Monthly Archives: February 2009

>Looks like I got out just in time…..

> Due to the current financial situation, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 40 years of age on early retirement. This scheme will be known as RAPE  (Retire Aged People Early). Persons selected to be … Continue reading

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>At the tone…..

> the time will be 1,234,567,890   If you’ve got a UNIX watch, that is. UNIX time started at 1 January 1970 and ticks merrily along at a digit per second. So at some stage, you’ll run out of 32 … Continue reading

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> A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire, and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand…When everything goes right a mobile is … Continue reading

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>The Thinking Machine

> In 2002, artificial intelligence pioneer Hans Moravec made an interesting slide showing the evolution of computer power and cost, and the trajectory toward a thinking machine comparable to a human brain. At this rate, it looks like I’ll be … Continue reading

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Too good to miss – Spike Milligan

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>Why "why" is dangerous….

> Sarah is 3. Dad is a chemistry professor SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.SARAH: Why?DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.SARAH: Why?DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?SARAH: Yes.DAD: … Continue reading

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>Sure beats Weight Watchers..


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>Rigor mortis in turdis…

> Or: Gravity ate my hard drive. It wasn’t from a great height and I don’t think it even hit the ground, but the rapid deceleration a) buggered the drive spindleb) severely stuffed the surface of the diskc) probably shagged … Continue reading

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>Cool stuff


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>There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies…..

> … and statistics.. These people must be so tragically thick. This is an advertisement in the Economist – educated, influential and affluent readership (apart from me that is – I just look at the pictures) – and definitely not … Continue reading

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