you turn into a robot?
Asked by codianne99
What was the name of a '70s robot cartoon with robot named Crunch?
Asked by Diffin
My 5 year old cousin loves to eat happy meals at McDonalds and collect the Robot toys?
Asked by ohbobsaget
Will you miss your heart when robot Bruce rips if from your chest and eats it?
Asked by Ella M
Anyone know that Christimas song about a robot coming to dinner and eating the knives and forks?
Asked by Darth Nihilus
If theoretically, Adam and Eve had never eaten from the Tree, would humans all be little robots?
Asked by Ponygal
Okay this sounds insane but it is true. I was out in the park and i found a baby prehistoric dinosaur/robot?
Rating: 10/10 Stupids.
For all the other websites, I picked through 50-100 comments to find the dumbest, funniest, most insightful, etc. comments. For Yahoo! Answers, every single "eating robot" question asked was fucking insane.
I could have filled a list a thousand Internets long with the bubbling horseshit which poured out of my screen. I especially like the people who think putting a question mark on the end of a sentence makes it a question. Although not as much as I love the concept of "robot Bruce."
And now to enlist your help, dedicated and gullible reader! With more than 1000
websites on the Internet today, it would be impossible for me to survey them all. That's while I'll make you do the work for me! Are there any particularly stupid places on the Internet that I overlooked? The kind of website where dogs start to bark at the computer when you browse them? Let me know in the comments below. I totally promise not to be dismissive of everything you write there!
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