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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby Johan G » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:02 pm

MIG29pilot wrote in Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:02 pm:Mind you the Golden Hind April Fool's day event is really funny.
Especially as *it* *aint* April* *Fool's* *Day* *yet*

Or they "cheat" and publish in Australia or New Zeeland and get it out nearly day before the start of the April 1st "festivities" for some other of us. ;)
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby someguy » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:22 pm

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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:35 am

Now that's funny!!

China's Great Firewall inventor forced to use VPN live on stage to dodge his own creation
The architect of China's Great Firewall was forced to use a VPN to bypass his own creation in a lecture this week on internet safety.

Fang Binxing was speaking at his old university, the Harbin Institute of Technology in Heilongjiang, China, when he attempted to access webpages hosted in South Korea as a way to illustrate a point about internet sovereignty.

The projected image from his laptop came up "Page not found" – a common occurrence for Chinese internet users who live behind the censorship apparatus built by Binxing and run by the Chinese government.

To the audience's amazement, Binxing then tried to bypass the firewall using a VPN installed on his computer – the same tool secretly installed by millions of Chinese to get around censorship efforts, but whose use is heavily frowned upon by officials.

As his compatriots looked on, Binxing then had the equally frustrating experience of dealing with a slow and unstable connection to the outside world, with the link falling over twice as he tried to access Facebook and Google.

In the end, he resorted to using Baidu to grab a screenshot of the Google homepage and continued with his talk. But a planned question-and-answer session at the end of the talk was abruptly cancelled.

Binxing's problems were likely linked to an expansion of the Great Firewall in an effort to remove any mention of the Panama Papers leak story from this week.

As has been reported by China Digital Times – a service run by the University of California, Berkeley – the Chinese government has expanded its censorship of news surrounding the offshore banking habits of the world's elites to include not only relatives of high-ranking Chinese officials, but any mention at all of the Panama Papers.

The millions of files from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca show that the families of at least eight current and former members of China's politburo are among those shown to have used offshore accounts to hide or obscure their wealth. ®
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby rominet » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:59 am

Wow. That is what I would call daring. :lol:
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby Johan G » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:26 am

Did some guy mention Animaniacs? :wink: :mrgreen:

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Aand, a bonus video:
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby someguy » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:49 pm

As a longtime Gilbert & Sullivan fan, I was delighted to find that Animaniacs episode, particularly the Major General's song. But here's another version, from Randall Munroe:

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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby MIG29pilot » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:01 am

Have to feel sorry for the pilots around: LHSA SZENTKIRALYSZABADJA
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby Johan G » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:36 am

Special language skills required or an embarrassing trip to the ER trying to explain the knot on the tongue.
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby someguy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:41 pm

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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:28 pm

Looks like a Jumbus 73807 to me! :)
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby D-ECHO » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:03 pm

It actually seems to be a Dash8-Q400 to me :D
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby Johan G » Mon May 02, 2016 3:45 pm

Some very crazy Canadians out ice fishing: :shock: :lol:

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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby curt » Tue May 03, 2016 1:31 pm

These are AWESOME!!! (caps intended) :-)

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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby elgaton » Tue May 03, 2016 2:28 pm

On the same note: a collection of sysadmin publications (via /r/sysadmin).
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Re: What has made you laugh?

Postby Johan G » Wed May 04, 2016 5:27 pm

Those two are hilarious. :lol: :mrgreen:
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