nc represent u go bro
Top five for cursing, top five for courteousness. Louisiana, mother fuckers :P
…the top five ‘least likely to curse’ kind of surprises me, because I feel like I swear a lot…
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Kanye West getting deep on twitter
this is why I love this man.
Okay, if you don’t love Kanye, I question you and will forever until you learn.
I’ve never had a man ask me straight up if it was okay to use the word “bitch” even endearingly.
is this real
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It doesn’t mention it anywhere in the article above, but this is true.
In a hospital, surrounded by family, Dahl reassured everyone, sweetly, that he wasn’t afraid of death. “It’s just that I will miss you all so much,” he said—the perfect final words. Then, as everyone sat quietly around him, a nurse pricked him with a needle, and he said his actual last words: “Ow, fuck!”
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Hey woah random thought
Was the 2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide movie at all edited/released differently for the UK audience? I was just thinking about how the “Belgium” joke was written in for US audiences because they couldn’t say “fuck”, or whatever ~offensive~ word it was. And they did say “belgium” in the movie, it just struck me that it would be funny if they, in a silly turn of events, edited Ford’s line for the UK release back to “fuck”.
(Although idk if UK editions of the book added the belgium part back in when it was republished anyway?)
“Watson couldn’t distinguish between polite language and profanity — which the Urban Dictionary is full of. Watson picked up some bad habits from reading Wikipedia as well. In tests it even used the word “bullshit” in an answer to a researcher’s query.
Ultimately, Brown’s 35-person team developed a filter to keep Watson from swearing and scraped the Urban Dictionary from its memory.”
-Eric Brown, IBM
So, this hits on a subject of communication that I’ve been reading a bit about. The power of taboo words. What the researchers at IBM were lacking was a readily handy sociolinguistic researcher. They could have pointed out the fact that Watson was swearing in odd ways was because the computer did not yet comprehend the existence of taboo in human communication. For example. Fuck. The word itself is just 4-letters to a machine with an extremely high utility rating. All that (and this would have been a huge undertaking) the researchers at IBM needed to do was add a score to each word in Watson’s ontology on a taboo scale. The word ‘the’ could be assigned a 0. The word ‘fuck’ could be assigned 80-100 on a 100 point scale. Obviously, these could be adjusted to create an appropriate sass level of the machine. One interesting way to do this would have been to talk to Watson for a couple of days and each time that one of the taboo words came up, it could have been scored. Also, what would be interesting from a language processing point of view, Watson could then also score the baseline taboo level of the person who it is conversing with and then mimic it back.
Don’t just delete, understand. Personally, Watson was probably right to use ‘bullshit’ for whatever the researcher asked.
Also, what would be cool is to train three or four Watsons to talk using socio-linguistic means that had a taboo rating of 100 for offensive words. Then, you would introduce a fifth machine that had a much lower taboo score, say 50, so that it would swear more often. I wonder if the 100s would lower to 50 or if 50 would be brought up to the 100s…
Words. Words. Word.
friendly reminder that “god particle” is short for “goddammit particle” because it’s such a pain in the ass to find
“She makes these like needlework embroideries on set in the tedium of filming”, says MacFadyen, “but they are all: ‘You Are a Cunt’. And she gives them as presents. And it’s Dame Judi Dench. And she is doing this beautifully, intricate, ornate (work). You kind of see the work materializing as the shoot goes on. Like: ‘You Are a Fucking Shit.’ Knightley never received her embroidered cushion from Dench but remarks: “I love that! She gives this fantastic air. She just sits there and she embroiders and you think: ‘Oh, that’s so nice! It’s Judi Dench. It’s so quaint; she’s embroidering a cushion,’ and you go: ‘What are you embroidering?’ And (it says): ‘Fuck!’ Apparently she’s got hundreds of them just covered in swear words or rude sayings.”
so can i worship judi dench as a religion yet or something
i want to hang out with judi dench REALLY BAD.
I remember reading somewhere that she played D & D with Vin Diesel on the Chronicles of Riddick Set.
She did. It’s on the DVD. Because he WOOED her to get her in Chronicles. With flowers and showing up all ‘eager young man and you are so wonderful’ while she was doing a play. Old School Wooing. And then y’know, after he treated her like that? It was fun to game w/ him and amuse him w/ her swearwords.
this made every day of mine from here on out through the rest of the year.