Sunday, October 26, 2003

Say What?

From Uncle Jazzbeau's Gallimaufrey

"Randomising letters in the middle of words [has] little or no effect on the ability of skilled readers to understand the text. This is easy to denmtrasote. In a pubiltacion of New Scnieitst you could ramdinose all the letetrs, keipeng the first two and last two the same, and reibadailty would hadrly be aftcfeed. My ansaylis did not come to much beucase the thoery at the time was for shape and senqeuce retigcionon. Saberi's work sugsegts we may have some pofrweul palrlael prsooscers at work. The resaon for this is suerly that idnetiyfing coentnt by paarllel prseocsing speeds up regnicoiton. We only need the first and last two letetrs to spot chganes in meniang."

For linguistics nerds this is like a quadruple vodka. Oooooh fun with words! I had to try it. So...

Jcak and Jlil wnet up the hill to fecth a pail of wtaer. Jcak fell down and broke his cworn and Jlil came tbilnumg aetfr.

To have some of your own randomising 'fun' go to HardlyCrypt.


What me, worry?

"George W. Bush is like a man who tells you that he's bought you a fancy new TV set for Christmas, but neglects to tell you that he charged it to your credit card, and that while he was at it he also used the card to buy some stuff for himself. Eventually, the bill will come due — and it will be your problem, not his."
From The Sweet Spot

America, are you missing Bill yet?

"President Clinton announced Wednesday that the federal budget surplus for fiscal year 2000 amounted to at least $230 billion, making it the largest in U.S. history and topping last year's record surplus of $122.7 billion."
From CNN


And what would you give for that lovely dinette set?

"A poverty-stricken Albanian couple has reportedly admitted handing over one of their five children to a gang of human traffickers in return for a colour television."


You know it

"You're pleasing to the senses. You resonate on levels that others may not understand but certainly appreciate. Even if you wouldn't call yourself a performing artist, this is still your star turn."

Resonate, oh yeah, I resonate...

5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!