November 07, 2003

The Vingean Singularity Approaches

And let me, for one, be among the first to welcome our future purple reptilian cybertronic overlords:

172653 - Sometimes Barney Starts Playing Peekaboo on His Own: This article was previously published under Q172653: SUMMARY: Sometimes Microsoft ActiMates Interactive Barney starts playing peekaboo on his own. This occurs because Barney's eyes are light-sensitive and adjust to changes in lighting. Therefore, sudden light changes, such as moving into a dark room, passing under a shadow in direct sunlight, or passing under direct incandescent lighting, may cause ActiMates Barney to start playing peekaboo.

Free will? Certainly looks like it.

Posted by DeLong at November 7, 2003 05:19 PM | TrackBack

Comments

This was of course blogged in the very first incarnation of Electrolite: http://www.nielsenhayden.com/electrolite/archives/earchive_2000_07.html.

As I said, more or less, sometimes Barney executes a script that sends copies of himself to all your children's friends.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden on November 7, 2003 06:05 PM

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The Purple One is Evil.

Never forget that.

Posted by: GT on November 7, 2003 07:11 PM

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DeLong knows important quotes from The Simpsons! He's even cooler than I thought!!

Posted by: David J. Balan on November 8, 2003 10:58 AM

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He may also read MetaFilter, where that meme (of "Simpson's" origin, as you say) gets heavy play. I think it's still a funny joke, but it is a little flacid at this point.

Posted by: Keith M Ellis on November 9, 2003 02:02 AM

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