Thursday, February 21, 2008

What is...

What is dyslexic and has eyes but can't see? --- you'll have to continue reading for the answer...

I recently came across this article about the recent action of our space and naval agencies acting to destroy an errant satellite, in which they discuss the fancy technology being used:
"Using radar, data from sensors and other technology, officials were studying smaller-than-expected pieces of the spacecraft... said Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
Um... say what? "data from sensors" and "other technology"... glad the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is so up on the technology being used by those under his command. Sorry, I don't mean to be critical, but this seems like quite a silly statement.

In another technology related thought, did you know that DVD doesn't really stand for anything? It might have stood for "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc," but the powers that were in charge of the standard (the DVD Consortium or DVD Forum) never officially assigned the three letters to be an acronym for anything (see the Etymology link on the DVD page mentioned above).

So... what's dyslexic and has eyes but can't see? A topato! (If you don't get it, I can try to explain... just ask for it in a comment.) That's my current favorite joke of the week.

I thought I might share a recent "wikiHow of the Day" in light of semi-recent posts on this subject: "How to Remember Dreams." Note that I've only skimmed the article, so I don't make any claims about its content or accuracy. I'd post about the article "How to Not Be Annoying" but I'm afraid I might offend my readers who might think I was referring to them... of course not! I only offer it in case you know anyone who's annoying and might benefit from reading such a wikiHow.

Unfortunately for you, my reader, I am quite tired after a long, dragging day that got the best of me, I must admit (started with a meeting at 8:00 that lasted over an hour - quite long for an early meeting for me, since I don't normally get to work that early; only managed to get to lunch 'round 3:15; and then had car trouble on the way home... what a fun day!), and I don't have much more to add to this post. (Or maybe that's fortunate for you, my reader, who doesn't have to endure my usual nearly-endless rambling.) Till next time... a topato!


Christy said...

"topato"! HA!

Tony M said...

I laugh every time I say topato.