Archive for April 15th, 2005

Reverse The Polarity Of The Opportunistically Pipelined Flow!

Teh Funny (thanks to the mysterious and shadowy Codename V. for the tip):

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – A bunch of computer-generated gibberish masquerading as an academic paper has been accepted at a scientific conference in a victory for pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Stribling said on Thursday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with nonsensical text, charts and diagrams.

(snip)

To their surprise, one of the papers — “Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy” — was accepted for presentation.

(snip)

“Rooter” features such mind-bending gems as: “the model for our heuristic consists of four independent components: simulated annealing, active networks, flexible modalities, and the study of reinforcement learning” and “We implemented our scatter/gather I/O server in Simula-67, augmented with opportunistically pipelined extensions.”

Awesome.

3 comments April 15th, 2005 at 11:05pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Science,Technology

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This weeks quote is, in fact, a lyric – it’s my blog and I can do what I want.

A lady doesn’t wander all over the room, and blow on some other guy’s dice.

– Frank Sinatra, “Luck Be A Lady”

It was playing on my iPod this afternoon, and I made up my mind to use it today before I even read Wolcott

And, as is the custom…


Dozer’s first… Holiday. La Sexy Eek’s sexy ear in the foreground.Posted by Hello

5 comments April 15th, 2005 at 08:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

And The Lord Said, Let There Be Strip-Mining…

I am just utterly disgusted by the latest anti-filibuster posturing:

As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as “against people of faith” for blocking President Bush’s nominees.

(snip)

But Mr. Perkins stood by the characterization of Democrats as hostile to faith. “What they have done is, they have targeted people for reasons of their faith or moral position,” he said, referring to Democratic criticisms of nominees over their views of cases about abortion rights or public religious expressions.

My God, how I loathe these people. What’s especially galling is that a lot of the Bush nominees are being blocked because they’re too beholden to corporate interests, not because they’re religious fanatics.

So now it’s anti-Christian to not want corporations to run amok? Now there’s a side of Jesus that really was not adequately captured in the New Testament…

1 comment April 15th, 2005 at 08:10pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Democrats,Judiciary,Politics,Religion,Republicans

Homentum?

This can’t be good…

Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean says his party needs to do more to appeal to voters who have been lost because of unease over “values,” including people who oppose abortion and parents who are dismayed by TV programs they find offensive for their children.

“We need to be a national party, we need a national message, and we need to understand why people in dire economic straits – people who certainly aren’t being helped by Republican policies – why they vote for George Bush,” he said. “We need to respect voters in red states who want to vote for us, but we make it hard for them by not listening to what they have to say.”

Man, I show hope Ho-Ho knows what he’s doing. From here it looks like the DLC managed to slip something severed under his covers…

1 comment April 15th, 2005 at 08:03pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Choice,Democrats,Politics,Religion,Republicans,Wankers


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