Random Joke #9: A Restaurant That Works Like An IT Support

Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I’ll be your Support. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There’s a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won’t be there this time. Patron: No, it’s still there. Waiter: Maybe it’s the way you’re eating the soup. Try eating it with […]

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Reversed Footprints: The Odd Inverted Shoes

On November 20, 1973, Cecil Slemp filed a patent for his invention — a footwear with heels and toe positions reversed — and he got the patent on July 16, 1976. The reversed soles of the shoes enable the wearer to leave inverted footprints. 

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Random Joke #6: Life

During a conversation: “Hey, you know, I have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Youtube, Pinterest, Flickr, Reddit and on several online forums as well.” “Oh, um… do you have a life?” “OMG!!! Why haven’t I heard of that yet?! Can you give me the link?”

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Lost In Translation: From English To Russian To English Once More

S. Bochner and W. T. Martin’s book Functions of Several Complex Variables, published in 1936, dealt with the functional theory of n dimensions. At the time, this book was practically the only reference available to those who wished to study the subject. A few years later, the book was translated into Russian. 

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50 Well-Known Proverbs Updated For The Digital Age

1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to use the net, and he won’t bother you for a while. 2. Keep your Facebook friends close and your blocked friends closer. 3. A picture is worth more than a thousand bytes. 4. Facebook walls have ears. 5. […]

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Not Fond Of Railways

The following is a canal stockholder’s argument in opposition to railways. This is from the July 24, 1830, issue of Western Sun [Vincennes, Ind.], quoted in American Spirit, Volume 1: To 1877 by Thomas Andrew Bailey and David M. Kennedy (1998):

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A Facebook Friend Request That Sent Someone To Jail

In 2007, Dylan Osborn of England was jailed over a Facebook friend request. How? Here’s the story. Osborn said that when he joined Facebook, an automated window appeared asking if he would like to send “friend requests” to everyone on his e-mail list. He then clicked “yes”. It’s not that big of a deal. After all, […]

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This Page Intentionally Left Blank

If you like to read books, I’m pretty sure that you have encountered this sentence: “This Page Intentionally Left Blank” While printing these words on a blank paper seems ludicrous, there are technical reasons why they do this. Nonetheless, the irony of it is still apparent.

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Quotable #3: Human Thinking

“The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” – Sydney J. Harris

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