Archives for Silly Stuff

Best SVN log entry ever

Categories: General, neither-camelids-nor-goats, and Silly Stuff.

I’m doing some repository hygiene at the moment, and tripped across this log message:

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Checkingstuffinbecausemyspacebarhasstoppedworking(thankgoodnessforcommandlinehistory)
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Camel Beauty Contests

Categories: Camelids.

On judging camel beauty:

“We are looking for camels with big heads, firm ears, broad cheeks and big whiskers. There is no single important thing – the neck and body should be long, the hump and the back should be big, and we also look at the colour and posture of the camel.”

Personally, I have trouble with the concepts of Beauty and Camels in the same meme. On the other hand, it looks like winning camels are netting 7 figures.

(Via the BBC .)

Texas May have Banned Marriage

Categories: Dear God, Make It Stop!, Politics and Local Topics, Rants and Rambling, Silly Stuff, and United States of America.

Texas passed an amendment in 2005 with the intent of banning gay-marriage. But they may have banned more than they intended.

The amendment contains the text:

This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

Logically, it seems like “marriage” is a member of the set of legal statuses “identical or similar to marriage”. Of course, there’s no telling how a judge would interpret the idea of something being “identical or similar” to itself.