Friday, February 19, 2010

Jargon

This was the headline and sub-head in this morning's business section of the paper:

Network of slave PC's steals data trove.
Discovery of 'botnet' serves as warning of online threats.

HUH?

I thought I was reasonably (a little bit) computer knowledgeable, but this had me stumped.

Let's try humor -

THE PLANE WAS WAITING

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'. The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.' 'Why?' asked the pilot. 'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.' The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the humor--sent it along to a few friends.

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