Heute hat mich die Technik vor mir selber gerettet. AFAIK. Oder Laptops haben eben auch Angst vor dem Tod.

"...Because hackers accept that a human machine can have intentions, it is therefore easy for them to ascribe consciousness and intention to other complex patterned systems such as computers. If consciousness is mechanical, it is neither more or less absurd to say that “The program wants to go into an infinite loop” than it is to say that “I want to go eat some chocolate” — and even defensible to say that “The stone, once dropped, wants to move towards the center of the earth”. ... Thus it is common to hear hardware or software talked about as though it has homunculi talking to each other inside it, with intentions and desires. Thus, one hears “The protocol handler got confused”, or that programs “are trying” to do things, or one may say of a routine that “its goal in life is to X”. Or: “You can't run those two cards on the same bus; they fight over interrupt 9.”..."
(aus dem aktuellen Jargon File)


Geek Jokes:

There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who know binary and those who don't.

Why did the programmer always confuse Christmas and Halloween?
Because Oct 31 equals Dec 25.