Friday, 19 February 2010

words & beards

I gather “Epic Beard Man” is a meme.  Here’s the Mortal Kombat version (thanks Dave):

And here are some entertaining word definitions – probably been doing the rounds of email forwards since 1994, but they still made me laugh (thanks Deak).  Illegibly, they’re from some Washington Post competition.  Kinda Profanosaurus for your mum:

  1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
  2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
  3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
  4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
  5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
  6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
  7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
  8. Gargoyle (n), olive-flavored mouthwash.
  9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
  10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
  11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
  12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
  13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
  14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
  15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that,when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
  16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Friday, 12 February 2010

At first glance this looks like a normal party cup

However, if you look close enough you will see that its really a Glock.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

romantic cryptography

Abstract. We show how Alice and Bob can establish whether they love each other, but without the embarrassement of revealing that they do if the other party does not share their feelings.
This is a “secure multiparty computation” of the AND function, where the participants cooperate in producing the result of the AND, but without learning the input bit contributed by the other party unless the result implies it.

Nice illustration involving scales too.




Recursive webcast!

and finally, those lyrics to “battery” in full:

including “coming through the fraction, show me to the fashion, coma kill the battery”