Showing posts from October, 2010

bizarre laws of usa

Extraordinary it does sound, but did you know that in Illinois, you may be arrested for speaking English? Instead, make sure that you speak American the next time you visit Chicago! Sound interesting? Welcome to the list of bizarre laws in the US of A.Alaska – Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.California – You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.Florida – If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.Hawaii – All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.Illinois – It is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is “American.”Kentucky – Every citizen is required to take a shower once a year.Massachusetts – No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car.Michigan – A woman may not cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.Nevada – It’s illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women.New York – While riding in an elevator, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, an…

fun-stuff: guys are cool because

Girls are cool too, in their own peculiar way, but someone (probably a guy) has gone over a lot of trouble to create this great list. I just wished I knew who wrote the original list. If you are the one then tell me and I’ll link back to you:A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. At least a few belches are expected and tolerated. Car mechanics tell you the truth. Christmas shopping can be accomplished for 25 relatives, on December 24th, in 45 minutes.Dry cleaners and hair cutters don't rob you blind. Everything on your face stays its original colour. Gray hair and wrinkles only add character. If another guy shows up at the party in the same outfit, you just might become lifelong friends. If someone forgets to invite you to something, he or she can still be your friend. Phone Conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. Same work...more pay. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. Wedding dress - $2,000. Tuxedo rental - 7…

an interesting poem on computing

The following poem is said to be a plagiarised version of an original piece written by Gene Ziegler in 1994 with the original title A Grandchild's Guide to Using Grandpa's Computer. According to a furious Gene who found that some guy stole his creation, he explained in his website (now down):Unfortunately, the internet being what it is, some scoundrel whose editing skills exceeded his or her ethical standards edited the poem, reduced it by half, removed my name, and re-circulated it under the title If Dr. Seuss were a Technical Writer, attributed to the ever prolific Anonymous.If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
and the double clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
then your situation…