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Submission + - Cambridge Computer IDs World's Most Boring Day (

smitty777 writes: Scientists hard at work at Cambridge used a computer algorithm and nearly 300 million historical facts to identify the most boring day in history. The winner? On April 11, 1954, absolutely nothing happened. That is, unless you count the most boring day in the world happening.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 4, Funny) 700

What are the consequences of refusing this firmware update?

After awhile, it'll cease to have any networking support. Even the browser will turn off. Who knows -- it's proprietary. They might even have a logic bomb in there that after a year, it erases all your savegames, stomps on it's own dick, and declares war on Panama in your name, all while throwing the reds in with the whites and focusing microwave energies into your freezer to make your ice cream all melty.

Comment Re:Slippery slope... (Score 1) 177

You did read the part where they say 'even when the attacker's identity is unknown', or? They don't know who it is, but they want to drop bombs on them.

No office pranks in that department, eh?

Lou to his cubicle-neighbor Jimmy, "I just ordered a strafing run on that sonovabitch who had me kicked from the TF2 server".
Jimmy: Uh. I'm gonna take off early today.

Comment Re:Obvious answer? (Score 1) 736

Al Qaeda recruited an Art Major and told her. "Go shoot the President of the United States!" She bought a camera.
Al Qaeda recruited a Music Major and asked. "Do you know how to blow up a bridge?" He replied, "No, but if you hum a few bars I can fake it."
Al Qaeda recruited a Psychology Major and said "Destroy the Evil One!" He shot himself.
Al Qaeda recruited an English Major and told her. "We need a whopper!" She said, "Do you want fries with that?"

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