Saturday, 10 February 2007

An infinite number of monkeys...


A number of blogs require you to transcribe a set of distorted letters as a verification process. This can be prudent and I have no problems with it. I was just wondering if I will ever see a real word in that set.

It has been said that if you have an infmite number of monkeys typing on an infmite number of typewriters one of then will, one day, produce Hamlet.

Surely it is not too much to expect the Blogger verification program to come up with a real word? Like "coffee". Or "fruitcake".

Or ''Yorrick'' .

Stop Press: I take it all back. I am receiving unconfirmed reports that "tadebwqt" is a Bantu word for 'dried chicken spit'.

Google. They think of everything.
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11 comments:

  1. Are you sure you didn't make a typo there, Lee in the meaning of that Bantu word?

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  2. Sorry, fried chicken spit.

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  3. you are too funny, lee! you never cease to amaze me with your creative imagination. :)

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  4. Ahhh...I'm still a little uncertain!

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  6. It has been said that if you have an infmite number of monkeys typing on an infmite number of typewriters one of then will, one day, produce Hamlet. (???)

    That's never going to happen! For a start, you couldn't breed an infinite number of monkeys with enough fingers to type (mutant monkeys), never get them all enrolled in TAFE typing school (do they all have yr10 matric?), and never find an infinite number of typewriters that would be working at the same time (keys stuck, tape twisted, etc, etc)!

    Even if they had an extremely large number of monkeys and tons of typewriters, they would more likely end up with the script for "Rocky"!

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  7. Or a state of the union address. But then the monkeys would all throw up their hands and quit, disgusted at the head monkey and his mangling of all their hard work.

    "And so, in my State of the - my State of the Union - or state - my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation - I asked Americans to give 4,000 years - 4,000 hours over the next - the rest of your life - of service to America. That's what I asked - 4,000 hours."

    If only real monkeys could vote, and evolved monkeys (theoretically speaking) weren't able to run for office.

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  8. Monkey see, monkey do
    Monkey typing Hamlet, true,
    Is just a bit too much to ponder
    But looky what's that over yonder?
    A monkey in a human coat
    Trying to get his pals to vote?

    (Sorry, it's past my bedtime)

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  9. My, what bushy eyebrows that monkey has!

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  10. Hey, I just discovered a that I must be a Apeirophobiac - Someone who has a fear of infinity! WooHoo!

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  11. In my 3 years of blogging, i have come across....ZZZZz and Eeeww LOL, funny stuff!

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