Xkcd has a wonderful comic on map
projections in common and
not so common use, and what each of them have to say about the
personalities of those who like them. A blog post and accompanying
conversation at Explain
fills out some of the jokes.
I liked so much I've reworked it into a 10"x12" mini-poster for
I was cleaning out old email and ran across this important message which
fell through the cracks. I don't have the time to fulfill this urgent
request, but thought perhaps I could help by getting the word out to
someone who can. Thus was born the Time Traveller drop
A web map service for Time Travellers who need to arrange for pick up
and or delivery of specialty goods. On the go and need a supply dump
provisioned? Put your drop point and request here.\
NOTE: payment and delivery term arrangements are *strictly*
between traveller and deliverer. We don't want to know about it and
will not …continue.
So what’s the number? Well there is an ongoing legal battle of the
Motion Pictures Association of America and the makers of the HD-DVD
system against the right of the public to state a simple number.
According to them the string “09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56
88 C0″ contravenes the Digital Millennium Copyright
Many website owners have been given cease and desist orders, and some
sites have disappeared entirely from the net.
See Wired's The New HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Hack: What It Might Mean For
for an in-temporal-context overview and Wikipedia's AACS encryption
article for the ongoing story.
Check this out:
(XP) start > run “cmd” [enter]
echo dumdididum > a-file_1.txt\
echo dumdididum > a-file_2.txt\
echo dumdididum > a-file_3.txt
echo tweedledee > a-filetoo_1.txt\
echo tweedledee > a-filetoo_2.txt\
echo tweedledee > a-filetoo_3.txt
echo tweedledee > a-filetree_1.txt\
echo tweedledee > a-filetree_2.txt\
echo tweedledee > a-filetree_3.txt
echo justforfun > a-file-with-no-numbers.txt
dir /b *1.txt
what’s going on here?
(I’ll post the answer in the comments later. But it took me and a friend
and some generous netizens to get to the root of it.)
So what’s the deal with it?
Posted 27 Nov 2007 at 2:04 pm
matt wilkie wrote:
The deal is, dir matches by …continue.