smofbabe: (humor-alien)
God's Blog by Paul Simms - great job on the comments section :->
smofbabe: (humor-alien)
God's Blog by Paul Simms - great job on the comments section :->
smofbabe: (humor-alien)
We've all been here, I'm sure
smofbabe: (humor-alien)
We've all been here, I'm sure
smofbabe: (humor-alien)
Google responds to privacy concerns :->
smofbabe: (humor-alien)
Google responds to privacy concerns :->

Oh, No!

Dec. 18th, 2009 08:05 am
smofbabe: (colbstew)
Not well-reasoned arguments supported by facts! The Onion warns us of the danger.

Oh, No!

Dec. 18th, 2009 08:05 am
smofbabe: (colbstew)
Not well-reasoned arguments supported by facts! The Onion warns us of the danger.
smofbabe: (propellor)
From The Onion, of course. Excerpts:
A reading of Gabriel Fournier's The Eclipse Of Infinity reveals that the new science-fiction novel makes more than 80 separate references to "quantum flux," a vaguely defined force the author uses to advance the plot, resolve conflict as needed, and account for dozens of glaring inconsistencies. [snip]

In Fournier's novel, the idea that particles of energy can appear suddenly out of nowhere is used to explain events that might otherwise seem random, such as how a starship achieves light speed despite the total destruction of its engines in battle, why a loyal first officer suddenly decides to spy on behalf of the aliens who murdered his family, and what became of the security captain whose Southern accent was getting annoying to work with. [snip]
smofbabe: (propellor)
From The Onion, of course. Excerpts:
A reading of Gabriel Fournier's The Eclipse Of Infinity reveals that the new science-fiction novel makes more than 80 separate references to "quantum flux," a vaguely defined force the author uses to advance the plot, resolve conflict as needed, and account for dozens of glaring inconsistencies. [snip]

In Fournier's novel, the idea that particles of energy can appear suddenly out of nowhere is used to explain events that might otherwise seem random, such as how a starship achieves light speed despite the total destruction of its engines in battle, why a loyal first officer suddenly decides to spy on behalf of the aliens who murdered his family, and what became of the security captain whose Southern accent was getting annoying to work with. [snip]
smofbabe: (treyflolcat)
From your dog via The Onion - cut out the anthropomorphizing!
smofbabe: (treyflolcat)
From your dog via The Onion - cut out the anthropomorphizing!
smofbabe: (robby)
Reported by The Onion, of course.
CHARLOTTE, NC—A top-of-the-line, third-generation Roomba Scheduler robotic floor-cleaning vacuum purchased in January by 35-year-old claims adjuster Ken Graney has inexplicably broken all three laws of Roombotics, a simple yet vital protocol programmed into every Roomba by its manufacturer, iRobot.

"The vacuum cleaner is out of control," Graney said about the malfunctioning model 4260, which he suspects of behaving in a "blatantly unethical" way that perverts its original mission. "I'm afraid to be in my own house. The constant, ceaseless cleaning."

The laws of Roombotics, published on iRobot's website, are basic ethical rules governing Roomba conduct. The first law states that the device "must not suck up jewelry or other valuables, or through inaction, allow valuables to be sucked up." The second law prescribes that Roomba "must obey vacuuming orders given to it by humans except when such orders would conflict with the first law." The third and final law authorizes a Roomba to "protect its own ability to suction dust and debris as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law." [snip]
Do read the rest :->
smofbabe: (robby)
Reported by The Onion, of course.
CHARLOTTE, NC—A top-of-the-line, third-generation Roomba Scheduler robotic floor-cleaning vacuum purchased in January by 35-year-old claims adjuster Ken Graney has inexplicably broken all three laws of Roombotics, a simple yet vital protocol programmed into every Roomba by its manufacturer, iRobot.

"The vacuum cleaner is out of control," Graney said about the malfunctioning model 4260, which he suspects of behaving in a "blatantly unethical" way that perverts its original mission. "I'm afraid to be in my own house. The constant, ceaseless cleaning."

The laws of Roombotics, published on iRobot's website, are basic ethical rules governing Roomba conduct. The first law states that the device "must not suck up jewelry or other valuables, or through inaction, allow valuables to be sucked up." The second law prescribes that Roomba "must obey vacuuming orders given to it by humans except when such orders would conflict with the first law." The third and final law authorizes a Roomba to "protect its own ability to suction dust and debris as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law." [snip]
Do read the rest :->
smofbabe: (snoopybooks)
Pride and Prejudice told as Facebook updates (link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] supergee).
smofbabe: (snoopybooks)
Pride and Prejudice told as Facebook updates (link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] supergee).
smofbabe: (sports-gatorwall)
For college football fans... Up early for the SEC Championship game (radio feed only - CBS won't broadcast their Internet feed outside the US *sigh*) and found this on one of my mailing lists. (Author unfortunately unknown.) Enjoy. Go Gators!
BCS DECLARES GERMANY WINNER OF WORLD WAR II
US Ranked 4th

After determining the Big-12 championship game participants, the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

"Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however, considering their entire body of work--including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule--our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking."

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States, the BCS commissioner stated "The US only had two major victories--Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests--they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event."

German Chancellor Adolph Hitler said "Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks." Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn 'style points' to enhance Germany's rankings. Hitler protested "Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces."

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented "France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking, they only fell to #2."

Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.
Page generated Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:39 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios