tcepsa: (Computation Suspended)
So it turns out that the Internet does not, in fact, know everything yet (and it uncertain on a couple of other points).

First off, it doesn't know about Jefferson Country in Northern California, which may or may not be a secessionist movement to get Northern California to be its own state. After [livejournal.com profile] gipsieee managed to remember that she always confuses "Eureka" (Coastal NorCal) and "Yreka" (Central NorCal), I managed to find a single article from a cycling organization in southern Oregon that referenced an attempt by the northernmost counties of California and the southernmost counties of Oregon to form their own state in the 1930s. Aside from that, nothing.

Secondly, it was very uncertain of the origins of the phrase "West by God Virginia".

If you happen to know about either of these, [livejournal.com profile] gipsieee and I would be very curious to learn more ^_^
tcepsa: (Cake)
(Posted to the local Java Users Group mailing list. Reposted here for your edification, or at least hopefully enjoyment ^_^)

There are lots of reasons why polymorphism (one object being treated as a different kind of object) is a valuable thing to have in a programming language.

Centered around a certain clandestine theme... )
tcepsa: (Inconceivable!)
The road to good intentions is paved with hell.
tcepsa: (JuggleGeese)
But in this case, the systems seem to be coming back up without too much trouble--hopefully they will be running more smoothly than ever and less susceptible to exploitation now ^_^

(from [livejournal.com profile] gipsieee)
tcepsa: (Computation Suspended)
Fantastic opportunity--I promise, if you are able to complete this job, it will take your career to new heights: http://www.getacoder.com/projects/bug_finder_92913.html

(Before entering a competing bid, however, I strongly recommend you look at the other bids and consider who you'd be going up against ^_^)
tcepsa: (TryScience!)
An article regarding the successful crash landing of Chandrayaan-1's Moon Impact Probe earlier today: India probe crash-lands successfully on moon

My favorite section:
Space official Shiv Kumar said the 34-kilogram probe hit the moon surface traveling at 1.6 kilometers per second, which is a speed of 5,760 kilometers per hour (3,579 mph).

Kumar said the probe transmitted sufficient signals to the mother craft before landing, but no more were expected after the impact.
It puts me in mind of that science experiment in which students try to devise ways of getting an egg safely from the top of a building to the ground via freefall, but without the "safely" part ^_^

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