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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby Dibley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:03 am UTC

Please don't.

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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby Enigma90825 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:54 am UTC

You know, in the several times I've used Y!A I've gotten recently coherent and good responses to my questions.
Yeah, but this.... this is making me lose faith in the intelligence of most people......
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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby phlip » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:11 am UTC

OK, so I've been going around the Mathematics section, trying to give some useful-hint-but-not-the-whole-answer answers to the questions that are obviously homework (ie: all of them) when I come across this... and now I'm stumped. What in the hell?

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Postby Dibley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 am UTC

What about it? It's incredibly dumb, but there's plenty of equally dumb stuff. Keep in mind that the poster may be very young.

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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby hipp5 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:32 pm UTC

Dibley wrote:Keep in mind that the poster may be very young.


Yeah that is something you have to keep in mind. Another thing I've realized is that Y!A Canada isn't really Y!A Canada, it's Y!A world. A lot of the questions are asked by people from India and stuff so I think that at least explains some of the poorly worded questions. Maybe that "foot finger" question from earlier was a result of an online translator.

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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby OverBored » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:35 pm UTC

I think someone should get in touch with their maths teacher... the question makes no sense

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArMArs1s.MDn1pSGuuJTohWxBwx.;_ylv=3?qid=20080807102749AAfVffd
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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby sweet_concorde » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:45 pm UTC

Sometimes people being dumb can be amusing... the "pets" section, however, hurts my soul... if you can't afford a vet visit, how are you still alive?
I was making minimum wage ($5.15/hour in 2007, not living in mom's basement) and I was still able to care for a sick old cat (regular vet visits, meds, and needles). I suppose I understand someone who can't afford huge vet bills, not when they are just being cheap about it and the animal is in a lot of pain. It makes me sick! ARGH!

Also: They really need to make some kind of "I had abstinence-only education... can I be pregnant if..." section.

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Postby proof_man » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:15 pm UTC

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Postby Hit3k » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:42 am UTC

Is that new atom smasher thing going to destroy the earth?

Not only are the questions stupid and moronic; but even the damn answers are no good.
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Postby seladore » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:41 am UTC

Hit3k wrote:Is that new atom smasher thing going to destroy the earth?

Not only are the questions stupid and moronic; but even the damn answers are no good.


Really? The answers there at the moment are pretty good. Maybe some XKCDers have been in and explained?

Awesome question though...
Can we *really* trust what scientists are telling us? They're always making stuff up and then say all kinds of smart stuff like E=MC squared as if that's supposed to prove anything.

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Postby mat-tina » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:33 am UTC

Please tell me this isn't real: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 820AAlRtpn

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Postby Hit3k » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:37 am UTC

seladore wrote:
Hit3k wrote:Is that new atom smasher thing going to destroy the earth?

Not only are the questions stupid and moronic; but even the damn answers are no good.


Really? The answers there at the moment are pretty good. Maybe some XKCDers have been in and explained?

Awesome question though...
Can we *really* trust what scientists are telling us? They're always making stuff up and then say all kinds of smart stuff like E=MC squared as if that's supposed to prove anything.


Well, I wasn't referring to that particular question's answers :p but:
♥Fizzypop wrote:not if your ugly face doesnt destroy it first
LOL, just kidding.. and who cares about
science


"not if your ugly face doesnt destroy it first"? Isn't that a double negative?
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Postby OverBored » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:26 pm UTC

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AikY.0As.RgMQLqNf6db47D4xQt.;_ylv=3?qid=20080809092034AATYXQc

Now this question intrigued me (at time of posting there are 0 answers).

Firstly, the animal changes from ant to snail half way through.

Secondly, Can that movement be mapped by a function? I didn't think it could. Anyone want to mock me for being ignorant?
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:19 pm UTC

Hit3k wrote:
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seladore wrote:
Hit3k wrote:Is that new atom smasher thing going to destroy the earth?

Not only are the questions stupid and moronic; but even the damn answers are no good.


Really? The answers there at the moment are pretty good. Maybe some XKCDers have been in and explained?

Awesome question though...
Can we *really* trust what scientists are telling us? They're always making stuff up and then say all kinds of smart stuff like E=MC squared as if that's supposed to prove anything.


Well, I wasn't referring to that particular question's answers :p but:
♥Fizzypop wrote:not if your ugly face doesnt destroy it first
LOL, just kidding.. and who cares about
science

"not if your ugly face doesnt destroy it first"? Isn't that a double negative?

"The atom smasher will be incapable of destroying the earth if your face does not destroy the earth before the atom smasher is able to"... looks double negative to me.
ATTEMPT 2: "If your face allows the earth to remain undestroyed, the atom smasher will not be able to destroy the earth" works better
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Postby phlip » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:13 am UTC

OverBored wrote:Secondly, Can that movement be mapped by a function? I didn't think it could. Anyone want to mock me for being ignorant?

I doubt it can be mapped to a function of the form y=f(x), 'cause it's a spiral, it probably curves around too much.

But it probably can be written as a parametric function: x=fx(t), y=fy(t).

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Postby mat-tina » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:53 pm UTC

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Postby hipp5 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:30 pm UTC

mat-tina wrote:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Amq7qwjDFMbp69HvA6lRWY4jzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20080322134832AASH5DO


The "Best Answer" to that one is a paragraph-long run on sentence.

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Postby jmorgan3 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:59 pm UTC

I myself is a linguist.

EDIT: After poking around some more, I have found that the aircraft subsection is everything that Yahoo Answers as a whole should be. Intelligent questions are answered by adult professional pilots and engineers. Homework questions aren't answered. I think I feel some hope for humanity.
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mat-tina wrote:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Amq7qwjDFMbp69HvA6lRWY4jzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20080322134832AASH5DO


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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:25 pm UTC

I actually got a Best Answer for one of my snarky answers:

How long before I get my package?
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Postby robinberghuys » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:12 am UTC

I love trolling yahoo answers. I'll put my attempts as links, not pictures, as to not mess up the page.

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Postby 4=5 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:04 pm UTC

the thing is everybody has incredibly wrong beliefs and things that if they thought about for a second it would instantly strike them as ridiculous.

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Postby OverBored » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:26 pm UTC

I wont post the question or a link but this is part of an answer about a question regarding whether alines already live on Earth :roll:

When the astronauts came back from the moon, they were technically aliens from another planet.


How can you be so fucking ignorant?

Since when is the moon a planet?

Since when does going to another planet have anything to do with being an alien?!
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Postby ParanoidAndroid » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:09 pm UTC

Well, I perused the R&S boards some.

A small portion of my brain eroded.

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Postby phlip » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:49 pm UTC

OverBored wrote:I wont post the question or a link but this is part of an answer about a question regarding whether alines already live on Earth :roll:

When the astronauts came back from the moon, they were technically aliens from another planet.


How can you be so fucking ignorant?

Since when is the moon a planet?

Since when does going to another planet have anything to do with being an alien?!

Man, don't you know anything? It's like when you visit another country for a week or so... when you come back, you're a foreigner.

That's why I've never travelled overseas... I like being Australian.

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Postby Asmodieus » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:05 pm UTC

Im gonna ask if anyone has laser cats
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Postby HighCharity » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:19 pm UTC


but let me tell you, peeing in public pools is not as fun as peeing and pooing in front of a policeman...try it! you maron!

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Postby niteice » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:13 am UTC

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 735AAEwdaS

I go by the name of raegquaat around there...I answer good questions with good answers, and bad questions with terrible answers. I haven't found anything as truly terrifying as the rest of this thread yet though.
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Postby hipp5 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

So I've just discovered a devious way to boost your rank.

Apparently if the original asker doesn't choose a 'best answer' it goes to a public vote. The thing is, by the time it goes to a vote most of the questions are dead and so no one bothers to vote on them. On top of that, Yahoo hasn't implemented any form of control to stop you voting on your own answer. Therefore if you go back to all your old answers and vote on them you get an easy ten points. In the past two days I've managed to get myself 800 points by this method. It's bumped me up to rank 4.

A little cheap but then I don't think Yahoo Answers is a community of much integrity anyways.

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Postby Pirate.Bondage » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:40 pm UTC

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Oh my god...Answer number 10 cracked me up.
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Postby M.qrius » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:23 pm UTC


Well, these questions have at least taught me one thing:

People in the US call Mars bars Milkyways.

No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
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This, however, is called a mars bar:
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You people got it all wrong.

Now I'm hungry.

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Postby The Hyphenator » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:04 pm UTC

M.qrius wrote:No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
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Um... no. This is a milky way:
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Postby Gadren » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:05 pm UTC

The Hyphenator wrote:
M.qrius wrote:No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
Spoiler:
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Um... no. This is a milky way:
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The camera's relation to that galaxy would suggest otherwise.

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Postby M.qrius » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:02 am UTC

The Hyphenator wrote:
M.qrius wrote:No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
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Um... no. This is a milky way:
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Ceci n'est pas une pipe, for that matter :)

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:23 am UTC

M.qrius wrote:

Well, these questions have at least taught me one thing:

People in the US call Mars bars Milkyways.

No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
Spoiler:
Image


This, however, is called a mars bar:
Spoiler:
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You people got it all wrong.

Now I'm hungry.


Your Milky Way is our 3 Musketeers bar.

And yeah...your Mars Bar is our Milky Way

Dunno if you have it there, but we have Snickers, which is the US Milky Way/UK Mars Bar, plus peanuts:

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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby mat-tina » Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:40 pm UTC

Yep, they make it hard for me to breathe.

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Re: Yahoo Answers

Postby The Hyphenator » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:24 pm UTC

M.qrius wrote:
The Hyphenator wrote:
M.qrius wrote:No! That's not a milkyway! This is a milkyway:
Spoiler:
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Um... no. This is a milky way:
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Ceci n'est pas une pipe, for that matter :)

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