Whoa, it's just gotten way too political around here lately. Let's revert to our apolitical geeky side today, OK?
For example (via BBSpot),
you'll want to check out The
Best Geek Quotes. I actually have a t-shirt with
the current favorite quote:
There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.but I'm also quite fond of:
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Also (via Joanne Jacobs),
Miss Cellania has grouped (heh!) together some math
jokes. For Pun Salad readers who come here actually
looking for puns, there are a large number of unit conversions falling
category, for example:
365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer: 1 lite yearBut you need to take things with a grain of salt. This, for example, is just wrong:
1 billion piccolos: 1 gigoloBeing a pedantic-style geek, I need to point out that the pico prefix is 10-12, so to get up to a gigolo, you need 1021 (or 1 sextillion) piccolos.
I would imagine, if you're an author, it's immensely gratifying
to hear that someone famous has been seen perusing your book.
Well, unless you are Dave
Barry, the book is Dave Barry's Money Secrets,
and the famous person reading your book is … well,
here to find out. And then you might want to start buying gold.
As you may know, the text part
of incoming spam messages is often filled
with semi-coherent rambling in order to fool/poison Bayesian-based
spam detectors. One message today contained a sentence
that speaks to college students (and
ex-college students) everywhere:
If I don't learn who killed Kennedy, I'm dropping the course.
The Google managed to find the source of that sentence here; looks like spam software is crawling the web looking for stuff to make their messages appear innocuous.
(I seldom read my spam, but we've installed some new rules in our local spam-detection software. Caught this one just fine despite the nonsense. So eat me, spammers.)