* Posts by Michael 66

14 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jan 2010

Microsoft floats bringing a text editor back to the CLI

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"It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text."

Ed Post

AI-powered monitors to defend Washington DC against aerial threats

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Re: But...

Ninety-nine of them.

KFC bot urges Germans to mark Kristallnacht with cheesy chicken

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Re: A double insult

There's a prohibition against preparing "kid" in the milk of its mother. To be super-positive no law is broken, it's applied to any (kosher) land animal and any milk, not just goats.

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Re: Shades of "The Producers"

Furiously writing "Spring Chicken for Germany."

Rust is eating into our systems, and it's a good thing

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Re: Syncretism begone!

I was wondering if anyone who thought Christianity had become hip has visited Texas.

Don't say Pentium or Celeron anymore, it's just Processor now, says Intel

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Re: Who talks like this?

I invite you to listen to Weird Al Yankovic's masterpiece "Mission Statement" for the ultimate sendup of corporate speak, sung stylistically to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

US state of Virginia has more datacenter capacity than Europe or China

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Sounds familiar

I lived in Fairfax County for 17 years, pretty much centered on the 90s, and I remember AOL employees claiming that most internet traffic went through their data centers. No idea if it was true. Of course, they all retired at 16 and bought islands, so I'm no longer in touch with any of them.

Don’t expect to get your data back from the Onyx ransomware group

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Trust issues?

So ransomware companies are not abiding by the social contract? What is the world coming to?

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it

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Winter travel fun

Late to the party here, but...

One day trip from Washington DC to Minneapolis. In February (-10 F). Return flight that afternoon. Company was famous for that.

Got to the airport, went to use the toilet, looked down and found my tie soaking in 4 inches of water. "Used" water.

Spent 30 minutes in a sales meeting without saying a word, went back to the airport, got sloshed with the sales rep. Somehow lost my driver's license at security, had to spend a full day later that week to get a new one at DMV.

And that little company that nobody loved? IBM.

Java won't curl up and die like Cobol, insists Oracle

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Re: @Michael 66

Thank you, sir, for reading this far down the thread to get my joke.

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Reminds me of an old joke:

A COBOL programmer has his head frozen to be revived in the future.

He is awoken much later by a group who explain, "It's the year 9999. We hear you know COBOL. Can you help us fix our Y10K problem?"

Skype goes titsup across globe

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That explains

why I couldn't get it to work when I wanted to call downstairs for my wife to bring me a beer. Had to bloody walk down and get one myself.

Fox News outs Beatles as 'Manchester's favorite mopheads'

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Black Helicopters

Bush had a majority vote!

I remember it in 2000! 5 Conservative Supreme Court justices to 4 Liberals voted him in. Isn't that the way democracy works?

Steve Wozniak, your time is up

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Oh, ya, mm, WHAAAAA?

Wow, did he actually piss in your Cheerios? Bad day much?

"Polack?" Is this 1975?