At last, here’s the droid we were all looking for. In this frame you can clearly see R2-D2′s cameo in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. This time there’s absolutely no doubt about it: It’s been confirmed by ILM.
Archive for the ‘Teh Funny’ Category
Go! is a concurrent programming language, first publicly documented by Keith Clark and Francis McCabe in 2003 . It is oriented to the needs of programming secure, production quality, agent based applications. It is multi-threaded, strongly typed and higher order (in the functional programming sense).
Google’s new ‘Go’ programming language, the very day it is announced, is already embroiled in a naming controversy.
Personally, I think they should contact the makers of LabVIEW, and see if they can acquire the naming rights for the G programming language.
In 1990, Bavarian actor Walter Sedlmayr was brutally murdered. Two of his business associates were convicted, imprisoned for the crime, and recently paroled. Who killed Sedlmayr? Its a matter of public record, but if one of the men and his German law firm gets their way, Wikipedia (and EFF) will not be allowed to tell you. A few days ago, the online encyclopedia received a cease and desist letter from one of the convicts—represented by the aptly named German law firm Stopp and Stopp—demanding that the perpetrator’s name be taken off of the Sedlmayr article page.
German convicted (and paroled) murderer attempts to censor Wikipedia, to hide his crime. I suspect this will be subject to the “Streisand effect” — where trying to hide something only succeeds in drawing more attention to it.
“Oh, and by the way, the convicts were Wolfgang Werlé and his half-brother Manfred Lauber.”
I saw The Dark Knight last night (in IMAX, on the front row, by Crom). I don’t have to repeat how purely awesome the movie is, so many others have done so already.
But it took me until tonight to notice an ironic bit of casting. The Mayor of Gotham is played by Nestor Carbonell … who played a certain flying-rodent-inspired character himself, once upon a time. I bet somebody in casting had a chuckle at that one.
I love obscure humor. Being the only person in the room to get a joke makes me feel so special.
You pretty much have to be a programmer — and not a Johnny One-Language, but a Real Programmer — to get the humor in this post. If you aren’t, then take my word for it, it’s damn funny. (Be sure to read the comment about Python.)
If you’re still getting your comic-strip entertainment in dead-tree form, you’re missing out big-time. There’s much better stuff available on the Intarwebs.
One of the better online comics out there is Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques. The man has an ear for witty dialogue, and the characters have more depth than the sarcastic repartee would lead you to believe at first. And reading Jeph’s work is my sole claim to knowing anything about the indie scene.
I’m not so keen on his accasional forays into high-tech absurdity; Marten and Faye’s world seems identical to ours, except for the sentient, and somewhat perverse, little anthropomorphic personal computers roaming around. But I guess that’s just some of that “magical realism” stuff the kids today seem to like so much.
Now if only Jeph would go back to doing more on his Indietits strip (not what you think it is), all would be right with the world.
Anyway: click, read, and enjoy.