Bioinformaticians, people decoding the human genome, are to genetic engineering as a peacenik named Einstein was to the atomic bomb -- they seem to not understand the social ramifications of their pure research.
Hagrid was just about to rescue Harry Potter when the film stopped rolling and the PA announced, "An emergency has been reported. Please walk out of the nearest exit." We all thought the same thing -- oh God, another attack.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2000, Source: Metro Silicon Valley
There's a glamorous new website called fuckedcompany.com, which offers what it calls "the dotcom dead pool." Users can wager on what dotcom companies are about to die, and each time you're right, you get a higher score.
"Normally, I don't like to complain about gender crap, because then I become 'a woman' who 'has issues' or something retro-1970s like that. See, I'd rather be a geek than a girl. But I hate having to make that choice."