How Skynet Happened

9. June, 2015

How Skynet Happened


Artificial Intelligence Joke

16. January, 2015

Slightly adjusted version of a Dilbert strip:

Boss: I want you to create an artificial intelligence that is as smart as me.

Engineer: OK.

Ten minutes pass.

Engineer: Done.

Boss: Wow, you’re fast.

Engineer: … Yes.


IH8PCs – Tom Fasulo

10. October, 2014

Some years before people even know what a “blog” was, Thomas R. Fasulo had one. “I Hate Computers” or IH8PCs for short. Tom was famous at his time for being paid “to develop buggy software“.

It was a place full of wit, wisdom and incredibly funny jokes (especially in the “Non-Computer Humor” section 😉 All his blog posts ended with:

You should never believe anything you read or hear.
Especially if you read it here.

Another teaser: I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.

Alas, the original site is down. But thanks to The Internet Archive, there is a backup: IH8PCs

Enjoy.


Tonematrix

6. August, 2014

Tonematrix is small toy written in Shockwave Flash that gives you a simple way to experiment with sound.

Click these links for a couple of examples:

Hopper

Waterdrops

Nervous


CameraSim: Ego Shooter With a Camera

29. July, 2014

To help people to learn how to make good photos (and what lighting, distance, focal length, aperture, ISO, etc. means), Jon Arnold created a game called “CameraSim” that looks a lot like an ego shooter. But instead of enemies, you have several stages where you can shoot photos.

Gamification for the win!


Avocados

19. July, 2014

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EAT ME NOW

TOO LATE!

– Avocados

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Oracle’s Java FAQ Displays in Chinese

17. January, 2014

I just looked at an article in the Oracle Java FAQ and I was a bit surprised to get this result:

         如何設定例外網站清單?


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  • Java 版本: 7.0

從 Java 7 Update 51 版本開始導入了例外網站清單功能。藉由將應用程式 URL 新增至「例外」清單,可讓使用者執行通常會被安全檢查封鎖的「豐富網際網路應用程式 (Rich Internet Applications, RIA)」。[…]

The solution was pretty simple: Append ?locale=en to the end of the URL: http://www.java.com/de/download/faq/exception_sitelist.xml?locale=en

That fixed it for me … sometimes.