An anonymous reader writes "Dr. Steve O'Shea of Auckland, New Zealand is attempting to break the record for keeping deep sea squid alive in captivity, with the goal of being able to raise a giant squid one day. Right now, he's raising the broad squid, sepioteuthis australis, from egg masses found in seaweed. This is a lot harder than it sounds, because the squid he's studying grow rapidly and eat only live prey, making it hard for them to keep the squid from becoming prey themselves. If his research works out, you might one day be able to visit an aquarium and see giant squid."
mjn writes "Computational media researcher Nick Montfort traces the murky origins of Zork's name. It's well known that the word was used in MIT hacker jargon around that time, but how did it get there? Candidates are the term 'zorch' from late 1950s DIY electronics slang, the use of the term as a placeholder in some early 1970s textbooks, the typo a QWERTY user would get if he typed 'work' on an AZERTY keyboard, and several uses in obscure sci-fi. No solid answers so far, though, as there are problems with many of the possible explanations that would have made MIT hackers unlikely to have run across them at the right time."
Do they pay attention to temperature with any granularity? "Cold aisle temperature" is not a single number; it varies. If it *doesn't* vary, they're either REALLY good (unlikely) or spending too much on cooling and charging you too much. Field Guide to Datacenter Temperature Monitoring: http://www.sensatronics.com/index.php/support/library/265.html 5% off from the Engineering department, use this code: ENG09 (expires Jan 1 2010)
This is clearly bad software design. The access card identifies you, and likely knows your weight within 10%.
Field Guide to Datacenter Temperature Monitoring: