(options)
"French can be said to be ‘oxytonic.’ Not to be confused with ‘Occitan.’" [ view | more ]

firespeaker.org

Quotes

Interesting things said in my presence


Sort by:

Order:

View:

Search

Said by

Category
(you'll need a firespeaker.org account to rate quotes)


Category: technology

1
 
123456789101112
2003
1
 
1
 
1
 
123456789101112
2004
1
 
1
 
1
 
123456789101112
2005
1
 
2
 
1
 
1
 
1
 
2
 
1
 
123456789101112
2006
1
 
1
 
3
 
1
 
1
 
3
 
2
 
3
 
2
 
3
 
5
 
123456789101112
2007
6
 
1
 
3
 
1
 
2
 
2
 
1
 
123456789101112
2008
1
 
2
 
3
 
2
 
3
 
123456789101112
2009
1
 
123456789101112
2010
1
 
1
 
123456789101112
2011
1
 
123456789101112
2012
1
 
1
 
123456789101112
2013
2
 
123456789101112
2014
1
 
123456789101112
2016
2
 
123456789101112
2017

most quoted re "technology": Jonathan North Washington (35), Tristan Alexander McLeay (28), other (7), Michael T (6), Michael Forest Meservy (4)

other categories found with "technology": computers (43), sadness (25), bad-ideas (15), stupidity (12), time-travel (12)



Viewing 79 of 1459 Result(s)
[ sort: date / rating, ↓ ]


[link] heard: 16 May 2017
[edit] added: 16 May 2017

[22:37:24] <selimcan> <firespeaker> need to upgrade my firmware. bbiam

[22:37:34] <selimcan> didn't know firespeaker was a bionic

[22:39:48] <fotonzade> selimcan, they're slowly replacing all americans actually

[22:41:23] <selimcan> ola bilir

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 May 2017
[edit] added: 6 May 2017

(18:48:18) jonathan: a lot of Mongol stuff in China is hand-written

(18:48:30) Фрэн: or in CLSEFJSGHXDHT

(18:48:31) Фрэн: script

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 April 2016
[edit] added: 23 April 2016

[Jonathan crops anon's picture for his github profile]

[anon]: "What do you think women will think when they see this?"

Jonathan: "I don't think that's what github's for. ... Like, not all of the internet is for that."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 December 2014
[edit] added: 28 December 2014

(23:34:45) vigneshv: 140 px :D

(23:34:54) firespeaker: vigneshv: I can think of words longer than that

(23:35:01) firespeaker: I have some 153px words

(23:35:17) sushain: (10:35:00 PM) firespeaker: I have some 153px words <- wait, was that random?

(23:35:30) sushain: or do you actually have a 153px word

(23:35:30) firespeaker: i.e., not a good measure of word-length ;)

(23:35:33) sushain: LOL

(23:35:34) sushain: ok

(23:35:35) vigneshv: ill change

(23:35:40) firespeaker: point made? ;)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 27 December 2014
[edit] added: 27 December 2014

(01:51:13) sushain: .g xkcd workflow

(01:51:13) begiak: sushain: http://xkcd.com/1172/

(01:51:18) sushain: google is magic

(01:51:26) firespeaker: so is begiak

(01:51:38) sushain: begiak is like a grumpy old wizard

(01:51:48) sushain: sometimes it doesn't even try

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 October 2013
[edit] added: 9 October 2013

[14:28] <Unhammer> %ap Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!"

[14:28] <Brainstorm> Unhammer: Apertium has no mode 'se-en'

[14:28] <Unhammer> Brainstorm, use sme-nob!

[14:28] <Unhammer> :)

[14:29] <jonorthwash> .t Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!" sme-nob

[14:29] <begiak> Sorry, the apertium API gave HTTP error 451: Not supported pair ☹

[14:29] <Unhammer> jonorthwash, %ap should autodetect source lang and translate iiuc

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: oooh neat

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: how does it guess destination language? ;)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 4 May 2013
[edit] added: 4 May 2013

Ed: "Man, I wish they put that stuff in ads now: ‘Look at how we built our product!’ Instead of—"

Damion: "‘Hey look at the pretty women!’"

Ed (AB8UU) and Damion (K9DAJ)
sex, sexism, money
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 January 2012
[edit] added: 18 January 2012

(00:36:40) crawfora: the "read more" page does actually explain that the use of easily-disabled javascript was deliberate; they want to make it possible for people to access the site in emergencies

(00:36:59) firespeaker: crawfora: hmm, wikipedia for emergencies?

(00:37:06) jarrettwold2: someone on a cell phone looking up medical information

(00:37:07) twb: crawfora: like "oops I stabbed a guy now how do I do first aid... ask wikipedia"

(00:37:15) ***TomyLobo searches "what is the number of 911?"

(00:37:16) jarrettwold2: twb: that's how it is now :)

(00:37:18) crawfora: twb: I'm sure it happens

(00:37:30) firespeaker: uhm

(00:37:36) vry: "what color is blood?!? quickly, open wikipedia"

(00:37:43) firespeaker: and they're going to what, figure out how to disable the javascript?

(00:37:52) firespeaker: on their blackberry

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 July 2011
[edit] added: 24 July 2011

(18:05:32) zfe: also tomorrow i'm getting on a boat

(18:05:38) zfe: and a turk will be driving

(18:05:43) zfe: which feels extremely wrong

(18:05:56) zfe: like i get invited by spectie and he cooks me spaghetti

(18:06:13) zfe: or i don't know, vietnam invading usa

(18:06:19) zfe: it really looks upside down

(18:06:27) zfe: a turk and an italian on a boat

(18:06:30) zfe: and the turk is driving

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 March 2011
[edit] added: 10 March 2011

"I touch things and their technological valence goes back a decade. Like one time, I got into a tractor and it turned into a plough. I make Priuses disappear."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 September 2010
[edit] added: 17 September 2010

Baatar: "I wonder what happened."

Jonathan: "They're probably just being Central Asians."

Baatar: "Yeah, they'll show up really late."

Jonathan: "‘We'll be there on Monday.’"

Baatar: "Yeah, but they wouldn't say that."

Jonathan: "Yeah, they'd probably came up with some excuse."

Baatar: "They'll just show up three days later on their microbus and say, ‘We couldn't cross river.’"

...

Baatar: "‘We made good time across Russia, but then we got to the Atlantic.’"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 July 2009
[edit] added: 12 July 2009

(20:40:31) kesuari: and take a guess how easy it is to search for information on something called "by" with relation to something called "r"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 July 2009
[edit] added: 9 July 2009

(18:17:11) kesuari: i'm gonna try something different

(18:17:25) kesuari: (i.e. find a comp with spss)

(18:24:08) kesuari: i found one!

(18:24:15) kesuari: it does what all good commercial softwar does:

(18:24:17) kesuari: crashed on startup

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 3 July 2009
[edit] added: 2 July 2009
"Нету обеда без велосипеда."
ложная русская пословица
rhymes, food, technology
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 May 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

me: "What happened to that banana?"

my mother: "They missed with the flame thrower they were using to kill the bugs."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 May 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 April 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

(15:29:05) kesuari: it referred to using powerpoint on a mac

(15:29:20) kesuari: *"it"

(15:29:47) kesuari: (ironically, i'm currently reading a paper about pronoun resolution)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 April 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(22:00:27) [me]: in the movie The Negotiator, Samuel L. Jackson talks on a cordless phone after they turn the power off

(22:00:35) [me]: they, like, don't even try

(22:00:42) [me]: not when Samuel L. Jackson is acting

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 5 April 2009
[edit] added: 5 April 2009

(16:45:11) cassowary: he was being a prick and thought putting a smiley on would make him not a prick

(16:45:19) [me]: yeah

(16:45:22) [me]: people do that a lot

(16:45:27) [me]: I know people who do that irl

(16:45:46) cassowary: what, they say "you're an idiot colon closing bracket"?

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 March 2009
[edit] added: 23 March 2009

(16:55:43) [me]: speaking of which, the dotted line that's normally on buttons and other non-entry things to show focus (very useful if you're using tab instead of the mouse) have recently stopped dispalying at all for me

(16:56:10) [me]: mostly on buttons

(16:56:16) [me]: at least that's where it bothers me the most

(16:59:13) thecartographers: hm, that sounds bad

(16:59:31) [me]: well, it's not bad in that it breaks anything really

(16:59:36) thecartographers: i'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum in the past, and everyone knows it's important

(16:59:38) [me]: it just makes me feel like I'm drunk when doing things

(16:59:46) thecartographers: it breaks thinsg for people who can't use mice...

(16:59:50) [me]: true

(17:00:00) [me]: or who just don't :-P

(17:02:08) thecartographers: yeah but gnome people, who are in charge of gtk for better or worse

(17:02:14) thecartographers: don't care about what you want, jsut what you can do

(17:02:34) thecartographers: if you say "i can't use the mouse" then they accomodate: if you say "i won't use the mouse" then they say "use kde"

(17:03:31) thecartographers: and then you say "now i've tried using kde, but i've gone blind from the hideous sight. can you accomodate me?" and they'll say "yes, but you can still use your hands, so you only get a text-to-speech engine system, but no outlines on the buttons"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 March 2009
[edit] added: 14 March 2009

(18:19:44) jonathan: we'll probably have 1TB flash drives in a couple years

(18:19:56) jonathan: but 1PB is still quite a ways off I think

(18:21:40) T. A. McLeay: hm maybe

(18:21:51) T. A. McLeay: what'd you do with so much storage anyway? :)

(18:22:52) jonathan: put star trek on it

(18:22:58) jonathan: and I mean all of it

(18:23:25) jonathan: well, maybe not Voyager

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 January 2009
[edit] added: 23 January 2009

(17:59:56) kesuari: reading 19th century writing is fun

(18:00:02) kesuari: books were often basically blogs :)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 October 2008
[edit] added: 25 October 2008

(13:08:38) [me]: yeah, I know; GPG's on my list of things to get going

(13:08:56) [me]: I need to get gmail + IMAP working in balsa first though

(13:09:20) crculver: I didn't know Balsa was still around.

(13:09:47) crculver: But you can install the FireGPG extension for Firefox which would allow you to encrypt any text you enter on e.g. GMail's web interface.

(13:09:57) [me]: I don't use firefox

(13:10:09) crculver: What do you use then?

(13:10:15) [me]: galeon

(13:10:30) crculver: Wait, am I talking to you in 2003 through a wormhole?

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 September 2008
[edit] added: 29 September 2008

Jonathan: "I mean, in Kazakhstan a cellphone is like a toothbrush, but in America, it's more like a bicycle."

Michael: "I donno, I knew some people in Kazakhstan who didn't brush their teeth, but you can bet they had a phone."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

(23:16:35) [my father]: it is normal convention, however. So laTex doesn't know what it is doing

(23:17:04) [my father]: what the hell do you want with something that uses louisiana and texas as its call name

That is not what LaTeX bases its name on!
stupidity, provincialism, linux, technology, southernisms
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 August 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"I'm thinking of getting a new game console. Basically the reason being that I don't have a girlfriend. Not that I think it'll help me get one..."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 August 2008
[edit] added: 23 August 2008

"This is a reminder that all electronic devices must be turned off. This includes Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and lemon meringue pies."

a flight attendant
technology, badness, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(19:14:46) T. A. McLeay: en franczais

(19:15:14) T. A. McLeay: (my compose key and altgr key on this keyboard are switched, and it's easier to use a z and this explanation than it is to cope with switched keys)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 April 2008
[edit] added: 18 April 2008

(14:04:28) Michaela: but the central asian/tajik dating trick i learned is that the guys just gradually start attaching pictures of flowers to emails and see how the girl reacts

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 April 2008
[edit] added: 14 April 2008

"I'm scared of your fridge. I never know if it's some strange experiment or food."

Lara goes on adventures in Jonathan's apartment
food, badness, technology, science, insults, scariness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 April 2008
[edit] added: 10 April 2008

(11:18:41) kesuari: there's a corner of hell where people write Microsoft Office-style suites in TeX

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 March 2008
[edit] added: 26 March 2008

(23:13:38) Colum: that friend of mine kept saying that "they are trying. English isn't their first language!" But you don't try it on your merchandise!

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

(17:14:36) [me]: I wonder if Turkish F-type keyboards are related to Turkish F-type prisons

(17:14:49) kesuari: ? i think the F comes from first letter

(17:14:54) [me]: oh

(17:15:07) [me]: what about the prisons?

(17:15:17) kesuari: they probably don't have any keys

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 16 February 2008
[edit] added: 16 February 2008

(15:18:40) Michaela: so what i said while i was offline was...

(15:20:14) Michaela has signed off.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(10:03:38) Michael: people think that the internet is the closed system of pipes, but it's more like mail-carriers all running around, out in the open

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(23:05:15) Jóhann: you are a walking wikipedia :D

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(00:15:30) Michael: i don't know what wp is

(00:15:47) Michael: ohh

(00:15:50) Michael: wikipedia

(00:16:21) Michael: i was like, word perfect? why would anyone rely on that. it's so 199-never

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 February 2008
[edit] added: 9 February 2008

(01:20:44) Michael: yeah... programming interviews are fun dude. you should try it

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 23 December 2007

(13:35:56) [me]: oh man teleportation would solve so many problems wouldn't it

(13:36:04) [me]: I'm only just starting to see the potential

(13:36:11) Michael: well it would probably create more problems than it would solve

(13:36:20) [me]: oh?

(13:37:33) Michael: well... obviously security would have to be completely rethought.. or i guess it would just be more like network security

(13:38:09) Michael: i mean, can you imagine? illegal immigration would turn into like a DoS attack

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(03:19:15) [me]: I like tech support to know more than I do

(03:19:27) [me]: instead it's just this number I call to try to convince to flip a switch for me

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(20:44:48) Michael: man.. that'll suck when computational linguists have to start getting AI subjects approval

(20:45:21) Michael: "I didn't mean to unplug my computer!! honest!"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 17 December 2007

(16:05:58) [me]: sometimes people format them like an e-mail, and it's really strange

(16:06:18) [me]: "Hey X,

What's up? I had fun last weekend. See you around.

Your friend,
Y"

(16:06:21) [me]: and it's like wtf?

(16:06:30) [me]: it should be "Yo, had fun last weekend. Catch you later."

(16:07:02) kesuari: people write emails like that?

(16:07:20) kesuari: i thought i was the only person who used capital letters any more

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 7 December 2007

(12:59:33) kesuari: god didn't invent circumstances for remembering, he invented them for happening

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 November 2007
[edit] added: 12 November 2007

me: "Do you know any numbers for a taxi to Karakol?"

all: "Taxi? Take a marshrutka. They're cheap and fast."

me: "Aren't taxis faster?"

Leo: "Yeah, but do you really want to go that fast?"

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 3 November 2007
[edit] added: 3 November 2007

Tristan: "You should get that [dripping sink] fixed. And when the plumber comes, you should get him to fix the hot tap [in the bathroom] too."

Jonathan: "Yeah, maybe I'll call my landlord."

Tristan: "But he'll probably come and try to fix it himself."

Jonathan: "What gives you that impression?"

Tristan: "Just the over-hereness of this sort of place."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 3 November 2007
[edit] added: 3 November 2007

"And she, like, uses the internet for everything it's meant to be used for—except maybe porn, maybe she doesn't use it for that."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 October 2007
[edit] added: 29 October 2007

"We have gas and matches. And a device that makes sure we don't create an explosion when we mix the two."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 October 2007
[edit] added: 28 October 2007

"There probably shouldn't be a wikipedia page on everything, though, since there's probably a wikipedia page on Idaho."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 August 2007
[edit] added: 12 August 2007

"Look at those two fireflies: they're flying close together and blinking. They must be mating! One's green and one's red. Oh. Wait, is that an airplane?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:42:49) kesuari: nothing backs up like chiselling a great big stone

(03:43:57) kesuari: i sometimes reckon i should do that: go carving runes somewhere in the bush

(03:44:55) kesuari: not runes per se; i mean some form of phonetic alphabet that looks like runes and is similar enough to the latin alphabet or germanic runes to be decryptable

(03:45:17) kesuari: or maybe i'll do it a bit less phonetic just to give the future linguists a bit of fun

(03:45:43) kesuari: can't be too trivial or else i'll be the Orrm of the 21st century

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:26:05) kesuari: in a thousand years, when english has divided into many languages and tehy've all had spelling reforms, they'll divise a "standardised spelling" for classical english

(03:26:52) kesuari: because the current spelling will been seen as "irregular" and "hard to read", "a poor guide to pronunciation" &c. they will probably also add diacritics so we can tell which vowels are long and which are short, which e's are silent and which are pronounced etc.

(03:27:09) kesuari: much like we do to old english

(03:27:33) kesuari: only, for a non-linguist of the 20th/21st centuries, it'll be hard to read because we don't expect it

(03:29:08) kesuari: and because no-one can seriously expect any of our recordings to last until then and because linguistics texts will largely have been lost to time as they weren't reproduced enough, people will have debates about quite how various aspects were pronounced

(03:30:10) kesuari: they'll reconstruct a language that includes the "bath/trap" split, f'instance

(03:30:24) kesuari: and have trouble reconciling it with the other germanic languagse

(03:32:45) kesuari: but, of course, english retained *þ and *w so it's obviously conservative: it must've been that german and even icelandic lost the original æ/ɑ distinction

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

[wine keeps causing X to crash]

(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks

(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 July 2007
[edit] added: 11 July 2007

(01:33:38) Jade Solitude: You know you spend too much time on Wikipedia when you look for the "mark this edit as minor" button when editing ID3 tags . . .

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 1 July 2007

(23:37:38) [me]:

(23:36:42) Jade Solitude: I love free software

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: But I love some propriety software, too

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: =þ

(23:37:02) Jade Solitude: I love Winamp, for example

(23:38:38) kesuari: hah! people still use winamp. how cute. you should cage him, etc.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 30 June 2007

(23:27:50) kesuari: (also, it's annoying for people on dialup, because it makes it take much longer to download)

(23:28:00) kesuari: (but that's largely no longer a concern in the west)

(23:28:28) [me]: I'm actually talking to someone who's on dial-up right now

(23:28:53) kesuari: ooh wow, you should cage her and put her in the zoo with that windows friend of yours who uses gaim

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 June 2007
[edit] added: 29 June 2007

(05:54:49) kesuari: i was saying it was evidence i was right, just saying it was what some sourte said

(05:55:00) [me]: sourte?

(05:55:04) kesuari: source

(05:55:08) [me]: oh :-P

(05:55:22) [me]: it processed semantically something like "bloke" would've in that context :-P

(05:55:49) kesuari: yeah, well, this is the internet so it might as well have been some bloke

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 May 2007
[edit] added: 7 May 2007

"Well I'm gonna go watch atomic bombs. …Dude, they're pretty—it's too bad they suck."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 April 2007
[edit] added: 24 April 2007

(02:13:14) kesuari: who who knows what xml and tex is doesn’t know what syntax is?

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

I sometimes wonder how they count.

they have trouble taking 10% of a large number

they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits

‘what is 24000 inches in feet?

let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

Jonathan: "My favourite translation tool on the internet is to look something up on wikipedia in the source language, and then click the link to the article in the destination language."

Joyce: "Oh yeah, I only ever did that to look up how Star Trek was written in katakana."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 19 March 2007
[edit] added: 19 March 2007

(03:14) cassowary: when the nouveau drivers are released, and i can get video out happening, i’ll plug my MS mouse back into my imac, and have an imac with a dell screen, a sun keyboard, and a microsoft mouse running linux. that will be fun :)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 February 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

"Can you imagine going to the dentist and they're like ‘Our regular drill is broken today, so we're using a corkscrew instead’?"

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 3 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(03:28:52) [me]: mkay, yeah, I need to pack

(03:29:03) Derek: psh

(03:29:04) Derek: whatever

(03:29:10) Derek: just throw it all in a ball

(03:29:14) Derek: duct tape it up

(03:29:19) Derek: and roll it on the plane

(03:29:30) Derek: if you tell them its a bomb, they work faster you know

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 27 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(02:57:36) kesuari: if there’s a computer nearby, you could email yourself to it, and fix it now... :)

(02:58:36) kesuari: (one of these days, someone’s going to invent a device that can email solid objects instantly, and that joke won’t be funny anymore)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 November 2006
[edit] added: 12 November 2006

Jonathan: "Gah. Where's my camera?"

Rianna: "I donno. It needs a page button so it beeps and you can find it. ... All my shit needs one too."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 November 2006
[edit] added: 7 November 2006

(02:55:01) [me]: and I'm maxing out the network capabilities of my server

(02:55:26) [me]: between me and it is an 802.11g connection, a router, and a 100Mbps connection

(02:56:05) [Tristan]: not bad.

(02:56:14) [Tristan]: between me and it is half the world

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 27 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

1c a song? That explains the pricing of Apple hardware---somewhere in their books, they're confusing dollars and cents!

in an e-mail, upon learning that you can buy CDs of 99 local music videos for about $1 in Kyrgyzstan
confusion, technology, computers, SSSR, non-p.c.ness, puns, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 9 June 2006
[edit] added: 13 June 2006

Jonathan: "Whoa, there's a Russian Passport Helpline! And it's a 1-800 number."

Rianna: "1-800-BRIBE-US?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 23 April 2006
[edit] added: 23 April 2006

I'll spare you my escapades of sleep-deprived monitor/keyboard plugging-in (let's just say it was like Who's On First), but:

in an e-mail to cog-servers, which was about as would be expected with that introduction
sleep, bad-ideas, technology, sadness, analogies
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

"There's only one thing the internet has been consistently good for."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

01:34:57 [Tristan]: there's a windows-user who uses gaim?

01:35:06 [Tristan]: i didn't realise such things existed!

01:35:16 [Tristan]: you should capture him and put him in a zoo!

01:35:53 [Tristan]: or stuff him and put him in a museum!

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 February 2006
[edit] added: 8 February 2006

05:43:30 [me]: I'm matching for a timestamp

05:43:40 [me]: since people don't generally say those

05:43:47 [me]: and all the im quotes have them

05:43:48 [Tristan]: i say them all the time

05:43:52 [Tristan]: every time i'm talking, i say them

05:44:08 [me]: oh?

05:44:26 [Tristan]: yes: "bracket oh-oh colon four-four colon twenty-three close bracket tristan colon: i do it all the time"

05:44:58 [me]: hence it being for ims

05:45:10 [me]: and you don't say that

05:45:15 [Tristan]: are you sure?

05:45:20 [Tristan]: have you ever heard me speaking?

05:45:49 [me]: actually, yes, but not conversationally

05:46:05 [me]: though granted you coulda stripped those out of the the recordings I've heard

05:46:10 [Tristan]: yeah, i did

05:46:30 [Tristan]: 'cos it's a bit weird, admittedly

05:46:39 [Tristan]: i didn't want to interfere with whatever eles you're doing

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 20 December 2005
[edit] added: 20 December 2005

04:15:26 qatharsis: The Orkhon script is pretty strange. "Runiform" yet also "hellenoid" letters interspersed with emoticons.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 31 July 2005
[edit] added: 31 July 2005

"Yes! I have crushed another hope of innovation!"

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 1 March 2005
[edit] added: 2 March 2005

"Is Brandeis's registration system useful and helpful to use? Only if you're on drugs."

Alterman, HCI prof
school, drugs, computers, technology
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 December 2004
[edit] added: 28 December 2004

"It's like a little thing in the breakfast nook that's in their way and blares at them at newstime."

my Uncle Richard, on my grandparents and their TV set
sadness, scariness, time-travel, technology, analogies
[comment] [rate] 4/5




[link] heard: 0 June 2004
[edit] added: 13 July 2004

Jonathan: "Database."

Руслан: "Я это не понимаю. Derbes, это пиво."

Руслан Болатбеков
russian, alcohol, computers, technology, phonetics, multilingualisms
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(15:52:15) [me]: well that's sent

(15:52:21) [me]: or it's in the quad's outgoing mail

(16:02:45) Adam Batkin: Email not snail mail?

(16:02:54) [me]: snail

(16:03:03) Adam Batkin: Oh thats what you mean by quad's outgoing mail

(16:03:08) [me]: yeah =P

(16:03:23) Adam Batkin: I was wondering why in the world there would be an SMTP server for outgoing mail for your quad

(16:03:29) Adam Batkin: And why it would queue it

[comment] [rate] no rating




Creative Commons License content dated 1997-2013
by Jonathan North Washington
Homepage Contact