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Stanley Burrell, AKA MC Hammer, is getting into the search business with a startup called Wiredoo. The former parachute pant-wearing artiste was previewing the new search engine at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, and said that the concept was based around relationship searching within keyword boundaries - what he called …

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Weirdoo?

Say no more.

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Hammer time.

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Unhappy

Damn you, Horrid, you beat me to it!

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It's hammer time

Deep searching...?

"you can't touch this"

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Happy

I'd like to see the SafeSearch option that plays "Can't touch this" when you click on an iffy link.

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Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em

My-my search'll hit google so hard, it'll make 'em say oh Lawd ...

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Joke

Message displayed when Hammer's search returns nothing

u can't search this.

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*mutters*

And here I was thinking I was the only one who was going to post that line.....

But nice one bro. Love it

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The first thing that happened when I read "MC Hammer search engine" was that my mind started playing U can't touch this with "U can't search this".

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2l2q

sounds legit to me... perhaps a little too legit even

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Please Hammer don't... wait, there's only like 4 jokes connected with the guy. Even the Jonas Bros. could net you 8 or 10.

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M.C. Hammer

Wouldn't an online auction site be more appropriate?

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"Under the MC Hammer"

Welcome to accidental porno territory.

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Did some out of work comedian bribe some one ? From seaman (he was in the navy no jokes) to rapper to preacher and now this.

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"“We don’t really need just another search engine, but if something adds value then why not?”"

I think the word 'value' says it all.

He must be runing out of dosh or fame points or something - but the first bit is right, we don't need another search engine. We just need people to understand how the existing ones work.

Anyway, Rick James uses his stuff far better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHxGBH6o4M

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Somebody has to post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8HRocU9WDo

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WTF?

Career path?

What I want to know is...how do you get from baggy pants and pop rap to search engines?

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via the God Squad, apparently. Talk about diversification!

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dressed down?

i.e. no hammerpants

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maybe he crabbed onto stage, to make up for the lack of parachute pants!! LOL

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FAIL

Whatever. The service is bound to be pants.

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Anonymous Coward

STOP.................

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Hammer time.

Break it down....

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WTF?

Let hope he "turns that mutha out"

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Anonymous Coward

From "1001 Second-Rate Chat-up Lines"

"Would you like a wiredoo?"

"What's a wiredoo?"

"It carries electricity and communications signals."

(Not as good as "wormdoo". Why yes, I *did* rip it off Red Dwarf- badly- thank you for asking!)

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WTF?

Parachute pants?

Judging by that photo his trews are still too long, or he needs a belt (no not a slap round the head)!

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At last

I will be able to find some meaningful results when searching for "parachute pants"

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Ring the bell, school's out

Can't the guy get into email filtering?

Yes indeed. it's Stop Spammer Time!

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Anonymous Coward

When searching for p0rn....

does it ask "Have you seen her"?

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poor reporting Reg

Jokes aside, (and the above shows how easy)

How did Hammer get into Search engine technology?

Is he simply a spokesman for the organization or has he actually picked up some coding and programming skills in his retirement?

He has proven to be a clever character in the past....Now that he has declared Bankruptcy, and cut of the massive entourage (plus money from a few recent commercials) I could actually believe that he had some influence in this other than being a gimmick face for the company....but that's what the reporter writing the article is supposed to FIND OUT!!!.

thumbs down to reg for repeating some news but adding nothing to it..Next time at least tell us how he is involved.

A quick look at a few similar articles revealed two key bits of information: Hammer is homies with a lot of tech nerds in the SF area, and is a venture capitalist, so he is probably just helping fund/promote the service.

More important fact: Google's Brin was in the audience. So it appears that if Hammer has any brains, he has already filed for patents on the business process/technology, and is most likely looking for a quick (but profitable) pay out from Google.

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Normally I'd make some sort of witty remark

But I can't touch this.

Oops.

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Happy

Who knows?

Say what you want about Mr. Burrell/Hammer, but he's not a dummy. (Personally, his music always bored the piss out of me, but that's neither here nor there.)

His biggest mistakes --- which he has hopefully learned from --- were in who he trusted with his money when he was riding high, and assuming his style would last longer than it did. He forgot that hip-hop fashion doesn't age like wine, but like yogurt.

Look, he's a smart guy with a good work ethic, so hey, more power to him.

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i cant touch this

Using a hammer when a screwdriver is required? Look in my eyes man!

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