Early Success

Musk became a millionaire after the sale in 1999 of his Korn fansite kornfreaksunleashed.angelfire.com.[34] The site was highly regarded in Korn fandom for its note-perfect bass tablature. In August 1999, Musk posted in article in which he determined to a high degree of mathematical certainty that Fieldy's slap bass riffs were largely copied from interstitial music used on the TV sitcom Seinfeld. Korn's management, fearing a damaging lawsuit if the notoriously litigious Seinfeld were to become aware of the theft, bought the site from Musk for $2 million and deleted all trace of the article.[35]

Unfortunately, I couldn't find where this came from originally.

Noam Chomsky Stops a Nuclear War

Part 1: C. wins the Election

C. did not run his own presidential campaign. He was confused when he was elected. The electoral college, C. would later tell the press, was supposed to protect the institutions from such an odd, write-in candidate. He did did not understand how, when three-hundred-million people were in the country, and there were two "legitimate" candidates--"legitimate" was C.'s word--sixty percent of those of voting-age wrote his name into the ballot.

C. was an unconventional candidate. He was an unconventional president elect. He had tried to turn down the offer of presidency, but a group of extremists from his own side, one-hundred-fifty-six people, all of whom were in their mid-twenties, held C. hostage by threatening to immolate themselves alive if C. did not take control of the office for which he was elected.

Having somewhat botched his speech with his confused reception of the distinguished honor of the presidency of the United States, C. sighed and nodded. He added an addendum to his speech. He gestured to the audience, and he gestured to the cameras and reporters.

"In political discourse," C. added to the end of his speech. "Every term has two meanings. You gotta start by recognizing that. So democracy has an official meaning, which is something like, you know the ability of the public to take part in running their own affairs or something, but it also has a technical meaning. The one that's actually used. Something is democracy if it's run by the business classes..." He spoke for a little longer about democracy to a speechless crowd. After discussing democracy, C. said, "Same is true of the term 'peace process.' It has a dictionary meaning. And the dictionary meaning of peace process is some kind of process that's trying to influence peace. But it also has a technical meaning. And the technical meaning is whatever the United States happens to be advocating at a particular moment. Uhh. Whatever diplomatic initiative the United states is advocating, that's the peace process. Notice, it follows that it's a logical impossibility for the United States to be opposed to the peace process."

Regex HTML Parser

You can't parse [X]HTML with regex. Because HTML can't be parsed by regex. Regex is not a tool that can be used to correctly parse HTML. As I have answered in HTML-and-regex questions here so many times before, the use of regex will not allow you to consume HTML. Regular expressions are a tool that is insufficiently sophisticated to understand the constructs employed by HTML. HTML is not a regular language and hence cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Regex queries are not equipped to break down HTML into its meaningful parts. so many times but it is not getting to me. Even enhanced irregular regular expressions as used by Perl are not up to the task of parsing HTML. You will never make me crack. HTML is a language of sufficient complexity that it cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Even Jon Skeet cannot parse HTML using regular expressions. Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your webapp. Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. HTML and regex go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide. The <center> cannot hold it is too late. The force of regex and HTML together in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you parse HTML with regex you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. HTML-plus-regexp will liquify the n​erves of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror. Rege̿̔̉x-based HTML parsers are the cancer that is killing StackOverflow it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a chi͡ld ensures regex will consume all living tissue (except for HTML which it cannot, as previously prophesied) dear lord help us how can anyone survive this scourge using regex to parse HTML has doomed humanity to an eternity of dread torture and security holes using regex as a tool to process HTML establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of c͒ͪo͛ͫrrupt entities (like SGML entities, but more corrupt) a mere glimpse of the world of reg​ex parsers for HTML will ins​tantly transport a programmer's consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes, the pestilent slithy regex-infection wil​l devour your HT​ML parser, application and existence for all time like Visual Basic only worse he comes he comes do not fi​ght he com̡e̶s, ̕h̵i​s un̨ho͞ly radiańcé destro҉ying all enli̍̈́̂̈́ghtenment, HTML tags lea͠ki̧n͘g fr̶ǫm ̡yo​͟ur eye͢s̸ ̛l̕ik͏e liq​uid pain, the song of re̸gular exp​ression parsing will exti​nguish the voices of mor​tal man from the sp​here I can see it can you see ̲͚̖͔̙î̩́t̲͎̩̱͔́̋̀ it is beautiful t​he final snuffing of the lie​s of Man ALL IS LOŚ͖̩͇̗̪̏̈́T ALL I​S LOST the pon̷y he comes he c̶̮omes he comes the ich​or permeates all MY FACE MY FACE ᵒh god no NO NOO̼O​O NΘ stop the an​*̶͑̾̾​̅ͫ͏̙̤g͇̫͛͆̾ͫ̑͆l͖͉̗̩̳̟̍ͫͥͨe̠̅s ͎a̧͈͖r̽̾̈́͒͑e n​ot rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆ ZA̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚​N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ

Images of a New World: the Watercolors of John White

In the centuries since White’s death, his story has diverged in an interesting way. Generations of schoolchildren raised in the United States can probably recall reading about the “Lost Colony” at Roanoke in textbooks. In these simplified accounts, White and his fellow colonists typically figure as doomed but visionary pioneers in a larger narrative of British-American exceptionalism. Among professional historians, White is equally famous, but for rather different reasons. In recent histories of colonial British America, it is John White the artist, rather than John White the colonial governor, who takes center stage. This is because White was a watercolor painter of extraordinary talent whose works number among the most remarkable depictions of early modern indigenous Americans ever created.
'The Flyer', a Secotan Indian holy man or "conjuror" (as the British often called them) painted by John White in 1585. British Museum, London.

The Real Frankenstein's Monster

derek @eedrk
in my opinnion the real Frankenstein's Monster, was in fact, the doctor who created frankenstein.

Football Men

🎶 Football men, football men/
Run fast with your large strong thighs/
Football men, football men/
Please win the big football prize 🎶