Talk:2060: Hygrometer

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Interestingly, Google search for ometerometer returns porn results. If there is an xkcd comic about rule 34 (if it exists, there is porn about it), it could be linked here.--Pere prlpz (talk) 15:48, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, and now xkcd is prominently displayed. Good for you! - Who? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Should have taken a screenshot: The link provided under Trivia returns no porn results whatsoever now (yes I have SafeSearch turned off). I'm pretty sure almost any search for a seldom used word or phrase returns a high number of porn results, but I seriously doubt any of the porn was actually about ometerometers, or even featured that word on the page. I think you just got unrelated results. I'm gonna have to say "citation needed" on that one, because the citation given yields no such results. ProphetZarquon (talk) 17:19, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Here's your citation. Needless to say, the term doesn't appear anywhere on those pages outside the search box, but something must've put it in that box in the first place—"ameterometer" and "emeterometer" and various other misspellings don't return any search results like this. Trambelus (talk) 21:57, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
We can just do a search for '"ometerometer" -xkcd' (without single quotes). This search yields 13 results, 4 of which are not porn, and 3 of which genuinely contain "ometerometer" in their content and not as part of SEO. 12:40, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Which meters do you enjoy? I'm a particular fan of the Crookes radiometer 16:33, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Based almost solely on the exotic name, I'm a particular fan of the sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff), and I'm disappointed that Randall didn't take the opportunity to mention it anywhere. 16:44, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
My laser power meter is pretty bad-assed - but the measurement tool I'm most impressed by isn't a "ometer", it's a "mechanics level" - which is basically just an incredibly accurate spirit level - it can measure a tilt angle equal to the thickness of a single sheet of paper over a distance of two meters - which is pretty astounding considering how crude it is. You can tell that you have a cool -ometer if it comes in a nice wooden box - and a seriously cool one if the box has brass hinges and is lined with's kindof a rule for us ometerometrists. 18:27, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Here's the Rule 34 comic: (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Thank you. I added it to the description.--Pere prlpz (talk) 16:52, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

But no mention of an alethiometer. 16:59, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Let's all remember that there are some measurement devices that do not end in -ometer but rather simply in -meter, for example "multimeter", "ohmmeter", "ammeter", etc. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

So does a micrometer end in ometer? Tough call! 18:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Micro-meter, not micr-ometer. 20:05, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
You're absolutely right, the O always belongs to the first term. I will change the explanation accordingly. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:49, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh - so Cueball wants an o-metero-meter? OK now I'm confused! 21:59, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm certainly not an expert on Google and how search results are generated, but I think it's at least highly likely that search results can be impacted by a user's previous searches and/or clicked results. While it might be interesting or even amusing, I don't think it's appropriate to include anything in the explanation of this comic about Rule 34 because it has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the comic itself! Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 18:12, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

There's also metrometer (measures the size of the womb), and a kilometerometer (this is what some Americans call odometers in foreign cars). -- 22:19, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I prefer ohmmeter since I am in an electronics course in my local college and I use it quite often. (^o^)Boeing-787lover 09:13, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Trivia was nonsense

At this link Google search for ometerometer I can't see any porn. AND only 9 results at Google! The Rule 34 doesn't apply right now and so I've removed it completely. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:17, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

If the ometerometer search term is in double-quotes, you'll get the porn. (Apologies if I did something wrong with this comment... Is my first here.) -- 04:47, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

This comic came out on Randall's birthday 11:28, 18 October 2018 (UTC)