Via Lawrence You on the SSRC mailing list:
Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday March 17, @01:38PM
from the everyone-make-balloon-animals dept.
initsix writes “Break out your party hats. According to
http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm , Unix time is supposed
reach 1111111111 on Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:58:31 GMT That’s only 1036372537
seconds from 2^31 (ie Tue, 19 Jan 2038 03:14:08 GMT)!!”
i.e. 5:58 PM PST tonight
$ perl -e ‘print scalar localtime(1111111111), “\n”;’
Thu Mar 17 17:58:31 2005
Humanoids With Attitude: Japan Embraces New Generation of Robots
TOKYO — Ms. Saya, a perky receptionist in a smart canary-yellow suit, beamed a smile from behind the “May I Help You?” sign on her desk, offering greetings and answering questions posed by visitors at a local university. But when she failed to welcome a workman who had just walked by, a professor stormed up to Saya and dished out a harsh reprimand.
“You’re so stupid!” said the professor, Hiroshi Kobayashi, towering over her desk.
Cyber-receptionist Ms. Saya greets Hiroshi Kobayashi, her inventor, at the Tokyo University of Science. “She has a temper,” the professor cautions.
“Eh?” she responded, her face wrinkling into a scowl. “I tell you, I am not stupid!”
Via post “This totally creeps me out” on AMERICAblog.
The Cuddly Menace.
“Weird and funny?”
Or a caution for the future?
From a post on RASSF by Dorothy Heydt
Old news, but I was just reminded of it, and it remains funny as heck… from the Python Online site,
Eric Idle presents… The FCC Song.
“Here’s a little song I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge… It’s a new song, it’s dedicated to the FCC and if they broadcast it, it will cost a quarter of a million dollars.”
Download Here (3.1MB)
Everything you ever wanted to know about The Happy Drinking Bird and A place to buy one in the states since that first is a UK site.