This project is experimental and of course comes without any warranty
whatsoever. However, it could start a revolution in information access.
– Tim Berners-Lee 1991
This comment further to the LHC articlemade me laugh!
OPERA: “Yes, hello? Tech support?”
Tech: “Hello, and welcome to CERN Tech Support. Can I help you?”
OPERA: “Yeah, we are getting anomalous results that, uh, would appear to upend the theory of relativity…”
Tech: “That is a concern. Is your Large Hadron Collider plugged in?”
OPERA: “Yes, but that’s not the problem. It’s, er, the neutrinos. They’re all coming sort of fast.”
Tech: “Is your neutrino detector plugged in?”
OPERA: sigh “Yes.”
Tech: “Have you tested your router/GPS connection recently?”
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is
not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they
are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them
as they fly overhead.
This and other truths like the following are found in the RFC 1925.
No matter how hard you push and no matter what the priority, you can’t increase the speed of light.
Once all cars go electric, essentially eliminating inter-city air pollution, then there will be no more problems for pedestrians, right? Wrong!! Probably the biggest problem with cars in cities is that they require huge amounts of land for storage (a.k.a. parking).
No matter how fast processors get, software consistently finds new ways to eat up the extra speed. Make a CPU ten times as fast, and software will usually find ten times as much to do (or, in some cases, will feel at liberty to do it ten times less efficiently).