Friday, April 15, 2005

Reverse The Polarity Of The Opportunistically Pipelined Flow!

Teh Funny (thanks to the mysterious and shadowy Codename V. for the tip):
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - A bunch of computer-generated gibberish masquerading as an academic paper has been accepted at a scientific conference in a victory for pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Stribling said on Thursday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with nonsensical text, charts and diagrams.

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To their surprise, one of the papers -- "Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy" -- was accepted for presentation.

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"Rooter" features such mind-bending gems as: "the model for our heuristic consists of four independent components: simulated annealing, active networks, flexible modalities, and the study of reinforcement learning" and "We implemented our scatter/gather I/O server in Simula-67, augmented with opportunistically pipelined extensions."
Awesome.

3 comments:

oldwhitelady said...

I heard about that on NPR, yesterday. I thought it was quite amusing and interesting. Thanks for posting the article.

charley said...

how postmodern.

"professing themselves to be wise, they became fools"

TheaLogie said...

charley, when first I heard about this, the first thing I thought was, "cool, just like the PoMo Essay Generator on the Internet. Wonder if he's made the algorithm available?"