Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Napier's Pun.

 Sir Charles James Napier  was a British general and Commander-in-Chief in India. The city of Napier in New Zealand was named after him. In 1842, he was appointed as Major-General to the command of the Indian army within the Bombay Presidency. Here Lord Ellenborough's policy led Napier to X, for the purpose of quelling the Muslim rulers of the region, who had made various hostile demonstrations against the British government after the termination of the First Anglo-Afghan War. His campaign against these chieftains resulted, after the victories of Meanee (Miani) and ________, in the complete subjugation of the province of X, and its annexation to eastern dominions. In doing so, he contrravened direct orders; he was sent only to put down the rebels, not conquer. Napier is supposed to have despatched to headquarters a short, famous message, "Peccavi" – Latin for "I have Y" (a pun for "I have X"). The pun later appeared in a cartoon in Punch magazine in 1844 under a caricature of Sir Charles. Later proponents of British rule over the East Indians justified the conquest thus: "If this was a piece of rascality, it was a noble piece of rascality!"

X is a province, Y is a word.

X??   Y??

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ello. como estas?

Am not too good at setting questions.. but let me give it a try.. connect...

If not clear.. this might help..

Friday, September 18, 2009


Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me.

Put fundae.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What is ??

It’s now September, and as anticipated, the second X is nearing. In fact, Y now says it knows the date it will hit: This Friday, September 11.

For those who don’t recall, the X is the name given to the anomalies that occur when ____ ID hit the integer walls. The first X occurred back in June when the 32-bit signed integer number was hit. This second one is occurring because 32-bit unsigned integer wall is about to be hit.

Y is artificially pushing the ____ IDs up to this number, to control when they hit it. That’s why the September 11 date is so far off from X.com’s countdown.

A large-scale crisis was largely averted the first time around, but a number of popular _____ were broken for weeks, as they waited for updates to be pushed through the ____ approval process.

Consider yourself warned.

Give X - and Y if you wanna