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The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 29th, 2015


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Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“A hug is a gift you can always return.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

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The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 26th, 2015


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Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“Sometimes an “air of confidence” smells bad.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.


© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 24th, 2015


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Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“An obstetrician is basically a high priced delivery person.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 21st, 2015


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Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“Poetic license never expires.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 16th, 2015


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Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“An improper “touch” could become a “finishing touch”.

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 13th, 2015


cookie

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.If you are a new reader of, The Fortune Cookie, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“Guilt is always a heavy burden.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

The Fortune Cookie For: Jan 11th, 2015


cookie

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by Humorous Interludes.

From time to time I will share the “fortune” I find in a fortune cookie I just opened.

I received a large box of them after winning a life changing “contest” I described in this blog on November 4, 2014.

If you are a new reader of, “The Fortune Cookie”, you should read the fortune cookie story “contest” I just mentioned above. It might make more sense.

Here’s the fortune cookie “thought” for today:

“A one-trick pony is better than a no-trick pony.”

I hope you found it enlightening, or thought provoking, or weird, or whimsical, or funny, or just plain satisfying like a good cup of coffee, tea, or a bottle of fine wine.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “Good day”.

© 2015 Ronald J. Yarosh

All rights reserved

Surprise Supercomputer Sizzles


From BBC News

“A China-based supercomputer has leapfrogged rivals to be named the world’s most powerful system.

Tianhe-2, developed by the government-run National University of Defense Technology, topped the latest list of the fastest 500 supercomputers, by a team of international researchers.

Chinese officials said the news was a “surprise” since the system had not been expected to be ready until 2015.

China last held the top rank for supercomputers between November 2010 and June 2011.

Tianhe-2 ( meaning Milky Way-2) operates at 33.86 petaflop/sec, the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second.

The benchmark measures real-world performance – but in theory the machine hit a “peak performance” of 54.9 petaflop/sec.

The project was sponsored by the Chinese government’s 863 High Technology Program. It’s an effort to make the country’s hi-tech industries more competitive and less dependent on overseas rivals.

Chinese officials said it intends to install the equipment at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, based in the country’s south-eastern Guangdong province, where it will be offered as a “research and education” resource to southern China.

The machine uses a total of 3.12 million processor cores, using Intel’s Ivy Bridge and Xeon Phi chips to carry out its calculations.

According to the list, the US has the world’s second and third fastest supercomputers, Titan and Sequoia, while Japan’s K computer drops to fourth spot.”

See more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22936989

 

Hmmm… 

China’s got a super computer,

It’s not for your average commuter,

It’s stored in a center,

Where very few enter,

It’s nothing you’ll see at a Hooters.

 

It does trillions of calcs in a wink,

That’s faster than humans can think,

Intel’s found in its brain,

It’s so fast, it’s insane,

Now they’ll hack us before we can blink.

 

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

 

Biggest Business Building Being Built


Right now, Sky City is just an empty lot in Changsha City, China. In 90 days, it will host the construction of the tallest building on the planet!

Using prefabricated floors, it will reach a full height of 2,749 feet and could be open by January, 2014.

See more at: http://videos.komando.com/watch/3360/kims-picks-worlds-tallest-structure-built-in-90-days?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2013-05-30-article_2-cta#sthash.oZvtL0hp.dpuf

Let’s see…

As of now, I can’t find any information about the exact use of the new colossal structure.

Are they doing it just to boast that they have the world’s tallest building?

That won’t last long. Someone will come along and build a higher one even if it’s a foot taller just to hold the record.

I did a little figuring with my 1960’s slide rule and came up with some startling results.

Don’t hold me to these numbers since the slide rule is old and most of the numbers have worn off.

Anyway, here goes:

If my calculation are correct, it could hold 15,600,320 tons of oriental rice, 8,590,333; boxes of frozen pea pods, 137,100,257 fortune cookies, 14, 333,678, 221 bottles of soy sauce, 998,603,331 gallons of General Chang’s hot szechuan sauce, and enough woks to supply the planet for the next century.

And there would be room to store all the Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies ever made and still have enough floor space for a massage parlor.

It could also hold enough fireworks for 18,324,411 average holiday displays.

On the other hand, it could also house a total of 13,438,238,119 chop sticks. I guess someone will only get one chop stick. Too bad.

The cement used could build 767,217 Chinese sit-down restaurants, or 3,157, 290 take out places.

Aren’t slide rules wonderful?

I wonder why people don’t use them anymore.

Cheers!

Hmmm…

The Chinese are building it bigger,

Using millions of people with diggers;

The place will be tall,

Making others look small,

They’re doing it with lots of vigor.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

 

Paper Penetrated by Plucky Poachers


Here we go again…

According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) the same group of hackers that penetrated the New York Times also cracked into their private accounts as well.

The Journal reported that the hackers were looking for news stories involving China.

The attack was generated via computers in Beijing.

Of course, Chinese government officials have denied any cyber attacks of American businesses.

Hmmm…

The Chinese hacked into the Journal,

The owners thought it was infernal.

They’re hitting the papers,

And other news makers,

They want to find every news kernel.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

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