Extreme Computing - The Cybo, submitted by David. The title claims, "The future is now." If the future is hundreds of graduate students wearing pounds of wires and hunks of metal on their head, I might as well shoot myself now.
In Vedic culture, the honorific 'Sri' or 'Shree', meaning 'True' is bestowed upon great men and women, usually spiritual gurus. (For example, Sri Aurobindo). In European culture, the title 'Sir' is bestowed on great men as a recognition of merit and service. (Sir Isaac Newton). Now, Extreme Computing bestows the honorary title 'Cy' to those great souls who are leading the way into our techno future. Those brave men and women who, resistant to the jeering purists strive with all their power to higher and higher echelons of techno integration.
Our "techno future"? "Techno integration"? What kind of crap is this? People are taping mp3 players to their skull, big whoopdy doo. It doesn't mean they're a cyborg, it means they shouldn't be trusted with any more tape.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
Cons: causes bad nightmares. I used to have to eat beef until I passed out to have these kind of terrors, but this machine does it for me every time I fall asleep inside it.
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