Month: February 2011

[866] Compass and Straightedge

Title Text:The Greeks long suspected this, but it wasn’t until April 12th of 1882 that Ferdinand von Lindemann conclusively proved it when he constructed himself the most awesome birthday party possible and nobody showed up.



希腊人很早以前就提出了这个猜想。但是直到1882年4月12日,费迪南德·冯·林德曼才给出了确定的证明… Read more

[865] Nanobots

Title Text:I think the IETF hit the right balance with the 128 bits thing. We can fit MAC addresses in a /64 subnet, and the nanobots will only be able to devour half the planet.



我想IETF选用128位地址是找到了最佳的平衡。一方面,我们在 /64子网里能放得下一个MAC地址;另一方面,纳米机器人最多只能吞噬掉地球的一半。

梅根和马尾辫在… Read more

[864] Flying Cars

Title Text:It’s hard to fit in the backseat of my flying car with my android Realdoll when we’re both wearing jetpacks.



梅根反驳说,手机技术已经起飞。例如,在许多科幻电影中,据预测,到目前为止,我们将拥有飞行汽车,但… Read more

[863] Major in the Universe

Title Text:I hear Steven Levitt is writing a book analyzing A.J. Jacobs’ quest to spend a year reading everything Malcolm Gladwell ever wrote. The audiobook will be narrated by Robert Krulwich of Radiolab.


这里引用了几位作者。马尔科姆·格拉德威尔(Malcolm Gladwell)是加拿大作家,他写过“引爆点”,“异常值”和“闪现”等书。 Steven Le… Read more

[862] Let Go

Title Text:After years of trying various methods, I broke this habit by pitting my impatience against my laziness. I decoupled the action and the neurological reward by setting up a simple 30-second delay I had to wait through, in which I couldn’t do anything else, before any new page or chat client would load (and only allowed one to run at once). The urge to check all those sites magically vanished–and m… Read more

[861] Wisdom Teeth

Title Text:I heard the general anesthesia drugs can cause amnesia, so when I woke up mid-extraction I started taking notes on my hand so I’d remember things later. I managed ‘AWAKE BUT EVERYTHING OK’ before the dental assistant managed to find and confiscate all my pens.


正如许多人毫无疑问地痛苦地意识到的那… Read more

[860] Never Do This

Title Text:I call Rule 34 on The Secret House.




但在他们用显微镜检查指甲下面的东西后,他们都陷入了紧张状态。我们的手指是我们与世界互动的方式,各种各样的东西被困在我们的指甲下;不同种类的污垢,真菌,孢子,昆虫碎片,昆虫粪便等。这样的事情在放大几百倍时显然看起来非常可怕。 Cueba… Read more

[859] (

Title Text:Brains aside, I wonder how many poorly-written scripts will break on this title (or ;;””{<<[‘ this mouseover text.”



先不論人腦,我很好奇有多少寫得不好的爬蟲在爬到這篇的時候被標題搞爛 (或是 ;;"''{<<[' 這段 mouseover 文字

(在编程中,标点… Read more

[858] Milk

Title Text:It’s not hard when you have the same thought like 40 or 50 percent of the time.


梅根和Cueball正静静地坐着,从事自己的独奏追求。在没有任何序言的情况下,梅根回答了一个没有被问到的问题,指出Cueball现在不能从她的乳房中获取乳汁,因为她没有哺乳期。 Cueball大吃一惊,似乎已经读懂了他的想法,因为这正是他所想的。

与任何其他成年雌性哺乳动物一样,梅根能够从她的乳腺产生乳汁。但是,这个设施… Read more

[857] Archimedes

Title Text:Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.



标题文本引用了另一句着名的谚语:“给一个人一条鱼,你喂他一天。教一个人钓鱼,你喂他一辈子。”引用开始时相同,… Read more