While poking around the Internet this morning, I happened upon WOOD-TV’s Wikipedia page. While reading the history of the station, I noticed some subtle changes, such as that the station first went on the air in 1849, and then in 1851, was sold for a couple of badger pelts.
Looking at the history of the page, you can see that a user from IP 188.8.131.52 (assigned to WOOD-TV) made several changes late last night (July 17).
Pretty funny stuff, given that it’s someone within the station making the changes. The user from that IP has also made other changes across the Wikipedia site, mostly malicous, and has been threatened with banishment because of it. Is this a WOOD-TV conspiracy or just a disgruntled employee?
Other interesting Wikipedia changes:
Scott Adams offers a chilling prediction of interview tactics in the future.
Here’s a scary thought: Scientists can already monitor the brain and identify attraction and repulsion to various stimuli. Suppose an employer of the future decided to scan job applicants for unacceptable forms of hatred. They could put the sensors on your head, then show you pictures of various types of people, and measure your responses. In other words, science can already identify thought crimes.
If the brain scan shows that you hate Elbonians, but you have no record of ever discriminating against anyone, should the potential employer be allowed to deny you employment on that basis?
It’s going to happen.
Scary! Currently it’s totally within their right to deny you based on anything except whatever’s currently illegal to discriminate against. What other applications can this type of technology be used for?
Red Hot Chili Peppers have a song on their Stadium Arcadium album called “Especially in Michigan.”
White clouds I’m in
A mitten full of fisherman
C’mon Huckleberry Finn
Show me how to make her grin
…well I’m in Michigan
I think “Mitten full of Fisherman” should be our state motto.
Matt Wallace from CFMC fame recently starred in a college video production Miles Barnaby – Canadian Lawyer - there’s not much of a story but the 7-minute video is hilarious.
Found this via digg or some other place:
How do you figure out whether a foam firefighting system in an air force hangar is set up correctly and works? Well you turn it on for a few seconds, to make sure it’s got pressure and everything. Ellsworth AFB foam test