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2017-04-15 12:35:28 PM  
Clutch - 10001110101
Youtube dFSm9vfwtNw
 
2017-04-15 12:58:30 PM  

img.fark.net

RIP Robert Taylor

 
2017-04-15 01:00:04 PM  
If you haven't read  up on Xerox PARC, do so. Those guys were giants.  I worked with Bob Metcalf for a while; one of the smartest people I've met.
 
2017-04-15 01:07:41 PM  
I just spent 5 minutes trying to read the bit string, then gave up.
 
2017-04-15 01:12:10 PM  
B E S U R E T O D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E
 
2017-04-15 01:35:27 PM  
I think I saw a 2
 
2017-04-15 01:49:11 PM  
What, not hero tag? Dude created the world we live in. Er, post in.
 
2017-04-15 01:50:57 PM  
Must work.  Bender flashed in, stole a beer from my refrigerator and flashed out.  Not even a thank you.
 
IP [TotalFark]
2017-04-15 02:20:37 PM  
RR @šä@¨ÂòØÞä
 
2017-04-15 02:28:05 PM  

GRCooper: If you haven't read  up on Xerox PARC, do so. Those guys were giants.  I worked with Bob Metcalf for a while; one of the smartest people I've met.


They may have been giants, but they often seemed unaware of what they had done. In addition to letting Apple walk out with the GUI and mouse, they also had a guy invent the laser printer and when he showed it to his boss, he was told to get back to work before they fired him.
 
2017-04-15 02:36:27 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [YouTube video]


Came here to post this.
 
2017-04-15 02:40:35 PM  

ImpendingCynic: GRCooper: If you haven't read  up on Xerox PARC, do so. Those guys were giants.  I worked with Bob Metcalf for a while; one of the smartest people I've met.

They may have been giants, but they often seemed unaware of what they had done. In addition to letting Apple walk out with the GUI and mouse, they also had a guy invent the laser printer and when he showed it to his boss, he was told to get back to work before they fired him.


Xerox could have owned the entire computer industry. The GUI, mouse, Ethernet, and the laser printer were brain children of PARC's employees. Xerox didn't know what they had and let it walk out the door.
 
2017-04-15 02:50:02 PM  

GRCooper: If you haven't read  up on Xerox PARC, do so. Those guys were giants.  I worked with Bob Metcalf for a while; one of the smartest people I've met.


Dude eats paper.
 
2017-04-15 02:58:31 PM  

IP: RR @šä@¨ÂòØÞä


Pretty much. I tried looking at EBCDIC conversion as well as ASCII.
 
2017-04-15 03:01:24 PM  
He seriously looks like a 60s movie scientist (like from 2001 or Colossus: The Forbin Project or any James Bond movie), one of those debonair dark and handsome soap opera studs who shows up to explain the plot in scientific language, wearing bifocals, a scarf, a martini in one hand and a pipe in the other.

That was before scientists got all super nerdy and socially awkward in the 70s and 80s.
 
2017-04-15 03:06:36 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I think I saw a 2

There, there. You know there's no such thing as 2.
 
2017-04-15 03:25:34 PM  

Ishkur: He seriously looks like a 60s movie scientist (like from 2001 or Colossus: The Forbin Project or any James Bond movie), one of those debonair dark and handsome soap opera studs who shows up to explain the plot in scientific language, wearing bifocals, a scarf, a martini in one hand and a pipe in the other.

That was before scientists got all super nerdy and socially awkward in the 70s and 80s.


Fark is not your pers....
 
2017-04-15 03:38:13 PM  

luckyeddie: I just spent 5 minutes trying to read the bit string, then gave up.


With the spaces, it's meaningless. Unless it actually does mean zero one zero one, etc. Even with the spaces removed, it's just RR@@r. I even tried in octets, but it makes no sense, and there is one remaining number with only seven digits. I give up too. Maybe I should click on the article?
 
2017-04-15 03:48:57 PM  
Fry: Bender, what is it?
Bender: Whoa, what an awful dream. Ones and zeros everywhere. And I thought I saw a two.
Fry: It was just a dream, Bender. There's no such thing as two.
 
2017-04-15 03:59:12 PM  

luckyeddie: I just spent 5 minutes trying to read the bit string, then gave up.


It means "3,261,140,415,097,432,570,688,481,030,002."

I assume that was his favorite number or something.
 
2017-04-15 04:08:52 PM  

semiotix: luckyeddie: I just spent 5 minutes trying to read the bit string, then gave up.

It means "3,261,140,415,097,432,570,688,481,030,002."

I assume that was his favorite number or something.


I thought it was the time traveling code.
 
2017-04-15 04:11:29 PM  

Dragonflew: luckyeddie: I just spent 5 minutes trying to read the bit string, then gave up.

With the spaces, it's meaningless. Unless it actually does mean zero one zero one, etc. Even with the spaces removed, it's just RR@@r. I even tried in octets, but it makes no sense, and there is one remaining number with only seven digits. I give up too. Maybe I should click on the article?


I copied it into Excel, checked the length, realised there were spaces and just ran a quick SUBSTITUTE(" ","") to get rid of the spaces, then carved the resultant bit string up into lengths of 8. Then I tried both ASCII and EBCDIC conversions on the individual bit strings.

I eventually clicked on the article too, but where's the fun in that? It's like seeing an old Rugbyjock post and thinking "I'll not click on it because it'll be gay pr0n". You've just got to live a little and to hell with the consequences.
 
2017-04-15 04:12:12 PM  
Remove the spaces to create 13 8-bit groups. Only one space between each group.That might work...

/subby
 
2017-04-15 04:14:12 PM  
Forgot to add, then convert the binary groups to ascii..

http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/number/binary-to-ascii.htm
 
2017-04-15 04:16:09 PM  
His seminal 1968 paper:  http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-computer-as-a-communication-device
The Computer as a Communication Device
by J.C.R. Licklider, Robert Taylor


It concludes with a weird version of the singularity in its final paragraph.

Unemployment would disappear from the face of the earth forever, for consider the magnitude of the task of adapting the network's software to all the new generations of computer, coming closer and closer upon the heels of their predecessors until the entire population of the world is caught up in an infinite crescendo of on-line interactive debugging.
 
2017-04-15 04:21:31 PM  
This what they wouldn't let me put in the headline, thus the spaces. I couldn't even get to to convert back.

R I P M r T a y l o r
 
2017-04-15 04:26:20 PM  
Bender 0101100101
Youtube _4TPlwwHM8Q
 
2017-04-15 04:31:01 PM  

Farkomatic: This what they wouldn't let me put in the headline, thus the spaces. I couldn't even get to to convert back.

R I P M r T a y l o r


www.quickmeme.com
 
2017-04-15 04:35:10 PM  
There's a digit missing from the second character.

>>> m = '0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0'
>>> x = m[0::2]
>>> x
'RR1@1^Bk100100@1Q1000​^[^[11r'
>>> x = x[:8] + '0' + x[8:]    # add a digit to second character
>>> for i in xrange(0,len(x),8): b=x[i:i+8]; n=eval('0b'+b); c=unichr(n); print b, repr(c), n
...
R u'R' 82
) u')' 41
P u'P' 80
u' ' 32
M u'M' 77
r u'r' 114
u' ' 32
T u'T' 84
a u'a' 97
y u'y' 121
l u'l' 108
o u'o' 111
r u'r' 114
 
2017-04-15 04:36:03 PM  
Oh, man, I just filtered myself....
 
2017-04-15 04:39:11 PM  
As I was saying, your headline is missing a bit from the second character:

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-15 04:42:01 PM  
 
2017-04-15 04:44:11 PM  

RolfBlitzer: The Fark Filter: l u'l'

.


At least I tried.
 
2017-04-15 04:51:19 PM  

ImpendingCynic: they also had a guy invent the laser printer and when he showed it to his boss, he was told to get back to work before they fired him.


How I imagine that encounter :

"GigantaCorp is no place for lone wolves, Jones. Here we're a team. We're a family. You want to be part of a family, don't you?

"That's what I thought.

"All right then. I'll see you at the picnic in May."
 
2017-04-15 05:01:06 PM  
Flight Of The Conchords - Robots (live)
Youtube AXhYgprPB9o
 
2017-04-15 05:18:06 PM  

The Fark Filter: As I was saying, your headline is missing a bit from the second character:

[img.fark.net image 487x314]


That had to be my fault trying to figure out how to get those 1's and 0's to display. Blown joke. Oh well.
 
2017-04-15 05:21:10 PM  

dr_blasto: Ow! That was my feelings!: [YouTube video]

Came here to post this.


As did I.
 
2017-04-15 05:24:00 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-04-15 07:36:58 PM  

Farkomatic: The Fark Filter: As I was saying, your headline is missing a bit from the second character:

[img.fark.net image 487x314]

That had to be my fault trying to figure out how to get those 1's and 0's to display. Blown joke. Oh well.


So, no parity check?
/hey, that's the only thing I know about binary
 
2017-04-15 08:59:45 PM  
Ruby on Rails biatch.
/fark s o r r y ^M ^J ^M ^J
 
2017-04-15 09:06:20 PM  
1-0-0-1-0-0-1, SOS. 1-0-0-1-0-0-1, in distress.
Rush - The Body Electric
Youtube r3Dju2i4FZw
 
2017-04-15 10:17:03 PM  
... 0 1 0 <flash> 0 </flash> 1 0 0 1 ...
 
2017-04-16 06:51:57 AM  

HighlanderRPI: I think I saw a 2


Shh, Shh, it was just a nightmare. There's no such thing as 2.
 
2017-04-16 07:00:28 AM  
Was it a little endian or big endian?
 
2017-04-16 02:41:15 PM  
img.memesuper.com
???
 
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