I, for one, have never been bleeped (as far as I know) - and I have used most of the "offensive" words. I think it's more about obsession than the words themselves. If you call everybody a "racist idiot" you might get bleeped. But thanks to my immense vocabulary I can call somebody a racist idiot in several different ways. It makes for more interesting posts (whether I know what I'm talking about or not).
"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!" -- Lucky Ned Pepper
The usual reason words are added to someone's disallowed word list is if they've been used persistently while violating the Forum Guidelines. Calling someone a racist or an idiot or ignorant or an ignorant racist idiot once won't do it, but doing it persistently several or more times will draw a warning, and if the behavior continues then words will be added to the list.
Neat! The first thing I did was cover up the arrows, which as the article later points out makes no difference. The brain is not following cues from the arrows. I then started covering up the circles themselves a little at a time - the illusion persists even when much of the circles aren't visible. For me the illusion disappeared in the circle on the left when around 50% was covered up, while the illusion persisted in the circle on the right even after most of it was covered. The illusion does not require two circles - covering one of them up completely does not diminish the illusion in the remaining circle.
She doesn't get enough credit for the clear no-nonsense science she brings to everything. I'll help spread the word.
CAUTION: Not graphic but she spares no language.
Sensitive constitutions should keep a bible handy to protect them from the demons that will flood their minds as they watch. For the rest of us it's a same-old, same-old science video with an interesting topic.
Upshot? Doesn't help, doesn't hurt, unless taken to extremes where the side effects can be deadly.
The subject matter is a buzz, of course, but her treatment and presentation skills are quite a tickle. The backhanded slaps at the stupid were fewer then some of her other works but the science was deep and, in her hands, the presentation was a hoot. She had fun with this one.
quote:Six months ago, a tiny startup called Kytch sued Taylor, the billion-dollar manufacturer of McDonald's notoriously broken ice cream machines. For years Kytch had sold a small device that hacks those ice cream machines, letting McDonald's restaurant owners better diagnose their maladies and make them work more reliably—only to find, according to Kytch's legal complaint, that Taylor had conspired to copy its device and sabotage its business.
Re: The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist
Here I thought these MD's ice cream machine problems were overblown humorous vignettes of a quite standard machine MTF (mean time to failure) mode. Now we find out it is a world-wide conspiracy with hackers and pirates (all good stories involve pirates - Lance Geiger) and arch villain corporate monsters devouring what scant little remains of customer service by dialing in to break their machines before the ice cream begins to flow. Bastards!
Sheeple of MD's soft serve, you are being manipulated. With decreased supply your demand will grow stronger. The drug of soft serve has captured your soul and will toy with your emotions for the sheer joy of watching you whimper, defeated, as yet another ice cream machine is hacked low.