Thursday, July 27, 2006

I enjoy Monty Python...

I enjoy Monty Python. I really like all of the Star Trek series. Two great things that
go great together.

In the same vein - Nine Reasons Why a Starfleet Education Won't Prepare You
for the Real Navy. Reason #1:

Unlike Starfleet, where the ratio of officers to enlisted personnel is roughly 100:1,
and where the only apparent purpose of
enlisted personnel is to provide
anonymous crew members to be killed by alien life forms
, the Navy is
highly dependent on the expertise, skills and efforts of its enlisted members.
(Just remember this the next time you are putting together your away team.)


It just keeps getting better from there.

But you just have to wonder what these companies where thinking when they registered
their domain names. What were they thinking.

And just to keep you mentally challenged – try these test questions.
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9 Comments:

Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

Regarding the company name URLs, I guess a possible explanation can be that the person that thought of them didn't have much of a foresight. My goodness, the actual name of the church matches the URL exactly - I find that very disturbing. Anyhow, some of those were funny, although I didn't laugh as hard as the Chronicles of George. Speaking of which, the site is finally available again! Yay! The page was unavailable earlier when I tried sharing it with coworkers.

Quick question regarding blogger - I noticed that your timestamp is marked EDT. I've tried searching for the timezone option to update mine as my posts get marked with the Pacific timezone - like most things, I probably missed it - but can you point me in the right direction please? And, on a somewhat related note (at least regarding Oracle), I am trying to pick a topic I want to dedicate myself to for studying, and I've *nix on one hand, and SQL on the other. I've learned to respect your thoughts, so wanted to solicit for your feedback. Which do you recommend, and why? It is not that I will drop the other topic completely, but just want to pick a topic and make it my primary subject of learning while the other supplements it if possible.

Thank you.

Thu Jul 27, 11:21:00 PM EDT  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

Ha, Star Trek and Monty Python, now that was some funny stuff. I bet you'd have trouble putting together a similar montage from TNG -- if you excluded all the holodeck nonsense, anyway. Not nearly as much prancing around in costumes there.

I'm reminded of a recreation of the climactic scene from "A Few Good Men" through the technology of the game "Half-Life 2"...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1153050993840275715

I remember the PowerGen Italia URL thing ... a hoax or somesuch, sadly.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/06/18/powergen_denies_ties_with_powergenitalia/

Fri Jul 28, 01:03:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

I am trying to pick a topic I want to dedicate myself to for studying

Which are you more passionate about.

To me, unix is an operating system and SQL/Databases - a religion :)

Fri Jul 28, 07:57:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Joel Garry said....

If one of a set of triplets dies, are they still triplets? Perhaps the viewpoint of parents is different than that of others.

I'm not convinced that twins are not subsets of triplets.

World's longest mural includes the Sexsmith Market.

word: rpqurrt

Fri Jul 28, 10:04:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

Quote from thomas kyte:
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Which are you more passionate about.
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I've enjoyed *nix a lot, especially what I've learned from the scripting perspective. However, SQL and databases seem to be more like a more portable topic, like Java, rather than being OS-dependent.
As for which one I'm more passionate about, I think that's yet to be determined. I'm rather disappointed that I haven't found what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, and I'm approaching being half of a half of century old rather quickly.

For someone that can be influenced and molded, which would you recommend that'd lead to more better opportunities and such for years to come?

Fri Jul 28, 12:22:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Bill S. said....

Hae-Kwang said...
I'm rather disappointed that I haven't found what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, and I'm approaching being half of a half of century old rather quickly.


What made you think it would be easy? ;-D

What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning and dive right in? If it's *nix administration, go for it. If it's programming/database stuff, go for that. The only job worth having is the one you enjoy doing. Everything else is just noise. FWIW, I have always liked programming, and doing db stuff seems to be a nice fit for me. I enjoy it, it gets my mind going and makes me want to start poking around in the database. Will that be my job for the rest of my life? Who knows? But for right now, it's what I like.

word: oriao
What happens when, whilst eating an oreo cookie, you accidentally bite your cheek.

Fri Jul 28, 01:07:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Mark from NY said....

The Experts Exchange URL actually has a hyphen (www.experts-exchange.com), it's not www.expertsexchange.com as that page claims. Just sayin'. :)

Fri Jul 28, 01:20:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

For someone that can be influenced and molded, which would you recommend that'd lead to more better opportunities and such for years to come?

Better opportunities... That'll be the path that makes you get out of bed in the morning :)

This is a question you really have to answer yourself. The skill sets are fairly different between the two.

Fri Jul 28, 05:02:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

yo you the man !

Congrats

"Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end." -- Spock (Star Trek VI)

Thu Oct 05, 10:38:00 PM EDT  

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