Archive for November, 2001
A pirate joke as told by Dan : :
A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel attached to his crotch
The pirate sits down and orders some rum
The bartender asks, “Hey pirate!”
The pirate glowers, “What?”
“Why’s that steering wheel on your crotch?”
The pirate answers, “Arrrr, I dunno but it’s drivin’ me nuts!”
Posted by Brian Kaas/XPLANE
Found on the wonderful Boing Boing: “The entire film Star Wars, adapted for ASCIImation — this time, without any crazy Java applets. Just telnet to towel.blinkenlights.nl and watch in amazement.”
“In the Golem project (Genetically Organized Lifelike Electro Mechanics) we conducted a set of experiments in which simple electro-mechanical systems evolved from scratch to yield physical locomoting machines. Like biological lifeforms whose structure and function exploit the behaviors afforded by their own chemical and mechanical medium, our evolved creatures take advantage of the nature of their own medium — thermoplastic, motors, and artificial neurons. We thus achieve autonomy of design and construction using evolution in a limited universe physical simulation, coupled to off-the-shelf rapid manufacturing technology. This is the first time robots have been robotically designed and robotically fabricated.”
Did you hear about the new pirate movie?
It’s rated Aaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!