Here’s a handy cheat sheet from the XKCD Webcomic.
It looks like I live near the border of Fargo and parts of Intersteller/Star Trek and Field of Dreams. Also some of the locations are from media other than movies, such as the Oregon Trail, or Roadrunner cartoons.
This is an interesting video, which goes over ten times that the Simpsons predicted the future. There is some interesting stuff in this video.
All I can say is wow…
ORLANDO, Fla. — The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss.While families rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and searched for Nemo on clamobiles in the theme parks, these workers monitored computers in industrial buildings nearby, making sure millions of Walt Disney World ticket sales, store purchases and hotel reservations went through without a hitch. Some were performing so well that they thought they had been called in for bonuses.
It’s sad to see how major corporations seem to like to screw over their IT Departments. All to save a bit of money.
Here’s something that I found interesting…
It’s nice to visualise what percentage of people lean more for one political party than the other one, I wonder how large their pool of participants is…
Just a small post for today, have a nice day. 🙂
Not much to say, but I’m working on making new content for the site again.
Well, this appears to be the last time that this will happen for a while, since there’s only 12 months in a year 🙁
Well, have a nice day. 🙂
This is to anyone that thinks that those of us that live in the United States still live in ‘the land of the free’ …
Tomorrow sees one of the most pivotal pieces of internet legislation pass through the halls of power in Washington. The ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ SOPA bill, combined with PROTECT IP Act, seeks to give the US Justice Department the power to force Internet Providers into blocking access to any website that is suspected of hosting or linking to copyrighted material.Provision for ‘going after’ ‘disputed sites’ hosting companies; search engines that link to them; payment services that support them, and other ancillary services will also be granted through the act.
So basically, any corporation could yell out ‘Copyright Infringement!’ to any website on the ‘net, and then the site will just disappear. It doesn’t seem that it’ll matter what site they’re talking about, any site can be brought down, by removal of it’s name from all of the DNS servers in the US. Any US Based site taken down this way will remove it from the whole world, and it could possibly happen to some sites based in other countries. (though harder, and it’d be less likely to happen outside of our controllable area.)
Small and large businesses that are based off of the ‘net could just vanish and die, I must say that this cannot happen, if it does, there will be some huge, bad, changes to come.
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It’s 11/11/11 today! isn’t that neat?
It’s a cool day for us geeks, as days where the same number is repeated many times are rare, The last one for quite a long time will be 12/12/12 at 12:12 AM and PM, as we only have twelve months in a year and twenty four hours in a day… I’ll try to avoid missing that one 🙂
Also apparently some groups believe that this date may have something to do with the apoclypse, or some metaphysics stuff… But I just think that it’s a neat date, being able to say that it’s 11/11/11! In the end it’s just our clocks moving forward, and seeing the changes that are happening to the world.