Marvelous job opportunity for the outrageously obnoxious and terminally thick! Have you been fired as drugs mule? Been found too stupid and anti-social for the gang life? Failed as child pornographer? Apply now! Job tasks include: blindly assuming all callers are idiots deliberately misreading, misunderstanding and misconstruing every word in each caller’s question in discussions…

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It is a well-known fact that truth is stranger than fiction, but to paraphrase George Orwell, some truths are more strange than others. For instance, there is a man in Paris who has written 86,000 books. Assuming extreme precociousness, and assuming he is around 45 at this time, that number amounts to about 8 books…

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Waiting for a bridge to close on my way home today, I realized there is a class of technology of which we see only a little bit in our daily lives. I’m not thinking of devices we don’t see at all, underground or secret installations or such, but machines of which the bit we see…

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My computer display was acting up. After unscrewing upwards of 20 tiny screws and spending 15 minutes with my arms shoved up to the elbows into the display innards, I ended up fixing the problem by shoving a folded-up card between the on switch and the casing. From the outside. But do I feel frustrated?…

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