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This picture was taken at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Philadephia earlier today:

Well, at least they have a sense of humor. I guess that's good.
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Yes, this is quite wrong. In fact, it's a bit of a train wreck... I can't stop watching it!

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Naked Principal Found With Sex Toys Watching Gay Porn In Office

But that's not the crazy part. The crazy part is that this same guy just got nailed a few days ago for selling crystal meth from his office.

Clearly he is not having a good week.
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There's coverage over on Slashdot about Microsoft's 12 Philosophical tenets. To save people from navigating away from here, I've reproduced them here. Enjoy!
1. We admitted we were powerless over our operating system --that our computers had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that an OS greater than windows could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our computers over to GNU/Linux as we understood it.

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of files with proprietry formats.

5. Admitted to our local LUG and to ourselves the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have Free software remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked the mailing list to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had sent malicious code to, and sent GNU/Linux install CD's.

9. Help such people with the installation wherever possible, except when to do so would result in them being fired.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we had used proprietry programs, formats or protocols promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through slashdot and man pages to improve our conscious contact with GNU/Linux, as we understood it, asking only for knowledge of how to get our hardware working and perform our tasks.

12. Having had an awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sufferers, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

(Source: Slashdot)
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Sent to me from [ profile] triggur...

A backhoe weighing 8 tons is on top of a flatbed trailer and heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas. The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with 1 1/2 inch steel rebar spaced at 6 inch intervals in a crisscross pattern layered at 1 foot vertical spacing.

Solve: When the shovel arm hits the overpass, how fast do you have to be going to slice the bridge in half? (Assume no effect for headwind and no braking by the driver...)

Extra Credit: Solve for the time and distance required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above.

Answer - Who cares?! The trucking company just bought themselves a bridge.

[Edit: More details are available on]


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Douglas Muth

April 2012



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