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2013-04-25 12:01:11 AM
83 years old? Crap, there's no way I still have the restore disks.
 
2013-04-25 12:09:56 AM
h10025.www1.hp.com
 
2013-04-25 12:35:58 AM
Good luck working out the bugs in a couple of weeks.
 
2013-04-25 01:49:04 AM
Please to be doing the needful and reboot
 
2013-04-25 05:50:59 AM
Did someone back her up?
 
2013-04-25 05:53:27 AM
How is someone a "successful astrologer" versus an "unsuccesful astrologer"? I would really like to see their calculations on comparative accuracy.
 
2013-04-25 06:03:29 AM

BolloxReader: How is someone a "successful astrologer" versus an "unsuccesful astrologer"? I would really like to see their calculations on comparative accuracy.


$urely there is $ome mea$ure you can think of ...
 
2013-04-25 06:10:27 AM
Now who will fight the oncoming robot uprising?
 
2013-04-25 07:08:36 AM
Try turning her off and on again?
 
2013-04-25 07:23:48 AM

Nuclear Monk: Try turning her off and on again?


With her being dead, you'd think that it'd be difficult to turn her on ... but hey, don't let me stop you!

/I'll just be leaving the room now.
 
2013-04-25 07:56:06 AM

wildsnowllama: Did someone back her up?


I knew there was going to be an India rape joke in this thread somewhere.
 
2013-04-25 08:23:09 AM
Did the run out of the juice of Saphoo?
 
2013-04-25 08:32:49 AM

Lord Summerisle: Did the run out of the juice of Saphoo?


WINNER!  Thread over.


/sets my mind in motion.
 
2013-04-25 08:40:20 AM

stuhayes2010: Lord Summerisle: Did the run out of the juice of Saphoo?

WINNER!  Thread over.


/sets my mind in motion.


No, she allowed fear to kill her mind and it brought total obliteration.
 
2013-04-25 08:51:07 AM
University of "Mysore?" Gross. But, still better than "Dickinson, I suppose."
 
2013-04-25 08:56:54 AM
take a DNA sample.
 
2013-04-25 09:07:39 AM

LDM90: stuhayes2010: Lord Summerisle: Did the run out of the juice of Saphoo?

WINNER!  Thread over.


/sets my mind in motion.

No, she allowed fear to kill her mind and it brought total obliteration.


Shame. She should have let the fear pass through her until only she remained.

/Mmm.............Shai-Huluuuuuuuuud!
 
2013-04-25 09:08:12 AM

nmemkha: BolloxReader: How is someone a "successful astrologer" versus an "unsuccesful astrologer"? I would really like to see their calculations on comparative accuracy.

$urely there is $ome mea$ure you can think of ...


My guess would be she was good at the astronomy side of astrology and just read the script/combinations of planet/star locations.  For instance, if you told her your birthday, she could probably calculate that the moon was in the house of the undying and that the sun was in the minor of dragons which means you were born under a fire sign that has late emergence and lots of nude scenes.  Or tell her that your mom died three years ago, again she would calculate the location of celestial bodies and then recite the script.

just a guess, but I also took a second read of the sentence to make sure it said astrology and not astronomy.
 
2013-04-25 10:22:04 AM
FTFA Ms. Devi was also a successful astrologer, cookbook author and novelist.

So her talents were largely wasted then.  Good to know.

/outside of perhaps conning people out of their money - there is no such thing as a 'successful astrologer'
 
2013-04-25 10:25:19 AM
i33.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-25 10:33:57 AM
There are others that can do this. The trick is that their brain is wired so that they use their visual cortex to do the calculations, so the fastest part of the brain is engaged. Really amazing stuff.
 
2013-04-25 10:35:54 AM
I am hearing of this today morning.
 
2013-04-25 10:37:30 AM
Pshhhaw... I can do the same thing.  Go ahead, ask me any question that has an answer on google.
 
2013-04-25 10:39:51 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: There are others that can do this. The trick is that their brain is wired so that they use their visual cortex to do the calculations, so the fastest part of the brain is engaged. Really amazing stuff.


Jokes aside, I can't even wrap my brain around this:

"In 1980, she correctly multiplied two 13-digit numbers in only 28 seconds at the Imperial College in London. The feat, which earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, was even more remarkable because it included the time to recite the 26-digit solution. The numbers, selected at random by a computer, were 7,686,369,774,870 and 2,465,099,745,779. The answer was 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730. "

If you wrote this out like you learned in elementary school to multiply how many pages would the answer be? It's mind bottling. With all due respect.
 
2013-04-25 10:48:30 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: There are others that can do this. The trick is that their brain is wired so that they use their visual cortex to do the calculations, so the fastest part of the brain is engaged. Really amazing stuff.


Seriously? That's interesting because they're now using GPUs (graphics processing units) in supercomputing as well.
 
2013-04-25 11:38:28 AM
DAMN YOU, KURZWEIL!
 
2013-04-25 11:56:28 AM
Her last words were "APPLEJACK"....

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-25 12:00:50 PM
She was originally from Mentat.
 
2013-04-25 12:09:29 PM

InternetSecurityGuard: She was originally from Mentat.


Does this mean she was invaded by the proud warriors from Fieras?
 
2013-04-25 01:03:27 PM
msnbcmedia.msn.com

Sorry, I'm not impressed.
The answers are right there at the bottom.
 
2013-04-25 01:35:39 PM

Prevailing Wind: Pshhhaw... I can do the same thing.  Go ahead, ask me any question that has an answer on google.


Psh....I can answer any question WITHOUT Google or any other external source

/No guarantees on the accuracy of my answers
 
2013-04-25 01:43:43 PM
Happy to see a hat tip to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.
 
2013-04-25 02:09:25 PM

Ishkur: Her last words were "APPLEJACK"....

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 320x256]


dashie.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-04-25 02:46:30 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i33.tinypic.com image 850x972]


You are a total, total bastard for that, and i am ashamed that i LOLed at it.

Guess i'll see you in hell.
 
2013-04-25 02:52:32 PM

gingerjet: FTFA Ms. Devi was also a successful astrologer, cookbook author and novelist.

So her talents were largely wasted then.  Good to know.

/outside of perhaps conning people out of their money - there is no such thing as a 'successful astrologer'


I love the oblivious egocentricity of such opinions.  You really think that another's success depends on what you think of it.
 
2013-04-25 02:53:37 PM
A talent that wasn't ever productively applied.

Did she create anything?

/dust in the wind
 
2013-04-25 03:31:28 PM

BarkingUnicorn: gingerjet: FTFA Ms. Devi was also a successful astrologer, cookbook author and novelist.

So her talents were largely wasted then.  Good to know.

/outside of perhaps conning people out of their money - there is no such thing as a 'successful astrologer'

I love the oblivious egocentricity of such opinions.  You really think that another's success depends on what you think of it.


How does the article manage to label her "successful" then?
 
2013-04-25 07:26:47 PM
Um, if she's "the human computer," shouldn't she be really good at discrete math, rather than arithmetic, algebra, etc?
 
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