[TAG] [lgang] 'Cane in the offing
sluggoster at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 06:41:31 MSD 2006
On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 04:13:22PM -0400, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> Besides, *you* should talk: you work with the people that steer these
> damn things. Otherwise, how would you know where to plot their
> positions? You don't think anybody believes that "prediction" nonsense,
> do you? :)
Yeah, I told them to make sure it hits east Florida hardest. Maybe
you should move to Mexico. We don't track 'canes down there.
> (Oh, and your aim sucks. I'm still here, nyah.)
We're working on a turbo'cane accellerator that'll make then hit
within five minutes of the prediction rather than a week. But it
doesn't work quite yet. Hurricanes are just so frustratingly *slow*
in their movements. You can prod them but you can't make them run.
Pernicious creatures, they are.
Haha, this reminds me of _Prayers for the Assassin_, which I just
reread. In the mid 21st century when the US has split into an Islamic
republic and the Bible Belt (the South), an ex-Fedayeen (=special
forces) soldier is being hunted by an assassin. They both had the
same Fedayeen training so they know each other's strengths and
weaknesses, and they continually taunt each other. You'd prob'ly
enjoy it, for the dry humor at least if nothing else.
> * Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette *
My, my, Editor *in Chief*. Hope that hasn't swelled your head too badly.
Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com>
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