What does the internet think?

Enter the names of some recent prominent politicians, and quickly realize that there's something bullshitty about this algorithm.

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Pop quiz, hotshot. Tomato juice or same sex marriage. Which one does the internet prefer? No peeking.

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My favourite band The Prodigy is 98.7% positive, while the famous chauvinistic hero Duke Nukem is 42.8% positive...
Therefore, it seems that this thing was programmed by a scene/goth/emo woman.
Now that's hot! *heartbeat increases for a bit*

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purist said:

Doom is 69.3% positive

Call of Duty is 90.5% Negative which almost makes up for it :P

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Damn, the internet is only just positive about bacon. :/ EDIT: Alright this is rigged who's been searching Margaret Thatcher, Vlad the Impaler and Genghis Kahn, the internet seems to be extremely positive towards these.

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"Poopsicles has not yet been indexed"

Welp, there goes my attention span :P

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Springy said:

Damn, the internet is only just positive about bacon. :/ EDIT: Alright this is rigged who's been searching Margaret Thatcher, Vlad the Impaler and Genghis Kahn, the internet seems to be extremely positive towards these.


It's weird Thatcher was ever positive. The other two make sense. They only get mentioned in jokes or as ancient historical examples.

That thing says John Romero is as hated as Michael Moore.

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"The internet is negative about cat."
"The internet is very positive about cats."
"The internet is negative about kitten."
"The internet is negative about kittens, but only just."
"The internet is negative about kitty."
"The internet is absolutely positive about kitties."

Quantity matters a lot for the Internet.

"The internet is negative about cat."
"The internet is very negative about pussy."
"The internet is positive about pussycat."

How does this make sense, I don't know.

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Why does spanish assign an arbitrary masculine of feminine bit to all their nouns? Apples are females, and bananas are males (lol, the phallic penis shaped one is a male).

La manzana es roja. (The apple is red.)
El plátano es amarillo. (The banana is yellow.)

Lol, every time a new word is coined or thing is invented I guess they have to gender classify it. Maybe super nintendo was feminine and gamecube was masculine? Maybe the start button on the controller is female and button C is male?

How does this make sense, I don't know.

Besides, everyone knows the internet thinks about tubgirl and goatse all day long, waiting and plotting to become self aware so it can do sick, sick things (how does it plot without being self aware in the first place? How does this make sense, I don't know.)

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Mario Mario is 85.5% positive.
Porn is 73.5% positive.
The internet is positive about drugs, but only just.
My little pony is 93.7% positive
The internet is negative about doom 3, but only just.
Doom 4 is unknown
Meme is 71.4% positive.
Memes are 72.5% negative. LOL.
The internet is absolutely negative about yo mama.
Facebook is 51.4% positive.
Twitter is 68.5% positive.
Myspace is 78.8% negative
Joe is 77.1% positive.
Gay guys are 95.7% positive , this is weird as fuck.
Sexy ladies are 98.3% negative , this is a big lie.

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Hellbent said:

David Icke is 98.9% positive.


That's what the lizard people want you to believe.

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gggmork said:

Lol, every time a new word is coined or thing is invented I guess they have to gender classify it. Maybe super nintendo was feminine and gamecube was masculine? Maybe the start button on the controller is female and button C is male?

I don't really get how you got this train of thought from the thread, but since it's more interesting than long lists of things that are nonsensically positive or negative, I'll indulge:

English having a neutral gender for sexless things is more an exception than a rule in languages. Most languages have genders for things which do not have a sex.

Take German, for example. It does have a neutral gender -- but that doesn't mean that things like a table, the sun, or some butter use it. Instead, it's der Tisch (masculine table), die Sonne (feminine sun), and die Butter (feminine butter). Compare with some other language, such as French, and there you have la table (feminine), le soleil (masculine), and le beurre (masculine); the opposite in these three examples.

How to guess whether a noun is masculine or feminine? Usually, it has nothing to do with the object itself, and is instead dependent on the etymology and morphology of the noun. For instance, the diminutive -chen in German which can be added to make things smaller (kinda like -ling in English) always make the noun neutral. So girl (Magd, compare English maid) + chen gives Mädchen (little girl), and that word is neutral rather than feminine. Das Mädchen.

Other times, it does depend on what the thing is. Take the French word "espace" (space). If you mean:
- espace as an area, or expanse, or as the cosmic void that surrounds our planet: masculine.
- espace as the typographical character (or lack thereof) between words: feminine.
- Espace as the car: depends on people. Most will use feminine because it's a car and both generic names for cars in French (voiture and auto[mobile]) are feminine; but the commercial stuff prefers the masculine.

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Gez said:

I don't really get how you got this train of thought from the thread


"How does this train of thought make sense, I don't know" because the train of thought came from "How does this make sense, I don't know", or something.

Well they're maybe wasting lots of brain space remembering redundant genders for everything. What about individual numbers? Like maybe some language scientist is still counting to infinity, assigning each next number an arbitrary gender. Or maybe all the primes are masculine and the rest feminine.

I thought the internet would surely be HIV positive but it was negative.
Positive is positive
negative is indifferent
indifferent is positive

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"Wait...maybe they DON'T think..."

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Black people:

Negative- 29%
Positive- 46.2%
Indifferent- 24.8%
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Black guy:

Negative- 99.7%
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White people:

Negative- 54%
Positive- 33.5%
Indifferent- 12.5%
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White guy:

Negative- 99.8%

Odd

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BloodyAcid said:

God - 96.6% positive
Atheism - 94.9% negative.

SHIT. DAMN. That's not good at all.
Scratch my imagination of the programmer being a hot scene chick. :(

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Niko Bellic to the internet: "I don't give a sheet!"

...but the internet cares, Niko. 88.1% to be exact.

And also rather disturbingly, the internet is just peachy about enslavement and the holocaust.

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It's 68.8% negative about "illuminati" and 90.8% negative about "new world order".
Fascinating!

... But wait, 63.7% positive about "trolling"?
*facepalm*

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