Reverse The Polarity Of The Opportunistically Pipelined Flow!

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

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.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Science,Technology

3 Comments

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  April 16th, 2005 at 9:47 am

    I heard about that on NPR, yesterday. I thought it was quite amusing and interesting. Thanks for posting the article.

  • 2. charley  |  April 16th, 2005 at 1:27 pm

    how postmodern.

    “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”

  • 3. TheaLogie  |  April 19th, 2005 at 10:47 pm

    charley, when first I heard about this, the first thing I thought was, “cool, just like the PoMo Essay Generator on the Internet. Wonder if he’s made the algorithm available?”


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