Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Archimedes' Death Ray

Gotta love those MIT types:

Ancient Greek and Roman historians recorded that during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC, Archimedes (a notably smart person) constructed a burning glass to set the Roman warships, anchored within bow and arrow range, afire.
Guess what the MITers discovered?


Blogger TTB said...

I have deleted yet another of the scum-eating self-serving commercial Comments spammers who have been plaguing me lately. Well, actually just deleted his spam, not him personally. As Jimmy Carter used to say: Life isn't fair.

One of my few criticisms of the great SciFi flick "Starship Troopers" is Verhoeven's choice of a criminal to show briefly on screen, with the voice over of a newscaster saying something like "A murderer was caught this morning and tried this afternoon. Execution at 6:00. All Channels."

Instead of a murderer, Verhoeven should have called him a hacker. Or a spammer. Doing so would have given a stronger look into the soul of the Federation. And treated at least one hacker as some think they ought to be treated.

Spammer delenda est.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11:28:00 AM HST  

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