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From googol to Googleplex to babel fish to forty-two

Pretty weird title, huh? Except of course if you have listened to/read/watched The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2 for short) by Douglas Adams.

Google, the former search engine giant (now just “the giant”), claims that the name is a misspelling of googol, which is 10^100; and their campus Googleplex from googolplex, which is ten to the power of a googol, or 10^10^100. Both original terms, googol and googolplex were first coined in 1938 by a 9-year-old kid. (If you’re not sure about this fact or any other facts presented in this blog post, you can Just Google It.) Google was founded in 1998, but the usage of the word googleplex with that spelling (instead of googolplex) appeared in 1979 — way before Google was founded — as the name of a supercomputer, Googleplex Star Thinker, a minor character in H2G2. Considering Google was founded by Standard Nerds who quite likely has ever read the H2G2 trilogy (there are 6 books total), this is clearly a coincidence. Baca lebih lanjut

Sekedar lelucon

Sekedar lelucon, kesimpulan diserahkan kepada masing-masing pembaca :p

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Pada suatu masa, Presiden Amerika Serikat bertanya kepada Tuhan, “Tuhan, kapan bangsaku bebas dari kemisikinan?”

Tuhan menjawab, “Dua puluh lima tahun lagi.”

Sang Presiden pun menangis, karena 25 tahun bukanlah waktu yang singkat.

Tsar Rusia pun menanyakan hal yang sama, “Tuhan, kapan bangsaku bebas dari kemisikinan?”

Tuhan menjawab, “Dua puluh tahun lagi.”

Sang Tsar pun menangis, karena 20 tahun bukanlah waktu yang singkat.

Kemudian giliran Perdana Menteri Inggris, “Tuhan, kapan bangsaku bebas dari kemisikinan?”

Tuhan menjawab, “Sepuluh tahun lagi.”

Sang PM pun menangis, karena 10 tahun bukanlah waktu yang singkat.

Tak mau kalah, Presiden Republik Indonesia pun bertanya, “Tuhan, kapan bangsaku bebas dari kemisikinan?”

Dan Tuhan pun menangis.

Musician Joke

<Snausages> So, an E-flat, a G-flat, and a B-flat walk into a bar.
<Snausages> And the bartender says,
<Snausages> “I’m sorry, we don’t serve minors.”
<Myke> That struck a chord.
<Snausages> Careful with those puns, you’ll get in treble.
<Myke> But they’re key to my humour.
<Myke> And very noteworthy.

(From http://www.bash.org/?791482)