Howto kill a Borg

Monday : 30 Jun '03 - 14:27 | admin default | Wikipedia

What kind of computer site would this be without at least one Star Trek reference?
(Picard) "Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command pathways?"
(Geordi)"Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing technology."
(Geordi presses a key, and a logo appears on the computer screen.)
(Riker looks puzzled.) "What the hell is 'Microsoft'?"
(Data turns to answer.) "Allow me to explain. We will send this program, for some reason called 'Windows', through the Borg command pathways. Once inside their root command unit, it will begin consuming system resources at an unstoppable rate."
(Picard) "But the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they alter their processing systems to increase their storage capacity?"
(Data) "Yes, Captain. But when 'Windows' detects this, it creates a new version of itself known as an 'upgrade'. The use of resources increases exponentially with each iteration. The Borg will not be able to adapt quickly enough. Eventually all of their processing ability will be taken over and none will be available for their normal operational functions."
(Picard) "Excellent work. This is even better than that 'unsolvable geometric shape' idea."
(Data) "Captain, We have successfully installed the 'Windows' in the command unit and as expected it immediately consumed 85% of all resources. We however have not received any confirmation of the expected 'upgrade'."
(Geordi) "Our scanners have picked up an increase in Borg storage and CPU capacity to compensate, but we still have no indication of an 'upgrade' to compensate for their increase."
(Picard) "Data, scan the history banks again and determine if their is something we have missed."
(Data) "Sir, I believe their is a reason for the failure in the 'upgrade'. Apparently the Borg have circumvented that part of the plan by not sending in their registration cards.
(Riker) "Captain we have no choice. Requesting permission to begin emergency escape sequence 3F . . ."
(Geordi, excited) "Wait, Captain I just detected their CPU capacity has suddenly dropped to 0% !"
(Picard) "Data, what does your scanners show?"
(Data) "Apparently the Borg have found the internal 'Windows' module named 'Solitaire' and it has used up all the CPU capacity."
(Picard) "Lets wait and see how long this 'solitaire' can reduce their functionality."
(Riker) "Geordi what's the status on the Borg?"
(Geordi) "As expected the Borg are attempting to re-engineer to compensate for increased CPU and storage demands, but each time they successfully increase resources I have setup our closest deep space monitor beacon to transmit more 'windows' modules from something called the 'Microsoft fun-pack'.
(Picard) "How much time will that buy us ?"
(Data) "Current Borg solution rates allow me to predicate an interest time span of 6 more hours."
(Geordi) "Captain, another vessel has entered our sector."
(Picard) "Identify."
(Data) "It appears to have markings very similar to the 'Microsoft' logo"
(Over the speakers) "THIS IS ADMIRAL BILL GATES OF THE MICROSOFT FLAGSHIP MONOPOLY. WE HAVE POSITIVE CONFIRMATION OF UNREGISTERED SOFTWARE IN THIS SECTOR. SURRENDER ALL ASSETS AND WE CAN AVOID ANY TROUBLE. YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS"
(Data) "The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches and released thousands of humanoid shaped objects."
(Picard) "Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft"
(Riker) "Good God captain! Those are humans floating straight toward the Borg ship with no life support suits ! How can they survive the tortures of deep space ?!"
(Data) "I don't believe that those are humans sir, if you will look closer I believe you will see that they are carrying something recognized by twenty-first century man as doe skin leather briefcases, and wearing Armani suits"
(Riker and Picard together horrified) "Lawyers !!"
(Geordi) "It can't be. All the Lawyers were rounded up and sent hurtling into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening."
(Data) "True, but apparently some must have survived."
(Riker) "They have surrounded the Borg ship and are covering it with all types of papers."
(Data) "I believe that is known in ancient vernacular as 'red tape' - it often proves fatal."
(Riker) "They're tearing the Borg to pieces !"
(Picard) "Turn off the monitors. I can't stand to watch, not even the Borg deserve that."

Geld maakt gelukkiger

Thursday : 26 Jun '03 - 16:12 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

Ik heb het altijd al gezegt, maar nu is het ook wetenschappelijk bewezen.

Ontspannen leesvoer

Monday : 23 Jun '03 - 12:40 | admin linkdump Only one comment | Wikipedia

Alles wat je altijd al had willen weten over credit cards en het ondertekenen daarvan hier. Daarom ben ik dus niet blij dat hier in Duitsland ook alles met handtekening gaat en niet met de pin-code.... hoewel, Amerikanen zijn natuurlijk wel ietsjes dommer.

Duck Tape

Monday : 23 Jun '03 - 11:34 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

Alles wat je al eens wilde weten over Duck Tape.

Wanderruderfahrt was tof!

Monday : 23 Jun '03 - 08:11 | admin default four comments, already | Wikipedia

Konstanz bij de Bodensee tot 30 km voor Basel.... erg ontspannen, erg warm, redelijk verbrand ;-) Foto's komen zo snel mogelijk.

Update: Foto's staan in fotoalbum, rechts klikken op het fototje.

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Eten bij Afghaner

Thursday : 19 Jun '03 - 00:02 | admin default | Wikipedia

Dus, vandaag met een groep uit eten geweest bij de Afghaner in Nuernberg. Verder weinig commentaar:

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Hulde, wat een quote

Wednesday : 18 Jun '03 - 08:48 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

Van Low's weblog:
For some time, therefore, I have been eyeing the iPod with a wary desire. It is beautiful and clever, holding thousands of songs in magical digital form within its sleek, pristine loveliness. There is a nifty wheely control and it glows warmly when you touch its buttons. It is small and perfectly formed. Kylie [Minoque] in tablet form. (source)

Hondje houdt niet van camera's

Wednesday : 18 Jun '03 - 08:43 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

Hier een geinige site over de Carcam, ja een camera op een autootje, en hoe het hondje er niet al te blij mee is. Link (Klik op movies)

Menu gerepareerd

Tuesday : 17 Jun '03 - 23:54 | admin default | Wikipedia

Zo, zoals aan de linkerkant te zien is heb ik eindelijk het menu eens gefixed. Werd ook wel tijd, want ik was nu zelfs zelf verbaasd over wat ik daar eigenlijk allemaal in had staat toen het weer werkte.

Op dit moment druk bezig alle spullen bij elkaar te zoeken voor mijn roeitocht komend weekend. We gaan met de Ruderverein Erlangen een lang weekend roeien op de Rijn. We starten bij Koblenz en gaan zo'n 100km naar onder, waar we vrees ik met blazen op de handen ophouden. Hoewel, we hebben vier dage de tijd, dus het zal wel relaxed worden. Donderdag is namelijk het zogenaamde Fronleichnam hier in Duitsland en dat is weer eens een extra vrije dag, dus vier daagjes vrij met het weekend erbij.... jaja, deze week wederom drie lange werkdagen, wat hebben we het zwaar, nietwaar JT?

Verder vakantie aan het plannen voor de eerste week van augustus, mischien Tjechie, moeten we maar kijken.... duiken kan daar vast ook wel, hoewel ik dat Aiyue maar liever niet vertel ;-)

Zonder woorden....

Tuesday : 17 Jun '03 - 17:42 | admin default | Wikipedia

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Google

Tuesday : 17 Jun '03 - 09:42 | admin default | Wikipedia

Just read an interesting topic about google on tweakers.net. It seems that google is getting to the maximum size of their database, although everyone believes it is just gossip brought in by other (competitive) search-engines.

This article describes some interesting insights of google. Anybody btw notices the M.C. Escher logo of google today, it seems to be his birthday.

En nog eentje

Monday : 16 Jun '03 - 09:06 | admin default | Wikipedia

Vrijdag werden er vrij veel vage onzin dingen op het werk doorgestuurd, maar deze is wel zo goed dat ik die jullie niet onthouden wil. Klik op meer voor het hele verhaal. (more)

Peltierbier

Tuesday : 03 Jun '03 - 13:36 | admin linkdump two comments, already | Wikipedia

Dit is nu nog eens een goede oplossing, zeker met het weer hier (komende 5 dagen 30 graden) kun je eigenlijk niet zonder. Jammer dat we geen bier mogen drinken op het werk, mischien ook wel beter zo.

By the way, Jeroen, ik hoorde dat we dat weekend am Berg gaan Kampftrinken ;-)

En daarom heb ik (nog) geen GSM!

Monday : 02 Jun '03 - 11:44 | admin linkdump two comments, already | Wikipedia

Bedrijf ontslaat werknemers via SMS. Eerste digitale massaontslag.

Ik wil ook steun trekken!

Monday : 02 Jun '03 - 09:47 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

Deze nare site ikwilsteuntrekken bracht me de schrik van m'n leven, zit je net rustig te werken en open je een link, stond het geluid van de laptop nog aan en luistert ineens het hele kantoor mee :-(

Bill Gates wint van Jezus Christus

Monday : 02 Jun '03 - 09:42 | admin linkdump | Wikipedia

De oprichter van Microsoft scoort beter dan Jezus Christus waar het
naamsbekendheid betreft. In de VS tenminste waar de website Famous
Person Recognition een doorlopende enquete houdt over de bekendheid
van allerlei historische figuren. Meer -->

happy tree friends

Sunday : 01 Jun '03 - 12:06 | admin linkdump two comments, already | Wikipedia

Dit adres via m'n broertje gekregen, over ziek gesproken!

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