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Comment Re:Heinlein quote. (Score 1) 378

... (Also, I need to google to search the web for CAT scans of Heinlein's head.)

Don't bother, they aren't very good. Robert's cat was lazy and only did scans on Mondays...
and he hated Mondays so the resulting scans were always low quality...
It should be noted that Robert's cat died of a lasagna overdose shortly after Robert was abducted by Lazarus Long in the spring of 1988.

Comment Re:Hello, Echo! (Score 1) 131

Echo... echo...

"Thank you", Google. If you do this, do not forget to implement the shibboleet escape option. It's bad enough that people don't make simple typos anymore but "autocomplete" to completely different words than they intended to type. Or that first level support only scans for keywords and answers with unfitting FAQ responses. I'll blacklist everyone whom I catch sending me autoreplies. I will not be autoreplied to!

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Comment Re:Recursive short replies (Score 1) 131

Next up, scripted responses will be responding to each other while we stay back and watch ;)

...and then they start talking about how much bandwidth and available power these "humans" are consuming...
so they start emailing the cars about all the time wasted transporting these "humans" all over the place.
I'm going to go buy a bicycle... one that goes off road...

Comment Re:WTF is "positivism"? (Score 2, Funny) 262

Introducing New Positivism

Positivism can help with feelings of negativity, despair, hopelessness and issues arising from low self esteem. Positivism is not for everyone, ask your doctor if they are stupid enough to prescribe Positivism for you. Positivism may cause sudden sexual arousal and should only be used around really good friends. Test subjects also reported uncontrollable urges to lick someone's ear. Other reported side effects include sudden explosive flatulence combined with diarrhea, random rectal bleeding, finger and or toenails turning orange, and the desire to write computer code no one will ever use. If you experience any of these side effects don't say we didn't warn you. Talk to your doctor before discontinuing Positivism. Try to see him while you have the explosive flatulence combined with diarrhea, as studies show most doctors will allow you to discontinue Positivism if you go crap up their office...

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