…sure, that is.
…sure, that is.
A: Little Rude Riding Hood
(y’all can thank The Boy for that one…)
xkcd strikes again!
Okay, it’s funnier if you’re somewhat experienced with database programming… But if you aren’t, trust me – it’s funny.
And probably Los Alamos, or JPL, or DARPA, or some other geeky acronym! According to Amazon’s “Where’s My Stuff” page, the Post Office sent my package back in time:
Talk about your double-edged discovery… On the one hand, it explains much about the US Postal Service. On the other, I’m not sure that our society is ready for this kind of technology.
As of yet, no group has taken responsibility for this act. Authorities suspect that the nature of information itself contributed to the massiveness of the detonation.
“Information is deceptively stable under most circumstances,” said an unnamed official from the People’s Central Computing Authority, “but under certain conditions, it quickly moves beyond anyone’s ability to control.”
“When facts combine with rumor, opinion, and outright speculation, anything can happen, ” said another unofficial source. “This incident demonstrates the need for stricter controls on the public availability of certain kinds of information.”
A spokesperson for Stewart Brand, originator of the phrase “Information wants to be free”, was unable to provide us with a statement from Mr. Brand in time for the publication of this article.
Despite sharing the same last name as well as the same undergraduate institution, the newest Nobel Laureate in Physics is not the Smoot of Mass. Ave. bridge fame.
So, what with it being Talk Like a Pirate Day and all that, I decided that merely mentioning it in passing with a few desultory “Yearghs!” and “Me hearties!” over on Mystery of the Haunted Vampire (where we loves us some pirates, yes we do – I think it has something to do with the floggings, but maybe that’s just me…) wouldn’t be enough. No, I needed to upload a WordPress plugin that will dynamically piratize (piratify? piraticate?) a WordPress blog’s content, comments and all.
Argh! Shiver me timbers! Uh, and all that…
At any rate, the plugin comes with a template to write your own filters, which inspired a little bit of whimsy on my part: what “Talk Like a(n) [X] Day” do you think the world can’t live without?
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