If you truly know what funny is, you'll have at least a passing acquaintance with the Daily Dinosaur Comics. Given that it's the exam season, I'm apt to be distracted by just about anything, and yesterday was no different, in that I spent many minutes perusing the archives.
Doing so, I came across some of the finest cartoons ever made, my current favourite being this one. "I like my women like I like my databases: corrupted," being surely the best line ever. Unfortunately, thanks to the combination of (someone else's) blistering wit and (my own) utter geekiness (and the unhealthy burden of studying), it has come to this:
- I like my women like I like my distributed systems: fault tolerant.
- I like my women like I like my optimisation problems: polynomial-time approximable.
- I like my women like I like my pseudo-random number generators: cryptographically secure.
- I like my women like I like my computational grids: scalable and heterogeneous.
All of which goes a long way to explaining why I like my women like I like the stars: from afar… through binoculars.