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BigDon
2007-Apr-18, 12:26 AM
I think I worded this safely for this forum. But with CrossCountry and Xylophobe mad at me for getting them in trouble with the mods a few days ago I'm a bit nervous.

Anyway, a friend of mine the other night showed me a game called "Google Seppeku". He has that download that allows you to type Japanese characters on your machine. (Need someone to tell me how to do that safely. Last time I tried to download foriegn language characters a couple years ago I got a bunch of viruses that hosed my hard drive.)

You play by going to Google image search, set it for no filtering, then type in random Japanese characters and hit enter.

Only the first page counts. Enter a different set of characters and do it again.

You score one point for each time you hit enter.

You keep going until you see something that makes you wish you hadn't played.

Apparently I got a fairly high score with five. The local record is seven, but that guy is a known sociopath.

(If I described to you folks what I saw that made me say "uncle", not only would I be banned for life, but Antoniseb would drive over to my house and shoot me in the kneecaps.)

I don't recall who's sig it is here but that, "Be very careful what you put into your head" quote came immediately to mind.

I'm not going to play it anymore BTW. The only reason I'm telling you all this is the same reason people go, "Oh man! This is aweful, here taste it!"

BD

ToSeek
2007-Apr-18, 12:36 AM
I must be doing something wrong as I didn't run into any trouble. I was having more of a time figuring out what I must have typed in to get the sets of images I ended up with.

Occam
2007-Apr-18, 12:49 AM
Warning: Spoiler in link below

For those not game enough to try it out, the link below will take you to a page that describes this activity without exposing you to any unpleasantness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Seppuku#Google_Seppuku

The Supreme Canuck
2007-Apr-18, 01:23 AM
I got to ten before stopping. Didn't see anything remotely bad. Just got bored.

01101001
2007-Apr-18, 01:46 AM
Warning: Spoiler in link below

For those not game enough to try it out, the link below will take you to a page that describes this activity without exposing you to any unpleasantness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Seppuku#Google_Seppuku

The surrounding Wikippedia material has some non-family-friendly material. You could have issued a warning for our younger participants -- or just skipped delving into this material altogether. Frankly, there isn't much to recommend its appearance, or the topic altogether, here.

Doodler
2007-Apr-18, 02:29 AM
Hehe, turn off Google's safesearch feature before trying

The Supreme Canuck
2007-Apr-18, 03:30 AM
I did.

Occam
2007-Apr-18, 04:11 AM
The surrounding Wikippedia material has some non-family-friendly material. You could have issued a warning for our younger participants -- or just skipped delving into this material altogether. Frankly, there isn't much to recommend its appearance, or the topic altogether, here.

For goodness sake, I was trying to warn people of a sensitive nature! I didn't read it all in depth, except for the article in question, so I don't know what material you are referring to. I take all due care in this kind of thing but cannot be held responsible for the entire contents of a website when referring to one article. That's what parents and guardians are for.
Quite frankly I've found myself getting peeved at the amount of political correctness bandied about, so I'm just banning myself for a while.

PS - I've read the rest of the article and see your point but I hadn't read it before - only the reference to the game.

Van Rijn
2007-Apr-18, 04:14 AM
The surrounding Wikippedia material has some non-family-friendly material. You could have issued a warning for our younger participants -- or just skipped delving into this material altogether. Frankly, there isn't much to recommend its appearance, or the topic altogether, here.

That's getting on the edge of things that could be flagged by work site filters too.

BigDon
2007-Apr-18, 04:24 AM
Methinks think I should have just PM'ed you Toseek.

Whirlpool
2007-Apr-18, 05:27 AM
Uhhhh.....:silenced:

HenrikOlsen
2007-Apr-18, 06:43 AM
Right, so does anyone have links to a useful Japanese input tool for Firefox so I can play this game?

Whirlpool
2007-Apr-18, 07:10 AM
:lol: Henrik.

Maybe Yuzuha or Jens has, they're from Japan.

:p

HenrikOlsen
2007-Apr-18, 07:44 AM
Actually I found that using SC UniPad (http://www.unipad.org/) with it's kana keyboard I could type randomly and paste it to Google search.

Only time I sorta regretted doing it was when I got a page full of soccer links, you have to be seriously disturbed to like that stuff.

BigDon
2007-Apr-18, 07:49 AM
Wow, there is a wiki on it. So that's where he got it.