Monthly Archives: October 2011

Critique of the Milgrim Experiment

The Milgrim Experiment presumably shows that people will obey authority, even if it means hurting someone else against their own conscience. I challenge the results because the people hurting others were doing so thinking that the other person was a … Continue reading

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We’re doing a great job spam filtering: that’s why you’re getting so much spam

If 99% of all email is spam, and your ISP blocks 99% of all spam, what percentage of your email should be spam? Without thinking, the answer may seem to be 1%, but it’s actually closer to 50%. Example: For … Continue reading

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La Roche Godon

The land closest to Albuquerque’s antipode appears to be “La Roche Godon”. You’re welcome!

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Helen Waite

Towards the end of episode 304 on Community, the whiteboard reads: Now all scheduling must be turned in the week before IF you need to schedule please See Helen Waite @ the front Desk. Thanks for your patience. We are … Continue reading

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Arizona is a “hot, dense state”

Every time I hear the lyrics “hot, dense state” in The Big Bang Theory’s theme song, I think of Arizona. It’s hot, and the people aren’t terribly bright… although the population isn’t dense in a geographical sense.

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Community: clip show in disguise

Episode 304 of Community (“Remedial Chaos Theory”) featured 7 versions of a housewarming party at Troy and Abed’s. Amazingly, this was probably a low-budget show, where most other programs would’ve created a clip show. The part of the show where … Continue reading

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Hot dog, jumping frog…

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page rejected my article on Albuquerque, so I’m posting it here (now you know the secret: the good stuff never makes it to my blog!): Facts about Albuquerque: Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, with approximately 17,000 citizens, and just … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza Hack

If you visit http://trkweb.dominos.com/orderstorage/GetTrackerData?Phone=1xxxyyyzzzz you will see any Domino’s pizza orders for the given phone number (in 10-digit format). No password is required. Potential evil use: run a script to test 1000s of numbers until you find someone who is … Continue reading

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Unix command of the day

% jobs You have no Jobs.

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