Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:08:42 -0500,
Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 02:31, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:39:04 -0700,
> > Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > <20031021223904.GA19540@doorstop.net>:
> > > * Tom (email@example.com) [031021 15:32]:
> > > > Have we figured out who owns the Moon yet?
> > > Narrator: By 1964, experts say man will have established twelve
> > > colonies on the moon, ideal for family vacations.
> > > [a man fishes a comely moon maiden out of a crater.
> > > She winks at the audience]
> > > [a chart shows the difference]
> > > Once there, you'll weigh only a small percentage of
> > > what you weigh on Earth.
> > > [cut to a shot of a chubby boy eating pie]
> > > Slow down, tubby! You're not on the moon yet!
> > > [cut to a shot of the moon, with an American flag
> > > superimposed on it. The camera pulls back to reveal
> > > some men in spacesuits]
> > > The moon belongs to America, and anxiously awaits the
> > > arrival of our astro-men. Will you be among them?
> > > [fini. The film runs off the reel]
> > ..by human international legal etc tradition, whoever populates it
> > first.
> > The Chinese? ;-)
> Has the PRC ratified the Moon treaty?
..looks like it. But reread Article 20. And, this treaty also ignores
potential native lunar and other extraterrestrial nations, so there
_might_ be yet another Boston Tea Party. ;-)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.