I downloaded Skype today and tested it and it seems to work pretty nicely, no problems with firewalls and NAT, very cool actually. For those who don’t know Skype, it’s (so far) free peer to peer calling software. You can download it here. My nickname is: zefhemel Try it!

Test Shows 99.99% of High School Seniors Can’t Read Perl

What’s happening to the world? Perl experts were astounded by the results. “I was amazed that none of the students were able to read this simple sentence: $_=’while(read+STDIN,$_,2048){$a=29;$c=142;if((@a=unx”C*”,$_)[20]&48){$h=5;$_=unxb24,join””,@b=map{xB8,unxb8,chr($_^$a[–$h+84])}@ARGV;s/…$/1$&/;$d=unxV,xb25,$_;$b=73;$e=256|(ord$b[4])<<9|ord$b[3];$d=$d>>8^($f=($t=255)&($d>>12^$d>>4^$d^$d/8))<<17,$e=$e>>8^($t&($g=($q=$e>>14&7^$e)^$q*8^$q<<6))<<9,$_=(map{$_%16or$t^=$c^=($m=(11,10,116,100,11,122,20,100)[$_/16%8])&110;$t^=(72,@z=(64,72,$a^=12*($_%16-2?0:$m&17)),$b^=$_%64?12:0,@z)[$_%8]}(16..271))[$_]^(($h>>=8)+=$f+(~$g&$t))for@a[128..$#a]}print+x”C*”,@a}’;s/x/pack+/g;eval I mean, come on, that’s so easy,” said Paul Chen, Chairman of the Learn Perl or Die Association, which administered the test nationwide. “Teachers need to startContinue reading “Test Shows 99.99% of High School Seniors Can’t Read Perl”