Posts Tagged ‘funny’

FSFR: acromym acronyms! :)

October 16, 2008

Recently acronym RPG when applied to computer games is mostly equivalent with MMORPG. For all fans of single-player role-playing games it’s an uncomfortable situation and some people (like Epic of Thalia devs) felt the need to underline that their game is not a MMORPG. But having a new acronym (actually an acronyms acronym) beats it all and one has been suggested yesterday by FSFR. FSFR obviously stands for FOSS SP FPS RPG which of course stands for Free/Open Source Software Single Player First Person Perspective Role Playing Game. Brilliant 🙂



October 15, 2008

I must admit — somethimes I like, well, not very serious things 😉 Today I bought Spi-Dogs!!!

Aren’t they cute?

Background video is Dr Motte & Westbam – Lovparade 2000.

Automated News Crawling Evaporates $1.14B

September 11, 2008

It’s just too good not to mention it 🙂 I just checked calendar… no, it’s not April 1st but if it was it’d be my 100% candidate for a hoax 😉 Here’s a Slashdot article:

“The Wall Street Journal reports that Google News crawled an obscure reprint of an article from 2002 when United Airlines was on the brink of bankruptcy. United Airlines has since recovered but due to a missing dateline, Google News ran the story as today’s news. The story was then picked up by other news aggregators and eventually headlined as a news flash on Bloomberg. This triggered automated trading programs to dump UAL, cratering the stock from $12 to $3 and evaporating 1.14 billion dollars (nearly United’s total market cap today) in shareholder wealth. The stock recovered within the day to $10 and is now trading at $9.62, a market cap of $300M less than before Google ran the story.”

I’m surprised it’s not on Revealing Errors yet 🙂 (update: submitted the article) Full story here.