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In this post by [livejournal.com profile] catalana, she comments on listening to her recording from this year's Pegasus concert the song A Thousand Ships (which she did a REALLY awesome job on, btw).

At the end of the thread, [livejournal.com profile] keristor made a computer reference joke- indicating that the "other 24" of the 1k ships didn't make it (therefore, it really wasn't 1k ships, because 1k is 1024 ships...)

I pointed out that well, her name was HELEN, not 'MEG'.

Then, upon further reflection, I pointed out that when a single ship is destroyed, it's purely random whether you get 7 bits, 8 bits, or 11 bits. (Which, considering that these are legacy systems, some lack of standardization is likely to be expected, I guess.)

But, that only goes to show that Helen didn't play with just anyone's Wang.

Date: 2007-11-09 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shannachie.livejournal.com
I didn't get a word of that but I'm sure it is profound.
And don't try to explain. "Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit. touch it and the bloom is gone." (O. Wilde)

Date: 2007-11-09 10:28 am (UTC)
madfilkentist: Photo of Carl (Yomiko)
From: [personal profile] madfilkentist
It was a thousand ships because she had a beauty of 1000, not 1024, millihelens.

Date: 2007-11-09 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demoneyes.livejournal.com
If she really was the face that launched a thousand bits then that might explain why you should beware Greeks bearing gifs?

Date: 2007-11-09 10:41 am (UTC)
ext_58174: (laugh)
From: [identity profile] katyhh.livejournal.com
OWWWW!!! Owowowow :) *giggle*

Date: 2007-11-09 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demoneyes.livejournal.com
...especially if one of them turned out to be a Trojan! ;)

Date: 2007-11-09 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mbumby.livejournal.com
Aiiiiiii!

Date: 2007-11-09 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braider.livejournal.com
Both of you! Go sit in a corner. SEPARATE corners!

Date: 2007-11-09 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demoneyes.livejournal.com
Actually the whole Trojan war arose from a printing error in the Iliad which really ought to have been stopped at the galley stage...

Date: 2007-11-09 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiac.livejournal.com
And no cheesecake!

Date: 2007-11-09 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demoneyes.livejournal.com
Both of you! Go sit in a corner. SEPARATE corners!

Yes, but we'll always have Paris...

Date: 2007-11-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevemb.livejournal.com
"SEPARATE corners!"

Do we need to Priam apart?

Date: 2007-11-09 02:10 pm (UTC)
madfilkentist: Photo of Carl (Tux)
From: [personal profile] madfilkentist
I thought it was geeks bearing gifs that you should beware of.

(This is getting to be an animated discussion.)

Date: 2007-11-09 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevemb.livejournal.com
"(This is getting to be an animated discussion.)"

As long as it doesn't descend into Hectoring....
Edited Date: 2007-11-09 02:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-09 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com
I think I see a song forming here...

Date: 2007-11-09 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiac.livejournal.com
Ow. I laughed so hard my sides are Achaean.

Date: 2007-11-09 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevemb.livejournal.com
And your voice is horse?

Date: 2007-11-09 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redaxe.livejournal.com
Dude, you CAN'T destroy ships, you can only Joss them!

Date: 2007-11-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catalana.livejournal.com
*Sigh* Sometimes I need to Smac you...

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