The Promise Of Technology


A fantastic and hilariously sarcastic post from Redditer; Nuseramed answering a question posed by Reddit.

Q: “If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about today?”

A: “I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in to arguments with strangers.”


What If Dr Seuss Wrote Computer Training Manuals?

Here’s an easy game to play.
Here’s an easy thing to say:
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!
You can’t say this? What a shame sir!
We’ll find you Another game sir.
If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!

Flying 101: An Airline that obviously doesn’t take its self too seriously

Kulula has been getting a lot of free press through e-mail and blogs for the simple fact that the livery on their new 737-800’s is hilariously awesome. According to the press release they plan on replacing their old fleet of 737-400’s with eight new aircraft, each with it’s own unique livery.

Tip : Kulula have been known to sometimes hand out kit kats to passengers wearing green on their flights.

I received these pictures in an e-mail yesterday and thought they were awesome. Apparently Kulula airlines in South Africa has been getting a lot of free press through e-mail and blogs for the simple fact that the livery on their new 737-800’s is hilariously awesome. According to the press release they plan on replacing their old fleet of 737-400’s with eight of these new aircraft, each with it’s own unique livery. Take a look at the photos and then read the official press release underneath. You can click the pictures for a fullsize view.

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I love my job: A Jellyfish Bad Day.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.
Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.

Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Below is an e-mail he sent to his sister.
She then sent it to radio station 103.5 on FM dial in Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest.

Needless to say, she won.
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