Wednesday, August 13


Stupidfilter is a genuine attempt to create a program that will filter out stupid website comments using weighted Bayesian analysis, the same way your inbox filters out spam.
The idea is that the most egregiously stupid comments will also be the easiest to detect while remaining ignorant of context; comments with too much or too little capitalization, too many text-message abbreviations, excessive use of "LOL," exclamation points, and so on.
They had me at the FAQ:
Isn't filtering stupidity elitist?
Yes. Yes, it is. That's sort of the whole point.

Remember Eugenio Recuenco? He just did an amazing series where he recreated the friezes of the Parthanon. It's really incredible: One, Two.

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