Google Robots FAQ

Was sind Google Robots? Und was kann der My Public Life™ für mich tun?

I’ve seen a Google Robot in a DVD shop staring at the backside of a DVD for half a minute, then putting it back in the shelf. Why?

Our Google Robots try to record as much information as possible, and this includes movies. As you may know, Google Robots have a micro laser to read from storage devices such as DVDs, CD-ROMs, or even exotic devices from the 1980s (people at that time used so-called „floppy discs,“ „music tapes,“ or „gramophone records“). Additionally, a Google Robot may visit the cinema, watch TV, go to a concert, or attend a public reading.

Google Robots

Sehr beruhigend übrigens, dass dieser Dienst nicht mehr beta ist … sein wird … whatever!

via vowe.net

 

History of the BASIC family of languages

History of the BASIC family of languages – kann Spuren von Humor, Sarkasmus und Ironie enthalten.

Update: Jetzt auch für C, C++ und Java:

1985 – A variant of C with object oriented capabilities, called C With Classes, is ready to go commercial. However, the name C With Classes is considered too clear and easy for outsiders to understand, so the commercial version is called C++. — History of the C family of languages

 

Nachmittag’s Notes

The Raving Atheist – Atheistische Rundumschläge, z.B.:

In the ritual, all the pilgrims must pass „pillars“ called al-Jamarat, which represent the devil and which the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin. „Considering that they’re hurling rocks at the most powerful evil being in the universe, it’s a wonder they’re not all dead,“said Braddock. — Hajj Pilgrimage Nabs Honors as Safest Devil-Stoning Event

Nur keine Angst, Politisch Korrekte! Er macht sich über alle Religionen lustig.

Welcome to Technicat

You can have smart people, lots of money and the latest technology, but your execution can still suck. — What I Learned @ MIT

… und andere interessante Themen wie Seven Habits of Highly Effective User Interface Designers, The Art of the Schedule und Seven Habits of Highly Effective IT Managers.

Man lernt ja immer was, wenn man Scott Adams‘ Dilbertblog liest:

I think it?s interesting that when you pray to God for a new bike, it hardly ever materializes in your bedroom within seconds. But when you throw stones at the devil, quite often you get an immediate response. That?s an example of good customer service. — The Devil

Ebenfalls lehrreich: Elliotte Rusty Harold’s The Cafes:

Programs and APIs should not give users the choice of doing the wrong thing. In cases where the right thing is obvious, the program should just go ahead and do it. Excessive configuration options are confusing and lead to exponential growth of program complexity. Resist the urge to add every option because someone, somewhere might need it. Strive for simplicity first, and only add extra options if they prove to be needed in practice. Most of your users will never miss the complicated options. — Do the Wrong Thing

 

Filme zum Lesen: IMSDB

                                     HERMIONE
                         Next time there's a ball pluck up the 
                         courage and ask me before somebody else 
                         does, and not as a last resort.
 
                                     RON
                         Well that's completely off the point. 
                         Harry...
 

               Harry walks up.

                                     HERMIONE
                         Where have you been? Nevermind! Off 
                         to bed both of you.
 
 
              Harry and Ron walk away.

                                     RON
                         They get scary when they get older.

Das (englische) Drehbuch von „Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch“ und viele andere Drehbücher mehr: bei der Internet Movie Skript Database

[via Spreeblick.com]

 

Metrische Quadrate, meilenweite Smarties

Die BBC hat eine Liste der „100 things we didn’t know this time last year“.

6. The London borough of Westminster has an average of 20 pieces of chewing gum for every square metre of pavement.

Was ich letztes Jahr (oder bis gestern) nicht wußte, ist, dass sich die Quadratmeter doch langsam auch auf der Insel durchsetzen.

18. If all the Smarties eaten in one year were laid end to end it would equal almost 63,380 miles, more than two-and-a-half times around the Earth’s equator. — 100 things we didn’t know this time last year

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