Like any of that's enough to fight the Dark Master. Bator.

Xander ,'Lessons'


Buffistechnology 3: "Press Some Buttons, See What Happens."

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tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:33:27 am PST #9 of 25398
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 25398
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 25398
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 25398
"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 25398
Now with added Sheffield steel.

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 25398
Now with added Sheffield steel.

A computer bit my moose once.

No, wait...


tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:40:41 am PST #15 of 25398
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 25398
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

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 25398
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 25398
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

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