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recent wikipedia featured article. not bad, though i think the article as structured will be confusing to non-specialists. seems they might have split it up into several articles, though i think they do a reasonable job of at least raising the many, many points that should be discussed in a comprehensive discourse on the language / platform / marketing machine that is java.
i didn't know that java was originally designed to run embedded in cable set-top boxes and microwaves, with the "web thing" being mostly a crime of opportunity.
Posted by tormp at 14:04
16 December 2005
For her 17th wedding anniversary, Jeanette Yarborough wanted to do something special for her husband. In addition to planning a hotel getaway for the weekend, Ms. Yarborough paid a surgeon $5,000 to reattach her hymen, making her appear to be a virgin again.
Posted by Matthew Softwater at 11:43
14 December 2005
MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY
i want to go see the big CGI monkey. as if that weren't already cool, i've also heard that people get eaten by giant slugs. so, who's interested? i know that it's showing tonight.
For the love of god, stop washing your baby or whatever and go see this thing. It's amazing.
Posted by tormp at 11:31
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Samuel L. Jackson will be appearing in a movie titled "Snakes on a Plane".
At some point, the film's working title was altered to Pacific Air Flight 121, to the consternation of many. Josh Friedman declined the script offer upon hearing the new title. In August 2005, a perturbed Samuel L. Jackson told an interviewer, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title." The film has currently reverted back to the working title of Snakes on a Plane.
All I can say is, thank God.
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 22:25
"THE QUESTION of what would happen if poets and playwrights wrote works whose titles were anagrams of their names is one that has been insufficiently studied in the past..."
MULTICOLORED ARGYLE SEA
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
It is an ancient Mariner,
And he taketh lots of drugs,
And he thinks his beard is made of snakes
And his body crawls with bugs.
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 14:30
Posted after much nagging by Mr Trump
Posted by Matthew Softwater at 13:09
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04 December 2005
The article says:
the researchers proposed that strong aphrodisiacs be dropped on enemy troops. The idea was that the deliriously loved-up men would unable to resist one another, but would be suffused with regret once the potion wore off.
Were they just going to lob extasy on Iraqi encampments?
Posted by Drew at 22:23