Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bing Fail

I needed to look up some anti-Linux comments (specifically, about Linux's user interface) as a reference for a new Linux in Exile post. I went to the best search engine for pro-Microsoft anti-Linux stuff - Microsoft's Bing. Because you can google with Bing.

Unfortunately, I got completely distracted by a Bing Fail, so I never wrote the post. Next week, I promise.

I don't know if you've used Bing, but they like to load a random image as a background, then highlight certain areas as clickable notes that reveal themselves when you mouse over each one (think "comments" in Flickr.) Today, I got a panda: (click to see larger version)


Why they highlighted the eye in reference to the panda's wrist bone continues to baffle me. Note to Microsoft: the panda's wrist is that thing below his head in the photo, the one with the paw attached to it. Had to share.

3 comments:

  1. WTF? Yet more proof that there is never a shortage of truly stupid and useless ideas - way to go MS!

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  2. Clearly, the code was set up for a photo of a much larger panda, but then marketing found a 'cute widdle panda-wanda' to use instead.

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  3. What, you're expecting Microsoft to be experts in panda anatomy now? :-)

    I kid; that's pretty funny.

    (BTW, anyone else have problems with things like arrow keys, home/end, and pasting not working in the text box here? It used to work for me, but then stopped a few weeks ago. It only fails in Firefox (but does so with FF on both Linux and Windows); Opera (again on Windows and Linux I'm pretty sure) works, as does IE.

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