The 3-day week is over, I’m leaving the education department at work, it’s the start of the weekend and I’m heading in to the city. :) Too bad you yanks still have Friday to get through heh. The benefits of living 15 hours ahead. I wonder if some city derro is going to ask me for money tonight? Happened yesterday. Always does.
E/N Community Census. Everyone please fill it out as comprehensively as you can. Plugging it on your sites would also be appreciated! A big thanks to Solo for hosting the Cold Fusion (first time I’ve produced anything online with CF – it’s such a cool, easy and powerful development tool). Thanks to the guys who tested it, although since I reset the database, you’ll all have to resubmit too. (Solo, billyjoebob, Dennis, FA, Reb Optik and sonic).
It’s always intriguing to read diaries. Much more so diaries which you understand what the person is going on about. Found this online diary called Gypsy run by Beverly through Renai last night. She’s a first year student at UNSW living in college. What’s coincidental is that I was talking to another friend about a fatality that happened at UNSW a few weeks back when a truck rolled down a hill and crushed a girl. It happened on a Thursday, and had I not decided to skip uni that day, my normal route would’ve taken me right through the area where the accident occurred (near the Elec Eng building, I think). The conclusion was – the closer death is to you, the more it makes you pause and think about it. Perhaps due to the self-centered mindset of, “that could’ve been me”? Regardless, Beverly witnessed the accident first hand. An account that’s significantly more involving than the dry n e ws article that was written on it. The closer things are to you, the more interesting they are (obvious or not?). Nonetheless, I found this incriminating picture of Renai that made me crack up :). There’s also this and this. Sheesh. College students.
I found out about this last night. You know the parking metres that spit out the tickets that you place under the windscreen? You can fool those machines and get free tickets. First, stick in a 10c coin. Next, get a $2 coin and insert it while hammering away at the cancel button. What should happen is that the $2.10 should roll out, but the parking meter will still register credit (it should say “overpaid $_.__”). Press the button that prints the ticket. Voila. Apparently if you roll in 2 $2 coins really quickly while pressing cancel you can get $4 credit, but I think that requires some practice.
I can’t believe Associated Press pulled the plug on Elian/Superfriends. Anyone have a copy of the Flash file they can send me?
“Inferno, do you like cheese? If so, what kind of cheese? And I’m still confused by your use of the word ‘unmaimed’ or whatever.” -Spaz
“Every time I take a shit, I sneeze. Does this mean I am allergic to shitting?” -da5id
“hahaha….I thought you said biological twitching. btw….I’m tired of that kind of riddle.” -G Starr
“I could get a good look at a T-bone steak if I stuck my head up a bulls ass, wouldn’t you rather take the butchers word for it?” -Irish
“ent diablo: I had sex with your mother 9 months before you were born. ‘Nuff said. I <3 Stu” -Irish
“I take pride in sueing wired-abuse, maybe i shouldn’t sue them for what i am sueing them for, but i am gay. Crack is a fool.” -Stile (is it really?)
“I’m downloading the On The Prowl 95mb version. And yes, I’m on dial-up. Uhg.” -RegBarc112 (I feel your pain, bro)
“If football is called soccer in the States, then what’s soccer mean?” -KPC (don’t ask me, we call it soccer too. The Poms call it football. Football here is rugby.)
“well I think it’d make a lot of sense to take away all the xerox machines in the world because of all the plagarism and priacy….” -G Starr
“I love you man!” -Surebrec (this is getting worrying. Let’s hope it’s all Platonic.)
“Wow, I shouldnt have eaten so much chili. BRB, I need a fan…” -Tom
“Nice piece of eristic news for ya at www.smh.com.au – Heads you lose: jury tosses coin” -Bonhomme De Neige (that is scary… “only in America”)
“*hug* :)” -G Starr (one person for HAA Day! :)
“how fucking long is your haul to work everyday? sheesh” -Solo (I told you it was 2 hours each way!)
Courtesy of Bonhomme De Neige.
Riddle Ye V Solution
Let us label the 3 men A, B, and C. We shall designate a liar with the letter L, a truth-teller with T, and the one who tells both lies and thruth with M. There are only 6 permutations of the letters L,T, and M. Arrange them thus:
A B C
1:T L M
2:T M L
3:L M T
4:L T M
5:M T L
6:M L T
Then we ask A “Is it true that the probability of getting a truthful answer from B is greater than that of getting one from C?”
Case 1: A says yes. This eliminates permutations 1 and 4. So C is not an M. Ask him “Are you the man who sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth?” — depending on his answer you know whether he’s a liar or a truth-teller. Then ask him whether B is a the man who lies and tells truth.
Case 2: A says no. This eliminates permutations 2 and 3. So then B can’t be an M. From there same as above, really.
Riddle Ye VI
You have 12 coins, and you know one (and only one) of them is counterfeit. You know the counterfeit coin weighs differently from a real one, but you don’t know whether it weighs less or more. You have a balance (not a set of electronic scales =P), and you are allowed 3 weighing to determine which coin is the counterfeit. How do you do it?
Bonhomme De Neige points to this.
Hey man, you have my sympathies – just saw your *travel log* showing the 7:05am to 8:55am journey time. Urghhhhh.
Couple of years ago I lived in Richmond & worked in Pymble. Even by motorbike that was an hour each way, which was a great ride both ways – especially through Galston Gorge.
But I CAN understand the horror you go through each morning and evening, ‘cos there was a 3 month period when the bike was off the road that I had to train it every day – 6:30am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 7:30pm with changes at Riverstone, Blacktown, North Sydney and EVEN sometimes at Gordon.
Bugger that for a joke – I now work in the heart of the city and live a 5 minute walk away, less than 1 km. But still I ride to work sometimes – just for the fun of cutting up the traffic!!! (Well, in Perth anyway…..)
That’s a hell of a lot of line changes! And 2.5 hours is a killer travel time…
I don’t drive in because (i) Petrol Prices, (ii) Parking in North Sydney (or the city) – there isn’t, (iii) You can’t sleep and drive (and live) at the same time. Incidentally I got into UNSW’s Week 8’s Blitz magazine, in the travel article.
Seems that hormones are responsible for our quality of sleep.
ADSL finally! Telstra claims 90% coverage of Australia by 2002 with rollouts beginning August. Hurry the hell up. Thanks to Fuzz *”* for this bit of news and the next bit:
[27/3/2000 01:40:03] –== Inferno’s Whereabouts over the next 24-Hours ==–
[27/3/2000 01:50:04] Home (And going to bed)
[27/3/2000 07:05:05] Leaving Home
[27/3/2000 07:35:10] Campbelltown Station
[27/3/2000 07:45:11] Leumeah Station
[27/3/2000 08:10:05] Panania Station
[27/3/2000 08:50:05] North Sydney
[27/3/2000 08:55:10] At the Salt Mines
[27/3/2000 12:55:06] Lunch
[27/3/2000 17:35:03] Leaving Work
[27/3/2000 17:45:04] North Sydney Station
[27/3/2000 17:55:02] Town Hall Station
[27/3/2000 18:05:03] Town Hall Steps
[27/3/2000 18:15:03] Why are there Canadian flags flying at Town Hall?
[27/3/2000 18:45:04] Chinatown
[27/3/2000 18:50:02] Dinner
[27/3/2000 21:20:04] Town Hall Station
[27/3/2000 21:35:04] Central Station
[27/3/2000 22:00:05] East Hills Station
[27/3/2000 22:20:05] Campbelltown Station
[27/3/2000 22:45:03] Home