I don't give a good gorram about relevant, Wash. Or objective. And I ain't so afraid of losing something that I ain't gonna try to have it. You and I would make one beautiful baby. And I want to meet that child one day. Period.

Zoe ,'Heart Of Gold'


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Jessica - Jan 03, 2007 10:37:07 am PST #14 of 25439
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

A computer bit my moose once.

No, wait...


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:40:41 am PST #15 of 25439
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

If you're an executive, you could print out the information and then send the answer by company mail.

Or maybe even have your secretary do it for you.

ION, EveR-2 Muse the Uncanniest Humanlike Robot Yet?

The EveR-2 Muse, with her speech recognition, gesticulating arms, artificial skin and lip synching, is being touted as the world's first "entertainer-robot."

Introduced last fall to the delight and pleasure of Seoul, Korea, her status as a masterful display of bleeding-edge robotics is hardly in doubt. It's clear that her expressiveness and character is unique. Nevertheless, that glazed, nightmarish glare speaks for itself. I don't need to outline some pseudoscientific waffle about the "Uncanny Valley" to illustrate that this young lady has the bearing and presentation of an enbalmed corpse.

"Her skin is made of silicon material; 60 joints in her face, neck, and lower body enable her to demonstrate various facial expressions and some dance moves. She is 161cm tall and weighs 60kg, average figures of Korean women in their twenties."

The point is, however, to nudge robotics a few inches further along the shuffleboard of progress. It is said that one must learn to walk before learning to run. With human-like robotics, it's a case of first learning to flee.


Steph L. - Jan 03, 2007 10:45:49 am PST #16 of 25439
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Two computers walk into a bar....

Ooooh! I know the punchline to this one!

"...so then the bartender says '000101101!'"


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 11:46:45 am PST #17 of 25439
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

I am so damn rusty at perl.

Could someone look at this: [link] and write a line of perl that would extract all the links? Note that if there's a link it's always the first thing on a line, as well as the only link. I mean, those are the only links I want.


Tom Scola - Jan 03, 2007 11:51:25 am PST #18 of 25439
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

perl -ne '/^<a href="(.*?)"/ && print "$1\\n"'


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 12:00:00 pm PST #19 of 25439
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

Thanks Tom.

Of course, now my boss has it in his head to do it in VBScript.

eta: OK, my boss says I can try that in perl. (He likes to write very short, concise programs, so I'd think that perl would be right up his ally.)


Sean K - Jan 03, 2007 12:11:39 pm PST #20 of 25439
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

How 'bout them there computers?

I think they're a fad.

I predict that one day, computers will be as big as a house, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will be able to afford one.

Glayvin.


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 4:59:19 pm PST #21 of 25439
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

Why doesn't this work?

(a quick little funny thing.)


Topic!Cindy - Jan 03, 2007 5:12:56 pm PST #22 of 25439
What is even happening?

Hey are there other better free blogging outfits out there besides blogger? Something that would be relativey easy to use and would require minimal coding knowledge.

WordPress, maybe?


DXMachina - Jan 03, 2007 5:13:55 pm PST #23 of 25439
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

Why doesn't this work?

So, did this person really do what they said they did, or is it a hoaxer who did it to a card he'd already fried because he forgot to attach a power cord to the fan's connector? ;)