April 20, 2005
Links of the day
- From longtime reader Jx2, this is a great prank by MIT students. They submitted a randomly written paper of nonsense to a conference and it was accepted. Hilarious.
- Here is their official web site. They are still trying to attend the conference even though their invitation was rescinded.
- Andrew Sullivan sees the election of Pope Benedict XVI as a sign of an upcoming Catholic civil war. I see it as more of a transitional move by the church. The guy is 78.
- UW-Madison group performs Nintendo music a capella. One of the most entertaining short videos I have ever seen. I still have a huge smile on my face.
- How to survive a zombie attack. Important and timely advice.
- Scientists are close to unlocking the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a hoard of ancient Greek writings thought to be too decayed to be legible. Could increase the number of Greek and Roman works by 20%.
- 10 scientists describe different ways life might come to end on earth. Interesting.
- If you haven't seen this already, a description of what is on Bush's iPod.
- Sign up for the Goonies 20th anniversary celebration! I am there!
- Descriptions of all the new video game consoles coming out in the next year or two. Nintendo Revolution?
- Six ways of jump-starting your day. Nifty advice.
Posted by snackeru at April 20, 2005 9:04 AM | Links of the day
I vote in favor of extinction by robots. I think that artificial intelligence is not something we should be aiming for. Of course, perhaps I have seen the Terminator movies, the Matrix trilogy, and "I, Robot" too many times!
Curt in Grand Forks (who hopes that the robots get to NoDak last)
Posted by: Curt Hanson at April 20, 2005 5:19 PM