Re: [OT] voting (was: Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Project Emergency Communications))
On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 11:23:31AM -0800, Tom wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 09:57:49AM -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> > Anyway, I have definitely had dogs who had a sense of torture -- lock
> > them outside for a few hours and they would whine, and whine, and whine
> > about being tortured by not being allowed inside
> I saw my dog get embaressed once. And I saw the dog/mouse thing
> firsthand. But there's plenty of other great animals stories not about
> violence: Octopuses communicate by flashing colors. In "Trials of
> Life", they showed 3 octopuses swimming, the one one the left and the
> one in the middle were flashing in response to each other, but the
> middle one was only flashing on the left side. The right side stayed
> solid white.
> But now I guess 40 people will tell me I never saw that video, and David
> Attenborough never said "here's an example of Octopuses keeping secrets
> from each other", and he's really full of shit anyway, because the Apple
> II was invented in 1975.
david attenborough is one of the few honest humans on the planet. anyone
who tries to tell you that he's full of shit is missing the point of
being here, to begin with. the elegance of his explanation for why he
doesn't believe in god is worth all the trouble it takes to find it. i
haven't seen the show with the octupii but if he was involved, it must
have been good.