It's called a blaster, Will, a word that tends to discourage experimentation. Now, if it were called the Orgasmater, I'd be the first to try your basic button press approach.

Xander ,'Get It Done'


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Sue - Jan 03, 2007 10:33:24 am PST #8 of 25460
hip deep in pie

It for a friend's "professional" blog, and I think she found LJ more journal-y than she wanted.


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:33:27 am PST #9 of 25460
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 only there were some way to connect a few of 'em together. Then you'd have something. Imagine what you could do.

Why, you could communicate with someone across the room... or maybe even in a different room in the same building!


Jon B. - Jan 03, 2007 10:33:41 am PST #10 of 25460
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

A computer hit my car once...


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:34:37 am PST #11 of 25460
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

Two computers walk into a bar....


Ginger - Jan 03, 2007 10:36:02 am PST #12 of 25460
"It didn't taste good. It tasted soooo horrible. It tasted like....a vodka martini." - Matilda

Why, you could communicate with someone across the room... or maybe even in a different room in the same building!

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


Jessica - Jan 03, 2007 10:36:32 am PST #13 of 25460
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

There's Vox, but I don't know that it's less "journaly" than LJ.


Jessica - Jan 03, 2007 10:37:07 am PST #14 of 25460
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 25460
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 25460
He does keep running, very poorly, for brief and agonizing stretches of time. It still sucks unbelievably, like how come digging your nails into your cuticles until they bleed counts as “self-harm” but making your entire body hurt is considered “healthy”?

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 25460
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.