If Star Trek’s computers were real…

Posted by a friend of mine on Facebook… I LMAO:

To be more realistic, Star Trek interactions with the computer should have gone more like this:

“Computer, hail the Klingons.”

“What was that?”

“Hail the Klingons!”

“To help me understand you better, please tell me what you just said…..

1) Ale to Vogons

2) Hail on Vulcan

3) Bale for Klingons”

“None of the above!”

“Initiating death from above.”

“No, stop!”

“Coming to full stop.”

Odd attractions

I found these fantastic flyers in my hotel lobby this morning.

Alarmingly the Amish Attractions seems to simply consist only of quilts.

The Castle Winery however, sounds pretty impressive with its authentic 12th century, 121000 square foot Tuscan castle consisting of 107 rooms, 8000 tons of hand squared stones, 8 levels (with 4 below ground), 900 feet of caves,  a moat, dungeon, a torture chamber, a consecrated chapel and a hand-painted grand hall. Not quite sure how they can claim that the castle is authentic since its sitting in California and built in the 90s.

Party like its 1234567890

So one of my colleagues (thanks Matthew) just sent me this link which is so geeky I just had to blog about it.

Apparently on Friday, February 13th 2009, 23:31:30 GMT the Epoch time count will read “1234567890” for the first (and last time).

For those of you who don’t know what Epoch time is (shame on you) it is basically a count of the number of seconds since 00:00:00 GMT on January 1, 1970. Computer systems use this mechanism for storing time because they handle nice big integer numbers very efficiently.

Of course when 2038 rolls around we are all going to be in trouble because the count of milliseconds will be too big to store in the space that most computer systems allocate for storing this time count!

By then of course we should all be using at least 64bit systems so it shouldn’t be a problem and we won’t Y2K48 problem (he says smirking).

If you are planning a “1234567890” party (you are planning a party right?) then this “countdown” would be ideal to project up onto a wall or show on a big screen :)